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Publication numberUS1111659 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 22, 1914
Filing dateApr 16, 1913
Priority dateApr 16, 1913
Publication numberUS 1111659 A, US 1111659A, US-A-1111659, US1111659 A, US1111659A
InventorsAuguste M Le Pierre
Original AssigneeAuguste M Le Pierre
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reversible hat.
US 1111659 A
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Patented Sept..22, 1914.



l n ve n'to r Witnesses Attorneys A M. LE PIERRE. REVERSIBLE HAT.


Patented Sept. 22, 1 914.


' Z7 30 J0 4 J? f Z7 J0 Witnesses 277v; Inventor Attornys lllf; NORRIS PE opening in the hat, communicating with the v. .ulti utrnlu-STATESPATENT OFFICE d AiiGusrE lvr. LE PIERRE, o KortBEncAmEonnre.

, EEv'EnsiLELE Herrv To. allauhom it may com-em i residing at Korbel, in the county of Hum Be known that I, AUGUSTE M. Pjrniu n, a citizen of the Republic of France,

boldt and State of California, have invented a new and useful Reversible Hat, of which the following is a specification.

I The device forming thesubject matter. of th s applicat on s a reversible hat comprising inner and outermembers, there being an space between the inner and outer -1'nemb ers, the construction being such that the hand I of the operator may be inserted through this 4 be drawnthrough theopeni the hat inside out. 1

opening-,- and into the space between the 1n'ner andmo'uter members, thereby permlt ting the lnnjer member to be grasped and to .The invention aims to provide a hatwhich, by the snnple. operation above referred to, may, be changed, sofar as its outward appearance isconcernedfrom one color- [or material to another color or. material.

Withftho above and other objects inview,

which, will appear as the descriptionprof ceeds the invention resides in the combinatlon andarrangement of parts andlnthe details ofconstruction hereinafter described 131011301 the hatg Fig. 2 is across section showing the hfltlgtllTHGd' inside out; Fig. 0

is a perspective-showing a portionof the brim of the hat; Fig. 4 1s a cross sect10n showing a modifiedform of the invention;

Fig. 5 "is a cross section showing" the hat turned inside out; and Fig. 6 isasectional detailshowing a slight modification. in the brim, construction.

-The hat herein disclosed comprises: an

.outer member 1, the same comprising-a crownfihand a brim 3. The outermember 1 is provlded with a hning 4:. The brlm 3 is provided with a facing 5 which is connected tothe lining 4i. The periphery of the brim 3 and theperiphery of thefacing 5 are united.

The invention further includes an inner member 6 which is located withinthe onter' member 1. The inner member comprises a crown 7 and a brim- 8. vDisposed within with the lining 9.

ng, so as to turn.

the crown 7 is a lining The brim is provided with a facing lOwhich is connected- Theperiphery of the :fZlClIlg 1Q and the periphery of the brim 8" .are united. The. outer member 1 is con- Specification of LettersPateiit' t t S t, 22,1 lApplicationfiled April 16, 1913. Serial 110. 761,540.

nected to the inner member 6 at the periph ery of the brim 3, the facing 5, the brim 8 and the facing 10, throughout aiporltion "only of the periphery of the hat,ra's indiing12; This means may be of any form, but-in the present instance it comprises :sockets 14 located uponthe facing 10 and adapted ,to be engaged by studs 15 on the brim 3, there being sockets 16 on the brim' '8, adapted to beengaged'by studs 17 on the facing The crown 2 of the outer member 1, the brim 3 of the. outer member land the facing 10 preferably are fashioned from a single type of materiahsuch, for instance, although not necessarily. as black velvet. When'the sockets 14: are engaged with the studs 15, theopenings 12 will be held closed,

the hat presenting a uniform appearance.

The crown 7 of theinner member 6, the

5, are fashioned fromthe same sort of material such, for instance, as cloth of a light I color, the specific materials ,of construction,

however, being subject to change, at the will of the manufacturer. v

When it is desired to changethe exterior appearance of the hat from one color .to the 1 other, the studs 15.17 are disengaged from g the sockets 14. 16 and the hand of the operator is, inserted into the opening 12, the lining 9 and the crown 7 being grasped.

