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Publication numberUS2689103 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 14, 1954
Filing dateOct 4, 1949
Priority dateOct 4, 1949
Publication numberUS 2689103 A, US 2689103A, US-A-2689103, US2689103 A, US2689103A
InventorsAckerman Howard A
Original AssigneeAckerman Howard A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Curtain and drapery fixture
US 2689103 A
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P 1954 H. A. ACKERMAN 2,689,103

CURTAIN AND DBJXPERY FIXTURE Filed Oct. 4, 1949 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR. HOWARD A ACKEIE MAN p 14, 1954 H. A. ACKERMAN CURTAIN AND DRAPERY FIXTURE Filed Oct. 4, 1949 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTORV HOM/AED A. ACKEEMAN BY 4 ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 14, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CURTAIN AND DRAPERY FIXTURE Howard A. Ackerman, Brooklyn, Conn. Application October 4, 1949, Serial No. 119,547

3 Claims. 1

This invention relates to adjustable window hardware and has particular reference to new and improved adjustable fixtures for supporting curtain rods, traverse rods, cornices, valances, ruffles, etc.

An object of the invention is to provide window hardware of the type set forth that is versatile for making practically any desired type of installation and provides cleaner, neater and more compact installations which are easier, quicker and more economical to install.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of the type set forth which simplifies the installation procedure necessary to obtain practically any desired installation.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of the type set forth which is adjustable and in which the fixture is not exposed when in use. 1

Another object is to provide a device of the type set forth with which prior practices of building up or out for adapting the fixtures for the desired installation is substantially eliminated, thereby eliminating the defacing of the building and also providing greater latitude in adjustment without marring or defacing the window easements or walls.

Another object of the invention is to provide such a device wherein the employment of one set of fixtures or brackets will satisfy all requirements and thus eliminate the necessity of changing the fixtures or the adding of additional fixtures.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings. It will be understood that the details of construction and arrangement of parts may be changed without departing from the scope of the invention as expressed in the accompanying claims. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the exact constructions shown and described, as they have been given by way of illustration only.

Referring to the drawings:

Fig. 1 is an exploded perspective view showing the various parts that may be employed in the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing a traverse rod accessory in position in the fixture;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the fixture adapted for use with a traverse rod and also provided with a rufiie rod fixture; and

Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing the basic fixture with a traverse rod adapter thereon and also an accessory fixture for over draperies.

Referring more particularly to the drawings wherein similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout, the arrangement shown in Fig. 1 comprises the bracket supporting member I consisting of a base plate 2 having holes 3 of desired number therethrough whereby said member may be attached to a support by means of screws or the like 4 or other suitable means. These holes 3 and screws 4 are preferably not over three in number, although any desired number may be employed, and also are preferably spaced equal distances apart and in the center of base plate 2. With the holes 3 spaced apart vertically as shown, if a mitered joint is encountered in installation, it is possible to fasten said member to the Window casement securely and with sufficient bearing surface.

The bracket supporting member can be attached to any kind of construction Whether it may be wood, tile, concrete, brick, firebrick tile, steel, hollow metal, wall board or any other material by means of nails, screws, molly bolts, lead plugs, fiber plugs, Wood plugs, lead wool, steel wool, Parker-Kalon screws, toggle bolts, bolts and nuts, self tapping screws or other desired means according to the type of building construction.

The base plate 2 is of substantially rectangular shape and is formed along its opposite sides with inturned spaced parallel flanges 5 which extend throughout the greater portion of the length of said base plate 2.

In the arrangement shown in Fig. 1, there is included an accessory designated generally at B and adapted for supporting a cornice or valance board, not shown. This accessory 6 is adapted to be adjusted for height thus allowing the cornice or valance board to be located at any desired height between the casement and ceiling, and comprises the carriage 1 having the body 8 and marginal or peripheral flanges 9 which are oifset from the plane of body 6 and adapted to be positioned between the respective flanges 5 and the adjacent portions of the base plate 2, and to be slidably adjusted therein to desired height, as hereinafter described, and locked in said adjusted position by being forced against the inner faces of flanges 5 by means of lock screws Ifl which may be of desired number and which are threaded through openings in body 8 and have their ends firmly engaging base plate 2.

Adjacent its upper end the body 8 is provided with the support II which may be formed integral with body 8 or formed separately and secured. thereto and said support ll is provided with openings l2 of suitable number through which may be positioned screws or other suitable fastening means I3 for securing a cornice or valance board to said support whereby said cornice or valance board may be supported in desired position.

The body 8 is of substantially U-shaped cross section with the integral flanges 9 provided at the opposite free ends of the U and with the base of substantially rugged construction.

In the construction shown in Fig. l, the fixture I4- is provided for supporting the usual curtain rod. This fixture [4 comprises a substantially U-shaped body IS with a fiat connecting portion and flat legs and with the marginal flanges l6 adapted to be positioned between the respective flanges and the adjacent portions of the base plate 2 and to be slidably adjusted therein to desired height and locked in said adjustedposition by being forced against the inner faces of flanges 5 by means of screw l! which is threaded through an opening in body i5 and has its end firmly engaging base plate 2.

The integral curtain rod supporting portion i 8 is provided at the outer edge of the body I5 and preferably substantially in line with the outer leg of the U shaped body I5 whereby, when the curtain and rod are in position, the fixture will be practically entirely hidden from View by the curtain.

