C. BOYER EAR PROTECTOR Feb. 6, 1940.
'Filed Aug. 4, 1959 Patented Feb. 6, 1940 i i i UNITED STATES .PATENT OFFICE EAR PROTECTOR Clara Boyer, Chicago," Ill.
Application August 4, 1939, Serial N0. 288,271
2 Claims. (C1. 132-45) This invention relates to ear protectors parand shape, being substantially as shown in the ticularly adapted for protecting the ears against drawing, forming spaced apart V-shaped notches the heat of driers, such as are used for drying the in the peripheral portion of the piece It). hair after it has been shampooed and dressed The piece of material I D is shaped as shown 5 or set. I in Fig. 5, so as to be concave on the surface 2! 5 Ear covers made of paper have been used for which is toward the inside of the finished prothis purpose, but paper becomes very hot after tector. having been subjected to the drier heat for a The proximate edges of adjacent tongues are short time, and the construction of these articles stitched together by stitches 22, arranged to form has been such that the cars could not be proseams smooth onboth sides of the protector. 10 tected entirely, resulting in great discomfort to To connect the edges of said tongues, as stated, the user. necessitates folding the material so that the The main object of my invention is to provide tongues extend inwardly and lie adjacent but protectors which will cover and fit the ears, spaced from the concave surface 2| of the pro which will provide an air space between the tector. 15 protector and the outer side of the ear,and The finished product provides a smooth cover which will be comfortable and eflicient for its for the ear, in which that portion which is free intended purposes. from seams overlies the outwardly facing sur- Another object is to produce a protector for faces of the ear and the connected tongue porthe purpose stated, comprising one integral piece tion covers the oppositely facing surfaces of the 0 of material, preferably felt or the like, which I ear, the end edges of the tongues fitting around have foundto be well suited for protecting the the junction of the ear and head. The concave wearer against heat. form of the blank provides ample space between Another object is to produce a protector shaped the two portions of the protector to receive the so that it may be applied by being slipped over ear Without engaging its surfaces closely. This 25 the ear from the rear, to cover the inner and adds to the comfort of the wearer and enhances outer surfaces of the ear. the protection against heat rendered by the In the drawing: device. Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of an ear pro- Changes may be made in details of constructector embodying my invention, intended for the tion without departing from the scope of my 30 right ear of a wearer. invention.
Fig. 2 is an elevational view of the'reverse side I claim: of the protector of Fig. 1. 7 1. An ear covering device consisting essentially Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken in of a single piece of material having a smooth the plane of the line 3 3 of Fig. 1. unseamed portion adapted to overlie the ou"- 35 Fig. 4 is a plan View of the single piece of wardly facing surfaces of the ear, and having a material from which the protector is produced. series of. tongues integral with said unseamed Fig. 5 is a vertical sectional view, taken in the portion, said tongues being stitched together and plane of the line 55 of Fig. 4. forming a portion of the device for covering the 40 In that embodiment of the invention shown in oppositely facing portion of the ear, said piece'40 the drawing, Ill indicates a piece of material, of material being concavo-convex, and the conpreferably felt or the like, having a straight edge cave side being on the inside of the finished device. I II at one side, and an edge I2 inclined down- 2. An ear covering device consisting essentially wardly slightly from the upper end of the edge I l. of a single piece of heat resisting material hav- The lower portion of the edge ll defines one side ing a portion adapted to cover the outwardly 5 of a tongue 4 3 having an edge It downwardly facing surfaces of the ear, and having a series inclined to a greater degree than the edge l2. of spaced apart tongues initially extending out- Between the edge l2 and said tongue l3, the wardly from said portion, the tongues being piece of material ill is cut to form a plurality folded inwardly and stitched together and of tongues,preferably six, having side edges diadapted to cover the oppositely facing surfaces 50 verging inwardly and cut off straight at their of the ear. ends. The tongues are indicated at l5 to 20, CLARA BOYER. inclusive, and they are non-uniform as to size