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Publication numberUS2594624 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 29, 1952
Filing dateMay 11, 1951
Priority dateMay 11, 1951
Publication numberUS 2594624 A, US 2594624A, US-A-2594624, US2594624 A, US2594624A
InventorsDubinsky Alfred J
Original AssigneeDubinsky Alfred J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sectional window drapery
US 2594624 A
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April 29, 1952 A. J. DUBlNsKY 2,594,624

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G 6 ,4L FRED J.' DUB/NSKY TToR/VE Ks Y Patented Apr. 29, `1952 i.uviriao STATES" PATENT oFFicE SECTIONAL WINDOW DRAPERY Alfred J. Dubinsky, La Crosse, Wis.

Application May 11, 1951, Serial No. 225,771

curing together the edges of adjacent drape secl tions. Thisl connecting element is preferably composed of an elongated strip of relatively stiff fabric, such as buckram, which is apertured along its opposed side edge portions the length of the strip, thereby to permit the male fastening elev ments of conventional snap buttons secured to the marginal v'edges of the drape sections, to be inserted through the apertures in the vconnect-- ing element into locking engagement lwith their complementa-l female fastening elements, ser cured to the'vertical edge portions of the drape lining sections, thereby to secure together adjacent drape and liner sections in a manner whereby the buckram connecting element is substantially concealed from View, between the liner i;

and the drape sections, so that when the connected drape and liner sections are subsequently hung, they may have the appearance of a onepiece drape;

An important object of the present invention, Y v.

therefore, resides `in the provision of an independently constructed flexible securing element adapted to be interposed between the -drapery and liner sections, when the liners are secured to the draperies.

A further object is to provide a sectional drapery having means whereby adjacent drape sections' maybe detachably secured together with their edges disposed in abutting relation, and

whereby' the composite drapery may simulate a single drapery.

A further object is to provide a connecting element for detachably securing together the contiguouscdges of a pair of drape sections, said connecting element being in the form of an elon- (Cl. 16o-231) other, may pass through apertures provided in the connecting element, thereby to connect together in abutting relation, the contiguous edges of a pair of drapery sections and their liners, to provide, in effect, a one-piece drapery wherein the joints between adjacent sections are substantially concealed from View.

A further object is to provide a connecting element for detachably securing together adjacent 'drapery sections, said element having spaced apertures therein for receiving the projecting portions of male snap buttons preferably secured to the drape sections, when said snap buttons are operatively engaged with their complemental female snap buttons secured to the liner sections, or to strips of fabric, preferably of the same material as that of the drape sections, whereby the connecting element is completely concealed from view.

A further object is to provide a sectional drape comprising a simple inexpensive connecting ele- -ment for connecting together the contiguous edges of adjacent drape sections, which element is extremely simple in construction and readily lends itself for manufacture in strip or tape form, whereby it may be wound into rolls to conserve space in storage.

These and other objects of the invention and the means for their attainment will be more apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings.

'In the accompanying drawings there has been disclosed a structure designed to carry out the various objects of the invention, but it is to be understood that the invention is not conned to the exact features shown, as various changes may be made within the scope of the claims which follow.

In the drawings:

Figure l is an inside View of a drapery comprising two sections having their contiguous edges secured together in abutting relation with the novel connecting element herein disclosed;

Figure 2 is an enlarged detail sectional View on the line 2 2 of Figure 1, showing the edges of the drape sections disposed in abutting relation, and the edges of theliners similarly disposed, with the connecting element completely con; cealed therebetween;

Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2, but showing the parts separated from one another;

Figure 4 is a view showing the connecting ele- 'ment detached from the drapery;

Figur-e5 is 'a view showing a strap element used in conjunction with the connecting. element for securing together two drapery sections when no liners are utilized;

Figure 6 is a view showing the two drapery sections connected together with the connecting element and the strap elements illustrated in Figure being utilized to conceal the connecting element; and

Figure '7 is a view similar to Figure 2, showing a modified construction.

In Figure 1 there is illustrated a composite drapery composed of two drape sections 2 and 3, having tapes 4 secured to their vertical edges to provide anchors for a plurality of male snap buttons 5 spaced equi-distant apart the length of each tape.

