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L. SPATZ Nov. 13, 1951 COAT Filed Jan; 8, 1949 W of E v m A 15 H w m unw- Patented Nov. 13, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE f'ooA'r Lee s am, New Rochelle, N. Y. Application January 8, 194a, Serial No'. 69,900
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This invention relates to a garment of the class equipped with a hood and collar. It is the object of my invention to provide a garment of the particular class in which the hood may be folded readily into a particular position relatively to the garment whereby not to interfere with the wearing of the garment in a normal manner.
As a feature of my invention, I utilize those parts of a garment of the particular class normally found in such garments, with the parts so related and constructed that the hood may be folded and then placed in position so as not to interfere with the wearing of the garment without a hood. As a particular feature of this part of the invention, I so position a lining member relatively to the back panel of a coat-type garment so that the space between the lining member and the outer back panel of the coat is available for the folding therein of the hood when the hood is not to be used. Thus, without requiring addition to a coat of any costly and unusable parts, I am able to obtain results that have long been Sought in this particular art.
I have thus outlined rather broadly the nature of my invention in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood, and in order that my contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are, of course, additional features of my invention that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject of the claims appended hereto. Those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception on which my disclosure is based may readily be utilized as a basis for the designing of other structures for carrying out the several purposes of my invention. It is important, therefore, that the claims to be granted me shall be of sufficient breadth to prevent the appropriation of my invention by those skilled in the art.
Referring now to the drawings, Fig. 1 is an elevation of a coat showing my invention embodied therein, and with the hood in the position it occupies when it is being worn. Fig. 2 shows the coat of Fig. 1 opened and the hood ready for folding. Fig. 3 shows the parts of Fig. 2 with the hood folded, while Fig. 4 shows the hood being inserted into the space between the lining memstruction known in the art. Back panel In is secured'in any standard manner to sleeves II and is equipped with a collar 12 attached thereto on what I .term a collar line l3.
The hood. of my invention is formed with a head covering portion 14 and two chin covering parts I5 that are buttoned together at l6 as shown in Fig; 1. Hood I4 is sewed to the coat and relatively to the outer back panel I0 preferably along collar line l3, the length of the line on which the sewing takes place being that between the points designated by reference numerals I! in Fig. 3.
The coat is equipped with an inner lining member designated generally by reference numeral l8, this inner lining member being sewed relatively to the coat so as to occupy a lining position relatively to the back panel Ill. Lining panel [8 is sewed to the sleeves II at 29 and is also sewed along lines l9 and 2| relatively to the remainder of the coat whereby to maintain the lining panel effectively in lining position. The sewing is so arranged that there is maintained entirely closed, except preferably at the bottom, that space between lining panel and the outer back panel [0 of the coat. There is no sewing, however, between points 23 of the upper edge 22 of the lining panel 18 and the back panel I ll of the coat. Therefore, there is actually an opening between the upper edge 22 of the upper lining member extending between points 23, and the collar line I3 of the coat.
When it is desired to put the hood out of use, it is only necessary first to unfasten the two parts l5 held by buttons at IS. The coat being now opened, the parts of my invention will occupy the position of Fig. 2. The two parts l5 may now be folded over one another so as to lie inwardly of the limits defined by the points I! as best seen in Fig. 3. It will be remembered that the points I! define the ends of the line on which the hood is sewed relatively to the coat. With the parts occupying the position of Fig. 3, it is merely necessary to fold the entire hood assembly downwardly through the opening between edge 22 of the lining panel I 8 and the collar line I3 of the coat. Thereafter, the hood will be contained entirely in the space between the lining panel l8 and the back panel in of the coat. Moreover, because this space is entirely closed along lines I9, 20, and 2|, the hood will be held in place during normal wear of the coat. Of
. course, to put the hood in use it is merely necessary to remove it from the space between the back panel In and the lining panel l8, reversing reference numeral l0, and it is of the usual conthe operation just described.
said outer back panel, a hood secured to said back panel, there being a space between said outer back panel and said lining panel into which said hood 1-. is folded through an opening between the back panel and lining panel, and a collar securedto' said back panel outwardly of said hood.
2. In a garment of the class described, an outer back panel, a lining panel sewed in lining position inwardly relatively to said outer back panel, said panels being separated along a short portion of the upper edge of said lining panel to form an opening leading to the space between said panels, a hood sewed to said outer back panel 'on a line substantially aligned with the separated portion of said lining panel, and with said line at the most no longer than the length of the opening left between said panels, said hood folding into the space between said panels through the said opening, and a collar secured to said back panel outwardly of said hood and lining.
3.-In a garment of the class described, anouter back panel having a collar secured thereto,a lin ing panel fitted against said outer back panel inwardly of said collar leaving an opening between said lining panel and back panel, a hood secured to said back panel inwardly of said collar, there being a space between said outer back panel and said lining panel inwardly of said col- 4 lar and back panel into which said hood is folded through said opening.
4. In a garment of the class described, an outer back panel having a collar line to which a collar is sewed, a lining panel sewed in lining position inwardly relatively to said outer back panel while leaving a free unsewed upper edge portion in the center of said panel for an opening between said lining panel and the collar line of said back panel through which access may be had to the space between said lining panel and outer back panel, and a hood sewed to the outer back panel inwardw of said collar and substantially along said collar line and adapted for folding through said opening into the space between said panels.
5. In a garment of the class described, an outer back panel having a collar line, a lining panel sewed in lining position inwardly relatively to said outer back panel, said panels being separated along a short portion of the upper edge of said lining panel and said collar line to form an opening leading to the space between said panels, a hood sewed to said outer back panel on said collar line inwardly of said collar and with the length of the seam between said hood and outer back panel at the most no longer than the length of the opening between said panels, said hood folding'relatively to its sewed portion into the space between said panels through the said open- LEE SPATZ,
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