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Publication numberUS2106457 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 25, 1938
Filing dateSep 26, 1934
Priority dateSep 26, 1934
Publication numberUS 2106457 A, US 2106457A, US-A-2106457, US2106457 A, US2106457A
InventorsHyman Eli
Original AssigneeHy Sil Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Woven fabric
US 2106457 A
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Jn. 25, 1938, E. HYMAN y 2,106,41

wovEN FABRc File@ sept. 26, 1934 INVENTOR Patented Jan. 25, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ausm woven manic Eli Hyman, Brookline, Mass., assigner' to liv-Sil Manufacturing Company, Revere, Mass., a col'-y poration of Massachusetts Application September 28, 1934, Serial No. 745,578

6 Claims. (Cl. 139-420) This invention relates in general to lustrous fabrics for decorative purposes and in particular l to a fabric having a metallic lustre and to correlated improvements designed to enhance the lustre and decorative appearance of the same.

It is a general object of the invention `to pro..

vide a fabric characterized by having a high me--A tallic lustre and a high reectivity for radiation.

It is a specific object of the invention to pro- 10 vide a fabric comprising bands having a metallic lustre, the lustrous threads being associated with.

in the following detailed description andthe scope of the application of which will be indicated-in the claims. For a more complete understanding ofl the nature and objects of the invention, reference should be had to the accompanying drawing in which:

Fig. 1 is a general view of one embodiment oi the improved fabric of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a detailed view in section ofanother embodiment of the novel article of the invention taken transverse of the warp bands;

Fig., 3 is a detailed view of another embodiment of the article of the invention; and

Fig. 4 is an enlarged perspective view oi the article shown in Fig. 3. In accordance with the present irlventiom a lustrous fabric for decorative purposes is prepared bythe use of warp bands comprising a, plurality of fiat strips of materlai having a metallic lustre. The warp bands may comprise strips cut do from a self-sustaining sheet of metal such, for

example, as tin, aluminum, silver, gold, etc., and/or strips cut from a composite sheet material comprising a layer ci tiembla backing material, for example, paper, preferably transparent nonbrous cellulosic material, such as regenerated cellulose, leather, etc., and a thin nlm of coating material having a high metallic lustre and a high reectivity for visible radiation such as a metal. For Woof bands of the fabric there is employed 5@ a plurality of :dat strips ci a transparent material. The fiat Woof bands may comprise visca artiilcial horsehair in the form oi ribbons having a substantially iiat cross-section and/or 'at threads out from a sheet of transparent flexible material such, for example, as regenerated cellulose, cellulose esters, cellulose ethers, gelatin, casein and synthetic plastics in sheet form.

Referring to thev drawing like numerals refer to like parts throughout. The fabric shown in Fig. l may be formed by taking a plurality of flat warp bands il having a metallic lustre, laying these bands closely side by side and binding them together in a known manner with woof bands Ii comprising flat strips of transparent material.

- Since the woot vbands Il are transparent, they l0 may be woven with the warp bands as closely and astightly as desired without detracting from the lustre of the. metallic warp bands I0.

-When the lustrous warp bands I0 comprise strips of ascii-sustaining metal, the, fabric is re- 15 versibl'e, in that bothr-'s'ideshave a metallic lustre.

. In the fabric of Fig. 2, the warp bands I0 comprise'strips I2 cutIv from a composite material such', -for example, asa sheet of regenerated ce1- lulose coated with a thin illm I3 of metal such, 20 for example',as silver, gold, platinum, etc. by a known method such, for example, as cathode sputtering. vThe 4fabric formed with such composite-lustrous strips will likewise be reversible since. the lustrous metal illm I3 may be seen 25 through the transparent backing, thus the matexialA will have a lustrous appearance from the reverse side.

