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Publication numberUS2520048 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1950
Filing dateApr 10, 1947
Priority dateApr 10, 1947
Publication numberUS 2520048 A, US 2520048A, US-A-2520048, US2520048 A, US2520048A
InventorsMaurice Moore Clyde
Original AssigneeMoorex Ind Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bathing cap
US 2520048 A
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C. M. MOORE Aug. 22, 1950 BATHING CAP 4- Sheerls-Sheet 1 Filed April 10, 1947 INVENTOR d/W0fi/C5 Moo/1% BY mm M )M ATTORNEY Aug. 22, 1950 M. MOORE ,5

BATHING CAP Y Filed April 10, 4947 4 Shets-Sheet 2 .9 mgr.

. INVENT R C. M/W/F/(b' M201 6 WJWM ATTO R N EY g 22, 1950 I c. M. MOORE 2,520,048

BATHING CAP.

Filed April 10, 1947 L 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 l N V EN TOR. g MOP/66 fl/oO/Pfi 1950 c. M. MOORE 2,520,048

BATHING CAP Filed April 10, 1947 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 I IN V EN TOR. C. M me/cs M00195 firrogmcr Patented Aug. 22, 1950 BATHINGWGAP Clyde Maurice-l /ioore, Richmond, va assignor to .-Moorex,..1ndustries, Incorporated, Richmond,

.iApplication April 10, 1&47, Serial No. 740,583

18. ,Claims. 11 ,This invention relates tocaps or head coverings Landpmore particularly, to. abeach bathing cap construction suitable to be used for swimming or other bathing purposes.

It is an object of the invention tqprovide a bathing cape-which will effectivelyand efficiently prevent ingress-of. water. to the hair of. the wearer.

.Aiurther -object of the invention is to provide a face and neck-sealing-zband structure of elastic -.material which :will conform to the contour. of the skin, and which may-be attached to a head coveringof. water-proofmaterial to,- prevent ingress-of water to-the-hair of the wearer.

Another object of the invention is rte-provide aiace and-neckseal-ingband of the aforementioned. type. having aise-ries of beads, ridges, or v,the; like, adaptedto -1ie againstthe'skin of the wearer.

. An-additional object of the invention is to provide a face and neck sealing band ofthe aforementioned typerin-which the-band is-split, and means are provided forzconnectingwandidisconnecting the margins ;of-. the split.

Anothersobjectof the invention is to provide a bathing cap construction comprising a face and neck sealingband ofzelastic material and ahead i covering connected-thereto, said head covering being constructed of a water-proofmaterial.

An additional object of: theinventionis; to provide awbathing cap construction :comprising a face and neck sealingv band of elastic-material, a head. covering of water-proof material connected thereto,:said headcovering. material having less elasticity than .saidband, .a slit-or opening extending through :said band and-into said head covering,-and water-proof meansfor closing and opening said slitor opening.

A further object of the invention is .to. provide a ,.bathing cap. construction comprising-a: faceand neck sea-ling bandoi e1astic -material,-,and ahead covering of water-proof .wmaterial connected thereto, in which th8-b&nd- 0n1y' isspIit, and means. are. provided-r fori connecting, and disconnecting the margins of the split.

A further-object of-nthe invention is to provide abathing-cap construction comprising-face and .neck sealing. marginal portions. of highly elastic material and a head coveringy.having less elas- .ticity, than said marginal-portions.

An additional-objector the invention is to provide a bathing cap of unitary, elastic construction .having -marginal portions. adapted to extend ground theface andnecko-f the -wearer,-:in which the marginal portions --are --mo1ded in a, con- =-stricted manner, tOJlHSUIB' avtighter, fitoaround said marginal portions than throughout the other portion of said cap.

"A further object of the. invention is to provide a bathing cap of unitary construction comprising .highly elastic material throughout. and including portionsadapted to extend around theface and, neck of. the wearer.

.Aniadditional objectof the inventionisto provide. a bathing .cap construction com rising a .head covering of waterproofmaterial .and asealing bandof elastic materialadaptedto extend Jdowneach side of theface,,under the chinand around the neck oithe wearer.

