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Publication numberUS1391902 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 27, 1921
Filing dateNov 6, 1920
Priority dateNov 6, 1920
Publication numberUS 1391902 A, US 1391902A, US-A-1391902, US1391902 A, US1391902A
InventorsJoseph Martin
Original AssigneeJoseph Martin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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PatentedSept. 27,1921.





Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 27, 1921.

Application filed November 6, 1920. Serial No. 422,297.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Josnrn MARTIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State; of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Sweatband-Protectors, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to sweat band protectors and is more particularly in the nature of an improvement in the form of my device shown in my Patent #1,16 l,5 l1 of December 14th, 1915.

An object of the invention is to provide a cellular knitted porous fabric which constitutes a covering or pocket for a flexible stiffening strip and a flexible absorbent strip, the construction of the pocket forming fabric being such that the perspiration will be quickly taken up thereby and exposed to the action of the absorbent strip which is arranged in said pocket.

A further object of the invention is to provide a sweat band protector which will include a pocket member and an inclosed absorbent strip, the contruction of the pocket member being such that the absorbent strip can be freely removed as the occasion necessitates and a new strip substituted therefor.

Another object of the invention is to provide means for simplifying the attachment of the protector to the sweat band and for holding the same in a relatively fixed position thereon.

With the above and other objects in view which will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the improved construction and novel arrangement of parts which will hereinafter be fully described and particularly pointed out in the claims. I

In the accompanying drawings, has been illustrated a single and preferred form of the invention, it being, however, understood that no limitations are necessarily made to the precise structural details therein eX- hibited, but that changes, alterations and modifications within the scope of the claims may be resorted to when desired.

Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view of a hat illustrating the use of my improved protector.

-Fig. 2 is an enlarged detail view of a portion of a hat showing more clearly the construction of the protector and the means for securing the same to the sweat band.-

- Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the protector detached.

Fig. 4C is a horizontal sectional view therethrough.

In carrying the invention into practice use is made of a knitted porous fabric 5 which is initially of tubular formation and arranged with its walls 6-6 stitched together at 7. The construction is such that a single open ended knitted pocket is formed by the folds or walls of the fabric.

Within the pocket of the strip 5 is a stiffening strip 8 formed preferably of flexible celluloid or like material and the same is substantially of the same width as the fabric 5 and approximately of the same length. When this strip is arranged in the pocket the walls (3-6 and the strip are in parallelism with one part in close contact with the other.

Arranged within the pocket and interposed between the outer wall 6 thereof and the stiffening band 8 is an absorbent strip 9 which may be formed of blotting paper or a. similar substance, the same being preferably of the same width and length as the stiffening strip 8. The length of the fabric 5 is slightly greater than the length of the accommodated strips 8 and 9 so that the marginal edges 10 at the open end of the fabric 5 may be tucked or folded into the pocket as shown in Fig. 4:.

Midway between the ends of the protector and upon the inner side thereofis a resilient member 11 adapted to co-act with a mating resilient member 12 on the hat band A so that the protector is uniformly held in fixed position upon the latter. Near the ends of the strips 8 and 9 are perforations 13 which are adapted to accommodate the prongs of bendable fasteners 14:, the said prongs being also adapted to penetrate the hat band so as to hold the ends of the protector in position. This combination of instrunientalities which comprise the means for securing the protector in position provides a way whereby the device can be quickly and conveniently applied to or removed from the hat band as the occasion requires. By providing a pocket member of cellular knitted porous fabric and arranging one of its walls in flat contact with the g absorbent strip 9 I find that the cellular arrangement serves to take up the perspiration with greater rapidity than was the case with the device shown in my aforesaid prior patent and in View thereof the absorbent strip 9 more readily functions to remove the hat of the wearer from the annoyance of perspiration. A relatively closely knitted fabric is perforated in the construction of said pocket forming member so that a large number of minute cells are presented throughout the texture of the fabric, thus augmenting the action of taking up the perspiration and permitting the same to be absorbed by said strip 9.

\Vhat is claimed as new is 1. A sweat band protector for hats comprising a strip of tubular cellular fabric, a stiffening strip of non-absorbent material inserted between the walls of said fabric, and a strip of absorbent material between one side of said stiffening strip and one wall of the fabric.

2. A sweat band protector for hats comprising a strip of tubular cellular fabric, a stiffening strip of non-absorbent material inserted between the walls of said fabric, and a strip of absorbent material between one side of said stiffening strip and one wall of the fabric, said tubular strip being closed at one end and open at its opposite end, as and for the purpose set forth.

3. A sweat band protector for hats comprising a strip of tubular cellular fabric, a stiffening strip of non-absorbent material inserted between the walls of said fabric, and a strip of absorbent material between one side of said stiffening strip and one wall of the fabric in combination with asweat band having a resilient fastening element and a resilient fastening element on the protector, the latter co -acting with said first element to hold the protector in position on said sweat band.

4:. A sweat band protector comprising a knitted fabric, a flexible stiffening strip of non-absorbent material, a flexible strip of absorbent material interposed between one side of said non-absorbent material and said knitted fabric, the stiffening strip having apertures therein, and fastening devices passing through said fabric, through said absorbent strip and through said apertures and adapted for fastening engagement with a sweat band.

In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature.


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U.S. Classification2/181
International ClassificationA42C5/02, A42C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA42C5/02
European ClassificationA42C5/02