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Ear and neck muff

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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
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the ears of the wearer.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

LUTHER w. BALLARD, or ALLIANCE, orno.

EAR AND NECK IVlUFF.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 548,738, dated October 29, 1895.

Application filed January '7, 1895- Serial No. 534,023- (No model.)

To all whom it may concern/.-

Be it known that I, LUTHER'W. BALLARD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Alliance, in the county of Stark and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ear and Neck Mufis; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact. description of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a part of this specification, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, in which Figure 1 is a view showing myimprovementplaced in proper position for use. Fig. 2 is a detached view of the frame or skeleton. Fig. 3 is a view showing the muff folded.

The present invention has relation to ear and neck muffs; and it consists in the novel construction hereinafter described, and particularly pointed out in the claim.

In the accompanying drawings, A represents the frame or skeleton, which when extended is substantially of the form shown in Fig. 2, and is preferably formed of a single piece of wire. To the frame or skeleton A is attached the cloth or felt material B, which material is stitched so as to properly cover the frame and conceal the wire and at the same time hold the cloth in an extended position, substantially as illustrated in Fig. 1.

The frame A is provided with the forward and upward extended curves a, which are so formed and located that when the frame has been properly covered a portion of the cloth or felt Will be extended forward, so as to cover The lower portion of the frame or skeleton A is provided with the curves 1), which are so located that they will come partially around the neck.

It will be understood that by my peculiar formation of the frame or skeleton A the muif when finished will cover the ears and the back part of the neck. For the purpose of providing muffs that can be fitted to different persons the frame or skeleton A should be formed of spring-wire, and the wire should be of such material that it will normally remain in the position bent to fit the placed.

quickly attached and detached, and when attached it will not become accidentally dis- By my peculiar arrangement the front of the neck is not covered, thereby leaving the throat without close covering, which is 'inj urious, inasmuch as the wearer is more liable to throat trouble if the neck is closely covered.

With the elasticity of the frame or skeleton and the flexibility of the cloth or felt material the ears and neck will be closely covered, or, in other words, the muff proper will fit closely upon the neck and ears, as illustrated in Fig. 1.

The back part of the muff will be extended downward upon the neck, so that an overcoat eollar will overlap the back part of the muff.

When it is desired to carry the muff in a pocket, it may be folded substantially as illustrated in Fig. 3 and placed in a receptacle, which receptacle is formed of a size and shape to properly hold the muff when in a folded condition.

The cloth or felt material B is attached to the frame by lapping a portion over the wire of the frame, and two thicknesses of material may be employed and the thicknesses stitched together close to the inner edges of the wire frame A. its rear portion so as to conform with the back part of the head and the back part of the neck, the lower member of the frame conforming to the neck and the upper member conforming to the shape of the head. v

Having fully described my invention, what The frame is bent upon I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent,is-

An ear and neck muff, corIprismgthe skeleton spring-wire frame A, and the'coven B,

said frame consisting of the upper and lower portions, conforming with the shape of the head and neck of the wearer, and the curved side portions connecting the front ends of the upper and lower portions, substantially as and for the purpose specified.

In testimony that I claim the above I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.

LUTHER W. BALLARD.

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A. S. MCDONALD, C. E. FORDING.

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US3471867A (en) * 1966-12-23 1969-10-14 Betty J Kirchhoff Scarf with coil-type rib
US3728741A (en) * 1970-12-28 1973-04-24 M Lepor Noise protective device
US5835609A (en) * 1995-06-02 1998-11-10 The Gorgonz Group, Inc. Ear protection device
US6499146B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2002-12-31 Gray Matter Holdings Llc Ear protection device
US6502248B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2003-01-07 Gray Matter Holdings Llc Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US6735784B2 (en) 2002-01-28 2004-05-18 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US20050036643A1 (en) * 2003-08-12 2005-02-17 Le Gette Brian E. Ear warmer with a speaker system
US7222373B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2007-05-29 180S, Inc. Ear warmer having a membrane forming a receptacle
US20080307565A1 (en) * 2003-08-12 2008-12-18 Le Gette Brian E Ear Warmer With Fabric Member
US7962970B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2011-06-21 180S, Inc. Ear warmer having a curved ear portion
US20110219518A1 (en) * 2010-03-15 2011-09-15 Shayna Leigh Schlickman Earmuffs and Designer Headband Combination
US8443466B2 (en) 2007-01-22 2013-05-21 180S, Inc. Ear protection device

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US3471867A (en) * 1966-12-23 1969-10-14 Betty J Kirchhoff Scarf with coil-type rib
US3728741A (en) * 1970-12-28 1973-04-24 M Lepor Noise protective device
US5835609A (en) * 1995-06-02 1998-11-10 The Gorgonz Group, Inc. Ear protection device
US20070107110A1 (en) * 2000-04-05 2007-05-17 Legette Brian E Apparatus and Method for Making an Ear Warmer and an Ear Warmer Frame
US6502248B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2003-01-07 Gray Matter Holdings Llc Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US6502247B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2003-01-07 Gray Matter Holdings Llc Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer having interior seams
US20030097706A1 (en) * 2000-04-05 2003-05-29 Legette Brian Edward Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US8438666B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2013-05-14 180S, Inc. Ear warmer with adjustability
US7617543B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2009-11-17 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US20140150165A1 (en) * 2000-04-05 2014-06-05 180S, Inc. Ear Warmer with Adjustability
US6920645B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2005-07-26 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US7614091B2 (en) 2000-04-05 2009-11-10 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US6880174B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2005-04-19 180S, Inc. Ear protection device
US9241517B2 (en) * 2000-12-29 2016-01-26 180S, Inc. Ear protection device
US6499146B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2002-12-31 Gray Matter Holdings Llc Ear protection device
US20120131732A1 (en) * 2000-12-29 2012-05-31 Dean Bavetta Ear Protection Device
US7210173B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2007-05-01 180S, Inc. Ear protection device
US7996923B2 (en) 2002-01-28 2011-08-16 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US6978483B2 (en) 2002-01-28 2005-12-27 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US8713714B2 (en) 2002-01-28 2014-05-06 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US6735784B2 (en) 2002-01-28 2004-05-18 180S, Inc. Apparatus and method for making an ear warmer and an ear warmer frame
US20080307565A1 (en) * 2003-08-12 2008-12-18 Le Gette Brian E Ear Warmer With Fabric Member
US7212645B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2007-05-01 180S, Inc. Ear warmer with a speaker system
US7222373B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2007-05-29 180S, Inc. Ear warmer having a membrane forming a receptacle
US8325961B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2012-12-04 180S, Inc. Ear warmer with a speaker system
US7962970B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2011-06-21 180S, Inc. Ear warmer having a curved ear portion
US9132038B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2015-09-15 180S, Inc. Ear warmer having a curved ear portion
US7650649B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2010-01-26 180S, Inc. Ear warmer having an external frame
US20050036643A1 (en) * 2003-08-12 2005-02-17 Le Gette Brian E. Ear warmer with a speaker system
US8861768B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2014-10-14 180S, Inc. Ear warmer with a speaker system
US9066829B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2015-06-30 180S, Inc. Ear warmer with fabric member
US9259355B2 (en) 2003-08-12 2016-02-16 180S, Inc. Ear warmer with fabric member
US8443466B2 (en) 2007-01-22 2013-05-21 180S, Inc. Ear protection device
US20110219518A1 (en) * 2010-03-15 2011-09-15 Shayna Leigh Schlickman Earmuffs and Designer Headband Combination

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