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PATENTED NOV. 21, 1905.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
MYRON W. BROOKS, OF HERKIMER, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO HENRY M. QUACKENBUSH, OF HERKIMER, NEW YORK.
Patented Nov. 21, 1905.
T aZZ whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, MYRON W. BRooKs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Herkimer, in the county of Herkimer and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Garments, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawlngs.
My invention relates to an improved garment and I declare that the following is a full, clear, concise, and eXact description thereof sufficient to enable one skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had I 5 to the accompanying drawings, in which like letters refer to like parts throughout.
The invention has to do with a garment to be used as a protector for the head, face, neck, and chest or such of said parts as may be desired, and comprises an article which may be easily folded, extended, and adjusted without the use of any buttons or fastenings to furnish such protection.
In the drawings I indicate different forms 2 5 of stitches, the parallel lines indicating, for
instance, tuck-stitches. Where other lines cross these at substantially right angles I indicate plain stitching or stitches of closer mesh, and where such parallel lines are ob-v 3o liquely crossed by other lines I indicate a stitch of more open meshas, for instance, a pineapple-stitch. These stitches can be formed in the knitting of the article by machines which are in common use. The pur- 3 5 pose of forming these different stitches is to provide'in the garment a portion which is less easily stretched than the parts where tuckstitches, for instance, are used and at the parts of the garmentwhich lie over the face 40 to permit easy breathing.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a side view of a figure wearing one of these devices which is in the form of a chest, neck, and head covering, Fig. 2 being a front view of the same,
the upper edge, however, coming only to the lower edge of the hat or cap. Fig. 3 is a front view of the article the form of a muffler adaptable for the protection of the chest, neck, and head. Fig. 4 is a side view showing the protector or garment rolled part way up, and Fig. 5 is a front view showing the protector applied only to the neck and chest portions.
Referring to the'figures more in detail, A represents the body of the garment or protector, which I assume in this instance is knitted with tuck-stitches, having at its upper end some rows of plain stitching a, which are brought up under the vizor of the cap and over the edge of the cap back of the vizor. In the front portion, as indicated by b, where the oblique lines are shown, the garment is knitted with more open mesh, so that the wearer can breathe freely, but still be protected against the weather. The front of the garment has a slot d, which iscut across and hemmed or. otherwise suitably finished around the edge to form an opening for the eyes. This opening, as well as the edges, may be hemmed or folded over suitably, and, as indicated in a in Fig. 3, an elastic may be inserted in the hem at the top of the garment, so that it will at all times fit snugly to the wearer where adjusted. It will be seen, Fig. 3, that the garment extends downwardly at its front portion a greater or less distance to furnish protection between and below the lapels of the coat. In Fig. 4 it is seen that the upper edge of the garment may be brought up at the back above the rim of the cap or even farther, if desired, the front portion being folded beneath the chin. As indicated in Fig. 2, the upper edge of the protector may be brought only to the edge of the hat or cap, so that the article can be worn with a head-gear of any kind. The device can be readily put on and taken off without the necessity of removing the gloves or without any of the inconveniences of buttons or other fastenings which are likely to break away or to prove insufficient and add to the clumsiness and detract from the comfort and efficiency of the garment.
My device, as I have indicated, is particu- Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A knitted-fabric garment for thehead, open at the top and bottom and elastic around the top opening to hold the garment at various adjustments on the head, and whereby the garment can be rolled around the neck and drawn up at the back of the head.
2. A fabric head-covering open at the top and bottom and elastic at the top portion to hold the coverin at various adjustments on the head, and w.. ereby the covering can be rolled around the neck and drawn up at the back of the head, said covering having a front depending flap to form a chest-protector, sub stantially as described.
3. A head-covering open at the top and bottom and hemmed around the top opening, whereby the garment can be adjusted vertically to various positions on the head or around the neck, said garment having a front opening for the eyes and a loosely-hanging front portion, substantially as and for the purposes described.
4. A knitted-fabric head-covering open at the top and bottom and provided with elastic means around the top opening to hold the covering in various adjustments on the head or around the neck, said covering having an eye-openin and the depending loose-front portion, substantially as described.
5. A knitted-fabric head-covering open at the top and bottom and elastic at the top opening to hold the covering at various adjustments on the head, and whereby the covering can be rolled around the neck and drawn up at the back of the head, said covering having an eye-opening, substantially as described and shown.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
MYRON W. BROOKS.
P. S. RICHARDSON, R. VAN HEN'NIK.