US 324073 A
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N. BARUCH 8v O. LQWILLIAMS.
HAT 0R CAP.
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UNITED STATES NATHAN BARUCH, OF SOHWERSENZ,
GERMANY, AND OWEN LLOYD WILL- TAMS, OF PORTSMOUTH, COUNTY OF HANTS, ENGLAND.
HAT OR CAP.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Application filed May 1l, 1885.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that we, NATHAN BARUCH and OWEN LLOYD WILLIAMS, of Sehwersenz, Province of Posen, Germany, and of Portsmouth, in the count-y of Hants, England, respectively, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hats and Caps, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an improved traveling hat or cap; and it consists in providing the same with a pocket or receptacle open on the exterior of the hat or cap and designed to receive and hold a ticket or pass.
In the accompanying drawings, Figures l and. 2 are perspective views of our device in use; Figs. 3 and 4, vertical transverse sections ofthe same, and Fig. 5 is an inside face View.
It is customary in traveling long distances for the conductor, in order to avoid unnecessary trouble and annoyance, to place in the hat or cap ot' the traveler a card or ticket signifying that the wearer has presented his ticket or paid his fare, or for the traveler to place his ticket there. Owing to the slight hold thus afforded the card or ticket is often lost, While with ordinary traveling-caps, no band being used, the ticket cannot be placed in view thereon.
The object of this invention is to provide a safe and convenient receptacle for a ticket or pass-card, such as are used by conductors and others on railroads, &c.
A indicates a hat or cap, which, as shown in all the figures, is provided on one side with a pocket or receptacle, B, closed on all sides but one. The hat or cap may be made of any desired shape or material;l but in the drawings we have shown a form of cap most commonly used in traveling on account ot' its pliability and convenient form. The pocket B may be made of a piece of material separate and distinct from the band C of the hat, as shown in the figures, and stitched or otherwise secured thereto on three sides. The form of the pocket is quite immaterial, and may be modified as desired and ornamented according to the fancy of the manufacturer. It will be seen, upon referring to Fig. l, that it can form the central part of a bow, and will l be unnoticeable when theticket or card is not in place.
Often it happens when persons are asleep that the ticket or card drops out and is lost Patent No. 324,073, dated August 11, 1885.
or appropriated by another person, and to 5f obviate this We adopt the construction shown in Figs. 2, 4, and 5.
D represents a hole or opening extending through both the pocket and the hat-band C, which hole or .opening preferably has its 6c edges protected by eyelets E, as clearly shown in Figs. 4 and 5, in order to prevent the material from fraying out at the edges. The card or ticket F being now placed in the pocket B, as shown in Fig. 4, the fastener G 6g is passed through the eyelets E and also through the card F, audits inner ends arebent outward vagainst the inside of band O, as clearly shown in Fig. 5, thereby firmly securing the card in the pocket and preventing the 7c withdrawal of the same without removing the hat or disguring the card.
While We have shown the fastening or securing device in the drawings, and prefer to use the same, the invention is not limited to such 75 construction, as it is apparent that the open ing or hole D and fastener G may be omitted.
The pocket herein referred to is to be distinguished from a continuous space extending entirely around the cap or hat-such as is 8c formed by the ordinary hat-band or by-a fold of material attached to the lower edge of the cap and turned up against the exterior thereof y all around. Such continuous open space cannot confine and retain the ticket in a iixed 85 and definite position, but will permit the same to fall down out ofsight orto belostout,the very difficulties against which we seek to guard.
Having thus described our invention, what we claim is- 9c 1. Ahead-covering provided with a pocket open at the exterior thereof and of a width to receive and retain a railway-ticket, but not wide enough to permit said ticket to fall over or pass out of sight. 95
2. In combination with hat or cap A, pocket B, forming a part of a bow and secured tothe hat or cap, as shown, to receive atieket or card.
3. In combination with hat or cap A, pocket 1c B, secured thereto and provided with .hole or opening D, and fastening G passing through the same, as and for the purpose set forth.
A NATHAN BARUCH. l OWEN LLOYD VILLIAMS. l Witnesses:
J. F. RHODEs, II. N. WILLooX.