US 2192341 A
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March 5, 1940. W, DAHLBERG 2,192,341
Filed Jan. 24, 1958 INVENTOR I fmyfsr 14/. DA/a 5.51%
ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 5, 1940 PATENT OFFICE HAT Ernest w. Dahlberg, Seattle, Wash, assignor to J. T. Hardeman Hat Company, Seattle, Wash, a corporation of Washington Application January 24, 1938, Serial No. 186,54! 1 Claim. (01. 2-203) This invention relates to improvements in hats or head gear, and it has reference more particularly to an improvement in hats for men, or persons particularly.interested in outdoor sports.
It is the principal object of this invention to provide a. hat which is attractive in design and equipped with an ear and neck covering piece adapted, when in use, to be buttoned or fastened beneath the chin, thus to effectively cover and protect the ears and the back of the head .and neck of the wearer from cold and inclement weather as well as to hold the hat in place on the head.
More specifically stated, the objects of the present invention reside in the'provision of a hat as above stated that is especially adapted for wear by men engaged in outdoor sports, such as skiing and skating, because of the provision for the attachment of the ear and head protective piece, which may be applied to the hat only when desired or necessary, and which affords adequate protection against cold as Well as serving to hold the hat in place on the wearer. However, when the piece is not applied, the hat may be worn in the usual way and without disclosing the provision of means for the attachment of the protective piece.
Another object of the invention is to provide for the attachment of the ear and neck protective piece by means ofgseparable strip fasteners of the usual kind, which are so located with reference to the hat band and crown that there will be no discomfort to the wearer by reason of their use. Furthermore, they will not detract from the appearafibe of the hat.
Still other objects of the-invention reside in the details of construction of the hat, the combination of a strip fastener member with the hat'and 'hat band, and theapplicationof the fastener members associated with the hat and with the detachable piece.
Fig. 3 is a view showing, in cross section and in perspective, a detail of the crown and brim portion of the hat, particularly illustrating the disposition of one of the strip fastener tapes between the crown and the sweat band of the hat.
Heretofore, to my knowledge, both hats and caps of various kinds have been provided with ear flaps or ear coverings adapted to be folded into or about the crown of the hat whennot in use, but, to my knowledge, no hat or cap has been provided with a protective piece, for covering the ears and back of the head and neck, that is easily and readily detachable. The use of present-day strip fasteners makes this practical; however, in the use of the detachable strip fasteners, it is advisable that they be so located I in the hat that they will not give discomfort to the wearer nor should they be so exposed as to detract from the appearance of the hat. Therefore in the construction of the present hat, particular attention has been given to the disposition of the strip fastener member that is permanently attached to the hat, in order that it will neither detract from appearance of the hat nor cause any discomfort to the wearer.
Referring more in detail to the drawing-- 8 designates a hat, considered in its entirety,
which is here shown to be of a characteristic design, but not necessarily s since it is intended that the present inventiohjshall be applicable both to hats and caps of "various designs so long as they are of a type peninitting the intended use of the present;attachmentrpiece.
portion 2 and a crown dytherbrim being turned out from the crown in a rounded bend, as indicated at t in Fig. 3.
Applied about .the crown;=on"the" inside there- 0f,"inth' usual way, is a sweatloand. 5- of leather or other suitable material, which band, about its lower edge, is stitched, as designated at 6,
to the outer layer 1 of a longitudinally folded strip of oiled silk, or the like, which, along the fold, encloses a small reed 8. The inner layer of this folded material overlies a strip fastener tape 9 and the band assembly, including the leather strap 5 and the folded layers 1 and 1', is attached in the hat by a line of stitching, as at In, that passes through the inner layer 1' of the oiled silk piece, the strip fastener material and the crown of the hat. The disposition of the reed 8 in the folded piece of oiled silk forms a rounded bead I i that extends beyond the lower The hat, as here illustrated' 'comprises a brim edge of the leather band 5. About its lower edge, the strip fastener tape 9 mounts the usual metallic hooks l2 spaced apart to be interengaged with similar hooks l2 extending from the edge 01 a strip fastener tape.l3 sewed into the edge of the protective covering piece designated at 86. By reference to the cross sectional detail in Fig. 3, it is to be observed that the strip fastener 9 and the hooks I! mounted thereby are interposed between the lower edge of the sweat band and the crown of the hat in such position that the hooks I 2 are adequately protected from engagement with the head of the wearer by means of the beaded lower edge of the folded, oiled silk piece. Furthermore, these hooks are adequately screened from view by the downwardly rounded bend 4 where the brim of the hat attaches to the crown. However, the line of stitching l whereby the parts are held together and secured in the crown, is sufficiently high above the line of hooks that disengagement or attachment of the hooks of the two strip fastener tapes is easily and readily accomplished by the usual means.
The detachable piece I5 is designed to extend about the back of the hat, from a point just forward of the ear of the wearer to a point just forward of the opposite ear. It is so designed or cut that it will snugly cover the ears and back of the head, and neck, to some extent, and has depending flaps, as at I511 and l5b adapted to be overlapped beneath the chin of the wearer and to be attached together by the usual snap fasteners such as indicated at la in Fig. 2.
The provision of a detachable piece of this character adapts the hat for use in cold weather, where ear and neck protection is desired. Also, in use, the piece serves to retain the hat in place. When it is not necessary to use the ear covering, the piece is readily detached from the hat.
The mode of attachment of the piece to the hat is by the usual slide member 20, which is designed for travel along the hooked edge of the strip fasteners to bring them into proper engagement or for disengagement. Since this is not to be claimed per se, as a part of the present invention, the details of construction and action of the slide piece, and the functioning of the hook members will not be described in detail. However, it is to be understoodthat in the claim, the use of the term "strip fastener means" is intended to apply in general to fastener means of that kind disclosed in United States Patent No. 1,219,881, issued March 20, 1917, which shows two flexible strips of canvas tape, or the like, along edges of which hooks are arranged for interlocked connection when brought into proper relationship by the use of a. slide member movable along the line of hooks of the two tapes. Also, which hooks are disconnected from each other by reverse movement of the slide. However, it-is not intended that the claims shall be confined strictly to this particular kind of fastener shown in the above-mentioned patent.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new therein and desire to secure by Letters Patent is- A hat of the character described, having a crown formed with an out-turned brim, a. sweatband fitted within the crown, a longitudinally folded strip of moisture-proof material disposed between the crown and lower edge of the sweat band with the folded edge thereof extended slightly below the lower edge of the band; said sweat band being attached along its lower edge to the outer layer. of said folded strip of material, and a neck covering piece provided along its top edge with a flexible strip fastener means, applicable to a complemental strip fastener means applied between the crown and inner layer of the folded material; said sweat band overlying the fastener means and being secured to the crown by stitching through the outer. layer of said folded strip of material and the secondmentioned strip fastener means.
ERNEST W. DAHLBERG.