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Publication numberUS2893014 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 7, 1959
Filing dateJun 5, 1956
Priority dateJun 5, 1956
Publication numberUS 2893014 A, US 2893014A, US-A-2893014, US2893014 A, US2893014A
InventorsTheron W Mabry
Original AssigneeTheron W Mabry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fibreglass cap
US 2893014 A
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T. W. MAB RY FIBREGLASS CAP- JuTy l'7, 1959 2 Sheets-Sham*l l Filed June5. 1956 i INVENTOR.

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. ATTORNEYS T. W. MABRY FIBREGLASS CAP July 7, 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed June 5. 1956 I N VEN TOR.

ATTDRNEYS United States Patent O 2,893,014 FIBREGLASS CAP Theron W. Mabry, Dallas, Tex.

Application June 5, 1956, Serial No. l589,393

z claims. (ci. `z,zoo) v This invention relates to caps .adapted to lbe used by both men and women, and, in particular an insulated, sanitary, safety, cooling and comfortable cap having a visor and in which the Wall and top are formed of fibreglass which is inorganic and incombustible and which is readily cleaned.

The purpose of this invention is to provide a cap that is insulated from both heat and cold and that is ventilated and in which the cap has a neat and attractive appearance.

Various attempts have been made to provide ventilating openings in hats,r caps, and the like and the walls of other caps havel been provided with wire mesh or screen, however, owing' to Athe construction of caps of this type it is impossible to construct a cap with a neat appearance and, in most instances, such caps are uncomfortable.

With this thought in mind this invention contemplates a cap having a substantially cylindrical body with a top having iibreglass on both sides and also with portions of the'wall of the body including sections of breglass.

The object of this invention is, therefore, to provide a cap made of inorganic or insulating material in which the cap has a neat and attractive appearance.

Another object of the invention is to provide a cap or hat having the wall thereof formed of a mesh material to facilitate Ventilating the interior.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hat or cap that is not damaged by salt water, oils, or greases.

Another important object of the invention is to provide a hat or cap of material in which expansion and contraction is negligible so that the hat maintains the same size continuously.

A further object of the invention is to provide a hat or cap which, being formed of glass fibers, is durable as the wear of iibreglass is indefinite.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a cap or hat of material having high tensile strength so that breaking of the fibers is substantially impossible.

A further object of the invention is to provide a cap having a breglass body with a cover of similar material and in which the cap is of a simple and economical construction.

With these and other objects and advantages in view the invention embodies a cap made in readily assembled sections of breglass with a plurality of sections of fibreglass having fasteners on the lower edges and adapted to form a substantially cylindrical wall of the body, a sweat band extended around the inner surface of the lower edge of the wall of the body and having a visor extended from the forward side, and a top including upper and lower layers of ibreglass with insulation between the layers.

Other features and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description taken in connection with the drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the improved breglass cap with part of the rear portion broken away showing the mounting of a sweat band therein.


Figure 2 is a front elevational view of the cap with a part of the upper portion broken away showing the construction thereof.

Figure 3 is a plan view of the cap.

Figure 4 is an exploded view showing a layer of material forming the top and a portion of the front wall, the side and rear walls and also the sweat band and visor.

Figure 5 is a View of the cap illustrating a modication wherein the wall is formed in sections and wherein Referring now to the drawings wherein like reference Vvcharacters denote corresponding parts the cap shown,

particularly in Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 4 includes an upper panel 10 having a downwardly disposed portion 11 at the front, an intermediate panel forming side walls 12 and 13 and a rear wall 14 and a mounting element including a sweat band 15 and a visor 16.

The upper panel 10 of the cap is provided with an intermediate layer 17 of insulation, preferably in the form of quilting and formed of breglass or spun glass with an outer layer 18 of breglass mesh and similar inner layer 19 as shown in Fig. 4 and the layers may be connected with an inner strip 20, as shown in Fig. 2 providing a binding at the center. l

The edge of the upper panel 10 is secured to upper edges of the walls 12, 13 and 14 by stitching 21, as shown in Fig. 3, or by other suitable means. The upper edge of the walls 12, 13 and 14 may be provided with a ange 22 to facilitate connecting these walls to the upper panel 10. The lower edges of the walls 12, 13 and 14 are provided with a hem or flange 23 having a reinforcing member 24 therein and the flange 23 is secured to the sweat band 15 by stitching or the like, as shown in Fig. l. The forward portion of the sweat band is secured to the lower edge of the downwardly disposed portion 11 of the upper panel 10 with an overlapping web or flange 25 and the lower edge 26 of the member 25 is secured to the visor 16 by stitching or other suitable fastening means.

