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Publication numberUS911126 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1909
Filing dateOct 20, 1908
Priority dateOct 20, 1908
Publication numberUS 911126 A, US 911126A, US-A-911126, US911126 A, US911126A
InventorsHenry C Harrison, William Manning O'brien
Original AssigneeAuto Mosquito Mask Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tourist's and traveler's cap.
US 911126 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Patented Feb. 2, 1909.

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H. c. HARRISON & W.M. OBRIEN.

TOURISTS AND TRAVELER'S GAP. APPLIGATION FILED AUG. 2, 190-1. RENEWED 001. 20. 1908.

WITNESSES UNITED STATES P TENT ornron.

HENRY o. 'nnnmson ANnwIuJ-mmmims 'OBRIEN, or SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, ASSIGN- oas TO Auronosonrro Mask COMPANY, oF'sALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, A ooaronn'mon OF UTAH.

renters Aim zrnn'vnms s Specification of Letters Patent. I

Patented'F'e'b. 2, 1909.

Application filed August 2, 1907, Serial 110,886,741. Renewed-October 20, 1908. Serial No. 458,726.

To all whom it may concern:

' and useful Improvements in Tourists" and ed ab Travelers Caps, of which thefollowing is a specification.

Our invention relates broadly to an improvementincaps, and particularly contemplates the provision of a cap adapted especially for use by tourists and travelers, which may be quickly and easily converted from a cap which to al ap arances is a simple construction of an ordinary tourists cap, into a cap, and shield for the eyes and the upper )art of the face, for use in automobiling and test driving.

A further object of our invention is "the provision of a simple inexpensive and highly eflicient structure to be substituted for the bulky and weighty caps of this character now upon the market.

Our invention further and specifically resides in the following'features of construction, arrangement and operation, as will be hereinafter described withreference to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which like numerals are used to designate like parts throughout the several "figures, and in which- Figure 1 is a side .elevation of our improved cap in the position the same will-assume when being used as a tourist 5 cap, Fig. 2 is a similar view of the cap in a position the same will.

assume when being used as an automobile cap and mask, Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the same, Fi 4 is a central vertical sectional view taken t rough the ca shown in Fig. 2, and Figs, 5 and 6 are on arged detailsectional views illustrating parts to be hereinafter s ecifioally referred to.

In t e practical embodiment of our invention we provide a cap body 1 of the ordinary construction rovided on its front lower edge with a curved section of wire mesh 2 extend ing partially around the sides of said body portion 1. The material of the body portion 1 is preferably united to theupper curved go of the section of wire mesh 2 by 'a suite binding 3, the lower edge of said-section 2 having a binding 4 extendmg continuously thereupon.

The vizor 5 of our improved cap comprises an enlarged section of wire mesh 6 having a substantially wide braid or binding 7 extending around its lower curved edge and having a binding 8 extending around its upper edge. The bound edges 4 and 8 of the wire mesh sections 2 and ,6 are freely connected by means of the extended webs 9 secured to the section 2 above its binding 4 and extending downwardly on both sides thereof and secured with the binding 8 of the section 6. This connection forms a pivot whereby the sections 2 and 6 when pressed together in the position shown in Fig. i will stay in such osition by reason of the engagement of their bindings 4 and 8 respectively, as shown in Fig. 6, and when moved to the position shown in Fig. 2 the same again be true as shown in Fig. 5

,While the section 2 of wire mesh above the vizor is provided to form a stifiening section to which the section 6 may be hinged, and to preserve the she e of the cap, it will be understood that sald section 2 forms an excellent medium whereby the head may be ventilat-ed especially when the vizor is pulled downto protect the eyescumference of the lower cap body and alloW-,

ing the same to be pulled down'over the forehead until the wiremesh section 6 lies directly in front of the eyes to protect the same from any chance stones or dirt thrown up by the fast moving vehicle.

From the foregoing, it will be readily'a parent that, owing to the curvature of t e user s forehead which necessitates an extreme curvature of the vizor and the mesh section 2 of the cap body when in use, the conversion of the devices from a ca to a ca mask cannot be accomplished while t 1e device is upon the user s head and that the same must be removed from the head before the change illustrated by Figs. 1 and .2 of the drawing can be accomplished. Thus all den or of accidental displacement, which t otherwise occur in so simple an article, be obviated.

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nected to and extending continuousl alon scribed comprising a ody portion having a stiff foraminous section secured therein to form the lower front edge, and a vizor composed of stiff foraminous material, said foraminous section being freely hinged along its lower edge to the upper edge of said vizor to fold forwardly thereupon, substantially as described. a;

3. A convertible cap of the character described comprising a body portion having a stiflcning section secured adjacent its lower front edge and a vizor com osed of stiff foraminous material, and flexi le webs connected to and extending continuously along the lower edge of said stiffening section and the upper edge of said vizor, formin a hinge whereby said stiffening section may e folded forwardly and downwardly upon said vizor, substantially as described.

4. A convertible ca of the character described, comprising a ody portion having a stiff foraminous section secured therein to form the lower front edge, a vizor composed of stifi foraminous material, and webs..con

the lower edge of said foraminous section an the upper edge of said vizor, forming a hinge whereby said section may be folded forward y and downwardly upon said vizor, substantially as described.

5. A convertible ca of the character de scribed, comprising a ody portion having a curved stiff foraminous section secured therein to'form the lower front edge thereof, and a vizor composed of stiff foraminous material, said foraminous section extending around the said hat body approximately as far as the ends of said vizor and being hinged along its lower edge to the-upper ed e of said vizor to fold forwardly thereon, su stantially as described.

6. A convertible ca of the character described com rising a ody portion having a curved stiff orammous section secured there in to form the lower front edge thereof, and a vizor composed of a stiff foraminous material and having a comparatively wide bindin extending around the lower outer edge, said foraminous section extending around the said hat body approximately as far as the ends of said vizor and being hinged along its lower edge to the upper edge of said vizor to fold forwardl thereon, whereb the foraminous materia of said vizor w'l be covered and only its bound edge will be visible.

7,. A convertible ca of the character described, comprising a ody portion having a stiff foraminous section secured therein to form the lower front edge thereof, a vizor composed of stiff foraminous material, said foraminous section extending around the said hat body approximately as far as the ends of the said vizor, and flexible webs con nected to and extending continuously along the lower edge of said section and the upper edge of said vizor and forming a hinge whereby said section may be folded forwardly and downwardly upon said vizor, substantially as described.

8. A convertible ca of the character described, com rising a ody portion having a curved st' foraminous section secured therein to form the lower front edge thereof, a vizor composed of a stiff foraminous material and having a comparatively wide binding extending around the lower outer edge thereof, said foraminous section extending around the said hat body approximately as far as the ends of said vizor, and flexible webs connected to and extending continuously along the lower edge of said section and the u per edge of said vizor and forming a hinge w ereby "said section may be folded forwardly and downwardly upon said vizor, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof we affix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.

HENRY C. HARRISON. WHJLIAM MANNING O'BRIEN.

Witnesses:

J. R. HAAS, A. R. WEBSTER.

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US5343568 *May 13, 1993Sep 6, 1994May Nina OFlip visor for headgear
US6557180Apr 18, 2001May 6, 2003Hall Mckenzie MonaHat with reversible crown and detachable, reversible visor
US6993794Apr 8, 2003Feb 7, 2006Hall Hazel LHat with reversible crown and detachable reversible dual visor
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA42C5/04