It hssbgeen found that 4the decorative character ofthe lustrous fabric may be greatly en- 3o hanced by twisting the warp and/or woof bands ,at spaced intervals through an angle of at least during the process of producing the fabric. Referring to Figs. 3 ande, it will be observed that the bands running in one direction, for example, 35

the Warp bands i@ which comprise a llat strip of metal, have been twisted through an angle of i869 with respect to the longitudinal'axis of the band. Twisting oi a metallic warp bandit prodeces a 'multiplicity oi` facets it which reflect so light with e. scintillating eect that greatly enhannes the decorative character of the fabric and rdieves the monotony of a fiat surface. If desired, the transparent material forming the woor bands il likewise may be twisted as above 45 described.' The' number of spacing and degree of ing apparel and in all kinds of millinery material;

also as wall hangings, curtains, draperies, lamp shades, etc. It is obvious that the invention may be practiced by using the strips having a metallic lustre in the Woof and the transparent strips in the warp and that the metallic strips may be formed by iiattening round wires or in other suitable ways. Since certain modifications in the article which embodies the invention may be made without departing from its scope, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Itis also to be understood that the following claims are intended to cover all of the generic and specic features of the invention herein described, and all statements of the scope of the invention which, as a matter of language, might be said to fall therebetween.

I claim:

1. As an article of manufacture, a lustrous fabric comprising series of at warp and woof bands, the bands of one series consisting of flat, flexible strips vof a material having a metallic lustre and the bands ofthe other series consisting of fiat strips of a flexible transparent material with at least some of the bands being twisted at spaced intervals-through an angle of 180 to produce facetsreflecting light with a scintillating eifect,.the band being in a at condition between said intervals, said fabric having the appearance of being composed entirely of bands having a metallic lustre.

2. As an article of manufacture, a lustrous fabric comprising series of flat warp and woof bands, the bands -of one series consisting of hat, flexible strips of a material having a metallic lustre and the bands of the otherl series consisting of at strips of a exible transparent material with the metallic lustre K.bands being twisted at spaced intervals through an angle of 180 to produce facets reflecting light with a scintillating effect, the band being in a fiat condition between said intervals, said fabric having the appearance of being composed entirely of bands having a metallic lustre.

3. As an article ofl manufacture, a lustrous fabric comprising series of :dat warp and woof bands, the bands of one series consisting of flat, flexible strips of a material having a metallic lustre and the bands of the other series consisting of at strips of a flexible transparent material, with the transparent bands being twisted at spaced intervals through an angle of 180 to produce facets reflecting light with a scintillating effect, the band being in a flat condition between said intervals, said fabric having the appearance -of being composed entirely of bands having a metallic lustre.

4. As an article of manufacture, a lustrous fabric comprising seriesof at warp and woof bands, the bands of one series consisting` of flat flexible strips of vmetal having a metallic lustre and the bands of the other series consisting of at strips cut from a flexible sheet cf transparent material, with the bands running in one direction being twisted at spaced intervals through an angle of 180 to produce facets reflecting light with a scintillating effect, the band being in a flat condition between said intervals, said fabric having the appearance of being composed entirely of bands having a metallic lustre.

5. As an article of manufacture, a lustrous woven fabric consisting of flat bands, the bands extending in one direction consisting(s of fiat exible strips of a metallic material having a metallic lustre and a high reflectivity and the bands extending transversely of said first-named bands consisting of flat strips of a flexible transparent material, whereby the bands of the metallic ma-A terial are visible through the bands of said transparent material.

6. As an article of manufacture, a lustrous woven fabric consisting of at bands, the bands extending in one direction consisting of flat ilexible strips of a metallic material having a metallic lustre and a high reectivity and the bands ex`- tending transversely of said first-named bands consisting of flat strips of a exible transparent regenerated cellulose. whereby the bands of the metallic material are visible through the bands of said transparent regeneratedellulose.

' ELI HYMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification139/420.00R, D05/47
International ClassificationD03D15/00
Cooperative ClassificationD03D2700/014, D10B2501/00, D10B2101/20, D03D15/0088, D10B2201/20, D10B2503/02, D10B2201/28, D10B2503/00, D03D15/00
European ClassificationD03D15/00, D03D15/00O2