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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)
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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