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Publication numberUS3599240 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 17, 1971
Filing dateJun 30, 1969
Priority dateJul 30, 1968
Also published asCA924451A, CA924451A1, DE1937483A1
Publication numberUS 3599240 A, US 3599240A, US-A-3599240, US3599240 A, US3599240A
InventorsFredun Shapur
Original AssigneeTrendon Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Artistic or fancy wearing apparel
US 3599240 A
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United States Patent [72] inventor F redun Shapur London, England [21 1 Appl. No. 837,586 [22) Filed June 30, 1969 [45] Patented Aug. 17, 1971 [73] Assignee Trendon Limited Old Melton, Yorkshire, England [32] Priority July 30, 1968 [33] Great Britain [3i 36246/68 [54] ARTISTIC 0R FANCY WEARING APPAREL 6 Claims, 13 Drawing Figs.

[52] US. Cl 2/75, 2/206, 46/ l l [51] 1nt.Cl ..A41d 11/00 [50] Field oISearch 2/75, 80,

173, 206, 197; 46/1 I, l l, 116; 229/8 [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,000,242 5/1935 Manning 2/173 2,853,710 9/1958 Swann 2/75 X 3,055,142 9/1962 Palm 46/1 X 3,386,196 6/1968 Razzolini v. 46/1 3,409,9ll ll/1968 Loeb 2/l97 OTHER REFERENCES Mask Marvels;" The Washington Star Pictorial Magazine; Oct. 30, 1955; Copy in Class 2, Subclass 206 Primary Examiner-H. Hampton Hunter Attorney-Stevens, Davis, Miller and Mosher ABSTRACT: The invention comprises wearing apparel in the form of an inverted sack comprising front and rear panels joined by side gussets, arm holes in the gussets, a viewing opening in the front panel, a characteristic design printed on the front panel and the closed top, as worn, of the sack of a formation to suit the design. The sack top may be shaped to form pointed or other ears.

PATENTED ms! 7 1911 SHEET 3 OF 4 ARTISTIC OR FANCY WEARING APPAREL This invention relates to artistic or fancy wearing apparel such as may be worn at parties, parades, festivals or carnivals. According to the present invention there is provided wearing apparel in the form of an inverted sack'of paper or similar material, said sack having front and rear panels joined by side gussets and an opening in the front panel through which the wearer can see, said panel also having a characteristic design thereon, and arm openings in the gussets.

The sacks may have their closed tops shaped to form ears. The latter may be folded into single or double ear formation and be upstanding or folded inwardly and/or downwardly.

The printed designs and shaping may be such as to represent animals, persons or other characteristic or futuristic figures.

The invention will now be more particularly described with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of one form of printed blank of a Monkey at the first stage of assembly into tubular form;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a finished sack representing a Zebra;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a finished sack representing a Leopard; 7

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a finished sack representing an Owl;

FIG. 5 is a cutout blank for FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a front view of the completed sack;

FIG. 7 is a cutout blank for a Zebra shown in FIG. 2;

FIG. 8 is a side detail view of the open gusset of F IG. 2 after the first ear folding stage;

FIG. 9 is a front detail view of the Zebra ear of FIG. 8 with the gusset closed; 1

FIG. 10 is a front elevation of the the front ear part folded down;

FIG. II is a cutout blank of the Leopard and Owl of FIGS. 3 and 4;

FIG. 12 is a side detail view of the Owls ear with the gusset open; and

FIG. 13 shows the finished ear in side view.

The wearing apparel shown comprises paper sacks l which are formed from substantially flameproof paper and preferably arranged to be nontoxic. Each sack is cut out in blank form to a predetermined size and shape and printed on one face to have a desired color over the greater part of its area and a selected design on what will be the front panel 2 of the sack. Fold lines 3 and 4 are formed longitudinally of the blank and a narrow side flap 5 together with a pair of arm holes 6, centrally of the lines 4, and a front opening 7 in the panel 2. Thus the blank can be assembled into tubular form as in FIG. I by adhering the flap to the opposite end of the blank. The fold lines 4 allow the side panels to be folded inwardly to form gussets 8.

