Dec. 31, 1946. ' [__ DE V. WHITMAN 2,413,398 NECKTIE CONSTRUCTION Filed Feb. 29, 1944 s sheets-sheet 1 229m f7@ / AIT RNEYS j f D¢¢- 3l, 1945» 2,413,398 1_. DE v. WHITMAN NECKTIE CONSTRUCTION 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Feb. 29, 1944 . I‘NVENTOR. Luci/Za ,De V W/za'?mmz » BY A TTUli/KEYS' DeC- 31, 1946. 'l L. DE v. WHITMAN 2,413,398 NECKTIE CONSTRUCTION Filed Feb. 29, 1944 3 sheets-sheet s „g4 AT RIVERS' Patented Dec. 31, 1946 2,413,398 UN I TEDV _STATES PATENT OFFICE ' ` I ì ,12,413,398 » , Í - v „ , ï » , NECKTIE'CONSTRUCTION Lucilla de Vescovi Whitman, New York, N. Y. y Application February 29, 1944, Serial No. 524,351 1 claim. (o1.l .9u-14s) l 2 This invention relates to neckties and more particularly to novel constructions whereby a necktie incorporating the invention may be tied . Figure l1 is a sectional elevation on an en larged scale taken along the line-7| I`-l I-of Figure solas to present any one of two or more possible 8 in thedirection of the arrows; and Figure 12V is a sectional elevation on an enlarged surface patterns, as may be selected »by the scale taken along the line I'Z-l2 of Figure` 9 in wearer. the direction of thearrows. "i It is an object of the invention to provide a necktie which may be worn with either AofV its sides in front and wherein the structure of the tie is such that in use it gives substantially the same appearance as a conventional necktie. An other object of the 'invention is to provide a tie of i a tubular sort wherein the longitudinal folds forming the side edges of the tie may be located in the tie at the option of the wearer. .A still further object of the invention'V is the provision' of a necktie capable of presenting a number of _ The» accompanying drawings illustrate, by way of» example, three- forms which the present- in vention maytake.- It has heretofore beenl dis covered that> neckties'may be fashioned from two dissimilar piecesrof material ’so that either side of the tie may be placed onft'opvbefore tying, whereby the tie serves a dual capacity of present ing either of'its surfaces. Such necktieshave been of conventional size and shape, the two tie lpieces simply being sevled together _by a seamv running around the outer edge of the tie. These diiferent surface configurations.r Other objects necktieshave suffered' the disadvantage of hav will be in part pointed out as the description» ing an unattractive seam portion adjacent the proceeds and will in part become`r apparentthere'-v 20 longitudinal edges of the tie. This was trueno matter how fine- the seam might bev nor how nicely it was positioned at the exact edge ofthe The invention, accordingly, consists in the fea tie. tures of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangements of parts as will be set forth The present invention provides a tie which, in in the accompanying specification and the scope 25 two» of the embodiments illustrated, incorporates of the application of which will be indicated in a recessed and hidden seam in connection with the accompanying claim. the edges of the front portion of the necktie. In the drawings: This hidden seam is made possible by a pleat Figure 1 is a plan view with parts broken away construction as will be described more fully here from. - ' of a necktie embodying one form of the inven tion; inafter. In an alternate embodiment of the in vention, a novel end seam construction is effected whereby the llongitudinal seams between the two tie surface pieces may be located, at the will of Figure 3 is a sectional elevation on an enlarged the wearer, either at the edges of the tie or at scale taken along the line 3--3 of Figure 1 in the 35 some intermediate portion of the tie so that the direction of the arrows; tie may be worn not only to give two unbroken Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 1 showing a surfaces, but also, by locating a seam interme modified construction in'accordance with the in diate of the longitudinal edge portions, the tie vention; may be used to combine selected portions from Figure 5 is a view similar to that of Figure 2 40 each of the two tie surface pieces, all as will be Figure 2 is a plan View of a blank pattern used in forming the necktie illustrated in Figure 1; but illustrating a pattern used in making the tie of Figure 4; Figures 6 and 7 are sectional elevations on an - enlarged scale taken along the lines '6-6 and 1_1, respectively, of Figure 4 in the direction of the arrows; ' t Figure 8 is a plan view similar to that of Fig ure 1 but showing a further embodiment of the invention; described morefully in the following specifica tion. Figure 1 illustrates a necktie 