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Publication numberUS1050310 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1913
Filing dateAug 7, 1911
Priority dateAug 7, 1911
Publication numberUS 1050310 A, US 1050310A, US-A-1050310, US1050310 A, US1050310A
InventorsHarris G Steinberg, David V Picker
Original AssigneeHarris G Steinberg, David V Picker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1050310 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 14, 1913.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that we, HARRIS G. STEIN- BERG and DAVID V. PICKER, citizens of the United States, and residents, respectively, of the city, county, and State of New York, and of Far Rockaway, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have jointly inve .ted a certain new and useful Cap, of which the following is a specification.

Our invention relates to an article of wearing apparel and more particularly to an outing cap.

The object of our invention is to provide a cap which may be worn as an ordinary outing or automobile cap, having the usual appearance of such caps in general use, but which can be reversed by turning the same inside out to present an exterior of differentmaterial, to wit, a waterproof or rainproof material: and in the latter usel thecap has a depending apron or hood to protect the head and neck during stormy weather.

Our invention therefore consists of a cap adaptedfor all weather conditions and it is very simple and compact. When wornduring clear weather, as an ordinary cap, the waterproof portion and hood are folded and contained within the cap, so that the exterior appearance will be the same as an ordinary cap.

In the full embodiment of our invention a peak is employed which is sufficiently pliable to bend in either direction, according to whether the cap is worn one way or the other.

In the drawings forming a part of this application: Figure 1, is an inverted plan view Aof the cap showing the hood portion folded inside, Fig. 2, is a longitudinal section thereof, taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, Fig. 3, is an enlarged sectional view through the peak and a portion of the cap, Fig. 4, is an -enlarged sectional view showing a portion of the construction, and Fig. 5, isa perspective view showing the article when worn as a storm cap.

In the following description one portion of the cap will be referred to as the exterior, for the purpose of distinguishing one portion from the other, but it is to be un- 'separat-e sections with the usual seams 2.

A portion of the crown is sewn to a peak, consisting of a stiffening material 5, preferably of card board and a covering 6, of the same material as the crown 1. The forward fullness 7 of the crown 1, is preferably provided with one portion 8, of an ordinary snap button, and one side of the peak is provided with the other portion 9, of such button, whereby the parts may be separably united to hold the fullness 7, down over the peak to present the appearance of a cap such as is in general use. It will be observed that the material 1, is secured by stitching 10, to a binder 11, of suitable material and the latter is secured to one face of the rear curved edge of the peak by the stitching 12. This construction is preferred because the binding or securing strip 11, may be of a comparatively thin or flexible material while the crown 1, is generally ofa'heavy fabric, and in this manner a connection between the parts is made which will present a neat appearance whether one or the other crown parts are worn outside. The parts are preferably so formed that the peak will have the usual arch or bend, as shown. The parts thus described form the exterior of the cap when the latter is worn duringclear weather, and presents the appearance of an ordinary outing or automobile cap.

Another crown is formed of a material 13, which is preferably of approximately the same proportions and shape as the crown 1, and is formed of a different material to the crown 1. We preferably employ a rain proof or waterproof material for this purpose in order that the cap may be used in storm weather. This crown 13 is referably ee of the crown 1, except that or the greater part of its circumference it is secured to crown 1, by a line of stitching 141. Theremainder of the crown 13, is secured to the opposite face of the peak from crown 1, preferably by a line of stitching 15, which secures the crown 13, to a binding or connecting strip 16, which is itself Se-' cured to the peak by stitching 17. rllhc bindingstrip 16, is preferably of a more flexible material, similar to the strip 11, in order that the cap may be reversed and always present a neat appearance where the crowns and peak unite. @ne face of the peak is covered with a material 18, which is preferably of the same kind as the crown 13, and it is here shown as secured by the stitching 19, which secures the covering 6, and by the stitching 17, which secures the crown 13. The full portion 20, of the crown 13, is preferably provided with one half 21, of a snap button disposed reverse to the button 8, and the under faceA (in Fig. 2) of the peak is provided with the other portion 22, of such button, whereby the parts may be secured together when the crown 13, is worn outside.

