|Publication number||US3499192 A|
|Publication date||Mar 10, 1970|
|Filing date||Mar 11, 1968|
|Priority date||Mar 11, 1968|
|Publication number||US 3499192 A, US 3499192A, US-A-3499192, US3499192 A, US3499192A|
|Original Assignee||Holtz Leonard|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (8), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
March 10, 1970 l.. HoL'rz 3,499,192v
FASTENING DEVICE md March 11, 196e INVENTO United States Patent O T 3,499,192 FASTENING DEVICE Leonard Holtz, Brooklyn, N Y. (418 Jordan St., Oceanside, N.Y. 11572) Filed Mar. 11, 1968, Ser. No. 712,045 Int. Cl. A44c `25/00; A44b 21/00; A411 17/00 U.S. Cl. 24-49 11 Claims ABSTRACT F THE DISCLOSURE A fastening device for neckties which includes a member having a first elongated portion and a second portion which engages the rear face of the ilap of a necktie without piercing the front face thereof. Further provided is a means for retaining the necktie in position while allowing some limited free movement thereof.
This invention relates to fastening devices and more particularly to necktie fastening devices for retaining the necktie in position while allowing some limited free movement thereof.
Some prior art necktie fastening devices for loosely coupling a necktie to the shirt of the wearer, commonly known as tie tacks, have a disadvantage in that the front portion of the tie must be pierced. Therefore, for each use, one must take care to insert the tie tack in siibstantially the same place in the tie in order not to expose the previously made holes therein. Additionally, in many cases it is desirable to retain the tie loosely in position without utilizing an ornamental fastening device which is visible on the front face of the tie.
Some prior art necktie fastening devices which are not visible on the front face of the tie are disclosed in U.S. Patent Nos. 1,960,145; 2,484,172; 3,017,445; and 3,116,525. All of these prior art devices have the disadvantage of being inconvenient to use and to remove. Further, some of these prior art devices are designed to be permanently secured to the necktie itself, thereby precluding their use with other neckties. In particular, the device described in U.S. Patent No. 3,116,525 somewhat loosely secures the tie to the shirt, but this device is inconvenient to use and difficult to remove from the tie.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION Therefore, the main object of this invention is to provide a fastening device for neckties and the like which loosely retains the necktie in position and which does not pierce the front face thereof.
A further object of this invention is to provide such a necktie fastening device which is not visible on the front face of the necktie.
Yet another object of this invention is to provide such a fastening device which is convenient to use and which is easily removable without damaging the necktie.
According to the invention, there is provided a fastening device for neckties having a flap which has front and rear faces. The fastening device includes a member which has a rst elongated portion and second portion which includes means for engaging the rear face of the ap of the necktie. Further provided is means for engaging the elongated portion of said member for securing the rear face of said necktie flap between said engaging means and said member.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is an illustration of a fastening device according to this invention;
FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view of the fastening device of FIG. 1 installed on a necktie;
3,499,192 Patented Mar. 10, 1970 ICC DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring to FIG. 1, there is shown a necktie fastening device according to this invention. This fastening device, generally designated as member 1, includes a at portion 2 and a hook-like portion 2a. The hook-like portion 2a is adapted to engage the rear face of a necktie ap between the stitches 20 (see FIGURES 2 and 3) of the seam which secures the ends of the rear face of the necktie together. Secured to member 2 is an elongated member 3 which is generally rod-shaped and which is adapted to be releaseably engaged in member 4. The releaseably engaging member 4 is of a type well known in the art and is commonly used in conjunction with the known tie tacks. Member 4 securely engages elongated member 3 when member 3 is inserted in the hole 17 therein. In order to release the engaging member 4 from elongated member 3, the knob 18 of member 4 is pulled out. A detailed description of the internal workings of member 4 is deemed unnecessary for proper understanding of the instant invention since it is a well known device and the operation thereof is well known to those ordinarily skilled in the art. The releaseably engaging member 4 is shown and described in U.S. Patent No. 2,948,936. Secured to the member 4 is a chain 5, the other end of chain 5 being secured to a bar 6. Bar 6 is adapted to be inserted into a button hole in the wearers shirt, the tie being loosely secured to the shirt by means of chain 5.
