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Publication numberUS2354832 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 1, 1944
Filing dateJun 13, 1944
Priority dateJun 13, 1944
Publication numberUS 2354832 A, US 2354832A, US-A-2354832, US2354832 A, US2354832A
InventorsGeorge Ristine
Original AssigneeGeorge Ristine
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable bracket and brush for window shades
US 2354832 A
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G. RISTINE Aug. 1, 1944.

ADJUSTABLE BRACKET AND BRUSH FOR WINDOW SHADES Originai F iled Dec. 50, 1938 Patented Aug. 1, 1944 ADJUSTABLE BRACKE-T-ANDBRUSH non WINDOW SHADES i Georgeltistine, Philadelphia, Pa. 7 Substituted for abandoned applicationserial N 0.

248,405, December 30, 1938'; This application I June 13,1944; Serial No. 540,074

. V r 6 Claims. *This is a substitute formyprevious application 248,405, filed December 30, 1938.

-My invention relates to new and useful adjustable brackets and brushes for window shades, and has for one of its objects to provide a casing that can be adjusted to different sized window shades'to protect the same from dirt 'or dust and beautify'the surroundings.

'Anotherobject of this invention is to provide a combination of adjustable window shadebrackets, an adjustableornamentalcasing detachably fastened'to the brackets, and brushes carried by said brackets to cleanse the surfaces of a shade as the'latt er is rolled and unrolled.

Another object of the invention is to provide adjustable brackets to accommodate different sized shades and their rollers and including means to support brushes and other means whereby a casing may be attached to said brackets.

A further object of the invention is to'provide an adjustable ornamental casing fashioned to iii; the contour of the brackets to which it is to be attached whereby saidbrackets function as the backand ends Of'the casing and. said casing adapted to enclose the rolled portions of the shade and. its roller thereb'yfadorning an otherwise prosaic article.

With the above and ,other bjects'in view, this invention consists of the details of construction and combination of elements hereinafter set forth and then designated by the claims.

In order that those skilled "in the art to which this invention appertains may understand how to make and use the same, Iwill describe its construction in'detail; referring by numerals ,to the accompanying drawing forming a part there'- of, in whicha g V Fig. 1 is a perspective view'of the complete apparatus as it appears when in use.

Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional View thereof.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the brackets in cooperative relation.

Fig. 4 is a broken bottom view of the complete apparatus.

In carrying out the invention as herein embodied 5 and 6 represent companion, cooperating bracket members slidably connected to one another for adjustment to fit or support Window shades of different sizes.

The bracket member 5 comprises a back I having holes 8 therethrough and along each hori-- zontal or longer edge is formed a, roll flange 9 with a slot l0. An integral bracket I I projects forwardly from the outer end of the back at right angles thereto and has a slot l2 for the reception presently described 7 On the inner surfaceof the bracket H' ator of the rectangular pintle of a windowshadero'ller.

"The inner or closed end of the slot 12 ispreferably located in an upset hub l3 pressed from the bracket material. On some suitable porti'on of the bracket H, for instance, in the region of the front part of its periphery, is an i'nturned lug l4, formed=with-the bracket andbent over at right angles thereto. A threaded'hole 15 formed in said lug to receive a'screw as will be near the bottom thereof is a brush support 16 in the form of a channel with its back wall against the face of the bracket and its flanges projecting away from said bracket. The channel is ina horizontal position and itsouter end is open. The flange-sot this "brush support have notches I! therein intermediate their ends andsaid notches are in vertical alignment.

The-bracket member 6 is similar to the other one and includes a back l8 having "holes 19 "therethrough and along each horizontal or "longer edge is formed a roll flange 20 of; a size to fit'or telescope into the roll flange 9 of the-bracket member '5 while the back "I 3 entersthe slots l flto allow one'bracketmember to be adjusted-longitudinally relative to the other. An integral bracket 2| projects forwardly from the outcrend of the back I8 at'right'angles thereto and'has a hole 22 for the reception of the round" pintle of a window shade roller and said hole is in;the

upset hubr23 pressed from the bracket material.

On some suitable portion of the bracket 2I. for instance, in'the region of the front part of its periphery, is an integral inturned lug "24. formed with the bracket andbent over at right angles thereto. A threaded hole 25 is provided in said mg to receive a screw to be hereinafter referred to.