.Other objects and advantages .of the, invention .willbecome apparent as the description proceeds,

, reference beingphad to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Eig. lis a side view showing one ,iorrnof cap Nembodying,ieatures of the. invention applied to Fig. 2 is a rear View of Fig.

3., is alay-out plan view, oitheiace and neck sealing band;

. Fig.4 is an, enlarged sectional view of the band taken .along the line 4- 3 .of Fig. 1,,1ooking, in the direction of, the arrows;

, Fig. 5 .is an enlarged sectionalviewsimilar. to

. Fig. ief a, modified formiofband;

- Fig. 6 is anenlarged sectional view similarxto .Fig. .of another modified iorznothand;

Fig '7.is an enlarged sectionalviewsof theiportion of the band extending under thechin oi, the

wearer, taken along the. line 'l-.'l .of- Eig.,3.-.1ooking .in. the direction of, the arrows;

[Figv 8..is a sideview showing a modifiediorm v..of cap. embodying features of the .inventionapplied to. the head;

M Fig. 9,is anenlarged. sectional view .takenalong .the rline 9:801 Fig. 2 looking in the. direction of vinventionap-plied to the head;

,Fig. .llis agfragmentary isometric lview parts being shown-in section, of another -modified form of mybathing. cap;

Figs.-12 and Bare enlarged :sectionah-views -similar to Fig. 4 of further modifiediorms ,of my bathing ,cap; and

: Fig.l4 is a side viewyshovving a-sti1lfurther modified: form of my bathing cap applied to: the head.

9'. Referring-to; the drawings in detail; the bathing ecaplgenera'lly indicated bythe reference numeral i iniFigs. landz, comprisesa relatively: thin face 3 and neck sealing band, generally indicated by the numeral 2, which is preferably made of a highly elastic, mold-able material such as rubber.

The face and neck sealing band 2 comprises a face sealin band portion 3, and a neck sealing band portion 4. The face sealing band portion 3 is preferably of a generally circular, oval, or heart shape, as illustrated in Fig 3, and is adapted to extend across the forehead, down each side of the face, and under the chin of the wearer.

The neck sealing band portion 4 of the band 2 is adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer, and is preferably, but not necessarily, integrally connected to the face sealing band portion 3.

The preferred method of making the face and neck sealing band 2 is to mold the same as a unitary structure, substantially as illustrated in Fig. 3.

The peripieral length of the generally circuoi'al, or heart shaped face band portion 3, and the length of th neck band portion 4, are preferably such that considerable stretching or tensioning of the highly elastic material in the band is maintained when in position on the face neck of the wearer. This stretching or tension is de rable in order to maintain an abselu' sly seal and generally, an increase in the lengths of the band portions 3 and 4 of approximately 50% provides a highly effective seal without interfering with the comfort of the wearer. The value of 50% is given as an illustration, not as a limitation, since obviously the increase the said lengths may vary widely. The specific said increase will depend to some extent upon the elasticity of the particular material used, and also, upon the personal likes and dislikes of the wearer. Further, the specific use of the cap will be a factor, e. g., shower bathing does not require the seal to be as effective as does beach bathing.

Referring now to Fig. 4, it will be seen that the face sealing band portion 3 is provided with a substantially circular stiffening and sealing projection or bead 5 at one edge thereof, and on its face contacting side with a plurality of transversely spaced projections S of substantially semicircular shape in transverse cross-section, extending to adjacent the other edge thereof. The

neck sealing band portion 4 is similarly constructed, and the said projections aid in providing an effective seal.

Preferably, the projections 6 of the face and neck band 2 gradually fade out as they approach the portion 1 of the band passing under the chin".

In this portion of the band, the upper half thereof may be considered to be a portion of the face band 3, and the lower half thereof may be considered to be a portion of the neck band 4. The total width of this portion 1 of the band 2 how-. ever, is preferably less than the combined widths of the face and neck band portions 3 and 4.

As illustrated in Fig. '7, the portion 1 of the band 2 comprises the substantially circular beads 5 at each edge thereof, and an intermediate portion of relatively thick construction. The portion I of the band 2 is made thicker than the other portions thereof to resist or prevent folding due to movements of the chin of the wearer.

