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Publication numberUS2334809 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 23, 1943
Filing dateApr 6, 1943
Priority dateApr 6, 1943
Publication numberUS 2334809 A, US 2334809A, US-A-2334809, US2334809 A, US2334809A
InventorsDavis Jr George B
Original AssigneeDavis Jr George B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Drapery support
US 2334809 A
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Nov. 23, 1943. G, B. DAVIS, JR

DRAPERY SUPPORT Filed April 6, 1945 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 jam) on i or NQV. 23, 1943. B DAVlS, JR 2,334,809

DRAPERY SUPPORT Filed April 6 1943 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 G. B. DAVIS, JR

DRAPERY SUPPORT Nov. 23, 1943.

Filed April 6, 1945 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 PIQ'ZI 12 av. 23, 194-3. G. B. DAVIS, JR

DRAPERY SUPPORT Filed April 6, 1943 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 gywwm Patented Nov. 23, 1943 UNITED STATES TENT OFFICE 12 Claims.

This invention relates to a drapery support of the swinging crane type and particularly to a new and novel improvement in this form of drapery hardware.

The usual drapery support comprises a supporting bracket formed for receiving a curtain rod having a rectangularly bent stem or shank that hinges on-the said bracket, permitting a swinging of the drape to and from the window as desired.-

- over the windows, but this necessitates a moving of the brackets back to the windows edge.. The difficulty in doing this, is that once the supports have been fastened to the wall, away from the window, they cannot be taken down and fixed nearer the window without exposing theholes and mars in the wall caused by the screws or fastenings used in its former position. Another difficulty is that in present day construction various types of plaster board are generally used for the walls, and with it, it is difficult to obtain a solid support for the bracket at the desired distance from the window.

One of the objects of this invention is to provide a drapery support having adjustable means for extending the drape arm back parallel with the wall, exposing the window Without swinging the arm about, or to bring the drapery back across the window without changing the position of the stationary supporting bracket. One of the undesirable features of the commonly-known type of drapery support is that in swinging the drape back away from the window, the lining and not the drape will show.

Another object of this invention is to provide a drapery support with detachable rigid upright pins for fastening the drape so as to prevent sagging and stretching.

Another object of this invention is to provide a fixture as herein described with the laterally adjustable arm including a hook or bracket for connecting a curtain rod so that the curtain rod may be adjusted with the fixture, a feature which will eliminate the necessity of changing the position of the curtain brackets at the time of adjusting the drapery support to or from the window.

A further object is to provide a device simple in construction, cheap to manufacture, yet eflicient to a high degree.

In order that this invention may be more readily understood, reference is made to the accompanying drawings.

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of one form of the invention.

F1Fig. 2 is a front view of the form shown in g. 1.

. Fig. 3 is a section-of the bracket cut at A-A of Fig. 4.

Fig. 4 is a section of the bracket member as shown in Figure 1.

Fig. 5 is a variation of the invention.

Fig. 6 is an attaching bracket as used in Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 shows how the invention is used in rela tion to the window.

Fig. 8 is a form of curtain supporting pins as used with this invention.

Fig. 9 is a plan view of the variation as shown in Fig. 5.

Fig. 10 is a variation of the invention.

Fig. 11 is a plan view of the variation as shown in Fig. 10.

Fig. 12 is the adjustable wall bracket as shown in Fig. 10. I

Fig. 13 is a back view of the wall bracket as shown in Fig. 12.

Fig. 14 is the wing screw as used with th attaching bracket 33.

Fig. 15 shows variations of the invention.

Fig. 16 is a view from the right end 0 Fig. 15. v Fig. 17 is vertical sectional view on he line 3-3 of Fig. 15 rotated clockwise In Fig. 1, the wall bracket I includes an attaching plate 2 having a perpendicular hollow lug piece 3 into which telescopes the angular plug 4 the latter being fastened in adjustment by set screw 5. The head of this plug 4 is enlarged to accommodate a transverse taper slot-way l8 in which slides thelaterally adjustable bar 6, this bar can be secured at any position of adjustment by the clamp screw I. The end of this bar 6 is bent around to form a cylindrical socket 8 for receiving the shank 9 of the swinging arm in. The tubular member H telescopes over the arm I!) and serves as an adjustable member for lengthening or shortening the drapery supporting member l2. The holes It are drilled through both l0 and II and are equally spaced so that any adjustment of the sliding member ll shall align all the holes at once for the insertion of drapery fastening pins.

Fig. 2 is a front view of the crane arm as shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 shows a section of the bracket with means for adjusting the sliding bar 6 to a true horizontal plane when error has been made in fastening the bracket-l to the wall. The rectangular slot I8 has been cut on a taper or in the form of a wedge, larger at l4 than at l5, with the discrepancy taken up by the set screws l6 and 11, which permits a tilting of bar 6 to any desired plane within the scope of the taper.

Fig. 4 is a section and elevation view of the extensible bracket I.

Fig. is a variation of the mvention with the wall bracket 22 stamped out of sheet, this throws the arm 23 comparatively close to the wall allowing other forms of curtain to be hung between the rod and the sliding arm. The arm 23 is formed into a tube at 24 in which hinges rod 25 formed from sheet and flanged at 26 and secured by pin 21.

Fig. 6 is a side view of the stamped-out wall bracket with th locking screw 28, and a section of the arm 23 in respect thereto.

Fig. 7 shows this invention in relation to a window. As can be seen, the bracket 22 remains in its position along the frame of the window 29 yet the drape is hanging away from the window opening and along the face of the wall. When desired the set screw 28 can be loosened and the drape slid back across the window without affecting the location of the bracket member 22.

