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Publication numberUS3452881 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 1, 1969
Filing dateMar 31, 1967
Priority dateMar 31, 1967
Publication numberUS 3452881 A, US 3452881A, US-A-3452881, US3452881 A, US3452881A
InventorsJamison James Austin
Original AssigneeJamison James Austin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tie rack
US 3452881 A
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J. A. JAMISON July 1, 1969 TIE RACK Filed March 31, 1967 INVENT OR James Ausrin Jamison A'r'roRNEy United States Patent US. Cl. 211-119 2 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A tie rack for supporting clip-on-ties of the four-inhand type for display purposes so that the same are held in stabilized readily attachable and removable position in a row or rows and in which the ties are supported in a natural hanging readily observable position and in noninterferring relation with respect to each other.

This invention relates to improvements in a rack for supporting clip-on or ready assembled ties.

It is well-known in the art that it is diflicult to support clip-on ties in such manner that they can be readily displayed and yet easily removed and replaced. It is therefore, a principal object of this invention to provide a tie rack of such nature as the retain clip-on ties in a displayed location, yet in semilocked position to prevent the same from falling from the rack; the ties being easy of access for removal and replacement.

A further object of this invention is the provision of a tie rack adapted to receive a plurality of clip-on ties in properly displayed position for purchasers, in which the structure of clip-on ties plays an important part in stabilizing the attached and supported position of the tie upon the rack.

A further object of this invention is the provision of a tie rack adapted to support a plurality of clip-on ties of conventional nature which usually include a knot portion and laterally extending wings adapted to be slipped underneath the collar. This type of tie normally has a hook on it attached to the material of the knot which can normally be distorted from its downwardly facing position and turned to a position where the same will lie substantially horizontal and be hooked upon a bight portion of the tie rack; the collar Wings which normally extend laterally of the hook being so positioned with respect to the bight so that they will engage extension portions of the rack which are laterally spaced from the bight portion whereby to clamp the tie in position where the knot and the tie can be displayed for observation.

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

In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, and wherein similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the improved tie rack showing two ties supported in stabilized positions upon opposite sides of the tie rack whereby several rows of ties may be displayed, one at each side of the rack.

FIGURE 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 22 of FIG. 1, showing the tie supporting portions of the improved rack and the associated features thereof.

FIGURE 3 is a vertical cross sectional view taken through the tie rack and a clip-on tie substantially on the line 3-3 of FIG. 1, showing cooperative features thereof whereby the ties may 'be supported in a stabilized position on the rack yet in such manner as to be easily removed or replaced with respect thereto.

In the drawing wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown only a preferred embodiment of the invention, the letter A may generally designate the improved tie rack. It is adapted to support clip-on four-in-hand ties B, of a type having a knot 10 provided at the top thereof with a plastic or metal hook 11 having a slot opening '12 at the rear top of the knot adapted to receive the upper part of the shirt of a wearer. In this sort of clip-on tie divergent semirigid wings 13 are provided on opposite sides of the knot 10. They extend upwardly in divergence and are adapted to underlie the collar of the shirt.

Tie rack A comprises a main rack bar 20 which may be made of plastic or stiif wire, the parts of which are fixedly maintained in the shape shown and described. The rack bar 20 at the ends thereof may be provided with upwardly extending vertical ends 2'1 and 22 which may be connected much in the same manner as an ordinary coat hanger or to which may be secured an ornamental top piece 24 having a supporting hook 25 attached on top thereof.

The rack bar 20 is of unique construction, consisting of a plurality of tie supports 25 which are arranged in alternating or recurrently staggered manner on opposite sides of the central portion of the bar 20 whereby to readily hold two rows of ties, facing in opposite directions. Each of the tie supports 25 consists of bar extensions 27 and 28 in alignment, the proximate ends of which are connected to the free ends of angled side bar portions 29 and 30 of a U-shaped tie support; the bight portion 31 of which U support connects the opposite or outer ends of the bar portions 29 and 30.

All of the extensions 27 and 28 are in the same line. They are in straight alignment and the end ones are secured to the bar portions 21 and 22 of the tie rack in right angled relation. The individual tie supports 25 are all located in the same horizontal plane at both sides of the center line of the rack bar designated by extensions 27 and 28.

In the example shown, the tie rack has alternating tie supporting portions 25 at opposite sides of the rack bar center line designated by the extension portions 27 and 28, although this arrangement may be departed from, if desired, since it is entirely possible to provide a tie rack having the tie support portions 25 on only one side of the rack bar 20.

It is shown in FIGURES 1 and 3 how the clip-on tie is attached and supported in secured position by the tie support portions 25. As is shown in these views, the hook portion 11 of the tie knot, which normally faces down- Wardly and is connected to the tie knot, is manually turned to horizontal position, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 3 of the drawings and then is slipped onto the bight 31 of a tie support portion 25 from the open side of the U- shaped portion. This places the wings 13 of the clip-on tie B in the relation shown in the drawings, pushing the knot and the wings up against the bar portions 29 and 30. The collar wings 13 engage the extensions 27 and 28, as shown, clamping the tie in the position shown in FIGS. 1 and 3.

The neatness and orderliness of support of the clip-on ties B is shown in the drawings. The front and rear of the ties are designated from either front or rear of the tie rack, because there are two rows on the alternating tie support portions 25 of the rack.

It is within contemplation of this invention to provide other means for supporting the rack than shown in the drawing, for instance, one of the rack vertical portions 21 and 22 may be pivoted so as to provide a swinging rack. Also the hook or member 25 may have a rotary connection with the top piece 24 in order that the rack may be reversed in front of an observer.

Various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be made to the form of invention herein shown and described, without departing from the spirit of the invention, or the scope of the claims.

I claim:

1. In a combination tie rack and clip on tie, the combination of rack bar having means to support the same in generally horizontal position, said rack bar comprising a series of tie bar supports each consisting of relatively spaced and aligned side bar extensions and a laterally extending U-shaped tie attaching portion comprising horizontal side bars attached to the proximate ends of the bar extensions, the U-shaped portion furthermore including a tie attaching bight portion connecting the ends of the side bars which are remote from the bar extensions, a clip on tie including a ready made knot with lateral under-the-collar tie Wing extensions and a shirt attachable hook at theupper rear of the knot in which the hook can be turned from its normally downward position to a horizontal position, the hook in this position being attached to the bight portion of the U-shaped portion with the tie wing extensions engaging the outer edges of the aligned side bar extensions and thus clamping the tie in position upon the rack to support the tie in displayed position.

2. The combination tie rack and clip on tie as defined in claim 1 in which the U-shaped portions of the tie bar supports are arranged in recurrent staggered relation at opposite sides of the tie rack and in oppositely extending relation for display support of the ties at the front and rear of the rack.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS D. 209,434 11/1967 Jamison.

1,315,823 9/1919 Dugan 211--89 1,607,749 11/1926 Rice 22388 1,999,310 4/1935 Thompson.

2,280,294 4/ 1942 Leonard 211106 2,598,315 5/1952 Sweet 211l19 3,269,554 8/1966 Jay.

3,342,345 9/1967 Van Dusen 211-119 CHANCELLOR E. HARRIS, Primary Examiner.

ABRAHAM FRANKEL, Assistant Examiner.

U.S. Cl. X.R.

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U.S. Classification211/119, D06/326, 223/85, 211/106
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/74
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/743
European ClassificationA47G25/74B