US 1608214 A
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Nov. 23 1926. 1,608,214
E. c. JANKE FASTENING MEANS FOR B001', Filed Jan. 25, 1926 ATTORNEY l. Patented Nov. 23, 1.926. j
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aannam) c. Janna, or MILWAUKEE, wIscoNsIN, assreivon 'ro .uvam Mannino` TUBING COMPANY, or mnwarrxnn, WISCONSIN, a conPona'rIoN or wrscoNsIN.
- rasrnnme Manns non noone.
Application-'mea January as, 192e. vserial No. sa'ass.
'The invention relates to boots and more particularly to improvements in fastening andl re-enforcing means for sich boots.
The provision of a rapidly-o erable fastener on a. lacing boot, as disclose in my co-pending application for boots, Serial No. 46,315, filed July 27, 1925, and also in my co-pendin ap llcation for shoes, Serial No. 704,191, ii ed pril 4, 1924, has been found very convenient as the operation of placing the boot on the foot and removing it therefrom is greatlysimplied, in addition to affording properiitting of the boot to the foot. In some instances, however, the fabric of the fasteners commonly used was found to de-` teriorate rapidly, particularly when exposed to organic acids or other harmful substances,
thereupon necessitating the replacement of,
It is an object of thepresent invention to provide a boot which may be rapidly placed on thepfoot and removed'therefrom by means of sparable fasteners such as clasps, Whi suitable means are provided to and in insure snug fitting and neat appearance without interfering with the flexibility of the boot.
,' vide a boot of vof withstanding hard service and which can a perspective. view dl) vide a boot o Another ob'ect of the invention is to pro` this character in which local of the fasteners' on the foot is` ized ressure avoi ed.
A furtherobject of the invention is to prothis character Which is capable be inexpensively manufactured. The invention further consists ingthe several features hereinafter se't'forth and more particularly defined in the annexed claims.
In the accompanying drawings Fig. l is of a high boot embodying the invention Fig-2 is a sectional view thereof taken on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1;
Fi 3 is afragmentarv detail view showingte manner of re-en orcing one quarter of 'the upper; and Figli is a fragmentary detail view show- 'ling the manner of re-enforcing a fastener 1 portion,the outer quarter of the up r.of eyelets 14 is placed-in a strip for the boot.
In these drawings, 10 which the upper 11 is parted at its forward er being provided with a row of eyelets l2 or a centraliy disposed lacing 13. To correspond with the eyelets 12, a com lementary row astener strip 15 indicates a boot in of boot shown in.the drawings, the forward lower edge of the upper terminates short of its usual position and thej adjacent overlapping edges of the upper and fastener strip are skivedat 19 to present a joint of neat appearance. ably located at the inner quarter lof the uplper,'as noted above, and substantially in line with the high portion of the instep to adord a large opening for insertion of the foot into the boot. Y
The 'fastener stri l5 overlaps the upper throughout its lengtli, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, and is proyided with spaced eyelets 20 adapted to receive therethrough the hooked levers 21 of-lever clasps 22, which may be of the type commonly used in arctics. The bases 23 of the clasps aresecured to the upper by rivets 24 or other suitable fastening means.
` The rivets may also extend through'a gusset 25, secured to the inside quarter of the upper by suitable stitchin and folded at the opposite side with its e ge secured to the other .quarter ofthe upper along the row of eyelets 12, thus furnishing a. closed gusset in which there is but one fold disposed at the outside quarter of the boot.
As distinguished from vconditions met with in overshoes, which have a comparatively loose lfit, the spaced clasps 22 are subject to considerable strain incident to the snug fitare provided for the fastener strip and the upper. The fastener strip 15 carries an inner facing 26 suitably stitched thereto and narrow pockets are formed'between them to defeat the The fastener strip is prefer- `ting of the boot'on the foot, which ordinaril s the boot, it is not receive longitudinally extending fiat spring metal strips 27 and 28. These spring strips are preferably disposed along the edge of the fastener strip which engages the upper,
so that the clasp eyelets 2O lie between the spring strips and the eyelets 14, thereby better resisting yielding of the strip and concealing the clasp bases 23. The strips V27 and 28 are conveniently formed in straight pieces and a gap is left between them in the region of the ankle bone where the greatest amount of flexibility is' needed. This gap lalso serves to 'relieve any pressure on the Ver and the gusset 25. In some cases it has een found that` the lower short spring metal strip 30 `may be omitted. rIhe spring metal strips 29 and 30 are preferably disposed below the pivotal portions of the lever clasps, in order to prevent uncomfortable `localized pressure of the clasps on the foot and leg.
