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Publication numberUS2260101 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 21, 1941
Filing dateFeb 21, 1941
Priority dateFeb 21, 1941
Publication numberUS 2260101 A, US 2260101A, US-A-2260101, US2260101 A, US2260101A
InventorsFalco Joseph De
Original AssigneeFalco Joseph De
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Modernistic shade
US 2260101 A
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Oct. 21, 1941. DE-FALCQ 1 2,260,101

MODERNISTIC SHADE Filed Feb. 21, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet l Oct. 21, 1941. DE'FALCO 2,260,101

MODERNISTIC SHADE Filed Feb. 21, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 J05 De fitl lc Patented Oct. 21, 1941 UNITED f sTATE.

s PATENT OFFlC E -MODERNISTIC SHADE Joseph De Falco, Vineland, N. J. Application February 21, 1941, Serial No. 380,069

' 7 Claims. (01. 156-16) The object of my invention is to provide a novel type of shade which is attractive in appearance and whichhas novel means for raising and lowering it.

I attain the objects of my invention by the device illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a front plan view of the invention with the shade partially raised, a portion of the window fram and shade being broken away to save space; I a

Fig. 2 is a detail perspective view of the roller and saddle support in detached position from the window frame; 7

Fig. 3 is a front'plan view of the shade in lowered position in the window frame, a portion of the window frame and shade being broken away to save space;

Fig. 4 is a vertical sectionon line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of the bottom piece to which the lower ends of the tapes are operatively connected and to which the bottom portion of the shade is fastened; and,

Fig. 6 is a view of the bottom piece I8 in inverted position to show how the anchor strips 2| is mounted in it,

Like characters of reference indicate like parts in each of the several views.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, F indicates a window frame in which is mounted a conventional window W. Attached to the upper portion of the window frame F are opposite pins I to which are uetachably secured suitable metal brackets 3, which preferably are hook-shaped or may be provided with a slot 4. Attached to the lower ends of bracket 3 is a saddle 2 having a longitudinal slot 5. Also attached to the saddle 2 is a recessed guide 6 for guiding the pull cord 12, which is attached to a roller l0, to which there are also attached two tapes II, the lower ends Ila of which are adjustably secured to anchor strips 21, as shown in Figs. 1 and 4. Suitable brackets 8 are secured to the saddle 2 by means such as screws 9 and have apertures to receive the pintles l5, which are the axis members for roller II].

A pull cord i2 is provided with a suitable pull member such as tassel l3. Tapes II are substantially secured to roller Ii) by suitable fastening means such as tacks M. A flexible or plaited shade is attached at the upper end to saddle 2 and at the lower end to bottom piece IS. The plaited shade l6 has a series of slots I! in its of free movement of the tapes H which run through the slots.

Bottom piece [8, as shown in Fig. 5 has a longitudinal channel l9, as shown in the inverted View, Fig. 6, to receive the anchor strips or pins 2| to which the lower ends Ila of tapes II are secured. Bottom piece l8 also has slots 20 through which the tapes H pass, as shown in Fig. 5. The center tape 22 issecured at its upper end to saddle 2 and at its lower end to bottom piecev I8. r

In operation, to raise the shade, the pull cord I2 is pulled which unrolls the pull cord from roller'lfl, and as the roller is rotated, it winds up tapes II and thereby lifts the bottom piece l8 and causes the shade to fold up compactly with the folds supported by bottompiecel8.

The anchor pins 2| can be used to adjust the length of the tapes H in two ways. They can be either lengthened or shortened by rolling the tape around the pins or unrolling it from the pins and reinserting them in the channel IQ of bottom piece I8.

The hook-shaped bracket 3 which seat on the square pins I, facilitate the hanging of the shade on the window frame.

What I claim is:

1. A shade of the type described, comprising a plaited shade having a series of slots in each of the folds, tapes loosely passing through said slots, a roller to which the upper ends of the tapes are secured, the tapes being windable on the roller, a saddle piece on which said roller is rotatably supported, means for mounting the saddle piece of a window frame, a pull cord secured to the roller and windable on the roller in a direction reverse to that of the tapes, and a bottom piece to which the lower end of the plaited shade is attached and to which the tapes are operatively 0 engaged, whereby a pull on the pull cord will operate the roller and wind the tapes and raise the shade.

