US 2056998 A
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Oct. 13, 1936. F. BEITER APRON Filed Fb. 8, 1936 INVENTOR.
BY ym/mi ML ATTORN I Patented Get. 13, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to external wearing apparel as used in protecting the clothing of an individual undergoing the operations of barbers, beauticians and others as applied to the face and head, such devices being commonly termed aprons and usually made of woven textile fabric.
It is an object of the present invention to provide an apron made from a single sheet of inexpensive waterproof material, waxed or paraffined paper being preferred.
A further feature is in the provision of means whereby such unitary, non-absorbent apron may be securely, but removably, engaged in position thereby to positively protect the garments covered by it from damage caused by droppings, moisture, particles of powder, dyes, etc., as used by an operator.
Finally to produce an effective covering of such inexpensive nature that it can be discarded after once being used.
These several objects are accomplished by the novel design, construction and arrangement of parts, made from an integral sheet, as hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and in which:
Figure 1 is a plan view of an embodiment of the invention as fully extended.
Figure 2 is an end elevational view of the garment as applied.
Figure 3 is a front elevational view of the same, showing the fastenings.
Referring in greater detail to the drawing, the garment, commonly called an apron, but more accurately described as a cloak, is cut in conformity with the pattern shown in Figure 1, from a sheet of strong, flexible material, paper being preferred, the material being rendered waterproof by any approved means, as for instance, a treatment which includes saturation with wax, parafine, latex, or other water repellent substance.
The shape of the garment includes a semicircular opening ID for the neck, a pair of opposed wing-like members II for the shoulders, and a pendant skirt l2 of generally arcuate outline.
Extending into the skirt from its lower edge, and at its side portions are creased lines l3 demarking pleats It, thus rendering the garment substantially form fitting.
Attached to the sides of the garment, adjacent 5 its proximate edges l5, are pairs of buttons I6 and thin cords ll adapted to engage the buttons on the opposite side edge, thereby accommodating either thin or portly people, while similar buttons and cords are disposed on the edges of the 10 pleats I4, so that the same can be partly or wholly closed as may be preferred.
Around the margin of the garment the material is reenforced by hems I8 and, as will be seen in Figure 3 it is of sufficient dimensions to be worn 'as double breasted, thereby affording complete protection to the usual clothing covered by it, from inadvertent spilling of liquid, etc., used in operating on the wearer.
It is to be noted that the apron is adapted to fit either large or small persons while undergoing facial or hair treatments, while its cost is so low that a single use only is expected from it.
From the foregoing, it will be seen that a simple device for this purpose has been disclosed in 5 the preferred form of its embodiment, but it is not desired to restrict the details to the exact construction shown, it being obvious that changes, not involving the exercise of invention, may be made without conflicting with the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to secure by Letters Patient, is:
An apron composed of a single sheet of paper having a semi-circular opening for the neck intermediate its straight convergent edges, a pair of opposed wing-like members, a pendant skirt of generally arcuate outline, folding creases extending into the skirt from its lower and lateral edges demarking pleats, and fastening means disposed on the edges of said pleats.