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Publication numberUS2209953 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 6, 1940
Filing dateJun 15, 1938
Priority dateJun 15, 1938
Publication numberUS 2209953 A, US 2209953A, US-A-2209953, US2209953 A, US2209953A
InventorsYoungquist Henry W
Original AssigneeParkersburg Specialty Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Necktie holder
US 2209953 A
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Allg. 6,-1940. W YOUNGQUlsT 2,209,953

NECKTIE HOLDER l Filed June l5, 1938 3 Sheets-Sheet l JM /5 /5 l /5 Aug. 6, 1940.

H. w. YoUNGQulsT 2.209,953

NECKTIE HOLDER Filed June 15, 1938 3 sheets-sheet' 2 fij-9 i* w. 2:21 1:16 Q@ 3543 @www Aug. 6, 1940. H. w. YouNGQulsT NECKTIE HOLDER Filed June'l's, 1938 v I :s sheets-sheet s @figg/ Patented Aug. 6, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE NECKTIE HOLDER Henry W. Youngduist,

Parkersburg, W. Va., as-

Application June 15,

6 Claims.

This invention relates to a necktie holder.

The invention has for its object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of the class referred to for detachably suspending neckties rmly in position and in full View to enable one to quickly select the tie desired.

A further object of the invention is to provide,

in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of the class referred to capable of being used not only by one for holding his ties, but also in haberdasheries for displaying and suspending of neckties.

A further object of the invention is to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of the class referred to for locking thereto the neckties held thereby and suspended therefrom.

A further object of the invention is to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of the class referred to including a housing means having arranged therein and depending therefrom shiftable, resilient means coacting with the housing forming means for latching neckties to the latter in depending relation thereto, and with said resilient means capable of being conveniently shifted, when desired to release a selected neckte.

Further objects of the invention are to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a necktie holder which is simple in its construction and arrangement, strong, durable, compact, readily assembled, distinctive and pleasing in appearance, conveniently operated for attaching and removing neckties thereto and therefrom, and comparatively inexpensive to manufacture.

Embodying the foregoing objects and others which may hereinafter appear, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be more specifically referred to and illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein is shown embodiments of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications may be resorted to which fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.

In the drawings:

` Figure 1 is a front elevation of a necktie holder in accordance with this invention,

Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof,

Figure 3 is an elevation looking towards one end of the holder,

vligure 4 is a section on line 4--4, Figure 2,

Figure 5 is a section on line 4-4, Figure 2, showing a necktie latched to the holder,

Figure 6 is a section on line 6 6, Figure 2, tFigure 7 is a section on line 'I-'I, Figure 1,

1938, serial No. 213,913 (C1. 2li-113) Figure 8 is a fragmentary view in end elevation of a modified form of necktie holder in accordance with this invention,

Figure 9 is a fragmentary view in front elevation of the holder shown in Figure 8,

Figure 10V. isa section on line III-I0, Figure 9,

Figure 1l is a section on line I I-I I, Figure 10,

Figure 12 is a section on line I2-I2, Figure 10,

Figure 13 is a section on line I3-I3, Figure 11,

Figure 14 is a fragmentary view of the lock shaft and key socket.

Figure 15 is an elevation of the key employed with the modified form shown in Figures Sand 9, and

Figures 16, 17, 18 and 19 are vertical sectional views of still other modified forms.

With reference to Figures 1 to 7 the holder shown thereby is of the suspendib-le type and includes an lopen top and open bottom housing I formed of a vertical rear wall 2, a front wall 3 inclining inwardly from its bottom to its top andv a pair of side walls 4, 5 which decrease in width from their bottoms to their tops. The wall 2 is of greater height than the other walls of the housing and depends below the bottoms of the walls 3, 4, 5. The top edge of wall 2 is arranged below the topI edges of walls 4, 5. Preferably the Walls 3, 4 and 5 will be formed of a single piece of any suitable material and with the walls 4, 5 of less thickness than wall 3. The wall 2 preferably will be of greater thickness thanthe walls 3, 4, 5 and it is formed of any suitable material. The wall 2 is arranged between and has its outer face flush with the rear edges of walls 4, 5. The wall 2 is secured to the walls 4, 5 by the lioldfast means 6.

