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Publication numberUS2454517 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 23, 1948
Filing dateDec 19, 1944
Priority dateDec 19, 1944
Publication numberUS 2454517 A, US 2454517A, US-A-2454517, US2454517 A, US2454517A
InventorsLisek Walter J
Original AssigneeLisek Walter J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Napkin holder
US 2454517 A
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Nov. 23, 1948. w, J, USEK 2,454,5177

` NAPKIN HOLDER Filed Dec. 19, 1944' Patented Nov. 23, 1948 zS-.TATES PATENT OFFCE w I .i a 1 f 2,454,517

NAPKIN Hot/inna Walter J. Lisi, oicago, nl.

Application December 19, 1944, Serial No. 568,870

3 Claims. 1

This invention relates to an improvement in the means of supporting or holding a napkin, upon a person's dress, shirt-front or lap, according to desired use; and has for its objects, first to give the user a better protection and neater appearance; and second, a new utility at the dining table.

The principal object of the present invention is to provide an improved type of napkin holder for supportng or holding a napkin on a person,s formal or informal wearing apparel.

A further object of the invention is to provide a napkin holder of the type described which is easily and simply constructed and can be snapped into place for holding a napkin and is easily removed.

A further object of the invention is to provide the combnation with a napkin holder of a mirror secured thereto, so that the same can be used for examining the personal appearance after the user has finished wearing the napkn.

Other objects and advantages will be more apparent from the following description wherein reference is had to the accompanying sheet of drawings upon which:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of my improved napkin holder;

Fig. 2 is a front elevational View thereof;

Fig. 3 is a side View;

Fig. 4 is a plan view of a modified form of construction wherein the napkin holder and mirror portion are made of one piece;

Fig. 5 is a front elevational view of the form of construction shown in Fig. 4; and

Fig. 6 is a side elevational view thereof. i

In the embodiment of the invention which I have chosen to illustrate and describe:

In Figs'. l to 3, I have shown a construction which includes the T-shaped back piece IO and the generally T-shaped front piece [2. These parts are preferably made of plastic and secured together with a spacer Hi at one end either by gluing, riveting or, in some other similar manner. In the back plate iii, I form a pair of arcuate bulges E6 and l, so that the holder may be placed over the lapel of a coat or similar garment and be retained in place between the front and back portions IO and E2. The front portion |2 may have a clip member 58 formed in the fa-ce thereof and a pair of cars 2b to receive rivets 22 which support an oval shaped mirror 24. The mirror 'i, while prmarily useful for examining the face after or before eating, is also useful in the construction shown in providing a back support adjacent the lower end of the clip 18 for the 2 napkin, so that it will not be as easily removed from the holder.

In the construction shown in Figs. 4 to 6, I have formed the entire clip from a blank of preferably spring metal. In this construction I providea back portion 26 generally T-shaped in form and including a pair of bulge portions 28 and 30 which are formed in the forward face thereof. The front portion 32 which is formed with the back by bending at the point 34 may have a clip portion 36 formed in a portion thereof and have a downwardly depending portion 38 which extends outwardly and forms an elliptically shaped portion 40. By making the unit of highly polished spring steel, or similar material, it can be seen that the portion 40 in this form of construction produces the same result and is capable of the same use as the mirror shown in Figs. 1 to 3.

In both of theforms of the invention illustrated the napkin holder is clipped on to the lapel or the top of the dress or a pocket of the wearer. It will be understood that either one or two of the holders can be used. In the case where one is used, it can be placed in the V of the vest and a napkin snapped into position therein.

While I have illustrated and described a specific embodiment of the invention, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that changes and modifications can be made in the exact details shown and I do not wish to limit myself in any particular; rather what I desire to secure and protect by Letters Patent of the United States is: w

1. A napkin holder adapted to be attached to an article'of apparel on a wearer and capable of supporting a napkin therefrom comp'rising a pair of T-shaped members, the said members fastened one behind the other along one edge and spaced apart a determined distance, a pair of bulges in the forward face of the back T-member extending to the back of the front T-member, and a clip secured to the face of said front T-member.

2. A napkin holder adapted to be attached to an article of apparel on a wearer and capable of supporting a napkin therefrom comprising a pair of T-shaped members, the said members fastened along one edge and spaced apart a determined distance, a pair of bulges in the forward face of one of said T-members extending to the back of the other T-member, and` a clip secured to the face of said other T-member.

3. A napkin holder of the type describecl formed from a single blank, said member generally com- REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the `1e of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 315,178 Souter Apr. 7, 1885 413,401

Sanders Oct. 22, 1889 Number Number Name Date Davidson Nov. 24, 1891 Phare Feb. 23, 1892 Dromgoole May 18, 1897 McMesser Dec. 22, 1903 Hough Jan. 26, 1915 Thamm Jan. 27, 1920 Wberg Apr. 3, 1928 Dupret Feb. 26, 1935 FOREI'GN PATENTS Country Date France Mar. 26, 1934

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U.S. Classification24/7, 24/336
International ClassificationA41F3/00, A41F3/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41F3/02
European ClassificationA41F3/02