US 3145393 A
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Aug. 25, 1964 MUFlCH 3,145,393
. DISPOSABLE PROTECTIVE HEAD COVERING Filed May 10, 1963 INVENTOR Jam 4/0/ 1 J/Ek 477114/9 United States Patent 3,145,393 DISPOSABLE PRQTECTIVE HEAD COVERING Doris Mufich, 7337 Coles Ave., Chicago 49, Ill. Filed May 10, 1963, Ser. No. 279,527 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-202) My invention relates to a disposable protective head covering and has for one of its objects the provision of an improved construction which will be highly efficient in use and economical in manufacture.
Another object of the invention is to provide a protective head covering which may be placed over the head to protect dresses or other garments being tried on by the wearer from becoming soiled by hair dressings and preparations and from being soiled by coming into contact with facial make-up such as rouge, lipstick or the like.
Frequently when dresses or other garments are being tried on by the wearer, the dress or other garment when brought into contact with the head of the wearer, will become caught on the wearers jewelry, such as ear rings or the like. It is an object of this invention to protect the dress or other garment from coming into contact with such jewelry.
Another and equally important object of the invention is the provision of a protective head covering which is made of relatively inexpensive material permitting the same to be disposed of after the wearer has tried on dresses or other garments contemplated to be purchased by the wearer.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a protective head covering which is not only disposable after use but which is formed of highly porous material permitting free breathing of the wearer while wearing the same.
A further object of the invention is to provide a protective head covering formed from a single blank of highly porous and inexpensive material.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists in the novel combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings showing the preferred form of construction, and in which:
FIG. 1 is a plan view of a blank from which my improved disposable protective head covering is formed;
FIGS. 2 through 5 inclusive are fragmentary perspective views illustrating various steps in the folding of the head covering;
FIG. 6 is a fragmentary sectional detail view taken substantially on line 66 of FIG. 5;
FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the head covering; and
FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the head covering in applied position upon the head.
It is the common practice of women shopping for dresses or other garments such as must he slipped down over the head when placing them on the body, to try on the dresses or garments before purchasing the same. In so doing, the garments come into contact with the hair and other parts of the head with the result that the dress or other garment becomes soiled with hair dressing, rouge, lipstick, powder, and the like.
This greatly reduces the appeal of the soiled garment to a subsequent prospective purchaser and in many instances requires the seller to either reduce the selling price of the garment or go to the expense of having the garment cleaned.
In trying on the garment the wearer, in passing the garment over the head, may bring the garment into contact with jewelry such as ear rings and hair ornaments resulting in the garment being frayed or torn, all resulting in the devaluation of the garment.
To overcome these objectionable results and to accomplish the several objects of the invention, I provide a protective head covering which is formed from a single blank of material 10. Inasmuch as the head covering formed from such blank will cover the entire head in the manner shown in FIG. 8, it is imperative for safety purposes that the material be of highly porous material so as not to obstruct free breathing of the wearer. Such material should also be relatively inexpensive to permit the covering to be disposed of for sanitary reasons after the wearer has completed trying on dresses or garments. For this purpose the blank may be formed of rice paper.
The blank 10 includes two sectors 11 and 12 defining therebetween a vertical fold line 13. The bottom edge portion 14 of the blank 10 is slit or cut substantially at right angles from opposite sides of the fold line 13, as at 15, to a point 16 inwardly of the side edges 17 and 18 of the blank. The lower edge portion 14 is also slit or cut as at 19 in alignment with the fold line 13 thus to provide two ribbon-like strips 20 for reasons hereinafter made apparent.
The side edge portion 18 of the blank 10 defines a flap 21 adapted to be folded on a fold line 22 upon the sec tor 12. The corresponding corner portions 23 of the sec tors 11 and 12 are adapted to be folded on fold lines 24 upon the flap 21 and the edge portion 17. The top edge portion 25 of the blank 10 on opposite sides of the fold line 13 is curved convexly as at 26. The top edge portion of the flap 21 is also curved as at 27. From this blank my improved head covering is formed.
In this connection, the corner portions 23 are folded, as seen in FIG. 2, on the fold lines 24, upon the edge portion 17 and flap 18, respectively, and are adhesively secured in such folded position. The strips 20 are then folded outwardly on a fold line 24' in opposite directions with respect to each other over the folded corner portions 23 and adhesively secured thereto as shown in FIG. 3. Upon this accomplishment, the strips 20 and the edge portion 28 of the sectors 11 and 12 are folded upon a longitudinal fold line 20' and adhesively secured in such folded position, as shown in FIGS. 4 and 5.
The sectors 11 and 12 are now folded upon each other along the fold line 13. In this position of the sector 11 the edge portion 17 thereof will underlie the flap 21 in the manner shown in FIG. 7. The abutting edges of the edge portion 25 of each sector and the curved edge portion 27 of the flap 21 are adhesively secured together. The remaining portion of the flap is unsecured so as to leave an opening for the passage of the head. When applied over the head the covering will completely cover the head of the wearer with the lower edge portion 28 encircling the neck as seen in FIG. 8.
The covering is applied to the head by passing the head through the opening provided by the unsecured edge portion 17 and fiap 21 after which the ribbons are drawn around the neck from the back of the head and tied together over the edge portion 28 in the manner shown in FIG. 8. From this it will be seen that the head is completely covered and that no part of the garment or dress being tried on, by slipping the same over the head, can come into contact with any part of the head or jewelry or other ornaments worn by the wearer. As the covering is made of a highly porous material the wearer has free breathing. After the wearer has removed the dress or other garments, the head covering may be re-- moved from the head, by simply untying the ribbons 20, at which time, for sanitary reasons, the covering may be disposed of.
While I have referred to the use of adhesive for securing the folded parts together, it is clearly obvious that such parts may be stitched together. It is also clear that 3 the adhesive may be pre-applied to the covering and be of any conventional type suitable for the purpose.
While I have pointed out that my improved head covering is utilized for protecting the garment being tried on, it also is apparent that my improved covering will serve to prevent disarrangement of the hair of the wearer which would result were the garment to come into contact with the hair.
The simplicity of construction permits the sale of the covering to the merchant at a price which would permit him to destroy each head covering after it has been used.
The head covering embodying my invention may be folded into a compact article and of a size which will permit the same to be carried in the purse or handbag of the user, or stored in large quantities by the merchant.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying my invention into effect, this is capable of variation and modification without departing from the spirit of the invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the precise details of construction set forth, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as come within the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:
A disposable protective head covering formed of a blank of highly porous material,
(a) said blank having a center fold line defining opposite sectors folded upon themselves with their top edges secured together to form a hood,
(b) a side flap integral with one of said sectors and extending along one longitudinal edge thereof and folded back upon said one sector,
(0) the corresponding side edge portion of the other sector loosely positioned beneath said flap, when said blank is formed into said hood,
(:1) each of said sectors having a bottom edge portion partially separated by a cut formed in the center fold line adjacent the bottom edge of said sectors and a slit extending in opposite directions from the junction of said 'fold line and said'cut toward said flap provided by one of said sectors and said side edge portion of said other sector so as to provide elongated tying strips,
(f) said strips extending from the corresponding lower corner portions of each of said sectors and about the bottom edges of said sectors for constricting the head covering about the neck of the wearer.
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