US 1816346 A
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July 28, 1931. w. l. SILVERSTEIN REVERSIBLE CAP Filed May 31. 1929 Patented July 28, 1931 l l UNITED sTA TES PATENT OFFICE REVERSIBLE CAP Application filed May 31,
y' rlhis invention relates to caps and particularly to what are known as peaked caps and to the provision of an article of apparel of this classwhich is so constructed as to permit a double usevthereof by simply turning the crown of the cap inside out, and still more especially to the construction of caps of the class described, designed particularly for use by hunters; and the object of the invention is to provide acap structure of the class and for the' purpose specified, the crown and head encircling band portion of which is so constructed as to readily facilitate the reversible use'of the cap, they peak yof the cap being preferably constructed of relatively stiff but flexible material to compensate for the dual ruse of the cap; a further object beingto provide two distinct facing materials employed in the construction of the cap, one of which is preferably lof a bright red color to facilitate the use of the cap by hunters with the brightred facing exposed externally ofthe cap andover the entire ystructure thereof; a further robject being to provide a cap of the class described with a neck encircling and ear covering band arranged. in a downor flap which may be wardly extending position in both uses the cap yor folded upon thercrow'n portion 1.thereof; Ya furtherl objectbeing to provide a simpley means of attaching the inner and outer facings and separate sections, of the f crown ortion of the ca and for reinforcing. n
p p D 10b respectively, each facing being composed of separate pieces ofv material fashand strengthening the same; and withthese I `and other objects in view, the invention consists in an article of apparel of the class specified which is simple `in construction, eilicient in use, and `which isconstructed as hereinafter described and claimed.
Fig. lis aperspective view of a cap made according to my invention, illustrating one position ofl its use.
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1, but showing the cap inverted. f
1929. Serial No. 367,246.
Fig. 3 is a partial section on the line 3-3 Yof Fig. l on an enlarged scale. i
Fig. lis a partial section on the line 4 4 of Fig. l on an enlarged scale; and,Y Y
Fig. 5 is a partial section on the line 5-5 of Fig. l on an enlarged scale.
lVhile my improved cap may be used for many purposes, one of its distinctivey uses is in the form of a huntersl cap. In caps of this class as heretofore constructed, it has been customary to provide the outer wall structure of the crown portion with a member movable into two different positions so as to provide a cap, the crown portion of which may be all red in one use and of another contrasting color in the other use thereof. This type of cap is cumbersome and awkward to handle as well as uncomfortable in use, especially by Virtue of the bulk in the wall structure of the cap especially where the movable crown portion is arranged; whereas in my improved construction, these objectionable features are obviated and a cap of greaterutility for the purpose intended is provided. y
In the drawings, l() represents the crown portion of the cap, 11 the peak, and 12 the 4neck and ear covering band. In the construction shown, an annular head encirclingl Vband 13 is disposed between the crown p0r-V tion l0 and the peak 1l and band 12. The
crownlO in the construction shown is fashioned from inner and outer facings a and ion'ed to the desired form in properly shaping theL cap in accordance with conventional methods and the separate pieces are secured together where they join by reinforcing and coupling strips 10c and 10d, the strips 10c being arranged on the facings 10a and the strips 10d on the facings 10b, note Fig. 3. Stitchings 14 at opposite sides of the strips 100 and 10d serve to couple the facings to-f gether andthe separate .pieces of each facing to each other. It is also preferred that each o1' both facings be f'aterproofed in any desired nianner, the waterproofing being indicated between said facings at 15, note Fig. 3 of the drawings.
For the purpose of description, the facing 10a, termed the inner facing, will be constructed from bright red material preferably of a soft texture, whereas the facing 10?) will be of any other color to suit the taste of the imi-chaser and nlay be constructed of a sin'iilar or contrasting niaterial. For the purpose of illustration, the facing' 10b may be constructed of brown ldniki niaterial, it being understood that the strips 10c and 10d will be cc'inposed of 'the saine material or a material of the saine color as that of their corresponding facings so that the entire crown portion will have one solid-` color in both uses thereof.
The head encircling band i3 is also coniposed of inner and outer strips 13a and 1317;, the strip 13d being of the saine color as the facing 10a. and the strip 13?) 'the saine color as the facing 10b, and one edge of' each of these stri s is attached to the separate fac# ings on h'e line of stitching 16, note Fig. 4 ofV thev drfwings.
