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Publication numberUS1824840 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 29, 1931
Filing dateJan 14, 1931
Priority dateJan 14, 1931
Publication numberUS 1824840 A, US 1824840A, US-A-1824840, US1824840 A, US1824840A
InventorsRuffing Sr John
Original AssigneeWarren C Argust
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Miner's cap
US 1824840 A
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Sept. 29, 1931. x RUFFING, 5 1,824,840

MINER 5 CAP Filed Jan. 14, 1951 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 In venior A tlorney Sept. 29, 1931. J. RUFFING. SR

MINER 5 CAP Filed Jan. 14, 1931 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Inventor 75hr Fa fffl'j, 57."

A llorney Patented Sept. 29, 1931 I UNITED STATES JOHN nurrrne, SR, or noxomrs, ILLINOIS, AssIGNoit F onrrnjaLr; T0 WARREN ARGUST, or 'rAyLonvILLE; ILLINOIS MInERs oA i'f iff f Application filed January 14,1931} types. I

These and other important objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent to the reader of the following specification and claim.

In the drawings Figure 1 represents a side elevational view of the cap.

Fig. 2 represents a top plan view of the cap.

Fig. 3 represents a front elevational view of the cap. I

Fig. 4 represnets a crosssectional view of the protective crown.

Fig. 5 represents a perspective view of the lamp retaining spring.

Fig. 6 represents a fragmentary detailed sectional view of the cap.

Fig. 7 represents afragmentary perspective view looking at theinside of the lamp supporting frame.

Fig. 8 represents a perspective view of the socket unit.

Referring to the drawings wherein like numerals designate like parts, it can be seen that numeral 5 represents the metallic crown which is provided with reinforcing ribs 6, and

a depending flange 7 to which the split'apron 8 is secured and from which the same depends. The ends of the apron 8 are secured together by suitable lacings 9, and through the agency of this means, the cap may be adjusted to various sized heads. A plate 10 is secured to the rear portion of the crown 5 and is provided with a hook 11 or some other suitable means whereby the cap can be supported when not in use.

Numeral 12 represents the peak of the cap and numeral 13 represents the Z-shaped frame:- for. suporting' a lamp (not shown The frame l3e-may'formapart of the crown 5 and the-lower, end "thereof issecured to .the peak 12 as at lt.v The intermediate portion of this frame 13 is providedxwith a circularshapedopening 1-5 f'roin'which-theslot 16-ex-.- tends merging -with the u elongated openingl zx s ".1, v A spring 18 is provided for supporting the usua'lminers'flamp, thatrisretaining the same against the. frame- .i-Thisispring 18 is se-' curedtoila vertical memberl9. which is fas tened toapair of. transversely extending provided on the lvertical member 19 andis providediwith a finger extension R 22 at one end wherebythe-same'can be swung to permit detachment of the spring from the frame 13.

, Numeral- 213represents; a pin container which has .its lowe'r end supported within the socket 2 1. The upper end is engaged within the socket 25, which is provided with a threaded extension 26 disposed through a substantially triangular shaped slot 27 in the frame 13. winged nut 28 is engageable on this extension 26 and by alining this nut with the large part of the slot 27 the socket 25 can be lifted so that the container 23 can be detached from the frame. adapted to hold pins or needles used for cleaning the burner tips of the lamp.

As is clearly shown in Fig. 2, the top portion of the frame 13 is provided with the elongated slot 29 and the round opening 30. This slot and opening accommodates the sock et unit generally referred to by numeral 31. (See Fig. 8.) This socket unit is constructed of a single piece of sheet metal, the same being first formed to provide the barrel 32 which can accommodate the type of lamp employing the usual hook for engaging through the customary opening in the top of the lamp frame. This portion of the socket blade type of detent found on some types of N This container is lamps. The unit is further formed with the wings 34 which are to be secured to the top side of the frame 13, and with the wings 35-35 and 3636, which are secured to the intermediate portion of the frame. Obviously, a miners cap constructed accordance withthe foregoing invention, will not only have an universal utility, but will also be protective, adjustable, and durable without materially increasing the cost there- While the foregoing specification sets forth I the invention in specific terms, it is tob'e understood that numerous changes in the shape,

size and materials may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is Alamp supporting means for a miners cap comprising aframe including upright portion having a vertically arranged elongated opening therein, a Vertically arranged bar located in the lower part of the opening, a transverse :bar connected toeach face of the vertical bar at the lower end.- thereof for engaging the inner and outer faces of the upright part of the frame, a clamp connected with the front'fiace of the vertical bar and a bar pivotally connected with the upper end of the vertical bar for engaging the rear faceof the upright part :of the frame when said pivoted bar is turned into horizontal position to detachably hold lamp carrying barin position. Y V

- In testimonywhereof I aflix my signature.


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US2925606 *May 20, 1958Feb 23, 1960De Grazia JosephSize adjustment for caps
US5603121 *Feb 29, 1996Feb 18, 1997Borkovic; Michael A.Infinitely adjustable baseball-type cap
U.S. Classification2/7, 2/195.2
International ClassificationA42B1/04, A42B1/10
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/10
European ClassificationA42B1/10