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Publication numberUS2602499 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 8, 1952
Filing dateMay 3, 1949
Priority dateMay 3, 1949
Publication numberUS 2602499 A, US 2602499A, US-A-2602499, US2602499 A, US2602499A
InventorsJay Ault Hyman
Original AssigneeJay Ault Hyman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Drapery cornice dust board mounting
US 2602499 A
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July 8, 1952 AULT 2,602,499


July 8, 1952 AULT 2,602,499


J0 lgyigz an diary/Yul HZZorrz ey Patented July 8, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT orslcs DRABERY cosmos DUST BOARD MOUNTING Hyman Jay Ault, Pasadena, Calif. Application May 3, 1949 Serial No. 91,174

The invention relates to drapery boxes or the like adapted to be installed above inwardly opening closure members for door or window openings to support draperies and the like without interfering with the act of opening or closing of the door or window closures.

Iti's an object of the invention to provide means for mounting a dust box or the like to permit/the box to have swinging movement with a closure member'so that the drapes suspended fromthe box will offer no obstruction to the opening or closing movement of the closure member.

3 Claims. (01. mp1s) Anadditional object of the invention is to g provide supporting hardware for a drapery box understood, I will now proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein: V

Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a box struc- I ture embodying the invention, the valance of the box being omitted; Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1, but showing the door in an open adjustment;

Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2, but with a side wall in close proximity to the hinged side of the door;

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view illustrating in detail certain of the hardware herein comprised;

Figure 5 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Figure 4;

Figure 6 is a view in perspective of the hinge hardwareherein embodied, a second position of certain of the parts being indicated by broken lines.

The mounting for the cornice dust board as herein embodied comprises an angled bracket of inverted L-form having its vertical flange portion Hi provided with several apertures for its securement, by screws H, to the frame [2, of a door or casement window, or to the wall adjacent the frame, and a second elongated angled bracket member, also of inverted L-form, which has one of the end edges of its vertical flange portion connected with the outer side edge of the vertical flange portion ll), of the first angled bracket, by a hinge formation It, with its horizontal flange portion I? partially overlying the horizontal flange portion [8, of the first angled bracket. The horizontal flange portion ll, of the second angle bracket; is provided with several apertures which, with the exception of the one that isv in that portion of the same overlying 'the horizontal flange portion l8, of the'firstangle bracket, are for its securement, by screws, I9; to

-one end of the lower side of the dust board 2! the said one aperture being adapted to be registered with an aperturein the horizontal'flange por- 'tion' l8 to receive a screw element 20, when it is desired to prevent movement of the second angled bracket relativeto the first angled bracket. Still another angled bracket element," also of inverted ,L'-form, has its horizontal flange 7 portion" a apertured for its securement, by means of screws a (Figure 3), along the'outer side edge of the lower side of the dust board 2|, and the edge of the outer end of its vertical'flange portion hingedly connected, as at 23, to the outer end edge of 'the vertical flange portion l 5; of the second angled bracket, as best shown in Figure 6. Thus, by releasing the screw 29 from its engagement with the said one aperture in the horizontal flange portion I'L'of the second angled bracket, the latter bracket will be free to swing laterally on the hinge l6 correspondingly with the opening and closing movements of the closure l3 of the wall opening, as will be later explained.

The other or free end portion of the dust board 2| is supported by an adjustable bracket construction C comprising a lower angular element 24 firmly secured to the upper part of the closure member l3 adjacent to its outer or freely swinging edge so that one of the legs b of said lower angular element extends inwardly from the door and has a slot 25 disposed lengthwise thereof. An intermediate angular bracket element 26 is provided in one of its legs d with a longitudinally disposed slot 2'! and in its other perpendicularly related leg c with a plurality of holes 28 spaced apart lengthwise thereof. The leg e is adjustably secured to the lower angular element 24 by means of a bolt 29 extending through the slots 25 and 21 in the elements 24 and 26 respectively. The intermediate element 26 is arranged with its leg e upwardly disposed.

