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Publication numberUS2988743 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1961
Filing dateOct 28, 1957
Priority dateOct 28, 1957
Publication numberUS 2988743 A, US 2988743A, US-A-2988743, US2988743 A, US2988743A
InventorsGilbert B Wagenfeld
Original AssigneeGilbert B Wagenfeld
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Visor construction
US 2988743 A
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June 20, 1961 WAGENFELD 2,988,743

VISOR CONSTRUCTION Filed 001:. 28, 1957 INVENTOR GHJBERT B WAGENFELD ATTORNEY 2,988,743 Patented June-20, 196


2,988,743 VISOR CONSTRUCTION k Gilbert B. Wagenfeld, 5707 Wyndale Ave, 3 1 .....Philadelphia, Pa. r

' Filed ct..28,,1957,Ser.No. 692,835

2 Claims. (Cl. 2-12 Thepresent invention relates generally to visor constructions and more particularly to a construction wherein the means for fitting the visor to the head and maintaining the same operatively in position upon the head forms a component part of the visor itself.

An important object of the present invention is to provide a two-piece visor construction that is adapted for embracing the crown of the head and which may be conveniently fitted to diiferent heads varying in size and shape.

Another important object of the present invention is to provide such a visor wherein the component parts or pieces are interfitted in a manner that facilitates adjustment of the visor and which is exceedingly effective in maintaining the parts aforesaid in the desired adjusted relation.

Still another important object of the present invention is to provide such a visor with means adapted for engaging the forehead of the wearer to thereby seat the visor securely and comfortably thereon.

And another important object of the present invention is to provide such a visor set up from a single die cut blank that initially incorporates both component parts of the visor.

Other objects and advantages of the present invention will appear more fully hereinafter, it being understood that the invention consists substantially in the combination, construction, location and relative arrangement of parts, all as described in detail hereinafter, as shown in the accompanying drawings and as finally pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a plan view of a die cut blank from which a visor constructed in accordance with and embodying the principles of the present invention may be set up.

FIGURE 2 is a plan view showing the visor set up from the blank of FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 3 is a side elevation showing the visor in use.

FIGURE 4 is a perspective view of the visor set up and ready for use.

FIGURE 5 is an enlarged detail.

Referring to the drawing, the exemplary visor constructed in accordance with and embodying the principles of the present invention includes a U-shaped principal part, generally designated A, that has a peak which terminates at opposite ends respectively in a pair of opposed arms 11-11. The peak 10 is provided with an outer edge 12 and an inner edge 13, and conventionally is of maximum width or depth across the center thereof and of gradually decreasing width or depth toward each of the arms 11. The marginal portion of the peak 10 adjacent the inner edge 13 is adapted for being comfortably seated upon the forehead of the wearer by a plurality of semi-circular tabs 14 that are turned upwardly therefrom. Each arm 11 is generally of uniform width throughout its length, being provided with scalloped opposite side edges affording notches, designated 15, and with a pointed terminal portion, designated 16.

The exemplary visor construction also includes an auxiliary part, generally designated B, that is of uniform width throughout its length and which is provided with slitted opposite end portions. These slits, designated '17-17, extend transversely of the part B at an angle of approximately 45 degrees relative thereto and of approximately 90 degrees relative to'one another. For tying'thej arms, 11-11 of the principal part A together," they are projected'respectively'through the slits 17-17 that are formed in the auxiliary part B. p j

Referring particularly to FIGURE 3, when thevisor is I properly adjusted and applied to the head, the peak 10,-

extends from the top of the forehead forwardly and downwardly to shadethe eyes, in conventional manner." The tabs 14 are operative to engagethe forehead and thereby seat the visor thereon more securely and comfortably. The arms 11-11 extend respectively along opposite sides of the head, and the tie B extends around the back of the head. The crown of the head, of course, is exposed. Obviously, the visor may be suitably adjusted to the size of the head by projecting the arms 11-11 more or less through the slits 17-17, and the scalloped edges 15 coact with the slits 17-17 to effectively maintain the parts of the visor in the desired ad justed relation. It should be noted that the slits 17-17 are of a length slightly in excess of the width of the arms 11-11, and that when the tie B is disposed in such angular relation to the arms 11-11 that the slits 17-17 are normal to the arms 11-11, the latter may be moved freely relative to the tie B. To lock the arms 11-11 and the tie B in a selected adjusted position, the tie B is turned upwardly so that each end thereof is disposed. in approximately straight line continuation of the associated arm 11 and the slit 17 extends across the arm 11 at an angle of approximately 45 degrees, in consequence of which the opposite ends of the slit 17 engage in longitudinally spaced notches 15 formed respeciiveiy in opposite side edges of the arm 11.

Referring particularly to FIGURE 1, the exemplary visor may be set up from a single die cut blank of sheet material, Ior example, cardboard. This blank, generally designated C, is provided with outer peak edge 12 and inner peak edge is, the latter being interrupted mtermediate the opposite ends thereof by a smoothly merging score line 18 and a tab defining edge 19. The peak area 10 is generally of crescent shape, and extending respectively from the opposite ends thereof in laterally spaced parallel relation are the notched arms 11-11. Spanning these arms 11-11, intermediate the peak area 10 and the pointed free end portions of the arms 11-11, is the slit tie B terminating at each end at a score line 20.

To set up the visor from the blank C, the several tabs 14 are turned upwardly on the score line 18. Next, the tie B is separated from the arms 11-11 by tearing the blank C along the score lines 20-20. Then the pointed ends of the arms 11-11 are slipped through the slits 17-17 more or less, as required to accommodate the wearers head. As indicated hereinbefore, when adjusting the visor, the tie B is held so that the slits 17-17 are normal to the arms 11-11, then it is turned upwardly to interlock with the arms 11-11. It should be noted that the spacing between the slits 17-17 is somewhat less than the spacing between the arms 11-11, in consequence of which when the arms 11-11 are slipped through the slits 17-17, the arms 11-11 are drawn together against a normal inherent bias tending to hold them apart.

It will be understood, of course, that the present invention is susceptible of various changes and modifications which may be made from time to time without departing from the general principles or real spin't thereof, and it is intended to claim the same broadly, as well as specifically, as indicated by the appended claims.

What is claimed as new and useful is:

1. In a sheet material blank of the character described, a principal part having a peak area, and a pair of arms extending from opposite ends thereof in laterally spaced relation, and an auxiliary part spanning said arms and disposed intermediate said peak and the free terminal portions of said arms, said blank being scored between each terminal of said auxiliary part and the adjacent one of said arms for facilitating separation of said auxiliary part from said principal part, and said auxiliary part being provided with a pair of slits extending respectively across the opposite end portions thereof, said slits being of a length slightly in excess of the width of said arms.

2. In a sheet material blank as defined in claim 1 wherein the arms of the principal part are provided with notched edges, and the slits formed in the auxiliary part are disposed at an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the auxiliary part.

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U.S. Classification2/12, 2/209.3
International ClassificationA61F9/04
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/208, A61F9/045
European ClassificationA61F9/04B, A42B1/20F