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Jan. 14, 1947.
2,414,186
D. J. BELLIN ‘
‘COMBINED SHIRT BOARD AND COLLAR SUPIiORT
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Filed Aug. 22, 1945
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Patented Jan. 14,‘ 1947
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Fiji-UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,414,186
CGMBINED SHIRT BOARD AND COLLAR
SUPPORT
Daniel J. Bellin, New York, N. Y.
Application August 22, 1945, Serial No. 611,930
5 Claims.
- This invention relates to a combined shirt
board and collar support of the type employed to
keep a freshly laundered shirt unwrinkled until it
(Cl. 223-—71)
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wise weakened transversely in several places.
One such transverse crease 28 is provided along '
the line of connection between the top cross bar
is delivered to a customer.
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24 and the shank 22. Another transverse crease
It is anobject of the invention to provide a
30 is formed in the shank in alignment with the
device‘ ofthe character described, which supports
top transverse edge of the intermediate cross
the collar better and more fully than like devices
bar 26. Still another transverse crease 32 is
heretofore used for the same general purpose.
formed in the shank in alignment with the bot
‘It is another object of the invention to pro
tom transverse edge of the intermediate cross
vide a device of the character described‘which, 10 bar. A fourth transverse crease 34 is provided in
although affording additional collar support,
the shank 22 a distance from the connected end
nevertheless may be integrally fashioned in a
t8, slightly greater than the space between said
simple manner from a single sheet of cardboard
end and the back of the collar 20. Desirably, the
or similar self-form-maintaining material.
shank is also transversely creased at the end l8.
‘Other objects of the invention will in part be
The tongue I6 is so dimensioned that the dis
obvious and in part will hereinafter be pointed
tance between the creases 32 and 34 is slightly
out.
greater than the height of the back of the collar
The invention, accordingly, consists of the fea
20 plus the thickness of the shirt board 114. The
tures of construction, combinations of elements
distance between the creases 30 and 32 is less than
and arrangements of parts which will be exem 20 the distance between the creases 32 and 34 by
pli?ed in the construction hereinafter‘described,
about the thickness of the shirt board. The dis
and of which. the scope of application will be in
tance between the creases 28 and 30 is about equal
dicated in the appended claims.
to the distance from the bottom of the back of
In the accompanying drawing, in which is
the collar to the top of the front of the collar.
shown one of the various possible embodiments of 25 The distance from the crease 28 to the free end
my invention,
of the tongue is equal to or slightly greater than
Fig. l is a perspective view of a shirt wrapped
the height of the front of the collar when the
about my improved shirt board and collar sup
shirt is wrapped on the device ill.
port;
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The widths of the cross bars 24 and 26 may be
Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional 30 varied according to the desired degree of sup
View, taken substantially along the lines 2—2 of
port, but, in general, the end cross bar 24 is
Fig. 1;
long enough to afford ample support to the curved
Fig. 3 is a sectional view, taken substantially
front of the collar and the intermediate cross
along the lines 3--3 of Fig. 2; and
bar 26 is long enough to afford ample support to
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the combined shirt
the less curved back of the collar, thus leaving
board and collar support as it appears just before
unsupported small lateral portions of the collar;
a shirt is wrapped thereon.
although it will be obvious that, if desired, two,
' Referring now to the drawing, l0 denotes a de
cross bars may be long enough to fully support the;
vice comprising a combined shirt board and collar
entire collar.
support, adapted to have a shirt l2 wrapped 40
The device I0 is employed as follows: The
thereon, as shown in Fig. 1. Said device In com
tongue I6 is folded back to the position illusprises a rectangular shirt board I4 of self-form
trated in Fig. 4 and a freshly laundered shirt I 2 is:
maintaining sheet material, such as cardboard or
wrapped
thereon in a conventional manner, with
the like, fashioned to any conventional size com
the collar 2!} on the face of said device opposite
monly employed for shirt boards.
45 to that against which said tongue is disposed.
A tongue I 6 is struck out of the shirt board
At this time, as will be apparent from Fig. 2‘,
M by a suitable die-cutting method. The end [8
the crease 34 is immediately below and behind
of said tongue is left integrally connected to said
the outside of the back of the collar. The tongue
board and is located near the edge 36 of the board
at which the shirt collar 28 is placed. Said tongue 50 now is folded upwardly about the crease 36,
runs lengthwise of the elongated shirt board and
thereby placing the crease 32 just above‘ the ‘top
is disposed centrally thereof. The tongue has
of the back of the collar. Now the remaining
the general outline of a double barred tau cross,
part of the tongue is folded downwardly to dis
and includes a shank 22 having a cross bar 24 at
pose the crease 30 immediately above and in front
its free ends and a cross bar 26 intermediate 55 of the bottom of the back of the collar at the in~
its ends. The intermediate cross bar 26 prefer
side thereof. Finally, the end bar 24 is bent
ably is of uniform width and the arms of the end
downwardly about the crease 28 and the remain
cross bar 24 preferably converge toward the
ing part of the shank 22 swung about the crease
shank 22. For reasons which will soon be ap
30 until said end bar is slipped in behind the in
parent, the shank 22 is creased or scored or other 60 side of the front of the collar, the bar 24 being
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being uniform and about equal to that of the rear
of said collar and the distance between the two
cross bars being about equal to the distance from
scored, so that, after bowing pressure is released,
the end bar will press against the inside of the :
front of the collar. The intermediate cross bar
the inner bottom edge of the rear of the. collar
to the inner top edge of the front of the collar,
the height of the end cross bar at the center
thereof being about equal to that of the front of
the collar, the transverse edges of said end vcross
is manipulated in similar fashion and, likewise,
‘ will press against the inside of the back of the
collar. The position which the device 10 assumes
upon the foregoing handling is clearly shown in
Figs. 1-3, the shirt l2 in Figs, 2 and 3’ being de
bar flaring outwardly.
noted by dot and dash lines so as to illustrate
intermediate cross bar 25 and the portion of the
shank 22 between the creases 32 and? 3t. vThe
portion of the shank between the creases 28 and
30 maintains both cross bars 24, 25 in their de
sired’ positions. The bottom edge of the inter
.
