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Publication numberUS2295826 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 15, 1942
Filing dateNov 18, 1940
Priority dateNov 18, 1940
Publication numberUS 2295826 A, US 2295826A, US-A-2295826, US2295826 A, US2295826A
InventorsAdolf Brav
Original AssigneeAdolf Brav
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2295826 A
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Sept. 15,1942. A. BRAV 2 2,295,826


Filed NOV. 18, 1940 04 of W M w 22.26am


Patented Sept. 15, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HAT Adolf Brav, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application November 18, 1940, Serial No. 366,103

4 Claims.

My invention relates to hats, or head gear in general and it is more particularly directed to means in combination wi h a hat to protect the wearer from inclement weather.

One of the objects of my invention is to provide an ordinar sheltering the body of the wearer from rain, while so concealing said means when not in use, as to render the article practically indistinguishable from similar caps in use at the present time.

Another object of my invention is to provide such sheltering means in the form of a cape in combination with a hat which is inseparable therefrom, which is concealed both from an inside or outside .view thereof, which has no effect upon the head size of the hat, and which can be applied to hats in presents use without materially altering the construction thereof.

Other objects of my invention will be apparent from the following description, it being understood that the above general statements of the objects of my invention are intended to describe and not to limit it in any manner.

Referring to the drawing,

Fig, 1 is a top plan vi vention applied thereto.

Fig. 2 is a section along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a section along the line 3-3 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 4 is a top plan view, partly broken away, of the hat with the cape in operative position.

Fig. 5 is a front view of the hat and cape in the operative position.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged View similar to Fig. 2, and serving to depict better the disposition of the cape.

Fig. 7 is an enlarged view of the corresponding section of Fig. 3, serving to illustrate more clearly the connection of the cape to the hat.

The hat illustrated is of that type worn by those in the service of the army, police forces, post-office, etc. It is in these and related fields that the invention has particular usefulness. The hat is comprised generally of the outer fabric cover member 9, the vizor 8, the intermediate lining 2| and the immediate lining 22.

In such a hat is a slit made and a slide fastener l0, operated by the slide member H, applied. The cape I3, is of an extremely flexible, thin, a waterproof material of the nature of a film, such as silk processed with an oil coating and generally known as oilsilk. The slide fastener Ill being open, a central portion of the cape I3 is connected through the strip I9, to the intery cap with integral means for ew of a hat with my intween said lining a.

mediate lining 2| by stitches 20, the strip I9 operating as a reinforcement of said connection.

The cape l3 comprises the sides I and I5, the fasteners l6 and I7, and the elastic loop [8.

Under ordinary weather conditions, the cap is worn as viewed in Fig, 1, Should a change in these conditions require sheltering means, the slide fastener I0 is operated and the cape I3 is withdrawn whereupon it is draped about the cap, head and shoulders of the wearer leaving a sight opening 23. The fasteners l6 and I! are respectively engaged for obvious reasons and the elastic loop I8 may be utilized to anchor the assemblage to a button on the clothing of the wearer.

When the rain, for example, has ceased, the hat is merely shaken or the cape more effectively dried and it is folded and returned to its place between the cover fabric 9 and the lining 2|. The slide fastener I0 is operated to close the slit and the hat once more appears as in Fig. 1 and 2. Due to the thinness and flexiblity of the cape l 3, its return to its housing may even be haphazard without affecting the shape of the hat. It is also so light in weight as to cause not the slightest degree of discomfort to the wearer who is only reminded of its presence when its use is required.

I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention but it is obvious that numerous changes and omissions may be made without departing from its spirit. For example, while I have illustrated the cape l3 as being of shoulder length, it is within the realm of this invention to extend it to the waist or even the knees of the wearer, the nature of the oilsilk making this possible.

In addition, the function of the cape member may be expressed in various ways as where cold or windy weather would suggest a fabric warmer than oilsilk. It is also contemplated that the cape might .be in the form of mosquito netting, in which case the sight opening 23 would not be employed.

I claim:

1. A hat comprising an outer cover member having an opening formed therethrough, a liding, and a cape member secured to said hat bend said cover member, said g ordinarily housed between aid cover member and being om through said opening. rising an outer cover member g formed therein, closure means g, and a cape member secured to being ordinarily housed between said cover member, said cape cape member bein said lining and s removable therefr 2. A hat comp having an openin therefor, a linin said lining and said lining and ber having an opening formed therein, closure means therefor, a lining, a cape member secured to said lining by a line of stitching parallel to said opening, said cape member being of a thin, highly flexible material and being adapted to cover the hat, face and shoulders of the wearer when in use, said cape member having button means for maintaining it in position as a protection to the head of the wearer and having a sight opening formed therein.


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U.S. Classification2/172, 2/195.1
International ClassificationA42B1/00, A42B1/18
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/18
European ClassificationA42B1/18