2. A shade of the type described, comprising a plaited shade having a series of slots in each of the folds, tapes loosely passing through said slots, a roller to which th upper ends of the tapes are secured, the tapes being windable on the roller, a saddle piece on which said roller is rotatably suported, hook-shaped brackets mounting the saddle on a window frame, a pull cord secured to the roller and windable on the roller in a direction reverse to that of the tapes, and a bottom piece to which the lower ends of the plaited shade is attached and to which the tapes folds, the slots being of suitable size to permit are operatively engaged, whereby a pull on the pull cord will operate the roller and wind the tapes and raise the shade.

3. A shade of the type described, comprising a plaited shade having a series of slots in each of the folds, tapes oosely passing through said slots, a roller to which the upper ends of the tapes are secured, the tapes being windable on the roller, a saddle piece on which said roller is rotatably supported, means for mounting the saddle piece on a window frame, a pull cord secured to the roller and windable on the roller in a direction reverse to that of the tapes, a bottom piece to which the lower end of the plaited shade is attached and to which the tapes are operatively engaged, whereby a pull on the pull cord will operate the roller and wind the tapes and raise the shade, the said tapes being secured at their upper ends to the saddle and at their lower ends to the bottom piece.

4. A shade of the type described, comprising a plaited shade having a series of Slots in each of the folds, tapes loosely passing through said slots, a roller to which the upper ends of the tapes are secured, the tapes being windable on the roller, a saddle piece on which said roller is rotatably supported, means for mounting the saddle piece on a window frame, a pull cord secured to the roller and windable on the roller in a direction reverse to that of the tapes, a bottom piece to which the lower end of the plaited shade is attached and to which the tapes are operatively engaged, whereby a pull on the pull cord will operat the roller and wind the. tapes and raise the shade, the bottom piece having a longitudinal channel, and anchor pins seating in said channel and to which the lower ends of the aforesaid tapes are secured.

5. A shade of the type described, comprising a plaited shade having a series of slots in each of the folds, tapes loosely passing through said slots, a roller to which the upper ends of the tapes are secured, the tapes being windable on the roller, a saddle piece on which said roller is rotatably supported, means for mounting the saddle piece on a window frame, a pull cord Secured to the roller and windable on the roller in a direction reverse to that of the tapes, a bottom piece to which the lower end of the plaited shade is attached and to which the tapes are operatively engaged, whereby a pull on the pull cord will operate the roller and wind the tapes and raise the shade, the bottom piece having a longitudinal 5 channel, anchor pins seating in said channel and to which the lower ends of the aforesaid tapes are secured, the said tapes being secured at their upper ends to the saddle and at their lower ends to the bottom piece.

6. A shade of the type described, comprising a plaited shade having a series of slots in each of the folds, tapes loosely passing through said slots, a roller to which the uppe ends of the tapes are secured, the tapes being windable on the roller, a saddle piece on which said roller is rotatably supported, means for mounting the saddle piece on a window frame, a pull cord secured to the roller and windable on the roller in a direction reverse to that of the tapes, and a bottom piece to which the lower end of the plaited shade is attached and to which the tapes are adjustably engaged, whereby a pull on the pull cord will operate the roller and wind the tapes and raise the shade.

7. A shade of the type described, comprising a plaited shade having a series of slots in each of the folds, tapes loosely passing throughsaid slots, a roller to which the upper ends of the tapes are secured, the tapes being windable on the roller, a saddle piece on which said roller is rotatably supported, means for mounting the saddle piece on a window frame, a pull cord secured to the roller and windable on the roller in a direction reverse to that of the tapes, a bottom piece to which the lower end of the plaited shade is attached and to which the tapes are operatively engaged, whereby a pull on the pull cord will operate the roller and wind the tapes and raise the shade, the bottom piece having a longitudinal channel, and anchor pins seating in said channel and to which the lower ends of the aforesaid tapes are secured, said anchor pins being square in cross section and removably seated in the aforesaid channel, whereby they may be removed and the tape wound or unwound on said pins to shorten or lengthen the shade.

JOSEPH DE FALCO.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification160/84.4
International ClassificationE06B9/26, E06B9/262
Cooperative ClassificationE06B9/262, E06B2009/2625
European ClassificationE06B9/262