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Publication numberUS1019019 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 5, 1912
Filing dateJul 19, 1911
Priority dateJul 19, 1911
Publication numberUS 1019019 A, US 1019019A, US-A-1019019, US1019019 A, US1019019A
InventorsFrank Bruder
Original AssigneeFrank Bruder
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination cap and bonnet.
US 1019019 A
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Patented Mar. 5, 1912.

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Application filed July 19, 1911.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK BRUDER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Combination Caps and Bonnets, of which the following is a specification.

The object of my invention is to provide a cap, preferably made of fur, which may be used either as a hat or cap on top of the head or as a hood, according to the wishes of the wearer, so that the cap is adaptable for either moderate or very cold weather, and is particularly useful for women riding in automobiles. This object is accomplished by my invention, one embodiment of which is described below.

For a more particular description of my invention, reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof.

Figure 1 is perspective View of my improved hat. Fig.2 is a rear elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2 looking in the direction of the arrows. Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 2, except that portions are broken away and more clearly reveal the structure. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of my improved hat when converted into the shape needed for a hood. Fig. 6 is an end elevation of the structure shown in Fig. 5.

Throughout the various views of the drawings, similar reference characters designate similar parts.

lVhile I show a fur hat I in the drawings, it is to be understood that my invent-ion is equally applicable to cloth or worsted hats or hoods,.although it is preferable to use it for fur hats, and so I will describe it in this embodiment.

The hat I comprises the crown 2 and a brim 3, the crown being preferably covered with some dark fur and the border with a light gray or other fur, but this may be varied to suit the preference of the maker. The rear of the crown 2 is slitted at 4 and the ends of the brim 3 are curved as shown on 5 or in substantially this way, for a purpose that will appear below. The walls of the slit 4 are reinforced by a suitable strip 6 as shown in Fig. 3, and by a lining 7, the strip 6 and lining 7 being inserted in a manner which will now be described.

The fur of the crown 2 is bent back upon itself to form a hem at 8, which is secured Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 5, 1912.

Serial No. 639,344.

to the lining 7 by means of stitches 9. The lining 7 is bent aboutthe reinforce 6 and continued until it is connected to a second lining 10 by suitable stitches 11, the lining 10 being folded over a buckram or similar stiffener 12 by which the hat I is secured on the wearer. Suitable rings 13 are secured by stitches 14 to the lining 'i' and placed be tween the lining 7 and 10, two of these rings being placed on each side and the ribbons 15 pass through these rings 13.

The reinforces 6 consist of two metal spring strips or similar strips 16 and 17 united at the top, by a suitable crossing 18 to which they are pivoted by pins 19 or other suitable means.

The ribbons 15 are passed through the rings 13 as shown in Fig. 4, that is, first through the top rings 13 then down on the same side through the rings 13 and across to the opposite rings, and then down so that by drawing the ends of the ribbons 15, the slit 4 may be either opened or closed.

The device is used as a hat when in the condition indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, and then the ribbons 15 may be passed about the neck of the wearer, whereby the hat is held in place. When the hat is used as a hood, the brim 3 is turned down into the position indicated in Fig. 6. The ribbons 15 are then loosened as indicated in dotted lines and then the hood is applied to the head and neck of the wearer in the position in Fig. 5. By reversing this operation the hood may be changed back to a hat and worn as before.

While I have shown and described one embodiment of my invention, it is obvious that it is not restricted thereto, but is broad enough to cover all structures that come within the scope of the annexed claims.

hat I claim is 1. In a device of the class described, av hat comprising a crown, a brim substantially co-extensive with the crown and flexibly united to and adapted to be raised and lowered with respect to said crown, a slit formed in the crown, extending through the brim, and means for adjustably connecting the edges of said slit.

2. In a device of the class described, a hat comprising a crown, a brim, a slit-ted portion, ribbons and means for holding said ribbons in said slitted portion.

3. In a device of the class described, a crown, a brim, a slitted portion, a lining,

reinforces, rings, and ribbons passing through said rings, whereby said hood may be opened said rings so that said hat may be Worn or closed at the option of the wearer.

either as a hat or a hood at the option of Signed at the city of New York, county of the wearer. New York and State of New York, this 5 4. In a device of the class described, a 13th day of July, 1911.

crown, a brim, a slitted portion With a lining secured therein, reinforces on each side FRANK BRUDER. of said hood, rings means for uniting parts WVit-nesses: of one of said reinforces on each side of said H. RADZUISKY,

10 hood, and a ribbon adapted to pass through GUsTAvE I. ARoNoW.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, 7

Washington, D. C.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3242501 *Apr 21, 1965Mar 29, 1966Yearounder Hats IncConvertible hat
U.S. Classification2/65, 2/209.11, 2/195.7, 2/209.3, 2/204, D02/879
Cooperative ClassificationA41D5/006