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March 1 1927.
M. E. WHEELER wINDow CURTAIN lPROTECTR Filtedan. 25, 1924 Patented Mar. 1, 1927.
mazet MARY Entra, WHEELER, or 4nvlnr;sron, rLLrNoIsL WINDOW-CURTAIN PROTECTOR.
y Application filed January 23, 1924. Serial. No. 687,911.
lVIy invention contemplates a Window curtain protector, the purpose of Which is to Vhold the curtain asideV and a ainst destructive flapping and shield it from becoming wet or soiled Whenrthe Window is open.
Broadly, my invention comprises a sleeve, preferably of Waterproof material, which is adapted to envelope that portion of the curtain in the zone of Window7 opening. More specifically, I provide such a sleeve which may be opened to receive the curtain, in a loosely gathered condition, Whichmay be attached to the vertical member of the windov\T .frame to hold the curtain aside, and which may be rolled up and hidden from view when not inv use.
My invention is illustrated in the accompa-nying drawing, in which,
Fig. 1 is an elevational view showing a curtained Window With the device of my invention applied thereto;
Fig. 2 shows the device of my invention as rolled up; andV vFig. 3 shows the device ofmy inventionl opened up, exposingv the interior thereof.
' Referring first to Fig. 3, it will be seen that the device of my invention is formed of a rectangular piece of material 4, Which is preferably flexible and Waterproof, such as oil-cloth. Its edges are hemmed, as at 5, with the Waterproof surface on the outside.
At the top, near each side, an eyelet 6 is provided and near the bottom, at the sides,
the respective male and female members, 7 and 7, of a clasp are secured.
Then the piece 4 is folded yover upon itself, With the Waterproof surface lon the outside, the eyelets 6, 6 come into register, and the clasp 7, 7a is closed together, forming a sleeve, as shown at the left in Fig. 1.
As there illustrated, the hanging curtain has been gathered together, loosely so as not Vto form creases, and thevpiece 4 has been folded about it, the registering eyelets 6 being hung upon a hook 8, on the vertical member y9 of the Window frame, at a point above a proposed Window opening, thus simultaneously supporting the protector and holding the upper corners thereof together, f 'and' the clasp 7, 7 a being closed to hold the lower corners together. Thusthe Curtain is held to the side, and, inthe zone of the Window opening,`bet\veen the lower member 10 of the sash and the sill 11, is eectively protected against rain, snow, dust or soot Which ymight enter, the protector having a generous margin both above and bel-0W the opening. rI`he curtain is also protected against flapping due to Wind or draft passing through the Window opening, which is so destructive particularly in the case of delicate fabrics. I augment this last-named effect by providing the lower corners of the piece 4 with pockets 12, 12 in each of whichk a Weight 13 is disposed.
' All the above is accomplished Without in any Way hooking or pinning the curtain Ior folding it up.
When the protector is not in use, ythe clasp 7, 7a is opened and thev protector may be rolled up, as shown in Fig. 2, the dotted line'14 in Fig; Y3 indicating the left side of the rolled up device. It is held in this rolled-up condition by closing together the male clasp member 15, on the outside thereof, and the female clasp member 15, on the inside. The rolled up protector may be hung from the exposed eyelet 6 upon the hook 8 on the vertical member 9V of the Window frame, as shown at the right in Fig.
1, vvhere it Will'behidden from view by they curtain hanging naturally with the Window closed. l The exposed eyelet 6 is placed approximately on the central axial plane of the Vresulting cylinder so that the latter will hang vertically.
If desired, the clasps may be substituted vfor the eyelets 6, one to snap the protect-or to the Window frame and theother to hold the upper corners ofthe protector together. I claim: f y f 1. Asa'nevv article of manufacture, a curtain protector comprising a rectangular sheet adapted to be folded about a hanging curtain into an elongated tubular casing open lat both ends, fastening means for retainingthe sheet in said form, and, means for suspending the casing thus formed in a substantially vertical position.
2. A curtain protector comprising a sheet of moisture proof material adapted to be passed about a hanging curtain, and securing meanson opposite edges of said sheet Yfor retaining the sheet infa folded position about' said curtain.
. `3. A'protector for hanging curtainsl comprising a sheet of flexible material adapted to vbepassed about a curtain, securing means on opposite edges of said sheet for retainingr the sheet in :1 folded position about a curtain and means :for suspending the protector.
4. A window curtain protector comprising a quadrlateral piece of flexible meter-inl, eyelets for simultaneously supporting MARY EDITH WHEELER.