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Publication numberUS2069600 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1937
Filing dateJun 11, 1936
Priority dateJun 11, 1936
Publication numberUS 2069600 A, US 2069600A, US-A-2069600, US2069600 A, US2069600A
InventorsColeman Albert
Original AssigneeColeman Albert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Semi-transparent shower curtain
US 2069600 A
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INVENTOR Y Elbert Cole/zare ATTORNEY Feb. 2, 1937. A. COLEMAN SEMITRANSPARENT SHOWER CURTAIN Filed June ll, 1936 Patented Feb. 2, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFlcE 2,069,600 SEMI-TRANSPARENT SHOWER CURTAIN Albert Coleman, New York, N. lY.

Application June 11, 1936, Serial No. 84,609

6 Claims.

'Ihis invention relates to new and useful improvements in a semi-transparent shower curtain.

The invention has for an object the construction of a shower curtain which is characterized by the fact that it is formed from sheet material of prepared semi-transparent or semi-translucent silk (oil treated silk).

A further object of the invention is to reinforce the edges of said sheet material, preferably by bending portions thereof and securing the bent portions down with stitches.

Still further ythe invention contemplates the association of cloth material encased in turned portions along the top edge of the shower curtain for providing a solid foundation in which supporting eyelets may be mounted.

Still further the invention contemplates the association of eyelets along the top edge portion of the shower curtain by which it may be supported on the frame in a shower bath.

Another object of the invention is the construction of an article as mentioned which is simple and durable and which may be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.

For further comprehension of the invention and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features.of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:-

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary front elevational view of a shower curtain constructed according to this invention.

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. l.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary enlarged vertical sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary enlarged vertical sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional View taken on the line 5--5 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view similar to Fig. 3 butI illustrating a modified construction.

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary elevational view of Fig. 6 looking in the direction of the line 1 1 thereof.

The shower curtain, according to this inven- "tion, comprises a very thin sheet material I0 of moisture.

At the top, the shower curtain is provided with reinforced openings II by which it may be suspended.

The openings Il' comprise the central openings of eyelets II.

The sides of the sheet I0 have portions I2 bent inwards as shown in Fig. 5 and secured down with lines of stitches I3. At the top the sheetl material has a portion I4 bent downwards and over a reinforcement strip I5. This reinforcement strip may be lining material or similar material.

A binding strip I6 is secured by a line of stitches I1 to the lower edge of the material portion I4 and the lower edge of the reinforcement strip I5.

Another line of stitches I8 is engaged through the binding I6 and the body portion of the sheet I0.

The eyelets II are mounted at spaced intervals along the top of the shower curtain through the downturned portion I4, the reinforcement material I5,

and the upper -portion of the sheet I0.

The bottom edge of the sheet I0 is finished by a portion I9 thereof being bent upwards. This upward portion has an inturned edge portion which is secured down by a line of stitches 2I. Another line of stitches 22 sewed down the bent edge at the back of the sheet.

A feature of the construction resides in the fact that the oiled silk material, which is waterproof, completely encases the fabric reinforcement material I5 which is not waterproof.

Thus, this non-waterproof material is shielded. from becoming wet when the curtain is in use.

In Figs. 6 and '7 a modicationof the invention `has been disclosed in which an arrangement is provided by which the reinforcement strip I5a may be removed and replaced when desired. According to this form of the invention the shower sheet I0 has a downturned'portion I4 which is secured at its edge by a line of stitches IT2- to .a This strip of material 23 is oil treated silk or other waterproof material. n is provided with a plurality of protruding porstrip of material 23.

tions 23' which extend upwards to the eyelets I I a.

The eyelets I Ia are of the come-apart type.

They

the reinforcement material I, the protruding portion 23', and the sheet material III. Each 'eyelet comprises a flanged tubular portion I| threadedly engaging a flange element Ild.

When the eyelets Il* are opened the strip portion 23 may be lowered and the strip IS removed .and replaced. kIt may be replaced with diierent types of material to suit specic requirements.

- While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is Ato be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope ofthe invention as dened in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:-

1. A semi-transparent shower curtain, comprising sheet material of prepared semi-translucent or semi-transparent silk material, and reinforced openings at the top side by which it may be supported, said reinforced openings comprising the openings in eyelets mounted through said sheet material. o f

2. A semi-transparent shower curtain, compris'- ing oil treated silk sheet material having its sides formed with bent in edge portions stitched down, at the top said sheet material being formed with a downturned portion, a reinforcing' strip between the downturnedportion and said sheet material, and eyelets engaged through said downturned portion, the reinforcement strip and said sheet material. 3. A semi-transparent shower curtain, comprising oil treated silk sheet material having its sides formed with bent. in edge portions stitched down, at the top said sheet material being formed with a downturned portion, a reinforcing strip between the downturned portion and said sheet material,

and eyelets engaged through said downturned tion bent downwards, a strip attached to the edge of said top portion and extended upwards beneath the top portion, a reinforcement strip of material encased between said upward extending strip and said downturned portion, and removable eyelets engaged through said downturned portion, the reinforcement strip, the upturned strip and said sheet material.

5. In a semi-transparent shower curtain, semitransparent silk sheet material having a top portion bent downwards, a strip attached to the edge of saidl top portion and extended upwards beneath the top portion, a reinforcement strip of material encased between said upward extending strip and said downturned portion, and removable eyelets engaged througlrsaid downturned portion, the reinforcement strip, the upturned strip and said sheet material, said removable eyelets, comprising a flanged tubular portion threadedly engaging another flange.

6. In a semi-transparent shower curtain, a semi-transparent silk sheet material having a top portion bent downwards, Aa strip extendingA upward beneath said top portion, a row of stitches holding said strip fast to the lower edge of said top portion, a reinforcement strip encased between said strip and said top portion, a removable eyelet engaging through said members to allow said reinforcement strip to be removed.

ALBERT COLEMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification160/330, 160/DIG.700, 160/DIG.600
International ClassificationA47K3/38
Cooperative ClassificationA47K3/38, Y10S160/06, Y10S160/07
European ClassificationA47K3/38