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Nov. 5, 1946. V 3. KAHN cRIss-CRoss CURTAIN Filed May 14, 1945 INVENTOR. v fof /fAH/v Patented Nov. 5, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFlce `George Kahn, Lawrence, N. Y. Application May 14, 1945, serial No. 593,716
uThe' ipresent inventionis related to curtains and more particularly vto a, plurality of curtains whereby the Ysame may be mounted onv a single rod to give various decorative effects.
Curtains of the criss-cross type are well-known and have been used for a long time. Such curtains usually consist of two side curtains which are hung on a window so as yto cross each other, and a third short curtain or rutile' on the top thereof. In hanging such curtains it was heretofore necessary to use two and sometimes three curtain rods on which each'of the individual curtains were hung in order to give an overlapping eifect. Such curtain rods are relatively expensive and it has become highly desirable to simplify the structure and to eliminatethe plurality of rods. To accomplish this it has been proposed to'sew together all three of the curtain elements into a single unit. Such a unit may be mounted on a single rod, but it suffers from a number of disadvantages. There is no flexibility in the curtain assembly and it is adapted to be tted on to but a single size or type ofv window. Also, the laundering of such anv assembly is quite difficult and unsatisfactory due to the overlapping layers of material and ruflles thereon which render it extremely diiicultV to vproperly press or iron the curtain structure.
The present invention is intended and adapted Vto overcome the diculties andjdisadvantages inherent in prior curtain structures and to provide a plurality of curtain members which may be mounted on a single rod and which can be readilyv introduced or removed.
It is also among the objects of the presentinvention to provide a plurality of curtain members which are capable of being adapted to be hung in various styles and which are adapted -i'or use on windows of varying sizes or widths.
y It is further among the objects of the present invention to provide a curtain structure which may be readily and simply laundered and which presents no problems in ironing or 4pressing thereof;
Itis still further among the objects of the present invention to provide a curtain structure which is simple and inexpensive, with simple means whereby the various elements may be threaded on to a single rod.
In practicing the present invention, there is provided a pair of curtains as usual, each of the curtains being adapted to be hung on a side of a window.V Each curtain is provided along the upper edge thereof with a plurality of spaced loops sewed or otherwise secured thereto. There the top thereof. The rutile is provided along the back thereof with a plurality of spaced loops. In order to assemble the curtain, the several parts may be laid out in their final respective positions and then a curtain rod is threaded through the Yvarious loops on the three parts of the curtain. Then the rod may be mounted along the top of the window in suitable holders.
. In the accompanying drawing constituting a part hereof and in which like reference charac'- ters indicate like parts,
Fig. l is a front elevational View of a vset of curtains hung on a single rod in criss-cross style, some parts being vbroken away for clearness,
Fig, 2 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective rear View of that portion of the curtain assembly shown in Fig. 1 which is at the upper left-hand corner of said gure, the curtain and rule being shown in slightly offset relation, Y
Fig. S'is a fragmentary front elevational view of the same curtain structure as shown in Fig. l', but assembled on the rod in a different manner or style, f
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a pieceof loop tape which may be sewed along the upper edge of the curtain members in place of individual loops, and
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a piece of ladder tape which may be sewed on the rear face ofthe rutile inplace of individual loops. j 'i With reference to Fig. 1, there is provided a side curtain' I having a ruffle 2 along one vertical edge, the other edge 3 beingfplain and adjacent to the side edge of the window. Ay series of loops IlA in spaced relation are sewed along the upper edge of curtain I. A similar curtain 5 is provided with a ruilie 6 along one vertical edge, the other vertical edge 'I being plain and being placed adjacent to the opposite side of the window. It is provided along this upper edge with a series of spaced loops 8 suitably attachedv to curtain 5. y Y
The ordinary curtain rod 9 has loops'44 and threaded thereon as shown in Fig. 1 with the loops on the overlapping portions of curtains I and 5 alternating in their assembly on rod 9. Tie backs l0 and Il may be provided on curtains I and 5 respectively, as is well known.
