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Publication numberUS2159734 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1939
Filing dateAug 3, 1938
Priority dateMar 18, 1937
Publication numberUS 2159734 A, US 2159734A, US-A-2159734, US2159734 A, US2159734A
InventorsFrederick French George
Original AssigneeFrederick French George
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Curtain heading tape and the like
US 2159734 A
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y 23, 1939- v v G. F. FREN CH 2,159,734 CURTAIN HEADING TAPE AND THE LIKE Filed Aug. 3, 1938 ljil'jifi iiimi( for suspending or suspending audpleating cur- Patented May 23, 1939 t S PATENT OFFICE CURTAIN READING TAPE AND THE LIKE {,This invention refers to curtain heading tape tains and of the kind'having hook-tubes 'or loops woven integrally withthe tape at spaced l the hook-tubes or loops are formedby means a intervals along the tape, the same make of tape being also usable with tent closures, seat covers and the like, parts of which require to be adjusta ably connected together by means of the tape and hooks.

In one. make of said tape, the front straps of of extra lengths of warps and extra weft central to the outer warps of the tape, and by. stopping l the take-up of the outer warps while they, the

hook-tube straps or loops, are being woven.- In another make, the tape proper and the hook-tube X straps or loops are formed as separate thicknesses and joined at intervals. when the tape ispro- ,vided with draw-cords for pleating purposes, and

the tape is pleated, the hook-tubes lie either one i on each of the forward ridges of the pleats or one it in each of the pleat channels, or alternatively, 1 one on a pleat ridge and one in a pleat channel. Further, when the tape is-unpieated (or prior to pleatingflthe hook-tubes or loops lie at a distance apart.

yFor suspending a curtain fitted with either make of tape, a separate hook is required for 1 gage two hook-tubes or loops lying in line with each other. a v

each hook-tube, and moreover, the known makes of: hooks are not adapted simultaneously to en- The object of thisinvention is a construction of heading tape of the kind named provided with was only a single hook-tube or loop, both before two hook-tubes or loops where previously there [and after pleating the tape,'and thus allow of the use of suspension. hooks which, both before,

displacement, and of more efiectively the curtain.

. i or after pleating the tape, will simultaneously I40. advantage of being itself held against accidental engage the two hook-tubes or loops, with the supporting i c ,According to this invention, the improved it plurality of pairs of hook-tubes or loops on the heading tape is formed in like manner to either of the said known makes of tape, but with a 1 same side, the hook-tubes or loops of each pair being either integral with each other, or lying close together. Successive pairs of hook-tubes w or loops are spaced along the tape at a substantial distance apart, or at a distance apart which when the, tape is pleated, successive pairs of hook- Georsemdei-ick French, Manchester, England Application August 3, 1938, Serial no. 222,744:

r InGreat Britain March 18, 1937 v tubes or loops being thereby caused to lie either in. successive pleat channels, or on successive pleat ridges, or successive hook-tubes or loops being caused to lie in successive pleat channels and on successive pleat ridges. 5 a As a further improvement, and for the purpose of giving increased vertical support to the curtain, the hook-tubes or loops of each pair may be arranged in staggered relationship with each other, this form of the invention being chiefly l0 applicable to non-pleating tape.

In the accompanying drawing:

Fig. 1 illustrates a front perspective view of a portion of one example of the improved heading tape.

Figs; 2 and 3 illustrate like views of portions of further examples.

Fig. 4 illustrates a top edge of the tape shown in Fig. 1 prior to pleating.

after pleating.

Fig. 6 illustrates a top edge view of the tape shown in Fig. 2 after pleating.

Fig. 7 illustrates a face view of a further example of the improved tape.

Fig. 8 illustrates a sectional plan view of a portion of the tape shown in Fig. 1, 2, 3 or 7 and taken across one of the pairs of hook-tubes.

Fig. 9 illustrates a face view (partly broken away) and Fig. 10 a sectional plan of another example of tape and twin hook-tubes.

Fig. 11 illustrates a face view of another example of the improved tape.

In all the views, a is the tape proper and b, b the "twin" hook-tubes. The tape is sewn, as

usual, by its edges to the face of the curtain to be suspended, and the portions of the suspension hooks engage the hook-tubes by passing upwards through the same, either singly or in pairs.

When drawcords are provided, and it is required that the twin" hook-tubes shall lie in the pleat channels, the cords will pass behind the tape at intervals, then through the tape, then in front of the tape, and then back to the rear of the tape, and where they lie in front of the tape, they pass through the hook-tubes as shown in Fig. 4, and thus cause them to lie in the pleat channels when the tape is pleated, see Fig. 5.

In Figs. 2 and 6, instead of the "twin hooktubes b, b lying in the channels of the pleats,

on the forward ridges of the pleats. 5

As shown in Fig. 7, the twin hook-tubes may lie at a distance apart and say two or more inches, and with the drawcords arranged so as to cause them to lie in or across the pleat channels,

but as shown in Fig; 10, the drawcords may be arranged so as to-cause the hook-tubes to lie on the pleat ridges. a

As shown in Fig. 8, the tape may be continuous behind the "twin hook-tubes, but as shown in Figs. 9 and 10, the tape may beformed with an opening or slot behind each hook-tube. Such opening or slot will-be formed when the hooktube straps are formed by means of extra central warps, and the take-up of the outer warps above and below or opposite each hook-tube is stopped whilst the tube strapsare being woven. Such openings or slots render the tape more easily pleatable and-allow of a saving of warp and weft.

As shown in Fig. 11, the hook-tubes of each pair may lie at diflerent elevations and thus help to hold the tape and heading erect when engaged by a hook common to both.

The suspension'hooks used will preferably be of the kind forming the subject of my prior application, Serial No. 212,264, adapted to engage the hook-tubes of each pair simultaneously, but, of course, ordinary hooks may be used with each pair of hook-tubes, one for each hook-tube.

Instead of being integral, the hook-tubes of each pair may lie a slight distance apart, but not such as to prevent a single hookengaging both hook- "tubes.

The invention applies to tapes having the drawcords in the selvedge edges, as well as to tapes in said pairs of hook tubes, whereby such intermediate portions are more flexible than the portions containing the hook-tubes and allow ready folding at such intermediate portions.

2. Curtain heading tape and the like as claimed in claim 1, wherein the hook-tubes of each pair are formed integrally with each other.

3. Curtain heading tape and the like as claimed in claim 1,wherein the hook-tubes of each pair lie close together.

4. Curtain heading tape and the like as claimed in claim 1, wherein the hook-tubes or loops of each pair lie in staggered relationship with each other.


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US4747442 *Aug 28, 1986May 31, 1988Cordes Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung & Co.Curtain
US5495883 *Aug 5, 1994Mar 5, 1996Verosol Usa Inc.Window shade cord safety shroud
US5598880 *Jun 2, 1995Feb 4, 1997Burlington Industries, Inc.Top treatment for blinds and packaging therefor
US5996673 *May 22, 1997Dec 7, 1999Ykk Europe LimitedHeader tape for curtains and the like
DE1220096B *Mar 16, 1961Jun 30, 1966Jean Antoine Philippe GononTragband fuer Gardinen, Vorhaenge u. dgl.
U.S. Classification160/344, 160/348
International ClassificationA47H13/00, A47H13/16
Cooperative ClassificationA47H13/16
European ClassificationA47H13/16