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Publication numberUS1310477 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 22, 1919
Filing dateApr 17, 1918
Publication numberUS 1310477 A, US 1310477A, US-A-1310477, US1310477 A, US1310477A
InventorsThomas J. Hakiman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoulder-pad
US 1310477 A
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T. I. HARTMAN. SHOULDER PAD.

APPLICATION FILED APR. I7, I918.

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Application filed April 17, 1918? Serial No. 229,048.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, THOMAS J. HARTMAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Chicago, county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoulder-Pads, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in shoulder pads, specially adapted for use by foot-ball players and the like, and has for its object the provision of an improved construction of this character, especially adapted and arranged for the protection of the arm sockets or joints of the wearer.

My invention consists'in the combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which Figure l is a front view of a shoulder pad embodying the invention and shown in position of use, and,

Fig. 2 an enlarged plan View of the left side of the pad with portions broken away and others in section.

The preferred form of construction as illustrated in the drawings comprises suitable shoulder pieces 3 of felt connected together at the rear by lacings 4 and at the front by a hook connection 5. Each of the felt shoulder pieces 3 is reinforced by a smaller leather shoulder piece 3 stitched thereto as indicated. 7 Shoulder caps 6 are provided for the protection of the arm sockets or joints of the wearer, each of said shoulder caps being similarly made of felt covered by leather and flexibly and elastically connected to the corresponding shoulder pieces by short pieces of elastic webbing 7. Each of the shoulder caps is provided on its inner side with a leather flap 8 overlying the webbing and on its outer side with a more flexible leather flap 9 projecting over the outer portion of the arm of the wearer.

Elastic straps 10 are secured to the front and rear of the shoulder pieces 3', being permanently secured at the rear and detachably secured at the front by means of hook members 11, engaging loop members 12, as shown. A suitable buckle 13 is provided for adjusting the length of each strap 10 and a loop 14 is provided at the front and rear of each shoulder pad 6 and slidably engaging the corresponding strap 10, whereby said shoulder cap will be drawn snugly and securely around the arm socket of the wearer, but without interfering with his free bodily movements. A flap or tab 15 is also secured to the corresponding shoulder piece in position to rest under the corresponding hook and loop connection 1112 of each of the corresponding straps 10 so as to guard the chest of the wearer from injury thereby.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying my invention into effect, this is capable of variation and modification without departing from the spirit of the invention. I therefore, do not wish to be limited to the precise details of construction set forth, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as come within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A shoulder pad comprising shoulder pieces; shoulder caps, flexibly connected with said pieces; straps connected with the front and rear portions of said shoulder pieces and arranged to pass under the arms of the wearer; and connections between the front and rear of said shoulder caps and corresponding straps, substantially as described.

2. A shoulder pad comprising shoulder pieces; shoulder caps, flexibly connected with said pieces; straps connected with the front and rear portions of said shoulder pieces, arranged to pass under the arms of the wearer; and slidable connections between the front and rear of said shoulder caps and corresponding straps, substantially as described.

3. A shoulder pad comprising shoulder pieces; shoulder caps, flexibly connected with said pieces; straps connected with the front and rear portions of said shoulder pieces arranged to pass under the arms of the wearer, said straps having permanent connections at one end and detachable hook connections at the other end; and connections between the front and rear of said shoulder caps, and corresponding straps, substantially as described.

4. A shoulder pad comprising shoulder pieces; shoulder caps, flexibly connected with said pieces; straps connected with the front and rear portions of said shoulder Specifiqatmnp Letterslatent .Patented July 22, 1919.

pieces and arranged to pass under the arm In testimony whereof I have signed my of the wearer, saidstraps having permanent name'ito thisvspeoifiejation;in the presenee-l of connections at one end and detachable hook two subscribing Witnesses. 7 connections at the other end; slidable cona n J. HARTMAN. neotions between the front and rear of said Witnesses: J

shoulder caps and corresponding straps sub- JOSHUA R. H. Po'rTs,

stantially as described. 7 HELEN F. LILLIS.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, By addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

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Referenced by
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US3158871 *Feb 1, 1963Dec 1, 1964John T Riddell IncShoulder pad construction
US20110231985 *Jan 12, 2011Sep 29, 2011Bishop Lyman JBody Armor Protection System
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/462
Cooperative ClassificationA63B71/12