US 1712834 A
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y 14, 1929- R. N. MCCLURE 1, 2,83
DRAPERY ROD SUPPORT Filed June 8, 1927 Patented May 14, 1929.
UNITEDSTATES PATENT OFFICE.
RODNEY N. MCCLURE, OF INGLEVOOD, CALIFORNIA.
DRAPERY ROD SUPPORT.
Application filed June 8, 1927. Serial No. 197,313.
This invention relates to a curtain fixture and particularly pertains to a bracket for supporting curtain rods.
An object of the invention is to provide a curtain rod support; which is especially applicable for use on hinged windows and to provide a means whereby a hinge of a Wl11- dow may be utilized as a means oil holding the curtain rod s-aipport so as to obviate fastening the support directly to the Window casmg.
Another ol. ject is to provide curtain rod supporting luacket which adaptable to the carrying of either one or a plurality of curtain rods whereby a variety of draping effects may be readily produced such as by a main curtain alone or with either side drapes, or vslai'ices, or both, and whereby separa e and independent rods may be provided on a single bracket :t'or main (uirl'ains, side drapes,valanccs and other hangings.
Another object is to provide a curtain. rod supporting bracket of and economical. inanuliacturc, and which may be easily and quirl'cly applied.
lVith the foregoing objects in view together with such other objects and advantages as may subsequently appear, my 111-. vention resides in the parts and in the combination, construction andarrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed. and. illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawing, in which: l
Fig. 1 is a plan View illustrating the application of the invention to a window having a pair of hinged sashes;
F1 22 is a view .in front elevation of the structure shown in Fig. 1;
llig. 3 is a perspective VlCW of a main rod supporting bracket illustrating the manner of supporting same ona hinge;
Fig. 4 is aperspective view 01? a supple mental rod supporting bracket adapted to be employed in conjunction with the main bracket;
Fig. 5 :is a perspective View illustrating the manner of assembling the main and supplemental brackets;
F ig. 6 is a perspective View of the mental bracket showing it port a pair of rods;
Fig. 7 is a View of the supplemental bracket showing it as adapted to support a pair of rods;.
Fig. 8 is a perspective view showing a modificationxof the invention in which the suppleas ada iited to sup simple constructirm.
main bracket is adapted to be mounted di rectly on a window sash or casing.
Referring to the drawings more specilically A indicates generally a main rod supporting bracket and B designates a supplemental rod supporting bracket. The bracket A as shown in Fig. 3 embodies a stem portion 10 which is adapted to be inserted in a hinge U in substitution of the hinge pintle; the stem 10 being fitted with an adjustable collarll adaptedto seat on the upper edge of the hinge to afford a support for the bracket. A set screw 12 is provided on the collar to hold the latter against movement on the stem. The upper portion of the stem bent inwardly as indicated at 13 and is then bent horizontally as indicated at 1 1 to provide a portion which is adapted to extend parallel with a window casing as shown in Fig. 1; there being an outwardly extending portion 15 liading from the portion 14 which terminates in an eye 16 with which a curtain rod 1'? may be hingcdly connected. The supplemental bracket 13 embodies a body pm'tion 18, the lower end of which formed with a hook 19 and a notch 20. The supplemental bracket is designed to be connected to the main bracket by setting the notch 20 over the horizontal extension .15 with the hook portion 19 n'o 'iecting beneath the portion 14: as shown in. Fl g. 5. The body portion 18 extends upwardly and outwardly at an i l'iclination so that the weight of the outer end portion 01 the supplemental bracket and a load imposedthereon will tend to maintain the hooked end thereof in. engagement with the main bracket. The outer end of the supplemental bracket is formed with a forwardly projecting flange 21 of suitable construction adapted to form a support for a curtain rod 22 which may be affixed thereto in any desired manner. hen it is desired to support a plurality of rods on the supplemental bracket the latter may be formed with a plurality of the rod on gaging flanges 211as indicated at a and h in Fig. 6 and at 0, d and c in Fig. 7.
