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Publication numberUS2172162 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 5, 1939
Filing dateAug 31, 1938
Priority dateAug 31, 1938
Publication numberUS 2172162 A, US 2172162A, US-A-2172162, US2172162 A, US2172162A
InventorsGillette Elmon C
Original AssigneeGillette Elmon C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper bib
US 2172162 A
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p 5, 1939- E. c. GILLETTE 2,172,162



Patented Sept. 5, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PAPER BIB I Elmon o. Gillette, New York, N. Y. .pplication August 3 1, 1938, Serial No. 227,636

1 Claim.- (01. 2-49 My invention relates to paper bibs and has particular reference to bibs having extensions which can be placed around a users neck and fastened together.

This is continuation in part of my application Serial No. 190,554, filed Feb. 15, 1938.

Paper bibs have an advantage over cloth napkins because of their low cost so that such bibs can be discarded after having been used once.

Ordinary paper bibs have a disadvantage, however, in that their neck extensions, being cut from the same material as the bib proper, i. e.- from a soft tissue paper, are very weak and can be easily torn. Ordinary paper bibs require, therefore, careful handling and are not very practical for instance for use with restless children.

My invention has for its object, therefore, to provide a paper bib with reinforced neck extensions, for which purpose I attach relativelyiong straight strips of a gummed paper to the extensions at an angle to each other so that the strips extend from the bases of the neck extensions and converge toward the ends of the extensions where the strips meet and overlap each other. The ends of the strips can be then joined together when desired, in any convenient manner, or can be used for fastening together the ends of the extensions. While it is possible to use curved strips of gummed paper, I have found that quite I satisfactory results can be obtained with straight strips if they are placed at an angle to each other, beginning at the outer edges of the neck pieces at their relatively wide bases and converging toward their ends.

Such gummed strips are relatively cheap. and can be easily attached to the. neck extensions of the bib by moistening the strips and pressing against the paper. The neckgopening can be made with sides trimmed along the inner edges of the strips at their converging portions, the

' inner portion of the opening beinground, the

opening therefore having a pear-shaped form. The new opening can be made with sides corresponding to the edges of the strips, thereby providing a pear-shaped aperture.

By making the strips to extend beyondthe ends of the neck pieces or extensions, such free ends, having exposed gummed sides, can be used for joining them together or for attaching to the converging ends of the neck pieces.

My invention is more fully described in the accompanying specification and drawing in which:

- Fig. 1 is a front view of my bib with angular reinforcing gummed strips, shaped so that they can be interlocked together.

Fig. 2 is a fractional view of the bib showing'a modified method of joining the ends of the neck extensions.

- Fig. 3 is a similar view of a modified arrangement with a single gummed strip for joining the ends of the neckextensions.

Fig. 4 is a detail view of the ends of the strips as per Fig. 1, locked together.

Fig. 5 is another view of the same.

Fig. 6 is a fractional view of another modification.

Fig. 7 is a detailed view of another modification.

My paper bib comprises a front portion I with integrally formed neck extensions 2 and 3, an aperture 4 being provided for the neck of a person using the bib. The bib is preferably made of a soft tissue paper by cutting out the aperture 4 and slitting the ends of the thereby formed extensions 2 and 3. If preferred, however, the ends may be left joined together and torn apart when it is desired to use the bib.

Reinforcing strips 5 and 6 of gummed paper are glued to one side of the bib at an angle to each other so that the strips start at the outer edges of the neck extensions at their bases and converge toward the ends of the extensions so as to overlap each other, the free ends of the strips have exposed gummed sides which can be used for Joining the ends together. The strips effectively reinforce the neck extensions which otherwise may be easily torn, being made of a relatively weak soft tissue paper. While it is possible to use curved, strips I prefer to use straight strips since such strips can be made .very cheaply and they serve their purpose of reinforcing the neck extensions when placed at an angle to each other as shown.

The sides of the aperture 3 can be made straight along the inner edges of the strips as shown; The strip 5 is provided with a slot 1 at the end, the end of the strip 6 having a hook 8 which can engage the slot 1 as shown in Figs. 4 and 5 for locking the ends of the pieces 2 and 3 around the neck of a'user. The hook 8 for this purpose is inserted into the slot 1 by its sharp end 9 and is retained in the interlocked position, the length of the slot corresponding to the width of the neck I0 of the hook which is less than the width of the strip. The strips with the pieces 2 and 3, for locking them together, must be slightly bent in the plane transverse to the plane of the napkin, andin the projected view of Fig. 4 these strips therefore appear curved. The sides of the aperture l can be made straight along the edges of the strips as shown,

Another method of joining the ends of the neck extension is shown in Fig. 2. A strip H at the left extends beyond the edge of the neck piece or extension 2, as shown in dotted lines, while the other strip 12 is made shorter and abuts the strip H. v For joining the ends of the neck extensions, the end of the strip ii is turned over at'an angle and is glued to the other side of the paper opposite the end of the strip 52.

Still another method of joining the ends of the neck pieces is shown in Fig. 3. The neck pieces i3 and M have no reinforcements but are made wider for increasing their strength and are joined together by a short strip of a gummed paper 55. The latter is permanently glued to one piece and is moistened and attached to the other piece when the bib is placed around the users neck. Fig. 6 shows an arrangement similar to the one shown in Fig. 2 with the exception that the end of the piece it is made longer and has its a vance led side exposed and ready to be moistened for attaching tothe end of the strip ll.

Still another method of .joiningor interlocking the ends is shown in Fig. '7. The piece or strip '5' is adapted to receive in its slot i a spearshaped end E8 of another strip is. 7

It is understood that my invention may be embodied in still further modifications, all such modifications remaining Within the scope of the appended claim. l

I c as my invention: A paper bib comprising a piece of paper having relatively wide extensions adapted to be placed around the neck of a user, and two straight narrow. strips of reinforcing paper glued to the extensions at an angle to each other, the lower ends of the strips being attached to the extensions at their bases near their outer edges, the

upper ends of the strips converging together at the ends of the extensions and being adapted to be joined together while remaining flat and in the plane of said piece of paper and its extensions.


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U.S. Classification2/49.1
International ClassificationA41B13/00, A41B13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/10
European ClassificationA41B13/10