US 386634 A
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W. F. GREENE.
SWEAT'BAND FOR HATS.
No. 386,634. Patented July 24, 1888.
NITED STATES WILLIAM F. GREENE, OF TROY, NEV YORK.
SWEAT BAND FOR HATS.
SPECIFICATION forming part. of Letters Patent No. 386,634, dated July 24, 1888.
To aZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that 1, WILLIAM F. GREENE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Troy, in the county of Rensselaer and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sweat-Bands for Hats; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use thesame.
This invention relates to certain improvements in sweat-bands forhats; and it has for its objects to provide such a band as will be impervious to moisture, so as to prevent the perspiration from soiling the body of the hat, and that will be transparent at certain portions, so that a card bearin g a suitable inscriptionsuch as the hatters name and place of business, or hearing the owners name or other device or design-may be inscribed behind the transparent portion and retained in place by the band, while at the same time the inscription will be exposed to View through said transparent portion. These objects I attain by the means illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a sweat-band constructed according to my invention, and Fig. 2 a vertical sectional view of a portion of the hat and band secured therein.
Referring to the drawings, the letter A indicates a hat of the usual construction and of any suitable material.
B indicates the sweat-band. This is composed of leather, enameled fabric, or any of the ordinary or approved materials employed, in combination with mica, as more fully hereinafter explained.
The leather or its equivalent portion of the sweat-band consists of a strip of suitablelength and width, as usual, with spaces cut away at intervals along its length, the band being suitably joined at its ends to keep it in circular shape. The edges of said leather portion are turned or folded, as indicated, over the edges of a backing, O, of mica, which maybe either in the form of a strip of the same length as the leather portion or in shorter sections, as may be desired, the edges in either case overlapping the edges of the mica, so as to hold the same firmly, the whole being suitably fastened together by any convenient means. The sweat-band as thus constructed .is secured in the lower edge of the hat by any suitable means, the upper edge being leftfree, as usual, so that a card, E, bearing any suitable inscription or design may be inserted behind the band in such manner that the inscription may be read ily seen through the transparent portion of the hat-band.
It will be observed that my invention affords a ready means of securing the sellers name and business-card within the hat, or ofseeuring the owners card and address, so as to provide againstloss, as well as advertisements and other devices or designs, if such should be found desirable.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s--- The combination of the sweat-band B, consisting of a band with openings therein and plates of mica in said openings, with a hat, the said openings permitting a card to be lo cated between said hat and said plates of mica, the said plates being uncovered on their inner surfaces, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
XVILLIAM F. GREENE.
JOHN N. OLIVER, J. O. LATHROP.