US 1525386 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
BOUDOIR CAP Filed April 14 1924 INVENTOR 7 1,525,386 A. HIEBL ET AL Patented Feb. 3, 1925.
ANNA HIEBL AND ELIZABETH BARRY, 013 NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY.
Application filed April 14, 192 1.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, ANNA HIEBL and ELIZABETH BARRY, citizens of Germany and the United States, respectively, residing at North Bergen, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented new and useful Improvements in Boudoir Caps, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to caps and more particularly to ladies boudoir caps.
The principal object of theinvention resides in the provision of a boudoir cap which may be placed in a relatively flat condition whereby the entire surface of the cap may be easily accessible when it is desired to iron the same during the laundering process.
A further object of the invention is to provide a boudoir cap which may be adjusted to the head of the wearer by means of a non-elastic element and after the initial adjustment, the cap may be easily removed or applied without afiecting the adjustment.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a boudoir cap which is simple in construction, cheap of manufacture and comfortable when in position upon the head of the wearer.
With these and other objects in view, the invention resides in certain novel construction and combination and arrangement of parts, the essential features of which are hereinafter fully described, are particularly pointed out in the appended claims, and are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of our improved boudoir cap.
Figure 2 is an enlarged perspective view showing the cap in a relatively flat condition.
Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary horizontal sectional view on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.
Heretofore great difliculty has been experienced in the laundering of boudoir caps as it has been the practice of constructing the same by placing an elastic element in the edge of the cap to render the same adjust-able to the head of various persons. This elastic tends to gather the body of the cap so that when ironing, it is a practical impossibility to iron the cap free from all wrinkles and creases. It is therefore our intention to overcome these objections and Serial No, 706,391.
to permit of the easy application or removal of the cap to the head.
Referring more particularly to the draW-, ing, the reference numeral 10 designates the cap in its entirety and which includes a body portion 11 of any suitable material. The front of the body portion is provided with an upturned portion 12 which portion terminates at the sides of the body portion and merely serves to add to the attractiveness of the cap. The body portion is slit as at 13 from its edge adjacent the ends of the upturned portion and the edge between the slits is turned under and stitched as at 1% to provide a hem 15. Secured to each end of the hem portion and enclosed therein are draw strings 16, the free ends of which project through an opening 17 in the outside wall of the hem midway between the slits. The opposite side edges of the slit portions have secured thereto, a female element 18 and a co-acting male element 19, such as a snap fastener and which elements are adapted to close the slits when the cap is in position upon the head as will be readily understood. Whereas, there has been shown a snap fastener for securing the walls of the slit together, we wish it to be understood that a button and button hole construction might be substituted therefor without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In practice, the cap is applied to the head of the wearer by passing the same thereover with the slits opened and with the draw strings untied. W hen in proper position upon the head the fastening elements are brought in their co-acting position and the draw strings are pulled to their adjusted position after which they are tied or knotted. It will be seen that the material between the slits is gathered when the strings are in their adjusted position and will give the appearance of an elastic adjusting means. Should it be desired to remove the cap from the head, the male and female elements are separated to open the slit which will give an increased diameter to the body of the cap and permit the same to be easily removed without in any way disturbing or affecting the headdress of the wearer. It will be seen that after the initial adjustment by means of the draw string, it is unnecessary to untie the same as only the slits need be opened. When laundering the cap the draw strings are untied and the slits opened which will permit the cap to be spread to a comparatively flat condition such as that shown in Figure- 2 of the drawing. This Will permit the sad iron to pass over the complete surface of tl1e'cap"vvliereby it is possible to launder the same in a neat and attractive manner.
While We have describedwhat wedeem to be the most desirable embodiment of our invention, it is obvious that many of the details may be varied Without in any way departing from the spirit ofour invention,
and We therefore do-not limit-ourselves to of our invention limited only by the ap-' pended claims.
What ls claimed as new '1s:-
1. A bondoir cap comprising a body por-- tion having its edge provided with spaced slits, co-acting elements for closing said slits, and adjusting means between said slits, said last means including a hem, and a pair of draw strings each having one of their ends secured to" the body portion adjacent a slit and the free ends extending out of an opening in said hem midway between the slits. V
A. bondoir cap comprising a body portion having its edge provided With spaced slits, (Jo-acting elements for closing said slits, the edge' between said slits being hemmed,- and'a non elastic element in 'tl1(, hem foradjnstin'g thediameter of the body pOltlDIT at the edge thereof;
In testimony whereof we have afiike'd our signatures.
ANNA HIEBL. 7 ELIZABETH BARRY.