The face and neck sealing band 2 is suitably secured to a head covering 8 which is made of a water-proof material. In addition to being water-proof, the material of which the head covering 8 is made should have less elasticity than the band 2, and in fact, is preferably, but not necessarily, substantially non-elastic. Examples of suitable materials are: rubberized silk or nylon, rubber having a relatively smaller degree of elasticity than the band 2, etc.

The head covering 8 forms the main body portion of the cap I and is desirably of one-piece construction although it may be made of several pieces if desired, and the pieces secured together in any suitable manner to render the construction water-proof, as by vulcanizing.

The head covering 8 is provided with a slit or opening 9 extending from an edge thereof inwardly of the covering. Preferably, but not necessarily, the slit or opening 9 is located substantially centrally of the rear portion of the head covering 8, and extends upwardly, substantially vertically, as illustrated in Fig. 2. Preferably, the slit or opening 9 is terminated below the crown of the head for a reason to be later described.

The head covering 8 is suitably secured to the face and neck band 2, as by vulcanizing, as indicated at it, Fig. 4, and in assembled relation, the margins I5 and i2 of the neck band portion 4 are in alignment with the margins of the slit or opening 9.

Suitable means ar provided for drawing the margins of the slit ii, and the margins H and I 2 together when desired, and in the present instance, this means takes the form of a conventional separable fastener such as a zipper I3 having the isual slide l4.

Preferably, the zipper I3 is of water-proof construction, and may be of the type disclosed in Patent No. 1,991,943, granted to L. V. Keviczky on February 19, 3935, under the title, Water- :proof Closing Means, or of the type disclosed in Patent No. 2,124,206, granted to A. F. Mulka on July 19, 1938 under the title, Dust-, Gas-, and Waterproof Sliding Clasp Fastener for Boots and Other Articles.

Referring now to Figs. 2 and 9, a generally triangular or trapezoidal shaped flap, gore or gusset I5, is suitably secured, as by vulcanizing, as indicated at IS, along one margin of the slit or opening 9. The flap I5 is preferably, but not necessarily, of the same material as the head covering 8, and may be, if desired, of unitary construction therewith.

The flap I5 is of sufficient width to completely cover the marginal portions of the slit 9, even when the said portions are separated and are being drawn together, and lies underneath the fastening means [3. Thus, the flap [5 performs a dual function. It prevents the hair of the wearer from becoming entangled in the fastening means, and also, it functions as a seal, or secondary seal, to prevent ingress of water through the slit or opening 9.

If desired, the free side of the flap l5 may be extended a sufficient distance beyond the slit 9 to effect a seal without the use of a water-proof zipper. If so constructed, an ordinary zipper or other suitable fastening means may be used.

In placing the cap I on the head, the band may be first placed under the chin and the cap then drawn rearwardly over the head. This operation causes a partial stretching or tensioning of the face band portion 3. Since, as stated above, the opening 9 preferably terminates below the crown of the head, the cap, in this position, is maintained on the head with little difficulty thereby leaving the hands of the wearer substantially free to next place the flap !5 in proper posi tion and then draw the slide M of the zipper l3 downwardly to bring the margins of the slit oriopening 9. and;the margins .I hand I2no'f the -:neck band portion Al togetherto close thecapl lks stated previously; i'thei: head: covering. 8 hascless elasticity than the band 2, and therefore:.;as the :.s1ide 2| 4: of thelizipper." l3iS'IdI'fiW1'l downwardly, anadditional stretching ;or-: tensioning takesiiplace in the faceiband portion.3; and alsmtheneckband portion 4 isstretched' .and 'placedunder tension. Further, the side portions iof thefacebandportion 3 are drawn rearwardly: into zproper position on the face.

The stretehing. orntensioning. of it-he'rband 2 causesthe face and neckbandpor-tionst and l I Inthe modifiedeforni :of face band 3 illustrated. in Fig.- 5, the projections "or ridges 6" have a triangular shapeein.transverse crosse'section rather than a semi-circular shape as described .above in connection with the band 3 illustrated in Fig. 4. A circular bead 5' is provided along-zone edge of the band 3 and the other edge thereof is vulcanized as indicated atv liLtothe head cover- .ing 8. Obviously, the neck band may be similarly constructed.

