US 1437244 A
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M. E. HEmmcH. HEADWEAR.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 21f 192|.
gnou/woz ments in Headwear, ofwhich the followingv is a speciiication,
Federated Nov, 2&5, i922.
` f iwi/inria lririiiiaiicir, or rriinron'r, YORK.
.Application flied iiiayai,
To @ZZ whom t mcg] concern:
Be it known that l, MAME.' H'niniiicin.
a citizenof the United States, and resident of Freeport., Long vlsland, in'v the'coiintyof Nassau and yState of New York, have *in-r vented certain new and V'useful linproverlhe invention relates to improvements-iii head wear and particularly to anf article which may be worn as a helmet cap, with lstrap portions extending downward-ly and astenedbeneatli the chin of thewearer soj as to conne the hair; these strap portions also being adapted tov beturned up against the sides'ot the crown. portion of thearticle,`
vthe construction being;- such as Ito give the 'appearance of an attractive hat.A Such-an article will be yeffective for -a variety' ot uses,
such Vas for n autoinobiling `or aviation yor other sports,- and'also for the generalpur-` poses toy which a hat is Vto be used;
The objectsoimy invention ,are the provision of an attractive', effectivefand comparatively inexpensive articlejpf the chars acter lreferred-to, and' also the provisionof vimproved"details of f construction' and combinations of parts all as willb'e `more fully set forth hereinafter in the .following speci#y ication, and particularly pointed outinjthe f appended claim. In order vthat the .inveny'tion may be more clearly understood,- attention is hereby directed to the accompanying drawings forming part of this application and killustrating?r one. embodiment thereof.
in the drawings,
F ig. 1 represents a side elevation of an article ot head wear'coinprisinp,` my invention, one of the lower strap Iportions being shown in its lower position; f
f Fig. 2 is a similar view, the lower strap portion referred to being shown turned up against the` side of the crown portionoff'the.
Fig. 3 iSl a to the view shown in Fig. 1;
Figs. 4, 5 and` 6, representthe crown front member, the strap member and thel trom flap or brim member,v` respectively, v which thev article is formed, and
Fig. 7 is avfview similarto that shown in F 2 with one of the strap portions tucked under the front iiap` portion...k f l' Referring to the, drawings,` the cap is formed from a crown member 1, va strap propriate positions.
front elevation corresponding 1921.` semi Nt. 471,393.
` member2 and aront flap member 3." These members may all be formed of suitable material,'commonly used for makina: womens provideloi'verK4 edge portions which are so',
shaped andpositioned as to permit ymembers 2 and Sbeing securedthereto in their vap`v The crown 'member 1', cut out inthe form showninfFig. 4, may beprovidedfwithl pair` of symmetrically curved upperi edges 4t,`=t,fwhich come together `at an angle, to
l meet at `the.point 5 inthe vertical center line of the member as shown. The curved adges 1, 4, may be sewed together lin--any approy priate fashion to form `the rounded. Crown member illustrated in vFig. 1;
Member 1, isprovidedfwith ylower edge portions 6,k 6, ,whichieXtendinwardlyvfrom, the-two ends of the member at'aslight downl ward inclination for a suitable distance,`
lthese edge portions 6, 6, being'joine'd .by a
central upwardly curved edge portion 7.`
r`The front* flap portionf` is provided with an `upwardly curvedv lower edge portionyS v which isadap'ted to be sewed, or otherwise suitablysecured, to member 1 along the edge will vbe turned up tostand in front'oA` member 1., over the` foreheadv of the 'i wearer,` to' present an'k attractiveland jaunty appearance as part ot a womans hat." Memberf is preferably provided with an up#y center, upwardly extendingpoints 10, 10, also being provided, if desired, at the ends of the member, points 10 and'9 being connected by downwardly curved edges 411.
`wardly extendingv peak ory point"97at the'r y `With this construction the point .9. will bey I 'positioned at the front of the article, as is shown inthe drawings.
'Member 2 is provided with an upper edge 12, which is preferably curved yslightly with a` downwardly conca-ved curve. The edge 12 of member 2 is adapted to be secured.; onef rtheother'half to the other edge 'Got member f half of the same to one of the edges 6 and 1.l v Member l2 is also bounded by a lower upwardly curvededge 18 and inwardly curved sideedges 14,14, rwhereby downwardly andv outwardly extending strap portions 15, 15,
are provided, the ends of these strap portions refcrablv. beinea jointed as isindi-V -i/ C I i 7 f of .the crown member, enclose 'the liairot lthe tions shown, `if desired.
and upwardlyv eXtendingwearer and prevent the disarranged bythe wind. ,.4
linnen it isvdesired to give the article the appearancejot a liatpthelstrap portions l5 may yturned up about-the side `edge 12,6, andextended forwardly against ,y the crown member beneath the pointed ends l0 of Hap member Strap portions .l5 may, iiidesaine from 'being sired, be secured to the crown member in their turned up positions by providing;` the crownfinember and the ends o f'strap portions l5. with coacting fastening devices, suoli `as coacting fasteners 19, .20, on the crown .member andv the strap portions l5,
respectively. This position oit the members lis shown in Fig; 2. Or, ii desired, the strap ends lf3 may simply be tucked under the ends of the flap member 3, and thus held-in position, as is shown in Fig'. ,7. It will be noted that member 2 is so shaped and so connected to the ycrown member l as toperinit itsadjustment intoy eitherof the two posi- This may be accomplishedby soshaping` members 2 that when they are in the position shown in Fig.
tend outwardly, away from the lower rear surface ot crowiimeinber l, at an angle.y as shown; while when the straps 2 are pulled forward and downward into the position shown in Fig. 7' the rear *edge of each strap` Q will engage against the rear surface oi' member l. vIt is not, however, essentialnto the inventionl that both oit these forwardly positions of the member .v 2' wi ll en Leemaa strap portions l5 should be provided for in the saine consti-notion.
Tt willbe noted that the end portions l0 of iiap or brim member 2S are unsecured to the crown member, although, oi course, the
central"upwardly ertending` point 9 of tlie liapmember may be secured in position, if desired. Therefore, the iiap member will have its end portions spaced away from the `crown portion somewhat iii the manner an upturned brim, common in many forms of hat, giving an attractive appearzmce` and this appearance is not marred when the strap portions l5 are turned up against the crown member, because of the fact that the strap portions extend under the end portions lO of'flap The strap portions .l5 are in tact preferably so shaped to add to 'the attractiveness oit the article when they ai" vturned up and forwardly iii the manner described. Tlie Hap member l may be wired `along its edge, and the wire bent iii any crown portion adapteijl' `to tit the head oi the wearer, a rliront portion adapted tok be turned up in front of and spaced it'iom said crown portion. a rear portion curved along;` its edges to coact with the crown portion and the neck of the wearer, and secured to the lower edge of the crown poi-tien whereby 'it may bedetachably andV looselyy secured t; the forward part ot the crown portion r. the fullness extending laterallyy to the sides thereof and behind the turned up Yliront portion when worn as a hat or to be folded downwardly and liorwai'dly and taste. l:l ybeneath the chin ot the wearer when worn. as a helmet.
Signed at New York city, in the ot New York and State otllew 16th day ot May, A. D. 1921.
f MARY E. HEINRlClfl.
coniitv York, this