US 1590409 A
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Patented June 29, 1926.
UNITED STATE HARRY BENDER., OF OMAHA, NEBRASKA..
Application inea august 17,1925. serial No. 50,731.
My invention relates to headwear, and more particularly to caps for use in sports and athletics. lt is the object of my invention to provide a comfortable, sightly, and inexpensive cap, suitable for wear by persons of all ages and sexes, and whereby the eyes may'be protected from bright light, and the hair confined and kept in place, while freely exposed for the circulation of the scalp for securing the beneficial effects of such elposure. v
In the accompanying drawings Fig. 1 is a perspective view of acap embodying my section thereof, and Fig. 3 is a detail transverse section of one of the crown-straps.
1n carrying out my invention I provide a cap comprising essentially a head-band B properly sized and shaped to fit the head of the wearer, a visor V carried by the headband and properly shaped and proportioned to protect-'the eyes of the wearer, and a crown formed by a plurality of straps S extending archngly from side to side of the head-band, to'which the ends of the straps are attached. The crown strips S form a skeleton crown and provide open ventilating spaces defined by the crown strips and the head band. In the referred and illustrated structure,
the headand B comprises an outer portion orpfaeing of suitable material such as strong fabric, and an inner portion or lining 11 ofsofter material. The visor V shown in the drawing comprises a central sheet of stiff material 12, such as sized c anvas, an outer facing 13 of material similar to the band-facing 10, an inner facing 14, preferably of material such as felt having a soft or-dull nish so as to be non-reflecting, and an edge-facing or binding 15 which may be of the same material as the inner facing 14:. The straps S, in the structure illustrated in Fig. 3, have a central strip 16 of relatively sti material such as canvas, ,an outer facing 17 which may be of the same material as the band-facing 10, and a lining 18 which may be of the same material as the lining 11 of the head-band. A sweat-band 19, preferably of leather, is disposed within the head-band about the front portion thereof, or substantially coextensive circumferentially with the visor.
In the assembling of the above mentioned parts, the straps are formed by placing the air to cool the head, and to admit sunlight to .i invention, Fig. 2 is a longitudinal verticalY material.
facing-strip 17 about the sti'ening member 16, voverlapping the edges of the. facingstrip at the inner side, and making a central seam 20 through said overlapping edges, the member 16, and the outer part. of the facing. The edges of the lining 18 are turned under against the lapped edges of the strip 17, and seams 21 are` lformed through all thicknesses of the material, adjoining the folded edges of the lining, as represented in Fig. 3. The endsfof the straps are inserted between the' facing 10 and lining 11 of the head-band, being secured therein by the seams 22, which conneet the inturned upper edges of said facing and lining but do not pass through the outer layers thereof. The lower edges of the facing 10 and lining 11 are also turned in and said edges are secured together by seams 23 which pass through all thicknesses of the turned in and secured to the partsy 12 and 13 by a seam 26. The crown-straps S may be connected to each other at the lcentral point where they cross each other, and a button 27 secured thereon, if desired2 to produce a nished'appeara'nce of said )uncture of the straps.
It will be understood that the details of construction set forth in the foregoing paragraph are merely by way of description of the illustrative embodiment of my invention shown in the drawing, and that the structural details may be varied within the scope of the appended claim.
It will be seen that in the practical use of my invention the employment of a properly sized and ittedhead-band enables the cap to be worn withky comfort, while eiiciently supportin 4 maintaine in properly adjusted position vto adequately shield the eyes. The crownstraps serve to properly position the headband, by preventing the latter from slipping down too far over the head, and also serve the purpose of retaining the hair in place,
the visor, so that the latter is The upper edge of ythe visor is e fsa While allowing a free circulation of air through the hair and about the head, and admitting sunlight for the benecial effects thereof upon the scalpo These desirable efects are attained in a construction which is sightly or pleasing in appearance, and which may be inexpensively produced, thereby providing an article which has met with great demand `tor sports and athletic wear.
New, having described roy invention, what l claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
A. sport cap comprising a head band, visor connected thereto9 the upper part ,aaneen said cap consisting solely of a plurality of crown straps having their ends attached to said head band and extending archingly diametrically across said head band to forni a skeleton crown whereby open Ventilating spaces are provided between the crown straps, the central portions of said crown straps being connected to each other, said straps being composed of a plurality of layers of fabric suciently stift' to assume a normal arch-like contour and having' suicient resiliency to retain said nornial archlilre contour.,