US 2379722 A
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July 3, 1945. N. ASE 2,379,722
Filed Nov. 6, 1943 INVENTOR. Vil/275;' I
Patented July 3.1945
N i-s'liiirr.sy PATENT orlxflcyf` g [jamaica I I p CAPE " Nathan Kase, Binghamton, N. Y.
Applicativi November c, 1943,;seria1No. scenic. reclaim. ,(cito)` This invention relates to make-up capes for use by ladies to protect their dresses from becoming soiled during the application-offacialcosmetics.
It customary for ladies to" complete their attirebefereM applying lipstickl rouge, powder and? otherl facial' cosmetics,` for' to donf a dress over the hea-di after applyingf'facial cosmetics results in soiling ofthe dress by ContactA with the facial make-upand also disturbs the make-up, neces- Y sitating restoring oftheV same. Theprimary object of' thist invention isl to provide@ a cape which may be fitted about the neck of a wearer and be supportedl therefrom to completely overlie the shoulders and upperportion of al dress to protect the same from becoming soiledduring the application of' facial cosmetics.
Another feature ofr the invention` resides in a ladies make-up cape which4 maybe quickly and easily appliedI and removed bythe user.
AnotherI feature `oft the invention is vthe provisionof a cosmetic make-upcapev which is readily" adjustabley to snuglyl fit about necks of different sizes without unsightly gathering at thene'ck andthus making it unnecessary to manufacture the articles in assorted neck sizes. i i
A still further feature is to provide a make-up cape which is simple and inexpensive of construction, pleasing in appearance so as not to detract from the beauty of a wearer when making up, and which may be compactly foldedfor storage in a drawer and for carrying in a bag when traveling.
Other features of the invention will become apparent as the following specification is read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which,
IFigure 1 is a perspective viewof the make-up cape in position upon a, wearer.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary top plan View illustrating the neck band in expanded position in 1f'ull lines and in a contracted position in dotted mes. i i i Figure 3 is an enlarged detail vertical 4sectional view on the line 3 3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary plan view of the neck end of the make-up cape in an open spread out position with .part broken away in section.
Referring to the drawing by reference characters, the numeral I0 designates the improved makeup cape in its entirety `which includes a cape-like body II of flexible material such as fabric which may be moistureproof or otherwise.
The material from which the body II is constructed is cut in circular fashion in plan so as to assume a natural drape when the cape is fitted is circul'arly cut'on the bias andfoldedupon itself before stitching the top neck edge I2'. The end edges and the `bottom 'edge of the body II are* bound by binding' tape I5 secured thereto by stitchingf andthe binding tape on the end edges overlaps and' closes the ends of the tubular neck band` I4. i
Secured to one end of the neck band I4' is a male snap fastener element I Ii and secured to theother vend thereof is a female snap fastener element Il whichinterlockinglyreceivesthe male element I6" to secure the ends of the neck band together, and which tends to cause the neck band:
to assume an upstanding position as illustrated infulllines in Figure `3, andwhich` is the maxi-` mum adjustment of the neck band. When the snapfasteners are engaged as shown in Figure 1, with' the cape ttedf about the neck of a wearer,
the cape completely covers theshoulders andi ther upper portionV of the front` and back of? a wearer,`
' With theend edges? ofthe-body hangingin definitei lapped relation.
The neck band I 4 is made in a size which is maximum for the average ladys neck, but by a novel pull cord means now tobe described, the neck band I4 may be pulled in to contracted position to snugly t about ladies necks of smaller" size, which enables the manufacture of the makeup cape in one size instead of an assortment of sizes. The pull cord means includes a pair of iiexible pull elements or cords I 8--I 8 which extend the length of the neckband interiorly thereof. The inner ends of the cords I8-I8 are respectively connected to the neck band by the gripping anges of the snap fastener elements I5 and Il, while the free ends extend in opposite directions as best illustrated in Figure 4. The
free ends of the cords respectively pass outwardlyV through eyelets I9-l 9 provided in the outerwall of the tubular neck band adjacent the ends thereof. The outer free terminal ends of the cords are provided with beads 20 or other ornaments. The cords I8-I8 cross at their mid portions within the tubular neck band I4 to provide a frictional rubbing contact sufficient to hold the cords against accidental slipping when they are pulled to effect a final snug adjustment of the neck band about the neck of a wearer.
As previously stated, the snap fastener elements It and I'I when engaged, provide an initial maximum adjustment of the neck band to the wearers against the neck as illustrated in dotted lines in y the neck band is constructed being cut on the bias, separable fastening means for securing the Figure 3. As the neck to be tted by the neck A band becomes smaller in Size, the neck band will assume a more iiattened position than that shown in dotted lines 'in Figure 3 and when pulled to y the minimum adjustment the neck bandis substantially horizontal. i
The novel construction of neck band adjustment herein shown and described prevents gath; )Y
ering or puckering of the neck bandwhich would result by the use of elastic bands or ordinary draw strings for contracting the neck bandabout the neck. The cape I0 may be quickly applied by a user to protect her dress during the application of facial cosmetics which might be dropped while `making up. The cape may 'be easily and quicklyvremov'ed, any` particles of fmake up may` be; shaken therefrom, and the cape compactly folded and-storedaway for future use.
While I have shown snap fastener elements for initially securing the neck band about the neck of a user, other well known types of separable fasteners may Vloe substituted therefor. Also, the adjustable neck band feature may be embodied in other forms of protectors, such as baby bibs,V tonsorialgcapes, andthe like. Also, whereas the cane has been described for makeup purposes, the same may lbe used toprotect ones garments whilel having a hair shampoo.
Iiurthermore, such changes' instructure and design as come within the scope of 'the appended claims may be resorted to ifdesired without departngfrom the spirit ofthe` invention.,
Having thus describedtheinvention, what `I' claim as new,V and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is: v l 1, A make-up cape comprising a cape-like body of `flexible material for encircling the neck and to overlie and depend from the Y shoulders of a wearer, a tubular neckband secured to the top neck `edge'of the body, the material :from kwhich ends of the neck band together and cause the neck band to assume an upstanding position and I provide a maximum neck adjustment, and a pair of pull elements having their inner ends respec-` tively connected within the tubular neck band adjacent the ends thereof and extending about the interior of the tubular neck band in opposite directions, the outer wall of-the tubular neck band having openings adjacent the ends thereof, the free outer ends of the pull elements passing ,through the respective openings whereby simultaneous pulling upon the free ends of the pull elements will cause the neck band to be pulled inwardly to effect a smaller neck adjustment.
l2. A'make-up cape as set forth in claim 1, in which the'pull Velements are crossed within the tubular neck band for frictional rubbing contact to secure the same in an adjusted position when pulled thereto.
3.` A make-up cape comprising a cape-like body`- made of flexible moistureproof material having a top edge shaped to t about the neck of a wearer, atubular neck band of soft fabric stitched to the-top edge'of the body, the fabric material fromwhich the tubular collar is constructedlbeing cut on the bias to impart a smooth" appearcords freely vpass whereby pulling upon thev freeA ends of the pull cord will cause the neckband to be drawn inwardly to effect a smaller adjustment of the neck band to snugly fit about the neck of a wearer. i
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