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Publication numberUS2837746 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 10, 1958
Filing dateSep 16, 1954
Priority dateSep 16, 1954
Publication numberUS 2837746 A, US 2837746A, US-A-2837746, US2837746 A, US2837746A
InventorsGundy Mabel J
Original AssigneeGundy Mabel J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Protective garment
US 2837746 A
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June 10, 1958 M. J. GUNDY PROTECTIVE GARMENT Filed Sept. 16, 1954 INVENTOR. MABEL J. GUNDY BY rtflQ-m- U tCd Sate Pa n i PROTECTIVE GARMENT I Mabel J. Gundy, Chicago, Ill. Application September 16, 1954, Serial-No. 456,387 5 Claims. 01. 2-187) "1 Thepresen't invention relates to protective garments, and more particularly relates to a protective garment to protect the garments and/or coilfure of a person fro such conditions as rain and the like.

Protective garments embodying the principles of the present invention enjoy particular utility in such uses as securing the ends of the pleats or folds together by such means as a grommet or rivet or the like and further securing to the folded sheet, by the same grommet or rivet or the like, a'tie ribbon, there may be provided av rain hood which may be expanded to cover a wearers head with or without a hat, and which may be refolded by a simple snapping action so that the sheet may be further folded to a very small and compact package having a peripheral dimension about the same as that of a playing card, for storage in an appropriate size bag of similar material.

. The invention may further be embodied in a similar deviceto which there is attached as an integral part thereof, a further sheet of similar material so that when the folds are expanded the hood portion may reston the wearers head while the further sheet will cover the neck and shoulders as a cape. the invention is also operative to be worn as'an apron orthelike.

v Onegof the distinctive features and objects of the present invention lies in the attachment of the tie ribbon tqthegarment. This tieribbon may be provided by, setting a single length of ribbon into one of the folds;

of the accordion folded sheet and then grommeting or riveting theends of the ribbon together with the folds I by the same rivets or grommets. Thereafter, cutting of the ribbon transversely in about the center thereof will permit the ribbon to be removed from the fold as a tie 'By .setting the grommets orrivets into the material This further embodiment-of present invention to provide a new and improved protec-' tive garment. v Still another object of-the'present invention is to pro;

vide a new and improved protective garment which is operable as a rainhood or cape or both and which is further utilizable as an apron 'or the like.

Still another object of the present invention is' to pro-' vide a new and-improved protective garment formed from a sheet of flexible water repellentmaterial wherein the sheetis accordion folded and the ends of the folds are secured together by grommets or rivets or the like.- Still another object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved protective garment formed from a sheet of flexible water'repellent material wherein at least a portion of the sheet is accordion folded and the" folds are secured-together by a loose grommet or rivet or the like which further secures thereto a pivotally mounted flexible tie ribbon. f

Still other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will become readily apparent from the following detailed description of the present invention and preferred embodiments thereof, from the claims, and" from the accompanying drawings in which each and every detail shown is fully and completely disclosed as a part of this specification, in which like reference numerals refer to like parts, and in which:

Figure l is a diagrammatic illustration of a combina'{ tion protective garment embodying the principles of the present invention and shown in place tied onto the head of a wearer;

Figure 2 is an elevational view of the garment illus'- trated in Figure 1;

thereto tie strings or ribbons 13 which will tie the device" onto the wearer-Bland rhoreparticularly under her chin to retain the same on thef wearer and protect her'against inclement weather conditions. a Y 1 I This protective garment may beformed from 'any ratherloosely, they may actas hinges for moving; the e ribbon into and, outof the appropriate fold in which it;-

wasoriginally placedn I'hi s-feature of the loose; rivet or grommet, in addition to conveniently securing the. tie ribbon to the protective garment, has, the additional irn-.

proved feature of permitting convenient and easy. replacem'e'nt into the fold after use, sothatwhen the garment is folded up' for placement in its small storage bag, the

It is, therefore, an important object and feature ofthe ribbon will not detract from the easy and convenientfolding of the garments 7 Figure? is a fragmental expanded and enlarged see-j f. tional view of an accordion pleated portion of the garment of Figure 2 and viewed as taken substantially along' the'; 1 line IIIIII; #1:

Figure 4 is an illustration of still another form of protective garment embodyingthe principles of the pres ent invention and shown expanded and in'place on the head ofawearer;

