US 1250264 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
HAT FASTENER- APPLICATION FILED APR. 23. 1917.
1,250,264. Patented De0.18,1917.
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MAGDALENA ZIEROLD, or wrnirrlvsnune, PENNSYLVANIA.
- HAT-FASTENEB Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Bet 3t 18, 1917.
Application filed April 23, 1917i serial n. 154,01e.
simply constructed, ornamental and cone venient device of this character which will effectively connect the hat to the hair of the wearer and which, when once applied to a hat, will remain in position during the life of the hat, if desired.
Another object is to construct a fastener of this character which may be positioned out of the way during the adjustment of the hat on the head of the wearer and hence will not interfere with the proper fitting of the hat.
\Vith the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention 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 may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 represents a horizontal section through a portion of a hat showing this im proved fastener applied and in plan,
Fig. 2 is a detail vertical section through a hat crown and brim with this fastener shown in side elevation applied, the hair gripping portion thereof being shown raised into inoperative position in dotted lines, and
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal horizontal section through the fastener with the jaws shown closed in full lines and open in dotted lines.
In the embodiment illustrated, the hat fas- V tener constituting this invention is shown applied to a hat H, being mounted in an opening 0 formed in one side of the crown thereof.
This fastener comprises a pair of oppositely curved hair gripping jaws 1 and 2 having handles 3 and 4 extending rearwardly therefrom and pivotally connected as shown at 5. These handles 3 and 4: are
preferably constructed of sheet metal sube11 y U haped in cross 's ie a d opening toward each other, the flanges or sides of said handles increasing in width toward their pivoted ends and" shown arranged 1n lapping relation in Fig.1 forming a hQ ii g i which i mounteda spring 6 coiled around a pin t le 5 andhaving its opposite ends engaging theinner faces of the We han es 3 d 1 e v ig- 3) Thiss-pringtends to force the handles normally outward and thegrippingjawsland 2 inwa t va eaeb Q hereed the e y h l them in closed operative position sucha s they will assume when engaged with the wearers hair. These jaws 1 and 2 are preferably made comparatively wide at their gripping ends to enable them to obtain a substantial grip on the hair and prevent them from becoming entangled with the hair. These jaws are hingedly connected at their inner ends 1 with the handles 3 and tas shown at 7 and are designed to swing upwardly into the dotted line position shown in Fig. 2 when the hat is to be placed on the head of the wearer and after it has been so placed, the handles 3 and 4c are gripped and moved slightly outward in the opening 0 which causes the jaws to swing downwardly into horizontal position and then the slight pressure on the handles 3 and 4 moving them'toward each other causes said jaws to separate and when released, owing to the action of the spring 6 to automatically close and effectively grip the hair of the wearer thereby securely holding the hat in position.
While one of these'fasteners only is shown and described, itis to be understood that two of them are employed arranged at diametrically opposite points on the hat.
Any suitable ornaments may be mounted in the free ends of the handles 3 and 4, artificial roses 8 being here shown although they need not necessarily be used, it being obvious that stones or any other desired ornaments connection with the accompanying drawings, the advantages of the construction and of the method of operation will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art to which the invention appertains and while I have described the principle of operation of the invention together with the device which I now consider to be the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that the device shown is merel illustrative and that such changes may be made as are within the scope of the claimed invention.
I claim 1. A hat fastener comprising a pair of connected jaws and handles pivotally connected with each other, the jaws being hinged to swing in a plane at right angles to the plane of their pivotal movement.
2.- A hat fastener of the class described comprising a pair of outwardly bowed jaws Copies of this patent may be obtained for having comparatively wide gripping ends, handles connected with the rear ends of said jaws and pivotally connected adjacent the rear ends of the jaws, said handles being U- shaped in cross section and arranged with their open portions toward each other for1ning a housing between them, a pintle con nectingsaid handles at their inner ends, a spring coiled on said pintle within said handles with its opposite ends engaging the inner faces of said handles at points in advance ofsaid pintle, and a hinge formed be; tween said jaws and handles.
V In testimony whereof I aifix my signature 5 in presence of two witnesses.
FRED W. BURNS, EDNA G. WOLFORD.
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