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Publication numberUS1274842 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 6, 1918
Filing dateFeb 4, 1918
Priority dateFeb 4, 1918
Publication numberUS 1274842 A, US 1274842A, US-A-1274842, US1274842 A, US1274842A
InventorsDavid Basch
Original AssigneeDavid Basch
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ear and neck protector.
US 1274842 A
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D. BASCH.

EAR AND NECK PROTECTOR.

APPLICATION FILED FEB. 4. 19|s.-

1,274,842. ,PatentedAug 6, 1918 ZZM ' -nAvm BAscH or NEW YORK, 11. Y.

' EAR AND NECK rno'rno'rom To all whom it-may concern:

Be it known that I, DAvm B soH, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident. of New York, county of Bronx, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ear.

and Neck Protectors of which the following is a specification, re erence being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof.

My invention relates to new and useful improvements in ear and neck protectors,

and its object is to provide a simple device which may be readily applied and used without the slightest discomfort to the user which will effectively cover the ears and the adjacent parts of the head and the back of the neck, protect them from the elements and'keep them warm.

Another object is' to so construct the device that it will not interfere with the wearers hat or-collar'and will not. be unsightly.

A still further object is to make a device which when not in use may be folded compactly into asmall space.

In order that my invention may be thoroughly understood'I will now proceedto describe the same in the following specification, and will then point out the novel features thereof in appended claims.

, Referring to the-drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of an ear and neck protector made according to and embodying my invention, shown in the po sition in which it is worn. I

. Fig. 2 is an elevation of my improved 7 article with its elastic band severed and the device itself laid out in a substantially flat position. This view shows the inside of the article. i Fig. 3 is an elevation ofan end portion 'of the device with parts thereof broken away to more clearly show its construction.

Fig. 4 is a sectional end elevation taken on the line 4.--4 of Fig. 3. I I

Fig. .5 is a view similar to that shown in Fig. 4, of a modified form of-construction.

A part of this figure is broken away to illustrate a feature of its construction. v

.Like characters designate corresponding parts in all the figures.

10 designates the enlarged end portions of the article and 11 the narrower intermediate portion thereof. This is made of cloth or felt and the edges thereof covered with a ,binding 12. This part of the bind- Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 6,1918.

' Application filed February 4, 1918. Serial No. 215,262.

ing which is around the end portions 10 is somewhat shorter than the edges of the material which forms these portions when first cut from the piece, so that it serves to hold these edges in a contracted condition which results in the end portions being curved or .dished as shown clearly in Fig. 4. 'Eyelets 13 are provided for the reception of the.

ends of an elastic cord 1 1.

The upper edge 15 of the intermediate portion 11 is considerably lower than the upper parts of the end'portions 10, and its lower edge is curved upwardly as shown at 16.

the portions 10 toassist in holding the device in desired position. The parts 10 and 11 may be of one layer of material as shown in Figs. 2 and 5, or of two as shown in Figs. 3 'and4. In the latter case the stays 17 are preferably placed between the two layers which aredesignated by the reference nu-' merals 18 and 19.

In the modification shown in Fig. 5, alight wire 20 of spring material is placed within the binding .12- around the outer edges of the enlarged portions 10.

The manner in which the article is worn is shown in Fig. 1. The cord 14 passes over the forehead where it becomes covered by the hat, and the eyelets 13 are 'so placed that the end portions are drawn over the ears and the edges of these parts held snugly against the wearers head. At the same Transversestays 17 may be placed across time'the dished form of these" portions prevents any pressure being brought against the ears which might retard the blood circu- -1ation. When the stays 17 are'used, they as sist in holding the enlarged end portions 10 in their dished condition and also prevent.

the parts of these portions which are immediately in front of the ears from being lifted by the wind.

The springs shown in Fig.5 have a similar effect. The upper edge 15 is cut low so that it will come below the weare-rs hat. The lower edge 16 is curved upwardly to be clear of the wearers collar so that it does 'not interfere to the slightest degree with the free movement of the head. At the same .time the intermediate portion 11 is of sufficient width to protect the nape of the neck from which the hair which would afford the natural protection isusually removed. The device is. also so shaped that it covers and keeps warm the sensitive parts of the head and the large veins directly below and back of the ears.

What I claim is: I

1. An ear and neck protector comprising a band constructed to form integral enlarged dished end portions the'edges of which are adapted to surround the ears and a narrower connecting strip, and means connecting the upper outer parts of the enlarged portions.

2. An ear and neck protector comprising a band having enlarged dished end portions, the edges of which are adapted,to surround the ears and a narrower connecting strip,

curved transverse stays aflixed to said enlarged end portions, and means connecting the upper outer parts of the enlarged portions.

3. An ear and neck protector comprising a band having enlarged dished end portions the edges of which are adapted to surround the ears and a narrower connecting strip, with the lower edge thereof curved upwardly, means around the edge of said band, arranged to contract the edges of the enlarged portions thereof, and means connecting the upper outer parts of the enlarged portions.

4. An ear and neck protector comprising a band having enlarged dished end portions,

the edges of which are adapted to surround the ears and a narrower connecting strip, with the lower edge thereof curved upwardly, a binding around the edge of said band, said binding being arranged to contract the edges of the enlarged portions,

curved transverse stays aflixed to said enlarged end portions, and meansconnecting with its upper edge lower than the upper edges of the end portions and with its lower edge curved upwardly, means around the edge of said band, arranged to contract the edges of the enlarged-portions thereof, and means connecting the upper outer parts of the enlarged portions.

' 6. An ear and neck protector comprising a band having enlarged dished end portions the edges of which are adapted to surround the ears and a narrow connecting strip with its upper edge lower than the upper e'iges of the end portions and with its lower edge curved upwardly, a binding around'the edge of said band, said binding being arranged to contract the edges of the enlarged portions, curved transverse stays affixed to said enlarged end portions, and means connecting the upper outer parts of the enlarged portions.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 2 day of February, 1918.

DAVID BASOH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/208, 132/333, D29/112
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/081