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Publication numberUS1697978 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 8, 1929
Filing dateJul 15, 1927
Priority dateJul 15, 1927
Publication numberUS 1697978 A, US 1697978A, US-A-1697978, US1697978 A, US1697978A
InventorsHoover Frank S
Original AssigneeHoover Frank S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Curtain attachment
US 1697978 A
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Jan. 8, 1929. 1,697,978




Patented Jan. 8, 1929.

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Application filed. July 15,

My invention has reference to a curtain attachment, and has for its purpose to provide a connecting means between the lower end of a window shade and the draperies at the side thereof, so that. the lower ends of the draperies will be moved up or down with the shade. By this means the lower part of the window will be unobstructed by the draperies, in the event of the Window being open at the bottom, and the shade partially raised, the elevation of the lower ends of the draperies not only permitting free passage of air through the open window, but also preventing the ends of the draperies from being soiled, or harmed by the elements.

Another purpose of the invention is to connect the draperies with the shade in such a manner that they "can be readily released therefrom.

The device is simple in construction, can be readily applied for use, and can be produced at a minimum of cost.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary front elevation of a window and curtains therefor, with the invention applied thereto.

Fig. 2 is a detail of one of the clips '7.

Fig. 3 is a cross-section, on the broken line 33 of Fig. 1.

Fig. t shows a modified form of the invention, in perspective.

The reference number 1 indicates the fractional lower'part of a window frame, and 2 the rail of the lower sash thereof, shown partially raised. 3 is the lower end of a window shade of usual construction arranged for r ising and lowering in any well-known manner. At the sides of the window are draperies, and the shade 3 is shown provided at its lower end with a hem 5, containing the usual stick or siat 6, forming a reinforcement for the lower end of the shade.

The slat 6 also provides a support for the attachment comprising the present invention, which consists of a spring metal clip 7, provided in one of its plates with pairs ofkeepers 8 and 9, struck outwardly therefrom, and

adapted to receive the ends of an arm 10, of

hairpin formation, extended along the lower edge of the shade 3, in parallel relation with the slat 6. The lower ends of the draperies 1327. Serial No. 205,879.

are engaged by said arms, being compressed or clamped between said arms and the slat 6,

so that the ends of the draperies will move upwardly and downwardly with said slat. It is obvious that one of said devices should be provided at each side of the shade, as shown in Fig. 1.

The arm 10 is preferably formed of resilient material, so that it will exert a limited amount of forcein the direction of the slat. Upon the ends of the draperies being engaged thereby the movement of the lower end of the shade will be accompaniedbythe corresponding movement of the draperies, and by being properly adjusted such draperies can be held just above the opening in i the window, as shown in Fig. 1. In case the window is closed, and it is not desired to have the draperies ele vated, they can be released from the attachments, or re-arranged therein, so as to be given their full length. i

In Fig. dis shown amodification of the invention, comprising'a spring metal clip 12, one plate of which is provided with a keeper 13, in which is held one end of a resilient arm 14, 0f curvilinear form. The keeper 13 is formed by striking outwardly a portion of I the metal from which the clip is shaped. The arm 14 cooperates with the lower edge of the shade and slat contained therein in holding the draperies 1n proper position.

It will be noted that each'form of the device set forth herein consists of but two parts,

without any connecting or fastening means aside from those contained in the parts them selves, and these parts can be easily and cheaply produced. Uther changes can be made in the form and arrangement of the invention, without departing from the spirit thereof.

What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: p

A. device of the class described, comprising a spring clip provided with keepers struck therefrom, adapted to engage the slat of a window shade, and a wire-arm of hair-pin formation having its ends held in said keepers, and adapted to bear against a slat to which said clip is attached.

In testimony whereof I affiXlny signature.


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U.S. Classification24/336, 160/108, 160/349.2
International ClassificationA47H19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47H19/00
European ClassificationA47H19/00