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Oct. 21, 1941.
s'. L. PIDOT CURTAIN HOLDER Filed March 15, 1939 INVENIOR. Z. P ATTo EY.
Patented Oct. 21, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CURTAIN HOLDER Samuel L. Pidot, Chicago, Ill. Application March 15, 1939, Serial No. 261,906
This invention relates to holders for confining curtains, draperies, and the like in a draped or gathered position adjoining windows and doorways.
The draping of curtains about windows and doorways has for many centuries been an important feature of the decorators art, and equally ancient is the ever present andfamiliar difiiculty of retaining the draped curtain material permanently in the position at which it is originally draped. Both flexible and rigid holders have long been used but no convenient and satisfactory means has been provided heretofore to prevent the folds of the draped curtain from slipping past each other from the position in which they are originally placed in the drapery holder.
The broad objective of this invention is to provide a simple drapery holder, convenient to use, and capable of holding the folds of a drapery against slippage or other change of .position.
This objective is accomplished by providing a drapery holder having a penetrating rod or pin which can be pushed through the folds of the draped portion of the curtain after the curtain has been arranged in the desired ultimate position, the rod being supported on a rigid portion of the holder and serving to prevent relative slippage of adjoining folds.
Another feature of the invention is to provide means for removably securing the rod upon the drapery holder.
Another feature of the invention is to provide a drapery holder including a penetrating rod together with means for supporting or protecting the pointed end of the rod whenever that is desirable.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved form of drapery holder in which the element which prevents slippage is concealed, and in which, if desired, the support for that element is likewise invisible from the room side of the drapery.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a perusal of this specification.
In the drawing,
I Fig. 1 is an elevation showing a window with a pair of curtains draped thereon retained in position by rigid drapery holders made in accordance with this invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of one form of the drapery holder shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1 showing the holder of Fig. Zmounted on a Window casing and further provided with a decorative strip or shield.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail view of a support and protector for the pointed end of the penetrating rod. I
Fig. 5 is a detail view of another form of a penetrating rod and mounting therefor together with a protector at the pointed end of the rod.
Fig. 6 is a sectional view on line 66 of Fig. 5.
Figures '7 and 8 are detail views showing two additional forms of mountings for attaching the penetrating rod to the holder.
Fig. 9 is a plan view of a modified form of holder and rod.
Referring now to Figs. 1 to 4 in the drawing, I prefer to employ a rigid metal holder arm I of a form which is at present quite common, having at its supporting end 2 a pair of. screw-holes 3 and 4 through which screws may be inserted for securing the same to the window casing or other structure which may adjoin the window or door aperture. Where it is stated hereinafter that the holder is secured to a window casing it will be understood that whatever marginal structure surrounds a door or window is intended to be includedas the equivalent of windowcasing.
The rigid holder member may, as usual, have a curved embracing portion 5, the end of which may be employed for attaching the decorative strip or shield, for example, such as the shield 6 which may be secured to the holder by the use .of bolts or rivets inserted through the holes 1.
This decorative shield, when used with my invention, has only a decorative function, as the drapery is adequately retained by the pin.
When used with very heavy drapes it may be desirable to support the pin at its pointed end and accordingly I provide a small bracket 8 which is secured in any suitable manner to the'holder as by means of a hoop 9. This bracket may also serve as a protector for the pointed end of the pin and for this purpose may have a flange I0 bent around so as to close one end of the saddle H in which the pin rests. If desired, this supporting and protecting saddle for the pointed end of the pin may be used in all casesregardless of the weight of the drapes.
As shown in Fig. '4 the pin I2 is provided with an enlarged portion or collarv I3 and a shank M which extends through a hole in the holder.
When using the apparatus shown in Figures 2, 3 and 4, the holder is first secured to the window casing. The drape is then arranged with the desired folds in it and placed inside of the curved portion of theholder, the pin l2 first together.
inserted through the folds of the drape and shank I4 is then backed in through the hole I5,
after which the pointed end of the pin may be dropped into the saddle l l of the. bracket 8. Thereafter it will be impossible for the adjoining folds of the curtain to slip past one another and the curtain will always remain in exactly the desired draped position. Whenever any change is desired or temporary removal of the curtain is necessary it is a simple matter to remove the pin from the. drape.
