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Sept 25, 1951 M. P. coLLEsTER CURTAIN FOR A lcmLn's NURSERY RooM 2 Sheets-Shei', 1
Filed Feb. 10, 1949 INVENTOR /VaBade o//esC-r ATTO Sept. 25, 1951 Filed Feb. 10, 1949 M. P. COLLI-:STER
CURTAIN FOR A CHILD'S NURSERY Room 2 sheets-sheet 2 INVENTOR A RNEY5 Patented Sept. 25, 1951 CURTAIN Fon A onmnjsNURsERY BooM Maude P.' Collester, New York, N. Y., assigner to YI. B. Kleiner-t Rubber- Co.; ANew York, N. Y., a
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Application February 10, i949',- slerjii Navasa;
7 claims. (algien-1217) 1;.Y l i The invention relates to a curtain construction Kintended forA use in a childs nursery room and -1 which is provided with a plurality of pockets ad'apted to hold toys or other articles.
' The object of the invention is to provide a novel fand'. decorative curtain construction adapted to tbe used in a childs nursery room and which is so lconstructedthat it is providedY with a separable back panel containing a plurality of pockets therein in which toys'or other play articles of the child may Vbe received.
In a childsnursery room there is usually a "number of .toys or other play articles which are -left around on the floor or elsewhere at the end of fa day which must be picked up and put away so that the room will have a tidy appearance. Ordi- "narily this picking up and storage of the toys or l-suitable place, such as in a closet or cabinet which.
-Llis inaccessible to the child and then when the toys lare to be used again, it is necessary for the parent or nurse to remove the same from their storage place and give them back to the child. The present invention is designed to overcome this situation by providing a curtain construction which may be hung either at a window in the nursery room or at some other place in the room, and which is so constructed and arranged that it will provide an'easily' accessible place where the child, itself, may put away the toys and play articles after playing with them, and take them out again when desired.
In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated my improved curtain and the several views therein show the following:
,Figure 1 is a front elevation ofa curtain made ,in accordance with my f invention, with parts lllshqwn, broken away to more clearly indicate'the const'ructionv thereof.
""Figure 2 is a-broken plan View of the curtain construction showing the same in an opened out flat condition, and particularly showing the inner face of the back panel thereof.
Figure 3 is a sectional View of Figure 1, taken on the line 3-3 looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 4 is a sectional view of Figure 1, taken on the line 4-4 looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 5 is a sectional view of Figure 2, taken on the line 5-5 looking in the direction of the arrows.
The curtain construction of the invention may be used either as a window curtain or as a decora- 2, ftiv'e'liang'ing to be hung on a wall or at any other suitable location in the nursery play room. The curtain is made with a front panel, indicated generally by the numeral I, and a back panel, indicated by the numeral 2. The front panel'l, may be made of 4any suitable decorative fabric mate- `rial and providedV with a suitable ruille 3, around its "outer'edges, and with an upper hem 4, so conistructed and sewn that a curtain rod or similar hanging support may be inserted therethrough. The back of the material of the front panel I, y"is reinforced `by sewing'to it, alongits edges, a 'suitab'le fabric material such as is indicated at 5, in Figure 2.'- Sewedto the back of the Vfabric material 'of' panel I; and to the backing material 5, and along the line 6, is the upper edge of a back panel 2. The inner face of said back panel may be formed .of a suitable quilted fabric material l, andthe vouter face of said panel is formed of a -plain fabric material 8, which is sewed tothe fiquilted fabric material "I, along the edges thereof and reinforced along said edges by a suitable bind-1 'fing [0."
Sewell Wto the inner face Iof panel 2, aire the p0cket panels-1I and I2. These panels may be 0 "The pocket panel `Vl l is formed withthe vcurved t'o'p' edges I3 and ldwhich at their inner portions curve upwardly and fromV the upwardly extendtab'l`5.' The top edge I6, of the tab I5, is sewed` to the`topy edge of the back panel 2 and falsoftdthe frontpanel I, along the line 6. The 'sideedg'esw and I9'of` pocketpanel II are sewed to the side edges ofk the back panel 2, and the bttoin edgeZll' thereof is sewed to the back panel falcngthe line 2 l Thus there is formed an upper pcket theinner'faceY-of the back lpanel 2 which is adapted to receive and hold toys and other play articles.
