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Publication numberUS2578269 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 11, 1951
Filing dateOct 22, 1948
Priority dateOct 22, 1948
Publication numberUS 2578269 A, US 2578269A, US-A-2578269, US2578269 A, US2578269A
InventorsSinton James H
Original AssigneeSinton James H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Plastic bow tie
US 2578269 A
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Dec, 11,, 1951 J, SIN-rem 9 9 PLASTIC BOW TIE Filed Oct. 22, 1948 5 m fQfi INVENTOR.

Attorney;

Patented Dec. 11, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PLASTIC BOW TIE James H. Sinton, Colorado Springs, 0010.

Application October 22, 1948, Serial No. 55,933

4 Claims. I

This invention comprises novel and useful improvements in a plastic bow tie and more specifically pertains to a bow tie of transparent material having cardboard stiffeners in the wings thereof, which are provided with ornamentation and which may be easily replaced to vary the design and appearance of the tie.

The principal object of this invention is to provide a bow tie of a transparent plastic material having replaceable ornamental stifieners therein whereby the effect and appearance of the tie may be varied as desired.

An important feature of the invention resides in providing a bow tie of a plastic transparent material in which the wings of the bow have front and back portions which taper in width from their outer to their inner ends and in which the wings are provided with cardboard stiffeners provided with ornamentation thereon for serving both to impart varied appearances to the tie as well as to strengthen the pliable material thereof.

A further feature of the invention resides in the provision of an improved construction for forming the wings of a bow tie and for securing the same by a knot to which a resilient fastening strap is associated.

These, together with various ancillary features and objects of the invention which will later be come apparent as the following description proceeds, are attained by this device, preferred embodiments of which have been illustrated by way of example only in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure l is a perspective view of one embodiment of a bow tie constructed in accordance with this invention;

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the same;

Figure 3 is a vertical transverse sectional detail view through the knot of the tie taken substantially upon the plane of the section line 3-3 of Figure 1;

Figure 4 is a Vertical transverse sectional detail view taken through one of the bows or wings of the bow tie substantially upon the plane of the section line 44 of Figure 1;

Figure 5 is a group assembly perspective view of a pair of ornamental stiifeners which may be employed in the invention;

Figure 6 is a top plan view of a modified form of bow tie in accordance with the invention; and

Figure? is a detail perspective view taken from the rear side of Figure 1 and illustrating the manner of securing the fastening strap to the knot of the bow tie.

Referring now more specifically to the accompanying drawings, wherein like numerals designate similar parts throughout the various views, attention is directed first to Figures 1-5 and '7 wherein a preferred embodiment of the bow tie is illustrated. This bow tie consists of a pair of wings designated generally by the numerals I 0 and I 2 and which as shown in Figure 2 are preferably formed from a single strip of a transparent plastic material of any desired character, it being preferred that this material shall be of sheet material character and to some extent pliable although of sufficient rigidity to sustain its shape. As shown in this embodiment, this strip is folded upon itself to provide front portions l4 and it together with rear portions [8 and 26 which define the front portions and rear portions of the respective wings l0 and l I. As will be noted in Figures 2 and 3, the inner ends of the rear portions l8 and 20 which constitute the ends of the sheet or strip of flexible material, are overlapped upon themselves, and it will be noted Lhat the front and rear portions are similarly shaped to provide relatively wide outer ends and crumpled or relatively narrow inner ends. A knot is secured about the inner ends of the front and rear portions, and this knot may consist of a strip 22 whose ends likewise overlap as illustrated in Figures 2, 3 and 7. If desired, the overlapped ends of the strip 22 may be cemented, fused or otherwise rigidly secured together to permanently retain the tie in its assembled position.

One of the ends of the strip 22 is preferably provided with a pair of parallel slots 24 which thus definewith the end of the strip a loop 26 for the reception of a resilient fastening strap 28 of any desired character. By means of this strap 28, the tie is resiliently attached to and secured to the neck of the wearer.

In order to permit varying the appearance afforded by the tie as well as to stiffen and strengthen the pliable plastic material of the bows of the wings Hi and i2 thereof, there are provided a series of stifieners such as indicated in Figures 2, 4 and 5. These stiifeners may consist of any suitable material such as cardboard, a plastic or the like, and are preferably shaped to correspond to the contour of the wings l0 and I2, being substantially coterminous therewith. Thus, as shown in Figure 5, a pair of stiffeners 30 and 32, having inner ends 34, are provided which stiffeners may be ornamented in any desired manner as at 36. It is contemplated that one of the stiffeners shall be placed in one of the wings I!) or l2, as shown in Figures 1 and 2.

with the reduced inner ends 34 extending into the knot 22 between the front and rear portions of the tie, to be frictionally or otherwise retained therein.

