This patent was very kindly found for me by Bronwen Collen, researcher for 
PIPERS Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
and forwarded by Annette Cunningham

Great Great Great Step-Grandad died on 18 October 1898 and therefore this provisional application was never completed and never became a sealed patent.

P A T E N T S.


Applicant: T S Lodge 							No.  10263
Invention: Boot fastening					

Application -

Received with Proof specification and fee (10s.) paid .. 17 : 2 : 1898

Accepted : : : Acknowledged. 17 : 2 : 1898 Gazetted. 3 : 3 : 1898

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I THOMAS SETH LODGE of 183 Hereford Street, Christchurch, Canterbury in the colony of New Zealand, Drover, declare that I am in possession of an invention for "IMPROVED BOOT FASTENING" that I am the true and first Inventor thereof; and that the same is not in use by any other person or persons to the best of my knowledge and belief, and I pray that a Patent may be granted to me for the said invention as described in the specification herewith.

Dated this 12th day of February 1898


WITNESS to signature
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N E W   Z E A L A N D
P R O V I S I O N A L    S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
L E T T E R S   P A T E N T.
"Improved Boot FASTENING"


I THOMAS SETH LODGE of 183 Hereford Street, Christchurch, Canterbury in the Colony of New Zealand, Drover, do hereby declare the nature of my invention for "Improved boot Fastening" to be as follows.

In this invention a series iof loops are fastened to both side of the upper of a boot and a strap is employed which is connected to the boot upper upon one side near the bottom loop.

The strap is passed through the loops from side to side to draw the upper of the boot together in the manner of an ordinary lace, and a buckle at the top of the boot upon one side enables the end of the strap to be made secure.

DATED this 12th day of February 1898.

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