On the inner surface of the bracket 2| at or near the bottom thereof is a brush support 26 which, like the one previously described, is of channel formation with its back against the face of the bracket and its flanges projecting away.

from said bracket. This channel is also in a horizontal position and its outer end is open. The flanges of the brush support 26 have notches 21 therein intermediate their ends and said notches are in vertical alignment.

A window shade roller 28 with the usual spring 29 is mounted in the brackets H and 2| and the shade 30 thereon has a depending portion that passes through the notches in the brush supports l6 and 26. This arrangement prevents the edges of the shade from being rubbed by the the bristles of said brushes.

opposite faces of the shade and dislodge any dust or other foreign matter that may have a tendency Y to accumulate thereon as the shade is rolled up or unrolled.

That portion of the shade which is onits roller is housed and protected by an ornamental casing V 33 comprising two sections 34 and 35. These-arefashioned to have the contourof the top and" front edges of the brackets and also may be shaped to provide an apron 36 of approximately,

scroll shape in an end view.

One of the sections, as 34, has a roll flange 31 along each of the longer edges and is so formed as to provide a slot 38. The other section, as 35, also has a roll flange-39 along each of its longer edges but smaller than the flanges 31 so as to slide or telescope therein with portions of the casing section 35 passing intotheslot 38 to permit the sections to be: adjusted longitudinally to correspond to the adjustment of the bracket members.-

The casing is assembled over the brackets to house the rolled part of the shade and brushes-and therefore. keeps out dirt, dust and the like so the brushes principally remove any substances that adhere to the depending portion of the shade as it is rolled up. This will eliminate, to a considerable extent, dust particles which often cause pin holes in the shade material when rolled therein. When the, casing has beenproperly positioned, screws 40 and 4| are inserted in holes in the casing sections and screwed into the holes l5 and 25 in the lugs l4 and 24 respectively.

Any desirable portion or portions of the casing sections may be ornamented as at 42 to give a beautiful finish and appearance to the entire shade mounting and cleaning apparatus.

Of courseI do not wish to be limited to the exact, details of construction herein shown and described as these may be varied within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as-new and useful is: 7

1. In a device of the kind described, the combination of two bracket members adjustably connected and. including outwardly projecting brackets to hold a shade roller and a shade thereon, brush supports on said brackets, and brushes on said supports to engage opposite face of the depending portion of the shade.

'each comprising a back,

flanges. along the longer edges of said backs, ,brackets projecting from the outer ends of said adapted to receive and support brushes, roll flanges with slots along the longer edges of the back of one bracket member, and roll flanges along the longer edges of the back of the other bracket member to telescope into the first mentioned roll flanges.

3. In combination, a pair of bracket members interengaging roll backs and adapted to support a shade on a roller, inturned lugs on said brackets and provided with threaded holes and brush supports carried by the brackets and'consistingof channels with their flanges projecting away from their respective brackets, the flanges of the supports having vertically aligned slots for the passage of the edges of a depending portion of a shade, and brushes in said supports, one on each side of the slots so that the bristles-of the brushes engage opposite faces of the dependingportion of the shader 4. In a device of the kind described, bracket members including outwardly projecting brackets to hold a shade roller and a shadethereon, channel brush supports on said brackets in horizontal positions and having notches vertically arranged for the passage of the edges of the depending portion'of the shade, and brushes in said supports to engage opposite faces of said depending portion of the shade. 1

5. In a device of the'kind described, bracket members including outwardly projecting brackets, brush supports on the inner-faces of the brackets and consisting of channels with their flanges projectirig awayfrom their respective brackets and the flanges of said supports having vertically aligned slots forthe passage of the edges of-a dependingportion of .a shade, and brushes in said supports, one on each side of the slots so that the bristles engage opposite faces of the depending portion ofthe shade. 1

6. In a device of, the kind described, bracket members including outwardly projecting brackets having pintle receiving apertures to hold a shade roller with a shade thereon, horizontal channels on the inner surfaces of said brackets to the rear of the pintle receiving apertures, said channels having vertical notches for the passage of the

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Classifications
U.S. Classification160/11, 160/21, 160/23.1, 248/269
International ClassificationA47H2/02, A47H2/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47H2/02
European ClassificationA47H2/02