US 2182396 A
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Dec. 5, 1939. E. G. coPP INSIDE CURTAIN AND SUPPORT Filed May 27, 1957 Patented Dec. 5, 1939 UNiTEn STATES PATENT OFFICE l 2 Claims.
This invention relates to inside curtains and to improved means for supporting such curtains and retaining them in desired position. It is the usual custom to support draperies or sash 5 curtains at the top only and to allow them to hang loose at the bottom. When a window is raised at the bottom, as is usual in sleeping rooms, a draft of air entering the Window will blow the loose lower ends of the curtains about, interfering with privacy and also causing the curtains to become soiled or wrinkled.
It is the general object of my invention to provide a supplementary inside curtain and supporting structure therefonso designed that the curtain may be moved to operative or inoperative position as desired andl that it will not be displaceable by air currents when in position for use.
A further object is to provide a curtain support which is easily installed and which may be quickly adjusted to `different widths of windows.
My invention further relates to arrangements and combinations of parts which will be hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
A preferred form of the invention is shown in the drawing, in which Fig. 1 is an inside view of a window having my invention applied thereto;
Fig. 2 is a sectional plan view taken along the line 2--2 in Fig. l;
Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail plan view, partly in section, taken along the line 3-3 in Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a front elevation of the parts shown in Fig. 3 and looking in the direction of the arrow t in said figure;
Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail plan view, partly in section, taken along the line 5 5 in Fig. 1;
Fig. 6 is an end elevation, looking in the direction of the arrow in Fig. 5; and
Fig. 7 is an enlarged front elevation, partly in section, of portions of the supporting rods.
Referring to the drawing, I have shown a window having an inside casing ill and sash Il. The usual rollermshade and inside draperies or sash curtains will be secured at the top of the window in the usual way but are omitted from the drawing for the sake of clearness.
A supplementary inside curtain l may be made of any suitable light material, such as voile, and will be provided with hems and headings at the top and bottom to receive upper and lower supporting rods it and l'l, each of which is preferably formed in telescoping parts so that the rods may be readily adjusted for width.
The outer or swinging end of the upper rod IE also preferably telescopes in the corresponding end of the lower rod I1, as indicated in Fig. '7. 5 A clamping screw I8' is providedfor securing these telescoping'parts in vertically adjusted position.
The inner or pivoted end 20 of the upper rod I6 is bent downward as shown in Fig. 1 and fits l0 over the upturned end of a bent link 2l, (Fig. 4) which in turn isy pivoted 4on an upturned stud 22 xed in a plate 23 secured to the edge of the casing l0.
With this construction, the parts may be 15 swung freely to the full line operative position shown in Fig. 3 or to the inoperative position shownin dotted lines. In the latter position, the link 2| permits the rod l5 to swing back flat against the wall.
The lower rod I'l is similarly supported, eX- cept that the rod l1 may be bent upward as indicated at 24 before being bent or offset downward, as indicated at 25. This permits the lower rod to be positioned more closely adjacent the 25 window-sill 26. f
At the opposite side ofthe window a spring clamp 30 is mounted on a stud 3| and plate 32, and the plate 32 is secured to the edge of the casing in a position corresponding to the plate 30 23 previously described.
The clamp 30 is preferably made of resilient l sheet metal and is approximately of closed U- shape in plan, as shown in Fig. 5, with the outer ends of the two arms of the clamp recessed as 35 indicated atv 33 to receive a portion of the rod I6, and with the extreme outer ends out-turned as indicated at 3 to facilitate insertion of the rod I6 therebetween.
With the supporting structure above described, 40-
a part-length curtain l5 may be supported in front of an open Window in such manner that it cannot be easily displaced and it will also prevent the regular or full length curtains from y being blown about or damaged. At the same 45 time the ventilation from the open window is not impaired.
When the curtain is not desired for use, it may be freed from the spring latch 30 and may be swung about its pivoted ends to an inoperative position close against the wall, as indicated in Fig. 3.
The curtain may also be readily demounted by merely lifting the supporting structure from the 55 upturned studs, after which it. may be placed in storage if not required for use.
Having thus described my invention and the advantages thereof, I do not wish to be limited to the details herein disclosed, otherwise than as, set forth in the claims, but what I claim is:
1. In association with a window having an in`- side casing and anl inside part-length fabric curtain, that improvement which comprises a substantially U-shaped rigid supporting, frame structure to which both the top andbottom edges of said curtain may be secured, said U`` shaped frame structure comprising upper and lower horizontal supporting rods having associated and cooperating vertically-disposed telescoping outer swinging end portions-and having means to hold said telescoping end portions' rig-' idly in vertically adjusted relation,` the innery ends of said rods being bent to provide vertical` bearing portions, a pair of vertically-spaced single' one-piece vlinks each pivotally supportingone -of said bearing portions atone end ofsaid link, spaced brackets mounted on one side ,of said casing and 'having vertical bearing portions. on which the other ends of said links are pivotally mounted, and means to secure said supporting frame structureto the opposite side of said casing.
Vvbeing bent to provide vertical bearing portions,
a pair of vertically-spaced single one-piece links l' veach pivotally supporting one of said'bearing portions at one end of said link, spaced brackets v mounted on one side of said casing and havingI vertical bearing portions on which the other ends of said links are pivotally mounted, and means tov secure said supporting frame structure tothe ,opposite side of said casing, each of said links being vertically oiset between its pivoted end parts to elevate the pivotal connection thereof to its bearing bracket substantially above the pivotal connection thereof to its associated sup- ERNEST G. coPP,