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Publication numberUS2587860 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 4, 1952
Filing dateAug 13, 1947
Priority dateAug 13, 1947
Publication numberUS 2587860 A, US 2587860A, US-A-2587860, US2587860 A, US2587860A
InventorsIverson Arden L, Kohl William R
Original AssigneePara Lux Products Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shirt collar support
US 2587860 A
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W. R; KOHL ET AL March 4, 1952 SHIRT COLLAR SUPPORT 2 SHEETS-SHEET Filed Aug. 15, 1947 15 Wzllaam i k 05i, warden Z. [U6/307Z,

March 1952 w. R. KOHL ET AL SHIRT COLLAR SUPPORT 2 SHEETS SHEET 2 Filed Aug. 15, 1947 Patented Mar. 4, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SHIRT COLLAR SUPPORT William R. Kohl, Glenview, and Arden L. Iverson, Chicago, Ill., assignors to Para-Lux Products Company, Chicago, 111., a corporation of Illinois Application August 13, 1947, Serial No. 768,304

11 Claims. 1 v This invention relates to a collar or neckband support or protector which is adapted for use with a new or freshly laundered collar-attached shirt to prevent crumpling, crushing or wrinkling of the same.

It is an object of the invention to provide a very simple one-piece flexible paperboard collar support which is constructed with improved rigidifying and bracing portions whereby it is adapted to sustain a substantial vertical crushing load when operatively positioned in the collar opening of a collar-attached shirt.

Anotherobject of the invention is to provide a protective support for a collar which is fabricated from a relatively small blank of paperboard stock by slitting and creasing the same to provide integrally related members having a truss-like supporting action when properly positioned adjacent the neckband of the shirt and having an effective toggle-like action automatically urging the sup port into snug engagement against portions of the inside of the collar band.

A more specific object of the invention is to provide a collar support consisting of a paperboard or cardboard device having laterally ex-- tending wing-like members which are adapted to be positioned between the collar and the neckband and an integral two-part panel which is folded partially upon itself and then flexed into engaging position within the collar opening to provide a protecting and stiiTening means having portions extending above the top of the collar, which portions form a buffer of exceptional strength for protecting the collar against crushing when the shirts are piled on top of each other.

These and other objects of the invention will be apparent from the description of the several forms of the invention which are shown by way of illustration in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of a blank which has been cut and creased to provide when set up a shirt collar support in accordance with the preferred form of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a plan View of a mans collar-attached shirt with the collar support partially applied thereto;

Fig. 3 is a plan view similar to Fig. 2, illustrating the collar support in position on the shirt just prior to the final folding and applying operation;

Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3, with dotted lines showing a portion of the support in a position which is intermediate the position shown in Fig. 3 and the final position;

Fig. 6 is a cross section on the line 66 of Fig. 7 is a plan view similar to Fig. 5 illustrating a slightly modified form of the support;

Fig. 8 is a plan view of a blank which has been cut and creased to provide a further modified form of the shirt collar support;

Fig. 9 is a plan view illustrating thesupport of Fig. 8 in partially inserted position on the shirt collar; and

Fig. 10 is a cross section on the line Ill-49 of Fig. 9 with the fully inserted position of the support indicated in dotted lines.

Referring to Figs. 1 to 6 of the drawings which illustrate a preferred embodiment of the shirt collar support, a cardboard sheet of suitable grade and stiffness is cut and provided with crease lines to form a blank II] which is adapted to be applied to the shirt and simultaneously folded into operative position thereon.

The blank I 0 includes a portion l I forming upwardly and outwardly curved laterally extending or projecting arms or wings l2. A collar point protector tab I3 is integrally attached to the wing forming portion ll intermediate the ends of and at the lower side thereof. The protector tab I3 is adapted to hinge along the line 14 which is preferably a crease or score line. A. two-part panel portion 15 is integrally connected intermediate the ends of the wing forming portion l l on the side opposite the protector tab I3 and is adapted to hinge along the line l6 which is preferably a crease or score line.

