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Publication numberUS1632761 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 14, 1927
Filing dateFeb 12, 1926
Priority dateFeb 12, 1926
Publication numberUS 1632761 A, US 1632761A, US-A-1632761, US1632761 A, US1632761A
InventorsClark William E
Original AssigneeClark William E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1632761 A
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June 14, 1927.

. w. E. CLARK RETAINER .Filed Feb. 12, 1926 ATTORNEY 2 e INVENTOR H BY Patented June 14, 1927. i

UNITED STATES warrant E. CLARK, or MOUNT noon, onneon.


it Application filed February 12, 1926. Serial No. 87,877.

This invention relatesto improvements in retaining means for use upon and in conjunction with thesearch shank sticks or bars arranged wlthin the pocket provided in the lower edge of a window shade and capableof sliding movement thereon and principally outwardly therefrom for engagement with window curtains to prevent their blowing outwardly and inwardly through a window and eliminating the usual necessity of throwing the ends of curtains behind the backs of chairs and pictures from which a considerable amount of dirt and dust is collected.

With the above and other objects in view,

" the invention'further includes the followmg novel features and details of construc-" tion, to behereinafter more fullyldescribed, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawing Figure l is-a perspective of a window frame, shade and curtain and illustrating the manner in which my invention is used for holding a curtain.

Figure 2 is a perspective of my invention per se.

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken through the lower edge of a window shade and illustrating the manner in which my invention is associated with the stick or rod positioned within the pocket formed in the lower edge of the curtain shade.

Figure 4 is a perspective ofthe modified form of my invention constituting a strip having an offset end.

Figure 5 is a similar view of another form of my invention constituting a single length of wire bent in the configuration of the plate as illustrated in Figure 4.

Referring to the drawing in detail, wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts, the reference characters '10 and 11 indicate a window shade and ourtains suspended, hung or supported in the usual manner upon a window frame 12, all

of which being of the usual and well known construction and forming no part of the 1 present application for Letters Patent but being merely shown for purposes of illustration and bringing forward the novel advantages of the above entitled invention. The lower edge of the shade forms a longitudinally extending transversely disposed pocket 13 within which the usual and con ventional form of cross-section wedgeshaped stick or rod. 14 is positioned.

My invention resides inthe provision of a substantially U-shaped channelled member 15 having its adjacent side wallsbent to resemble the configuration ofthe bottom and opposite side walls of the sticker rod 1 1 and adapted for longitudinally sliding movement thereon. 15 are arranged upon a stick or rod 14 one upon each end thereof. Ears 16 are struck from the under sides and adjacent the under ends of the members 15 and bent outwardly and downwardly, as clearly illus'- trated in Figure 2 of the drawings, thus providing a finger engaging portion whereby Two of these members the channellmembers 15 may be readily and easily pulled outwardly, as clearly illustrated in Figure 1 of the drawings, for engagement with the window curtains 11 at an appropriate distance in their lengthswith respect to the height at which the window sash 17 is resting.

i This invention eliminates the usual necessity of curtain holders or cords secured to the opposite sides of the window frame or the arrangement of the ends of the curtain 11 behind pictures or the backs of chairs positioned adjacent the window frame to eliminate the possibility of such ends of the curtains 12 from blowing outwardly or in wardly with respect to the window sash, the devices above referred to having proved to cause great difficulty in opening and closing a window sash. The invention also prevents the ends of curtains and shades from flapping or creating any noise within bedrooms or other places wherein qulet 1s to be preserved.

In Figure 4 of the drawing I have illustrated a plate 15 of such width and-thickness as to be readily and easily received within the pocket 13 and against the stick or rod 14. Said plate 15 has an offset end 16' for engagementwith the curtain 11 in a similar manner to that of the ear 16. The offset 16 also provides a convenient hand hold when it is desired to adjust the plates 15' to operate the shade.

In Figure 5 of the drawing I have illustrated a single length of wire 15 bent intermediately upon itself to form an out wardly extending offset loop 16 while its opposite ends extend at spaced parallel relation and terminate in substantially offset end portions 17 It will thus be noted from the foregoing description of Figures 4: and

5 of the drawing that either of these forms of my invention may he used equally as effectively as the other with shades and curtains, and owing to the simple construction thereof, that they may be manufaetm'ed in great numbers and sold at a very nominal cost and thus be included in the purchase price of a shade.

The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form,.proportions vand minor details oficonstruction, and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as properly ,t'all within the scope of the ppended claims.

tHaving th-usdescribed the invention, what is claimed is :1. A retainer comprising an elongated "member slidably mounted within the outer end of a pocket termed upon the lower edge of a shade adapted for engagement \\'ltl1 a stick carried therein, and a laterally oll'set portion carried upon the outer end of the member to provide a finger engaging portion to facilitate Withdrawing the member an appreciable distance to retain draperies to one side of the shade.

A retainer comprising an elongated channelled member receiving ashade stiel; and slidably mounted thereon within a shade pocket and a laterally OllHOt portion carried upon the outer end of the member to provide a finger engaging portion.

In testimony whereof I atiix mysignaturc.


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US20100263808 *Jul 2, 2010Oct 21, 2010Kenney Manufacturing Co.Cordless roll-up shade
US20100269985 *Jul 2, 2010Oct 28, 2010Kenney Manufacturing Co.Interchangeable window treatment for a roman-style shade
U.S. Classification160/108, 160/349.2
International ClassificationA47H19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47H19/00
European ClassificationA47H19/00