|Publication number||US2329446 A|
|Publication date||Sep 14, 1943|
|Filing date||Sep 4, 1941|
|Priority date||Sep 4, 1941|
|Publication number||US 2329446 A, US 2329446A, US-A-2329446, US2329446 A, US2329446A|
|Inventors||August Dlouhy, Whitehead Oscar N|
|Original Assignee||H L Judd Company Inc|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (10), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
,Sept. 14, 1943. o. N. WHITEHEAD ET AL 2,329,446
FESTOON RING Filed Sept. 4, 1941 INVENTORS OSCAR N. WHITEHEAD AUGUST Dl OUHY ATTORN EYS Patented Sept. 14, 1943 ingford. Conn., assignors to H. L. Judd Company, Inc., Wallingford, Conn., a corporation of Delaware Application September 4, 1941, Serial No. 409,494
Our invention relate to a festoon ring for supporting draperies and the like.
So far as we are aware, festoon rings heretofore have been of closed ring formand it has been necessary to thread the ends of the drapes through the rings and then pull the drapes through until the proper point is reached to leave the desired sag or festoon effect. Such threadin through and pulling of drape of certain character tends to damage or crumple the drapes and thereby causes them to lose their artistic appearance.
It is an object of our invention, therefore, to provide an improved festoon ring wherein drapes may be inserted without the necessity for pulling the same through from the ends.
Other objects and various features of novelty and invention will be hereinafter pointed out or will become apparent to those skilled in the art.
In the drawing which shows, for illustrative purposes only, a preferred form of the invention- Fig. 1 is a front view in elevation of an improved festoon ring illustrating features of the invention and showinga conventional drape in place;
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken substantially in the plane of the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary detail view of locking means which may be employed on the ring;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary detail view of a part of the bracket supporting means and coacting part of a festoon ring.
In the form illustrated, the testoon ring 5 is supported from the wall 6 by means of an adjustable bracket 1 secured to the wall and to the ring. The festoon ring in the form shown is of generally channel-shaped cross-section, as appears particularly in Figs. 2 and 4. The bracket may have an angularly extending end 8, made in angular form (in this case square), which is designed to interfit with a correspondingly shaped recess in the ring. Said correspondingly shaped recess may be defined by the side flanges 9l0 and cross-webs, H-IZ, all at the back of the ring. Means such as a screw l3 may be employed for holding the festoon ring to the bracket.
The festoon ring itself is formed in two part annulus parts I l-l5, each of which may constitute substantially half of the ring, but it should be understood that the ring may be divided into parts of any relative lengths. The two parts I4l 5 are provided at the ends with hinge members or ears Iii-l6 which fit each other in overlapping relation, and a hinge pintle in the form of a rivet ll passing through the two ears may serve to hinge the two ring parts together. The
opposite ends of the rin parts I 4-45 are provided with interlocking parts for holding the ring parts together so as to form a complete annulus or closed ring. In the form shown, each ring part at the end is provided with a locking button l8 and each ring part rearwardly of the button is provided with a locking recess or depression 19. The buttons and recesses on the respective ring parts are so arranged that each button fits into the recess of the opposite-ring part o as to form a comparatively secure interlock between the ring parts.
When it is desired to open the ring, the two parts are sprung relatively to each other by springing the hinge or springing the material of the ring parts, or both, so as to disengage the buttons from behind each other, after which the ring parts may be opened up, for example, as indicated by the dot-dash lines of Fig. 2. With the ring thus opened up, the drape may be gathered together at the proper point and simply laid in the open ring, after which the ring is closed up and the parts looked, as appears in thefull line position of Fig. 1. Both thehinge and the interlocking parts may be made soas to be quite inconspicuous, and the parts may be suitably ornamented so as to very effectively conceal both the hinge and interlocking portions.
While the invention has been described in considerabledetail and a preferred form illustrated, it is to be understood that various changes and modifications may be made Within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
1. In a device of the character indicated, a ring member'to be carried by a support and formed in two separate partial ring parts, one of said parts being attachable to a supporting bracket, means for hinging said partial ring parts together at adjacent ends, the ends of said two parts remote from said hinge means having interengaging locking means for holding said two partial ring parts together to form a closed ring supported by said bracket.
2. In a device of the character indicated, an annulus formed in two part annulus parts, bracket means for supporting said annulus, said bracket means and one of said part annulus parts having angularly formed interengagingmeans for holding said annulus in various angular positions relatively to said bracket means, means for hinging adjacent ends of said part annulus parts to each other, said part annulus parts having inT terengaging locking means at the ends remote of said parts remote from said hinge ends each having a looking button and a locking depression 7 whereby a iocking button on each of said ends fits in the locking depression of the opposite end, whereby said parts may be disengaged from each other by springing said parts sideWise for disengaging said buttons and depressions.
OSCAR N, WnrrE EAn. AUGUST "DLOUHY.
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