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1,6 5,7 1 July 12,1927. F. JAGEMANN 3 9 ADJUSTABLE TIE CLASP Filed Nov. 10, 1926 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented July 12,1927.
UNITED STATES FREDERICK J'AGEMANN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Amus'rnm rm CLASP.
Application filed November 10, 1926. Serial No. 147,409.
This invention relates to clasps with particular reference to those used with conventional neck-wear.
It is an object of this-invention to provide an ornamental tie-clasp that is adjustable to conform with the size and proportion of the cravat on which it is used.
Another object is in the provision of a tie clasp, used instead of a stick-pin, hav ng means to grip an article of neck-wear without mutilating the tie with perforations as is the case if a stick-pin is employed.
A further aim is to provide means for positively engaging a tie and which at the same time is quickly and easily ad usted in or out of position.
These and other objects, which will become apparent as the description progresses, are accomplished by the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, forming a material part of this disclosure, and in which Figure 1 is a general view showing the application of the device with a conventional neck-tie.
Figure 2 is a front elevational view of the preferred form of the device drawn to an enlarged scale.
Figure 3 is a side elevational view of the same.
Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary, partial longitudinal sectional view showing the adjustable characteristics of the device.
Figure 5 is a transverse sectional View taken on line 55 of Figure 4.
Referring now in detail to the drawing, the numeral 10 generally designates a flat, tubular sleeve provided on its outer surface with a central cylindrical cap or holder 11 in which may be-secured any desired precious gems 12, the tube containing on its inner rear surface a pair of nodes 12.
Telescopically engaged in the sleeve 10 is a pair. of thin bars 13, extending from the opposite ends thereof, having a plurality of indentations 13 engageable with the nodes 12, the-outer extremities of thebars being curved rearwardly, as at 14 and shaped to.
present forks carrying pins 15.
Pivotally mounted on the pins 15. are curved portions 16 of the straight rear elements 17 the inner end of the same, being bent at right angles to form prongs 18.
Secured, as at 19, to the curved ends 14 on the outer sides thereof, are flat curved springs 20 closely fitting the members 17 when the same are in a closed position, as shown in Figure 3;
'Thus, itmay be seen that in use the rear elements 17 are extended outwardly against the action of the springs 20 while the bars 13 are slid within the sleeve 10 to conform with the width of the tie 21, the nodes 12 and indentations 13 engaging each other to firmly hold the bars 13'and sleeve 10 in their relative positions.
When the device has been placed in a desired osition, the elements 17 are allowed to snap back toward the sleeve 10 thus causing the prongs 18 to engage the back of the tie 21, effectively holding the device in its proper place.
From the foregoing, it may be seen that an ornamental tie clasp has been disclosed which is readily adjustable to conform with the size of a neck-tie, and that by using this device, the necessity of a stick-pin-is eliminated, .thus avoiding mutilation of the tie with erforations.
Alt ough I have described m simple invention with considerable detai it is to be understood that the foregoing is merely descriptive and that it is not to be interpreted in a limiting sense, as obviously, minor changes in construction and details thereof, may be made without the exercise of invention or departing from the spirit or scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A tie clasp comprising an ornamental sleeve, a pair of oppositely disposed bars telescopically engaged in said sleeve, rear members pivoted to said bars, and means on said rear members to grip the rear of a necktie.
2. A tie clasp comprising an ornamental sleeve, a pair of bars slidable in said sleeve, rear members pivoted to said bars, prongs on said rear members, and means fixed on said bars to normally hold said rear members inwardly.
3. A tie clasp comprising a flat tubular sleeve, a gem holding cap fixed on said sleeve, bars telescopically engaged in said sleeve, rear members pivoted to said bars, prongs means on said bars to hold said rear members in operative position and means on said 10 rear members to grip the rear of a neck-tie. Signed at New York in the county of New York and State of New York this 30th day of October, A. D. 1926.
FREDERICK J AGEMANN.