Thereupon, the inner member 6 may be drawn outwardly throughthe opening 12,

thereby turning the hat inside out. The

,cr0wn7, thebri1n 8 and thefacing 10 will. thereupon be exposed, the entire appearance of the hat being changed. The sockets 16 are then engaged with the studs 17 to close the opening 12.

t is to be observed that the lining 9 of the .crown 7 ofthe inner member 6 constitutes a sweat band for. the crown 2 of theouter member 1. and when the hat is turned in- 85 brim 8 of the inner memberfi and the facing :Referring to that form of the invention which is shown 1n Figs. 41 and 5, the outer member 13 denoted'by the numeral 25 and comprises a crown 26 and a brim 27; The inner member 28 comprises a crown 29 and a brim 3O.v Located within. the inner memcrown 26, the; facing 32 preferably being ber '28 is a lining 31, to the periphery of which are connected facings 32 and 33, the facing 33 preferably being fashioned from the same material as the brim 27 and the fashioned from the same material as the I. brim 30 and the crown 29'. Secured to the binding-"strip 36 which issecu'red to the' sweat bands 34 and 35.

inner edges of the facings 83 and 32 and to the lower edge of the crown 31 are spaced The periphery of the brim of the hat may be'inclosed in a brims 27 and '80 and tothe facings 32 and 33. "If desired, as shown in Fig. .6, one

inember of the hat,-for instance, the brim" 27, may be carried around the edge oi' the remaining parts, to form a binding strip 37. Inthe lining 31 may be formed an open1ng-3S closed by 'a flap 39 secured to the lining along oneedge, and at its other edge detachably secured to the lining by I means'of snap buttons 40 or, in any other suitable manner. By detaching the parts of the snap buttons the flap 39 may be removed from the opening 38, permitting the hand of the operator to be placed inside the lining31', so that the crown 29 of the inner member 28 may be grasped, to permit the ,hat to be turned inside out. Under such circumstances, the hat will appear as shown 4 of this 40 i turer may direct, and'the common adjuncts such as trimming bands, buckles and the like may be added at will, the same constituting no part of the present invention, and

being mentioned merely in order that it may.

jibe evident that the hat may be so constructed as to conform to established usage andbe so constructed as not to attract attention by any peculiarities of appearance.

w i The hat herein disclosed may be described asfcomprisin ginnerand outer, sim

' ilar parts cooperating to define the contour" ofthe hat, said parts being connected at the periphery of the hat only, and there being an opening between said parts, whereby the hat maybe turned-inside out. By the vwords cooperating to define the contour of the hat I mean that each part represents, substantially, the shape of the hat as an entity, a

the hat may be turned insi de'out.

2. A hat comprising as constituent parts, an inner member, an outer inemberan'dv a lining, there being an opening in the hat communicating with the spacebetween two 4 of" said constituent parts, through'whi'ch opening the hat may be turned inside out;

and means for closing the opening.

" 3.KA hat comprisin as constituent parts,

an outer member, an inner member and a lining, both of said members hav'ingfbrims, 4

the hat including "brim tacingmone of'which is connected to the lining, allrof the facings and the brims being connected; there being an opening in the hat, communicating with the space between twoaof sa'id constituent" parts, through which opening, thehat may be turned inside out. p

4: A hat comprising inner an'c l outer,fsimilar parts, said parts I being connected. at the periphery of the hat only,,and there'rbeing an opening between said parts,"whereby the hat may beturned inside out through said I opening. f' p j 95.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing,

as my own, I have hereto afiixe'd my signa-f a ture in the presence of witnesses. w nuerus'rn M. LE PIERRE;

,Witnesses': t 32- PETER ;TAMBOURG, I A..-C.- TAMBOURG,


Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by. ami'dire's sing the Commissioner of Patents,

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U.S. Classification2/181, 2/209.11, 2/DIG.200, 2/175.1
Cooperative ClassificationA42C5/02, Y10S2/02