It is pointed out that the purpose of the at (or tab) portion 2 is to facilitate the handling of the device when installing it on the necktie. It should be recognized that member 2 may take any other convenient shape or form or may be eliminated altogether.
The operation of the fastening device of FIG. 1 will be more clearly understood by referring to FIGS. 2 and 3 which illustrate the fastening device of FIGURE 1 installed on a necktie. The necktie of FIGS. 2 and 3 includes a front Hap 13, the front flap 13 having a front face 13a and a rear face 13b. The rear face includes end portions 14 and 15 which are secured together by means of a seam. In the illustrated tie and in most ties presently on the market, the end portions 14 and 15 overlap. The seam is not shown in FIG. 2 for the sake of clarity but is shown in FIG. 3 as stitches 20. The tie further includes a smaller rear flap 16 which is adapted to be pierced by elongated member 3 of the fastening device when the fastening device is installed on the necktie. One method of installing a fastening device according to this invention is by first piercing the rear Hap 16 0f the tie with elongated member 3, preferably in the vicinity of a button hole in the wearers shirt so that the bar 6 can be inserted in the button hole. Then, the hooklike portion 2a of the fastening device 1 is inserted between adjacent stitches 20 of the seam which secures end portions 14 and 15 together. Elongated member 3 is then inserted in hole 17 of the releaseably engaging member 4 to securely hold the end portion 15 of the rear face 13b of the front ap 13 under pressure between the hooklike member 2a and the upper surface 19 of engaging member 4. It has been found in practice that the necktie may be securely fastened to the fastening device 1 without the necessity of having a sharp point on hook-like member 2a. For most applications a blunt end on member 2a will suffice.
However, a sharp point may be provided on hook member 2a, if desired, and portion 15 of the front ap may be pierced thereby to more securely hold the tie in place. The piercing of portion 15 in no way affects the appearance of the tie and does not damage the front face 13a thereof. If is also pointed out that in the embodiment of FIG. 2, hook-like member 2a bears upon upper surface 19 of the releaseably engaging member to secure the tie between hook 2a and the upper surface 19 of engaging member 4. It should be clear that the hook-like member 2a may also be dimensioned such that the hook extends past the edge of upper surface 19 of the releaseably engaging member 4. In this instance, the portion 15 of the tie is not held under pressure between hook member 2a and upper surface 19, but is wedged between the edge of upper surface 19, and the hook portion of' member 2a. In practice, this variation has also provided an effective necktie fastening device according to the principles of my invention.
FIG. 3 shows in more detail the manner in which the hook-like member 2a is inserted between adjacent stitches 20 of the seam 21 which secures the end portions 14 and 15 of the rear face 13b of the front flap of the necktie together. Further discussion of this figure is deemed unnecessary.
FIG. 4 illustrates an alternate embodiment of a fastening device according to this invention. This device includes a generally J-shaped member 22 comprising an elongated portion 10 which is adapted to pierce through rear flap 16 of the necktie of FIGURE 3 and to be inserted in hole 17 of the releaseably engaging member 4. The member 22 further comprises an extended portion 9 and a hook portion 8, portions 8 and 9 being adapted to engage the rear face 13b of the front flap 13 of the necktie between adjacent stitches 20 of the seam 21 in a similar manner as the hook-like member 2a of FIGS. 1 and 2. Secured to member 22 at 12 is a flat tab member 11. The purpose of fiat tab member 11 is to enable one to more easily handle the device and to install it on the necktie. Tab member 11 is shown in FIGURE 4 merely by way of example and any other convenient shape may be used. The operation of the fastening device of FIG. 4 is substantially the same as the operation of the fastening device shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. In FIG. 4, the member 22 may be fabricated from a length of wire, thus providing an inexpensive fastening device.
FIG. illustrates an alternate embodiment of the fastening device shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. In certain i11 stances, the device of FIG. 5 may be more easily and economically manufactured since the whole structure is fabricated from a single piece of material which may be stamped out in a single operation. Member 2b corresponds to member 3 of FIGS. 1 and 2 and is merely bent down from tab member 2. rl`he dimensions of member 2b are chosen so that releaseably engaging member 4 properly cooperates therewith.