The peak 11 alse has inner nid outerI fr'eings llagand 11b of `colors coi pending to that of the faciiigs 10i/i an'd 13a', 10H- 136. Disposed between the facing-sv 11a and 11b is 4a relatively thick stiffening body 1110 to maintain the pea'lk in proper shape, this body beiinfxpreferably of a Iflexible nature t per; mit tlhe'frce flexing thereof in the dual use of the cap without danger of breaking or destroying said peak, the liead end portion of Y'the porri( being arranged between the strips :13a and 13b of the b`and13`v and stitcli'eljl thereto by a line of stitching 17 which also serves to'V attach the band or flap 1221s later describet L The' peripheral edge of the peak 11 is covered by a finishing strip 18 stitched thereto as'een atA 19. This facing` or edging strip be of any desired inaterial and color an preferably a inatcrial of strong and dllrrable texture such as for exaniple as a strip ofleather. The' necl and ear band 12 is1 also coni osed of inner and outer facin'gs 12d and 1211i` of colors correspondingto the o 'r facings; and a conpling strip 2O consisting o`f`i1'1ner a'nd oiiiter faci'ngs' 20a and 205 is employed for' coupling the flap 12f with the lower edge the head encircling bad 13, the facings 20e` an'dQO?) being dispsed between the facings 1300 and' 13b and stitched thereto by the line of stitching 17 as above stated, whereas the facingsfQOa and 2Gb overlie the facings 12e and 12?)l and are stitched thereto by the line 'of stitching 21.
The flap 12 is also preferably waterproefed as seenY at 12e, and in this connection', it will also be noted that the waterproofing 110,7V is disposed between the facings 11a-1lb and the stiffening ineinber llc. The free edge of the flap 12 is protected by a finishing strip 22 similar to the strip 18 and 'this is stitched to the flap by the line of stitching The purpose of the attaching strip 20 is to provide for the free fiexing of the flap 12 so as to arrange the same in a downwardly extended position as seen in full lines in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings and to permit said flap to be folded upon the crown portion of the capV as' indicated in dotted lines in said iignres.
F roi-n the foregoing description, the use of iny improved cap willibe readily understood especially when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and the following statement. For purposes of description, the cap as seen in Fig. 1, has its normal side exposed outwardly as the ,cap woiild be used ordinarily, the' color being snifable to the taste of the weaie'r or pu'r cha whereas in inverting the ca p ortnrn! ing the Vcrown portion inside out, the dis# tine-t and des red color will be exposed ofi the' entire surface of the cap. In' the' case of hunters caps, the1 col-o1`n Vof the 'exposed material will be of a bright red, theV color which is conventionally need by hunters. v
In inverting the cap', it will be that no `change Ain the 'siZe ofthe cap been effected' nor` the* inverting of the cap introdureed any` added blk' to' the cap structure or any other inconyeri'ence to the user.v By providi'rgx the band 13',Y tlre` revers# ing of the cap niay be readily ac'coinpl'isl ed.
It will be' understo'od that my inventl 'i is not 'necessarily Vlin'ii'ted to the provision .f the neck and ear flap 1211er to the specific manner of shaping and construzting'q'I the crown 'ortion of the' cap and the attach# nient of tlfe peak thereto, and Varions other changes in and ii'iocli'ficatifoi'is 'of the construc-4 tion herein shown and described, `I'nay be mfle within the scope" of the appended clairns without departing from thel spirit of my invention vor sacrificing .its advantages.
Having fully described by invention what I claiin asvw new and desire to' secure' Letters' Patent, ist;
A reversible pedir cap of the (dass- 'deik scribed, the crownprtion ofV which is c" ystructed vof independent and contrasting inner and outer fa'cings, each of said fajcings being adapted to be arranged externally of the cap, ar relatively wide, flexible heard encircling band exposed in both usesl of the cap and having facings corresponding' to that of the crown portion, said ba'nd ,eX-f tending entirely around and being attached to the lower edge of the crown portion, and a pea-lr havin@ facings corresponding to that of the crown portion and attached to the free edge'of said band at the front andside p0rtions thereof, whereby said peaki is flexibly coupled with the crown permitting the free reversal of said cap, an ear andneek iap coupled with the lower edge of said band at the rear and side edges thereof and movably disposed with reference thereto and means disposed between the faeings of the separate parts of the cap for rendering said cap moisture-proof in both uses thereof.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name this 27th day of May 1929.
WILLIAM I. SILVERSTEIN.