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M. E. M CLAY ET-AL SUNSHADE March 2, 192a. 1,515,219
Filed July '7, 1924 Samm Patented Mar. 2, 1926.
IUNITEDI STATES PATIENT OFFICE.
MARGARET E. MCCLAY AND CHARLES E. MGCLAY, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
Application filed July 7, 1924. Serial No. 724,571.
T all whom it may concern Be it known that we, MARGARET E. Mo CLAY and CHARLES E. MOCLAY, citizens of the United States, residing at Los Angeles,
6 in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented new and useful Sunshades, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to sunshades and is 10 more particularly directed to sunshades constructed of pyralin or similar transparent material in which the visor is cemented to the sweatband. Heretofore sunshades constructed of pyralin or other lnaterials have had the visor sewed or stitched to the sweatband. However, such a construction is unsatisfactory due to the fragile nature of pyralin and the tendency to crack or break along the seams. In some cases the visor has been riveted to the sweatband. However, the cutting of holes either through sewing or riveting in the parts of the sunshade greatly weakens the same and increases the liability to cracking where so cut.
Sunshades as now constructed of pyralin are inducive to perspiration of the individual wearing the same around the sweatband clue to the inability of air to get behind the sweatband of sunshades made of this material. In order to overcome this deficiency of the present sunshade, ap licants have discovered that by ridging t e sweatband or forming transverse grooves therein, a greatly improved sun-visor will be produced in which this difiiculty is overcome.
An object of this invention is, therefore, to produce a sunshade having ridges in the sweatband and in which the visor is cemented to the said sweatband.
An object of this invention may be to construct a pyralin sunshade having the visor welded to the sweatband and which sunshade is of comparatively light weight.
Other objects and advantages of this in- 45 vention will be apparent from the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment thereof, as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 illustrates a perspective view of a sunshade embodying this invention as adapted to lit the head of an individual.
Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof with the forehead strip partly broken away.
Figure 3 is a fragmental, sectional side elevation of the sunshade illustrating the curved or rigid sweatband.
Figure 4 is a front sectional elevation taken on the line 4.-4 of Figure 2.
1 generally indicates a visor or bill cut in the proper shape from a piece of pyralin and cemented to a sweatband 2, the sweatband 2 being first formed in the proper curved relation. A suitable solvent, such as acetone or alcohol is then applied to the en- 06 gaging edges 5 and 6 of the sweatband 2 and the hill 1, and the engaging edges 5 and 6 are held together in any suitable form of apparatus (not shown) until the edges 5 and 6 are cemented together.
A pair of head-straps 7, 7 are then riveted to the sweatband as at 8 with a pair of crown straps 9, 9. The crown straps 9, 9 are secured together by means of a buckle 10 so that they may be adjusted as to length and it will be obvious that the crown strap 9 may act as an ornament strap 9, as illustrated in Figure 1, or as shown in dotted hnes, the same may be swung upward and act as a crown strap to hold the visor from 30 slipping down on the head. A buckle 11, similar to the buckle 10, is provided in connection. with the straps 7 7 so that they may be adjusted to any suitable length to fit the head of the individual who desires to use 35 the sunshade. A plurality of ridges or depressions 13 are formed in the sweatband to provide air ducts to allow the free passage of air behind the visor when the same is being worn. It however will be obvious that in some cases it may be desirable to form only one of the said ridges or depressions in the sweatband 2.
Having fully described a preferred embodiment of this invention, it is to be understood that we do not wish to be limited to the exact details herein set forth which may obviously be Varied Without departing from the spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claim.
A sunshade formed of pyralin comprising a visor having an upper engaging edge, a sweatband having a longitudinally extending air duct formed therein, the said sweatband being cemented t0 the visor at the upper engaging edge and head straps secured to the said sweatband.
Signed at Los Angeles Calif. this 2nd day of June 1924:.
MARGARET E. MGCLAY. CHARLES E. MCCLAY.