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June 14, 1938.
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2,120,466
SHIRT BOARD
Filed Oct. 8, 1934
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
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[Nl/ENTOR
BY
george .grelen'cïr Hiss \
Patented June 14, 1938
y 2,120,466
PATENT OFFICE
UNITED STATES
2,120,466
SHIRT BOARD
George Frederick Hiss, Los Angeles, Calif.
1934, Serial No. 747,349
10 Claims. (Cl. 223-71)
i Application 'October 8,
This invention relates to a novel one-piece
shirt board adapted for use in shirt factories and
laundries and upon which a shirt may be folded,
shirt board made from a one-piece rectangularl
shirt of cardboard provided within its outline,
with various novel cuts or incisions and folds.
about which a shirt may be folded and securelyretained on such board without the use of pins
board so that a minimum surface of the board or extraneous holding means and which will also
will be exposed when the shirt is folded there
maintain the collar of a shirt with collar at
about.
.tached in a flat position, but may be provided
This invention relates to improvements over with detachable part that may be used to sup
10 my co-pending application for a Shirt board, flied
port or hold the collar of such a shirt in an up 10
and securely retained thez'eon in folded position,
5 and whereby such shirt may be folded upon said
September 19, 1929, Serial No. 393,696, and my
co-pending application for a Shirt board, filed
April 21, 1933, Serial No. 667,169.
right position; thereby reducing to a minimum,
likelihood of wrinkling such collar during ship
ping, transporting, er storage purposes, and which
will permit of easy and quick application for
maintenance of the collar in a suitable upright 15
An object of the invention is to provide a new
15 and novel one-piece shirt board which is Acut
shirt to be folded thereon and to securely retain
position for display purposes.
A still further object is to provide novel and
such shirt on the board.
simple means whereby cuffs of a shirt may be se
in such a manner as to adapt it to permit a
An object is to provide a novel one-piece shirt
cured to the board.
Features of the invention reside in the various 20
cuts or incisions and folds provided in the shirt
board, and also in the method and manner of
folding the shirt about said board, as well as sim
plicity, cheapness and ease of use.
A further feature and object of my invention 25
is the provision of a novel shirt board as above
referred to that may be made from cardboard
coated on one side only, thereby to reduce the
cost of such board, and which board when in
folded position will expose only a minimum sur 30
face thereof, and which exposed surface will be
the coated side of the board.
20 board which is cut and creased in such a manner
as to adapt it for folding and securing purposes
so that when a shirt is folded therearound and
the board secured and folded as contemplated,
the shirt will be maintained in a rigid and smooth
25 condition so that shirts may be conveniently
handled by factory help and by store keepers
and the board will tend to prevent likelihood of
the shirt collapsing during shipping of the same,
and also the front of the shirt will be devoid of
30 any portion of the shirt board and the shirt tail
will be securely locked in folded position so' as
to prevent accidental displacement thereof.
Another object of the invention is to provide
a novel shirt board upon which a shirt may be
35 secured by easy folding operations and without
requiring the use of pins or extraneous fasten
ing devices to hold the shirt in place upon the
board; and which shirt board may also as a
further object, be used in conjunction with a band
40 and seal, to securely seal a shirt on the board
so that a shirt folded thereabout may not be
removed-therefrom, or displaced thereon, without
the seal being broken.
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Another object is to provide a novel shirt board
45 made from a single rectangular piece of card
board, which is also provided with a novel de
tachable portion which may be used when dis
playing the shirt to maintain the collar in a,
suitable upstanding position.
50
Another object is to provide a novel member
adapted to be received within the collar of a
shirt having an attached collar so that such col
lar may be maintained in a- substantially upright
position.
55
A still further object is to provide novel inte
gral means on a shirt board by cuts formed in
said board Within the outline thereof, whereby.
the yoke and sleeves of a shirt folded about said
board may be securely locked to the board.
