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Publication numberUS1999252 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 30, 1935
Filing dateJan 23, 1933
Priority dateJan 23, 1933
Publication numberUS 1999252 A, US 1999252A, US-A-1999252, US1999252 A, US1999252A
InventorsMullendore Abigail C
Original AssigneeMullendore Abigail C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hat horn
US 1999252 A
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-A, CJMULELENDORE HAT HORN Filed Ja n. 23, 1933 April 361 1935.,

ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 3%, 1935 UNITED sTATEs HAT HORN Abigail C. Mullendore, Philadelphia, Pa. Application January 23, 1933, Serial No. 653,117

6 Claims.

This invention relates to a means, which for convenience I term a hat horn, and which is useful more particularly to women to prevent dis- ;rrangement of coiffures incident to putting on ats.

The hats worn by women at the present time are not only tight fitting, but so shaped as to completely cover the hair except for a few looks at each side of the face. As a consequence, great difficulty is experienced in putting on such hats without attendant disarrangement of the hair, especially when it is freshly dressed and the 001ifure consists of delicate curls formed by fingerwaving, for example.

My invention has for its chief aim to overcome the drawback to which attention has been directed, which desideratum I attain as hereinafter fully set forth, through provision of a simple and inexpensive device made from smooth-surfaced pliable sheet material like glazed paper or sized fabric, to a configuration for conformative fitment, in overlapping relation with a counter part mate, into the hat, and adapted to be withdrawn, after putting on the hat, by a downward pull thereon, without attendant injury to the coiffure.

Another object of my invention is to enable, through incorporation of novel means for the purpose, tying of the device, after folding thereof into a compact package, for convenience in carrying it about in a hand bag or in a pocket.

Still other objects and corresponding advantages of this invention will be manifest from the detailed description following in connection with the attached drawing, wherein Fig. I is an illustraticn showing how my improved hat horns are used.

Fig. II illustrates the manner in which the hat horns are placed in the hat preparatory to putting the latter on the head.

Fig. III is a face view of the hat horn.

Fig. IV is an edge view of the same.

Fig. V shows how the hat horn may be folded into a compact package.

To produce my improved hat horn, I cut or otherwise form from relatively thin, pliable, and smooth-surfaced paper or sized fabric, a blank I 0 of generally elliptic configuration whereof the contour is shown partly in full lines, and partly in dotted line in Fig. III, said blank being comparatively broad at one end as at l I, and narrower at the other end as at I2. The narrow end or flap I2, I double upon itself, that is to say, fold back along a transverse line about midway of its length (see Fig. IV), and secure by pasting or cementing with attendant formation of a squareedged grasp, portion l3, in direct continuation of the wide portion l l which constitutes the body of the horn. The horn is so proportioned in practice that when placed into a hat H, as shown in Fig. II, in overlapping relation with another, just like it there is formed a false conformative lining with the grasp ends l3, projecting beyond the edge of the hat at opposite sides. By virtue of the smoothness of the false lining provided as just explained, the hat can be placed on the head without in any way disturbing the coiffure. With the hat in position on the head as shown in Fig. I, the projecting grasp ends I3 of the horns it are pulled to withdraw the horns. This is accomplished likewise without mussing the hair, the horns slipping freely from between the hat and the hair due to the frictionlessness of the material from which they are made.

For convenience of carrying the horn about in the pockets or in hand-bags, it may be condensed into a compact fiat package such as illustrated in Fig. V by successive folding along uniformly-spaced transverse lines indicated at 30-0: in Fig. III, and the package secured by means of bow strings I l. These bow strings M I attach to the grasp end I 3 of the horn, preferably as shown in Figs. III and IV by passing them through a central aperture in the square edge 16, and securing them to a narrow reinforcing strip i! of thin wood or cardboard which may be incorporated in said edge incident to folding of the flap l2.

Although the hat horns of my invention are particularly useful to hairdressers for the protection of freshly-dressed coiffures which are especially liable to mussing when the hair is damp or moist, they may be used with equal advantages by the laity.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. A hat horn of smooth-surfaced pliant sheet material having a rounded configuration for conformative fitment into the hat, and a narrow end grasp projection whereby, after placement of the hat, it may be Withdrawn Without attendant injury to the coifiure.

2. A hat horn of smooth-surfaced pliant sheet material having a rounded configuration for conformative fitment into the hat in overlapping relation with a counterpart mate, and a narrow end grasp projection whereby, after placement of the hat, it may be withdrawn without attendant injury to the coiifure.

3. As a new article of manufacture, an elliptically-configured hat horn of smooth-surfaced 6. As a new article of manufacture, an elliptically-configured hat horn of pliable sheet material with a narrow retrovert edged grasp prolongation at one end thereof, a stiffening strip incorporated in the retroversion, and a tie string secured to said stiffening strip with its ends projecting through an aperture at the center of the retroversion, whereby the device may be tied up after folding it into a compact package for convenience of carriage in a pocketor hand bag. 10


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U.S. Classification223/111, D02/891, 2/171
International ClassificationA42B1/06, A42B1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/069
European ClassificationA42B1/06D