US 1635916 A
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July 12, 1927.
B. M. WILLIAMS HAT COVER AND CARRIER THEREFOR Filed Auz. 10. 1926 I NVENTOR. 12 Will/aims- 3 BY %ORNEY.
Patented July 12, 1927.
PATENT OFFICEQ BENJAMIN MILLARD WILLIAMS, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
HAT COVER AND CARRIER THEREFOR.
Application filed August 10,1926. Serial No. 128,395.
This invention relates to attachments for hats and more particularly to waterproof coverings for straw hats and means for storing the same in the hat when not in use, the object of the invention being to provide the hat with a spring frame that is held in the hat by its own resiliency and having, space between itself and the interior wall of the said hat in which the waterproof cover:
ing, after removal from the exterior, may be held within the hat by the pressure ofthe frame. I
These and other objects of the invention are more fully described in the following specification, set forth in the claims .and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a sectional view of a hat showthe re ing the covering on the same and taining frame within.
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the covering folded within the hat and held by the spring frame.
F ig'. 3 is a bottom plan view of the hat shown in Fig. 2. 7
Fig. l is a perspective view of the spring retaining frame. V
In Fig. 1 the straw hat 5 is of the usual type having the sweat band 6 and over the hat is fitted the waterproof cover 7 of any desired material and having the elasticband 8 around its edge to hold it onrthe hat brim9. p
The co'ver is adapted to be worn in dalnp or rainy weather and when not so used it is detached from the hat and may be folded or rolled up into as small a space as possib'le. If found desirable it may be enclosedin a bag or envelope. When thus compressed into a small package it maybe stored, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. in the front or rear of the inside of the hat and near the crown.
To hold the cover in position a frame of steel or other resilient material is provided and comprising the bar 10 having the finboth Figs. 2 and 3 the frame .is shown under. 7
tension with its ends 12 pressing'outward and forcing the cover against the inner sides of the hat while the lingers 11 further assist in preventingthe cover from falling downward when the hat is on the head.
To aid in retaining the resilient frame in place, it may be found desirable to make the ends of the main bar toothed as at 13 and to provide teeth on the fingers as indicated at 14. i
The frame is in no way secured to the hat but is held in its various positions by its own resiliency and may be dispensed with in case that the cover is not desired.
As will be seen in the drawings, the cover and frame are compressed into such a small volume as to be fitted into the hatwithout interfering with the comfort of the'wearer of the hat and the covermay be of a mate rial whose weight would be a matter of no inconvenience.
It is obvious that the spring frame may be modified or otherwise arranged without the appended claims.
That I claim as new is?- 1. Anattachment for hats particularly adapted to hold a folded cover within the hat crown when not in use comprising an elongated resilient member adapted to be bowed to conform to the curve of the hat crown and provided with depending fingers in the upper portion of a hat'crown when" not in. use. comprising an elongated bar adapted to be bowed against the hat cover to conform the same to the curve of the. crown ofthe hat and provided with depending resilient fingers extending laterally from'one edge adapted to be flexed to engage at their free ends with the hat crown to retain the resilient bar in place, said bar and fingers having the ends'thereof serrated.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature.
. BENJAMIN MILLARD WILLIAMS.