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SAFE-SNAP SYSTEM

The Finest Custom Draperies Manufactured Since 1967

Safe-Snap System


Safe-Snap was invented and developed for hand traverse operation. The simplicity of the track operation has made Safe-Snap increasingly attractive to architects and their clients in hundreds of installations throughout the country. No master slides, no troublesome cords, brackets or hooks are required for these simple, hand traverse assemblies.

Track assemblies are available in extruded aluminum or white enameled steel and are available for either wall or ceiling installation.

Drapery Track Assemblies and Tape

Track Assembly
  • This uncomplicated system is ideal for university resident rooms and similar commercial applications.
  • Washable fire-retardant fabrics are generally used.
  • Accent has a full line of these fabrics and is happy to provide budget figures for a complete installation.
  • Accent has its own fabrication facility.

Safe-Snap Drapery Systems are Durable, Safe and Trouble-free

Since Safe-Snap track assemblies mount directly to wall or ceiling surfaces, the normal sagging problems inherent with bracket suspensions, end returns, intermediate support brackets and master slides are eliminated. The strong, durable snaps replace the conventional drapery hooks and assure trouble-free installation and maintenance in every application.
Directly to Wall
DIRECTLY TO WALL
Directly to Ceiling
DIRECTLY TO CEILING

Wall Installations

Double-Snap Pleat — for 100% Fullness in Drapery

Material Specifications
Aluminum — Extruded .075 inch high strength anodized aluminum alloy track for hand traverse operation. Size: 1/2" wide, 5/8" deep. Length: Cut to length ordered. All rods come completely assembled ready to hang when ordered by numbers shown below. Installation: Through face to back of rod, see mounting instructions. Rod fits flat to wall, (no brackets).
No. 47 Assembly Aluminum
 No. 47 Assembly — Aluminum
Steel — Formed from .030 inch steel, galvanized and bonderized precoated baked enamel-white for hand traverse operation. Length: Cut to length ordered. All rods come completely assembled ready to hang when ordered by numbers shown below. Installation: Through face to back of rod, see mounting instructions. Rod fits flat to wall, (no brackets).
No. 37 Assembly Enameled Steel
 No. 37 Assembly — Enameled Steel
Wall Mounting
WALL MOUNTING
Aluminum Track System
(steel similar)
Wall Installation
WALL INSTALLATION

Ceiling Installations

Double-Snap Pleat — for 100% Fullness in Drapery

Material Specifications
Although many installations are direct wall mount; rodding, necessary parts, and alternate slides are available for bracket or overhead mount. Inside window mounting more often uses this system. Note that for direct wall mount, the rod channel is to the room side. For ceiling installations, the channel is to the window side.
Steel — Formed from .030 inch steel, galvanized and bonderized precoated baked enamel-white for hand traverse operation. Length: Cut to length ordered. All rods come completely assembled ready to hang when ordered.
No. 97 Assembly Enameled Steel
 No. 97 Assembly — Enameled Steel
Ceiling Installation
CEILING INSTALLATION

Safe-Snap Tape Specifications

Width: 1 1/2" heavy Duty cotton twill. Finish: Preshrunk. Snaps: Long-life, rustproof, highest quality nickel plated BRASS, practically indestructible. Snap Spacing: Rustproof snaps spaced 3" apart centered on tape. Roll Size: 50 yards.
Safe-Snap Tape
The tape used in making draperies is not a part of the rod specification but is purchased by the drapery manufacturer. It is important to consider the amount of tape required as findings in the drapery making costs.
For WALL installation, the tape shall be sewn as near the top of the drapery as possible to cover the rod. For CEILING installation the tape is sewn lower so that the center of the snap is 1 1/2" from the top of the drapery to cover the rod.

When sewing tape to the drapery, turn down enough fabric to catch under the top row of stitching then stitch bottom edge of tape. Snaps should be approximately 1" from each side of drapery.

Designed Expressly for Institutional and Commercial Installations

Safe-Snap simplicity of operation, plus its elimination of costly parts replacement and maintenance, have met with immediate acceptance for resident rooms, hospital patient rooms, hotel and motel guest rooms.

Reduce Initial and Continuing Maintenance Costs with Safe-Snap

Savings in Initial Cost
Less Sewing Labor — Labor costs are always a factor in drapery installations, and sewing labor can be cut by 1/2 and more with Safe-Snap tape. Safe-Snap tape is sewn flat directly onto the drapery fabric.
Pleats Itself — Heavy duty Safe-Snap tape pleats itself. Strong and durable, both tape and snaps will last the life of draperies without replacement.
Less Fabric Required — Due to making saving in the heading and pleating, less fabric is used than in conventional draperies.
Eliminates Extras — No hooks, crinoline, or extra material for pleats; no costly hand labor required to sew on hooks or hook pockets.
Savings in Maintenance
Snaps off quickly — Draperies equipped with the Accent Safe-Snap system snap off with a flip of the wrist; quickly and safely... no hooks to unfasten by hand from the track and the drapery; no stuck fingers, no torn linings. No danger of rips or tears. Rehanging draperies is equally simple and fast with resultant substantial labor savings.
Lower Cost for Washing or Cleaning — Drapery becomes a flat panel when removed. Absolutely no hand labor necessary. Machine wash with no fear of harm to rust proof snaps.
Usually No Pressing — Fire-retardant polyester fabrics need no pressing if hung immediately after washing. No per pleat charge if using commercial cleaner/launderer.
Automatically Self-Pleating — Safe-Snap heavy duty tape automatically pleats as it hangs.

How to Order Track Assemblies

First: Determine the type of Safe-Snap installation needed from examples shown. Track: Specify track length in inches. (The track is not adjustable, but made to order for any window size.) A predetermined quantity of carriers is installed in each rod to accommodate fabric required to cover the rod when Double Snaps are employed.
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