US 2633995 A
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April 7, 1953 s. EDELHEIT QUICK-RELEASE TIE RACK Filed Jan. 24, 1950 INVENTOR Sol EdeZ/ze if BY @ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 7, 1953 [UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE,
2,633,995 QUICK-RELEASE TIE RACK s01 Edelheit, Forest Hills, N. Y. Application January 24, 1950, Serial No. 140,227
3 Claims. 1 This invention relates to a tie rack. It is an object of my invention to provide a rack for holding and displaying neckties-or the like form of apparel in which there is provided a rack member or extended arm over which the article of apparel is hung, and with respect to which a clamp member or pressure foot is biased, to clamp the goods on the arm, to prevent displacement and coordinately to provide guiding means to release the clamping engagement and hold the clamping means in released position for manipulation or adjustment of the articles, including quick release means for pinching the clamp and urging the pressure member into engagement with the arm.
Still more particularly it is an object of my invention to provide a necktie rack comprising a bracket from which one or more arms are extended for supporting articles of apparel, such as neckties, merely by looping the same on the arm and including a spring biased pressure foot member which is guided for release and includes latching means to hold the pressure foot in the released position, including spring release means for the latch whereby quick clamping action is effected, to prevent the articles from slipping off the supporting arm.
To attain these objects and such further objects as appear herein or be hereinafter'pointed out, I make reference to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating my device as a tie rack;
Figure 2 is a magnified side elevation thereof, partly in section;
Figure 3 is a section taken on the line 33 of Figure 2.
Summarizing my invention, I provide a bracket which may be mounted as a single unit or a plurality of units, including an arm extended from a base upon which a tie or like garment may be looped, to support the same, and a spring biased pressure foot which is guided to pinch or clamp the garment on the arm, including means to withdraw the pressure foot and latching means to hold the pressure foot in the withdrawn or inactive position, arranged with respect to the pressure foot so that rapid release may be secured more or less instantaneously, to urge the pressure foot into the clamping or pinching en-' gagement with the goods supported on the arm.
In the drawing there is provided a bracket base I which may be affixed to a wall II by suitable fastening means, such as screws, nails or the like. Extending from the base there is an arm I2 whose end I3 is riveted or otherwise (Cl. Zn-89) rigidly connected to the base to provide an openended support, over which a tie or like garment may belooped to position a fold It on its upper surface. g
Over the arm there is-provided a pressure member or foot I5, having its lower surface covered with some padding I6, such as rubber, felt or the like, to increase the frictional contact. The pressure foot is attached to the end ll of the shank I8 by riveting or other means. The shank is directed slidably through a guide block I9 whose end 20 is aflixed to the base II]. The shank I8 is guided in an aperture 2| to direct its end 22 through the guide, a convenient pull knob 23 being screw threaded or otherwise afiixed at its end. Over the shank I8 there is sleeved a spring 24, one end of which is biased against the surface 25 of the block I9, the other end of which is biased against the upper surface 26 of the pressure foot, the spring being expanded to urge the pressure foot against the arm I2, previously described.
The pressure foot 26 has a rear edge 21 slidably contacting the face 28 of the base I0, restraining the pressure foot from rotation, to keep the same parallel to the arm I2. The shank I8 is provided with a spur or slot 29 arranged to be latched by the sleeve 30 slidably mounted on the block I9, and including a wall portion or a pawl portion 3i outlined by a slot 32 to span the shank I8. The block I9 is formed with a socket or seat 33 into which is sleeved an expansion spring 34, engaging the wall 35 normally to urge the sleeve 30 outwardly and urge the toothed edge 36 into engagement with the spur 29, when the spur 29 is brought past the tooth.
In use, the arm I2 may support such articles of apparel as ties looped thereon by pulling the knob 23 to clear the same. Upon pulling the knob 23 to direct the spur above the tooth edge 36, the release thereof will serve to hold the shank in the lifted position against the expansive force or tension of the spring 24 which normally biases the pressure foot I5 into arm engaging position.
When adjustment of the ties is made for selection or display, a quick push or tap of the finger on the cap 35 will move it rearwardly, to disengage the spur 29 from its holding position with the toothed edge 36, instantaneously permitting the spring 24 to propel the pressure foot into clamping or arm engaging position. Acciderfi'al shifting of the goods during selection or mounting on the arm will be overcome by the rapidity of release of the pressure foot into clamping engagement.
By the construction provided, a single or plural number of garments may be held upon the supporting arm in a natural position for selection or storage without creasing, to provide large capacity storage, yet assuring that under handling accidental displacement or movement of the apparel may be remedied by the :instantaneous :clamping release afforded ,by the -=latch with respect to the spring biased pressure foot.
Having thus described my invention and illustrated its use, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A necktie rack comprising, in combination, a bracket having a base for attachment to a wall surface, an arm extending fromitheEbase for supporting the looped tie thereon, a pressure member having spring biasing means for urging the pressure member against said arm, a guide for'said' member mounted-on said 'base, latch-ing -means comprising a spring biased, transversely movable pawl mounted on'said guide-in'manua'lly accessible proximity to said arm for holding said pressure member in the retracted position against the biasing action of :said spring and latch release-meansonsaid guide 'for'urging said-pressure member into -'arm clamping position, said latch release means;guideand-arm being adjacent each other for-rapid handling.
2. "A -tie rack -comprising, in combination, =a
braeket forming -a--base for attachment-to a wall, an arm extended from the=base for=supporting looped -ties 'or "the like thereon, --a pressure foot, "a shankiorsaidpressure-foot,-mean-s'for -guiding the "shank of saidgaressure foot with respectto tsaid arm comprising a '-blo'ck mounted -on the base through which said "shank iS guided, ex- ,pansion spring-means 'on said shank acting on said "'blockiand pressure foot to urge the latter against the arm cooperating latchingmeans on said shank and guiding means for holding said pressure foot spaced from said arm, and spring biased, sliding pawl means on said guide to release said latch to spring bias said pressure foot into arm clamping position, said latch release means, guide and arm being adjacent each other for rapid handling.
3. A necktie rack comprising, in combination,
a bra'cketforming a base to zbe :attached to the surface of .a wall, an ,arm extending .from the base, a pressure foot guided to move in parallel- ,ism to said arm including a shank, an extension spring .sleeved on said shank, a guide block mounted on said base, having an aperture receiving- -said shank against which said spring bears, to urgesaid pressure foot into arm engaging position, latch means on said shank and block for holding said pressure foot spaced from said arm against the tension of ;said spring, and slidable l tch releasemeans on saidi u d for ur in s zpressurej foot :into clamping ;.posi,tion, :said' latch -:releasesmeansy guidesand. armheing adjacent. each :other for rapid ihandling.
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