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Feb. 15, 1944.
I. W. BERTINO SECRET PANEL BAIHING CAP Filed Jan. 10. 1942 [02a W. fiartj/no INVENTOR.
Patented Feb. 15, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SECRET PANEL BATHING CAP Ida Warf Bertino, Sacramento, Calif.
Application January 10, 1942, Serial No. 426,349
1 Claim. ('01. 2-68) This invention relates to a bathing cap and has for an object to provide a bathing cap provided with a water proof lining and Zipper therefor, the lining being vulcanized at its edge to the cap to provide a secret panel for valuables, such as money, letters and jewelry.
A further object is to provide apparatus of this character which will be formed of a few strong, simple and durable parts, which will be inexpensive of manufacture, and which will not easily get out of order;
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modifications may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a bathing cap constructed in accordance with the invention, with portions broken away.
Figure 2 is a cross sectional view of the cap shown in Figure 1 showing the lining and Zipper forming a secret panel in the cap.
Referring now to the drawing in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, In designates a conventiona1 rubber bathing cap having flaps l I on the opposite sides to which a neck strap I2 is removably secured by a conventional snap fastener l3 the socket member of which is carried by a buckle is and the prong member of which is carried by one of the flaps ll so that the strap may be adjusted to hold the cap tightly upon the wearers head and prevent the hair becoming wet from bathing.
In carrying out the invention a lining I5,
formed of rubber, is vulcanized at its edges [5 to the cap and extends from the front of the cap to the bottom of the back of the cap, above the flaps II. The lining is formed of the same material as the cap and is fabricated into the cap at the time of manufacture.
A conventional Zipper l1 closes an opening formed in the lining from the forehead engaging portion of the cap to a point near the neck engaging portion of the cap, see Figure 2. When the Zipper is closed the lining forms a secret panel in the cap to receive money, letters, jewels or the like, the Zipper providing access to the space between the cap and the lining, to apply and remove these articles.
Since the lining is formed in one integral piece with the cap, and since the cap fits water tight on the head of the wearer no water can get into the space in which valuables are stored through the Zipper.
From the above description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention will be fully understood without further explanation.
What is claimed is:
In a bathing cap, an imperforate head covering body of flexible material, a pair of flaps extending from opposite sides of said body, a flexible inner lining member substantially corresponding in contour to said body having its marginal portion secured flat against the inner marginal portion of the body, said inner lining portion having a slit extending rearwardly from a point adjacent its front edge to a point adjacent its rear edge, and a slide fastener secured to the edges of said slit to normally retain said slit closed whereby articles may be retained between the lining and the body.
IDA WARF BERTINO.