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No. 852.187. I PATENTED APR. 30, 1907. W. LUFT.
APPLICATION FILED NOV, 9, 1906.
INVENTOR WITNESSES: I XQWQ/QM fizz 73W 6/ ATTORNEY l/VILLIAM LUFT, OF JERSEY CITY, NEWV JERSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented April 30, 1907.
Application filed November 9, 1906. Serial No. 342,605.
To all whzmt it may concern:
Be it known that I, WVILLIAM LUF'r, a citizen of the United States of America, resid ing at Jersey City, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Curtain-Supports, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a device which is adapted to afford a permanent support for curtains, particularly window curtains, and is devised in such a manner as to not only afford a proper support, but also, and as a part of the invention, means for separating the curtain from its supporting rings while at the same time retaining the permanent support, whereby the curtains can be removed and washed and restored to their position with ease and facility, as will be explained.
I will describe my invention in connection with the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification.
In these drawingsFigure 1 represents a side elevation of my device with a portion of the fabric folded back so as to show the manner of assembling the parts. Fig. 2 shows the band or support attached to the curtain. Fig. 3 shows the manner of attaching and retaining the removable rings. Fig. 4 is a cross section of the parts.
In these drawings A represents a band made of suitable fabric and folded preferably along a central longitudinal line B. This band or strip may be of any desired length and of variable width to suit the particular purpose. It also may vary in quality and in color, as I purpose making it in different shapes and sizes to suit its various forms of application. It is particularly suitable, however, 'for lace curtains that are washed from time to time and my invention is peculiarly applicable to such a situation as it provides a permanent band or support with hooks, as will be explained, which remain with the band, intact, and which can go through the wash with the curtain. The utility of this part of my invention is thus made apparent. In connection with the said band A and immediately inside of the central longitudinal line B and in the fold or groove thereof, I place a spacing cord C made of any suitable washable fabric and I stich, the same longitudinally through its greatest diameter so as to leave the parts of the folded band free from this point to the edge of the curtain.
At D I provide openings in the said band which extend from the inside of the fold to the outside and through these openings D I thread or extend the spacing cord C, which, at this point, forms what I call loops E.
Between the respective openings D of the band A the spacing cord C is securely fastened to the band, as aforesaid, by stitching, but the part of the spacing cord 0 which extends through the openings D and forms the loops E, is loose, that is to say, unstitched to the fabric A except at its terminals; but the spacing cord (J, with its extensions E, is a continuous cord.
Removably attached to the loops E are the rings F, preferably of metal; or other suitable material may be employed. In Fig. 3 I show the manner of attachment at the lefthand side of this figure, the loop E is extended through the ring F. In the center portion of the figure, the upper part of the loop is drawn down over the ring; and on the righthand side of the figure, the loop is drawn taut and the ring is locked thereon.
At G I show a curtain and its manner of attachment to its supporting band. In Fig. 4 the band A is shown as folded over the curtain G and stitched thereto by the thread II. The spacing cord C is also shown as located in the groove or fold of the band A and stitched thereto by the thread J longitudinally thereof at its greatest diameter so as to leave the parts of the folded band free from this point to the edge of the curtain.
When the parts are in the position shown in the right-hand side of Fig. 3, the ring F is adapted to be drawn over the pole K. Then it is desired to take the curtain down for the purpose of washing or cleaning same, the rings F are drawn oil the pole K and, by a reverse movement, the loops E are separated from the rings F and the fabric part of my structure, that is to say, the curtain, its band and loops, can be washed or cleaned with the metallic or other rings F removed therefrom. lV hen they are cleaned the operation of mounting can be repeated.
My article of manufacture consists of the band A folded centrally along a longitudinal line B and provided with a spacing cord 0 which, between the openings D, is securely stitched longitudinally of its greatest diameter to the band A inside of the groove or folded edge, and which spacing cord extends through the openings D and provides loops Io ing through the openings to provide loops E for the reception of the removablerings F. I make up and market my article in this manner.
Having thus described my invention, the following is What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
A curtain support comprising a folded band having openings in the fold at intervals, a spacing cord located in the fold and extendand longitudinal stitching whereby the spac I ing cord is secured at its greatest diameter Within the fold so as to leave the folded parts and spacing cord free from the greatest diameter or seat of the spacing cord.
This specification signed and witnessed this second day of November, A. D., 1906.