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June 14, 1938. a E N 2,120,593
METHOD OF WRAPPING VENETIAN BLINDS Filed Dec. 9, 3936 INVENTOR.
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Patented June 14, 1938 F WRAPPING BLIKDS Francis B. Reynolds, Bronxviiie, N. Y., assignor to Columbia Mills, Ine New York, N. Y., a corporation oi NewYork Application December 9, 1936, SerialNo. 114,937
'1 Claim. (01. 93-2) This invention relates to a method of wrapping Venetian blinds and other articles, and more particularly to a method which permits a portion of -the wrapping to be easily removed to expose the head piece, installation brackets and hardware to permit the blind to be installed without unwrapping the entire blind, the remaining portion of the wrapper serving as a cover and protection for the slats, tape and cords, to prevent soiling when the package is handled by the installer,
whose hands usually become soiled when mounting the brackets etc., preparatory to the actual mounting of the blind.
One of the prime objects of the invention is to provide a wrapper having a line of perforations spaced from one end thereof, so that the section of the wrapper between the line of perforations and the end of the paper forms a wrapping and cover for a certain predetermined-sec- 0 tion of the blind, said line of perforations being fully exposed so that the wrapper can be readily slit on said line, and the end section removed to expose a certain portion of the article to permit installation of the blind without disturbing the remainder of the wrapper or the portion of the blind covered thereby. 1
Another object is to provide a wrapper which can be formed of any kind of standard wrapping paper, which requires no special treatment or preparation, other than to provide aline of perforations at a predetermined point and by means of a standard perforating machine, so that the strip can be readily separated from the main body of the wrapper on a straight line to expose a portion of the package content to view, and so that the blind may be inspected as to color of slats, tape and cords, without damaging the main body of the wrapper, or disarranging the various parts which make up the blind.
A further object is to place all installation, hardware, etc., in proper position on the head piece of the blind, so that it serves to illustrate the position in which the brackets are to be installed in relation to the head piece of said blind,
5 the installation screws etc., being preferably placed in small envelopes attached to the tilt cords, so that they are readily accessible when the wrapper, which covers the head piece, is removed.
50 The above and other objects will appear as the specification progresses, reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which I have shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, and in which like reference numerals indicate like 55 parts throughout the several views thereof.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a sheet of wrapping paper showing the line of perforations.
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing a blind placed on the wrapper preparatory to wrapping. 5 Fig. 3 is a. similar view showing the blind fully wrapped.
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 and showing the opposite side of the package, the wrapper being shown slightly torn to permit inspection of 10 the color, etc.
Fig. 5 is a view showing the one section of the wrapper removed and the-tilt and head rail exposed to permit the blind to be installed.
In the shipment of Venetian blinds and simi- 15 lar articles from the manufacturer, dealer or retailer to the customer, it is desirable that they be so wrapped that a predetermined section of the wrapper can be easily removed to expose a certain section of the blind, and have access to the $0 brackets, screws, etc., which are necessary for the installation, and it is further desirable that the slats, tape, cords, etc., be covered and protected against soiling during the installation. This is desirable from the standpoint of the pur- 25 chaser as well as the manufacturer or dealer, because the purchaser wants to inspect for color and workmanship, and further, desires a clean blind without finger marks or soil after it has been installed. It is also essential to the manu- 30 iact'urer that the blind be kept clean and the parts in proper relationship, because if for any reason the blind must be returned, it can be readily prepared for shipment, as it is merely necessary to cover the one end of the blind, se- 35 cure it by means of gummed tape and the package is ready ior shipment, the parts remain in proper relationship and no refinishing is required.
To the inexperienced the wrapping of articles 40 composed of a large number of loosely connected parts is a more or less difiicult task, and the wrapping is usually loose and faulty, parts are not placed in proper position, and small items may not be included whenxthe package is returned, consequently, the article becomes soiled, scratched, and disordered, requiring that some of the parts be cleaned and/or refinished and rearranged, so that lt can again be placed in stock,
or again shipped, and I have therefore, perfected a method of wrapping which permits the content of the package to be inspected and mounted without soiling or disarranging, which does not seriously impair the strength of the wrapper for return, if necessary, and which can be returnedjin substantially thesamemannerinwhich,"
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Reieriing'v now -to the accompanying.
in which I have-shownthe preferred embodiment [oi myhivention, the numeral I70 indicatesa'piece or wrapping paper which cahbesevered from For thepurpose of illustration! have shown 'a- Vcnctian blind M as the article: such .hlinds'a-re'usually finishedincertain colors so that thcy-I-harmonize with the color scheme used in the 'room in' which they are hung, and each blind has numerous loosely connected painted parts, cords, etc., whichrequire care in-wrappingso that they may be packed in proper relation and avoid mars and scratching.
Aft-er a strip of wrapping paper of proper size has been selected and placed on a wrapping table, a line of perforations I2 is provided on said strip at a point spaced from the one end thereof, the blind is then placed in position on said paper with the head piece I! above said-line of perforations. (the parts being nested so as to form a compact bundle) the installation brackets ll are then placed in proper position on the head piece and screws (not shown) are placed in envelopes and attached to the tilt cords, the blind is then wrapped in the conventional manner, and as shown in Figs. 3 and 4 of the drawing, stripsof gummed adhesive tape l5 being used to secure the folded edges of the paper in position, and a gummcd label It can be provided and applied as shown, this label having printed thereon the necessary instructions for use of the wrapper and installation of the blind.
package arrives at its destination it can be easily'ripped asshown at B,'to-pe'r'- 'niit in'spectionas to colonleto, see ,4. or the .head piece can be exposed by slitting the paper on the-line oi periora'tions' lf, so that the end section "C? of the wrapper can beremoved. sheets of pre-- In mounting the blind, the brackets II are first spotted and secured in position by use of the screws vreferred to, the blind with the wrapper ing a head portion for mounting and a collapsed blind portion, which consists in providing a strip of flexible material of predetermined size. providing an easily detachable section severable on a predetermined line and at a point spaced from the end of the strip, placing the blind in position on the strip and arranging the wrapper so that the detachable section forms an easily removable covering for the head piece to permit handling and mounting of the wrapped portion of the blind as a rigid, single, covered unit during the mounting thereof.
FRANCIS B. REYNOLDS.