US 1909997 A
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May 23, 1933'- R. F. ALBERT Er AL. '1,909,997
Filed Nov. 29, i952 N' @QM Invenlor v 24.55@ ZZZber,
Patented May 23, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENToFi-ICE RUSSELL FOSTER ALBERT AND REGINA HOBEN ALBERT, F LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY CAI Application led November 29, 1932. Serial No. 644,886.
Our invention relates generally to headgear, and` particularly to protective head-v gear in the nature of disposable caps to 'be worn for theprotection of thehair and por-` tions of the head and face.
It is an important object of our invention ,to provide a cap of the character de-.
i scribed which is especially adapted for the protection of the coiffures and the faces of ladies when trying on dresses, so that the coiffure and the facial make-up will not be disturbed by contact of the dresses therewith, and the dresses will be prevented from being soiled by cosmetics. k
It is also an important object of our invention to-provide acap of the type described which will be equally adaptable to home use for protecting the coiffure and face and portions of the head from dust, dirt, and from disarrangement by contact of articles therewith, while the wearer is changing clothes or performing other tasks.
It is also an important object of our invention to provide a ca of the type described which isprefera ly formed of one piece of material of disposable character of very low cost and which may be conveniently discarded after use.
It is also an ilnportant object of our invention to provide a device of the character described. which is extremely low cost in manufacture, which is easily shipped and stored in quantities, and whlch may be applied and lused without necessitating skill or experlence.
Other objects and advantages of our invention will be apparent from a reading of the following description in connection with the drawin wherein for purposes of illustration we ave shown a preferred embodiment of our invention.
Figure 1 is a front elevational View showing an embodiment of the invention applied to the head of a wearer.
Figure 2 is a plan view of the embodiment.
Figure 3, is a transverse sectional view therethrough.
Referring in detail to the drawing,
Ythroughout the same, the numeral ,5 generally designates the device of the invention which comprises a sheet of light-weight, very flexible, imperforate material which when in the unfolded and unapplied condition has the form shown in Figure 2. The form is bounded by side edges 6 and 7 which are of equal length and are generally parallel. The lower part of the form is bounded by a symmetrically curved line 8 which joins the lower end of the sides 6, 7. Between the upper ends 9, 10 of the sides 6, 7, there extends laterally on an imaginary line which passes through'the points 9, 10, a plurality-of tabs 11 which may be in number more or less than the four illustrated. It will be obvious that the distance from the base of any one of the tabs 11 to the curved lower boundary 8 is greater than the length of either of the sides 6, 7. The curved portion 8 is provided to conform t0 the curvature of the human head from the chin'to the neck.
-The tabs 11 may be of the distinctly pointed form'shown in vFigure 2 or they' may be of other similar form, such as will permit their close overlapping upon the top of the head of the wearer.
Centrally of the form 5 is an opening 12 to expose the eyes and the nose of the wearer as indicated in Figure 1. Since cosmetics are frequently applied to the eyebrows and the mouth, the opening 12 is formed and given a size such that the eyebrows and the mouth will be covered so as to prevent a dress comin in contact therewith or accumulation o 'the edges of the opening 12, and'similar reinforcement 16 may be disposed along the lower curved edge 8 ofthe form as indicated in Figure 2.
The device is applied'to the face so as to dust or dirt thereon. The top 13 of the openingk is comparatively properly dispose the opening 12 with regard to the eyes and nose of the wearer, then the sides 6, 7 are brought around to the back of the head and the tabs overlapped and engaged with each other in any p suitable manner, and then some suitable fastening means such as 'a paper clip or pin or any other suitable device is engaged with the sides 6, 7, so as to maintain them as\ sembled.
Attention is called to the vertical opening 17 which extends from the lower edge 8 to the lower side of the opening 12. When the cap is in the disposition just described above, it will usually be found that the edges of the opening 17 will be somewhatA overlapped. They should be adjusted to the proper amount of overlap and then a paper clip 18 or the like engaged over the lower edges thereof so as to 'hold them in the proper relationship.
Because of the natural adjustabilit of the front and back of the cap and ofY the head covering portion formed by the tabs l1, a. very snug and dust-proof engagement of the cap with the head may be achieved.
When the cap is so engaged with the head of the wearer, it will thoroughly protect the make-up of the face, and the coiffure, so that the same will not be disturbed by bringing dresses over the head or in performing other tasks which entail the coming into contact with the head or face of similar or other objects. As before stated,
, the cap may be advantageously emplo ed in housework to protect the head; an face a ainst dust and from contact with articles likely to contaminate or disturb the same. The cap likewise prevents the transfer of cosmetics from the head of the wearer to clothes and other objects with which 'the head and -face may come into contact.
However, where the caps are to be sup,
plied on a commercial scale, the sides 6, 7 are glued or otherwise suitably permanently connected together, as well as the pointedl tabs 11, so that 'the ca s are completely formed and ready to be llaced over the head of the wearer. After t e cap has been put over the head, the parts adjacent the slit 17 are overlapped and then connected together by the clip 18, as shown in Figure 1. The dishead. It is contemplated that numbers of the caps will be packed n boxes or cartons or dispensing receptacles to be placedA 1n stores and dress shops-and in other places where the prospective user thereof may have convenient access thereto.
. Thus it will be seen that the device of the invention is not only a convenience and a protector but is a valuable article of sanitation, which will be especially welcome to merchants of ready made dresses who are subject annually to large losses dueto soiling of dresses by cosmetics while the same are being tried on by prospective buyers.
Though we have shown and described herein a preferred embodiment of our invention, it is to be definitely understood that we do not desire to limit the application of the invention thereto, and any change or changes may be made in material andstructure and arrangement of parts, within lthe spirit of the invention and the scope of the subjoined claim. f
What is claimed is A cap of thetype described comprising a sheet having substantially parallel side edges, means securing the side edges together to form a tube to receive the head of a wearer, tabs projecting from one( end of the tube and overlapped to cover the top of the head, said tabs being secured in overlapping positions, one side of the tube having an eye and nose exposing opening andv slot leading from the end of the tube to the opening, the edges of the slot being adapted to be overlapped to contract a portion of the tube about the head of the wearer, detachable means for securing the lastA mentioned overlapped edges together.
In testimony whereof we aiiix our signatures.
RUSSELL F. ALBERT. v REGINA H. ALBERT.