US 2158861 A
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May 16, 1939. M. MEYER 2,158,861
VISOR FOR CQLLAPSIBLE CAPS Filed Spt.. 2, 1937 2 Sheets-Shea?l l MILTON MEYER INVENTOR.
VISOR FOR GOLLAPSIBLE CAPS Filed Sept. 2, 1937 2 Sheets- Sheet 2 l Il".
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Patented May 16, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.
This invention relates generally to Visors for collapsible caps, but more specifically to1 the means of attachment of a visor to any collapsible cap whereby the visor assumes a flat position when the cap is collapsed and a curved position along the two axes thereof when the cap is in open position.
The main object of the invention resides in the provision of attaching a flexible visor to a collapsible cap of any material whereby when the cap is in collapsed position, the visor assumes a corresponding flat shape, while when the collapsible cap is in open and wearing position, the visor assumes a shape which is curved along the two axes thereof.
Another object of the invention resides in the provision of a eXible viso-r for attachment to a collapsible cap so that the latter may afford means of shading to the eyes of the wearer.
Another object of the invention is to retain all the features of any collapsible cap and at the same time provide the same with the added element of any type of flexible Visor which assumes a flattened position when the cap is collapsed and a curved position along two axes when the cap is opened.
These objects and other incidental ends and advantages of the invention will hereinafter appear in the progress of the disclosure and as pointed out in the appended claims.
Accompanying this specification are drawings showing preferred forms of the invention and wherein corresponding reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevation partly in section of any known collapsible cap showing one form of visor attached thereto, the cap being shown in folded or collapsed condition.
Figure 2 is a top plan View of the cap and visor in unfolded or open position.
Figure 3 is a transverse sectional ure 2 along the plane 3-3 thereof.
Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view of Figure 2 through the planes 4-4 thereof.
Figure 5 is a sectional view of Figure 2 through the plane 5 5 thereof.
Figure 6 is a side elevation partly in section of a special form of visor secured to the collapsible cap shown in Figures 1 to 5.
Figure '7 is a transverse section of Figure 6 through the plane 'l-l thereof.
Figure 8 is a transverse section of Figure 6 through the plane 8 8 thereof.
Figure 9 is a front view partly broken away view of Figshowing a visor secured to another form of a collapsible cap.
Figure 10 is a transverse sectional view of Figure 9 through the plane lll- Ill thereof.
In accordance with the invention and in ac- '5 cordance with the preferred forms thereof shown in the drawings, Visors 26, 2| and 22 are adapted to be secured to any kind of a cap having a collapsible band member and a turned in reinforcing strip at the lower edge thereof, the said visor I@ being flexible and secured along the upper edge thereof inwardly of the ends of the said reinforcing strip, the intermediate portion of the reinforcing strip beyond the upper edge of the visor being secured to the band member. Visors 20, 2| 15 and 22 as shown in the drawings, are preferably crescent shaped as shown in Figures 1, 2, 6 and 9.
Figures 1 to 8 inclusive, show Visors 26 and 2| as applied to a special form of collapsible cap described and embodied in United States Patent f #1,926,912, dated September l2, 1933. 'Ihis collapsible cap has a collapsible b-and member I0 of suitable diameter to fit around the head of the wearer, the lower edge of this band member being turned inwardly to form a reinforcing strip. The .3 band member I0 is provided with two end flaps l2 and upwardly extending front and rear flaps I3 which are turned inwardly from the respective upper edges of band member lll and pasted to the inner ends of the aps |2 and to one another. 'l End flaps |2 join the sides of body portion IU along fold lines i4 which converge to points I5 at the ends of the cap, the central longitudinal elongation thus produced in the top of the cap bringing it into conformity with the curvature of the wearers head and thus enabling the top of the cap to accommodate itself to the shape of the wearers head. When the cap is collapsed or folded, it will have the appearance shown in Figures 1 and 6, one side being flattened against the other 4o side and the top of the cap lying closely at one side of the band member I0 and being connected thereto by the fold line I6.
