US 3115640 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 31, 1963 R. A. WIEST 3,115,640
BOW TIE Filed Sept. 7, 1961 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 H G 6 INVENTOR.
Dec. 31, 1963 w sT 7 3,115,640
BOW TIE Filed Sept. 7, 1961 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR.
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3,115,640 Ice Patented Dec. 31,1963
3,115,640 BOW TIE Roy A. Wiest, 1813 Coolidge St., Hollywood, Fla. Filed Sept. 7, 1961, Ser. No. 136,623 3 Claims. (Cl. 2-151) This invention relates to a bow tie and more particularly to a pretied bow tie designed for formal wear.
A primary object of the invention is the provision of a tie of this character which will present a unique and attractive appearance primarily occasioned by the presence of a pair of oppositely disposed depending wing portions which may be positioned beneath the points of the collar with only their edges exposed.
An additional object of the invention is the provision of a tie of this character which is comprised of a plurality of layers of material, including front and back layers, of silk or other suitable material between which is interposed a synthetic or other lining and reinforcing ayer.
A still further object of the invention resides, in the provision of a tie of this character which can be manufactured with a minimum of effort, time and expense.
Still another object of the invention resides in the pro- VlSlOIl of a pretied bow tie of unique appearance which will retain its shape and which may be applied to the collar of the wearer with a minimum of etfort.
Still other objects of the invention reside in the combinations of elements, arrangements and parts and features of construction.
Other objects will in part be obvious and in part be pointed out as the description of the invention proceeds and shown in the accompanying drawings wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a front elevational view of the tie of the instant invention shown in association with the shirt collar with which it is to be worn;
FIGURE 2 is a plan view of a plurality of the component elements of the tie prior to assembly;
FIGURE 3 is a plan View of the assembled elements of FIG. 2;
FIGURE 4 is a rear elevational view of the component of FIG. 3 after a further step in the process;
FIGURE 5 discloses the article of FIG. 4 after still another step of the process of manufacture;
FIGURE 6 is a rear elevational view of a component part of the tie showing a conventional clip applied thereto;
FIGURE 7 is a view similar to FIG. 6 but showing the components after a still further processing step;
FIGURE 8 is a view similar to FIG. 2 showing a plurality of additional components of the tie prior to assembly;
FIGURE 9 is a plan view showing the components of FIG. 8 after partial assembly;
FIGURE 10 is a plan view of the elements of FIG. 9 shown after attachment to each other;
FIGURE 11 is a plan view showing the initial attachment of the components of FIGS. 2 and 8, together with a securing strip, with certain concealed portions being indicated in dotted lines; and
FIGURE 12 is a front elevational view of the completely assembled tie with certain concealed elements being indicated in dotted lines.
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views of the drawing.
Having reference now to the drawings in detail, the tie of the instant invention generally indicated at is comprised of a facing strip generally indicated at 21. The facing strip 21 is comprised of three layers of material, as best shown in FIGURE 2, the layers being designated, respectively, as 22, 23 and 24. Two of these layers, as for example, 22 and 23, are of silk or other suitable cloth material and comprise the vfacing layers of the front and back of the tie, while the third layer 24 is positioned between the other two and may be comprised of synthetic material for the purpose of forming a lining or reinforcement to insure retention of the shape of the tie. As best shown in FIGURE 3, the three layers are secured together by a line of stitching 25 and comprise a shape including two bulbous portions 26 which are separated by a narrow portion 27 and provided with opposite identical tapered ends 28 and 29. In the formation of the tie after the facing strip has been assembled from its component layers, the ends 28 and 29' are joined as by a line of stitching 30 to impart the initial form to the tie, the bulbous portions 26 being folded substantially along their center lines to provide the bow portion of the tie. As best seen in FIGURE 5, a staple 32 is passed through the reduced waist section 27 to constrict the width of this portion to permit the passage thereabout of a simulated tie portion to be more fully described hereinafter. After the steps previously described, a standard tie clip 35 is secured as by stitching 36 to the rear of the tie and secured in the position by means of a thread 37 securely wound about the clip and the central portion of the tie, as best shown in FIG. 7. To this point, the tie resembles in appearance a conventional pretied bow tie although the invention contemplates the several manufacturing steps previously described.
Referring now to FIGURE 8, there are shown the components of wing portions 40 and 41, also comprising elements of the completed tie, these components including opposite but otherwise identical inner and outer layers 42 and 43 and 44 and 45 of material corresponding to that of the layers 22 and 23 of the facing piece. Similarly, reinforcing layers 46 and 47 are positioned between the inner and outer layers previously described and the components stitched together by lines of stitching 48 and 49 to form the two wing pieces 40 and 41, as best shown in FIG. 9. The narrow ends of the pieces 40* and 41 are suitably stitched together as by a line of stitching 50, as seen in FIG. 10. The wing pieces '40 and 41 are then stitched to the rear of the facing pieces and its associated clip 35 completely covering the clip.
A substantially rectangular elongated center member 51 is secured as by stitching 52 to the top portions of wings 40 and 41 as shown in FIG. 11 and then wound tightly about the center of the tie as best seen in FIG. 12 to impart thereto the appearance of a manually tied bow. However, in the case of the instant invention, the wings 40 and '41 depend below the facing pieces 21 to a material extent. As best shown in FIGURE 1 these wing pieces, by virtue of their securement to the tie rearwardly of the clip member 35, may be inserted beneath the points P of a conventional collar C, as disclosed in FIG. 1, so as to provide an extending marginal portion or band about the point of the collar.
The tie being comprised of black silk, for example, as is customary with a dinner jacket, the contrast between the black border formed by the wings 40 and 41 and the white of the collar is unusually attractive in appearance.
From the foregoing it will now be seen that there is herein provided an improved pretied bow tie which is unusual and attractive in appearance, together with method of making the same, which results in the formation of the unique finished product with a minimum of time, efiort and expense, and which accomplishes all of the objects of this invention, including many others of great practical utility and, in the manufacturing process, of commercial importance, as well as the provision of an aesthetically pleasing tie of novel appearance.
As many embodiments may be made of this inventive concept, and as many modifications may be made in the embodiment hereinbefore shown and described, it is to be understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted merely as illustrative, and limited only by the scope of the appended claims.
I claim: I
1. A pretied bow tie comprised of a facing piece, a band surrounding the center of said facing piece in simulation of a hand tied bow, a clip on the rear of said facing piece and a pair of depending wings secured to the rear of said facing piece and overlying and completely covering said clip whereby the clip is adapted to be secured to the end edges of a collar with the wings underlying and extending beyond the front edges of the collar.
2. The structure of claim 1 wherein said facing piece is comprised of inner and outer layers of tie forming cloth material and a center piece of reinforcing material.
3. The structure of claim 2 wherein said Wings are each comprised of inner and outer layers of tie forming 5 cloth and a center layer of synthetic lining material.
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