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Dec. 20, 1955 L. M. SIMON PROTECTIVE BIB Filed Nov. 5, 1952 FIG. 2
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BY Lo|s MSIMON ilnited States Patent PROIECTWE. BIB- Lois M. Simon, Madeira, Ohio, assignor of one-half to Alice A. Galvani Applicati'onNovember 5, 1-952, Seri'al No. 318,816-
1 Claim. (Cl. 2-49) The invention relates in general to a protective bib and more particularly to a bib to protect the clothing at the front of the shoulder of a person who is burping a baby.
The invention relates to a protective bib which may be used by a person to protect his clothing when holding or burping a baby. The bib generally has a moisture absorbent material and preferably a moisture impervious material for protection of the clothing. The bib is elongated to extend onto the front and back of the shoulder of the wearer and has a curved indentation to be disposed adjacent the neck of the wearer.
An object of the invention is to provide a bib to protect a persons clothing.
Another object of the invention is to provide a bib which is reversible so that it may be used on either the right or left shoulder of a wearer.
Another object of the invention is to provide a bib which will give full protection to the wearer when burping a baby and may be positioned on either shoulder in at least two alternative positions so that it is quickly positionable and usable.
Another object of the invention is to provide a protective bib which may be easily manufactured.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a protective bib which may be easily washed.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a bib which is moisture proof.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a protective bib for the shoulder of a person which will not readily slide off the shoulder.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a bib for the shoulder of a person which employs weight counterbalancing means so that it will not readily slide ofr the shoulder.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a protective bib for the shoulder of a person which employs a layer of rough, moisture absorbent material on both faces of the bib so that the bib will not readily slide off the shoulder.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a protective bib for the shoulder of a person wherein the design of the bib is such that it is conservative of material when out from yard goods of standard widths.
Other objects and a fuller understanding of this invention may be had by referring to the following description and claim, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure l is a plan view of the protective bib; and
Figures 2 and 3 are front and rear views of a person wearing the bib.
The Figure 1 shows the protective bib 11 in its preferred form. The bib is a composite of three layers. The first layer 12 is a moisture absorbent layer of material and preferably is a washable, fast drying cloth material. The second layer 13 is a moisture impervious or repellent material and preferably is a boilable sheet plastic material. The third layer 14 is preferably the same as the first layer 12'; namely, a moisture absorbent material. The three layers, are sandwiched together in the order named and are preferably of the same size. and shape. The bib is elongatedandhas a major axis 15. and a minor axis 1'16, Thesandwiched layers of material are bound together by binding tape, 17" such as bias winding with the tape running all around the periphery of the bib, and. the width of the tape extending from one face of" the bib to the other around the edge thereofto the other face of the bib. This binds in all'raw edges of the layers 12,. 13, and 14'.
Thepreferred embodiment of the bib. is that.it is symmetrical about the minor axis. 16, yet non-symmetrical about the major axis 15.. The. bib 11 has a generally straight, longitudinal edge 18 and a sharply curved edge 19 extending inwardly from the straight edge 18 substantially along the minor axis 16. This curved edge 19 is adapted to lie closely adjacent the neck of a wearer as best seen in Figures 2 and 3.
The other longitudinal edge of the bib has a more gradually curved indentation 20 generally along the minor axis 16 which is adapted to lie adjacent the outer edge of the shoulder or" the wearer. The bib has its greatest width near the ends so as to extend from one side of the chest of the wearer to a point near the vertical center line of the wearer and thus afford ample protection on the front part of the shoulder and upper chest of the wearer.
The sharply curved edge 19 establishes that the bib may be positioned close to at least the front quarter of the neck of the wearer, and the rear portion of the bib is a weight counterbalancing means so that the bib will remain in position without holding or without auxiliary supports or fasteners. The fact that the bib is symmetrical about the minor axis establishes that the bib may be used on either shoulder of the wearer simply by reversing same end-forend without turning upside down. Further, the moisture absorbent layer on both faces of the bib establishes that the bib may be turned upside down without turning endfor-end for use on either shoulder of the wearer. This means that there are two alternative ways in which the bib may be placed upon either shoulder of the wearer; hence, the bib may be quickly and easily placed on the shoulder when the need arises.
The particular dimensions of the preferred embodiment are approximately twenty inches long, twelve inches maximum width, and six and one-half inches wide across the shoulder line. The dimensions may be varied with the length lying in a range from thirteen to thirty-three inches, the maximum width lying in a range from ten to twelve inches, and the minimum Width at the shoulder line lying in a range from five to seven inches. The preferred embodiment utilizes a twelve inch width for ample protection, and the twelve inch Width establishes that material for three bibs may be cut from yard goods which is commonly thirty-six inches in width. If the bib is made slightly narrower than twelve inches, still one will only be able to obtain three bibs from this thirty-six inch wide yard goods. Thus, the preferred embodiment may be easily manufactured and is economical of material.
The moisture impervious layer 13 is preferably a sheet plastic material which will withstand boiling since it is often desirable to sterilize by boiling these protective bibs.
Although this invention has been described in its preferred form with a certain degree of particularity, it is understood that the present disclosure of the preferred form has been made only by way of example and that numerous changes in the details of construction and the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and the scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.
What is claimed is:
A protective bib for either shoulder of a person comprising a composite of three layers of generally rectangu- Patented Dec.. 20, 1 955:
lar form with a length dimension approximately twice the width dimension, the outer layers being washable, fast drying, moisture absorbent material and the inner layer being substantially moisture impervious, a generally semicircular curved edge defining a neck receiving aperture in the medial portion of one long side of said bib, a slightly curved concave edge on the opposite long side of said bib, said generally rectangular bib and said curved edges being substantially symmetrical about a transverse line midway of its length so that said bib may be usable on either shoulder of awearer without need for fastening the bib to the wearer by reversing end-for-end without turning upside down, said generally rectangular bib being substantially non-symmetrical about a longitudinal line midway of its width and thus together with said moisture absorbent layers on both sides of said bib permitting the bib to be usable on either shoulder of a wearer by turning the 4 bib upside down without reversing end-for-end, thereby establishing two alternative 'dispositionsof said bib for each shoulder of a wearer to facilitate quickness and ease of use.
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