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Publication numberUS1170052 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1916
Filing dateApr 8, 1912
Priority dateApr 8, 1912
Publication numberUS 1170052 A, US 1170052A, US-A-1170052, US1170052 A, US1170052A
InventorsMagdalena Diener, Charles Fredolin Urban
Original AssigneeMagdalena Diener, Charles Fredolin Urban
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ventilated hat.
US 1170052 A
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Patentd Feb. 1, 1916.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 1, 1916.

Application filed. April 8, 1912. Serial No. 689,427.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, MAGDALENA DIENER and CHARLES FRnDoLrN URBAN, citizens of the United States, both residents of the city of Milwaukee, county of Milwaukee, and States of Wisconsin, have invented a new and useful Improvement Hats, of which the following is a specification.

One of the main objects of our invention is to provide more efficient ventilation for a hat of the derby type, or in short, any mans hat, and, incidentally, to conceal and render inconspicuous these ventilating features, and to construct the hat-band so as to afiord a better hold for the hat on the head. To obtain these results we have devised certain novel and useful features which are hereinafter fully set forth, said features also incidentally producing other beneficial results as will appear.

In the accompanying drawings constituting a part of this specification: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a hat embodying our improvement, certain portions being broken away to disclose otherwise concealed parts; Fig. 2 is a partial section taken approximately on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, looking toward the right; Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing a part of the skeleton band which encircles the crown of the hat; Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing a part of the fluted sweat-band used in our improvement; and Fig. 5 is an elevation of a fragmentary part of the hat body, showing the perforations provided in the same.

a represents the body of a hat of any convenient type. It is provided with a plurality of perforations as Z) at the brim, as shown in Figs. 1 and 5. A skeleton band, 0, is secured on the exterior of the hat body at the brim, and this skeleton band is covered by a hat band, cl, of the usual type. On the interior of the hat, at the brim, is affixed a fluted sweat-band, the flutes extending vertically and preferably being so tapered that their largest diameter will be at the base of the band. The obvious result of such construction is to incorporate more material at the base than at the top of the sweat-band. This provides a soft surface, at the bottom part of the sweat-band, for comfortably holding the hat on the head, but prevents undue pressure, which is liable to aifect the in Ventilated nerves and veins here located. It also causes the top part of the sweat-band to recede more abruptly from the head, and in so doing provides a better ventilation space, keeping the top of the head dry. The described arrangement of the fluted sweat band also provides for an unobstructed passage of air at the interior and brim of our hat. Said construction, incidentally, will also cause the hat to set more securely on the head, for the hold of the sweat-band on the head will be more effective. The air admitted through the fluted sweat-band passes through the exterior hat-band, and consequently the latter must be made of fabric having coarse or fine mesh, according to the degree of ventilation desired. By spacing the hat-band from the body of the hat, by means of the skeleton band a, as described, a proper ventilation is assured.

The sweat-band is preferably constructed of thick but soft material, preferably pliable leather, since any hard material is objectionable in devices of this kind. The softness and pliability of the sweat-band equalizes the pressure of the hat on the head and renders it very comfortable to the wearer.

The perforations, b, at the brim of the hat, will only be covered in minor part by the skeleton band 0, and hence the passage of air therethrough will not be obstructed. The fluted sweat-band is also perforated, as indicated by g. The skeleton band, 0, is made of thin material, so as to be concealed by the hat band d, thus rendering this part of our hat inconspicuous, in fact practically invisible, so that it will not attract attention to the wearer of our improved hats.

lVe claim:

1. The combination in a hat of a crown having a wide section of coarse perforations extending all around the circumference and adjacent the brim, an interior sweat band made of pliable perforated material formed with vertically disposed flutes spaced apart and extending all around the sides of the crown, a skeleton spacer band aflixed exterior of the perforations of the crown, and a hat band of coarse mesh concealing said skeleton spacer band.

2. The combination in a hat of a crown having a wide section of coarse perforations extending all around the circumference and adjacent the brim, aninterior sweat band the crown, and a hat band of, coarse mesh made of pliable .perforatedmaterial forined concealing said skeleton spacer band.

With vertically disposed flutes spaced apart MAGDALENA DIENER.

and extending all around the sides of the CHARLES FREDOLIN URBAN. crown, and of greater cross section at the Witnesses:

bottom than at the top, a skeleton spacer NICHOLAS BIN'rz,

band afiixed exterior of the perforations of ANTON OELLSCEGER.

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

Washington, 1). G.

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U.S. Classification2/181.6, 2/181.8, 2/209.7, 2/209.4
Cooperative ClassificationA42C5/04