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Publication numberUS2015004 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 17, 1935
Filing dateNov 28, 1934
Priority dateNov 28, 1934
Publication numberUS 2015004 A, US 2015004A, US-A-2015004, US2015004 A, US2015004A
InventorsDuerr John F
Original AssigneeM S Levy & Sons Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hat sweat band
US 2015004 A
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Sept. 17, w35. J. F; DUI-:RR I M@ HAT SWEAT BAND Filed Nov. 28, 1954 Patented Sept. 17, 1935Y HAT SWEAT BAND JohnF. Duerr, Baltimore, Md., assignor to M. S.

Levy & Sons, Inc., Baltimore, Md., a corporation of Maryland Application November 28, 1934, Serial No. 755,205

Claims.

The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in headwear and more particularly to improved sweat bands for hats, caps or other head coverings of felt, straw or any other material.

An object of the present invention is to provide, in a hat or the like, a sweat band which presents a substantially continuous contact surface to the head of the wearer and wherein elastic means are providedv for permitting the band to expand.

A further object of the invention is to provide, in a hat or the like, a leather sweat band having incorporated therewith a yielding insert which remains out of contact with the head of the wearer so that the sweat band leather presents a substantially continuous contact surface to the head of the wearer, said yielding member permitting expansion of the sweat band in order to accommodate variations and irregularities in head sizes, thus insuring a proper fit.

A further object of the invention is to provide, in a hat or the like, a sweat band having the ends thereof joined by an elastic insert in a manner to present a substantially continuous contact surface to the head of the wearer and at the same time permit the sweat band to expand in rorder to accommodate variations and irregularities in head sizes, thus insuring a proper iit.

The foregoing and other objects of the invention will in part be obvious and will be hereinafter more fully pointed out.

In the accompanying drawing:

Figure l is a perspective view vof the bottom face of a hat with the sweat band embodying one form of the invention turned outwardly for illustrative purposes. Y

VFigure 2 is a fragmentary side elevation of the Vsweatband shown in Fig. 1, showing the band slightly expanded. Y

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken along the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Figure 4 isa fragmentary side elevation of another form of sweat band. p

Figure 5 is a sectional View taken along the line 5-5 ofV Fig. 4.

The invention relates generally to a sweat band for a hat, cap or other head covering. The sweat band may be made of leather, cloth or other suitable material and may consist of one o'r more pieces joined together. In one form of the invention, the sweat-band is provided on opposite sides thereof with diagonal slits. These slits may 'be disposed intermediate the edges of the sweat Abandor they may `extend. out to the free edge thereof; Across the back of the sweat band in the region of the slits, that is, out of contact with the vhead of the wearer, is glued or otherwise'secured a stretchable member which may be of rubber, elastic webbing, or other suitable material. This elasticl member permits the sweat band to "'5 expand slightly between the diagonal slits. In another form of the invention, one end of the sweat band is intertted in overlapping relationship with the adjacent end and a strip of rubber, elastic webbing or the like is suitably secured 1U across the back thereof to permit the sweat band to expand without the elastic material contacting with the head of the wearer. This means of permitting the sweat band to slightly expand is advantageous in that it permits a hat of one size to accommodate variations and irregularities in head sizes and, at the same time, provides a cushion for the head of the wearer. Furthermore, the sweat band is similar to the ordinary band in appearance.

Referring more in detail to the accompanying drawing, and particularly to Figs. l, 2 and 3, the invention is shown as applied to a straw hat I0 having a body portion II and a rim portion I2. lIt is to be understood, however, that the particular type of hat forms no part of the present invention which may be used with any type of head covering, whether of felt, straw or other material.

A sweat band'IB is secured around the head opening by stitching I4 or the like. The sweat band 30 I3 is illustrated as being of a single piece of leather joined at the ends by stitching I5, but it is to be understood that the band may be made of a plurality of pieces of any suitable material.

The sweat band I3 is provided at opposite sides 35 thereof with a plurality of slits I6 which are shown for purposes of illustration as extending Ydownwardly from the free edge of the sweat band and Vwhich converge diagonally toward one another. There is also provided a central slit I1 40 which extends inwardly from the free edge of the sweat band at right anglesV thereto. These slits are normally closed, as shown in Fig. 1, and a strip of rubber VI8 lis secured by glue or other suitable means to the back of the sweat band out of contact with the head of the wearer when the sweat band is in proper position for the hat to be used. As stated above, the slits are normally closed but Iif the hat does not exactly t the head of the wearer, the band may be expanded slightly by a slight spreading or separation of the slits, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, so that a proper and uniform fit is assured and a cushioning effect is a'iforded so that the hat will t much more comfortably. The slight separation of the band-at the slits at the edge of the band will not permit the rubber I8 to contact with the head of the wearer so that a substantially continuous surface is provided by the sweat band material at the point of contact with the head of the wearer, that is adjacent the stitching I4. Webbing or other suitable elastic material may be used in place of the rubber insert, if desired.