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A still further object is to provide a novel
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Other objects, advantages and features of in
vention may appear from the accompanying
drawings, the subjoined detail description and 35
the appended claims.
'I'he accompanying drawings illustrate the in
vention in a form I at present deem preferable. c
Figure 1 is a front plan view of a shirt mounted
upon my novel shirt board, and shows that when 40
a shirt is mounted thereon, no part of such board
is visible from the front of the shirt. The collar
supporting means, however, has been withdrawn
a short distance into the neck'of the shirt to illus
trate Where the same is preferably carried, and 45
such extension has been made merely for illus
trative purposes.
Fig. 2 is a rear plan view of the shirt board
having a shirt mounted thereon, and in addition
is provided with a band and seal, to seal the
shirt on the board.
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the complete board the
same being at an extended position showing the
various flaps, tabs and foldable elements and cuts 55
preparatory for being arranged and in position
for use, but with the collar supporting flap tear
ably connected thereto.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary rear plan view of the
shirt board having a shirt partially folded there 60
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around to show an intermediate step of the oper-~
I9 over the inner ends of members I3; and such
ation of mounting a shirt upon the board. ,
Fig. 5 is a rear perspective view of the board
sleeve locking tab I1 is provided with an arcuate
incision 20 that forms a'lock means 2| that is
received in a slot 22 formed by a cut or incision
in the body portion 2, above and extending trans
versely of, the longitudinal cuts I6. From the
and shirt showing an intermediate step of the
operation of mounting a shirt upon the board.
Fig. 6 is a rear view of the board and >shirt
showing the seal broken and one- cuff removed
from its receiving member. Parts are broken
away to contract the view and to illustrate a
10 fragment of the collar band engaging member
which would otherwise be hidden.
Fig. '7 is a rear plan view of the shirt board
having a shirt partially folded therearound to
show another intermediate step of the operation
15 of mounting the shirt upon the board. Parts of
the shirt are broken away to contract the View.
Fig. 8 is a fragmental rear plan View of the
shirt board having a shirt partially folded there
around and showing the sleeve retaining means
20 in locked position. Parts of the shirt have been
broken away to contract the view.
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Fig. 9 is a fragmental perspective view show
ing the collar supporting member in place and
maintaining the collar in an upright position for
25 display purposes.
Fig. 10 is a perspective detail view of the mem
ber for supporting an attached collar in a sub
stantially upright position.
The shirt board I is preferably made of card
30 board in a single elongate rectangular piece hav
ing a body portion 2 and a skirt retaining flap
or portion 3 on the opposite end thereof, which
is connected to an intermediate foldable portion
4 by a transverse folding line 5 or line of flexure
35 which may be a scored line or a series of alternate
scored portions 6 and incisions 1, as shown in
the drawings.
A collar supporting member 8, hereinafter
more particularly described, is> detachably con
40 nected to the skirt retaining portion 3 by per
forations or serrations 9, so that the same may
be easily torn from such portion 3 before a shirt
is folded about the board l.
The intermediate foldable portion 4 is pro
45 vided at one end of the body portion 2 and be
tween the skirt retaining ñap 3 and body por
tion 2, and a transverse folding line I0 separates
or marks off the intermediate foldable portion 4
from the body portion 2 and provides a line 0f
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drawings (Fig. 3) it will be seen that the sleeve '
locking tab I1 is disposed below the longitudinal
(Izir’its I4 and outwardly directed curved incisions
10
The intermediate foldable portion 4 is-provided
with cuff retaining flaps 23 that are cut out of
and connected to >such intermediate flap 4 by op
positely disposed cuts 24, which include cuts 25
that extend in parallelism with the longitudinal
edges 26 of the shirt board I, and transverse cuts
21 that extend in parallelism with the cuts 1
which preferably form a part of the folding line
6 and such cuts 21 and 1 are connected to the
cuts 25 by tapered or rounded cuts 28 and at the
inner ends of cuts 21 and 1 an inwardly directed
arcuate cut 29 is provided and between which the
cuff retaining flaps 23 are connected to the in
termediate ñap 4.
