0d. 15, 1946- D. R. FALKENBERG _ 2,409,425 DRAPERY MOUNTING Filed veé. 4, 1944 \ s Sheets-Sheet 1 w/ / ~/’25 / Ur - //1/ I I! In: v v // / //1 -INVENT . ’ DOUGLAS?) RFALKEN E G. ‘ J -_ gMwu/W ATTORNEYS Oct. 15, 1946. ‘ D_ R, FALKEN‘BERG 2,409,425 DRAPERY MOUNTING Filed Dec. 4, 1944 24. 2|/ FIG. 7 ' s Sheets-Sheet 5 728 ‘5 ‘ FIG. 6 INVENTOR. 'DOUGLA5‘5' 1?. FALKEN BERG ATTORNEY‘) Patented Oct. 15, 1946 2,409,425 UNITED STATESv PATENT ‘OFFICE 2,409,425 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; a 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. , I 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 2,400,425 3 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 .4 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. I i i' gradually decrease in area. . . 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. ' 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 2,409,425 _ 5 ' 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 . 6 , 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. . 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. ‘ 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. ‘ 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. ‘ DOUGLASS R. FALKENBERG. , Certi?cate of Correction Patent No. 2,409,425. ' 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. Q Signed and sealed this 26th day of November, A. D. 1946. [m] I LESLIE FRAZER, First Assistant aommz'ssz'oner of Patents.