2. A device comprising a shirt board of self
more clearly the operative position of the device.
Attention is called to the fact that the back
of the shirt collar 28 is‘iirmlyheld ‘between the
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ing approximately equal to the height of the rear
of the shirt collar plus the thickness of the shirt
board, the height of the intermediate cross bar
bowed manually so that it can be received inside
the collar.
The material of which the device I!) is made is
self-form-maintaining, except where creased or
form-maintaining material having an integral ‘
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coplanar tongue centrally provided therein, with
an vend of the‘ tongue integrally connected to said
board, said tongue including a shank, a crossbar
at the free end of said shank and a second cross
bar intermediate the ends of the shank,- said
shank having a ?rst transverse crease at its point
of connection to the end cross ‘bar, a second
transverse crease at the bottom edge of the in
termediate cross bar, a thirdtransverse crease
at the top edge of the intermediate cross bar
mediate cross bar 26 runs ‘along the bottom edge
of the back of the collar at the inside thereof
and the top edge of said cross bar runs along the
top‘ edge of the back of the collar, inasmuch as 25 and a fourth crease between the thirdv creasev
the back of the collar and the intermediate cross
and the connected end of the tongue, said device
bars ‘are of substantially the same uniform
being adapted to have a shirt draped thereon,
height. The outer edge 38 of the end cross bar
and the shank, cross bars and creases being so
runs along the bottom edge of the front of the
proportioned and arranged that the tongue can
cellar at the inside thereof and the opposite edge
be folded to dispose the fourth crease immedi
46 of said cross bar approximately conforms to
ately below and behind the outside of the bottom
the contour of the upper edge of the front of the
edge of the rear of the collar, the third crease
collar, because this edge of the collar slopes
above the top iedge of the rear of the collar, the
downwardly from the back of the collar toward
second crease immediately above and in front of
the front and the edge d5 of the end cross bar 35 the bottom of the back of the collar at the inside
?ares outwardly away from the opposite edge 38
of said bar 23‘. Since the‘ tongue i6 is located cen
trally of the shirt hoard, i. e., within the edges
thereof, and the first crease at the top of the
front of the collar and to have the end cross bar
backing up the front of the collar and the inter
thereof, the device‘ 35' can be made without em
ploying any more material than would be re
mediate .cross bar backing up the back of the
collar.
3. A device comprising a shirt board‘ of self
form-maintaining material having an- integral‘
quired' for the shirt‘ board itself.
It will thus be seen that I‘ have provided‘ a com
bined shirt board‘ and collar support which
achieves the several objects of my invention and
is well’ adapted‘to m'eet'the‘conditions of practical
coplanar tongue centrally provided therein,-Withv
forIn-maintaining material having an integral
coplanar tongue centrally provided therein with
coplanar tongue centrally provided therein with
an end of the tongue integrally connected to said
board, said tongue including a shank, a cross
use.
bar at the free end of said shank and a second?
As various possible embodiments‘ might be
cross bar intermediate the ends of the shank, said
made of the above‘ invention and‘ as various
shank having a ?rst. transverse crease at its point
changes might be made in the embodiment above
of connection to’ the end cross bar, a second
set forth. it is to be understood‘ that‘ all matter
transverse crease at the bottom edge of the in-‘
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herein-described or shown‘ in’ the accompanying
termediate cross bar, a third transverse crease
drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and‘
at the top edge of the. intermediate cross bar and
not in a-lirniting sense.
a fourth crease between the third crease and the
connected end of the tongue,
Having thus described my invention, 1' claim
as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
4. A device comprising. a shirt: board. of selfform-maintaining material having an integral
1. A device comprising a shirt board of self
an end of the tongue integrally connected to said
board, said tongue including a shank, a cross bar
at the free end of said shank and a second cross
bar intermediate the ends of the shank, said
shank having a first transverse'crease at its point
of connection to the end cross bar, second and
third transverse creases at the top and bottom
edges of the intermediate cross bar and a fourth
transverse crease between the third crease and
an end of the tongue integrally connected to-said‘
board, said tongue including a shank and cross
bar, said cross bar being adapted to be disposed
at the rear ‘of the front of the collar and to be
held inv place by thev shank, said‘ cross bar flaring,
in width to both. sides of said shank so that
said crossbar can conform. approximately to'the
contour of the front of the collar.
5.. A device comprising a shirt board of. self
form-maintaining material having an integral
coplanar tongue centrally provided therein’ with
the connected end of the shank, the distance
from said connected end of the tongue to the
an end of the tongueintegrally connected to said
fourth crease being slightly greater than the disboard, said tongue comprising a. shank and two
tance from said end of the tongue to the back of 70 cross bars spaced from each other and from the
the collar of a shirt wrapped on the device, the
point of connection of'said tongue to sai‘diboard.
distance between the third and fourth creases be
DANIEL J. BELLIN.
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