US 908320 A
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s. R. PAGE. HAT HOOK. APPLICATION FILED JULY 25, 1908.
Patented Dec. 29, 1908.
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STANISLAS REMI PAGE, OF ST. LUDGER, QUEBEC, CANADA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 29, 1908.
Application filed July 25, 1908. Serial No. 445,358.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, STANISLAS REMI PAGE, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at St. Ludger, in the county of Beauce, Province of Quebec, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hat-Hooks and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
The invention to be hereinafter described relates to hat hooks, and more particularly to hooks for Derby hats or similar hats having overturned brims.
Broadly speaking, it comprises a body portion or shank provided with a supporting hooked end rolled or curved in such manner as to present a thin upwardly extending end with a very narrow space between the tip of such end and the shank.
In order to more clearly disclose the con struction, operation and use of the inven tion, reference should be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of the present application.
Throughout the several views of the drawings like reference characters designate the same parts.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a side elevation of the preferred form; 2 is a side elevation of a modification; Fig. 3 is a front and, figs. 4 and 5 are side views of further modifications.
The hook may be cast, stamped, or rolled, as desired, and consequently the drawings have been made to illustrate forms of cast hooks as well as forms of stamped hooks. All forms shown are provided with an attaching piece 1 from which extends a body portion or shank 2 terminating in a spirally and rearwardly curved hook 3 having an upwardly extended thin flat tip 4. In forming the hook the distance between the tip t and the adjacent face of the shank 2 is so regulated as to be less than the depth of the fold of the overturned brim of a hat, as shown in Fig. 1. Consequently, in hanging the hat the brim must be turned so that the inner edge of the overturned portion will pass between the tip 4 and the shank 2. The tip will then be seated within the fold of the overturned portion.
It will be observed that the hook proper at the end of the shank is turned or curved downward then rearward then upward and finally slightly forward and that its tip is adapted to enter the external hollow of the hat rim, formed by the overturned portion, and catch under the stifl edge or head of said rim.
It is obvious that when the hat is on the hook it will be practically impossible to accidentally knock it off. If it is raised the shank 2 limits its upward movement so that it cannot leave the tip 4. If it is shifted backward the tip engages the inner edge of the fold, and if it is pulled forward the tip engages the body of the brim. The only way in which it can be removed is either by turning it in the reverse direction to that when placing it 011 the hook, or else by sliding it for its full length along the tip until the tip passes out of the end of the fold.
It is thought that the operation and use of the hook will be clear from the preceding detailed description.
Changes may be made in the construction, and form of the hook without in any way departing from the field and scope of the invention, and it is meant to include all such within this application wherein only preferred forms have been shown and described.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
Ahat hook consisting of a shank and a hook proper, the latter being turned downward, rearward, upward and then slightly forward, its tip being in proximity to the shank and adapted to pass into the external hollow of the rim and under the rim or border.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two witnesses.
STANISLAS REMI PAGE.
DONAT GAUDETTE, JOSEPH Tunoorrn.