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Publication numberUS1250968 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 25, 1917
Filing dateSep 5, 1916
Priority dateSep 5, 1916
Publication numberUS 1250968 A, US 1250968A, US-A-1250968, US1250968 A, US1250968A
InventorsEdward E Claussen
Original AssigneeEdward E Claussen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1250968 A
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APPLICATION FILED SE'PT. in 1916- Patented Dec. 25, 1917.



Specification of Letters Patent.


Patented Dec. 25, 1917.

Application filed September 5, 1916; Serial No. 118,349.

To all whom it ma concern:

Be it known that I, EDWARD E. CLAUSSEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hartford, in the county of Hartford and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hats, of which the followingis a specification. I

This invention relates to hats,- the principal object or the inventicn'being the rovision of a light yet comparatively strong article of the kind in question which is susceptible of inexpensive manufacture and which is rimarily intended for temporary use; The low expense I prefer to secure by making the hat of paper material. There are probably other equivalent materials which would subserve my purpose as well, but paper has been found quite satisfactory. The hat while really intendedfor' temporary use, is thoroughly practical for comparat-ively long wear. It may beof any desirable shape; for instance it may be fashioned after the ordinary summer or straw hat and be worn by either sex-.-

In the drawings accompanying and forming part of the present specification I have shown in detail one convenient form of embodiinent 6f the invention which I will set forth fully in the following description. I do not limit myself to this disclosure; I may depart therefrom in several respects within the scope of the invention defined by the claims following "said description.

Referring to said drawings:

Figure 1 is a side elevation, and

Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of the crown portion or member of the hat.

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the brim portion.

Fig. 4 is a top plan view of the finished hat.

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the same with a ortion broken away and in section.

ike characters refer to like parts throughout the several views.

The hat as I have already observed may be of any suitable shape. In that form of embodiment of the invention which is rep resented in the drawings," it resembles closely the familiar straight brimmed straw hat. It comprises a suitable crown and a suitable brim, generally made separate and of different grades of paper or analogous material. For instance, the crown can be made of comparatively light or thin aper, while the brim can be made of heavler stock. While this is illustrative merely, it is a highly advantageous and therefore, preferable relation. The crown and the brim are united in some desirable manner, for instance one of them may be provided with several tabs or cars adapted forsuitable connection as by some convenientadhesive, to the other. I also prefer'that one of these two parts be plaite'd, if not wholly attleast 'oneipart. This is not only an elfective construction, but the plaiting or creasing adds strength. Preferably the crown is plaited or creased. With the foregoing general remarks I will now refer more in detail to-what is illus trated in the several views of the drawings. The hat shown comprisesin itsmake-up a brim as 2 and a crown as 3. This. brim is preferably made of some comparatively heavy paper stock such as cardboard, which possesses a certain amount of stiflin'ess without undue resilience, although owing to its character, it can naturally be bent' As shown the brim has a central opening a practically oval in form or of a shape, to

agree approximately with the outline" of the base portion of the cobp'erating crown,-which in this case would be'that already referred to. This'crown comprises a top as 5 and a wall portion as 6, the wall portion being plarted and being in the present case integral with the top. The crown'can'be made 1 in one piece and the body or wall portion 6 thereof can be plaited with the aid of a suitable machine or dies. The top is flat, while the wall or body portion 6 is tapered or frusto-conical, the slope being upwardly and inwardly. This plaiting or creasing of the body or wall portion of the top naturally increases its strength, although in some cases the top might be perfectly plain. The plaited construction has, as I observe, its utility, especially when the crown is made of comparatively light material. There is an advantage in tapering the crown of the hat, in that the hats can be easily nested and thus save space in shipping.

In the construction shown the lower edge of the bell-like crown 3 fits flatwise against the brim 2 around the central opening 4 thereof, the opening of the crown being in register with the opening 4. From the wall of said opening 4 there project tabs or cars as 7 integral with said brim and which as shown are in quite large number and somewhat close together. The sides of these tabs converge inwardly.

To assemble the crown 3 and brim 2 the following procedure may be adopted: A suitable adhesive will be applied to the upper surfaces of the several tabs 7 following which the crown will be placed on the upper surface of the brim with the opening of the crown in register with the brim opening 4, the bottom of the crown being of such dimensions as to overlie slightly the brim around the opening therein to bring the inner bottom surface of the crown practically flush with the wall of said opening 4. After this is done, the several tabs 7 will be upset at practically right angles to the brim and will be fastened by the adhesive already applied thereto to the inner surface of the crown. \Vhen the adhesive is set the two members will be firmly united together.

To finish the hat I may apply to it exteriorly of the crown at the base] thereof a band 8. This band is also of paper and it can be held in place in any. convenient manner as by a fit.

To strengthen or reinforce the brim it may be beaded,there being as shown four of such beads as 9. This beading can be accomplished by compressing the stock, the beads being on the upper surface. of the brim, while the under surface is correspondingly grooved. The beads as illustrated follow virtually theexternal shape of the brim and they are separated to provide openings as 10 for the escape of any water between them and the crown. Preferably all parts of the hat are waterproofed, for instance by parafiin or some other suitable substance,'both internally and externally, so that the article can with comparative safety be worn in wet weather.

I have shown four beads on the brim. The

Copies of this patent may be obtained {or five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

paper band thereabout. A I t In testimony whereofI affix my signature number is not a matter of consequence, nor is their form essential, although the arrangement shown is a very good one. In fact the beads when in a row might be duplicated, or they can be disposed in ways other than that shown. As a matter of fact the invention is not restricted-as to these and other points.

lVhat I claim is:

l. A hat comprising a paper crown and a paper-brim, the crown having a top and a wall portion, the wall portion being plaited and united to the brim.

2. A hat comprising a paper crown and a paper brim, the stock of the crown being lighter than that of the brim, the crown having atop and a wall portion, said wall portion being. plaited and the brim having a plurality of upstanding tabs united to the interior ofthebrim. V f T ,3. A hat comprising. a crown andafbrim both of paper, the crown being of lighter stock than the brim and having a top and a wall portion, the latter being plaited, the brim having a succession of beads spaced from each other.

4:. A hat comprisinga crown and a brim' both of paper, the crown being of lighter stock than the brim and having atop and a wall portion, thevlatter being plaited, the brim having a succession of beads spaced from each other and the crown having a in the presence of two witnesses. v


Witnesses: i


Washington, D. C.

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US3220016 *Nov 13, 1962Nov 30, 1965Hat Corp Of AmericaFlexible brim hat
US3348239 *May 29, 1964Oct 24, 1967Georges LamourChef's hat
US3409911 *Feb 15, 1967Nov 12, 1968Frederick LoebHat with expandable hat base
US5553327 *Oct 6, 1994Sep 10, 1996Anthony R. KoecherHat made from cardboard beverage container and method of making the same
US7003808Mar 4, 2003Feb 28, 2006Western Pulp Products CompanyMolded fibrous pulp hat
WO2012051658A1 *Oct 20, 2011Apr 26, 2012Joneschijoff Projects Pty LtdFolding hat
U.S. Classification2/195.1, 2/200.3, 2/DIG.500
Cooperative ClassificationY10S2/05, A42B1/248