UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
•WALTBB M. NABBETT, OF BICHMOND, CALIFORNIA.
1,345,316. Specification of letters Patent. PatentedJune 29,1920.
Application filed February 8, 1918, Serial No. 216,042. Renewed Kdrcn 18, 1920. Serial Ho. 386,999.
1 'o all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Walter M. Narbett, a citizen of the United States, residing at Eichmond, in the county of Contra Costa 5 and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Necktie-Clasps; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable
10 others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to improvements in necktie clasps and has for one of its objects the provision of a device capable of
15 being removably fastened to the shirt and to the side edges of a necktie to hold the tie centered on the shirt and against wrinkling or creasing.
A further object of this invention is to
20 provide a tie clasp which is so constructed as to render it capable of being so secured to the shirt and side edges of a tie or scarf as to hold the scarf against movement on the shirt and from wrinkling or creasing thus
25 prolonging the life of the tie or scarf.
Another object of this invention is to provide a tie clasp equipped with means whereby it may be so secured to the shirt as to be held against loss and having formed
30 at each end a clasp which is adapted to
be secured to the side edges of a necktie
or scarf to hold the same secured to the
A further object of this invention is to
35 provide a tie clasp of this character, which will be simple, practical and comparatively inexpensive in construction and one that can be manufactured and sold at a low cost.
40 With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described and set forth in the claim hereto appended.
45 In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of my improved tie clasp as made in accordance with this invention and illustrating it in use. Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view of the
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the tie clasp as made in accordance with this invention.
Like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures of the 55 drawing.
Referring to the drawing, the numeral 5 indicates the clasp in its entirety. The clasp comprises an elongated relatively stiff flat bar 6 formed of metal or other suitable 60 material. The bar 6 has each end and its medial portion enlarged as at 7 and 8 respectively and the side edges of each enlarged portion 7 and 8 have formed integrally therewith the laterally extending ears 65 9. The ears 9 of each enlarged portion are bent at right angles to the bar to provide pairs of pivoted apertured ears. The ears of the medial portion 8 are bent at right angles to the bar in a direction opposite to 70 that of the ears 9 at the end portions 7 of the bar, the purpose of which will be hereinafter more fully described.
A clasp jaw 10 has a flat body and one end bent angularly to provide the clamping 75 teeth 11. Each jaw is provided on its side edges intermediate the ends thereof with angularly extending ears 12 which ears are adapted to be located between the pairs of ears 9 of each enlarged portion. A pin 13 80 extends transversely through the ears of each enlarged portion and jaw respectively to pivot the respective jaw to the respective pairs of ears as illustrated in the drawings.
It will be readily apparent that in the use 85 of the device the center clasp is secured to the front edge of the opening of a shirt front thus positioning the clasps at the ends of the bar in such a position as to be readily secured to the side edges of a necktie or 90 scarf to hold the tie centered to the shirt and against wrinkling or creasing.
The bar is of any suitable non-flexible material and the clasp on the enlarged portion 8 is on the side face of the bar oppo- 95 site to that of the end clasps so as to permit it to be readily fastened to the shirt and to locate the end clasps in such a position as to be readily fastened to the side edges of a necktie. 100