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Publication numberUS2890459 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 16, 1959
Filing dateAug 15, 1956
Priority dateAug 15, 1956
Publication numberUS 2890459 A, US 2890459A, US-A-2890459, US2890459 A, US2890459A
InventorsAlbert Waterhouse
Original AssigneeAlbert Waterhouse
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Neck tie fastener
US 2890459 A
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J1me 1959 I A. WATERHOUSE NECK TIE FASTENER Filed'Aug. 15, 1956 ATTIJ RN 8Y5 United States memo NECK TIE FASTENER Albert Waterhouse, Kamuela, Territory of Hawaii Application August 15, 1956, Serial No. 604,196

1 Claim. (Cl. 2-150) This invention relates to a tie fastener.

The object of the invention is to provide a tie fastener which is adapted to be made from the nut of a tree, the fastener of the present invention serving to shield or hold a tie in its proper position.

Another object of the invention is to provide a tie fastener which is adapted to be made from a Kukui nut, the nut being provided with a pair of spaced apart openings for the projection therethrough of a portion of the neck tie whereby with the present invention it is not necessary to tie a knot in the neck tie, the present invention providing an extremely attractive and useful accessory to be worn with the neck tie.

A further object of the invention is to provide a tie fastener which is extremely simple and inexpensive to manufacture.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this application, and in which like numerals are used to designate like parts throughout the same.

Figure 1 is a front elevational view illustrating the tie fastener of the present invention being used.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view taken through the tie fastener.

Figure 3 is a rear elevational view showing the device of the present invention removed from the tie.

Figure 4 is a bottom plan view of the tie fastener or holder.

Figure 5 is a top plan view of the holder.

Figure 6 is a front elevational view illustrating a different or modified arrangement.

Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral 10 designates a body member which is adapted to be made from a Kukui nut, and the interior of the body member 10 is hollow as at 18. The body member 10 is provided with a rear roughened surface 11 and a front polished or smooth surface 12 so that the front surface 12 will present a highly attractive surface to the observer. Further, the roughened surface 11 may serve to increase the friction between the body member 10 and the wearers shirt so as to help prevent shifting of the body member.

The body member 10 is further provided with a pair of spaced apart openings 13 and 14 and as shown in the drawings the openings 13 and 14 are arranged offset with respect to the upper and lower ends of the body member. Furthermore, the openings 13 and 14 are arranged in the rear portions of the body member so that by having the openings 13 and 14 arranged in this manner, the openings will not be visible from the front thereof. Furthermore, by having the openings 13 and 14 offset from the ends of the body member, the frictional grip between the body member and the tie 17 will be increased. The body member 10 may include an upper pointed portion 16 and a lower substantially flat surface 15, Figure 1.

Referring to Figure 6 of the drawings there is shown a modified tie fastener which includes the body member which is indicated generally by the numeral 10' and the be made larger so as to receive the larger .tie 19.

From the foregoing, it is apparent that there has been! provided an accessory for use with a tie such asthe tie; 17 or the neck tie 19. The accessory of the present invention includes the body member 10 or 10' which is adapted to be made from a Kukui nut. To makethe; body member from the Kukui nut, the nut is hollowed: out so as to provide the inner hollow portion 18. The body member 10 is further provided with the pair of; spaced apart openings 13 and 14 through which extend the neck tie 19 or the tie 17. The ties 17 and-19 are adapted to be worn around a persons neck in the usual. manner, and thebody member 10 is adapted to be posttioned in the place Where the neck tie knot is usually formed. As previously stated, the openings 13 and 14 are offset rearwardly from the upper and lower ends of the body member so that an increased amount of friction will he provided between the body member and the neck tie whereby accidental displacement or movement of the body member from the neck tie will be prevented. Furthermore, by having the openings 13 and 14 in the rear portion of the body member, the openings 13 and 14 will not be visible from the front of the device which will further increase the attractiveness thereof. The front surface 12 of the body member is polished or smooth as at 12 so as to increase the attractiveness thereof, while the rear surface 11 is roughened so that there will be increased frictional engagement between the body member and the shirt or other garment being worn by the wearer.

