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Publication numberUS3381309 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1968
Filing dateApr 4, 1967
Priority dateApr 4, 1967
Publication numberUS 3381309 A, US 3381309A, US-A-3381309, US3381309 A, US3381309A
InventorsCohen Howard R
Original AssigneeAnn Page Mfg Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination sheath and scarf
US 3381309 A
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y 7, 1968 H. R. COHEN 3,381,309

COMBINATION SHEATH AND SCARF Filed April 4, 1967 1 N VEN TOR HOW/719$ A COHEA/ United States Patent 3,381,309 COMBINATION SHEATH AND SCARF Howard R. Cohen, Old Bethpage, N.Y., assignor to Ann Page Mfg. Corp., Long Island City, N.Y., a corporation of New York Filed Apr. 4, 1967, Ser. No. 628,338 4 Claims. (Cl. 2 -207) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A combination umbrella sheath and head scarf formed by a fabric piece having a triangular section and a rectangular section, the piece being constituted by two superposed panels joined together at the junction of the sections and at the base thereof to define an open-ended tube for receiving a furled umbrella, said triangular section having locking means to hold the section in place when it is wound about the tube, a pair of strings being attached to the piece at the open ends to tie the piece about the head of the wearer.

This invention relates generally to a dual-purpose fabric piece, and in particular to a fabric piece adapted to function both as an umbrella sheath and as a head scarf.

The use of umbrellas for personal protection in inclement weather is commonplace. Essentially, an umbrella is a circular canopy of tightly-woven fabric or other waterproof material, with hinged ribs radiating from a center pole. When not in use, the ribs are brought against the pole, and the fabric of the canopy furled thereabout. Normally the furled umbrella is inserted in a protective sheath when not in use.

When it rains or snows, a woman is also concerned with her coiffure, particularly if it is elaborate, for wind, rain or snow will wreak havoc with .a carefully arranged hairdo. Thus a woman carrying an umbrella is also in need of a scarf, hood or kerchief of some sort to cover her hair and hold it in place.

Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to provide a fabric piece which is capable of serving both as an umbrella sheath and as a head cover, so that when the umbrella is not in use, it is inserted in the piece acting as a sheath, and when the umbrella is removed from the sheath, the same piece may be used to cover the head.

Also an object of the invention is to provide a piece of the above-described type, which has an attractive appearance in both functions, and which may be manufactured and sold at low cost.

Briefly stated, these objects are accomplished in a fabric piece which is of two plies or panels and has a closed triangular section and an open-ended rectangular section, a pair of strings extending from the ends of the latter section, the dimensions of the rectangular section being such as to form a tubular sheath to accommodate a furled umbrella, in which case the triangular section is then wound therea'bout, but when used as a head cover, the piece serves as a head kerchief which may be tied to the wearer by the strings.

For a better understanding of the invention, as well as other objects and further features thereof, reference is made to the following detailed description to be read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the dual-purpose piece in accordance with the invention;

FIG. 2 shows a fabric blank from which the piece is made;

' FIG. 3 is an end elevation of the piece;

FIG. 4 shows the piece in use as an umbrella sheath; and

FIG. 5 shows the piece in use as a head kerchief.

Referring now to FIGS. 1, 2 and 3, the combined umbrella sheath and head-cover piece is formed from a fabric blank, generally designated by numeral 10, which is so shaped that when it is folded in half on center fold line 11, it is constituted by two identical panels in superposed rela'tion having a triangular section 12 and a rectangular section 13.

In order to define a tubular sheath having open ends 14 and 15, the two panels are joined together by a line of stitching 16 at the junction of the two sections 12 and 13, this line being somewhat inclined with respect to the fold line 11 so that the tube is tapered toward end 15.

The sides 17 and 18 of the triangular section 12 are sewn together so that this section is effectively a flap with respect to the open-ended rectangular section 13. A button hole 19 is formed adjacent the apex, while a button 20 is attached near the center of the triangular section. A pair of strings 21 and 22, preferably made of the same fabric as the piece, is provided, the ends of the strings being secured to one ply of the piece at the end openings 14 and 15 adjacent the fold line 11.

In practice, the fabric may be a woven cotton or other suitable material having a decorative design thereon, if desired. The invention, however, is not limited to woven materials, and may be made of non-woven or plastic sheet material.

When used as an umbrella sheath, the furled umbrella 23 is inserted through opening 14 of the tube, and as shown in FIG. 4, the triangular section 12 is then wound thereabout, the button 20 being inserted in hole 19 to prevent unwinding. In practice, in place of a button arrangement, a Velcro-type or snap lock may be used to the same end. Strings 21 and 22 are first folded into the piece by winding the triangular section about the tube so that the strings are then concealed.

When used as a head kerchief or scarf, the piece is tied by the strings to the head of the wearer, as shown in FIG. 5.

Thus the user will ordinarily carry a furled umbrella with the piece functioning as a sheath or holder therefor, and in the event of rain, the umbrella will 'be removed from the sheath, which is then used as a head cover.

While there has been shown and described a preferred embodiment of combination sheath and scarf in accordance with the invention, it will be appreciated that many changes and modifications may be made therein without, however, departing from the essential spirit of the invention as defined in the annexed claims.

What I claim is:

1. A combined umbrella sheath and head cover comprising a piece having dimensions sufficient to cover a head of a wearer, said piece having a triangular section and a rectangular section, the base of the triangular section and one long side of the rectangular section forming a common junction, the piece being formed of two superposed panels joined together at the junction of said sections and at the other long side of the rectangular section to define an open-ended tube having dimensions sufiicient for receiving a furled umbrella, s'aid triangular section having locking means to hold this triangular section in place when it is wound about said tube, and a pair of strings attached to said piece at said open ends to tie said piece as a kerchief about the head of a. wearer.

2. A piece as set forth in claim 1, wherein said panels comprise a single blank of fabric folded in half.

3. A piece as set forth in claim 1, wherein the edges of said triangular-section panels are seamed together.

4. A piece as set forth in claim 1, wherein said locking means comprises a buttonhole adjacent the apex and a button secured to about the center of said triangular section.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 5/1940 Dohen 2198 2/1950 Klar 268

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U.S. Classification2/207, D03/11, 135/34.2
International ClassificationA42B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA42B1/006
European ClassificationA42B1/00D