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US3124253A
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Filed Feb. 6, 1962 FIGS INVENTOR. JOHN M. PETRICH United States Patent 3,124,253 SLIDING NECKTE RACK .lohn M. Petrich, Los Angeles County, Calif. (4116 Lorraine Road, San Pedro, Calif.) Filed Feb. 6, 1962, Ser. No. 171,470 2 Claims. (Cl. 211-94) This invention relates to a necktie rack which may be used in any clothes closet, but more specifically for use in wardrobe type clothes closets equipped with sliding doors.

It is an object of this invention to provide a device for hanging neckties in a clothes closet in an efficient and convenient manner and which, because of the increasing popularity of wardrobe clothes closets with sliding doors in new home construction, offers a practical means for hanging and storing neckties in such closets.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a necktie rack that is a functional and attractive wardrobe accessory.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a device by which the neckties may be brought into clear view for selection of a necktie and after the selection is made, the necktie rack can be retracted back into the confines of the clothes closet, permitting the closing of the closet door without interference from the necktie rack.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a necktie rack which can be easily and quickly attached to the clothes hanger rod in a clothes closet without the use of nails or screws which would mar the walls or doors of the clothes closet.

Still a further object of the present invention is to provide a necktie rack which can be produced, packaged and sold in large quantities at a comparatively low cost and which can be conveniently utilized wherever needed.

Still other objects, benefits and advantages of this invention will become evident from a study of the following detailed description in conjunction with the accompanying drawing in which:

FIGURE 1 is a side view of the assembled sliding necktie rack, made in accordance with the present invention, with the necktie rack in the closed or retracted position.

FIGURE 2 is a side view with the sliding necktie rack in the open or forward position.

FIGURE 3 is a perspective view of the assembled necktie rack.

FIGURE 4 is a perspective view of the sliding bar with the necktie hangers as it appears when removed from the clamp portion of the device.

FIGURE 5 is a view of the back of the clamp portion of this device to show the hinge arrangement.

FIGURE 6 is a perspective view of the clamp portion of the necktie rack to show how it opens on the hinge to permit its attachment to the clothes hanger rod in the clothes closet.

FIGURE 7 is a cross sectional view of the clamp portion of this device through line 12-12 in FIGURE 3, showing the interior of the device.

Referring now specifically to the drawing, a sliding necktie rack, made in accordance with the present invention, is shown to include a clamp 1 with a hinge 5, permitting the top portion of the clamp 1 to be opened to expose the circular groove 6, which is of a diameter equal to the diameter of the clothes hanger rod in the clothes closet and in which the clothes hanger rod fits. The clamp 1 is securely clamped to the clothes hanger rod by means of the bolt, washer and wing nut 4, which is fitted into the clamp 1 and engages the upper portion of the clamp 1 through the slot 8 as shown in the drawing. Also included in the drawing is a sliding bar 2 with the necktie hangers 3 attached to the sliding bar 2. This sliding bar 2 with the necktie hangers 3 fits into the tracks 7 and 9 with sufficient clearance to permit the sliding bar 2 and necktie hangers 3 to slide forward and backward as desired. The sliding bar 2 has a removable stop pin 10, which fits and slides freely in a recess 11, extending almost the full length of track 7, as shown in the drawing, thus forming a stop for pin 10, so that the sliding bar 2 and necktie hangers 3 cannot inadvertently be pulled out of the tracks 7 and 9.

In further detail, the clamp 1 includes a first elongate block 1a in the lower portion of which a recess 1b of T-shaped transverse cross section extends longitudinally. The vertical portion of recess 1b is sufliciently wide to permit the upper parts of necktie hangers 3 to extend downwardly therethrough. Hangers 3 are longitudinally spaced along bar 2, intermediately positioned between the longitudinal edges thereof. The bottom longitudinal edge surfaces of the bar 2 is slidably supported on the tracks 7 and 9.

