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Aug. 27, 1946;
Filed Nov. 4, 1944
2,406,400‘ ‘
Patented Aug. 27,_ 1946
Myer‘Pumps, Washington, 13.0.
‘A'pplication November 4, 1944, Serial‘N'o. 561,979'
1= Claim. (CI. 24-49)
' -This- invention- relatesvv to holders and more
particularly to a holder especially adapted for
use. as a necktie holder, it being understoodv that
while it is especially useful as a holderfor a
necktie it is not restricted to such use.
a? View‘ looking? down upon the holder
'Fig.- 5 is av-front view of another modi?ed form
Fig-.I ?isfa-top view of Figure-5,,
' At thepresent time“ it is customary to secure
a necktie against the front of a shirt by a clip
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The improved holder-*1 illustrated in Figures‘d'
and 2: is. formed‘ from a continuous strip of‘ re
which straddles the necktie and the portion of
the shirt having button holes formed therein but
such fasteners have been found unsatisfactory
.since they often slip out of proper position across
the necktie and also are liable to become de
tached and lost.
Therefore one object of the invention is to pro
silientmaterialiwhichmay beimetallo'r other suit
able material. This‘ strip isbe'nt in spacedfrela
tion- to its ends- to‘ form an- elongated loop", I1 in
eluding? a, front member 2 merging intocurved
end‘ portions 3' and‘ 41 from which extend rear
arms 5 and 6'.' 'I'lliesegre'ar' arms are of such
length that they overlap, as‘ shown inv Figure 2;
vide a holder so formed that when it is applied 15 and the free: end' portion of arm 5 is bent back
a vportion'may engage through a- buttonhole of
upon itself to form cli‘pf ‘II which is curved longi
the shirt and thus held‘ in a desired position
tudinally so that itsintermed-iate portion will
across a necktie and very effectively prevented
?rmly gripv the pleat or edge portion ‘8 ofla shirt
from being accidentally disengaged from the
shirt‘ and becoming lost.
9' through. which buttonholes I50‘ are formed’ to
20 accom‘m'odatethel buttons H ; the clip willl-"iave its
Another object of the invention is to provide
free end-‘spacedlfrom the arm 5 and mayvbeeasily _
a holder formedrfrom a single strip or strand of
thrust into position for gripping the shirt. The
material so bent that it has a portion for en
curved portion? IFZ‘Vconn‘e‘ctin'g‘ the‘ clip with the
gaging a tie and an auxiliary portion or clip for
arm forms a spring for the clip' and in addition
engaging through a buttonhole of a shirt and 25 provides a blunt and rounded end to form the
gripping the shirt so that it will frictionally re
sist detachment of the holder from the shirt.
Another object of the invention is to provide a
arm 5' and allows this to be readily passed
through the buttonhole when applying the holder
holder which may have gripping engagements
When this holder is applied to a shirt for use‘
with a shirt but ?t loosely about a tie and thus 30 the free end of the arm 5 carrying clip 1 is ?rst
not crease or otherwise mar the tie, and allowing
passed through the buttonhole of the shirt, the
total freedom of movement to the wearer.
arm 6 beingv disposed under portion 8 of the shirt
Another object of the invention is to provide
during this operation. After the clip 1 has been
the holder with a shirt-engaging portion so
movedentirely through the buttonhole and to a
formed that while it will securely hold the de 35 position beyond the free side edge of pleat 8 the
vice in engagement With the shirt it may be easily
holder is shifted longitudinally in an opposite .
disconnected when it is desired to remove it.
direction and the free side edge portion of the
Another object of the invention is to provide
pleat engaged under the clip so that this portion
a tie holder which is simple in construction and
of the shirt will be gripped between the clip '_1
capable of being manufactured at small cost and 40 and the portion of the arm 5 overlapped by the
using materials that are inexpensive and not re
clip. The shirt will thus be gripped and the
stricted because of the war emergency.
holder ?rmly held to the shirt. The tie l3 may
Another object of the invention is that because . then be passed through the loop I ‘between the
this invention does not require materials having
front bar and the rear arms thereof and the tie
strong gripping power or resilience, such mate
will be held against the shirt as shown in Figure 1.
rials as “Lucite” or the various plastics, may be
If so desired, the holder may be turned to a posi;
tion in which it extends diago'nallyand the fric
The invention is illustrated in the accompany
tional grip of the clip 1 will hold the device in the
ing drawing wherein:
Fig. 1 is a view showing a holder of the im
proved construction in use.
adjusted position. Even if the holder should be
50 caught and drawn away from the outer side edge
of the pleat 8 to such an extent that the clip 1
nolonger grips the shirt there will be no danger
of the holder being lost since the arcuate end
portion 3 of the holder will then be passing
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken along line 2-2
of Figure 1.