The intermediate layer 17 of insulation which may be breglass, spun glass, or other suitable insulating material, in addition to protecting the head from direct rays of the sun, or other heat, provides a cushion also protecting the head from falling rocks or timbers so that the cap protects the wearer in accidents or from unexpected shocks or blows.

The ibreglass forming the inner and outer layers 19 and 18 respectively and also the walls 12, 13 and 14 of the crown or body of the cap is in the form of wire mesh, such as window screen material.

In the modification illustrated in Figs. 5, 6, 7 and 8 the body or wall of the cap is formed with sections 26, 27 and 28 and the ends of the sections 27 and 28, at the sides of the crown or body of the cap are folded inwardly providing hems 29 that are secured to similar hems or flanges 30 at the ends of the section 26 with acid or a suitable adhesive, the parts 29 and 30 being secured to a binding strip 31.

The section 27, at the rear is provided with an in clined end surface 32, on the lower edge of which sections 33 of snap fasteners are positioned and, as shown in Figs. 6- and 7, coacting sections 34,sucl1 as female sections of the snap fasteners, are provided on the lower edgeof flap 35 that extends over the inclined edge 32 ofthe section 27. p" The lower edge ofthe section upwardly providing a flange 36 andy similar anges 37 are provided on the lower` edgesofgthe secthionsh27n andgplrvovizdng means for securing the'sections to asweat hand 38ffrom the forward endof which a visor `9extendss` YThe upper edges of the sections 26,' V27 and28jare also turned or folded inwardly providing allange 4l) on the upper edge ofA the section-26 andiiariges 41'H gn'the upper edges -of the sections 27 and and, as shown in Fig. 5, the flanges 40 Aand 41karesecured to the upper surface of a top or coverforrnedwith anupper layer of ibreglassv screen" 42, a lower layer 43 and alling' or quiltedpad 44 that is made ofhhreg'lasstspun glaspskor the like. The anges 40 and 41 are secured tothe upper surface of thel cushion or pad forming the top o rwcovcr by acid,l a suitable adhesive,v orhylotherjfazstening meanst By this=rneans the cap is provided-that is fadaptedto bc cleaned both inside and out with a darxrpxclothnanltllzrt4 is adapted to lbe used by policemenor rer'nenand .geven though the cap is comparatively light weight it protects the head against excessive heatjsuch Aas of a flre and also against falling objectsandvthelike. u Q The cap is also particularly adapted vfor use on agolf. course to protect` the head from excessive heat of the sun; i v j The libreglass has'Y highI ,tex'isv'ilestrength and as it is strong and durable', wearsv indefinitely;

A 'cap made of yiibreglassvhas dimensional srtahility as the-'fihreglass does not s tretcht The niibreglassl 1n combination vents algae or fungus growthV and offers no sustenance for-vermin, and the like'. *i u v u It will be understood that the designs of the caps are 4 only typical and thecaps may bemad'e' of any suitable patterns or designs.

The wearing apparel of this invention is disclosed and described as being particularly adapted to tibreglass caps, however, it will be understood Vthat the invention also includes breglass hats and other headwear and the headwear may also be used Lby ,menuwqmem and children.

It will also bennlerfstqodthat ,otherm9diication, Within the scope ofthe `appended claims', may' be made in the design and-arrangementf,ofathe,parts Without departing from .the spirit of, the invention.

1. A breglass cap having brcglass walls and an upper panel secured to the upper edges of said walls, said upper panel inc ludinga cushion of'insulating material with fibreglass meshucrovering both sides of the' cushion.

`2, 'In 'a cap, the combination which comprises a pluralityof vertically disposed'ilgreglass,screen sectionsk assembled toproyide a row nmeans permanently connecting the sections at` the 'sides of'thecrown, means for adjustabply. Col-medina .the sctiQnS at 'theY rear 0f. the crawls' Said ,crown including pa faire; formedfminf Suletinsmaterialhavin laiersgf ,breslassrmesh Qn bath sides thereof,T said cover "being secured to upper edges forming the sections of the crowns.

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U.S. Classification2/195.1, 2/903, 2/7, 2/209.4
International ClassificationA42C5/04, A42B1/06, A42B1/22
Cooperative ClassificationA42C5/04, A42B1/22, Y10S2/903, A42B1/06
European ClassificationA42B1/22, A42B1/06, A42C5/04