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Publication numberUS1377107 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1921
Filing dateOct 26, 1917
Priority dateOct 26, 1917
Publication numberUS 1377107 A, US 1377107A, US-A-1377107, US1377107 A, US1377107A
InventorsWestrope Mary E
Original AssigneeWestrope Mary E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cushion for hats
US 1377107 A
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Application led October 26, 1917. Serial No. 198,650.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MARY E. Wns'rnorn, a citizen of the United States, residing at David City, in the county of Butler and State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Cushions for Hats; and l do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such asy will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the saine.

This invention relates to improvements in cushions for hats.

The object of this invention is to provide means whereby a soft and resilient cushion may be so located in the hat that it shall be constantly presented for direct contact with the head of the wearer of the hat.

fi further object of this invention is to provide a cushion for hats of this character, which will be simple, practical and comparatively inexpensive in construction.

TWith these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described and set forth in the claim hereto appended.

ln the drawing:

Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view taken thriugh a fragmentary portion of a hat illustrating the application of my cushion thereto.

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary plan view of the band prior to being completely folded.

Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the cushion.

Fig. l is a sectional view of the initial fold ofl the felt to provide the band or cushion.

F ig. 5 is a second fold of the cushion.

F ig. 6 is a view of the cushion folded and ready to be secured between the sweat band and lining of the hat. r i

Like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawing.

My improved cushion is adapted to be positioned in the hat adjacent the lower end of the crown, as illustrated in Fig. A1. The cushion is designated in its entirety by the numeral 10 and is constructed of exible material, such as felt or the like. rlhe felt is first folded intermediate its ends on the line 12 to provide a double thickness. lThe free longitudinaledge of the' felt or other material is then folded back upon itself on the line 13 to provide the layer 141;.' The double thickness 'defined by the folding of the material at 12 is then folded on the line 13 to provide the filler 15. rThe double thickness is rthen folded on the line 16 back upon itself and against the layer 14k, thus positioning the filler 15 between the layer 14,

and the double thickness of material 12, and thus the cushion is formed. rlhe open edge ofthe filler 15 and double thickness 12 are compressed as at 17 and stitched to provide an attaching portion 18 which facilitates the securing of the same to the lining and between the lining and sweat band, as illustrated in F ig. 1 of the drawing.

t will be apparent that, by providing band of "l" to take a single length of felt or other vsuittnis character, it is only necessary able material and fold the same in the man- Y.

ner illustrated in Figs. t, 5 and'G. By compressing the edges of the cushion the same is formed with an attaching portion which facilitates the securing vof the cushion to the lining of the hat and positioning a relatively large portion of the cushion adjacent the lower open end of the bodyk to permit the hat to readily conform to the peculiarities and configuration of the individuals head upon which it is worn.

ldaving thus described my invention, what l claim is:

As an article of manufacture, a cushion for a hat 'formed from arsingler length of flexible material having its free longitudinal edges folded inwardly upon the main portion thereof and toward one another, providing a double thickness, said double thickness being bent transversely upon itself from` one edge inwardly to provide a relatively thick filler, the double thickness being bent transversely upon itself from the opposite.

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US5572745 *Sep 23, 1994Nov 12, 1996Cool Wear Works, Inc.Wearing apparel including a cooling material
U.S. Classification2/181
International ClassificationA42C5/00, A42C5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA42C5/02
European ClassificationA42C5/02