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M. E. R. DOUGLAS TRAVELING HEADDRESS Filed June 15, 1925 awe an. 22, 1924. I I
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.15 EMILY RHODA DOUGLAS, OF LONDON, ENGLAND.
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- Application filed ,Tune 15, 1922. SeriaY a). 645,498.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MARGARET EMILY RHODA Douoms, of Old Cavendish Street, London, W. 1., England, a subject of the King of Great Britain and Ireland, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in and Relating to Traveling eaddress, of which the following is a specification. v
This invention relates to a traveling headdress and has for its object to provide an improved construction of such articles desi ed more particularly for the use of la ies when motoring and adapted to be firmly and comfortab y secured on the head without disturbing the hair .and at the same time to protect the ears and facial nerves against being hurt by the rushing contact with the air while traveling at speed.
My improved construction of traveling headdress of the above indicated kind is distinguished by the features, that at the sides of the crown or head band means are provided for securing ear pieces carried by a piece of elastic or the like which may be fastened under the chin of the wearer in any desired manner, while the back brim is constructed to support a hood of any suitably li ht material in such a manner'es to cover t c said ear pieces and the back fas-v tening of face veil when worn, and generally to assist in securing the headdress on the head.
When a double back brim is used the hood is preferably secured to or held in placeby the upper, and the face veil fastening is supported by the lower, back brim.'
Examples of a traveling-headdress made,
in accordance with the invention are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a wire foundation for the shape, including the front brim, and a lower back brim; this figure also shows ear pieces arranged adjacent to their correct position relatively to the brims;
b Fig. 2 is a similar view of the upper back Fig. 3 is a similar view of a suitable crown adapted to surmount the foundation parts shown in Figs. 1 and 2;
Fig. 4 illustrates the whole shape made from the amembled parts shown in Fi 1 to 3, including a face veil, and a hoo sebeing conveniently Fig. 5 shows an alternative methodof attaching the ear pieces. Referring to Figs. 1 to 4 of the drawings, n the arrangement shown a wire 1 is bent into a circular form as a foundation for the shape of a hat. The brims, which may be of any suitable material are then cut out and stretched to the required shape. second wire 2 is then bent to form the edge of the front brim 3 and also the ed e of the lower back brim 4, the wire 2 eing secured to the edges of the said brims, and also being secured to the wire 1 at the sides of the foundation, as shown. The upper back brlm 6 (Fig. 2 may be formed of a material similar to t at usedfor the front brim 3, or of any other desired and suitable material, the upper edge of the same being defined and stiffened by means of a wire 7 bent round to form approximately a semi-circle, to which the material of the upper back brim is secured. The foundation of the crown 8 (Fig. 3) may be of any suitable material.
The upper back brim 6 may be secured upon the back part of the foundation above the lower back brim 4 by attaching the ends of the wire 7 to the sides of the foundation,
formed as shown in Fig. 1, so that the ends of the; wire 7 are firmly secured to the side junctions ,of the wires 1 and 2. The arrangement is such that a spacp 10, of about three inches, is left between the ends ofthe lower back brim (or the oint Where the wire 2 forming the edge 0 the lower back .brim is bent away from the wire 1) and the adjacent ends of the front brim 3, thisspaceaccommodating hooks 1 1 and 12 which are secured at the sides of the foundation about half an' inch from the-ends 0f, thefront brim to receive the eyelets-13 and 14 fixed to the upper ends of ear pieces 15' and 16 respectively, the lower ends of the ear pieces connected by a piece of elastic 17 adapte to be passed underthe chin. In this arrangement the barbs of the hooks 11 and 12 are passed under the connected wires 1, 2, and 7 so as to come outside and enablethe eyelets 13 and 14 to be easily hooked on or removed at will. If desired however the ear pieces 15 and 16 may be permanently attached to the foundation at the spaces 10.
If the lower back brim is not required the hooks 11 and 12 must still be attached as described above. I
Fig. 4 shows the founrlationparts illustrated in Figs. 1, 2, and 3 assembled together to form the shape of the hat w1th the ear pieces 15 and 16 in wearing position.
The hat may naturally be completed by theaddition of any desired adjuncts, trimmings, and the like of various materials to suit individual, taste. A face veil 18 may be worn or not as desired. When worn this veil may conveniently be semi-circular in shape, the upper or straight edge being mounted on an elastic band 19 adapted to pass over the front brim 3 and to be fastened with a clip at the back where it is supported by the lower back brim 4. The hood 20 (Flg. 4) is a straight or shape-.1 piece of material which will vary in width and depth according to the size or style of the hat. The upper edge of the hood can either be sewn to the edge of the upper back brim 6, or ma be mounted on a piece of elastic adapte to be passed over the sa1d brim and secured by clips to the head band, or the ends of the piece of elastic may be sewn together to form a circle which is passed over the crown and secures the hood in such a manner that when the ribbon ends 21, 22 provided on the hood are tied under the chin, the hood completely covers and hides the ear pieces and 16 and the back fastening of the veil 18. The lower edge of the hood is also threaded through with a piece of narrow elastic terminating in bone rings 28 and 29 through which the ribbon ends are passed.
Fi 5 shows an arrangement of the kind described just above in which the hood 20 is strung upon a piece of elastic formed into a circle adapted to be passed over the crown of the hat. In this case the ear' pieces 15 and 16 may be sewn directly to the elastic 23, the ear pieces being so arranged relatively to the hood that they are covered by the hood when the parts are assembled for wear.
When the hat is secured on the head with a veil and hood as described above no fastenings can be seen and the head and face of the wearer are completely protected from dust, glare, wind, and weather. The aparance of the whole hat is attractive and usiness-like and the hat has been tested and found very satisfactory in use. The
ear pieces protecting the ears from wind pressure are a great comfort to travellers who sufi'er from headache or strain, while the veil and hood are an almost complete protection from the dust and dirt inseparable from a lon journe from road. The improved head ress is a so very suitable for yachting or for wear on a sea voyage and is quite neat in appearance without the veil and hood. It can be used for other purposes as well as for traveling and may naturally be very much elaborated in various details, for instance, in the shape of the crown,'brims, and other parts, which may be adapted to suit individual taste, but without varying the main principle of the improved construction as stated hereinabove.
What I claim and desire to seure by Letters Patent is y l. A headdress comprising a crown, a band attached to the crown adjacent its lower edge, a wire attached to and encircling the lower edge of the band, a front peak and a rear peak attached to the lower edge of the band, a wire extending around the lower ed e of the peaks, a semi-circular brim attatihed to the rear of the crown, a wire extending around the upper edge of the brim, a veil overlapping the front peak and having its ends secured together at the rear of the crown, and a depending hood attached to the brim, overlapping the rear peak and covering the veil fastening means.
2. A headdress comprising a crown, a band attached to the crown adjacent its lower edge, a wire encircling the lower edge of the band, a front peak and a rear peak attached to the lower edge of the band, wire reinforcements attached to the lower edge of the peaks, a semi-circular brim attached to the rear of the crown, a wire reinforcing the upper edge of the brim, ear pieces attached to the band, an elastic cord attached to the ear pieces adapted to pass under the chin of the wearer and to hold the earpieces in position, a veil overlapping the front peak and having its ends secured together at the rear of the crown, and ahood attached to the brim, overlapping the rear peak, and covering the ear pieces.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
MARGARET EMILY RHODA DOUGLAS.