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Publication numberUS2534491 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 19, 1950
Filing dateMay 3, 1949
Priority dateMay 3, 1949
Publication numberUS 2534491 A, US 2534491A, US-A-2534491, US2534491 A, US2534491A
InventorsWersching Jacob A
Original AssigneeWersching Jacob A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Drapery fixture
US 2534491 A
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3 further pair of correspondingly opposite arcuate clamping members l9 and 28 clamped about a second rivet 2| extending vertically through the upper and lower arms or lugs 22 and 23 of a supporting yoke generally indicated at 24 and having the intermediate connecting member 25 interconnecting the lugs or arms 22 and 23, above and below which the rivet 2! is headed, as indicated at 26 and 21, so that this rivet resembles the previously-described rivet 12. Intermediate the ends thereof the two strips l and I6 have inwardly-pressed portions l5 and I6 mutually engaging against each other to form spacers serving to space the two supporting strips l5 and.

IS the proper distance apart so that the clamping effect of screws I1 and I8 can be nicely regulated with reference to their frictional grip upon rivets I2 and 2|. Yoke member 24 is so arranged that the intermediate plate portion thereof normally faces forward. A long and substantially horizontal and longitudinally-slotted and adjustable supporting bar 28 is held against the front of plate 25 on yoke 24 by means of a pair of screws 29 and 30 which first hold an anchoring plate 3| against the mentioned bar 28 and ex' tend through a longitudinal slot 32 in the bar and are screwed into yoke plate 25. Due to the presence of two screws 29 and 30, as mentioned, bar 28 is positively held in a horizontal position inasmuch as both screws extend through the mentioned slot 32 and prevent any considerable shift from the horizontal on the part of bar 28,

but when screws 29 and 30 are slightly released, they nonetheless allow slidable adjustment of bar 28 between anchoring plate 3| and yoke plate 25, and when the desired position along the bar has been attained, tightening of the screws will again set the bar firmly in position upon yoke 24.

' Upon one end of bar 28 is a forwardly-bent end lug 33 disposed substantially at right angles to the main longitudinal portion of the bar and having an inturned and upwardly-bent, U-shaped yoke or cradle 34 with a rivet 35 disposed transversely through lug 33 and the corresponding opposite limb of the U-shaped portion 34 in such fashion as to bridge the gap or space between the two. At the other end bar 28 is rearwardly bent inarcuate fashion at 36 with the rear end bent outwardly again at 31 in substantial parallelism to the main longitudinal portion of the bar and upon the end of offset rear portion 31 is a forwardly-extending lug 38 substantially at right angles to member 31 and also provided as in the case of lug 33 with an inturned U-shaped yoke or cradle 39 with a further rivet 40 extending through lug 38 and corresponding arm 39 of the U-shaped cradle so as to bridge the gap or space between the two. At each end the bar 28 is preferably tapered upwardly or decreased in vertical dimensions, as especially indicated at M in Figure 3, to lighten the construction, while the forward ends of lugs 33 and 38 have the upper edges thereof cut away, as indicated at 42 and 43 in Figures 3 and 5, to lighten the structure.

The end of bar 28 terminating in lug 33 is in-.

tended to be directed toward the intermediate part of the window trim 6, while the other end provided with rear portion 31 and end lug 38 While the end carrying lug 33 is directed toward the corresponding lug 33 of the device as shown in Figure 1.

The mentioned yokes or cradles formed by lugs 33 and 38 with their inturned yoke or cradle portions 34 and 39, respectively, are adapted to receive the ends 44 and 45 of a sinuously-formed supporting bar generally indicated at 46, the ends 44 and 45 terminating in upwardly-open hooks 41 and 48 engaging rearwardly of rivets 35 and 40, respectively, with the mentioned ends 44 and .45, resting upon the lower portions or bottoms of the U-shaped cradles 34 and 33 already mentioned-In each case the end 44 or end 45 has the hook 4101 48 thereof extending substantially unto the level of the upper edge of the sinuous bar 46 with the hook present on the end 44 having a notch 49 with the hook simply formed by the presence of the notch which serves as a seat for the rivet 35 or 48, as the Case may be.