We have secured a storm apron or hood for protecting the neck which is here shown as a piece of material 23, of the same kind as the crown 13 and it is secured between the edges of the crowns 1 and 13 by means of the stitching 14, preferably around the entire cap with the exception of the peak. rl`his piece is intended to cover the head below the crown and it is preferably curved and narrowed to form straps 2.4i, 25, to be passed under the chin as shown in Fig. 5: and secured together by an ordinary snap button 28, the separate parts of which are secured to the stra s 24%, 25. Preferably there is secured to tiie hood 23, a separate piece 26, by a line of stitching 27, which piece is made with a fullness suiiicient to allow lthe same to engage over the collar of the wearer and protect the neck from rain or moisture.

ln the condition shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 3, as the cap is worn in clear weather, the crown 13, is entirely contained within the crown 1, so that it is completely hidden from view. ln this condition the ieee 26, is folded behind the hood 23, and oth are folded within the crowns, so that they are contained within the cap and the latter has the external appearance of an ordinary outing cap. The full part 7 is preferably held down over the peak by closing the button parts 8 and 9, together and the straps 24, 25, inside the cap are preferably secured together by closing the parts of button 28, together.

When it is desired to reverse the cap for stormy'weather the button 8, 9, is separated as well as the button 23, thus releasing the crown material from the peak and the straps from each other: when the crowns are inverted or turned reverse side out. The crown 13, will now form the exterior of the cap, while the crown 1, will lie inside the same and will be protected by the former. When the cap is thus reversed the hood 23, and iap 26, will hang down and will protect the head and neck of the wearer as shown in Fig. 5, and for this purpose the straps are preferably brought under the chin and the button 28, snapped to ether. rlhe button members 21, 22, are pre erably snapped together to hold the fullness of crown 13, down over the peak.

lt .is to be understood that the peak is sutliciently stiff to retain its proper position, but it is also sutliciently pliable to bend when the cap is reversed, so that which ever way the cap is worn the peak will be curved or arched in the same way. The strips 11, 1G, being of a comparatively thin or flexible material the cap is readily reversed and there is no bunching appearance where the crowns are attached to the peak, as might be the case were the crown materials secured directly to the peak.

From the above it will be apparent that we have devised a cap which serves a double purpose and which is very neat in appearance. When worn as shown in Figs. 1, and 2, it has the same appearance as an ordinary cap, while when worn as shown in Fig. 5, it serves the purpose of a storm cap with the crown l, protected from the rain and the appearance in either use is neat and attractive. By making the crowns separate except where they are attached at their edges the crown if worn outside will set as if on an ordinary cap.

Changes and modifications may be made in the construction without departing from the spirit and scope of our invention.

Having described our invention what we claim is 1. A cap comprising a plurality of crown members secured together near the rims thereof and det-ached from each other substantially throughout the remainder thereof, one of said crown members being formed of waterproof material, said crowns being adapted to lie one within the other and to be reversed by turning the cap inside out to present either of said crowns as the en terior thereof, a neck Hap having one edge thereof secured between rims ofsaid crown members and adapted to be folded within said crowns, a peak for said crowns and separate, flexible strips securing said crowns individually to the peak, substantially as described.

2. A cap comprising a plurality of crown members secured together near the rims thereof and detached from each other substantially throughout the remainder thereof, said crown members being reversible as described.

t 1,050,310 l a whereby either may form the exterior, a Signed at the cit, county and State of peak havin securing means on each face New York,'this 3d ay 'of Au ust, 1911.

thereof, sai crowns having a forward full- HARRIS G. ST INBERG. A ness near the said peak each provided with Y .DAVID V. PICKER. securing meansfor securing the same to Witnesses:

the opposite sides of said peak, substantially Jos. H. PALE-Y,


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U.S. Classification2/172, 2/DIG.200, 2/195.7, 2/195.6, 2/DIG.500
Cooperative ClassificationY10S2/02, Y10S2/05, A42B1/066