20 having a broad end 22, a relatively narrower end 2,4 and an inter mediate neck portion 26. The tie comprises a first tie surface piece ‘28 (on top as viewed in Figure 1) and a second tie surface piece 30 shown at the lower portion of the necktie where the . ñrst piece is broken away and also shown at Figure 9 is a second plan view of the tie illus 50 ¿the narrow end of the tie where it is turned trated in Figure 8 indicating an alternative man ‘oven In Figure 2 a blank 32 is indicated such ner in which the tie may be used; as is used in forming tie 2i) ofFigure l. Fold Figure 10 is an end elevation on an enlarged lines 34 are illustrated by dot and dash lines scale taken along the line |0--l0 of Figure 8 in -upon the blank, and it will be seen at the broader the direction of the arrows; 55 portion of the tie that fold portions 36 are de 2,413,399* 3 4 lineated by fold lines 34. When two `blanks 32 that it includes an end seam 42h. Scams 426 are essentially nothing more than turned-in edges. This construction departs from the con of different materials are cut. and folded as in dicated in Figure 2, they may be arranged in tends substantially completely around the tie, and struction illustrated in the preceding embodi ments in that tie surface piece 28h is not sewed at the ends to tie surface piece 30h, but rather wherein a seam 38 is recessed at the broad end of the tie by virtue of fold portions 36 (see also the tie is left, open at each end (see Figure l0) . Thus, the longitudinal folds may be impressed back to back relationship to form a tie such as is illustrated in Figure 1, wherein a seam 38 ex Figure 3) to eifect a pleat `«liu on each side edge of the tie. Pleat 40 has thefc'apacity of» en hancing the appearance of the tie notwithstand ing the fact that the tie includes a complete, y hidden tie surface piece beneath the tie surface piece which shows. ~ Figures 4_7 present a modiiication ofthe tie ` illustrated in Figures 1-3. Similar parts are indicated by corresponding reference characters but with the addition to the reference charac ters of an “a.” This modified necktie is charac terized by the fact that its pleat 40a extends upwardly from the bottom of the broad end, as illustrated in -Figure 4, only to a limited point, at which point seam 38a assumes a more con ventional position adjacent the extreme outer edges of the tie. The typev of tie illustrated in Figures 4-7 has advantage `in some instances, depending somewhat upon the types of fabrics used, vin that Vpleatidllct stops immediately below into the tie with the longitudinal seams of the 10 twoftie surface ‘ pieces either at the two longi tudinal edges, asillustrated in Figure 8, or cen trally located between the two edges, as illus trated in Figure 9, or bearing some other rela tionship with respect to the sides of the tie. Hence the tie may be used to present a variety of configurations under the control of the wearer. It is to be kept in mind that the drawings herein are purely by way of exempliñcation and as such are necessarily more or less diagram matic. As several additional embodiments may be made of the above invention without depart ing from the scope thereof, it is to be under stood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawings is to be inter pretedV as illustrative and not in a limiting sense. Iclaim: A four-in-hand necktie of the character de scribed comprising dissirnilarly surfaced pieces of> necktie material secured together along their the portion which .is used in forming the knot when the tie is tied. And thus, any possi-ble in 30 edges to form a tube-like necktie of conventional terference frornpleat 40a duringr the tying oper ation is eliminated. , _ . Figures 8-11 illustrate a further embodiment of the invention wherein similar reference char acters indicate Corresponding parts found in the embodiment of Figures 1_3 but with the addi tion of a “b.” The necktie has a tubular-like propertyextending from one end to the other. For example, at neck portion 26D the two tie surface pieces are not sewed to one another other than by means of seam 38D. In addition, each end of the tie is characterized `by the fac-t length and width, said tube-like necktie -being left open at each end whereby the tie may be flattened along any two opposing longitudinally running fold lines, and each open end being , formed by a finished edge which runs endlessly therearound approximately perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the necktie whereby the ends‘of the neclitieV present a neat appearance irrespective of the location of the longitudinally running fold lines. . - LUCILLA DE V'ESCOVI WHITMAN.