Improvement in head-muffs
US 167234 A
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UNITED STATEs PATENT GEETCE. y
HEIMANN FRS'I, OF WILLIAMSBURG, NEW YORK.
IMPROVEMENT IN HEAD-MUFFS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 167,234, dated August 31, 1875 application filed July 16, m5.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HEIMANN FRsT, of Williamsburg, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Neck, Ear, and Throat Protector, of which the following is a specification:
Figure l is a plan view of my improved neck, ear, and throat protector, showing it coiled up for transportation. Fig. 2 is a perspective view, showing it applied to a persons head.
Similar letters of reference indicate correspondiug parts in all the figures.
The object of this invention is to produce a demi-cape,\vhich, when applied to the head of a man or boy, will protect and cover the back of the neck, the ears, and the throat, and allow the free use of a suitable hat or cap. My improved protector will it nearly every-sized head, and is easily folded into a small coil for convenience in transportation and when not required for use.
The invention consists, principally, in constructing such protector or demi-cape of the requisite form, and in binding its upper edge, which surrounds the back of the head, with a steel spring, and in applying to it a pivoted steel strap, which goes over the top of the head, all as hereinafter more fully described.
In the accompanying drawing, the letter A represents the body ot' my improvedV neck, ear, and throat protector. The same is cutfrom suitable fabric, of such shape and size that its middle part is much wider than its ends, so that it will, when applied to the head, as in Fig. 2, extend from the back of the neck upward to a height above the ears, thence forward to cover the ears, and thence down- ,as indicated in Fig. 2.
ward and forward to close under the chin, protecting, also, the throat, all as indicated in Fig. 2. The narrow lapels a a in front are closed `by a suitable button and elastic strap or eye, the elastic portion of the eye being advantageous in fitting the article to larger and smaller heads. The wider middle part of the article has its upper edge b lined with a metal spring, which, in use, clasps and embraces the back of the head above the ears, Another metal spring, cl, extends from near one end of the spring b over the top of the head to near the other end ofthe spring b. The ends ofthe spring l are pivoted to the spring b, so the spring d can, when the instrument is Ilot in use, be folded into -the spring b, and in line therewith, and in that case the fabric of which the protector is composed can be folded around these two springs, and the whole coiled up, as indicated HEIMANN FRST. Witnesses:
A. V. BRIEsEN, F. V. BRrEsEN.