The `invention hereinafter to be described is readily applicable to any other type of collapsible is cap as shown in Figure 9 where the band member is represented by numeral Il, said band member having its upper and lower edges inwardly turned to form strips I8 and |9 respectively and whose edges 23 and 24 are adjustably secured to one :so another by any means such as buttons 25 and 26 and buttonhole 21.
The invention contemplates means of affxing Visors 20, 2| and 22 to the reinforcing strips and I9 whereby the said Visors assume a flat 55 condition when the band members l0 and 24 are collapsed or folded and a curved condition along the two axes of the visors when the band members I0 and are opened for placement on the head.
Visor 20 along the upper edge thereof is provided with a sweat band 28 secured therealong at the lower edge in any suitable fashion such as stitching 29. The upper edge of sweat band 28 is secured to the reinforcing strip by any means such as stitching 30, the line of stitching 30 terminating inwardly of the ends of the upper edge of visor 2U. The intermediate portion of the reinforcing strip above line of stitching 3 ls secured to the band member HI by any means such as rivet 3|. The sweat band 28 is folded upon itself at the two terminations of line of stitching 30 as is indicated by numeral 32' in Figure 4. By this system of aflixing visor 20 to collapsible band member l0, the visor is flexible inwardly toward the central vertical axis and downwardly along the longitudinal axis when the collapsible band member |0 is put on the head for purposes of wear. On the other hand, the above described means of affix-ation of the visor to the band member I8 affords a flattening out of visor 28 when the band member l0 is collapsed.
It is, of course, understood that stitching 30 may be substituted by any aixing means such as paste or eyelets 32 shown in phantom on Figure 1. Moreover, eyelet 3| may have substituted therefor any other afxing means such as a plurality of eyelets 33 shown in Figure 9 or paste to prevent the reinforcing strip in the region contiguous to visor 20 from moving outwardly therewith when the visor is grasped on tting the hat to the head.
In Figures 6, '7 and 8, a visor 2| is shown which eliminates 'sweat band 28. The upper edge of visor I2| is provided with slits 34 situated inward*- ly of the ends and proceeding downwardly along the visor. Below the upper edge of visor 2| and inside of the slits 34, the said visor is secured to reinforcing strip by any means such as rivets or eyelets 3-5. That portion of reinforcing strip intermediate the end eyelets 35 and above the upper edge of visor 2|, is secured to band member l0 by any means such as eyelet 36, all as best shown in Figure 6. Where desirable, the upper edge of visor 2| may be provided with a tape 38 secured thereto to act as a sweat band edge. The upper edges of visor 2| on each side of slits 34 may similarly be provided with tape 38.
I wish it distinctly understood that the visor may be of any fieXible material and that the collapsible cap may similarly be made of any material. Furthermore, it is understood that minor changes and variations in the means of securing Ithe visor to the reinforcing strip of the collapsible band member may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention and without departing from the scope of the appended claims.
1. In combination with a cap having a body member collapsible to form two at sides, the
said body member having a turned in reinforcing portion at the lower edge to form an inner hat band member, a flexible visor secured to one of said at sides at the reinforcing portion, the ends of the said flexible visor being free of the reinforcing portion whereby the said visor becomes fiat when the cap is collapsed and curved along the vertical and horizontal axes when the cap is opened.
2. In combination with a cap having a body member collapsible to form two flat sides, the 5' said body member having an inner band member, a iiexible visor secured to one of said flat sides at the inner band member, the ends of the visor being free of the said band member whereby the visor becomes fiat when the cap s collapsed and curved along the vertical and hori- Zontal axes when the cap is opened.
3. In combination with a cap having a body member collapsible to form two flat sides, a flexible visor secured to one of said flat sides at the inner surface and above the lower edge thereof, the ends or the visor being free whereby the visor becomes flat when the cap is collapsed and curved along the vertical and horizontal axes when the cap is opened.