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D. R. FALKENBERG _
2,409,425
DRAPERY MOUNTING
Filed veé. 4, 1944
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D_ R, FALKEN‘BERG
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DRAPERY MOUNTING
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Patented Oct. 15, 1946
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UNITED STATESv PATENT ‘OFFICE
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DRAPEBY MOUNTING
Douglass R. Falkenberg, Lakewood, Ohio
Application December 4, 1944, Serial No. 586,591
19 Claims. (Cl. 160-84)
The invention relates to valances and particu
larly to drapery valances for dwelling windows. _
The invention is particularly directed to im
proved means for mounting or supporting dra
peries such as valances, The object of the in
vention is to provide a unitary mounting for a
valance drapery for the top and sides of window
frames to hang interiorly of the window curtain
or shade, the valance being so mounted as to
taken in the plane indicated by the line III-III,
Figure 1;
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Figure 4 is a front edge view of the mounting
shown in Figure 3;
Figure 5 is a view of the upper end of the
mounting shown in Figure 3; Y
Figure 6 is a side view, upon a reduced scale,
of the window frame, valance, mounting, and
bracket shown in Figure l, the view also indi
provide particularly pleasing ornamental effects 10 cating the window shade or curtain in lowered
position, the view being taken from the plane
indicated by the line VI-VI, Figure 1; and
which are uniform and symmetrical upon both
sides of the window frame. These symmetrical
ornamental effects are maintained unimpaired
and undisturbed during the use of the valance.
Figure 7 is a plan view, upon a reduced scale,
of they blank or fabric piece which is hung or
The improved mounting for draperies is of the 15 draped to-form the unitary decorative valance
nature of a hanger and provides means whereby
shown in Figure 1.
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an inexperienced person can conveniently hang
Referring to the accompanying drawings, par
the valances and secure a tailored ornamental
ticularly Figures 1 and 3-7, in which the same
effect usually possible only to those with profes
respective parts are designated by the same sev
sional skill. The improved ‘mountings when in 20 eral numbers in the different views, two angular
use are hidden from view by the manner in which
strap iron brackets 2 are secured at their rear
ends to the top portions and on the inside of a
window frame I and serve to support two special
hidden support for the window shade or curtain.
mounting members or hangers 3 to which the
The claims of the instant application are di 25 brackets 2 are secured at their front ends, in and
rected to the improvements in drapery mount
over which members 3 fringed side parts of the
ings.
improved valance are folded and draped, an in
The following description and the accompany
termediate fringed front part of the valance
ing drawings set forth in detail certain means
being draped in chordal-shaped formation be
the valances can be draped thereover. The val
ance as mounted or supported also provides a
illustrating the improvements in drapery mount 30 tween the members 3, the fringed valance parts
ings, such disclosed means constituting, however,
forwardly of the members 3 depending symmetri
only two of the many forms in which the prin
cally and decoratively upon both sides adjacently
ciple of the invention may be embodied.
inwardly of the side frame members of the win
In said accompanying drawings:
dow frame I. A rear plain or edge~hemmed part
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the upper 35 of the valance extends between the mountings 3
portion of a window frame with two of the im
rearwardly of the fringed intermediate and side
parts.
proved mountings and a valance hung thereon;
the window curtain or shade supported by the
The brackets 2 have such angular end forma
mounting brackets rearwardly of the valance
tions as will permit convenient and secure fasten
40 ing of the same to the window frame I and the
being rolled up into its upper position;
Figure 2 is a broken side view of an upper
mounting members 3, and the intermediate por
tions thereof are bent into U-shaped formations
corner of the window frame, particularly show
4 serving to support a transverse rod 5 from
ing one of the mountings in which the upper
front side corners of the valance are folded, the 45 which the usual window shade or curtain 6
hangs and upon which it can be rolled.
particular mounting shown being of somewhat
The entire window covering often includes side
different design than those shown in Figure 1,,
drapes depending rearwardly of a valance, but
the view also showing a bracket by which the
since these side drapes form no part of the
valance mounting is supported on the front of
the window frame, said bracket also providing a 50 instant invention they are not shown although
they could be used with the invention if desired.
