US 1496283 A
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June 3 192%.
T. S. WRIGHT CONVERTIBLE RUG WRAP Filed June 25. 1923 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 lM/E/v Tm? I 517557. 5. 11/27/17 T.
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T. s. WRIGHT CONVERTIBLE RUG WRAP Filed June 23. 1923 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 l 15 I I Q I 12 June 3,1924. I 1,496,283
T. S. WRIGHT CONVERTIBLE RUG WRAP Filed June 23 1923 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 .J/T/vnvmr? E 7751755/7. ff. Mala/1T.
Patented June 3, 1924.
TERESA SOPHIA WRIGHT, OF CARLETON PLACE, CANADA.
CONVERTIBLE RUG WRAP.
Application filed June 23, 1923. Serial No. 647,375.
appearance, adaptedv to be worn under all conditions in which garments of this kind are now used.
Further objects are the provision of a convertible garment of this character that will be equally adaptable to be used as a steamer rug or as a cloak or Wrap.
Still further objects are the provision of means for converting a rug or the like, whereby an article of this character is instantly changed to form a cloak, cape, wrap or otherwise, with either cape collar, hood, or straight gathered collar, and in which the, means of conversion are so arranged as to be unnoticeable, and which will in no way interfere withtor detractfrom the ap: pearance of the material or article so converted.
Yet a further object is to provide a convertible rug Wrap of this character which can be instantly changed to revert to its original form of a rug or single piece of material.
A further object is the conversion of a single piece of material into a garment or cape of the character described, provided with a cape collar, or a hood, or a gathered collar, as,- well as with sleeves.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists essentially in the combination with a single piece of any suitable material, such as a travelling rug or otherwise, of any suitable size, of fastening means secured on the rugand so arranged that, when engaged the rug or. single piece of material or the like is instantly converted into a. garment with sleeves and cape collar, hood, orgathered collar, means in com- Wrap or otherwise, of original design and bination with said fastening means for adjusting the size ofthe collar-"tor hood so,
Referring now to the drawings in which like characters of reference indicatecorrespondin-g parts in each figure:
, Figure 1 is a perspective View of an embodiment of my invention, showing a steamer rug converted into a cloak.
Figure 2 is a side elevation.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the rug in its original form in open position, showing the arrangement ofthe fastening means.
Figure 4 is; a similar View of amodified form offastening means.
Figure 5 is a similar view of another modified form of fastening means.
Figure. 6 is a modified form of Figure 5.
In the drawings, A designates an embodiment of my invention as a whole, comprising, as here illustrated, an ordinary steamer mg 10, formed of suitable material which maybe of any suitable size. While shown as a rug, it must be understood that a single piece of material of any suitable kind or description, reversible; or otherwise, canbe used, and that my. inventionis not limited; in any way to the conversion of a rug into a garment, but covers. the conversionof any single piece of material.
On; the rug, 10 are secured fasteners, prefer.abl y, ashere illustrated, of the dome type, each fastener comprising, an engaging member 11, and a receiving member 12, attached inany well-known manner to the opposite side edges 13 and 14 of a rug, and spaced apart, one above the other, whereby on the members 11 and 12 being brought into engagement, as shown in Figure 1, at a point 21, the rug will be looped. to form sleeves l5 and at the same time an overlapping portion or cape 16. r
17 and 18 are engaging and receiving members respectively of athird dome fastener, and are secured on the body portion of the rug substantially at equal distances from the centre.-thereof,as shown in Figure 3, so that when the members are brought together in engagement at a point 9, the rug willbe looped in combination with the cape portion 16 to form the hood collar 22.
The centre fastener may be, (as shown in Figure 3) if required, duplicatedto more adequately secure temporarily the material in proper position to form the hood collar. 23 and 24 are spaced dome members on the centre line of the rug 10, adjacent to the top edge and adapted, on the rug being converted, to hold the hood collar in position.
From the foregoing, it will be seen that it is only necessary, with my invention, to take a single piece of material, travelling rug or otherwise, and place fasteners of any suitable design, or make, at spaced intervals on the opposite edges, and similar fasteners in the centre, spaced equidistant on each side therefrom and in alignment with the uppermost of the edge fasteners. The elements of the fasteners are then brought together and the conversion of the rug into a cloak or garment with a hood collar is complete.
