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B. McKENZIE. CU RTAIN SUPPORT. APLlCATlON FILED MAY 3- I915.
Patented Mar. 28, 1916.
.6 A W 0 M A .M 0 m a n/ B BENJAMIN MCKENZIE, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, BENJAMIN MoKnNzIn,
a citiylen of the United States, residing at. St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, have 1n I vented certain new and useful Improvements in Curtain-Supports, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in curtain l'iangers, its object being to provide a hanger for lace and'other soft curtains which can be quickly and removably attached to the window or door casing and which will be particularly simple and cheap in construction and easy to be threaded into a curtain.
To this end the invention consists in the features of construction, combination, and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed. 7
In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is an elevation of my improved hanger; Fig. 2 is a similar view of one of the end members of the hanger; and Fig. 3 is a similar View of the needle member shown supporting a curtain.
Referring to the drawings A and B rep-' resent similar end brackets or grips formed of wire bent at right angles and shaped'to fit over the edge of the casing or over nails 17 and having inturned pointed free ends 2 to press against the sides of the casing. The member A is formed with an eye 3 which interlocks with the closed eye 4 forming one end of the bar 5., The opposite end of the bar5 is formed with a closed eye 6 which interlocks with the eye 7 on the' end of the coil spring 8. The opposite bracket B is formed with an eye 9 which interlocks with the closed eye 10 of the bar 11. The bar 11 at its opposite end is formed with an open eye or hook 1:2 which is adapted to interlock with the closed eye 13 of the needle member 14. The opposite end of the needle member 14 is formed with an open eye or hook 15 which is adapted to be inserted through the eye 16 of the coil spring opposite to the eye 7, The ends of the wire constituting the hooks 12 and 15 are bent in- Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 28, 1916.
Application filed May 3, 1915. Serial No. 25,347.
ward toward the body of the wire so as to make a smooth joint for the curtain to slide over.
In operation, the needle member will be supported by the spring as shown in Fig. 3 and threaded through the curtain C as shown. When the curtain is pulled in over the end of the needle member the needle member will be hooked by the hook 12 and the curtain spread out upon the bars 5 and 11 allowing it to be hung upon the door casing with the hanger extending across the front of the casing and the inturned free ends of the grips abutting against the sides of the casing or engaging the nails 17. Where it is desired to shorten up the device the needle member after the curtain is threaded, as shown in Fig. 3, may be removed and a shorter needle member substituted or the hooked end of the bar 11 hooked directly through the eye 16 of the spring.
I claim as my invention:
1. A curtain hanger of the class describedcomprising a pair of gripping members, a bar hingedlv supported by each gripping member, a coil spring supported by the free end of one of said bars, and a needle bar removably connecting the free end of said spring with the free end of the opposed bar. I 2. A curtain hanger comprising a pair of gripping members, a bar hingedly connected with each member, and a coil spring connected with the free end of one of said bars and at its free end removably connected with the free end of the adjacent bar.
3. A curtain hanger comprising a pair of .ight angle gripping members a bar connected with each member by an interlocking eye connection between the member and bar constituting a hinge, and a spiral spring supported by the free end of one bar and removably connected at its free end with the other bar.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
H. S. JoHNsoN, H. SWANSON.