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H. L. HALL.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 25, 1915- Patented Apr. 18, 1916.
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HENRY L. HALL, OF ASHE'VILLE, NORTH CAROLINA.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Apr. Jig, 19116.
Application filed May 25, 1915. Serial No. 30,401.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY L. HALL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Asheville, in the county of Buncombe and State of North Carolina, have invented new and useful Improvements in Curtain-Holders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a device designed to hold or drape a lace curtain at the sides of a window.
The primary object of the invention resides in the provision of a device of this character, designed for use in connection with the bottom edge of the ordinary window shade, whereby the curtain may be draped subsequent to the lowering of the shade, the device being constructed to permit of its ready association with or removal from the bottom edge of the shade when desired, thereby eliminating the use of fastening elements as well as the marring of the window casing as the result of the use of such fastening elements.
The invention further contemplates the provision of a device of the above men- *tioned character, designed for connection with the bottom edge of the ordinary window shade for sliding adjustment thereon, whereby the curtains may be draped at varying distances toward or away from each other, thereby changing the curvature of outline of the adjacent edges of the curtain for artistic purposes.
The invention further aims to provide a device of this character constructed from a single length of resilient wire, whereby the device can be cheaply manufactured and one which is very efiicient in its purpose.
Other objects will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood from the following description wherein the spe cific construction and arrangement of parts is fully set forth in detail.
In the drawing forming part of this application like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views and wherein Figure 1 is an elevation showing the application of my device. Fig. 2 1s a perspective view of the device.
Referring more particularly to the drawing 5 indicates the window casing, 6 the ordinary window shade, 7 a pair of lace curtains, and 8 the device employed for draping the curtain, it being understood that two of these devices are to be employed and constructed to be used at the right and left hand sides of the window.
The device forming the subject matter of my invention is preferably constructed from a single length of resilient wire formed to provide an intermediate inverted substantially U-shaped jaw 9, the parallel sides 10 of which have their lower ends formed to provide spring coils 11, the material forming the coils being extended upwardly to provide the parallel members 12 and 13 respectively of a companion clamping jaw, the member 12 being further bent to provide the cross piece 14 of said jaw, which latter normally contacts the jaw 9 by the influence of the spring coils 11. The member 13 of the companion jaw constitutes one end of the wire, and terminates at its upper end to provide an eye 15, through which the cross piece 14 of said jaw is extended, to provide a laterally projecting draping portion 16, the latter being connected with the cross piece 14 by means of the angular portion 17, whereby the draping element is properly spaced from the window casing when the device is in use. The draping element 16 is curved longitudinally throughout its length having its free end terminating in a horizontally disposed loop 18 adapted to normally contact the window casing so as to confine the curtain within the space between the window casing and the draping portion 16 as clearly shown in Fig. 1. In forming the loop 18 the free end of the draping element is rounded with a view of eliminating any sharp projection to protect the curtain from being torn or otherwise in jured when being inserted beneath the draping portion 16 or removed therefrom.
As above stated the device is primarily intended for use in connection with the lower edge of the ordinary window shade 6, the companion jaws being adapted to embrace the usual shade stick in the lower end of the shade, and thereby hold the device and draping portion 16 properly positioned with respect to the window casing for the purpose described. By reason of the construction it will be noted that the device in its entirety may be adjusted longitudinally of the lower edge of the shade, with a view of draping the curtains 7 at varying dis tances toward or away from each other, thereby changing the curvature of the adjacent edges of the curtains from an artistic standpoint of view. The device is intended to be removed from the shade when it is desired to elevate the latter, thereby permitting the curtainsto hang in normal position, and capable of being readily and easily associated with the lower edge of the shade, subsequent to the lowering of the latter and properly adjusted upon the lower edge of the shade to permit of the draping of the curtain with different effects.
It is believed that from the foregoing description the nature and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent without requiring a more extended explanation and therefore the same has been omitted. However I desire to have it iuiderstood that I do not limit myself to the precise construction .panion U-shaped spring pressed clamping jaws to engage the shade stick, the cross piece of one of said jaws being extended to form a laterally disposed longitudinally curved draping portion to engage the curtain.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
HENRY L. HALL.
R. M. WELLS, S. K. DAVIDSON.
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