The drapery illustrated in Figure 1 is shown provided with a lining, generally designated by the numeral I0, and comprising two sections 6 and 1, which, like the drape sections, have tapes 8 secured to the vertical edges thereof to provide anchors for a plurality of female snap buttons 9, secured thereto in spaced relation and adapted to register with the male snap buttons 5 in the tapes 4 of the drape sections.

The essential difference between the structure disclosed in the present application, and the structure disclosed in my co-pending application, hereinbefore mentioned, is that in the present application, an independent, or separable connecting element is utilized for connecting together the contiguous edges of adjacent drapery sections. To connect together the contiguous edges of adjacent drape sections, as herein disclosed, a connecting element, generally designated by the numeral II, shown in Figure 4, is provided. This element is shown having two rows of apertures I2 therein, spaced apart lengthwise of the element to register with the snap buttons in the drape and liner sections, when the element I I is applied thereto.

When it is desired, to connect together the vertical edges of two drape sections, said sections are arranged with their edges disposed in abutting relation, as shown at A in Figure 3. The connecting element or strip II is then placed over the adjacently disposed tapes 4 of the drape sections, as will be understood by reference to Figures 1, 2 and 3, with the male snap buttons being received in the apertures I2 of the connecting element. The female snap buttons 9 of the liner sections are then pressed into interlocking engagement with their complemental male snap male snap buttons secured to the vertical edges of the drape sections 2 and 3.

When a drapery is to be hung without a lining, two or more drape sections are arranged with their contiguous edges abuttingly engaged, or substantially so, as illustrated at A in Figure 3. The connecting element II is then placed over the male snap buttons 5 of the drape sections, after which the covering straps I5 are placed over thev connecting element I I, as shown in Figure 6, and the female snap buttons 9 thereof pressed into locking engagement with the male snap buttons 5 of the drape sections. By thus attaching the covering straps to the male snap buttons of the drape sections 2 and 3, the connecting element II is securely secured in position between the two drape sections and is completely concealed by the covering straps, as shown in the upper portion of Figure 6. The covering straps I5 serve a dual function in that the female snap buttons 9 thereof cooperate with the male snap buttons 5` of the drapey sections to secure the connecting elementY II in place between the drape sections, and, at the same time, the covering straps completely conceal -the element II and all of the snap buttons engaged. therewith.

The connecting element herein disclosed l greatly facilitates the operation of detachably buttons, as shown in Figure 2, thereby operatively connecting together the vertical edges of the drape sections 2 and 3, and at the same timev securing the liner sections 6 and 'I to the drape sections. When the drape and liner sections are thus connected together the connecting element II and snap buttons 5-9 are completely concealed from view from both sides of the composite drapery.

A snap button anchoring tape I3, similar to the tapes 4, is secured to the upper portion of each drape section, as best illustrated in Figure 6. and support a plurality of male snap buttons 5 adapted to interlockingly engage a plurality of female snap buttons 9 provided on the upper horizontal edges of the liner sections B and 1, as will be understood by reference to Figure 1.

When the composite drapery is to be utilized without a lining, a plurality of covering straps I5, shown in Figure 5, are utilized. The covering straps I5 have female snap buttons 9 secured theretov which are spaced apart the length, of. each tape to correspond to the spacing between the connecting together the contiguous edges of a pair of drape sections and liners. The connecting element II., being made of a relatively stiff material, such as buckram, may readily be handled in the operation of placing it over the male snap buttons secured in the edges of the drape sections, whereby said connecting element will hold the drape sections together while the liner sections 6 and 1.` or the covering straps I5 are secured to the drapes, depending upon whether or not the completed drapery is to be lined or unlined.

In ther manufacture of the drapes, the snap buttons, both maler and female,A are all spaced the same distance apart on their respective supporting tapes, whereby the drape sections` may be utilized interchangeably. This` is a highly desirablefeature in a sectional drapery of this general type. The connecting element. II may readily be manufactured from sheet stock and passed through a suitable perforating machine for piercing the holes therein equi-distant apart the length of the strip, after which it may be wound into rolls to facilitate handling and storage, prior to use.

In Figure 7 there is illustrated a construction wherein a single element, generally designated by the numeral I6, is utilized for connecting' together the contiguous edges of a pair of drape sections 2 and 3.

