US 734311 A
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UNITED ST TES Patented July 21, 1903-.
HENRY P. FERROUS SAT, OF LONDON, ENGLAND.
ATTACHMENT FOR UMBRELLAS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 734,311, dated July 21, 1903.
' Application filed January 26, 1903. Serial No. 140,661. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, HENRY PETER FER- ROUSSAT, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at London, England, have invented a certain new and useful Improved Attachment for Umbrellas, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an improved attachment for umbrellas, whereby in addition toprotecting the head and shoulders of a person carrying the same efficientprotection against rain is afforded for the body'and, if desired, also for the legs of the user.. For
this purpose, according to my invention, a
detaghablecurtainis arranged to hang from the in eriorandto extend around one-half or any other desired portion of the circumference of the umbrella, said curtain being retained in position in any suitable manner-- for example, by means of hooks. The curtain may be made of the same rainproof materials as those with which umbrellas are usually covered or it can be made of a waterproof material. The said c gtaigisprovided with an ap ronnwhich-is joined to the lower half of one vertical edge thereof and which is adapted to be drawn across the front of the user and secured to the other side of the curtain.
This apron serves to protect the lower front part of the body of the person carrying the umbrella without obstructing his view.
My present invention also comprises convenient means for packing the curtain and its apron in a portable form, as hereinafter described. In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a front view of one form of the curtain shown suspended from an open umbrella, the apron being opened out.- Fig. 2 is a similar view to Fig. 1, but withthe apron drawn or bunched up. Fig. 3 is an inside view of the curtain and its apron drawn to a smaller scale and shown in an extended position apart from an umbrella. Fig. 4 is a similar view to Fig. 3, showing the apron drawn or bunched up. Figs. 5, 6, and 7 are views illustrating successive stages in the folding up of the curtain. Fig. Sis a view representing the umbrella closed with the curtain attached. 7
Like letters indicate corresponding parts throughout the drawings.
a is the curtain,which is preferably strengthened along its vertical and upper edges 19 c d by means of stitched folds or the like, and in the fold along the upper edge care arranged a series of eyeleted holes efg h is, adapted to hook on a series of hooks m n, fixed to the interior of the umb ella, preferably to the ribs at a suitable distance from the tips thereof. The curtain is of such width that it occupies when suspended about half the circumference of the umbrella. In lieu of attaching the hooks to the umbrella and the eyelets to the curtain the hooks may be on the curtain and the eyelet-rings on the umbrella. Any other equivalent mode of attachment may be used.
p is a loop of elastic material secured near the edge 01 for passing over a thumb or one of the fingers of the person holding the umbrella, and q is a band of elastic material secured at one end to one vertical edge 12 of the curtain and provided at its other end with means, such as an eye or ring 1", for attachment to a'hook s, secured to the other vertical edge 61 of the said curtain.
t is an apron having one edge attached to the lower part of the vertical edge I) of the curtain at and having'its upper edge turned over and stitched orotherwise secured, so as to form a channel through which slides the elastic band q, The apront is also provided at its upper outer corner with meansfor ex ample, an eyeleted hole ttfor engaging with the hook 5, whereby the said apron can be secured across the opening between the vertical edges 1) d of the curtain. t When the apron is not required for use, it is drawn up or gathered along the band q, and the ring 1" at the end of the said band can beihooked onto a hook o on the curtain Ct.
In order to facilitate the folding up of the curtain when detaching it from the umbrella, the said curtain is provided at or near the center with a' 'flap unformed of webbing or other suitable strong material and bearing a hook 00 on its outer side. This flap is adapted to be folded inward over, the centTal eyelethole g, so that the book t is. then on the inside of the curtain. :"In folding up the curtain the apron t is first drawn up or gatlftTed along the band (1 and the ring r put on the book n, as shown in Figs. 2 and 4:. The eyes 6 and It are then unhooked from their respective hooks and successively placed on the hook at. The eyelet h is next unhooked and the curtain again folded and the extra eyeletj placed on the same hook as that carrying the eyelet The curtain can then be removed from the umbrella and rolled up into the form shown in Fig. 7, in which it can be held by elastic bands y 31, secured thereto. A handle z is also provided for enabling the curtain to be easily carried; but it may be carried in a Waterproof bag, if desired. It will be understood that the method of folding forms no part of my invention.
The umbrella can be closed without detaching the curtain, and the latter may then be hung over the tips of the ribs, or the end of the curtain may be gathered in one of the elastic bands 1 which latter may then be hung on one or more of the ribs, as indicated in Fig. 8.
In some instances I arrange a tape in the upper edge of the curtain and secured at the middle, so that the curtainwhen unhooked from the umbrella may be drawn up or gathered on this tape and so closed instead of being folded.
What I claim is- 1. The combination of an umbrella, a curtain detachably suspended from the interior thereof, and an apron extending between the vertical edges of the curtain.
2. The combination of an umbrella, a curtain detachably suspended from the interior thereof and extending around about one-half the circumference of the umbrella, an apron permanently attached to one vertical edge of the curtain and means for temporarily attaching the free edge of the apron to the other vertical edge of the curtain.
3. The combination of an umbrella, at ourtain detachably suspended from the interior thereof, an apron permanently attached to one vertical edge of the curtain, means for connecting the free edge of the apron to the other vertical edge of the curtain, and means to allow of gathering the apron to one side when not in use.
4. The combination of an umbrella, a curtain detachably suspended from the interior thereof, an apron permanently attached to one vertical edge of the curtain, means for connecting the free edge of the apron to the other vertical edge of the curtain, a band capable of sliding in the upper edge of said apron, and means for securing saidband to the vertical edges of said curtain, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing wit HQSSBS.
II. P. FERROUSSAT. Witnesses:
GEORGE HARRISON, HENRY W. LYNDEN.