To restore the rug or single piece of material to its original form, it is only necessary to unfasten the different fasteners.
In Figure 4 I have illustrated a modified form of fastening means consisting of straps, instead of the centre or body fasteners in Figure 3. These straps are at tached to the material. The ends 25 are used when the rug is being converted, and are drawn together to gather the material to form a hood collar 22. The straps are provided at the ends with fastening means adapted to engage with the lowermost of the edge fasteners, and thus lie snugly on the rug, as shown in Figure 4:.
Figure 5 illustrates further modified means of arranging the fasteners to form a substantially close-fitting collar, and includes extra fasteners 26 and 27 one at the extreme upper corner on the outside of the rug, and the other at the extreme upper and opposite corner on the inside of the rug. Then, spaced below are other extra fasteners, one of which, 28, is on the extreme edge of the front of the rug and the other, 29, on the extreme edge of the back of the rug. These two sets of extra fasteners, on being engaged, form a straight collar, close-fitting as compared to the loose-fitting hood collar in Figures 1 and 2. The sleeve fasteners in this modified form of garment are the same, 11 and 12, as in Figure 3, except that they are placed at the opposite edges on the back and front of the rug or otherwise, as shown in Figure 4. In addition to the extra edge fasteners, 1 provide, instead of the centre fastener, as used in the form shown in Figure 3, a strap fastener 30, comprising a pair of straps 31 and 32, in suitable casing and provided attheir projecting ends with fastening means. to be drawn together to gather the collar and can be arranged in any suitable manner on the rug or single piece of other material.
These straps are also designed.
In the modified form, as illustrated in Figure 6, the gathering straps 31 and 32, instead of having fasteners on the ends, are replaced by cords with tassels, which perform the same function as the straps in gathering the material, and which, when not in use, lie flat againstit, and, as in the case of the straps, do not in any way detract from the appearance of a rug or otherwise, before being converted.
ln the modified form, as shown in Figure 5, it will be noted that in the process of conversion the rug or otherwise is first folded on itself, so as to permit the engagement of the fasteners arranged on the front and back. This modified form also provides, as previously mentioned, a more close fitting collar portion.
The converting operation is practically the same, however, in all of the forms shown, and consists essentially in bringing the fasteners together where dome fasteners or the like are used, and in the modified forms in placing the dome fasteners together and drawing the straps, thereby making it unnecessary to fold the rug or otherwise in any particular way, the article to be converted being taken simply as it stands, and the only alterations or additions thereto being the attaching of a plurality of fasteners at predetermined points thereon, bringing these fasteners together to form a neck and shoulder fitting portion and sleeves.
It will be readily understood that, as the material is varied in colour, pattern or texture, a very handsome and simple wrap for all practical purposes can be provided economically and instantaneously. The many advantages of this simple method of converting a single piece of material into a garment at a moments notice and enabling it to be expeditiously changed to its original form will be appreciated.
hat I claim as my invention is:
The combination with a travelling rug or the like comprising a single piece of suitable material, of a plurality of dome fasteners secured thereon, a pair of said fasteners being secured on the opposite side edges of the material and comprising engaging and receiving members vertically spaced, the lowermost of said members being substantially midway of the length of the opposin 'sides of the material, two pairs of similar fasteners being secured in the body of the material, the members of each pair being horizontally spaced from one another so that the spaced engaging and receiving members of the top pair are substantially in alignment with the top members of the pairs of fasteners on the sides of the material, the members of the second or lower of the body pairs being similarly spaced and in parallel alignment in proximity to the similarly spaced members of the upper pair of body fasteners, the members of the body pairs of fasteners being designed, when engaged, to form a hooded collar and the members of the side pairs of 5 fasteners being designed, when engaged, to form sleeves, and means for retaining the hooded collar, comprising an engaging and a receiving fastener vertically spaced from one another and arranged above the body pairs of fasteners and substantially midway 10 thereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand.
TERESA SOPHIA WRIGHT.