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Publication numberUS2129905 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1938
Filing dateOct 29, 1937
Priority dateOct 29, 1937
Publication numberUS 2129905 A, US 2129905A, US-A-2129905, US2129905 A, US2129905A
InventorsBracken Wallace H
Original AssigneeHartmann Trunk Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment container necktie rack
US 2129905 A
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Sept. 13, 1938.

w. H. BRACKEN GARMENT CONTAINER NECKTIE BACK Filed Oct. 29, 1937 I 4525125335" 77 m 7726M m m n A Patented Sept. 13, 1938 2,129,905 7 v GARMENT CONTAINER NECKTIE RACK Wallace H. Bracken, Milton Point, Rye, N. Y., as-

signor to Hartmann Trunk Company, Racine, Wis., a corporation of Wisconsin Application October 29, 1937, Serial No. 171,603

2 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in garment container necktie racks.

Portable garment containers of the class which includes trunks, suitcases and hand luggage especially for mens wearing apparel are in general rather devoid of simple and efficient means for packing neckties without having the ties subjected to the possibility of undesired crushing, wrinkling or mussing. It is therefore, the primary object of the present invention to provide a garment container necktie rack with which containers may be easily equipped without any appreciable sacrifice of the normal storage space therein and which will efficiently pack and support a plurality of neckties without danger of the same becoming mussed or wrinkled.

A further object of the invention is to provide a garment container necktie rack which will hold a plurality of neckties in separated positions 20 and which is manipulable to and from a projected accessible position, in which position individual ties may be folded thereon or removed therefrom without disturbing other ties.

A further object of the invention is to provide 25 a garment container necktie rack which is swingable to and from a projected position and which has a unitary and common means for manipulating the rack to and from said positions, limiting its projected position, and securing it in its folded or compacted position.

A further object of the invention is to provide a garment container necktie rack which is of very simple construction, is strong and durable, is easy to manipulate, is accessible for the folding of neckties thereon or the removal of neckties therefrom, which occupies little space within a container section, which is inexpensive to manufacture and install, and which is well adapted for the purposes set forth.

With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists of the improved garment container necktie rack, and its parts and combinations, as set forth in the claims, and all equivalents thereof.

In the accompanying drawing in which the same reference characters indicate the same parts in all of the views:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a suitcase in open position with the improved necktie rack mounted in one section thereof and in its folded or compacted position;

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional View taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1, and on a larger scale;

Fig. 3 is a similar vertical sectional view only showing the necktie rack in projected position for accessibility in packing or unpacking; I

Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary view showing the manner in which one arm of the rack is pivotally mounted on a container wall and also showing the retaining strap which cooperates with the rack in the securement of neckties; and

Fig. 5 is an enlarged detailed sectional view on line 5-5 of Fig. 4.

While the invention has been shown as comprising a necktie rack associated with one sec tion of a suitcase, this is merely for purposes of illustration, and it is obvious that the improved necktie rack may, within the contemplation of the invention, be mounted on an inner wall portion of any type of garment container such as a wardrobe trunk, Wardrobe case, or the like. Referring now more particularly to the drawing, it will be observed that the garment container, shown herein as a standard suitcase or piece of hand luggage, is indicated generally by the numeral 8, and this suitcase includes a body section 9 to which is hingedly connected a shallower cover section IE]. The interior wall or surface of the cover section, on which the improved necktie rack is mounted, is designated by the numeral l I.

The improved necktie rack is generally in the form of a U-frame including spaced arms l2 connected near their outer end portions by a transverse bar l3. As will be observed from the drawing, the arms l2 extend somewhat beyond the bar l3 so as to provide shoulders or stops to prevent ties from slipping off of the ends of the bar l3. The inner ends of the arms [2 are bent outwardly at right angles as at M, to form bearing portions received Within the semi-circular trunnion portion l4 of bearing brackets is. The outermost extremities of the angle portions l4, beyond the bearing brackets l6, are provided with knobs or heads l1.

With particular reference to Fig. 5 of the drawing, it will be noted that the bearing brackets I6 are conveniently secured to the container section wall H by means of prongs 18. These prongs are passed into the stock of the wall II and are bent or clinched. It will be observed that the bearing brackets It are mounted on the wall ll intermediate the side edges of said wall, and the rack, having its arms l2 pivotally engaged by the bearing brackets, is of such size that the bar l3 will position within the free side of the container section II], relatively close thereto.