..In. theniodified form of face band 3". illustrated in Fig. 6,.the. projections-6 and ii of Figs. 4 and 5 are omitted, and further, the circular ..beads 5 and 5 .arereplaced by astreamlined or substantially tear-shaped bead 5". Thestreamlined head 5" isslightlymore efiective in .dei'iect- .ing water away from theedges of the band than the. circular-bead, and obviously, if desired, the streamlined bead 5 may bes'ubstitutedfor. the bead 5 or 5 of the band 3 or 3' of Fig. 4 or Fig. 5.

'The edge ofthe band 3f opposite the bead'fi. is

vulcanized as indicated at .I it to the head covering 5 3. The neckband may be similarly constructed.

The latter type face and neck band is particularly'suitable for wearers having rather sensitive skins. .Theprojections 6 and '6,- in certaininstances, leave rings around theface and neck of the wearer for afew. minutes 'afterthe cap is removed, and for this reason'the bands illustrated in Figs. l. and 5'may be objectionable to certain wearers. Although there is some loss in the effectiveness and efficiency 'of'the seal when the projections are omitted, an effective and efficient seal isstill provided.

In the modified form of capconstruction illustrated in'Fig. 8, the bathing cap generally indicated by the reference numeral 1' comprises, as before, a head covering-8, and a face and neck band generally indicated by the numeral 2, suit-.1

ably secured thereto as by vulcanizing.

The principal difference between this modified form of cap construction and the construction previously described is in the location of the zipper. The head covering 8' may, if desired, be

constructed of the materials previously described, and the face and neck bands 3 and 4 may take the form of any one of the band constructions previously described.

The head covering 8' differs from the head cov-:;

ering 8 in that the head covering 8' is of closed construction, i. e., the slit or:opening 9 previously described is omitted.

With respect to the face and neck band 2', the

r neck band portion 4' thereof ismade slightly longer than the'neck band portion 4, "and'the ends thereof are overlappedandsecured together as by vulcanizing.

Also,:the face and neck band 2' is-slitor split .as indicated at ll, and.suitable'meanszsuch asthe:

zipper 8 is sprovidedrfori connecting= :andndisconnecting the margins. of; the. split. .iilhe isplit .l 7. extends entirely through. the face and. neck band portions 3!. and 4:. andiistpreferably;located .so .as to.- .be ;o-n :the .left :sidecotthe 'faceixofthe wearer.

. sufiicient distance =.;to provide-adequate sea-ling surface therebetween, a water-'proofclosureis not necessary since it is immaterial whether theportion of the face and neck of the wearerrunderlying the split gets wet.

In placing this .form. of cap; on 1 the head, the wearer places the cap on-the head in the .usual manner, and then, grasping the marginal portions of the neck band 4! adjacentthe :split 2'7, stretches or tensions the neckband 4'. and brings these marginal por-tionstogether. -.At the same time some stretching ortensioning. takes place in the face band 3. The fzipper slideai 9 is then started on its track. Further closing. movement of the slide 19 connects the marginsof the'split i1, and also, placesthe face andneck bands 3' and t under additional tension.

In this latter form of cap .construction,.-since the stretching or tensioning iactioneisi applied directly to the face and.neck-bandportions 3' and t, and not through the :head covering asin the previously described.constructiomcthe difference in elasticity between the head-covering 8, and the face and necksealing band 2sisinot as important as in the previously described. construction. The degree .ofelastioityof the=.-head covering 8. may in fact equal that ofithe face and necksealing .band 2'--and llhllS, l-I desired, the head covering 8 may be constructed :of the same material as the qfacenand neck sealing band '2'. Preferably; however, the headrcovering 8 has less elasticity than the band 2.

Figure 10 illustrates one form of the: invention in which the head'covering 8 -andthe face and neck sealing marginal portions, generally-indicated by the numeral 2 andacomprising aface sealing band or; marginal portion' 3? and a neck sealing band--or;-=marginalportion--4 are c of unitary construction-as justdescr-ibed. *Inflthis form of construction, the entire cap-is'ma'de of a highly elastic material such aspreviously described for the bands 2 and 2,-and the zipper 8 may be omitted if desired. The .band ormarginal portions 3 and 4 are obviously not .visibly definedin this modification.

