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May 11 ,1926. 1,583,872
D. w. DAVIS MOSQUITO NET Filed NOV. :5. 1925 INVENTQR ATTORNEYS Patented May 11 1926.
UNITED STAT ES ATE T QFF CE- DANIEL W. DAVIS, OF BEAUMONT,
Application filed November 3, 1925. Serial Nd. 66,614, Y
proposes'a netting shield which when entire- .ly; closed, :can'be worn without discomfort, and which provides for V partial opening tov e'ziposethe" eyes and mouth, which will permitof easyj,,comfortable use of the arms,
and at the sanie time fullyprotect even in the partly open position all portions of the head, face, and, neck, except those parts purposely exposed in certain positions Other 1 and, further 7 objects of 4 my invention ,togethertwith the resulting advantages thereof, will'fbe read1lyapparent from the:
followingdescription, reference being, had
to theaccompanying drawings which illus-' t ate my rre e ti nve i n, a d in h c Fig'ure lis a perspectiveview showing my i nprovedl'shield in practical use with the partsin, fully'c'lose'd position, f
Figure 2'is a similarview showing the eye covering raised in open positir'm, V
'Figure' 3 is a lcentral vertical section through the: shieldin the position shown in Figure 1. i i
F' red is a perspective view showing-the eye towering r'aisedand theface portion in lower position exposing the mouth."
Referring now to these figures,,my'invention. is a mosquito net or shield for personal wear including a head frame oflight, simple and adjustable construction and .a' hood of flexible foraminous material which depends fromthe head frame, and iscon'trolled and adjusted to someezgtent by thelatter, togethe er with an eye covering, the front portion of the hood beingso constructed as to present a front ,or facial portion whose upper edge normally depends slightly below the eyes in use constituting a sight space which is ,covered the eye covering with the latter in its loweractive position' and is uncovered when the eye covering or flap is turnedor folded upwardly into engagement with vthe head frame. As will be hereinafter shown, the facial portion of the hood is so arranged and constructed that while normally held with its upper edge slightly below the level of the eyes in, use fit may hedrawn downof the face and especially" the nose and mouth, and has means in its lower stretched position, the eye covering having means to hold the san' e in lower active position independent of the particular position of the' facia'lportion of the hood. 7
Accordingly thezhead frame in'cludes an upper head ring 10 consisting of a flexible member whose ends are tied as at 11 so as to render the ring, whi'chpasses through tlieupper looped ends of'as'eriesof radial tapes 12, readily adjustable The head frame also includes a' lower circularflhead band 13' to which the lower ends} of the several radial tapes 12 are connectedf This head band which is formed of flexible ma terial has securedthereiniaround its front; ortion-a forehead "cover ngstrip 14, and is" provided along its rear portion'o'ver the ends ofsaidstrip 14 with an elastic'cord and the like 15, whose ends are tied as at 16' at the central rear portion of the head bandwhere by att r m ybe re d ly dj ta as to its head [size to snugly surround the head and" firmly hold the strip lgt across the fore"- head. By1drawing the'ring 1O inwardly ii is obviousthat the band 13 may be elevated, and by letting out the" ring 10 the band may becorrespondingly dropped;
" The hood eludes front and rear sections 17 nd 18, joined at their meeting side edges 7 by a sheath 19 having therein anelastic cord 20., the upper endfojf the sheaths being sea cured to the central side portions of the head band 13 and the lowerfends thereof bel s se d othe upper, n ral Por n of elastic members 21which define/arm holes and to the lower portions of which similar body embracing members 22 are connected. The lower edges of the front and rear portions-17- and 18 of the hood are attached to the members 21 and22, and the elastic side,
connections thus permit the head and the dy ng g 1 gPQ t SOf theho to e worn without discomfort and at the same time, in such manner that v the hood is stretched-wellaway from the 'head below the head encirclingband 13 and maintained well awayfro nthe neck, ears, and the lower portionofthe face undernormal conditions.
Along -,its upper edge the rearportion 18 of the. hood is securely fastened to the'head encircling band 13, and at itsside portions t pp ei ee f the fr nbp r ion f h hobdis IikGWiSeSQ fid t band 13,
wardly,so' as to expose the greater portion though the remaining portion of the upper edge of the front section 17 is left free to depend below the forehead strip 14 sufficiently to form a slit or space ample for all purposes of ordinary vision. Along the free portion of its upper edge the front section 17 has incorporated in said edge an elastic band or cord 23 whose ends are attached to the side portions of the head encircling band 13, this strip extending in the normal pos1- tion of the parts across the bridge of the nose immediately below the eyes. Along its upper front portion. adjacent to the elastic band or cord 23, the facial portion of the hood is left full in order that the elastic band or cord 23 may be stretched downwardly to the position shown in Figure 1, where it exposes the central portion of the face including the nose-and mouth as shown, and where it may be held for convenience in eating or for other purposes necessitating exposure of the mouth, by means of an elast c loop 24 whose ends are attached to the elastic cord or band 23 at spaced points upon opposite sides of the center of the latter. In the normal position of the parts as shown 111 Figure 1, this chin-engaging loop 2 1 is inactive and simply hangs free upon the outside of the hood.
