US 1269276 A
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ARMY AND NAVY PILLOW KIT. APPLICAION FILED NOV. l0. 1917.
Palle-med June 1L i918.
aucune 11 REBECCA HARRIS, OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.
ARMY AND NAVY PILLOW KIT.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented ll une Ml, MMS.
Application led November 10, 1917. Serial No. 201,283.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, REBECCA HARRIS, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Army and Navy Pillow Kits, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in army and navy pillow kit.
The primary obj ect of the invention is the provision of a compact kit for the use of soldiers whereby a large number of small articles such as soap, brush and comb and a razor may be easily carried while the device is serviceable as a pillow covering when desired, the same being of simple construction, easy and inexpensive to manufacture.
A further object of the device is the provision of a pillow formation, adaptable for a plurality of uses such as a carrying kit, mutlier, helmet, knapsack, laundry bag and game-board, provision being made for rendering the same waterproof when employed for use.
A still further object of the device is to provide a serviceable covering adapted for arrangement in pillow formation without the necessity of stitches and whereby the device may be employed in its unfolded arrangement or as a body protector when -desired land then arranged for immediate use as a pillow covering for stuiing with any available articles when desired for use as a pillow.
With these general objects in view and others that will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel conetruction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and then claimed.l
In the drawing forming a part of this application, and in which like reference characters refer to corresponding parts throughout the several views,
Figure 1 is an elevationalv view of the device, arranged as a pillow,
Fig. 2 is a developed plan view of the interior of the device entirely unfolded and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the inner side of one of the lateral edges thereof.
It being understood that the device is serviceable for many di'erent uses, and may be made in any desired sizes, the same broadly consists in a rectangular body portion 10 formed of any HeXible material such as leather or fabric, and preferably having one or both surfaces thereof suitably waterproofed. The opposite edges 11 of the body 10 are arranged with separable fasteners 1 2 of any suitable form, whereby the said edges 11 of the body 10 are adapted to be detachably connected in overlapped relations.
This connection between the edges 11 arranges the body 10 in tubular form and it may then be partially filled with any suitable material, such as straw or feathers for forming a pillow or cushion, it being noted that gathering strings 13 are shirred through hems 14 arranged in the body 10 in spaced relation to the lateral edges 15 and 16 thereof. It will be evident that when stuffing material is positioned within the tubular body 10, the strings 13 may be tightened and their opposite ends tied together, arranging the device as a pillow as best illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawing.
The lateral portion or Hap 17 of the body 10' which is arranged adjacent one of the Vgathering strings 13 and body edge 15 is provided with separable fasteners 18 whereby the said portion 17, which is of the form of an oblong rectangle will form an inclosing end portion or compartment 19. Any desired articles such as handkerchiefs may be positioned within the end compartment 19 readyl for instant use by disengaging the fasteners 18 of the said end.
The opposite laterally positioned portion 20 which is of rectangular form and positioned between the other draw-string 13 and the body edge 16 is adapted for a similar pur ose but is arranged with separate poc ets 21, opening inwardly of the body 1'0 while separable fasteners 22 are arranged for closing the pocketed end'23 when the device is arranged as a pillow. A game-board 24k is arranged upon the inner face of the body 10, preferably centrally thereof adapted for use in playing such games as checkers or chess when the body 10 is in its dat open position when not desired as a pillowcover.
Additional pockets 25 may be arranged upon the marginal portions of the body 10 adjacent the game-board 24: for holding any desired articles, While of course, any of the said pockets may be omitted if desired.
The device may be arranged as shown in 1F ig. 1 and upon releasing the side fasten- Mitt lll@
ers 12, the filling material can be removed and the i,folded body 10 then worn as a muier, belt, or similar article of wearing apparel, the same possessing considerable warmth. The pillow may be filled with articles such as a camp outfit or eatables and used as a lmapsack, While it may also be used as a helmet or a laundry bag if occasion requires.
It -will be understood Athat buttons or any other suitable connectors may be arranged for the edges of the device body 10 and that other details of construction may be altered and changed at will without departing from the spirit and scope'of the invention as hereinafter claimed.
A serviceable camp article which gives added comfort to the soldier is provided while the device is easy and inexpensive to manufacture and may be formed of such material as torender the same extremely strong and serviceable.
What I claim as new is 1. A-dcvice of the class described comprising a' rectangular body adapted for assuming tubular formation, separable fasteners arranged around the edge of the body, draw-strings arranged through the body spaced from its opposite ends adapted for separating a central pillow portion with menare closable end compartments, the latter being adapted for the reception of articles..
2. A soldiers kit ag comprising a body of flexible material adapted for tubular arrangement, coperating separable fasteners at the edges of the body whereby the latter may assume its tubular form with the ends of the bag adapted for closing at will, and gathering-strings carried by the body in spaced relations from each other and from the ends of the body, adapted for forming a central pillow portion and opposite end compartments when the body is in its tubular arrangement.
3. A bag comprising a rectangular body of flexible material adapted for tubular arrangement, securingr means at the edges of the body whereby the latter may assume its flat` arrangement or tubular form at will,
gathering-strings carried by the body in spaced relations from each otherand from 'the ends of the body, adapted for forming a central pillow portion and opposite end compartments when the body is in its tubular arrangement, the said securing means being also adapted for closing the said end compartments, and a plurality of pockets arranged within one of the end compartments.
ln testimony whereof I aiix my signature.