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Patented Oct. S, 1946
2,408,885
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
2,408,885
NECKTIE
William S. Romme, Stamford, Conn.
Application December 9, '1943, Serial No. 513,542
5 Claims.
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The present invention relates to improvements
in neekties and more particularly to an improved
tie which will not slip after being knotted and
tightened.
Heretofore, it has been diiiicult te maintain a
neat appearance after a tie has been knotted and
adjusted because of the tendency of the knotted
part to slip down out of place. This is especially
true Where the tie is made of slippery material,
such as silk or rayon.
A previous attempt to solve this problem was
made by providing a separate metal device having
spurs which was slipped into the loop forming the
knot to be attached to the fabric by the spurs
after the knot had been almost completely made.
This proved unsatisfactory for the sharp edges
or spurs, by which the metal is attached to the
(Cl. 2-155)
2
the obstructions are preferably disposed alter
nately on opposite longitudinal edges.
The projections are covered by the folds of the
tie which carry the inner lining and are there.
fore not visible, nor do they spoil the shape or de
tract from the appearance of the tie. They may
be smooth surfaced and therefore the tie can be
tied and untied in the ordinary manner Without
fraying or tearing the fabric.
It will be understood that, While it is prefer
able to have the obstructionsV remain on the tie
when it is not being used to avoid the danger
of misplacing or losing them, they can be removed
and replaced whenever desired, When, as shown
herein, the obstructions are formed by snap«
fasteners between the parts of which the lining
of the tie is caught, they may be easily removed
fabric in the knot of the tie, would quickly tear
to facilitate the laundering of the tie by simply
and fray the material of the tie. Also, the metal
separating the two parts of the fasteners.
device, being separate from the tie, was easily 20
Other features and advantages will hereinafter
misplaced and lost.
appear.
An object of the present invention is to provide
In the drawing
an inexpensive, easily manufactured tie having
Figure 1 is a front View of a necktie embody
means incorporated therein which will prevent it
ing the present invention.
from slipping, but which do not spoil the shape 25 Fig. 2 is a view of an untied necktie embodying
nor injure the fabric of the tie.
the present invention showing the position of the
‘This has been accomplished in the form of the
protuberances in dotted lines.
invention illustrated herein as exemplary thereof
Fig. 3 is a, View taken along lines 3--3 of Fig. 2.
by making a tie having a series of protuberances
Fig. 4 is a View showing a portion of the lining
or enlargements adapted to be trapped in the 30 of the necktie, illustrated in Fig. 2.
knot when the tie is tied and prevent the part
In the form of the invention as illustrated
about which the knot is formed from sliding up,
herein, the necktie I8 may be made of any suit
i. e., lengthening the neck-encircling loop of the
able necktie material. The necktie comprises a
tie.
relatively narrow tab II, a relatively wide tab
In the form of the invention herein illustrated, 35 I2, a neck band portion I3, and a lining I4 at
tached to and carried within the folds of the tabs
the protuberances or enlargements are in the
and neckband.
form of buttons or disks. They are located on
To tie the necktie in the conventional manner,
that portion of the inner lining which is within
as shown in Fig. 1, the tie is placed on or under
the standing portion of the tie and about which
the knot is made, that is, the part which becomes 40 the collar with the tabs II and l2 pendant. The
tab I2 is then wrapped around the tab II to
the inside portion of the tie after it is knotted.
start the knot, and then the end of the tab I2
` The protuberances are, therefore, located within
is inserted through and between the layers of the
the knot after it is made and adjusted.
wrapped portion, thus forming a more or less
The protuberances are preferably located at
loose slip knot I5. After the knot has been
45
the longitudinal edges of the lining, so that when
pulled up on the standing part Il to tighten the
the knot is made, their bulk or mass prevents
neck band portion about the collar of the wearer,
them and the part of the tie at which they are
the tab I2 is pulled to tighten the knot and con
located from passing inadvertently through the
stricts a passage I6 through which the standing
constricted opening in the upper corner of the 50 part of the tie extends. With the ordinary -tie
knot.
