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No. 7ll,8l2. Y Patented Oct. 2|, I902. E. ARMSTRONG. NECKTIE HOLDER.
(Application filed Mar. 8, 1902.!
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EDWARD ARMSTRONG, OF BROOKLYN, NEl/V YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 71 1,812, dated October 21, 1902.
Application filed March 8,1902.
To all whom it mayconcern:
Be it known that 1,.EDWVARD ARMSTRONG, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of the borough of Brooklyn, New York city, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Necktie-Holders, of which the following is a specification. V
My invention relates tomeans for connecting bows or false ties to the collar-stud, the particular object being to connect them offectively and in such manner that they will not turn, but Will be prevented from tilting out of the proper level, as hereinafter de scribed, reference being made to the accompanying drawings, in which' Figure 1 is a perspective view of the back of my improved holder, the tie orbow being omitted. Fig. 2 is a vertical section with a dotted line indicating the tie or bow attached and with the collarstud indicated in dotted lines. Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the holder without the tie or bow. Fig. at is a longitudinal section on the line 4. 4 of Fig.3.
My invention consists of an improved device for securing ties, particularly bows or false ties, to the collar-stud, the special feature of the invention being a combination; with a base-plate having hooks for engaging under the lower edge of the-collar, of sliding jaws notched in the ends for gripping the neck of the stud behind the head, each having an extended guide-finger of'one edge overlapping the other jaw in a way whereby the tie or bow is when gripped to the stud of fectually prevented from tilting on the stud out of the proper level and the jaws are more efiectually controlled and guided.
The holder consists, essentially, of a baseplate a. of any suitable material, but preferably of sheet metal, centrally perforated at b for the free passage of the head of the collarstud a (dotted in Fig. 2) and havingloverturned edge flanges d of opposite edges for guideways for sliding stud-gripping jaws 6', said plate also having perforated lugs f, .by which to attach the tie or bow g. ,(Dotted in Fig. 2.) The jaws are notched and also beveled on the meeting ends, as indicated at h and '5, respectively, to lap around the neck of the stud behind the head, and the outer ends are flanged, as at j, for finger-grips by which to manipulate them conveniently. One
edge'of each jaw c has a kind of finger pro- Serial No. 97,274. (No model.)
movements ofthe jaws for opening and closing without obstruction of said lips. In this instance I represent spiral springs 1), connecting the jaws to each other, as a means of holding them in connection with the stud; but this may be effected by friction or catches of any kind.
With such a-holder or any suitable equivalent device for coupling onto the collar-stud and for having the tie or bow attached to it I provide as my invention the hooks s at the lower edge of the back plate to hook under the lower edge of the collar, and thus keep the tie or bow level, said hooks being located about the same distance below the horizontal line of the notches h, in which the neck of the stud is engaged, as the distance of the lower edge of the collar from the line of the buttonholes. Thus the tie or bow will be kept level, andthe unsightly drop of one end of saidtie or bow often seen will be avoided.
What'I claim as my invention is The combination in a necktie or bow holder, of the centrally-perforated base-plate having the flanged-over edges forming guideways, backwardly-turned hooks of the lower edge, and perforated lugs of the upper edge, the notched jaws in said guideways for gripping the collar-stud, each having an extended finger of one edge overlapping one edge of the other jaw, and being perforated, the front plate having lips to engage the jaws in said perforations, and springs to hold said jaws in engagement with the collar-stud.
Signed at New York city this 3d day of March, 1902.
G. SEDGWICK, A. P. THAYER.