I am searching to find a Mr. Bennett who designed and/or manufactured a metal clip still used on the back of bolo (or bola) ties.Thousands of these clips were manufactured and used starting c. 1957.They were stamped “Bennett Pat. Pend. C-31,” but he never did file a patent application.Around 1967, the "C-31" text was dropped, and around 1983 the "Bennett Pat. Pend." text was dropped.They are still made today, without the Bennett name.You can search for pictures of the clips (with and with out bolos) on eBay and Google Images.
I am working on re-writing the history of the bolo tie, and this is an important missing piece of the story.Any leads to him or his family would be appreciated!!