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Feb. 27, 1968 M. C. JOSSEM 3,370,765
SUPPORT FOR SUSPENDING COMBINATION TIE AND HANDKERCHIEF SET FOR DISPLAY Filed Aug. 11, 1966 FIG.1
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ATTORNEY fi United States Patent 3,370,765 SUPPORT FOR SUSPENDING COMBINATION TIE AND HANDKERCHIEF SET FOR DISPLAY Mitchell C. Jossem, Rochester, N.Y., assignor to Superha Cravats, 1uc.,-Rochester, N.Y., a corporation of New York Filed Aug. 11, 1966, Ser. No. 571,758 4 Claims. (Cl. 223-87) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE This hanger comprises a cardboard blank formed in three sections, an end one of which is folded between the other two sections. This end section has a straight upper edge, and a tongue at its outer end, which fits into a downwardly extending slot at the juncture of the other sections to hold the straight edge of the first section horizontal. Another tongue on the other end section engages in a slot in the first section to hold the blank folded. A necktie and a handkerchief may be suspended over the upper edge of the first section; and hooks are formed at the upper edges of the other sections, which register when the blank is folded, for hanging the tie and handkerchief from a display rack.
This invention relates to hook-on bands, and more particularly cardboard hook-on bands for suspending matching tie and handkerchief sets from display racks in a store.
It is customery for department stores and haberdashcries to display neckties by suspending them from the arms of a counter top rack, so that the ties may be readily inspected by prospective purchasers. Handkerchiefs, on the other hand, are usually displayed in a box, which is placed horizontally 0n the counter top, or within the counter. To display matching tie and handkerchief combinations, it is usually the practice to place both the tie and handkerchief in a box, which is then placed uncovered on the countertop, or within the counter, as in the case of a handkerchief display. The reason for this is that the handkerchiefs do not lend themselves to suspension from a tie rack along with the matching ties. The handkerchief, being shorter, tends to slide off the tie rack quite easily upon being examined by a prospective purchaser.
It is an object of this invention to provide novel means for suspending a matching tie and handkerchief set from a conventional, counter top tie rack.
Another object of this invention is to provide a novel display hook for suspending matching tie and handkerchief sets from a display rack, and for preventing accidental separation of the tie and handkerchief during examination thereof by prospective purchasers.
A more specific object of this invention is to provide a relatively simple, inexpensive cardboard hook-on band, which is foldable around a tie and handkerchief set to hold the set snugly and suspend it from a tie rack.
Other objects of the invention will be apparent hereinafter from the specification and from the recital of the appended claims, particularly when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing.
In the drawing:
FIG. 1 illustrates a cardboard hook-on band, which is adapted to be folded about a matching tie and handkerchief set to form therefor a display hook in accordance with one embodiment of this invention;
FIG. 2 is a fragmentary front elevational .view of the folded hook-on band, portions of the band being cut away and shown in section, and a necktie and handkerchief being shown fragmentarily suspended therefrom; and
FIG. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along the line 3-3 in FIG. 2 looking in the direction of the arrows.
3,370,755 Patented Feb. 27, 1968 Referring now to the drawing by numerals of reference, 10 designates a cardboard blank having a straight lower edge 12 and scored along spaced, parallel lines 14 and 15, extending at right angles to edge 12 and equispaced inwardly from one another and from opposite ends of the panel. Lines 14 and 15, which preferably are crushed score lines rather than perforated score lines, divide panel 10 into three sections 17, 18 and 19, which are substantially equal in length. Sections 17 and 18 are shaped at their upper edges to form hooks 26 and 27, respectively, which face one another. Section 19 has its upper edge 23 serrated.
Panel 10 has a shallow, vertical slot 31 extending from its upper edge downwardly partway along score line 15. Projecting laterally from the outer end of the section 19 adjacent the upper edge 23 thereof is a tab 35, which is adapted to seat in the slot 31 as below described. Panel 19 has an arcuate slot 33 in it, which curves upwardly from the center of the score line 14. At its outer end panel 17 is slotted as at 37 to form a flexible tab or tongue 38, which is adapted to engage in slot 33 to hold the blank 10 folded about a necktie and handkerchief set.
In use, one end of a handkerchief H is draped over the serrated edge 23 of the section 19 as illustrated in FIG. 3. A matching tie T is then suspended over section 19 and handkerchief H. Section 19 is then pivoted about the score line 14 behind section 18; and the tab or tongue 35 is engaged in the slot 31 as shown in FIG. 2. Section 17 is then folded on score line 15 behind, and in overlapping relation to the now folded section 19; and the tongue 38 is inserted into the slot 33 (FIG. 2) to secure the panel releasably around the tie and handkerchief set.
When the panel is folded as shown in FIG. 2, the two hooks 26 and 27 register with one another to form a single, double ply hook for suspending the folded panel, and the tie and handkerchief set thereon, form a conventional tie rack. The two outer sections 17 and 18 of the folded panel are supported by their respective hooks 26 and 27, while the center section 19, which bears the full weight of the tie and handkerchief set, is prevented from sagging by the tongue 35 which bottoms in slot 31. The serrated edge 23 tends to grip the handkerchief H and prevent it, and hence the tie T thereover, from sliding off of the center section 19.
From the foregoing it will be apparent that applicant has devised a relatively simple and inexpensive display hook-on band for supporting matching tie and handkerchief sets from a conventional tie display rack, without having to worry about the handkerchiefs accidentally slipping olf the racks and becoming separated from the associated ties. Because they are so inexpensive to manufacture, the novel display hooks may be given to the purchaser with the associated tie and handkerchief, so that the purchaser will have a handy hook for hanging the purchased tie and handkerchief set at home. Advertising may, of course, be printed on the face and the back of the folded panel.
While the invention has been described in connection with a specific embodiment thereof, it will be understood that it is capable of further modification, and this application is intended to cover any variations, uses or adaptations of the invention following, in general, the principles of the invention and including such departures from the present disclosure as come within known or customary practice in the art to which the invention pertains and as may be applied to the essential features hereinbefore set forth, and as fall within the scope of the invention or the limits of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:
1. A display hook for supporting necktie-handkerchief combinations comprising 3 (a) a panel having two spaced, parallel fold lines dividing it into three equal sections, and having therein a first slot, which extends downwardly from the top of said panel adjacent to one of said fold lines, (b) a first one of said sections having therein a secand slot, and being foldable about the other of said fold lines in overlapping relation to a second section, said first one of said sections having an integral tongue which projects from the top side edge thereof remote from said fold lines to engage in said first slot to support said first section from the two other sections, and
(c) the third section being foldable about said one fold line into overlapping relation to said first section, and having thereon tongue means eng'ageable in said second slot to hold said sections in folded relation,
((1) said first section having thereon a supporting edge 7 (b) said projections are disposed intermediate the sides of their respective sections and face in opposite direction's before said panel is folded, and are disposed to be in registering relation after said panel is folded.
3. A display hook as defined in claim 1, wherein (a) the first-named tongue projects laterally from the side of said one section remote from the other fold line.
4. A display hook as defined in claim 1, wherein (a) said third section includes a slot formed centrally of the side edge thereof remote from said one fold line to form thereon said tongue means, and
(b) said second slot terminates at one end on said other fold line, and at its opposite end curves upwardly in said one section at a point spaced from said other fold line.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,910,214 10/1959 Gouner 22387 3,032,242 5/1962 Roberts 22387 JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner. o. H. KRITZMANICH, Assistant Examiner.