It will thus be seen that a cuff receiving mem
ber 23 is provided along each longitudinal edge
25
of the intermediate flap 4 and that such cuff re
ceiving members 23 extend therefrom so that
their free edges are open toward the longitudinal
edges 26 of the shirt board I and are adapted to
be received within the cuff 30 of a shirt 3| folded
about the shirt board I.
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'I'he body portion 2 is provided with a scored
transverse foldable line 32, which will permit
easy folding of the body portion 2 about such
foldable line 32 in the event the shirt is desired
Ito be folded for traveling or condensed display
purposes.
The collar supporting member 8 is provided
along one of its free edges at substantially its 40
mid-length with an extension member 33 that
is preferably in the form of an arcuate extending
edge 34 and the extension member 33 is integrally
connected to the collar supporting member along
a line of ñexure 35 that is offset from the lon'
gitudinal edge 36 of the collar supporting mem- .
ber 8 by means of the cuts 31 that respectively
converge from the edge 36 and line of flexure 35
toward each other; thereby providing on the
flexure on which the body portion 2 and inter- ` collar supporting member, when the extension
member 33 is folded as shown in Fig. 10, an in
mediate foldable portion 4 is folded.
'I'he body portion 2 is provided at its upper clined surface 38 that is hidden by the collar
of the shirt 3I when collar supporting member
end and between such body portion and the in
termediate foldable portion 4 with a cut II which 8 is in use and when the shirt is viewed from the
provides a member I2 upstanding from one end front thereof.
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The longitudinal edges of the intermediate
of body portion 2 at the line of flexure I0 there
of, and along the longitudinal medial line of the foldable portion 4 and the skirt retaining portion
shirt board I and which member I2 is adapted to 3 are preferably offset a slight distance as at 39
from the longitudinal edges of the body portion
be received in the collar band of a shirt posi
2 and the purpose of which will be more fully 60
tioned on, or folded about, the board I.
The body portion 2 is provided near the end hereinafter set forth.
In carrying out my invention the collar sup
thereof, to which the intermediate foldable por
tion 4 is connected, with sleeve retaining means porting member 8 may be attached to the skirt
which comprise the members I3 that are formed retaining portion 3 as shown, or to the opposite
end of the shirt board I, as to the free end of
by transversely spaced oppositely disposed lon
gitudinal incisions or cuts I4, each of which is the body portion 2, but is preferably attached to
joined at one end by an outwardly directed the skirt retaining portion 3, because of conven
curved incision or cut I5. The other end of ience of location when the shirt board isl posi
each cut I4 is provided with an angular cut I6 tioned on the shirt in the operation of folding a
and in which cuts I4, I5 and I6 the yoke and shirt about the board. However, such collar sup
porting member 8 may be entirely detached from
sleeves of a shirt may be received.
A sleeve locking tab I1 is cut out from the body the shirt board I and may also be used in con
portion 2 by a cut or incision I8 and is integrally nection with other shirt boards. now in use,
connected thereto at one end along the folding whereby a collar attached to a shirt >is desired to
line I9 and is adapted to be folded about said line be supported in a substantially upstanding posi 75
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tion for display purposes or to prevent crushing
of the collar when a shirt with a collar attached
is delivered from the laundry.
The operation of mounting a shirt upon the
any suitable manner but preferably by a seal 45
which is secured to the seal portion 46' on flap 4
and which is presented by the space between the
ends of the cuffs 30 when they are positioned
board is as follows: The shirt is placed upon a ^ `on the cuff retaining flaps 23.
