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Sept. 13, 1938. ‘H. o. DRAPER _ 2,129,657 NECKTIE ATTACHMENT Filed Feb. 1, 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet i Inventor Attorneys _ Sept. 13, 1938. . _ |-|_ O_ DRAPER' I 2,129,657 NECKTIE "ATTACHMENT 'Filed Feb; 1. 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor A iiorneys ‘Patented Sept. 13, 1938 2,129,657 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,129,657 NECKTIE ATTACHMENT Hollis 0. Draper, Nashville, Tenn. Application February 1, 1938, Serial No. 188,177 2 Claims. The present invention relates to new and use ful improvements in attachments for neckties of the four-in-hand type and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set 5 forth, an article of this character of a novel con struction which is adapted to take the place of the usual knot which is formed in the tie. Another very important object of the invention is to provide an attachment of the character de 10 scribed, comprising novel means for securing said attachment in position on the necktie. Still another very important object of the in vention is to provide a necktie attachment of the aforementioned character embodying means for 15 holding the wings of a collar down. Other objects of the invention are to provide a necktie attachment of the character set forth which will be comparatively simple in construc tion, strong, durable, compact, attractive in ap 20 pearance and which may be manufactured at low cost. All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become ap— parent from a study of the following speci?ca 25 tion, taken in connection with the accompany ing drawings wherein like characters of refer ence designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein: Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of an em 30 bodiment of the invention. Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof. . Figure 3 is a perspective view, showing the de vice partially open. Figures 4, 5 and 6 are views in front elevation, 35 showing the steps taken in preparing the necktie to receive the attachment. Figure '7 is a view in front elevation, showing the attachment after it has been mounted on the necktie. Figure 8 is a View in front elevation, showing 40 the invention in its ?nal position, as when being worn. Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention 45 which has been illustrated comprises a substan tially conical or tapered tube of suitable material which is designated generally by the reference numeral I. The tube i may be made in various sizes and, as shown to advantage in Fig. 1 of the 50 drawings, the upper and lower ends thereof are oppositely bevelled or inclined. The tube I includes complemental front and back members 2 and 3, respectively, of substan tially semi-circular shape which are hingedly 55 connected at one side, as at 4. A suitable catch 5 is provided for releasably securing the members 2 and 3 in closed position. Projecting inwardly and downwardly from the (Cl. 2-150) upper end of the member 2 is an integral sup porting tongue 6. Mounted on the member 3 and projecting therefrom is a pair of collar wing retaining ?ngers 1. When the device is to be used, the necktie is 5 placed in the collar 8 in the usual manner and the wide end 9 of said necktie is crossed over the small end l0 thereof (see Fig. 4). The wide end of the tie is then wrapped inwardly, upwardly and then brought over the small end it (see Fig. 10 5) and then brought downwardly after which what may be referred to as the connection or knot which has thus been formed is adjusted, as seen in Fig. 6 of the drawings. This knot or con nection is designated by the reference numeral 15 II. The device is then opened and mountedon the tie, said tie then being compressed or gath~ ered su?iciently to permit the device to be closed. When this has been done the tongue 6 is engaged. over the knot II for holding the device in posi- 20 tion. With the device in position the ?ngers ‘l are engaged on the wings l2 of the collar 8 for holding said wings down. It will thus be seen that the necessity of forming the usual tight knot in the tie is eliminated, thus materially prolong 25 ‘ It is believed that the many advantages of a necktie attachment constructed in accordance With the present invention will be readily under stood and although a preferred embodiment of 30 the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed. What is claimed is:-— 35 1. A necktie attachment comprising a substan ing the life of said tie. tially tapered tube including hingedly connected front and back members adapted to encircle a necktie, a tongue extending angularly from the upper end portion of the front member and en- 40 gageable with the tie for supporting the tube in position thereon, and ?ngers projecting from the back member and engageable with the wings of a collar for retaining said wings in position. 2. A necktie attachment comprising a substan- 45 tially tapered tube including hingedly connected complemental front and back members adapted to encircle a necktie, means for releasably secur ing said members in closed position, a tongue in tegral with the upper end of the front member and extending inwardly and downwardly there from and engageable on the necktie for support ing the tube in position thereon, and ?ngers pro J'ecting from the back member and engageable with the wings of a collar for retaining said wings in position. HOLLIS O. DRAPER.