US 3005204 A
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Oct. 24, 1961 S. SILVER ADJUSTABLE EYELET-COLLAR PINS Filed Jue 24. 195s y l f gary United rates Patent O 3,005,204 ADJUSTABLE EYELET-COLLAR PINS- Samuel Silver, 170 Lelak Ave., Springfield, NJ. Filed June 24, 1958, Ser. No. 744,281 2 Claims. (Cl. 2-132) This invention relates to collar pins, and more particularly to such pins used with eyelet collars.
It is known that the soft collars of mens shirts require a collar pin in order to present a neat and smart appearance. It is also known that different styles of such collars have different tie-knot or closing angles, wide, narrow and intermediate. Furthermore, the distance between the corners of the collars varies with -the style as to the height of the collar at the front. Consequently, dealers now have to keep in stock collar pins of different lengths to tit the different styles and sizes.
The herein disclosed new type of collar pin fits all styles and sizes of collars, thus elfecting economies in manufacturing and in inventories. Further, my pin is capable of a fine adjustment -for length and so is adaptable to individual preferences as to the degree to which the collar is pulled to the tie-knot, and also 'accommodates to the size of the tie-knot, thus permitting a proper dressing with ties making different sized knots due to different widths, Ithicknesses and materials. No collar pin heretofore known is adjustable to the mentioned variables, Whereas mine is.
In its preferred form, the invention provides two or more coacting parts precisely adjustable lengthwise relative to each other by tine-threaded mutual engagement, for a dressy and proper presentation, said adjustment being readily made to suit the tie knot after the latter has been made and its relation to the coll-ar front opening determined.
The drawings illustrate the inventive concept, and in these:
FIG. 1 shows one collar style, with tie, only the end knobs of the collar pin showing through eyelets in the collar;
FIG. 2 is an enlarged view of the pin as adjusted to its shortest length;
FIG. 3 is an enlarged view, partly in section, showing the pin extended.
Referring to the drawings for a detailed description, and at first to FIG. 3, the collar'- pin of FIGS. 2 and 3 comprises two engaged and coacting parts 4 and 6. Part 4 includes a hollow, cylindrical, elongate member or ele- Patented Oct. 24, 1961 ICC ment 5 which is internally threaded through its whole length, and has a spherical retaining head 7 at its outer end. Part 6 includes a cylindrical, elongate element or member 8 which is threaded externally substantially throughout its length, `but has a non-threaded pointed end 9, and has a spherical head 10 at its outer end. The heads 7 and 10, while illustrated as being spherical, may be of any other suitable form. The threaded elements 5 and 8 pass through eyelets in the collar and are of substantially equal -lengths so that, when the latter is fully engaged with the former, the appearance is that shown in FIG. 2, which shows the shortest length. Any desired adjustment in length is readily made by turning either or both heads, which are on the outer surface of the collar, to produce the proper adjustment of the front edges relative to each other and relative to the tie-knot, the size of the latter varying with the style of tie worn and the style of the collar also being variable.
What is claimed is:
l. For an eyelet soft collar and tie combination, a pin consisting only of an elongate, straight, cylindrical, tubular member internally threaded and headed at one end, said tube being of uniform diameter throughout its length, and a straight, solid, elongate, cylindrical member of substantially uniform diameter throughout its length and externally threaded and headed at one end, the length of said tubularf and solid members being substantially equal, the threads of at least one of said members extending substantially throughout its length and the solid member threadedly and radjustably engaging the tubular member, whereby collars of diterent sizes and styles may be suitably and repeatedly adjusted with a pin of one size, said members being similarly headed.
.2. The pin speciied inclaim 1, in combination with a soft collar of a shirt, said collar having opposed eyelets in front adjacent the corners thereof, said pin extending through said eyelets, with the heads of the pins bearing on the outer surface of the collar at the eyelets.
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