US 1411509 A
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APPLICATION man MAY l1 Patented Apr. 4, 1922.
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UNITED STTS PATENT GFFIC.
Speeication of Letters yat-ent.
Patented Apr. 4, 1922.
Application led May 11, 1920. Serial No. 380,564.
To all lwhom it may concern.'
Be it known that I, CAROLINE A. Piernas, a citizen of the United States. residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Hats, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to womens hats and more particularly to that class of hats commonly known in the trade as sport hats, especially designed to be worn when on outing. trips.
An object of my invention is to provide a hat of this character which is formed of separable members adapted to be detachably secured together without the use of a needle and thread and which may be quickly and readily taken apart and conveniently cleansed, and then re-asscmbled without the exercise of any skill or ingenuity.
Another object of my invention is to provide a hat composed of a plurality of separable members, which will be highly ornamental and pleasing to the eye and which when assembled will present the appearance of a one piece hat.
A further object of my invention is to provide a hat which is constructed in such manner that when the several members are secured together the securing means will be effectually concealed from view.
Other objects will appear in the following description, will be pointed out in the claims and will be embodied in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. l is a perspective view of a hat when assembled.
Fig. 2 is a cross section through the same.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged section through the wall of the hat, showing more clearly the detailed construction and the manner in which the several members are secured together.
Referring more specifically to the drawings, 10 designates an annular hat brim which is preferably formed of an inner wall 11 and an outer wall 12 of a washable material, interposed between which is a suitable stiffening material 13. The members 11, 12 and 13 are all stitched together to form the brim 10 which is of semi-stift' nature. Secured permanently to the top edge of the brim 10 is an annular upstandinoi flexible member 14 also formed of washable material and is provided around its circumference and adjacent the upper edge with a plurality of female snap fastening members 15, to which is adapted to be detachably secured the crown member 16, which is provided around its inner lower peripheral surface with a plurality of male fastening members 17 adapted to snap into the fastening members 15, as clearly shown in Figures 2 and 3 of the drawings.
The outer surface of the brim member 10 adjacent its upper edge is provided with a plurality of female snap fastening devices 1S adapted to receive the male snap fastening devices 19, which are secured to the inner surface of an annular body portion 20 adjacent its lower edge.
The body member 20 is adapted to extend upwardly beyond the flexible member 13 in order that the joint between members 14 and 15 will not be exposed to the eye, and is formed of two strips of fabric 21 and :22 having interposed therebetween adjacent the upper edge of said body member, an annular resilient stiffening ring 23, which serves to prevent said body member from dropping down below the joint between members 14: and 15.
In order that the hat may be further ornamented a fancy hat band 25 may be passed around the body portionQO so as to completely conceal the junction between said body portion and the hat brim 10.
It will be observed that by the foregoing described construction, I have provided a sport hat which may be readily taken apart and the several members conveniently laundered, and when re-assembled the hat will present a fresh and neat appearance, and that none of the fastening devices will at any time be exposed to the eye. It may also be noted that the quality and colors of the material employed may be varied to present any desired effect.
What I claim is:
1. A hat construction, comprising an annular brim member having a stiffening means secured thereto, an annular flexible extension member secured to said brim member and extending upwardly therefrom, a crown member detachably secured to said extension member, an annular body member adapted to surround said extension member and crown member and to extend upwardly beyond the lower edge of said crown member and upper edge of said extension member, :1nd means for detachably securing Said body member to said brim member.
2. A hat construction7 comprising an annular brim member having a stifeningmeans secured thereto, an annular flexible extension member secured to said brim member and eX- tending upwardly therefronna crown member detachably secured to said extension member, an annular body member provided with an annular resilient stiffening ring adjacent its upper edge adapted to surround said extension member and Crown memberl and to extend upwardly beyond the lower edge of said crown member and upper edge of said extension member, and means Jfor detachably securing Said body member to said brim member.
In Witness that l claim the foregoing l have hereunto subscribed my name this 24th 20 day of April,
CAROLINE A. PETERS.