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Sept. 14, 1937.
s, LIPTON
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2,092,808
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?gures, but the cord Be is not provided with a
tuting one end of the anchor and the tail por
center stop. One end of the cord 66 has at
tion ll constituting the other end.
Preferably, however, each needle is equipped tached to it a ?at button l5 which is designed to‘
serve as an end stop. In applying this form of
with a removable protective sheath l3 as illus
5' trated at the right hand side of Fig. 3. This device the operator starts the stitching from one
side of the hat band, and stitches toward the
sheath consists of a sleeve of resilient sheet ma
terial such as celluloid which is split along one center of the back of the hat and beyond that
side. The sleeve is of about the same length as point so as to divide the stitching substantially
the needle but preferably a little longer. The equally between the two opposite sides of the
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hat.
10 edges of the sheath at the slit portion are de
In the embodiment} of Fig. 9 the needle 1]‘ is of
sirably notched slightly at the point at which the
cord emerges so that the notches embrace the the same construction as the needles of the other
cord and prevent accidental dislodgment of the ?gures. The elastic cord 61‘ is not provided with
sleeve. The device may be sold withsheaths for a center stop but is provided with an adjustable
both
needles, either applied or contained in the end stop IT at the end remote from the needle. 15
15
The adjustable end stop may consist of a resilient
package with the device. If the sheaths are ap
metallic plate having a notch [8 formed in one
plied it is necessary to remove them for the ap
plication of the device to a hat‘ band and then to end and extending for about one-half the length
re-apply them afterward. The sheath is of small of the plate. The plate is stamped or otherwise
enoughdiam-eter to grip the needle snugly when formed to provide a sleeve portion l9 along the 20
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applied. In fact, it is necessary to expand, the middle of the plate, the sleeve de?ning a channel
sleeve slightly in order to apply it to the needle. or passage 20 of somewhat smaller diameter than
The use of sleeves l3 in connection with the forms the normal diameter of the cord. The passage is
shown in Figs. 4 to 9 is also contemplated but the entered through an open slot 2| through which
the cord can be forced when the cord is stretched. 25
25 sleeves have not been illustrated as applied be
cause they would only tend to obscure the other As soon as the cord is seated in the passage 20
and released, however, it expands so as to ?ll the
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facts of construction. The feature of the re
movable protective sheath, .as described above, is passage and be ?rmly gripped by the passage
When the cord has been applied to the
not claimed herein except in association with walls.
hat band the adjustablestop I‘! can be shifted in 30
other
features
of
the
invention
herein
covered.
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In its broader and more general aspects and uses either direction along the cord as desired. This
is accomplished by seizing the side edges of the
it forms the subject matter of my copending ap
plication for Improvements in fastening devices, stop with the thumb and third ?nger of the hand,
and at the same time pressing the sleeve portion
?led July 7, 1937, Serial No. 152,285. ,
l9 at its outer or rear side so as to distort and 35
It
will
be
seen
that
the
milliner
can
very
quickly
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adjust the hat to the satisfaction of the custom-er enlarge the passage 20 sui?ciently to enable the
cord to be moved along the passage. As soon as
l, without resorting to the use of any special equip
ment‘ and without in any way attempting to the stop is released by the ?ngers it will spring
back to its initial or normal position .and again
remake the hat.
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The embodiments of Figs. 4 to 7 are the same grip the cord ?rmly.
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The purpose of. providing the notch I8 ‘is to
as the embodiment of Fig‘sJl to 3 with the ex
ception that different forms of center stops are 7 cause the cord, when applied to a hat band, to
extend away from the end stop I‘! at about the
_ provided in the various structures.
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In Fig. 4 the same reference numerals have been middle of the end stop so that the tension of the
applied to the corresponding parts as in Fig. 3 cord will cause the end stop to lie ?at against the 4.5
45 with the letter “a” added in each instance. The hat band in a position which is sure to be com
center stop 80. of Fig. 4 is in the form of a metallic fortable to the wearer.
With this form of theinvention the milliner
sleeve similar to a shoelace tip, which is simply
wrapped around and clamped onto the middle of can be sure of securing the exact adjustment
which is most comfortable to the wearer of the
the cord Ba.
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50 In Fig. 5 the same reference numerals have hat. By applying the cord to the hat band in 50
been employed as in Fig. l with the letter “b” such a manner that the cord will not be initially
under tension, adjustment can be readily effected
added in each instance. ' The center stop 8b com
prises two disaligned metallicitabs l3 which are to increase the tension to the proper extent by
connected through a body portion having a length shifting the clip I‘! along the cord. The milliner
5 equal to the combined widths of the tabs l3. The is not committed to any speci?c setting, but may
body portion is only wide enough, however, to
wrap substantially half-way around the cord so
that each of the tabs I3 is wrapped around the
cord for another quarter turn to, cause the tabs
60 to extend from the cord in opposite directions.
