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C. W. SULLIVAN.
T HRESHING OR BALING HOOD. APPLICATION FILED NOV. 8,1915.
Patented .1 11110 13, 1916.
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THRESHING OR BALING HOOD.
specification of Letters Patent. .Patentgd June 13, 1916,
Application filed November 8,1915. Serial No. 60,857.
To all whom it may concern lie it known that I. CHARLES W. SULLL VAN, a citizen of the United States,'residing machine, or in like situations.
here hay is being stacked in a barn, where a threshing machine is being operated, or where hay or straw is being baled. the air becomes full of dust, small bits of straw and other trash. This trash, straw, etc., collects on the face of the worker, particularly as he is usually in a very warm and sweaty condition, gets into the eyes, mouth and nose and also accumulates on the neck where it forms a constant source of irritation.
The object of my invention is the provision of a hood which will prevent these unpleasant conditions and which will shield the head, eyes, nose, mouth and neck from dust and trash, and will therefore permit the operator to work more comfortably and more quickly than under ordinary circumstances.
A further object of the invention is to provide a hood having eye-holes, and so formed that the eye-holes shall be protected from the entrance of straw or dust, the protective screen across the eye-holes acting not only to prevent the entrance of dust through the eye-holes but also acting to permit the face of the hood to be caused to conform more or less closely to the face of the operator and the bridge and take somewhat the contour of the nose of' the operator so that the hood will be held in place with the eye-holes opposite the eyes.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a hood which may be used by workmen wearing a hat.
Other objects will appear in the course of the following description.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure l is a view showing the hood in practical use; Fig. 2 is a fragmentary elevation of the inside of the face of the hood;
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary cross sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a perspective view of another form of hood applied; Fig. 5 is a vertical section of the latter form of hood unapplied.
Referring to the drawings it will be seen that my improved hood 2 is somewhat conical in form, in other words, the hood grows smaller in diameter toward the top. The hood is formed so as to come down over the head of the wearer and rest .upon his shoulders, andv preferably should be about twenty inches long with a diameter at its lower end of eighteen inches. The top of the hood has a diameter of about six inches. Disposed adjacent the top of the hood are the eye-holes 3 which are relatively large and which are protected from the inlet of dirt, straw and trash by a screen 4. This screen has a relatively small mesh and is preferably made of one piece extending transversely across the hood and covering the eye-holes. The margin of the screen is intended to be bound with a trimming of braid or cloth 5, this binding of the screen being stitched to the material of the hood. Preferably the lower edge of the screen is formed so as to fit over the bridge of thenose or approximate thereto.
In the form of the invention shown in Figs. 4=and5the top of the hood is left open, as at 6, so that the hood may be worn with a a hat, the hood in this case resting over the hat and the opening of the hood fitting the hat fairly tightly. To the end that the hood may be adjusted to various sizes of hats and more or less closely conform thereto so as to prevent the inlet of straw or trash between the hat and the hood, I preferably form the open top of the hood shown in Fig. 5 with a draw-string 7 so that the crown of the hat may be inserted through the top of the hood and then the upper end of the hood drawn tightly around the crown.
The hood may be very cheaply made of unbleached muslin, or material of the same character which is cheap and yet has a rela tively large mesh so as to be as airy as possible. The screen 4:, it will be noted, extends across the front of the hood and not only extends across the eye openings but across the space between the eye openings. This screen being made of relatively fine wire mesh is stifi enough to support the front of the hood and yet at the same time the screen may be flexed or bent so as to more or less conform to the face of the wearer, and by slightly cutting away the middle of the lower edge of the screen made to fit over the nose of the wearer and thus prevent the hood from getting out of place and holding the eye-holes in proper relation to the eyes.
The hood is large enough so' as to come down over the shoulders of the wearer to some extent but does not require anydrawstring at the lower end. The open lower end permits the circulation of air within the hood but the hood is long enough to prevent the inlet of straw, dust, etc.
Havin thus described my invention, what I c aim is:
1. A hood of the character described formed of textile fabric and having relatively large eye-holes in its front, and a web I of relatively stiff but pliable screening material disposed behind the eye-holes and attached to the material of the hood, said web (piece transversely across and extending over both the hood below the open top being formed t with eye-holes, a relatively stifi" but pliable screen extending across said eye-holes, andii the space therebetween, and a draw string disposed at the upper end of the hood whereby the opening in the top of the hood may be adjusted.
In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
CHARLES W. SULLIVAN.
Witnesses: C. L. HALL, CARL MANK.