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Publication numberUS2782849 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 26, 1957
Filing dateOct 12, 1954
Priority dateOct 12, 1954
Publication numberUS 2782849 A, US 2782849A, US-A-2782849, US2782849 A, US2782849A
InventorsSadloski Clara J, Sadloski Stanley P
Original AssigneeSadloski Clara J, Sadloski Stanley P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Curtain hold back
US 2782849 A
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I Feb. 26, 1957 s. P. SADLOSKI ETAL 2,782,849

CURTAIN HOLD BACK Filed Oct. 12, 1954 mmvrogs. $7Z4A/LEY P. 540mm! BY CLAE4 I SADLOJ'KI A TI'OPIVEX nited States Patent 2,782,849 Patented Feb. 26, 1957 CURTAIN HOLD BACK Stanley P. Sadloski and Clara J. Sadloski, New Britain, Conn.

Application October 12, 1954, Serial No. 461,832

7 Claims. (Cl. 160-330) This invention relates to curtain fixtures and more particularly to improved hold hacks for curtains or draperies for adjustable insertion within the interior of a pair of telescoping hollow curtain rod sections.

One object of the present invention is to provide a device of the above nature which will be simple in construction, non-scratchable, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to install and manipulate, compact, ornamental in appearance, and very eilicient and durable in use.

With these and other objects in view, there has been illustrated on the accompanying drawing one form in which the invention may conveniently be embodied in practice.

In the drawing,

Fig. 1 represents a perspective view of the improved curtain hold back, shown by itself.

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the same.

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same, taken along the line 3-3 of Fig. 2, and illustrating the interior U-shaped reinforcing wire.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of an angular tubular flat curtain rod section, with one of the hold back units frictionally assembled therein.

Fig. 5 is a front view of a pair of assembled telescoped curtain rod sections, shown on a smaller scale, with a pair of the hold backs adjustably mounted therein, and showing in dotted lines the position of the pair of curtains held by said hold backs.

Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional view of a curtain rod section with a corrugated hold back frictionally held therein.

Referring now to the drawing in which like reference numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral 10 indicates a transparent plastic corrugated hold back or stop for a slidable curtain or drapery. The hold back 10 is provided with three V- shaped upper corners 11, 12 and 13, a pair of bottom V-shaped corners and 16, and an upcurled extremity 14 depending a short distance below the corners 15 and 16.

At the opposite end of the hold back 10 from the extremity 14, provision is made of a reduced neck portion 14a flexibly connected with an upcurled end 17, which is joined to a fiat inclined stop section 18 having an inwardly and downturned extremity 19, as clearly shown in Figures 1 to 3 of the drawing.

Embedded within the interior of the plastic hold back device 10 is a U-shaped reinforcing corrugated wire 20 which extends from a point just short of the extremity 14 to a point just short of the extremity 19.

The present curtain hold back stops 10 are adapted to be inserted within the interior of a pair of elbow shaped hollow slotted curtain rod section-s 21 and 22, and will be frictionally held in any desired adjusted positions therein.

The ends of the curtain rods 21, 22 are upturned at 23, 24 for detachable connection with a pair of window orackets, not shown.

Fig. 5 clearly illustrates, in dotted lines, the appearance of a pair of ,slidable curtains 25, 26 which are held in symmetrically-spaced position by means of the stop sections 18 of the corrugated hold backs 10.

Operation In the operation of this invention, a pair of corrugated hold back stops 10 will be inserted into the open central ends of the pair of tubular slotted hollow curtain rod sections 21, 22, which sections will then be telescoped into the positions shown in Fig. 5.

The hold backs 10 will then be adjusted manually within said rod sections 21, 22, so as to hold the curtains 25, 26 symmetrically in any desired separated relation.

While the improved hold back stop will preferably be made from a strip of transparent plastic material, it will be understood that it may also be made from a metal strip or a loop of wire within the spirit and scope of this invention.

While there has been disclosed in this specification one form in which the invention may be embodied, it is to be understood that this form is shown for the purpose of illustration only and that the invention is not limited to the specific disclosure, but may be modified and embodied in various other equivalent forms, without departing from its spirit. In short, the invention includes all the modifications and embodiments coming within the scope of the following claims.

Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new and for which it is desired to secure Letters Patent is:

1. In an adjustable curtain hold back to be slidably received in a conventional hollow C-shaped curtain rod section, a flexible longitudinally extending strip having a plurality of transverse corrugations formed therein to slidably engage opposite inner faces of said curtain rod section, one extremity of said strip terminating beyond the vertical limits of one of said corrugations to frictionally engage one of said inner faces, the other extremity being upwardly curled to provide an integrally formed stop section to engage a curtain slidably supported on said curtain rod section.

2. The invention as defined in claim 1, wherein said curtain hold back means is formed of plastic strip material.

3. In an adjustable stop means for a conventional hollow curtain rod section provided with a longitudinal slot, a flexible longitudinally extending member to be slidably received in said curtain nod, said member having two longitudinally spaced downwardly projecting portions to bear against one inside face of the rod, and having an upwardly projecting portion disposed longitudinally between said downwardly projecting portions to bear against the opposite inside face of the rod, all of said projecting portions being disposed to be received within the cross section of said curtain rod adjacent the edges of said slot, said member being normally formed to subtend over its length a space of greater thickness than a conventional curtain rod so as to require the member to be longitudinally flexed to be inserted therein, and an integrally formed stop section projecting upwardly from one end of said member.

4. The invention as defined in claim 1, in which the upper end of said stop section is curled downwardly and inwardly to provide a smooth frictional engagement with the interior of said curtain rod section.

5. The invention as defined in claim 2, in which said corrugated stop is provided with a longitudinally extending resilient reinforcing means embedded within the interior thereof.

6. The invention as defined in claim 5, in which said remforcing means comprises a U-shaped wire.

7. In an adjustable curtain hold back to be slidably received in a. conventional hollow C-shaped curtain rod section, a flexible integrally formed plastic strip shaped to slidably engage within opposite inner faces of said curtain rod section, one extremity of said strip extending upwardly above the opposite inner faces of the curtain rod section to provide an integrally formed stop section to engage a curtain slidably supported on said curtain rod section.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 827,000 Dinsmore July 24, 1906 Straubel Dec. 31, 1929 Kirsch Jan. 9, 1934 Mitchell Nov. 23, 1954 FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain Dec. 14, 1908 Austria June 10, 1951

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U.S. Classification160/330, 16/87.40R, 211/105.1
International ClassificationA47H19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47H19/00
European ClassificationA47H19/00