NECKTIE RACK AND ACCESSORY CHEST
United States Patent 3639022
A case for storing a selection of neckties, the case having a pivotable front door having a mirror upon the outerside thereof so that a gentleman can see himself while tying a necktie, and the case including drawers for containing bow neckties, cuff links, tie pins and associate jewelry.
A47B67/00; A47G25/74; A47G25/02; (IPC1-7): A47F5/08; A47B67/00
Field of Search:
Nunberg, Casmir A.
What I now claim is
1. In a necktie rack and accessory chest, the combination of a cabinet mountable either on a wall or supported upon a supporting surface, said cabinet including a front pivotable door mounted on a front side thereof, said door providing an access to a relatively large central chamber, said chamber containing a necktie bar unit and a plurality of bins, said necktie bar unit comprising a means for supporting a plurality of neckties draped thereupon, and said bin comprising a means for storage of bow neckties, said necktie bar unit comprising a plurality of horizontally extending bars each of which has a downward extending leg at one end thereof, said leg being supported pivotally free the opposite ends of said bars being receivable within a supporting groove of a block, said block having a depending latch on a front side thereof so as to selectively prevent said ends of said bars sliding outwardly of said groove, said bins comprising a plurality of bin areas separated from each other by means of a partition therebetween, a plurality of drawers being formed in said case, said drawers being slideable forwardly out of a front wall of said case, each of said drawers being provided with a plurality of grooves, said grooves being lined with velvet and each of said drawers having a pull knob.
2. The combination as set forth in claim 1, wherein each of said horizontally extending bars are of scalloped configuration consisting of several spaced apart downward notches within each of which a necktie may be rested while draped across said bar, the neckties thus being separated from each other so that a necktie can be easily and quickly located when making a selection.
This invention relates generally to cabinets. More specifically the present invention relates to a necktie cabinet.
A principal object of the present invention is to provide a necktie cabinet for a gentleman and wherein a plurality of neckties may be conveniently stored in a dust-free enclosure and wherein the neckties are supported in a manner so that they do not become wrinkled such as occurs when neckties are stored within a dresser drawer or supported loosely on a hook in a closet.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a necktie cabinet which additionally comprises an accessory chest and wherein accordingly there may be stored necktie accessories such as tie pins, cuff links and other jewelry used by men.
Still a further object of the present invention is to provide a necktie cabinet which is adapted for storage of bow neckties as well.
Other objects of the present invention are to provide a necktie rack and accessory chest which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction easy to use and efficient in operation.
These and other objects will be readily evident upon a study of the foregoing specification together with the accompanying drawing wherein:
FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of the invention;
FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view thereof as viewed along the line 2--2 of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is an enlarged detail view of one of the necktie bars;
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the necktie bar unit shown fragmentarily;
FIG. 5 is a side view of a drawer of the device.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, the reference numeral 10 represents a necktie rack and accessory chest, according to the present invention, wherein there is a case 11 having a pivotable door 12 upon its front side 13, the door 12 being forwardly pivotable on a side hinge 14 so as to expose a large central compartment 15 within which there is a necktie bar unit 16 for the purpose of supporting a plurality of neckties 17.
The front side of the door 12 has a mirror 18 on the outerside thereof and into which a gentleman may view himself while tying a necktie. Near the lower end of the case 11, there are a plurality of drawers 19 which slide forwardly on the front wall 13 and which are provided with knobs 20 so that they may be conveniently grasped by a person's hand so that they may be forwardly slided.
The necktie bar unit 16 includes a block 21 secured to a sidewall 22 of the case, the block 21 supporting a channel 23 having a plurality of openings 24 in an upper bar 25 of the channel, the openings 24 being in alignment with openings 26 in a lower bar 27 of the channel so as to form pairs of bearings within which a downwardly depending leg 28 of a horizontally extending bar 29 is supported pivotally free. The opposite ends of the bar 29 fit into a horizontal channel 30 of a block 31 mounted on the inner side of the opposite sidewall 32. On the front wall 33 of the block 31 there is supported pivotally free a depending latch 34 mounted pivotally free on a pin 35 so that the latch normally closes the entrance to the channel or notch 30, thus preventing the bars 29 from accidentally swing outwardly. A stop pin 36 mounted on the front wall of the block 31 serves as an abutment in the pivotal travel of the latch 34, as shown in FIG. 3 of the drawing.
As shown in FIG. 4, it is to be noted that there are a plurality of such bars 29 so that each of them may support several neckties, the unit thus being able to support a relatively large capacity. As shown in FIG. 3, it is to be noted that each of the bars 29 is of scalloped configuration comprised of several spaced apart downward notches 37 within each of which a necktie may rest when draped across the bar 29, the neckties thus being separated from each other so that a necktie can be easily and quickly located when making a selection.
In the bottom of the chamber 15 there are formed a pair of bins 38 formed by means of a partition 39 therebetween. The bins are for the purpose of containing bow ties which are simply placed upon the floors 40 of the bins and where they can be quickly and easily selected and taken.
Each of the drawers 19 includes side runners 41 so as to freely slide inwardly and outwardly of the base 11. The inside of the drawer 19 is divided into linear grooves 42, the grooves and the area between being lined with gold velvet trim cloth or the like, the grooves being accordingly adaptable for supporting cuff links 48 and other jewelry such as necktie pins or the like. A groove 44 near the front of the drawer provides a space for supporting a fountain pen or the like.
As shown in FIG. 1, the door 12 includes a knob 45 and may be provided with a lock 46 so as to keep unauthorized persons away from the contents of the case.
While the case may be made of any desired size, one suggestion for the same is that it be made of 1/2-inch thick cedar wood, the case being made 30 inches long, 18 inches wide and 6 inches in depth.