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Feb. 1, 1949. i. L-UNDSTROM 2,46%,537
CURTAIN FIXTURE Filed March 29, 1945 INVENTOR. [ID/6 L 0/2405 776 am.
Patented Feb. 1, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CURTAIN FIXTURE me. uteseom, St. Louis, Mo. Application March 29, 1945, .Serial No. 585,552
This invention relates to curtain fixtures.
The object of my present invention is to provide a, curtain fixture embodying sectional curtain-rod members and supporting brackets therefor.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a curtain fixture, wherein the sectional curtain-rod, members can be quickly mounted upon the supporting brackets, held against horizontal displacement relative to the brackets, and quickly demounted from the supporting brackets by lifting the mounting ends of the rod members se is longitudinally adjustable to fit windows, or
doors of different widths.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a curtain-rod supporting bracket having three upright staggered plate sections with two of the sections thereof offset to protrude from an adjacent surface and the third, or intermediate plate section to provide curtain-rod mounting section receiving spaces therebetween.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel features of construction, arrangement and combination of parts hereinafter more fully described, and finally pointed out in the claims hereto appended.
Referring to the drawings: 7
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one end of a sectional curtain-rod member embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 is a top plan View of the curtain-rod supporting bracket.
Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the bracket.
Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the bracket.
Referring now, in particular, to the supporting bracket A which can be formed from either sheet metal stock, or from plastic material, comprises lower fiat plate section I having a fiat upwardly projecting finger 2 lying in a plane with the lower plate section I, and a pair of fiat upwardly projecting offset, or protruding fingers 3 disposed to either side of the finger 2 and to lie in a plane with each other providing thereby shoulders 4 at the juncture of the fingers s with the lower plate section i, and, also providing a space. "1.3 between the inner side edges ii of the spaced fingers 3, which space D is disposed directly in front of and spaced from the finger 2, as clearly shown in Fig. 3. The lower plate section land the finger 2 are provided with suitable openings 5 through which suitable fastening devices; such, for instance, as screws, or the like 1' can pass for securing the bracket to a window frame 8, a door, or the like.
The spaced upright fiat fingers 2 and 3 are arranged in staggered relation, in plan View, as
clearly shown in Fig. 2 so as to provide a space Ebetween the inner faces of the fingers 2 and 3, as shown in Fig. 4, to receive themounting end of the sectional'curtain-rod member B.
The curtain-rod per se, as illustrated in Fig. 1, is fashioned to be quickly mounted upon and quickly demounted from the supporting brackets A heretofore described. 1 V Y The sectional curtain-rod members B can be formed from sheet metal, or from plastic material, and when made from plastic material they are very light in weight, and they can be in any pleasing and attractive color.
Each sectional curtain-rod member 3 has" its outer end projecting rearwardly, as at H, a suitable distance and then terminates in' a relatively short inwardly projecting mounting end 12 which lies substantially parallel with the front or long portion of the curtain-rod member B. This structure provides a return bend at the outer end of the sectional curtain-rod member B.
The mounting end 82 of each curtain-rod member B is designed to be quickly and vertically mounted and demounted from the supporting bracket A. The mounting end l2 can be of various designs or modifications to accommodate a single design of supporting bracket A.
As shown in Fig. 1, the mounting end l2 of the rod member B is provided with a rearwardly projecting T-shaped offset mounting member, designated generally as F, and the offset member has a flange l8 and a cross-head or mounting member 19. The mounting member I 9 projects upwardly from the flange l8, lies parallel with the mounting end l2 and is rearwardly spaced therefrom. The flange 88 projects rearwardly from the juncture thereof with the material of the mounting end l2 of the rod member B so that the lower edges 2i] of the cross-head or mounting member IE will rest upon the shoulders 4 at the juncture of the fingers 3 on the plate I in the space E between upright fingers 2 and 3, and the flange l8 will lie in the space D with its side edges in contact with the side edges 5 of the ofi'set upright fingers 3 on the plate I of the bracket A, thus preventing horizontal displacement of the mounting end E2 of the rod member B relative to the bracket A.
From the foregoing description, it will be apparent that I provide a curtain fixture that is simple and comparatively inexpensive'in construction, easily and quickly mounted upon and dem'ounted from the supporting brackets and held thereon against sidewise movement relative to the brackets when mounted thereon.
The many advantages of the herein described invention will readily suggest themselves to those a skilled in the art to which the invention relates,
It will be further obvious to those skilled in the art that various changes may be made in this device without departing from the spirit of the thereof to lie in advance of the plate and the i intermediate finger member, said sectional curtain-rod embodying a curtain hanger section having a return bend at its outer end providing thereby amounting end, a T-shaped mounting member projecting rearwardly and upwardly from the mountingend for a sliding fit between the two outer finger members of the bracket and adapted to rest upon the shoulder portions of the two outer finger members.
2 A curtain-rod having return bends at the ends thereof and mounting members on thereturn bends each'comprising a portion bent rearwardly from therreturn bend, and a portion projecting upwardly from said rearwardly bent portion and projecting beyond theside edges thereof.
3. A curtain fixture comprising, in combination, a supporting bracket having spaced supporting hooks struck from a single plate providing width than the flange;
biumber thereby spaced shoulders and an intermediate arm to the rear of the gap formed by the spaced hooks, a curtain-rod having supporting ends in the form of return bends, means formed from the return bend material providing a rearwardly bent portion adapted to lie, in the gap between the two hooks and an upright portion projecting from the rearwardly bent portion, and saidupright portion projecting beyond the opposed side edges of the rearwardly bent portion and adapted to rest on the shoulders of the two spaced hooks.
4. In combination, a supporting bracket having a pair of fingers ofiset from the bracket and horizontally spaced forming thereby spaced shoulders at the lower ends of the fingers, and a sectional curtain-rod member having a a return bendat one end thereof providing thereby a mounting end, and a T-shaped mounting mem ber rearwardly offsetirom the mounting end adapted to rest at the end portions upon the aforesaidspaced shoulders.
5. A sectional curtain-mod comprising a curtain hangingsection having a return bend at the outer end thereof, a flange integral with and projecting rearwardly from the return bend, and a mounting member projecting upwardly from the rear edge of-the flange.
6. A sectional curtain-rod member as defined in claim 5, wherein the mounting member lies parallel with the return bend and has greater IDA LUNDSTROM.
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