US 2814047 A
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NOV. 26, 1957 H L MOUNTING DEVICE WITH CAP Filed March 9, 1955 212%22751" Jym 42 iwa/veeya 2,8 14,047 Patented Nov. 26, 11957 sun-M H v re were :11!- Application March 9, 1955, sen-n No. 493,079
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M itar o uni orm sans. gene ally, if no a w y are P i with des n. bearin side buttons on ei e side of the frame just to the rear of the visor. The side buttons not only provide ornamentation but also serve to secure to the cap a strap, or in some cases two straps, which extend around a portion of the frame of the cap. One form of side button presently in use is provided with a threaded stud which is received in a complementary threaded bore of a mounting device rigidly affixed to the frame. When the design bearing side button is threaded into the mounting, the design is usually improperly aligned. With present mountings of the character described, it is impossible to obtain proper alignment of the design without taking the side button apart in order to shift the position of the design with respect to the threaded stud.
It is a principal object of the present invention to provide a new and improved mounting which allows proper positioning of the design on the side button secured thereto.
One feature of the invention is the provision in a uniform cap having a frame with a strap extended around a portion thereof, of means for mounting the strap comprising a pair of fittings rotatably carried by the frame and design bearing members complementary with the fittings, the fittings and members engaging each end of the strap, rotation of the fitting permitting proper alignment of the design on the design bearing members.
Another feature is the provision of a mounting device for mounting a design bearing member on a base comprising a mounting member having a portion adapted for engagement with a complementary portion of the fitting and means for reluctantly rotatably mounting the member on the base, rotation thereof permitting proper positioning of the design bearing fitting.
Still another feature is that the mounting member has a flange portion and a stud portion, the stud portion extending through an opening in the base and being adapted for supporting engagement with a complementary portion of the design bearing fitting, and a collar is pressed over he. t d portion of the mounting member, the base being ppe ightly e ween. the collar and the flange.
F r her f a ures and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent from the following specification and from the drawings, in which:
Figure l is a perspective view of a military cap;
Figure 2 is a fragmentary section taken along line 2-2 of Figure 1; and
Figure 3 is an exploded view of the mounting device and side button.
Uniform caps worn by military personnel have side buttons which generally bear a spread-winged eagle design and which must be properly positioned in order to present the desired appearance. The mounting device for such side buttons is, sometimes, stapled directly to the cap frame while in another known arrangement, the
2 mounting device isimbedded in a plastic. cap frame as shown in my Patent'2,672,616. With both of these types of. mounting, it is apparent that unless the mounting member is properly positioned, the design ,on the side button WillJlOt be ,upright when it is secured to .the mounting.
Referring nowtto the drawings, Figure 1 shows a military or .uniform style caphaving aframe 10 and cover 11..of.the usual style. A.visor 12 is attached to the frame at theafront portion .;thereof and extends downwardly thereform. A strap 13 extends around the forward portion of the frame 10 and is secured at one end byadesign bearingside button 14 positionedjust rearward-1y of the end .of .the .visor 12. 'It will be understood, of course, that the other ,end of the strap 13, lying on the far side of .the cap,v as seen in Figure -1, will also be secured by atdesignbearingside button (not shown).
:Referring nowQto Figure 2, it will be seen that the frame :10 ofthe .capis made .up of a base member -15 which may ;be a .wood .pulp composition material having an.:..o.pen weave fabric material 1 6 .secured to the inside thereof providing support for a resilient metal band 17 which maintains the cap frame in the desired generally oval shape. A fabric binder piece 18 is disposed around the lower edge of the frame while an outer fabric band 19 extends around the outside of the frame. The strap 13 and band 19, together with a sweat band 20, are all secured to the base member 15 by means of suitable stitching 21.
An opening 25 is provided extending through the base member 15, fabric sheet 16, strap 13 and band 19, permitting the insertion of the stud portion 26a of mounting member or fitting 26. The fitting 26 is provided with a flange portion 26b which underlies sweat band 20. The
stud portion 26a of fitting 26 has a threaded central bore 260 extending throughout the length thereof.
A collar 30, which has an opening 30a therein, is pressed over stud portion 26a of mounting member 26 so that the frame of the cap is gripped tightly between flange 26b and at least the outer peripheral portion of the collar. The collar 30 is, before assembly, flat as shown in Figure 3, but the opening 30a therein is slightly smaller than the stud 26a so that during the pressing operation the collar assumes the concave configuration shown in Figure 2. Thus, the frame of the cap is gripped tighter between the outer periphery of the collar and flange 26b than at other points on the collar.
The end of strap 13 has a hole 13a therein through which stud portion 26a of the mounting device extends. Design bearing side button 14 is provided with a threaded shank portion 14a which is received by the threaded bore 260 of the mounting fitting.
It will be obvious that when the side button 14 is tightened in the mounting fitting 26, the threaded connection will determine the position of the design carried thereon which will be properly positioned only if the threaded stud portion of the button is properly related to the design. This is something that would be quite difficult, if not impossible, to control particularly in a mass production operation. The frictional engagement between the mounting member 26 and the cap frame 10 provided by the present invention permits the mounting device to be rotated to such a position that the design on the side button 14 is properly aligned. This may be done quite easily be merely grasping the side button between the fingers and turning the entire assembly to the desired position. The frame gripping action between the collar 30 and flange 26b of the mounting member should be such as to permit this rotation when desired without being so loose as to allow the mounting member to rotate accidentally. I have chosen to describe this relationship as reluctantly rotatable.
The mounting device disclosed herein permits the proper initial alignment of the design bearing side button while preventing any misalignment thereof during subsequent use. In addition, should it for one reason or another become necessary or desirable to change the ornameritalside' buttons on the cap, the mounting device may be rotated as necessary to eflect the desired positioning of the new side button which may be different from that originally used.
. While I have shown and described certain embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that it is capable of many modifications. Changes therefore in the construction and arrangement may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as disclosed in the appended claim.
. In, a'uniform cap; decorative means of the character described, comprising: a mounting member having a flangefportion and a cylindrical stud portion, the stud portion being provided with means at the outer end thereof for mounting a design bearing fitting thereon, the member being mounted on said cap with said flange portion inside the cap and in engagement with the inner surface thereof and the stud portion extending outwardly through the cap; a collar tightly engaging the stud portion outsidethe cap and in engagement with the outer surface of the cap, the collar and flange gripping the cap tightly therebetween, holding the mounting member on the cap and reluctantly permitting rotation of the mounting member on the cap; a design bearing fitting mounted on the outer end of said stud portion and in fixed relation to said mounting member; and a strap extending at least part way around the cap and having an opening at one end loosely fitting over the stud portion between the collar and the fitting, forced rotation of said mounting member relative to said cap permitting proper alignment of the design on said design bearing fitting, relative to the cap.
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