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Nov. 4, 1952 B. B. JUNKUNC SUPPORT FOR CORNICES AND VENETIAN BLINDS Filed 001;. 11, 1949 llll Patented Nov. 4, 1.952
SUPPORT FOR CORNICES AND VENETIAN BLINDS Bela B. Junkunc, Chicago, 111., assignor to Bela B. Junkunc, Alexander J unkunc, Sr., Alexander Junkunc, Jr., and Joseph G. Junkunc, doing business as J & J Tool and Machine 00., Chicago, 111., a partnership Application October 11, 1949, Serial No. 120,773
The present invention relatesto a s pport f a cornice and Venetian blind, and pertains particularly to a pair of brackets mounted adjacent opposite sides of a window opening for supporting both a cornice and a Venetian blind. In the support of the present invention, each bracket engages the flanges at one end of a cornice to support the cornice, and means are provided on each of the brackets which cooperate with one end of the top rail of a Venetian blind to support it also.
Heretofore it has generally been thought that whenever a cornice was desired to trim the upper portion of a window having Venetian blinds it was necessary to provide separate supports for the cornice and the blind. In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, single supports are provided for these purposes. lhe ends of the cornice are mounted on brackets secured to the wall surface adjacent the window opening and each bracket has mounted thereon means adapted to support one end of the top or tilt rail of the Venetian blind.
The support for the cornice and the ends of the Venetian blinds, made in accordance with the present invention, is inexpensive to manufacture, durable and efficient in use, and is simple and easy to apply.
The structure by which the above advantages are attained will be described in the following specification, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing of preferred illustrative embodiments of the invention, in which:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of a cornice and Venetian blind tilt rail having its ends supported by members mounted in brackets which also support the ends of the cornice;
Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the cornice;
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of one end portion of the cornice and the supporting bracket in disassembled position;
Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the end portion of the cornice with the supporting bracket, in assembled position;
Fig. 5 is a cross sectional view, taken along the line 5-5 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view, similar to Fig. 3, showing the opposite end portion of the cornice and supporting bracket; and
Fig. 7 is a detail perspective view of a modified embodiment of the supporting bracket.
In the drawings, the reference numerals 2 and 3 indicate wall surfaces adjoining a window opening 4. Brackets 5 and 6 are secured to surfaces 2 and 3, respectively. Bracket 5 is pro- 2, vided with a top flange 1 and a bottom flange 8. Bracket 6 is similarly provided with a top flange 9 and a bottom flange ID. A cornice H is provided with a central portion 12 and curved portions l3 and I4 terminating, respectively, in end portions l5 and I6 extending at substantially right angles to the central portion. The cornice is bent inwardly at its top and bottom edges, as indicated at I! and I8, and is then bent downwardly to form a flange l9 and upwardly to form an oppositely directed flange 2D.
In securing the cornice to the bracket, end portion 15 of the cornice is slid over bracket 5 with flanges I9 and 2|] snugly embracing flanges 'l and 8, respectively. End portion I6 is similarly slid over bracket 6 with flanges l9 and snugly embracing flanges 9 and [0, respectively. The interengagement of the flanges of the cornice with the flanges on the brackets is sufficiently close to support the cornice firmly. It is obvious that if the cornice is too long to be supported adequately in this manner that intermediate supports of any suitable design may be used to furnish additional support.
A conventional tilting mechanism 2| is rigidly secured to the inner surface of bracket 5. The tilting mechanism receives a key 22 projecting from one end of the top or tilt rail 23 of a Venetian blind. The opposite end of tilt rail 23 has a cord lock mechanism 24 swiveled thereto, and the extreme outer end of the cord lock mechanism fits into tapered flanges 25 struck inwardly from the surface of bracket 6. In this manner both ends of the Venetian blind tilt rail are sup. ported by the same brackets which support the ends of the cornice.
It is sometimes desirable to secure brackets 5 and -B to the sides of the window frame instead of to the wall surfaces 2 and 3 as hereinabove described. In this event the flanges 25 and 21, by which the brackets are secured to the wall surface, may be replaced by flanges 28 each provided with an offset extension 29, extending therefrom at right angles, to space the flanges 1 and 8 laterally from the edge of the window opening so that cornice Il may project beyond the edges of the window opening.
From the foregoing description it will be apparent that I have devised a strong, simple support for securing both ends of the top or tilt rail of a Venetian blind and both ends of a cornice used to trim the window opening to which the Venetian blind is applied. If a single cornice is used to trim a group of window openings having individual Venetian blinds, the outside edges of the outermost window openings may be provided with brackets 5 and 6, and the other edges of the window openings may be provided with conventional brackets to support the ends of the Venetian blinds that do not coincide with the ends of the cornice.
Although I have described two preferred embodiments of my invention in considerable detail, it will be understood that the description is intended to be illustrative, rather than restrictive, as many details may be modified or changed without departing from the spirit or scope of my invention. Accordingly, I do not desire to be restricted to the exact structure described.
Supporting mechanism for one end of a cornice having facing U-shaped flanges at its top and bottom edges and one end of a Venetian blind top rail having a key projecting therefrom, said mechanism comprising a bracket having a portion substantially in the shape of a fiat plate, the top edge of said flat plate portion being rolled downwardly and the bottom edge of said fiat plate portion being rolled upwardly to provide spring-like edge portions adapted to frictionally REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the 'file of this patent:
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