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Publication numberUS1406311 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 14, 1922
Filing dateApr 29, 1921
Priority dateApr 29, 1921
Publication numberUS 1406311 A, US 1406311A, US-A-1406311, US1406311 A, US1406311A
InventorsWendel Ada B
Original AssigneeWendel Ada B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Window-curtain support
US 1406311 A
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Patented Feb. 14, 1922.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented -Eeb';' 14, 1922.

Application filed Apri129, 1921. Serial ,No. 465,371.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, ADA B. .XVENDEL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Smithland, in the county of VV'oodbury, State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in lNindow-Cun tain Supports; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, cleargand exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in curtain supports and par ticularly to window curtain supports.

One object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved form of device of this character which is adapted to be secured to the window frame without the use of nails or screws, and which will remain in firm position thereon.

Another object is to provide a device of this character which is readily capable of being adjusted to fit window frames of different widths. I

Another object is to provide a device of this character which is so constructed that the curtain may be suspended in position to completely hide the means by which the support is attached to the window frame.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a front elevation of the upper portion of a window showing the invention applied thereto.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the invention as applied to the window frame.

Figure 3 is an enlarged vertical transverse sectional view through one of the frame engaging members and the curtain rod, showing the manner of connecting the parts, the

section being taken on the line 33 of Figure 2.

Figure 1 is an enlarged sectional detail, on the line 41- 1 of Figure 2, which line passes through one of the rearwardly extending portions of the curtain rod.

Referring particularly to the accompanying drawing, 10 represents the vertical side portions of a window frame, and 11 the transverse member or heading thereof.

Disposed longitudinally of and spaced outwardly from the heading 11 is a rod 12, the

opposite ends of which are bent angularly to extend opposite the vertical, side; edge faces of the window casing or frame Each of these ends has the upwardly [and downwardly extending tabs 18, through which are disposed the clamping screws 11. The inner end of each screw is engaged in a socketed member 141, which engages with the edge face of the window frame.

The rod 12 has an intermediate section 12 which is threaded into the adjacent ends of the end portions, whereby the rod may be varied in length to fit window frames of different widths. Through each. part of the rod 12 are engaged screws 15 which have their inner ends enlarged, as at 15, for engagement with the outer face of the heading 11, to space the rod from said heading. On the outer face of each of the inturned ends of the rod 12 there is formed a longitudinally extending dove-tail rib 16.

Disposed outwardly of the rod 12 is the curtain supporting rod 17, the same being in telescoping sections for adjustability to window frames of different widths. Each end of the rod 17 is bent angularly toward the wall at the sides of the window frame, asshown at 18, and thence rebent outwardly at 19, and finally inwardly toward the wall, as shown at 20. This latter portion 20 has one side open to form a longitudinally extending channel which receives the before-mentioned rib 16, of the rod 12, and whereby the rod 17 is supported in its proper position.

Particular attention is called to the bent portions 18 and 19, said portions being disposed outwardly of the ends of the rod 12,

and the screws 14: thereof. The curtain (not shown) is attached to the rod 17, and its ends are adapted to be drawn around on the portions 18 and 19, so that the means by which the rod 12 is attached to the window frame is completely hidden from view.

Another novel and important feature of the present device resides in the provision of the screws 15 for engagement with the heading of the window frame, and whereby the rod 12 is spaced from said heading, and

prevented from any downward sagging movement. The screws 14, as will be seen in the drawing, are disposed in a vertical line, so that this adds to the screws 15 in maintaining the rod against sagging.

In the center of the section 12 there is formed an elongated slot 21, in which is adapted to be engaged the point of a screw driver, or similar implement to turn the secem e mQim e math rod tion and draw the window frame.

Shade supporting brackets of the g type which are adapted to be readily adjusted to- Ward and away from each other to amom modate shade rollers of different lengths,

parts tightly against the hat is claimed is;

A curtain fixture comprising a Windowframe supported rod having clove -tail ribs on itsends' extending at rightangles to'the plane of the window-frame, and a curtain supporting o nd n ppar e i re etioni w and first-named. I

In testlmony whereof, I aflix my signature 20 outwardly of the first rod and having its ends in S-formation, the innermost portion 15 OfBEIGhQS-fOImiLtiOII being formed with a dove-tail groove for slidable reception of one of the (dove-tail ribs of the supporting rod in the presence of two witnesses.

ADA B. WENDEL. Vitnesses:


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US2435109 *Feb 12, 1945Jan 27, 1948Wadkins Bert MSheet metal curtain rod
US5028027 *Feb 1, 1990Jul 2, 1991Textile Innovations LimitedSupport for a curtain or the like
US5406998 *Dec 16, 1993Apr 18, 1995Christiansen; Sandra L.Support for hanging fabric or the like
US8469207 *Jul 29, 2010Jun 25, 2013Umbra LlcDrapery rod assembly
US20120024809 *Jul 29, 2010Feb 2, 2012Umbra LlcDrapery rod assembly
U.S. Classification211/105.2, 248/261
International ClassificationA47H1/00, A47H1/022
Cooperative ClassificationA47H1/022
European ClassificationA47H1/022