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4414.. 23, 492-34, 4,443,494 L. PICHLER. WINDSTORM HAT CATCH. FILED SEPT. 30, 1920.
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atente mlit. .l iii LOUIS rrcnnna, or ctnvnrann, onro.
JENDSTORM HAT CATCH.
t1pplication filed September to, 1920. Serial No. 413,66t.
To all whom it may concern:
Be itknown that l, Louis Prorrrmr, a c1t1- zen of the United States, residingat Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have, invented certain new and useful Improvements in Windstorm Catches, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates .to hat retainers and is especially adapted to retain the hat even though the latter should be blown from the head of the wearer.
An object of the invention is to provide a retainer which is engageable with the person of the wearer and is adjustable to, con-- form to different requirements in sizes of persons using same as well as difference in sizes of-hatsa, etc.-
The-above and other objectsof this inven tion will be in part described and in part understood from the following description of the present preferred embodiment of the invention taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Fig; l, is aperspective view of a retainer constructed in tion.
Fig. 2, is a vertical sectional view taken through the casing, and
Fig. 3, is a sectional view taken on the line 3--3 of Fig. 2, and looking in the direction of the arrow.
The device of this invention consists of a drum l stamped from a sheet of metal and having portions of its periphery bent laterallyin alternate directions to provide lugs 5, each of which is turned upwardly at right angles. It will be observed that by forming the drum in this way a grooved outer periphery is provided as shown to advantage in Fig. 2 of the drawings.
Extending centrally through the drum is a shaft 6, the opposite ends of which are reduced to provide pintles which are mounted in the opposite sides of a casing 7. Constructing the shaft in this manner the device will stand more wear, and assure eflicient operation' of the mechanism and can not misplace the shaft from its required position and make the device useless. The casing in Hat accordance with this inven the'present instance is shown to be of a rectangular configuration, although it is" to be understood that this may be of any desired shape and made of any desired material. A. suitable securin means 'is secured to the back of the casing by which the latteris held to the person of the wearer. In the present instance I have shown a pin 8, which is held on the casing by lugs 9 which are struck out from the latter.
Convoluted on the shaft 6 and having one end secured thereto is a fiat spring 10 which has its opposite end secured to the drum 4. I
while the opposite endis preferably equipped with a clasp 12 which embraces the hat. In order that the drum might be held in any desired adjusted position, a pawl 13 is provided, one end of which is pivoted upon the drum, and the opposite end enlarged to provide a weight, said weight as shown has the advantage of proper swinging movements, and'assuring1 the tooth, 14, to engage in the recesses wit force and quick action and keep the pawl from slipping. A tooth is formed on one margin of the pawl as indicated at 14: and is adapted for engagement in recesses 15 which are formed in the shaft 6. In use the casing is secured to the person of the wearer in an obvious manner. The chain 11 is thenwithdrawn from the drum through a suitable opening in said casing until the desired length of chain is produced, pursuant to which the clasp is engaged with the hat. The cable ll-is adjusted by merely exerting pressure thereon in an obvious manner.
What is claimed is: A wind storm hat catch including a casing equipped with a drum, said drum com-- prising a disc the periphery of which has portions thereof bent laterally in opposite directions, a spring-mounted on one side of Mill the disc Within the plane of the portions being adapted for engagement by the pawl projecting on one side, and a pawl pivotally substantially as described.
mounted on the opposite side of the disc In testimony whereof I affix my signature Within the plane of the portions projecting in presence of two witnesses.
I on the opposite side, a cable having its outer LOUIS PI CHLER. f end adapted for engagement with the hat, VVitne'sses:
and a shaft extending through said disc and LOVINA PIGHLER,
, fixedly engaged with said casing, said shaft GRACE STRECHT.