US 982948 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
M. A. GRIESEMER.
APPLICATION FILED oo'r.6, 1909.
Patented Jan.31, 1911.
MORRIS A. GRIESEMEB, 0F ALAMEDA, (3A1'.l[lF0lR.1\l'IA..
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 31, 1911.
Application led October 6, 1909. Serial No. 521,188.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MORRIS A. GRIESEMER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Alameda, in the county of AAlameda and State of California, have invented certain new 'and useful Improvements in Neckties, of which the following is a speciiicat'ion.
My invention relates to that class of neckties the knot of which is formed by passing one end down through a front loop and tightening it, and then adjusting the knot to place by drawing on the other end, such tics being commonly known as four-in-hand. The greatest drawback to this form of tie is that which liows from the fact that the front-loop is necessarily always formed from approximately the same part of the tie, and, as it is the most exposed, it soon becomes creased and soiled, whereupon, though by far the greater portion of the tie is still fresh and clean, the whole must be discarded; a serious item of loss, when the rather heavy initial cost is taken into consideration.
It is the object of my invention to save this waste of material, either by originally using a much smaller piece of goods; or by utilizing the remaining serviceable pori ions of previously worn ties of this type, to both ofwhich my invention is equally applicable. I attain this object by the provision of a novel form and clamp and the use in connection therewith of relatively short pieces of goods, whereby a presentable knot is made on the form and secured by the clamp, all as I shall now fully describe by reference to the accompanying.drawings in which- Figure ljs a perspective View of the form member. Fig. 2- is a perspective view ofv the clamp member. Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the engagement of the two members, the pieces of goods being omitted. Fig. 4 is -a perspective View, from the back, showing the initial disposition of the main piece of goods-with relation to the form member, and showing also the cross piece of goods about to be applied. Fig. 5 isa perspective back View showing one end of the cross piece inserted through the slot in the form mem-` ber, and the clamp member ready to be finally adjusted to the form member when the other end of the cross piece 1s folded over it and inserted in said form member.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view from the back showing all the parts finally adjusted. Fig. 7 is a front View of the completed tie.
In Fig. l, the form member l, is a hollow, open-ended, tapering piece preferably of metal, and open in the back to form a longitudinally disposed slot 2.
In Fig. 2, the clamp member lis a piece, preferably of metal, formed or provided with a body 3, opposing lips 4, and a hook 5, with a forked end 6. These pieces may readily be stamped out, or they may be other w isc formed ln Fig. 4, 7 is the main piece of goods. lts upper end is rolled and passed down through the form 1, as shown. The piece is folded over the top of the form, with such creasing and bending as may suit the taste, and hangs down in front of and covers the form.
8 is the cross piece of goods, which is to form. the front loop. It is first laid across the front of the pendant main piece 7, as seen in Fig. Ll, just below its top. Then one end of the cross piece S is drawn around the edge of the main piece 7, and is stuffed into the slot 2, of the form l, by means of a dull blade or some such instrument, until it is tight, and conforms to the contour of the form, as seen vin Fig. 5. Now the clamp member is laid lightly upon the back of the form with its body portion 3 in convenient proximity to the slot 2 of the form, as seen iu Fig. 5. 'lhen the other end of the crosspiece S is drawn over the clamp and its,
end edge is stuffed into the slot of the form, until the cross piece is approximately tight,
and covers the clamp, whereupon said clamp is bodilyv shifted to register its body 3 with the form slot. 2 and said clamp th'en forced down so that its body enters the slot, tightening up all the material therein, and its lips it clam p down on the form ou cach side of the slot, taking up and holding firmly all spare material or slack. The engagement of the two members, without the goods is best seen in Fig.. 3. The back of the tie, then appears as in Fig. 6, with the extended end of the clamp member overlying the main piece of goods and with the hook 5 of said extended end of the clamp member project-- ing for service. Both metallic members are preferably slightly springy, so that their engagementis formed with a snap, and they may be readily separated. When the knot is formed, in order to lower the hook 5 out of sight from the front, it is pressed upon to slide the clamp down farther. To release the parts, it may be pulled up again, to slightly free the clamp in its seat, wherellO upon'litsvbodymaybe rolled out'of'the foi-ni [by side pressure'.
