US 1660770 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb. 28, 1928.
C. SOLOMON HAT Original Filed July 27, 1925 R m M m And/v15). I
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CHARLES SOLOMON, OI NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application filed July 27, 1925, Serial No. 16,216. Renewed January 14, 1928.
This invention relates to hats, and has for its primary object to provide a hat of very simple construction Which-may be expeditiously manufactured, and which is produced from a special grade of textile material capable of being blocked or shaped and which may also be washed without in-' jury and then re-blocked into its original shape.
It is another object of the invention to providea hat which may be expeditiously produced-by cutting orstamping a single sheet of heavy duck or other textile fabric, to provide diametrically extending wings radiating from a central portion, then bringing the inner adjacent edge portions of contiguous wings together and stitching the same to form a seam, then properly curving.
or shapin the outer end portions of the wings an bringing together the remaining opposed edges of the adjacent wings and 'stitchingthe same together from the opposite side of the fabric to form a continuation of the invisible seam.
It is also another object of the invention to provide a brim for hats produced from a 'single piece of relatively heavy duck and which may be either integral with the hat body or separate therefrom and can be blocked or shaped as desired and will retain such predetermined shape.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in the improved hat as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and subsequently incorporated in the subjoined claim.
In the drawing, wherein' I have disclosed a simple and satisfactory embodiment of the invention, and in which similar reference characters designate corresponding 7 parts' throughout the several views,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a hat made in accordance with my new method;
Fig. 2 is a plan iew of the stamped or cut sheet of textile. material from which the hat is formed;
.Fig. 3 is a similar view illustrating one step in the formation of the hat;
Fig. 4 is a perspective View showing a separate hat brim blocked and shaped forattachmentto the hat body, and
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.
Referring first and more particularly to Figs. 1, 2 and 3 of the drawing, the hat generall indicated at 5'.is produced from a single piece of relatively heavy duck of special grade which is capable of retaining a predetermined blocked form or shape. As shown in Fig; 2 of the drawing, the sheet of material from which the hat is producedis cut to provide'a central portion 6 which is adapted to form the crown of the hat body and the four wings 7 radiating from this centralportion. It will be noted that each of these wings gradually increases in width from its inner to its outer end and has the opposite curved edges 8 and the outer end edge 9 which likewise is curved in a single arc.
After the sheet of textile material has been out in the form shown in Fig. 2, the inner portions of adjacent curved edges 8 of contiguous wings 7 are brought together to form a butt seamas shown at 10 in Fig. 3 of the drawing, the stitching, being invisible from the exterior of the hat. The outer wider end edges of thewings 7 are then wings 7. In this manner, it is possible to quickly produce such hats with considerable economy, since waste of the material used is reduced to a minimum. Also, a hat constructed of the special grade of duck which I employ may be washed when it'becomes soiled and then re-blocked or shaped into its original form and will retain such form indefinitely. -I have found-that the fabric materials heretofore used in producing hats of this type is not capable of sustaining a definite form after it is once washed and therefore, suchhats have a limited period of serviceability. Therefore, it has been customary to provide an intermediate layer of canvas in the brim portion of such hats enveloped by two thicknesses of the hat material. Also, in order to unite these lay: ers of material, it was necessary to stitch the same together by means of a plurality of parallel circular rows of stitching. Ob: viously, hats of such construction are relatively expensive to manufacture, and owing to the use of the canvas strip or layer, it is impossible to wash the hat and thereafter block or shape the same to its original form.
In the drawing I have indicated a con ventional shape or form of the blocked hat, but it will be understood that my improved method of making the hat may be applied inconnection with various other shapes or forms thereof. Also, if desired a suitable ornamental braid or binding may be applied to the up-turned edge of the hat brim 11.
In Figs. 4 and 5 of the drawing, I have illustrated the hat brim .11 formed as a part separate from the body of the hat. In this case, the material is cut out into the desired circular or elliptical shape in the form of a continuous piece of material and is then blocked or shaped tolthe desired transversely' curved form as shown in- Fig. 5 of the drawing. This hat brim may be readily applied at its inner edge 12 by stitching the same to the lower edge of a separately formed hat body. In this case, also, it will be seen that the hat brim when soiled, can be thoroughly washed and then re-blocked or shaped into its original form.
This hat brim may also be woven from threads having sections of different colors by a special process so as to provide one color on one side of the brim and a different color on the opposite side thereof.
Thus for instance, for use by tennis players,
quantities and at comparatively low manufacturing cost, so that notwithstanding the special heavy grade of duck which I employ, the retail cost of the hat will not be excessive. While I have herein shown and described a preferred form and construction of my present invention, it will nevertheless be understood that the same is susceptible of considerable modification, and I therefore,
reserve the privilege of resorting to all such legitimate changes in the form, shape, and' re ative arrangement of the various parts as may be fairly incorporated within the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
A one piece single thickness hat comprising a blank of relatively heavy duck provided with radially extending Wings integral at the top of the crown of the hat and gradually. increasing in width to their outer ends, the opposite edges of the wings being bowed outwardly and being stitched together to form the body of the hat, the outer end portions of the wings being curved upwardly and shaped to provide a brim.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I have signed my name hereto.
' CHARLES SOLOMON.