US 1990096 A
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Feb. 5, 1935. 7 A. ROTHCHILD 990,096
VENTILATED HAT Filed July 10, 1934 Ad r022 ai/whz'ld INVENTOR Patented Feb. 5, 1935 UNITED STATES i k m mosa PATENT OFFICE i Claim.
The present invention relates to improvements in hats and particularly to headgear adapted for outdoor use such as womens sport hats, caps, berets, tams, helmets, etc.
The applicant is aware of many hats provided with holes, openings, etc. in the crown for the purpose of ventilating said crown; and is also aware of many attempts to provide a hat in which the crown is provided with one or more ventilating openings which may be varied in size. These last mentioned attempts apparently have met with little or no commercial success for many reasons. Among these being increased cost of manufacture, difficulty in retaining its shape when the crown of such a hat comprised sectors having free side edges, etc. I
This invention therefore contemplates an seeks to provide a hat for outdoor wear having means to ventilate the crown thereof to a degree desired by the wearer and yet permitting the crown to retain its initial shape.
More specifically the invention contemplates the provision of a hat, the crown of which is provided with one or more slits adapted to be entirely closed or to be opened to varying degrees.
The closure means for the slits preferably comprising slide fastener means or the like.
Another important object of the invention resides in providing a hat made of water impervious material and having ventilating slits which may be closed to provide a substantially water impervious crown. A material such as is sold under the name of Cravenette or a similar material being contemplated for this purpose.
Another object is to provide a ventilated hat in which the closure means for the ventilating slits provide a neat, ornamental and pleasing decoration, especially desirable in hats for feminine Wear.
Further objects and advantages of the invention will appear from the following disclosure thereof, together with the attached drawing which illustrates certain preferred embodiments of the invention, and in which:-
Figure 1 is a side view of a womans hat illustrating an application of the invention thereto.
Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof, plural ventilating means being shown.
Figure 3 is a perspective View of a cap provided with an embodiment of the invention.
Referring to the drawing in greater detail, Figures 1 and 2 illustrate a womans hat which comprises the crown portion 5 and the brim portion 6. These two portions may be of a design 5 and contour commensurate with the prevailing style, it of course being understood that the brim portion is sometimes omitted by some millinery designers.
The hat may be constructed of the usual types of cloths, silks or other woven materials and in this instance it is not essential that any particular material be used. It is contemplated, however, that where it is desired to provide a Waterproof hat these portions may be made of some such material as Cravanette or the like.
One manner in which the invention may be exercised is illustrated in Figures 1 and 2 and entails the provision of one or more slits 7 in the crown portion 5. While here shown as extending from a point adjacent the top of the crown down to a point where the crown and brim meet, it should be understood that the disposition of the slit or slits in the crown may be varied according to the desires and tastes of the designer. It is only essential that the slit or slits should be of such extent that a substantial opening is provided in the crown for the purposes set forth.
The slits may be closed wholly or partially in several ways. While snap fasteners, hooks and eyes, buttons and button holes, etc. may be employed for this purpose it is believed that the invention is best carried out by the use of slide fastener means 8 which may be neatly arranged to provide a finished appearance to the edges of the slits when opened and an ornamental and decorative adjunct to the hat when the slits are closed. In addition, the slide 9 of the fastener may carry thereon articulated means such as shown at 10 terminating in an ornamental pull tab 11 to further enhance the decorative features of the fasteners.
While in the present illustration the slide 9 is shown as closing the slit from the bottom upward, it should be understood that the reverse operation may be employed.
The invention may be employed on various other types of headgear, illustration of which, it is believed, is not here necessary; but in order .to indicate how the invention may be applied to other than womens hats, its application is illustrated on a cap (Figure 3). Here, also, one or plurality of slits may be employed.
From the foregoing it will be seen that a simple device for the purpose has been disclosed in the preferred form of its embodiment, but it is not desired to restrict the details to the exact con struction shown, it being obvious that changes, not involving the exercise of invention, may well be made without departing from the scope of the appended claim.
end of said slit being disposed at a point adjacent the top of the crown, the other end of said slit terminating at a point adjacent the base of the crown, and slide fastener means adapted to close said slit to a degree desired by the wearer.