US 929980 A
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J. POPPER. MILLINERY DEVICE. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 5, 1909.
929,980. Patented 'Aug. 3, 1909.
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JOSEPH PoPrERfo'F' "NEW YORK, N. Y.
To all whom it may concern:
P PPER, a citithe city of New York, Bensonhurst, borough .of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Millinery Device, of which the Y following is a full, cleanandexact description.
The invention relates to adevice by which one may determine the eifect of any particular style of hat without having the actual hat at hand.
It is the practice o f'wholesale dealers and manufacturers of wom'ens hats tofsend out samples to the trade in order that an opportunity may be had to try them on and select such as they deem appropriate.
The send-. ing out'of these samples entails considerable expense not only by reason of the actual \value of the hats but alsoon account of the packing and shipping, the hat s'necessarily being of considerable bulk and requiring much care in making ready for transit.
It is the purpose of this invention to overcome these disadvantages, which: I do by providing a relatively large card or screen having a display opening for the head, and
i a pictorial representation of a hat about the opening, a portion of which is adjustable to and from the screen in order that the efiect of the 'hat may be obtained.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views. r I
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a millinery device constructed in accordancewith my injVGIltiOll; Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the same substantially on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1 and Fig. 3 is a top edge view of the device.
More specifically described, the invention embodies in its construction a relatively large card or screen 5, of pasteboa-rd or othersuitable material, having at or near the center a display opening 6 for the head, and preferably also the representation of a body portion of a female figure extending from the lower portion of the opening. 'Around the upper portion of the display opening 6 is the representation ofthe particular hat which is to be displayed, a portion 8 of which (which in the embodiment of the invention shown is the rear portion). is printed or I Specification of Letters Patent. application filed J net, 909. seen at. 500,271.
Patented Aug. 3,1909.
otherwise pictorially represented on the screen-at the opposite sides of the display--- opening, and the. 'other portion (which is shown to be the front of the hat) is supportedon the screen above the display-opening. by one or more flexible strips- 10, two
the screen and the other end to the inner face of the portion 9 of the' hat, thus admitting of this portion of the hat to be adjusted back being shown, each bent upon itself in zigrzag form, with one end attached to the front of and forth from the screen'or tilted forwardly .or rearwardly or inclined to one side in determining the eifect of the hat on the particular face displayed in the opening. The
line of this part of the hat, whereby the screen will form the background therefor and thus render the efiect of the device all the more like the actual hat, when the said port-ion. 9 is moved outwardly over the top of the head. v
In practice, the different shapes and types of hats will be represented on these devices with appropriate bust figures, and the cards or screens will be sent out to the trade instead of the actual hat, a large. number ofv these cards being easily packed within a small space without danger of being'danr' aged, since the adjustable portion 9 of each device is movable inwardly flat against the card to which it is attached.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. The combination of a screen having a head displayopenlng, and a representation '70 portion 9 is preferably cut out on the 'out- 5 of headwear adjacent to the opening, adjustable to and from the screen.
2. The combination of a screen having a head display opening, and a representatlon of a hat about the opening having a portion 7 adjustable to and from the screen;
3. The combination of a screen having a headdisplay opening, and a representation of a hat about the opening having a portion fixed to the screen and a portion adjustable to and from 'the screen. a
a. The combination of a screen having a head display opening, and a representation of a hat "about the opening having the rear portion thereof fixed to the screen and the front portion adjustable to and from the screen above the display opening. 5. The combination of a screen having a head display opening, a member having the vcr'sel y bent upon itself and secured to the representation of a hat thereon and arranged screen and to sald member. over said opening, and means supportlng the In testimony i'i'hereof I have signed my;
member from the screen, adapting said memname to this specification in the presence of 5 her to be moved to and from the screen or two subscribing witnesses.
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6. The combination of a screen having a. JOSEPH IfDOPPER head display opening, and a member havin Vitnesses: the representation of a hat thereon arranged. W. W. Ho'L'r, 4
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