Isaac Banister , Inventor


(a partial listing)


PAT MAR 15, '64

Patents by Isaac Banister


138,117. SHOE-FASTENINGS. I. Banister,  Newark, N.J.   [Filed February, 27, 1873.]

To all whom it may concern:

     Be it known that I, ISAAC BANISTER, of the city of Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented an Improved Fastening for Shoes, of which the following is a specification:

     The invention relates to means and manner of holding to the foot with comfort shoes of any cut or material, whether for under or over wear, as the case may be; and it consists in a side fastening holding a slide in the position ordinarily occupied by buckles by a strap turning over when passed through the slide, and being fastened to the side of the shoe at or near the end of the strap, dispensing with buckles and lacings.

     The drawing shows the fastening to a shoe operating on the back, Figure 1: also a shoe, Fig. 2, that requires it to hold by passing over its front. Fig. 3 is the open-end link or hook attached to the end of a fastening-strap; and Fig. 4 is a slide intended for the front, one for the back needing only a plain curved link.

     On the side of the upper, as at a, receivers or pockets for reception and retention of one side of the open-end link or hook, Fig. 3, being as close together as possible convenient for adjustment of the desired closeness of the fitting of the shoe, by the introduction of the hook into the pocket that will produced the desired result. The slide 4 is calculated to occupy the position, front or rear at the middle, where buckles are ordinarily placed, the slides admitting more or less ornamentation at choice, as taste may dictate. By fastening the end, or near the end, of the strap passed through and turned over the bar of the slide to the side of the shoe, all the annoyance of strap ends projecting is obviated.

     What I claim as my improvement is-

     The combination of the open-end link 3, the slide 4, and the pockets a, all as and for the purpose specified and shown.



     W. M. Gooding,

     Edward Collver