US 2147872 A
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E. WITTCOFF Feb. 21, 1939.
HEAD COVERING Filed March 9, 1938 FICA.
INVENTOR WITTCOFF D M M E ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 21, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 5 Claims.
This invention relates generally to head coverlngs.
My invention has for its primary object the provision of a head covering so formed and constructed for selective use either as a hat or as the body of a parasol. My invention has for a further object the provision of a head covering of the type and for the purpose stated which is simple and inexpensive in form and structure, attractive in appearance when used either as a hat or parasol, and readily and conveniently converted for its respective uses, my inv-ention'also contemplating the association with the head covering when in parasol formation of a supporting-rod normally usable as a walking cane or as a handle for a toy shovel in a childs sand set.
And with the above and other objects in view, my invention resides in the novel features of form, construction, arrangement, and combination of parts presently described and pointed out in the claims. V
In the accompanying drawing- Figure 1 is'a side elevational view of the head covering of my invention;
Figure 2 is a side elevational view of the head covering as when convertibly employed as a parasol;
Figure 3 is a front elevational view of the cane or handle porti'onof my invention convertibly used as an extension handle for a childs play shovel;
Figure 4 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view of the head covering in parasol form as in Figure l; and
Figure 5 is a fragmentary plan View of the central portion of the inside portion of the hat.
Referring now in more detail and by reference characters to the drawing, which illustrates a preferred embodiment of my invention, A designates the head covering, which, as shown, is preferably in the form of a broad brimmed hat of relatively shallow conoidal shape. The head covering A is also preferably woven of fiat pressed straw, although it may be stated in this connection that the head covering A may be in a wide variety of broad brimmed shapes and styles and constructed from a wide assortment of conventional hat body materials, such as molded papier-mach, woven Cellophane, starched cloth, or the like.
The head covering A is preferably provided along its side walls with a plurality of ventilating eyelets I through which may be threaded, if desired, a suitable ribbon or strap 2, which may be utilized in the manner of a chin strap in securing the hat on the head, the head covering A finally being provided centrally of its upper or crown portion with'a small aperture 3, all as best seen in Figures 1 and 4 and for purposes presently more fully appearing. 5
Provided for flatwise underlying disposition along, and preferably in conformity with, the inner face of the head covering A and around the aperture 3, is a disk or plate member 4 formed of metal or any other suitable material, having a centrally disposed internally threaded aperture 5 concentric with, but diametrically smaller than, the aperture 3 and having a plurality of circumferentially spaced segmental slots 6 disposed in wardly from the outer circumferential margin of the plate 4. Similarly provided for flatwise disposition upon the outer face of the head covering A preferably in conformity with the shape thereof around the aperture 3, is a disk-shaped cap plate "I having a centrally disposed upwardly projecting deformation 8 for overlying registration with the aperture 3 of the head covering A. The cap plate 1 is further provided along its outer periphery with a plurality of downwardly disposed projecting tongues 9 of shape, size, and position for matching registration with the segmental slots 6 of the disk member 4.
The head covering A is thus completed by placing the disk member 4 in proper position on the inner face of the crown of the head covering A in concentric alignment with the aperture 3 thereof and, while holding the plate 4 in this position, forcing the cap plate I downwardly against the outer face of the head covering A in such a manner that the tongues 9 of the cap plate 1 will piercingly pass through the fabric or material of the head covering A and freely enter the segmental slots 6 of the disk member 4, whereupon the tongues 9 may be upset or clinched, as it may be called, to hold the various elements of the structure permanently in fixed relation, all as best seen in Figures 4 and 5.
Provided for parasol forming association or combination with the head covering A, is a rod or staff If), which may preferably be sized and shaped at its lower extremity for insertion into the hollow portion I l of a childs toy sand shovel l2, all as best seen in Figure 3. Pressed on, or otherwise suitably secured to, the other extremity of the rod Hi, is a ferrule l3 provided in its flat top face with an axially outwardly extending screw M sized for threaded engagement with the internally threaded aperture 5 of the head covering disk l, as best seen in Figure 4. It will be apparent in this connection that the screw I4 should be of such length as to extend through the threaded aperture 4 and the aperture 3 of the head covering into the free space enclosed within the upwardly extending projection 8 of the cap plate 1, so as to permit the outwardly presented or upper face of the ferrule to come into tight fitting abutment against the downwardly presented face of the disk member 4, thereby securing the head covering and rod member ID together in a secure and unshakable fit.
It will, of course, be obvious that both the head covering A and the rod or staff l0 may be decoratively coated and trimmed in complementary or matching colors and provided superficially with any suitable artistic design or effect.
Selectively, the head covering A may be placed upon the head and worn as a hat, the rod or staff l0 being carried either as a cane or utilized as an extension for a shovel handle in the manner above suggested. However, should a parasol be desired or required for some reason of taste, convenience, or the like, the head covering A is quickly converted into parasol formation by attachment thereto of the rod H) in the manner above described.
The rod or staff In may be readily, when desired, detached from the head covering A, and thus the head covering A separately provides a unique, economical, lightweight, attractive hat of unusual wide utility and combined with the rod l0 an equally attractive and serviceable parasol or sunshade.
It should be understood that changesv and modifications in the form, construction, arrangement, and combination of the several parts of the head covering may be made and substituted for those herein shown and described without departing from the nature and principle of my invention.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is- 1. A head-covering having a crown provided centrally of its dome portion with an aperture, a centrally apertured disk member disposed fiatwise against the under face of the dome of the crown concentric with the dome aperture, and a second disk member disposed fiatwise 0n the outer face of the crown, said disk members being secured together in substantially co-axial alignment.
2. A head-covering having a crown provided centrally of its dome portion with an aperture, a centrally apertured disk member disposed fiatwise against the under face of the dome of the crown concentric with the dome aperture, said disk aperture being internally threaded and smaller in diametrical size than said crown aperture, and a second disk member disposed fiatwise on the outer face of the crown, said disk members being secured together in substantially coaxial alignment.
3. A head covering hawng a crown, a disk member disposed fiatwise against the under face of the crown in the dome portion thereof, and a second disk-like member disposed fiatwise on the outer face of the crown in lateral alignment with the first disk member and having a plurality of tongues extending through the body of the crown in retentive engagement with the first disk memher.
4. A head covering having a crown provided centrally of its dome portion with an aperture, a disk member disposed fiatwise on the under face of the crown in the dome thereof and being provided with an internally threaded aperture, and a second disk member disposed fiatwise upon the outer face of the crown in substantially concentric alignment with the first disk member and being provided with an upwardly extending deformation, said deformation, said crown aperture, and said internally threaded aperture being in substantially co-axial alignment.
5. In combination, a head covering having a crown provided centrally of its dome with an aperture, a disk member disposed fiatwise on the under face of the crown in the dome thereof and being provided with an internally threaded aperture, a second disk member disposed fiatwise upon the outer face of the crown in alignment with the first disk member and being provided with an upwardly extending deformation in substantially co-axial alignment with the internally threaded aperture, and a handle-forming rod member having an outwardly extending externally threaded end portion for projection through the internally threaded aperture of the first disk member.