The inner face of the Wall 3 in proximity to its bottom edge is formed lengthwise thereof with a substantially concave groove l. The walls 4, 5 are provided with openings 8 in proximity to their top edges. The front face of wall 3 has attached thereto a mirror 9.

Secured upon the top edge I0 of wall 2, extending towards the inner face of Wall 3 and depending from the open bottom of housing I is a series of spaced resilient latching members or elements I I of strap-like form and each is ofthe same construction. Each member II includes a horizontally disposed hanger part I2, a vertically disposed combined finger and thumb gripping part I3 and an upstanding latching part I4 which inclines rearwardly from the upperend of part I3 to the inner end of part I2. The lower end terminal portion I5 of the part I4 is 'outwardly directed and is of convexe-concave contour whereby the part I3 will be inset relative to Wall 3. Ihe portion I5 constitutes a clamp and is normally seated in the .groove 1. The parts I2 of the elements II are mounted in spaced relation upon the top edge I0 of wall 2. The parts I2 are secured on edge I0 by the holdfast means |56. The parts I4 of elements I| extend from wall 2 to wall 3. The portion I5 when active coacts with the wall of the groove 1 for releasably clamping a necktie I6 against and in depending relation with respect to the inner face of wall 3. When connecting the necktie to the holder, the portion I5 of an element I I is shifted rearwardly from and held in spaced relation with respect to groove 1, a part of the necktie is inserted between portion I 5 and Wall 3, after which member II is released and springs against the part aforesaid of the necktie whereby a portion of the latter will enter groove 1 resulting in the detachable clamping of the necktie to the holder. 'Ihe material from which the elements II are formed is of the desired resiliency to tightly clamp the necktie to the holder.

A bail I6 is loosely coupled to the Walls 4, 5 for suspending the housing. The bail I6 is constructed from a single length of wire o-f the desired gauge. The wire is bent to form a pair of oppositely downwardly inclined portions I1 merging at their lower ends into a pair of oppositely disposed hook portions I8 for passage through the openings 8 in walls 4, 5 for coupling the housing to the bail. The upper ends of the portions I1 merging into a pair of vertically disposed portions |9 merging at their upper ends into each other. The portions I9 for a part of their length are maintained in inner sidewise abutting relation by a collar 20 which surrounds said parts. Above the collar 20 the portions I9 are bent in a manner to form a loop 2| constituting a coupling for connecting the holder to a suspension therefor not shown.

With reference to Figures 8 to 15 the form of necktie holder illustrated is primarily for use in haberdasheries for displaying neckties and includes means for locking the ties to prevent their surreptitious removal. The form is what may be termed the supported type and is for mounting on a counter, show case or other support. It not only includes a locking means for the neckties, but also a means for latching them in suspended position in a manner whereby a purchaser may view and examine them when making a selection.

The holder shown by Figures 8 to- 15 is generally indicated at 22 and includes an open top and bottom rectangular housing formed from a pair of oppositely disposed U-shaped sections set up in a manner to provide a pair of side walls 23, 24, a front wall 25 and a rear wall 26. The walls 25, 26 are disposed at opposite inclinations and extend at an inward inclination from their lower to their upper ends. The sections of the housing are formed of any suitable material, preferably stamped from a web of sheet metal of the desired gauge. Arranged within, centrally of and disposed lengthwise of the housing is a vertically disposed partition 21 of less height than the housing walls. The partition divides the housing into a pair of open top and bottom compartments 28, 29 which decrease in width from the bottom of the housing to the top of the latter. The partition 21 at its bottom is flush with the bottom of the housing and at its top arranged below the upper edges of the housing walls. Those parts of the sections of the housingy which provides the side walls 23, 24 are secured against the side edges of the partition 21 by the holdfast means 36.

