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Publication numberUS2239630 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 22, 1941
Filing dateJul 27, 1940
Priority dateJul 27, 1940
Publication numberUS 2239630 A, US 2239630A, US-A-2239630, US2239630 A, US2239630A
InventorsTendrich Jacob, Tendrich Max
Original AssigneeTendrich Jacob, Tendrich Max
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shower curtain
US 2239630 A
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New York, N. Y.

Application July 2'7, 1940, Serial No. 347,857

1 Claim.

This invention relates to-a device adapted tobe used as an insert in shower curtains for providing overlapping curtain edges and for the purpose of providing curved curtain edgeportions to prevent splashing of water outside the bath tub or shower. The object of the invention is to provide an insert member which may be built into or attached to a shower curtain during the manufacture thereof without interfering with the ordinary process of sewing or making the curtain. Another object is to provide a flexible or easily bent curtain insert which itself may be produced as an article of manufacture and delivered to curtain manufacturers. In the drawing illustrating the invention- Fig. 1 is a View of the insert member.

Fig. 2 is a view of the member attached to a curtain. I t

Fig. 3 shows how the member is used to provide overlapping curtain edges.

Fig. 4 is a sectional View on line 4-4 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 5 shows the insert member used in a shower curtain for a recessed bath tub to prevent splashing of water at the wall abutting edges of the curtain.

Fig. 6 shows the invention applied to a shower curtain of L-shaped installation.

The insert member consists of a wire bent to form a rectangular loop It. Around this loop there is wrapped a fabric H such as a thin lining material for instance. This wrapping provides a stiffening member l2 and serves to keep the wire in place. The fabric is simply folded around the wire loopand then pasted and pressed together. The wrapping is longer than the wire loop whereby to provide a. tongue [3, Fig. 1 which may be folded and sewn into the curtain material outside the wire. Th insert member is placed within the usual pocket I 4 of the curtain and the pocket is naturally formed to provide a reinforcement along the upper edge of the curtain and is secured by stitching as at l5. The curtain has the usual inturned edge I! and the stitching l8 for this edge is sewn right through the tongue I3 which may be folded in with the inturned material to form the edge ll. Hence the usual process of sewing the curtain at the edges is not interfered with. The tongue I 3 serves to secure the insert at the corner of the curtain and reinforces the corner to prevent the insert member from wearing through the curtain fabric as will be understood. Thereafter the usual eyelets are inserted. The stifi'ening wrapping of the member forms no obstacle to the placing of the eyelets by the usual eyeletting tool. There is no eyelet in the corner of the curtain.

The curtain is suspended from the curtain rod 20 by curtain hooks 2| as ordinarily used. When the two curtains are drawn together the edge portions overlap as shown in Fig. 3. The insert member is easily bent and retains its bent shape. It may be bent into any shape to suit the abutting bath room or shower walls. Thus in Fig. 5 there is an insert at each of the two edges 22 of a curtain for a recessed bath tub. The inserts are bent to lie against the end walls 23 to prevent water from splashing through at these points. Fig. 6 shows how the inserts are of advantage in providing both overlapping curtain edges at 24 in a L-shaped curtain installation and also a curved curtain edge at 25 to be bent as at 25 to curve the curtain inward. The invention is now in use and is thoroughly practical. It is completely concealed within the usual curtain construction. It provides overlapping edges and curved edges. It adds'very little expense to the manufacture of shower curtains. Th insert may be bent and rebent to conform to any desired shape.

In actual use the curtain is first suspended as usual and then drawn towards the abutting wall. Thereafter the insert is bent more or less to form a curved curtain edge to suit the formation of the abutting wall. If the wall has a projection or if the curtain is hung across a door opening, for instance, the member is easily bent back and forth to suit.

We claim:

In a shower curtain suspended from a curtain rod and having its top edge folded and sewn to provide a reinforced top edge forming a pocket along said edge, a freely bendable member inserted within said pocket next to the edge of the curtain and extending inwardly therefrom, means for securing said member within said pocket, said member being bendable manually while the curtain is suspended to form curved curtain edges to correspond to the surface formation of the wall of a bathroom in which said curtain is to be used, and a stiffening element included in said member to retain the same in its bent formation to prevent splashing of water between the edge of the curtain and the bath room wall.


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U.S. Classification160/330, 160/126, 160/DIG.600, 4/608
International ClassificationA47K3/38
Cooperative ClassificationY10S160/06, A47K3/38
European ClassificationA47K3/38