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J. V. FALCON Nov. 13, 1934.
HUNTING COAT Filed Aug. 18, 1933 ZZZ/85215;?- kfi m Vfalco l,
Patented Nov. 13, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HUNTING COAT Application August 1a, 1933, Serial No. 685,731
Hunting coats as commonly constructed are inadequate for protecting the neck, head and ears of the users thereof. In their customary forms the collars are made of generous proportions so 5 that when turned up about the neck they will surround the latter and afford a measure of protection greater than the ordinarycoat collars. But even generously proportioned, the collars do not protect the back of the head nor the ears, to the required extent, and other expedients must be resorted to for procuring such protection.
The primary object of the present invention is to provide a hunting coat of improved form which will supply the omissions of the present type of 1 coat, so that the neck, the back of the head and the ears will be given unbroken protection, and use of devices and expedients for this purpose, separate from the coat, may be avoided.
The invention also seeks to obtain a coat of the class referred to wherein the means which afford the protection sought constitutes a permanent part of the collar of the coat, but is so related thereto as to be readily folded thereon and concealed thereby, when the collar is in its folded position, without rendering the collar unduly bulky nor disturbing its symmetrical relation to the coat when the collar is folded.
Other objects of the invention will appear as the nature of the improvements is better understood, the invention consisting substantially in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter referred to, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and finally pointed out in the appended claims.
The form of the invention as herein disclosed is considered a practical embodiment thereof, but this disclosure is for illustrative purposes only, and the invention is not to be restricted to the construction herein illustrated and described, which disclosure is to be taken in an illustrative rather than a restrictive sense.
In the drawing,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a hunting coat embodying the present invention, the same being 5 illustrated in the form which it assumes when in use;
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the position of the coat when the collar is folded, as in conditions of ordinary wear;
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the coat, illustrated in fragmentary form, the collar thereof, and the supplemental collar or mufller being shown distended; and
Fig. 4 is a crosssectional view through the coat and its collar, illustrating the folded relation of the supplemental collaror muflier when the coat collar is turned down or folded on the coat.
Referring now in detail to the accompanying drawing, the numeral 10 designates the body portion of the coat having the usual sleeves 11 6 and a collar 12, the latter being attached to the body 10 in the ordinary way, and of such proportions that when tumed up about the neck of the user of the coat, the collar will protect the base of the neck. The material of which the coat and collar are formed is not of special-consequence, any material of the nature generally employed in coats of this character being sufficient.
When the collar 12 is turned down or folded on the coat, it occupies the position illustrated in Figs. 2 and 4.
On the free edge of the collar 12, or that edge thereof which is opposite to the edge that is fastened to the body 10 of the coat, a supplemental collar or mufller 13 is provided. The material of which the supplemental collar 13 is formed preferably is flannel, or some other fabric that will give warmth to the wearer. It may be of single or multiple ply, and at its edges the supplemental collar 13 is hemmed, as at 14, so as to provide a finished edge therefor. The supplemental collar 13 is of a length substantially coextensive with the length of the main collar 12. Its width likewise is such that in the distended position of the coat collar 12 and the supplemental collar 13 the latter will extend up over the upperpart of the neck and the back of the head, and its ends likewise will extend around the head so as to cover the ears, as illustrated in Fig. 1. In such extended position of the collar 12 and the supplemental collar 13 it will be clear that the entire neck and back of the head of the user, as well as his ears, will be effectually protected against cold and wind, so that other forms of protectors for these parts will be unnecessary.
That the supplemental collar or muflier 13 may be held in its applied position to the head and neck, a fastening band 15 is employed. This band is of elastic material, and the same is applied to the rear face of the supplemental collar 13, or that face which is exposed when the supplemental collar 13 is raised to applied position on the head and neck. The ends of the band 15 are turned back and fastened to the supplemental collar 13, and this band is related in loop formation to the supplemental collar 13 so as to be readily distended or stretched over the head and applied to the forehead of the user, as illustrated in Fig. 1. When so applied, the fastening band collar 12 is turned down, the supplemental collar 13 lies between the coat collar 12 and the body 10 of the coat. Thus it is concealed by the collar 12, and being in parallel relation with the latter, the collar 12 is not rendered bulky in its folded position on the coat, nor is the symmetrical relation of the coat collar disturbed with respect to the body of the coat. 7
To hold the supplemental collar 13 in its folded relation to the collar 12, the former is provided with a plurality of button hoes 16, preferably arranged so that one will be at the mid portion of the supplemental collar, and one at each end thereof. These button holes are designed to receive a corresponding number of buttons 17, positioned at corresponding points on the coat collar 12, at the inner side thereof. When the buttons 17 are thus engaged with the button holes 16 the two collars are held in close relation, and the supplemental collar 13 remains concealed until required for use.
From the foregoing description the uses and advantages of the hereindescribed invention will be apparent. When the collar 12 is distended, and the supplemental collar 13 is raised, the fastening band 15 having been drawn over the forehead so as to hold the supplemental collar 13 in its raised position, the cap or other head dress of the wearer may be applied in the usual manner and pulled down over the supplemental collar and the fastening band. The application of the cap will thereby assist in holding the supplemental collar 13 in its applied position. Obviously, the full extent of the neck and the back of the head, as well as the ears, will be covered by the raised supplemental collar, and this supplemental collar thereby serves in the capacity of a mufiier for the neck, head and ears.
While the buttons 1'7 and the button holes 16 are illustrated for the purpose of holding the supplemental collar 13 in its folded relation to the collar 12, it will be understood that other equivalent fastening means may be employed, such, for instance, as the separable fasteners commonly employed upon gloves and in similar relations where quick detachment is desired. In such case one of the members of the fasteners will be applied to the supplemental collar 13, and the cooperating member applied to the collar 12.
1. In a garment of the class described, the combination with the collar thereof, of a supplemental collar carried by the first mentioned collar and foldable upon the latter to be concealed thereby in the turned-down position of the collar,
and a fastening band carried by the rear face of the supplemental collar and extending lengthwise of said face, said fastening band being engageable with the head of the wearer of the garment for holding the supplemental collar in its raised position and in its application to the neck and head of the wearer.
2. In a garment of the class described, the combination with the collar thereof, of a supplemental collar carried by the first mentioned collar and foldable upon the latter to be concealed thereby in the turned-down position of the collar, and an elastic loop carried by said supplemental collar and adapted to be stretched over the forehead of the wearer of the garment so as to engage the head of the wearer for holding the supplemental collar in its raised position and in its application to the neck and head of the wearer.
3. In a garment of the class described, the combination with the collar thereof, of a supplemental collar carried, ,6 first mentioned collar and foldable uporiilthe latter to be concealed thereby in the turned d'own position of the collar, a fastening band carried by said supplemental collar and engageable with the head of the wearer of the garment for holding the supplemental collar in its raised position and in its application to the neck and head of the wearer,
-fastening devices carried by the first mentioned collar, and cooperating fastening devices carried by the supplemental collar and engageable with the fastening devices of the first mentioned collar, whereby to hold the supplemental collar in folded relation to the first mentioned collar.
JOSEPH V. FALCON.