In Fig. 6 the same‘ reference numerals have
been employed as in Figs.>1 to 3 with the letter
“0” added. The center stop 80 consists of a
metallic tab 14 and an integral sleeve portion I5.
65 This center stop'is substantially like the center
stop 80. of Fig. 4 with one of thelends of the
sleeve member extending beyond the sleeve por
re-adjust the clip as many times as necessary in
either direction until a proper ?t is secured. In
fact, the wearer may re-adjust the clip after the
hat has been'worn for a time and the cord has 60
lost some of its elasticity.
simple and expeditious operation which involves
little expense and which accomplishes the desired
result in a very satisfactory manner.
‘ . The present invention is in the nature of an
improvement upon the invention disclosed and
claimed in my pending application Serial No.
tion
In Fig. '7 the same reference numerals have
70 been employed as in Figs. 1 to 3 with the letter
“d” added. The center stop 8d consists of a sim
ple knot formed in the cord at the middle of
the cord.
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The adapting of a hat to the head of the wearer
by the means disclosed herein is an extremely
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In the embodiment of Fig. 8 the needle 1e is of
75 the same construction as the needles of the other
71,828 ?led March 31, 1936 for Wearing apparel.
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While I have illustrated and described in detail
certain preferred forms of my invention, it is to
be understood that changes may be made there
in and the invention embodied in other structures.
I do not, therefore, desire to limit myself to the 75
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speci?c constructions illustrated, but intend to
cover my invention broadly in whatever form its
principles may be utilized.
I claim:
1. In a hat, in combination, a crown, a band
secured along its lower margin to' the lower por
tion of the crown, but having its upper margin
free, and an elastic cord having acenter stop and
equipped with needles at its ends, said cord being
stitched through the free margin of the band with
the center stop located at the rear center of the
band.
2; A device for adjusting a hat to the wearer’s
head comprising an elastic cord having a center
15 stop provided midway between its ends and nee
dles permanently attached to the ends of the
7. In a hat, in combination, a crown, a
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secured along its lower margin to the lower por
tion of the crown but having its upper margin,
free, an elastic cord stitched'through the free
margin of the band, a needle at atleast one end
and a metal strip placed on the cord at a spaced
interval from the needle.
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8. Ina hat, in combination, a crown, a band
secured along its lower margin to the lower por- ’
tion of the crown but having itsupper margin,
free, an elastic cord equipped at at least one end 10"
with a needle; the needle being provided with a.
removable protective sheath of resilient material,
a metal stop placed on the cord at a point removed
from the needle, said cord being stitched through 15
the free margin of the band with said stop in
cord, each needle comprising a body portion which , holding engagement with the band.
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encircles and grips a cord end, and a point which
9. In a hat, in combination, a crown, a band
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extends beyond the cord end.
3. A device for adjusting a hat to the wearer’s
head comprising an elastic cord having a center
stop provided midway between its ends and nee
dles permanently attached to the ends of the cord,
each needle comprising a body portion which
encircles and grips the cord, a point which ex
tends beyond‘ the cord end, and a tail which ex
tends from the body portion in the direction away
from the point, the needle being weakened be;
tween the point and body to facilitate breaking
30 off of the point.
secured along its lower margin to the lower pore
tion of the crown, but having its upper'margin'
free, and an elastic cord having a center stop
and equipped with needles at its ends, the needles
being provided with removable protective sheaths,
of resilient material, said cord being stitched
through thefree margin of the band with the 25
center stop located at the rear center of the band.
10. In a hat, in combination, a crown, a band
secured along its lower margin to the lower por-‘ ,
tion of the crownobut having its uppermargin
free, and an elastic cord stitched through the
4. A device as set forth in claim 2 wherein the band substantially parallel to the free margin
center stop consists of threads wrapped around ’ thereof and extending circumferentially part way
the cord at its middle portion.
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around the band, said cord having an element at
5. A device as set forth in claim 2 in which each end forming an anchorage for the cord; the
the center stop consists of a metallic sleeve placed material of the band being held in gathered or
in binding relation about the middle portion of contracted condition between the two anchorage
the cord.
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elements, at least one of the anchorage elements -
6. A device as set forth in claim 2 in which being a needle element by which the cord may be
the center stop consists of a knot formed in the stitched through the band;
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40 middle of the cord.
SARAH LIPTON, .40,
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