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H ISKIN Jan. 17, 1933.
COMBINED COSTUME FALSE HEAD AND CHILDS PLAY HAT Filed Nov. 17, 1931 lNVENTOR Hfl vmmm [skin m5 ATTORNEY5 Patented Jan. 17, 1933 PATENT OFFICE HERMAN ISKIN, F JAMAICA, YORK COMBINED COSTUME FALSE-HEAD AND CHILDSFPLAY-HAT Application. filed November 17, 1931. Serial No. 575,544.
This invention relates to play outfits for children, and particularly to those which consist of garments made in simulation of those worn by one or another of the various character-types children like to portray in child which will not only serve as a cover-' ing' for the head in keeping with the nature of the other garments of the playsuit, but.
which will constitute in effect a false-head giving to the child an appearance in the face,
andindeed, from the shoulders up, exactly I like that of the character wl ich the child is imitating bv wearing the other garments,
Another object of the invention is to provide an article which though of this im-. proved dual nature, can notwithstanding be quickly and easily converted by a child, with but few motions, andno manipulations at all of buttons, buckles, fasteners, orthe like, into an ordinary play-hat for children.
A further object of the invention is to provide a head-dress which, when converted from a false-head to an ordinary childs headvcovering, will remain securely so converted and without any danger of disarray of the parts until it is desired to use itagain as a false-head, whereupon it can be easily restored to its original condition.
.A particular object of the invention is to provide an article of this improved nature which can nevertheless be quickly made in a few simple operations so that it can be made and sold for substantially as low a price as the ordinary play hat, and yet which will, withal, be durable and rugged in service.
My invention will be more particularly described, in conjunction with theaccompany ing drawing-,- as an article to be worn with anlndian play suit. It will become manifest, however, that the inventive idea is liniited in its embodiments only by the scope of so as to thereby completely reproduce the appearance of the character being portrayed...
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the subjoi'ned claims, and can be embodied in head-dress to be worn with other types of play-suits.
In this drawing, Fig. 1 is a three-quarters perspective of my improved head-dress in position on 21 childs head in one of its operative conditions: Y i
Fig. 2 is a similar view of the article'in another of its operative conditions;
Fig. 3 is a vertical central section on line 3-8 of Fig. 1;
Fig.4 is a vertical central section on line s-l of Fig. 2, and
Fig. 5 is a perspective of the article by itself.
The article shown in the drawing comprises a main or central member 1, serving as the key-men1ber about which the rest of the article is built. T he member 1 may consist of a segmental piece of celluloid, cardboard, or the like flexible yet resilient material, and is molded to the average outline of a childs forehead and extends, preferably, from ear to ear of the front part of the childs head. It isworn rather well up on the forehead so that the upper edge thereof can be slanted backwardly somewhat over the top of the head.
The member 1 is suitably covered with a protective covering or sweat-band 2 of any suitable material, which may be leather, fabric, rubber, or the like. This covering is held on and around the member 1 in a man- The rear face of this covering is made smooth, so as not to chafe or irritate the forehead of the child, but the front surface is preferably roughened, for a purpose later to be made manifest.
This structure is held on the head of the wearer, in the position shown, by any suitable means, but for wearing with the Indian outfit shown, it is supported in place by the friction engendered between itand the forehead due to the action of a double elastic band 3.; Oneend of each part of the band 3 is attached near one endof the inside surface of the member 1 and the other end of the band is attached near the other end of said member 1, thus forming a circlet consisting of a rigid, inelastic portion, and a flexible, elastic portion.
A plurality of vari-colored Indian decorative elements 4 are distributed and arranged along the top of the front part of the member 1, extending upwardly and backwardly and spaced transversel 1 equidistant ly from each other. Prefera ly these elements sweep back'in approved Indianvstyle to cover most of the top of the childs head, forming a kind of protection for the head.
