|Publication number||US2192379 A|
|Publication date||Mar 5, 1940|
|Filing date||May 4, 1939|
|Priority date||May 4, 1939|
|Publication number||US 2192379 A, US 2192379A, US-A-2192379, US2192379 A, US2192379A|
|Inventors||Ingleby George A|
|Original Assignee||Hadley Company Inc|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (4), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
March 5, 1940. INGLEBY 2,192,379
CRAVAT HOLDER Filed May 4, 1939 Patented Mar. 5, 1940 CRAVAT HOLDER George A. Ingl eby, Cranston, It. 1., assignor to The Hadley Company, Inc, Providence, R. 1., a corporation of Rhode Island Application May 4, 1939, Serial No. 271,683
This invention relates to cravat holders of the type having means adapted to be detachably secured to the overlapping portion of a shirt front.
In cravat holders of the aforesaid type it is the usual practice to provide a clamp or clip member which engages a greater or lesser width of the shirt front, and in such constructions the position in which the cravat is held usually depends upon the position of the clamp member relative to the edge of the shirt front. Unless meticulous care is taken properly to position the clamp, the cravat is apt to be held in an off center position, thereby detracting from the neat appearance which might otherwise be presented. Another objectionable feature inpresent constructions is that the construction of the clamping members is such that they are incapable of effectively opposing forces causing the holder to cant or tilt, and consequently there is an ever present tendency for the holder to assume a tilted position which detracts from an otherwise neat appearance.
The principal objects ofthe present invention are to provide a cravat holder of the aforesaid type having means whereby it may be quickly applied to the shirt front and accurately positioned so as to hold and maintain a cravat in proper position; to provide a cravat holder having a construction which is effective to overcome the tendency to assume a tilted position; and to provide a cravat holder which is of simple design and of pleasing appearance and which is of strong and durable construction having a minimum number of parts.
Further objects will be apparent from a consideration of the following description and the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Fig. l is a front view illustrating the manner in which a cravat holder constructed in accordance with the present invention is attached to a shirt front;
Figs.2, 3 and 4 are front, rear and edge views, respectively, of the cravat holder shown in Fig. 1;
Fig. 5 is an enlarged perspective view of .the positioning member;
Fig. 6 is an enlarged perspective View of a blank from which a modified form. of positioning member is made; and
Fig. 7 is an enlarged perspective view of a positioning member made from the blank shown in Fig. 6. v
The embodiment herein shown for the purpose of illustration comprises a resilient clip-like member I formed of a length of resilient wire or strand material such as copper, brass or like metal capable of receiving and retaining a good surface finish, the strand being bent so as to form an elongate loop 2 constituting a front member and a loop 3 preferably of lesser length and greater width constituting a rear member. The central portion of the loop 3 is offset relative to its ends so as normally to lie substantially in the plane of the front member, as shown in Fig. i, the front and rear members thus provid-- ing a clamp or clip adapted to be detachably secured to the overlapping shirt front 5, as illustrated in Fig. l.
Adjacent to its ends the front member 2 is provided with openings 6 which receive the ends of a cravat-holding member, here shown as comprising two short lengths of chain 8 which support a pendant it or like ornamentation, the assemblage being designed loosely to surround a cravat, indicated by the dot and dash lines of Fig. 1, so as to maintain it in proper position to present a neat appearance.
In order to' ensure proper positioning of the clamping members i and 2, I provide positioning means comprising a box-like anchoring member M (Fig. 5) which is clamped about or otherwise secured to the rear member 3 adjacent to its inner end I5, as shown in Figs. 1 to 4. The member it carries an upstanding stop l6 which consists of a piece of sheet metal shaped to form a roll or the like which may be soldered or otherwise secured to the anchoring member l4. The stop it projects forwardly between the spaced elements of the front member 2, the position of the stop relative to the closed end I5 of the front and rear members being such that when the device is attached to the shirt front 5, as shown in Fig. 1, the stop l6 engages the longitudinal edge ll and thus positions the device so that the cravat may be maintained in proper position.
If desired, the anchoring member and stop may be made from a single sheet metal blank 20 formed with spaced fingers 2!,as shown in Fig. 6. The blank 2!! is bent along the dot and dash lines 22 to form a box-like anchoring member M, and the fingers 2i may be rolled so as to form a stop I6", as shown in Fig. 7. In either case the positioning member may be applied to the rear loop 3 so that the stop Ili projects forwardly to engage the longitudinal edge ll of the shirt front 5, thereby properly to position the cravat holder.
It will be noted that in a cravat holder constructed in accordance with the present invention the elongate front and rear loops 2 and 3 constitute resilient clamping jaws which are effective firmly to grip a shirt front throughout a substantial portion of its width, such gripping action being particularly effective at the spaced bight portions a and b (Fig. 4) of the rear member3, and substantially overcomes the tendency of the member I from assuming a tilted position. Moreover, as the stop l6 engages the longitudinal edge of. the shirt. front, it cooperates withthe clamping members in opposing swinging or canting movement, and is thus effective to maintain the cravat holder in proper position.
While I have shown and described one desir able embodiment of the invention, it is toibe un derstood that the present disclosure is for the purpose of illustration and that various changes in shape, proportion; and arrangement of parts,
lbarx, cravat-holding means secured to said bar, a
shirt-clamping jaw secured to said bar and adapted to straddle a substantial part of said bar to thereby grip the overlapping margin of ashirt front, and a positioning stophaving one. edge located between said bar and said clamping jaw and intermediate the ends of said bar, said edge of said stop being engageable with the longitudinal, edge of saidn'shirt front. marginitocorrectly position the cravat-ho1ding means relative to said shirt front margin. 1
'2. A cravat holder comprising a, supporting bar, cravat-.holdingmeans secured to said bar, a
clamping jaw connected to said bar adjacent one end thereof and adapted to detachab ly press the overlapping margin of the shirt front against said bar, and a. positioningstop having one edge, located between said bar and said clamping jaw' and intermediatetheends of said bar, said edge of said stop beingengageablewith thelongitu-I dinal edge of said shirt front margin to correoth position thecravat-holding". means relative to 7 said shirt front margin,
GEORGE A. INGLEBY.
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