US 1368864 A
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HAT PROTECTOR. APPLICATION FILED APHA. 1920.
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ELI-'Inam- L- INVENTOR ATTORNEY NH/NESS:
E. TURNER. HAT PROTECTOR. APPLlcATloN FILED APR.2, |920.
Patented Feb'. 15, 192le 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2- INVENTOR ATTORNEY WITNESS:
EAT-IPROTECTOB/L Application filed ,April 2,.1920.,; Serial No. 370,797.
Be it known that I, ELLA TURNER, a citizen of the UnitedStates, residingat Chicago, in vthe county of Cook ands-tate of Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Hat-Protectors,- ofwhich the following is a specification.
This invention relates to apparel, particularly to hats, and has for its object the provision of a protective device adapted to be engaged upon a hat and formed of water'- proof material whereby to prevent damage 'to the hat even though worn in the rain.
An important object is the provision of a device of this character which is so constructed that it may be used upon any style, size, or shape of hat, the device being contractible or expansible to meet varying conditions.
A further object is the provision of a device of this character which is provided with a plurality of interengaging securing mem# bers, preferably snap fasteners secured at different points and engageable with one another whereby to constrict or contract cer- Itain portions of the covering whereby to conform more or less closely to the shape of a hat, depending upon the style thereof, the fasteners being, if desired, arranged beneath and hidden from view by ornaments in the nature of rubber flowers o-r the like.
Still another object is the provision of a device of this character having a drawstring whereby it may be properly adjusted in engagement with the brim of a hat, the draw-string also serving as a handle whereby the device may be carried when removed from the hat and turned inside out, in which position it may be used as a hand bag.
An additional object is the provision of a device of this character which will be simple and inexpensive in manufacture, which may be quickly and easily applied or detached, which will be efficient in use, durable in service and a general improvement in the art.
IVith the above and other objects and advantages in view the invention consists in the details of construction to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view showing my lcole'vicein position upon a hat having a large rim,
-Figui 2fis a. similar view showing the devicearranged upon a hat having a relatively high crown and a plume 'or similar ornamen?, Y
Fig.- 3 is a. perspective view of the device removed from the hat and turned inside out for use as a hand bag, and
The remaining figures are detail views.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, the letter A designates a hat having a crown B and a brim C In carrying out my invention I provide a covering 10 which is formed from a single piece of preferably water-proof material which is hemmed and within the hem 11 of which is disposed a draw-string 12. Secured upon the cover 10 are securing members which in the present instance are shown as being interengaging snap fasteners 13 which are arranged in two circumferential rows 14 and 15.
In the application of the device to a large hat with a relatively low crown and no upstanding ornaments, it is merely necessary to dispose the cover over the hat and bring the free edge beneath the brim and then pull the draw strings 12. vAfter the draw-strings are properly tightened they of course are tied to hold them in position. When the device is applied to a hat with a small brim and with a distinct crown it is merely necessary to dispose the cover upon the hat and interengage certain of the fasteners 13 whereby to take up the unnecessary fullness about the crown, the draw-strings bein pulled snugly into place, as will be readily understood. In the event the hat has an upstanding trimming such as a plume or pompon, it will be readily observed that the cover will accommodate its protection as it is not necessary to engage the fastening members all the way around and two or more left unfastened will provide ample fullness to accommodate the trimming.
If desired, the fastening members may be covered and concealed by ornaments such as rubber iowers 16, similar to those used on bathing caps. n
When the use of the device is not desired, it may be readily removed Vfrom the hat and turned inside out so that any rubber flowers or other ornaments will be concealed from view whereupon the device will be readily used as a hand bag for covering various articles. When the device is thus used it will be understood that the draw-strings serve as handles.
Y From the foregoing description and a' study of the drawings it will be apparent that I have thus provided a very efficient device for protecting hats from ,inclement weather, the device being capable of being made more or less ornamental as desired andbeing also adapted for use as a hand Y bag;
While I have shown and described the preferred 'embodiment of my invention, it is v struction, and arrangement of parts as will not depart from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claima" Having thus described my invention, I claim: Y v
A hat cover comprising a single piece of material of circular form having its edge hemmed, draw-strings engaged within the hem whereby the diameter of the coverY formed by. the piece of material may 'be varied, anda plurality of interengaging fastening members secured upon the cover in spaced circumferential rows and selectively engageable with one another whereby to take up fullness in the cover, the device being reversible andV adapted for use as a hand bag. Y
In testimony whereof I aiiix my sionature,