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Publication numberUS2713706 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 26, 1955
Filing dateSep 21, 1954
Priority dateSep 21, 1954
Publication numberUS 2713706 A, US 2713706A, US-A-2713706, US2713706 A, US2713706A
InventorsBiagi Leon J
Original AssigneeSwank Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Necktie holder
US 2713706 A
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July 26, 1955 L. J. BIAGI NECKTIE HOLDER Filed Sept. 21, 1954 INVENTOR. L eon 15.12191:

A T TORNE YS United States Patent NECKTIE HOLDER Leon J. Biagi, Rumford, R. 1., assignor to Swank, Inc., a corporation of Delaware Application September 21, 1954, Serial No. 457,381

3 Claims. (Cl. 24-49) This invention relates to a necktie holder.

Heretofore necktie holders have been provided with means to grasp a shirt and with some flexible member encircling the necktie to retain it in position while permitting the necktie to move vertically within the loop.

One of the objects of this invention is to provide an adjustment of the working length of the flexible member for encircling the necktie, which adjustment will be visible and easily operable by the wearer while the holder is in position.

Another object of the invention is to provide an adjustable device which will be of an ornamental character and will enhance the appearance of the device.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel feature of construction as'will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a necktie holder;

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the adjustable flexible portions of the holder;

Figure 3 is a modified view of the attachment of the flexible end portions of the holder;

Figure 4 is a top plan view of a modified manner of attaching the flexible means which encircle the necktie to the bar which is mounted upon the shirt.

In proceeding with this invention, I provide a bar which may be secured in any suitable way to the edge of a shirt, and I support by this bar a flexible means which will have two end portions, and then I adjustably secure these end portions together so that the flexible means together with the bar will provide a loop for embracing the necktie. The end portions of the flexible means are secured together in various ways but in such a way that they will be adjustable so that the encircling size of the flexible means may be adjusted for the accommodation of ties of different widths.

With reference to the drawings, designates a bar which will extend across the front of a shirt and in this instance it is bent rearwardly and back upon itself as at 11 to provide a mounting for a jaw 12 which is pivoted to the rear portion 11 and is spring pressed so that its engaging jaw edge 13 may grasp the under surface of a shirt to hold the bar in place. The bar 10 is provided with a pair of holes 14 and 15 which support rings 16 and 17 to which there are attached the flexible means comprising chains or cords designated generally 18 and which comprises an end portion 19 and an end portion 20.

In the form of the invention shown in Figures 1 and 2, these end portions extend one along the other as shown magnified in Figure 2. The tip 21 on the portion 19 is secured to a ball 22 by means of a ring 23. This ball will slide along or be guided by the end portion 20. The tip 24 of the end portion is connected to a ball 25 by rings 26; the ball 25 is slidable along the end portion 19. Thus, by grabbing the balls 22 and 25 and pulling in opposite directions to slide the balls along their respective flexible portions, the encircling size of 2,713,706 Patented July 26, 1955 the flexible means 18 may be made less to accommodate a narrow tie through the opening 27, whereas if the balls 22 and 25 are moved toward each other along their respective portions 20 and 19, then the encircling size of the flexible means will be made largerfor the accommodation of a wider tie. The flexible means comprising the end portions 19 and 20 may be of a braided cord of textile threads or may be a snake chain type of flexible chain or a Boston link as in Figure 4 or any flexible member which will permit of some part to be slid along it and held in position.

In the form of the invention shown in Figure 3, the bar is designated as 10 and would have the same grasping means as heretofore provided. Openings are provided as at 14 and 15 as heretofore, while rings are provided as at 16 and 17 as previously mentioned, and in this case the flexible means designated 30 comprise end portions 31 and 32 which are secured together by means of a slide 33 which embraces both of the end portions 31 and 32. The tips of these end portions are provided with balls as at 34 and 35 so that these tips will not pass through the loop or slide 33. In this case in order to decrease the size of the loop designated 36, it is merely necessary to move the slide 33 toward the bar 10, whereas if it is desired to increase the encircling size of this flexible means, the slide 33 is moved outwardly away from the bar along the end portions 31 and 32.

In some cases as shown in Figure 4, the mounting of the flexible means on the bar now designated 40 is by providing holes 41 and 42 in the bar and passing the flexible means which may be in one piece through the bar, providing a rear portion 43, and bringing the end portions 44 and 45 together and securing them by some adjustable means such as above pointed out.

By this arrangement the adjustable means are ornamental in character. They are always in view and may be easily seen for adjustment by the wearer.

I claim:

1. A necktie holder comprising a rigid bar of a length substantially the width of a necktie, means to clamp the bar to a shirt, flexible means attached to said bar a fixed distance apart and adjacent the ends of the bar with two portions extending from the bar and terminating in free ends, a slide having portions frictionally embracing said two portions of the flexible means intermediate each free end and the point of attachment to said bar to provide with said bar a loop for encircling said necktie, said slide being movable along said flexible means for adjustment of the necktie encircling loop while maintaining said slide positioned as desired with reference to said rigid bar.

2. A necktie holder comprising a rigid bar of a length substantially the width of a necktie, means to clamp the bar to a shirt, flexible means attached to said bar at points a fixed distance apart and adjacent the ends of the bar with two portions extending from the bar and terminating in free ends, a slide attached to each free end, each slide having portions frictionally embracing the other portion of the flexible means intermediate the free end and the point of attachment to said bar to provide with said bar a loop for encircling said necktie, each slide being movable along one flexible means for adjustment of the necktie encircling loop.

3. A necktie holder comprising a rigid bar of a length substantially the width of a necktie, means to clamp the bar to a shirt, flexible means attached to said bar at points a fixed distance apart and adjacent the ends of the bar with two portions extending from the bar and terminating in free ends, slide means having portions frictionally embracing said two portions of the flexible means intermediate each free end and the point of attach- References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 118,294 Stevens Aug. 22, 1871 4 Maul et a1. Apr. 18, 1882 Quarnstrom Jan. 12, 1915 Mix Feb. 11, 1936 Pollack Feb. 18, 1936 Forstner June 17, 1941

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US3204306 *Sep 30, 1963Sep 7, 1965Anson IncNecktie holder
US3450467 *Jul 15, 1966Jun 17, 1969Phillips Joseph CDual grip spectacles holder
US4221024 *Jan 10, 1979Sep 9, 1980Becker Harvey WApparatus for suspending articles, such as skis, for convenient storage
US4686716 *Dec 19, 1985Aug 18, 1987Burns David RNecktie holder
US4913327 *Oct 11, 1988Apr 3, 1990Wu Shih FuBurglarproof device for carrying personal bank notes
US6564582 *Sep 11, 2000May 20, 2003Susan H. BrachfeldAdjustable length necklace and bracelet
US6691904 *Feb 25, 2002Feb 17, 2004Gerardo PinedaID badge lanyard combination necktie holdown apparatus
US20030160074 *Feb 25, 2002Aug 28, 2003Gerardo PinedaID badge lanyard combination necktie holdown apparatus
US20070022778 *Jul 21, 2006Feb 1, 2007Ferlise Carolyn RExpandable jewelry articles and method for making the same
US20110277276 *May 17, 2010Nov 17, 2011Pucci Diana MCustomizable garment accessory
US20150366294 *Jun 23, 2014Dec 24, 2015Judith Ann RiccardiDecorative Ornament
EP0364210A2 *Oct 10, 1989Apr 18, 1990Shih-Fu WuSafety banknote holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification24/66.2, 24/115.00R, 24/115.00H
International ClassificationA44B6/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44B6/00
European ClassificationA44B6/00