The panel I5 is divided into an upwardly curved inner portion 11 and an outer portion l8 which are foldable upon themselves about the line H! along which the panel is preferably slitted or otherwise weakened so that the portions I! and It will readily fold about the same. The line I9 is irregular, having short outer horizontal end portions 20, inwardly and downwardly sloping intermediate portions 2! and a short horizontal center portion 22 which results in a curving or bowing of the panel l5 when the portions I? and 18 are folded toward each other about the line IS. The panel portion I1 is separated from the wing forming portion H by irregular curved cutting lines 23 which terminate in cut out portions 24 forming on the lower edge of portion ll downwardly projecting points or tabs 25 adjacent the center of the support. The panel portion 18 is provided with reduced projecting end f mations 2B.

The protector is positioned on the collar-attached shirt 21 (Fig. 2) by first inserting the arms I 2 between the collar flaps 28 and the neckband 29 of the shirt. The collar point protector tab 13 is hinged or bowed outwardly about the line l4 sufiiciently to position the lateral ends of the tab [3 outside of the points of the collar flaps 28. In this position the panel members l1 and I8 extend in a generally upward direction in the plane of the enter portion of the wing forming member II. The points or tabs are then positioned inside the neckband by curving or flexing the panel members I! and 18 about their vertical center and moving the tabs 25 into position (Fig. 3). The support is fully inserted by moving the top edge of the panel portion 18 backwardly in bending relation about the line is (Fig. 4) The ends of the panel members I! and 18 are automatically pulled backwardly towards each other as the top edge 3!! of the panel member I8 pivots rearwardly and downwardly about the irregular fold line while the panel members I1 and I8 assume a bowed or flexed condition. As the panel members H and i8 are thus folded partially upon themselves the top edge 39 of the panel member I8 is positioned in engagement with the back of the shirt 2! at the bottom of the neckband line.

The forward portion of the panel member l8, along the line l9, extends in a generally vertical direction and projects above the front portion of the collar of the shirt 2'. The central portions of the arm forming member ll and the panel members I! and It cooperate to form a truss or bridge-like rigidifying and strengthening 'means for the front of the collar and act as a buffer when shirts provided with the supports are piled on each other.

The panel members I! and I 8 are positioned in the collar opening by a toggle-like action as the panel portion [8 is folded backvvardly and downwardly about the line I 9, their ends automatically moving inwardly and downwardly into position. The collar point protecting tab 13 is positioned with its ends on the outside of the collar flaps 28 to protect-the points of the flaps 28 from injury or wrinkling and to assist in holding the protector snugly in position. The surface of the collar point protector tab l3 may be provided with appropriate advertising matter. The ends 26 of the panel members I! and it are urged outwardly against the back of the shirt by the resiliency of the material and help to retain the support in proper position on the shirt.

A slightly modified form of the collar support is illustrated in Fig. '7. In this form the support 3! includes a shirt encircling band 32 which is substituted for the collar point protector [3 of the preferred form, The band 32 is connected at 33 to the support 3! in the same manner as the collar point protector tab IS. The support 3| is applied to the shirt 34 in the same manner as the preferred form and the shirt encircling band 32 is folded completely around the shirt 34 with its ends secured in the back in any desired manner. The points of the collar flaps 35 are positioned beneath the band 32 where they are protected from injury or wrinkling.

A further modified form of protector is shown in Figs. 8 to 10. The blank All is cut and creased to provide a portion 4| having relatively short laterally extending neckband engaging arms 42. A collar point protector tab 43 is integrally joined to the lower side of the arm forming portion 4| and is adapted to bend or bow along the connecting line 44. A two-part panel is integrally connected to the upper side of the portion, 4]; and

is adapted to bend or bow along the connecting line 46. Small laterally extending tab members 41 are cut from the material of the arm forming portion 4| and the panel 45 adjacent the connecting line 46. The panel 45 is divided into two portions 48 and 49 by an irregular fold line 58 which may be slitted or otherwise weakened to insure folding of the panel portions 48 and 49 therealong. The panel portion 48 is relatively narrow and short while the panel portion 49 is substantially wider and longer, the ends 5! of the latter extending laterally a substantial distance and having sloping serrated edges.