support for the curtain or shade rod;
A form of improved valance suitable for sup
Figure 3 is a longitudinal section, upon an en
porting on the improved mountings and having a
larged scale, of one of the mountings shown
novel cooperation therewith is a unitary struc
in Figure 1, and in which an upper side front
comer of the valance is folded, the view being 55 ture formed from a blank or a fabric piece ‘I, such
as illustrated in Figure '7, the edges of the piece
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orative fringe such as the scalloped and reticu
lated lace fringe 8.
portions are shorter‘ as the folding progresses in'
the series of slots l9 so that the innermost de
The valance is removably mounted on and se
curely held by the members 9 without the use of
tacks or other evident or visible extraneous fas
tening means and in a manner which does not
injure the valance material when mounting or
removing the valance. For this purpose the mem
bers 9 are special structures formed substantially
as follows:
Each member or hanger 9 has a substantially
rectangular plate-like body 9, Figure 3. of sub
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through the successive slots i0 and into the
pockets l l until all the slots, including the slot
i2 are filled, the slot l2 receiving a single ply of
the material. successively the depending valance
a ‘I which show at the front and sides of the valance
when draped upon a window frame having a dec
pending portion 29, Figure 1, is comparatively
shallow. the whole fringed edge forming a gen
erally serpentine. decorative formation from a
lowermost outer point to an uppermost inner
point upon an upper side portion of the window
frame I. A pin 20 is then passed into the hole
l'l unobstrusively to retain the fabric folds in the
slots l9 and pockets II. when this operation has
been repeated on the other side of the window
frame, commencing with the corner 29 of piece
‘I, Figure "l, the sides of the valance have been
completely draped and secured by the pins 29
passed into the holes If. The intermediate front
20 portion of the valance naturally drapes itself be
stantial thickness. of which one edge (the front
edge when in position on a window frame) is in
tersected by a plurality of spaced slots Ill opening
at their inner ends into pockets II aligned, there
with and formed through the body 9 and of sub
stantial size both in length and width. The slots
tween the dependent side portions into the upper
iii are provided with outer curved ?aring walls
chordal-shaped formation, Figure 1. Symmetry
so that they are wide enough to permit sliding
as between the two front side portions of the
therethrough into the pockets ll of two ?ush
draped valance, and as between these front side
plies or thicknesses of the material of the fabric
piece ‘I and the pockets I I are commodious enough 25 portions and the intermediate top chordal-shaped
front portion, can be assured by the commodious
to receive and permit easy and loose accommoda
accommodation for more or less material pro
tion of the plies. One end of the body 9 (the
vided by the liberal sire of the pockets i I.
inner end when in use) is formed with a deep
Then the material is draped around the outer
slot l2 intersecting the edge thereof intersected
by the slots l0, and the other end of the body 9 30 edges 90 of the members or hangers 9 and passed
in a single ply through the slots I4 and into the
is extended from the edge opposite to that inter
pockets i9 and secured by pins passed into the
sected by the slots l0 and i2 into a formation
holes is and is. From .the slots i4 and the
is having a narrow slot l4 one of whose inner
pockets it the rear hemmed edge of the draped
wall portions I5 is concave to form a narrow
pocket l6. Adjacent the front edge the body 9 35 valance passes underneath the'parts I9’ of the
formations i9 and is extended to form the rear
is formed with a lengthwise through hole If in
of the valance.
tersecting the slots i0, and the two parts of the
The design of mounting 9', Figure 2, is some
formation l9 are formed with aligned through
what varied and is more suitable for some assem
holes [8 and I9 which intersect the slot ll. These
holes are adapted to receive non-fabric-imuring 40 blies. In this design the body 9' is tapered from
the outside end to the inside end and the pockets
securing pins, one of which 29 for the hole I‘! is
shown in Figure 6, as also a pin 9! for the aligned
holes l8 and I9.
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i i' gradually decrease in area.
