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Publication numberUS3462865 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 26, 1969
Filing dateJul 21, 1967
Priority dateJul 21, 1967
Publication numberUS 3462865 A, US 3462865A, US-A-3462865, US3462865 A, US3462865A
InventorsGouner Aubrey L
Original AssigneeWembley Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wrap-around band for neckties
US 3462865 A
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Aug. 26, 1969 A. L. GOU NE R 3,452,855

7 v WRAP-AROUND BAND FOR NECKTIES Filed July 21. 1967 INVENTOR AUBREY L. G uNER ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,462,865 WRAP-AROUND BAND FOR NECKTlES Aubrey L. Gouner, Matairie, La., assignor to Wembley, Inc., New Orleans, La., a corporation of Louisiana Filed July 21, 1967, Ser. No. 655,064 Int. Cl. G09f 3/04 U.S. Cl. 4021 3 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A band which surrounds the large end of a folded fourin-hand necktie while it is displayed for sale, the front face of the band being intended to display a trademark, the name of the maker, the price, or the like, the band having a preferably pointed tab extending outwardly from one end of the band to be positioned between adjacent stitches of the longitudinal line of stitching which closes the folded necktie at the rear face thereof, to prevent movement of the band with respect to the necktie, particularly longitudinally thereof.

Description of the drawings FIG. 1 is a plan view of an unfolded necktie band according to the invention;

FIG. 2 is an elevational view of the front face of part of the large end of a four-in-hand necktie with the band according to the invention surrounding it in its normal, intended use, and

FIG. 3 is an elevational view of the rear face of the necktie and band shown in FIG. 2.

Summary of the invention It is now common practice, in displaying fOur-in-hand neckties for retail sale, to place on each necktie a band which surrounds the large end of the tie and which bears on its outer surface, which is the surface visible to customers, a trademark, the name of the maker, the price of the necktie, or all or some of these, and perhaps other information. Each of these annular bands is formed of an elongated strip of paper or other flexible material having notches adjacent its ends which may be interconnected to retain the band in a closed annulus after it has been folded about the large end of the necktie. It has been found that these bands slip on the necktie, or are moved by customers, resulting in an uneven and unsightly arrangement of bands when a large number of neckties are displayed together.

It is the object of the invention to provide a band of the described type and utility which incorporates means for holding it from movement with respect to the necktie, thus permitting the bands to remain in sightly alignment when a number of banded neckties are displayed.

Description of the invention A necktie display band according to the invention is disclosed in extended, unfolded form in FIG. 1 and comprises an elongated, narrow strip 2 formed of paper or similar flexible material, having notches 4, 6 which may be interlocked to hold the band in annular form when it is folded about the large end of a four-in-hand necktie. At one end the strip is provided with a preferably pointed tab or extension 8 which extends outwardly from an end edge 10 of the strip in the direction of the length of the strip, and which is the new means provided by the invention.

The large end 20 of a four-in-hand necktie is shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, having the band 2 surrounding it with the notches 4, 6 interlocked to hold it in place. The necktie itself is of usual, conventional manufacture and is therefore formed of an elongated piece (or connected pieces) of fabric folded about longitudinal side folds 22, 23 and having the longitudinal side edges of the fabric overlapped at the rear surface of the necktie as shown at 24 and united by stitches 26 spaced along the length of the necktie.

In the use and application of the invention the band 2 is folded about the large end of the necktie, the tab 8 is inserted between two adjacent stitches 26, and the notches 4, 6 are interlocked. With the tab in this position undesired movement of the band along the necktie is prevented by engagement of the tab with one or the other of the stitches 26 lying on either side of it, thus achieving the objects of the invention.

It will be apparent that the tab 8 need not be very long, one-half inch having been found to give good results, and that its width may be narrow, provided always that it is no wider than the spacing of adjacent stitches of the line of stitches which closes the necktie. The tab is preferably outwardly pointed, as shown in the drawings, in order to facilitate its insertion between adjacent stitches.

What is claimed is:

1. A necktie band comprising an elongated strip of flexible material adapted and intended to be folded about a necktie of the type having its longitudinal side edges united by a line of spaced stitches extending longitudinally of the necktie at the rear face thereof, the strip having a notch adjacent each of its ends which are interlocked to hold the strip in folded, annular condition, characterised by the provision of an elongated tab extending outwardly from one end of the strip in the direction of the length of the strip and being narrower than the strip whereby it maybe received between adjacent stitches of the line of stitches.

2. A necktie band according to claim 1, in which the tab is outwardly pointed.

3. In combination with a necktie of the type having its longitudinal side edges united by a line of stitching having elongated loop portions extending longitudinally of the necktie at the rear face thereof, an annular strip of material forming a band surrounding the necktie and being of such width that it may bear indicia on the exterior thereof, the strip having means adjacent its opposite ends constructed and adapted to be interlocked to hold the band in annular condition, and an elongated tab at one end of the strip positioned outwardly of the interlocking means at that end, said tab extending outwardly from the strip in the direction of the length of the strip and being narrower than the strip whereby it may be received within a loop portion of the necktie stitching.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 912,225 2/1909 Bachrach 402 2,690,566 10/1954 Anderson 40--21 X 2,739,399 3/1956 Henson 402 EUGENE R. CAPOZIO, Primary Examiner WENCESLAO J. CONTRERAS, Assistant Examiner US. Cl. X.R. 40-2

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US912225 *Sep 1, 1908Feb 9, 1909Oppenheimer Franc And LangsdorfTag for neckwear and the like.
US2690566 *Dec 12, 1952Oct 5, 1954Anderson Reinhold JNecktie loop-forming clasp
US2739399 *Jan 24, 1952Mar 27, 1956Henson Thomas VMarking devices
Referenced by
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US3513575 *Jul 25, 1968May 26, 1970Canterbury Belts LtdLabel for belts
US6426139 *Dec 22, 1999Jul 30, 2002Funky Girlz ProductionSticker blank for attachment to writing implements
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/669
International ClassificationG09F3/04
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/04
European ClassificationG09F3/04