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July '30, 1946.
J. E. JOHNSON
2,404,962
NEGKTIE
Filed May 2, 1944
'2 Sheets-Sheet 2
Patented July 30, 1946
2,404,962
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,404,962
NECKTIE
Joseph E. Johnson, Islington, Mass.
Application May 2, 1944, Serial No. 533,712
8 Claims.
(01. 2-145)
2
This invention relates to so-called four-in
hand neckties and aims to provide a novel and
improved arrangement for attachment of the
terminal portions of the necktie to each other
and to a shirt button. Heretofore, various ar
rangements for accomplishing this object have
been proposed but all of those with which I am
familiar are open to certain objections, such as
necktie is of a standard construction with usual
wide and narrow terminal portions 22 and 24,0ne
simply laid upon the other, the wide portion hav
ing both ends of a tape 26 sewed thereto to form
a loop to receive the narrowv portion. This tape
is provided with an aperture 28, button-hole
stitched to prevent fraying. A thread 30 at
tached at one end at 32 to the narrow terminal
undue complexity, di?iculty in manipulation,
portion is passed through the aperture 28, then
and high cost. The present invention aims to
through the shirt button-hole and ?nally wound
obviate these objections.
about the button which is then buttoned into the
The invention will best be understood by ref
button-hole, thus restraining both terminal por
erence to the following description when taken
tions of the necktie.
in connection with the accompanying drawings
Fig. 3 shows a variation of the necktie illus
of four speci?c embodiments thereof, while its 15 trated in Fig. l, and is precisely the same except
scope will be pointed out more particularly in the
that the narrow terminal portion is provided with
appended claims.
an aperture 34. If it is found that the narrow
In the drawings:
end hangs down beyond the wide terminal por
Fig. 1 is a rear elevation of a necktie embody
ing the invention;
Fig. 2 is a rear elevation of a second embodi
ment of the invention;
Fig. 3 is "a rear elevation of a variation of the
tion, as shown in Fig. 3. the narrow portion may
be drawn up out of sight by passing the ligature
36 ?rst through the aperture 34, then through
the other two apertures, after which the ligature
is passed through a button-hole in a shirt and
necktie shown in Fig. 1; and
wound about the corresponding button which is
Fig. 4 is a variation of the necktie shown in 25 then buttoned into the button-hole. This avoids
Fig. 2.
an unsightly narrow terminal portion hanging
Referring to the drawings and to the embodi
below the wide terminal portion.
ment of the invention illustrated in Fig. 1, there
Fig. 4 shows a Variation of the necktie illus
is shown a necktie having a wide terminal por
trated in Fig. 2. The tape with its aperture
tion 4 and a narrow terminal portion 6, the
shown in Fig. 2 is omitted, an aperture 38 is pro
former having margins 8 and ID to be lapped, as
vided in the narrow terminal portion, and the
shown, so as to encompass the narrow terminal
ligature 40, now fastened to the wide terminal
portion and to restrain the latter. These mar
portion of the necktie, is passed through the
gins are not stitched together as is usual but are
aperture 38, thence through the shirt button
secured to each other only temporarily by the ' hole. and is then wound about the corresponding
means now to be described.
button which is then buttoned into the button
To this end, the margins 8 and Ill are provided,
hole. This keeps the terminal portions of the
respectively, with apertures I2 and I4, with but
necktie together and attached to the shirt.
ton-hole stitches about them to keep the fabric
Having thus described certain embodiments of
from fraying, while a ligature such as a heavy,
cylindrical thread or light cord l6 twisted or
braided has one end permanently secured at I 8
to the narrow terminal portion at its free end 20
stiffened as by a body of plastic material molded
about it to facilitate its manipulation so that it
the invention what I claim is:
1. A four-in-hand necktie having wide and
narrow terminal portions, the wide terminal por
tion being arranged to encompass the narrow
terminal portion, the narrow terminal portion
having a ligature with a free end. and the wide
may readily be passed ?rst through the opening
M, then through the opening I2, and then
terminal portion having inwardly folded and
connected margins presenting above their lower
through a button-hole in a shirt front. After
pulling the thread snug, the thread is wound
ends at least one aperture through which said
free end may be passed for subsequent attach
ment of said ligature to a shirt button.
2. A four-in-hand necktie having wide and
narrow terminal portions, the wide terminal por
tion being arranged to encompass the narrow
about the shirt button and the latter is buttoned
into the buttonhole through which the thread.
has been passed. Thus the necktie terminals are
secured together and to the shirt by simple and
effective but inexpensive means.
terminal portion, the narrow terminal portion
In the second embodiment shown in Fig. 2, the 55 having a twine with a stiffened free end, and the
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wide terminal portion having inwardly folded
and connected margins presenting above their
lower ends an aperture through which said free
end may be passed for subsequent attachment of
said ligature to a shirt button.
terminal portion and having a free end to be
passed through the aperture in said narrow
terminal portion and thence through said aper
tures in said margin.
6. A four-in-hand necktie having wide and
narrow terminal portions, one having a ligature
3. A four-in-hand necktie having wide and
attached thereto and the other having an aper
narrow terminal portions, the wide terminal por
ture therein below the point of attachment of
tion having margins to be lapped to encompass
said ligature and through which aperture the
the narrow terminal portion, the latter having
a ligature with a free end, and said margins hav 10 free end of said ligature is ?rst passed to keep
the terminal portions, after which said ligature
ing apertures through which said free end may
be passed for subsequent attachment of said
ligature to a shirt button.
4. A four-in-hand necktie
having
wide
may be attached to a shirt button.
'7. A four-in-hand necktie having wide and
narrow terminal portions, the wide terminal por
and narrow terminal portions, the wide terminal 15 tion having means to restrain the narrow termi
nal portion, said means having at least one aper
portion having margins to be lapped across the
narrow terminal portion, the latter having a
ture therein, and a ligature attached to one of
twine with a stiffened free end, and said margins
said terminal portions, extending through said
aperture, and having a free end for attachment
having apertures through which said free end
may be passed for holding said margins together 20 to a shirt button.
and for attaching said ligature to a shirt button.
5. A four-in-hand necktie having wide and
narrow terminal portions, the wide terminal por
tion having margins to be lapped to encompass
the narrow terminal portion, said margins being 25
3. A four-in-hand necktie having wide and
narrow terminal portions, one having means to
encompass the second and having an aperture,
and the second having attached thereto a liga
ture to be passed through said aperture and hav
provided, respectively, with apertures and said
ing a free end for attachment to a shirt button.
narrow terminal portion being provided with an
aperture, and a ligature attached to the narrower
JOSEPH E. JOHNSON.
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