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Publication numberUS1666098 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1928
Filing dateAug 5, 1926
Priority dateAug 5, 1926
Publication numberUS 1666098 A, US 1666098A, US-A-1666098, US1666098 A, US1666098A
InventorsKaul George P
Original AssigneeKaul George P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bathing cap
US 1666098 A
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April 17. 1926. 1,666,098

' G. P. KAUL BATHING on Filed Aug. 5. 1926 INVENTOR. 5 George P. Mm].

1 c improvement in a bathing cap in which the I of the tiinefand loll on the beaches for .a

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Applicationffiled. August 5,

invention relates .to a new and useful crown of the 'cap is made from waterproof material. The" custom' among "swimmers.

today is to swim in the water fora portion to provide a-bathing .hat having a peak 01" shield which may be moved to operative or inoperative position at will so that it vnot in a position-to interfere wlth the vlslon v of the swimmer while swimming, and so arranged that it may be moved to shielding or-operative position on the wearer when 7 not engaged in swimming It is another object of thepresent inve'n tion' tofprovide a peak mounted on awaterproof crown in such a way that the movement of the peak-from operative to .1n-

operative position will not wear or tear" the crown at its point of connection.

Another object of the invention 15 to pro in vide a' reinforcementforthe crown at the I the head.

point of. mounting the peak so that the device isdurable and also-sets comfortable on e Other objects will appear hereinafter.

The invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention will be best understood by? a'reference to the accompanying drawings hich'formxa part of this specification and 40 V 7 in which,.

Fig. 1 is a side, elevational view showing the invention applied. v

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary view of the invention. I I

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional View taken on substantially line 3 3 of Fig. 2.

The invention. is adapted for use with a crown forming portion 7'wh1ch is made from {rubber or other suitable waterproof material;

Mounted on the forward end of the'crown portion 7 at its edge onthe inner surface thereof is a strip of reinforcement 8 which maybe made from cloth, leatheroid, or other suitable material, which will be flexible and a front elevational 1926. Serial No. 1127,3823;

at the *s'a'me time stiffen to a certain. extent this portion/of the c'ro'wn7. Asimilar layerof reinforcement 9 is secured to the outer side ofthe crown 7in registration with the str-i'p 8., 1 The peak 1O is pi-evidedwith a strip of reinforcement l1 -along "itsfouter edge and a 'strip of reinforcement 12 at joined edge. The peak may be made from any suitable material although I prefer to I use celluloid which may be obtained in various colors.

AS shown in an lines iiiig. 1 the eak 10 may be folded downwardly to form a and eyes. The peak or shield would be worn in this position when the wearer is n t-.

swimming. When it is desired toswim so shield or protective member I for the, face that the vision of the wearer may be unob-' structed entirely the peak maybe folded, up

wvardly into the position shown-in dotted lines in Fig. 1,thi's folding taking place on the line of stitching 13'which secures the peak to the crown 7 this stitching being projected through the reinforcing members 8 and 9 and 12. (The stitching 14 is used to secure the reinforceing members 8 and 9 at their upper edges and at their end edges to the crown 7 In View of the fact that the lower edges of the strips'8 and 9, the strip 8 will not be folded when the peak is turned to inoperative position as shown in dotted lines in Fig.1, so that no pressure along the single line will be exerted upon the fore-Q head of the wearer to any great extent. On. .jthis account the bathing cap is, as comfort stitching 13 is positioned slightly above the I able on the headof thewearer when the peak" .is in inoperativeposition as when the peak is in operative position. Furthermore on account of the'relnforoeme'nt no noticeable of connection on account of the movement of the peak from operatlve or'moperative posltlon. I

1The peak when positioned to inoperative position crosses center and the 'yieldable 10o crown 7 serves to retain the peak in either f I p'ositiomthis action resulting from the e1as-- Y ticity of the material from which the crown 7is made. J

A bathing cap constructed in this manner is not only ornamental and attractive but possessed of considerable utility over the pea kless bathing cap for the reasons set out.

or undue wear is had on the cap in the'point 9 7 While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of structure, I do not wish to limit myself to the precise form of structure shown, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as may come within the scope of the appended on said crown at its forward side adjacent its edge; a flexible peak of comparatively stiff material secured to said reinforcement inwardly of the edge thereof and adapted for tilting to operative or inoperative position.

2. A bathing cap of the class described,

comprising: an elastic water-proof crown;

a reinforcement member secured to the inner surface of said crown at its forward side adjacent its edge; a reinforcement member secured to the outersurface of said crown at its forward side adjacent said edge; a

flexible peak of comparatively stiff material secured to said reinforcement members inwardly'of the edges thereof, said peak being tiltable to operative or inoperative position.

In testimony whereof I have signed th v foregoing.


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US3503076 *Jul 10, 1968Mar 31, 1970Marks Lillian ISwimming cap with rigid dome
US4768231 *Jun 1, 1987Sep 6, 1988Schrack Michael EProtective headgear
US5121506 *Feb 4, 1991Jun 16, 1992Jan UlrichCollapsible visor-like head covering
US5177811 *Dec 31, 1991Jan 12, 1993Jan UlrichFlexible visor-like head covering
U.S. Classification2/68
International ClassificationA42B1/04, A42B1/12
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/12
European ClassificationA42B1/12