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Publication numberUS1836484 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 15, 1931
Filing dateJun 10, 1930
Priority dateJun 10, 1930
Publication numberUS 1836484 A, US 1836484A, US-A-1836484, US1836484 A, US1836484A
InventorsFred L Meneley
Original AssigneeFred L Meneley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Curtain fitting means
US 1836484 A
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)ec. 15, 1931. F. MENELEY CURTAIN FITTING MEANS Filed June 10, 1950 zwmrok fired 0Z3, el'hizezgy Z5 {M Patented Dec. 15, 1931 UNIT ED STATES rm .L. .nnnnnny, or GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA CURTAIN FITTING Application filed June 10,

This invention relates to improved means for hangingand' supporting flexible material suchas, curtains, draperies, and the like and rendering them conveniently adjustable along, a supporting member such as bars, rods or the like.

An object of; the invention is to provide an improved clip or hanger for use in conjunctianwiththe curtain and its supporting bar, said hanger being, so constructed as to be readily slidable along the. bar but being effectiaely safeguarded against accidental displacement therefrom,

Another object. of. he invention is to provide a. curtain clip whereon is mounted in! an. improved manner, an, antifi-iction roller which is adapted tov travel smoothly along. the supporting member .and which securely maintained in; a proper op:- erativ erelationto said member.

Another object. of the. invention. is .to pro:- vide. curtainsupporting, means, which in conjunction with other improved features, will include a having .a novel hem. along its upper edgeso formed as .to safeguard. the curtminfrom. wearing or-becoming torn atthe point. or. points where it is engaged by the supporting means- Another object. is tov provide simple, and novel means-for supporting a curtain so that when the curtain is in drawn position the supporting her and associated parts will be concealedfrom view on. one side of the drawn curtain.

Another object of the invention is to prowide novel'means whereby a flexible curtain may supported by clips or hangers combin'ed with therail whereon they are mount- (Id-"1m form a very simple, inexpensive and mi memos for supporting the same inrsuch m warmer that the curtain supporting elements are-all located: on but one side of the cmtaim. so that. no hanging equipment will be visiblefrom one side of the curtain. and a Beater, more pleasing appearance of the curtain will therefore result.

The invention. includes the parts and combinations of parts more particularly hereinafter described and claimed.

A further object is to provide a novel our 1930. Serial No. 460,174.

tain supporting means which may be easily and quickly attached to and detached from the curtain that it is to support, as well asone which may be easily and quickly attached to :55

and, detached fromits supporting rail.

A still further object is to providea simple, novel curtain supporting means which may be elfectively associated with a curtain toob tain the foregoing objects without sewing or otherwise fixedly securing the curtain to the m supporting means.

Other objects, advantages and features of invention may appear from the accompany ing, drawings, the subjoined detail description and the appended claims.v

The invention. is illustrated, by way of example, in conjunction with a shower bath curtain but it is to be understood that its use is by no means confined to curtains,- of this character, as it may be adapted to. support any flexible member.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, which. illustrate what is at present deemed to be a preferred embodiment of the invenportion of the curtain, a fragment of which is more or less: diagrammatically illustrated.

Fig. 3 is a broken side elevation including only afragment of the curtain and. rail illustrating the relative positions of the parts.

Fig. 4 is a detail plan view of onev of the hangers or clips for supporting the curtain together with its anti-friction roller.

The curtain '7 may be of a rubber fabric or of any other material desired,,being provided along its upper edge with a folded over part i or hem 8 thus producing a pocket 9. The lower edge of the hem 8 is provided with an upwardly directed terminal portion 11 which underlies the body portion of the curtain stitches 12 secure the free edge of the hem to the body portion of the curtain.

Spaced along the hem 8, near the lower edge thereof, is a series or plurality of apertures 15 the edge portions of which are reinforced in any desirable manner, as by the eyelets or grommets 16.-

The curtain is shown supported from a tubular rod or bar 20 which is rectangular in cross-section. This bar is preferably mounted on edge as shown in Fig. 2 so that its sides will be vertical,

The curtain 7 is supported from the bar 20 by means of the series of hangers or clips 25 one of which is illustrated. Each of said hangers comprises a strip, wire or rod which is bent into the general shape of a vertically compressed letter 8, having a supporting loop 26 formed at one side of a middle run 25 of the wire that extends around the rail 20, and at its lower or free end terminates in an inwardly directed finger 27 which tends to prevent vertical displacement of the hanger from the rail 20 and thereby reduces to a minimum accidental disengagement of the hanger from rail 20.