Figure 5 is a'plan view of the garment of Figure 4;

and a Figure 6 is an exploded view of these garments folded for placement into a convenient size storage bag=and shown. together with the storage bag or envelope; As shown on the drawings: There isillustrated in Figure 1 an embodiment of present invention wherein the device is operable to be used as protective head Wear and more particularly as a? protective cape and hood to be worn over the head, neck and shoulders of the weareru Thiscombination device 10 is illustrated as having a hood section 11 and straw section '12 which are integral and further have connected flexible 'lwater repellent material but is preferably formed from such thin plasticsheet material as those in the polyvinyl group such as a polyvinylfichlorideor apply: vinyl acetate 'or the like. As stated, however, any other" desired flexible water repellent light weight material may beemployedin protective garments embodying the princi- 1 ples of the present invention. A I

The hood portion l-l of the garment 10 is formed by accordion pleating or folding of at'least'a portion of the sheet forming the garment 10 such as illustrated in Figure 3 wherein it isishownflthat the sheet forming thephood portion-His folded with accordion pleatsor folds, 15+.-1"5 longitudinally thereof.

2,837,746 Pa e @1919? the Iheends of the pleats or folds are, secured together i 5 asemes such means as a grommet or rivet 16-16 which will hold the pleats or folds together at the ends thereof and retain the folded shape for the hood 11. The cape portion 12 of the garmentwltlmaybe formedfromthe; same sheetas that from which the hood 11 was formed, or'it may be formed: as a separate; sheethaving adimension substantially the same as that of the hood-and beingsecured to an end fold of the hood section by such Convenientmeans as an appropriate cement or by dielectric heating and/or induction welding or thelike, as; at 17.; This cape portion 12 may further be expansible: for a't'greater width along the. bottom edge 18 thereof than along the top edge 19 thereof by providing a few pleats 20-}20 therein-which will be permanently set therein by securing theupper edges thereof in the same manner as that employed in securing the cape 12 to the hood 11.

With the accordion folded hood section and the cape section integrally secured together or formed from a single sheet they are adapted to be worn as atcombination rainv hood and cape by expanding the centralregion of the hood section so that it can open into a cup shape and be tied onto the head of the wearer by the tie strings 13.

In accordance with. the principles of the present invention these tie strings may be most conveniently and easily assembled together with the accordion pleated hood section bydisposing a single length of ribbon between a pair of folds 15-15, at at.21, Figure 3, and securing the same in that position by means of the grommets or rivets 16. Thereafter, cutting the ribbon in-its central region as at 22, Figure 2,. will release the: tie strings 13-113 for pivotal movement outwardly] to the position shownin solid lines in Figure 2.

To this end, the grommets or rivets 1616--are rela'- tively loose and permit the ribbon to pivot thereabout.

At the same time, the various folds 15-'-15 of the hood section 1 1.may also be pivoted about the. grommets or rivets 16'16 to permit more effective expansion of the accordion folded or pleated hood section 11 as is shown "in Figure 1.

'This combination garment 11 may be refolded from its expanded position to the accordion folded position by a simple snapaction which may be effected by grasping the rivets or grommets 16-16 and pulling the same to a spaced position. The forces exerted on the h'ood section 11 will then cause the hood section to refold to its accordion folded position.

:Thus, it will readily be seen' that the protective garment illustrated in Figure l is readily utilizable as arain hood and cape and is economical to manufacture, in addition to being convenient and easy to use and refold.

This combination garment 10 also has an additional feature of being utilizable as a convenientapron or the like with the cape section forming an apron and the'hood section, whilel folded, forming a waist-band with ties 1313. i

A subcombination. modified formI of thel'invention is shown insFigures 4 and 5 wherein a rainhood 19. is

shown on ahead of a wearer, in'Figure lfv Thisrain hood ,isotherwise substantially identical to the hood section 11'of the garment 10 of Figures 1 through. 3 andv are placed within a'fold or between a pair of folds 15--15 and secured therein by the rivets or grommets 1616 and then cut in the central regionther'eof as' at 22.

Further, this hood may be refolded after. having been expanded for wear, by simplynexerting tension on"thehood-as sby grasping the rivets -16-'-16 and separating thesame to theirmaximum separation.

bag such as the bag 23 ofvFigure. 6. This bag may also be formed of the same material as that from which the hood and/or cape are formed and by the provision of snap fastener 24 the bag may be sealed and the entire garment conveniently, easily and safely carried in the pocket or purse of the possessor thereof.

