US 3206765 A
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Sept. 21, 1965 s. SHERMAN NEGKTIE WITH MONEY POCKET Filed Feb. 10, 1964 I NVEN TOR. N
50L SHE/WA United States Patent 3,206,765 NECKTIE WITH MONEY POCKET Sol Sherman, 45 W. 35th St, New York, N.Y. Filed Feb. 10, 1964, Ser. No. 343,593 1 Claim. 01. 2-444) This invention relates to neckties and particularly to neckties 'of that type generally known as the four-inhand neckties.
It is a primary object of the present invention to provide a novelty necktie for use at places of public gatherings such as exhibitions, world fairs and the like, which necktie serves not only as an ornamental article of wearing apparel but also will hold valuables safely against theft or loss.
Another object of the invention is to provide a pocket in one of the ends of a four-in-hand necktie, on the underside of the tie as the tie is worn.
A further object is to provide a pocket in a four-in hand type necktie which pocket is inconspicuous and concealed.
Still another object is to provide a four-in-hand type necktie with a pocket having a zipper closure whereby the pocket may be readily opened and closed.
Yet another object is to provide a four-in-hand necktie of this type that will be formed of a few strong, simple and durable parts, that will be inexpensive to manufacture and that will not easily get out 'of order.
For further comprehension of the invention and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claim in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a four-in-hand type necktie folded, embodying one form of the invention, the pocket being shown in open position preparatory to receiving currency.
FIG. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 22 of FIG. 1, on an enlarged scale.
FIG. 3 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken on the line 3--3 of FIG. 1.
FIG. 4 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of FIG. 1.
FIG. 5 is a front elevational view of a preformed necktie embodying a modified form of the invention, parts being shown turned back and parts being shown broken away.
FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view, similar to FIG. 4, across the inner fold of the necktie, of FIG. 5.
FIG. 7 is a fragmentary elevational view of the bottom end of an ascot type necktie embodying a modified form of the invention.
Referring now in detail to the various views of the drawings, in FIG. 1 a four-in-hand type necktie embodying one form of the invention is shown and designated generally at 10. The necktie 10 is formed of any usual decorative fabric or textile material and comprises an elongated flexible body 12 of flattened tube formation, with a seam 14 along the center of the body on the inner side thereof. At one end, the body tapers outwardly and then at its extremity tapers inwardly to a point 16. The other end of the body tapers gradually outwardly at its sides terminating in a square end 18. At this end, the material of the body of the necktie is turned inwardly and the inwardly turned end closed by a row of stitching thereacross. A fabric lining 22 may be placed inside the tubular body.
In accordance with the invention, a pocket 23 is formed in the necktie adjacent the square end 18. This pocket 3,206,765 Patented Sept. 21, 1965 is defined by the material of the inner and outer sides of the necktie body and of the closed end 18. The edges of the seam 14 are unattached from a point adjacent the extreme end of end 18 to a point remote therefrom, extending approximately the length of a standard bill of US. currency, in the order of six inches, thereby providing an opening 24 for the pocket. Tapes 25 and 26 are secured along the unattached edges of the seam by stitching 28. Teeth 27 and 29 are secured along the opposed long edges of the tapes 25 and 26, respectively, which teeth are adapted to be brought into meshing relation with each other. A sliding member 30, with a handle or finger piece 32, meshing with the teeth is adapted to interlock the teeth to close the pocket or to separate the teeth in order to open the pocket.
The opening of the pocket is preferably terminated short of the adjacent end of the necktie. Of course, it will be understood that the pocket may be made longer or shorter, as desired.
In use, when the necktie 10 is Worn around the neck of a wearer and the usual knot is formed in the necktie, the end 18 of the necktie 10 wlil be on the inside of the depending folds of the necktie, contacting the shirt of the wearer so that the pocket 23 is out of sight of the viewer. Any flexible article might be readily placed in the pocket, such as foldable money 34 as shown in FIG. 1, without causing the material of fold 44 at the end of the necktie to bulge out. Inasmuch as the pocket is in an inconspicuous place, the contained article or articles are safe from harm or theft and can be readily removed by the wearer for use without attracting any attention.