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What I claim is:
Speaking in general terms, the hemmed, but
1. A drapery mounting comprising a body mem
folds of increasingly shorter lengths toward the
center of the draped valance, as shown in Figure
1, and the fringed side 29 of the piece 1 forms a
front intermediate top chordal-shaped valance
formed through the body into which the respec
tive slots open.
otherwise plain, side 2| of the blank or fabric 45 ‘ber having spaced slots intersecting an edge
thereof, and pockets formed in the body into
piece ‘I, Figure 7, forms the depending rear side
which the slots open.
edges and the rear of the draped valance, the
2. A drapery mounting comprising a body mem
fringed sides 22 form the side and front side de
ber having an edge thereof intersected by a plu
pending portions of the draped valance, each
front side comprising a plurality of overlapping 60 rality of spaced slots, and enlarged pockets
3. A drapery mounting comprising a substan
tially rectangular body member having an edge
65 thereof intersected by a plurality of spaced slots.
portion.
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and enlarged pockets formed through the body
The brackets 2 are of angular formations so
into which the respective slots open, the body
that the mounting members or hangers 9 are
having an end extension from the opposite edge
supported at an angle to the sides of the window
formed with a slot opening in the general direc
frame I, whatever is most suitable for the par
ticular decoration, preferably 45°, as shown in the 60 tion of said plurality of slots.
4. A drapery mounting comprising a substan
accompanying drawings, and are inclined in
tially rectangular body member having an edge
wardly. Such an assembly provides width for the
thereof intersected'by a plurality of spaced slots,
serpentine fringed-edged depending front side
and enlarged pockets formed through the body
Portions of the valance, as is clearly seen in Fig
into which the respective slots open,. the body
ure 1;
having an end extension from the opposite edge
The valance is hung by ?nger-folding two plies
of the piece ‘I a sufficient distance from a corner
24, Figure 7, to provide the desired dependent
formed with a narrow slot opening in the general
direction of said plurality of slots, said exten
sion being formed with a shallow narrow pocket
length 25, Figure 1, the folded width being some
what more than suf?cient to reach from the point 70 into which the last-mentioned slot opens.
5. A drapery mounting comprising a substan
tially rectangular body member having an edge
thereof intersected by a plurality of spaced slots,
and into the aligned pocket Ii. Then the drap
and enlarged pockets formed through the body
ing of a side 22 of the piece ‘I is completed by
repeatedly folding the fabric and ‘passing it 75 into which the respective slots open. the body
28, Figure 3, to the point 21, and the folded plies
slid through the upper slot Ill of a mounting 9
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having a comparatively deep slot intersecting
said edge adjacent one end of the body, the body
further having adjacent ‘its other end an exten- '
sicn from the opposite edge formed with a slot
opening in the general direction of said plurality
of slots, said extension being formed with a nar
row pocket into which the last-mentioned slot
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draperies, comprising a body having a succession
of spaced slots intersecting the periphery thereof
and forming passages for successively folded por
tions of the drapery material, the body being
further formed with chambers into which the
respective slots open and which provide for ad
opens.
justable take-up of the material.
the general direction of said plurality of slots, '
with a support, of a pair of hangers secured to
14. A mounting forming one of a plurality of
6. A drapery mounting comprising a tapered
similar hangers for the decorative hanging of
body member having an edge thereof intersected 10 draperies, comprising a body having a succession
by a plurality of spaced slots, and enlarged
of spaced slots intersecting the periphery thereof
pockets of gradually decreasing area formed
and forming passages for successively folded por
_ through the body into which the respective slots
tions of the drapery material, the body-being fur
open.
