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Publication numberUS2147873 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 21, 1939
Filing dateMar 9, 1938
Priority dateMar 9, 1938
Publication numberUS 2147873 A, US 2147873A, US-A-2147873, US2147873 A, US2147873A
InventorsWittcoff Edward
Original AssigneeWittcoff Edward
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Head covering
US 2147873 A
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Feb. 21, 1939. E. WTTCOFF 2,;41873 HEAD COVERING Filed March 9, 1938 INVE NTOR EDWARD WITTcor-'F ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 21, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 9 Claims.

This invention relates generally to head coverings of the type and character disclosed in my co-pending application, Serial No. 133,996, led March 31, 1937.

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 invention also contemplating the association with the head covering when in parasol formation of a supporting rod normally usable as a Walking cane.

And with the above and otherl objects in view, my invention resides in the novel features of form, construction, arrangement, and combination of parts presently described and pointed out inthe claims.

In the accompanying drawing- Figure 1 is a top plan vieW of the head covering of my invention; 4

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional View of the head covering, taken approximately along the line 2-2, Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view of the head covering as When convertibly employed as a parasol;

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the disk like insert member forming a part of my invention; and

Figures 5 and 6 are fragmentary vertical sectional views of the head covering, illustrating in more detail the installation of the disk like member.

Referring now in more detail and by reference characters to the drawing, which illustrates a preferred embodiment of the present 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 flat 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 papiermch, Woven Cellophane, starched cloth, or the like, the head covering A being provided, centrally of its dome portion a, with an aperture I, as best seen in Figures 1 and 2.

(Cl. 13E- 20) B designates a substantially disk shaped section stamped or otherwise formed of any suitable weldable metal, such as sheet iron, for instance. One such disk like member is preferably disposed transversely across the dome a of the head covering A in flatwise engagement with the under face thereof and concentric With the aperture I. A second disk like member B is similarly disposed ilatwise upon the outer face of the dome a preferably in peripheral registration with the first disk like member B, all as best seen in Figure 5. While held in this position, the disk like members B, B', are pressed together and tightly secured preferably by spot Welding, or anyother suitable manner, as best seen in Figure 6. As so disposed and secured, the downwardly presented face d of the disk B is substantially smooth, even, and dat, being, through its reduced diametrical dimension, entirely in the free space at the apex a of the head covering A above and out of contact with the head of the wearer when the head covering A is employed normally as a hat.

Provided for parasol forming association or combination with the head covering A, is a rod or staff C having a conventional ferrule 2 at its lower extremity, in simulation of a Walking stick or cane. Fixed, as by means of a socket 3, upon its upper or head end, is a concave flexible rubber disk or vacuum cup 4, which functions, when pressed facewise against the under or outer face d of the disk B, in detachably securing the cane C endwise to the head covering A in parasol forming arrangement, as best seen in Figure 3.

It will, of course, be obvious that both the head covering A and the rod or cane C may be decoratively coated and trimmed in complementary or matching colors and provided supercially with any suitable artistic design or effect. Also, if desired, the head covering A may be provided with a plurality of symmetrically spaced eyelets 5, serving both to ventilate the crown and provide apertures through which, while not shown, beautifying tie ribbons or strings may be threaded.

selectively, the head covering A may be placed upon the head and Worn as a hat, the staff C being carried in the hand as a Cane or swagger stick. 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 cane C.

The cane or staff C 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 cane C an equally attractive and serviceable parasol or sunshade.

It should be understood that changes 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, and a pair of air-impervious members disposed respectively upon the inner and outer faces of the dome of the crown and being secured together in superposed relationship, one of said members having a substantially smooth portion on its outwardly presented face for vacuum cup attachment.

2. In combination, a cane like member, a head covering having a crown selectively usable as a hat, a metallic disk fixed within the dome of the head covering, and a vacuum cup carried by the cane like member for engagement with the disk for detachably securing said member endwise to the crown for converting the head covering into parasol formation.

3. In combination, a cane like member, a head covering having a crown selectively usable as a hat, a pair of peripherally registering metallic disks fixed within the dome of the crown in flatwise abutment respectively against the inner and outer faces thereof, said disks being rigidly secured to each other, an-d a vacuum cup carried by the cane like member for engagement with one of the disks for detachably securing said member endwise to the crown for converting the head covering into parasol formation.

4. In combination, a cane like member, a head covering having a crown selectively usable as a hat, a pair of peripherally registering metallic disks fixed within the dome of the crown in flatwise abutment respectively against the inner and outer faces thereof, said disks being welded to each other, and a vacuum cup carried by the cane like me-mber for engagement with one of the disks for detachably securing said member endwise to the crown for converting the head covering into parasol formation.

5. In combination, a cane like member, a head covering having a crown selectively usable as a hat, a pair` of peripherally registering metallic disks fixed within the dome of the crown in fiatwise abutment respectively against the inner and outer faces thereof, said disks being centrally welded to each other, and a vacuum cup carried by the cane like member for engagement with one of the disks for detachably securing said member endwise to the crown for converting the head covering into parasol formation.

6. A head covering comprising a dome like portion, and a pair of metallic disk like members fixed in the dome portion in flatwise abutment respectively on the inner and outer faces thereof an-d in relative superposition each with respect to the other.

"1. A head covering comprising a dome portion, and a pair of peripherally registering metallic disks mounted rigidly on the dome portion in fiatwise abutment against the inner and outer faces thereof respectively.

8. A head covering comprising an apertured dome portion, and a pair of peripherally registering disk members disposed fiatwise respectively upon the inner an-d outer faces of said dome over the aperture thereof, said disk members being welded together through the aperture.

9. A head covering having a crown and a pair of air-impervious members disposed respectively upon the inner and outer faces of the dome of the crown and being secured together in facewise overlying relationship, said inner member being substantially smooth on its downwardly presented face for vacuum cup attachment.

EDWARD WITTCOFF.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification135/19.5, 2/209.7, 135/900, 2/209.11
International ClassificationA42B1/00, A42B1/02
Cooperative ClassificationY10S135/90, A42B1/02, A42B1/004
European ClassificationA42B1/00C, A42B1/02