US 1595672 A
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Aug. 10 ,.1926.
J. J. MACDAID, JR cnfiPE STRIP DECORATION Filed March 22, 1926 Patented Aug. 10, 1926.
UNITED-v STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JAMES J. MACDA'ID, JR., BRIGHTON, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR T0 DENNISON MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORA- TION OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Application filed March 22, 1926. Serial No. 96,482.
This invention relates to a crepe strip decoration, and more particularly :to a decoration of this kind where a crepestrip is provided with cut out portions forming recurrent series of figures.
Strips of figures of this general type have been made by foldin up a strip of paper and then cutting out either the edge or center parts of the folded paper, then unfolding the strip. This results in a series of similar figures of any desired pattern. The great difliculty with decorationsof this type has been that they curl up, either longitudinally of the strip or the individual projecting portions of the figures transversely thereof. I
Among the objects of the present inven tion are to provide a strip having a supporting band and integral interconnecting portions between adjacent" figures, whereby,
when the strip is extended, longitudinal curling is prevented; also to crepe the strip of paper transversely thereof, whereby the individual figures-are strengthened and curling transversely of the strip is prevented.
A further object is to provide a strip of paper of one color having cut out portions and a strip of another color cemented or otherwisesuitably secured to one side of the perforated strip. so that portions of the second strip will be, visible through the cut out portions of the first strip. This second strip will serve also as a reinforcement for the first strip. By making the strips of creped paper it is possible to use a much thinner paper than wouldjbe possible if ordinary paper were used.
The word color as used in-the. present specification and claims is not meant to be limited to red or blue etc., or any combination of them but may also include black, white and gray'etc.
Other objects of the present invention will appear from the detailed description which follows andwill be pointed out in the appended claims:
In the drawings Fig. 1 is a view of a crepe strip decoration embodyingthe invention and Fig. 2 is a similar view of another em bodiment of the invention including two back strips of difi'erent colors. A
s erriag *e as eaiboeiment of the porting band with diamond shaped figures 2 depending therefrom and connected thereto by integral portions 3 formed by cutting out portions i. These figures are also connected to each other at the sides at The figures are creped transversely of the strip as shown at 6. Thus it is seen that when the strip is extended in use as shown the figures will be prevented from individually curling longitudinally of the strip by the integral supporting band 1 and the connected portions 5. The creping 6 will substantially prevent curling transversely of the strip iirtlie well'understood manner.
Fig. 2 shows a modification of the inven tion formed in the shape of cats heads and adapted particularly for Halloween ,decorations, although it is obvious that any other desired formof figure might be resorted to. The supporting band '1 is used as in the other form shown and the figures 7 are attached thereto at two points 8 for each figure, and attachedto :the adjacent figure at a p'luralityof points 9. This provides for a more substantial lateral support of. the figures than where only one lateral connection is employed as shown in Fig. 1. The figuresare each provided with eye openings l0 and a :mouth opening 11 and behind these openings are cemented or otherwise suitably secured strips 12 and 13 respectively. These strips'are colored differently from the main strip so that a distinct color .effect is had through the eye and mouth openings.
In the present embodiment the main strip is black, the strip 12 is green and the strip 13 red. The strips 12 and 13 in :the present instance-are made of crepe paper, but this 18 not necessary as any other suitable paper or other material might equally well be employed. Strips 12 and 13 serve also as a reinforcement for the main strip. The creping is the same as in the previously described modification.
It is obvious that many modifications of the basic idea can be made both as to the design of the figures and the color of the paper used. Also'in making up double strips similar to that shown in Fig. 2, only one backing strip need be used. and on the other hand, any desired number may be used, two being shown only by way of ex-' I do not wish to 10 hit limited, there:-
I claim 1. An article of manufacture comprising an elongate strip of paper having openings cut to form a series of figures extending longitudinally of the strip, the figures being joined together at intervals spaced trans versely of the sheet to restrain the figures from individually curling longitudinally of the strip, and each figure being creped along lines extending transversely of the strip to restrain the figures from curling transversely of the sheet.
2. An article of manufacture comprising an elongate strip of paper having openings cut to form a series of figures extending longitudinally of the strip. the figures being joined together at intervals with integral interconnecting portions spaced transversely of the sheet and spaced from one lateral margin of the sheet so that each figure projects beyond the last interconnecting portions adjacent said margin, and each figure being creped along lines extending transversely of the strip to restrain said projecting portions of the figures from curling transversely of the sheet.
3. An article of manufacture comprising a strip of paper having recurrent portions cut out to form a series of openings, with intermediate integral interconnecting portions spaced at intervals along one dimension of the strip and creped along said dimension to minimize curling.
4. An article of manufacture comprising a strip of paper having cut out portions, the resulting strip comprising a supporting band along one margin of said strip and a series of recurrent portions connected at intervals to said supporting band and adapted to depend therefrom and be connected to each other at one or more points transverse ly of said strip, each of said recurrent portions being creped along lines extending transversely of said strip to minimize curling.
5. An article of manufacture comprising a strip of paper having cut out portions, the resulting strip comprising a supporting band along one margin of sald strip and a portions from individually curling longi tudinally of the strip, and each portion being creped transversely of the strip to reinforce it and to prevent curling transversely of the strip.
7. An article of manufacture comprising an elongate strip of paper having portions cut out to form a recurrent series of figures, extending longitudinally of the strip, the figures being joined together at intervals transversely of the strip, each figure being creped transversely of said strip to prevent curling, and one or more additional strips of paper of a different color than said firstmentioned strip and secured to one side thereof so that they may be seen from the other side through the cut out portions of the first-mentioned strip.
8. An article of manufacture comprising a strip of paper having recurrent portions cut out to form a series of figures, with intermcdiate integral interconnecting portions spaced at intervals along one dimension of the strip and creped along said dimension to minimize curling, and an additional strip of paper of a different color from said first-mentioned strip secured to one side thereof whereby it is visible through the out out portions of said firstmentioned strip and whereby the additional strip serves also to reinforce the first-mentioned strip.
Signed by me at Boston, Massachusetts, this 19th day of March, 1926.
JAMES J. MACDAID, JR.