|Publication number||US2561857 A|
|Publication date||Jul 24, 1951|
|Filing date||Mar 6, 1948|
|Priority date||Mar 6, 1948|
|Publication number||US 2561857 A, US 2561857A, US-A-2561857, US2561857 A, US2561857A|
|Original Assignee||Irving Goldman|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (4), Referenced by (7), Classifications (12)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
July 24, 1951 l. GOLDMAN ADJUSTABLE EAR MUFFS Filed March 6, 1948 IN VEN TOR. GOLDMAN NIU/7.4755
TRYINGv azzgwb Patented July 24, 1951 ADJUSTABLE EAR MUFFS lrvingtGoldman, BrodklyngNY. Application March 6, M-8, Serall'NoAl'SAU "3 Claims. Cl.i".2-1 99) il `glhis invention. relates .to accombination .hat and rf'eanlmuffs.
It .is Fcontemplated, A'iaiccording sto tthe .present invention, .to ".providefa hat with .adjustable .and
azremovableaear fmuffs and l.with a lribbon by .which I.
.the hat can be :secured on *the head, I- the v.rib-bon vv.being tied ,in a :bow -underrthe chin. Ar-fea'ture tof .the, present invention ,is .that .thefear :Inuits are ycarried l:by and sadjustable along `.the 1 length-o`f the ribbons-.used for securingfthahaton .the-head, the ribbon v-beingwsewed `between the lbodyof the hai-.zand lthe fusualflining abend.
*The :adaptation of `.conventional .-hats -to the @:presentfinvention can befmade everyeconomically :existing ribbons, yor, if with I mentioned position. .mhetadjustment of thefe'ar .fmuifs' along .the .ribbons .is very-simple, merely `by lfpu'lling them therealong, means :being provided for holding the ear .muis VIlhe:adjustment ofthe earmuffs is an .essential teatui'e, since most lhats tare :worn `tilted, that lis, one .fside -is :higher .than fthe rother, .and as each person tilts her hat in afdiflferent "fashiomiitis impossible 'tofdetermine the location of ear muis on a hat before the hat is sold to the nal consumer. The fearmuis are attractive and can .serve as .a trimming.
v"For 'further comprehension of thellinven'tion, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference willfbehad'to the lfollowing description and accompanying drawings, :and to the anlfnded Ilaims'in which the various .novelffeaturfes fof A.the -linveritiomare moreparticularlyfset forth.
'arial part ...of rthis disclosure Fig. 1 is a perspective view of ing the present invention.
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary view of the hat, showing one ear muff from the inside.
Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3--3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a view of the ear muri frame.
Fig. 5 is a view, similar to Fig. 2, of an ear muil' constructed in accordance with a modification of this invention.
Fig. 6 is a view, similar to Fig. 5, of an ear muli constructed in accordance with a further modication of this invention.
Referring to Figs. 1 4, the construction shown therein, according to the present invention, comprises a hat I0, which may be any type hat, but in the present instance, by way of example, is a girls felt hat designed to be worn quite high on the head and with a considerable tilt, the hat a hat incorporatin desired positions.
"2 zhaving .an .inner cloth `band .Irl whichtissewed, Lin the .usuahmannerto :the turned .under .edge 'ft2 l.of the hat. To .this `extent .the hat .is aconven- `tional hat. 'The hat further has .twddepending ribbons I3 .which .may .be Atied .in a bow .under `the wearers .chin '.tc .keep ...the hat from .blowing off. .Ilheseribbons are.sew.ed betweenthe-band ,I.-I and edge .IZwandare so `disposed that they Lhand .outwardly of .and .over the `.weareiis ears. Since .the .hat .is adapted .to `be worn l.in .a tilted position, one sideof :thelhat `will be lower Hthan the.other, thatds, nearer l.the .wearerls earatnone ,side than at Lhebther.
An ear muil' vI 4 is slidably.mountedoneachribl.bon I,3. .Each :ear mufhconsists `of .a .sheepskin .pad .I5 .stretched .over .=a .steel ring I5, see.. Eig. t4, V.so .that .Lthepad has `aninnerfannular flange I1. Ring .I6 .keeps the v.mui in .s'hapeand-holds .the .formof .the .annular (flange Il. .'IhefMr .of'lthe .sheepskin is `disposed 4.ontwardly end is. of a .bright showy color` .obtained b-y dyeing.
A .strip .of elastic .binding .material .I8 :df .-a length :less .than the .circumferencerof the .pad I5 issewedto the inner-.edgeof .the-flange IJ so that the. stri-p I.8V.forms.an. innerextensionof the ange IIJ. `This `strip I8 `.is y..preterably .not .overlapped Aover theJlange .I1 .biitissewed edgewise lthereto.
