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Патент USA US2133068

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Oct.l 1l, 1938.
` F. A. wlgGMAN `
Filed lawn 2o, 19:55 '
Patented o¢1.11,1938'
` _2,133,068
, i i UNITED
‘FAsrENEa Foa snnvr’conmns ' '
u l. j Floyd
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Application «March 4zo, 1935,y smal. No. 12,036rk
"p4-claims. _ (crei-'451)AY .
vrFig. 4 isa side elevational view of the shirt
' kThe invention relates generallyfto means Y'for
holding laundered articles of wearing apparel,
shown inFig. 1.KY ~-
flWhile'the invention isv susceptibleV of various
such as shirts, in foldedposition and relates more " rmodifications and alternative constructions', it-is
particularly to a fastener to `be Vapplied-to a Iper
shown hereinV andVv will be described hereinafter « 5
5 manently attached collar of a. laundered Shirt. inA a preferred embodiment. However, itY is not
- It is now common practice in commercial laun
V`intended that the invention is .toV be limited there
dries to button the top Yor collar button on all
by to thespeciñc shape or construction disclosed
collar attached shirts before folding the same a but isïinten'ded Ato cover all modifications and
alternativeconstructions falling within theY spirit 10
10 position. In all instances, butparticularly when f V*and
scope ofthe invention as deñned by therap
in orderV that the collar may be retained in proper
the collar has been heavily starched.- buttoning .'
of the top or collar button-is diiiicultY and tedious - vFor purposes of disclosure,> the drawing shows
‘ Work, it causes wrinkles'in the collar` and makes ’ a~ shirt Shaving a permanently attached >collar
additionalk hand finishing necessary. kThis all
formed by a neckband 6 and an' outer downward- 15
15 raises the'cost Vof laundering shirts. Vli‘urther- Y lyV folded portion 1. Such collars are all usually
more, it is just as diñicult for> the user yof the [formed along their edgewithaseam or welt 8
shirt to unbutton the top button as it is to button which Vis `slightly vthicker ‘than’ the remainder of
the same so that in doing so much time’ islost `the portion y`|.V `When laundered and folded as is
and frequently results'in a wrinkled‘and broken » Vnow _the common practice, the collar forms a. V, 420 i
20 down collar or the loss of a button. i' `
with the folds, formed between the tandY s and .
It is a primary object of this invention; there
the'portion 1, extending outwardly and upwardly
forato provide ajnovel and improved _fastener Yfromv thepoint Ywhere the ends of the collar come
for securing the collar of a'ïlaundered shirt in together.¢;The pointed ends >of the portion -1,
proper position without the necessity'of button-A with the collar so folded, slope upwardly from ¿25
25 ing the top- or collar button.
the bosom -of the shirt from front to rear, as best
' Another object of the invention `isc-to provide` seen in Fig.l 4, and even the front portion of the
a fastenerof the characterdescribed whichis bandV Sis inclined slightly from a‘perpendicular
quickly and'conveniently applied »without danger to the shirt front.
of wrinkling the collar and which isxjustas con
30` veniently and quickly removed.
A further object is to provide a fastener: of the
character described _which hooks back` of the Vwelt
or seamforrned on the edge'ofV thecollar there
by securely grippingthe-collar and preventing
accidental release.
_` The fastener comprises a blank II! of relatively 30
`stiff cardboard or other suitable material shaped
' and slotted to form clamping means for engaging
the end edges of the collar to secure the same
=against lateral spreading. While the blank may
take various shapes, it‘is here Ashown as generally 35
round wíththe top end ñattened, the blank be
Yet another obJect is _to perfectfa fastener of. ing symmetrical with respect to agvertical center
V Ythe character described which is extremely‘cheap
and which is small and so located when attached
as not to interfere with Yother means that `might f
be employedto support or protect the collar.
line thereof. Formed in the'blank onV opposite
sides ofthe vertical center line are >two apertures
II generally oblongmin shape and extending ob- 40
liquelyroutwardly and upwardly. Extending v0b
Other objects and advantag'escwill become ap-` liquely outwardly and upwardly fromv each’ of the
parent fronrthe> following detailed description apertures’I'I Vto the edge ofthe blank is a slit
taken in connection with the accompanying I2. Thus the blank I0 is divided into a lower
drawing, in which:
or main portion I3 andan upper or tab portion 45
Fig. 1 is a fragmentary view showing a laun-H I4 between which the opposite edges of the col
" `
Vdefied permanently attached collar held in posi-V " lar may be secured. ' 1 As a‘result of the apertures IVI and slits I2 'the `
tion by a fastener embodying thefeatures of
Yi lower or main portion I3 may be said to have two
» invention.
y 50 Fig. 2 is a fastener attached to portions ofa oppositely disposed and upwardly extending por- 50
collar, the collar portions beingin section better c tions I5, each forming one jaw of'a clamping
to show the manner inwhich the ¿fastener grips '1 means.> The tab I4 likewise has two oppositely
disposed and downwardly extendingy portions I6
forming jaws complementary to those formed by
Fig. 3 is a full size elevational >viewcof the fas- ~ .the
portions I5. In order furtherto enhance 55
55 tener.
the gripping action of the portions I5 and I6,
the apertures II are so formed that the portions, one. Thus this clamp, when employed with the
method ¿disclosed in my? prior application, en
particularly the pprtions I5, terminate in in
a laundered shirt to be folded and packaged
wardly turned hooks I1. Herein this is obtained îables
by the rounded ends of the apertures I I and by Íyvithout buttoning a single button. As a result
exi-tending ?the slits I2 from approximately the the shirt is'without wrinkles, ig can beîput up 5
ready to Wear
ends of thejÍ apertures. PreferablyY the apertures in a much shortertime and
Il'are positioned with their longitudinal axis as soon as the packageis removed without ñrst
slightly less oblique to the vertical center, line unbutto'ning the shirt ¿or removing numerous
10 of the blank than the slits i2. The blank may be
I claim as myeìnvention:
formed with V notches at the outer ends of thev
l. Ay Vfastener Íor securing the?collar of a laun-¿
dered shirt in closed position without buttoning
remaindernof the blank.