Fig. 8 shows two types of pins that may be used as shown in Fig. 5. The desired feature of these pins is that they are made long enough to extend to the top of the rullle on the drape, and will remain rigidly erect and prevent the ruffle from sagging, something which generally occurs after the drapes have been in use a short time.

Fig. 9 is a plane view of the invention as shown in Fig. 5 with a section of the telescope member 32 in its relation to the crane arm 25.

Fig. is a variation of the invention having a horizontally adjustable attaching bracket, consisting of a base plate 33 on which pivot channel p ece 34 secured by brad 35. slidably mounted in channel 34 is the laterally adjustable bar 36 which is secured in any desired position laterally or horizontally by wing nut 39 and bolt 38. One end of the said bar is formed into a cylindrical socket member 40 for receiving the shank of the horizontal drape supporting arm 4| on which slides telescoping extension arm 42. Aflixed to the laterally adjustable bar 36 is a curtain rod bracket 49.

Fig. 11 is a plan view of the variation as shown in Fig. 10 with the curved crane arm 43 having curtain pin receiving holes 44 and 45. With this construction the drape is given a gradual curve to the wall instead of the fiat efiect as provided by the angular type of support.

Fig. 12 shows the base plate 33 on which is mounted the channel piece 34 for pivoting on brad 35. The arc cut 46 is made in the plate in which moves the bolt 38, this permits a free moving of channel 34 upward (A) and downward (B) with brad 35 as the axis, allowing a horizontal adjustment of the arm 36 if error has been made in the fastening of plate 33 to the wall. The wing nut 39 when tightened serves a two fold purpose, in that, it secures'th laterally adjustable bar 36 at the same time as the vertically movable channel piece 34.

Fig. 13 is a back view of the bracket plate 33.

Fig. 14 is the bolt 38 pinched at 41 and 48 to prevent it from rotating in the slot 46 as the nut 33 is being tightened.

. member 62.

Figures 15, 16, and 17 show a variation of the invention, substantially the same as Figure 5, varying in that the laterally adjustable bar has an additional perpendicular adjustment for moving the drape arm to or from the wall as desired.

The bracket 50 is formed from sheet metal and is provided with a transverse opening 5| for accommodating the laterally adjustable bar 52. This said bar has a right angle bend 53, the portiOn 5 fla ed at 55 and 56 for receiving an extensible member 51 which is secured in the desired place by screws 58 and 59 which are movable longitudinally along the slotway 60. Hinged onto the said extensible member 51 by brad 59 is crane arm 6| on which telescopes the sleeving The perforation 63 is the same as described in the foregoing variation.

Figure 16 is an end wire showing the adjustable assembly.

Figure 17 is an end view of the invention cut at B-B.

What I therefore claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. A drapery fixture of the swinging arm type comprising an attaching bracket, a laterally adjustable bar mounted on said bracket, means for securing the said bar in an adjusted position, a swinging arm pivotally connected to said bar and having an extendible member slidable relative thereto for varying the length of said arm.

2. A drapery support as claimed in claim 1 with the attaching bracket embodying means for varying the horizontal adjustment of the said laterally adjustable bar.

3. A drapery support as claimed in claim 1 with nected to said bar and having an extenclible member slidably relative thereto for varying the length of said arm.

5. A drapery fixture of the swinging arm type comprising a pair of telescopic arm sections slidable one with the other and constituting an extendible crane arm, an attaching bracket including a transverse opening, a laterally adjustable bar-slidably mounted in said opening, a clamp screw for securing the said bar, means on said bar for pivotally connecting the said extendible crane arms thereto.

6. A fixture as claimed in claim 5 with the said bracket including means for horizontally adjusting the said laterally adjustable bar.

7. A drapery fixture of the swinging arm type comprising a pair of telescopic arm sections slidably one within the other and constituting an extendible crane arm, an attaching bracket provided with shiftable transverse channel-way, a laterally adjustable bar slidably mounted in said channel, a clamp screw for fastening the said bar in an adjusted position, means for pivotally connecting-the said extensible crane arm to the said bar.

8. A drapery support of the swinging arm type comprising an attaching bracket, said bracket having a transverse shiftable channel-way for receiving a laterally adjustable bar, an extendible member pivotally connected with the said bar,

means for securing the said shiftable channel and the said bar at the desired position of adjustment.

9. A drapery support embodying an attaching bracket provided with a transverse shiftable channel-way for receiving an adjustable bar, and means for securing the said bar and the shiftable channel-way at the desired position of adjustment.

1%. A drapery fixture of the swinging arm type comprising an adjustable attaching bracket, a laterally adjustable bar mounted on said bracket,

means for securing the said bar in an adjusted 11. A drapery fixture of the swinging arm type comprising an attaching bracket, a laterally adjustable bar mounted on said bracket, means for securing the said bar in an adjusted position, said bar having a perpendicular portion, an extensible member longitudinally mounted on said perpendicular portion, a swinging arm pivotally connected to said extensible member, said arm having a telescoping member slidably relative thereto for varying the length of the said arm.

12. A drapery support as claimed in claim 11 with the attaching bracket embodying means for varying the horizontal adjustment of the said laterally adjustable bar.

GEORGE E. DAVIS, J R.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/98, 160/334, 211/105.3, 248/265
International ClassificationA47H2/00, A47H1/122, A47H1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47H2/00, A47H1/122
European ClassificationA47H2/00, A47H1/122