lThe spring metal strips 27 to 30 may be laminated for greater flexibility and are preferably provided with rounded tips 3l to avoid cutting through the stitched pockets in which the strips are retained- The boot is first placed on the foot with the lacing open andthe clasps closed onto the fastening strip 15. The gusset 2,5 is then smoothed to assume the position shown in Figs. l and 2 presenting only a single fold at one side, following which the lacing is adjusted to obtain the proper fit and then tied. Although the clasps are placed at a considerable distance apart, there is no tendency durin the fastener strip to buckle or gape, since the spring metal strips 27 and 28 are incapable of any substantial yieldin in their plane For subsequent removal o the boot the levers 21 of the clasps are swung open,
whereupon the laced portion oftle upper is swung outwardly from the foot to permit easy removal of the foot. When opening necessary to separately manipulate each clasp lever as thel several clasps may be opened by pulling' the fastenerstrip 15 outwardly at its outer and upper edge and thereby swinging the levers outwardly one after the other as the strip is forced open along the foot. The boot may thus be opened in a very rapid and expeditious manner. This method of opening theV boot makes it possible for vthe clasp levers to engage the fastener strip close to v their free ends so that grass or other growth will not become caught under the levers.
the lacing operation for per having a lacing for adjusting the boot -ment of said lacing,
Thereafter the boot. is placed \on the foot with the clasps open, the gusset being readily smoothed and adjusted by passing one hand through the opening left by the fasteners and moving the hand along to properly position the fold. It is then only necessary to guide the levers of the clasps through the eyelets 20 and Vto swing the levers shut with the pulling over effect which accompanies the operation of these clasps, thereby insuring a snug fitting boot. The manipulation of the clasps requires very little time-as compared with a lacingr operation and the lacing remains in its initially adjusted position to insure a properly fitting boot.
The -boot of thc, present invention is capable of withstanding the hard service encountered when worn about the farm and 'can be manufacturedy at a cost but slightly more than the conventional boot. The spring metal re-enforcing strips are quite flexible at right-angles to their plane and do not in the least interfere with comfortable walking. The flexibility of these strips also permits the boot to. be rolled up in the usual manner for purposes of shipment.,
The term boot, as herein employed, includes such obviously similarv articles of 4apparel as gaiters, spats and leggings.
What l clam as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: Y
' 1. In a boot, the combination with an upper having a lacing for adjusting the boot on the foot, of spaced separable fasteners secured to said upper adjacent the lacing on the foot,I of spaced separablefasteners secured to said upper adjacent the lacing and adapted for effecting rapid opening and closing of said upper after initial adjustand a flatflexible metal reenforcing strip disposed along the upper adjacent said fasteners.
3. `In a boot, the combination with an upl per having a lacing for on the foot, of spaced separable fasteners secured to said upper adjacent the'lacin' and adapted for effecting rapid opening and closing of said upper after initial adjust ent of said lacing, and a pairof flat fle Ible metal strips disposed along the upper adjacent said fasteners and having their adjacent ends in the region of the ankle bone.
' 4.' In a boot, the combination of an upper having a lacing for adjusting the boot to the foot and including a fastener strip readjusting the boot- `ceiving said lacing at 'one edge, a flat flexible metal re-enforcing member carried by said strip at its opposite edge and separable fasteners carried by the upper and engaging said strip `along its intermediate ortion.
5. In alacing boot, the com ination of an upper having a fastener strip overlapping the adjacent quarterY of said upper, separable Afasteners 'oinin said fastener strip and quarter, and Hat exible nietal reenforcing members carried by said strip and quarter adjacent said fasteners, one of said rev-enforcing members being disposed below said fasteners to avoid localized pressure of said fasteners on the foot.
6. In a boot, the combination of an upper including a fastener strip, separable fasteners joining said upper and fastener strip, and a pair of Hat flexible metal re-enforcin members carried by said fastener strip and having their adjacent ends spaced in the region of the ankle bone. j
7 In a boot, the combination of an upper having a fastener strip overlapping the adjacent quarter of said upper and receiving a lacing at one edge, a Hat spring metal 8. In a boot, the combination of an upper having a front central lacing for adjusting the boot to the foot and including a fastener strip receiving said lacing at one edge and projecting from the forward and lower edges of a subjacent quarter to which it is secured at its lower'end, separable fasteners joining said fastener strip and the subjacent quarter, and flexible re-enforcing means carried by said strip relatively unyielding in the plane of said strip. f
9. In a boot, the ycombination of an upper having a lacinf for adjusting the boot to the foot and including a fastener strip receiving said lacing, spaced separable fasteners joining said upper and fastener strip, and flexible re-enforcing means for said strip relatively unyielding in the plane of said strip.
In testimony whereof Iafix my signature.
ERTHOLD C. JANKE.