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A Patented (and Very Popular) Father’s Day Gift.

Posted by innovativeip on June 15, 2011

Today’s Patent of the Day reaches all the way back to 1937, the same year the Golden Gate bridge opened and Amelia Earhart disappeared.  Curious?  Well, a hint at the subject matter is found in the title of this post. 

Dad’s everywhere could probably guess the subject matter.  Did you?  U.S. Patent no. 2,100,870, entitled “Necktie”, was issued November 30, 1937 to Edward R. Petrie and Nellie M. Petrie of New York, New York:

Today's Patent of the Day

The invention offers a solution to a common problem still inexplicably faced by many tie wearers, the undesirable exposure of the inner portion of the tie.  The Petrie’s patented necktie provides for a passage, whereby the inner portion of the tie is related to the outer portion, such as via an opening or ring.  In such manner, lateral shifting of the tie elements relative to one another is prevented.  Sure, it seems simple now, but in 1937?  You can read all the details at http://www.innovativeip.us/images/2100870_NECKTIE.pdf.

This Sunday, we will honor our fathers.  We will shower them with electronics, sporting goods, and yes, almost certainly, thousands upon thousands of neckties.  Happy Father’s Day to my own wonderful father, and to all Dad’s!  Enjoy!

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