In placing this-latter: form-of cap :on the head, if the zipper is omitted, the chin of thewearer may be placed in the neck aperture .23 andtthe marginal portion 4 stretched upwardly "oven the .head and rearwardly whereby the :facet'ofithe wearer will project through the face. aperture 28, the marginal portions 3 and l providing-an effective seal against the entry of Water 'toythe hair of the wearer.

Fig. 11 illustrates a'slightly modified'iform of the cap illustrated in Fig. 10. Inthisform of the invention the head covering 8 and thenmarvginal portionsZ of the'cap are of unitary construction as the cap illustrated in Figtlflpand of similar material, but the marginal portions2 Where connected to the head covering1 8 are molded in a constricted manner to give a shirring effect as indicated at 22.

Fig. 12 illustrates a modified formof cap'construction in which the" band :or marginal portions 2 are more resilient than the head covering 8 although such difference is not defined by a visible band. In this form of the invention, the marginal portions 2 are rendered more resilient or elastic than the head covering by compounding or by blending two different types of material as by the coagulation dip or similar methods well known to the rubber industry.

In the types of cap illustrated in Figs. 11 and 12, a zipper is not necessary and may be omitted if desired, as described in connection with the form of the invention illustrated in Fig. 10.

In the modified form of the invention illustrated in Fig. 13, the band 2 and head covering 8 are constructed of the same elastic material but the head covering 8 is rendered less elastic than the band 2 by reinforcement. As illustrated, the reinforcing is obtained by making the head covering 8 or portions thereof of thicker constructionthan the-band '2 In this type of construction the cap preferably takes the form illustrated in Fig. 1, i. e., the zipper is provided at the back thereof. 7

The form of the invention illustrated in Fig. 14 is similar to that illustrated in Fig. land differs therefrom only -in that the band does not extend entirely across the forehead. Thus, as illustrated, the cap comprises a band 2 -of highly elastic material and a head covering 8 of less elastic material.

The band 2 comprises a face sealing band portion 3 adapted to extend down each side of the face and under the chin of the wearer and a neck sealing band portion 4 adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer.

A zipper [3 having a slide I4 is provided at the rear of the cap as described in connection with Fig. 1. r

The bathing cap illustrated in Fig. 14, while not a preferred form of the invention, does provide an effective seal, particularly with respect to shower bathing and some forms of beach bathing. The central portion of the forehead is least vulnerable to leakage and hence, under certain conditions and for certain uses, this portion of the sealing band itself may be omitted. It is understood, of course, that in this (as well as all other forms of the invention) the head covering 8 is of water-proof construction. Also, the head covering 8 may be of elastic material, in which event the effectiveness of the seal across the forehead where the more elastic band is omitted, is increased.

It is to be noted that in each form of the invention the bathing caps may be considered to comprise ahead covering of water-proof material having a face receiving aperture and a neck receiving aperture and adapted to completely house the hair and ears of the wearer, in which the neck and face receiving apertures (such as and 2| of Fig. 10, for example) are provided marginally thereof or with marginal portions provided with the property of high elasticity.

While the invention is susceptible of various modifications and alternative constructions, I have shown in the drawings and have herein described in detail the preferred embodiments, but it is to be understood that I do not thereby intend to limit the invention to the specific forms disclosed, but intend to cover all modifications and alternative constructions falling within the spirit and scope of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.

This application is a continuation-in-part of my co-pending application Serial No. 674,170, filed June 4, 1946 now abandoned.

I claim:

1. A substantially water-proof bathing cap construction comprising, in combination; a face and neck sealing band of highly elastic waterproof material; said band comprising a face sealing band portion having a generally circular, oval or heart shape and adapted to extend across the forehead, down each side of the face, and under the chin of the wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer; a substantially non-elastic, water-proof head covering secured to said face and neck sealing band; a slit or opening extending through said band and into said head covering; a flap connected to said head covering along one margin of said slit or opening; and means for closing said slit or opening.