Clamp 1 also includes a second block 10 that rests on the upper surface of first block 1a. Semi-circular grooves 6 are transversely arranged in the adjoining portions of blocks 1a and 1c, and the radius of curvature of these grooves is slightly smaller than that of the clothes closet hanger rod (not shown). When the nut is tightened on the bolt, both of which are generally designated by the numeral 4, and the bolt is inside slot 8, the blocks 1a and 1c are pivoted together to frictionally grip the closet hanger rod (not shown) to removably remain in a fixed position thereon, even when the rod 2 is in its outermost position shown in FIGURE 2.

This particular device as described here and shown in the drawing is basically constructed of wood with the necktie hangers 3, hinge 5, bolt, washer and wing nut 4, and stop pin 10 made of metal. However, this same device can also be constructed entirely of metal or of plastic materials and metal.

The operation of this device will now be readily understood. The clamp 1 is attached to the clothes hanger rod in the clothes closet by opening the clamp 1 on its hinge 5 and placing it so the clothes hanger rod fits in the circular groove 6. The clamp 1 is then closed over the clothes hanger rod and engaged with the bolt 4 through the slot 8. The clamp 1 is then firmly clamped to the clothes hanger rod by means of the bolt, washer and wing nut 4. After the clamp 1 is securely fastened to the clothes hanger rod with the tracks 7 and 9 in the horizontal plane, the sliding bar 2 and necktie hangers 3 with the stop pin 10 removed, is then inserted into the tracks 7 and 9 and pushed backward to extend beyond the back end of the clamp 1 so that the stop pin 10 can be re-inserted into the hole provided for it in the sliding bar 2. The sliding bar 2 with the necktie hangers 3 can now be pulled or brought forward as far as the stop pin 10 will allow, thus bringing the necktie hangers 3 out into the open so that the necktie, for which this device is intended, can be placed easily and orderly on the necktie hangers 3. When the neckties are all in place, the sliding bar 2 and necktie hangers 3 can be pushed backward within the confines of the clothes closet, thus permitting the closing of the closet door without interference from the necktie rack. If it should be necessary or desirable to remove the necktie rack from its location in the clothes closet, this is quickly and easily done by reversing the procedure just described.

While this invention has been described with particular reference to the construction shown in the drawing and while various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.

3 4 Having thus completely and fully described the inven- (e) hinge means pivotally connecting the rear ends of tion, what is now claimed to be new and desired to be said first and second blocks for removably placing protected by Letters Patent of the United States is: said blocks in positions adjacent said hanger rod 1. A necktie rack capable of being removably mounted where said first and second recesses can be brought in any one of a plurality of possible positions on a G O Qt 5 into pressure contact therewith; clothes hanger rod of circular cross section without 'de- (1) manually operable means for pivoting said first facing the same including; and second blocks towards one another to the extent (a) an elongate rigid bar; that said first and second blocks frictionally grip said a p l y of gi di a y P Q ne k anghanger rod with a force sufficient to prevent rotation ers depending from said bar, which hangers are p0siof said blocks relative thereto, even when said rod d l nwardly substantial distances. from he longiis withdrawn from said blocks to its outermost positudinal edges of said bar; tion thereon; and (c) a first elongate block having a first transverse semi- (g) stop means for preventing withdrawal of said rod circular recess formed therein of a lesser radius of beyond said outermost position. UI QUJ ha t t O id ha g m i h h 2. A necktie rack as defined in claim 1 wherein said it l b e wh b pck 0 h a r ss Of T- manually operable means includes; shaped transverse cross section formed therein a a a bolt extending upwardly from said first block, extends longitudinally thr gh h W Por i n which bolt is of sufficient height as to project upthereof to define two laterally spaced tracks, said wardly through a slot in said second block when said r ce s e ng of s c s, e i h i ug y and first and second blocks are adjacently disposed; and slidably engages said bar when said bar rests on Said (b) a nut that engages said bolt, with said nut when Hacks, i a veitical. po t of id flp 'fitightened, forcibly pivoting said first and second cess being of sufiicient width that said hangers can blocks towards one another. x e d nw her t o gh; (d) a. 9 15 l c d P9 above vs a d fi s block that References Cited in the file of this patent has a second transverse recess formed therein which is complementary to said first recess and in vertical UNITED STATES PATENTS alignment therewith, with said first and second blocks 360,577 Fisher Apr. 5, 1887 being of sufficient width that when the surface por- 89,6,139 Montgomery Aug. 18, 1908 tions thereof defining said first and second recesses 994,4 9 Festa June 6, 1911 are brought into pressure contact with said hanger 2,876,027 Sulmonetti Mar. 3, 1959 rod, said rod will not be defaced; 2,985,811 Abel Mar. 23, 1961