The blank 4!] is applied to the shirt 52 (Figs. 9 and 10) by inserting the laterally extending arms 42 beneath the flaps 53 of the collar 54 with the laterally extending ends of the collar point protector tab 43 positioned outside the points of the collar flaps 53. The panel members 48 and 49 are then flexed or curved inwardly or rear wardly to bring the panel member 48 inside the collar opening and into contact with the forward portion of the neckband 55 The panel member 49 is then in a generall upwardly and rearwardly sloping curved or bowed condition with its ends extending out over the sides of the collar.- The panel member 49 is then grasped at the middle and-moved rearwardly and downwar'dll to-fold about the line 50 and at the same time bring the serrated ends down into position alongthe inside of the neckband and the top edge 56 of the support into engagement with the back 51 of the shirt 52 (Fig. 10). The center portions of the panel 48, the arm forming por tion 4| and the collar point protector tab 43 extend in the same general plane (Fig. 10) when the support is fullyinserted. The short tabs 41 project outwardly over the outside of the collar at the top edges of the collar flaps 53. The ends of the panel member 43 engage the neckband and are held in position in stiffening relation by the curved or flexed panel 49. The forward portion of the panel member 4 9 extends downwardly in approximately a vertical position and forms with the integral connecting portions of the protector members 48, 48 and :33 a triangular bridge like support which extends above the top of the front portion of the shirt collar 55 and provides a buffer of exceptional strength that protects the collar from crushing when other shirts are piled upon it. t

While particular details of construction and specific materials are referred to in describing the prefered form of the invention, it will be understood that other details of construction and other materials may be resorted to within the spirit of the invention.

We claim: 1. A collar protecting device comprising afiexible sheet-like body member having a portion providing laterally projecting neckband engaging wings adapted to be flexed and positioned between the collar and the neckband of a shirt, and an integral two-part supporting and locking panel integrally connected to said wing for'ming portion intermediate the ends of said Wings, said two-part panel being provided with hinge means connecting the parts thereof at points which are relatively widely spaced along the length of the panel, and being adapted to be folded upon it} self and positioned in toggle-like locking engagement in the forward curved portion of the collar opening, said panel whenso positioned including a part immediately adjoining the inte- Zw s l e e ee ee Qt sai panel and wins formin portion which forwardly engages the rear surface of the forward collar portionalong a substantiallength theeof and an elongatedcollar engaging part disposed rearwardly of said first named part and said forward collar portion.

2. Acollarprotecting device comprisinga body member of flexible sheet-like material having laterally extending neckband engaging arms adapted to be positioned between the collar and the neckband of the shirt, a collar point protector tab integrally connected to one side of the arm members intermediate their ends, and a foldable panel integrally connected to the opposite side of the neckband engaging arms, said panel having a weakened irregular line intermediate its side edges, which line includes hinge portions spaced substantially from one another a with reference to the length of the line, and. be-

ing foldable upon itself about said hinge portions to flex into curved relation for positioning in toggle-like, spring thrust exerting engagement with the inside of the neckband at the forward portion of the collar opening, said panel when so positioned including a part immediately adjoining the integral connection of said panel and wing forming portion which forwardly engages the rear surface of the forward collar portion along a substantial length thereof and an elongated collar engaging part disposed rearwardly of said first named part and said forward collar portion.

3. A collar protecting device comprising a body member of flexible sheet material having integral laterally extending curved neckband engaging arms of substantial length adapted to be positioned between the collar and neckband of a shirt, and a foldable panel integrally joined to said arms intermediate their length, said panel being foldable upon itself along an irregular longitudinally curved line of length approximating that of the panel and being insertable within the collar opening to provide a curved truss-like, toggle action buffer member exerting spring thrust on the inside of said neckband and having its folded edge extending above the top edge of the collar, said panel when so positioned including a part immediately adjoining the integral connection of said panel and wing forming portion which forwardly engages the rear surface of the forward collar portion along a substantial length thereof and an elongated collar engaging part disposed rearwardly of said first named part and said forward collar portion.

