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Publication numberUS1758142 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 13, 1930
Filing dateSep 25, 1928
Priority dateSep 25, 1928
Publication numberUS 1758142 A, US 1758142A, US-A-1758142, US1758142 A, US1758142A
InventorsHenry Brooker William
Original AssigneeHenry Brooker William
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hat ventilator
US 1758142 A
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May 13, 1930. w. H. BRooKER HAT VENTILATOR S14/vanto@ /THEIO oker.

/ attoznuo I Patented May 13, 1930 UNITED STATES WILLIAM HENnYnnooxEn, or Breil/mack,-k kNORTH DAKOTA HAT VENTILATOR vApplication mea september 25, 1928. serial No; 308,302.

This invention relates to apparel and more particularly to a ventilator adapted to be applied to a hat so that air may circulate be-V hat crown soon becomes overheated. This 1 causes a hat to be hot and, in addition, the

l5 overheated air within the hat and the pres-V sure of the hat band often causes a persons hair to fall out. By removing a persons hat.- it will often be found that above the hat line the head will be covered with perspiration and the hair above the hat line will be a great deal thinner than below and, in fact, a per-` son will often have a good growth of hair below the hat line and practically bald above the hat line.

It is, therefore, one object of the invention to provide an attachment which-may be ap- Y plied to a hat between the sweatband and the lower portion of the crown of the hat with portions oii'set outwardly, thereby establish- 3o ing passages through which air may pass when a hat is worn and prevent the interior of the hat from becoming overheated.

Another object of the invention is to so form the attachment that when it is applied S5 to a hat a portion of the sweat band maybe removed, thereby preventing the sweat band from extending entirely about the head and relieving the head from an encircling pressure which tends to cut olf circulation of 40 blood through the upper portion of the head.

By this arrangement the roots of the hair will receive the proper supply of blood and the hair will not as quickly fall out.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hat ventilator adapted to be secured between spaced end portions of a sweat band and the crown of a hat and formed with `anchoring means adapted to engage beneath the brim of a hat and very eectively retain the ,device in proper position.

vAnother. object of the invention is to pro-V vide a device of this character which may be formed entirely of sheet metal.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein `Figure l is a view, partially in side elevation` and partially in section, showing a hat with one of the improved ventilators applied thereto atits front.

Figure 2 isV a transverse sectional view through the front portion of the hat shown in Figure l, taken on the line 2-2.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary view looking at the forward portion of the hat from within the crown. I Y

kFigure 4 isa verticaly sectional viewtaken on the :line l-flof Figure 3. 4

-Figure V5 is a perspective view of the device.

The hat ventilator constituting the subject matter of this invention has been shown applied to aifelt hat but it will be Vunderstood that itgmay, with equal facility, be applied to a strawhat, a cap,for any other type of hat. The "hat includes the usual crown 1, brim 2, sweat band 3, and hat band 4,.and in order Vto apply theventilator, a portion of the sweat band has been removed at the front of the hat, thereby providing the sweat band with end portions 3 spaced from each other.V

`While the ventilatorhas been shown at the front of the hat, it will be understood that it could be applied,V at the back instead of the front or both at the front and back and also at the sidesofthe hat, if so desired. The separated ends of the sweat band may be secured at their upper ends by stitches, as shown at, or they maybe left free.V

The ventilator consists of a strip of sheet metal bent in spaced relation to its ends to provide an olfset intermediateportion 6 having end wallsA 7 from which extend wings 8 formedk by the end portions of the strip of sheet metal.l These, wings are of such length that they may fit between the hat crown and the spaced end portions of the'sweat band and have tongues cut vertically adjacent their free ends which tongues are severed diagonally intermediate their ends to provide upper and lower prongs 9 and 10 adapted to be passed outwardly through the hat crown with their protruding outer ends clinched against space, and having the end portions underlapthe outer surface of the hat crown where they ping the intercepted ends of the sweat band wlll serve to firmly retain the ventilator in its and secured to the hat crown.

proper position but, at the same time, be cov- From the lower end of theofsetintermediate portion-.projects a ktongue ,11 which tongue is slightlyless in widththanthe in? termediate portion and this tongue is bent to project outwardly beneath the hat brim, as

Y shown clearly/inFigureslandl 4,`where -it will very effectively prevent the ventilator from being forced upwardly when` a hat'isset in place upon a persons headandthereby Y relieve the prongs 9 and l0 from 'strain which mighttcause them. to tear; the hat, and fwork loose, w Y

When the ventilatorlfis appliedfato ya Ihat-a portionofrthe sweat .band isrremoved to progo'svide the'spaced end portions 3'? and the device. setin place, asshown in Figures 2 and 3,-,with

its :prongs passed outwardly through the crown of the hat behind the hat band and bent: upwardly into a clinching. positioni When lrthefhat is worn it is set .in place upon. 'a persons which air maypa'ss, Las l indicated by,V dottel lines in Figure l, andan 'accumulation of:

warm .air within -thehatabove the head prevented. It will. also be noted that sincethe `ends 8"of the sweat band terminate in spaced i relation to? each other, an encircling pressure 'abou'tthe" head bythe sweatiband'wi'll be` prevented and-cutting oft-"offproper'filow obloodk to the roots of thehaireliminated.;V The 40devicemaybefapplied to a hat `when Inade'by' a manufacturerorsold asa separate articlefof l In viewV of theV fact that the forehead is-let barebetween the spaced `ends Y ofthe sweatfbandf, perspiration will"bepre-l Y manufacture.

evented'vfr'om staining the hat.

What is claimed is: y Y l. A; hat ventilator adaptedl to be located whollyV within the crown adjacent`=the` lower edge thereof'fand between intercepted ends 'of the sweatband, the sameco'nsisting of a thin elongated body offset laterally'betweeny f its ends to provide Aanair'passagev and 'end wings, and having an outwardly ,disposed tongue at the bottom'edge of the offset por- '55 tion tounderlap the brim or lower'edge of i the crown.

2. The ,combination with a hat including@ I ered by the hat band and hidden from view.

. In testimony whereof I a'ix my signature.

WILLIAM I-I. BROOKER. [n s] sweatvband` having a portion :removed from.YV v

su its length toprovi'de a space, of `a ventilator:

locatedI wholly within the crown adjacent the f lower edgegthe'reof. and. v comprising a YYthin elongated body having a portion intermediatev its endsf offset` outwardly'to-provide an air: 65 fpassaga: occupying the-v beorementioned-f f ino

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US2417616 *May 26, 1945Mar 18, 1947Ryniker Harry FHat
US5155868 *Apr 19, 1991Oct 20, 1992Mclean Jr Douglas BPerspiration evaporation enhancing cap
U.S. Classification2/181.2, 2/182.5
International ClassificationA42C5/00, A42C5/04
Cooperative ClassificationA42C5/04
European ClassificationA42C5/04