2. A substantially water-proof bathing cap construction comprising, in combination, a face and neck sealing band of highly elastic waterproof material, said band comprising a face sealing band portion adapted to extend across the forehead, down each side of the face and under the chin of the wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer; a substantially water-proof head covering secured to said face and neck band, said head covering having less elasticity than said face and neck sealing band; a slit or opening extending through said band and into said head covering; a flap connected to said head covering along one margin of said slit or opening; and means for closing said slit or opening.

3. A substantially water-proof bathing cap construction comprising, in combination, a face and neck sealing band of highly elastic waterproof material, said band comprising a face sealing band portion adapted to extend across the forehead, down each side of the face and under the chin of the wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer; a substantially water-proof head covering secured to said face and neck band, said head covering having less elasticity than said face and neck sealing band; a slit or opening extending through said band and into said head covering; and water-proof means for closing said slit or opening.

4. A substantially water-proof bathing cap construction comprising, in combination, a face and neck sealing band of highly elastic waterproof material, said band comprising a face sealing band portion adapted to extend in a continuous manner across the forehead, down each side of the face and under the chin of the wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer; a substantially water-proof head covering secured to said face and neck band, said head covering having less elasticity than said face and neck sealing band; a slit extending through said band; and means for connecting and disconnecting the margins of said slit.

5. A substantially water-proof bathing cap construction comprising, in combination, a face and neck sealing band of highly elastic waterproof material, said band comprising a face sealing band portion adapted to extend in a continuous manner across the forehead, down each side of the face and under the chin of the wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer; a substan- 9 tially"waterproofliead covering-secured to said face an'd neck' band'said head covering having less elasticity than said face and neck sealing bandja; slit:extending-throughsaidrace and neck sealing portions 1 of saicl band; and means for connecting and d isco'nnecting the margins 'of' sa-i'ctslit. I

6. For use in a substantially water proof bathtion adaptedto extend'aro'und the neck -of the wearer, the portion of the bandcxtending under the chin of the I wearer having a thicker-construction thanthe other portions of said band.

7. For i se in asu'bsi'antially "waterproof bathcap co'ns'ti uction a fair of highly extensible water-proof material,- s'aid band cemprising fa ce -sealing band portion adapted to extend in a continuous manner across the forehead, down each side of the face and under the chin, of wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around-the neck of the wearer, the said face and neck sealing band portions each having a length normally less than that required to surround the face and extend around the neck, respectively, "of the wearer; whereby considerable-stretching' or tensioning of the highlyextensible materiahin-the band is maintained when in position surrounding the face and extendingnround the'neck' of the wearer;

8.. A. substantially water-proof bathing cap construction "comprising, in combination, a face and neck sealing band-of highlyeiastic waterproof material said bandcomprising a facesealing band portion adapted to extend down each side of the face and under the chin of the wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer; a substantially water-proof head covering secured to said face and neck band, said head covering having less elasticity than said face and neck sealing band; a slit or opening extending through said band and into said head covering; a flap connected to said head covering along one margin of said slit or opening; and means for closing said slit or opening.

9. A substantially water-proof bathing cap construction comprising, in combination, a face and neck sealing band of highly elastic waterproof material, said band comprising a face sealing band portion adapted to extend down each side of the face and under the chin of the wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer; a substantially water-proof head covering secured to said face and neck band, said. head covering having less elasticity than said face and neck sealing band; a slit or opening extending through said band and into said head covering; and waterproof means for closing said. slit or opening.

10. For use in a substantially water-proof bathing cap construction, a face and neck sealing band of highly extensible water-proof material, said band comprising a face sealing band portion adapted to extend in a continuous manner down each side of the face and under the chin of the wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer, the said face and neck sealing band portions each having a length normally less than that required to substantially surround the face and extend around and neck'sealingband iii rial, said I marginal portions com the neck,-' respectively, of the wearer; whereby considerablestretching or tensioning of thehighfaceand'extendi-ng around the neck of the wearer.

