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March 16 1926.
M. M. LARSEN SHADE SUPPORT Filed July 6, 1923 Patented Mar. 16, 1926.
ass ansing or octagon; CALIFORNIA.
Application fi led July 6,
To-aZ'Z who mat may cancer-n21 Be it knownwthat I, 'IlVIAnsM. Lausniqa citizen of the United States, residing :at Co'l'ton, in the county *offSan' Bernardino and State of California;ihave'ginverrted new and useful Improvements in Shade Supports, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to shade supports and has for its object to provide a shade support having a rigid screw-threaded shank whereby the support may be readily attached to a window frame element without the requirement of the usual fastening brads or nails or tacks.
Another object is to provide a shade support provided with means whereby to support the spindles of shade rollers when the support is applied in different positions and arrangements.
Another object is to provide a shade support of unitary construction and including a penetrating shank.
Other objects and advantages will be made manifest in the following specification of an embodiment of the invention illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein- Fig. 1 is a perspective showing one arrangement of a pair of the supports as applied to the casing. head of a window frame.
Fig. 2 is a perspective showing the sup ports applied in such manner as to provide for mounting an upwardly pulling shade.
Fig. 3 is a sectional and elevational view showing the supports as arranged in opposite faces of a frame.
Fig. 4 is a plan of one ofthe brackets of a pair.
Fig, 5 is an elevation of the same.
Fig. 6 is a plan of the complementary bracket of the pair.
Fig. 7 is an elevation of the same.
My invention consists of a set or pair of brackets, one of which is provided with a body portion 2 which may be of flat form and at the rear end of which is provided an abutting flange 3 from which extends a penetrating shank, in the present case shown as a screw 4, the axis of which is substan tially parallel to the plane of the body or plate 2. The plate 2 is provided with an aperture 5 from face to face to receive the I usual rotating spindle S of a shade roller R carrying the shade A. The front end of 1923. Serial K016495789.
i the body plate sisjp rovided with a laterally directed flange 6 which is perforated at -7 to receive the spindle S of the roller in cases where the bracket :or support is-screwed :on
the inside face of the window stile IV. Thus the support or bracket 2 is adaptablefor use either on the-front face of a window frame element or on one of the inner faces.
The support includes also a bracket plate 10 which may be of flat form and from which projects a penetrating member 11 here shown as a screw having an axis in or parallel to the plane of the bracket plate 10. This plate has a rear abutting flange 12 and at its front end is provided with a laterally directed flange 13 having an open mouth slot 14, Fig. 1. The plate 10 has an open mouth slot 15 in one edge so that in the ordinary mounting of the bracket, are slot 15 is disposed in the upper position to receive the complementary non-r tating spring-winding stem S of the roller R in the. usual manner. The laterally directed flange 13 provides a complementary supporting means to the bracketQ to receive the roller or spindles or stems when "the brackets are mounted on the inside faces of the window stiles, as in Fig. 3.
In some cases it is desirable to mount the roller B so that the shade A may be pulled upwardly therefrom to effective position. To provide for this arrangement the bracket 10 has its upper edge provided with aligned pin-receiving portions or beads 16 disposed in alignment at opposite sides of the opening 15 in the plate. In a like mannor the flange 13 is provided with pin-receiving beads. Therefore, in mounting the roller R as in Fig. 2, its winding stem S is inserted in the aperture 15 and a pin 17 is positioned in the parts 16 to hold the stem S down in the slot 15 and therefore prevent its being upwardly dislodged as the curtain is unwound from the roller, In this arrangement the spindle S at the opposite end of the roller is supported in the usual manner in the bracket 2.
From the above it will be seen that I have provided a shade supporting means including a pair of complementary brackets adapted to be positioned in different arrangements according to the desired mount ing of the shade roller at a wall opening. Further, I have provided a shade supporting bracket having a rigid 'irremovable peneflange 6 of the trating shank or screw portion to be driven into the supporting frame or Wall and there fore eliminating the use of nails or other extraneous fastening means. This form of means for fastening the brackets provides for the ready adjustment in the desired 01- parallel position of the bracket members as distinguished from the difficulty of main taining parallelism of the brackets when they are secured by separate screws or nails.
Further embodiments, modifications and variations may be resorted to Within the spirit of the invention.
hat is claimed is:
A shade support comprising a flat plate having an open mouth slot extending from its upper edge, pin-receiving beads eXtend ing upwardly at opposite sides of the slot, an abutting flange at the rear side of the plate, a screw extending from the rear side of the plate, a flange extending laterally from the front side of the plate and having an open mouth slot from its outer end, and pin-receiving beads at opposite sides of the slot, said flat plate, abutting flange, front flange and beads being formed of a single piece of sheet metal.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.
, MADs M. LARSEN.