The form of the pin and its supporting means therefor shown in Figures 5 and 6 is intended to operate with a main holder element such as is shown in Fig. 2. Pin I6 may be secured to a strap metal member I! in any suitable manner.
For example, a sleeve such as 'l8may'be formed 7 in the end of the strap to embrace the blunt end of the pin. The remainder of the strap will preferably be shaped as shown so that it can be is caused to penetrate the folds of the curtain as they occupy their ultimate draped position.
The lower'end of the strap I! is provided with a, curved portion I9 to facilitate snapping this fixture onto the holder whereby the pointed, end of the pin will be held in substantially the position occupied by the pin. l2 of Fig. 2, that is, pointing toward the window casing or toward the supporting end of the holder in an upwardly inclined position.
' Instead of using a supporting saddle such as the bracket 8 to protect and support the pointed end ;of the .pin, I may use a device such as 2| shown :in Fig. 5 consisting of a piece of strap metal of somewhat resilient material having two holes 1.22 and 23 positioned in opposite legs of the device. By reason of the resilient construction the device can be maintained in position by the natural spreading tendency of the two ,legs of the strap and removed therefrom by pinching them The curved end portion 24 serves as a; guard for the pointed end of the pin. In Fig. 7 is shown a pin 25-provided with an enlarged threaded portion 26' to engage the "threaded aperture 21 in the curved portion Sci .2. drapery holder such as holder I shown inFig. 2. A" decorative ball 28 may be secured to the outer end of the pin.
Fig. 8 shows another form of holder for the .pin consisting of a strap 29 having a sleeve 3] formed at one end for retaining the penetrating pin .32.
A screw v33 threaded through the portion 34 of this device may be employed to set it securely against the curved portion v50f a rigid drapery holder.-
Fig. 9 shows another modified form of the invention. In this form of the invention a removable penetrating pin or rod 35 is supported on two brackets and may be so arranged that its pointed end will be pointed toward the curved outer end of the drapery holder or will be pointed toward the supporting end .of the drapery holder. In'this connection a drapery holder .36, similar to the holder l of Fig. 2, is employed. Removably mounted on the holder are brackets If desired, the head of the pin may be shaped to fit snugly in the saddle of this bracket. The pointed end of the pin is supported in bracket 31. It will be obviousupon viewing Fig. 9 that these two brackets may be interchanged and the pointed end of the pin may extend toward the window casing rather than toward the curved end of the drapery holder. As each bracket will have a hook similar to the hook on bracket 8, they are readily attached to or detached from the holders. In using this form of the invention the "drape will first be gathered in position in the holder and the pin inserted either toward the curved portion, of the holder or away from it toward the window casing as desired.
It will be observed that when using any form of the invention disclosed herein, the drapery may be gathered and adjusted first into the desired ultimate position before the penetrating rod is thrust throughit. When both drapes on opposite sides of the window have been finally adjusted to yield the desired eifect, then the penetrating rods can be inserted to secure them permanently in such position. No slippage of the folds relatively to each other may occur thereafter. erous yardage is used, the penetrating pin will not be visible. If the drapery material is light and thus renders the rod visible, a covering shield of decorative pattern may be employed.
.In view of the several modifications of the in vention which are shown herein, it is observable that the invention is susceptible of considerable variation and maybe employed in many modified forms without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention defined in the following claims.
Having shown and described my invention, I
the rod is attached to the holder.
2. A drapery tie back comprising a rigid member adapted to be secured to a window casing and having a portion extending downwardly away from the window casing for embracing the gathered folds of a drapery, a pointed rod adapted to be inserted into said folds while so embraced and means for detachably supporting said rod rigidly on the lower end of said member. with the rod positioned generally parallel thereto, whereby the gathered folds may be placed in the desired ultimate position and pierced by the rod before the rod is attached to the holder.