The sinuous supporting bar 46 is provided with a series of convolutions 58, 58, etc., arranged in a row and substantially on the same level with the ends 44 and 45, while the end 45 is relatively longer and extends therefore a greater distance rearwardly than the end 44 of the bar, the latter being preferably formed as shown and described from a strip of steel which is sufliciently rigid to hold its form once the desired shape has been applied thereto. Each hook 41 and 48 is externally formed with an arcuate outer edge 5| struck on a radius of the center of rivet 35 when seated in notch 49, so that upon lifting the outer ends of the convolutions 50, 5D, the ends 44 and 45 of bar 45 will rotate substantially a quarter turn about the rivets 35 and 40 until the mentioned convolutions are substantially upright when the hooks will be freed from the mentioned rivets and the bar released from yokes or cradles 34 and 39. Restoring the bar into position is just a reversal of the procedure last described.

When a piece of drapery is to be applied to the fixture as thus far described, a fiat piece of material suflices for this purpose and is simply hemmed along the upper edge and preferably hemmed also along the lower edge, the upper hem being passed in upon bar 46 and run in and out along the convolutions until the entire bar is oc-. cupied. The immediate result is that the drapery generally indicated in broken lines at 52 in Figure 3 hangs down from supporting bar 46 in permanently present convolutions or folds which tend to remain even if the drapery is tempo-- rarily disturbed by contact of people therewith or by a breeze from the window.

. Preferably, a similarly-shaped ballast bar resembling bar 46 in its convolutions 50 is threaded into the lower hem of the drapery so that the folds or pleats appearing in the drapery will be uniform from top to bottomv irrespective of the length of the drapery involved. The lower ballast bar resembling bar 46 may be formed with hooks 4! and 48, if so desired, but the presence thereof is virtually immaterial inasmuch as the lower bar will remain entirely suspended by the drapery and concealed in the hem thereof at the bottom.

Similar remarks apply in connection with the application of drapery to a correspondingly-opposite fixture at the other end of window frame 6 as just mentioned respecting supporting bar 46 and the corresponding lower ballast bar similar thereto, the only precaution being'that the longer end similar to 45 is disposed at the opposite end of the window frame, that is, outwardly thereof, and the shorter end 44 disposed'toward the inname termediate portion' of the window frame, as in the case. of the end 4.4 in the fixture actually shown.

From the foregoing it. is evident. that due to the presence of bracket I and supporting yoke 24 with the. intermediate clamping strips l5 and 116. and the rearward. extension; 3*!" of slottedi supporting bar 28,, thementioned bar with the sinueus: supporting bar Mi mounted thereon; may be extended forwardly and swung further to the side of the window or brought inwardly toward the intermediate portion thereof, as desired, bars or strips [5 and I6 swiveling on the rivets l2 and 21 to allow such movements, with the result that the drapery on sinuous bar 46 may be swung in upon or away from portions of the window and vice versa with respect to the wall beside the window, and the same will be true of the respectively opposite fixture at the other end of the window frame 6.

Preferably the entire fixture is made of sheet and strip steel, but may be made of other metals, and even of plastic, if so desired, so long as a sufficiently rigid structure results.

Manifestly, variations may be resorted to and parts and features maybe modified or used without others within the scope of the appended claims.

Having now fully described my invention, I claim:

1. A drapery fixture including an elongated supporting bar, a bracket adapted to be secured to a window frame or trim, arm means pivotally mounted upon the bracket to pivot on a vertical axis, a supporting member pivotally mounted about a vertical axis on the outer free end of the arm means and having an integral plate thereon, means for adjustably holding the supporting bar in substantially horizontal position on said integral plate, a pair of forwardly-directed lugs upon the ends of said bar disposed at an angle thereto, a sinuous bar terminating at the ends thereof in a pair of rearwardly-directed extremities and adapted to be threaded through a hem upon the upper end of a piece of drapery, and means for detachably mounting the extremities of the sinuous bar individually upon said lugs and supporting said sinuous bar in substantially horizontal position upon said elongated supporting bar.