A modified form of the invention is illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5. In this form, the ends of the sweat band are joined together in a mannerV to permit a slight expansion of the same, This sweat band I9 is secured in any suitable manner to the hat body as by stitching Ma, and consists of two pieces |9a, |9b of leather or other suitable material. The ends of the pieces 19a, [9b are joined on opposite sides of the hat in the manner to be immediately described. The edge of the piece |91) is provided with a plurality of tongues 20, 20h. The edge of the piece Illa is provided with a plurality of vertical slits 2| which form openings spaced apart by sweat band material of substantially the width of one of the tongues 20. The tongues 20 iit under the edge of the piece ISa and the tongues 20h iit over the edge of the piece |9a and then pass through the slits 2| so that an overlapping fit between adjacent ends of the pieces 19a, [9b is thus afforded. A strip 22 of rubber, webbing or other elastic material is then glued or otherwise suitably secured to the inner or back face of the sweat band over the ends of the tongues 20, 20h. Thus, when the hat is placed on the head of a wearer, the sweat band I9 may expand slightly by a slight separation of the adjacent edges of the pieces lila, ISb, but the elastic insert will not come in contact with the head of the wearer due to the overlapping arrangement of the ends of the pieces I9a, l9b.

It is to be clearly understood that minor changes in the details of construction and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a hat, a sweat band having one edge secured thereto and being provided with a plurality of slits extending downwardly from the free edge thereof, and a stretchable member secured to the back of said sweat band across said slits whereby to hold said slits normally closed but to permit expansion of said sweat band to accommodate variations and irregularities in head sizes.

2. In a hat, a sweat band having one edge secured thereto and being provided with a plurality of slits extending downwardly from the free edge thereof and terminating short of the secured edge thereof, and a strip of rubber secured to the back of said sweat band across said slits whereby to hold said slits normally closed but to permit expansion of said sweat band to accommodate variations and irregularities in head sizes.

3. In a hat, a sweat band having one edge secured thereto and being provided with a plurality of separate diagonal slits extending downwardly from the free edge thereof in a converging direction but terminating short of the converging point, and an elastic member secured to the back of said sweat band across said slits whereby to hold said slits normally closed but to permit expansion of said sweat band to accommodate variations and irregularities in head sizes.

4. In a hat, a sweat band secured thereto and having adjacent edges in overlapping vrelationship whereby to present a continuous surface contacting with the head of the wearer, and a stretchable member secured to the back of said sweat band across the overlapping edges thereof whereby to permit expansion of the band while 5 maintaining the continuous contact surface presented to the head of the wearer.

5. In a hat, a sweat band consisting of a plurality of strips of material having adjacent edges fitted together in overlapping relationship where- 10 by to present a continuous surface of material contacting with the head of the wearer, and a strip of elastic material secured to the back of said sweat band over each of the adjacent edges whereby to permit expansion of said sweat band l5 to accommodate variations and irregularities in head sizes.

6; In a hat, a sweat band consisting of a plurality of strips of material secured to the hat body, one edge of each strip being provided with 20 a plurality of tongues, the adjacent edge of another strip being provided with a plurality of spaced slits, alternate tongues of one strip extending under the adjacent edge of another strip and the intermediate tongues extending over the 25 adjacent edge of the other strip and through said slits whereby to present a continuous surface contacting with the head of the wearer, and an elastic member secured to the back of one strip and to the ends of the tongues on the adjacent strip 30 whereby to permit expansion of said sweat band to accommodate variations and irregularities in head sizes.

7. In a hat, a sweat band secured thereto and presenting a substantially continuous surface contacting with the head of the wearer, one end of said sweat band being provided with tongues extending under the adjacent end, and an elastic member secured to the back of said band and connecting said tongues with the adjacent end of said band whereby to permit expansion of the band.

8. In a hat, a non-elastic sweat band having the lower edge thereof secured to the hat body and presenting a continuous surface of material around the said lower edge, the material of said sweat band being divided above the securing line, and means including an elastic member secured to the rear face of said sweat band across the divided area for permitting expansion of said sweat band to accommodate variations and irregularities in head sizes.

9. In a hat, a non-elastic sweat band having the lower edge thereof extending entirely around the hat body and secured thereto by a continuous line of stitching whereby to present a continuous contacting surface, the material of said sweat band being divided above the line of stitching, and elastic means secured to the rear face of said sweat band across the divided area for permitting expansion thereof to accommodate variations and irregularities in head sizes.

10. In a hat, a non-elastic sweat band having the lower edge thereof extending entirely around the hat body and secured thereto by a continuous line of stitching whereby to present a continuous contacting surface, means for dividing the material of said sweat band above the line of stitching Yand at the free edge thereof whereby to permit maximum expansion at the free edge of said sweat band, and elastic means secured to the rear Yface of said sweat band across the divided area for permitting expansion thereof to accommodate variations and irregularities in head sizes.

JOHN F. DUERR. 15

Referenced by
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US5461730 *Aug 6, 1993Oct 31, 1995Plum Enterprises, Inc.Protective hat
WO2000044250A1 *Dec 15, 1999Aug 3, 2000Dada CorpFree-size cap
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/183
International ClassificationA42C5/00, A42C5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA42C5/02
European ClassificationA42C5/02