US 1911817 A
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May 30, 1933.
M. C. DU BOIS SUNSHADE Filed March 14, 1932 rznyum 1 ATTORWE) Patented May 30, 1933 r v I sire an IVIELDA C. DU BOIS, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA SUNSHADE Application filed March 14, 1932. Serial No. 598,783.
The present invention relates particularly At 10-is shown a transparent sheet of suitto means for protecting the human face from able flexible and transparent material, such the direct and indirect glaring rays of the as celluloid provided with an edging 11. sun, and th ind, This sheet may be of any desired conforma- It is one object of the present invention to tion and is attached to band lat the upper I provide a means of the character indicated ends of its side edges as shown at 12 and13,
that will give the desired protection and yet the upper edge 1 1 of the shield, being of permit free circulation of air over the face greater length thanthat of the band 1 bewhereby to permit free breathing of fresh tween the points of attachment whereby to air and prevent undue heating through the form an open space at 15. V :30
formation of air pockets. The shield is here'shown as stitched to It is another object of the invention to the band 1 at 12 and 13 in such a manner provide a means of the character indicated that it is supported at right angles to the that will provide positive protection to the plane of the band when in position on the 15 forehead of the wearer. head, pulling the band'down at the back 65 It is still another object to provide a of the head serving to throw the lower pormeans of the character indicated that will tion of the shield forwardly in such a manbe adaptable to heads of various sizes, that nor as not to bear against the nose of the will be light in weight, easily and quickly wearer.
applied and removed, strong, durable, eco- By means of this construction air is al- 70 nomical to manufacture, that will permit unlowed to circulate freely over the face of obstructed vision in all directions, and that the wearer since the shield has no ,positive will be highly eflicient in its practical apcontact with the face at any point, ample plication. space being provided at 15 to permit the air In the drawing: to flow freely therethrough. Since the Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device upper edge 14 of the shield is held away embodying my invention in position on the from the forehead, the forehead is not fully head. protected thereby therefore I provide a Figure 2 is a sectional view through that means, including band 1 and band 9, to
so portion of the device overlying the forehead. directly overlie the forehead and protect it In the particular embodiment of the infrom the direct rays of the sun. vention as herein disclosed I show at 1 an lVhile the whole shield in the present case endless elastic band adapted to entirely enis described as being made of celluloid, it is circle the head just above the eyebrows and obvious that similar results may be obtained of suhicient width to cover a material porif only a portion, particularly the upper 85 tion of the forehead. An elastic band 2 is portion, or top edge portion, be formed or fastened to the upper edge of band 1 at the constructed in such a manner as to be resilfront and back as indicated at 3 and a reient. With a flexible but non-resilient band spectively and is adapted to pass from front 1 and a resilient shield the device may be to back overthe top of the head. Another collapsed and rolled up into a very small elastic band 5 is fastened to the two sides compact package for transportation, but of band 1 as at' 6 and 7 and to the center of when in position on the head the positioning band 2 as at 8, bands 2 and 5 serving to of the band 1 automatically hows the shield, support band 1 in the desired position as thrusting the central part forwardly and indicated. causing the side edges to fit closely against At 9 is shown a wide elastic band secured the side of the head. at its lower edge to the upper edge of band It is to be understood, of course, that while 1 at point 3 and passes rearwardly and down- I have herein shown and described but one wardly from both sides thereof to the points specific embodiment of the invention,
50 of attachment of band 5 to band 1 at 6 and 7. changes in form, construction, and method of assembly and operation may be made Within the scope of the appended claim.
I claim: A device of the character described com- 5 prising a head band of elastic material, a pair of cross bands arranged at right angles to each other and having their ends attached to the front and rear portions and the side portions respectively of said head band, a second hand associated with the front portion of said head band and having its ends coincident with said head band and fastened thereto at the points of the latters attachment to the laterally extending cross band, said second named bandextending upwardly intermediate its ends to cover the forehead of the wearer and having the lower edge of its central portion fastened to the upper edge of said head band at the point of the latters attachment to said forwardly extending cross band, and a resilient sheet of transparent material substantially rectangular in shape fastened at its upper corners to said head band, said sheet being of a width greater than the portion of the head band confined between the points of attachment thereto to space said sheet from the face of the wearer. MELDA C. DU BOIS.