11. A substantially water-proof bathing cap construction "comprising "a substan i" liy waterproof head c'overing' including faceand. neck sealing' marginal" portions of highly e sible matelisnzg'a face sealing; portion-adapted to extend in a continuous manner across the forehead, down each side ofth'e face 'under'the 'chin of the wearer, and a neck -sealing.ponii'c-n adapted to extend around sealing portions 1 each having a length normally less"than'tliat required to surround the face and extend a'ro'un'ol the neck, respectively, of the" wearer; -wh'ereby considerable stretching or tensioning. of said highly extensible material is maintainedwhen inposition surrounding the face and e'xtendin'g arounrlthe neck of the wearer.

12; "A substantially water p'roof "bathing cap construction com sing-a substantially waterproof head c'overing" including face and neck sealing marginal portions of higl 'yextensible material, 'said marginal portions comprising a face -'sealin'g.v portion-ada ted to extend in a con tinuous manner across the forehead; down each sideof the face-and the chin of the wearer," and 'a -ne'ok --s'e'aling pOi tion 1 adapted to extend around the neckof the wearer, the said f ace and neck" 5se'a ling portions each having a length normally-less than"- that required to surround the faasarrdextmm around' trie' ne'c-k, r respectively, or the 'warerj whereby" considerable stretching or tensioningof the 'hi-ghlyextensible material is maintained when-in position-surroundingthe face and exte-ndirfg arouse" the neck of the wearer; said head covering being constructed of the same material as said face and neck sealing marginal portions.

13. In a substantially water-proof bathing cap construction, the combination comprising a substantially water-proof head covering including a face and neck sealing marginal portion of highly extensible material, said head covering being adapted to house the hair and ears of the wearer and said marginal portion thereof being adapted to extend about the neck, upwardly along each side of the face and across the forehead of the wearer, said marginal. portion. of highly extensible material having a length normally less than that required to extend about the neck, upwardly along each side oi" the face and across the forehead of the wearer, whereby considerable stretching or tensioning of the extensible material is maintained when in position about the neck, upwardly along side of the face and across the forehead of the wearer.

14. For use in a substantially water-proof bathing cap construction, a face and neck sealing band of highly elastic waterproof material, said band comprising a face sealing band portion adapted to extend in a continuous manner down each side of the face and under the chin of the wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer, the portion of the band extending under the chin of the wearer having a thicker construction than the other portions of said band.

15. A substantially water-proof bathing cap construction comprising, in combination, a face and neck sealing band of highly elastic waterproof material, said band comprising a face sealing band portion adapted to extend in a continuous manner across the forehead, down each side of the face and under the chin of the wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer, projection means on the face and neck sealing band portions of said band; a substantially waterproof head covering connected to said face and neck band, a slit extending through said face and neck sealing portions of said band; and means for connecting and disconnecting the margins of said slit. 1

16. A substantially water-proof bathing cap construction comprising, in combination, a face and neck sealing band of highly elastic waterproof material, said band comprising a face sealing band portion adapted to extend in a. continuous manner across the forehead, down each side of the face and under the chin of the wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer, a substantially water-proof head covering connected to said face and neck band, a slit extending through said face and neck sealing portions of said band; and means for connecting and disconnecting the margins of said slit 1 17. A substantially water-proof bathing cap construction comprising a substantially waterproof head covering and a face and neck sealing band of highly extensible water-proof material, said head covering having less elasticity than said face and neck sealing band, said band comprising a face sealing band portion adapted to extend in a continuous manner across the forehead, down each side of the face and under the chin of the wearer, and a neck sealing band portion adapted to extend around the neck of the wearer, projection means on the face and neck sealing band portions of said band, the said face and neck sealing band portions each having a length normally less than that required to surround the face and extend around the neck, respectively, of the wearer; whereby considerable stretching or tensioning of the highly extensible material in the band is maintained when in position surrounding the face and extending around the neck of the wearer.

18. A bathers cap involving: a head conforming ca having openings for the face and neck of the wearer, and defining at least one slit extending from the neck to the crown of the cap; a chin strap separating said face and neck openings; a gore set in said slit and sealed to 9. margin thereof, and a continuous fastener means extending the length of said slit for drawing the margins of said slit into juxtaposition, and coacting with said chin strap when said fastener means is closed to cause the margins of said neck opening to conform closely to the neck of the wearer.

C. MAURICE MOORE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/68, D02/867
International ClassificationA42B1/12, A42B1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/12
European ClassificationA42B1/12