Also shown in the construction of Fig. l is the traverse rod arrangement which comprises a fixture iii consisting of a substantially U-shaped body 29 with marginal flanges 2| adapted to be positioned between the respective flanges 5 and the adjacent portions of the base plate 2 and to be slidably adjusted therein to desired height and locked in said adjusted position by being forced against the inner faces of flanges 5 by means of screw 22 which is threaded through an opening in body 25 and has its end firmly engaging base plate 2. Body portion 2@ is provided with the integral supporting portion 23 which is substantially parallel with the base of U-shaped support and is provided with adjusting slot 2 in which is positioned bolt 25 adapted to pass through slot 26 in traverse rod support 2'! which has the flanged end 28 adapted to slide over supporting portion 23 and be locked in adjusted position relative thereto by bolt 25. Traverse rod accessory fixture or support 21 is adapted to support a traverse rod in the usual manner with its end in holder 29.

In Fig. 2 there is shown a traverse rod accessory fixture 39 in position in a bracket of the type shown in Fig. 1 for supporting the curtain rod and with the support 3| for the traverse rod accessory fixture 36 substantially parallel with the outer leg of the U-shaped body [5 in a manner similar to the curtain rod support It, whereby the accessory fixture and bracket will be hidden from view when in use and, therefore, the entire fixture and bracket are substantially invisible in operation, yet adjustable for practically any desired adjustment.

The construction shown in Fig. 3 is the same as that of Fig. 2 with the addition of the snap on fixture 3| for a curtain rod when used with a traverse rod installation for hanging a rufiie. In this construction the snap on fixture comprises a flanged supporting portion 32 adapted to he slid over traverse rod accessory fixture 3|) and bent at 33 and 34 so that curtain rod supporting portion 35 will be substantially parallel with flanged supporting portion 32 and is adapted for connection to a curtain rod, not shown, for supporting a rufile or other desired means.

In Fig. 4, there is shown an accessory fixture 36 for hanging over draperies with a traverse rod fixture with the traverse rod fixture supported on the arrangement shown in Fig. 2 and the fixture 3G for hanging over draperies carried by a support generally similar to that shown for traverse rods in Fig. 1, with the offset portion 31 for carrying the accessory fixture 36. If the position of some other accessory does not allow the attachment of the over drapery fixture 36 over it, then by switching to the opposite fixture of the pair, it can be swung up under the interfering fixture and fastened into place as shown in the lower view of Fig. 4.

All of the supporting brackets can be made in both rights and lofts or made generally reversible as desired to be used on opposite sides of the Window opening,

With the present invention the bracket supporting member i may be permanently attached to the window casement or wall and will accommodate all of the various attachments or accessories for all types of window treatment, such as swinging cranes, single rods, double rods, plain or traverse where glass curtains, draperies, cornices, valances, rufiles, etc. may be hung and the accessories may be moved up or down, in or out as the case may be to treat the window decoration, by loosening the locking screw or screws for each accessory needing adjustment without removing any part or parts of the hardware.

From the foregoing it will be seen that I have provided simple, efficient and economical means for obtaining all of the objects and advantages of the invention.

Having described my invention, I claim:

1. An adjustable combination curtain and drapery supporting fixture comprising an elongated bracket supporting base member adapted to be vertically mounted and rigidly secured adjacent a window opening or the like, said base member having inturned opposed flanges along its opposite side edges, an intermediate member having a U-shaped body including a flat connecting portion, an inner leg and a flat outer leg portion, said legs being provided with transverse flanges at their free ends adapted to be positioned within the flanges on said supporting base member for vertical adjustment therein, and means for clamping the intermediate member in adjusted position, said intermediate member including an elongated extension of one of said flat portions of said U-shaped body and lying substantially in the plane thereof, an extensible drapery supporting member slidably positioned on said extension, and means for securing said parts in adjusted position, whereby all parts of the drapery supporting fixture will be concealed by said drapery and will not extend beyond the side edges of the drapery.

2. An adjustable combination curtain and drapery supporting fixture comprising an elongated bracket supporting base member adapted to be vertically mounted and rigidly secured adjacent a window opening or the like, said base member having inturned opposed flanges along its opposite side edges, an intermediate member having a U-shaped body including a flat connecting portion, an inner leg and a flat outer leg portion, said legs being provided with transverse flanges at their free ends adapted to be positioned within the flanges on said supporting base member for vertical adjustment therein, and means for clamping the intermediate member in adjusted position, said intermediate member including an elongated extension of said fiat connecting portion of said U-shaped body and lying substantially in the plane thereof, an extensible drapery supporting member slidably positioned on said extension, and means for securing said parts in adjusted position, whereby all parts of the drapery supporting fixture will be concealed by said drapery and will not extend beyond the side edges of the drapery,

3. An adjustable combination curtain and drapery supporting fixture comprising an elongated bracket supporting base member adapted to be vertically mounted and rigidly secured adjacent a window opening or the like, said base member having inturned opposed flanges along its opposite edges, an intermediate member having a U-shaped body including a flat connecting portion, an inner leg and a fiat outer leg portion, said legs being provided with transverse flanges at their free ends adapted to be positioned within the flanges on said supporting base member for vertical adjustment therein, and means for clamping the intermediate member in adjusted position, said intermediate member including an elongated extension of said fiat outer leg portion of said U-shaped body and lying substantially in the plane thereof, an extensible drapery supporting member slidably positioned on said extension, and means for securing said parts in adjusted position, whereby all parts of the drapery sup- Number Name Date 227,634 Loehner May 18, 1880 784,155 Haas Mar. '7, 1905 800,429 Davis Sept. 26, 1905 1,026,652 Bradley May 21, 1912 1,089,898 Berchtold Mar. 10, 1914 1,265,299 Butler May 7, 1918 1,425,160 Zwahlen Aug. 8, 1922 1,509,470 Burgess Sept. 23, 1924 2,472,220 Lyon June 7, 1949 2,480,260 Pittinger Aug. 30, 1949 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 143,659 Switzerland Feb. 2, 1931

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/257
International ClassificationA47H1/00, A47H1/122
Cooperative ClassificationA47H1/122
European ClassificationA47H1/122