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Sept. 5, 1950 c. R. HOTT 2,521,062
CURTAIN ROD AND SHADE ROLLER BRACKET ARRANGEMENT Filed Oct. 3, 1945 INVENTOR. 'harl 6812.170 t5 ATTC! RN EYS Patented Sept. 5, 1950 CURTAIN ROD AND SHADE ROLLER BRACKET ARRANGEMENT Charles R. Hott, Cleveland, Ohio Application October 3, 1945, Serial No. 619,968
The invention relates to outside and inside window shade brackets of the scope, shape, size or form hereinafter more fully described and illustrated, and more especially to an adjustable and removeable curtain rod and shade bracket.
The primary object of the invention is the provision of a bracket of this character, wherein a curtain rod or a window shade roller can be conveniently held thereby, the bracket being removable and adjustable, so that it can be taken down when required and also will enable the fitting of varying lengths of shade rollers therein, thereby adapting it to different widths of window frames.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a bracket of this character, wherein the construction thereof is novel, enabling it to be conveniently applied and adjusted while mounted on the window frame for the fitting of the shade roller to the latter, the bracket being constructed from a single piece material of blank form, cut and shaped therefrom.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a bracket of this character, wherein the same is continuous from one end to the other thereof, while the hanger areas are bent outwardly at right angles to its base, giving maximum strength to such areas so as to sustain the loads imposed thereon when the bracket is in use for holding a curtain rod and a window shade roller. v
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a bracket of this character, which is simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and efficient in its purposes, strong, durable, neat in appearance, light in weight, readily and easily applied and removed, conveniently adjusted, and inexpensive to manufacture and install.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, which discloses the preferred embodiment of the invention, and pointed out in the claim hereunto appended.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a fragmentary elevation of a window, showing the outside brackets constructed in accordance with the invention applied thereto and supporting a window shade with its roller.
Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of one of the pair of outside brackets used upon the window frame.
Figure 4 is a similar view to Figure 3 showing the other of the pair of outside brackets.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the backing 1 Claim. (Cl. 248252) V washer for each bracket shown in Figures 3 and 4, and
Figures is a top plan view of an inside bracket constructed in accordance with the invention.
Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views in the drawing.
Referring to the drawing in detail, A designates a portion, that is to say, the uppermost area of a window frame which is of any standard construction, while B denotes the window shade hung upon the same, its roller having the usual fiatfaced and rounded journal trunnions Ill and II, respectively, which are adapted to have their bearing in a pair of brackets C and D, respectively, constituting the present invention and each hereinafter fully described.
Each of the brackets C and D, comprises a flat plate-like base [2, which has continuing therefrom, at right angles thereto, forwardly extending outside and inside wings l3 and I4, respectively, while the base I2 is formed with a straight elongated slot 15 at its longitudinal median, and one end of this slot, namely, the outermost end communicates with an entrance opening I 5 formed in the wing [3, the said opening being wider than the slot I 5, so that a headed fastener ll will be permitted to pass into the said slot iii in the securing of the bracket C or D in place on the window frame A. Two of the fasteners H are employed for each bracket C and D, and such fasteners are passed through holes It therefore in a bed washer l9, Fig. 5, which is flat-faced and is applied against the outer face of the frame A, as best seen in Figures 1 and 2 of the drawing. The fasteners I! when engaged in the slot 55, it being required that they be only partially screwed in place at this time, are worked tightly home, thus securing the brackets C and D fixedly in place on the window frame A, and in properly adjusted positions for the mounting of the window shade B accordin to the length of its roller.
The wings l3 at their upper edges have rising therefrom rounded anchoring lugs 20 for the attachment of a curtain rod, not shown, thereto, for the hanging of the same.
The wing it of the bracket C and the wing M of the bracket D are extended downwardly and forwardly of the base l2 and the forward portions are cut and folded on themselves to provide hanger or bearing ears 2 i, one being provided with an irregular shaped slot 22 having a seat 23 for the fiat-faced trunnion ill, while the other ear 2] is p ovided with a rounded hole 24 forming a seat for the trunnion I I, and in this way the roller of the shade B is detachably journaled in the brackets C and D of the pair thereof used on the window frame A for the hanging of the said shade.
The brackets C and D in their entirety, each is made from a single piece of blank form cut and bent into shape.
In Figure 6 the inside bracket is shown and this varies 'f'ro'm Tthe bracket shown Figure 3 in that the arm 14 'is bent in a reverse right angular direction to the base l2 than is the arm M shown in Figure 3.
What is claimed is:
A curtain rod and shade roller bracket arrangement for windows comprising a pair of laterally spaced brackets, each of said brackets having a base with a longitudinally extending slot therein, inner and outer wings projecting outwardly from the base, one of the wings having an opening forming anentrance slot in the base and adapted :to receiv'e the head of a fastening screw, a bearing ear forming a continuation of theiotherwing for 'reniovably supporting a shade roller trunnion therein, a shade "roller having 'a rounded trunnion on one end and a squared trunnion on the opposite end, the bearing ear being formed with a laterally and inwardly extended folded down portion of the wing, the folded down portion of the wing of one bracket having a hole for receiving the rounded trunnion end of the shade roller, the bearing ear portion of the outer bracket having an irregular shaped slot with a squared "seat at its lower -'end for receiving the squared trunnion end of the shade roller, and anchoring lugs on the wing of each bracket having the entrance opening adapted to retain a curtain rod against outward displacement from the window.
CHARLES R. HOTT.