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Publication numberUS1709578 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1929
Filing dateAug 2, 1926
Priority dateAug 2, 1926
Publication numberUS 1709578 A, US 1709578A, US-A-1709578, US1709578 A, US1709578A
InventorsIngram Edgar W
Original AssigneeIngram Edgar W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1709578 A
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' April 16, 1929. w, INGRAM HEADG EAR Filed Aug. 1926 INVENTOR v j EdyarM/rymm ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 16, 1929.

UNITED EDGAR w. iNGaA or wider, ansas.


Application filed. August 2, 1926. semi No. 126,677,

This invention relates to headgear but more particularly to caps such as used by kitchen attendants, operatives in restaurants and the like.

Practically all States have laws which re quire any one handling food in a public institution to wear some sort'of a head covering. Cotton caps are generallyused. While they serve the purpose satisfactorily they are comparatively. expensive, they require frequent launderingwhich sooncauscs them to wear out and besides they do not properly fit different sized heads.

I have provided a cap which is provided with an expansible crown so it can fit any size head and for cheapness I prefer to construct it of paper although in its broad aspect the particular material of which the cap is made is -notso important. However I find that I can make a paper cap, equally as attractive in appearance as one made of fabric, at a price considerably less than the cost of laundering the fabricfcap so the attendent may have a new clean cap daily.

The novel construction of the invention will be understood by reference to the following description in connection with the accompanying drawings in which:

plete, and v Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the blank showing the longitudinal fold for reinforcing the edge of the hole in the crown, the trans verse folds whereby the crown is extensible, the stiffening strip for the brim and the fold reinforcing strips.

Referring now to the drawings by numerals of reference 1 designates the blank preferably of paper which is substantially rectangular 4 0. provided with two longitudinal fold lines 2 and 3 so that the brim portions 4 and 5 will be .susbtantially the same widths but the crown portion 6 will have a Width slightly in excess of the portions 4 and 5. The free edge of the crown portion has a lapped over portion 7 which will strengthen and stiffen a ventilating opening 8 in the crown ofthe cap when the cap is formed from'the blank.- The blank 1 may be reinforced along the fold lines 2 and 8 by longitudinal strips 9 and 10 and the portion 5 may be stiffen-edby a stiffening sheet or strip 11 co-extensive with the portions 4 and 5and retained between them. If desired the stiffening sheet may be pasted to the blank. 7

When thereinforcing strips 9 and 10 and the strip 11 are in p'lace'thcblank maybe folded transversely a short distance from one i I end to provide any"number ofjfolds 12 in such manner that the folds will over lap as clearly seen in both figures of-the drawings. In Fig. 2 the folds are shown'as opened up after being folded to better illustrate how they are formed.

When the folds 12 are properly formed as shown and the portion 4 is folded over upon the strip 11 its free edge will be at the bottom of and inside the brim which the portion'5 and the insert stiffening portion 11 form. The crown portion 6 at this time willbe inside the brim. The respective ends of the blank may be fastened together byv pasting or by any other suitable means the point of connection being indicated at 13, Figure 1.

The free edge 7 of the crown portion 6 may now be gatheredin as indicated at 1 1 toshape the crown and to form the vent opening 8 shown in Figure 1.

Since the folds 12 extend entirely across the blankit is obvious that should the cap be too small it will be only necessary to pull one or more folds apart by grasping the '7 brim as shown in Figure 1 so that the diameters of both the brim and the crown may Fig. 1 is a perspective View ofthe cap combe increased thus enablingthe wearer to adjust the cap to the proper size. The extensibility of the brim and the crown is an im-' portant part ofmy invention and in so far as this particular part of myinvention is concerned the kind of material used is unimportant but by making the cap form from a new cap can be used as soon as the old one a becomes soiled at a minimum of expense.

WVhat I claimanclldesire to secure by Letters-Patent is 1. A blank for headgear consisting of flexible material having transverse pleats and a longitudinal fold extending across the pleats, certain of the pleats being embraced between the plies of the fold, whereby the pleats are held in placeby frictional contact, one portion of the blank constituting a crown for the headgear, and means for securing the ends of the blank together.

2. A blank for headgear consisting of flexible material having pleats and a fold extending. across the pleats, certain of, the pleats being embraced between the plies of saidfold whereby the pleatsare held in place by frictional contact, one portion of the blank constituting the crown of the headgear and a reenforcing strip at the fold co-operating with the pleated portion of the blank.

3. A blank for headgear. consisting of flexible material having pleats and a fold extending across the pleats, certain of the pleats being embraced between the plies of i said fold whereby the pleats are held in place by frictional contact, one portion of,

the blank constituting the crown.

4'. A blank for headgear consisting of flexible mate rial having; transverse pleats and a longitudinal fold'extending across the pleats, certain of said. pleats being embraced between the plies of said fold, whereby the strips at the fold line co-operating with the pleated portions of the blank, and a relatively Wide reenforcing strip running lengthvise' oi the blank adjacent to the fold line.

5. As an article of manufacture, a headgear constructed from a blank having trans ve tending across the pleats, certain of said folds to hold the pleats in frictional contact, the blank being folded over to provide a briin and a crown.

V In testimony whereof I afiixmy signature. 1 EDGAR N. 1h GRAM.

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U.S. Classification2/209.3, D02/873
International ClassificationA42B1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/043
European ClassificationA42B1/04B2