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Aug. 24 1926. .1,597,558
o. B. wALTERs SWEATBAND FOR HATS Filed April 16, 1925 Mmmm.
attozwmj Y more particularly Patented Aug.. 2,4, 41926.
snm n. wAL'rnns, or coUNcIn Burris, Iowa.
swEATBAND soia, Hams.
Application mea april is, i925. serial no. 23,504.
The present invention relates to hats and to the sweat band and the improved mounting therefor.-
It is an object of this invention to provide means forl insulating the sweat band from the crown'of the hat in such manner that moisture cannot pass to the hat and to the exterior ornamental bandas is the case where the usual sweat band is mounted on the hat by stitchin and the like.
It is we known that the moisture passes through the openings for the stitches and is entrained by capillary action upwardly .n through the outer band of silk or Iother ornamental material, quickly destroying the same and softening the stiiening in the crown of the hat.
Another objectl of the ,invention is to provide a separate and distinct mounting for the sweat band where the same is not secured directly to the hat but where an insulator of water proof material or the like is interposed between the sweat band and the hat so that moisture cannot pass between them. Another object of the invention is to indirectly connect the sweat band to the hat.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a protector or insulator which is constructed to form traps and' spaces between the sweat band and the crown of the hat to prevent the passage of-moi'sture there,-
With the foregoing and other objects vin view, the invention willbe more fully described hereinafter, and will'be more particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto. c
In the drawings, wherein like symbols refer to ylike or corresponding parts ythroughout the several-views, A v
Figure 1 is a side elevation partlyin sec-v tion of a hat provided with' an insulator constructed according to the present invention the hat being shown as applied to the head; Figure 2 isa fragmentary sectional view,
y enlarged, through a portion of the hat showingthe insulator in place, and
l igure 3 is a fra entary view of a portion of t e Referring to the drawing 10 designates a hat of conventional derby ,forni having a rim 11 at its lower 'edge in the usual manner. Of
course the invention may be ap) lied to a hat of any suitable type and the a ove is merely by way of illustration.
The hat is provided with the usual sweat perspective i insulator detached.
band 12 of leather or other suitable material from which sweat bands are now constructed, and the insulator of this'invention is interposed between the Sweat band 12 and the side wall. of the haty 10, soA as to space the sweat band 12 inwardly from the hat and so as to insulate the stitching or other fastleringmeans between the sweat band and the l For this purpose an insulator 13 is employe'd. This insulator may be of any adaptable material but at the present.` time the insulator is preferably formed ofl linen cloth and manufactured env a knitting machine, placed over a suitable form and finally coated with rubber to' render the insulator moisture proof and at the same time f to give it suilicient strength to receive stitching and prevent the same from pulling through. The insulator 13 is of eater width than thesweat band 12, pre erably, and at its lowerl end is divided into or provided with a pair of aps 14 and 154 which are returned upon the strip 13 sufficient to form traps or spaces to receive moisture or., the like. These flaps 14 and 15 provide means for attaching the side wallof the hat 10 and the sweat band 12, res ectively, to theouter and inner sides of th shown best in -Figure 2 the vsweat band 12 may be secured to the Hap 15-by lines of e insulator 13. As
4stitching 16 while the side wall of the; hat y 1Q may be secured to the outer fla 14 by lines of stitching 17. In securing t e insulator in position it is preferable to project thev lower end thereof slightly below the horizontal plane of the rim 11 of the hat to prevent the .passage-of moisture over the lower surfaces of t e insulator' 13, although the rolling of the flaps 14 and 15 in opposite directions provides rounded surfaces adaptedto resist the 'passage/'of' moisture and also an intermediate trap/for pocket 18 which further aids in checking the passage of the moisture. v f' On the outside ofthe crown 10 of the hat is placed the ornamental band 19 of silk or the like and it is rea'dil seen that it is removed from the sweat and 12 and is also insulated from the same by the water proof and spaced apart insulator 13.
Of course the insulator- 13 may be of any suitable material other than as above speciicall stated because it effectively insulates e sweat band 12 from the-hat 1'0 in providing the spaces or traps and 21 at the opposite sides of the insulator 13, and the flaps 14 and 15 prevent `the lines of stitching 16 and 17 vfrom coming in contact with each other, and there is eliminated the openings which extend continuously through thesweat band an'd the hat 10.
I do not wish to be restricted to the size, form, and proportions of the Various parts, and obviously changes could be made in the construction herein described Without departing from thespirit of theinvention, it
- band and having at its lower e'dge oppositely upturned attaching flaps, and means securing the flaps independently, to the hat and the sweat band.
v the flaps independently to the hat and sweat band.
2. In combination with a hat having the usual sweat band, a moisture proof band of greater width than the sweat band interposed between the hat and the sweat band and having at its lower ed e oppositely upturned attaching flaps, ang means securing? 3. A moisture insulator for a. lhat, comprising a moisture proof band for positionlng betweenfthe hat and its sweat band, and attaching Iflaps Acarried `upon the opposite sides of the moisture proof band and spaced from the lower edge thereof and turned upwardly at the opposite sides of the moisture proof band, sald flaps adapted for in- 'dependent attachment to the hat and its sweat band.
In testimony whereof, I have ailixed my signature.
oDIN B. wALTEns.