Upon the inside of the hood a flexible elastic cord 25 adapted to be passed under I the chin is connected at its upper ends by cords 26 and 27 to the elastic cord 23 and to the central sideportions of the head band, and this flexible elastic strip or cord 25 serves to hold the upper front edge of the hood below the eyes in the normal position as shown in Figure 1.
Secured along the front portion of thehead encircling band 13' is one edge of an eye covering 28 adapted to be folded down-. wardly to the position shown in Figure 1 in order to cover the space between the forehead strip 14 and the elastic cord 23 along the free edge of the facial portion of the hood, and adapted also to be folded upward- V ly to an inactive position against the head frame, as shown in Figure 4. This eye covering 28 which is formed of a material similar to that of the hood, has at its free edge an attaching loop 29 which in the lower effective position of the eye covering is adapted to extend beneath the nose of the wearer as indicated in Figure 1, and which, in the upper inactive position of the eye covering, is adapted for engagement with the hook 30 secured to the front radial strap 12 of the head frame.
It is thus-obvious that since the support of the eye covering 28 is not dependent in any way upon the facial portion of the hood, this eye covering may be lowered to partly cover the face when the facial portion of the hood is stretched downwardly to the position shown in Figure 4, thus protecting the eyes,
nose, and portions of the cheeks, while the mouth is exposed as when eating in a locality where the mosquitoes are especially bad.
It will also be noted from the foregoing that with the parts properly adjusted no portion of the hood is drawn tightly against any portion of the neck or face of the wearer except across the nose, and for this reason, the facial portion of the hood is provided with a nose pad 31 adjacent to its upper central portion which contacts with the nose in the normal position of the facial portion of the hood with either the eye covering lowered, as in Figure 1, or raised, as in Figure 2. Furthermore, inasmuch as the eye covering may, as previously described, be lowered and held in effective position with the facial portion of the hood stretched downwardly below the mouth, and inasmuch as in this position the eye covering itself will be held snugly'across or against the nose, it is preferable that the eye covering have a nose pad 32 centrally thereof, as particularly seen in Figures 2 and 4.
My improved mosquito net or shield is such that it may be readily and easily assumed and removed, and is soconstructed V as to be strong and durable in use as well as effective and eflicient for the intended purposes. Moreover, my invention presents a netting or shield for personal wear which may be worn without discomfort, which permits of ready turning and twisting of the head, which admits of easy exposure of the mouth when necessary, and one in which the necessary adjustments may be readily and quickly made, and when once made for a particular person, will remain throughout the natural life of the shield.
Obviously my improved shield being of flexible construction throughout, is readily foldable in disuse to occupy a minimum of space either upon the person or within a baggage carrier.
I claim v 1. A mosquito netting or shield for personal wear including a head frame, comprising a head band, a head ring, and a series of radial tapes connecting the head band and head ring, both said band and saidrin be ing adjustable for the purposes set fort 2. A mosquito netting or shield for personal wear including a head frame, a hood depending from the head frame and free at the upper edge of its front portion from the head frame, an elastic member in the said free edge of the hood normally supporting the said edge in slightly spaced relation below the head frame in use, and a chin engaging loop connected to the upper front portion of the hood for engagement with the chin when the elastic upper free edge is drawn downwardly substantially below its normal position to expose the mouth in use.
3. A mosquito netting or shield for personal wear including'a head frame, a hood depending from the head frame and free at the upper edge of itsfront portion from the head frame, an elastic member in the said free edge of the hood normally supporting the said edge in slightly spaced relation below the head frame in use, and an elastic freely depending within the hood for extension beneath the chin in use, said elastic having connection at its upper edge with the sides of the head frame and the side portions of the upper free edge of the hood whereby to hold the said upper free edge of the hood snugly against the face below the eyes in use.
4. A mosquito netting or shield for personal wear including a head frame, a hood depending from the head frame and having a free upper elastic edge at the front of the head frame adapted to normally hang slightly below the head frame whereby to form an eye opening, and an eye covering flap attached to the front of the head frame and foldable downwardly and upwardly respectively to and from effective position covering the said eye opening, and a nose engaging loop carried by the free edge of said eye covering flap, said head frame having a member engageable by said loop in the upper inactive position of the eye covering flap.
DANIEL W. DAVIS.