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May 18, 1948. i A. BENAMY 2,441,745
BABY BATH TOWEL Filed April 18, 1946 INVENTOR A VIVA/l BEN/1M) ATTORNEY Patented May 18, 1948 UN l-TED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
f 2,441,745 I v BABY BATH TOWEL Avivah Benamy, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application April'18; 194s, ser arm. 663,032"
This invention relatestdbaby bath towels and methods of making the same. It is particularly directed to a baby bath towel in which the baby may be placed after his bath for drying him and keeping him warm.
An object of this invention is to provide a baby bath towel which may be made of regular toweling- (terry cloth) diaper cloth, knitcloth, or any other textile, said towel-beirigmadefroin a single blank, of either white or coloredtextiles.
Another object ofthi'sinventionis to provide a baby bath towel formed with a hood in one corner to receivethe babys head, and with means to constrict the hood beneath the babys chin, to'
prevent towel from slipping off his head.
A further object of this invention is to provide sides of the hood so that they can'be tied together under the babys chin. A button and loop, snap fasteners or hook and eyes may be substituted for the bands or ribbons.
A still further object of this invention is to provide a highly improved and economical method of making a baby bath towel of the character described. 7
Still another object of this invention is to provide a durable hooded baby bath towel of the character described which shall be relatively inexpensive to manufacture, easy to manipulate, comfortable in use, attractive in appearance, and yet practical and efficient to ahigh degree.
Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.
The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claims.
In the accompanying drawing, in which is shown various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a baby bath towel embodying the invention showing the same in use;
Fig. 2*is atop plan View of a pair ofsuperimposed square sheets'with the corners cut, and illustrating a step in the manufacture of the babys bath towel embodying the invention;
Fig.3' isa perspective viewof the baby bath towel embodying the invention opened up;
Fig, 4 is apartial' side elevational view thereof; Fig; 5 is across-sectional View taken online 5-5 of Fig. 2; Fig. 6 is'a top planview of the blank from -which the baby bath towel shown in-Fig. 6 is,
made and illustrating a stepin the manufacture thereof, and v Fig. 7 is a top plan view of a-baby bath towel embodying the invention andillustratinga'modi- Jfied construction.
Referring now in detail to the drawing, l0
designates a baby bath towel embodyingthe in- Id 'of the blank. The edgel3may be at anangle of 45 to the edges I' l", as. shown in Fig. 2 of the drawing. Theside edges l4 are inclined outwardly, and extending therefrom are inwardly inclined edges I5. The edges I4 and [5 of the "various layers I2 may be bound" together by a binding stitch Hi or by binding tape.
In making'the baby bath towel ID, the edge [3 is folded over in half soth'at the corners I! at thejunction' of edges [3 and Mare brought together. The folded over edge 13 is then stitched together by a line of stitching l8 thereby forming a'lioodZO at the upper corner'of the towel.
It'can now be readily understood that I have provided a suitable sheet of fabric'having at'least, two boundary lines substantially at right angles to each other, said lines being connected by a diagonal line making obtuse angles with said boundary lines. The fabric or sheet portion defined and bounded by said biased line being folded together upon itself, face to face about the bisector of said diagonal line and stitched together to form a hood on one portion of said sheet of fabric to receive a babys head. One portion of said sheet is foldable up over the babys feet and legs and two other portions are foldable over the babys body and over each other, and over the first named portion, which is folded over the babys feet and legs.
The baby may be placed on the towel after a bath, with the head of the baby fitting into the hood 20. The side corners or edges 2i of the towel may then be folded or lapped over the baby, and the bottom corner or apex 22 may be folded upwardly over the babys legs.
Attached to the edges M of the towel at points 5 may be substituted for the tapes 25. The borders 14 and I5 may be straight, scalloped, embroide ered, or finished with any other fancy stitching, using either round corners or square corf" ners 2|, 22.
a hood on a portion of said sheet, so that the baby may be placed on the towel with its head 'in' the hood and said towel presenting a portion opposite to said hood that may be folded In Figs. 6 and 7 there is shown a baby bath 8 'up'over the babys feet and legs, and a pair of towel Illa likewise made from a square or-rec-- tangular blank 46. The blank 40 does not have its corner cut off. Instead a corner 4| is folded down about folded edge 44. Folded back corner 4! is stitched to the body of the towel about lines of stitching 46 and 41. The folded edge is then folded in half and stitched together by a line of stitching' lii to form a hood 50. It will be noted that the out line 4| extends down to the folded edge 44. In this way hood 50 is formed might be made in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A babys bath towel comprising a rectangular sheet of towelling material, a corner of said sheet being-folded along a line diagonal to the edges of said sheet at said corner, the said edge portions of the sheet being folded towards each other thereby bringing portions of said diagonal edge, into abutting relationship and means securing said abutting portions.
2. A babys bath towel comprising a sheet of suitable towelling material having a pair of boundary lines substantially at right angles to each other, said boundary lines being united by a diagonal line forming obtuse angles with said boundary lines, the sheetportion being folded together upon itself face to face about the bisector of the diagonal line, the folded edges of the diagonal line being secured together to form a hood on one portion of said sheet.
other portions that may be folded over each other and the babys body.
4."Ababys hooded bath towel comprising a sheet of suitable textile material, said sheet having a pair of boundarylines substantially at right angles to each other, said sheet also having a diagonal boundary line connecting the pair of boundary lines and making obtuse angles respectively therewith, the sheet portion being folded together about the bisector of said diagonal line and secured together to form a hood on one portion of said sheet, said sheet having portions remote from said hood foldable over the major portion of the body of a baby.
5. A babys hooded bath towel comprising a sheet of bath towelling textile cloth, said sheet having a pair of edges defined by a pair of boundary lines at substantially right angles to each other, a portion of said sheet being cut off on a diagonal boundary line connecting said pair of boundary lines at obtuse angles respectively, said sheet portion being folded upon itself about the perpendicular bisector of said diagonal line and secured together to form a hood on a portion of said sheet to receive the babys head, said sheet having portions remote from said hood adapted to be folded over the major portion of the babys body, including the feet and legs.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,363,198 Paull Nov. 21-, 1944