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1. A NECKTIE RACK CAPABLE OF BEING REMOVABLY MOUNTED IN ANY ONE OF A PLURALITY OF POSSIBLE POSITIONS ON A CLOSET CLOTHES HANGER ROD OF CIRCULAR CROSS SECTION WITHOUT DEFACING THE SAME, INCLUDING: (A) AN ELONGATE RIGID BAR; (B) A PLURALITY OF LONGITUDINALLY SPACED NECKTIE HANGERS DEPENDING FROM SAID BAR, WHICH HANGERS ARE POSITIONED INWARDLY SUBSTANTIAL DISTANCES FROM THE LONGITUDINAL EDGES OF SAID BAR; (C) A FIRST ELONGATE BLOCK HAVING A FIRST TRANSVERSE SEMICIRCULAR RECESS FORMED THEREIN OF A LESSER RADIUS OF CURVATURE THAN THAT OF SAID HANGER ROD WITH WHICH IT WILL BE USED, WHICH BLOCK ALSO HAS A RECESS OF TSHAPED TRANSVERSE CROSS SECTION FORMED THEREIN THAT EXTENDS LONGITUDINALLY THROUGH THE LOWER PORTION THEREOF TO DEFINE TWO LATERALLY SPACED TRACKS, SAID RECESS BEING OF SUCH CROSS SECTION THAT IT SNUGLY AND SLIDABLY ENGAGES SAID BAR WHEN SAID BAR RESTS ON SAID TRACKS, WITH A VERTICAL PORTION OF SAID T-SHAPED RECESS BEING OF SUFFICIENT WIDTH THAT SAID HANGERS CAN EXTEND DOWNWARDLY THERETHROUGH; (D) A SECOND BLOCK DISPOSED ABOVE SAID FIRST BLOCK THAT HAS A SECOND TRANSVERSE RECESS FORMED THEREIN WHICH IS COMPLEMENTARY TO SAID FIRST RECESS AND IN VERTICAL ALIGNMENT THEREWITH, WITH SAID FIRST AND SECOND BLOCKS BEING OF SUFFICIENT WIDTH THAT WHEN THE SURFACE PORTIONS THEREOF DEFINING SAID FIRST AND SECOND RECESSES ARE BROUGHT INTO PRESSURE CONTACT WITH SAID HANGER ROD, SAID ROD WILL NOT BE DEFACED; (E) HINGE MEANS PIVOTALLY CONNECTING THE REAR ENDS OF SAID FIRST AND SECOND BLOCKS FOR REMOVABLY PLACING SAID BLOCKS IN POSITIONS ADJACENT SAID HANGER ROD WHERE SAID FIRST AND SECOND RECESSES CAN BE BROUGHT INTO PRESSURE CONTACT THEREWITH; (F) MANUALLY OPERABLE MEANS FOR PIVOTING SAID FIRST AND SECOND BLOCKS TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER TO THE EXTENT THAT SAID FIRST AND SECOND BLOCKS FRICTIONALLY GRIP SAID HANGER ROD WITH A FORCE SUFFICIENT TO PREVENT ROTATION OF SAID BLOCKS RELATIVE THERETO, EVEN WHEN SAID ROD IS WITHDRAWN FROM SAID BLOCKS TO ITS OUTERMOST POSITION THEREON; AND (G) STOP MEANS FOR PREVENTING WITHDRAWAL OF SAID ROD BEYOND SAID OUTERMOST POSITION.
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