US 3191822 A
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June 29, 1965 M. A. GlPPr-:RTH 3,191,822
NECKTIE FORM DEVICE Filed nec. 5, 1962 'Mlm lilium III mum "raw W United States Patent O M' 3,191,322 Naen'rm nomi ouvres Marie A. Gipperth, S03 E. 3rd St., Duluth, l't/iinn. Filed Dec. 3, 1962, Ser. No. 241,898 1 Claim. (Cl. 223-82) This invention relates to an improved necktie forming device having resilient padding, a smooth surface and comprised of two separate units.
An object of the present invention is to provide a means for finishing a complete tie in one operation by the use of two forms having V ends and shaped to lit into open ends of a necktie.
Another object is to eliminate the necessity of replacing entire forms as a result of wear, by making iauxiliary satin covers available at a nominal Cost.
In view of the size and bias-cut of fine-textured fabrics that go into designing neckties, it is of paramount importance that a device be inserted into open ends ofV a necktie for the purpose of reshaping and removing wrinkles. The art of tie-nishing cannot be successfully performed on top of standard ironing boards, press pads and steel plates intended for finishing large garments, such as dresses, suits and coats. Lacing and crimping used as a means of fastening covers designed primarily for said pressing boards are objectionable from the standpoint of being too bulky for application on a unit expressly made for tie-finishing.
Other necktie devices available are: spring wire, steel plates and composition boards. These devices, however, lack the necessary properties for restoring contour and removing wrinkles due to their flat, hard surfaces.
The objectionable property of a padded device where no provision has been made to secure padding to a metal base member is the bunching or displacement of pad material under the outer covering of said device during the process of inserting said padded device into open ends of a necktie. Seams on the back pressing surface are also objectionable.
In addition to the above-mentioned types of pressing boards and devices, there are also units which contain heating elements; however, this type of equipment is costly and it requires installation of special piping and electrical wiring.
FIGURES 1 and 2 are top plan views of the front and back halves of the necktie form.
FIGURE 3 shows a completed form with parts of the l lower section broken away.
FIGURE 4 is a section detail of FIGURE 3.
The present invention features the following design improvements (1) Tie-shaped, two-unit set of forms constructed of light-gauge metal or plastic base members cut into two different tapered widthsthe wider member to be inserted into wide end of tie, and the other into narrow end, each member to be 33 inches long to accommodate various style widths.
(2) Nylon sponge padding, a highly resilient, moistureresistant, cushion, which does not become hardened with repeated use (a quality not found in cotton batting). Said nylon sponge padding is cut to fit the top surface of metal base members and is glued thereon. This type of integral construction prevents the padding from puckering during insertion of the device into neckties. (Puckering and displacement of padding being the primary cause of unsightly press marks on delicate silk tie fabrics.)
(3) Sub-cover and outer covers patterned and stitched so that the longitudinal seams follow the perimeter of the metal base and padding. This provides taut, seam-free pressing surfaces along with a smooth satin cover for easy insertion.
Patented June 29, 1965 For a more detailed description of my invention, reference is made to the accompanying drawings and the following specifications:
FIGURES 1 and 2 of the accompanying drawings illustrate the necktie form complete with cover. (FIGURE No. 1 to be used for finishing the narrow portion of a portion of a necktie and FIGURE No. 2 for finishing the wide end of a necktie by inserting into open ends of necktie.)
FIGURE 3 shows a completed form with the lower section broken away to illustrate the manner in which the various members are assembled, and, as shown in the drawing, the device consists of a tempered metal base 1, said metal base having padding 2 glued onto one surface; muslin covers 3 and 5 enclose said members 1 and 2; and finally satin covers 4 and 6 enclose said members l, 2, 3 and 5 completely. As explained in the subsequent paragraph, muslin covers 3 and 5 are stitched together (see stitching seam allowance 7) and satin covers 4 and 6 are stitched together (see stitching seam allowance 8) to form an enclosure. The seam allowance being 1/2 in. from the noted raw edges.
FIGURE 4 is a cross section (2X scale) showing the completed necktie form device and its related members.
Base form l is constructed of light gauge metal, plastic or other suitable material with or without` perforations.V
Forms are cut 33 inches long, and the width at the wide and narrow ends is cut so as to accommodate current necktie styles. Sets are to be comprised of forms in several widths.
Padding 2 is made of 1A; to 1A inch thick nylon sponge material cut to the size of the base form. Padding is then glued onto one side of base form.
Muslin cover 3 is cut as follows (back section):
Back section, or muslin cover 3 is cut in a size to allow for 1/2 inch on each side as well as on the top and bottom. (This is the seam allowance necessary when stitching back section 3 and front section 5 together.) Cut size of this portion of muslin cover 3 is, therefore, l inch widerand 1 inch longer than the hase form.
Muslin cover 5 is cut as follows (front section):
Front section, or muslin cover 5, is cut in a size to allow inch on each side as well as on top and bottom. (This S; inch allowance on each side of the front section is necessary to allow for lthe thickness of the padding on the front section of necktie form, plus a 1/2 inch seam allowance required when stitching the back and front covers together.) Cut size of this portion of muslin cover is, therefore, 1% inches wider and 11/4 inches longer than base form.
Back 3 and front 5 sections are then stitched together, around the longitudinal edges, with a 1/z inch seam al- (See FIGURE 3 and FIGURE 4, num-eral 7 for stitching and seam allowance.)
Nylon, or satin covers 4- and 6 are cut and stitched in same manner as muslin covers 3 and 5, that is they are stitched around the longitudinal edges with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. This is also turned inside out and slipped onto the form to enclose the metal base I, padding 2, and muslin covers 3 and 5. This final covering of satin provides a smooth surface for finishing neckties and will also be available as a replacement item.
As set forth in the provisions of the patent statutes, the foregoing specifications and attached drawings describe the present invention, and I claim as new improvements:
A combination necktie device, for use without a heating element, designed to be inserted into the open ends of a necktie having wide and narrow tapered ends, comprised of a light-gauge sheet-metal base 33 inches long with V- shaped ends, a 1i-inch thick nylon sponge` pad, constructed of resilient, moisture-resistant material, glued onto only the top surface of said base providing a padded laminate assembly, a permanent muslin sub-cover cut in two sections and stitched together enclosing said padded laminate assembly, the back and front surfaces of said above formed assembly being completely free of seams, `lacing and crimping, and a soft, smooth satin cover cut and stitched in accordance with said muslin sub-cover enclosing said laminate assembly and muslin sub-cover to per mit easy insertion of said necktie device into a necktie, said necktie device being made up in 2-unit sets, one unit tapered wider than the other for'the purpose of in sertion into the wide portion of a necktie, and the narrow unit for insertion into the narrow portion of a necktie.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,196,515 8/16 Butterworth 223-82 1,636,913 7/27 Kobrin 38-140 2,026,961 1/36 Brodt 38-140 2,487,486 11/ 49 Smith 223-82 X 2,542,297 2/51 Sunbury 38--140 X 3,007,267 11/61 Goldsmith 38-140 3,015,176 1/62 Freeman 38-140 X JORDAN' FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.
THOMAS J. HICKEY, DAVID J. WILLIAMOWSKY,