US 1298634 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. D. ALLEN.
WINDOW CURTAIN HANGER.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 16. m1. RENEWED FEB. 17. 1919.
1,298,634. Patented Apr. 1,1919.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 1, 1919.
Application filed July 16, 1917, Serial No. 180,837. Renewed February 17, 1919. Serial No. 277,648.
To all whom it may concern."
Be it known that 1, JOHN D. ALLEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Window-Curtain Hangers, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in a hanger for window curtains.
The primary object of the invention is the provision of a hanger for window curtains so constructed that the curtain may be moved from its normal position to one side of the window frame when desired.
Another object of the invention is the provision of means whereby the said curtain can be swung either to its normal position across the window or to one side of the .window when desired.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a window curtain hanger which can be used singly or in pairs ifdesired and which will be comparatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture, reliable and eflicient in use, and readily operated.
With the above and other objects in view the present invention resides in the novel features of construction, formations, combinations and arrangements of parts to be hereinafter more fully described, claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing forming a part of the present application and in which;
Figure 1 is an elevation of a window showing a pair of curtains applied thereto and supported by hangers constructed in accordance with the present invention, one of the curtains being shown in its inner position and the other swung to its outer position;
Fig. 2 is a detail perspective view showing a. portion of one of the hangers and the operating cords connected thereto;
Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of one of the stops;
Fig. 1 is a similar View of one of the supporting bearings; and
Fig. 5 is a detail view showing a modifi cation wherein the curtain hanger is extensible.
Referring now to the accompanying drawing by corresponding characters of reference throughout the several views, the numeral 10 designates in general a, window frame wherein are shown the usual sliding sashes 11.
My improved curtain hangers are shown at 12 and in the present instance are arranged in pairs but it can be understood that if desired but one curtain hanger can be used upon which one or more curtains may be supported to cover the window. When wide curtains are used it is preferred that two curtain hangers be employed but where the curtains are narrow but one ourtain hanger is all that is necessary,
As the curtain hangers are corresponding in structure a detail description of but one is deemed necessary and the description of that one will apply to both.
The curtain hanger 12 comprises a rod 13 bent substantially intermediate its ends as shown at 14 to provide a vertical extension 15 and a horizontal extension 16 upon the latter of which the curtain 17 is secured in the usual manner.
The vertical extension 15 is journaled in suitable bearings 18 and has its lower end rounded as at 19 and mounted in a stop 20 which has a cup shaped recess 21 formed in its upper side to receive the rounded end 19 of the rod to limit its downward movement.
Obviously when the rod is mounted as above described the horizontal extension 16 may be swung inwardly to its normal position as shown at the left hand side of Fig. 1 or may be swung outwardly out of the way when desired as shown by the right hand side of Fig. 1.
In order to prevent the curtain 17 from slipping downwardly upon the extension 15 a collar or the like such as shown at 21 may be attached to the inner end of the extension 16 while in order to prevent the curtain 17 from slipping off of the said extension 16, a head 22 is removably attached to the outer end of the rod and is provided with a pair of arms 23 which prevent the curtain from moving outwardly beyond the end of the same.
The terminals of these arms 23 are provided with apertures 24: to which are secured the cords 25 and 26. i
The cord 25 passes through an eye 27 secured to the window frame while the cord 26 hangs downwardly adjacent the edge of the curtain 17.
These cords 25 and 26 may be terminally cal sectionfor rotation upon a window frame equipped with hand grips 28 which in the presentinstance are shown in the form of beads but it is to be understood that any other similar hand grip may be substituted.
When it is desired to swing either of'the curtains to their outermost position, the cord 26 is grasped and the curtain can then be readily swung outwardly where it will remain until it is desired to move the same again to normal position.
When this is desired the cord 25 is grasped below the eyelet 27 and given a slight. pullwhich swings the curtain inwardly to its normal position.
As shown in Fig. f the drawing amodified; form of the invention is illustrated in which,thehorizontal. extension 16 is provided with a telescopic extension 29 to accommodate the sameto-wide or narrow curtains without necessitating a change inthe length thereof.
From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing it will be manifest that a curtain hanger is provided whichv will fulfil. all of the necessary requirements of such a device,
It should be understood in this connection that various minor changes in the specific details of construction can be resorted to within the scope of the appended. claims, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the in- Vention.
Having thus fully described the invention what I claim as new and desireto-protectv by- Letters Patent is; g
1. In a curtain hanger the'combination of a rod bent to form a horizontal and a vertical section,bearings supporting the vertior the like, a cup shaped stop secured below the bearingsandreceiving the lower end of the vertical section, a collar secured to the inner end of the horizontal section and having an upwardly curved finger for limiting the inward movement of a curtain, a head secured to the outer end of the horizontal section, a" pair of oppositely extending fingers formed thereon for limiting the out ward movement. of the. curtain, and cords connected to saidfingers whereby the rod OIleiend of the horizontal rod,'oppositely disa vertical plane,aremovablehead secured to posed fingers formed upon said; head for limiting the outward movement of the curtain, said fingers havmg termlnal eyes provided thereln and flexlble operating members engagedvin said terminal eyes for swingingthe horizontal section to and from a window.
3.. In a: device of the character described the combination of a window frame or the like, a pair of rods including vertical and horizontal sections mounted upon opposite.
sides of the window adjacent itsupper end, sleeves having screws formed thereon secured: in the window frame-and receiving the vertical extensions of said rods for supporting the horizontal sect-ions thereof tomove in a horizontal plane toor from the w window, stops disposed below the lower ends or vertical extensions and having sockets formedv therein, said extensions having rounded ends fitting in: said sockets, collars secured to the horizontal sections'adjacent the vertical sections, upwardly curved fingers formed upon said collars for limiting the movementof a curtain in one direction, Theadsremovably secured to the free ends of the horizontal sections'for limiting the movement of'the curtains in an opposite direction, the terminals of said T heads having eyes formed therein, and operating cords engaged in said eyes.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
JOHN D. ALLEN.
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