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0. s. GREENWOOD.
APPLICATION FILED DEC. 19, 1910 1,0 1 '7, 049 Patented Feb. 13, 1912.
.tion oi the cap W1 CYRUS S. GREENVTOOD, OF DETROIT. MICHIGAN.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. is, rate.
Application filed December 19, 1 910. Serial No. 538,009.
Io-all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CYRUS S. GREENWOOD,
citizen of the United States, residing at Detroit, county of "Wayne, State of Michigan, hare invented a certain new and useful Iniprovernen't in Caps, and declare the following to be a full, clear, and-exact description of same, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and usethe same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part'of this specification.
lily invention relates to an improvement in caps, shown in the accompanying drawings and more particularly pointed out in the following specification and claims.
'lhe object of my invention is to construct rined in one piece, designed to be 7 so its to adapt it for different conditions of service.
.orhpanying this specian elevation of a -fication:Fi ure 1 blank slitted to to vizor and face opening of the cap. f ig. is a frontelevathev 'izor and storm collar turned down, the face opening be ing distended as it would appear when Fig. 5 is a similar View of the cap with the ViZOl turned up. Fig. e is a View of the cap with the storm collar folded so as to partially cover the ears of the wearer,- the yizor being turned up. Fig. 5 is a View of the cap with the storm collar turned up to form a band surrounding the body of the .cap,-the vizor being turned down. Fig. 6 is a similar View of the cap with the vizor turned up. Fig. Tis a side elevation of the blank showing it reinforced at the corners of the slitted opening. Fig'. 8 is a fragmentary sectional View of the cap indicating the relative thickness of the 'vizor with respect to the body portion. F1g. 9 is a sectional View through the cap indicating the mannerof folding the storm collar to form an encircling band, as shown in Fig. 5.
Referring now to the letters of reference placed upon the drawings :-A is a blank, annular in cross-section, provided with'an arc-shaped slit at A to form the vizor A and to provide an opening A exposing the face of the wearer.
B are ventilatoreyelets and B an ornamental tufted button at the top of the cap. C indicates a reinforcing stitching at the corners of the slit- A to protect the cap against wear at this point ;in place of the stitching to prevent the fabric tearing, a gusset may be employed if desired. In order that the .vi'zor may hold its-shape, I prefer to full the material at this point male ing it relatively thicker than the body portion.
When the cap is worn in stormy weather, the band or storm collar D is pulled down as indicated in Figs. 2 and 3, protecting the neck, ears, back part of the head, and lower portion of the face of the wearer. When it is desired to protect only the head and ears, the band is folded in the manner indicated. in Fig. 9, pulling the band down in the back sufliciently to cover the ears as shown in Fig. 4%. v
As indicated'in Figs. 3 and 6, the vizor may be turned up in contact with the crown of the cap or it may be inserted between the folds of theband.
It will be readily understood from the drawings that no portion of the bell-shaped blank is'reinoved to form the face opening. The face opening is obtained solely by distending the lower annular portion of the cap, thereby separating it from, the portion forming the Vizor, along the line of the arc shaped slit.
Having thus described my invention. what I claim is 1. A cap formed of a single piece of material closed at one end and adapted to en 1 circle the head and neck of the wearer and having its body portion provided with an arc-shapedslit, the abutting walls of the slitted portion being spread apart to provide an opening for the face, the upper wall of the slitted portion forming the vizor, the
vizor being fulled to provide a thickness greater than the thickness of the remaining portion of the cap.
2, A cap formed of a single annular piece of material closed at one end and adapted to encircle the head and neck of the wearer, an arc-shaped-slit cut in the body portion of the fabric, the abutting walls of the slitted portion being spread apart to provide an slitted portion forming a projecting vizor to shield the eyes of the wearer. In testimony whereof, I sign this sp'eoification in the presence of two witnesses.
CYRUS S. GREENWOOD. Witnesses:
M. GREENWOOD, MOLLIE THORNER.
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