It is further pointed out that in all of the illustrated embodiments, the hook-like members 2a may be formed by an embossing operation or the like, rather than by the shown bent-down portions. In this type of construction, a dimple or the like is formed on member 2a by a stamping operation, for example, thus providing a protruding surface to cooperate with releasea-bly engaging member 4 to secure the tie therebetween.
It should be clear to those skilled in the art that other minor modifications could be made to the basic configurations shown and specifically described herein. For example, member 3 may take the form of a nail havlng a head thereon, or the like. The nail may be inserted through a hole in tab member 2, and the head secured to the upper surface of tab 2. Alternately, the head of the nail may be secured to the underside of tab 2.
.4 Either construction provides a structurally strong device.
The fastening device according to my invention may also be used to fasten two of more layers of fabric together. In view of the foregoing descriptions, it is believed that one ordinarily skliled in the art could easily adapt the subject fastener to this type of use.
While I have described above the principles of my invention in connection with specific embodiments and particular modifications thereof, it is to be clearly understood that this description is made only by way of example.
What is claimed is:
1. A fastening device for a necktie having a fiap with front and rearfaces, comprising;
a member having a first elongated portion and a second portion provided with hook means extending substantially perpendicular to said first portion, said second portion adapted to engage said rear face of said flap without piercing said front face of said flap; and
means for engaging said elongated portion for securing said rear face of said flap between said hook means and said engaging means.
2. A fastening device according to claim 1 wherein said engaging means is adapted to slideably and releaseably engage said elongated portion.
3. A fastening device according to claim 1 wherein said member further comprises a tab portion to facilitate handling thereof.
4. A fastening device according to claim 1 wherein said elongated member includes a rod shaped member adapted to slideably engage said engaging means, said rod member having a sharp end which is adapted to pierce a fabric layer.
5. A fastening device according to claim 1 wherein said member includes a generally J shaped member, the long leg of said J shaped member comprising said elongated member and the short leg of said J shaped member comprising said second portion.
6. A fastening device according to claim 1 adapted for use with a necktie having a rear face which includes first and second fabric portions secured together by means of a stitched seam, said hook means being adapted to engage said rear face of said flap between adjacent stitches of said seam.
7. A fastening device according to claim 6 wherein said hook means is adapted to engage said rear face of said flap between said first and second fabric portions and between adjacent stitches of said seam.
8. A fastening device according to claim 1 wherein said member further comprises a tab portion, said second portion extending from said tab portion, and said elongated portion includes a rod shaped element extending from said tab portion, said rear face being secured between said hook means and said engaging means.
9. Apparatus for fastening together at least two layers of fabric or the like comprising:
a member having:
a portion provided with hook means adapted to contact a first one of said layers; and an elongated portion extending substantially perpendicular to said portion having hook means, said elongated portion piercing a second one of said layers; and means cooperating with said member and slidably engaging said elongated portion for urging said hook means against said cooperating means, to frictlonally secure said first layer between said hook means and said cooperating means. 10. A fastening device for a necktie having a flap with front and rear faces comprising:
a member having a first elongated portion and a second portion extending substantially perpendicular to said first portion, said second portion adapted 5 6 to engage said rear face of said ap without piercing References Cited either Said front face Or Said real' face 0f Said Hap; UNITED STATES PATENTS and i D. 210 992 5/1968 Cohen v means for engagmg said elongated portion for frictionally securing said rear face of said flap between 2009911 7/1935 wemschrelder 24-85 5 2,881,448 4/1959 Healy 2-145 XR 3,019,445 2/ 1962 Hirsch et al. 3,360,800 1/1968 Less. 3,319,304 5/1967 Adams.
said member and said engaging means. 11. A fastening device according to claim 10 wherein said second portion is provided with hook means, the rear face of said ap being frictionally secured between said hook means and said engaging means. 10 DONALD A. GRIFFIN, Primary Examiner
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