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Publication numberUS649826 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1900
Filing dateJul 1, 1899
Priority dateJul 1, 1899
Publication numberUS 649826 A, US 649826A, US-A-649826, US649826 A, US649826A
InventorsByron A Eldred
Original AssigneeByron A Eldred
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Medicated hat-pad.
US 649826 A
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No. 649,826. Patented May l5, I900.



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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 649,826, dated May 15, 1900.

Application filed July 1; 1899. Serial No 722,492. (No modeli) T0 aZZ whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, BYRON A. ELDRED, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk, State of Massachusetts, have invented certainnew and useful Improvements in Medicinal Pads, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

This invention relates to means for treating the hair or scalp by medicating the air in the chamber of the hat or head-covering above the head while it is being worn; and it consists in the novel device hereinafter particularly described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a perspective view of a hat with a portion broken out of the crown, showing a pad which contains a volatile medicament attached to the inside of the crown thereof above the head. Fig. 2 is an enlarged view of the pad detached from the hat. Fig. 3 is a similar view of the opposite side, and Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view of the pad.

In the treatment of the hair and scalp by my invention the medicated pad must be used in connect-ion with some covering for the head which will practically confine the medicinal vapors from the remedies to the hair and scalp in a chamber above the head.

In carrying out my invention I employ a novel medicatec receptacle, casing, or pad, as it maybe variously termed, which is adapted to be and is detachably secured within the crown of a hat, above the sweatband thereof, so as to be out of the way and kept from direct contact with the head of the wearer, while being located in the most advantageous position above the crown of the head and out of contact therewith when the hat is worn. The hat serves as the support for the pad and causes the application of the beneficial effects of the medicament when ever it is worn by confining the vapors from said medicament to the hair and scalp.

In constructing the receptacle or pad a medicament, preferably in the form of a tablet B, is placed between two opposite pieces of felt or suitable material, such as A A, which are stitched or otherwise secured together near their edges, as at E, to inelose and retain the tablet. To one face of this pad is applied an adhesive surface O, by which the pad may be readily but detachably secured in position in the crown of the hat, as shown. A piece of silk D is secured to the opposite face of the pad by stitching or otherwise for the purpose of ornamentation, and the name of the pad, directions for use, &c., may be printed thereon. The tablet B is preferably impregnated with or formed of suitable antiseptic, disinfectant, healing, and restorative remedies, which will volatilize or vaporize when warmed by the heat from the head, thus providing a medicinal treatment for the hair and scalp whenever and while the hat is worn.

I have found that a compound of two oi more of the following medicaments eucalyptol, phenol, menthol, thymol, and oil of mustard-has a most beneficial effect upon the scalp when applied in the manner specified; but the specific construction of the tablet and the composition of medicaments used therein forms the subject-matter of a separate application, Serial No. 266,'of 1900, and is not claimed herein. It therefore need not be further described.

The pads are preferably quite small and may be made and sold separately from the hat. A pad can be readily applied to a hat by simply moistening the adhesive surface of the pad and then pressing it against the body of the hat inside the hat-crown and preferably at the apex thereof, where it adheres, and thus the pad is at all times in position to exert or give off its beneficial effects whenever the hat is worn. It is not uncomfortable to the wearer, weighty, or cumbersome.

I am aware that medicated hat sweat-bands have been heretofore used; but these are quite objectionable, as such bands necessarily contact directly with the head of the wearer and impregnate the skin with unpleasant odors. They also apply the medicament to the sides of the head, where the hair is generally the most healthy and least likely to be-' come diseased. Such devices, moreover, ne-

cessitate a special construction of the sweatband and have to be attached to the hat when the latter is made or else require the removal of the original sweat-band and its replacing by the medicated one,- which is inconvenient and costly, while my invention can be ap-- plied to any hat, old or new, without any special construction, alteration, or change of the parts thereof. The remedies which compose my medicament would be too strong and powerful to be used in such close relation to the head; but when applied in the chamber of the hat above and out of contact with the head they are gradually dispersed, and their vapors fill said chamber above the head and exert a very beneficial and soothing influence on the scalp.

The receptacle must of course be permeablethat is, it must be so constructed as to permit the escape of the vapors of the medica- Inent.

Having thus described my invention, what I therefore claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent thereon, is-

1. The combination of a hat, and a receptacle permeable by vapors detachably secured within and to the crown thereof above the hatband and out of contact with the head, and an antiseptic volatilizable medicament within said receptacle adapted to disinfect the head of the wearer when the hat is worn, substantially as and for the purpose described.

2. The herein-described device for applying medicinal vapors or odors to the scalp comprising a receptacle permeable by vapors provided with an adhesive surface on one side whereby it may be secured within the crown of a hat above the sweat-band thereof so as to be above the head of the wearer when the hat is worn, said receptacle containing an antiseptic volatilizable medicament which is adapted to be volatilized by the heat of the head when the hat is worn by the wearer, substantially as and for the purpose described.

3. The combination with a hat or other suitable covering for the head, of a medicinal pad, composed of a casing permeable by vapors made of opposite pieces secured together at or near their edges, and adapted to permit the vapors from the medicament to readily pass into the chamber of the hat or covering, a medicament inclosed by said pad, an adhesive surface applied to one side of the pad for securing the same to the inside of the crown of the hat above the sweat-band and out of contact with the head of the wearer, and a silk facing on the outer side of the pad, substantially as shown and for the purpose specified.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.




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International ClassificationA61K36/31, A61K36/61
Cooperative ClassificationA61F7/10, A42C5/04