Accession Number : ADD012049

Title :   Method for Shaping Woman's Hat Brim.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Loparto,Michael

Report Date : 04 Mar 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This invention generally relates to headgear and more particularly to the hat brim of a U.S. Navy woman's hat. Prior art hat brims use layers of textiles including synthetic hair cloth, treated buckram and felt. Combinations of these materials are layered and stitched together. Materials used to date absorb moisture and lose their shape when wetted or when subjected to hot, moist conditions. A U.S. Navy woman's hat brim comprises a 15 MIL sheet material of the copolymer surlin ethylene that is bonded to a felt material and then sandwiched between two layers of outer materials. The brim is then stitched together. Following this the hat brim is heat softened and shaped, thereby imparting a permanent set on cooling. The contour remains stable when subjected to heat, moisture, extremes of temperature and severe wear in varying environments. The fabrication is easier than in present methods.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *HEADGEAR, *TEXTILES, *MANUFACTURING, ETHYLENE, LAYERS, MOISTURE, COOLING, MATERIALS, SHEETS, TEMPERATURE, INVENTIONS, EXTERNAL, WEAR, FABRICS, SYNTHETIC MATERIALS, FABRICATION, SHAPE, SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, STABILITY, WOMEN

Subject Categories : Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE