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Publication numberUS2344379 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1944
Filing dateJan 13, 1942
Priority dateFeb 25, 1941
Publication numberUS 2344379 A, US 2344379A, US-A-2344379, US2344379 A, US2344379A
InventorsHarald Wallin Ernst
Original AssigneeCajs Marie Nygren
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Article intended for sport
US 2344379 A
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March 14, 1944. E; H, WA| |N ,2,344,379

ARTICLE INTENDED FOR SPORT Filed Jan. 13, 1942 2 sheets-sheet 1 {MSH-mmm WQHM INVENTO (e,

March 14, 1944. E; H, WA| |N 2,344,379

ARTICLE INTENDED FOR SPORT 1 Filed Jan. 15, 1942 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Mar. 14, 1944 ARTICLE INTENDED FOR SPORT Ernst Harald Wallin, Arvika, Sweden, assignor to Cajs-Mare Nygrern Stocksberg, Stocksund,

Sweden Appifmtion January 13, 1942, serial No. 426,581

In Sweden Februaryv 25, 1941 y Claims.

Very greatv demands are made upon articles intended for sport, particularly those intended to give protection in the open air. Said articles should be strong and resistant to cold and wet. They should also be easy to transport and to adapt to various purposes. The device according to the presenti invention satisfies these requirements. The invention is substantially characterized in that at least along the intermediate portion of the lower hem of a tent portion provided With a neck-aperture and capable of being used as a waterproofthere are elements by which said tent portion may be connected to the corresponding part of another tent portion in order that two such tentV portions connected to one another may serve as a tent for two purposes, whereby those portions that are fastened together will constitute the top of the tent. The elements, by which the tent portion is adapted to be connected to another tent portion, preferably consist of reinforced eyelets since said elements, which are cheap and hardy, and take up small space, oifer a tight and reliable connection of the tent portions. Along the lower hem of the tent portion there are, on each sideof the reinforced eyelets, provided eyes and hooks or other connecting elements by which the wall portions of two tent portions may be connected to one another, said wall portions forming the entranceopenings of a tent for two persons. Further, the lower hem of the tent portion is double and forms a downward open fo1d,the reinforced eyelets being situated on the inner flap of the fold. Preferably, one or several pockets are provided in the fold, ropes or the like secured to the tent portion being insertable in said pockets.

The above described tent portion can preferably be used not only as a tent portion in a tent for two persons, but it may also form part of a considerably larger tent composed of a relatively great number of parts. Yet the serviceableness of the tent portion as a waterproof need not be reduced for this reason if, according to the invention, there is provided a buttonhole on each side of the neck-aperture close to said aperture, and if, at a great distance from said buttonholes, there is provided a further buttonhole on one side and a button on the other side. A tent portion arranged in this manner is easy to convert into a waterproof which well surrounds the body and oers a good protection without being troublesome to carry or inconvenient for performing of motions. It is advantageous if on each side of the neck-aperture, which should preferably be provided with a collar or hood, there is a pocket in which a rope or the like rigidly connected with the tent portion is insertable. In such a case all the elements required for the safe joining and supporting of a tent are always to be found in the tent portion, without said elements causing any trouble to the person carrying the tent portion. To further increase the movability of the person using the tent portion as a waterproof the tent portion is provided with two slits or the like through which one can push ones arms, said slits being covered by flaps. Said slits may, thus, be completely closed which is'of the greatest importance when it is desired to obtaina completely tight tent.

An embodiment of the inventionis illustrated in the accompanying drawingain which Fig. 1 is a plan view of a tent portion.

Fig. 2 shows said tent portion fastened together to form a waterproof.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of two tent portions connected to one another to form a tent.l

Figs. 4 and 5 are sections on the lines IV-IV and V-V in Fig. 3.

The tent portion, which may be manufactured lfrom wetproof textile material, is 'preferably given the shape illustrated in Fig. 1, the neckaperture I being provided with an upward folding collar 2 or with a ready-made hood or with a hood adapted to be fastened together when it is to be used. However, even if the tent portion is composed of three textile pieces stitched together as in the embodiment according yto the drawings, thev tent portion forms an undividable unity which, irrespective of the way in which it is to be used, never can or need be taken to pieces. On each side of the neck-aperture there are buttonholes 3, 4 and 5 and a button 6. When the tent portion is to be used as a waterproof the button 6 is first inserted in the buttonhole 3 and then in the buttonhole 5. Fig. 2 shows the aspect of the tent portion after the above process has been carried out. Finally, the button 6 is also inserted in the buttonhole 4. The tent portion now forms an eiectively protecting waterproof, which, as regards outer features, neither. differs from, nor

` causes more trouble to its user than ordinary waterproofs.