The heat of the sack is shaped by cutting and/or folding and closed along the central top edge 9 by an adhesive in a manner to suit the'printed design on the front panel 2. The drawings illustrate animals with a Monkey represented in FIGS. 1, 5 and 6, a Zebra in FIGS. 2 and 7 to 10, a Leopard in FIGS. 3 and 11, and an Owl in FIGS. 4, 11, I2 and 13.

The Monkey" sack blank 10 shown in FIG. 5 is first assembled into the tubular form of FIG. I and then the corners 11 of the back panel 12 are folded inwardly on the lines 13 to form pockets into which the front corners 14 of panel 2, after being folded on lines 15, are tucked in as shown in FIG. 6

The Zebra" sack blank 16a has additional cutouts 16 in the top of the front and back panels 2 and 12. The rear upstanding ear parts 17 have fold lines 18 for the upper triangular pieces to be folded double forwardly into the gusset 8. The front upstanding ear parts 19 have fold lines 20, 21 and 22 Zebra ear of FIG. 9 with i which allow the ears to be folded into the gusset on lines 21 and then forwardly on lines 22, or left flat as double ear formations.

The Leopard" and Owl sack blank'23 also has cutouts 16 with fold lines 24 which allow the rear ear parts 25 to be folded into pocket form and the front ear parts 26 to to be folded rearwardly and tucked into said pockets.

The Owl" sack blank if desired may have the ears folded in a different manner to form open ears. As shown in FIG. I2, with the gusset open the top thereof is folded on lines 24 into the gusset and the top triangular ear parts 25, 26 folded down inwardly. The gusset is then closed so that the front and rear ear parts move together as shown in FIG. 13.

The sacks can readily be pulled down over a child until the closed end rests on the head of the child when the opening 7 allows the child to see, breathe and be readily audible. If required internal means may be provided so that the wearer's head does not reach the top of the sack. The sacks may have a printed design also on the back of the sacks and although animals have been shown the designs may be of a person, fairy tale character or other figure.

The sacks may be made of another material, such as a fabric treated with a flame-retardant material or medium or a noninflammable synthetic material.


1. Fancy wearing apparel for covering the head and body of the wearer in the form of an inverted sack of pliant material, said sack having a substantially fiat closed top and an open bottom and comprising a front panel having an opening for a wearer of the apparel to see through;

a rear panel;

first and second side gussets each joining together respective edges of said front and rear panels, each said side gusset being formed with an arm hole;

said material at the top of said sack being folded, said folded material closing the top of said sack and providing earlike structures projecting out of alignment with said substantially flat closed top; said front panel having a characteristic design thereon, said earlike structures and said closed top being shaped to complement said design.

2. Wearing apparel according to claim I wherein each of said gussets is formed by two similar edge folds and a central opposite fold, all of said folds being parallel.

3. Wearing apparel according to claim I, wherein said earlike structures are formed by securing central parts of the top edges of said front and rear panels together leaving end parts of said top edges unsecured and then folding each of said end parts inwardly on angular folds to form earlike structures in the form of triangular corners.

4. Wearing apparel according to claim 1, wherein said earlike structures are formed by cutting away a rectangular piece from the central part of the top edge of each of the front and rear panels, securing together the horizontal cut edges thus formed, and folding the two upstanding rectangular pieces at each side of the cut edges into pointed earlike structures.

5. Wearing apparel according to claim 4, wherein said rectangular earlike pieces formed by each gusset with said rear panel are formed into triangular pocket form, and the rectangular earlike pieces formed by each gusset with said front panel are folded and tucked into said triangular pockets.

6. Wearing apparel according to claim 4, wherein said rectangular earlike pieces formed by each gusset with said front panel are folded into the associated gusset to form pointed double ear structures with inwardly inclined outer edges and said rectangular earlike pieces formed by each gusset and said rear panel are folded forwardly on central fold lines.

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Non-Patent Citations
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U.S. Classification2/75, 2/206, 446/26
International ClassificationA41G7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41G7/00, A41D1/00, A41D2400/42, A41D2500/40, A41D2400/52
European ClassificationA41G7/00, A41D1/00