' serted 1n said 1t will now beseeii that vai'iyluser has lit iii his power to make uphi's tie from any available pieces of material, 'either small Having thus described my'iiivention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 'is:-'
1. In a neck-tie, a hollow :formi member adapted'to receive the folded-.overupper end of a main piece of goods, saidv form member being longitudinallyslotted in itsy back to rcceivein its slot the ends of a cross piece of 'memberI having. a longitudinal slot in its "back, a main piece of goods covering the `f i'oiit yof the foriii'niember and its upper 'end goods; in combination with a clamp member yieldingly engaging the slotted back of the form member and adapted to holdfthe goods at its upper end. y 2. In a. neck-tie, .aLliolloWforni member therein, said clamp member having' a hookadapted toreceive the folded-over upper'end j! theformmember, its edgesbeing inserted in of a main piece of goods, said form member goods therein and side lips engaging the back of the form member, and having aii'offji l having also at its upper end a return bent `portion constituting a Ahook member.
set hook portion.
front of said forni member andvfolding over its top to its back, a cross pieceof goods traversing the front vof the main piece and i( folded over the sides of saidpiece=andgsaid. form member to the back of the said ii'iem bei', and a clamp member engaging the back of the form memberand adapted to hold main piece of goods.
traversing the front' of the main piece 'and folded over the sides thereof and the sides of the form member, its edges being inserted in the slot of said form member, and a. clampmember lying under the back ofthe cross and said slotted back of'tlieform member to hold the v Y E goods lpieces thereto, `said clamp member j ""l'hejfront of the completed tiev appears as .fin.Eigz'fJ The hook fmay be fitted, by means of its v 'forledfend 6 over the collar button, or said -lio'okv may bei fitted vbodily-over the top 'ofy -the .jcollar, according to the taste of the wearer.
having an offset extension at its oiitciffend. ada-ptedlo overlie the main piece oi' goods,
back, -amain piece of goods covering the front o t the form member and its upper lend 'foldingjover the top of said member :ind intraversing the vfront ofthe main. Apiece and. foldedoverthe-` sides thereof and the sides o-f the forni member, Vits-'edges being inserted in theslot ot said forii'iinember, and a clamp member. lying under the'bacl: of the cross -fpieceand engaging .the slotted back of the form member to hold `the good-s pieces thereto; said clamp member having a body portioii .to enter-tlie-form ,member slot and side vlips-to engage the back of the forinmemb'er.
(i. A neck-tie comprising a hollow form folding over the top ofsaid member and in.-
' serted in said member, across piece of goods Vtraversing the front of' the main piece :ind
folded over the sides ,thereof and t-he sides of theslot offsaid formvv member, and a clamp Anieiiibei.'lying under-'the back of the cross piece -and engaging the slotted back of the form member to hold the goods pieces therejto, saidv clamp member having abody portion toenterthefform memberv slot and side lips to engage the back of the form member, and
. In :a neck tie, a substantially tubular form Amember having a :longitudinal slot in 'its back, and a clamping device comprising la member curved upon itself to form a resilient body portion `adaptedto yieldingly engage' in the slotted portion of the form inein- -ber, and said clamping device having offset. terminals adapted to engage the outer Wall of the form member at its slotted portion.
both pieces of goods to said formmember, Said clamp member having an offsetexten! .f sion at its upper end adapted to oveiliefthe .8. I n' a.- neck tie, a" substa ntially tubular form ymember f having La; Arelatively narow vlongitudinal slot'in its back, and a clamping 1 devicefdomprisingja member curved -upoii 4. A neck-tie comprising a hollow' formA member having 'a vlongitudinal slotin vits* back, a main piece of goods coveringthey front of the forni member and its upper endfoldino over tl e top of said member and in iembena cross piece fojf goodsitself tof ,form a. resilient body portion adapted to yieldingly engage inthe slotted portion [portion and also having at one end a retiir; bent portion slot-ted ahook;
at one edg'eto constitute tie, a substantially tubular form member having alongitudinal s'lotvin -..itsfback, and :1 -clamping device comprising a member curved uponitself to form a resiliolfset-portion.terminating in 'a 5.*.Afiiccki-tie comprising a hollow foi-iii v member having a longitiulinal slot in its i serted-in said member, a cross piece of goods ones originally purchased, or the goody reni nai'its of ordinary ties already iii his posses-r lili? lli? lli-i y ent body portion adaptedto yieldingly enprisng a. member curved upon itself to form gage in the slotted portion of the form mema resilient body portion adapted to yieldber, each of the parts comprising'the form ingly engage in the slotted portion of the member and clamp being tapered longitudiform member, and said clamping device hav- 5 nally, and the'elamp having an oset engaging offset terminals adapted to engage the ing part at its enlarged end projecting beouter wall of the form member 'at its slotted yond the end of the form member. portion.
10. In aneck tie, a substantially tubular In testimony whereof I have signed my form member having a longitudinal slot in name to this specification in the presence of 10 its bacil, the said form riember being sfubtwo subscribing witnesses.
stantiay continuous an smoot an ree from laternlprojections whereby a. tie piece MCRRIS A'GRIESEMER' may have a smooth engagement with the Witnesses: i
outer surface thereof and engage at its ends WM. F. BOOTH,
15 w-ithinsaid slot, and a clamping device oom- D. B. RICHARDS.