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4 A. H. REVELL. VENTILATBD HAT.
APPLICATION FILED AUG.26,'1910.
ll. Patented Aug. 2o, '1912.
l 1 l l tz//////////fl1l/ff y 'ansehen To all whom it may concern:
iran strains' rcaranr orare ALEXANDER H. REVELL; 0F CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Bel it known that l, VALEX.Nnnn H. RE- vELL, residing at Chicago, inthe county of Cook and State otl Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in ,Ventilated Hats, of which the following is a specification.
My'inventlon relates to ventilated hats lInventilated hats of the prior art special`- attachments are 'necessary or the ordinary shape of the hat mustbe distorted considerably to provide vcntilatingvmeans, the hats therefore immediately takingon a strange and unnatural appearance` besides being expensive to manufacture. vWith my invention an ordinary hat can be taken and treated to provide well protected ventilating openings without applying any new attachments thereto which would to any appreciable degree increase the cost ot the hat, and the hatI with this construction will retain its ordinary and neat appearance..l
The details of my invention will be clearly understood from the following description and by reference lto the accompanying drawing, in which drawing- Figure lis a side elevational view of a hat, Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on plane Q-2, Fig. 1, Fig. 3y is an enlarged view ot' a section of the crown, showing'the Ventilating arrangement, Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on plane ir- 4, Fig.- 3,
Fig. 5 is an enlarged View of a section of the crown, showing a modified form of Ventilating arrangement, Fig. 6 is a sec-` tional view taken on plane 6-6, Fig. 5, and Fig. 7 is a sectional view similar to Fig. 4, showing another modified arrangement.
The hat shown is of a well-known construction, and such as is preferably worn by tourists, fishermen or golf players, and comprises a brim or visor part 1, to whose upper-edge the lower edge of the crown 2 is sewn or otherwise secured. Immediately above the brim the crown is surrounded by a hand 3, and within the hat is provided the head band 4, the outer. band and head band being properly sewn vto the brim and to the VENTILATED HAT.
. ventilating openings, and the sections crown. Inl accordance with my invention the crown '1s first given a number of slits 5,
Patented Aug. 20, 19l2;
Application led August 26, 1910. Serial No. 579,053.
and the sections 6 immediately above the slits are deflected outwardly to widen the slits into larger Ventilating openings 5" and to form guards or visors over these o enings to prevent direct sunshine throng these openings or to prevent the entrance olrain. lVhere the material of the crown has a tendency to unravel whenA slitted the edges adjacent the slits may have binding 7 applied thereto, as shown. Where the crown is of soft flexible material, such as cloth, Ythe sections 6 will naturally deiiect outwardly when the hat is applied to the head, and the nsections 8 immediately below the slits will naturally have a ltendency totali-inwardly,
so that the openings 5 become quite largel and allow adequate ventilation, while at the same time the guard or visor sections 6 will amply overhang the openings to protect against the sun and rain. In the form of hat shown the crown is composed ot4 a numher of scgmental'pieces 9 sewn together, andl the slits are preferably eut'across the seams 10 between the segments, these seams more or..less stitl'ening the visor sections and preventing their falling down to closel the ventilating openings. If the rcrown is of stitler material, such as straw or felt, the visor sections can bepositively bent along their bases-and will then retain their' outwardly deiiected position to overhan the @am also be given a permanent inward inclination. The openings also are preferably provided along that Zone which will be adjacent the sides and top of the wearershead. It it is desired also to protect the hat against entrance of insects, sections 11 of screening material may be sewn to the crown to extend across the openings, as shown in Fig. 3. These slits may be of various forms, either curved or straight. As shown in Figs. 1 to 4the slits are curved downwardly and the sections 6 above the slits extend out beyond the sections 8 below the slits to form thev and theseseetions 'also'reoeivin'g the drip- 1x-.over each, group vof openings. i'
ping from the over-hangin'gsections 6 will prevent rain from enterlng the hat,
be resorted to. In this modification groups of... Ventilating openings 12 are provided 'whichmay be reinforced by eyelets 13, and
a-shield 'or visor 14y is sewn tothe hat crown.'
yBy means ofv my Inventionlcan therefore provide for'zventilating:an'ordinaryj hat or`v cap by'xnerelyslitting thecrown .thereof and causing sections'adjacent the slitstobe deeeted or inclined to-form shields or Visors 15 practically its original appearance.
I do not desire to be limited tothe precise forms and arrangements which I have shown, as changes and-modifications may be l Fig. shows a modication which niight readily made vwithout departing from the 5,
5 above the handhaving semi-circular slits at intervals,v the crown partbeing of soft pliable material Whereby the sectionsbelow the slits willhave a'tendeney to automatically fall Aor lbe deflected inwardly upon application vof thev hat to the head to thereby form Ventilating openin sand the sections above the slits, will have tendency todefiect -outl wardly 'to vform projecting over-hanging parts for .said openings.
In witness -whereof'I hereunto subscribe my name this. 22nd day of August, A.'y D. 1910..y v-
l ALEXANDER H. REVELL.
JOHN A.'THoMPsoN, .xr CHARLES J. SCHMIDT. I