|Publication number||US1471572 A|
|Publication date||Oct 23, 1923|
|Filing date||Oct 13, 1921|
|Priority date||Oct 13, 1921|
|Publication number||US 1471572 A, US 1471572A, US-A-1471572, US1471572 A, US1471572A|
|Inventors||Rydberg Gunnar H|
|Original Assignee||Rydberg Gunnar H|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (6), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Patented Get. 23, 1923.
Gunner. H nYnB'Eae, or aunu an, R oDE SLANn SHADE SHIELIDL Application filed omber ie,;;1e21; Serial no. 50734.20.v
To aZZ whom it mag/concern:
Be it known that I, GUNNAR H.
Auburn, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode Island, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shade.
Shields, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in a shade curtain-roller cover and cleaner adapted to be positioned above the usual shade-curtain roller, and the'object of this invention is to support a suitable'hood or cover over a shade curtainmoll to prevent dust from accumulating thereon, and to pro.-
vide a lining for the hood adapted to engage. the outer surface of the curtain on the tecting hood.
roller to wipeolf or remove any dust or dirt which may have collected on the curtain when in extended position. 1 A further object'ofthe inventiongis to the hood whereby the cleaning lining may be caused to rest upon the-surface of the curtain and to follow the changing diameter of the roller as the curtain is wound upon and unwound therefrom. V
A still further'object of the invention is to provide means whereby the cover or hood may be readily removed to renew or clean its dust-wiping lining.
Vith these and other objects in view, the
invention consists of certain hovel features of construction, as will be more fully described, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims. I
In the accompanying drawings.
Figure 1 is a front view showing a ourtaln roller mounted upon a wlndow frame and my protecting and cleaning device pos1- tioned over the roller.
Figure 2 is an end view of the curtain roller showing my device mounted thereover.
Figure 3 is a erspective view of the pro- Figure 4 is an enlarged view of the hood showing the arm-engaging loops raised from the plane of the surface also showing the edges of the stock as rolled inwardly over the edges of the lining to retain the latter in position. 1
It is found in practice that ordinarily dust raised by sweeping and cleaning a room accumulates on the surface of a curtain roll to such an extent that after a time the cur- RYDBERG, a citizen of the United States, residing at P -f vide suitable yielding means for supporting tain becomesdiscolored and so becomes unsightly and has to be replaced by fresh'ones.
To overcome this objectionable feature I have invented a hood or cover adapted to setv closely overa curtain roller to prevent dust fromsettling on the curtain roll and in addition I have lined this hood or cover with a material which is adapted to engage the surface-of the-curtain on the roller and wipe off or remove any dust which may have accumulated thereon as the curtain is being rolled-up or unrolled, and the following is I a detailed 7 description of one means [by which this result may be accomplished.
With reference to the drawings, 10 designates the hood or covermember of my device which may be made of any suitable material but which is preferably formed of thin sheet metal bent into substantially semi-ci'r cular formand'is of a length to fit over and cover the usual shade-curtain roller 11 which is operatively mounted infbrackets 12 upon the window casin'g13.
This 1100a 10 is preferably provided with ears or; loopslt cut and raised from the outer surface of thedhood forming eyes through which the free ends of the arms 15 of the brackets may be slid, the opposite ends of these arms being secured byscrews or otherwiseto the window hood 13. Y
7 By this construction this cover 13 maybe supported directly above the roller and so effectually prevent the dust; in the room from settling upon the curtain roller and soiling it.l In some instances I provide a lining 17 covering the inner face of this hood. or
cover which lining may be constructed of.
felt, wool, bristles or any other suitable ma terial, to brush, wipe or remove from the surface of the curtain any dust which may have accumulated thereon, and in some cases when the cover is formed of sheet metal, I roll'its edges 18 inwardly over the edges 19 of the lining so as to firmly secure these edges against any possibility of being pulled away during the cleaning action on the roller. In addition I may cement the body surface of the lining to the inner surface of the casing.
By forming the eyes or loops It on the dust cover or hood and threading the arms v 15 therethrough it will be seen that the hood may bereadily slipped off of the ends of the arms and its lining renewed or cleaned and quickly replaced overthe roll as often as when the curtain is fully unwound, a line I of contact of suiiicient area between the lin-' V cleaned.
desired. Then again these arms may be, and
preferably are, formed of a flexible or resilient material so shaped as to press the clean- 7 ing lining on to the outer face of thecurtain and cause it to contact with the outer surface of the curtain as the diameter of the roller changes by the curtain being wound upon or unwound therefrom. There is always, even ing of the hood and the roller to cause the surface of the curtain to be effectively By the use of my improved device a shade curtain may be kept cleanand so does not. become unsightly and thus its practical wearing life is materially prolonged.
The foregoing description is directed solely towards the construction illustrated, but I desire it to be understood that I reserve the' privilege of resorting to all the mechanical changes to which the device is susceptible, the invention being defined and claims.
I claim 1. curtain roller cover and cleaner comprising a hood adapted to extend along the length of and cover the roll, said hood being provided with a lining to contact with the roll to wipe a surface of the curtain on the roller, and'yieldable members fors'up'porh ing said hood over the roller and maintaining'said hood in contact'with the shade on the roller during the Winding and unwindingot theshadeon the roller and pressing limited only by the terms of the appended the lining into contact with the surface of the curtain. I
s 2. A curtain roller cover and cleaner comprising a hood adapted to extend along the length ofand cover the roller, said hood being provided with a lining adapted, to engage and wipe the surface of theeurtain on the roller, and a pair of supporting arms detachably connected to said hood for pressing the lining into contact with the curtain and following its changing diameter.
3. A curtain roller cover and cleaner comprising a'hood'adapted to extend along the length ofand cover the roller, said hood being provided with a lining adaptedto engage and wipe the surface of the curtain on the roller the edges of said hood being rolled inwardly over those of the lining to bind'the latter therein, and a pair of yield able arms for supporting said hood on its roller and maintaining said lines in contact with said hood. Y
4. A curtain roller cover comprising a hood of a size to extend around and over the upper portion of a curtain roller, portions of the stock of the caslng being ralsed above its normal plane providing loop members on the surface of said hood, and a pair of arms each having one end adapted to be connected to a window casing, and its free end adapted to engage the respective loop members on said hood to removably support the latter in operating position over the curtain roll. a
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
GUNNAR H. Rrnnnne.
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