In order to increase the movability of the person carrying the tent portion there are two slits 1 in the tent portion through which the arms may be pushed. However, since said slits must not reduce the eiiectivity of the article according to the invention when used as a tent portion there are flaps 8 by which the slits may be completely closed, preferably by means of press buttons.

Further, the hem 9 is double, and in the outward open fold thus formed there are secured eyes I in which hooks II iixed along the hem I2 are adapted to be inserted. When the tent portion is to be used as a waterproof said or other suitable connecting elements will close the Waterproof so as to effectively prevent water from entering between said hems.

Along the intermediate portion of the hem I3, which is also double and forms an outward open fold, there are reinforced eyelets I on the inner flap I4. Further there are pockets I6, I1 iixed in the said folds, said pockets being preferably adapted to be closed by means of press buttons. Ropes I8, I9, the ends of which are connected with the tent portion, are adapted to be inserted in said pockets. Such pockets 20, 2l are also provided on each side of the neck-aperture I. Fig. 1 shows clearly the construction of said pockets and how the ropes 22, which are adapted to be inserted in said pockets, are inserted ina ring secured to a strap 23 connected with the tent portion. A knot in the end of each rope prevents the rope from gliding out of the ring. By this arrangement it is easy to provide a new rope when an old one is worn out, and tensile strains will be distributed over a. large area of the tent portion, and consequently the tent portion will not be so easily damaged.v

When the tent portion is to be connected with another tent .portion to form a tent for two persons it is preferably proceeded in such a way that the rope I8 of one tent portion is inserted in the eyelets I5 of the two tent portions in the outward direction toward one entrance-opening of the tent in the manner illustrated in Figs.

3 and 5. As regards the rope I8 of the other tent portion it is proceeded in the same way,

.although the lacing up is here made in the opposite direction. This oifers a completely tight joint in the top of the tent and the tent may now be suspended by means of the ropes I8 between objects suitable for the suspension of the tent, such as trees, rods or ski sticks driven into the soil or snow. Then the ropes 22 are fastened and finally possibly also the ropes I 9. Since eyes 24 are disposed on one side of the intermediate portion of the hem I3, said intermediate portion being provided with reinforced eyelets I5, and hooks 25 are disposed on the opposite side of said intermediate portion the two entrance-openings of the tent may be closed in a satisfactory manner.

Of course, several modifications are possible within the frame of the invention and naturally the ways in which the tent portion is to be used may vary, too. The great advantages of the device in comparison with other earlier known devices are that the tent portion is undividable but that, in spite thereof and in spite of its simple construction, it can be easily converted into a comfortable water-proof, and quickly and reliably connected with another tent portion to form a tent. Further, no particular loose parts are required but all the elements, which must be at hand in order that the tent portion shall satisfy the requirements, are rigidly connected with the tent portion Without in any respect complicating the various ways in which the tent portion can be used.

Having now described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A rain cape comprising a piece of flexible waterproof material having substantially the shape of an isosceles trapezoid, said piece of material being provided with a semicircular neck opening cut out centrally of its shorter base and having fastening elements arranged along a central portion of its longer base of a length substantially equal to that of said shorter base whereby said central portion of said longer base can be secured to a corresponding central base portion of a second similar piece of material for forming a tent.

2. A rain cape, as claimed in claim l, having cooperating fastening means along the'two sides of said trapezoid. s

3. A rain cape, as claimed in claim l, comprising a, button secured to said piece of material adjacent one end of said shorter base, and buttonholes provided near said shorter base at the'other end thereof and on both sides'of said neck opening directly adjacent the latter.

4. A rain cape, as claimed in claim 1, including hooks secured to said longer base along one side portion thereof and eyes secured to said longer base along the other side portion thereof, whereby upon the central portion of said base being .fastened to the corresponding central base portion of a similar piece of material, the corresponding side portions can be hooked together to close the entrance openings ofy the tent formed.

5. A rain cape, as claimed in claim 1, including pockets adjacent the ends of said shorter base, and ropes secured to said piece of material ad- `jacent said pockets and having free portions capable of being accommodated in said pockets.

ERNST HARALD WALLIN

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US5101513 *Nov 5, 1990Apr 7, 1992Bowers Loren EFoul weather apparel
US6851126 *Feb 22, 2004Feb 8, 2005Nathan HumphreysGhillie suit
WO1998030127A1 *Jan 10, 1997Jul 16, 1998Mark BahligTent transformable into a jacket
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/89, D02/823
International ClassificationA45F4/00, A45F4/14
Cooperative ClassificationA45F4/14
European ClassificationA45F4/14