It will thus be seen that a pair of the stiffeners may be readily applied to or removed from the bow tie when it is desired to change the appearance of the same, and when so installed the fasteners serve the dual function of imparting ornamental design to the tie as well as stiffening the wings thereof.

Referring now to the embodiment of Figure 6, it will be seen that the bow tie may be formed in an alternative manner as follows. The knot 22, the strap 23, and the manner of assembling and associating these parts is identical with'tha't set forth in the preceding embodiment. However, in this embodiment it is preferred to form the bow tie of two separate pieces, consisting 'of a front sheet of material indicated by the numeral 36, which is terminally joined as by fusing, cementing or any other desired manner to a rear sheet 33.

The front sheet 35 is curved adjacent its terminals as at 43 and 2 to provide the fullness for receiving the above mentioned stiffener strips 323 and 32, and the'front sheet 35 is of tapering width from its outer ends towards its inner portion or middle portion, which is received within the knot 22. The rear strip 38 is of the same lateral width as the front strip throughout its length, and likewise passes through the knot 22. This construction has the advantage that three thicknesses of material are received with the knot 22, these being the rear strip 38, the front strip 36 and the aligned ends 3 of the stiffeners 30 and 32. Except for this differenc this embodiment is substantially identical with that previously set forth, and its operation and advantages are the same.

From the foregoing, the construction, operation and advantages of the invention will be readily understood and further explanations are believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous'modifications and changes will readily occur to those'skilled in the art after a consideration of the foregoing description and accompanying drawings, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described'but all suitable modifications and equivalents'may be resorted to falling within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus disclosed and described the invention, what'is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A bow tie comprising a pair of wings of transparentinaterial having front and back portionstapering in width from their outer to their inner ends, a knot surrounding said inner ends, a resilient retaining strap secured to said knot, the front portions of the wings being transparent, and a flat stiffener of sheet material having ornamentation thereon positioned in each wing between the front and back portions thereof, saidknot comprising a strip folded about the inner ends of said front and back portions, the ends of said strip overlapping, one end of said strip having slots therein defining with said strip a loop, said strap being received in said loop.

2. A bow tie comprising a pair of wings of transparent material having front and back portions tapering in width from their outer to their inner ends, a knot surrounding said inner ends, a resilient retaining strap secured to said knot, the front portions of the wings being transparent, and a flat stiffener of sheet material having ornamentation thereon positioned in each wing between the front and back portions thereof, said knot comprising a strip folded about the inner ends of said front and back portions, the ends of said strip overlapping, one end of said strip having slots therein defining with said strip a loop, said strap being received in said loop, said front ends of said wings consisting of an integral sheet of material.

3. A bow tie comprising a pair of wings of transparent material having front and back portions tapering in width from their outer to their inner ends, a knot surrounding said inner ends, a-resilient retaining strap secured to said knot, the front portions of the Wings being transparent, and a flat stiffener of sheet material having ornamentation thereon positioned in each wing between the front and back portions thereof, said knot comprising a strip folded about the inner ends of said front and back portions, the ends of said strip overlapping, one end of said strip having slots therein defining with said strip a loop, said strap being received in said loop, said front ends of said wings consisting of an integral sheet of material, the backs of said wings comprising a second integral sheet of material terminally joined to said first sheet.

4. A bow tie comprising a pair of wings of transparent material having front and back portions tapering in width from their outer to their inner ends, a knot surrounding said inner ends, a resilient retaining strap secured to said knot,

l the front portions of th wings being transparent,

and a flat stiffener of sheet material having ornamentation thereon positioned in each wing between the front and back portions thereof, said knot comprising a strip folded about the inner ends of said front and back portions, the ends of said strip overlapping, one end of said strip having slots therein defining with strip a loop, said strap being received in said loop, said wings consisting of an integral sheet of material folded to provide two Wings integrally connected at their inner front portions and the ends of said sheet overlapping to define the inner ends of said back portions.

JAMES H. SINTON.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS

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US2611900 *Dec 7, 1951Sep 30, 1952Superba Cravats IncNecktie
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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/151, D02/606
International ClassificationA41D25/02, A41D25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D25/02
European ClassificationA41D25/02