For the purpose of efiecting or permitting swinging movements of the rack to and from its compacted position against the section wall H and for limiting its projected position and for furthermore securing the rack in its folded or compacted position, a unitary device is provided which is a very important aspect of the present invention. This device comprises a looped strap [8, and within said loop the bar l3 of the rack is embraced, intermediate the ends of said bar. The upper or inner: end of the looped-strap -13 is anchored to an upper or forward portion of the container section wall II, as at I9. end of said looped strap I8 is formed as a tab 20 projecting beyond the end'zof.theinteriorr-loop, and said tab carries the female member 2i of a snap fastener. The other-snap fastener-element 22 is mounted on a medial face portion -of the section Wall H.

Somewhat below or inwardly offthe-bearing brackets Hi there is secured on the inner faceof the wall II, at properly spaced positions the ends of a twosectional-retainingstrap 23. The

. meetingends of-the sections-of the strap 23 carry complementary-sadjustable clasp'members v'24. :These clasp-.members-may be adjusted on the strap to make. the strap more'or .less taut, as desired,uandthe clasping-members. are furthermore engageable or .disengageable .relative 'to each other.

In the use of the improved-necktie-rack, installedin a. garment "container, it should be noted that: the rack is installed on a :wall which assumes -a vertical @position' when the container is open for access. ..Initial1y,':forpacking neckties, the-snap fastening elements for the looped strap: l8 are releasedpand by engagingthe free tab end of said looped-member and holding it at an angle, the entire necktie rack is free to-be pivotally swung from its compacted position against the 'wallll to-a projected .angular position as showns-in Fig.-.3. -when-thesloopedstrap l8'is thus released and disposed at an angle, gravity will aid-inrcausing therackto swing to the pr0jected.-position, --andoutwardwmovement of the rack is limited-by engagement of the bar I3 in the enclosed outer: .orv free end of" the looped member 18. Thereafter; the retaining .member 23 is disengaged and-separated, and then any desired number of neckties which are first preferably once folded, areagainsintermediately folded anddrapedover the bar. l3. of the rackas shown in Fig. 3. -After. the necktiesmare thus arranged, thetab end'ofctheulooped member [8 ispulled downwardly, and this operation causes the bar l3 to ride upwardly withinthe looped .member andfolds the rack compactly against. the. section wall II. To retain-the. rackin this position..the snap fastener elements 2! and.22. for the-looped The other holding folded neckties securely against an inner -wa'llwof.agarmentrcontainer, and prevents dislodgment, shifting, or mussing of the engaged -'-neckt-ies. By a very simple manipulation the rack-is projectedio an accessible position for packing or unpacking, and a common unitary "membertis provided'for holding the rack in its compacted position and for limiting its projected position, and for directing it to and from its projected position. The device is furthermore of simple and novel construction, may be installed in-any-form" of garment container-very simply and-at aminimum of expense and modification,

and is wellzadapted for thepurposes described. 25

,Whatis claimed as the invention is: .1. A necktie-rack, comprising a normally ver- -.tical supporting plate, a necktie receiving U- frame-pivotally-mounted at its inner end to a .face portion-ofsaid plate, said frame being swingable from a position against the face of the plate-tozan angular position relative thereto, a

vunitarysand .common member for guiding the frame, in itsswinging 'movements, for aiding propulsion of the frame'andfor limiting theangular disposition of the'same,there being means on said plate cooperating with means on the. memher :for releasably securing the frame flatly against the face of the plate, and a releasable re- ..taini-ngstrap mountedon the plate inwardly of =40 the frame for-:engaging end portions of neckties ..dra-ped.from the frame.

2. A movable necktie rack, comprisinga supporting .plate, a U-frame adapted to have'neckties. folded over-its transversebar, bracket members..pivotally -mounting the ends of the frame arms opposite .thev transverse bar to said plate,

.ailoopedstrapwithin which the transverse bar .of, the). frame is.=limitedly.movable lengthwise of the loop, means permanently securing one end -m of the looped strap to. said plate; meansreleas- .ably securingrthe other end of said looped strap toanother portion. of said plate, and an adjustable retaining. strap on-said plate spaced from the frame toengageend portions of neckties? draped from the frame.


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US2455478 *Dec 19, 1946Dec 7, 1948Grant Watson RCombined coat hanger and necktie rack
US2987356 *Jan 24, 1958Jun 6, 1961Simpson Jr Harry AModular furniture
US3118542 *Sep 20, 1961Jan 21, 1964Lewis Morgan JRack
US7347323 *Nov 25, 2003Mar 25, 2008Peacock Apparel Group, Inc.Boxed and secured necktie package
US20050109644 *Nov 25, 2003May 26, 2005Peacock Apparel Group, Inc.Boxed and secured necktie package
U.S. Classification211/124, 223/106
International ClassificationA45C13/00, A45C13/03
Cooperative ClassificationA45C13/03
European ClassificationA45C13/03