|Publication number||US2074928 A|
|Publication date||Mar 23, 1937|
|Filing date||Sep 17, 1935|
|Priority date||Sep 17, 1935|
|Publication number||US 2074928 A, US 2074928A, US-A-2074928, US2074928 A, US2074928A|
|Inventors||Wesley Miller Charles|
|Original Assignee||Lancelot Vinson S, Sylvanus B Vinson|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (16), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
March 23, 1937. c w, MILLER I 2,074,928
CURTAIN HANGER Filed Sept. 17 1955 awe/who's Patented Mar. 23, 1937 UNETED S'I'Aifi 2&74328 FATENT @FEECE CURTAIN HANGER and one-fourth to S. Costa Mesa, Calif.
Application September 1 Claim.
My invention relates to improvements in ourtain rods and hangers.
It is an objectof the invention to provide a curtain rod designed to support a series of movable hangers and having a depending skirt or shield covering and concealing the connection between the curtain and hangers.
A further object of the invention resides in providing curtain holders suspended from the hangers having means for removably clamping the curtain in the holders.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the curtain rod showing a curtain suspended therefrom,
Figure 2 is a cross section taken on the line 22 of Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a perspective View of one of the movable curtain hangers,
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the end member of the curtain rod,
Figure 5 is a front View of a modified form of curtain hanger,
Figure 6 is a front view of the clamping member employed with the type of hanger shown in Figure 5,
Figure 7 is a front view of the hanger shown in Figure 5, with the curtain secured thereto, and
Figure 8 is a modified form of bracket for supporting the curtain rod.
In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration, I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 5 denotes a curtain rod, formed of sheet metal, bent into substantially triangular shape in cross section, to form a horizontal top Wall 6 and converging side walls I, the lower longitudinal edges of the side walls being spaced apart to provide a longitudinal slot 8 extending the full length of the rod. The front side wall l of the rod has its lower edge extended downwardly to provide a vertical depending skirt or shield. 9, the lower edge of which is deflected outwardly, as at ill.
The inner surfaces of the side walls l of the rod form a track which supports a series of movable balls l i, from which are suspended wire hangers l2. The hangers 52 are formed from a single length of wire bent intermediate its ends to provide parallel legs which are adapted to 55 pass through a central opening 13 through the Lancelot Vinson, both of 17, 1935, Serial No. 40,976
balls l i, the connecting portion at the upper ends of the legs being bent to form a loop I4 which supports the hanger in the opening E3. The legs of the hangers have their lower portions, beneath the ball, spread apart, with their lower end bent at right angles to provide penetrating points i5 adapted to pass through the curtain l6 and bent into holding engagement therewith.
As more clearly shown in Figures 5, 6, and '7, a modified form of curtain hanger may be employed which includes a curtain holding member ll suspended from the lower ends of the legs of the hangers E2. The holding member I! is formed of sheet metal having its side edges bent to provide inwardly directed flanges E8, the body of the member being slightly tapered towards its lower end, to restrict the opening at the lower end of the body. A ball clamp I9 having a wire rod 26, loosely extending through the center thereof is adapted to fit within the upper end of the body of the holding member l'l, after a fold of the curtain has been inserted therein and by pulling the clamp downwardly by the rod 20 the curtain is tightly wedged between the ball clamp and body of the holding member firmly securing it in place. The wire rod 28 is provided with a head 21 at each end which limits the movement of the rod and permits either end of the rod to be grasped to release the ball clamp or pull it into clamping position.
An ornamental knob 22 is provided for each end of the curtain rod 5 which is attached to the end of the rod by a triangular shaped trunnion 23 projecting from the knob which enters the end of the rod and held therein by frictional contact.
The curtain rod 5 is supported on the frame of the window by suitable brackets 24 formed. of angle iron straps, one portion of the straps being fastened to the window frame by screws 25 and the other portion extending horizontally from the Window frame, with its outer end bent downwardly and inwardly to provide a retaining flange 255 adapted to engage the outer side wall l of the curtain rod 5, as shown more clearly in Figure 2. A bolt 2? passes through the horizontal portion of the brackets 24, adjacent the inner side wall of the curtain rod and threaded on the lower end of the bolt is a wing screw 28, which when given a quarter of a turn is adapted to engage the inner side wall of the curtain rod firmly securing the rod to the bracket.
In Figure 8, a modified form of bracket 29 is shown for supporting the curtain rod. The bracket is constructed from sheet metal, and at one end has an angular flange 30 for attaching the bracket to a window frame. The bracket extends outwardly from the window frame in a vertical plane and has a notch 3| in its upper edge, adjacent the outer end thereof, for receiving the pin 32 projecting from the end of the curtain rod 5, which has a head 33 on its outer end to retain the pin in the notch. The pin is supported centrally in the end of the curtain rod by a bracket 10 34. The lower portion of the outer end of the bracket 29 is bent to form a flange 35 which engages under the edge of the shield 9, and the upper portion 36 extends beyond the flange 35 to close the end of the curtain rod when hung on 15 the bracket.
In use, the curtain rod 5 is attached to the window frame by suitable brackets and freely suspended from the rod are hangers l2 by means of balls H which are movable the entire length of 20 the rod. The curtain l6 may be attached to the hangers I 2 by passing the points [5 of the hanger rods through the curtain material and bending the points into holding engagement therewith. If preferred, the holding members I! may be em- 23 ployed to fasten the curtain to the hangers. When the holding members I! are used a fold of curtain material is inserted between the flanges I8 of the holding member and then the ball clamp I9 is inserted in the upper end of the holding member and pulled downwardly by the rod 20 to wedge the curtain material between the ball clamp and holding member. To release the curtain, the rod 20 is pushed upwardly and the upper end of the rod pulled to remove the ball clamp or the lower end of the rod may be swung outwardly and upwardly between the flanges of the holding member, rotating the ball clamp to reverse the end of the rod, which after being reversed is pulled upwardly to remove the ball clamp.
It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that certain changes in the shape, size and arrangement of the parts may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention and scope of the subjoined claim.
What is claimed is:
A curtain hanger comprising a truncated coneshaped holding member, split longitudinally, a ball clamp adapted to fit within said holding member and a rod passing through said ball clamp for forcing the same into tight frictional contact with the walls of said member.
CHARLES WESLEY MILLER.
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|U.S. Classification||160/348, 160/330, 248/262, 16/87.60R|
|International Classification||A47H15/04, A47H15/00|