From the foregoing it-willbe readily observed that numerous other modifications and variations may be effected without departing from. the true spirit and scope of the novel concepts and principles of my invention. I therefore intend to'c'over all such modifications and variations as fall within the true spirit and scope of. the

- novel concepts and principles of my invention.

v flexible water impervious material; said first sheet having a plurality of accordion-like foldslongitudinally arranged therein along substantially parallel. equidistant lines, the end folds of said first sheet forming attaching edgestherefor, a second sheet of "flexible water impervious:material.

having top. and bottom edge. portions, said top edge portion forming an attaching edge .for said second sheet, said second sheet having its attaching edge secured along its entire length to one of the attaching edges of said first sheet of folds, rigid means securing said folds together at the end portions thereof, whereby the folds in the end portions thereof secured by said rigid securing means may be turned relatively thereto and said folds-between the end portions thereof may be expanded by the wearer to form a cup-like protective hood and the two sheets secured When so re'folded, this-hood and capable the simple hood'ma'y be folded to a very small setof dimensions so that R name-pisses in "a-relatively"small envelope or to the wearer as a combination hood and cape type garment.

2. A protective garment comprising'two sheets of flexible water impervious materiah the "first sheet having a plurality of accordion-like folds'longitudinally arranged therein along substantially parallel equidistant lines, the

end folds of said first sheet forming attaching edges there for, rigid means loosely securing said folds together only at the end portions thereof, the second sheet of flexible water impervious material having top and bottom edge portions, said top edge portions forming an attachinged'ge for said second sheet, said second sheethaving its attaching edge heat sealed along its entire length to one of the attaching edges of said first sheet, a ribbon'tie means secured between the intermediate'folds within the end portions thereof by the rigid means securing the folds together, whereby the ribbontie may turnabout said rigid means and said folds between theendportionsmay beexpanded and the two sheets tied to a wearer'asa cuplike hood and cape protective garment.

3. A protective garment-comprising two sheets of flexible water impervious material, the first sheet having a plurality of accordion folds longitudinally arranged there in along substantially parallel lines, the end folds of said first sheet of folds forming attaching edges therefor; the

second sheet having top and bottom edge portions, saidtop edge portion forming'an-attaching edge forsaid'second sheet, said second sheet having its attaching edge secured along its entire lengthtoone of the attaching edges of said first sheet, said second sheet extending downwardly away from'said first sheet to'forma cape, rigid means securing said folds-loosely together atthe endsthereof and ribbon tie means secured 'to said first sheer intermediate and at the ends of the folds thereinr'operative to be secured together whereby the folds may be turned and expanded by the wearer relative tosaid rigid means and thetwo sheets secured to a wearer as acombination cup-like hood and cape when tho 'foldsiare expanded by the wearer."

inga pluralityofaccordion-like foldslongitudinally arranged therein, the end folds of said first sheet forming attaching edges therefor, a second sheet also of flexible water impervious material having top and bottom edge portions, said top edge portion forming an attaching edge for said second sheet, said second sheet having its attaching edge integrally secured along its entire length to one of the attaching edges of the first sheet, rigid rivet-like means pivotally securing said folds loosely together only at the ends thereof, and ribbon tie means pivotally secured to the first sheet by said rivet-like means, whereby the folds in the end portions may turn and the folds intermediate the end portions thereof may be expanded by the wearer and the two sheets secured to the wearer with the folds expanded as a combination hood and cape protective garment.

5. A protective garment comprising a first sheet of flexible water impervious material, said first sheet having a plurality of accordion-like folds longitudinally arranged therein, the end folds of said first sheet forming attaching edges therefor, a second sheet also of flexible water impervious material having top and bottom edge portions, said top edge portion forming an attaching edge for said second sheet, said second sheet having its attaching edge integrally secured to the entire length of one of the attaching edges of the first sheet of folds forming a cape, rigid-like means pivotally securing said folds of the first sheet together only at the ends thereof, and ribbon tie means piovtally secured to said first sheet by said rivetlike means, whereby said two sheets may be secured to the wearer as a protective garment.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/200.1, 2/205
International ClassificationA42B1/04, A42B1/20, A42B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/201, A42B1/045
European ClassificationA42B1/04C, A42B1/20B