Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2754532 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 17, 1956
Filing dateDec 12, 1951
Priority dateDec 12, 1951
Publication numberUS 2754532 A, US 2754532A, US-A-2754532, US2754532 A, US2754532A
InventorsBenson William C, Kanehl Lester H
Original AssigneeBenson William C, Kanehl Lester H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sportsman's towel
US 2754532 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

y 1956 L. H. KANEHL ET AL SPORTSMANS TOWEL Filed Dec. 12, 1951 INVENTORS L. H- KANEHL W. C. BENSON ATTORNEY United States Patent SPORTSMANS TOWEL Lester H. Kanehl and William C. Benson, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Application December 12, 1951, Serial No. 261,206

1 Claim. (Cl. 15-209) This invention relates to sportswear and more particularly to a sportsmans towel for handy carriage and use as well as a towel which can be easily removed, laundered and replaced.

Towels previously employed have been subject to criticism for various reasons including the fact that they were nuisances and not easily carried, were easily displaced or lost. Laundering was a problem and they were impractical for various other reasons including cost, efliciency, and the like.

It is an object of the invention to provide a sportsmans towel which is simple, of inexpensive construction, which can be conveniently carried, discarded, replaced, and presents no laundering problem as well.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a front elevation illustrating use of the towel by a sportsman;

Fig. 2 a front elevation of towel per se;

Fig. 3 a section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 an enlarged detail of the towel and strap by which it may be carried;

Fig. 5 a similar view showing parts assembled; and

Fig. 6 a section on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5.

Briefly stated, the invention comprises a hand-size sportsmans towel of rectangular or other desired shape with a strap permanently or detachably applied thereto, such strap including a loop portion for engagement with a belt and then detachably applied permitting ready use or removal and replacement of a fresh towel in order that the soiled towel may be laundered independenfly of the strap and thereby have no element that might harm other articles or apparatus during the laundry operation.

With continued reference to the drawings, a towel 10 of rectangular or other desired shape may have a hem 11 around the margin to serve as a reinforcement for the same. In order that the towel may be easily and conveniently carried by a sportsman, a suitable strap 12 may be permanently or detachably secured thereto as illustrated in the several figures of the drawing. Where the strap is permanently secured to the towel, this may be done by rectangular cross-stitching 13 as illustrated in Fig. 2, thus securing the strap 12 to the towel in the manner that it cannot be detached without removing the stitching.

The strap 12 is folded over to provide a loop 14 held in place by a snap-fastener of male and female parts 15 and 16 so that the loop may fit over a belt 17. With this construction, towel and strap are fastened together,

and by inserting the strap around the belt and fastening the parts 15 and 16 constituting the snap-fastener the towel may be secured to the belt of the wearer, and by separating the parts of the snap-fastener, the device may be removed by the wearer.

As illustrated in Figs. 4, 5 and 6 towel 10 may be provided parallel loop receiving eyelets 18, adjacent the corner of the towel and as illustrated in Fig. 6 a strap 19 is provided with a pair of snap fasteners including male portions 20 for cooperative engagement with female portions 21. The upper portion of the strap is folded over to form a loop for receiving a belt 17 and the lower portion is folded over and extended through eyelets 18 to fasten the towel to the strap and to the belt to the wearer.

It is therefore apparent that there is provided a towel of simple and inexpensive character with a carrying strap by means of which the towel may be easily carried, laundered, or discarded, or readily replaced, and thereby eliminate the necessity of consciousness of its presence during its use.

It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that various changes may be made in the invention without departing from the spirit and the scope thereof and therefore the invention is not limited by that which is shown in the drawings and described in the specification but only as indicated in the appended claim.

What is claimed is:

A sportsmans towel comprising a towel having at least one corner with reinforced edges and of a size for suspension from the waist of a wearer without interfering with activity of wearer, said towel having two slits therein arranged in side by side relation in the material of the towel near said corner thereof so that when the towel is folded between said slits said slits will register, a strap for encircling a belt of the wearer and of a width for passing through the slits whereby the towel can be secured to the strap and thereby to the belt of the wearer, quickly releasable means at one end of the strap and at a point intermediate the ends of the strap for securing said end of the strap to the intermediate point whereby the slits of the towel may be impaled on said strap and the towel releasably retained by the loop formed when said releasable fastening means are connected, a second quickly releasable fastening means secured to the other end of the strap and a second cooperating releasable fastening means for engagement with said second releasable fastening means to form a loop for detachable engagement around the belt of a person without requiring unfastening of the belt whereby the towel may be readily removed.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,281,299 Crosson Oct. 15, 1918 1,478,112 Flather Dec. 18, 1923 2,121,561 English June 21, 1938 2,501,010 Seidenbaum Mar. 21, 1950 2,572,349 Kaplan Oct. 23, 1951 2,611,145 Linstrom Sept. 23, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS 250,232 Switzerland May 18, 1948

