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Oct. 30, 1928. a 1,689,539
A. P. WAGNER HAT PAD F11ed May 11; 1927 :E IC-'5....'LL.-
Patented Oct. 30, 1928.
UNITED STATES ALBERT P. WAGNER, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Application filed May 11,
This invention relates generally to pads for absorbing body excretions, and has particular application to pads for use with mens hats.
It is an object of this invention to devise a cloth pad intended to be used under the band of a hat for absorbing bodyiexcretions and to prevent soiling of the felt.
It is a further object of this invention to devise a cloth pad for use with mens hats, which will contain a chemical substance capable of absorbing a large amount of body excretions.
It is a further object of this invention to devise a cloth pad for use with mens hats which will contain a chemical deodorant in addition to a chemical for absorbing body excretions. Y
Further objects of this invention will appear from the following description in which I have set forth the preferred embodimentof my invention.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure l is a perspective view showing a hat with a pad constructed in accordance with this invention.
Fig. 2 is a side View illustrating a pad constructed in accordance with this invention.
Fig. 3 is a cross section taken along the line 3 3 of Fig. 2.
Mens felt and straw hats are frequently ruined by the absorption of body eXcretions, which spoils the appearance of the outer band. This is because the inner leather band which contacts with the head of wearer is not adequate for absorption of the perspiration and oil from the hair. While it has been proposed to use cloth pads under the inner leatlr er band, suchpads are not made of proper materials to form an adequate absorbing medium. In this invention it is proposed to make a pad in the form of a cloth strip con structcd of a plurality of layers between which a chemical absorbent substance is retained. This chemical has an absorbing power which is far greater than any cloth pad which might be used, and in practice is suiicient to prevent spoiling of the felt for the life of the hat.
Referring to the drawing I have shown an ordinary felt hat 10 provided with the usual inner band 11. Disposed between this bandV 1927. Serial No. 190,416.
`11 and the inner side of the hat crown, there is a cloth pad 12 which is shown in detail in Figs. 2 and 3. In constructing this pad I prefer to employ a plurality of layers 13 of comparatively fine texture cloth stitched together along their edges as indicated at 14. Additional stitching 15 is preferably provided across the face of the pad so as to form pockets for retaining the chemical substance 1'1".` lVhile a variety of chemicals may be employed I prefer to use a finely divided or powdered substance such as diatomaceous earth, which is capable of absorbing a great amount of moisture and oil for its volume. This chemical is also preferably mixed with a deodorant substance such as zinc stearate, and if desired any such substances such as boric acid and magnesium carbonate may be included. A certain amount of talc is also desirable in order to prevent the pad from sticking to the hat, and as a means for providing a slight amount of perfume. A complete list of the chemicals which I prefer to employ is as follows: talc powder, boric acid, diatomaceous earth, magnesium carbonate, zinc stearato.
The use of chemicals as an absorbing Inedium makes it possible to construct a pad of sufficient thinness to be disposed under the hat band. If it were attempted to use cloth of sufficient thickness to provide an absorbing substance of equal effectiveness, the pad would be too thick and cumbersome and could not be utilized for this purpose. The oils and moisture absorbed by the chemicals are held in mechanical suspension and are prevented from going into the felt of the hat. All absorbed eXcretions are deodorized so that the hat is sanitary at all times.
A pad adapted to be disposed under a hat band comprising a plurality of elongated strips of fabric stitched together along their edges and along` a plurality of spaced parallel lines running the'length of the strips intermediate the top and bottom edges thereof, and absorbent chemicals in powdered condition disposed in the elongated pockets formed by said fabric. Y
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand. f
ALBERT P. WAGNER.