Jan. 7, 1947. 2,413,756 c. A, FEELEY TIE-LOCK FOR NECKTIES ' Filed March 2s,v 194s INVENTOR. BY Charles A. Feeley Patented Jan. 7, 1947 ‘2,413,756 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE' 2,413,756 TIE LOCK FOR NECKTIES Charles A. Feeley, Rye, N. Y. Application March 23, 1945, Serial No. 584,401 3 Claims. (Cl. 2—132) 1 2 This invention relates to a tie-lock for holding a necktie in proper positi-onwith relation device properlypositioned before the necktie is tied. to the collar and for preventing the end portions of the collar from sagging and collapsing. The device is provided with a buttonhole or a downwardly opening notch for attaching it to a front collar or shirt button and the knotted por tion of the tie pressing against a central upward ly projecting tab of the device, holds the same against movement and prevents disengagement ‘ ~ Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the necktie tied and snugly drawn up under the collar and Fig. 3 shows the last step of drawing the wing tips from under the tie band so that the band rests in the wing notches. In this view, .the ends of the collar are shown turned up, for clearness of illustration. 10 ' _ Figs. 4- to 7 are face views of; varying forms of from the button. the device; From the central portion of the device, op positely disposed wings project and extend under Referring now to the drawing, for convenience in illustrating the preferred method of using the device, I have shown it applied to a shirt i, with an attached collar 2 held closed by an ordinary the lower edge of the tie band that encircles the neck, to provide under edge support for the band at each side of the collar button, which serves to hold the knotted portion of the tie well up, snugly under the collar.‘ In the preferred construction, upwardly opening notches are cut in the upper edge of the Wings to receive the tie vband and are so formed as to grip and bind the band and hold the same in position on the wing supports. . ~ button‘ ,3, passed through-a buttonhole 4. The device is designed to, be removably at tached, under the collar, as shown in Fig, l, to the shirt or collar button that holds the collar closed and for that purpose is provided with a suitable buttonhole 5 or notch 6, opening down ward. From the central portion of the device, there The outwardly extending wing tips are utilized are oppositely disposed winglike extensions 1, ‘I, to support and prevent the end portions of the which are cut away to provide supports at 8, ii, collar from sagging and collapsing. This is ac for the under edge of the tie band 9. Preferably complished by causing the wing tips to engage and for best results, these cut-away portions are and exert su?icient pressure on the inside of the in the form of upwardly opening notches M, as collar ends, to maintain and hold them against best shown in Figs. 1 to 5, inclusive. A slightly the tendency to droop more or less and lose their 30 modi?ed form of the notches is shown in Fig. 6, shape, after being worn for a time. as indicated at Illa and in Fig. '7, a comparatively For use with white shirts and collars, the de deep curved cutout, indicated at HP, gives more vice is preferably made of white washable ma or less, the eiiect of the notches but the result is terial, suitably stiffened with crinoline or the like, not entirely satisfactory. that can be laundered, just as collars and cu?s Centrally of the device, above the bu-ttcnhole are, to keep them presentable; and for use with 35 or notch therein, there is a broad tab l2 (see colored shirts, Celluloid or Cellophane or the Fig. 4) which projects upwardly and ?ts snugly like may be used. I may add, however, that when at or near the top of the collar, being held in the device is in use with a present day collar clamped relation by and between the inner and and tie, it is entirely concealed from view and as no part of it is visible, the material it is made 40 outer folds thereof, as best shown in Fig. 1. In use, this tab, clamped as described and aided by of is not important. the inward pressure of the knotted portion of Other structural features not specially men the tie thereon, securely holds the'device against tioned above will be disclosed in the detail de movement and thereby prevents it from working scription that follows. 45 loose or becoming disengaged from the collar The accompanying drawing will serve .to illus button. trate several forms of the device suitable for The tips of the wings, indicated at H, extend carrying my invention into effect but I do not outward and engage the under side of the collar, wish to be understood as intending to limit myself to provide support for the end portions thereof to either the exact form or details shown, as 50 and prevent them from sagging and getting out various changes may be made therein without of shape, after the collar has been worn a short departing from the spirit and scope of the inven~ time. tion as outlined in the appended claims. The preferred method of applying and using In the drawing— the device, is to place it under the collar, between Fig. 1 is a view in front elevation, showing the 55 the collar or neck band of the shirt and the tie 2,413,756 3 band, and button it to the collar button, before the necktie is tied, as shown in Fig. 1. Then tie and adjust the necktie to ?t well up under the collar, as shown in Fig. 2 and ?nally, with the ?nger, reach under the tie band and withdraw the tips of the wings, so they lie against the outer surface of the band and extend outward as supports for the end portions of the collar, as shown in Fig. 3. In that ?gure, for clearness of illustration, the end portions of the collar, which, ordinarily, would entirely conceal such portions of the device as are not covered by the tie, are turned up, to show the position of the device in 4 having winglike projections over which the ends of the tie are passed and supported, the said winglike projections extending outwardly, in opposite directions in supporting engagement with the end portions of the outer fold of the collar above the aforesaid point of attachment, and centrally the device is provided with a broad tab which extends upwardly to approximately the upper edge of the collar, being held there in clamped relation by and between the inner and outer folds thereof, the said tab being pressed inwardly by the knotted portion of the tie to aid in holding the device against working loose and any movement tending to disengage it from the As the many important advantages of the in 15 collar button. 3. A one-piece tie-lock for securing a necktie vention will be apparent from the foregoing,.it properly positioned relatively to the collar, com will not be necessary to further enlarge upon .the prising a device formed of a single length of ?at same. strip material and attachable to a shirt collar I claim: 1. A tie-lock for securing a necktie properly 20 button, the said device, having winglike projec use in relation to the collar and tie. positioned relatively to the collar, comprisinga tions over which the ends of the'tie are passed and supported, the said winglike projections ex tending outwardly in opposite directions in sup— porting engagement With the end portions of the ing centrally thereof a broad tab and a notch on each side of the tab through which latter the 25 outer fold of the collar above the aforesaid point of attachment, and spaced apart projections at ends of the tie are passed and supported, the said the center and ends of the wings, the central tab extending upwardly to approximately the projection extending upwardly to approximately upper edge of the collar, being held there, in the upper edge of the collar and held there in clamped relation by and between the inner and outer folds thereof and pressed inwardly by the 30 clamped relation by and between the inner and outer folds thereof, the said central projection knotted portion of the tie to aid in holding the. being pressed inwardly by the knotted portion of device agairfst working loose and any movement the tie to aid in holding the device against work tending to disengage it from the collar button. ing loose and any movement tending to disengage 2. A tie-lock for securing a necktie properly it from the collar button. positioned relatively to thecollar, comprising a device formed of ?at strip material and attach able to a shirt collar button, the said device hav ' device formed of flat strip material and attach able to a shirt collar button, the said device CHARLES A. FEELEY.