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April 3, 1951 c. GALLO ADJUSTABLE FESTOON Filed July 1 1949 I IN V EN TOR. CONRAD GALLo Patented Apr. 3, 19 51 UNITED STATES PATENT omce- ADJUSTABLE FESTOON Conrad Gallo, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application July 1, 1949, Serial No. 102,579
. .1 Thi invention relates to new and useful improvements in decorative draperies, as for windows and the like, and, more particularly, the aim is to provide anovel and valuable drape characterized by a formation such that there are a plurality ofseparateand specially correlated panel and valance or festoon members permanently interconnected in an improved manner.
An object of the uniquely attractive drapery ensemble, yet one which may be inexpensively made, securely but simply interconnected as to its panel and festoon elements, and at the same time adapted to be arranged, when in applied position, as over a rod or other suitable support extended horizontally adjacent to the top limit of a window, doorway or the like, in such a way that the connections,
and festoon elements are completely hidden; with the result that the drapery ensemble, made of separate pieces of textile material or the like and all of outlines permitting the use of cutting patterns arrangeable for the minimization of waste material to the utmost, apparently is a de luxe single sheet structure variously folded and arranged after having been cut solely for purposes of attaining beautiful lines when hung, without regard to possible extra cost ensuing from expensive material wastage.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claim in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view, showing one now favored embodiment of the drapery ensemble of the invention, as hung from a curtain rod; that is, showing said ensemble as it would be seen from the inside of the room, and in one of the many possible adjustments thereof to adapt the ensemble to the width of the particular opening in regard to which it is hung and also to obtain at the festoon element a then particularly desired array of downwardly arched corrugation-suggesting undulations.
Fig. 2 is a somewhat enlarged detail view, this fragmentarily showing one side of said ensemble, looking toward the rear or hidden side of the latter before the ensemble is applied to the curtain rod, that is, with the parts arranged as in Fig. 3.
Fig. 3 is a vertical section, taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a vertical section drawn to the same scale as Figs. 2 and 3, but taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is afront elevational view, showing said between said panel invention is to provide a.
ensemble as spread substantially flat before being reversed and then hung from the curtain rod.
Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 1, showing a modification. I
Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 5, showing said modification.
Referring to the drawings more in detail, and first to Figs. 1-5, the new drapery ensemble here illustrated is shown as comprising a central valance or festoon element I, and a pair of like but reversely facing end panel elements ,1 I.
The patterns used for the cutting of each of said panel elements Il may be such that the opposite sides of'a panel are parallel, one end thereof is straight and substantially at right angles to said sides, and the opposite end thereof rectilinearly oblique, as to have substantially a inclination. Then, when the panels II are ruffled as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 5, a final aesthetically pleasing drape results, of the kind shown in the two views last-named. Such rufflings may be tacked down as by application of the stitchings I2 (Fig. 2).
The festoon element I0 desirably has a smoothly curvilinearly extended edge for defining, as illustrated, the bottom and side margins of said element. As here shown, the top margin of said element III is cut so that, with the drapery ensemble completed by the permanent joining of the two panel elements with the festoon element I0, and with the ensemble spread fiat as in Fig. 5, said top margin of the element I0 has main terminal portions which downwardly outwardly slope, as clearly seen in the last-named view.
A tunnel I4 extends along the entire width of I the drapery ensemble as completed according to the showing of Fig. 5,,and said tunnel is closed in along its bottom in any suitable way, as by the line of stitching marked I5 in Fig. 2. This stitching I5 is also seen in Figs. 3 and 4. The tunnel I 4 is shown as established by a separate rectangular strip of material, folded longitudinally on itself and opposite the bight of its said r folding secured to the elements It and II, II by the stitching I5.
It is particularly to be noted that with the stitchings I2 and I5 applied as explained, that is, with the top rufllings of the panel elements II, I I located at what is to be the back or hidden side of the drapery ensemble, as perhaps best ,shown in Fig. 3 as taken along with Fig. 2, and
then when, before passing the curtain rod it through the tunnel I4, the latter is forced to dependency as shown in Fig. 4, the ensemble becomes draped as in the last-named view, with all the stitchings fully hidden.
With the tunnel I4 adequately exceeding in length the length of the curtain rod I6, rufllings of said tunnel will be set up along the tunnel, as
shown in Fig. 1, with the festoon effect also clearly shown in Fig. 1.
Referring to the modification illustrated in Figs. 6 and 7, wherein the parts to which are. applied reference numerals. Withr primes; added. correspond, respectively, to the parts to which have been applied the same reference numerals without primes, the chief difierence here involved is that two like festoon elements H) are, inciuded; in the ensemble, with these elements arrangedso as to overlap somewhat, not only the adjacent panel element II as in Figs. 1-5,,buteach othem at the central portion of the ensemble, as at H.
Thereby, such an effect as that shown in-Fig; 6 may be obtained. In this connection, it will be noted, thatn as stream, the portion of thetunnel 4 overly n the. tw fes osm: lements: L! 150/ ispreiierably of LIL-shaped lon itudinal extension, while there are also present two end extefiiions; 14% W of said. tunnel, each; of these last substantially horizontally aligned and with, each, ex tending along part of the; Width oi the; ruined top; oi a. difierent one oi the panel, elements; It, M.
It, is. to be understood that the two sides, of; panels ll may be of: difieren-t, color ondesig hand be removably secured in position ontheeentral valance or festoon ltlby means of snap fasteners, hooks and eyes,, etc., so that, either sides. of the panels it and festoon in may be, used.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred. embodiments of my invention, it is. to be understood that I do not. limit myself to; the precise constructions; herein disclosed and; the rightis reserved to all changes and modification coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim;
Having thus described; my invention what: 1'
claim. as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:-
A drapery ensemble, comprising a central festoon piece having upwardly and inwardly converged top edges which meet at the center of sa d. fl sto n formin av pp. edge n h Shape of a flat ened obtuse. a g e, a u nel o m of superimposed plies of material doubled upon themselves along their longitudinal center to have adjacent longitudinal edges facing upward, saidtimnell being longer than the top edge of said festopn piece and positioned in front of said festoon piece with its ends projected equally to either; side, oi said festoon piece and with the tops of its longitudinal edges flush with the top edge of said festoon piece, depending end panels at the sides of said festoon piece with their top edgeslbcated behind the projectingends. of: said tunnel, said end panels havingtheir topedges; flush with the tops of the longitudinal edges of the projecting endaof said: tunnel and'witlr their immeredge pcrt-ions: located behind the sidesofsaid festonnu'pwardlyfacing: l'ongitud'nal edges of-said tunnel, to they ton edges 05' said end panels, so arranged and constructed that when a curtain rod engaged through said" tunnel said festoon. piece will be draped behind the curtain rod and said end pieces can havetheir free endnfolded overthe top of the-curtain rod to depend freely in front; of the curtain rod'."
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