The pocket panel I2 is formed in a similar manner to pocket panel Il, and so that it is provided with the curved top edges 22 and 23 which at their inner portions curve upwardly and from the upwardly extending tab 24, and the top edge 25 of said tab is sewed to the panel along the line 2|. The side edges 21 and 28 of the pocket panel I2 are sewed to the side edges of the back panel 2, and the bottom edge 29 thereof is sewed to the bottom edge 30 of said back panel. There is thus formed a lower pocket Y B, on the inner face of the back panel 2, which is also adapted to receive and hold toys or other play articles.
It will be noted that by reason of the construction as above described, the pockets A and B are positioned behind and facing the back face of the front curtain panel I, and thus when toys or play articles are placed in said pockets they will be covered byy both the front panelA and the outer face of the back panel of the curtain and will be thus concealed from view. Also the pockets A and B are positioned so that they will be readily accessible to a child and. so thatthe child may without trouble remove and replace the toys or play articles.
Although the curtain illustrated 'in the draw-y ings is shown as provided with only tWo toy ref ceiving pockets, it is to be understood that more pockets may be provided Without departing from the spirit of the invention. Also, although' the curtain as shown in the drawings is intended to be used as a Window curtain, it is obvious that it also may 'be used as a decorative panel or drape to be hung elsewhere in the nursery play room.
What is claimed is:
l. A curtain for a childs nursery room comprised of a front panel made of a reinforced decorative fabric material, a rearrpanel joined at its upper edge to the upper edge of the front panel and made of a quilted fabric material, and a plurality of pockets made of a fabric material similar to' the fabric material of the rear panel and sewed to the inner face of said rear panel, said front panel concealing said rear panel and pockets from View when said pockets are in use.
2. A curtain for a childs nursery room comprised of a rectangular shaped reinforced fabric panel, a second fabric panel positioned behind said rst mentioned panel and joined at its upper edge to the upper edge of the rst mentioned panel, and a plurality of pockets made of a fabric material and sewed to the inner face of said rear panel, said first mentionedepanel concealing said second panel and pockets from view when said :upper edge of the front panel and provided with a reinforcing backing made of a different fabric material than the fabric of the rearpanel, and a plurality of reinforced fabric panels having Ltheir side and bottom edges and a portion of their top edges sewed to Athe inner face of said rear panel to form `pockets on Ysaid inner face 6 `of said panel, said front panel concealing said 4 rear panel and pockets from view when said pockets are in use.
4. A curtain for a childs nursery room comprised of a rectangular shaped outer fabric panel and a rectangular shaped inner fabric panel, said panels being sewed together at their upper edgs, said outer fabric panel being provided with rufiies along its side and bottom edges and a hem at its top edge for receiving therethrough a curtain rod, said inner fabric panel being made of aquilted fabric material and having a plurality `of pockets, made o f the same material, sewed to the inner face thereof, said outer panel concealing said inner panel and articles placed in saidpockets when'said pockets are in use.
5'. A curtain for a childs nursery room comprised of a rectangular shaped panel made of a decorative fabric material with a reinforcing backing made of a different fabric material which is sewed to the rear face thereof, a rear panel madel of a quilted fabric material sewed at its upper edge to the first mentioned panel and having a reinforcing backing made of a different fabric material which is Sevved to the rear face thereof, anda plurality of reinforced. fabric panels with curved upper edges and having their side and bottom edges and a portion of their upper edges sewed to the inner face of said rear panel and formingV pockets on said inner face of said panel, said first mentioned panel concealing said rear panel and articles placed in said pockets from view when said pockets are in use.
6. A toy holding curtain for a childs .nurselt7 room comprised of ,a rectangular shaped reinforced fabric panel, a second reinforced fabric panel sewed at its upper edge to the upper edge of said first mentioned panel, and a plurality of pockets formed on the inner face of said second panel by fabric panels having their side and bottom edges sewed to the said inner face of said panel to form toy holding pockets, said first mentioned panel concealing said second panel and said pockets from View.
'7. An article storing curtain comprising a front fabric panel and a rear fabric Vpanel joined at their upper edges, said `front panel having an area covering said rear ,panel substantially completely, and a plurality `of fabric pockets sewed to the inner face of said rear panel.
MAUDE P. COLLESTER.
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