Shade and curtain bracket
US 1313915 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
C. A. ROBINETTE.
-SHADE AND CURTAIN BRACKET.
- APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 1. 1911.
1 3 1 3, 9 1 5 Patented Aug. 26, 1919.
I ta (i CALVIN A. ROBINE'ITE, 0F BOWLING GREEN, OHIO.
SHADE AND CURTAIN BRACKET.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented A11 26, 1919.
Application filed September 7, 1917. Serial No. 190,125.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CALVIN A. ROBINETTE, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Bowling Green, county of Wood, and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shade and Curtain Brackets, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates more particularly to the class of window fixtures which combine supports for a shade roller and a curtain pole. The principal object of the present invention is to provide a fixture of this nature readily adjustable to window frames of different widths.
A further object of the present invention is to so combine the shade roller and curtain pole supports that the same are adapted for simultaneous adjustment, unitary means being provided for locking both of the supports in their adjusted positions.
Still another object of the present invention is to so mount the curtain pole supports that they may be removed to permit the substitution of supports of ditl'erent shapes, thereby accommodating different types of curtain oles.
Still another 0 ject of the present invention is to provide a slide holder adapted to be secured to the window frame, and so constructed that. a three point sup ort for both the upper and lower edges of t 1e slide is provided.
-These and other objects together with their attendant advantages will be apparentas the invention becomes better understood by reference to the accompanying specification, and drawings forming a part thereof, throughout the several views of which like characters of reference have been used to indicate like parts.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view. of my improved shade and curtain bracket.
. Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view of one of the slide holders.
Fig. 3 is a modified form of curtain poleholder. Fig. 4 is another modified form of curtain pole holder.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, my invention comprises a pair of slide holders 1 adapted to be secured at the proper points on the WlIlldOW casing by means 0 fastening devices 2 having their heads preferably countersunk to lie flush with the face of the slide holder. On opposite sides of the central supporting portion of each of the slide holders are cars l turned inwardly to overlie the main body thereof 1n parallel spaced relation thereto to form spaced upper and lower guiding members. The central portion of the slide holder is pressed outwardly to provide a central sup port 5 intermediate the ears for firmly maintaining the slides 6 therein.
Each of the slides 6 preferably comprises a strip of suitable metal having an opening 7 formed therein and extending throughout the greater portion of its length. The
bridge 8 connecting the sides of each of the bling operation sliding freely between the opposed edges of the ears 4 and over the projection 5. Due to this construction, the parts may be readily replaced as found necessary, and the entire bracket is easily assembled for use. It will be apparent that in use the slide is supported against downward stresses by the three point support a b c, and against upward stresses by a similar three point support. This construction is very desirable, as it insures a rigid mounting which prevents sagging of the fixture. The ends 9 of the slides are turned outwardly at right angles to the main body thereof to form bearings 10 for the shade roller. These bearings are of any well known form, preferably comprising a longitudinal opening for receiving the spring winding portion of the shade roller, and a circular opening for receiving the stud hearing formed on the opposite end of the roller.
For-locking the slides'in adjusted positions, there is mounted on each of the projections 5 a suitable locking lever 11 having a pivotal connection 12 with the slide holder. A spring 13 lies within the pressed out portion 5 and cooperates with the locking levers for holding the slides. One end of each of the locking levers is curved gradually at 14 to readily ride over the slide and firmly wedge the same in locked position. Any suitable handle 15 may be provided for actuating the locking levers. For sake of clearness the locking lever for the right hand slide, referring to Fig. 1 of the drawings, is shown in unlocked position, while the other locking lever is shown in locked position. v
In each of the slides 6, adjacent the roller supporting portion, is formed in any convenient manner as by punching out, a socket 16 adapted to receive vthe flattened end 17 of a'pole support'18. In Fig. 1 the pole support is indicated as comprising a pair of members 18 having upturned ends 19 adapted-to *passthrou-gh the alining ofpenings"20 in the adjustable U-shaped curtain pole '21. This curtain pole is "adapted to lie substantially *in "the "plane of the shade roller, and entirely surround the same-whereby the roller and the supporting brackets are largely hid'fi'om vie When it isdesired to use my improved device straiglitround curtain' plole such ascommonly employed, the polesupports '18 are lifted from the sockets 1'6, and the :supports 22 are siibstituted. In like manner ymy, deviceis-adapted for use with round curtain poles having 'intu'r'ned ends similar to those shown in the drawings, by the substitutio'n'in the 'manner just de'scribedflof supports 24in lieuof the supports "18.. The
supports :24 preferably have 'inturned ends 25 providedwith aseries of indentations ior projections 26 adapted to interlock with *the curtain pole and 'Ffirm ly maintaining the "same iii position.
YVhlle 'I have illustrated the ,preferredembod'iment of-my invention, itwillbe obvious that changes 'may be made therein Within theiscope 'of the appended claims" without departing froin' the'nspirit thereof.
What I=claim is:V T i 1. A window shade fixture comprising *a slide holder provided with spaced upper and 5 lower guiding members located-"at oppo- "site s'id'es' of the 1 holder, the latter beingzalso provided with a lixed projecting support located between the V-side guiding members, and a slidemounted in the guiding members and having a hori'Zental-slotreceiving and fitting the-support. 7
"2; A window shade fixture comprising a slide 'ho'lden'provi'ded with spaced upper and lower gui'd'ing" inemberslocate d' at op- 1 posite -sides df the" holder, 1 the latter bei-ng also provided with a fixed projecting support located between the side guiding-"members, and a 'sli'de mounted in the guiding members---and having a 'horizontalslot receiving and fitting r the support, :sai'd slide '"being"-also provided with "an outwardly pressed portion 5 locatedriatj the inner end of the slotand arranged to pass over h fi e pr w mg 9 3. A window shade xture comprislng a Slide holder provided with spaced upper and lower guiding members located at oppo site sides of the holder, the latter being. also provided with a fixed projecting support located "between the side guiding members, a
- lower guiding members located at opposite sides of the holder, the latter bein'g prm vided between the side guiding members with an outwardly pressed portion forming a fixed support and having straight :upper and lower edges, and a slide -mounted in the guiding members and hav ing a longitudinal slot receiving and fittingthe support and having a sliding engagement with -the straight edges thereof. l
5. A window shade fixturecomprising a slide holder provided with spaced upper andlower guiding members located at-opposite sides of the holder, -t he-=l-atterjbeing provided between the side, :guidi-ng members withan outwardly pressed portion forming a 'fixed support and having rstrai-gh-t upper and lower edges, and a,-sli'de-mount'ed2in the.
guiding membersan-d having xa longitudimtl slot receiving and :fitting the @support and havin a sliding engagement with the straig tedges thereof,-'said support @forming an inner recess, a swinging docking member wmo-unted on the fixed support and arranged" to engage the Slide for; holding. the
same in its adjustment, and aspiring-located in the said inner recess and connected-with the swinging member for providinga-..yieldingiengagement with the:-slide. -*6. A windowshadefixture-comprisinga slide holder provided with guidingmembers, a slid mounted in the guidingv membersaand rovided lat the outer end with a iproje'cting arm and having=.a-.vertical.= :socket located between the arm .angd the guiding members,
- and 321, supporting device i composed of an outer supporting portion, :anunner socket engaging portion fitted in the said-usocket,
an'd a connecting portionextendiing oyier the arm of the slid r,
l CALVIN 3A. ROBINETETE.
. 'Washington, D. C.