Collar and necktie fastener
US 360166 A
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COLLAR AND NEGKTIE FASTENER- No. 360,166. Patented Mar. 29, 1887.
Mlnesses. Invenlor UNITED STATES PATENT OFFicE.
ARY LUOASSE, OF KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN.
COLLAR AND NECKTIE FASTENER.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 360,166, dated March 29, 1887.
Application filed January 27, 1887. Serial No. 225,643.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ARY LUCASSE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kalamazoo, county of Kalamazoo, State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Collar and Necktie Holder, of which the following is a specifica tion.
This invention relates to devices made by folding a strip of metal, which are employed to hold the collar and necktie; and it has for its object the improved construction substantially as below described and claimed.
The especial use for which I design my device is to hold the collar and necktie from unduly rising out of proper place at the sides.
In the'drawings forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the holder; and Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing the holder in use, the shirt, necktie, and collar being in vertical section and a cornersection removed from the collar, showing the upper edge of the neckband back of the collar.
Referring to the lettered parts of the drawings, C D B are three folds of a strip of thin spring-metal, formed by folding the metal upon itself from each end in opposite directions, and much resembling a letter S compressed and turned over on its side. In use the rear i'old, B, projects downward on the inside of the neckband c of the shirt, and between said band 0 and the neck of the wearer. The front fold projects upward, as at C, Fig. 2, between the collar and necktie b, and the fold D comes between the collar a and the neckband 0. At A is an elastic tongue or bar attached at the lower end to the fold O, and extends upward therefrom, forming a recess, down into which the necktie b is inserted. Thus the mouth of the recesses to receive the necktie and collar are open at the top, and the mouth of the recess to receive the neckband c is open at the bottom. By this means the holder can be quickly and easily placed over the neckband and the collar and necktie be inserted down into their recesses.
It should be observed that the space in the recesses in width is narrower than the thickness of the parts contained by them, and that (No model.)
as the holder is made from thin elastic metal, or other elastic or spring material, the col lar, neckband, and necktie are all wedged or clamped detachably in their recesses. Speaking of other than metal material from which to make the holder, vulcanized rubber, &c., may be utilized for the purpose. The tongue A in this instance is slit and thrown out from the body of the fold G, and when made of metal this is preferable; but it will serve so long as it is attached at the bottom and projeets upward parallel with the fold O to form a recess open at the top to receive the necktie.
This holder is free from all spurs and other objectionable accessories heretofore employed, can be cheaply made, is easily adjusted and detached, and by employing one on each side of the neckband the annoyance of having the collar and necktie rise or bulge out of place at the sides is obviated, as before stated.
In using the holders they are first placed over the neckband, the collar is then buttoned at the back of the neck, the sides insert-ed down in the recesses of the holder, and the necktie is then put on and inserted at the sides in its recesses, then drawn sufficiently tight and tied in front.
Having thus described the construction and use of the holder, what I claim is- A collar and necktie holder consisting of elastic material folded similar in form to a compressed letter S turned over on its side, forming a recess open at the bottom to receive the ncckband and a recess open at the top to receive the collar,and a spring-tongue cut from the outer fold of the fastener, said tongue extending from the bottom upward, forming a recess open at the top to receive the necktie, said recesses in their normal state being narrower than the collar, neckband, and necktie, which in use are wedged into them, substantially as set forth.
In testimony of the foregoing I have hereunto subscribed my name in presence of two witnesses.
\VILLIAM J. WALsH, HENRY G. M. HOWARD.