US 2588576 A
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N. W. ROOF ET AL NECKTIE-HOLDING ATTACHMENT l March 1l, 1952 Filed May s, 1951 INVENTORS alczn WEoO/U ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 11, 1952 '@NuclearesHoLDiNcfaTrrAcHMENT iundue lmovement on thev part of .said lengths. .llt is fan V.object of thepresent ,inventionrtoypro;
vide an improved button-down necktie holder;
which may be manufactured separately from'thejnecktie with which it is to be associated, and folid lowing such separate manufacture readily applied by the user thereof to a given article of neck# wear. Another object of the invention is to provide a necktie holder' having a fabric body formedwth* a plurality of straps or webs, which are sepa rated by intervening slits, and through which the" under length of the necktie may be passed and held in connection with the outer length, the said'. straps or Webs being each formed with openings; providing for the detachable connection of thetie-holding attachment with one of the buttons employed at the front of an associated shirt. K
Still a further object of the invention is to pro-` vide a button-down necktie holder from a flexible fabric body which is adapted to be adhesively se'f cured to the under surface of the front length of an associated necktie, whereby the'body` will be in position to receive and hold the under length of the necktie, will be concealed from exterior view, and may be securely attached by buttoninfg the same in connection with an associated shirt.
A further object of the invention is to provide a simple, readily applied and inexpensive holding` means for application to articles of neckwear, whereby to hold the depending ends of such an article against undesired movement. For a further understanding of the invention, reference is to be had to the following description and the accompanying drawing, wherein: Fig. 1 is a perspective view disclosing a necktie provided with the holding attachment forming the present invention; Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing the neck Ve detached from an associated shirt.and illustrating the operative position of the holding attachment forming the present invention thereon;
Fig. 3 is a front elevational view of the attach? ment when removed from an associated necktie; Fig. 4 is a vertical transverse sectional view on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3;
Fig. 5 is a horizontal sectional view taken trans- .'.isformedwith tapering side edgesl'2gby whic .applica-.rimanga 1951,;-5seniaitNm-.z2aizz celaims. (cual-1415*) iiiustratingmnim-izortal Ysection "the "attahment ...iorminglthe.presentinvention.` l .l v.lteferring' .more ,particularly :to the drawing-s,
and 5 of the body being parallel, with the upper edge of shorter length than the lowerl edge. Preferably, the attachment is secured tothe under side of the outer tie length 3 by impregnating the body with an adhesive, so that by the use of a heated laundry iron the body may be pressed into firmly united attachment with the necktie without the use of sewing or other mechanical stitching or stapling means. In this instance, the body I is formed with av plurality of parallel horizontally extending slits 6, the latter extending from one of the tapered side edges 2 of the body to approximately the other. Between the slits the body I is formed to include straps or webs 1, preferably four or five in number. Centrally each of these straps or webs is formed with a button-receiving hole or opening 8, by which any one of the straps or webs may be secured to a fastening button 9 employed in uniting the' adjacent separable edge portions of a shirt or blouse I0.
In the use of the attachment, the 'body I is placed on the inner or reverse side of the outer length 3 of the necktie end, with the adhesively coated side of the body in direct contact with the necktie. The attachment is then secured in place by applying a hot iron or the like which softens and cures the adhesive and effects a rm and smooth union, without sewing, of the body to the necktie. When a necktie so constructed is placed under the collar of a shirt and formed with a knot II, the depending outer length 3 thereof and the inner length, shown at I2, are joined together by inserting the nger under one of the straps or webs, as shown in Fig. 1, so that the gripped strap or web may be drawn upwardly in a manner enabling the inner length I2 of the tie to be passed through and beneath the held strap or web. The
' latter is then fastened to the associated shirt by may be readily applied to standard neckties without dimculty.
1. A tie holder comprising a exible fabric body adapted to be secured to the under surface of the outer length of a necktie, said body being formed with a plurality of transversely extending parallel slits, the latter deilning between them a plurality of closely disposed cross straps, adjacent slits being so disposed as to receive the under length of the necktie, each of said straps being formed centrally with an opening for the reception of a fastening button present on an associated shirt, whereby to hold the attachment in secured relation with the shirt.
2. Holding means for uniting the depending lengths of a knotted necktie and attaching such lengths to an associated shirt, comprising a flexible fabric body joined with the under surface of the outermost length of a'necktie, said body being formed with a plurality of transversely extending parallel slits, a plurality of cross webs formed with said body between said slits, the under length of said necktie being insertable between any one of said straps or webs and the front length of the tie, 'and shirt button-receiving opening means formed centrally in each of said webs OI Straps. v3. Holding attachment for retaining depend- 4 ing inner and outer lengths of a, knotted necktie in united order with respect to each other and in joined relation with the buttons of an associated shirt, said attachment comprising a flexible sheet of fabric material, one surface of said sheet containing an adhesive by which the sheet is attached to the under surface of an outer tie length. said sheet being formed with a plurality of spaced transversely extending slits, the latter defining between them a plurality of closely adjoining .cross straps forming an integral part of said sheet, and button-receiving means formed in each of said straps.
4.; Tie holding means of the character set `forth in claim 3, and wherein said sheet includes tapered side edges conformable with the side edge configuration of the tie length on which the sheet is mounted.
NATHAN W. ROOP. HOWARD R. BABB, Jn.
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