US 1207137 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
SWEAT BAND FOR HATS.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 20.19I5.
1,207,137. Patented Dec. 7,19l6.
Witnesse is? Q Attorneys JOHNSON GLOBE, or, o mwronnsvxtm, INDIANA.
' SWEAT-BAND ron HATS.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHNSON Grow, a citizen of the United States, residing at Crawfordsville, in the county of Montgomery and State of Indiana, have invented a new and useful Sweat-Band for Hats, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention appertains to sweat bands for hats or other articles of head wear, and aims to provide a novel and improved device of that character which affords comfort and ventilation when the hat is worn, and whereby the hat when worn will not impair the blood circulation, such as produces baldness the device also preventing the crown of the hat from being softened by sweat.
It is also within the scope of the invention to provide a sweat band attachment of extremely simple and inexpensive construction, which may be readily and cheaply manufactured and applied to the sweat band of a hat or other article of head wear and which will be thoroughly comfortable, convenient, practical and efficient in use With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as'the description proceeds, the inventlon resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a bottom view of a hat illustrating the attachment applied to the sweat band thereof. Fig. 2 is a cross section of the hat taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmental perspective view of the attachment.
In the drawing there is illustrated an ordinary hat 1, which may be taken to typify any article of head wear. This hat or artlcle 1 is provided, as usual, with an inner, upturned sweat band 2 of leather or equivalent material.
In carrying out the invention, the attachment embodies a thin strip 3 of soft rubber provided with a longitudinal series of integral spaced lugs 4 projecting from one Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 5, 1916.
Application filed'May 20,1915. Serial No. 29,393.
side. The lugs 4 are arranged transversely of the strip, and extend from one edge of the strip to the other. The lugs are yieldable or compressible,
In applying the attachment to the hat 1, the strip 3 is cemented to the inner side of the sweat band 2 so as to extend completely around the sweat band, and the lower edge of the strip 3 is preferably flush with the lower ed e of the sweat band. The strip 3 is pre erably narrower than the sweat band. When the strip 3 is secured to the sweat band, the lugs 4 may be arranged vertically, and will provide vertical passages or channels therebetween which are relatively wide. It is of course apparent that before the strip is applied to the sweatband, the strip is cut to length, so as to be co-extensive in length with the sweatband \Vhen the hat is worn, the lugs 4 will contact with the head, and will space the crown of the hat from the head. The lugs 4 being soft or yieldable enable the hat to be worn comfortably, and furthermore, the circulation of blood is not interfered with. This is desirable since it is a well known fact that many scalp. diseases and baldness-result from impaired blood circulation caused by tight fitting hats. The present device also prevents the sweat from moistenin or softening the hat, and another cardina or salient feature of the invention resides in the fact that the lugs 4 allow the airto circulate between the, head and hat, which is a most desirable feature in an article of head wear. The strip 3 being secured to the sweat band provides a most convenient and desirable means for applying the lugs 4 to the sweat band, and the strip 3 will also have the oflice of protecting the crown of the hat from sweat.
Another advantage of the present device resides in the fact that the resilient lugs in engaging the head will tend to retain the hat upon the head in a thoroughly effective manner, whereby the hat is not liable to be blown off of the head by strong winds, and is not liable to be accidentally lost.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:-
A one-part attachment for sweatbands, comprising a thin strip of soft rubber adapted. to be cut to length so as to be co-extensive in length with a sweatband of a hat, and adapted to be cemented to the as my own, I have hereto affixed my signainnerhside if the svgeatgfindflsaid strip 111avture in the presence of two witnesses. ing 1; roug'out its en a on 'tudina series of integral compressible lugs projecting JQHNSON GLOBE 5 from one side and arranged. transversely of Witnesses:
the strip. WILLIAM M. REEVES,
In testimony that I claim the foregoing C. G. BRIGHT.
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