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Publication numberUS1414136 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 25, 1922
Filing dateOct 2, 1918
Priority dateOct 2, 1918
Publication numberUS 1414136 A, US 1414136A, US-A-1414136, US1414136 A, US1414136A
InventorsKleiminger Adolph F
Original AssigneeBertha Kleiminger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Protector for icemen and the like
US 1414136 A
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Patented Apr. 25, 1922.


IGNOR or oNE-naLr'ronEarnA KLEIMINGER, or orrroaso, rnmlvorsj.

rno'rEcToR non icEMnn AND THE LIKE;

Application filed October 2, 1918 Serial No. 256,584.

Z '0 allwhom it may concern.

Be it known that I, ADOLPH F. IEZLEIIVD more, a citizen of the United States, re-

is a specification.

' sulting vfrom melting. V

A prlnclpal ob ect of the invention lsthe' siding'in Chicago, in the county ofv Cook from wearing anddan'iage resulting from carrying ice upon the shoulderand also to protect against the dripping 1ce water reprovision'of a shield or protector of the character described, which will control the downfall of melted water so that itmay be effectively disposed of without runningupon V the body or legs of the iceman.

A still further object of the invention is" the provision ofa protector which will be comfortable to wear and which maybe used without requiring the provisionof special directions or instructions.

This invention has for its purpose the 7 general improvement of devices of this character and this without rendering the cost of manufacture prohibitive.

Numerous other objectsfand advantages of the invention willbe apparent as it is better understood from the following description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawing illustrating a pre ferred embodiment thereof.

On the drawing, Figure 1 is a front perspective view of a shield or protector embodying my present invention; and V.

Fig. 2 is a back view of the same. The protectorshown on the drawing con sists essentially of, a shoulder portion 11., back wing 12, front wing 13, side straps 14 and 15, and a shoulder strap 16. The two wings 12 and 13 are preferably formed of a single continuous piece of cloth of extremelyclosely woven, hard texture. This piece is adapted to rest upon the shoulder with the two win s depending. The back wing12 is prefera ly much wider than the front wing and covers substantially the en- 7 tire back as is rendered desirable if not necessary by the fact that when the iceman Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Ap glzb' is carrying .100 pounds of ice he not: infrequently holds therear end ofrit'well across behind his body so that unless the. entire back is protected dripping may occur upon him. The two wings are continued out at the sideas indicated at 17 to direct the water beyond the legsof the wearer and a binding 18 of suitable character is pro vided to cause this water to run tothe lowermost outer extending point of thawing. This binding in the {present instance is formed o f acord 19 held in a suitable flexible casing 20 seamed in place-about the edges. Abpiece of-heavy leather is posi tinned over theshol'llder to form the part '11 andupon thisi's p'rovideda rein-forcing leather piece 21 to rece ve the d1reet'con' tact of-the ice and tongs. The pad is con: tinued outwardly di'r'ectly-at 'the shoulder 22 to provide a slight overhangand the binding! extends completely overshoulder. At the inside,-however, a collar the I piece 23- is preferably provided to vprotect the neck of the'wearer. The two straps 1 1.;

and 15 are'securedat the back at 21iand take into buckles 25 and 26 upon the front'wing.

They are preferably located so that the en tire body .is comfortably encircled ,and.

should be mounted opposite each other so .that there is no tendency of the protector .to twist in use. The shoulder strap 16 is fastened at one end to the upper rear corner of the back wing 12 andqat the lower end to the side of the wing beneath the strap ,15, this method of attachment, as will be smooth and frictionless surfacesiin that it retards the downward fall of the water during the actual time that the ice is upon the shoulder and permits it to drip off. With such material the danger oftheicewater trickling in a stream'. is eliminated." The clothfis however of sufiicient'tightness of weave to be substantially waterproof.

It is thought that the invention and many of its attendant-advantages will be understood from the foregoing description, and

it will be apparent that various changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts Without departing from the spirit and Scope of the. invention or sacrificing all of material ad vantages, the form hereinbefore described being merely a preferred embodiment thereof.

I claim:

1. A protector for icemen and the like, comprising a rough, heavy cloth body extending across the shoulder and extending down to form front and back Wings, and a leather covering for the portion of the protector extending across the shoulder, said cloth providing a surface for retarding the flow of Water from the melting of the ice and causing the Water to flow slowly doWn said surface.

2. A protector for icemen and the like, comprising a shoulder pad over one shoulder, front and back depending Wings, and a strap adapted to embrace the other shoulder of the wearer and fastened at both itsendsto said back depending Wing. V

3. A protector for icemen and the like comprising a portion extending

shoulder, front and back wings depending a termination adjacent the other shoulder and thence downwardly and providing a back portion covering substantially the en-V tire back and said'pad leaving said other shoulder free.


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US2831193 *Oct 8, 1956Apr 22, 1958Terry John JGarment for use in the care of infants
US2955293 *Jan 9, 1958Oct 11, 1960Peterson Lucille CProtective shoulder cover
US2986738 *Oct 13, 1958Jun 6, 1961Zubiate Felipe MCushioned shoulder covering
US5742947 *Sep 25, 1996Apr 28, 1998Davis; James B.Adjustable chest protector
U.S. Classification2/459, 2/51, 2/463, 2/467
International ClassificationA41D13/05
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/05
European ClassificationA41D13/05