US 1325463 A
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CURTAIN HOLDER. APPLICATON FILED JULY I9, I9I9.
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RENA GERTRUDE COMSTOCK, 0F MIAMI, FLORIDA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 16, 1919.
Application filed July 19, 1919. Serial No. 311,984.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, RENA GERTRUDE CoM- srocK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Miami, in the county of Dade and State of Florida, have invented new and useful Improvements in Curtain-Holders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to curtain holders and has for its object the provision of an eXpansible or retractable device adapted for permanent engagement upon a door or window frame and detachable engagement with a curtain, portire, or other drapery, whereby to hold the drapery drawn back when desired.
An important object is the provison of a device of this character which is formed in the nature of a lazy tongs whereby it may be readily extended or retracted, the friction at the pivot connections of the elements of the lazy tongs being sulicient to hold the device at adjusted positions without the necessity for the employment of any securing means.
Another object is the provision of a de vice of this character which will be very simple and inexpensive in manufacture, 1t
may be quickly and easily installed and ad-l` justed, it will be eflicient in service, durable in use, and a general improvement in the art.
With the above and other objects and advantages in view, the invention consists in the details of construction to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which- Figure 1 is a front elevation of a window provided with curtains and showing my device applied thereto,
F ig. 2 is an elevation of my device on a larger scale.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, the letter A designates a window frame with which are associated curtains B.
In carrying out my invention I provide for each curtain a device comprising a plate 10 which is secured upon the window frame by means of suitable screwsor the like 11. My device includes a plurality of arms 12 which are arranged to form a lazy tongs and which are pivotally connected at their meeting ends by rivets or the like 13 and which are pivotally connected at their intersections by rivets or the like 14. One endmost arm adjacent the plate l0 is pivotally connected directly upon the plate by a rivet 16 and the corresponding end of the other arm adjacent the plate 10 is pivotally connected with a link 17 pivoted upon the plate 10 above the rivet 16. The other endmost arms have associated therewith a clasp 18 which is made of spring material and which is engaged upon the curtain to be held. One of these other endmost links is pivoted, as shown at 19, upon the clasp and the other is pivotally connected by a rivet 20 engaged within a vertical slot 21 in the clasp.
With the device constructed and installed as above described, it will be apparent that the curtains may be held back toward the edge of a window frame to any desired eX- tent, depending upon the pleasure of the owner.
While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is of course to be understood that I reserve the right to make such changes in the form, construction, and arrangement of parts as will not depart from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.
Having thus described my invention, I claim A device of the character described comprising a plate adapted to be secured in vertical position upon the side of a window frame, a plurality of arms arranged to form lazy tongs pivotally connected at their ends and also pivotally connected at their intersections, one arm adjacent said plate having its end directly pivotally connected therewith, a link pivotally connected with the free end of the other arm adjacent said plate and pivotally connected with said plate adjacent the upper portion thereof, a clasp adapted for engagement upon a curtain and provided with a vertical slot, one of the endmost arms adjacent said clasp being pivotally connected therewith and the other endmost arm adjacent said clasp being pivotally connected within said slot whereby to permit expansion and contraction of the lazy tongs to their maximum degree without binding.
In testimony whereof I aiix my signature.
RENA GERTRUDE OOMSTOOK.