The ruiiie consists essentially of a band I2 having along its lower edge'a rufiie I3 stitched thereto. On the rear face of band I2 is a series of spaced loops I4 sewed in place as shown in Fig. 2. The spacing of loops 4, 8 and I4 ispreferably the same in all of the curtain elements. Said ruile I3 is threaded onto rod 9 at the same time as loops 4 and 8. This is accomplished by laying out curtains I and 5 on a suitable surface in their proper nal positions and placing ruilie I3 thereon in its inal position. Then rod 9 is .threaded into each of the loops in their proper respective positions as shown in Fig. 1. 'I'his simple rand complete assembly t.maythen be mounted Yon a window. i l
The style of mounting as shown in Fig. l illustrates the flexibility f the present invention. In
Fig. 2 the same curtains I and 5 and ruie I3 are mounted on a single rod. In this caseyinstead of crossing over, each of curtains I and E is placed along a side of the window with a substantial space between said curtains. -The ruilie is hung as in Fig. 1. This gives an enti-rely different eiect than is given by the same curtains nFiaL In order to simplify the constructionof the several curtains, particularly in that 'considerable labor is necessary to sew individual loop mem- .bersto the several elements, there is provided a woven tape as shownin Fig. 4 to replace individual loops ll and 8. The integrally woven 4tape consists of a band I5 and spaced loops I5 eX- tending therefrom. This tape may be attached to curtains I and 5 by sewing band I5 along the upperV edges thereof, thereby in a single sewing operation the `entire group of `loops is quickly sewed in place. Y
In Fig. 5 there is shownV `a Vfragment of a ladder tape which consists essentially of a pair of parallel bands II and I8 Vhaving spaced cross members I9 therebetween. All three elements are woven-.in a loom simultaneously to Yform a strong, simple and unitary structure. The ladder tape may freplace' loops .I4 on ruille I 3. In order to sew Ythe same .in Aplace the .ladder tapeis placed alongthe rearfaoe of4 band I2 and two `lines of stitching are formed on .the side members 'I 'I and I.8 whereby cross members I9 form loops which are equivalentA to loops I4 of Fig. 2. `1t will be noted that4 the structure of the present invention isv quite simple in that but very little ,sewing operations are necessaryin order to form the same. VTheindividual members of KVthe lcurtain assembly may be hung ina variety 10j -.waysjjalsillustrated in Figs. 1 and 3. .It is also possible'to lutilize butfafsirigleA curtain such `fas I or 5 on a Window and 'having ruffle I3'mountyediltl'iereon. Other ystylesrof hanging may also 'bejadapted Becauseof the provision of loops on the three elements, a single rod may be used to mount .the'sarne and the mounting may b e changed or the curtains may .bej removed readily and simply with but littlelabor; Because of the provision .of separate curtain elements, each of them may bel readily laundered or cleaned and the 'ironing operation is quite simple because each 'of the members `may be ironed separately.
` Although VI have described the invention set- .ting forth a single embodiment thereof, itgwill he apparent to those `slriljled vin thek art thatvarious changes in the details of the practice of the invention may be made within the spirit thereof. The curtains may be made of any desired materials and the embellishments such as iianges 2 and 6 may be changed to other types of ornamentation or may be omitted. In place of the loops and tapes herein described, other elements giving equivalent results may be utilized. Various other-,changes may be made in the details of constructionwithout departing from"the spirit of the invention and therefore the invention is to be broadly construed and not to be limited except by the claims appended hereto. I claim:
l. A curtain structure comprising a pair of curtains, each of said curtains having a plurality of spaced loops along the upper edge thereof, each curtain being adapted to cover a side of a Window, a curtain rufile adapted to be extended across said window, spaced loops on said ruiile, whereby said curtains and ruilie may be mounted on a single curtain rod in superposed positions by threading the several loops on said rod.
2. A curtain structure comprising a pair of curtains,'each of said curtains having a plurality of spaced loops along the upper edge thereof, each curtain beihg'adapted to cover a side of a window, a curtain ruffle adapted to be extended across said `window, spaced loops on the rear face of said ruffle, whereby said curtains and ruille may be mounted on a single curtain rod in superposed position by threading the several loops on said rod.
3. A curtain structure comprising a pair of curtains, each of said curtains having a plurality of spaced'V loops along the upper edge thereof, each curtain being adapted to cover a side of a window; ai curtain ruffle adapted to be extended across saidwindow, spaced loops on said ruflie, said curtains being overlapped, whereby said curtains and .ruiiie may be mounted on a single curtain rod in superposed position by threading the several loops on'said rod. Y
' 4..A curtain structure comprising a pair of curtains, 'each of said curtains having a tape formed integrally with a plurality of spaced loops along the upper edge thereof, each curtain being adapted to cover a side of a window, a curtain ruiile V'adaptedto be extended across said window, spaced loops on ysaid ruillefr whereby said curtains and ruilie may bemounted' on alsingle curtain yrod Yin superposedpo'sition by threading the several loops on said rod. f
5. A curtain structure comprising a pair of curtains,each of said curtains having a plurality of spaced loops along the upper edge thereof, each curtain being adapted to cover a side of a Window, a curtain rutile adapted tobeextended across said Window, a ladder tape secured along its sides on said ruie, whereby said curtains and ruffle Amay be mounted on a single curtain rodi'n superposed position by threading the several loops on `'said-rod. Y