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This makes it possible for a shirt manufacturer
with the front or bosom portion thereof down- - to fold a shirt about a shirt board without the
ward or lying directly upon the support. The use of any pins and to securely seal the shirt to
the shirt board about which it is folded, by a “fac
shirt board I is then laid upon the shirt length
tory seal” 45 which of necessity will be destroyed 10
10 wise thereof and at substantially the midwidth
of the shirt and with the coated side thereof or show indications of being tampered with if
placed next to the shirt, and the intermediate the shirt is unfolded from the board before it ul
foldable portion 4 is then raised so as to free the timately reaches the final purchaser, thereby pro
upstanding member I2, which is inserted in the tecting the public from tampering with the fac
tory's product as well as from unnecessary han 15
15 collar band of the- shirt after which the portion 4
and skirt retaining portion 3 is laid upon_the dling which may be occasioned by removing and
support ln an extended position as shown in Fig. replacing the shirt upon the board before its ñnal
sale.
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’7. The collar supporting member 8 is then de
The offset portions of the flaps 3 and 4 as in
tached from the skirt retaining portion 3` and
dicated at 39 will insure the fact that the shirt
20 laid to one side. Then the two side portions of board will not be visible when viewed from the 20
the shirt that extend beyond the sides of the
table top or other suitable support (not shown)
board I are folded over the board toward each
other until they occupy the position substantially
illustrated in Fig. 8. However, as each side por
25 tion of the shirt is folded over the board towardeach other, the sleeves of the shirt and adjacent
yoke portion thereof are brought into position lso
that the shoulder of the sleeves or the yoke of the
shirt are slipped under the members I3 (see Fig.
7), and the sleeve portions that are slipped under
30
members I 3, as just recited, are moved toward the
collar band of the shirt so that such sleeve por
tions occupy the angular portion of the mem
bers I3 formed by the cuts I6. After both side
portions of the shirt are folded over the board
35 and the sleeves secured under members I3, the
locking tab I‘I is folded over members I3 as well
as the sleeves or shoulder portions thereof en
gaged by members I3, and the lock means 2| on
tab I'I is inserted in slot 22 so as to securely lock
40 the tab I'I to the body portion 2 of' the shirt board
and thereby securely lock the shoulder portions
of the sleeve to the board.
The shirt sleeves are then folded on the shirt
board so that the cuii- portions 38 of the shirt
project from the sides of the shirt board on oppo
site sides thereof as shown in Figs. 4, 5, and 6.
The ‘skirt 40 of shirt 3| is then folded upon the
body portion 2 around the lower edge 4I of the
body portion 2 and it has been found that in
substantially all instances such skirt portion 40
will project above the collar 42 of shirt 3|
as shown in Fig. 4. The skirt retaining portion
3 is then folded about its folding line 5 so that
the skirt retaining portion or flap 3 is folded
upon the intermediate foldable portion 4 and
over a portion of the skirt 40 as shown in Fig. 5,
and the free end of which skirt 48 will then be
between the skirt retaining flap 3 and the inter
mediate foldable portion or cuff retaining portion
60 4. The portions 3 and 4 are then folded along
the folding line I0 onto the body portion 2 and
on top of the shirt skirt previously folded there
upon and the free edge 42' of the skirt retaining
ñap 3 (formed by removing the collar supporting
member 8) acts as a locking ridge which prevents
the skirt 40 from being withdrawn from between
the flap 3 and flap 4 when such flaps are folded
onto the body portion 2 of the shirt board.
The cuff retaining flaps 23 are then raised and
70 the cuffs 38 of the shirt are positioned thereon
by slipping them thereover to the position as
shown by the folded cuffs in Figs. 2 and 6.
A tape or ribbon 54 may then be positioned
transversely around the shirt and shirt board and
75 the free ends 44 thereof are secured together in
front thereof,` as in Fig. 1.
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From the foregoing it will be seen that I may
use a cardboard coated on one side only in the
manufacture of my shirt board and when such 25
coated surface is placed next to the supporting
surface and shirt when a shirt is being folded
therearound, such coated surface will be exposed
only to the extent shown in Fig. 2 and the un
coated surface will not be visible when a shirt 30
is folded on the board as all such uncoated sur
face will be within the folds of the shirt.