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1281299 *Sep 25, 1917Oct 15, 1918Augustine CrossonPen and pencil holder.
US1478112 *Jan 24, 1921Dec 18, 1923Boott MillsTowel
US2121561 *Aug 17, 1937Jun 21, 1938English SallyHandkerchief pocketbook ensemble
US2501010 *Jan 16, 1947Mar 21, 1950Jeannette SeidenbaumBib for protecting garments
US2572349 *Jul 21, 1950Oct 23, 1951Robert KaplanGolf ball cleaner
US2611145 *Dec 12, 1949Sep 23, 1952Linstrom Hjalmer COil gauge wiping device
CH250232A * Title not available
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2803845 *Jun 14, 1954Aug 27, 1957Paschall Bradford MarjorieCircular towel
US2966356 *Jan 2, 1957Dec 27, 1960Wilson Porter CarolFlexible separable flag belt device
US3004315 *Dec 8, 1958Oct 17, 1961Joel MasureSnap-on aprons
US3040357 *Mar 22, 1960Jun 26, 1962Belleni Raymond BBowler's hand towel
US3186462 *Jan 4, 1962Jun 1, 1965Nash IncLadies' purse and retractible mirror
US3755858 *May 31, 1972Sep 4, 1973Phaul M McTowel holder
US3760461 *Feb 23, 1972Sep 25, 1973J WrightTowel attachment
US4004315 *Jan 19, 1976Jan 25, 1977Rials Elbert OSupport device for use with a towel or the like
US4224712 *May 19, 1978Sep 30, 1980Sweat Buddy, Inc.Towel and method
US4771502 *Sep 14, 1987Sep 20, 1988Trimble Harold JTowel and method of making same
US4912800 *Aug 15, 1988Apr 3, 1990Barrick PartnershipCleaning device for golfers and construction method therefor
US4957232 *Apr 28, 1989Sep 18, 1990Gailen SpragueHand wipe holder
US5052055 *Feb 27, 1990Oct 1, 1991Mysliwiec Laura JApron
US5147703 *Apr 22, 1991Sep 15, 1992Jack ProvostGolf towel set
US5295267 *Jan 19, 1993Mar 22, 1994Galindo Stephanie DProtective loincloth garment for motorcycle riders
US5458267 *Sep 6, 1994Oct 17, 1995Motorola, Inc.Sizeable attachment device
US5553345 *Sep 21, 1994Sep 10, 1996Bell; StevenClip-on towel
US5687445 *Jul 22, 1996Nov 18, 1997Gretchen R. HockingLens wipe
US5694659 *Jan 30, 1997Dec 9, 1997Merrion; T. GregEyewear lens wiping device
US5771523 *Jul 30, 1996Jun 30, 1998Rudolph SportsGolf towel with connector member
US5797142 *Jan 24, 1997Aug 25, 1998Nicholas Debronsky, Jr.Golf towel assembly
US5902661 *Apr 8, 1997May 11, 1999Oster; David M.Sports towel
US6048612 *Aug 7, 1998Apr 11, 2000Dozier; Michael D.Article for enhancing an athletic grip
US6115872 *Sep 23, 1998Sep 12, 2000Welsh; Ronald W.Snap-on golf towel
US6186155 *May 4, 1999Feb 13, 2001David Alan CheekSPA towel
US6351869 *Mar 24, 1999Mar 5, 2002Gwenn L. JonesSystem for supporting a towel
US6976614 *May 16, 2003Dec 20, 2005Lisa CaramanisCoat retaining method and apparatus
US7032248 *Oct 12, 2004Apr 25, 2006Janice GutillaMultipurpose baby and toddler bib
US8307489Jul 24, 2009Nov 13, 2012Ronald AdameTowel assembly
US9775390 *Oct 9, 2015Oct 3, 2017WashBands, LLCAbsorbent wristband apparatus
US20040149313 *Jan 31, 2003Aug 5, 2004Dawson Brian C.Golf cleaning device and method of use
US20050103814 *Nov 17, 2003May 19, 2005Mccormick Donna M.Sunglass shammy
US20060075589 *Oct 8, 2004Apr 13, 2006Choi Ung JMulti-purpose towel for golf equipments
US20080234114 *Mar 20, 2007Sep 25, 2008Mcguigan Thomas JAthletic belt and clips for securing a workout towel
US20090089985 *Oct 3, 2007Apr 9, 2009Phillip Brian CazellaPartial Circumference Variable Length Clothing Retention Apparatus
US20090098957 *Oct 15, 2007Apr 16, 2009Hitchcock J RoeAthletic article for use in flag football
US20100306902 *May 13, 2010Dec 9, 2010Cheryl Ann BourqueMulti-use decorative accessory strap system
US20110131742 *Jan 18, 2007Jun 9, 2011Manfred CheungGolf Ball Cleaning Pad
US20110248057 *Apr 2, 2011Oct 13, 2011Patricia SchmitzTote Tether
US20120117712 *Nov 11, 2010May 17, 2012Fleming Edward JConvertible scarf
US20140259292 *Mar 14, 2013Sep 18, 2014Bernard SantamariaOne-handed cleaning apparatus for cleaning golf clubs during play
US20160100639 *Oct 9, 2015Apr 14, 2016WashBands, LLCAbsorbent wristband apparatus
U.S. Classification15/209.1, D06/608, 2/300, 224/255, 2/48
International ClassificationA41B15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B15/00
European ClassificationA41B15/00