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Publication numberUS1986312 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 1, 1935
Filing dateNov 11, 1933
Priority dateNov 11, 1933
Publication numberUS 1986312 A, US 1986312A, US-A-1986312, US1986312 A, US1986312A
InventorsWilson Fern O
Original AssigneeWilson Fern O
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for preventing the soiling of hats and similar headgear
US 1986312 A
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Patented Jan. 1, 1935 UNITED STATES DEVICE FOR PREVENTING THE SOII JING OF HATS AND SIIVIILAR HEADGEAR Fern 0. Wilson, Miami, Fla. Application November 11, 1833, Serial No. 697,652

4 Claims.

This invention relates to a device for use in hatteries or millinery shops.

Ladies hat dealers find that hats in stock that are tried on from time to time by customers become soiled on the inside, where they come in contact with the head from perspiration and also from powders used by ladies, particularly'heavy coloredpowders, such as sun tan and others, which with the perspiration, discolor and soil the inside of the hat. Also, ladies, at least some of them, are in the habit of purchasing hats and then returning them soiled, claiming that they were soiled before purchase, and of course, as a hat stock will contain some soiled hats from being tried on, the dealer is not in a position to deny that the hat was soiled when sold.

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a device which may be readily applied or attached to the interior of the hat to protect the sweatband or lining from being soiled, and when a hat is sold the device may be easily removed, since in actual practice, it will be merely basted or otherwise detachably applied or attached in the hat and the interior of the hat will be clean and consequently will not be returned soiled with the claim that it was soiled when purchased.

The invention together with its objects and advantages will be best understood from a study of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein:

Figure 1 is a sectional view through a hat having the invention applied thereto.

Figure 2 is a perspective view on an enlarged scale of the device.

Figure 3 is a sectional view therethrough and Figure 4 is a perspective view of the cellulose sheet or other material to be used in unfolded condition.

Referring to the drawing by reference numerals it will be seen that the device comprises a band 5 cut from a blank of Cellophane or similar cellulose material or any other material whether of cellulose composition. or otherwise and which is of suitable dimensions and preferably moisture proof, but it is understood that other materials whether moisture proof or not may be used without affecting the scope of the invention. In actual practice the band 5 has an edge portion 6 thereof folded upon itself on a fold line 7 and secured to the outer face of the fold 6 is one edge of an attaching band or bias strip 8 of lawn or similar material, the longitudinal edges of which are folded as shown. One of said folded edges of the strip 8 is secured as above suggested to the band 5 adjacent the fold line 7 through the medium of stitching 9.

In Figure 1 the hat is designated by the reference numeral 10 while the sweatband or lining of the hat is indicated by the reference numeral 11. As shown in said figure the auxiliary band or strip 3 is basted as at 12 to the base of the sweatband or lining 11 and extends concentrically of, and within the confines of the sweatband or lining 11 with the band 5 extending inwardly and substantially concealing the sweat band or lining 11 and serving to protect the band or lining 11 from in any wise coming into contact with the head of the customer.

It will be apparent that with the device so applied to the hat that the trying on of the hat will not result in a soiling of the band or lining l1 and that when the hat is sold the device may be readily removed therefrom so that the purchaser will receive a hat the sweatband or lining of which will be in a clean, unsoiled and sanitary condition.

It will also be understood that in actual practice the protector will lie close to the interior of the hat, coextensive and coterminus with the sweatband so that the likelihood of customers while trying on the hat, to notice the protector is almost negligible. Also, by reason of such, and the nature of the protector itself the same will in no wise act to displace the hair or flatten it out and will enable the prospective purchaser to get the desired feel of the hat.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new is:

1. As a new article of manufacture a sweatband protector comprising an annular band of moisture proof cellulose material, and a bias strip of lawn or similar cotton material stitched to the band adjacent one edge thereof.

2. As a new article of manufacture, a device for use in trying on hats consisting of an annular band of light, destructible, moisture proof cellulose material having an edge portion folded upon itself and a bias strip of fabric stitched adjacent one edge to the folded edge of the band.

3. In combination with a hat, a sweatband protector comprising an elongated strip of moisture proof cellulose material and a second elongated strip of fabric of materially less width than the width of the cellulose strip, said cellulose strip having a folded edge portion and said fabric strip having an edge portion united to the folded edge portion of the cellulose strip, and also having a second edge portion adapted to be basted to the sweatband of the hat at the edge of the sweatband united with rim of the hat, said cellulose strip and said fabric strip being adapted to be folded inwardly against the exposed face of the sweatband with the cellulose strip having its free edge projecting inwardly beyond the free edge of the sweatband in a manner to substantially entirely conceal the sweatband and to protect the same from contact with the head.

4. In combination with ahat having at-sweatbandattachedadjaent its rim, "'a strip of @m'oisture proof cellulose material and a strip of fabric material of a width materially less than the width of the cellulose strip and permanently united at one edge with one edge of the cellulose strip, said fabric strip having a free edge portion temporarily connected by basting with the sweatband adjacent the edge thereof united with the rim of the hat, and said cellulose strip being of materially greater width than the width of the sweatband. I


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U.S. Classification2/63, 2/181
International ClassificationA42C5/02, A42C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA42C5/02
European ClassificationA42C5/02