Fig. 3 is a front view of a modi?ed form of
through the buttonhole and the holder will be,
passed between the front bar and the chain.
If the clip should slip out of engagement with
“suspended at the front of the shirt instead of
dropping upon the ground. When it is desired to
remove the holder from the shirt it is merely
necessary to draw upon the holder until the clip
is detachedfrom the pleat and reverse longitudi
nal movement of the holder to move the clip 1
and free end portion of arm 5 through the button
41 hole and the pleat, the holder will then be dis
the shirt the weight of the bar I4 will cause the
holder to swing downwardly and be suspended
by the curved portion [6 engaging through the
Another holder of modi?ed construction is
shown in Figures 5 and 6. In this embodiment
of the invention the bar 2], arm 22, curved por
,posed between the overlapped portions of the
arms 5 and 6V arid- the holder may béEslid out of 10 tion 23 and crimped clip 24 are formed from a
j engagement with" the pleat. If so ‘desired the ‘ single strip of resilient material, this ‘construc
; holder may be removed by ?rst disengaging the 7 "tion being the same as shown in Figure 4. In
‘clip 1 from the pleat 8 andmoving the holder to ' 1 " stead of providing a chain for extending across
I a position in which the end portion 3' passes I ' ‘a necktie there has been provided an elongated
"loop 25v which is of approximately the same length
through the buttonhole, the holder being then
‘ turned longitudinally so that the front'baf 12, ‘the ‘
'as'the front bar 2| but greater width, a slot
‘ end portion 4 and the arm -6 ;pmay~be;slipped
' 26 being formed-longitudinally of the front wall
1 through ‘the buttonhole and the device easily de
tached from the shirt.
1 ~ Y " » 1
of‘the loop so that when a necktie is passed
through the loop a portion will show through
t ’ In Figures 3 and 4 there has beenillustrated 20 the slot.
j a holder of modi?ed construction Whereinjafront
bar M, a rear arm l5, and a curVedsndDQrtion ‘
IBVa're' formed from a single strip ofresilient ma
3 terial. The free end portion of the rear,,,arrn
I5 isvbent back uponvv itself to f01‘m'_a,f clip I1 25
I connected with the» arm byv a curved portion
18 constituting a spring for-the clip and also
3 forming the arm with’ a blunt'free‘vend so. that
it ‘may be readily passed through ajbuttonhole ‘
This slot may-be omitted if so desired
and also the loop may be ornamented in, any
desired manner.
Having thus described the invention, what is
claimed is:
In anecktie holder or the like, a front mem
ber merging into a curved end portion to form
a loop, an arm formed integrally with said end
portion and extending rearwardly of said front
member, spaced entirely therefrom and substan
tiallypparallel therewith, to approximately the
of ‘a shirt. ‘ Since the clipis crimped, ,as shown 30
central part of said member, a clip element ex
‘ in Figure 4, it may havegood gripping engage
tending from the end of said arm, formed inte
ment'with the-pleat of the shirt. ‘A chain l9
grally with said arm and extending toward the
extends longitudinally of the bar _l4 in front
said curved end portion substantially parallel
thereof . and has its end links ‘engaged ‘through
eyes‘ 20 to suspend the chain inifront of bar, 14 35 with said‘ arm withinsaid loop whereby to pro
vide'a means forholding an end of a necktie in
in such‘ position that the necktie may be passed
place on a wearer, said arm being adapted for
between the bar and the chain. When this form
insertion through a buttonhole of the shirt of a
of holder is in use the arm l5 and the» clip H
are; passed through‘ the buttonhole of the, shirt
wearertof, saidholder and said clip being adapted
and movement of the holder then reversed'so that 40 to retain said holder in said buttonhole against
‘ ‘the shirt will be gripped'between the clip ‘and t
the; arm and the holder ?rmly mounted across
i the shirt pleat in position for the ‘necktie to be
accidental displacement.
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