US 2112774 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Mar h 29, 1938- L. K. THQR AN SCARF Filed Jan. a; 1958 L ESTER K. THOR/791V BY 4 6 ATTORNEY.
Patented Mar. 29,1938 7 I v UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
scans Lester K. Thurman, Woodmere, N. Y., assignor to Benjamin Wolf 00. Inc., New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application January 8, 1938, Serial No. 183,948
3 Claims. (Cl. 2-207) This invention relates to scai'fs; more particuother and contiguous at another side of the trilarly to convertible handkerchief scarfs. Handangular sections and the corners I1 and I8 overkerchief scarfs as known to me comprising, genlapping each other, leaving corners l9 and 20 at erally, a square of fabric which may be designated the opposite ends. I
as a handkerchief or bandanna, have been popu- In this position, fastening means 2|, in the 5 larly employed as scarfs. The square section is form of slide fasteners, are provided, afllxing the usually folded over diagonally and the diagonal complemental sections 22 and 23 along the edges ends tied about the neck. Also, the scarf has l6 and J1, respectively, fora predetermined been draped about the head, using the diagonal length and leaving an opening 24, without any 10 ends as ties beneath the chin, to give a more or connecting means. It is preferred that'the fas 10 less peasant type of headdress. tening means be of the character which perma- The draping of a scarf of this character renently joins the corners i1 and I8 together by the quires skill and, further, the draped fabric is not anchoring means 25, usually associated with slide securely in position, particularly where the fabric fasteners of the character mentioned. Associated isof-silk, which makes a knot insecure. with the complemental sections 22 and. 23' of the 15 It is an object of my invention to provide a slide fasteners, there is the usual'operating memscarf construction which may be quickly and her 26.
facilely draped in a variety of positions so that it With a construction as-pr v it l be -P- may be worn as a neck scarf, or as a headdress p nt hat wi h the complemental sections .22
and so' applied in position with little or no skill and 23 of the s ide fa nersb o'us o et e as on the part of the wearer. shown in Figure 1, a limited orifice 24 will be pro- It is a further object of my inv ntio t r vided and an extended orifice'fl will be left, ,as vide a scarf of the handkerchief type, which is formed by the edges 14 d 5- quickly and facilely convertible to be worn as a with the Operating be 5 slid to the neck scarf or headdress, each of which positions Position adjacent h comers and t3, the f 0;
may be retained by the wearer with security and ay be Slipped Over the head of the wearer. the H ease of operation, and to provide a highlydesirhead fi p s through the p ng 8 and able ornamental article of apparel. emerging through the Opening The Seer! y To attain these objects and such further obthen be adjusted to Permit the Corners l9 and 20 3O jects as may appear herein or heremaft r b to fall over the back of the wearer, with the corpointed out, I make reference to the accompanyners l9 and 20 more or less overlying each other. ing drawing forming a part hereof, in which This general Position w l be assumed, as will be Figure 1 is a perspective view of my device; more clearly apparent from an inspection of Fig- Figure 2 is a perspective view to show the posiure 4. tion thereof, preparatory to positioning the same Should it be desired to obtain a closer binding 35 over the wearer; of the edges l6 and I1 towards each other, to ob- Figure 3 is a perspective view of my device tain a snugger draping of the scarf around the draped upon the head of awearer, in one convertineck, the slide fastener operating member 26 may bl position thereof; V be slid upwardly, to achieve the position shown 40 Figure 4 is a perspective view of another conre clearly n Figure 4, in dotted lines. 4 vertible form of my device, when worn as a neck Where it may be desirable to provide a scarf scarf; which is draped over the head H, in peasant Figure 5 is a perspective view showing a still fashion as already referred to and as illustrated in further convertible form of my device; Figure 6 Figure 3,'the corner 20 is drawn over the top of is a back view of the same. 7 i the head, leaving the edges l4 and [5 to sur- Making reference to the drawing, it is contemround the neck and shoulders. The face will then "plated by me to provide a scarf Ill, preferably protrude through the opening 24. A close adjust-' made from a square section of fabric, suitably ment may be obtained by connecting the edges finished at the edges thereof in the well known and II by upwardly sliding the operating member way. This square of fabric, for the provision 26, joining the slide fastener sections 22 and to 50 of my device, is folded along the diagonal line H; each other, Suitable locking means (not shown) to provide sections l2 and P3 of triangular conmay be included by the operating member 26, to figuration, with the edges I4 and I5 contiguous prevent retraction of the operating member in a' and in alignment at one side of the triangular manner well understood and known to be assection and the edges l6 and I1 overlying each sociated with thistype of device. 55
In this manner it will beobserved that a secure closure is provided beneath the chin of the wearer,
nary, well known type of tie from the triangular,
double-folded section shown in Figure l,- the corners l9 and 2| may be tied beneath the chin in the manner shown in Figure 5, leaving .the corners "and late fall over the back of the wearer. The inclusion of the fastening means 2| does not interfere with the employment of the scarf in the usual way, as illustrated in Figure 5, and the weighting obtained from the fastening means enhances the adjustment of the device for this purpose. a
It will thus be observed that I have provided a convertible scarf which hasrthe desirable objects heretofore emphasised, facilitating the adjust ment of this type of garment in position, while securely holding the same in any of the desired positions. V
It will also be observed that while I- have described and illustrated the slide fastener means as those preferred by me in that a wide degree of variability may be obtained, other fastening means may be employed, though not as convenient or ahptable for my purposes.
