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July 9, 1957' 2,798,545
ADJUSTABLE MOUNTING ,FOR CURTAINS AND THE LIKE Filed April 22, 1955 v. BUSCYIOLANO 2 Sheets-Sheet l 'INVENTOR.
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INVENTOR TT NEY United States Patent 2,798,545 Patented July 9, 1957 Fine ADJUSTABLE MOUNTING FDR CURTAINS AND THE LIKE Vincent-Busciolano, Brooklyn, N. Y.
ApplicationApril 22, 1955,, Serial No. 503,208
4 Claims. (Cl. 1150-49) This application is a continuation-in-part of application Serial No. 313,333, filed October 6, 1952, now abandoned.
This invention relates to mountings and in particular to one for supportingin adjustable position, a curtain, shade, cornice orthe like on a window frame.
A particular object of the invention is to provide a device of the character referred to in which the parts can be mounted on a window of any. standard size so that the need for different sizes of supporting units is not necessary.
A further object of the invention is to provide a device of the character referred to that has a minimum number of parts and one which can be readily mounted on a window, frame or similar structure so that the housewife can, by the simple expedient of lowering the holder, attach a curtain holding rod or rods, arrange the curtains on the rodsas well as the drapes in the manner suitable to her taste and attach an ornamental cornice without the necessity of climbing on achair or stool or otherwise endangering her person.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a mounting in the nature of a sliding carrier upon which the curtain holding devices are mounted, the carrier being so constructed that it will not skew or jam in its tracks and will be easy to raise and lower from the floor with a minimum of manipulation.
Still further objects of the invention are the provision of means for adjusting the length of the slide carrier itself so that all ofthe parts can be adjusted to windows of varying widths, and to provide a novel cornice and mounting therefor.
With these and other objects in View, the invention comprises certain constructions hereinafter described and then particularly pointed outin the claims, and a preferred embodiment of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, inwhich:
Figure l is a view in perspective of the slide device shown in its mounted position on a window,
Figure Zis an enlarged fragmentary view of, one end of the slide showing the relation, of the rollers and the channels to the slide bar,
.Figureq3 is an enlarged view, the same being a side view in elevation of the structure shown in Figure 2 with parts thereof broken away to disclose the mounting means,
Figure 14; is aplan view of the parts shown in Figure 2,
1 the channel-being shown in section,
Figure 9 is a front view of a modifiedform of the structure shown in Figure 1 1,
Figure 10 is a topplan view of one end of the.struc ture shown in Figure 8,
Figure 11 is a. section taken onthe line. 11-1L'of Figure 8 showing a slightly modified form of the latter, and
Figure 12 is a view in perspective of the upper end of a modified form of channel structure with pulley for mounting therein.
Referring to the drawing in detail, 10 indicates-a window frame of standard construction having the usual sashes 11 and side portions 12 to the latter of which my improved slide or adjustable mounting means is attached. To the side portions 12 are attached in. any suitablemanner vertically extending channels 13 and 14 havingi'their open sides facing each other and adapted to receive for snug fit the rollers 15which are ball bearing mounted for ease of operation.
The carrier 16 includes two bar members 17 and 18, the edges of which are interfitted as at 19 to give a close sliding fit as the parts 17 and 18 are telescopically adjusted to bring their opposite ends to a position adjacent the open sides of'the guide channels, so that the rollers 15 can be .positioned in the latter. The outer, ends of each bar member 17 and 18 slidably fit aboutinterior filler strips 2t) which are arranged to carry, by any suitable fastening means, the blocks 21 to the latter of which are secured as by the screws 22, the roller brackets..23. The bars 17 and 18, to be hereinafter referred to as the slide bar, for convenience, are adapted to carry curtain or shade fixtures shown in outline in Figure 3 as at 24 so that one or more curtain or drape rods may be mounted on the slide bar for easy placing; of the curtains thereon when the slide bar is raised or lowered by a person standing on the floor. These fixtures may be of any desired form or shape as standardized for present use.
The upper ends of each channel member 13 and 14 provide a, pivotal mounting for pulleys 25 over which one cord 26 from each bracket 23 passes to be combined as desired at one end ,27 for detachable engagement with a catch bracket 28 on the side 12 at either side of the frame. The upper end of the channel 14 (Fig. 6) may be bent inwardly to serve as a cord deflector to prevent excessive wear of the cord in operation, the inturned portion of the channel being indicated as at 29.
The brackets 23. as shown in Figure 3 are relatively short and in, order to give support to the slide at widely spaced points so that skewing does not occur, the slide bracket 30 as shown in Figures 6 and 7 is elongated so that the rollers 31 engage the channels at widely spaced points. Another feature of this structure is that the j the slides.
With the adjustable bracket structure, the upper terminal position of the bar 16 can be adjusted with respect to its stopping position when pulled up as the roller engages the lip29 inturned at the upper end of the channel. it will be noted that the brackets 30 (Fig. 6) are within the channels and are thus concealed from'view, to enhance the appearance of the device.
It is evident that the parts may be made of Wood, metal, plastic or any other material and may be mounted on the frame with screws or other devices and that in any windows of varying widths the placing of the channels is facilitated by the long brackets 30 which act as a squaring device to mount the channels at right angles to the slide bar structures. Further the placing of the channels on windows of any width variations is automatically compensated for by the telescoping action of the slide bar which is easily adjusted lengthwise to position the rollers in the slides in which position they are maintained by the frictional engagement of the parts of said slide bar in contact with each other.
