Trivia Time! Blinds & Window Treatments

1- It is said that the Venetian blinds came from Persia. In France, Venetian blinds are known as “les persienes.”

2- John Hampson of New Orleans gets credited for inventing or patenting a device to change the angle of a Venetian blinds’ slats that continues in use today.

3- One of the largest orders for Venetian blinds ever placed was to  supply blinds for the windows of the Empire State Building in New York City.

4- All the curtain rods in the movie, “Gone With The Wind” were Kirsch rods.

5- The amount of insulation a product offers against heat loss in a home is represented by its R-value. Honeycomb shades have high R-value.