The blarl is attached to the collar by insert ¿the same comprising a thin resilient blank hav
ing the pcîrtions I5 into the fold formed bey the'. ï,ing two apertures therein and ?a slit extending
nëckband E and the portion 'I while the portions Woutwardly from each aperture ta the edge of the 15
slits to shorten the same without weakening the
blank defining cooperating hookfjaws unp‘liant in
the plane of the blanki but laterally flexible to
permit 'passingY of an en_d edge of the collar,
I6: engageAthe foldV on the outsideîthereofnsoy as
to clamp one end of the collar secîurely between
each set oiî jaws formed by the portions I5 and
I6.Y The blank is converiiently‘and easily at
having a welt, between the jaws into the aper
ture and to grip the collar frictionally behind 20
Ythe weh; whenjthe welt Vhas passed into the;
tachedto the collar by fleäing the tab I4 Yout of
the plane or" the @ain portion I3 thereby open
»ing the jaws formed by the portions `I5ahd I6.
When so attachedrthe blank assumes a slightly
2. VA fastener for securing the collar or a laun
inclined position and with .the slits I2 extending fdered shirt in closed position without buttoning
the same -comprising a thin blank having two 25
therein shaped to receive the welt on
edges- formed on the ends of the pîgrtions I5 and
AIfijby the'slits lie parallel to thelfold 9 of the >the edge of a collar and a slit extending out
wardly’from each aperture to the edge of the
collar'so- that 4there is goîëd gripping action be
obliquely outwardly and upwardly the straight
blank deñninggfor each aperture cooperating
hook jawsunpiiant in the plane ofl the blankì
tween the jaw portions
the collar.- Not only
Ais there a ñrm gripping by? theV jaws, but, as best
seen in Fig. 2, the hooks I7 engage in yback of oneof'ásaid jaws being resilientand laterally
the welt and thus so ñrmly secure the blank îriiexible to perinitpassing ofv an end ledge ofthe
collar, having A,a welt, between the >jaws Yiinto lthe
as> to elinìjnate any possibility of accidental re
aperture and-to gripl the collarffrictionally be
Inova] thereof. With the blank made oi'fcard
hind the welt when the welt has'passedcinto the
bpardy there-»is no‘wdanger that the hooks will
pierce or tear the collar.
The-oblong apertures
3. A fastener for securing thercollar of a laun
' II shouldY be of a size arnp‘ly toïaccornmo-date
dered shirt in elosed position without buttoning
the same comprising a'thin resilient blankv hav
the welt or seam 8 of thencollar, as best seen in
40 Fig. 2. YThe blank when attached does not vrest
ing twe elongated apertures. therein and a sliîl
jon the> bosomof» the shirt and thus does not inv
Iextending obliquely outwardly and upwardlyT
, -any way supportîor distortV the collar, yet it is
positioned thatzit does not Vfrom each yaperture to the edge of- the blank
>interfere-vvith other blanks that might be applied VVdeiîning cooperatingl hook jaws unpliantin the
Yplane of the blank butlaterally ílexible to permit
n ~
Y te _support or protect the collar. c
f' It is believed apparent from the foregoirrg‘that passing of anl‘e’nd "edge of theecollar, having a i
I have provided a simple,'easilyzmanufactured welt, |between the jawsV into the aperture 'and
Aand inexpensive clamp which is readily and to grip the collar frictionally behind fthe welt
so smallfand is so
vwhenïthe'weltfiias passed into'the aperture.V
quicklyattachedr?tol a laundered collar ,toy secure
the-'same without
4. A fastener? for securing the collar of a lautr
deredr shirt in closed position without buttoning
the saine comprising 'a cardboard blank Sym 50
metrical with‘respect Y_to a vertical centerline
buttoriing the top or collar
lbutton thereby materially reducing the cost of
`laundering the‘shirt and?avoiding wrinkling of
both in the folding of the shirt and
the unfolding thereof b-y the user. Whilel the
having two apertures thereinglarge enough to
receive'the welt on the edge ef a~collar~ and a
»clamp is advantageous' and may be usedfto se
slit extending obliquely outwardlyand upwardly
cure the'collar regardless qiY tlfiefrnlannerl in which
is particularly advantageous
from each aperture te the edgey of thev blank
deiìning cooperating hook jaws unpliant' in the
= the shirt is `folded, it
when'emp-loyed inthe rr'rethod of and with the
machine for: folding vshirts disclosed in »my co- »
pending application Serial 5No\.¿745,769, ñledSep
tember 27, 1934.1: In that Vapplication I disclose
a machine for folding a »laundered shirt with
out buttcning any of the buttons except Vthe top
planeof the blank butlaterally ñexibleto per#
mit passing ofîan end edge >of theV collar, having
a welt', between the :jaws into theiaperture and
to grip thelcollar frictionally behindàethe .welt
when the welt haspassed intor the aperture. s
FLOYD;¢ä.`:'WIEG1\/IAN.’§ 'i
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