US 1012369 A
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APPLICATION FILED A1 11.2s,1911.
Patented Dec. 19, 1911.
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JOHN KOLB, OF BAYONNE, NEW JRSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed April 26, 1911.
Patented Dee. 19, 1911.
Serial No. 623,393.
'this invention relates to a shade bracket of simple construction, which may be secured to a window without the use ot nails or similar fastening means, and which may be readily shi'l'ted to accommodate shade rollers of diil'erent lengths.
ln the accompanying drawing: Figure 1 is a l'ront elevation ot the upper part of a window frame provided with a pair ot brackets embodying my invention; Fig. 2 an enlarged section on Vline 2HE, Fig. 1, and Fig. 3 a perspective View of one of the brackets.
Each bracket is composed of a single sheet metal plate 10, having an outer straight edge and provided at its lower end with an integral arm 11 that extends 'forwardly at right angles from said plate and constitutes the, bearing for a shade-roller gudgeon. To this etl'ect arm 11 is provided at its free end with an upwardly extending ear, the ear of one bracket being provided with an eye 12 (Fig. 8), while the ear of the companion bracket is provided with a slot 13 (Eig. 2) as usual. At its top, plate 10 is laterally extended as shown, the lower edge of this extension or wing l-l being preferably tapered as at 15. 'lhe upper portion of' plate 1t) together-.with its wing is bent backwardly to t'orm a horizontal flange 16 which is of the same length as the winged top of plate 1t). lil-'rom the rear edge oit' flange 16 depends a pair ot' integral teeth or prongs 17, said teeth being spaced from plate 10 and set back from the ends of the flanges.
l-n use, the bracket is first passed with its flange ltr' over the top of the window frame 1S, and is then drawn downward so that its teeth 17 will bite into said frame. In
this way the bracket is readily secured in position without the use ol nalls or similar fasteners, and may as easily be removed.
By laterally extending the bracket on top, f
its hold on the window frame is increased` so that it is not: liable to tilt under pressure.
The correlation ol the parts is such that the bearings 12, 13 for the roller-gtnlgeons are arranged a considerable distance above the lower end ol arm 1l, so that the weight ot the roller will not tend to pull teeth 17- out ot" engagement with Vtrame 18, but will tend to force said teeth into said frame.
It will be seen that my improved shade ln'acket, together with its fastening means is composed of a single piece ot' sheet metal, that it may be cheaply manut'actured, can be quickly applied and removed, and that the formation ot unsightly nail holes is entirely prevented.
In a device of the character described, a pair ot' shade brackets composed o't" downwardly extending plates adapted to lie flat against the window frame and having straight parallel outer edges throughout the arm lengths, while the inner plate edges converge toward each other at the upper ends oi the arms to Yt'orin inwardly extending wings, horizontal flanges integral with and ln'iving the same lengths as said winged plate tops, said flanges being adapted to rest upon` the top o'l the window .frame, a pair oil integral prongs depending from the rear edge of each flange and set back Jfrom the ends thereof, an arm extending forwardly 'from the outer edge ot' each plate at the lower end thereof", and an upwardly e.\ teud ing ear formed at the, f'ree end of each arm and provided with a roller-bearing, -said bearing being arranged at a substantial distance above the lower end oF the arm.
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