4. A collar protecting device comprising a body member of flexible sheet-like material having laterally extending wings adapted to be positioned between the collar and the neckband of the shirt, a collar point protector tab connected to one side of the wings intermediate their ends,

. and a foldable panel connected to the opposite side of the wings, said panel having an irregular fold line intermediate its side edges, which line includes hinge portions spaced substantially from one another with reference to the length of the line, and being foldable upon itself about said hinge portions into curved relation for positioning in toggle-like, spring thrust exerting engagement with the inside of the neckband at the forward portion of the collar opening, said panel when so positioned including a part immediately adjoining the integral connection of said panel and wing forming portion which forwardly engages the rear surface of the forward collar portion along a substantial length thereof and an elongated collar engaging part disposed rear- 6 wardly of said first named part andsaid forwardcollar portion.

5. A collar protectingdevicecomprising-a body member of flexible sheet material having laterally extending curved neckband engaging arms of substantial length adapted to be positioned between the collar and neckband of a shirt, and a foldable panel joined 'tosaid arms intermediate their length, said panel being foldable upon an irregular line of length of the order of the length of the panel and being insertable within the collar opening to provide a truss-like, toggle action buffer portion of generally triangular section exerting spring thrust on the inside of said neckband and having the folded top edge thereof extending above the top edge of the collar, said panel when so positioned including a part immediately adjoining the integral connection of said panel and wing forming portion which forwardly engages the rear surface of the forward collar portion along a substantial length thereof and an elongated collar engaging part disposed rearwardly of said first named part and said forward collar portion.

6. A collar protecting device comprising a flexible sheet-like body member having a portion providing laterally projecting neckband engaging wings adapted to be flexed and positioned between the collar and the neckband of a shirt, a collar tab protecting member integrally joined to one side of said wing forming port-ion intermediate the ends thereof, and a two-part supporting and locking panel joined to said wing forming portion at the opposite side thereof, said two-part panel being provided with hinge means connecting the parts thereof at points which are relatively widely spaced along the length of the panel, and being adapted to be folded upon itself and positioned in toggle-like locking engagement in-the forward curved portion of the collar opening, said panel when so positioned including a part immediately adjoining the integral connection of said panel and win forming portion which forwardly engages the rear surface of the forward collar portion along a substantial length thereof and an elongated collar engaging part disposed rearwardly of said first named part and said forward collar portion.

'7. A collar protecting device as claimed in claim 6 wherein said panel part are of approximately the same length and are separated by a bent fold line.

8. A collar protecting device as claimed in claim 6 wherein said collar protecting tab member comprises a shirt encircling band member.

9. A collar protecting device as claimed in claim 6 wherein one of said panel parts is relatively short and narrow and the other part is longer and wider, said parts being separated by a bent fold line.

10. A collar protecting device as claimed in claim 9 wherein said other panel part is provided with serrated end edges.

11. A collar protecting device comprising a portion engageable between a collar and shirt neckband and a neckband engaging portion integrally connected to said portion, said neckband engaging portion including two flexible, relatively elongated panels hingedly related at relatively widely spaced parts along their respective lengths and rearwardly of the integral connection of said portions, said device being folded upon itself and positioned in toggle-like locking engagement within the neckband of a shirt with the panel adjacent said integral connection en- 8 gaging the inside'of the shirt neckband and the free edge of the panel remote from said connec- UNITED STATES PATENTS tion engaging the rear of the shirt. 7 Number Name Date y I 1,814,653 Wilson July 14, 1931 WIILIAM KOHL- 5 1,876,814 Wilson Sept. 13, 1932 ARDEN E 2,149,192 Steele Feb. 28, 1939 2,158,379 Peyton May 16, 1939 REFERENCES CITED 2,289,073 Ross et a1 July '7, 1942 The following references are of record in the 2,371,841 Paulsen Mar. 20, 1945 file of this patent: 10 v

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Referenced by
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US2846127 *Jul 10, 1956Aug 5, 1958Loroco Ind IncCollar support
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US7877818Jan 27, 2009Feb 1, 2011S2S Design, Inc.Easy on and off collar for a protective garment
Classifications
U.S. Classification223/83
International ClassificationB65D85/18
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/182
European ClassificationB65D85/18B