In FIGS. 5 and 6, a necktie 10 embodying a modified form of the invention is illustrated. The necktie 10' is of the preformed type having a permanent knot portion with depending outer and inner body folds 42 and 44, respectively. The folds are closed at their bottom free ends. A pair of spaced diverging bones 46 project from the top of the knot portion for insertion under the collar of a shirt to hold the necktie in place.
The body folds 42 and 44 are tubular with an inner fabric lining 48 in each. The material of each fold is looped longitudinally with its long edges juxtaposed to form an opening 14. The opening 14' in each fold, however, in necktie 10 is not centered as in necktie 10 but is disposed to one side of the center as shown in FIGS. 5 and 6.
In this form of the invention shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, a pocket 23' is formed in the inner fold 44 adjacent its closed bottom free end 18. In order to form this pocket 23', the lining 48 of fold 44 has one long edge secured to one long edge of the opening 14 of fold 44' by stitching 50. The other long edge of the opening is connected to the other long edge of the lining 48 by means of a zipper structure, consisting of a tape 52 secured along one long edge to the seam by stitching 54 and of a tape 56 secured along the long edge to the other long edge of the lining 48 by stitching 58. Teeth 60 and 62 are secured along the opposed long edges of the tapes 52 and 56, respectively, and are adapted to be brought into meshing relation with each other by a sliding member 30 meshing with the teeth and having a handle 32. When the necktie is worn, the zipper struc ture is hidden from view by the inner side of the inner fold and by the outer fold 42. The material of the inner and outer sides of the inner fold 44 together with its closed end 18 constitute the pocket 23 for holding flexible articles such as foldable currency.
In using the necktie 10, the bones 46 are inserted underneath the corners of the collar of the shirt and a hook 64 fastened to the inner surface of the knot 40 may be hooked over the top edge of the material of the collar for holding the necktie in proper position, with the folds 42 and 44' depending over the shirt of the wearer. The sides of the opening 14' may be readily separated by the fingers of the wearer in order to gain access to the zipper structure in the inner fold 44' so that by sliding the member 30' up and down the pocket 23 may be easily closed and opened, respectively. When the opening is spread apart for access to the pocket, the pocket assumes a width substantially twice the Width of the inner fold 44 so that the pocket 23 is adapted to receive wide currency, such as some foreign currency, in folded condition as shown at 34 in FIG. 6. A female snap fastener element 66 on the outer fold 42 is adapted to be snapped over a male snap fastener element 68 on the inner fold 44' to hold the folds juxtaposed.
In FIG. 7, an ascot type of necktie is shown. The body of the ascot tie is formed of two elongated twoply folds, comprising a front fold 42 and a rear fold 44 The plies of each fold are stitched along the sides forming side seams and along the triangular shaped bottom ends 16', thereby forming a tubular fold closed at the bottom. The fold is also stitched across the bottom as indicated at 72. In accordance with a modification of the invention, a narrow opening 24 is formed in the rear fold 44 substantially the width of the fold, adjacent the bottom end of the fold.
A zipper structure 70 is fastened to the edges of the opening for closing and opening the same. The material of the plies with the closed bottom constitute a pocket 23 in the rear fold of the ascot with the stitching '72 forming the bottom thereof. The ascot shown in FIG. 7 is shown turned inside-out.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made Within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent A necktie construction having an elongated flexible body composed of elongated inner and outer hollow folds each having inner and outer surface portions and each closed at one end, a permanent knot portion at one end of the body, the inner fold material being looped longitudinally with its long edges juxtaposed to form an opening adjacent one side of the outer surface of the inner fold, a lining inside said inner fold, said lining having one long edge secured to one long edge 'of the opening, and a zipper structure connecting the other long edge of the lining to the other long edge of the opening, said zipper structure including tapes stitched along the said other long edge of the opening and said other long edge of the lining, teeth on adjacent long edges of the tapes adapted to mesh, a slide member intermeshing with said teeth and adapted to interlock and separate said teeth, a handle on said slide member for manipulating the same, the surfaces of the inner fold and the closed end thereof defining a pocket, and complementary snap fastener elements on the outer and inner fold portions for holding the fold portions in juxtaposition.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 517,769 4/94 Selowsky 2144 2,096,253 10/37 Levy 2--150 3,031,679 5/62 Miller 2153 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,218,237 5/60 France.
226,911 12/40 Switzerland.
JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.
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