US 1900987 A
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i/larchl 14, 1933. H. (50i-'F 1,900,987
WALL PAPER Filed Feb. 9, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet l fyi Inventor A tlorne y March 14, 1933. Jl H GQFF 1,900,987
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Attorney Patented Mar.. 14, i933 NETE ,WALL PAPER Application led February 9, 1932. Serial No. 591,912.
the wall. Thisborder adds t0 the attrae-i This invention relates to improvements in wall paper, the general object of the invention being to' provide a form of paper in strips with the .strips divided into sections and each section being similar or matched to the other section in design, so that when the sections are separated and applied to a wall, the sections running vertically from the bottom to the top of the wall, the wall will present an attractive appearance.
Another object of the invention is to make the lower part of each seetion'of a darker shade than the upper part and to gradually lighten the shaded parttoward the top of the section, so that when the paper on a wall of a room becomessoiled as it always does, this paper would still have an attractive appearance Without the upper part being darker than the lower part, as results when the paper is of a uniform shade.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts to be hereinafter' fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure lis a fragmentary view of a wall covered with the improved paper. y
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary view of'a strip of wall paper as arranged in accordance with this invention.
Fig. 3 is a view of a partly unrolled roll of paper showing how a section is removed therefrom.
As shown in these drawings, the wall paper is formed in strips A and each strip is divided into a number of sections by transversely extending scored or perforated lines l, which enable the sections to be readily separated when the same are applied to` aside of a wall. A transversely extending border 2 is arranged immediately above each score line so that this border will come at the bottom of the section when the same is applied to tivev appearaneeof a room coated with these improved wall papers, and this border also enables the paper to be applied to walls of old housings where the base boards or floors are uneven. i
ln such cases, 4the border or band can be cut olf and the paper evenly applied to the wall and thenthe border or band is placed back on the lower end of the section with its lower edge cut to conform to the irregular top line of the base board.
The lower part of each section is shaded andthe shaded part gradually decreases towards the top of the section, as it is well understood that after paper has been on a wall for some time, the upper portion thereof be# comes darker than the lower part, which necessitates the room being re-papered. By making the lower part of a darker shadethan the upper part, when the upper part becomes darkened, the paper will still have an attractive appearance.
As I have shown in Figs. l and 2 each section has thesame design or a matched design as the other section, so that when the sections are placed side by side, the designs will match and give a complete and attractive whole as shown in Fig. l.
It will of course be understood that the sections must be of a length which will eX- tend from the base board to the ceiling but as the height of a room varies but little there would be no difficulty in manufacturing the paper to suit different standard sizes of rooms. i i
It will also be understood that the same idea can be carried out for the paper for the ceiling.
By using the scored line, it is not necessary to cut the paper, for all that is neces- `sary isrto place a straight edge across the provided that such changes fall Within the scope of the app ended claim. v
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is An artioleof manufacture comprising an elongated strip of Wall paper having'transversely extending weakened lines thereon di- `vielingthe stripinto sections, one section being matched With the other sections and each section being of a length substantially the height of the Wall to be covered by the paper and said strip having a transverse border forming part above each weakened line which' parallels the line and is of narrow Width and forms a bottom edge for the section.
y In testimony whereof I aHiX my signature.
JENNIE H. eorr.