1 In Figures 1 and 2 the invention is illus trated. as applied to a hinged window having double sash in which instances the main brackets A are attached to the hinges C and the curtain rods 17 hinged to the eyes 16 at the upper outer ends of the main brackets are telescoped with rod sections 23 theouter ends of which are carried on brackets 52% alfixcd to the window sash; and the curtain V rods '22 carried by the supplemental brackets "lar upper, end portion, including a hori-. 'zontal member and an outwardly extending are connected together by a telescoping rod section 25. It will be noted that by this arrangement the rods carried by thesupplemental brackets will extend on a plane above and extending outwardly beyond the front face of the rods 1.7 and 23 and beyond the hinged ends of the rods '17 which provides a desirable arrangement for Valances and ide drapes, Where it is desired to increase the number of rods above the main supporting rods ia'supplemental bracket such as shown in Figs. 6 and 7 may be employed.
In some instances, it may be desirable'to mount the mainbrackets directly on a sash or window casing in which eventitniay be 'formed as shown in Fig. 8 that is with a downwardly projecting portion 26 in lieu of the stem 10 which may be secured in place by screws or similar fastenings.
'1 claim: e
'1; Ar -drapery rod supportfor swinging windows comprising a imain"bracket in-' cluding a stem adapted to substitute for a' hinge pintle and formed with an angumember adapted to carry a rod on its outer end and a supplemental bracket formed with'a notch on its loweredge intermediate its endzadapted to seat ast-ride the outward- 1y extending portion of the main bracket,
and formed witha hook engageable with the lower side of thehorizontally extending member of themam bracket, and'having a rod engaging flange on its outer end spaced upwardly and outwardly from the endportion of the main bracket whereby the weight of the outer end-portion of said supplementalbracket will maintain the latter in seated position on the main bracket.
i r 2. 2A dra-perygrod support for: swinging windowseomprismga main bracket includformed. with a hook engageable with the lower side ofrthe "horizontally extending member of the main bracket, and having a rod engaging flange on its outer end spaced upwardly'and outwardly from the end portion of the main bracket'whereby theiweight fee ofthe outer e'ndjportion'of said supplemental bracketwill-maintain the latter-in sea-ted; osition ont he main bracket, and
means i O fadjustably supporting said main bracket on a hinge- I p j ,BQAIdrapery rod support'for swinging V windows,comprising. a stem adapted to of said stem extending horizontally, adapted to be hingedly connected at. its outer end with a curtain rod.
4. In a. device of the character described, a bracket embodying a stem portion which .is adapted to be inserted in a hinge as a substitution for its pint-1e, means on said stem to seat on the upper edge of the hinge to support said bracket, said stem having an inwardly bent portion above the hinge to bring the top portion of the bracket close to the wall, said inwardly bent portion being then continued in a horizontal direction substantially parallel to the wall and terminating in a portion which projects ontwardly from the wall, said terminal portion being adapt-ed to support one end of a curtain rod; and a supplemental bracket having at its inner end a hook adapted to underlie one of the horizontal portions o said stem and between its ends a portion adapted to seat upon another horizontal portion of saidstem, and an outer end adapted. to so port an object, the weight of which will maintain said supplemental bracket in the operative position.
' 5. A curtain rod support for double swinging windows comprising a bracket mounted on the sash of each window on the side opposite the hinge, a second set of brackets each provided with a stem adapted to substitute for a hinge pintle of each window, extensible curtain rods adapted to swing with the windows hingedly connected at one'end to each of said second brackets and supported at the opposite ends by said first mentioned brackets, a second stationary curtain rod, adapted to span both windows,
6. A curtain rod support for double vswinging windows comprising a bracket mounted on the sash oi each window on theside opposite the hinge, a second set of brackets each provided with a stem adapted to substitute for a hinge pintle of each window, and having a hinge point extended beyond the hinging line of the window, a pair of extensible curtain rods adapted to swing with the windows and hinged at one end to said hinge point and supported at the opposite ends by said first mentioned brackets, a second stationary curtain rod adapted to span both windows spacedupwardly and outwardly from said first mentioned rods, and means for mounting said second rod upon said second set of brackets.
In testimony whereof, I have afiixed my signature. I RODNEY N. MoCLURE.