These members are held to the u permost edge of the member 1 by means of a member 5. The member is of a dual nature. The up. r part thereof, for an area coextensive with that of the base-member 1,1is shaped, configured, and ornamentd'to con- 7 stitute a facing in effect and appearance integral with the member 1 and thus consists essentially of a part of an Indian bonnet. The lower portion 5 of the member 5 is cut and configured to be substantially identical with the typical depressions and projections of an Indiansface in miniature, and yet is so pressed and cut as to also snugly fit the childs features lying behind it. The front surface of the portion 5" is painted where necessary to make it resemble an Indians physiognomy, and in addition is provided with Indian war-paint and symbols. It is also provided with eye-holes, 6'.
e entire member 5"s made of some pliable yet durable material like leather, leatheroid, rocessed linen, or the like. It is' suspended from the uppermost edge of the member 1 byja double-row of loop-stitching 7 which is so closely spaced and arranged asto put at least one stitch throu h each of the decorative elements 4, therebyiolding them in place. In addition, this stitching also passes through the upper folded-over part of member 2 and holds it tightly around member 1.
' The lower portions of the decorative elements 4 are made of considerably greater thickness than that of the member 5, and the member 1 is made of a height e ual to the vertical thickness of at least three olds of the ortion 5 of member 5. There is thereby orined a pocket or space 8 extending the full width across the front of the article and of "a height sufficient to accommodate at least three foldings of the portion 5".
then, of t e figure of an Indian on the war- 88th. In fact, the portion 5", when rolled own, forms the article into an Indian falsehead, and completely transforms the childs "apggrance into that of a miniature Indian.
7 en the wearer desires to appear as his ordinary self, that is, as a child just wearing some of the garments of an Indian, the portion 5", with-out removing the headdress, can be rolled upwardly into the pocket 8 in two or three folds of the material. The roughened front surface of the member 2 frictionally engages the folded member 5 l with sufficient adhesion to prevent same unrollin The increase in periphery of the head-dress increases the tension on the bands 3, thereby serving to tighten the article on the head sufliciently to securely hold the article in the condition shown in Fig. 2, as long as desired. It is not necessary to take off the article to restore it to the condition shown in Fig. 1, as the folded part 5 can be easily started out of the pocket 8 by a slight pull, whereupon it will fall down and unroll over the childs face.
For other costumes, such as those simulating firemen, policemen, soldiers, etc., the band 3 may be dispensed with, the top of the helmet or other top part of the head-wear of these character-types then serving to support the article on the head, the member 5,
however, being constructed and attached to gle member suspended from said segmental first member, said single member having a portion constituting the front part of the combined regalia. and head-covering group and another portion integral therewith con- F stituting a disguise.
2. As a new article of manufacture, a base member for fitting the front upper part of the head, means for holding said member in place, a plurality of decorative elements dis-.
tributed along the front of said member, and
a sheet of pliable material attached to said first member through said decorative elements to thereby space said pliable sheet from said base member.
3. As anew article of manufacture, a sep arate, segmental piece of material shaped to fit the outlines of the front upper part of the head, means for engendering friction between said member and the head, a plurality of vertically extending decorative elements distributed along the full extent of the upper edge of said first member, a single sheet of pliable material attached to said first member over and through said decorative elements, thereby forming a pocket between the upper portion of said pliable member and said segmental member, the upper portion of said pliable member constituting a decorative part of a head-dress and the. lower portion constituting a false-face in keeping therewith, said false-face being foldable upwardly into said pocket;
4. A costume head-dress, comprising a circlet for embracing the head, the front portion of the circlet consisting of a sheet of non-elastic material and the rear portion being of elastic material, a plurality of decorative elements arranged in upright position on the front of said non-elastic portion, and a flexible member, having a. por- I tion constituting a mask for the face, attached adjacent its upper edge over said decorative elements to the non-elastic part of said circlet.
5. A costume head-dress, comprising a circlet for embracing the head, the front portion of the circlet consisting of a sheet of non-elastic material and the rear portion of elastic material, a plurality of decorative elements arranged in upright position on the front of said non-elastic portion, and a flexible member, having a portion constituting a mask for fitting the face, attached by its upper edge only over and through said decorative elements to the non-elastic part of said circlet to hold the decorative elements in place, said decorative elements being considerably thicker than said mask and thereby spacing the upper portion of said flexible member from the non-elastic member, this portion of said flexible member defining with the non-elastic portion of said circlet, a vertically-extending pocket below said decorative elements of a height and width adapted to receive folds of the mask.
6. As a new article of manufacture, a convertible false-head type play-hat, comprising a base member, a member attached to the upper-front edge of the base member and with the base member forming a pocket, separate covering means for the head extending from the upper edge of said base member,
and a face covering suspended from the base member in such a manner that the falsehead may be converted by rolling said face covering up into said pocket.
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