The other end portion of the hanger is provided with a curtain supporting loop 30 which provides an upstanding limb 31 that forms the curtain-engaging portion of the hanger. The loop 30 is adapted to be inserted through an eyelet 16 in such a manner that the weight of the curtain at such point is supported at the eyelet and the limb 31 enters the pocket 9 and serves to maintain hem 8 in an upright position to conceal bar or rail 20 when the curtain is drawn. The hangers 25 are positioned along curtain 7 at any desired intervals so that the locations of arms 31 will adequately support the curtain.

It will be seen that each clip 25 is formed of a single piece of wire and that at each side of its central run 25 a loop is provided, the open end of which is directed oppositely to its companion loop. The open end of the loop 26 may he slipped over the rail 20 to mount the hanger on the rail 20 without removing the rail from its supporting members, and the loop 20 is sufficiently obstructed by the finger 27 to prevent the clip from being lifted oif from or laterally displaced with relation to said rail during operation of sliding the curtain along said rail either to open or drawn positions.

In mounting or removing my novel hanger on the rail 20 the loop 26 may be easily sprung. as the same is made from wire, to permit installation or removal of the hanger from rail 20. A wheel or roller 40 is mounted on loop 26 to provide simple means for ease of operation when moving the curtain suspended by my novel hanger along rail 20.

A portion of the wire loop 26 is of suriicient length to form a bearing shaft for said roller 40, and in order to provide retaining means and centering means for said roller 40, the wire forming the loop is cut to provide spaced projections or small lugs or ears 41 which maintain the roller between them and keep the roller in proper position.

In the drawings the curtain 7 is illustrated as mounted for use as a shower-bath curtain in conjunction with a bath tub 45, said tub being located in a corner portion of the bath room A and the curtain rod or bar 20 being positioned to support the curtain along and over the two sides of the tub which are not adjacent to the wall. This arrangement of tub, curtain, and curtain-supporting means is well suited to shower bath equipment because it provides for adjusting the curtain in such a manner that the curtain will keep water from splashing onto the floor while a shower bath is being taken. However, it is understood that my novel curtain-fitting may he used either for curved bars 20 as shown or for straight bars without bend B or for suspending any desirable material such as, drapes, cretonnes, etc., without departing from the spirit of my invention.

From the foregoing it will be seen that I have provided a novel curtain-fitting in the form of a vertically compressed letter S in which the supporting loop extends on all four sides of, and substantially enclosing the rectangular supporting bar or rail 20, and in which the curtain supporting loop extends above the rail 20 so that a curtain supported thereon will conceal the roller %0 and its un derlying co-operating parts.

In hanging a curtain upon the supporting bar 20, it will be apparent that the supporting bar 20 will not have to be removed from its supporting bearings as the hangers or clips 25 are preferably first placed upon the supporting bar 20 by slipping the loop 26 over bar 20 and, if necessary, this loop may be easily sprung to accomplish suchpurpose- Then the curtain, which has been previously formed with the hem 8 and the grommets or eyelets 16, is mounted upon the loop 30 of the hanger 25 by merely slipping the limb 31 of hanger 25 through the eyelet 16 so that the limb 31 is received in the pocket 9 of hem 8. To remove the curtain, it will be apparent that one is only required to raise the curtain off from the limb 81 of supporting loop 30.

The ease of hanging acurtain on my novel hanger and the ease with which the same may be removed for laundering purposes will. at once be apparent to those skilled in'the art, as no sewing or other fastening than above referred to is required to effectively support a curtain on my novel hanger so that the head of the curtain will extend above the support ing means to conceal the same whenthe cur-- tain is drawn. Furthermore, the curtain, when supported on my hanger25, will hang vertically with respect to its surface with out the head extending forwardly or rearwardly with respect to the curtain surface.

.naacaaa I claim:

1. Curtain supporting means comprising in combination a curtain having a hem along its upper edge, there being apertures through one face of said hem; clips each having an upwardly directed arm extending through an associated aperture and housed within said hem and adapted to support said hem in an upright position, each clip, also having an intermediate portion engaging the said apertured portion of the curtain to support said curtain thereon; and supporting means wh-ereon each clip is mounted.

2. Curtain supporting means comprising in combination a bar; a clip consisting of an elongated strip of material bent into the general shape of a vertically compressed letter 3, said supporting bar being included within one loop of said clip and maintaining the terminal arm of the other loop of the clip in an upstanding position, and a curtain having a loop marginal portion which is adapted to be supported both by the terminal portion of the last recited loop of the clip and by the bent portion thereof.

