US 905270 A
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L. ABRAHAM. COMBINATION MUFFLER. APPLIOATION FILED run 3, 190a.
Patented Dec. 1, 1908.
v LOUIS ABRAHAM, OF MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.
Specification 0! Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 1, 1908.
Application filed. Juno 3, 1908. Serial No. 436,388.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, LOUIS ABRAHAM, residing in Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in Combination-Mufflers, of which the following is a description, reference being had to the accompanylng drawings, which are a part of this specification.
This invention has for its object to provide a muflier combined with a chest and back protector and comprises a single sheet, preferably of knitted wearwith an opening somewhat nearer one end than the other having a collar member secured thereto, there being a slit extending from the opening to the longer end of the sheet with fastening means on the edges thereof, the collar becoming a muflier for the neck of the wearer and the longer and shorter ends becoming a chest protector and a back protector respectively when secured in place on the wearer.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists in the combination muffler herein claimed, and all-equivalents.
Referring to the accompanying drawings in which like characters of reference indicate the same parts 1n the several. views;
Figure 1 is a plan View of a combination muffler constructed in accordance with this invention shown flattened outgFig. 2 is a frontlview thereof in position on the wearer,
the collar being turned down; Fig. 3 is a back view thereof before the wearers jacket is placed over it; and, Fig. 4 .is a view similar to Fig. 2 with the collar of the muffler turned up. i
In these drawings the'combination muflier of this invention is shown to consist of a back protector 10 and a pair of flaps 11 constituting a chest protector and a collar 12, all being preferably of knit material, and the back protector l0 and flaps 11 being desirably of a single piece of material of an oblong and practically rectangular-shape with an opening nearer one end than the other to form the neck portion and a slit extending from the opening to the longer end to divide the flaps 11 for the chest protector. The-collar is desirably'attached to the edges of the opening so asto form a continuation of the material forming the back and chest protectors and is desirably of the shape which is shown in the drawings so that it willpresent the appearance of a ladys jersey when worn turned down as shown in Fig. 2 and so that it will present the appearance of a ladys sweater when turned up as shown in Fig. 3, the muffler being designed principally for ladies use.
Suitable fastening means are provided for" the meeting edges of the flaps 11, such as the ball and socket spring fasteners 13 shown in the drawings,.so that when placed in position around the wearers neck 'it may be fastened down the front to complete the broad chest protector. The length of the chest protector is such that it will cover the opening left by the lapels of a ladys jacket and the length of the back protector is such that it will fully protect the shoulders and back of the wearer.
' Theinvention is particularly suitable for use on social occasions or for the theater and the like, where the light clothing worn is insufficient protection during cold weather. At such times heavy protectors of other types are unsuitable to wear as they are not conveniently removable. This mufiler, however, may be quickly and easily placed in position and removed therefrom and will afford the protection where it is most needed, upon the chest and neck.
While the invention is admirably constructed of knit material, it is obvious that other material may be substituted within the scope of the invention.
What I claim as my invention is:
A combination muffler and chest and back protector, comprising a single piece of fabric of an approximately rectangular shape with an opening nearer one end than the other and a slit extending from the opening through the longer end, a collar member secured to the edges of the opening, and fastening means secured to the edges of the slit, said collar member being adapted to be turned down to give the appearance of a jersey or to be turned up to give the appearance of a sweater.v
the back and around the In testimony whereof, I affix my signa- 'lture, in presence of two witnesses.
-LOUIS ABRAHAM. Witnesses:
R. S. C. CALDWELL, ANNA F. SCHMIDTBAUER.