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CURTAIN POLE. APPLICATION rum) DEC. 19, 1910.
Patented July 9, 1912.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN ANDERSON, OF MOUNT VERNON, MAINE.
Application filed December 19, 1910.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN ANDERSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mount Vernon, in the county of Kennebec and State of Maine, have invented new and useful Improvements in Curtain-Poles, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to a curtain fixture, and more particularly to the class of curtain poles.
The primary object of the invention is the provision of a pole of this character in which hanger or hook members for suspending a curtain, tapestry or the like from the said pole will be held fast therein to prevent derangement of the said curtain or the like after being draped and hung from the pole.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a pole of this character in which a curtain, drapery or other tapestry may be hung without the use of rings and pins ordinarily employed for this purpose.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a pole in which the curtain hooks will be retained against slipping longitudinally with respect to the pole, but which may be removed or adjusted when the occasion demands A further object of the invention is the provision of a pole of this character which is neat, ornamental and attractive in design, simple of construction, strong, eflicient and reliable in operation, and inexpensive in manufacture.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a front elevation of a curtain connected with a pole constructed in accordance wit-h the invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse sectional view thereof. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional view. Fig. 4 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view through the pole.
Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views of the drawings.
Referring to the drawings by numerals, 5 designates generally a curtain pole comprising split tube sections 6 and 7, preferably Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 9, 1912.
Serial No. 597,981.
constructed from metal, although the same may be formed from any other suitable material. and the section 6 is adapted to telescope within the section 7, whereby the said pole may be lengthened or shortened as required. Each tube section of the pole, at its split edges, is int-urned throughout. the entire length of the said section to form spaced vertical flanges 8 providing a guide slot 9 therebetween, which latter opens through opposite ends of the said section, the free longitudinal edges of the flanges 8 being serrated to provide saw'like teeth 10 throughout the longitudinal extent of the said flanges for a purpose, as will be hereinafter more fully described.
The tube sections 6 and 7, when telescoped one within the other, are supported within split resilient rings or collars 11, the latter being suitably riveted or otherwise secured to suitable brackets, the latter being suit-ably fastened to a window frame, doorway or the like (not shown), for the positioning and supporting of the pole, whereby a curtain, tapestry or other drapery may be suspended therefrom, the gap between the split ends of the resilient collars or rings 11 being in alinement with the guide slot 9 in the tube sections 6 and 7 of the pole for the adjustment of curtain sustaining elements longitudinally of the pole, as will be hereinafter more fully described. These curtain sustaining elements each comprise a. hook member 14 formed from a single strand of wire bent at one end into a single coil or convolution at right angles to, the shank of the member to provide a ring like head 15, the latter being adapted .to span adjacent teeth 10 when the member 14 has been inserted in the guide slot?) in the pole, whereby the said adjacent teeth 10 will be engaged in the ring head 15 to sustain the hook member 14 against accidental displacement longitudinally within either section of the pole. Detachably engaged with the bills 16 of the hook members 14 are curtains 17 although in lieu thereof may be substituted draperies, tapestries or the like, for the suspension thereof from the pole.
It is to be understood that the pole 5 may be constructed from a single piece of tube section if found desirable. Secured to the forward end portion of each resilient ring or collar 11 is an ornamental front plate 18, the latter being in design the facsimile of a,
leaf of a plane or other representation that may be desired, thus concealing, by means of such plate, the exact location of the resilient collar when embracing the pole and at the same time giving ornamentality thereto.
Detachably mounted at opposite open ends of the pole 5 are caps 19 which can be ornamental according to ones esthetic taste, and by the removal of said caps, the hook members may be detached from the pole should it be desired. Each hook member ll when pushed upwardly within the tube sections of the pole whereby its ring like head 15 will disengage from the teeth 10 on the flanges 8, can be adjusted to the desired degree within the pole for the proper draping of the curtain or the like.
Embracing the pole at any desirable point thereof is a split ring 20, the latter having connected therewith at its front in any suitable manner an ornamental plate 21, the latter being identical in its design with the plates 18 carried by the split rings or collars 11, thus increasing the ornamentality and attractiveness of the pole.
From the foregoing description, the construction and manner of use of the invention is clearly obvious, and therefore a more extended explanation has been omitted.
What is claimed is:
The combination with a hollow tube ha ing a guideway opening through one side thereof, the edges of the guideway being upturned and provided with saw-shaped teeth, of removable caps fitted in opposite ends of said tube, and a hanger member comprising a single wire bent to provide a ring-like head engageable with the saw-shaped teeth and a hook-like opposite end.
In testimony whereof I afiiX my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
MAUDE S. MOISE, WM. WOOD.
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