US 2510030 A
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MW 395@ R. A. @Amun COLLAR sUPPoRTER Filed April l8 3.947
Patented May 30, 1950 COLLAR SUPPORTER Russell A. Carlisle, Norfolk, Va.; Russell A. Carlisle, Jr., administrator of said Russell A. Carllsle, deceased Application April 18, 1947, Serial No. 742,306
1 Claim. l
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in collar supporters.
This invention is devised for the reinforcement of shirt collars, for the purpose of eliminating wrinkles.
Collar supporters as such are well known, most of which have defects that render them unsuitable. Thus, for example, a usual for-m requires the use of pockets on the under side of the collar. The fabrication of these pockets is expensive, and the sizes and forms of these pockets vary to such an extent that the inserts for the pockets of one collar are almost certain not to iit the pockets of any other collars. Another type uses gripping tongues, which are apt to tear the fabric and sometimes the skin. Another type uses springs, which of course are a nuisance.
The present invention contemplates the use of a sem-rigid material that may be adhered to the under side of the collar. This reinforcement is so inexpensive that it may be discarded after a single use. There are no springs or tongues or other paraphernalia to damage the material, injure the person, or ruffle the temper.
The invention will be described with particular reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a view of the upper portion of a shirt having an attached collar and showing supporters constructed in accordance with the principles of the invention.
Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure l, but showing the supporter and collar in reverse position.
Figure 3 is a cross-section through a collar and attached supporter.
Figure 4 is a cross-section through the supporter itself, prior to attachment to the collar.
Figure 5 is a front view of the supporter prior to attachment to a collar.
Figure 6 is a cross-section through the supporter of Figure 5,
The drawings show a shirt collar I0 having attached thereto two supporters II and I2. The supporters II and I2 are oi any size or shape, preferably angular, best designed to keep the points of the collar Ill straight and smooth. The supporter is made of cheesecloth, canvas, paper, or any other material that may lend support.
The support is attached to the collar IIJ by means of an adhesive I3, which is of a nature to permit a firm union of the collar I and the supporter. The adhesive I3 may be of such a nature that it is water separable or soluble, so that it will separate or dissolve in water during 2 the laundering of the shirt. The supports Il and I2 will then fall oli' and may be discarded.
In the Vending of the device, the adhesive is protected by a backing or layer of cheesecloth I4, paper, or similar material. This backing I4 may be peeled off, and the support II pressed into position on the under side of the collar I0 by thumb and linger. The adhesive I3 is of a Well known type capable of resisting displacement from the supports I I and I2 when the backing I4 is removed.
Since the supporters II and I2 come in pairs, they may be positioned as shown in Figure 6, with the cheesecloth I4 or other backing of one supporter II in contact with the cheesecloth I4 of the other supporter I2. If desired, only one cheesecloth backing I4 may be provided for both supporters II and I2.
Suitable apertures I5 in the supporters II and I2 may be provided to keep them adhered as a pair and to assist in peeling off the backing I4. Alternatively, the supports may be adhered on a card or strip, to be peeled off as needed.
The simplicity of this supporter is such that one size will t substantially all shirt collars. Of course, if it is so desired, the supporters may come in two or three sizes to t all types of collars.
It will be seen, therefore, that a supporter constructed in accordance `with the principles of this invention will accomplish the objective of stiiening the points of the collar, without damaging it in any way. It cannot interfere with the necktie or with the collar buttons. There Will be no tabs or springs to be lost or get out of place.
It should be noted that the supporter may comprise a material that is washable and that turns hard when dry. When such material is used, it may be desirable to affix it permanently to the shirt collar, and in that event, the adhesive I3 is made water insoluble.
The supporter will permit longer wear of the shirt between launderings and thereby prolong the life of the shirt.
What is claimed is:
A disposable collar support comprising a thin flat relatively rigid strip of flexible material, a thin layer of pressure-sensitive and water-soluble adhesive material covering one face of said strip for initially securing pairs of said strips together, porous flexible backing strips removably engageable on the adhesive-covered faces of said rigid strips, said porous strips being engageable in overlying relation for strippingly securing said rigid strips together, said rigid strips after forcible UNITED STATES PATENTS separation being adhesively engageable on a col- Number Name K Date lar `amd removed therefrom upon immersion of 983,954 T111 Febl 14 1911 the collar m Water- 2,246,984 Palmer June 24, 1941 Y RUSSELL A- CARLISLE 5 2,278,673 savada et al, Apr. 7, 1942 REFERENCES CITED FOREIGN PATENTS The following references are of record in the Number Country Date le of this patent: 2,025 Great Britain 1910