By means of the accessory of the present invention, the different portions of the neck tie will be held in their proper positions and the device of the present invention eliminates the necessity of tying a knot in the neck tie since it is only necessary to slip the portions of the neck tie through the openings 13 and 14.

As shown in Figure 1, the body member can be used with a Bolo tie so that the body member forms a fastener, holder or shield. The body member is adapted tobe made from the nut of the Kukui tree which is indigenous to Hawaii, the botanical name for the element being Aluerites moluccana. The nut for making the fastener of the present invention is commonly known in Hawaii as a Kukui nut. It is desired to emphasize that in the present invention the openings or apertures in the nut or body member are arranged away from the two ends, and not at the ends so as to produce the desired amount of friction when the tie is pulled and also to give the appearance of a complete nut since the unpierced half of the nut which is on the outside, seals the holes through which the tie is pulled and held. If the nuts were pierced on the ends, the holes would be clearly visible to others so that the appearance of the fastener would be spoiled. It is to be understood that different types of neck ties can be used with the body member of the present invention and the ties may be of any desired length or shape and the ties may be provided with colorful ornamentation thereon. The device of the present invention provides a slide fastener which is adapted to be used in lieu of theregular neck tie knot. The size of the openings 13 and 14 can be varied as desired. Thus the Kukui nut may have various sizes of openings to accommodate both the round Bolo tie as well as straight ties. The rear portion 11 of the nut which is roughened, may be the same as the nut in its natural state.

What is claimed is:

In a tie fastener, a body member hollowed out to pr0- yide ,a lapllqw interior, the rear exterior of said body member being arc uate and roughened so that there will be 'inc rased frictional engagement between the body member and the shirt or other garment being worn by th twyqa s uth g te qn sutf w 9 i bnd m mbc it I ll 's z s a ap; n a the att a ti p ss thereaf t iff 'q fb i116 d m b b i mende ei d me n with saidirear eiterior tofprm an integral. enclosure, tlit b P s oc t 4 11 9. tp. a id; bs m' n said body memberifor .the projection ;therethrough of a portion oftheftieand wherein said tie is adapted tube w'or'jn around a persons neck, saidopenings being offset the end s of the body member, the openings being arranged ini the rear half of the bogly member only so that the openings are not visible fromthe fronbof the body member so as to further increase the attractiyeness thereof and'so' as 'to produce a friction, between the body membenand .the tie, an d whereby accidental displacement :ormovein'entf'of the body member from the necktie be prevented, the'upper end of the body member being pointed and located adjacent the top opening, the end of the body member haying a substantially flat surface, said body member adapted to be positioned inthe place where the necktie knot is usually formed,

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,923,999 Pesavento Aug. 22, 1933 2,246,091 Forstner June 17, 1941 2,269,769 Kennedy Jan. 13, 1942 2,553,437 Burke May 15, 1951 FOREIGN PATENTS 224,528 Great Britain Nov. 5, 1923 533,030 Germany Sept. 7, 1931 Y72,937 Denmark Aug. 20, 1951 74,081 Denmark May 5, 1952

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US1923999 *Nov 23, 1932Aug 22, 1933Ferdinando PesaventoNecktie holder
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Referenced by
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US5379928 *Oct 19, 1993Jan 10, 1995Dermalabs Research, Inc.Adjustable breakaway neck leash
US5765227 *Sep 11, 1997Jun 16, 1998Wright; Alfred T.Bolo tie and method of fabrication
US20170108081 *Mar 17, 2015Apr 20, 2017Urban Associes ArchitectesAttachment device
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/150, 24/66.9, D02/607
International ClassificationA41D25/02, A41D25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D25/022, A44C11/005
European ClassificationA41D25/02B