In Fig. 8, the telescopic slide or carrier 4t) has rollers 41 at the inner side thereof for engagement with vertical rods 42. As the structure is the same at opposite sides of the window, a description of one side will sufiice. For rapid assembly and placing of the mounting on the window frame 43, each rod dit is secured at its lower end by a screw 44 to the frame and its upper end, shaped to provide a flat central key tab 46 cut in the upper end of the rod 42 to define opposed semi-circular rabbet portions, is imprisoned in a slot 47 of the top wall 43 of a bracket 49 secured to the frame by the screws 51. The key prevents any skewing of the upper end of the rod to which a pulley 52 is pivoted so that suitable cords 53 can be employed to raise and lower the carrier 49. The opposite ends of the latter are provided with spaced holes 54 in which support pins 56, in the pivoted end plates 57 of an ornamental cornice b, are positioned to mount the cornice on the carrier to carry out a decorative effect and conceal the curtain fixtures attached to the front face of the slide, but not shown, except in Fig. 3. The pulley 52 is pivoted on a rivet pin 59 passing through the rod 42, on the inner surface of the latter of which ride the rollers 4t, peripherally contoured to fit the cylindrical surface of the rod. The lifting end of the cord may be fastened to the upper edge of the carrier or to the extended axle pin 61 of the upper roller. The cornice 58 is made of sheet metal and telescopes as at 62, the
end plates 57 thereof being pivoted to the front plates 63 by one or more spring hinges 64 which tend to swing the end plates inwardly.
In Fig. 11, the upper end of the vertical rod 64A has been shaped to provide a semi-circular rabbet es which fits into a semicircular opening 67 in the upper wall of the bracket 49. It is evident by this construction that the cost is reduced and the device can be sold knocked down so that the buyer, obtaining the saving, can easily place the brackets, then mount the rods, pulleys and slide without the need for fastenings, except the bottom rod screw. The parts of the slide in frictional telescoping action, once adjusted to bring the rollers into contact with the rods, complete the mounting and the curtain and cornice can readily be placed and the carrier raised to desired position and held by attachment of the free end of the cord as at 68. The rabbet 66 provides space for the roller so that the width of the device is reduced.
In Fig. 9, the bracket 69 which has a semi-circular opening 79 in the top wall for holding the upper end of the rod '71 has its end wall 72 extended as at 73 and pro vided with openings '74 for reception of the pins 56 of the end plates 57 of the cornice so that the latter, if desired, can be mounted on the brackets to conceal the carrier The upper end of the rod 71 is shaped to provide a semi-circular rabbet as shown in Figure 11 so that the upper end of the rod is semi-circular and fits into the semi-circular opening 7% in bracket 69. The cornice is readily detachable and attachable to either the carrier or the brackets as desired.
In Fig. 12 a modified form of vertical guide means in the form of a channel 76 is shown whose sides 77 are parallel, one being attachable to the frame and both, at their upper ends being bent inwardly as at 78 to 4 provide yieldable spring lips 79 into the holes 80 of which the nubbed conical ends 81 of the axle 82 of the pulley 83 can be snapped for easy assembly of the parts. The guide channel 76 is peaked as at 84 to provide an inwardly extending ridge along which the rollers of the slide move.
My invention is not to be restricted to the precise details of construction shown since various changes and modifications may be made therein without departing from the scope of the invention or sacrificing the advantages to be derived from its use.
What I claim is:
1. In a device of the character described, a plurality of corner brackets each presenting side, top and end walls, a vertical guide rod of circular cross section secured at its lower end to each side of a window frame and being shaped to provide a semi-cylindrical rabbet portion at the upper end thereof defining a semi-cylindrical extension for key engagement with a semi-circular hole in the top wall of each bracket, a pulley secured at the upper end of each rod within the bracket and seated in said rabbet to decrease the width of the bracket, a telescopic slide extending horizontally across said rods, rollers adjacent the ends of the slide and peripherally contoured to ride on the rods and prevent lateral movement of said slide, and cord means passing about said pulleys for adjusting the slide vertically on said rods.
2. A device as set forth in claim 1 in which the end walls of the brackets are extended downwardly to provide for vertically spaced openings therein for the support of a cornice unit extending between said brackets to conceal the latter.
3. In a device of the character described, a plurality of corner brackets each presenting side, top and end walls, a vertical guide rod secured at its lower end to each side of a window frame and being shaped to provide a rabbet portion at the upper end thereof defining a shaped extension for key engagement with a similarly shaped hole in the top wall of each bracket, a pulley secured at the upper end of each rod within the bracket and seated in said rabbet to decrease the width of the bracket, a telescopic slide extending horizontally across said rods, rollers adjacent the ends of the slide and peripherally contoured to ride on the rods and prevent lateral movement of the slide and cord means passing about said pulleys for adjusting the slide vertically. on said rods.
4. A device as set forth in claim 3 in which the end walls of the brackets are extended downwardly to provide for vertically spaced openings therein for the support of a cornice unit extending between said brackets to conceal the latter.
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