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Publication numberUS1563611 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 1, 1925
Filing dateJan 8, 1925
Priority dateJan 8, 1925
Publication numberUS 1563611 A, US 1563611A, US-A-1563611, US1563611 A, US1563611A
InventorsMax Cohen
Original AssigneeMax Cohen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1563611 A
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Dec. 1 1925.

M. COHEN EYESHADE Filed Jan. 8, 1925 1704: Cohen.

Patented Dec. 1, 1925.



Apphcation filed January To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, MAX (mm, citizen of the United States, residingat Denver, the city and county of Denver and State of Colorado, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Eycshades; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates to improvements in eyeshades of the type employed by tennis and polo players, automobile drivers, etc.

There are many occasions where it is desirable and necessary to protect the eyes against the effect of strong sunlight and at the same time leave the head practically uncovered so as to permit the cooling effect of the breezes to be effective. Tennis and polo players in most cases prefer to have their heads uncovered but at the same time they find it necessary to provide shade for the eyes. The ordinary eye shades, such as are sold for use in offices, are not satis' factory for outside usewhere the wearer participates in some strenuous game, for

several reasons, among which may be mentioned that these shades have a-t-endency to work downwardly until they interfere with the vision of the wearer. Another reason why the ordinary eye shade is unsuited for outside use is that it. permits flies, mosquitoes and other insects to light on the wearers head or hair where .they cause considerable annoyance until 'they have been chased away.

It is the object of this invention to prod'uce an eye shade that shall afford the desired protection against the action of the sun and shall be so constructed that it will not slide down over the wearers eyes or prevent the access of air to the wearers head whileat the same time it; willprotect the wearer against annoyance from flies or insects.

fIn order better and more .clearly to describe my invention and the preferred man- 8, 1925/ Serial No. 1,197.

. structed' of cloth, such as, white flannel and comprises a visor 5 constructed like the visor of an ordinary cap and consists of a central member (3 of stilt material which is enclosed between the two layers of cloth. Secured to the upper edge of the visor is a band of flannel or other fabric. To the ends of this band elastic bands 8 and 9 are attached and the ends of which are adj ustably connected by means of a metal slide 10. Secured to the upper edge of the band 7 is a piece of netting 11 which is adapted to fit against the head when the shade is .worn, in the manner shown in Fig. 2. The netting .ll prevents the shade from being pulled down too far and also prevents flies and.

other insects from biting the head and cansing annoyance. while at the same time. it permits free circulation of air. It will be noted that the net 11 extends only. part way back as this is all that is necessary .in order to accomplish the function that is intended." The fact that thenetting covers only a portion of thetop ofthe head also permits the shade to bereadily adj ust-ed to fit various sizes of heads. J

Having. now described my inventlon what I claim asJnew is: I

An eye shade comprising a visor, a band connected. therewith and adapted to extend around the back of the head. said band being extensible to fit heads of varying size, and a coveringior the head connected with the visor, extending rearwardly therefrom over the top of the head and terminating in an edge a short distance above the extensible band, the ends of said edge being at the op;

posite sides of the. head. -In testimonywhereof I aflix my signature.


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US3128474 *Nov 7, 1963Apr 14, 1964Clearasite Headwear IncGlareproof cap
US4686713 *Nov 26, 1986Aug 18, 1987Texace CorporationVisor and assembly method for visor
US5325540 *Dec 2, 1992Jul 5, 1994American NeedleHeadwear piece with crown opening
US20070061944 *Aug 26, 2005Mar 22, 2007Be Awesome Inc.Cap with opening for passage of hair
US20120278970 *Nov 22, 2010Nov 8, 2012Ginny BischelHair Style Accommodating Ball Cap
EP1299014A2 *May 23, 2001Apr 9, 2003Natalie ScantlinOpen-back hat
U.S. Classification2/12, 2/209.7, 2/209.3, D02/876, 2/209.5
International ClassificationA61F9/04
Cooperative ClassificationA61F9/045
European ClassificationA61F9/04B