2. A drapery fixture including an elongated supporting bar, a bracket adapted to be secured to a window frame or trim, an upright pivot member on the bracket, arm means extending horizontally from the latter and having a pair of clamping members at one end frictionally clasping the pivot member, a supporting yoke having a second upright pivot member and an integral front plate, a second pair of clamping members on the other end of said arm means frictionally clasping said second pivot member and carrying said supporting yoke, an anchoring plate holding said supporting bar in horizontal position against said front plate, there being a longitudinal slot in said bar, securing means extending through the anchoring plate and the longitudinal slot in said supporting bar and into said front plate, a pair of forwardly-directed lugs upon the ends of said bar disposed at an angle thereto, a sinuous bar terminating at the ends thereof in a pair of rearwardly-directed extremities and adapted to be threaded through a hem upon the upper end of a piece of drapery, and means for detachably mounting the extremities of the sinuous bar individually upon said lugs and supporting said 6'? sinuous:- bar in: substantially horizontal position: upon said elongated supporting bar.

3. drapery fixturev including an. elongated supporting bar, means for supporting the, barinhorizontal position adjacent to a window frame, a pairof forwardly-directed lugs upon the ends; of said bar: disposed at an angle thereto, a pair of opposite inturned U-shaped yoke members formed on said lugs and constituting supporting cradles, a pair of horizontal pins transversely disposed through said lugs and the corresponding opposite portions of the yokes or cradles in such fashion as to bridge the spaces therebetween, a sinuous bar terminating in a pair of rearwardlydirected extremities, and upwardly-open hooks upon the rear ends of said extremities adapted to engage beneath said horizontal pins when said extremities are seated in said supporting cradles.

4. A drapery fixture including an elongated supporting bar, means for supporting the bar in horizontal position adjacent to a window frame, a forwardly-directed lug upon one end of said bar disposed at a right angle thereto, the other end of said bar being rearwardly oifset, a second I forwardly-directed lug upon the rearwardly-onset end of said bar also disposed at substantially right angles to the offset end, a pair of opposite inturned U-shaped yoke members formed on said lugs and constituting supporting cradles, a pair of horizontal pins transversely disposed through said lugs in the corresponding opposite portions of the yokes or cradles in such fashion as to bridge the spaces therebetween, a sinuous bar terminating in a pair of rearwardly-directed extremities with one extremity longer than the other, and upwardly-open hooks upon the rear ends of said extremities adapted to engage beneath said horizontal pins when said extremities are seated in said supporting cradles, the upwardly-open hook upon the longer extremity being seated in the yoke or cradle associated with the lug upon the rearwardly-offset end of the supporting bar.

5. A drapery fixture including an elongated supporting bar, a bracket adapted to be secured to a window frame or trim, an upright pivot member 0n the bracket, arm means extending horizontally from the latter and having a pair of clamping members at one end frictionally clasping the pivot member, a sup-porting yoke having a second upright pivot member and an integral front plate, a second pair of clamping members on the other end of said arm means frictionally clasping said second pivot member and carrying said supporting yoke, an anchoring plate holding said supporting bar in horizontal position against said front plate, said supporting bar having an intermediate longitudinal slot therein, securing means extending through the anchoring plate and the longitudinal slot in said supporting bar and into said front plate, a forwardly-directed lug upon one end of said supporting bar disposed substantially at a right angle thereto, the other end of said supporting bar being rearwardly offset toward the window frame, a second forwardlydirected lug upon the rearwardly-offset end of said supporting bar also disposed substantially at a right angle to the offset end, a pair of opposite inturned U-shaped yoke members formed on said lugs and constituting supporting cradles, a pair of horizontal pins transversely disposed through said lugs in the corresponding opposite portions one extremity longer than the other, and upivardly-open hooks upon the rear ends of said extremities adapted to engage beneath said horizontal pins when said extremities are seated in. said supporting cradles, the upwardly-open hook upon the longer extremity being seated in the yoke or cradle associated with the lug upon the rearwardly-ofiset end of the supporting bar.

JACOB A. WERSCI-HNG.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,056,592 Schneider Mar. 18, 1913 2,321,196 Graber June 8, 1943 2,400,010 Kuyper May 7, 1946

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Classifications
U.S. Classification160/348, 211/105.2
International ClassificationA47H13/00, A47H13/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47H13/14
European ClassificationA47H13/14