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Publication numberUS1791548 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 10, 1931
Filing dateApr 22, 1927
Priority dateApr 22, 1927
Publication numberUS 1791548 A, US 1791548A, US-A-1791548, US1791548 A, US1791548A
InventorsEmil Zucca
Original AssigneeEmil Zucca
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Curtain mounting
US 1791548 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

E. ZUCCA 1,791,543

CURTAIN MOUNTING Filed April 22, 1927 Eu s E' INVENTOR [Ffm Zucca {nal/m Hum/#4cm ATTORNEY III IPIIIMH4II HIIIIIIIIIII| Feb. 10, 1931.

Patented Feb. 10, 1931 PATENT oFFIc E EMIL ZUCCA, or NEW YORK, N. Y. i

CURTAIN MOUNTING Application led April 22,

'p *My invention relates to curtain mountings, and-admits' of general use'upon curtains ot many diiiferentf'kinds and employed invari- Ous relations throughout? many different arts. More particularly stated I seek to produce a curtain mounting torso supporting a curtain as to enable the latter to be adjusted easily by hand and yet to maintain the curtain as nearly as practicable air tight.

My'inventicn further comprehends giving tothe curtain and the means for mounting the same, such form as to greatly improve the eiciency of the curtain, and to accomplish a number of other purposes, all as hereinafter more particularly described, and pointed out inthe appended claims. Y

Reference is made to the accompanying `draw-ing'forminga part of this specication, and in lwhich-like reference characters indilcate like parts throughout ally of the figures.

Figurerl'is a` Jfront elevation of my improved curtain mounting, adapted in this instance for use upon a window, certain parts being broken away and others shown in section, asthe curtain mounting is seen by a person standing in the room and looking towardthe window.

kFigure 2 is a section on the line 2-2 of Figure 1, looking in the direction indicated bythearrows.

Figure 3 is a section on the'line 3-3 of Figure 1, looking in the direction indicated bythe arrows. y f

Figure 4 is a front view, partly in section and partly in elevation, showing in detail certain parts which appear in Figure 1, the scale kof Figure 4 being somewhat larger. V'A curtain 5, which is flexible and practically opaque to light, is at one of'its ends connected with a roller 6, and so arranged as to be readily wound upon and unwound from saidrolleiw f The-roller 6 ispreferablylof the type known generallyin` this art as a Hartshorn shade rellene; donotdeemitn ecessaryto describe tends entirely through the tube 16.

1927. i Serin No. 185,674.

this roller further than to say that the `'curtain tain, and is wound up by the/automatic rotation ofy the A roller, which is always under spring tension. In practice thek operator merely grasps the lower portion ofthe curtain andpulls it downward in order to unwind the curtain. In order to cause the curtain to be wound up he gives its lower end a slight jerkV downward, and then quickly raises the lower end of the curtain to the height desired for it, the slack of the curtain being taken up automatically by the rotation of the roller, as above stated.

The portion of the curtain taken up by the roller and thus wound around the same, is shown at 7.

The rollerf is supported upon bearings 8, 9,'which are mounted oppositely to each other in a 'roller casing 10.

"The roller casing 10 is provided with a door 11 mounted upon hinges 12. By opening this door, access may be had to the roller and other parts housed within the roller casmg.

"The curtain 5 is at its lower end provided with a portion 13, bent back upon itself and "provided at 14 with stitches, being thus formed/'into a sleeve. Extending through this sleeve isa bar 15 made preferably of wood, and also a tube 16, made preferably of metal and rather heavy.

o A curtain rod 17, having a length a little greaterthan the width of the curtain, eX-

This curtain rod carries at its ends a pair of'metallic knobs 18, 18, each of substantially spherical form.

By means of stitches 19 the material of the curtain isV drawn rather closely around the adjacent portionsof the curtain rod, and is thereby formed into two neck portions 20, 2O,ffitting4 closely around the curtain rod, asindicated in Figures 3 and 4.


I provide four j amb pieces 21, 22, 23 and 24, and ar ange them as indicated in Figure 3. The jamb pieces 21 and 22 are secured together and thus made pizuftica'liv into a single piece. Similarly the jamb pieces 23 and 24 are secured together, and may be considered as essentially one piece. A connecting strip 26 is secured to the jamb pieses 21 and 22, and a connecting strip 27 is secured to the j amb pieces 23 and 24.

Thus are formed two complete jambs of composite form, these two jambs being designated respectively'as 28 and 29, as indicated more particularly in Figure 3.

