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Publication numberUS2120155 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1938
Filing dateJun 12, 1937
Priority dateJun 12, 1937
Publication numberUS 2120155 A, US 2120155A, US-A-2120155, US2120155 A, US2120155A
InventorsJohn W Shera
Original AssigneeJohn W Shera
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bath curtain
US 2120155 A
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' Patented June 7, 1938 v alzarse Ars-rosales BATH Guarana John W. Shera, Oak' Park, HB1. application aan@ i2, i931, serial no. 147,971

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My invention relates to bath curtains of the type commonly employed in connection with bathtubs and shower stalls to prevent splashing of the water upon the walls or floor of the bathroom. Ordinarily, such ,curtains are made or' a lightweight, waterproof, iiexible material and are simply suspended from a bar with the lower edge of the curtain disposed within and clo'se to the wall of the tub, or the low wall or step of the stall in order to properly seal the enclosure formed by the curtain. However, when the air in the enclosure isimpacted by water issuing from theV spray head, there is set up a flow o air from the room into the enclosure below the edge of the curtain. This air iow causes the curtain to move toward and against the bather which is objectionable and very annoying, as contact with the damp curtain is an uncomfortable feeling and interferes with the movements of the bather.

It is, therefore, one object of my invention to devise a bath curtain which is denitely held in its intended position against movement due to air flow without aiecting its capacity for being readily shifted whenever desired.

A further object is to provide a curtain in which movement thereof is restrained by suitable weights which are located to maintain the lower D edge of the curtain. in close contact with the Wall U o the tub or stall.

These and further objects of my invention will be set forth in the following specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, n and the novel means by which said objects are @5 eiectuated will be deiinitely pointed out in the claims. y

In the drawing:v

Figure l is a fragmentary elevation, partly in section, showing a bathtub and the relation thereto of one arrangement of my improved curtain.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged, sectional'elevation of one of the weights which may be employed to restrain A5 the movement of the curtain.

Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 1, but showing a modified curtain construction.

For purpose of example, my improved curtain A.will be described and illustrated in connection with the ordinary type of bathtub as being indicative of bathing receptacles in general, including shower stalls and thelike. Accordingly, it willgbe understood that the curtain hereinafter described can be readilyemployed with shower stalls, since the low wall or step thereof corre- (Cl. lil-35d) spends in a functional sense to the side wall of the usual tub. Y

yReferring to Figs. l and 2, the numeral l@ designates a bathtub of appropriate construction having a side wall Il and with which may be l associated a spray head I2 and the usual faucets (not shown). ly curtain rod I3 is suitably supported above the top edge of the wall ll and slidably carried by this rod is a plurality of hangers llt, from which is suspended a bath curtain I5 that may be composed of the lightweight material commonly employed for articles of this character.

Cords it are separately attached to as many of the hangers it as may be desired. These cords hang in sp'aced relation to each other and each passes through a loop which may be formed by attaching a strap I1 to the external face of -the curtain. The loops, if desired, may be formed by plaits in the curtain or by small metal rings sewed to the curtain. Each of these loops is lo- In Fig. i., the curtain l5 is illustrated as 'extending substantially the length of the'tub in order to form therewith the usual bathing enclosure and,funder these conditions, the lower edge of the curtain depends within the tub in contact with the vinner face of .the wall ll, while the weighted ends of the strings I6 rest against the outer face of the same wall. Hence, when water issues from the spray head l2, the curtain liis deilnitely restrained against being moved inwardly by the weights i8 acting through the strings it and the straps il. Moreover, by reason of the positioning of` the straps il' with respect to they hangs downwardly outside of the tub. The rubber sleeves i8 prevent any damage to the porcelain or other covering of the tub.

In sie. 3, there is illustrated amodified type of curtain 2@ whose lower edge is intended to hang within and close to the inner face of the tub wall 2l in the same manner as above-described. The arrangement for preventing inward movement of the curtain 2li takes the form of an elongated apron 22 whose top edge is secured' to the curtain 20 by stitching 23 along a line that lies just above the topv edge of the tub wall 2|. A number of weights 24, corresponding to the weights I8 and similarly encased by cushion sleeves, are suspended in spaced relation from and along the lower edge of the apron.

As with the construction shown in Fig. 1, the weighted apron 22 denitely prevents any inward movement of the curtain 20,-although it may be readily moved endwise or draped completely without the tub.

Either of the foregoing curtain arrangements provides a simple and inexpensive construction that may be adapted to any type of bathtub or shower stall, without affecting the decorative appearance thereof, and they may also be as easily moved and adjusted as the ordinary bath curtain now in use. p

I claim:

1. The combination of a bath curtain adapted to be suspended with its lower edge adjacent the inner face of a retaining wall of a bathing receptacle, and suspended weight means adapted to hang adjacent the outer face of the wall and having a connection with the curtain to retain the same against movement inwardly of 'the receptacle.

2. The combination o! a bath curtain adapted to be suspended with its lower edge adjacent the inner face of a retaining wall of a bathing receptacle and having plurality of external loops spaced along the curtain to lie adjacent the top of the wall, and weighted, cords passingthrough the loops, respectively, and adapted to'be suspended adjacent the curtain and the outer face of the wall to retain the curtain against movement inwardly oi' the receptacle.

3. The'combination 0I a rod adapted to be supported above a retaining wall oi' a bathing receptacle, a curtain suspended from the rod with its lower edge adjacent the inner face of the wall `and having a plurality of external loops spaced along the curtain tolle adjacent1 the top of the wall, and weighted strings suspended from the bar with each string passing through a loop and adapted to hang adjacent the curtain and the outer face of the wall to retain the curtain against movement inwardly of the receptacle. f

4. A bath curtainadapted to be suspended with its lower edge adjacent the inner face of a retaining wall of a bathing receptacle and having a weighted apron secured externally thereof to lie adjacent the outer face of the wall to restrain the curtain against movement inwardly of the receptacle.

5. A bathcurtain .adapted to be suspendedl with its lower edge adjacent the inner tace of a retaining wall of a bathing receptacle and having an apron secured externally thereof to lie adjacent the outer face of the wall, and a plurality of weights suspended from the apron yto restrain the curtain against movement inwardly of they receptacle.

6. The combination of a rod adapted to be supported above a retaining wall of a bathing `receptacle, a curtainsuspended from the rod with its lower ledge adjacent the inner face of the wall, and weighted strings suspended from the rod with each string having a connection with the curtain adjacent the top of the wall, the strings being adapted to hang adjacent the curtain and the outer face of the wall to retain the curtain against movement inwardly of the receptacle.

"I. 'I'he combination of a bath curtain adapted to be suspended with its loweredge adjacent the inner face ota retaining wall of a bathing receptacle, and independentlysuspended weight means adapted to hang adjacent the upper/face of the wall and having a connection with the curtain to retain the same yagainst movement inwardly o! the receptacle.

8.I The combination of a bath curtain adapted to be suspended with its lower edge adjacent the inner face of a retaining wall of a bathing receptacle, and independently suspended weight means adapted to hang adjacent the outer face of the wall and having a slidable connection with the curtain to provide for an upward lift of the curtain independently of the weights and also retaining the curtain against movement inwardly of the receptacle.

JOI-IN W. SHERA.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification4/608, 160/349.1, 16/DIG.800, 160/40, 160/DIG.600, 4/558, 16/404, 160/327
International ClassificationA47K3/38
Cooperative ClassificationY10S16/08, Y10S160/06, A47K3/38
European ClassificationA47K3/38