US 2582127 A
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Jan. 8, 1952 A, J, HORT 2,582,127
NECKTIE RACK Filed March 12, 1949 www ww 1 H HIB L; L I /0 lf FCI-. l! i7 Alan/ ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 8, 1952.
UNITED STATES PATENT oFEic-E Alfred J. Hort, Great Neck, N. Y. Application March 12, 1949, Serial No. 81,173 H 2 Claims. 1
This invention relates to necktie racks and particularly to the type f necktie rack disclosed in Patent No. 1,940,951 of December 26, 1933.
The necktie rack shown in the above mentioned patent comprised two bars pivotally connected by a plurality of wire hooks. The lower bar was arranged to be secured to a support so that it was stationary while the other bar was designed to be manually actuated whereby the hooks assumed either a tie engaging or releasing position. Manual actuation of the movable bar forced all of the hooks simultaneously into either of the two positions mentioned.
According to the present invention, a tie rack is disclosed which is of double the capacity of the one above described and which is nevertheless simply and easily actuated into tie engaging or releasing position. This is effected by doubling the number of wire hooks, spacing them closer together, and extending every other hook for a considerable distance below adjacent hooks so that neckties may be maintained on two levels and locked or released through a single operation, means being further provided to facilitate the manual operation of the movable bar.
The invention will be further understood from the description and drawings in which:
Fig. 1 is a front view in elevation of the improved necktie rack in the necktie engaging position.
Fig. 2 is a similar view in the released position.
Fig. 3 is a top view.
Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 4 4 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 with the hooks in engaging position.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view of the finger engaging end of the movable bar.
The necktie rack comprises a larger stationary bar Il) and smaller stationary bar II which may be made of wood, plastic or the like. Bar I0 is adapted to be connected to a suitable support by screws or the like" passed through openings I2.
Movable bar I3 is connected to bar IIJ through the hooked ends I4 of the outer hooks I5. Hooks I5 pass behind movable bar II) and terminate in lateral extensions I6 which lock a tie by pressing against an adjacent hook as will be hereinafter described. Hooked ends I4 further serve as limits to the tie releasing position of the movable bar I3.
Between the outer securing members or hooks I5, the upper ends of a plurality of short hook members I1 are embedded in the material of the movable bar I3,` are bent inwardly as at I8, passed downwardly through the stationary bar I 0 and then bent'outwardly at an angle so asto form a hook or lateral extension I9` similar to the hook or extension I 6. v
The series of hook members II are maintainedr in lateral alignment along both elongated bars IIJ Aand I3. Staggered in relation to each hook member II are each of a second series of hook members 20. Thus, between each hook I'I is embedded in bar I3, a longer hook member 20, such hook member 26 extending through openings in both bar ID and bar I I and terminating in lower' lateral extensions or hooks 2|. Hook members 20 are considerably longer than hook members II so that they may extend vthrough bar I I. End, longer hook members 22 and 23 are further provided, the hook member 23 serving as an abutment for the adjacent hook 2 Il when the rack is in the necktie locking position.' as illustrated in Fig. 1.
The necktie rackl as described above doubles the capacity of the article without requiring any additional action in operatingthe device. Because of such increased capacity and the consequent weight of the neckties, it has been deemed advisable to facilitate the operation by rendering the fingerhold form-tting notwithstanding any particular grasp which a user may normally employ. It will be understood that the neckties are originally hung on the hooks when the rack is in the open position illustrated in Fig. 2. Bar I3 is then shifted to the right as viewed in these figures so as to bring the respective series of hooks I9 and 2l into contacting and necktie locking relationship. This is normally accomplished by pressing a finger against one end of bar I 3, pressure on the left end serving to lock the neckties while pressure on the right end releases them. In the releasing action, the hooked ends I4 bear against the rear of movable bar I3 so as to limit its movement.
In order to render the operation more convenient, a metal ferrule 25 is applied over each end of the movable bar. Ferrule 25 is yconcave on all of its ve accessible sides. Thus, the outer side 26 will normally be used by pressure of the operators nger thereagainst. However, it maybe desirable to pull the bar I3 with one hand while the iinger of the opposite hand is pushing the opposite end of the bar. Accordingly, the ferrule is formed with concave ksides 2l so that it may be grasped by the thumb and forefinger of one hand. The top 28 and bottom 29 of the ferrule are further concave so as to provide another set of gripping surfaces. Concave surfaces 28 and 29 are preferably formed in situ so that the ferrule may be simultaneously secured to the end of the movable bar. Thus, the ferrule will be forced on the bar with the top 28 and bottom 29 in at condition and a suitable plier-like tool will press into the top 28 and bottom 29 so as to render them concave while causing them to bite into the wood of bar I3 and so as to simultaneously efect non-removable retention of the ferrule.
A necktie rack formed according to the above mentioned .constnuction accommodates 'a large number of neckties and secures all of them against falling by locking them into position. Only a single, simplied movement such as described in the above mentioned patent is required to operate the rack notwithstanding its -double capacity relative to the prior construction. The movable bar is formed as to facilitate vfinger actuation, this being of considerable advantage vdue to such increased capacity.
.After the neckties arehung over both series of hooks, the movable bar V'I3 is 'actuated as laforesaid so as to rotate all of the hooks and 'lock the neckties against adjacent hooks. nasmuch as the -two series kof `hooks are disposed at different levels, :all of the neckties are convenient-ly exposed so that .a desired selection can be made with ease. This vis .particularly true in the locked position where the neckband portion of each necktie is clasped broadside and is thus presented Aor displayed in such a manner as to eectively isolate each one visually from the others by maintaining all-of them side by side.
What is yclaimed is:
1. vvA necktie :rack comprising .an elongated stationary bar adapted to be secured to a support, an elongated -movable bar parallel, juxtaposed. and spaced `from said .stationary bar, a .pair of hook membersrconnected to said movable bar and movably passed through the stationary bar for movably `connecting said bars, a first series of hook members anchored in the movable bar in lateral alignment with each other and passed through the stationary bar, a second series of hook members similarly anchored in the movable bar and in lateral alignment with each other and also passed through the stationary bar, each of said first series of hook members being shorter than the hook members of said second series whereby the respective series are aligned on dii- `ferent levels, both series of hook members being movable frontally for the suspension of neckties in display position upon the movement of said movable bar towards one side and for clamping the neckties between each two adjoining hook.
members of the same series upon the movement of said movable bar in the opposite direction, each hook member of said rst series being arn ranged in staggered relationship with the hook members of said second series, and a second stationary bar below said rst stationary bar and through which said second series of hook membersispassed.
'2. A necktie rack according to claim i and iucluding a ferrule on at least one end oi the movable bar so as to facilitate manual actuation thereof, said ierrule being :live-sided and being concave at all of its sides.
ALFRED J. HGRT.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:
NITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 366,608 Raymond July 12J 1887 605,633 Deragon June 14, 1698 954,364 Vail Apr. 5, 19h) 973,090 Weaver Oct. 18, 19110 1,940,951 Hortenau Dec. 26, 1933 2,345,745 Goldbert Apr. 4, 1944 2,423,640 Dally July 3, 1947