US 2447850 A
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Patented Aug. 24, 1948 r CAP CONSTRUCTION SamueleEeldman aBrooklyn,UN Y2, assignor totw Felport1Jncorporated-,@ ,New York; N. t Y. a cor.- porationofNew Xork Application April28, 194-7, Serial No.'744,300-
1 s This invention rel ates to headwear in the nature of caps and-the like. a An object of the invention is to provide a cap the size of which is'quick-ly: andeasily adjustable to fit the head ofthe wearer.
Anotherobject ofthe: invention is to provide a cap having meansofor: adjusting 82.8128 which Fig. 1 is a perspective side elevational view of a my improved cap;
Fig. 21 is a rear elevationall view as seen from theright'ofFig. 1, J
Figs 3 is a plan view ofthacap shownrin Fig. 1, as seen from below,
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary rear elevational view of the cap shown in Fig. l, the view being broken out to show the adjustable means thereon,
Fig. 5 is a sectional elevation taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 4, and
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary sectional plan view taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 5.
In the manufacture of adjustable size caps, the construction has been such as to render the adjusting features quite visible and relatively unsightly to the onlooker. The present invention presents a means for constructing an adjustable cap, while yet rendering normally invisible the means for adjusting the cap size to fit the head of the wearer.
In order to understand the nature of the invention, and the best mean-s for carrying it out, reference may now be had to the drawings, in which like numerals denote similar parts throughout the several views. As shown, there is a cap body or crown generally indicated at [0, with a cap visor or peak I2 secured thereto by stitching as at M, or in any other suitable mannet.
The crown I0 is formed of a number of fabric segments l6, I8, and 22 which are suitably curved along their abutting edges, in order to form, when assembled, a hollow head-receiving cap body. The fabric segments are secured together by means of rows of stitching 24 extending 2 through their edges and through the underlying bias tapes .26 on'th'e inner' surface of the cap body; asishown inFigiB.
A head band 28has its forward portion: bent longitudinally along the curved line 30. 126 overlap the forward: marginalgredge portion 32 oithe cap body or crown 10,-.and therrearwardtcurved marginal edge portion; roll-the cap visor l2. The head band forwardgportion and theincluded parts of the crown'and cap' visor are-securely fasz-ztened together by, means of'a row of stitching. extendingtherethrough;
The stitching I4- continues .on each side of? the cap body to 1oc-ations36l and 38;.the headbandand cap bodybeing securedtoget-her in that manner up to; the forward ends ofthe arched notch-cs4!) .and which are cut out of the. lower portions of the outer segments l6 and 22,;respectivelyxslt will be. seen that these notches have their curved edgestcovered preferably with tape It folded thereover: and stitched thereto toprevent wear and rovide, asmooth and attractive outline. 1:
The two end portions. of the headband extend along at, 45 and; in the form of a. longitudinally folded tape stitched along line 50, across the lower portion of the notches 40 and 42, and into the elongated channel 52 formed by turning inwardly the rearward end flap 54 of the cap body [0 and stitching it thereto along line 56. The opposite ends 58 and B0 of the headband thus extend into the channel 52 from opposite directions, so as to overlap each other inside the channel, as best seen in Figs. 4, 5 and 6.
In order to enable them to be secured together,
, the headband tape end 60 is provided with a number of spaced studs 62 secured thereto, and the other headband tape end 58 is provided with a number of spaced socket snaps 64 for engagement with the studs 62. It will be seen that the location of the end edge 66 of the headband tape end 58 relative to the underlying headband tape end portion 50 will determine the headsize of the headband, and that this may be adjusted to fit the head of the wearer by merely engaging appropriate studs and sockets to enlarge or reduce degree of overlap and thus vary the head size of the headband.
It will be observed that the ends 58 and B0 of the headband extend loosely inside the channel 52, so as to be easily withdrawn therefrom from either end of the channel into either notch 40 or 42, so as to render the studs and sockets accessible for adjustment of their relative degree of overlap. When this is to be done, the cap is removed from the head, and the headband portion 46 grasped with one hand while the other hand grasps the rearward portion of the cap body in any suitable location, such as at 68, so that moving the hands apart will draw the overlapping end portions of the headband into the notch 40 for adjustment of their overlap. When this has been accomplished, the one hand is employed to grasp the hat body in a location such as at 68, while the other hand grasps the opposite headband portion 48 in the opposite notch 42, so that moving the hands apart draws the overlapping ends of the headband inside the channel 52 again and out of sight.
It is thus apparent that the cap described is quickly and easily adjustable in headsize, and that its adjusting means is normally totally concealed from view. When the headsize is to be adjusted, the normally concealed adjusting means is readily accessible for this purpose.
Although I have described a, preferred embodiment of my invention in specific terms, it is to be understood that various changes may be made in size, shape, materials and arrangement without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
Having described my invention, what I claim and-desire to secure by U. S. Letters Patent is:
1. A capcomprising a crown adapted to receive the head of the wearer, and having a channel formed in a rearward portion thereof, a visor permanently secured to the forward portion of the said crown, a headband carried by said crown and having its overlapping rearward end portions extending into said channel from opposite ends thereof, means carried jointly by said two headband end portions for securing them releasably together in any degree of overlapping relationship, whereby the headsize may be adjusted to lit the wearer, said channel being so constructed and arranged as to normally conceal said overlapping headband end portions from view and to protect the head of the wearer from direct contact therewith, and to permit them to be withdrawn slidably therefrom from 4 either end for adjustment of their degree of overlap.
2. A cap comprising a crown adapted to receive the head of the wearer and having the rearward marginal portion folded back upon itself to form a channel extending through the folded portion of the crown, said crown having notches formed therein along opposite sides thereof, a visor secured to-the forward end of said crown, a headband having its forward portion secured to the forward portion of said crown, with its unsecured opposite end portions extending across said notches and into said channel from opposite ends thereof so as to overlap each other inside the channel, and stud and socket means carried jointly by said overlapping ends of the head band for securing them releasably together, the headband size being adjustable by varying the degree of overlap of said headband ends, whereby said overlapping ends of the headband are normally concealed from view. inside said channel, and whereby they may be withdrawn from either end of the channel into one of said notches for adjustment of their overlap.
3. The construction according to claim 2 characterized further in that said notches are arched in contour, and are deformable with the rearward portion of the hat body, and whereby, upon adjustment of the overlap of the said headband ends in one of said notches, the overlapping ends thereof are retractable inside said channel upon the placing of the hat upon the head.
SAMUEL FELDMAN REFERENCES CITED The following'references are of record in the file of this patent: I