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ther formed with chambers which are continua
7. Akdrapery mounting comprising a. body mem
.tions 01’ the respective slots and provide for
ber having spaced slots intersecting an edge
adjustable take-up of the drapery material, the
thereof, and also having a comparatively deep
body being formed with an extension serving to
slot intersecting said edge adjacent one end of
support the material exteriorly of the body
the body, the body having an end extension from‘
proper.
the opposite edge formed with a slot opening in 20
15. In drapery mountings, the combination
the portions of the body between the adjacent
the support and inclined toward‘each other, the
slots of said ?rst-mentioned slots being formed
hangers being formed with chambers having
with aligned holes therethrough, and the por
spaced open-ended entrances for the sliding pas
tions of the body adjacent said extension slot 25 sage into the chambers of folded drapery material
being formed with aligned holes therethrough.
whereby there is provided by the chambers a ?ex
8. A drapery mounting comprising a bracket
ible accommodation for material to facilitate
attachable at one end to a support, and provided
selective decorative dependent draping of the
intermediate its ends with a pocket for a sup
material from the hangers.
porting rod, a body member secured at one edge 30
16. A mounting forming one of a plurality of
to the opposite end of said bracket, thebody
member being formed in its opposite edge with a
plurality of spaced open-ended slots, and pockets
formed through the body member into which said
slots open.
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9. A drapery mounting comprising a bracket
attachable to a support at one end, a body mem
ber secured by one edge to the opposite end of
similar hangers for the decorative hanging of
draperies, comprising a body having a succession
of spaced slots intersecting the periphery thereof
and forming passages for successively folded por
35 tions of the drapery material, the body being
' further formed with chambers which are con
tinuations of the respective slots and provide for
adjustable take-up of drapery material, and
the bracket, the opposite edge of the body mem
for positively holding the material in the
ber being intersected by a plurality of spaced 40 snlietans
o s.
slots, said body member having an end extension
17. A mounting forming one of a plurality of
from its one edge extended over said bracket,
similar hangers for the decorative hanging of.
said extension being formed with a slot opening
draperies, comprising a body having a succession
in the general direction of said plurality of slots. ,
of spaced slots intersecting the periphery thereof
10. A drapery‘ mounting comprising a plate
and forming passages for successively folded por
like substantially rectangular body member hav
tions
of the drapery material, the body being
ing spaced slots therethrough and intersecting an
further formed with chambers which are con
edge thereof, and pockets formed through the
tinuations of the respective slots and provide for
body into which the slots open.
adjustable
take-up of drapery ‘material, the body
11.A drapery mounting comprising a body 50 being formed with aligned holes for accommodat
member having spaced slots therethrough and
ing securing means for positively holding the ma
intersecting an edge thereof, said body edge hav
terial in the slots.
ing curved surface portions providing enlarged
18. A drapery mounting comprising a. support,
slot entrances, and pockets formed through the
a pair of hangers secured angularly relatively
body into which the slots open.
55 thereto and each having a series of spaced pe
12. A drapery mounting comprising a body
ripheral slots, and pockets formed in the hangers
member having a ‘plurality of spaced body slots,
into which the slots open, whereby drapery ma
said slots intersecting the periphery thereof, and
terial can be hung from the hangers with selective
enlarged pockets formed through the body into
decorative effects by successive folding thereof
which the respective slots open, the slots and 60 and insertion and adjustment thereof in the slots
pockets serving to receive folded drapery mate
and pockets.
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rial, the body having a peripheral extension
19.
A
drapery
mounting,
as
in
claim
18,
in
forming a support for drapery material exterior
which the hangers depend from the support in
1y of the body proper.
relatively inwardly inclined symmetrical ' ar
13. A mounting forming one of a plurality of 65
similar hangers for the decorative hanging of
rangement.
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DOUGLASS R. FALKENBERG.
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Certi?cate of Correction
Patent No. 2,409,425.
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October 15, 1946.
DOUGLASS R. FALKENBERG
It is hereby certi?ed that errors appear in the printed speci?cation of the above
numbered patent requiring correction as follows: Column 3, line 56, for the word
“formations” read formation; column 4, line 69, claim 4, strike out “shallow”; column
5, line 42, claim 9, for “one edge” read said “one edge”; andlthat the said Letters
Patent should be read with these corrections therein that the same may conform to
the record of the case in the Patent O?ice.
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Signed and sealed this 26th day of November, A. D. 1946.
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LESLIE FRAZER,
First Assistant aommz'ssz'oner of Patents.
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