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June 14, 1938. Q_ F, H155 2,120,466 SHIRT BOARD Filed Oct. 8, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 /42' [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. ' 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. 60 A still further object is to provide a novel ' 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 2 2,120,466 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. _ 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 50 55 60 65 70 75 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. > '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. 55 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 3 2,120,466 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. ' 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. ` ’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. ' 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. I 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. ~ 70 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 9,190,466 4~ ' 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. ` n 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. l , 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. ' 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.