The connecting element I6 preferably comprises an inner ply I'I of a suitable material such as buckram, to which female snap buttons I8 are secured. To conceal the snap buttons and the joint between the drape sections 2 and 3, the inner ply, including the snap buttons I8, are covered with a suitable fabric I9, having its marginal side edges turned under and secured to the corresponding edges of the inner ply I'I, as shown in Figure 7.

When using the connecting element shown in Figure '7, the two drape sections are arranged with their contiguous edges abuttingly engaged, as shown, and the connecting element I6 is then snapped into engagement with its complemental male snap buttons 5 onlthefdrape sections, whereby the two sections are operatively connected together, and all of the snap buttons utilized for making such connection are completely hidde'n or concealed by the connecting;

element I6. If desired. thev strip of buckram may4 be eliminated, and a strip of drapery fabric utilized in lieu thereof. When such fabric is used, it is preferably folded upon itself to render the connecting element suiciently stiff to facilitate its application to the drape sections, and also for the purpose of concealing the snap buttons I8 from view.

While I have herein illustrated and described the inve'ntion as utilized in connection'with a sectional drapery, it is to be understoodthat it is capable of variations and modifications without departing from the spirit of the invention. I therefore do not wish to be limited to the specific construction disclosed, provided the connecting means between the drape sections is so constructed that the fastening elements, such as the snap buttons, are completely concealed from `View when the draperies are hung.

The foregoing detailed description has been given for clearness of understanding only, and no unnecessary limitations should be understood therefrom, but the appended claims should be construed as broadly as permissible in view of the prior art.

I claim as my invention:

1. A sectional drapery comprising two or more sections secured together along their contiguous edges, a plurality of fastening elements secured to the vertical edges of said drape sections and spaced equi-distant apart the length thereof, and an elongated ribbon-like connecting element having complemental fastening elements secured thereto adapted to be interlocked with the fastening elements on the contiguous edges of said drape sections, thereby to secure said edges together the full length thereof.

2. A sectional drape according to claim 1, wherein the connecting element is constructed of a relatively stiff but flexible material.

3. A sectional drapery according to claim 1, wherein the connecting element comprises an elongated strip of buckram having a plurality of fastening elements secured thereto for interlocking engagement with the fastening elements on the contiguous edges of adjacent drape sections, and said connecting element having its exposed side covered with drapery fabric, thereby to completely conceal the connecting element from view, when operatively engaged with the contiguous edges of adjacent drape sections.

4. A sectional drape comprising a plurality of like drape sections having a plurality of fastening elements secured to the vertical edges thereof spaced equi-distant apart the lengths thereof, a connecting element having a plurality of apertures therein adapted to receive the fastening elements in the contiguous edges of adjacent drape sections, a lining for each drape section having complemental fastening elements secured .to their vertical edges and spaced apart to register with the fastening elements secured to the drape sections, and whereby when the liner sections are placed against the drape sections and the fastening elements on one side edge of each liner section are interlocked with their complemental fastening elements on the adjacent edges of the drape sections, said connecting element is secured in position between the drape sections thereby to connect said drape sections together to provide a composite drapery wherein the connecting and fastening elements are completely concealed from view.

5. A sectional drapery according to claim 4, wherein the connecting element is constructed of an elongated strip of buckram having spaced perforations therein for receiving portions of the fastening elements for securing the liner sections to the drape sections, and whereby said connecting element is concealed from view when in position between adjacent drape sections.

6. A sectional drapery comprising a plurality of like sections having fastening elements secured to their vertical edges and spaced apart lengthwise thereof, a connecting element having a plurality of apertures therein for receiving the projecting portions of said fastening elements, thereby to connect together the contiguous edges of adjacent drape sections, and covering straps each having a plurality of complemental fastening elements secured thereto in longitudinally spaced relation adapted to register with the fastening elements in the contiguous edges of the drape sections, said covering straps overlying the connecting element and their fastening elements interlocking with the fastening elements on the drapery sections, thereby to secure the connecting element in operative position between the drape sections, said covering straps concealing the connecting element and all of said fastening elements.

ALFRED J. DUBINSKY.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of, this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,210,652 Dennett Aug. 6, `1940 2,528,829 Hintersteiner Nov. '7, 1950

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Classifications
U.S. Classification160/123, 160/330, 160/124, 160/160
International ClassificationA47H23/02, A47H23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47H23/02
European ClassificationA47H23/02