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H.V J. P. RGTTGBR; JB. CLEANING PAD HOLDER FOR HATS.
APLIOATION'FILBD JUE 20, 1910.
982,534. Patented Jar; 24, 1911.
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HENRY J'. P. ROTTGER, JR., OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
CLEANING-PAD HOLDER FOR HATS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 24, 1911.
Application filed .Tune 20, 1910. Serial No. 567,814.
To all whom it 'may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY J. I. Ro'r'r- GER, Jr., a citizen of the United States, residing in the borough of Brooklyn, county of Kings, city and State of New York, have invented an Improvement in Cleaning-Fad Holders for Hats, of which the following is a specification.
Cleaning pads for hats usually comprise a piece of felt or suitable cloth of rectangular shape with a loop for the hand on one side, and this device is usually carried in the coat pocket. These cleaning pads are very liable to be mislaid or lost and 1n changing coats, one is very liable to leave the pad in the pocket of the coat last worn.
The object of my invention is to overcome these objections and to provide a device by which the cleaning pad may be carried in the hat where it will be at .all times available for use.
In carrying out my invention, I employ a. strip of suitable material to be placed in the hat between the body and sweat-band, and a member of suitable material adapted to be connected to said strip and to occupy an upright posit-ion in the hat for holding the cleaning pad when placed between the same and the body of the hat. I prefer to make the strip and the said member of metal and to provide the base of said member with two slots through which the strip is passed for connecting said parts and supporting the member in an upright position in the hat.
In the drawing, Figure l is an elevation representing the parts composing the device of my invention. Fig. 2 is a plan of the member and a part of the strip, both Figs. l and 2 showing the manner of connecting the one with the other, and Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section through a derby hat, showing the parts composing the device of my invention in position and in the act of holding the cleaning pad in place.
The body of the hat is shown at a and the rim at a', and b represents the sweat-band within the hat.
c is a strip of suitable material, preferably thin spring metal, which is advantageously plated to prevent rust or corrosion.
(Z represents an upright member also of suitable material but preferably of spring metal which is advantageously plated so as to prevent rust or corrosion. This upright member l is provided with two slots as shown at 3 in the base thereof and by means of which the strip c is connected to the upright member (Z, said strip being passed through one slot from one direction and then on through the other slot from the same direction. This upright member is advantageously placed at about the center of the strip c so as to obtain an equal bearing from both ends of the strip, and when viewed in plan, the upright member is preferably curved so as to generally lit the hat contour. This curvature is shown plainly in Fig. 2.
e represents the cleaning pad, preferably a rectangular piece of felt or suitable heavy cloth advantageously formed with a band on one side of the cleaning pad through which the hand is passed.
The strip c of suitable material is to be placed between the body of the hat and the sweat-band inside of the hat and the base of the upright member Z) also comes between the body oit' the hat and the sweat-band, the major portion thereof however extending beyond the sweat-band.
`When the cleaning pad e is in position, it comes between the inner surface of the crown body of the hat and the upper portion of the upright member (l and it may eX- tend down as far as the upper edge of the sweat-band, the same being shown clearly in position in the longitudinal section Fig. 3, at one side of the hat.
It is preferable to make the strip c and the upright member Z of thin spring metal which is quite light and when placed in the hat, does not add materially to the weight of the hat, and these parts together with the cleaning pad, are not in the way when the hat is worn and the addition to the weight of the hat, particularly in cool weather, would be hardly appreciable.
As will appear from the drawings, the free end of the member l is made broader than the base having the slots 3 and this end of the member may be lightened as to its weight, by removing the center portion, and it is preferable, as will appear from the plan View, Fig. 2, to curve the free end of this member cl edgewise so as to make it conform to the curvature of the crown of the hat.
I claim as my invention:
1. A cleaning pad holder for hats, comprising a strip of suitable material to be placed in a hat between the hat body and sweat-band, and a member adapted to occupy an upright position in the hat against the inner surface of the body and said strip and member connected in an adjustable relation for the support of the upright member in the hat in Variable positions.
2. A cleaning pad holder for hats, comprising a strip of suitable material to be placed in a hat between the body and sweatband, and a member adapted to occupy an upright position in the hat against the in- 'ner surface of the body and said member provided near the lower end thereoi:l with two slots longer than the width of the said strip and through which the strip is passed for the purpose of connecting the two parts and causing the said member to occupy a substantially fixed upright position in the hat for the purpose of holding the cleaning pad between the upper end thereof and the inner surface of the crown.
3. A cleaning pad holder for hats, comprising an elongated 'strip of thin spring metal to be placed in a hat between the body and sweat-band, and a member also of thin spring metal adapted to occupy an upright position in the hat against the inner surface of the body and crown, and at the lower end provided with parallel slots that are longer than the width ot' the strip of metal and through which slots said strip of metal is passed in connecting said parts together, and the distant end of said member broadened and curved.
Signed by me this 13th day of June, 1910.
HENRY J. P. ROTTGER, J R.
lVitnesses GEO. T. PINCKNEY, BERTHA M. ALLEN.