Each side wall in proximity to its bottom is formed with a pair of oppositely disposed semicircular protuberances 3|, 32. The walls 25, 26 in proximity to their bottoms are formed with offset portions 33, 34 of convexo-concaved cross section. The portion 33 at its ends merges into and is iiush with the outer edges of the protuberance 3|. The portion 34 at its ends merges into and is iush with the edge of the protuberances 32. The protuberances 3|, 32 and portions 33, 34 coact to form lengthwise of the inner faces of the walls 25, 26 grooves 35, 36 respectively closed at their ends.

Arranged within and depending from the compartment 28 is a series of spa-ced resilient shiftable latching members 31, and arranged within and depending from the compartment 29 is a series of spaced resilient shiftable latching members 38 which are oppositely disposed with respect to the latching members 31. Secured upon the top edge 38 of partition 21, is a series of spaced couplers 48. Holdfast means 4I are employed for securing the couplers 40 on the partition 21. Each coupler at one end merges into' the upper end of a member 31 and at its other end into the upper end of a member 38. rIlhe members 31, 38 are of strap-like form.` The members 31 normally .extend from the upper end of the partition 21 to the wall 25 and permanently depend from the bottom of the housing. The members 38 normally extend from the upper end of partition 21 to the wall 26 and permanently depend from the bottom of the housing. The members 31, 38 are of like form. Each member 31 consists of an outwardly inclined downwardly disposed upper end part 42, an outset intermediate part 43 of convexo-concaved contour and a substantially vertically disposed lower end part 44 which depends from the housing. Each member 38 consists of an outwardly inclined downwardly disposed upper end part 45, an outset intermediate part 46 of conveXo-concaved contour and a substantially vertically disposed lower end part 41 which depends from the housing. The parts 43, 46 normally seat in the grooves 35, 36 respectively. The parts 44, 41 constitute thumb and flnger grips to facilitate the shifting of the latching members from the walls` 25, 26 towards the partition when latching and releasing a necktie to and from the holder. The groove 35 and part 43 of a latching member 31 and the groove 36 and part 46 of a latching member 38 function similar to that referred to with respect to the groove 1 in housing and the part I5 of a latching member II whereby when a necktie, as indicated at 48 is connected to the holder by a latching member 31 or 38, by way of example a latching member 31 it will appear as having a portion thereof clamped between wall 25 and the part 43 of member 31.

There is common to the series of latching members 31, when any one or all of such members is or are in latching position a key-operated locking means 49 therefor to prevent the surreptitious removal of a latched tie. There is common to the series of latching members` 38, when any one or all of such members 38 is or are in latching position a key-operated locking means 50 therefor to prevent the surreptitious removal of a latched tie. The means 49, 50 are oppositely disposed and are supported from the partition 21 and by the side walls 23, 24. The means 49 consists of a rotatable shaft 5I mounted in bearings 52 formed on and offset with respect to'the lower ends-V of Espaced vertically disposed plates V53 anchored to' the lower portion of the-front face of the partition 21. The shaft 5| is mounted in the lower portions of and extends fromv the walls 23, 24. Fixed to and bodily moving With'shaft `5| is a pair of spaced endwise aligned locking members 54 of like form and each consists of an oblong plate 55 provided at its inner side with a pair 'of spaced endwise aligned barrels 56, 51mounted on shaft 5| and with barrels 51 xed to the shaft 5| by a pin 51a disposed diametrically of the shaft and such barrel. The barrel 56 of one locking member abuts the inner face of wall 23 and the barrel 56 of the other locking member abuts the inner face of wall 24. The shaft 5| -at one end extends outwardly a greater distance-from wall 23 than its other endextends outwardly from the wall -24. That end of shaftl 5| which extends outwardly from wall 23 has secured thereon, exteriorly of wall 23 a key receiving element 59, which in connection with the key 60 provides for the operating of the means 49 -to and from locking position. The manner in which the element 59 will be formed is shown in Figure |4.v The ele- -ment 59 consists of a socket forming part 6| and a sleeve forming part 62. The socket provided by the part 6| is of polygonal contour and which corresponds in contour -to the ward 63 ofthe key 60. The part 62v'is mounted on and secured to the shaft 5| by the binding screw 64. When the means 49 vis moved to locking position `on the,

