US 2815807 A
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United Sres Paten-t f- WINDOW CURTAIN Ida H. Loos, Indiana, Pa.
Application January 30, 1956, Serial No. 562,133
2 Claims. (Cl. 1611-126) The present invention is directed in general to window curtains suspended from hangers such as rods disposed above the window and more specifically to such curtains as are mounted in pairs in adjustable overlapping relation upon a single hanger or curtain rod of a pair of such rods, thus leaving the outer rod of the pair free for the hanging of draperies.
Curtain rods for suspension of curtains in front of residential windows are well known in the art. The design and arrangement of such rods vary. Special designs may be obtained but commercially available designs include a single rod extending between end supports or two such rods disposed in substantially horizontal spaced relation from common end supports. A pair of curtains to be suspended in spaced or abutting relation in. a single plane may conveniently be mounted on a single rod. When however the curtains of a pair are to be suspended in overlapping relation, their present design is such as to require each curtain to be mounted upon a separate rod. Such arrangement of curtains is referred to as criss-cross curtains and are well known in the art.
The principal object of the present invention is to provide a pair of curtains which may be mounted upon a single rod in abutting or in overlapped criss-cross relation.
A further object of the invention is to provide such a pair of curtains when so mounted to be adjustable in the degree of overlapping.
These and other objects of the invention will be made apparent from the following description of the invention, and the drawing forming a part thereof wherein:
Fig. 1 shows in elevation a pair of curtains of the invention mounted in criss-cross relation upon a single rod;
Fig. 2 shows in enlarged detail a portion of the top of a curtain comprising the header and means for mounting the curtain upon the curtain rod;
Fig. 3 shows a section on lines III--III of Fig. 2;
Figs. 4 and 5 show a cross section through the curtain and rod in relation to the several curtains of the pair as shown by lines IV-IV and V-V of Fig. 1.
Referring now in detail to the drawings, the pair of curtains of Fig. 1 comprises the left hand curtain 1 and the right hand curtain 2' mounted in overlapping relation at 3. These curtains 1 and 2 are mounted on. a single curtain rod 4 which may be of any suitable design and supported at its ends by any of the well known methods. The rod 4 is connected with the curtain in spaced relation to the top thereof to provide the curtain header 5, which may be formed by folding one end 6 of the curtain inwardly as in Fig. 3. The curtain rod receiving loops 7 and straps 8 extend inwardly of the curtain from the bottom of the header as shown in Figs. 4 and 5. Fig. 2 shows the straps 8 to be wider than loops 7 and the loops 7 as disposed between the straps. Both the loops and straps may be of a single thickness of material having a hem 9 at each end thereof and attached to the curtains by stitching extending through lCe the hem and "curtain. One end of each loop and st'r'a'p preferably overlaps the lower edge of curtain 'portion 6 and the stitching extends through the four plies of curtain material. At one longitudinal side of each curtain 1 and 2 is a suitable ruie 10 and at the opposite longitudinal side of the curtain is a hem 11. Each curtain 1 and 2 may be draped by suitable tie-backs 12.
The curtains 1 and 2 as mounted on the rod 4 have the ruies 10 disposed at the inner edge of each curtain of the pair. By reason of the sewing hems being disposed on the face of the curtain towards the window, the curtains are made right and left handed. The curtain 1 has the straps 8 and loops 7 on the front side and the curtain 2 has the straps 8 and loops 7 on the rear side as viewed from inside the room. The rod 4 may be inserted through the loops and straps of the curtain by starting at the right side as in Fig. 1. The rod may be first inserted through the loops 7 and straps 8 of curtain 1 until it meets the overlying curtain 2 and the rod is entered through the first strap 8 of curtain 2. Thereafter the rod is alternately engaged with a loop of curtain 1 and a strap of curtain 2 until the rod extends through curtain 1. Thereafter the rod 4 is inserted through the remaining loops or straps of curtain 2 until it extends past the curtain 2. The rod may then be suspended above the window and the tie-backs 12l attached to separate the curtains as in Fig. 1.
The degree of overlap 3 of curtains 1 and 2 may be varied at any time before insertion of rod 4 into the upper curtain or curtain 2 of Fig. l. After the rod is inserted, the degree of overlap may be varied by withdrawing rod 4 from curtain 2 and making the desired adjustment. Although curtains 1 and 2 are shown mounted on rod 4 without vertical pleats, it will be obvious that such may be done, if desired, by skipping the necessary number of straps or loops to form the desired depth of pleat. It will also be apparent that, if desired, the loops 7 may be omitted entirely and the rod passed alternately through a strap of one curtain and a strap of the overlapping curtain to obtain the same effect as when using both loop and straps.
While I have shown and described the presently preferred form of my invention, wherein ruflles are applied to only one longitudinal edge of each curtain, such rule may also be applied to both longitudinal edges. Where desired the rutile may also be applied across the top of each curtain or on all four sides of the curtain. The mounting loops and straps of each curtain may be engaged with the same curtain rod in any desired sequence to accommodate such ruies as are disposed across the top of the curtain.
1. A pair of curtains for mounting in overlapping relation upon a single curtain hanging rod, comprising a first curtain having a plurality of separate substantially abutting hanging rod receiving members secured to the back of the body of the curtain adjacent the top margin thereof and extending between the side margins of the curtain, a second curtain adapted for partially underlying the rst curtain and having separate substantially abutting hanging rod receiving members secured to the front face of the second curtain between the side margins thereof and adjacent the top margin in alignment with those of the first curtain, all said curtain hanging rod receiving members at the non-overlapping portions receiving and Afully enclosing the hanging rod and said rod receiving members of the overlapping curtain portions alternately receiving the hanging rod in a said member of the rst curtain and in a said member of the second curtain, whereby the unused rod receiving members of each curtain at the overlapped curtain portions are disposed between the hanging rod and the body of the curtain.
2. The pair of curtains as defined in claim 1 wherein References Cited in the file of this patent the curtain rod hanging members of each curtain are alternately comprised of a narrow loop member and a UNITED STATES PATENTS wider strap member, said members being. exible and 2,012,097 Goodman Aug. 20, 1935 deectable towards or away from the curtain. 5 2,410,662 Kahn Nov. 5, 1946