US 1009359 A
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APPLICATION FILED JAN. 12, 1911.
. Patented N0v.21, 1911.
WILLARD WALTER, OF STURGIS, MICHIGAN.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 21, 1911.
Application filed January 12, 1911. Serial No. 602,243.
T all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLARD WA TER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Sturgis, in the county of St. Joseph and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Curtain- Fixtures; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in curtain fixtures and more particularly to that class adapted for the purpose of supporting lace curtains or the like adjacent a window frame.
An object of this invention is the provision of a device of this character so constructed as to support an inner and outer pair of lace curtains before a window frame or the like. I
Another object of this invention is the provision of a curtain support which is so constructed that the same may be readily applied to a window frame and support therein a pair of lace curtains in such manner that the same may be quickly secured thereto or removed therefrom with little or no trouble.
A further object of this invention is to improve or simplify devices of this character rendering them comparatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture, reliable and efficient in use, and of such formation as to present a pleasing appearance to the observer.
With the above and other objects in view this invention resides in the novel features of construction, formations, combinations and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more particularly described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in .which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a window frame with my invention applied thereto; Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 22 of Fig. 1, and Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of one of the supporting plates removed.
Referring to the drawings by characters of reference, the numeral 1 designates generally a window frame upon the opposite side of which adjacent the upper end thereof are located a pair of headed pins or screws 2, adapted to pass through key hole slots 3, located centrally within a pair of supporting lates 4, the opposite ends of which are bent outwardly at right angles thereto andare formed with inward extensions 5, for a purpose to be hereinafter more fully explained. The inner of the laterally bent portions of the plate are extended downwardly a suitable distance below the said plates 4, as indicated by the numeral 6, for the purpose of contacting with the window frame as clearly illustrated in the drawings and preventing any displacement of the before mentioned plates. To the inner of the lateral extensions are secured the inwardly curved ends of telescoping sections 7, provided with slots or apertures 8, through which the inner of the extensions 5 are inserted. The lower edges of the telescoping sections 7 are rolled as indicated by the numeral 9, to present a pleasing appearance to the eye of the observer, and also for the purpose or providing means for supporting the curtain 10. Telescoping clamping members 11 provided upon their lower edges with rolled portions corresponding to the before mentioned rolled portions 9, have located in their opposite outer ends slots 12, adapted to receive the headed end of the extensions 5 and rest upon the before mentioned rolled edges 9 and securely clamp the curtain therebetween. The upper edges of these telescoping clamping sections are provided with upstanding pins or prongs 13, for engagement with the fabric of the curtain, and further insure the displacement of the same from between the clamping members.
Telescoping members 14 are provided in their outer ends with slots 15, adapted to engage the headed ends of the inwardly extending portions 5, of the outer of the lateral extensions of the plates 4, the outer terminals of which are adapted to contact with the said plates, and rigidly hold these outer telescoping members in same horizontal plane as the upper edges of the inner telescoping sections 7, the lower edges of the outer telescoping members or sections 14 are provided with rolled portions 16, adapted to contact with the rolled lower edges 17 of telescoping clamping members 18. pro vided in their outer ends with slots 19, whereby they may be removably secured to the inwardly projecting member 5, of the outer laterally extending portions of the plates 4. The upper edges of these telescoping clamping members are provided with upstanding pins or prongs 20, adapted to engage the fabric of the curtain and hold the same against displacement between the lower rolled edge 16 of the outer telescoping section, as clearly illustrated in the drawing.
From the foregoing disclosure it will be readily apparent that a curtain support is provided for which will fulfil all the necessary requirements of such a device.
Having thus fully described this inven tion, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
The combination wit-h a pair of plates provided with opposite ofi'set ends, extensions formed upon these offset ends, telescoping sections detachably. secured to the WILLARD WALTER. Witnesses G. D. REED, C. B. SWIHART.
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