US1709181A - Adjustable fastening for headwear - Google Patents

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US1709181A
US1709181A US16888827A US1709181A US 1709181 A US1709181 A US 1709181A US 16888827 A US16888827 A US 16888827A US 1709181 A US1709181 A US 1709181A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A42HEADWEAR
    • A42BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
    • A42B1/00Hats; Caps; Hoods
    • A42B1/22Hats; Caps; Hoods adjustable in size ; Form-fitting or self adjusting head coverings; Devices for reducing hat size
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps
    • Y10S24/30Separable-fastener or required component thereof
    • Y10S24/43Separable-fastener or required component thereof including member having distinct formations and mating member selectively interlocking therewith
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/45Separable-fastener or required component thereof [e.g., projection and cavity to complete interlock]
    • Y10T24/45225Separable-fastener or required component thereof [e.g., projection and cavity to complete interlock] including member having distinct formations and mating member selectively interlocking therewith
    • Y10T24/45262Pin, post and receiver
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/45Separable-fastener or required component thereof [e.g., projection and cavity to complete interlock]
    • Y10T24/45225Separable-fastener or required component thereof [e.g., projection and cavity to complete interlock] including member having distinct formations and mating member selectively interlocking therewith
    • Y10T24/4588Means for mounting projection or cavity portion
    • Y10T24/45885Allows bodily movement facilitating interlock
    • Y10T24/45895Includes resilient component separate from portion

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April 16, 1929. J. w. MATLOCK ADJUSTABLE FASTENING FOR HEADWEAR Filed Feb. 17, 1927 INVENTOR 70k fi/ailaa/. ATTORNEY,

Patented Apr. 16, 1929.

UNITED STATES PATENT or F I C E JOHN W. MATLOCK, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, ASSIGNQR TO THE CINCINNATI CAP COMPANY, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO, A CORPORATION OF OHIO. i

ADJUSTABLE FASTENING non HEADWEAR.

Application filed February 17, 1927. Serial No. 168,888.

My invention relates to caps and has special reference to adjustable fastenings for head wear.

It is an object of the invention to provide an adjustable fastening which is a distinct and practical improvement to overcome oer- 'tain practical objections to, and defects 1n,

adjustable caps of the present type.

, A further objectof the invention is to provide simple and efficient'means for expeditiously adjusting the size of thehead opening of the cap between predetermined limits so that a single cap can accommodate heads of various sizes.

The invention viewed in amore limited aspect aims to provide means with size indica associated therewith which can be adjusted to provide a cap of the desired size without being placed upon the head of the wearer, said. means embodying a flexible, or yieldable metallic strap member secured to the back of one of the usual overlapped crown extension straps of the cap and pro vided with a plurality of elongated spaced openings, each of twov diameters with a resistance shoulder therebetween and pro-' vided with an end loop extending beyond the end of the fabric strap, and said openings being adapted to receive a headed shank fixed to a second metallic strap member fixed to the back of. the other front fabric extension ofthe cap after passing through the end loop of the slotted'metallic strap mem-.

ber.

of the following description.

A practical embodiment of my present invention is presented in the accompanying drawings forming apart of this specification, wherein like characters of reference denote similar parts throughout the several views:

Referring to the drawings:

Fig. 1, is a front elevation of a cap provided with size adjusting means embodying the features of my invention, the size adjusting means being shown as disconnected to more clearly illustrate its application to the crown extension straps.

Fig. 2, is a side elevation of'the slotted or female metallic adjusting member.

Fig. 3, is a perspective view of the other, or male metallic adjusting member.

Fig. 4:, is an enlarged sectional view of the Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course size adjusting members as applied to the crown extension straps in one of their adjusted positions. y

In the drawings, the reference numeral 1 representsthe crown of the cap having the usual visor 2 and the crown and visor are provided with the usual snap fastener elements 3 and 4, respectively. The crown 1 is provided at its lower portion on opposite sides of the crown-1 adjacent the rear ends of the visor 2 with the usual overlapping fabric crown extension straps 5 and 6. '7

In carrying out the aim of my present invention, I provide the crown extension strap 5 whichis preferably a little longer than the crown extension strap 6 with a suit able metallic strap member, or adjusting element 7. The metallic strap member 7 is preferably made from thin flexible, or yieldable material and of a width substantially the width of the crown extension strap 5, or less-if so desired. The metallic strap member? is securedto the inner face of the fabric crown extension strap 5 by means of suitable rivets 8 and 9, or their equivalent, which pass through the metallic strap member 7 at a point near each end thereof so that the inner face of the metallic strap 7 loosely embraces the inner face of the crown extene sion strap 5 between the rivet connections. One end of the metallic strap member 7 is provided with a suitable buckle shaped keeper loop 10 which extends beyond the free end of the crown extension strap 5 due to the fact that the end of the crown extension strap 5 passes rearwardly through the loop 10 and is folded back upon itself and held in such position by means of the rivet 9 passing therethrough.

The metallic strap member 7 is provided between the rivet 8 and 9 with a plurality of longitudinally slot-ted openings 11 which 'ot the crown extensionstrap Gaby means of a pair of suitable rivets designated 17 and 18. One end of the metallic strap 16ex-tends overthe free end of the crownv extension strap 6 and this extended portion of the metallic strap member 16 is provided with a forwardly directed shank 19 having a head 20 at its :torward, or free end.

