US 2510452 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 6, 1950 w.' s." W lT T NECKTIE HANGER Filed Nov. 20,1947
3%Ja I flfforzzey Patented June 6, 1950 UNITED STATES. PATENT- OFFICE Application November 20, 1947, Serial No. 787,078
2 Claims. 1
My invention relates to necktie hangers of the type suspended from wall hooks and garments supporting rods, and one object is to provide a hanger of this type with means for accommodating a considerable number of neckties and holding them firmly in place.
A further object is to include a unit in the novel hanger which contains a spring clamp designed to firmly engage the necktie deposited therein.
Another object is to form the unit referred to in a manner to firmly lodge the said clamp and resist tendencies to displace it.
An important object is to design the novel necktie hanger along lines of simplicity and for easy handling.
With the above objects in view, and any others which may suggest themselves from the description to follow, a better understanding of the invention may be had by reference to the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the hanger;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragment of a support contained in the hanger for necktie holding units;
Fig. 3 is a left-hand side view of the hanger; and
Fig. 4 is an enlarged section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
In accordance with the foregoing, specific reference to the drawing indicates the upper portion of the hanger to be an arched bar l extended upwardly with an integral hook H. The
material of the parts just described may be wood,
but is preferably plastic for purposes of neatness and simplicity.
The end pieces ii of the bar l0 receive between them a bar I 5 which is of the same material. The bar l5 may be secured or retained to the end pieces [2 by any suitable means, but I prefer to employ the simple expedient of a pair of pins l6 which are driven into alined bores made in the joined parts.
The bar I5 is intended to receive a plurality of the units H! which individually support the neckties. Generally, each unit is in the form of a figure 2, having a top hook I!) which is hung on the bar l5 for the support of the unit. The bar I5 is of square cross-section, and the fit of the hook IS with the bar is such as to prevent vertical or lateral departure of the unit l8 from the bar. However, the unit may be swung in the manner indicated by finely dotted lines in Fig. 4 to release it from the bar.
The body of each unit I 8 combines with the base 20 thereof to provide a clamping hold for the necktie support by the unit. Thus, the front end of the base 20 is rounded as indicated at 22 to facilitate the easy mounting of the folded neckties. However, the advance of the necktie over the base 20 brings it into engagement by the frontal finger 23 of a spring clamp 24 carried by the unit. The back part of the clamp is in the form of a loop 25 which is frictionally lodged in a recess '26 formed between the body of the unit l8 and its base 20. Moreover, such recess is formed with a downward pocket 21 in which the loop lodges, so that it becomes firmly connected with the unit l8. It is noted that the body portion of the unit departs in a horizontal course on the Way to the recess 26, as indicated at 28, to create a top bearing resisting tendencies to withdraw the clamp 24 from the unit.
With the unit l8 completed as in Fig. 4, it is evident that a necktie inserted to the extent shown in Fig. 3 will be firmly clamped and resist all ordinary tendencies to become dislodged or loosen from the unit. A hanger is thus provided which afiords room for a considerable number of the units l8 to firmly support the neckties therein. Whfle the rod I5 is plain for general use, its smoothness may permit the units l8 to pile up toward one end of the rod when the hanger I ll is tilted. To counteract this tendency, Fig. 2 shows a modification wherein the rod '5 is milled or roughened on its top surface as indicated at 30. In conclusion, it may be said that the present necktie hanger is an article which may be conveniently hung over any handy nail or garment supporting rod by means of the hook H to accommodate and support a considerable number of neckties in a limited space.
While I have described the invention along specific lines, various minor changes or refinements may be made therein without departing from its principle, and I reserve the right to employ all such changes and refinements as may come within the scope and spirit of the appended claims.
1. The combination with a horizontal supportillg bar: of a unit having a hook shaped top designed to surmount said bar, said unit having its lower portion departing at an angle to and terminating with a base, means in said angle and extending over said base for clamping a necktie inserted over the latter, said angle containing a recess continued in said base with a pocket, and said means having a loop seating in said recess and pocket and retentively secured to the unit.
2. A necktie supporting device comprising in 3 combination a horizontal square supporting bar, REFERENCES CITED a hook Shaped unit having a Square recess on the The following references are of record in the under side of its hook portion to engage said supfil of this patent; porting bar, said hook portion extending downwardly at an angle and terminating in a base 5 UNTI'ED STATES PATENTS portion, a recess formed between the junction Number Name Date of the hook and base portions, and a spring hav- 237,82 Claussen Feb. 15, 1381 ing a curved end mounted in said recess and ex- 1,196,087 Crume Aug. 29, 1916 tending=outwardiy=to .engageithe top-of =the=base -1 68'Z;l29 Henninger, Got. 9, 1928 and clamp-a neolitie mounted between'the spring 10 3 5 W y May 24, 1932 and the base. ,150,497 Fernberg Mar, 14, 1939 WILLIAM S. WITT. 2,403,834 Streit July 9, 1946