US 1518963 A
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J. A. CIVIS Fil ed Feb. 15, 1925 Patented Dec. 9, 1924.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JAMES A. CIVIS, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO TITCHENER-DIEHL COItIPAN Y, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION O'F ILLINOIS.
Application filed February 15, 1923.
To cZZ-wbom it may concern Be it known that I, JAMEs A. Crvrs, a citizen of the United States, and residentof Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Curtain-Rod Bracket, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to curtain fixtures and particularly to a curtain rod bracket having novel and advantageous features.
In the device of my invention I employ a curtain rod of well-known shape and of socalled flat form. These rods consist of a vertical web and marginal flanges in the form of beads. In my construction the flanges are flattened at the terminal points of the rod and the flattened portion is rebcnt to provide a hook.
The bracket which I employ is intended to interlock with a rod shaped as described and to securely hold the same against movement in any direction except in an upward oscillating direction i. e. the reverse of the movement by which the parts were engaged. The particular object in the improved design is to lessen the manufacturing cost of the associated parts and to increase the strength and rigidity of the assembly.
The invention will be more readily understood by reference to the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is a plan view of a curtain rod and a pair of brackets constructed in accordance with my invention;
Figure 2 is an elevation partly in section on the line 22 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a side elevation of the bracket which I employ;
Figure 1 is a sectional view H of Figure 2;
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the bracket; and
Figure 6 is a perspective view of a modi tied form of bracket in which two curtain rods may be accommodated.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, it will be seen that the bracket of my invention is intended to be secured by suitable screws to a window casing 10 and to support a rod having a portion 11 parallel with the casing and angularly disposed end portions 12 at right angles to the casing. The rod is preferably of so-called fiat conon the line Serial No. 619,111.
struction comprising a web 13 and flanges 14. At the terminal portions of the rod, the flanges 11 are flattened, the material compressed vertically and the flat portions partially united by welding as described in my copending application, Ser. No. 562,061, filed May 19, 1922.
The flattened portion is then rebent to form a hook 15 having a curved edge 16. The rod is, by reason of the construction described, relatively stiff and strong at this point. The bracket of my invention comprises a fastening plate 17 having a right angle projection or ear 18 thereon. ()n the upper edge of the ear or lug is an inturned hook 19 located near the junction of the projection with the plate. The width of the hook is merely sufiicient to accommodate the flattened portion of therod and the spacing of the hook away from the fastening plate is merely sufficient to accommodate the hook 15 of the rod therebehin'd. On the lower edge of the projection 18 is an tip-turned hook located at the outer end of the projection. Both the hooks are located on the same side of the projection, the hook 20 being preferably wider than the hook 19 in order to accommodate the full width of the flat rod. In the assembly views it will be noted that the rod rests securely on the bottom hook and engages agalnst movement in two directions with the top hook. This provides a very rigid con struction and one in which there is no shearing force exerted by small parts. The hearing between the rod and bracket is broad and there is no tendency toward tearing out or shearing any parts due to excessive strain. The curved end of the hook facilitates interengage-me-nt of the parts as will be apparent.
In the construction of Figure 6 provision is made for the support of two rods as required when an overdrape is desired. The construction of the bracket is identical with that described except that two projections, each having hooks, are provided.
Obviously the construction may be varied considerably without departure from the spirit of my invention and I do not wish to be limited except as indicated in the appended claims.
1. In a device of the class described, the combination with a flat curtain rod having hook ends of a pair of brackets, each consisting oi a fastening plate and a right angnlai'ly n'ojecting ear, said ear having a laterally projecting lug on its top edge near its inner end, and a second laterally projecting leg on its bottom edge near its outer end, the hook end of the rod being adapted to engage said firstmentioned lug.
2. In a ClQYlCB of the class described, the combination with a fiat curtain i'od the end portions of which are flattened and bent latorally to form a hook of a pair of brackets each consisting; ot a fastening plate and a right-angularly projecting ear, said ear having a laterally projecting hook on its top edge near its inner end, and a second laterally projecting hook on its bottom edge near its outer end, the hook on the rod engaging said first mentioned hook.
8. In a device of the class described, the combination With a flat U-shaped curtain rod, the ends of Which are flattened and rebent to form a hook, of a pair of brackets, each comprising a fastening plate having an angularly disposed projection, a downturned hook on the upper edge of the projection near its junction With said plate and of a Width to accommodate the flattened portion of the rod and spaced away from the plate sufiiciently to accommodate the rod hook therebehind, and lip-turned hook on the lower edge of the projection near its free end, said latter hook being of a Width to accommodate the full Width of the rod.
'Signed at Chicago, Illinois this 6 day of February, 1923.
JAMES A, CIVIS,