3. Curtain supporting means comprising in combination a bar having a width considerably greater than its thickness; and a clip consisting of a rod bent into the general shape of a vertically compressed letter S, the loop thus formed at one side of the midlength of said rod extending around said rail, said loop terminating in a finger which prevents lateral displacement of said clip from said rail, the other end portion of said rod being adapted to support a curtain.

4. Curtain supporting means comprising in combination a barhaving a width considerably greater than its thickness; a clip consisting of a rod bent into the general shape of a vertically compressed letter S, the loop thus formed at one side of the mid-length of said rod extending around said rail; said loop terminating in a finger which prevents lateral displacement of said clip from said rail, the other end portion of said rod being adapted to support a curtain; and a roller mounted upon the middle portion of said clip and 0 adapted to travel upon said bar.

5. A curtain hanger clip comprising bent portions of wire, one of which portions is adapted to support a curtain and the other of which portions is adapted to retain said hanger clip in place upon a bar; and a roller adapted to travel upon the bar, the wire forming a bearing shaft for said roller, said wire havin a projection at each side of said roller to prevent relative sidewise movement of said roller on said wire.

6. Curtain hanging means comprising in combination, a single wire bent into a clip having a central run and an open-ended loop at each side of said run; a bar of greater height than width mounted in an edgewise position over which one of said loopsis placed support. a curtain.

7. In curtain supporting means, the com- :binationot a rectangular supporting bar and a curtain engaging clipcomprising a rectan- -gular'ssupptortingloop adapted to overlie the tour sides of said bar and substantially encircle,- the. same, and a curtain supporting loop extending away from one corner of said first mentioned rectangular supporting loop and adapted to support a curtain thereon.

8. The combination of a curtain having a hem provided on one side with apertures; a

supporting bar; and a clip slidrably mounted on said bar and having an upstanding finger detach-ably received in said aperture and hem and adapted to support said curtain so that said bar and clip will be concealed on one side of said curtain supported thereon.

9. In curtain supporting means, a clip made of a single strip of wire bent into a substantially vertically compressed S-shape to form a bar engaging loop and a curtain supporting loop, said bar engaging loop having its free end extended toward said curtain supporting loop to provide means to retain said clip on a supporting bar.

10. In curtain supporting means, a clip made of a single strip of Wire bent into a substantially vertically compressed S-shape to form a bar engaging loop and a curtain supporting loop, said bar engaging loop having its free end extended toward said curtain supporting loop to provide means to retain said clip on a supporting bar; and a roller mounted on said bar engaging loop.

11. In curtain supporting means, a clip made of a single strip of wire bent into a substantially vertically compressed S-shape to form a bar engaging loop and a curtain supporting loop, said bar engaging loop having its free end extended toward said curtain supporting loop to provide means to retain said clip on a supporting bar; a roller mounted 011 said bar engaging loop; and means on said wire to prevent relative lateral movement of said roller on said Wire clip.

12. In curtain supporting means, a clip made of a single strip of Wire bent into a substantially vertically compressed S-shape to form a bar engaging loop and a curtain supporting loop, said bar engaging loop having its free end extended toward said curtain supporting loop to provide means to retain said clip on a supporting bar; said bar engaging loop and retaining means forming a substantial rectangular shaped member.

13. In curtain supporting means, the combination of a curtain having on one side a iii) series of apertures; a rectangular supporting bar; a clip having a loop extending over said bar and slidable therealong and detachable therefrom; and a curtain engaging finger extending upwardly and away from said loop and supporting bar and adapted to be detachably received in said apertures and maintain one edge of said curtain at a height above said bar and clip.

14:. In curtain supporting means, a clip comprising a wire bent to form a middle run and a bar supporting loop extending from one end of said middle run and a curtain supporting loop extending from the other end of said middle run, said loops opening at opposite ends of said middle run, the free end of said bar supporting loop extending toward said curtain supporting loop; and a roller mounted on said bar supporting loop and adapted to rotatably engage a supporting bar.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at New York, N. Y., this 9th day of June, 1930.

FRED L. MENELEY.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2491756 *May 30, 1945Dec 20, 1949Muench Joseph ACurtain support for an article of furniture
US2494874 *Mar 6, 1946Jan 17, 1950Hess Alexander McdVanity table drape
US8151385 *Sep 23, 2008Apr 10, 2012Kartri Sales Company, Inc.Shower curtain rail and glide assembly
Classifications
U.S. Classification16/87.8, 160/382
International ClassificationA47H15/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47K3/38, A47H15/02
European ClassificationA47K3/38, A47H15/02