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L. GERALDINE Nov. 10, 1931.
POMPON Filed Jan. 2e, 1951 `Patented Nov. 1o, 1931 UNITED y STATES GEBALDINE, or SAN FRANCISCO, cmnronNIa` POMPON" Appr-ramon luca ranuary 2s, 1931,. Vsenza No. 511,427.
My' present invention relates toimprovements in pompons or'ornam'ental devices used. nor' various purposes, but particularly employed in interior decoratingy in conneclltinn with furnishings, curtains', draperies, pollrtieres, or drapes for windows, doors and similar structures; The; primary object of the is the provision of an article of manufacture, which in addition to being -orl lanentahalso performs the functions, in combination with a tie strap, of holding or retain-V ing the gathered folds of the draperies. The pompon is. constructed in such manner and provided with means whereby the pompon` asl sista in forming one of the folds of the draperies and retainsl the foldas well as the (that gathered foldsrin proper adjusted positismwithinthetiestra Suitable means. are provided whereby the l" and'fstens the ends of thev tie strap which is used in the formation ofa loop around folds ofthe draperies. While I have shown in the drawings only one of the pompons employed at one side of a i Window or door, it will be understood that the tie straps andpompons are utilized in pairs, and it will also be apparent that the pompons may be fashioned in various lsizes and shapes.
1 n The dimensions and relative proportions of the different parts of the ornamental device may be varied; diii'erent contrasting colorsand different materials may be utilized in the arrangement of the parts of the pompon, but of course the colors used will be in harmony with the color scheme of the draperies with which the pompons are employed.
The invention consists essentially in certain combinations and arrangements of parts employed in the structure of the pompon whereby a structure that is durable as well as ornamental is insured, and in which the different parts of the. pompon are secured together, as a whole, to prevent displacement of p arts as well as to prevent the pompon from becoming misshapen. simple arrangement of parts and the minimum number of parts employed in the struc- IQ ture of the pomponthe latter may be manu- Due to the factured Withfacility and at comparatively .i
inexpensive cos-t of production.y
In the accomp anyingrg drawings I have illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of my invention wherein the parts are combined and arranged according to one mode I have. devisedv for the practical application of the principles of'my invention,
Y but it willbeunderstood that various changes and alterations are. contemplated. within the ou. scope of my claimsy without departing from the principles of my invention.
Figurel l is a view showing a portionof oneV half of the drapes for decorating the interior of a door orwindow, and illustrating the use et of thepompon.V f Figure 2 isla conventionalized face view of a pompon according to my invention.
AFigure 3 isa transversey sectional view,'also conventionalized, of the pompon, and Figure m 4 is an exaggerated view of a portion of the braid employed in the structure lof. the pompon. f
Because ofthe limitations in the patent drawings, the illustrations arev necessarily 47.o mechanical or conventional, ratherl than ornamental, but it. will `be apparent that artistic l and tasteful effects: and attractive appearances may readilybe attained inthe physical embodiment of the pompon, Whicheffects and appearancescouldV not be produeedn the black lines of the drawings. ,p f
In order. that the general assemblyand relation of parts may readily be understood I yhave indicated in Figure la portion of the a5 .drapery 1 arranged in. folds 2, and the tie strap '3. is formed in a loop Vto hold the gathered foldsr of the drapery. The tie. strap here shown is of plaited formation, but it will i be apparent that otherforms of straps or 90; A
ropes may be employed. and fashioned from` suitable materials in tastefully arranged colors to harmonize with the color scheme of theV drapes. f. The pompon is indicated as a whole bythe 9a' numeral and itis permanently attached to one end of the tie strap. On the back of the pompon a suitable hook, as, 5 or other desirable fastening device, is stitched, and this fas-y tening `devieeco-acts with a complementary 10@ fastening member attached to the other end of the tie strap.
The pompon 4 is built or fashioned on a base or core 6, preferably made of Wood, and as here shown the base is a circular disk having a convex front face for use in shaping the pompon. The core or Wood base is covered With asuitable fabric as 7 ,i and this cover or casing is employed as the anchoring memberto Which the parts `of the pompon are secured With invisible stitches.
Around the outer edge of the circular core 6 a fringe of fibrous, fluffy material, as silk, is secured, this fringe or trimming beingfashioned from a strip of braid 8 in Figure 4, and the edge 9 of the strip is formed of loose, smooth, fluffy fibers of the braid.Y The stripoffbraid, in circularshape, is stitched at its inner edge to the casing or cover ofthe core with the'body of thebraid flatagainst the core, While the loose fibers radiate out- Wardly'from the core in a fluffy mass, Vfor ornamental purposes.
The inner edgeof the circular strip of braid which lies 'flat against and is stitched to the casing of the core, anda portion of the face of the core, are covered with an ornamental mat, in the form of a coil of silk Y cord l0, Which forms the face of the pompon,` and this cord or rope in concentric circles, or in a spiral coil, is securely stitched together, and also securely stitched to the casing The silk cord or rope is preferablyiformed With strands, Which may vary in 'contrasting colors, and of course they harmonize With the other colors of the pompon and with the colors of the drapery.
At the center of the pompon a puff is fashioned, which may be of the same texture as the fringe or trimming) at the outer edge of the pompon. `The puff is fashioned from a strip of. braid, as indicated in Figure 4, and the braidv is coiled into a solid knot as 11 from which the fluffy fibers radiate to form of the pu 12.' The pu is secured to the central part of the pompon and is firmly attached, as by stitching the knotr 1l tothe casing 7 of the core.
At the back of the pompon, and invisible from the front, a knob 13 is attached, for use in forming a fold at the back of the pompon, as indicated by dotted lines in Fig* ure. rlhe knob may be of any suit-able. material, Vas Wood, and While here shown as of spherical form or shape, may be of any other lsuitable shape. The vWood knob is transversely bored, as at 14, Iand a screw 15 is employed to secure the knobr to thecore of thev pompon. rEhe bore forms a socket for the insertion and guidance of ascrevv driver guide, for adjusting the other folds gathered in the tie strap. l
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is l. An ornamental device of the type described comprising a rigid core and itscover, a fringe-member having its body secured to Athe cover and a fiuffy fibrous portion of said memberprojectingbeyondthe periphery of the core, a'matnvithinthe fringe-member and securedto the cover, and a central puff Within the periphery of the mat.
2..An ornamental d evice of the type described comprising a' central core having a fabric cover, a fringe-member comprising a strip of braid secured at the outer edge of the core and provided with a fluffy fibrous edge, a coil of rope forming a mat and secured to said cover'withinrthe fluffy edge, and a central puff secured to said cover, said puff comprising a knot formed of braid and having loose fluffy fibers radiating therefrom;
3. Thev combination with a pompon includ# ing its rigid core, of a fold-forming knob' at the back ofthe pompon, and means for attaching said knob to the core. Y 4. VIn an ornamental device for use with the tie-strap for drapes, the combination with a pompon and means for fastening the ends ofsaid strap, of al fold-'forming spherical knob atthe v back ofthe pompomsaid knob having a tool socket therein and a 'screw for fastening the knob to the core.
In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature.
- LEOVNTINE GERALDINE. y;
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