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Publication numberUS2181446 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 28, 1939
Filing dateOct 21, 1938
Priority dateOct 21, 1938
Publication numberUS 2181446 A, US 2181446A, US-A-2181446, US2181446 A, US2181446A
InventorsAmes George C
Original AssigneeAmes George C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2181446 A
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G. C. AMES Nov. 28, 1939. I

HEADGEAR FiledDct. 21,- 1938 INVENTOR. 6790196 (T111226;


Patented Nov. 28, 1939 UNITED STATES v PATENT OFFICE I HEADGEAR George C. Ames, New York, N. Y. Application October 21, 1938, Serial No. 236,319

2 Claims.

This invention relates to headgears in general, and particularly to what may be termedsanitary headge'ars, providing air circulation and air exposure of the wearers head.

headgear whereby not only adequate ventilation is provided for the head portion covered by it, but wherein several other important features are incorporated, which render the device more advantageous and sanitary.

One of the features of the present invention resides in the fact that the head band is made adjustable and that the skeleton members, extending from the head band radially towards the center of the device, are so constructed and arranged as to be capable of supporting an exchangeable head cover for providing protection against excessive sun or rain, as the case may be. An additional feature of the present invention resides in the exchangeable sweat band by means of which the device is rendered sanitary.

The prime objects of this invention, therefore,

is to provide a simple, relatively inexpensive, practical, and sanitary device of the kind described, wherein means are provided for adjusting the size of the device to various head dimensions, within certain limits, and wherein means are provided for removably associating with the head band of the device a sanitary, exchangeable sweat band, and wherein the skeleton members of the device are provided with means for removably accommodating an exchangeable head protector for shielding the wearer against either sun or rain. 35 The foregoing and still further important objects and advantages of this invention will become more fully apparent from the ensuing description and the accompanying drawing, the latter being held in a more or less diagrammatical form, and wherein:

Fig. 1 is a top view of the device in its presently preferred form;

Fig. 2 is a cross section taken on lines 2-2 of Fig. 1;

45 Fig. 3 is a partial enlarged cross section, taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 illustrates the adjustable feature of my device, and

Figs. 5, 6, and '7 are partial detail views illustrating modified forms of construction for accommodating exchangeable sweat bands.

Referring now specifically to the drawing, numeral denotes an adjustable head band, one end H of which is provided with a plurality 55 of cutouts, flaps, or ridges l2, which are formed The present invention contemplates a skeleton from and are integral with the head band material. The other end |3 of head band It) is provided with suitable loops I4, which are adapted to engage flaps I2, and thereby hold the head band in its adjusted position. From the front portion of head band l0 extends a visor l5, preferably provided with a transparent sheet l6.

Secured to the head band, and extending radially towards the center of the skeleton head gear are frame members I! and I8 which are preferably joined at the center, as indicated at I9. At the interior faces of the frame members are provided suitable means, indicated at 20, for removably accommodating an exchangeable shield or head cover 2|. Shields of difierent sizes may be employed, as indicated at 2| in Fig. 2. Thus when it is preferred to merely cover the top of the wearers head, a relatively small, substantially disc like covering member 2| is used, while in case of rain or extreme sun heat, a larger shield 2| may be substituted. The material used for the shield is preferably water-proof or moisture resisting, and it is to be so inexpensive that the shield may be disposed of after it becomes soiled or otherwise useless.

In the drawing, I have indicated that shield 2| is attached by means of snap fasteners to frame member ll; it is quite obvious, however, that any other simpler and less expensive provisions for fastening shield 2| to the frame members may be substituted. Such fastening means may also be in the form of adhesive areas at the outer surface of the shield, whereby the latter' may be secured to the inner faces of the skeleton members.

At the interior of the head band I0, I preferably provide a strip 22, which is secured to the head band by stitching or other means indicated at 23. Strip 22 is so arranged as to readily facilitate the slipping about its free, lower edge of the exterior leg 24 of an adjustable sweat band 25. The upper edge 26 of the sweat band is intended to partially overlap the upper edge of head band l0. Thus sweat band 25 is rendered readily exchangeable, so that when it becomes soiled or otherwise useless, a new strip may be inserted into the headgear.

A modified form of an exchangeable sweat band is illustrated in Fig. 5, wherein head band I0 is provided with interior loops 21, which are adapted to accommodate an exchangeable sweat band 28, which latter forms a longtudinal strip, bent upon itself and slipped into place between the head band body and. loops 21. Sweat band 28 may be reversed by unfolding and refolding it, and may therefore be used twice.

Another modified form of the head band is shown in Fig. 6 where is illustrated a head band 29, provided with integral loops 30, serving for the same purpose as loops 2'! of Fig. 5. A still other embodiment of a sweat band support is illustrated in Fig. 7, wherein I provide at the lower edge of the head band a cord or the like, indicated at 3|, from which extend upwardly loops 32, through which a sweat band 28, similar to that illustrated in Fig. 5, may be slipped into place. For sweat band material I preferably employ inexpensive moisture-proof paper or fabric, which latter may be medicated, if so desired. A similar treatment of the material is intended for shields 2|.

While I have illustrated and described a specific form of my skeleton headgear, it is quite obvious that changes and improvements may be readily incorporated therein, and I, therefore, reserve for myself the right to make such changes and improvements which may become necessary, all

without departing from the scope of the annexed claims.

I claim: I

1. In a skeleton headgear, a plurality of frame members, a central joint connecting their upper ends, an adjustable head band connecting the lower ends of the members, a removable sweat band secured to the head band and capable of adjustment with the adjustment of the head band, fastening means provided With said members, and a removable shield secured by said fastening means to said members.

2. In a skeleton headgear, a plurality of radially arranged frame members joined at their upper ends, an adjustable head band connecting their lower ends, sweat band accommodating means provided With the head band, a reversible sweat band removably and adjustably held by said means, fastening elements provided at the under surface of said frame members, and a shield, having corresponding fastening elements, removably secured to said frame members.


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U.S. Classification2/171.4, 2/209.5, 2/171.2, 2/209.3
International ClassificationA42C5/00, A42C5/02, A42B1/20, A42C5/04, A42B1/22, A42B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/205, A42B1/064, A42B1/22, A42C5/02, A42C5/04
European ClassificationA42C5/04, A42B1/22, A42C5/02, A42B1/20D, A42B1/06B2C