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T. F. BYRONx DRAPERY HANGER. ArgPLlcATloN man MARJ27. 19x51.
Patented Aug. 10, 1915.
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Applcation filed March 27, 1915.
T0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, THOMAS F. BYRON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Imi provement in Drapery-Hangers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates particularly to drapery-hangers adapted to the purpose of hanging curtains, portires, or other draperi'es'; and the primary Object is to provide a device of simple construction and improved operation, which will enable desired draping effects to be secured in a very simple and effective manner.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which# Figure l represents a broken elevational view of a curtain, or other drapery, suspended in plain or unfolded condition from a rod, by means of my improved device; Fig. 2, a similar broken elevational view, illustrating the curtain provided with a simple plait, in the manner shown in Fig. 7 Fig. 3, a similar view showing the curtain provided with a box-plait, inthe manner illustrated in Fig. 9; Fig. A, a side elevational view of my improved curtain-hanger, showing the jaws open; Fig. 5, a similar view, showing the jaws closed; Fig. 6, an enlarged broken sectional view of the hanger, showing the jaws closed; Fig. 7, a broken perspective viewy of a hanger and a curtain, hung with a simple plait effect; Fig. 8, an enlarged broken perspective view, showing the jawportions of the hanger; and Fig. 9, a broken perspective view showing a curtain given a box-plait effect, the jaws of the hanger. being shown in section.
ln the illustration given, A represents a rod or pole; B, a curtain or' other drapery; and C, the improved drapery-hanger.
The device C preferably comprises a split sheet-metal ring l, provided at its meeting end-portions with depending jaws 2 and 3, and provided, also, with a locking-tongue 4.
The preferred method of producing the device is to form the ring, jaws and tongue from a strip of sheet-metal. A strip of sheet-metal of suitable width and length may be given the desired curvature, and one extremity of the strip may be bent outwardly, substantially at right-angles, and provided with suitable prongs or teeth to afford the jaw 3; and the other extremity of the strip may be split longitudinally a short Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Auw. 10i, 1915.
serial No. 17,367.
distance from its lateral margins, and the outer portions of the metal may be bent outwardly, substantially at right-angles, to afford the twov arms 2a which comprise the jaw 2. The intermediate portion of the metal provides the tongue 4, which extends through a slot or opening 5 with which the base-portion of the jaw 3 is provided. The free extremity of the tongue et is provided with an inturned catch (i, which, when the jaws are in the open position shown in Fig. et, will engage a notch or depression 7, and which, when the jaws are closed, in the manner shown in Fig. 5, will engage a slot or depression 8, with which the body of the ring is provided a short distance from the base ofthe jaw 3.
i In the form of the invention which is belng described, the resiliency of the metal tends to separate the jaws 2 and 3, the catch 6 of the tongue A normally engaging the depression 7. After the drapery is inserted between the jaws, the ring isforcibly closed, in which operation the catch 6 moves freely from the depression 7' and engages the lockslot 8, in the manner shown in Fig. 6.
The furcations 2a of the bifurc'ated` jaw 2 preferably have their extremities pointed and turnedinwardly and upwardly, as indicated at 2b. The jaw 3 is preferably provided with pointed prongs 3a which extend toward the jaw 2, being so disposed as to pass between the furcations'2a; and the extremity of the jaw 3 is provided with two sets of double prongs 3b, each of the double prongs 3b being curved toward the jaw 2 and upwardly, and adapted to co-act with the corresponding prong 2b. The prong 2b is disposed tointerlock or enter the space between the members of the double prong 3b.
In using the improved hanger-ring, the drapery B may be inserted, in plain or unfolded condition, between the jaws 2 and 3; and the ring may then be pressed to the closed condition, in which the pointed prongs of the jaws will pierce the drapery, while the catch or locking member 6 will engage the locloslot 8. If desired, the drapery B may be hung with asimple plait effect, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 7. In such case, the plait 9 of the drapery will be accommodated between the vertical furcations 2a of the jaw 2, while the portions of the drapery which lie parallel with the wall are clamped between the jaws. Of course, it will be understood that the drapery-hangers will be employed at suitable intervals, so that the drapery may be provided with a series of plaits which are spaced uniformly, or otherwise, according to desire.
In the illustration given in Figs. 3 and 9, the drapery is provided with a box-plait l0. In this arrangement, the portions 10l of the drapery may be clamped between the jaws 2 and 3, one of the aws extending into the box-plait, as illustrated in Fig. 9.
While I have illustrated an embodiment of the invention in which the resilience of the ring tends to hold the jaws 2 and 3 apart, and have provided locking means for securing the device with the jaws in the closed position, this is to be understood merely as the preferred construction.
The improved drapery-hanger described is simple in construction, capable of being manufactured cheaply, may be manipulated with the greatest facility, and enables pleasing results in draping to be secured without the necessity of stitching the draperies, unless desired.
In practice, the hanger will be provided in various sizes, and will be adapted to the hanging of either very heavy draperies or light and filmy draperies. Even the large rings, adapted to the hanging of portires or heavy windowhangings, are so constructed that they may also serve effectively in the hanging of delicate lace curtains.
The foregoing detailed description has been given for clearness of understanding only, and no unnecessary limitations should be understood therefrom, but the appended claims should be construed as broadly as permissible, in view of the prior art.
What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A drapery-hanger comprising a ring equipped with a pair of depending jaws, one of which has furcations separated by a vertical space.
2. A drapery-hanger comprising a ring equipped with a pair of depending jaws, one of which has furcations separated by a vertical space, and a locking tongue extending from the base-portion of the furcated jaw through a guide perforation in the base-portion of the other jaw and remaining in connection with said guide when the jaws are open.
3. A drapery-hanger comprising a ring equipped with a pair of depending jaws, one of which has furcations separated by a vertical space, and a locking tongue extending from the base-portion of the furcated jaw through a guide perforation in the base-portion of the other jaw and remaining in connection with said guide when the jaws are open, said `furcations havingupwardly and inwardly curved pointed extremities, and the other jaw having two pairs of upwardly and inwardly directed prongs, each pair of prongs being separated by a space adapted to accommodate the pointed extremity of the corresponding furcation of the first described jaw.
4L. A drapery-hanger comprising `a contractible ring equipped with a pair of outwardly-extending jaws, a tongue extending across the space Abetween the base-portions of said jaws, and means of engagement between said tongue and two points on said ring, corresponding with thel open and closed positions of said jaws.
5. A hanger comprising a sheet-metal member bent into circular form and having one extremity bent outwardly to afford a jaw, said aw having a perforation through its base-portions, and the other extremity of the sheet-metal strip being split along two lines to afford a tongue and jaw-furcations which are bent outwardly from the baseportion of the tongue, said tongue extending throughthe perforation in the basenortion of the other jaw and equipped with a detent which engages a recess with which said strip is provided at a distance from the base-portion ofthe iirst-mentioned jaw.
THOMAS F. BYRON.
yIn presence of- A. C. FISCHER, D. C. THonsnN.
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