3. A drapery .tie back comprising a rigid memberadapted to be secured to a window casing and having a portion extending downwardly away from the window casing for embracing the gathered folds, of ad'rapery, a pointed rod for penetrating the folds of said drapery, and means in- Y eluding a bracket for detachably supporting said rod rigidly on the lower end of 7 said member while penetrating;said folds and extending generally parallel to said member, whereby the gathered folds may be placed in the desiredultimate position and pierced by the rod beforethe rod is attached to the holder.
, 4.. A draperytie back comprising a rigid member adapted to be secured to a window casing Where the material is heavy and genand extending from said casing, and a pointed rod for penetrating the gathered folds of a drapery, supported on said member at its unpointed end remotely from the window casing, and having its pointed end extending back toward the point of support of said member.
5. A drapery tie back comprising a rigid member adapted to be secured to a window casing and having a rigid portion for extending alongside of the gathered portions of a drapery, and a pointed rod having one end supported on the extended portion of said member, and having its pointed end extending back toward the point of support of said member in position for impaling the gathered folds of the drapery.
6. A drapery tie back comprising a. rigid member having a supporting portion adapted to be rigidly secured to a window casing and having a bent portion shaped for embracing a drape or the like, and. a rod for penetrating the drape secured to the said bent portion and extending therefrom in position for penetrating a drape retained between said bent portion and the supporting portion of said holder.
7. A drapery tie back comprising a rigid member having a supporting portion adapted to be secured to a window casing and another portion extending from said supporting portion toward the gathered part of a drape to be held by said holder, a rod for penetrating the drape, and means for removably securing the rod to the last named portion of the holder and for positioning the rod with its penetrating end extending away from the gathered portion of the drape toward the supporting portion of the holder.
8. A drapery tie back comprising a bracket adapted to be secured to a window casing, and having a rigid extension shaped to embrace partially and retain the gathered folds of a drape, and a rod having one end supported on the embracing portion of said extension, pointed at its opposite end, and extending from its point of support back toward the window casing for penetrating and retaining the folds of a drape.
9. A tie back for window or door hangings including a bracket adapted to be secured to the window or door frame and having a curved portion to embrace said hangings, a pin having a. portion at least lying within said curved portion adapted to pierce and hold said hangings against movement at an angle to the frame but permitting parallel movement to said frame, means for preventing said hangings from slipping off the point of the pin comprising a member having an opening into which the point of the pin extends, and means for supporting the other end of the pin from the bracket.
10. A tie back for window or door hangings including a bracket adapted to be secured to the window or door frame and having a curved portion to embrace said hangings, a pin adapted to pierce and hold said hangings against movement at an angle to the frame but permitting parallel movement to said frame, means for preventing said hangings from slipping off the point of the pin comprising a member carried by said bracket having an opening into which the point of the pin extends, and means for slidably supporting the other end of the pin from the bracket.
11. A tie back for Window or door hangings including a bracket adapted to be secured to the window or door frame and having a curved portion to embrace said hangings, a pin slidably mounted on said bracket and adapted to pierce and hold said hangings against movement at an angle to the frame but permitting parallel movement to said frame, and retaining means on said bracket for releasably securing said pin in functional position.
12. A tie back for window or door hangings including a bracket adapted to be secured to the window or door frame and having a curved portion to embrace said hangings, a pin slidably mounted on said bracket and adapted to pierce and hold said hangings against movement at an angle to the frame but permitting parallel movement to said frame, and retaining means on said bracket for releasably securing said pin against sliding movement on the bracket.
13. A drapery tie back comprising a rigid member having a supporting portion adapted to be rigidly secured to a window casing and having a portion shaped for ,embracing a drape or the like, and a rod for penetrating the drape supported on said embracing portion with its pointed end extending therefrom generally toward the said supporting portion.
SAMUEL L. PIDOT.