The collar supporting member 8 that was pre
viously detached from the skirt flap 3 is inserted
within the shirt by slipping the same through 35
the neck opening 41 as shown in Fig. 1.
If it is desired to support a collar attached
to a shirt in a substantially upright position as
for example for display purposes vor as is cus
tomary in laundries to prevent crushing of the 40
collar the supporting member 8 is bent into cir
cular form as shown in Fig. 10 and the exten
sion member 33 is flexed so that it extends for
wardly from the elongate narrow body portion
48 of the collar supporting member 8 as shown 45
in Fig. 10 and then such member 8 is inserted in
the collar 42 as shown in Fig. 9 and the exten
sion member 33 is received underneath the fac
ing strip 49 of the shirt 3I thereby tending to
raise and maintain the collar and the adjacent 50
facing strip in an upright position. It is pref
erable to fold the extension member 33 onto the
uncoated face of the body portion 48 of Ythe sup
porting member 8 so that when the supporting
member is in position, the coated surface thereof 55
will be visible or exposed in the neck of the
shirt. The extension member 33 is normally held
in an angular position as shown in Fig. 10 due
to the resiliency of the cardboard from which it
is formed and the natural urge `of -the fibres of 60
the cardboard to' straighten themselves after they
have been compressed by folding the extension
member 33 about its folding line 35.
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When it is desired to remove the shirt from
the board the sealing means B, including the 65
ribbon 44 and seal 45 is broken so as to permit
the cuffs to be removed from the cufî retaining
flap and after the cuffs are withdrawn therefrom
the unfolding and removal of the shirt will be
apparent from the foregoing.
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In this specification the use of the term “collar
band” of a shirt is understood to mean the neck
band of a shirt as well as that portion between
the folds of a. collar of a shirt having a collar
attached, and it will be apparent to those skilled 75
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in ‘the m that when a shirt with a heer haha is
' desired to be folded about my novel shirt board.
tion and adapted to receive between said skirt
portion and said intermediate foldable portionl
that the -member I! may be reduced in »size to the skirt of a shirt folded about the body portion
form a- projecting tab of suillcient size to enter of said board; and cui! retaining flaps cut out
the collar band in the usual space providedI from said intermediate' portion and adapted to be
received within the cuna of a shirt folded about
therein to receive the back collar button.
In the event a shirt when mounted on the.. the body portion of said board, said cuff retaining
board, as shown in Fig. 1 is desired to be folded flaps respectively extending from said inter-.
for traveling or condensed display purposes. the mediate foldable portion toward each longitudi
10 same may be flexed along the foldable line 32, ` nal edge thereof.
.7. A shirt board comprising a body (portion,
- preferably so that the lower portion of the shirt
b shown in Fig. 1 is folded rearwardly onto the and a foldable portion at one end thereof and
cuffs 30 thereby enabling-the shirt to be easily
adapted to be folded thereon; a skirt retaining
carried in a hand bag or to be accommodated
15 on shelves of a minimum depth.
I claim:
portion connected to one end of said foldable
portion and adapted t0 be folded on said foldable
l. A shirt board comprising a `body portion;
a foldable portion connected to one end, of said
body portion and adapted to be folded- upon one
20 face thereof ; a skirt retaining portion connected
to one end of said foldable portion and adapted
to be folded onto said foldable portion and said
body portion; and a projection formed by cuts
in said foldable portion and extending from one
end of said body portion when said foldable por
tion is moved to folded position.
2. A shirt board comprising a body portion
and a foldable portion at one end thereof; a
skirt retaining portion connected to and fold
30 able upon said foldable portion; a projection
cut out from said foldable portion and extend;
ing from one end of said body portion when-
said foldable portion is moved to folded posi
tion; and cuff retaining flaps -out out of said
35 foldable> portion and adapted to be received
within the -cuiîs of a shirt folded about said
board.
