US 2579788 A
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Dec. 25, 1951 F. J. BURNS COMBINATION BRACKET Filed Sept. 29, 1950 INVENTOR. fiea cffiurns.
ATTORNEY UNITED s rres PATENT OFFICE COMBINATION :BRACK'ET n w. B ms, Sagina Mich assignor to The I Qolumbia Mills, Inc Application Se tember 29,
This invention relates to combination brackets for mounting window shades, curtainrods; Vne: tian blinds and ornamental faci'a strip"for'concealing the upper 'end of the shades, curtain rods etc. from view and presenting a neatand pleasing appearance. ,J Q
One of 'the prime objects of the invention is to provide combinatiori'brackets in which "a window shade, curtain r-od, blind and facia strip can be easily and quickly mounted and/or removed by housewives and others, and without the use of tools of any kind whatsoever.
Another object is to provide a combination stamped bracket of simple design which can be readily and economically mass produced and at a minimum cost.
A further object is to provide combination brackets with the pintle bearing and spear seat formed integral therewith, said brackets being designed for either inside or outside mounting.
To the accomplishment of the foregoing and related ends, said invention then consists of the means hereinafter fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims, the annexed drawing and following description setting forth, in detail, certain means and one mode of carrying out the invention, said disclosed means and mode illustrating, however, but one of the various ways in which the principle of the invention may be used.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a wind-ow frame showing my combination brackets mounted in position thereon and a window shade, curtain rod, and facia strip being mounted in said brackets, parts being broken away to more clearly show the combination.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing the right hand bracket with a section of the facia strip in position thereon.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the left hand bracket witha spear accommodating stamping welded in position on the face of the bracket, the broken lines showing a section of curtain rod mounted on the bracket.
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 showing the spear seat formed integral with said bracket.
Fig. 5 is a transverse sectional view through the right hand bracket showing the gudgeon end of the shade roller mounted in position.
Referring now more particularly to the draw ing in which I have shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, the letter W indicates a conventional window frame includin side frame members 6 and I respectively, and
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I aheadert connects-the upper ends in the usual manner.
Combination brackets IB-are secured to the window frame .by means of screws (not shown),
. said brackets being mounted as clearly shown in Fig, 1" of the drawing, each bracket being formed with-a sidewall 9, top and back. flanges Ill and H respectively, a bottom flange l2, and a preferably arcuate front flange l3, and spaced apart openings 14 are provided in the side, back and top flanges to provide for either inside, outside, or top mounting.
The right hand bracket shown in Fig. 2 of the drawing is formed with an inwardly pressed, conical-shaped section 15 having an angularly disposed slot or passage l6 formed therein, said passage terminating in a gudgeon seat I! in which the gudgeon P of a shade roller I B is journaled, a shade S being wound on the roller as usual.
The left hand bracket is shown in Figs. 3 and 4 of the drawing, and in Fig. 3 there is shown an individual spear mounting which is formed of a stamping l9 which is welded or otherwise secured to the face of the bracket, the center section of said bracket being pressed inwardly as shown at 2B, and having a throat 2| opening to an angularly disposed notch or seat 22 in which the conventional shade roller spear (not shown) is removably mounted.
The fact that the sections l5 and 20 project inwardly from the side walls insures ample space to mount or demount the shade roller, and it will be further noted that the bottom flange I2 is relatively short so that the complete roller assembly can be readily entered or withdrawn.
In Fig. 4 of the drawing, I have shown a modifled construction in wh ch the member I9 is omitted, and the side wall 9 is pressed inwardly as at 23 and punched as at 24 to provide the spear mounting, otherwise, the bracket is identical with that shown in Fig. 3 of the drawing.
Projecting sections 25 and 26 are formed on the top and bottom flanges l0 and I2 and overhang the ends of the arcuate flange l3, said flange being spaced inwardly from the projecting sections to removably accommodate a preferably flexible facia strip F therebetween. The center section of the flange I3 is inwardly pressed to form a tongue 21, this tongue lying in parallel alignment with said flange, and one end of the telescopic curtain rod R is releasably' secured thereto for supporting drapes D in the usual manner, the upper end of'the drape and curtain I amiss roller being concealed from view by means of the facia strip F as previously described.
The brackets are sturdy and easy to mount, and the window shade, curtain rod and drapes can be easily and quickly mounted or demounted with the facia forming a highly ornamental cover bracket being formed with a flat sidewall having a centrally disposed, indented and perforated section adapted to releasably support one end of a conventional shade roller thereon, angularly disposed flanges on the top, front and rear edges of the flat side wall, a relatively short flange on the bottom edge of the plate, the front end section of the top and bottom flanges being bent to overliethe front flanges and spaced therefrom, and a facia strip spanning said brackets and releasably secured between the overlying sections of the top and bottom flanges for concealing the shade roller from view.
2. Combination stamped brackets adapted to be secured to a window frame in spaced-apart relation, each bracket being formed with a side wall having an inwardly pressed section adapted to releasably accommodate and support one end of a shade roller, inwardly extending flanges formed on the top, bottom, front and rear edges of each bracket, the front end sections of the top and bottom flanges being bent toward each other to overlie relatively short sections of the front flange and spaced therefrom to accommodate a facia strip, the bottom flange being cut away to facilitate mounting the spear and gudgeon of a shade roller assembly in the inwardly pressed sections of said brackets.
FRED J. BURNS.
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