The two jambs just mentioned are each provided with a slot 30 having an enlarged portion 31 in the form of a :substantially cylindrical holeinto which the slot 30 is merged.

The'metallic knobs 18, 18,'V are litted slidably into the enlarged portion 31 of the slots 30, and the edges of the curtain 5 extend out into the slots 3G. For this purpose the width of the curtain is somewhat greater than the distance between the two ambs. The idea is that the edges of the curtain shall extend out far enough into the respective liambs to prevent windV from blowing around the edges of the curtain, and to render the latter as nearly as practicable dustV proof.

Screws 25.701' equivalent fastenings are used for holding together various wooden parts constituting'the two jambs.

The two jambs are provided with a pair of rounded shoulders, exactly alike, one of them being shown at 32, ineFigure 2. The purpose of these rounded shoulders is to guide the curtain 5 in its movements. My improved curtain mounting in its entirety may be fitted upon a pair of window j'ambs`33, 33, as indicated in Figure 1, or it may be fitted into anylsort ofopeningY used as a window or a door. It may be used upon houses, railroad cars, automobiles, refrigerators, and in various relations upon ships, boats and other vessels. In fact my device may be employed upon or within almost any kind of a structure upon which an Yadjustable curtain is desirable. l

The operation of my device maybe understood from the foregoing description. The various parts'being formed and arranged as shown, the device is ready fer use.

The'operator, in order to raise or lower the curtain, proceeds in the sameY manner as he would to raise or lower any other curtain mounted upon a spring roller of the general type here contemplated.

Neither the curtain nor any movable part connected with it can readily be dislodged or misplaced by action ot the wind, or by any sort of accidental disturbance. If the wind blows against the curtain, the curtain does not Hex, buckle, bend or become distorted to any appreciable extent, the action of the wind being resisted in much the same manner as it Weies would be by a pane of glass. Thus the wind cannot blow around the edges of the curtain, the curtain cannot rattle or become noisy7 and it stays firmly in whatever position it is moved into, from time to time, by the operator. The knobs 1S, 18, being always tho same distance apart, cannot pull sidewise upon the curtain, and any tendency of one of these knobs to pull the curtain sidewise is balanced by the similar but contrary tendency of the other knob. Such being the case, it follows that each edge ot the curtain extends to the same distance into the adjacent jamb as the opposite edge of the curtain extends into the opposite jamb. It also follows that the knobs so coact with the jambs as to prevent the edges of the curtain from being withdrawn from the slots.

The weight of the curtain rod 17 and the two knobs 1S, 18, together with the weight of the metallic tube 16, and wooden barl, is adequate to keep the curtain taut at all times and under all conditions.

I do not limit myself to the precise construction shown, as variations may be made therein without departing from my invention, the scope of which is commensurate with' my claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is as follows:

1. In a curtain mounting the combination of a pair of jambs provided with slots, said slots extending into said jambs and having enlarged portions therein, a curtain rod extending across from one jamb to the other and reaching into said slots of said jambs, said curtain rod being provided at its ends with enlarged portions fitting into said enlarged portions of said slots, a curtain movY able relatively to said jambs and provided with edge portions extending into said slots and slidable therein as said curtain is moved relatively to said ambs, and a tubular member encircling said curtain rod and carried therewith by said curtain, said tubular member having a length less than the width of said curtain, the edge portions of said' curtain, where they reach into the slots of said jambs, extending beyond the ends of said tubular member.

2. In a curtain mounting the combination, with a pair of jambs having slots, a curtain movable relatively to said ambs and extending well into said slots, and a curtain rod carred by said curtain and extending into said slots, of a tubular member encircling said curtain rod and. therewith carried by Said curtain, the length of said tubular member being less than the distance between said jambe.

3. In a curtain mounting the combination, with a pair oi ambs having slots and a curtain movable relatively to said jambs and having edge portions extending into said slots, of a curtain rod carried by said curtain and extending into said slots, of a tubular member and a bar Carried by said Curtain rofl, and each having a length less than the width of said curtain and less than the clistance between said jambs, said curtain being bent back upon itself so as to encircle said bar and sacltubular member, and secured by stitching.

Signed at New York city, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 21st (lay of April, 1927.


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U.S. Classification160/267.1, 160/273.1, 160/31
International ClassificationE06B9/58
Cooperative ClassificationE06B9/582
European ClassificationE06B9/58D