US 723750 A
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No. 723,750.- v PA'TENTED MARJZIL', 1903.
0. M. STEIN.
APPLICATION IILED OUT. 14. 1902.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 723,750, dated March 24, 1903.
Application filed October 14,
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, CHRISTINE M. STEIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented new and useful Improve ments in Capes, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to capes especially designed for Working-men, the object in view being to provide a garment resembling a sec-- tional cape or apron adapted to cover a portion of the body of the wearer and protect the same fromthe drippings of any material carried upon the shoulder as a support.
The garment hereinafter described while especially designed for icemen in handling blocks of ice and carrying the same from place to place may nevertheless be used for other purposes, the main object'ip view being to provide, in connection with a protecting cape, means whereby the drip or drain from the ice or other material supported on the shoulder is carried off and discharged-at one side of the wearer and prevented from wetting,soiling,or otherwise injuring the wearers clothes. I
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists in the novel construction, combination, and arrangement of'parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated, and claimed. V
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 shows the cape in front elevation applied to the body of the wearer and in proper position for use. Fig. 2 is a front perspective view of the cape per 86.
Like reference-numerals designate corresponding parts in both figures of the drawmgs.
The protecting-cape contemplated in this invention is, by preference, constructed in the form of one-half ofan ordinary coat or vest, although it will be apparent that where itis desired to protect both shoulders the cape may be made in duplicate, or two of such capes or sections may be united in the form ofa single garment to be placed upon the wearer similar to an ordinary coat or vest.
1 designates the body of the. garment or cape, which, by preference, is composed of comparatively light or thin and flexible 1902. Serial No. 127,276. (No model.)
leather. The body is so cut or shaped as to coverabout one-halfof the body of the wearer, as shown in Fig. 1, and is provided with a suitable armhole 2, through which the wearer may thrust his arm. The cape is also provided with one, two, or more straps 3, having their ends secured to the front and rear portions of the body 1 of the cape and provided intermediate their ends with suitable buckles 4, by means of which the cape may be comfortably fitted to persons of different sizes.
Extending around the neck portion of the cape is a collar or segment of a collar 5, extending sufficiently high to form an efficient protection for the neck of the wearer and prevent the ice or other article from chafing the neck or soiling the under collar. The body 1 is bound along the edge of the front and rearportions by a strip 6, of relatively heavy leather or analogous material, the same being upturned or flanged, as shown at 7, to form adrain-gutter or trough, which extends downward along the front and rear edges of the cape and also around the lower edge of the side portion of the cape and beneath the arm, whereby the drippings from the ice or other material carried upon the shoulder are directed laterally to the side of the wearer and discharged from the overhanging edge 8 of such trough or gutter, thus protecting the wearers clothes. p
It will of course be understood that any suitable flexible and waterproof material may be used in lieu of leather, and the drain-gutter or trough 7 may likewise be composed of any suitable material of the requisite flexibility. The cape serves not only to protect the wearers ordinary clothes from moisture, but'also forms a rest and shoulder-protector for enabling the wearer to carry blocks of ice and other articles Without serious'discomfort.
Itwill of course be understood that'the cape may be made in various sizes and shapes to suit the manufacturer, and I thereforedo not desire to be limited to thedetails of construction hereinabove set forth, reserving the right to change, modify, or vary the construction within the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new is- A cape for the purpose specified made sub- I ends thereof, a segmental collar to shield the stantially in the form of a half-coat with an armhole therein, attaching devices connected to the front and rear inner edges thereof, and having means for adjustably connecting the bottom edges of the cape and inclined downwardly to discharge at the side of the wearer. no
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
. CHRISTINE M. STEIN.
neck of the wearer, and a binding having a lower outstanding flange to form a gutter or trough extending along the front, rear and Vitnesses:
HARVEY E. WYNEKOOP, JOHN F. CLARE.