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Publication numberUS1112358 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 29, 1914
Filing dateApr 18, 1914
Priority dateApr 18, 1914
Publication numberUS 1112358 A, US 1112358A, US-A-1112358, US1112358 A, US1112358A
InventorsSamuel Cline
Original AssigneeGeorge A Reach
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1112358 A
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1,1 12,358, Patented Sept. 29, 1914.

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' Specification of Letters Patent] Patented Sept. 29, 1914.

To all whom it may concern: 1

Be it known that I, SAMUEL CLINE, citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented certain newand useful Improvements in Head- Protectors, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to protectors for the head and its particular object is to provide a protector for the face and ears that a boxer can-wear when in training to allow his'trainer to hit him about the head without fear of injury about the ears, eyes or chin, and is particularly useful when an ear has been injured as is common with boxers. The invention consists in the features of construction and arrangement and combination of'parts hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the claims.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawingsin whichigure 1 is a perspective view of the invention, and Fig. 2 is-a sectional view showing the metal ear piece.

The protector is preferably made of some such material as buckskin or soft leather with a soft material as felt, or felt and canvas, to better protect the 'face of the wearer. 1 indicates the leather outside and 2 the lining. Openings are provided for the wearers eyes at 3 and for the nose at 4. The leather and the lining are stitched together around the edges of the protector and the openings 3 and 4. Along the top edge a binder 5 is stitched on the outside of the leather. Darts are made ,at' 6 and 7 to make the protector fit around the chin of the wearer. Secured between the binding 5 extremities of the binder 5 terminate in a strap and buckle as shown at 14 and 15.

Another strap 16 and buckle 17 is provided, 7

. buckled over the boxer s head by the buckle 13. Again, the strap 14 passes through the loop 10 and is buckled over the head at 15 and similarly'the strap 16 passes thi'ough the loop 11 to meet the buckle 17. Each strap being provided with holes so that with the corresponding buckle, the protector can be adjusted in three places to better fit the head of the wearer. At 18 secured to the underside of the leather is a metallic ear protector or guard '20 for which the felt is cut away to permit the ear .of the boxer to enter. It may be made of any suitable metal and is of a shape to fit over the ear. Ventilating holes may or may not be provided to allow the wearer to hear, as indicated at 19, and they may extend all the way through the leather.-'Again, the protector may be made with only one ear plece if it is so desired.

I claim as my invention:

1. A mask for training purposes comprising a soft yielding protector to the face and ears, with nose and eye openings, and a metallic protector inserted in the pad for .the ears, substantially as described.

2. A mask for training purposes comprising a protector for the face, a lining therefor, a metallic ear guard between the lining and the protector, and an opening in the lining registering with the ear guard.

In testimony'whereof, I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

SAMUEL OLINE. Witnesses: JOHN GAMBLE, Roar. F. Nixon, Jr.

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U.S. Classification2/9, 24/17.00A
Cooperative ClassificationA61F9/02, A42B3/20