US 806099 A
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PATENTED DEC. 5,1905.
I A. BOEHM. LADYS HEAD DRESS. APPLIGATION FILED JULY 11. 1905.
ATTORNEY 1 UNITED STATES ALEXANDER BOEHM, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO BOEHM aLEvINE,
OF NEW YORK, N. 'Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed July 11,1905.v Serial No. 269.255.
. new and useful Improvements inLadies Head- Dresses, of which the following is a specification. i
The invention relates to a novel head-dress for the use of ladies, and comprises a combination article capable of use as a hood, or asa hood and veil, or as'a hood, veil,'and neckscarf or muffler, or simply as a neckscarf or muffler.
The head-dress of my invention is intended to be worn by ladies'more especially when automobiling, though the same is notlimited solely to such use. g I
The object of the invention is lto afford an attractive and convenient head-dress which may be worn by ladies and furnish the comforts and protection of a hood, veil, and scarf and which may be used a scarf alone when so desired. 1
The head-dress of my invention comprises a soft flexible fabric of sufficient length to form a scarf and having its central transverse portion provided on one edge witha veil and on both edges with draw-strings by which whenever desired said central portion may be drawn into hood form and adapted to the size and shape of the head, fitting the latterand covering the top, sides, and back of the same,
While the veil covers the face and may be caught in under the chin either by folding one or both ends of the main fabric about the neck or by tying the draw-strings together below the chin.
The invention will be fully understood from the detailed description hereinafter presented,
' reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 1s a front'vlew of a human figure with the head-dress of my invention shown in position thereon. Fig. 2 is a view of the combined hood and scarf shown in its scarf form. Fig. 3-is a view of same looking at the inner side of the middle or hood section of the article, with the end portions of the main fabric conveniently turned toward each other and the veil shown as thrown back to therear; and. Fig. 4; is an enlarged detached inner face view of a portion of the article about one, end of the middle or hood section thereof.
In the drawings, 10 designates the main fabric; 11, the veil; 12,the draw-strings by which the middle portion of the fabric may be drawn into hood form; 13, buttons at the ends of said portion and which may be grasped as means for drawing the main fabric out into scarf form, and 14: transverse tapes at said ends of saidv middle portion and upon which the main fabric is shirred or gathered in transversely and sewed, said tapes being less in length than the normal width of the elongated main fabric.
v The main fabric 10 is preferably a very soft thin silk, such as liberty silk, and may conveniently be abo'iit eighteen inches wide and two and one-half yards long, and the edges of this fabric will be turned over and hemmed in a usual manner. The main fabric 10 constitutes inv itself a convenient neckscarf or muflier. The middle portion of the fabric, or that from which the hood is formed, is that part thereof located between the'transverse tapes or bands 14, which are less in length than the normal width of the fabric 10 and aresewed to the same, the main fabric along the line of said tapes or hands being shirred or gathered in, so that said fabric in the completed article is at said tapes in width equal to the length of the tapes. The middle portion of themain fabric has fastened along one edge, preferably at the hem-seam line thereof, one edge of theveil 11, this veil extending substantially the full distance between the tapes 14 and being gathered along saidedge, so asto produce a fullness in that part of the veil whichcovers the face. The other or hanging edge'of the veil about equals in length the gathered or sewed edge thereof, so that when the article is pulled out into scarf form no special strain will be exerted against the veil material, and due to this formation of the veil the middle portions of the latterthat is, between its two edges-pres sent a fullness which when the article is pulled out into scarf form increases from the tapes l4: inwardly to the center of the veil.
There are four of the draw-strings 12, two being at each edge of the middle section of the fabric and extending in opposite directions through .a pocket 15, formed in the Patented Dec. 5, 1905.
