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Publication numberUS1808681 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 2, 1931
Filing dateOct 13, 1930
Priority dateOct 13, 1930
Publication numberUS 1808681 A, US 1808681A, US-A-1808681, US1808681 A, US1808681A
InventorsRayburn George B
Original AssigneeRayburn George B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1808681 A
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' Jll'ne 2, 1931. G, B, RAYBURN I l1,808,681

A CAP A' Filed Oct. l5. 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet l V nvenlor June 2, 1931; G a RAYBURN K l 1,808,681


Filed Oct. 13. 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor I A llorney Patented June 2, 1931 GEORGE B. RAYBURN, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA i cAr Yaplicaranineaeclater-1a1930. seriaiiro.4a,527.

This invention rela-tes generally to a capor caps which will hold the hair of a male orfemale in proper position and is especially useful for athletes, motorists,v factoryV M'workers,and in fact for any person requiring a light, cool, comfortable head covering which will have a neat appearance, and prevent the hair from falling into the eyes, and

particularly to an open work cap o-f this type 1, which is constructed of a single blank of flexible resilient rubber.

It is an object of this invention to provioe a cap of the type described, which may be easily packed and transported and folded so "B silient, flexible, interconnected strips is formed which readily accommodates the contour of the head, and retains the cap in comfortable, non-binding position upon the head.

Further features of novelty and advantage, and other objects of the invention, its nature, and its composition and arrangement and combination of parts will be readily under'- stood by any one acquainted with the art to which this invention relates, upon consult-ing the following descriptions of the drawings, in which z- A Figure 1 is a view of my improved cap in position upon the head of a person. Y

Figure 2 is a plan View of the cap in contracted position showing the manner of fon mation thereof.

Figure 3 is an edge view of Figure 2.

Referring to the drawings in detail it will be seen that I construct my improved cap of a flat, flexible, pliant, resilient rubber sheet of circular form' generally designated by the numeral 5. A plurality of cut out portions 6 equally spaced circumferentially, form a border 7. The cut out portions 6 are substan-A tially tapered ina. counter-clockwise direc# ti-on as at 8, adjacent cut out portions delin-V ing the connecting strips 9, ywhichV are di# rected alsogin a counter-clockwise direction.v At the center of the sheet designated 10 there is a plain uncut area fof circularformation from which'lead `a series of c'uts orslits 11, substantially concentrically spaced about'the area 10,"which lead therefrom ina clockwise direction withrespe'ct' thereto', and they have a curvature which leads them toward4k the borderv', preferably at or b' 1,yon'da point' ofv said border correspondingto a like point of- `the circular area 10, though said arrange'- m'entfmay be varied. In Vthe `embodiment shown in the drawings, the slits 11 vare diss continuous as at 12 and 13, the idea being to form a plurality of flexible Astrips 111 radilating from the circular portion 10 having interconnected members 15, and` members 16 outside of the members 15 which connect directly with the strips Ashownin Figure 1. The strips 15 andl are continued completely around the cap, thecut' out portions" 6 being. expanded as shown in Figure 1, and Y l' the strips definedv by the slits 11 stret ';hedA apart as shown in Figure 1 when the cap isl placed upon the'head. The strips 9-are bii' sected by a long and a short slit which f'ollow the curvature substantially ofthe slits 111V to' forin the loops` or meshes inwardl of the cut out portions 6 which are between the,

strips V15, 16 'and 14. The inner meshes' are formed by thestrips 14 andthe strip'l and the ycircular portion 10. f' Y Y 1 Referring to the stripS in Figure 2 it will be seen that a short slit Adefines one side thereof, along slit'B bisectsit, anda mediuml long' slit C defines the other sid'ethereo'f, and this arrangement `is continued throughout the structure, the inner portionsof the strip S being further defined by companion fslit's 11 which form projected-continuations of the? slits a, band c, witha longitudinal separa-y tion therebetween a'seXempliied'in the drawings at the point designated d. `It will now be understood how Vthe effect illustrated Figure 1 and described `above is produced by slitting or' cutting a flat circular blank of pliable, resilient and llexiblefrubber into Sil curved strips running counter-clockwise from a central circular plane area 10, and

connecting these strips to other strips similarly curved and leading from the periphery of the blank inwardly in a clockwise direction, so that they are interconnected, and may stretch or be stretched to readily assume the form of the human head and resiliently engage the same. It is throught obvious that it will be understood that my improved cap vmay be carried about in the condition illustrated in Figures 2 and 3, which occupies very little space, and is immediately avail able for use. The cap is placed on the head by putting the circular area l against the head and drawing the border 7 aboutJ the head as desired, andthe resilient curvature of the strips, and the vsaid border, and the natural elasticity thereof, will resultin conforming the cap to the contours of the heads, Y thus Vretaining the hair in the desired position,xwithout binding or requiring Vfurther adjustment. .j 1' l' It 'is to be definitely understood that I do 1' not desire to limit the applicationof this in yvention to the particular modification set out hereinito illustrate the principles thereof, and any change or.'changes may be made in m'aterial and structure and arrangement of parts lconsistent'with the spirit and scope of theinvention.` Y f A Having thus described the invention, whatv is claimed as new is y l. An elastic-rubber cap of the'typ'e described comprising a one'r piece circular flat body comprising aicenter portion, and a plu rality of curved strips projected from Ythe center portion formed .by yslitting the. said.

body, and a plurality Vof oppositely curved and similarly formed strips projected towardthe center' portion and defining a circumferential border, and joined to said curved strips to form a mesh.y

2. A cap of the class described compris-Y ing a flatv ring of elastic rubber, and a plu-v rality of circumferentially spaced integral Y strips curved anti-clockwise and projected inwardlyv` from said ring, andga center portion, and `a plurality -of `integral `strips curved clockwise and projected outwardly fromA said center portion and 'meetingsaid first mentionedstrips to form Va net work.

3.1An elasticpopen workycap of the type;

Y described comprising a circular disk of elas-' tic sheet rubber having a plurality of concenf,

tricslits running outwardly froma lcentral 2v e ,Y 1,808,681

the circumference of the disk, said slitsbeing curved in a manner uniformly divergent vfrom their common center, and other` and vconformably curved slits beginning and ending inwardly of theA central island portion, and further slits beginning inwardly of the circumference of the disk and ending outwardly at points in spaced relation with they circumference of the disk to define a head band border.

5.l An elastic open vwork cap of the type described comp-rising a'circular disk' of elastic sheet rubber having a plurality of concentric slits running outwardlyv from a central island portion to points in spaced'relation to the circumference of `the disk, said l slits being curved in a manner uniformly divergent from their common center, and other andV conformably curved slits beginnin and ending inwardly of the centralV islan portion, and further slits beginning inwardly'of, the circumference of the. disk and 'ending outwardly at `pointsin spaced relationy withV f the circumference of the disk, to define a head band border, and'open spaces between pairs of saidv border defining slits.v r

In testimony whereof I aiiiX myl signature.


island portion to points -in` spaced relationto Y the circumference of the disk, said slits being curved in a manner uniformly divergent j ft island portion to' points in spaced vrelation-tov

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US2726398 *Feb 1, 1952Dec 13, 1955Us Rubber CoBathing caps
USD741049 *Jul 30, 2013Oct 20, 2015James Bradley EthertonHat with decorative netting
U.S. Classification132/274, D02/885, 2/174, 2/200.2
International ClassificationA42B1/00, A42B1/20
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/208
European ClassificationA42B1/20F