US 282444 A
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A. C. COUCH.
HAT, CAP, 50.
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`10.282,444'.Y Pai-,emga July 31, 188s.
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Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of ings, in Whichl UNITED STATES `PATENT OFFICE.
ALBEBT C. COUCH, OE BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOB To `THE MICA l y f ANTI-SUNSTBOKE COMPANY, 0F SAME PLACE.
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SPECIFICATION forming` part of Letters Patent No. 282,444, dated July `311, 1883 Application filed November 17, 18552.1(N0V model.) Y
.To all whom, it 11i/ay concern Be it known that I, ALBERT C.. COUCII, of
Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hats, Gaps, 85e., of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description. s
This invention relates to hats, caps, and other coverings for a persons head; and its 0b.] ect is to protect the head of the wearer from the effect" ofthe suns rays, and thereby obvate all possibility of sun-strokes.
To this end the invention consists in combining a Sheet or plate or plates of mica with the hat, cap, or other head-covering, in such portion as, for instance, the tip of a hat or cap, and such other portions as may be deemed necessary for the protection aimeduat, all substantially as hereinafter described, reference being had to the accompanying plate of draw- Fig-ure l'1 is atransverse vertical section of a straw hat, showinga plate of mica asl placed within and against the inner surface of the tipV ofthe hat; and Fig. 2, a similar view to Fig. l,
" but showing the tip-itself of the` hat as made of a plate of mica.
In the drawings,`a represents the body, b
the brim, c the rim, el the side crown, and f the tip, of a, hat made of straw in the usual way.. g Vis a plate or sheet of mica placed within the body ofthe hat, and secured in position against or directly under the inner surface of the tip, and of a size and shape to practicallyn line and cover saidinner surface'of the 35 As mica is 'well known as a non-conductor of heat, it is plain, by combining` it with a hat, substantially as described, the head of the wearer will y' be protected against the heat of 4o the suns rays, thus obviating all danger of sun-strokes during the summer months.V
The plate of mica may be made of itself to constitute either the whole or a part of the tip of the hat, as shown in Fig. 2, being secured 4 5 in place in any proper manner; and, again, if thought necessary, other part or parts of the body andthe brimof the hat may be similarly protected with mica. u,
This invention, although particularly described in connection with a hat, is applicable as well to other headcoverings of various kinds, such as caps, Snc.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
A hat or cap or other head-covering provided ,n its crown with a` plate or sheet or sheets of mica, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set myhand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
ALBEBT CHARLES COUCH.
Vitnesses EDWIN W. BROWN, `WM. S. BELLows.