US 2091083 A
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Afi .24 ,1937. M, F 2,091,083
CHILD'S BIB OR THE LIKE Filed March 26, 1934 Patented Aug. 24, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 4 Claims.
This invention relates to a bib or similar article primarily adapted to be worn by or engaged around the neck of children.
It is particularly aimed to provide a novel securing means to surround the neck, which is fascinating and interesting to a child to encourage the child to himself apply and remove thebib or other article.
Another object is to provide a novel construction avoiding perforation of the bib or body proper, using loops in combination with draw members having tabs or the like thereon to abut the loops to limit the extent of drawing of the members, to avoid any possibility of the child pulling the strings too tight.
Further, it is generaly aimed to produce a simple, inexpensive and durable construction which may be made of textile fabric or equivalent material throughout, enabling ready washing thereof.
In said drawing:
Fig. 1 is a side edge view of the bib;
Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the bib, the draw members in full lines representing their position for passage over the head, and the dotted lines representing such draw members in bibfastening position;
Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view showing one of the loops, its fastening and adjacent struc- 0 ture;
00 Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view of one of the tabs and its fastening to a draw member;
Fig. 5 is a detail section taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3, and
Fig. 6 is a detail section taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 2.
Referring specifically to the drawing, wherein like reference characters designate like or similar parts in the several views, I0 designates a o textile fabric or equivalent body of sheet constituting the bib pro-per or other article to be engaged about the neck. Said body It], except at the upper edge, is preferably bordered by a textile fabric tape I I folded over opposite sides thereof and secured in place, for example, by stitching at I2, as best shown in Figs. 3 and 6.
The aforesaid upper edge of the body is preferably concave and by means of stitching I3 has a textile fabric tape I4 secured thereto. Said tape I4 is doubled upon itself or folded over so as to overlap opposite sides of body I0, the stitching I3 being'continued beyond the body so that the tape beyond the same is formed into tubing, constituting draw members I5.
Said stitching l3 may also pass through the upper ends of tape I I between. body II] and tape I4 and at the same locations, said stitching secures the ends of a loop Iii in place. Each loop I6, similar to the draw members I5, is made from a length of textile fabric folded upon itself and 5 secured in tubular form by stitching.
Draw members I5 extend or are removably threaded through the bores of loops I6 and beyond the same, their free ends are passed through hollow beads I8 of wood or the like, and. terminally are tied into knots I9 so that the said beads will be removably held in place. Said beads prevent accidental detachment of the draw members from the loops.
On the draw members I5, tabs 20 are provided to limit the drawing action by engagement with the loops, thus preventing a child from pulling the member I5 too tight about the neck. Such tabs or enlargements I5 may be provided in any suitable manner to render them impassable through the loops. Tabs 20 are made from strips or tapes of textile fabric doubled upon itself in two directions, the folds being stitched together as at 2|, Fig. 4, and the tabs being secured to the draw members by the aforesaidstitching I3.
In use, with the draw members I5 extended as shown in full lines in Fig. 2,'the child places the same over his head and around his neck, whereupon his hands engage the beads I8, drawing on the same and consequently the draw members I5, contracting them to the dotted line position of the same figure, wherein tabs 20 engage the loops I 6. This operation has proved fascinating to children and encourages them to apply and remove their own bibs or other article of apparel utilizing the invention. The engagement of the tabs 2U with the loops I6 prevents any danger of the child choking or injuring himself.
Various changes may be resorted to provided they fall within the spirit and scope of the invention.
I claim as my invention:
1. An article of the class described having loops, draw members, one draw member extending from adjacent each loop across the other draw member and through the other loop, and means on the draw members coacting with the loops to prevent undue drawing of the members about the neck.
2. An article of the class described having a body, a draw member extending therefrom, a loop on the body through which the: free end of the draw member passes, said loop and zone of connection of the draw member to the body being on opposite sides of the body at the upper 10 upper portion of the body, and means on the draw member to prevent undue drawing of the member about the neck, in coaction with said connection.
4. An article of the class described having a body, an elongated element having opposite end portions extending from the body and constituting draw elements, loops, means securing said loops and a portion of said element to said body, said draw elements crossing each other between said portion and the terminals of the elongated element and passing one through each loop, and tabs on the draw elements to engage the loops to prevent undue drawing of the members about 10 the neck.