It will also be observed that while I have described and illustrated a type of slide fastener means for connecting predetermined lengths of the edges II and" to each other, and securely anchoring the corners l1 and II by the anchor member fl, separable fastening means'for these corners may be provided. n
In general, itwillbe observed that by the con-' nection of-the edges "and ii to each other by. fastening means, particularly the fastening means herein preferably contemplated by me. I not only achieve convertibility but the portions of the garment of'the character described which are usually tied together maybe flattenedout over the chest and neckofthewearer, permitting the" mostextendeduseofthefabricofthescarfln thatthematerialnecusaryformakingofthe' knot is'not ex pendedr Thus, sections of fabric whichnorma'llywouldnot beenoug'htobe draped over the head may thus be utilised for this pur- It willalsobeobservedthatwhileI-haveshown in the preferred form of my invention, the employment of a square section of fabric. any configuration which, upon folding, will bring together two contiguous sections togive an entrance opening and an exit opening for the neck and face,.
respectively, may be employed and for illustrationpurposmthesectionofthefabricmaybeone deiinedalongtheiineH.whereinasubstangally triangular section of'fabric may be em- While 1 have described and illustrated as the preferred form of my invention, a scarf made from a square sectionnffabric, it will be understood that my invention is not. limited to such sections of fabric but that my invention is to be determined by the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention and illustrated its use, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is- 1. a scarf of the character described comprising a square section of fabric, a pair of diagonally opposed corners whereof are joined and along a pair of the edges whereof, directed from said cornersto an intermediate corner, there are attached fora predetermined length of said edges,
separable fastening means comprising comple-- mental interlocking connector elements afllxed to said edgesand arranged to Join the obverse surface of the fabric to dispose the same substantially continuously at the portions joined, a slider operating member for said elements whereby contiguous edges so brought together leave ah opening between the corners Joined and the intermediate corner of the fabric, the position of the slider operating member in relation to the interlocking connecting elements determining thesiae of the opening, toattain'variability of the size of the opening, the construction thereby providing a plurality of openings, cooperating with the f'astening means so provided to permit the fabric to be variously draped and held in the draped positions upon the wearer.
2. A handkerchief scarf comprising a substantially square section of fabric, with a pairof its diagonally opposed corners Joined to eachother,
providing superimposed, substantially triangular sections, and adjustable fastening means extending from the corners so Joined and along the edges thereof in a direction towards a contiguous corner of the fabric, providing an. opening oi adjusta'ble dimensions for the contiguous edgan joined for a distance between the diagonally Joined corners and the contiguous corner, the construction thereby providing a plurality of draped and heldin the draped P sitions upon the wearer.
3. A handkeeoluef scarf comprising a'sub'atane tially square section of fabric with a pair of its diagonally opposed corners brought together, leaving the contiguous'corners free, and having along the edges of the fabric from the'corners so joined, and attached thereto, complemental interlocking connector elements, a slidable operating member for said elements, the interlocking elements and operating member providing an opening of adjustable dimensions between the diagonally joined corners and a contiguous corner, said operating member including locking means to prevent accidental displacement of the operating member, the construction thereby providing a plurality of openings cooperating with the fastening