3. A shirt board comprising a body portion;
sleeve retaining means formed by cuts in said
40 body portion; a sleeve locking tab cut out from
said body portion and adapted to be folded over
said sleeve retaining means; and means asso
ciating said locking tab with said body portion
to maintain said locking tab in position rela
45 tive to said body portion and over said sleeve
retaining means.
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4. A shirt board including a body portion hav
ing a slot therein; sleeve retaining means formed
by cuts in said body portion; a sleeve locking
50 tab cut out from said body portion and adapted
to be folded over said sleeve retaining means;
lock means out out from said sleeve locking tab
- and adapted to be inserted in said slot when said
locking tab is folded over said sleeve retaining
55
means.
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5. A shirt board including a body portion; an
intermediate foldable portion at one end of said
body portion and foldable lengthwise of said body
portion upon one face thereof; a skirt retaining
portion at'the other end of said intermediate por
tion and foldable upon said intermediate portion
and adapted to receive between said skirt portion
and said intermediate foldable portion the skirt
of a shirt folded about the body portion of said
65 board; and cuff retaining flaps cut out from said
intermediate portion and adapted to be received
within the cuffs of a shirt folded about the body
portion of said board.
6. A shirt board including a body portion; an
70 intermediate foldable portion at one end of said
body portion and foldable lengthwise of said body
portion upon one face thereof; a skirt retaining
portion at the other end of said intermediate
portion and foldable upon said intermediate por
1o
portion and onto said body portion when said
foldable portion is moved to folded position; cuff
retaining flaps cut out of and connected to said
foldable portion and adapted to be received with
in the cuffs of a shirt folded about said board; 20
said cuff retaining flaps extending from said fold
able'portion so that their free edges open toward
the longitudinal edges of said shirt board.
8. A shirt board comprising a body portion,
and a foldable portion at one end thereof and 25
adapted to be folded thereon; a skirt retaining
portion connected to one end of said foldable por
tion and adapted to be folded on said foldable
portion and onto said body portion when said
foldable portion is moved to folded position; cui!
retaining flaps cut out öf and connected to said
foldable portion and adapted to be received with
in the cuiïs of a shirt folded about said board;
said cuff retaining flaps extending from said fold
able portion so that their free edges open toward
the longitudinal edges of said shirt board, one
side of said-cuff retaining flaps being adjacent
to the connection between said skirt retaining
portion and said foldable portion.
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9. A shirt board comprising a body portion; 40
a cuff retaining portion connected to one end of
said body portion; a member cut out from said
cuff retaining portion and extending from one
end of said body portion when said cuff retaining
portion is moved to folded position; a skirt retain 45
ing portion connected to one end of said cuff re
taining portion and adapted to be folded over
said cuiI retaining portion; and cuff retaining
means cut out from said cuff retaining portion;
said body portion being provided intermediate 5o.
its length with a transverse folding line whereby
said body portion may be easily folded upon itself.
10. 'I‘he combination of a shirt board and a
shirt folded around said board, said shirt board
comprising a substantially rectangular body por 55
tion; a foldable portion connected .to be folded on ‘
said body portion; a skirt retaining portion con
nected to said foldable portion and adapted to
be folded upon said foldable portion and upon a
shirt skirt folded upon said foldable portion~ so 60
that said shirt skirt will be between said skirt
retaining flap and said foldable portion when said
skirt retaining portion and foldable portion are
moved to folded position; tabs cut out from said
foldable portion adapted to receive the cufl's'of a 85
shirt folded upon said board ;` there being an un
obstructed and exposed space on the foldable
portion between the free ends of said cuffs when
mounted on said tabs; and means encircling said
shirt and shirt board and connected to said un 70
obstructed and exposed space to seal said shirt to'
said board.
GEORGE FREDERICK HISS.
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