US 1674619 A
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June 19, 1928.
i e. w. DOVER CURTAIN FIXTURE Filed. Jan. 14, 1927 P2 3 7 I131"? "51 I; LILQQLL; ll;
sheet metal body portions 11 and 12, the free end of the body portion 11 telescoping within the free end of the body portion 12. The. manner of forming the reinforcing strip as applied to the channel shaped body portion 12 and the mode of securing the same to the body portion 12 will now be" described. it being understood that a similarly constructed reinforcing strip is similarly secured to the body portion 11.
A flat reinforcing strip 15 hasone end inserted in one end of the channel shaped body portion 12 and that part of the body portion surrounding the fiat reinforcing strip fits closely about the strip so that the flat reinforcing strip extends entirely across the channel opening in the body portion and provides a reinforcement therefor throughout the entire cross-sectional extent of that part of the body portion occupied by the flat reinforcing strip.
In the present instance the metal of the body portion 12 is shown as being drawn about the flat reinforcing strip 15 to re- :luce somewhat the cross-sectional area of the body portion about the reinforcing strip over that throughout the remainder of its extent, thus both drawing it closely about the reinforcing strip and leaving a chan neled opening of slightly greater area at the opposite end thereof for the reception of the free end of the body portion 11, although, if desired, the parts may be so proportioned that the reinforcing strip will normally fit closely within the body portion upon being forced therein. It is entirely immaterial to the carrying out of my invention whether that part of the channel shaped body portion surrounding the reinforcing strip be reduced or whether the reinforcing strip be made of such size that when forced into the channel of the body portion the latter will fit closely therearound, it being clearly understood that I may employ any desired method for fitting the reinforcing strip within the channel of the body portion.
That end of the reinforcing strip 15 which enters the channel body 12 is shown as terminating at 16, although in practice the reinforcing strip may extend for a greater or less distance therein as desired, provided that suitable space remains for the free end of the body portion 11 to give the red the desired degree of extension. The channeled body'portion 12 and reinforcing strip 15 are bent inwardly towards the window casing as at 17, which bend serves to positively retain the reinforcing strip and body portion against separation. and the reinforcing strip by extending beyond the bend 17 strengthens the rod throughout that portion of its extent which is ordinarily subject to the greatest strain.
The free end portion of the reinforcing strip'15 is bent at substantially right angles at 18, the bent end 19 being provided with a slot 20 formed in the lower edge thereof closely adjacent to thebend 18,-the slot 20 being of suitable width to receive one of the lugs 7 so that the base ofthe lug will enter the slot 20 and one vertical edge 8 of the lug 7 will bear against that portion of the reinforcing strip adjacent to the bend 18 as at 22 thereby forming a bearing and holding the rod 10 in normal horizontal position even when the free end thereof is unsupported, as by removal of the body.
portion 11. In this way one section of the rod and the curtain carried thereby may be removed from the window, and'the other section, by reason of its rigid construction and the improved attaching means, will maintain itself in position and continue to support any reasonable weight withoutbending and without turning upon the bracket.
The provision of the slot 20 also results in lowering the rod sothatthe extreme lower edge 23 of the end portion 19 and the lower edge 29 of the rod bear against the bracket 2 below the lower edge of the lug 7 thus producing a more firm and rigid structure against the outward strain against the lug 7 than would be the case if the slot were omitted.
In Fig. 4: of the drawings I have shown a slightly modified form of bracket 24 having a horizontal portion 25 and a vertical portion 26 with openings 27 formed inthe horizontal portion 25 for secgring the same to the top of a window casing. The bracket 2st is provided with struck out lugs 28 ar ranged in horizontal order and each provided with vertical edges 29 adapted to en gage with that portion of a reinforcing strip 15 adjacent to the bend 18 therein to form a bearing for supporting a section of the rod against turning about the bracket.
My improved curtain fixture as above described is eapable of use under all of the various conditions in which devices of this character are employed, and. may be used singly or in multiple for supporting one or more draperies. As stated above my improved construction produces a support pos sessing a high degree of rigidity and one which is not liable to become bent or distorted under ordinary conditions of use, while at the same time providing a novel attaching means for securing the same to a casing which not only provides a firm securing means but greatly facilitates the removal of curtains therefom and replacement of curtains thereon.
What I claim is 1. In a curtain fixture, a rod comprising a channel shaped sheet" metal body portion provided with a reinforcing strip about which the sheet metal body portion is pressed to retain the'reinforeing strip therein and comprising a pair of strips located provide a reinforcement for the sheet metal body portion throughout the "entire crosssectional extent thereof, onev end ofsaid reinforcing strip being shaped to engage a bracket, and a bracket provided with means for releasably engaging the end of said reinforcing strip. I 1
2. In a curtain fixture, a rod comprising a channel shaped sheet metal body portion.
provided at one end thereof with a flat reinforcing strip extending entirely across the interior of the channel shaped cavity and about which the sheet metal body portion is drawn to provide a reinforcement for. the sheet metal body portion tl'iroughout the entire cross sectioualextent thereof, said body portion and reinforcing strip having a common bend formed at one point in their longitudinal extent.
3. In a curtain fixture, a telescoping rod channel shaped sheet metal body portions, one end of one of said body portions telescoping withinone end of the other body portion, and flat reinforcing within the opposite endsof said body portions and extending entirely across the channeled openings therein to provide reinforcements for the body portions throughout the entire cross-sect onal extent thereof, that part ofeach body portion surrounding the flat reinforcing strip fitting closely about the said strip to increase the effectiveness of the reinforcenientand tend to prevent separation of the body portion and strip. v
4. In a curtain fixture, a telescoping rod comprising a pair of channel shaped sheet metal body portions, one end of one of said body portions telescoping within one end of the other body portion, and flat reinforcing strips located within the opposite ends of said body portions and extending entirely across the channeled openings therein to provide reinforcements for the body portions throughout the entire crosssectional extent thereof, that part of each body portion surrounding the flat reinforcing strip fitting closely about the said strip to prevent sepao ration of said body portion and strip and said body portion and strip being bent at one point in their longitudinal extent.
5. In a curtain fixture, a rod comprising a flat metal strip having the end portion thereofbent at substantially right angles to the adjacent part thereof and provided with a slot formed in the bent end thereof close to the bend, andv a bracket provided with a lug having an, edge engageable by the bent end of said strip to position the lower portion of said lug Within the slot in said strip whereby the edge of said lug will bear against, that portion of the stripadjacent to the bent end thereof and form therewith a bearing to prevent tilting of said rod when the opposite end of the rod is unsupported.
6. In a curtainfi-xture, a rod comprising 7 achannel shaped sheet metal portion provided with a reinforcing strip aboutwhich the sheet metal body is pressed to provide a reinforcement for the sheet metal body p'ortionthroughout the entire cross-sectional extent thereof,[the free end of said strip being inturned and provided with a slot 10- catedadjacent to the bend, and a bracket provided with .a projecting lug adapted to fit within the slot in said strip. and having an edge contacting with the strip adjacent to the bend therein to firmly support the -rod'in substantially horizontal position.
7. A curtain fixture comprising a bracket "rovided with an outwardly projecting lug, f
a curtain rod having a fiat end portion bent at substantially right angles to the part of said rod adjacent thereto and provided with a slot formed in the lower jacent to the bend, the slot being of suitable width to receive the projecting lug so that one edge of said lug will engage a portion of the rod adjacent to the bend and serve as a bearing therefor to maintain said rod in substantially horizontal position when the oppositeend thereof is unsupported. In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature.
GEORGE w. DOVER.
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