`.It .pulls .on V.the .flange .II .suiliciently `so that the .pad kept .s'tretchedover .the ring |16 and the nange ITI is .prevented .from rolling oi of the ring I6. l
lThe l,pad l.I5 `.is .oval .and -disposed with Yits Vlong .axis vertical. In .the vertical centerline are 'two eyelets 'L9 .securediin lthe elastic "strip I`8. The ribbon I3 passes from the outside inwardly `lthrougnthe...top `eyelet .19 .and 'from the .inside foutwar'dly .through .thefbo'ttom eyelet YI.I, mounting the ear mui onlthe hat, or more particularly on the ribbon I3. The ribbon I3 is sufficiently wide so that it is crowded in the eyelets, and thus the ear muff can be moved to any desired position along the ribbon and it will be held there by the tight frictional fit of the ribbon I3 in the two eyelets.
From the foregoing, it will be seen that the ear muffs can be worn as an integral part of the hat. The wearer can put the hat on at any desired angle of tilt and as high or low on the head as feasible, and can tie the ribbons I3 under the chin. The ear muffs can then be individually adjusted along the ribbons I3 until each correctly covers its correlated ear. Thus one ear muff may be tight against the hat while the other may be an inch or two below the hat. When desired, the ribbons I3 may be reversed and tied vings through which Vatenas? I9 are omitted and slits I9a are substituted in. r.
the elastic strip I8. Thus the elastic exerts a binding force on the ribbon I3. The modiiication of Fig. 6 distinguishes from the embodiment of Figs. 1-4 in the sole change that the eyelets are omitted and'l elastic guidesl I 9b are sewed to the elastic strip I8.` These guides, being contractible, act exactly as the slits IBB.
`It is to be understood that the ear muti pad l5 may be `made of any suitable material, such as sheepskin, velveteen, plush, etc., and may be l colored as desired.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred'embodiments of my invention,- it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions hereinl disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as' de ned in the appended claims. 4
`I-Iaving thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by-United .States Letters Patent is:
l. In combination with a hat having Va chin strap secured at one end to the hat and arranged toextend vertically across the ear of a wearerv when tied beneath the wearers chin to a complementary strap, an ear muff positioned on the chin strap against the outer face of said strap, said ear `muif comprising a rigid ring, a pad of a size greater than the size of said ring extended across said ring and having its edge portion'bent about the periphery of said' ring, said edge portion, positioned between said ring `and the chin strap, and a strip of elastic material of a length less than the circumference of said pad stitched to the edges of the inwardly Vbent edge portion of said pad, said elastic strip being formed with diametrically opposite vertically arranged openthe free end of the chin strap is slidably extended permitting the ear muif to be adjusted vertically along the length of the chin strap to a desired position thereon yto cover the ear.
2. In combination with a hat havingy a chin strap secured at one end to the hat and arranged to extend vertically across the ear of a wearer when tied beneath the wearers chin to a comtion positioned4 between said ring andthe chin strap, and a strip of elastic material off a length less than the circumference of said pad being bent into a circle and stitched along its outer periphery to the edges of the inwardly bent edge portion of said pad, -said elastic strip being formed with diametrically opposite vertically arranged openings through which the free end of 1 the chin strap is slidably extended permitting strap is slidably y muff to be `adjusted 'vertically along the' length the ear muil' to be adjusted vertically along the llength of the chin strap to a desired position thereon to cover the ear. i p
3. In combination with a hat having achin strap secured at one end tothe hat and arranged to extend vertically across the ear of 'a wearer when tied'bene'ath the wearers chin to a coin--A plementary strap, an'ear muff positioned on Ythe chin strap against the outer facel of "said strap, said ear mui'f comprising a rigid ring, a padlof a size greater than the size of saidringfexte'rided across said ring and having its edge portion bent about the periphery of said ring, saidedge p01"- tion positioned between said ringv and the chin strap, and a strip of elastic material of a `length less than the circumference of said pad stitched to the edges of the inwardly bent edge-portion of said pad, said elastic strip beingvfo'rmed' -with diametrically opposite vertically arranged openings through'which the free'end of `the chin extended permitting the ear of the chin strap to a desired vposition thereon to cover the ear, said openings beingof va"dia m' eter less than theV width of the strap so that lthe material 'of said elastic strip 'deiining each` 'f said openings will grip diametrically opposite Sides of the chin strap. l' IRVING GOLDMAN."
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|U.S. Classification||2/172, 2/209.13, 2/209, D29/112|
|International Classification||A61F11/00, A61F11/06, A42B1/04, A42B1/06|
|Cooperative Classification||A42B1/068, A61F11/06|
|European Classification||A42B1/06C4, A61F11/06|