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Publication numberUS1466075 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date28 Aug 1923
Filing date11 Aug 1922
Priority date11 Aug 1922
Publication numberUS 1466075 A, US 1466075A, US-A-1466075, US1466075 A, US1466075A
InventorsTriay Jr Edward J
Original AssigneeTriay Jr Edward J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lace-locking means for articles of personal wear
US 1466075 A
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Aug. 28, 1923. 1,4 $$.@75


LACE LOCKING MEANS FOR ARTICLES OF PERSONAL WEAR Filed Aug. 11, 1922 Patented Aug. 28, 1 923.

hair-ea srars EDWARD a. rainy, an or JACKSONVILLE, 'F'Lon-InA.


Applic'ation filed August 11, 1922. Serial'llt'o. 581,116.

'It has been the custom, in connectionwith corsets, for the wearer to tie knots in the lacing string so as to hold the lacing edges at a predetermined juxtaposition so that a given pressure or shape is maintained within that zone irrespective of the other zones of the lacing edges. I n

In the case of shoes equipped with my invention, the use of arch supports and the like may be eliminated inasmuch as the shoe 1 may be drawn to a snug fit around the foot and this fit maintained at all times while the shoe is on the foot; while the lacing in other zones may be comparatively loose.

Frequently in the case of surgical bandages, it is desirable to have certain zones of the bandage much tighter than other zones; This can readily and efiiciently be 7 accomplished by my invention.

'My invention may be efficiently used in connection with many other articles.

The object of my invention is to provide a lacing edge with means whereby said edge can be drawn much tighter in certain zones than in others without affecting the pliability of adjacent edges in other zones in the same article.

My invention consists of a lacing edge provided throughout its entire length or in predetermined zones with meansf'for locking the lacing string against movement after said string is'once ad usted n a given lacing eyelet.

This is a division of my application Serial No. 529,242 filed January 14, 1922 on which'Patent No. 1,434,723 issued November 7,1922. f

Inithe drawings: 7 Figure 1 is a detailed view of a portion of a shoe showing my invention applied thereto, Fig. 2 is a similar View of a corset,

3 is a top plan view of Fig.4, F 1g. 4'is a side elevation of Fig; 3,

I Fig. 5 is aL-vertical central section of F1214," I "j Fig 6 is a rear elevation of Fig.5.

VVlnle I have selected certain articles of wearing apparel for the purpose of illus-.

trating my invention, it will, of course, be

understood that my invention is susceptible of eiiicient use'with many other articles, in cluding surgical bandages.

, Reference numeral 1 is a shoe having the lacing edge 2 provided with eyelets 3 and hooks 4. 1 e

The hooks 4 comprise a main body having an angular groove 8 within which the material of the lacing edge is adapted to be clamped.

In numerous instances it is necessary, or desirable, to draw the edges of the lacing strips 2 very closely'together in the proximity of the instep of the foot, and maintain them in that position while the shoe is in use. It-is impossible to do this with the present of eyelets and hooks 'providedin shoes, and in the effort to do it,

the shoe is uncomfortably tightly laced around other portions of the foot and ankle, whereas by the use or" my invention the lacing edge 2 may be brought closely together at the lower zone of the lacing edges and when in'that position the lacing string 5 is tightly wedged within the hooks,'and locked against relative movement through the hooks; whereby a predetermined posi tion of proximity of the lacing edges within that or any other zoneis maintained. This possible adjustment of the lacing edges enables one to draw the shoesnugly around the foot, thereby supporting the foot and making it possible for one to discard the use of theusual so-called arch supports, because the shoe can thus bemaintained inthis predetermined close fit as d jsupport for the arch of the foot.

To meet the wishes of those who may desire to use whatis known as hook eyelets for shoes," I have designed the construction of" hook shown, and in this construction the, hook is provided with a-depending wedging edge 6. a Thisllocking edge 6 may be formed by depressing the material otthe hook as clearly shownin Figs. 3, .4, 5 and 6. 1 e I V WhatIc'laim is: p 1. In an article of personal wear having has been'placed upon the string to hold the said free edges at the desired distance apartatany selected zone at intervals throughout the length of the said free edges.

2. In an article of personal Wear having free lacing edges, adapted to be secured in close proximity to each other, of a series of lacing eyes secured to said lacing edges; and V a series of locking hooks also secured to said free edges and having a lace locking mem her, said locking member of the hooks being adapted to receive and look a lacing string against movement relatively thereto after the desired tenslon'h'as' "beel'i placed upon at intervals throughout the length of said free edges. 7 a

e In testimony whereof I aflix my signature,


20 the string to hold the said free edges atthe desired distance apart at any selected zone

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U.S. Classification24/713.2, 24/713.3, 24/712.9
International ClassificationA43C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43C5/00
European ClassificationA43C5/00