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Publication numberUS2682385 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 29, 1954
Filing dateMar 2, 1953
Priority dateMar 2, 1953
Publication numberUS 2682385 A, US 2682385A, US-A-2682385, US2682385 A, US2682385A
InventorsSchluter Harry C
Original AssigneeNewell Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Curtain rod bracket
US 2682385 A
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Julie 29, 1954 H Q SCHLUTER 2,682,385

CURTAIN ROD BRACKET Filed March 2, 1953 FGJ. I.

INVENT OR I Harry 'chlul ef' ATTORNEYS Patented June 29, 1954 CURTAIN ROD BRACKET Harry C. Schluter, Ogdensburg, N. Y., assignor to The Newell Manufacturing Co., Ogdcnsburg, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application March 2, 1953, serial No. 339,620

1 Claim. 1

This invention relates to curtain rod brackets, and particularly to improvements in xtures especially adapted for the support of curtain rods and the like, wherein a minimum amount of material is employed and very little expense isv required in the manufacture thereof.

It is an object of the invention to provide an improved curtain rod bracket which does not require the use of nails, screws or similar fastenings in the mounting thereof and may be easily and quickly installed through the use of a single tool such as a hammer or like device.

It is another object of the invention to provide an improved curtain rod bracket which may be manufactured from a single piece of fiat metal stock by a single stamping operation.

It is a further object of this invention to provide an improved curtain rod bracket which will assume an interlocking configuration when hammered into the woodwork whereby the bracket will not readily become loosened such as do presently known brackets which rely upon straight shaft fastening devices such as nails or brads.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a curtain rod bracket having a ange portion which will automatically align the bracket when it is hammered into the woodwork so as to project squarely therefrom, and so that each bracket will project from the woodwork outwardly the same distance.

It is yet another object of this invention to provide an improved curtain rod bracket which will hold the curtain rod spaced apart from the woodwork so that the woodwork will thereby not be marred by the end portions of the curtain rod.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description. In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this application and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same.

Figure lis a top plan View with a curtain rod partly in section,

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the invention showing how the bracket locks into the woodwork,

Figure 3 is a perspective view illustrating one of the improved curtain rod brackets, and,

Figure 4 `is an enlarged fragmentary top plan View with a curtain rod and bracket in section.

In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral I0 (Figures 2 and 3) designates the improved curtain rod bracket. Each bracket is similarly constructed and consists of an elongated, iiat, substantially rectangular shaped body II, one end of which is bifurcated to form prongs I2 having outwardly tapering end portions I3'which will readily penetrate Wooden window trim I4 when the opposite end of the bodykis struck on strike face projection I5 with a hammer blow. 'I'he outwardly tapering end portions I3 are so designed that they will cause the prongs I2 to spread apart as they are forced into a piece of wood Iii. Intermediate prongs I2 and projecting transversely from the body II is stamped or otherwise fabricated a ange portion I6, From the center portion of body II is a crooked iinger I1 which extends outwardly at a slight inclination away from body I I and generally toward flange portion I6. This finger I'I is integrally secured to the body at one end and tapered toward its free end I8, this free end being inclined downwardly toward the plane of body II. Thus, it may be seen that by stamping this configuration from the center portion of body I l a resilient nger is formed which may be depressed into the cavity I9 (Figure 3) which is created when the finger II is formed. By having flange I6 and linger I1 extending outwardly from the same side of the bracket Ii) several advantages result, as will now be explained.

First, the bracket may be cheaply fabricated by a simple stamping operation wherein both the ringer Il and the flange I6 are formed by the same blow of the stamping hammer. Additionally, as a hammer is struck against strike face projection I 5, prongs I 2 are driven into the wood window trim until ange portion I6 is reached whereupon the flat bearing surface 20 of flange I6 guides and aligns the bracket into the wood portion so that it will project squarely from the woodwork, as is best shown in Figure 2. The face 2| (Figure 4) of flange portion I6, opposite from that of face 20, abuts against the end portion 22 of a curtain rod 23 thereby spacing the curtain rod end away from-the woodwork I4, thereby preventing the woodwork from being scratched by curtain rod end 22. It will also be noted that finger I'I interlocks with the mating portion 213 of the curtain rod thereby holding it securely in place. If the curtain rod does not have a mating portion 24 for the finger II the nger may be adjusted so as to exert pressure against the curtain rod inner face 25 `(Figure 4) so as to hold it in place by this means alone.

The strike face projection I5 is provided on the end of body Il so as to protect and maintain the shape of the body while it is being hammered into place. As shown in Figure 2, strike face projection I5 may be hammering become peened at the peripheral edge 26, but the body portion Il of the bracket l0 remains unharmed.

Thus in application, these improved curtain rod brackets I0 are used in pairs, one bracket on each side of a Window, being driven into the window trim I4 at a suitable location with the nger portions I1 extending outwardly away from the window. Accordingly, from the above description it may be readily understood that this improved curtain rod bracket may be cheaply manufactured from a single piece of stock, and when secured to the window wood trim it is interlocking, self-aligning, and will not be damaged by the hammer blows required to drive the prongs of the bracket into the woodwork. No brads or nails are required in the use of this bracket and the prongs so lock into the wood that there is no danger of their beu coming loose or falling out with reasonable use.

It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of portions described may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit of my invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.

I claim:

A one piece curtain rod bracket having an elongated, flat, substantially rectangularly shaped body, one end of said body being bifurcated to provide penetrating prongs spaced apart and extending parallel in the plane of said body,

said prongs being tapered at the end portions so as to spread apart when driven into woodwork; the opposite end of said body having a strikeface projection extending therefrom in said plane of said body, the corners of said body adjacent said projection being rounded inwardly toward said projection; a tapered resilient inger formed from the center portion of said body, integral at one end with said body and separate from said body on two sides and the end opposite said integral end, said separate portion or said finger extending outwardly from said body and toward said bifurcated end, the tapered tip of said ringer extending downwardly toward said body; and a stop flange portion intermediate said prongs projecting transversely from said body, the outer surface of said flange being adapted to abut said woodwork when said prongs are driven therein, said finger and said flange projecting from the same side of said body whereby said nger will interlock with the mating portion of a curtain rod and the end of said curtain rod will abut the outer surface of said flange.

References Cited in the ille of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 611,886 Berger et al. Oct. 4, 1898 674,414 Holmes May 2l, 1901 750,848 Guiles Feb. 2, 1904 1,482,166 Thordox Jan. 29, 1924 1,644,105 Boye Oct. 4, 1927 2,371,232 Edgington Mar. 13, 1945

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/262, 248/71, 248/216.4
International ClassificationA47H1/00, A47H1/142
Cooperative ClassificationA47H1/142
European ClassificationA47H1/142