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Publication numberUS1206421 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 28, 1916
Filing dateOct 1, 1915
Priority dateOct 1, 1915
Publication numberUS 1206421 A, US 1206421A, US-A-1206421, US1206421 A, US1206421A
InventorsAdam Dickey, Robert A Hope
Original AssigneeAdam Dickey, Robert A Hope
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1206421 A
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1 QUE/l 1 Patented Nov. 28, 1916.

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Application filed. October 1, 1915.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that we, ADAM DIoKEY, residing at Boston, in the county of Suffolk, and ROBERT A. Horn, residing at Quincy, in the county of Norfolk, in the State of Massachusetts, and being citizens of the United States, have invented an Improve ment in Curtain-Hangers, of which the following is a specification.

Our present invention relates to supports or fixtures for curtains and similar articles and has for its principal object the provision of a device of this character which is extremely simple in construction, and may, therefore, be cheaply manufactured and will be durable and efficient in service, even when supporting a heavy curtain.

A more specific object is to provide a curtain support or fixture comprising a molding strip having a longitudinal bore and a slot leading therefrom to the face of the strip, a plurality of cylindrical blocks ar- .ranged for sliding movement in said bore, each having an eye extended downward from it, and projecting through the slot, said eye having one or more attaching-arms terminating in circular embracing portions which seated in circumferential grooves in the block. Preferably each eye has two attaching-arms connected with the blocks at spaced points adjacent the terminals thereof, whereby the blocks will be held in alinement in the bore when moving through the same in response to a spreading or drawing movement of the curtain which is suspended from the eyes, and will not bind or stick, and the ends of the blocks are free to abut, there being no obstructions or projections at such points.

Figure 1 is a front elevation of a curtainiixture embodying this invention. Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the supportingstrips and end elevation of the sliding element. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal vertical section of the sliding element. Fig. 4 is a transverse section of same, taken on the dotted line 4t4-. Fig. 5 is a side elevation of a modified form of sliding element.

A strip of molding 10, of any desired shape in cross-section, has a longitudinal bore 12, throughout its length, and a slot 13 extended from said bore to the face of the strip. The inner and outer edges of the wall of the slot are preferably rounded or beveled The sliding curtain-hanger comp s a y d ical block and; an y Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. as, 1916.

Serial No. 53,611.

attached thereto. The block is made of a diameter which is slightly less than the diameter of the bore, so that when arranged therein it will slide freely, without tendency to wabble. The eye and its attaching-means are formed from a single piece of wire, which, as shown in Fig. 1, is bent intermediate its length to form an eye 16, and the end-portions of which are bent at substantially right angles to the eye, as at 17, and then again bent at right angles, as at 18, thus to form parallel attaching-arms 19, and the ends of said arms are bent to form circular loops 20. These loops are adapted. to embrace the block 15 and are seated in circumferential grooves 25, formed therein, near its ends. These grooves 25 are of sufficient depth to enable the loops to be entirely confined therein, so that the cylindrical surface or wall of the block is devoid of any projections whatsoever. The embracingloops being well spaced apart, provide for a uniform distribution of the weight suspended therefrom, throughout the length of the block so that the curtain which is suspended from the eye may be drawn without tilting the block, or causing it to bind or unduly chafe. The attaching-arms extend downward from the block through the longitudinal slot 13, and the eye 16 projects therefrom far enough to enable a hook on the curtain to be readily engaged therewith. By constructing the embracing-loops or equivalent means so that they shall engage the block near its ends, said ends are devoid of any projections whatsoever, and further, by arranging the whole depending support between the ends of the blocks the ends of adjacent blocks may freely abut without interference. Cushioning disks of felt, or other material, are or may be applied to the ends of the blocks to absorb the shocks due to the abutting of the blocks, incident to the drawing or sliding of the curtain.

In Fig. 5, wherein a modified form of our invention is shown, the eye has a single attaching-arm 30, with an embracing-loop 31 adapted to be seated in a circumferential groove 82, formed in the cylindrical block, at a point intermediate its length. With. this construction, uniform distribution of the weight is not so well obtained.

We claim 1. A curtain support including a molding strip having a longitudin l bore, and a len a Copies-'01 this patent may be obtained for 1 gitndinal slot leading froni the bore through the face of the molding, a plurality of cylindrical blocks slidable in the 'bore, each block having adjacent its ends,1circumferential grooves, an eye for each hlock'having spaced attaching-arms with terminal embracingloops' confined in the grooves, said attaching-arms being disposed forsliding movement along the slot. a

2. A curtain support includnig a moldlng- V strip having a longitudinal bore, and a 1ongitiidina'l slot leading from the bore through 'the face of the molding, a plurality of elongated 'cylindric al'blocks slidable longitudinally 1n the bore, and having unobstructed ends, each block havlng one or niorecirenmferential grooves, an eye for each block having one or more attaching-arms, the terminals of which are formed With circular embracing-loops arranged in planes at right angles to the eye, and adapted to be confined in the grooves, said eye extendin through the slot and adapted to project therefrom.

In testimony whereof, we have signed our names to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.


l Vitnesses B. J. NoYns, H. B, DAVIS.

five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. 0.

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U.S. Classification16/87.40W, 16/93.00R, 160/330, 160/345, 16/93.00D
International ClassificationA47H13/12
Cooperative ClassificationA47H1/06