turning of the shaft 5| in a clockwise direction the locking members, when the latching members 31 are in latching position, will be moved to a horizontal position to engage the parts 44 of the latching member 31 and lock the latter from being shifted to an extent` to release the neckties.

The locking means 5|)V consists of a rotatable shaft 65 mounted in bearings v66 formed on and Loiset with respect to the lower ends of spaced vertically disposed plates 61 anchored` to the lower portion of the rear face'of the partition 21. The shaft 65 is spaced from and disposed parallel to the shaft 5|. The shaft 65 is mounted in the lower portions of and extends from the walls 23, 24. The shaft 65 when the locking means 50 is operated to locking position rotates in an anticlockwise direction. The elements of the locking means 50 are similar in construction to the elements of the locking means 49. The lockingv members and the key receiving element of the locking means 50 are indicated at 68, 69 respectively. The socket and sleeve of element 69 are designated 69a, |59b Figure 14. The key 60 is common to the locking means 49, 50. The` locking means 50 functions with respect to the latching members 38 in the same manner as the locking means 49 functions with respect to the latching members 31.

The partition 21 is formed centrally thereof with a vertically disposed socket 10 opening at its bottom edge for the purpose of receiving areduced vertical extension 1| provided on the upper end of a supporting standard 12 which extends from a base 13. The standard functions to removably suspend the holder and may be of any desired length. The junction of the extension 1| with the upper end of the standard provides a shoulder 14 upon which the partition 21 is seated.

With reference to Figure 16, the form of holder shown thereby is the same as the form shown by Figure 10, with this exception that the two series 0f latching members 15, 16 do not merge into couplers 40 as the two series of latching members vends whichseat on the extensions 11. sions 11 and 18 are anchored to the partition 21 v31., `38. In 'Figure' 16 the, latching members 15 zontally disposed extensions 18 at their upper The extenby the Vholdfast means 19. Otherwise than as istated, the form shown by Figure 16 will be the same as the form shown by Figure 10.

I'he form of holder shown by Figure 17, with the exception of the latching members 80, 8|v

thereof will be the' same. as the form shown by -Figure 10. The latching members 80, 8| are of like form, but oppositely disposed. Each of the latching members shown by Figure 16 is of straplike form and includes a vertically disposed inner end part 82, a bow-shaped top part 83, an incurved outwardly directed inner intermediate part 84, an outer intermediate part 85 of convexoconcaved contour and an incurved outer end part 86 extended from the bottom of the housing. The parts 82 of the members 80, 8 are secured by the holdfast means 86a to thefront and rear faces of the partition 21. The parts 85 of the members 80, 8|- function similar to the function of the parts 43, 46 of the members 31, 38 respectively.

The parts 86 of the members 86, 8| function similar-'to the function of the parts'44, 41 of themembers 31, 38 respectively. :Theparts 83, 84 of the members'lh 8| function similar tothe parts 42, 41 of the members 31,--38 respectively. Otherwise than as stated the form of holder shown by Figure 17 will be the same as the holder shown by 'Figure 10.

4, with the exceptions that the front wall |05 ofthe-holder |04 is not formed-'with a groove in its inner face, and that the latching members @o |06 of holder |04 correspond in construction and varrangement to a series oflatching members 15 Aor 16.

