US 1660165 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb. 21, 1928. 1,660,165
G. F. HOGAN COLLAR Filed NOV. 4, 1927 AT TORN EYS Patented Feb. v21, 1928.
UNIT D sTA'r s 'enoaonrnancrs HOGAN, or cam o, rumors.
Application filed November 4, 1927.. Serial No. 230,996.
I This invention'relates to collars, and especially to neck-wear which does not require.
I Chauffeurs, mechanics and others who are obliged to perform dirty work and who, nevertheless, wish to present a neat appearance when so engaged, have difficulty in keeping their collars and .ties presentable. The
ordinary laundered collaris easily soiled and it cannot be removedand replaced quickly. The necessity for removing and replacing the separate tie presents a further difficulty so that the substitution of ordinary rubber or celluloid collars does-not solve the prob 'lem adequately.
It is the object of the present invention to provide a clean'able collar of simple construction which can be removed and replaced with the minimum :of effort.
Another objectof the invention is the prowith reference to the vision of a collar and tie combined in a unitary structure which presents an attractive appearance and can be cleaned without laundering. 3
In carrying out the invention I employ materials such as rubber, celluloid and the like, which can be washed with water without losing their stiffness. The collar is fashioned from such materials in any desired style. Conveniently the collar may have an inner band and folded outer flaps similar to linen collars which are commonly worn. It comprises a strip of the material shaped to fit the neck of the wearer with a button-hole at the front to engage a button on the shirt. The collar is closed at the front and has overlapping free ends at the back so that it is adjustable to fit the neck. A light spring of steel or other resilient material is concealed in or about the band so that when adjusted the collar fits the neck snugly. It is held by the button at the front in its proper position, the rear portions resting freely on the neck and being held in place by the spring.
In the preferred embodiment of the invention a tie of similar but more flexible material is fastened permanently to the collar at the front thereof. The tie may be a bow, four-in-hand, or other style, and it may be secured by cementing, stitching or otherwise.
Thus, by slipping the button-hole from the button at the front of the shirt the tie and collar can be removed together and can be as easily replaced.
The materials employedmay be molded or otherwise p p ed to simulate linen or other fabric. Thus, the collar may have the ap- I pearance 'of an ordinary white or colored linen collar. The degree of'stiffnessof the material in the collar may bevaried to simulate a stifff'or soft collar. fashioned, for example, from thin rubber prepared to simulate fabric. It may be black or colored and'may -present the'appearance, of an ordinarysilk' tie. lVhen the col- Among the other advantages of the invenft-ion'i's the adjustability of the collar which avoids the necessity. for numerous sizes.- Two sizes aresulficient to meet all requirements as the springand overlapping ends permit adjustment of the collar within a wide range.
The invention will be further described accompanying -drawings, in which i r Fig. 1-;i s-aplan view of the collar blank;
Fig. 2 is a similar view of the blank with the tie attached;
Fig. 3 is a view in perspective of the collar with a bow tie;
Fig. 4 is a similar view showinga four-inhand tie attached to the collar; and
Fig. 5 is a rear elevation of the head of the wearer showing the collar in place.
Referring to the drawing, 5 indicates the collar blank comprising a band with flaps 6 formed integrally therewith and adapted to be folded in the manner of the ordinary folded linen collar. A light spring 7 of steel or other resilient material is secured to the band so as to be concealed by the flaps 6 when the latter are folded. The spring is shaped so that when released it will cause the collar to assume a circular form conforming to the neck of the wearer. A button-hole 8 is provided in the band at the front thereof which, as indicated in the drawing, is closed. The button-hole is adapted to be slipped over the button at the front of the neck-band of a shirt.
The tie maybe la'r or tie are soiled theycan'be cleaned with soap and water in a few minutes and-arc ready for use immediately.
A tie 9 is made up of suitable material as drawing, the tie may be a bow or four-inhand; A tie of any style may be used. 7
When the collar and tie have been assembled as described the collar may be adjusted on the neck of, the wearer by fleriing the spring so that the ends 11 are drawn apart t sufficiently. WVhen adjusted the spring will draw the ends together and cause the collar to lit snugly. The buttonhole may be slipped over the button at the front of the neck-band ofthe shirt to holdthe collar'in place. The collar may be used withan ordinary collarless shirt having only a band. It may be employed likewise with shirts having collars attached thereto, the shirt collar being concealed in that case. The invention affords a simple and satisfactory solution of the problem of maintaining aineat and dressy appearance. While preferably the tie is permanently attached-to the collar in the manner describedthe collar may be utilized without the tie and connection with a separate tie to be attached thereto, the collar being quickly removable and, therefore, better adapted for use by many persons than the collars heretofore in use.
Various changes may be made in the form and construction of the'collar and tie and in the character of the materials utilized in the manufacture thereof without departing from the invention or sacrificing its advantages. Y
1. A collar comprisinga neck encircling band adapted to be secured to a shirt, said band extending unbrokenly across the front andhaving overlapping free ends at the located at substantially the fold line be tween the band and flaps.
2. A collar comprising'a neck encircling band adapted to be secured to .ashirt, said band extending unbrokenlyacrossthe front and having a button-hole at substantially the center of said unbroken front, and a tie permanently secured to the front of the band on each side of and above saidbutton-hole.
3. A collar comprising a neck encircling band adapted to be secured to a shirt. said band extending unbrokenly across the front and having overlapping free ends at the back, flaps secured to said band and adapted to be folded thereover, said flaps extending rearwardly on each side of the band from a point adjacent the center of the front, and a tie permanently secured to the outer side of the band, said band having a button-hole located between and below points where the tie is secured tothe band. W 1 a In testimony whereof I 'affix my signature.
GEORGE FRANCIS HOGAN.