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No. 770,535. f l BATBNTBD SEPT. zo, 1904.V
^ E. PHILLIPS,
SHOE PAsTENER. AFPLIGATIQN FILED MAR. 4. 1903.
, (To all. whom it'may'co'ndcernf.
' Beitknown that I, EDWARD PHILLIPS, aciti- No. '770,535'. A
Patented September 20, 1904.
EDWARUPIIILLIPS, 0F, EAST-sr LOUIS, ILLINOIS, AssIGfuoR` 0F -oNE- HALF TO B. TARLTON, OF EAST ST. LOUIS', ILLINOIS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 770,535,.da.ted September 20, 1904.
i .gppumian nea umh 4, 190s. serial No. 146,250, (No modem 1 zen of the United States, residing at 719 North ISeventh street, East St. Louis, St. Clair county, State oflllinois, have invented certain'newfand useful Improvements in Shoe- Fasteners, of which the following isa specifastening-straps interlace and showing thev fasteners. Referring to the dnl-wings in detail, the iaps 3 and thuve-interlauzing tongues 5 and 6, there being spaces'7 between the tongues 5 to receive the-tongues 6 and there being spaces 8 between the tongues 6 to receive the tongues 5, so that when the -shoe is put on and the iaps 3 and 4 brought togetherthe tongues 5 members Q upon 'the outer ends of the tongues engege the fastenerl members 10, fastened toftheiiaps 3 in line with the spaces 7 and and 6 interlace over the instep. l 'The fastener i notinjure the' similar fastenermembers 1l upon the inner ends of thetongues 5 engagethe fastener memberslQ in line with the spaces 8.
By the application of my invention to a shoe l fastened the tongues A5 vand 6 completely cover the instep, thus keeping out cold and dirt, and at the Sametime the instep is fiexible and will foot of the wearer.
I claim- 1 l Alshoe-iastener, comprising the combination with the shoe-fiaps 3 and 4, of thetinterlacing tongues 5 and 6, there being spaces 7 between the vtongues 5 to receive the tongues .6,-jand there being spaces 8 between the tongues 6 toi receive the tongues 5, the fastener members 9 upon the inner Lends of the iap 3 to be engaged by the fastener members 19,'the fastener members 11 upon the inner vends'. of the tongues 5, and the fastener members 12 upon the Haptto be engagedvby the meinberslL substantially-as described.
J. G. CARR, l (LA. MILLER, Jr. l
[tongues 6, the fastener members' l0 upon the