The holder |01 shown by Figure 19Vwil1fbe the same as the holder shown by Figure 4, with the exceptions that the front wall |08 of holder |01 is not formed with a groove in its inner face and that the latching members |09 of the holder |01 correspond in construction and arrangement to a series of the latching members or 8|.

It is also to be understood that instead of employing a set of independent non-connected together pairs of oppositely extending latching members for what may be termed a double holder, a unit consisting of integral pairs of latching members may be used.

What I claim is:

1. In a necktie holder, an open top and bottom housing formed of a back, a front and a pair of sides, and a series of spaced depending shiftable latching members suspended from their upper ends Within the housing from the top edge of said back and having a part thereof coacting with the inner face of said front for latching a necktie to and in suspended relation with respect to the housing, said part being arranged intermediate the ends of a member and located adjacent to the lower end of the inner face of said front, said members depending, from the open bottom ofthe housing. f 2. In a necktie holder, an open front and bottom housing including a front, a back and a pair of sides, said back being of less height than said front and sides and having its top edge arranged below the top edges of said front and A'IIS sides, a series of spaced depending latching members having their upper end terminal portions secured upon the top edge of said back, said members being arranged within and depending from the bottom of the housing, each of said members having an offset part intermediate its ends coacting with a portion of the inner face of said front for latching a necktie to and in suspended relation with respect to the open bottom of the housing.

3. In a necktie holder, an open top and botp tom vertical housing including a pair of wall forming parts disposed in parallel spaced relation, an upstanding shiitable `one-piece resilient latching member of strap-like form. xedly secured to and disposed in depending relation with respect to one of said parts, said member extending from said part towards the other one of said parts and having an oiset portion, interme- -diate its ends permanently tending to engage a portion of the inner faceofrthe said other of said parts, said memberdepending below the said other of the said parts and having its offset portion coacting with said inner face portion for latching a necktie to and in depending rrelation with respect to the open bottom of the housing.

4. In a necktie holder, an open top and bot- -tom vertical housing including a pair of wall forming parts disposed in parallel spaced relation, van upstanding shiftable one-piece resilient latching member of strap-like form xedly secured to and disposed in depending relation With respect to one of said parts, said member extending from said part towards the other one of said parts and having an offset portion, intermediate its ends permanently tending to engage a portion of the inner face ofthe said other of .said parts, said member depending below the -said other of the said parts and having its offset portion coacting with said inner face portion for latching a necktie to and in depending relation with respect to the open bottom of the Fh'ousing, said offset portion being substantially of convex-concavo contour, and said inner face portion being substantially of concave contour.

5. In a necktie holder, an open top and bottom vertical housing including a pair of wall forming parts disposed in parallel spaced relation, an upstanding shiftable one-piece resilient latching member of strap-like form xedly secured to and disposed in depending relation with respect to one of said parts, said member extending from said part towards the other one of said parts and having an olset portion, intermediate its ends permanently tending to engage a portion of the inner face of the said other of saidparts, said member depending below the said other of the said parts and having its offset portion coacting with said inner face portion for latching a, necktie to and in depending relation with respect to the open bottom of the housing, said oiset portion vbeing substantially of convex-concavo contour, and said inner face portion being substantially 'of concave contour and disposed in proximity to the lower end of theA said othe wall forming parts. i

6. In a necktie holder, an open top and bottom vertical housing including a pair of wall forming parts disposed in parallel spaced relation, a plurality of spaced parallel upstanding resilient latching members xedly secured at their upper ends to and disposed in depending relation with respect to one of said parts, the other of said parts being formed with a groove in its inner face, said members extending from that wall forming part to which they are secured toward the said other part and each having an oiset curved part, intermediate its ends permanently,

tending to engage the wall of said groove, each of said offset parts coacting with the wall of said groove for latchng a necktie to and in depending relation with respect to the open bottom of said housing, and ,each of said members de- D

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/113, 211/89.1
International ClassificationA47G25/74, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/74
European ClassificationA47G25/74