This section is from the book "The Boy Mechanic Vol. 2 1000 Things for Boys to Do", by Popular Mechanics Co.. Also available from Amazon: The Boy Mechanic, Vol2: 1000 Things for Boys to Do.
A good way to avoid using the ordinary four-pole curtain stretcher is to make use of the following method.
Ill: A Lace Curtain Hung Double on a Line with A Pole Inserted in the Fold
Take the lace curtain and fold it once lengthwise; then pin it up on a tightly stretched line with a large number o clothespins, and slip a clean pole be tween the two sides to keep it taut This method not only stretches the cur tain satisfactorily, but saves consider able time otherwise required in pin ning the curtain to the four-sided frame. - Contributed by H. Wynning Chicago, Ill.