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Publication numberUS1625690 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 19, 1927
Filing dateFeb 11, 1926
Priority dateFeb 11, 1926
Publication numberUS 1625690 A, US 1625690A, US-A-1625690, US1625690 A, US1625690A
InventorsSwanfeldt Andrew
Original AssigneeSwanfeldt Andrew
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornamental awning fabric and method of making the same
US 1625690 A
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r ATTORNEY} Patented Apr. 19, 1927.


Application filed February 11, 1336.

This iuvei'ition relates to and has for a main object the provision of a new and novel textile awning fabric and method of oruamenting the same in fanciful designs, and particularly adapted for use in connection with weather-proof awning fabrics such as canvas and the like, whereby awnings of unconventional and fanciful designs may be made, the ornamentation of the material being done previous to the manufacture of the awnings, so as to provide a more pleasing and symmetrical design and more attractive awnings than heretofore used.

An important object of my invention is to provide an improved method for ornamenting awning materials which consists in c vering the material with a composite de sign formed of a plurality of cha acters arranged in different colors so as to. produce a non-patterned effect.

Another object is to provide an awning material having fanciful and vari-colored designs painted on the closely woven weather-proof material while the material is still in sheet form, by super-posing the colors one upon the other or arranging the colors in different designs in symmetrical relation to each other, together with means and a method of applying the different color designs one after the other in a continuousop eration to the raw material.

Other objects may appear as the description progresses.

l have shown in the accompanying drawings a preferred embodiment of my invention, subject to change within the scope of the appended claim without departing from the spirit thereof, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a bolt of weather-proof awning material ornamented on the exposed surface in accordance with my invention.

Fig. 2 is a perspective View of an awning constructed of the material shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a perspective View of a bolt of awning material previous to the ornamenting operation,

Fig. l is a diagrammatic view of means for applying the paint in colors to the awning material shown in Fig. 3.

Figs. 5, 6 and 7 are, respectively, perspective views of a series of printing or painting members, having dies or printing surfaces thereon corresponding to the different fig- Serial No. 87,210.

ures and colors of the design to be printed or painted on the awning material shown in Fig. 1.

It will be understood that I do not limit myself to the particular design shown, as various designs may be employed by changingthe designs on the printing rollers.

In carrying out my improved method for ornamenting the awning material M, as shown in Fig. 3, a roll of the material M is suitably mounted as shown in Fig. 4, and the material is drawn between a. pair of guide rollers C. C, thence between the first printing or painting roller D. and associated impression roller (Z, thence between second printing or painting roller E and an associated impression roller 6, thence between a printing or painting roller F and an associated impression roller 1", and finally between another pair of guide rollers C, C, after which the material is rewound in a. roll B preparatory for use.

Thus, it will be seen that the operation of printing or painting a roll A of the ma: terial M'is accomplished continuously by the application of the several colors one after the other, through the medium of the rollers D, E and F. Obviously, any number of colors or any number of designs may be employed in carrying out my method, accord ing to taste or fancy, the number of the rollers or the number of the colors or the character of the designs of any or all of the colors being immaterial to my invention.

The first roller D has printing dies G formed on the periphery thereof, which prints the characters G on the material M; the second roller E has printing dies H thereon which prints the characters H on said material, and the roller F has printing dies J which likewise prints the characters J. All of the rollers D, E, F, C and C are mounted on parallel axes so that the material M will move from the roll A between the several sets of rollers, in proper relation to the printing dies on the several rollers, and so that it may finally be rewound onto the roll B. Suitable means may be provided which is not material to my invention, for guiding the material on the several rollers.

It will be understood that in carrying out my method and in the production of my fabric, the initial roll of material M may be tinted or painted with a baclwround or ground color, and the characters CI, H and J may thereafter be super-posed on the ground color, or said material previous to the engagement with the rollers D and d may be engaged by another set of rollers in advance of said rollers D and (Z for printing the ground color thereon, so that all of the ornamentation and coloring will be done in a single operation, or if desirable, the yarn or material of which the fabric is woven may be tinted or colored in the manufacture of the raw material, and the characters G, H and J thereafter painted on the material, as shown.

It will be understood in the consideration of this invention that heretofore awning materials have been of a conventional design, including' stripes in one or more colors, which renders the material unattractive and incapable of ornamentation, except within narrow limits in order that one awning may be distinguished from the other.

It is a purpose of my invention to provide a distinctive awning fabric susceptible to different treatments and to various kinds of ornamentation, by means of which an awning of a certain design may be more or less exclusive and individual in appearance, thus rendering the buildings on which the awnings are used more attractive and at the same time providing all of the benefits occasioned by the use of awnings as heretofore.

I am well aware that different kinds of textile fabrics, particularly dress goods, have been and are now being ornamented by tinting and coloring the raw material, but in such cases dyes are employed, whereas in my method paints of ordinary character are used which serve to color only the exposed side of the material, and the paints are of such character that they do not satupaint into the fabric.

rate the material and thus mar the appearance of the obscured side of the material.

I have found it advisable in carrying out my method to first coat the material M with a sizing embodying a form of glue, as a constituent element, so as to fill the pores of the material to prevent the saturation of the In some cases, however, the thread or yarn of which the material is woven may be sized or impregnated with a liquid-proof substance so as to provide the same result.

It will be understood that it is unnecessary in providing awning material of the character described herein to ornament both sides of the material, and the sizing necessary in order to prevent stains on the under or obscured side of the material. The paint may be applied to the rollers D, E and F in any suitable manner and in accordance with the best practice, this being immaterial to my invention.

It will he understood that the particular method of applying the paint or coloring material to the surface of the awning material may be changed from that described herein to meet varying conditions and uses. It is important, however, that the arrangement of the different characters forming the composite design be such as to produce an effect which will be free from lanes or aisles which would separate the characters or groups of characters so as to avoid a patterned efl'ect.

What I claim is:

The method of ornamenting awning mate rial which consists in covering the material with a composite design embodying a plurality of dissimilar characters of differentcolors arranged so as to produce a nonpatterned effect.



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US6251480 *Oct 2, 1998Jun 26, 2001Wagner Spray Tech CorporationDecorative surface treatment apparatus and method
U.S. Classification427/288, 427/261, 427/428.6, D25/57
International ClassificationD06C23/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06C23/00, D06C2700/31
European ClassificationD06C23/00