The top member 30 comprises the perpendicularly related legs 1 and g, the depending leg I being provided therealong with the spaced openings 28 for selected register with one of the openings 28 spaced along the leg e of the member 26 and through which registering opening is inserted a bolt 3| or the like. A track 32 is secured to the undersurface of the dust board 2| at the end portion thereof remote from bracket member 22 and extending lengthwise of the dust board.

Extending into the track 32 through the slot 33 thereof is a shank 34 of a heavy duty bolt, the head 34 of whichrreely slides within the, track 32. The shankf'34 is. freely disposed through the leg 9 and threading on the shank 34 above and below the leg g are the lock nuts 35 which coact:

with the leg g to hold the leg g in. its selected...

adjustment lengthwise of the shank 34. I When the plate I! is secured by the screw 20' to the horizontal leg portion [8, of thermal; an-

gled bracket, as shown in Figure, 3, do that the; v hinge I6 is inoperative, the board 2| will swing on the hinge 23 when the closure member I. 3 is opened or closed.

The bracket. construotionfQ Providfifi means whereby the position or the dust. board 2! wi h respect to the (100213 m y be selectively- .adlusted a horizontal. direction within certain limitation. while. the relative adjustment. of the elements 2.6 and 3.0.- permits a vertical adjustment of the dust board 2|. and which. vertical. adjustment be further obtained through the Inedilun of thebol-t 34. and locknuts. 35.. I i

In the opera ion of th. device, when the closuremcmbcr such. asthe door. 13 isop ned, th dust: board" 21. will be pushed inwardly byreason-oi. the, connection or the bracket. structur between the door and the dust board and since the end of the dust: oard. nearest to the hing mounting, for th door,v is pivotally mounted to one side or the axis of. the door hinges it will be ePB-arent. that the: dust beam will. notswing on the same axis of. the do r and accordin y it, will. have some slight. longitudinal movementas; Well as. it swinging, movement on the hinge L6 or the twohinges It and .23, when. mounted as shown Figure 3..- Accordingly the sliding coupling. between the. upper member 381. of th bracket and. the track 311s providedand. is es.- scntial' for h compound movement.

.Erom the foreg ing description it. is. th ught. to be obvious that drapery boxes or the like constructed in accordance with my inven ion. are par icularly well. adapted :01: use by reas n of th convenience and facility with which hey may be assembled and. oper ated- I claim:

In. combination, a. closure for a. wall. opening. of. a. building, the closure being hinged. to swing inwardly on. vertical. hinge pins and. a

bracket to the outer end of said second bracket,

a. fourth bracket mounted on said closure adiaoent the unhinged side thereof, and a slidable connection between the fourth bracket and the adjacent end of the lower side of said dust board.

2- The-invention as defined in claim 1, with the first, second and third brackets each being of inverted L-form and. each having a horizontal flange and a vertical flange, the horizontal fla ges of. the second. andth rd brackets. being secured: to'the lower.- side of said dust board. and the. horizontal flangeof; the first. bracket underlying. the inner end portion of: the horizontal flange portion. of the, second; bracket, the.- horizontal flange portions of said first and; second brackets havin a pair of ali ned aperture a d a screw normally enga ed said: aperturesto hold the second. bracket a ainst swinging movements relatively to the. first; bracket and adapted to be released from... its enga ment with. th aperture-in the second bracket to allow the latter to swing on the hinge connection between the same and,..the first bracket correspondingly with the opening .and'closing movements; of. the said closure.

.3. The intention. as defined in claim 1.; wherein the said slidable. connection, comprises a longitudinally disposed channel elementand a headed element carried by the fourth bracket and: haningits, headed end engaged in the channel of said clement.


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U.S. Classification160/19, 248/265
International ClassificationA47H2/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47H2/00
European ClassificationA47H2/00