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2,409,744
NECKTIE
Filed Dec. 2, 1943
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2,409,744
Patented Oct. 22, 1946
UNITED STATES PATE-NT OFFICE
Application December 2, 1943, Serial No. 512,626
3 Claims. (Cl. 2_148)
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2
This invention relates to neckties and more
particularly to the type known as four-in-hand,
which are usually constructed with a relatively
wide flaring knot-tying portion at one end, while
the part of the tie which encircles the neck and
the other end around which the knot is tied is
relatively narrow, so that the knot is slidable on
Figure 5 is a transverse cross~section taken
on line 5_5 of Figure 2.
In the drawing, a conventional four-in-hand
type necktie is illustrated having a relatively
wide~ilaring knot-tying portion l and a rela
tively narrow slide portion 2 around which the
knot 3 is adapted to be tied, with an intermediate
the inner end portion.
neck-encircling portion 4.
In accordance with the present invention, two
In connection with ties of this general char
acter, three particular diñiculties are encountered 10 elongated strips 5_5 of stiffening material such
as felt or any fabric having a frictional surface
which tend to detract from their popularity.
-are positioned on the back face of the knot-tying
VOne of these is the tendency of the knot part to
portion l of the tie extending outwardly from
slip on the inner or slip end of the tie so that
the point where the neck-encircling portion 4
the tie becomes loose about the neck. Another
is the diñiculty of uniformly tying the knot to 15 joins the knot-tying portion I and extending to- .
ward the end of the knot-tying portion a sufhcient
produce a satisfactory draping of the material
distance so that when a suitable knot is tied the
where the knot-tying portion extends from the
outer ends of the frictional strips 5_5 will extend
knot, while the third is the difficulty of the knot
below the knot, as is clearly illustrated in Figure 2.
loosening on itself after being tied, so as to
destroy the drape and increase the tendency to 20 These strips may be secured in position as by
stitching 6. While the strips 5_5 will be usually
slip.
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of fabric as suggested, it is conceivable that they
Various proposals have been advanced to elimi
might be formed of other material or, if desired,
nate these diñiculties, but most of the remedies
as a coating or impregnation of those portions of
proposed to improve the draping qualities of the
tie are calculated to involve a loosened knot 25 the knot-forming part of the tie. The essential
test of a, suitable material is that it shall provide
structure and thus accentuate the likelihood of
stiffening lines having a frictional surface in the
slipping of the knot and further loosening of the
position indicated.
knot proper, while on the other hand, any attempt
A tie constructed as speciiied will be found to
to tighten the knot to prevent the slipping is
30 tie with a suitably loose knot 3 and a natural
calculated to destroy the draping qualities and
the appearance of the tie.
The present invention has for its principle
atractivo drape providing the dimple l, while at
the same time the knot will resist the natural
tendency both to loosen as a knot and to slide
object the provision of simple, inexpensive means
upon the inner slide end 2.
calculated to eliminate all of the objections men
Within the knot structure itself, it will be
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tioned and produce Without any particular skill
noted that the frictional strips 5_5 contact and
on the part of the person tying the knot an at
frictionally engage the adjacent portions of the
tractive well-draped or “dimpled” effect, while
knot-tying part of the tie itself, while at the same
at the same time the likelihood of slipping or
time other portions of the frictional strips con
loosening of the knot is practically eliminated.
40 tact and engage the inner slide part of the tie as
The invention consists in the novel construc
is well illustrated in Figure 5.
tion, arrangement and combinations of parts
Having thus fully described my invention, I
hereinafter more particularly described and
claim:
claimed.
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1. A tie of the four-in-hand type having a knot*
One sheet of drawings accompanies this speci 45 forming part, a slip end about which the knot
ñcation as part thereof, in which like reference
is tied and an intermediate neck-encircling part
characters indicate like parts throughout.
with laterally spaced strips of frictional surface
Figure 1 is a fragmentary front view of the
stiffening material positioned on the exterior of
improved tie knotted.
the back face of the knot-forming part and eX
Figure 2 is a fragmentary rear view of the 50 tending toward the end of said part beyond the
improved tie knotted.
portion actually involved in tying the knot.
Figure 3 is a back plan .view of the portion
2. In a tie adapted to encircle the neck and
of the tie, showing the invention in position.
have one end portion tied in a knot about the
Figure 4 is a transverse cross-section taken on
line 4_4 of Figure 2.
other end portion, means for forming an indenta
55 tion in the knot-forming part where it extends
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beyond the knot and restraining the portion about
3. In a tie of the type specified, laterally spaced
longitudinal stiffening frictional strips on the
knot, comprising two longitudinally extending
exterior of the back face of the tie extending
laterally spaced stiffening strips having outer
throughout the knot structure and below the knot,
frictional surfaces secured to the back face of the 5 said frictional strips engaging adjacent portions
which the knot is tied from slipping within the
knot-tying part of sufficient length and so located
of the knot structure and the slide end of the tie
as to substantially surround and frictionally en
within the knot as specified.
gage the inner slip portion of the knot when tied
and to extend below the knot and bias the extend
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ing knot-tying part to form a dimple.
ROBERT E. EDMONSON.
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