there is nothing but the friction between the
The protuberance may be placed on only one
parts and this is frequently insuñicient to pre
longitudinal edge of the inner lining, but to in
vent the standing part Il from sliding through
sure against slipping they are preferably located
the knot and thus causing a lengthening of the
on both longitudinal edges. When this is done, 55 neck encircling portion with the result that the
2,408,885
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knot hangs loosely and does not stay up in posi
4
is merely necessary to grasp and pull up the part
I2 at 20 where it extends into the knot and
tion over the adjoining ends of the collar.
thereby enlarge passage I6 so that the obstruc
To prevent this slipping of the tie, after it has
tion I'I may freely pass therethrough. The un
been knotted, the present invention in the form
tying and removal of the tie may then proceed
illustrated herein as exemplary thereof, provides
as usual or desired.
a plurality of obstructing means I'I which are of
Variations and modifications may be made
such bulk or mass that they will not inadvertent
within the scope of this invention and portions
ly pass through the knot, but will snag therein
of the improvements may be used without others.
and anchor the standing portion II of the tie.
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Iclaim:
As shown, the obstructions I'I may comprise
l. A necktie having a standing part and a knot
disks, buttons or the like, and these are prefer
forming part and having disposed entirely with
ably attached to the lining I4 of the tie I0. They
in the standing part of the tie a protuberance
may be attached either during the process of
adapted to be trapped in the knot formed in the
manufacturing the tie or after the tie is com
tie to prevent slipping of the standing part back
through the knot when the knot is tightened.
structions are constituted by snap fasteners
2. A necktie having a neckband portion and
which may be fastened to the lining by simply
a knot forming portion, the adjoining parts of
pressing the separable parts I'Ia, I'Ib together
the neckband portion and the standing portion
while the lining is located between them.
having a longitudinal series of protuberances dis
20
The obstructions I‘I are located on that portion
posed entirely within and enclosed by the tie,
I8 of the lining I4, which is carried by the part
at least one of which becomes trapped in the knot
of the necktie consisting of the merging portions
to prevent slipping of the standing part back
of the neckband I3 and standing part II, that is, l
through the knot when the knot is tightened.
the part about which the knot` I5 is tied.
3. A necktie having a. neckband portion, a
Thus, when the knot is formed, the obstruction
standing portion, a knot forming portion and a
I1 will be located within the knot and after the
lining, said lining having a longitudinal series of
tie is drawn into position by pulling on the stand
obstructions disposed within the tie, at least one
ing part II, the tabI I2 is pulled to tighten the
of which becomes trapped in the knot when tied
knot. This constrìcts the passage I6, and by so
to prevent slipping after tightening thereof.
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doing causes the obstruction I'I to be trapped
4. A necktie comprising a neckband portion, a
pletely made, as preferred. As shown the ob
within the knot, and this holds the knot from
sliding down on the standing part II. The ob
struction I1 cannot escape from the knot with
standing portion, a knot forming portion and a
lining; a longitudinal series of obstructions re
mcvably attached to said lining, said obstructions
out deliberately withdrawing the part I2 to open
being attached on the part of said lining which is
35
the passage I6.
carried within the adjoining parts of the neck
In order that there Will always be an obstruc
tion located within the knot when the tie is
band portion and the standing portion of the
necktie and becoming trapped in the knot when
tightened in place, regardless of variations due
tied to prevent slipping of the standing part back
to the way various individuals tie their ties, or
through the knot when the knot is tightened.
due to various neckband lengths, the present in 40
5. As a new article of manufacture, a non
vention provides a plurality of such spaced ob
slipping necktie having a neckband, a standing
structions.
portion, a knot forming portion and a lining, said
In the form of the invention illustrated as at
lining having a plurality of obstructions, said
present preferred, the obstructions I1 are located
45 obstructions being disposed alternately on op
alternately along both longitudinal edges I9 of
the inner lining I4, that is, in zigzag fashion, but
it Will be understood that they may be placed in
any desired way.
To unfasten the tie of the present invention, it
posite longitudinal edges of said lining and be
coming trapped in the knot when tied to prevent
slipping thereof when tightened.
WILLIAM S. ROMME.
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