'Nov-.426,1946. ; ¢,'E_ SAXTQN‘ ' 2,411,640 NECKTIE KNO'I‘ FORM Filed April 20', 1945 CLARENCE 5.5 "XTDN BY ' " ~ ATTORNEY ' Patented Nov. 26," 1946 . ' 4;. .i' ' " STAT ES I PATENT - 2,411,640 OF FICE ' 2,411,640 NECKTIE KNOT FORM Clarence E. Saxton, San Diego, Calif. Application April 20, 1945, Serial No. 589,334 1 Claim. (01. 2-153) 1 ing the free end of the tie in manner later to be pointed out. At the upper end of the frame neck of the wearer. The principal object of the invention is to pro or form the laterally extended cross wire or con vide an integral wire form, upon which the tie knot may be readily and artistically formed as a “four-in-hand” neck-tie. Another object is to provide an integral neck tie form of metal wire or other suitable material, around and upon which form the neck-tie may be folded in such a way as to build up a neat and attractive knot, and which wire form includes a main, triangular wire frame or form correspond ing to the downwardly tapered knot of the com pleted neck-tie and upon which the knot of the tie is supported, the upper and lower ends of this form being bowed or looped outwardly for corre 2 posed strands or lengths 1a, connected at the lower end thereof by the outwardly curved bight 8, and having its upper free end turned laterally inward as indicated at 9 for overlaying and hold This invention relates to neck-tie knot forms, for the purpose both of facilitating the forming and tying of the neck-tie and also for support ing the tie to its best form and position at the necting wire In is also curved outwardly or for l0 wardly. Thus the outwardly turned bight 8 at the lower end and the similarly turned cross wire ill at the upper end thereof serveto support the tie as formed upon’ the frame to an appropriate out-standing position. The end of the upper ' ‘cross wire I0 is brought down in parallelism with the adjacent lateral wire ‘Ia of the main tri angular frame 6 at that side of the form, and the lower extremity thereof is turned inward perpendicularly to the plane of the form as a whole. The down-turned end of the cross-wire I0 is indicated at ii and the inturned end or 20 spondingly pressing and holding the neck-tie to extremity thereof is indicated at [2. This in its appropriate outthrust position upon the turned extremity i2 is designed and adapted to wearer, and the extremities of the wire form be lockingly engage the lower free end of the tie, ing turned inwardly at the lower end thereof to hold same in ?xed position after the knot of for lockingly engaging the free strand of the tie is formed. and laterally inwardly at its upper end for over 25 theIntieuse the conventional four-in-hand neck laying the free strand thereat and holding it tie is employed, and as shown in Figures 1, 2 and to proper position. ' 3, and including the main or frontal end A, the The drawing exempli?es a preferred structure narrow neck-band B and the secondary free end and formation of the wire form comprising the 0. The wire form 5 is placed medially on the 30 subject matter of the invention, and back of the neck-tie, so that the lower end C Figure 1 is a rear elevational view of the wire falls down in approximate alignment with the tie form, shown partly in solid and partly in broken end A. The tie is then pinched around the out lines,’ and showing the medial portion of a neck turned or convexed frontal bight ill of the cross tie as partially applied thereto in the process wire at this upper end of the form and there of forming the knot of the tie. held by a thumb and fore-?nger of the'user and Figure 2 is a view similar to that of Figure 1, the neck-band is pulled over and down‘ to one showing the knot of the tie as substantially sideof the frontal end or portion A (here illus formed and completed. ~ > trated as to the right side thereof) and then Figure 3 is a view similar to those of Figures 1 is passed forwardly of the portion A across to and 2, showing the knot of the tie as completed 4 the opposite side thereof (here illustrated as to upon the wire form inside, the turned extremi the left side), and is then passed up through the ties of the form alone showing in this view. loop thus formed and back of the wire form 5, Figure 4 is a top plan view of the wire form ' thence upward and around the neck of the user alone. 7 and the free end portion 0‘ is brought down Figure 5 is a rear elevational view of the wire back of the knot thus formed at the front and form alone. _ _ this knot is drawn taut, the free end portion C The invention is constructed of a single length being ?nally locked underneath the laterally in of wire to the general triangular form as in turned upper end 9 of the form and hooked lower dicated by the numeral 5, or in lieu of wire the . end 12 thereof. These several operations are device might be stamped out of sheet metal. The all fully illustrated in the Figures 1 to 3, and tie form as shown includes a main triangular wire from this description taken in connection with frame 6 which corresponds in shape to the down the drawing it is thought that the use and op wardly tapered knot ‘l of the completed knotted eration of the tie-form will be fully understood. neck-tie as positioned upon the wearer. The 55 And while I have here shown and described a frame 6 includes the lateral and angularly dis 3 2,411,640 speci?c form of the invention, this said form may be changed or modi?ed as desired, within the scope however of the appended claim. I claim: A neck-tie form comprising a single continuous length of wire bent to form a pair of downwardly converging side strands connected at their lower ends by an outwardly curved bight section dis 4 turned section lying in a plane parallel to and inwardly of the plane of the side strands, and the upper end of the other of said side strands having an outwardly bowed section extending crosswise of the tie form and a continuation section extending downwardly and substantially parallel to one of the side strands, said continua tion section terminating in an upwardly directed posed in a plane substantially perpendicular to hook located below and in line with the curve the plane of the side strands, the upper end of 10 of said bight section. one of said side strands terminating in an in CLARENCE E. SAXTON.