US 1601665 A
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Sept. 28 1926.
G. E. ALPHIN WINDOW FIXTURE Filed Feb. 1. 1926 UNITED S T-1A GILBERT 'E. imam, on ivroun'r .oLIvE, 1mm (1430mm.
, 1 WI OW Application .filed February The present disclosure of the invention re-. lates to a novel support for a window :curtain, a drapery and a shade, and while the device is preferably constructed forvsupporting all three of these members, it could of course be used to suspend only one or two of them.
The device includes arod for the reception in the hem of a curtain or drapery, the ends of the rod being turned rearwardly to ward the frame and adapted for reception in --the end portions. of the hem, the principalv object of the invention being to provide novel means for holding these end portions of the hem against accidental sliding from the ends of the rod.
A further object is to provide thedevice with members having multiple functions, one of these functions being to hold the ends of the curtain or drapery hem proper place, while the other function is to support a shade or curtain. The rod is formed of relatively adjustable sections and a still further aim of the in vention is to make unique provision for slidably connecting said sections. 7 With the foregoing in view, the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, the description being supplemented by the accompanyingdrawings. v j V Figure l is a top plan view of the invention applied to a frame such as a window frame, parts of the drapery being'broken away, as well as parts ofthe supporting device. r a
Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the parts shown in Fig. 1. V Figs. 3 and 4; are detail sectional views on the correspondingly. numbered lines of Figs. 1 and 2 respectively.
, Fig. 5 is a diagrammatic top plan View illustrating the manner in which two of the improved supports may be used when the window is of exceptional width.
In the drawings above briefly described, the numeral 6 designates arod whose end portions are turned rearwardly to provide supporting arms 7 said rods being preferably formed of strip metal. The metal at the inner ends of the arms 7, is curved horizon tally inward as at 8 and thenextends forv wardly as indicated at 9, providlngan addn arms which are inwardly tional pair of spaced from and parallel with the attaching arms 7. These arms 9 are formed with FI TURE.
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any desired number of openings 10, some of which may receive the pintles of a shade roller 11 while others. may receive the ends ofcurtain rod 12. At the front ends of the I arms 9, the metal'is curved outwardly as indicated at 13 and is then extended rearwardlyto provide .a pair of clamping arms 14 which are coo-perable with the arms 7 to yieldably hold the ends of a hem 15, formed at the upper edge of a drapery or curtain. 16, to be supported by the rod. 6. The arms f 14: have an inherent tendency to spring out-i" 'wa'rdly into contact with he arms 7 and thus, when the hem l5 is'rearwardly pulled betweenthese two sets of arms, said hem will bejeffectively held. Thus, there is no danger of the ends of the hem sliding forwardlyv away from the window frame and onto the main body portion of the rod 6.
The curved portions 9 of the devicemay be connected with'a window frame or analogous frame, in any desired manner. fer however to provide crank-like supporting screws 17 for this purpose.-
In constructing the device, provision is preferably made for permitting adjustment thereof according to the width of the frame uponwhich it is to be mounted. In accomplishing this end, I form the rod 6 of two slidably overlapped sections. Both of these sections pass through fiat collars 18, each 'of I prewhich is preferably formed by bending a metal strip in the manner shown in Fig.
4. These collars are located adjacent the inmi ends of the rod sections, and said ends are bent laterally around side members of the collars as indicated at 19. Thus, one collar is connected with one section of the device and slidably engages the other section, and vice versa. V
7 By the novel construction shown and describe-d, or a substantial equivalent thereof,
a device is produced which isexceptiona'lly simple and inexpensive, yetis efiicient and in every way desirable, particular attention being directed to the unique meansfor holding the ends of the hem 15 in proper position upon the attaching arms 7. Further atten tion is also invited to the fact that the portions 9- 131 L, form combined or ,multi function. members'which' not only hold the hem ends in place, but act to support a curtain pole 12, a shaderoller 11. or some ana logous member. Attention may also be directed to the simple and inexpensive con= struction which has liefv been disclosed for slid 7 ably connecting the two sections of the rod 6.
When the device is to be used in connection with a frame of unusual width, two of them may be employed as diagrammatically.
shown in Fig. 5. Then, the hem which is designated at 15, will have an opening 15? formed at its central portion, through which the inner, adjacent, attaching arms 7, may pass.
Excellent results have. been obtained from the construction disclosed and it is therefore preferably followed. 'However, within the scope of the invention as claimed, numerous variations I claim: V
'1. A' support of the class described comprising ahorizontal rod for reception in a hem, the end portions of said rod being rearwardly turned, forming attaching arms which are receivable in the end portions of the hem, and combined supporting and clamping members formed from a forwardly and rearwardly bent extension of said atmay be made.
taching arms, said members serving to clamp the arm-containing portions of the hem against the arms and having means toengage and support a shade or curtain carrying member, or both.
2. A support of the class described comprising a horizontal rod for reception in a hem, the end portions ofsaid rods being rearwardly turned, forming attaching arms which are receivable in the end portions of the hem, the metal at the rear ends of the attaching arms being bent inwardly and forwardly, providing additional arms which are. inwardly spaced from said attaching arms and are formed with means to engage a shade or curtain carrying member, or both the metal at the front ends of said additional arms being bent outwardy andrearwardly providing spring arms at the inner sides of the attaching arms and active to hold the arm-receiving portions of the hem against sliding from said attaching arms.
3. A support of the class described comprising a horizontal rod for reception in a hem, the end portions of said rod being rearwardl turned formin attachin -arms which are receivable in the endportions of the hem, said arms being bent to form aws coactive with the inner sides of said arms to clamp said end portions of the hem against sliding from said arms.
i. A support of the class described comprisinga horizontal rod for reception in a hem, the end portionsofsaid rod being rearwardly turned forming attaching arms.