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Publication numberUS1232992 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 10, 1917
Filing dateJul 6, 1916
Priority dateJul 6, 1916
Publication numberUS 1232992 A, US 1232992A, US-A-1232992, US1232992 A, US1232992A
InventorsVincent Jakob Stering
Original AssigneeVincent Jakob Stering
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1232992 A
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APPLlcMioN FILED JULY 6. 191s.

Patented July 10, 1917.





A Specification of Letters Patent..

Patented. July 1U, 1917..

Application filed J' 6, 1916. Serial No. 107,740.

.To all whom t may concern.'

`invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cap-Vizors, of which the following is a specification. v

rlhis invention relates to improvements 1n wearing apparel, particularly head gear of the type known as caps, in contradistinctlon to hats which are provided with a brim eX- tending around the lower edge.

rl"he principal object of the invention 1s. to provide means combined with a cap which may be used as a vizor by pro-per adjustment, or removed at such times 'as may be desired, without in any way confllcting wlth the use and appearance of the cap.

A second object is to provide such vrzors of transparent material through which hght rays may pass in such manner as not to inJure the e es of the wearer.

These an other objects are attained by the novel combination of parts hereafter described and shown in the accompanying drawing, "in which Figure l is a longitudinal sectlonal vlew, taken on the center line of a cap, showing the vizor attached.

. Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the same. l

Fig. 3 is a front plan view of the vizor.`

Fig. l is an enlarged sectional view taken von line 4--4 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a similar lsectlonal view taken' on line 5--5 of Fig. 1, .and

'Fig 6 is a sectional view taken on l1ne 6-.6 of Fig. 3.

The ca is here shown to have a cylindrical bo y 10, and integrally formed crown 1l, the body being partially encompassed by `a band 12 extending entlrely around its clrcumference near the` lower part thereof, as is usual with caps of this character.

.Eyelets .14 for Ventilating purposes are provided on both sides of the cap 4near the upper portion thereof.

Through both band and body of the cap are formed a lplurality of minute perforationsl, to which is attached by stitching, rivets or the like, a partialband 16 formed of a single flat strip of resilient material bent, closely folded and formed with two lower portions 17 which. inclose a circular M5 space 18, the edges 19 ybeing turned slightly out to receive the bulbously formed bead 2O of a strip 21 doubled upon itself and secured by rivets 23 or the like to the vizor 25 in such manner that upon bending the vizor arcuately, together with the strip 21, the beaded portion 20 may be entered within the lspace 18 and become engaged therein, so as to holdthe vizor rmly in position.

rllhe material of the vizor is preferably transparent, so that light rays may pass therethrough, but sufliciently opaque to overcome any discomfort to the wearer when eX posed to the direct beams of the sun. The

' outer edge of the vizor plate 25 may have secured to it a strengthening frame 26,`the

whole being of semi-elliptic shape as clearly indicated in Fig. 3.

the attachment may be readily` made at any desired moment, and that the vizor may be detached with equal readiness. When not in use, the vizor may be carried in the pocket, it being very thin and light in its construction.

'lhe cap is inY nowise disfgured by the attachment as will be clearly evident, and the expense of the same is very small.

Having thus described my invention, what l claim as new and desire to secure by Letters `Patent, is

1. In a cap, the combination with the body of a transparent vizor, a resilient arcuatel strip permanently attached to the interior of said cap body on the lower front edge thereof., and a beaded strip suited to engage with said arcuate strip secured to said vizor, whereby it may be connected or disconnected from said cap body.

2. In a cap, the combination with:y the body thereof, of a spring band having a substantially circular cross-section and a longitudinal opening, said band being permanently engaged in theinterior of said cap body on the lower edge thereof, an arcuate transparent vizor,a border attached to the edges of said vizor, and a Hexible strip having an enlarged beading at its upper edge secured to the upper portion of said vizor, said strip being engageable within said first strip, and` adapted to be retained therein.

Signed at New Britain, in the county of Hartford, and State of Connecticut, this 23d day of May, A. D. 1916.

VINCENT .nikon srnRiNe;

From the foregoing itwill beI seen that

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U.S. Classification2/10
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/247