The adjustment of the cap from one size. to another can be qinekly effected by first lifting the front 0t the cap after detaching the snap fastenerelements 3 ands and then changing the headed shank 19 from one slotted opening 11* to another. "It will be here understood that the head 20 of the shank 19 is first passedthroughthe larger diameter 12 of t-he slotted opening 11 and then the shank 19 moved longitudinally of the opening-11 past the resistance shoul der l' into thesma-ller diameter 13 of the slotted opening 11' which smaller end ofthe slotted opening is substantiallythe same diameteras the shank 19 While the larger end of the slotted" opening 11 is of a slightly larger diameter than=the head 20 of the V shank 19 to permit the easy passage of the head therethrough. By this arrangement, it is obvious that the shank 19 can not be removed from the slotted opening ll-without first shifting the shank 19' from the smaller end of the slotted opening 11 to thelargerend thereof, thus the adjusting ele-' ments cannot become accidentally displaced and dls'connected, as long1tud1nal movement of the shank 19 within the slotted opening 11' is retarded by the friction or resistance shoulders 14 of the slotted openings 11.

From the foregoing description, it is evident that I provide a durable, practical, simple and very eflicient adj ustingmeans for varying the head size of caps and that the same is easily and quickly adjusted to change the-head opening'from one size to another. 'j

The many advantages of the herein-described invention will readily suggest them selves to those skilled in the art towhich it appertains. e

I do not Wish to be under'stood as having limited myself to the exactdetails of conkeeper loop formed integral with the strap member atone end thereof, said strap member adapted for engagement with the inner face of a cap strap withthe free end of'the cap strap passing through the keeper loop and folded. back upon itself, rivets for securing the metallic strap member to the cap strap, said metallic strap having plurality of longitudinal aligned slotted openings, each of which openings is formed of two diameters slightly overlapping each: other provide resistance shoulders at the juncture of the two diameters of the slotted openings, head size indicia stamped upon the metallic strap member adjacent each slotted opening, arelatively short thin flexible metallic strap member applied to the inner face of a second cap strap with one end thereotextending beyond the free end cit-the cap strap, rivets tor-securing said-metallic strap member to the cap strap, a shank directed from the outer face of the extended end of said metallic strap member, a head-formed at the GIKlOZt said shank, said second strap adapted to pass through the aforesaid keeperloop from frontto rear to position the free end ofsaid cap strap and the 'metallic strap member carried thereby to th'e'rear oat the slotted metallic strapinem-ber to'enabletheheaded shank to be received by a predetermined slotted opening of the slotted metallic strap member.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto afixed my signature.

JOHN W. MATLO'CK'.

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Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2466742A (en) * 1946-10-16 1949-04-12 Nat Organ Supply Company Strap connection
US5603231A (en) * 1995-10-06 1997-02-18 Abraham; Carl J. Self-locking adjustable bracelet
WO1997012530A1 (en) * 1995-10-06 1997-04-10 Abraham Carl J Self-locking breakaway adjustable bracelet
US5628096A (en) * 1995-11-01 1997-05-13 Dayco Products, Inc. Button type strap fastener and methods of making and using same
US5657645A (en) * 1996-02-12 1997-08-19 Abraham; Carl J. Self-locking breakaway band
US5974636A (en) * 1996-10-24 1999-11-02 Fisher-Price, Inc. Soft goods fastener
US6536085B1 (en) 2000-04-07 2003-03-25 Multiple Adjustable Closure Corp. Adjustable fastener for clothing, especially brassieres
US20080295304A1 (en) * 2007-06-01 2008-12-04 James Gardner Adjustable fastener for clothing
US20140101820A1 (en) * 2012-10-16 2014-04-17 Yupoong, Inc. Headwear having size adjustment device
US20150208769A1 (en) * 2014-01-24 2015-07-30 Western Power Sports, Inc. Clothing adustment device
USD753905S1 (en) * 2014-10-11 2016-04-19 Daryl Edward Singleterry Puzzle-shaped snapback-style size adjustment strap

Cited By (13)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2466742A (en) * 1946-10-16 1949-04-12 Nat Organ Supply Company Strap connection
US5603231A (en) * 1995-10-06 1997-02-18 Abraham; Carl J. Self-locking adjustable bracelet
WO1997012530A1 (en) * 1995-10-06 1997-04-10 Abraham Carl J Self-locking breakaway adjustable bracelet
US5628096A (en) * 1995-11-01 1997-05-13 Dayco Products, Inc. Button type strap fastener and methods of making and using same
US5657645A (en) * 1996-02-12 1997-08-19 Abraham; Carl J. Self-locking breakaway band
US5974636A (en) * 1996-10-24 1999-11-02 Fisher-Price, Inc. Soft goods fastener
US6536085B1 (en) 2000-04-07 2003-03-25 Multiple Adjustable Closure Corp. Adjustable fastener for clothing, especially brassieres
US20080295304A1 (en) * 2007-06-01 2008-12-04 James Gardner Adjustable fastener for clothing
US7707698B2 (en) * 2007-06-01 2010-05-04 Multi-Adjustable Closure Corporation Adjustable fastener for clothing
US20140101820A1 (en) * 2012-10-16 2014-04-17 Yupoong, Inc. Headwear having size adjustment device
US9655397B2 (en) * 2012-10-16 2017-05-23 Yupoong, Inc. Headwear having size adjustment device
US20150208769A1 (en) * 2014-01-24 2015-07-30 Western Power Sports, Inc. Clothing adustment device
USD753905S1 (en) * 2014-10-11 2016-04-19 Daryl Edward Singleterry Puzzle-shaped snapback-style size adjustment strap

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