US 2148582 A
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Feb. v28, 1939. J. RODGERS FOLD FORMER FOR NECK'T'IES Filed Oct. 8. 1958 INVENTOR. Jse Rodgers ATTORNEY.
Patented Feb. 28, 1939 PATIENT OFFICE 2,148,582 Fo D FoRMER FoaN EQKTIEs f e Joseph Rodgers, New York, N. Y. Application October 8, leaf-s r l N 233,946
3 Claims. (oi- 2231411) This invention relates to means for forming drapes or folds in four-in-hand ties, and has for one of its objects the provision of a drape or fold former which may be applied to the tie while the knot therein is being formed, and readily removed therefrom after the said knot has been formed. 7
Another object of the invention is the provision of a device of the nature referred to, comprising a preferably resilient and bifurcated frame for clampingly holding a plurality of manually formed plaits in the necktie during the knot forming operation of such tie. j
A further object of the invention isthe provil5 sion of such a device which when used in connection with four-in-hand ties will aid in the formation of a neat and chic appearing tie.
Another object is to produce a device of the character described in which the maximum simplicity of construction and operation is secured.
Other objects and advantages will appear as the nature of the improvements is better understood, the invention consisting substantially in the novel arrangement and co-relation of parts herein fully described and illustrated in the ac-' companying drawing, wherein similar reference characters are used to describe corresponding parts throughout the several views, and then finally pointed out and specifically defined and indicated in the appended claims.
The disclosure made the basis of exemplifying the present inventive concept suggests a practical embodiment thereof, but the invention is not to be restricted to the exact details of this disclosure, and the latter, therefore, is to be understood from an illustrative, rather than a restrictive standpoint. I
In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a fragmental front view of a fourin-hand tie formed and draped with my improved device;
Fig. 2 is a front view of a four-in-hand tie before being knotted and showing my improved drape or fold former as applied thereto;
Fig. 3is a fragmental perspective view of the folded portion of the tie showing the initial position of the fold former or retainer on the tie;
Fig. 4 is a fragmental sectional view taken on line 4-4, Fig. 2;
Fig. 5 is a front view of my improved device;
' Fig. 6 is a side view thereof; and
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a modified form of my invention.
Referring now to Figs. 1 to 6 of the drawing in detail, I0 indicates a four-in-hand tie, the
front layer or end ll of which is provided with a drape or fold I2 directly below the knotted portion E3 of the tie.
The said fold or drape I2 is formed by means of a preferably resilient bifurcated frame I4 just prior to the completion of the knot I3. During the formation of the knot I3 and prior to the insertion of the front end of the tie into the said knot I3, the wearer places the forefinger of one hand against the lateral central portion of the tie material somewhat below the knot forming portion I3, and with the thumb and second finger presses the tie material to form folds I5, I6 and N, then with the other hand the frame I4 is applied horizontally to the tie as shown in Fig. 3, thus gripping the folds I5, I6 and I1 between the blade I8 and roller [9 at the top of the said frame. After the folds above described are properly gripped the frame I4 is swung in the direction of the arrow 20, Fig. 3, until it assumes a vertical position as shown in Fig. 2. With the device in the Fig. 2 position, the front end of the tie is slipped through the knot l3 and the knot is completed; if necessary, the frame I4 is moved up or down on the front of the tie before final completion of the knot I3, after which the device is removed from the tie.
The frame I4 in addition to the arm I8, is provided with a second arm 2I which is connected to the first mentioned arm by a U shaped loop 22, thus forming a somewhat resilient structure, the degree of resiliency depending upon 'the material used which material may be either metal, Celluloid, etc.
It will be noted that the blade or arm I8 extends somewhat beyond the roller I9 so as to provide a suitable mouth or entrance opening 23 at the top or leading end of the device for initially engaging the folds l5 and H. The roller I9 may be mounted on a pin 24 secured to the upper end 25 of the arm 2|.
In Fig. '7, I have shown a modified form of my invention, wherein the gripping frame I la. is provided with a looped or rounded portion 26, instead of the rotatably mounted roller I9, the said loop acting in conjunction with the arm I, in the same capacity as the aforementioned roller I9 and arm I8.
From the foregoing, it will be seen that I have provided a simple, inexpensive, yet efficient device for forming drapes or folds at the front of four-in-hand ties, during the knot forming operation, the said device being adapted to be readily applied and removed from the tie.
Having described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In a drape forming device for four-in-hand ties, a bifurcated resilient frame, said frame comprising a pair of parallel spaced apart arms, a loop projecting forwardly from lower ends of said arms and constituting a resilient finger-hold connecting the arms, and means at the upper end of one arm'for clamping a portion of a tie between the arms and crimping the tie to form longitudinally extending drape-forming plaits in the tie during tying of the tie.
2. In a drape forming device for four-in-hand ties, a bifurcated resilient frame, said frame comprising a pair of straight parallel spaced apart arms, a loop extending forwardly from the arms and constituting a resilient finger-hold connecting the same near one end, and means at the opposite end of one arm for clampingly holding a portion of a tie between the arms and crimping the tie to form drape-forming plaits during tying of the tie, said means comprising a roller on one arm. in confronting relation to the other arm.
3. In a drape forming device for four-in-hand ties, a bifurcated resilient frame, said frame consisting of a blank of resilient material having a pair of parallel spaced apart arms and a bridge connecting lower ends of said arms, the bridge being bent to form a U-shaped spring member connecting lower ends of the arms and projecting forwardly therefrom and constituting a finger-hold, and means at the upper end of one arm for clampingly holding a portion of a tie between the arms and forming drape-forming plaits during the operation of tying the tie.