US 1272942 A
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CONVERTIBLE CAPE, COAT, AND BLANKET.
AFLICATION FILED NOV. 20. 1917- Patented July 16, 1918.
l w/rA/Essfs fg Louis eoLDsrEIN, or Monnsgrown, NEW JnnsnY.
' coNvER'rIBLn cern, contr, Ann BLANKET.
To all 'whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, Louis GoLusrnIN, a citizen of the United States,and a resident of Morristown, in` the county of Morris and State of New Jersey, have-invented a new andy Improved `Convertible Cape', Coat, and' Blanket, of which the -following is a full, clear, and exact description. Y.
The invention relates to wearing apparel, andits objectisfto vprovide a new and improved convertible cape, coat and blanket, arranged'to enable :the user to readily fdonand wear the garment either as a cape or as a coat or to use it as a blanket while sleeping, or to roll it up into a small bundle for carrying it about.
In order to accomplish the desired result, use is made of a body formed of a single piece of fabric material of rectangular shape and having a central neck opening and a slit extending from the said neck opening to one end of the body and parallel with and midway between the sides of the body, the said slit providing anv open front for the cape or coat, a collar attached to the said body at the neck opening, fastening means for closing the collar at the said slit, fastening means connecting the sides of the open front with each other, and sets of fastening members on the sides of the body, the fastening members of each set being arranged opposite each other, and the sets of fastening members being spaced apart and spaced from the ends of the body, the fastening members of the said sets of fasteniiw members when closed converting the middle portions of the sides into sleeves.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawingsforminga part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a front perspective viewV of the cape as worn and with the collar turned down; v
Fig. 2 is a similar view of the coat as worn and with the collar-turned up;
Fig. 3 is a similar view of the article used as a blanket;
Fig. 4L is an same; and
l Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the article rolled up into a small bundle.
The convertible cape, coat and yblanket consists essentially of a body 10 of an approximately rectangular shape and formed inverted vplan view of the r.SpeGi/a'qi:on of Letters Patent. Patented July 16, 1918. application sied November 20,1917. semaine. acacia l I i! 'l adapted tol beworn as a turndown collar, as
shown in Fig. 1, or as a standingupA collar,
' as illustrated' in Fig. 2. From the neck opening 11 extends afslit 13 leading toene end of the body 10, the slit being parallel with the sides of the body 10 andarranged midway between the same, as plainly indicated in Fig. 4. The under side of the body portions adjacent the slit 13 are reinforced by suitable strips 14 and 15 of velvet or other suitable material. It will be noticed that the slit lprovides an open front for the article when the same is to be used either as a cape or as a coat, and the open front is adapted to be closed by suitable fastening devices 16, preferably in the form of straps fastened to one side and having buttonholes at the free ends engaging buttons at the other side of the slit, as will be readily understood by reference to Figs. 1 and 2. A similar closing strap 17 is arranged at the neckband of the collar 12 to close the same, it being understood that the neckband is also provided with hooks and eyes or similar fastening means 18 to insure a firm closing of the collar at the front thereof.
The sides of the body 10 are provided with sets of fastening members 20, 21 and 22, 23, preferably in the ,form of buttons and buttonholes. The fastening members 20, 21 and 22, 23 are spaced apart and spaced from the ends of the body 10, and the said fastening members when closed converting the middle portions of the sides of the body 10 into sleeves, as plainly indicated in Fig. 2, thus permitting wearing the garment as a coat, it being understood the garment is worn as a cape when the fastening members 20, 21 and 22, 23 are disconnected from each other.
l/Vhen the article is used as a blanket the Vfastening members 20, 21 and 22, 23 are disconnected while the fastening straps 16 and 17 are closed, as shown in Fig. 3. It will be noticed that a blanket provided in this manner is open at one end at the slit 13't0 permit of using portions of this end for protecting the head of the user.
When the article is not to be used as a cape, coat or blanket it can be readily l Copies of this patent may be obtaied'for doubled up in the direction oi the slit 13 and claim as new and ldesire to secure by Letters Patent Aconvertible cape and'vblanket, comprising a body made of a single piece of fabric material lof rectangular shape andliaving a central neck opening and a slit extending from the neck opening to one end of the body and parallel with and midway between ve cents each; by addressingthe lViaslhington, D. 0; i v
the sides of the body, the said slit providing an open front for the cape or coat, a collar attached to `the-.said body at the neck opening, fasteningineans for closing the collar at the said slit, fastening means connecting the upper portion of the sides of the open l front with each other, and sets of fastening members on the sides of the body, the fastening members of each set being arranged opposite to each other and the sets of fastening members being spaced apart and spaced from the ends of the body, the fastening inenibersof the said sets of fastening mein-Y bers When Closed. cenvertin the middle portions ofv the sides into s eeves having a` length extending' from the said neck opening to the handsV of the wearer. LOUIS GOLDSTElN.
Commissioner of yatents,