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WINDOW SHADE SUPPORT 2 sheets-sheet 1 Filed Jan. 27, -1938 Das. 6, 1938. o. DRAPER ET AL WINDOW SHADE SUPPORT Filed Jan. 27,' 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Dec. 6, 1938 UNITED STATES WINDOW SHADE SUPPORT Luther O. Draper and Elmer F. Pidgeon, Spiceland, Ind.
Application January 27, 1938, Serial No. 187,274
This invention relates to an improved shield and support for a plurality of roller shades adapted for use over windows too wide for a single shade.
It is one aim of this invention to provide a combination shield and support for a plurality of shades which will protect the shades from dust or rain driven in around the window sash, and constructed to permit it to be attached to either a horizontal or vertical support such as a horizontal or vertical portion of a window frame.
Another aim of this invention is to provide a support for a plurality of window shades particul-arly adapted for steel easement windows of various widths such as found in schoolrooms and auditoriums.
Another object of the invention is to provide a shade holder and shield having a plurality of shade brackets adapted to support a plurality of shades in a partial overlapping position, and being adjustable to adapt the device to shades of different sizes as well as to different size Window openings.
More particularly it it an object of this invention to provide a combination shade shield and holder formed of a plurality of telescoping sections carrying a plurality of brackets for supporting roller shades, and having certain of said brackets mounted on novel supporting means whereby the shade carriedthereby will partially overlap one or more of the other shades to completely cover the window opening when the shades are drawn.
The advantage of this invention resides in its particular adaptation for use in schools or other places where moving pictures are frequently used for amusement or educational purposes, and where the windows are provided with steel casements or are of unconventional sizes so that it is dicult to provide opaque shades which will totally exclude light when desired. f
Other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter become more fully app-arent from the following speciiication of whichthe drawings form a part, and which illustrate a preferred form of the invention, and wherein:-
Figure 1 is a front elevational View of the shield or holder with a plurality of shades shown attached thereto and partially drawn,
Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional view on the line 2 2 of Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view on the line 3-3 of Figure 1,
Figure 4 is an end view in elevation of the device as seen in Figure 1,
Figure 5 is a view similar to Figure 1 with the shades removed,
Figure 6 is a cross sectional view on the line 6--6 of Figure 5,
Figure '7 is a cross sectioinal view on the line E-'I of Figure 5,
Figure 8 is a cross section-al view on the line 8--8 of Figure 5, and
Figure 9 is a horizontal sectional view on the line 9 9 of Figure 5.
Referring more particularly to the drawings wherein like reference characters indicate like or corresponding parts throughout the different views, I0 designates generally the shade holder or shield as best seen in Figures 1 and 5, which comprises the three sections II, I2 and I3. Sections II, I2 and I3 are each annular in shape in the form of an inverted L, when in normal position, toform the Vertical walls designated generally I4 and the horizontal hood likewise designated I5. The opposite edges I6 of section II are turned inwardly upon themselves and in spaced relationship to form guideways. Sections I2 and I3 are slightly smaller on each of their sides I4 and I5 than section II, so that their free ends may engage the guides I6 to slidably mount the sections as best seen in Figure 5.
Sections I2 and I3 have plates I'I and I8 which are of the same width as the sides I4 and I5, and which are permanently secured to each end of the sections I2 and I3. i The adjacent plates I'I and I8 are slidably mounted in the guideways I6 as seen in Figures 4 and 6.
Secured to the opposite ends and adjacent the top of the walls I4 of the sections I2 and I3 are the conventional roller shade brackets I9. Secured to the inner ends of sections I2 and I3 beneath the adjacent brackets IS, are the supports 20 as best seen in Figure 9. The supports 20 each comprise the flange 2| which is secured to the section I2 or I3, the outwardly extending shoulder 22, and the offset portion 23 which projects at right angles to shoulder 22 and parallel to the sections I2 and I3, and toward their outer ends. Secured to the free end of portion 23 is a bracket 24 which corresponds to the brackets I9.
The pairs of brackets I9 carried by each of the sections I2 and I3 are adapted to mount a shade 25 in the conventional manner, and the brackets 24 mounted one on each of the sections I2 and I3, are likewise adapted to support the shade 26, as seen in Figure l. As best seen in Figure 3, the adjacent edges of shades 25 when drawn, extend between plates ll or i8 and the portion 23 of support 2G. Thus, when the three shades are drawn the edges of shade 26 overlap the adjacent edges 2 of shades 25, as seen in Figure l.
From the foregoing it will be obvious that since sectionsY i2 and i3 telescope into section il the shield i@ may be adjusted in length to t window easements of different widths, and when thus ade justed the shade brackets 211 will support a shade 26 of a length to overlap the shades 25 so that the entire window opening will be covered. The shade 26 could be made of any length depending upon the size of the particular window casing to be covered and as it substantially overlaps the shades 25 as seen in Figure 1, and is made of an opaque material corresponding to the shades 25, light may be entirely excluded.
Various modiiications and changes in the in- Vention as disclosed are contemplated, for instance, the shield IG could be constructed of two sections or more than three sections, or the shield I could be made Ventirely enclosed except for a slot in the bottom through which the shades 25 and 26 couldmove, so that when not in use they would be protected from dust, dirt or the elements. Various other modifications and 'changes can obviously be made and are contemplated, and the right Ais reserved Vto make such changes and modications in the construction and arrangements of the parts forming the invention as do not depart from the spirit and scope oi the appended cliams.
We claim as our invention:-
l. A shade shieldcomprising a plurality of inverted L-shaped telescoping sections, and a plurality of shade brackets connected to said sections, certain of said brackets being provided with angular supports projecting outwardly from said'shield and having their free ends extending in opposite directions to each other to mount a plurality of'roller shades in overlapping relationship,
y y2. A shade support or protector comprising a plurality of telescopng sections, roller shade brackets carried byrcertain of said sections, and angularly arranged supports for certain of said brackets carried by said last mentioned sections and adapted to arrange the shades carried by said brackets in overlapping relationship to th other shades, said angular supports being offset outwardly of the sections with their free ends projecting in opposite directions, said protector being adapted for windows of varying widths whereby light ordinarily entering through said window may be completely excluded When the shades are drawn.
3. A shade shield or support comprising amiddle section having its opposite sides bent upon themselves to form a guideway, sections slidably mounted in each end of said first mentioned section, said last mentioned sections being provided with a plurality of shade brackets, and angular supporting members for certain of said brackets to offset them outwardly relatively to the sections to support a shade carried thereby in overlapping relationship to shades carried by the other brackets, said sections being adjustable for shades of various lengths and for dilerent width windows.
di. A shade shield or support comprising a main section, sections slidably mounted in either end of said main section, shade brackets mounted at each end of said last mentioned sections and adapted to support roller shades, angular supports mounted on the inner ends of 'said last mentioned sections and extending outwardly therefrom and in spaced relationship thereto, and brackets mounted on the free ends of said supports and adapted to support a shade with its edges overlapping the edges of the aforemenbrackets mounted on said free ends for supporting a shade in overlapping relationship to said other shades, said frame being adjustable to t Windows of various widthsl LUTHER O. DRAPER. ELMERI F. PIDGEON.