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No. 733,001. PATENTED JULY 7, 1903.
v G. BRYANT. SHOE FASTENING.
APPLICATION FILED MAB. 3, 1903.
.6M 0 QYZMMMM ATTORNEYI f while permitting the upper part of the lacing that the lower part of the shoe-lacingof such the checks detached.
. upper. They may be secured by prongs or rivets gbut I prefer the following construczen of the United States, residing at San Fran- State of California, have invented'certain new GEORGE BRYANT, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, ASSIGNOR ONE- HALF TO PLEASANT H. SANDLIN, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 733,001, dated July 7, 1903.
Application filed March 3 1903.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, GEORGE BRYANT, a citicisco, in the county of San Francisco and and useful Improvements in Shoe Lace Checks, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in checks for shoe-fastenings, the object of my invention being to. provide a convenient form of fastening which will insure the shoe being laced snugly and neatly about the instep,
applicable to ladies shoes, as it is important shoes should presenta neat appearance,while comfort may demand that the upperpart of the lacing should be loosened to a greateror less extent; also, without intention on the part of the wearer the lacing is apt to become loose at the top, and this slack then continues to the lower part of the lacin My invention is intended to prevent the lacing over the instep becoming slack in any event.
My invention therefore resides in the novel construction, combination, and arrangement of parts for the above ends hereinafter fully specified, and particularly pointed out in the claim.
a In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a'front View of a shoe equipped with my in- 35 vention. Fig. 2 is a cross-section through the lace-checks. Fig. 3 is a section through the samein a plane at right angles to that of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 isa perspective view of one of Referring to the drawings, 1 represents a shoe, and2 the lacing therefor. About halfway up from the vamp 3 I provide a pair of lace-checks, one on each side of the edge of the upper, in the lines of the lacing-holes. These fastenings comprise each a stud 6, having a deep circular groove 12 in its edge, secured on the upper side of the edge of the tion, as it enables them to be removed and A Patented July 7, 1903.
Serial No. 146,015. (No model.)
attached to a new pair of shoes. Each stud has a threaded socket '7 and into said socket is screwed'a screw 8, passing through one of the lacing-holes 13 and having a broad head .9, which abuts against the under side 'of the upper. Said head is provided with two holes 10 for screwing it by means of a two-pointed key. The stud has the prongs l1, which bite into the upper and prevent the stud turning.
After the shoe has been laced overthe instep the laces are carried on each side over the upper edge of the studs outward, then around said studs inward around the lower edges thereof, and then up between the studs I i and across to the other side. A sharp pull upon the laces in said grooves is sufficient to hold them therein and maintain the lower part of the lacing tight and snug. Should the laces be somewhat thinner than usual, they may be given two turns about said studs in order to obtain the requisite compression. The laces are then continued through the lac ing-holes 13 above the studs in the usual manner and are secured at the top of the shoe. By this construction it is provided that the upper part of the lacing may be left quite loose, if desired, without loosening the lower part of the lacing over the instep. Moreover, any accidental loosening of the knot at'the top of the laces will not have any-effect upon the lacing over the instep.
I claimy In shoe-lace checks, in combination with a shoe and laces therefor, a check at each edge of the upper mediately of the series of eyelets thereof, having a groove around which the lace is carried, said groove being constricted to create suflicient friction on the lacetherearound to permit the portions of thelaces in the lower part of the eyelets to be taut while the portions of the laces in the upper parts of the eyelets are comparatively loose, substantially as described.
, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses. I
FRANCIS M. WRIGHT, Bnssrn GORFINKEL.