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Publication numberUS1338187 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 27, 1920
Filing dateMay 5, 1919
Priority dateMay 5, 1919
Publication numberUS 1338187 A, US 1338187A, US-A-1338187, US1338187 A, US1338187A
InventorsMainthow Walter J
Original AssigneeMainthow Walter J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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W. J. MAINTHOW.

GARMENT.

APPLICATION HLED MAY 5, 1919.

1,338, 187. Patented Apr. 27,1920.

A TTORNE Y8 PATENT OFFICE.

WALTER J. MAINTI-IOW, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

GARMENT.

Specification of Letters Patent. I

Patented Apr. 27, 1920.

Application filed May 5, 1919. Serial No. 294,855.

T0 of] 1.0.5.0211. it may concern:

Be it known that I, NALTER J. MAD 'rrrow, a citizen of the United States, and resident of New York, county of New York, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gai ments, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to garments and more particularly to infants garments and has for its object to provide a garment including a collar which may be readily converted intoan attractive hood or cap at will. Other more specific objects of my invention will appear from the description hereinafter and the features of novelty will be pointed out in the appended claims.

in the accompanying drawings, which, for illustrative and descriptive purposes, show an example of my invention, Figure 1 is a front view showing the collar converted into a hood or cap; Fig. 2 is a side view of Fig. 1; and Figs. 3 and 4 are views illustrating the collar in upwardly extended positions prior to its conversion into a hood or cap; and Fig. 5 is a detail view showing another arrangement of fastening devices.

The garment may comprise a body por tion 5 of any type or style and may include sleeves 6 and the usual fastening devices T whereby the garment is closed. As illustrated, the garment further includes the col 1211' 8 which is fastened to the neck band in the usual way and extends around the same to the front of the garment where it terminates near the front opening thereof along lines which diverge from said neck-band as shown at 9 in Fig. 3. The collar 8 extends over the shoulders and is continued to form a rear portion 10, the outer edges 11 of which diverge to the transverse lower edge 12 and which presents the appearance of that type of collar commonly termed sailor collars. In the illustrated example, the collar is provided with button holes 13, a row of which extends along each longitudinal outer edge 11 from points near the edge 12 toward the neck band of the garment to intermediate points of said edges 11.. Buttons 14 are arranged in rows which extend.

substantially along the longitudinal outer edges 11 from points near t e terminal button hole 13 in each button hole row, inwardly and terminate near the junction of the front edges 9 with the neck band, said rows of buttons 14, in other words, constituting continuations of the rows of button holes 13, as shown in Fig. 3. An additional button 15 may be located on each side of the collar in the angles formed by the outer edges 11 and the front edges 9. The'buttons 14 and 15 are located on the underside of the collar when the latter is in its normal position and are thus invisible and'do not detract from the appearance of the collar as such. It will, of course, be understood that the buttons and button holes may be replaced by equivalent fastening devices of other types and that I intend to include such equivalent fastening devices wherever I use the terms buttons and button holes. For instance, as shown in Fig. 5, the button 14 may be replaced by loops 14 and the button holes 13 replaced by buttons 13 with which said loops 14f cooperate to fasten the collar in the form of a hood. With this arrangement the loops 14 and buttons 13 are all located on the inside of the collar andthus are invisible when the latter is worn in its normal position.

To convert the collar into a cap or hood, the outer edges 11 of the collar are turned over and inward from the front edges 9 to a point near the intermediate terminal button hole 13, thus forming flaps 16, as shown in Fig. 4. The rows of buttons 14 in this condition are exposed and extend substantially along the outer edges defined by the flaps 16. The rear portion 10 of the collar 8 is now folded over along an imaginary line 17 which extends transversely to the length of the collar and between the apices of the flaps 16, so as to extend over the latter which brings the button holes 13 into registry with the buttons 1.4. This brings the collar into the form of an attractive hood in which condition it may be retained by connecting the buttons 14 and button holes 13 in the usual way. If a larger size hood is desired, one of each row of button holes 13 may be connected with the buttons 15; in this case it may be necessary to disconnect one or more additional buttons 14 and button holes 13 in order to secure the desired result.

When the collar is arranged as a hood or cap, the two rows of buttons 14 are visible and extend along the opposite sides of the head in a manner which gives the hood or cap a shape closely simulating that of a real heed or cap, as shown in Fig. 2; in addition, the rows of buttons present an ornamental appearance and add to the attractiveness of the garment.

A garment provided with my convertible collar may be efliciently utilized as a sleeping garment, and other garments intended for specific uses, it being obvious that the arrangement may be used equally well in dress garments of any description and in any case provides an ei'ficient hood or cap which is available for use wherever and whenever required.

I am aware that garments have heretofore been provided with collars convertible into head coverings, such collars, however, having either the form of a hood even when worn as a collar or otherwise being simply folded and secured over the head and providing merely a covering for the head without attractiveness as a hood. I am aware also that buttons have been placed along one edge of a collar for cooperation with button holes located along the opposite edge of said collar whereby the latter is secured after being folded over the head, as shown, for instance, in the Patent No. 1,131,67 l of March 16, 1915, to William M. Buckley. I believe myself to be the first, however, to provide a collar having buttons and button holes or equivalent means along both longitudinal outer edges of a collar so arranged that the button holes and buttons of each edge cooperate to convert the collar into an actual hood or cap of attractive and ornamental appearance and of maxinnun efliciency as a head covering.

WVhile the invention has been illustrated as a part of a garment including sleeves, it will be understood that my improved convertible collar is capable of efiicient combination with other types of garments, including such as are commonly know capes. Further, while the .invention is particularly adapted for use in infants garments of all kinds, it is not restricted to such use and may be advantageously incorporated in garments intended for use by children and adults.

Various changes in the specific form shown and described may be made within the scope of the claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.

I claim:

1. In a garment, a convertible collar arranged to be folded forwardly upon itself along a line transverse to the length of the collar to divide lts outer edges into two sections 1n registry with each other and coopcrating fastening devices whereby said two sections are detachably connected at said outer edges to form a hood.

2. In a garment, a convertible collar, a row of fastening devices extending along each longitudinal outer edge of said collar from the transverse edge thereof to an intermediate point of said outer edge and a row of cooperating fastening devices extending along each longitudinal outer edge of said collar and forming continuations of each row of said first-mentioned fastening devices toward the neck band, said collar being foldable forwardly along a line transverse to the length of the collar to bring the operating fastening devices of each row into registry and connection with each other to convert said collar into a hood.

3. In a garment, a convertible collar having its longitudinal outer edges turned in wardly to form flaps extending from. intermediate points of said outer edges toward the neck band of the garment, said collar being folded forwardly upon itself along a line transverse to the length of the collar so as to lie over and extend between said flaps and cooperating fastening devices on said flaps and the overlapping contiguous portions of said collar for connecting said flaps and collar portions together to form a hood.

l. In a garment, a convertible collar, a row of fastening devices extending along each longitudinal outer edge of said collar from the transverse edge thereof to an intermediate point of said outer edge and a row of cooperating fastening devices extending along each longitudinal outer edge of said collar on the reverse side thereof and forming continuations of each row of first mentioned fastening devices toward the neck band, said collar being foldable inwardly at its longitudinal outer edges to form .fiaps extending from intermediate points of the outer edges toward said neck band and to bring each row of cooperating fastening devices into operative positions, that portion of said collar which is beyond said flaps being foldable forwardly along a line transverse to the length of the collar so as to lie over and extend between said flaps and to bring the fastening devices of each row into registry and connection with each other to convert said collar into a hood.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.

WVALTER J. MAINTHONV.

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US20110131699 *Dec 7, 2009Jun 9, 2011Karen Denyse HannonBaby Wear
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/84, D02/831, D02/758
International ClassificationA41D27/00, A41D27/18, A41D11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/18, A41D11/00, A41D2200/20
European ClassificationA41D11/00, A41D27/18