US 2866204 A
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United States Patent :O ",ce
FLEXIBLE TIAR Lazare Mayer, Chicago, Ill. Application January 18, 1956, Serial No. 559,963
2 Claims. (Cl.`2-i174) This invention relates to ,ornamental .headdresssuchas a tiara which may be attached .to a .hairnet :or ;similarl headgear.
Although many prior art devices in the nature of visors and head protectors have been devised for caps-made of hairnets or textile materials, such devices have been unsightly and have required binding, rolling, or adhesives to secure a hairnet or cap thereto. Furthermore, such prior art devices do not project upwardly from the hairnet or cap and function not as tiaras but as visors or head protectors.
Accordingly, a primary object of the invention is to devise a fiexible tiara which may be readily attached to and detached from headgear, such as a hairnet or skull cap and which projects upwardly therefrom to define an arcuate ornamental headdress.
Another object of the invention is to attach the novel tiara to the headgear in such manner that the ornamental front surface of the tiara is not defaced or obscured.
A further object of the invention is to slit the tiara adjacent its lower edge to receive loops of the headgear fabric, to attach the tiara thereto.
Yet another object of the invention is to provide apertures at the ends of each slit so that the continuity of the front face of the tiara is not interrupted by gaps after the headgear loops have been inserted through the slits into said apertures.
The foregoing and other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a consideration of the following specification and the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a front perspective view of the novel tiara applied to a hairnet worn by a waitress;
Figure 2 is a front face view of the novel tiara;
Figure 3 is a side elevational view thereof as applied to a hairnet;
Figure 4 is a sectional view on line 4-4 of Figure 3;
Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of the novel tiara showing the detailed construction of one slit thereof;
Figure 6 is a sectional view on line 6-6 of Figure 2; and
Figure 7 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view similar to Figure 5 but showing modified forms of the slits.
Describing the invention in detail, the novel tiara 2 is shown in Figure 1 as applied to the hairnet of a waitress although it will be understood that the tiara may be applied to a skullcap or other headgear, as desired.
The novel tiara, as best seen in Figure 2, is preferably fiexible and is formed of a sheet of resilient material such as celluloid or tough fiexible plastic. The bottom edge 4 is preferably concave and the top edge 6 is preferably convex and may be formed with ornamental scallops, such as those shown in Figure 2.
The concave formation of the bottom edge 4 provides for an even parti-circular appearance when the tiara is flexed around the wearer's forehead as shown in Figure 1,
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'which .forms alloop 12 of the headgear 14, illustrate'd v'i the drawings in the ;formof a hairnet. i 'Each loop l12 'passes through the apertures c10 'and bears 'against 'the tiara between vsaid :apertures va'tlongja line well 'spaced below vthe horizontal :'centerline of `the V/tiara'as shown inFigure 2. This causes the bottom'edge vof the tiara to `conform 'to vthe 'configuration of 'the Weareris 'forehead vagainst 'which 'the tiara 'is clamped 'by the loops 12, whereby the upper Vedge 6 of 'the tiara'iis held outwardly from `the wearer's-head and stands 'erect lasihown in Figure -3^toalford an ornamental 'headdress upon which decorative designs or advertising may be printed or secured.
It may be noted that the apertures 10 are arranged in pairs, as best seen in Figure 2, and the apertures of each pair are interconnected by a single slit 8. Thus the segment of the tiara defined by each slit 8 and the slots 10 interconnected thereby constitutes a flexible fiap 16 which may be deflected as shown in Figure 4 to accommodate entry of the loop 12 into the apertures 10, whereupon the flap 16 may be released. Due to the resiliency of the material from which the novel tiara is formed, the flap 16, upon release thereof, snaps back to coplanar relationship with the tiara. Thus when a hairnet or similar headgear is assembled with the novel tiara as shown in Figure 3, loops 12 of the headgear are received within the pairs of apertures 10, and the flaps 16 are fiush with the front face of the tiara so that the slits 8 are virtually invisible and only the apertures 10 and loops 12 are noticeable.
Referring now to Figure 7, it will be seen that the slits 8 may be of any desired configuration and may' intersect the bottom edge 4 of the tiara to afford communication between the apertures 10 of each pair whereby a loop 12 may be inserted into said apertures. If desired, the slits may be spaced from the edges of the tiara, as in the preferred embodiment of Figures 1 to 5, in which case each slit must intersect both apertures 10 of the related pair and must be formed and arranged to define a fiap 16.
Figure 6 shows many different forms and arrangements of the slits 8 which thus define fiaps 16 of different shapes. However, it will be noted that each flap 16 is partly defined by one or more slots which interconnect one pair of apertures 10, so that a loop 12 may be inserted into said pair of apertures when the fiap is deflected, as above described.
Thus it will be understood that the novel tiara is formed of a single sheet of resilient material such as celluloid or plastic which may be formed, slitted, and punched to define the apertures 10 by a single pass of a die. A primary advantage of the novel tiara is the simplicity of its construction and the ease with which headgear loops 12 may be attached thereto by fiaps which snap back into normal fiush relationship with the front face of the tiara so that the slits 8 and fiaps 16 are virtually invisible when the tiara is in use.
While the present invention has been explained and described with reference to specific embodiments of structure, it will be understood, nevertheless, that numerous modifications and variations are susceptible of being incorporated without departure from the essential spirit or scope thereof. Accordingly, it is not intended for an understanding of this invention to be limited by the foregoing description nor by the illustration in the annexed What is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent of the United States is as follows:
'1. A tiara adapted to be` associated with a' hairnet comprising an elongated strip of fiexible, reslient material, a plurality of spaeed slits in the region of the bottom edge of said strip to permit passage of an attach- `ment cord of the hairnet with which it is associated, a
bottom edge of said stripV conforming to the wearer's ,forehead and the upper edge beingheld outwardly from the wearers head in the form of a tiara when said associated hairnet is worn.
2. A tiara adapted to be associated with a hairnet comprising an elongated strip of fiexible material having 4 a pluralty of apertures extending lengthwse thereof a -"'below'the'iongitudinal center line of said strip, said apertures being arranged in pairs, a plurality of slits through said strip connecting the apertures of each pair, said slits being positioned to define a flap when connected with each pair of apertures, each of the flaps so defined being c'oplanar with said strip, said apertures being of a size larger in diameter than the bottom strand of the hairnet with which they are adapted to be associated whereby the said tiara may be firmly secured to said hairnet before the hairnet is worn and Without any substantial deformation of said strip.
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