fabric to receive them. The two draw-strings 12, shown exposed at the right-hand side of Fig. 3, extend to the left-hand tape 14 and are secured thereto, and the two draw-strings 12, shown exposed at the left-hand side of Fig. 3, extend to the right-hand tape 14, to which they are fastened. I fasten the inner ends of the draw-strings 12 to the tapes 14, so that in pulling on the same, as well as in drawing the article out into scarf form, the strains may not come unduly upon the soft flexible main fabric 10. When the user of the article pulls in opposite directions on the right and left hand draw-strings 12, the middle portion of the fabric becomes drawn into hood form, the edges of said middle portion becoming shirred or gathered in on said strings and conformed to the head, while the loose fabric between said edges comfortably covers the sides, top, and back of the head. The pull on the upper strings 12 also shirrs or gathers the edge of the veil sewed to the fabric 10, and thus the veil becomes drawn closely around the face down to the sides of the neck, while the depending edge of the veil passes below the chin. When the hood and veil are in position on the head, the draw-strings 12 may be tied together below the chin and confine the lower middle portions of the veil, and the hanging ends of the main fabric may also be tied together or crossed over each other and thrown over the shoulders, or one of said ends may be crossed over the other and throWn over the shoulder, as shown in Fig. 1, as fancy may dictate. If it should be desired to use the article as a hood without a veil, thev latter may be turned into the inner side of the hood, and thus be out of the way, the veil having suificient fullness to permit this disposition of it without causing any discomfort to the wearer of the hood.
The hood and veil may be worn directly on the head or over the hat or other head-covering, and when in position it effectually protects the head, face, and neck.
The draw-strings 12 issue from their pockets at the inner side of the fabric 10 adjacent to the tapes 1 1, as shown in Fig. 3, and fastened upon the outer side of the fabric and to said tapes are buttons 13, which form means which may be grasped and pulled on when it is desired to straighten out the article into scarf form. The strings 12 are pulled on when the hood formation is desired, and the buttons 13 are pulled on when it is desired to restore the article into scarf form.
The article of my invention is thus of combination character, being capable of use as a scarfor muffler, or as ahood, or as a hood and veil, or as a combined scarf, hood, and veil, and it is obvious that worn as ahood and veil the article will effectually protect the head and face.
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. The head-dress comprising the elongated soft flexible main fabric having fastened by sewing along one edge of its middle portion one edge of a veil 11 and being provided at opposite edges of said middle portion with the pockets 15 and with the pairs of draw-strings 12 therein for drawing said portion into hood form around the top, sides and back of the head, with the end parts of said main fabric at the front where they may be brought together, the corresponding ends of two of said draw-strings being secured at the left-hand end of said middle portion and thence extending through said pockets to the right-hand end thereof, and the corresponding ends of the other two of said draw-strings being socured at the right-hand end of said middle portion and thence extending through said pockets to the left-hand end thereof, whereby the draw-strings of each pair thereof extend in opposite directions along the length of the said middle portion of the main fabric and the free ends of both pairs of strings may be brought together and secured below the chin; substantially as set forth.
2. The head-dress comprising the soft flexible main fabric having at one edge of its middle portion a veil and at opposite edges of said portion the draw-strings for drawing said portion into hood form around the top, sides and back of the head, with the end parts of the main fabric at the front where they may be brought together under the chin, said fabric at the ends of said middle portion being provided with means whereby said fabric may be drawn out from its hood shape to form a scarf; substantially as set forth.
3. The head-dress comprising the elongated soft flexible main fabric having at one edge of its middle portion a veil, 'atopposite edges of said portion the draw-strings for drawingsaid portion into hood form, and at opposite ends of said portion the transverse tapes which hold the fabric at said ends gathered in; substantially as set forth.
1. The head-dress comprising the elongated soft flexible main fabric having at one edge of its middle portion a veil, at opposite edges of said portion the draw-strings for drawing said portion into hood form, at opposite ends of said portion the transverse tapes which hold the fabric at said ends gathered in, and at said tapes means for enabling said fabric to be drawn out from its hood shape; substantially as set forth.
5. The head-dress comprising the elongated soft flexible main fabric having at opposite edges of its middle portion the draw-strings for drawing said portion into hood form, atopposite ends of said portion the transverse tapes which hold the fabric at said ends gathered in, and at said tapes means for enabling said fabric to be drawn out, from its hood shape; substantially as set forth.
'6. Thehead-dress comprising the elongated soft flexible main fabric having at one edge of its middle portion the veil, at opposite edges of said portion draw-strings for converting said portion into a hood, and at opposite ends of said portion means for reducing the width of the fabric at said points; substantially as set I forth.
Signed at New York city, in the county-0f .New York and State of New York, this 10th day of July, A. D. 1905. 4
' ALEXANDER BOEHM. Witnesses:
CHAS. G. GILL, ARTHUR MARION.