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Publication numberUS2019028 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 29, 1935
Filing dateMay 11, 1934
Priority dateMay 11, 1934
Publication numberUS 2019028 A, US 2019028A, US-A-2019028, US2019028 A, US2019028A
InventorsWilliam Sternberg
Original AssigneeWilliam Sternberg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2019028 A
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Oct 29, 1935; w. STERNBERG 2,019,028

HEADDRESS Filed May 11, 1954 V EN TOR.

i Kim/c A TTORNEY Patented Oct. 29, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.

This invention relates to a headdress, and more particularly to a combination eye-shade and perspiration absorbing pad for athletes.

I It has heretofore been proposed to provide an eye-shade provided with a trough for receiving a detachable absorbent pad, as shown in the patent to Smilie, No. 1,484,042, of Feb. 14, 1924. The device shown therein has not been satisfactory, due to the failure of the pad to be retained 16" in the desired position when being applied or when in use. The narrowness of the pad and the fact that the same does not retain its shape when handled renders the device uncomfortable in use and hence a source of annoyance. More over, the desired area of the forehead of the user cannot be covered by said pad without interfering with the users vision; and the device is relatively expensive to manufacture.

One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a novel headdress adapted to shade the eyes of the wearer without obstructing vision, and to prevent perspiration from running off the forehead into the wearers eyes.

Another object is to provide a novel absorbent pad adapted to be worn on the forehead.

The above and other advantages will appear more fully hereafter in the detailed description of the invention which is to be read in connection with the accompanying drawing illustrating a 30 preferred form of the headdress. It will be understood that the drawing is for purposes of illustration only and is not designed as a definition of the limits of the invention, reference being had for this purpose to the appended claims. In the drawing;

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a headdress constituting the subject matter of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the eye-shade portion of the device;

Fig. 3 is a front elevation with parts broken away of one form of absorbent pad which may be used; and

Fig. 4 is a sectional view on an enlarged scale of the headdress shown in Fig. 1.

The article of manufacture forming the subject matter of the invention comprises a relatively wide absorbent pad provided with suitable vents and curved along the upper and lower edges thereof, the central portion of the pad being of greater width than the ends. A visor is secured to the upper edgeof the pad to shade the eyes, and in the event it is not desired to provide the device with a head covering, the same is maintained on the wearers head by means of a suitable band secured to the opposite ends of the pad.

head, thereby rendering the same comfortable 511i? and efiicient. In the form shown, the pad comprises a suitably shaped strip of niuslin'5 (Fig. 3) constituting the front face of the pad, said strip being secured to a similarly shaped strip 6 (Fig. 4). Positioned between the two muslin w strips is a pair of cotton flannel strips '5 and 8 which are similar in size and shape to strips 5 and 6, except that the curved upper edges are less pronounced, thus making the width slightly less.

The lower edges of the four strips are enclosed 15 by a narrow piece of muslin 9 which is secured thereto by suitable stitching, the latter preferably extending through the enclosed edges of strips 5, 6, l and 8 to avoid relative slippage and derangement.

An eye-shade is combined in a novel manner with the above described pad whereby a large, desirably shaped shade may be employed without obstructing the vision of the wearer. As pointed out above, the upper longitudinal edges of strips 25 5 and 5 extend beyond the adjacent edges of the flannel strips, and inner strip 6 is stitched to the upper inner edge of a lune shaped bill or eyeshade l0, while the outer strip 5 has its corresponding edge stitched to the lower inner edge of said bill, as shown at H. The curvatures of the upper edges of strips 6 and l and the corresponding inner curvature of bill i 0 are such that when the pad is held in close contact with the forehead, as shown in Fig. 1, the bill or visor will be drawn into and held in a curved, downwardly projecting position. The attachment of visor I0 to the upper edge of the pad, which latter also serves as a band to comfortably and effectively hold the former in position, renders it possible to employ a bill having a large surface and proper downward inclination to shade the eyes without interfering with the vision of the wearer.

Preferably eye-shade It has a. central stiffening member l2, such as cardboard, the lower face of which is covered with green sateen l3 while the upper surface of the same is covered with a piece of white felt M. The inner edges of the felt and sateen members extend beyond the inner edge of the stiffening member l2 and between the ad- 60 jacent edges of strips 5 and 6, said strips and members being stitched together as above pointed out.

In order to ventilate the pad, two vertically spaced groups of longitudinally extending threads vents l and .air into the pad and, incidentally, to improve the are withdrawn from outer cover 5. The vertically extending threads are then drawn into longitudinally spaced groups simulating Mexican hemstitching by means of suitable stitching along the edges of'the spaces from which the longitudinal threads are removed. There is thus formed a pair of vertically spaced longitudinally extending l6 to permit the free entrance of appearance of the same.

If no head piece is provided, the headdress may be retained in position by means of an adjustable band I1 sewed to the opposite ends of the pad, said band being. formed of elastic material if desired. 7

- When taking part in strenuous summer sports, such as tennis, sun glare and perspiration frequently prevent the player from utilizing his skill may be widely varied, those given being one form which has met wide acceptance. For example, the visor may be formed of a suitably colored lune shaped piece of celluloid or similar material. If desired, the pad may be employed without the visor to not only control the flow of perspiration but also to serve as a hair band. Reference will accordingly be had to the appended claims for a definition of the limits of the invention.

What is claimed is:

As will be understood by those skilled 1. The combination in a headdress of an elongated non-elastic absorbent pad adapted to be worn across the forehead, the width of said pad being greater at the center than at the ends, a

lune shaped eye-shade stitched to the upper edge 5 of said pad throughout the length of the convex edge of said eye-shade, and a. band secured to the ends of said pad for positioning and holding said pad on the head.

ing the edges thereof secured to one another by means. of stitching, the outer layer thereof having a plurality of openings therein to form air vents to the interior layers, a lune-shaped visor secured 15 to said pad along the upper edge of the latter whereby said visor is adapted to assume an elliptical -like shape to shade the eyes without obstructing horizontal vision when the pad is made to conform to the head, and a band secured to said pad and adapted to extend around the head for holding said pad and Visor in the positions aforesaid.

3. In a headdress, an absorbent pad comprising a plurality of layers of non-elastic material adapted to cover substantially the whole area of the forehead, a lune-shaped visor of semi-rigid ma: terial, said pad having the upper edge thereof stitched to the inner curved edge of said visor whereby the latter is positively held in an elliptical-like position projecting downwardly and forwardly from the upper edge of said pad when said pad is made to conform to the curvature of the forehead, and a band secured to the end of said padand adapted to extend around the head for 88 holding the pad in position on the forehead.


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U.S. Classification2/12, 2/171
International ClassificationA61F9/04
Cooperative ClassificationA61F9/045
European ClassificationA61F9/04B