A Twelve-Year-Old Girl’s Combination Umbrella and Rain-Cape
A LITTLE girl, Miss Martha Bachman, who lives in Chattanooga, Tenn., has evidently suffered the discomfort of wet stockings caused by the flapping of her just-so-long
rain-cape against her legs on her way to school, as so many other little girls have done in days gone by. But Martha has an idea for eliminating such discomfort from future rainy days.
Her idea is to attach a cape of oil-cloth or rubberized material to the rim of the umbrella with snap-fasteners, buttoning it down the front in ordinary rain-cape fashion. An isinglass window at about the level of the eyes would prevent the wearers of such an umbrella-cape from bumping into each other on the street, like pilotless ships. In this way books could be protected from the rain also and the hand holding the umbrella.