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Publication numberUS1363408 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 28, 1920
Filing dateJul 3, 1920
Priority dateJul 3, 1920
Publication numberUS 1363408 A, US 1363408A, US-A-1363408, US1363408 A, US1363408A
InventorsGuinzburg George K
Original AssigneeKleinert I B Rubber Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1363408 A
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Patented Dec. 28, 1920.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec., 23, i920.

Application filed July 3, 1920. Serial No. 393,816.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that l, GEORGE K. GUINZ- nUnc, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Bathing-Caps, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to bathing caps and has for its object to produce an article of this character which can be economically manufactured; which will fit the wearer properly and which willbe of such construction and so reinforced that tearing or ripping of the same is rendered unlikely.

A further object of this invention is to provide a means vof reinforcing a bathing cap, particularly caps made of sheet rubbei', to greatly strengthen the same at the head opening Where ripping or tearing is likely to occur.

lWith these objects, and other objects which may hereinafter appear, in view, l have devised the particular arrangement of parts hereinafter set forth and more particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto.

Reference is 'to be had to the accompanying drawing, forming part hereof, in which- Figure l is a perspective view of a batir ing cap made in accordance with my invention,

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same, and

Fig. 3 is a sectional view of a portion of the edge of the head opening showing the manner in which the same is reinforced.

Throughout the various views of the drawings similar reference characters designate similar parts. v

In the preferred embodiment of my invention, as described in the accompanying drawing, l indicates the body of the cap. This is preferably made of sheet rubber, although it will be understood that it may be made of any material suitable for the purpose.

The body l is usually formed from a circular blank shirred or gathered about its edge as at 2 to form the blank into a baglike construction.

The edge of the head-opening thus produced is reinforced by means of an expansible binding strip 3 which is secured in place by means of the line of stitching 4a which is the stitching producing the shirring 2.

The binding strip 4 is preferably of rubber or elastic material and as the shirred portions 2 of the cap are expanded to place the cap on the head it will be obvious that the binding' which incloses the shirring and provides a continuous pocket therefor, expands or stretches co-extensively therewith, at all times providing an unshirred smooth, even contacting surface surrounding the head opening.

The elasticity or resiliency of the binding strips 4 causes it to assume a tubular formation which not only provides a resilient and soft or pneumatic contacting surface but greatly reinforces the edge of the head opening which is the point where a rip or tear more often occurs in a bathingcap. It will also be observed that the bindingstrip 4 acts as a reinforcement for the shirring stitches 4a and prevents them from cutting into and consequently tearing the body of the cap.

Having described my invention it is obvious that the same is not to be restricted to the exact embodiment shown but is broad enough to cover all structures coming within the scope of the annexed claims.

What l claim is l. An article of the class described comprising a cap having a gathered or shirred edge, a line of stitching extending about said cap to produce said gathered or shirred edge and an unshirred expansible binding secured over said shirred edge and forming a tubular covering therefor, with the line of stitching securing said binding in posi-l tion.

2. An article of the class described comprising a cap having a gathered o-r shirred edge, an unshirred expansible binding secured over said shirredledge and forming a tubular covering therefor, and securing stitches extending through Said binding and through the body of the cap for securing said binding in position and producing the shirred edge of the cap.

3. AnA article of the class described comprising a cap having a gathered or shirred edge and a continuous unshirred expansible binding secured over the shirred edge of said cap and expansible therewith,

4. An article of the class described comedge to gather or Shir the same into bagprsing a cap having a gathered or shirred like formation, and securing an unshrred 10 edge, an unshirred expansible binding sestrip of expansble material over said shircured over and' nclosing said edge and ring to provide a tubular edge covering for 5 forming a substantially tubular covering said blank.

therefor. Signed at the city, county and State of 5. The process of making a bathing cap New York, this 2nd da of July, 1920.

comprising stitching a blank adjacent its f GEORGE C. GUINZBURG.

Referenced by
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US3051960 *Apr 2, 1959Sep 4, 1962Rendulich Madeline IShower caps
US3763494 *Jan 24, 1972Oct 9, 1973R NordskogPower boat racing helmet
US3996621 *Jan 28, 1975Dec 14, 1976Hauni-Werke Korber & Co., KgBathing cap
U.S. Classification2/68
International ClassificationA42B1/04, A42B1/12
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/12
European ClassificationA42B1/12