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Publication numberUS2848734 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 26, 1958
Filing dateJul 23, 1953
Priority dateJul 23, 1953
Publication numberUS 2848734 A, US 2848734A, US-A-2848734, US2848734 A, US2848734A
InventorsJay Ault Hyman
Original AssigneeJay Ault Hyman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Drapery carrier
US 2848734 A
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All@ 25, 1958 H. J. AULT 2,848,734

' DRAPERY vCARRIER 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed July 23, 1953 ATTORNEY.

Aug. 26, 1958 H. J. AULT DRAPERY CARRIER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 23,1953

/NVENTo/e. HY/vm/v JAY AULT @Y ATTORNEY.

nited Sttes This invention relates to improvements in drapery hangers and, more particularly, to drapery hangers adapted to be utilized in conjunction with traverse and other types of supporting rods, said drapery hangers being characterized generally by the over-all advantage of being insertable in the longitudinal slot in the one side wall of the rod with which it is associated, thus eliminating the necessity for threading the drapery hanger into the ends of the rod.

A major advantage of the drapery hanger of my invention lies in the fact that it can be inserted in the rod through the slot in one side wall thereof, there being no necessity for removing the entire drapery to replace a defective hanger. The importance of this improvement becomes manifest when it is considered that on large window areas runs of drapery of many feet are utilized. Therefore, when one or more of the conventional drapery hangers fails, it is necessary to disengage all of the hangers to reach the defective hanger and replace the same, lsubsequently rethreading all of the hangers trom the end yof the rod into the slot in the rod.

An additional object of my invention is the provision of a carrier for draperies which includes a guide portion disposable externally of the rod with which it is associated and which has a shank formed thereupon, the major dimension of said shank being greater than the over-all width of the slot in the rod to prevent inadvertent rotation of the shank in the slot and thus to eliminate inadvertent movement of said retainer between the first and second positions.

A further object of my invention is the provision of a drapery carrier which includes a guide portion disposable externally of the rod with which it is associated, said guide portion having a shank formed thereupon which is insertable through the slot in the rod and said shank supporting a retainer thereupon which is insertable directly through the slot in the rod, said retainer having a movable retaining member mounted thereupon and movable between a rst, inoperative position in which said retainer is readily removed om the interior of the rod through the slot and a second, operative position in which said retainer is withheld from movement from the interior of the rod through said slot.

Another object of my invention is the provision of a drapery carrier of the aforementioned character which includes a guide portion, said guide portion being disposable externally of the rod with which said carrier is associated and having a shank formed thereupon which extends through the slot in the rod and said shank mounting a retainer portion having a movable retainer mounted thereupon and actuable by an actuator mounted on the guide portion of the carrier so that after the retainer portion of the carrier has been inserted through the slot, the actuator can be manipulated to cause the movement of the retainer from a first, inoperative position which would permit inadvertent withdrawal of the carrier from the rod` through the slot and a second, operative position in vwhich said retainer is capable of preventing the removal of said carrier from said rod.

` atet A further object of my invention is the provision of a carrier of the aforementioned character in which the actuator for the retainer mounted on the retainer portion of the carrier is' constituted by the upper end of pendant means supported on the guide portion of the carrier. Therefore, movement of the pendant on the guide portion of the carrier will cause concomitant movement of the retainer on the retaining portion of the carrier to lock the carrier in the interior of the rod.

An additional object of my invention is the provision of a master carrier adapted to be utilized to support the eading edge of a drapery and to have aitixed theretothe cords which are necessary for causing the translation of the drapery on the carrier which mounts said drapery, said master carrier including a drapery supporting arm which is connected to a mounting plate, said mounting plate having carrier means mounted thereupon and movable between a tirst, inoperative position and second, operative position, said carrier means being readily insertable in and removable from said rod through said slot therein when said carrier means are in said rst, inoperative position and being retained against such removal when said carrier means are in said second operative position.

An additional object of my invention is the provision in a master carrier of the aforementioned character or" carrier means which are rotatably mounted in the aforesaid mounting plate, said carrier means being rotatable between a first, inoperative position and a second, operative position in which said carrier means are restrained against removal from the interior of the rod with which they are associated.

An additional object of my invention is the provision of a master carrier which includes carrier means mounted on the mounting plate thereof, said carrier means including retainer means movably mounted on said mounting plate and movable between a rst, inoperative position and a second, operative position.

Other objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the following specification and the accompanying drawings which are for the purpose of illustration only and in which:

Fig. l is a perspective view showing a drapery carrier constructed in accordance with my invention about to be mounted in a traverse or other conventional type rod suspended from a ceiling structure;

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary, sectional view showing the manner in which the shank portion of a drapery carrier constructed in accordance with my invention cooperates with the opposite edges of the slot in the rod with which it is associated to prevent inadvertent rotation of the carrier in the rod;

Fig. 3 is a perspective View showing the drapery carrier of Figs. l and 2;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a master carrier incorporating carrier constructions essentially identical with those disclosed in Figs. 1-3 of the drawings;

Fig. 5 is a transverse, sectional view taken on the broken line 5 5 of Fig. 4;

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of an alternative embodiment of the carrier of my invention;

Fig. 7 is another embodiment of the carrier of my invention;

Fig. 8 is a vertical, party sectional view taken on the broken line 8 8 of Fig. 7 showing the movable retainer 86 moved downwardly into operative position from the upper position shown in Fig. 7;

Fig. 9 is a perspective View of yet another embodiment of the carrier of my invention;

Fig. l0 is a transverse, sectional view taken on the broken line 10-10 of Fig. 9;

' corporating the construction principles of the embodirnentof invention shownin Figs. 7-8 `of the drawings.

` V"Referring to the drawings, 'and Ymore particularly to Figs. 1 3 thereof, 'Ijshow' a draperyV hanger 10 constructed Y. in accordancewith'my invention and including generally a guide portion `11"having a shank portion 13 formed integrally'therewith,V Itwill be noted that the guide portion V11 is of"substantiallyfsquare configuration and Vis`disposaljl`e1in'contiguity to one side wall of a traverse.

or other rodj16 which constitutes a vtrack for the carrier 10, lthe shank of the carrier extending through an elongated VslotlS in the ytraverse rod 16.

Formed integrally with the shank portion 13 of the carrier is a retainer portion 18 which is of substantially rectangular conguration'and'whose widthis slightly less'than the width'of the elongated slot 15 to permit the retainer portion-18 to be inserted through the slot 15v and disposed in the elongated recess 20 in the interior of the`r'od k16.V The opposite ends of the retainer portion 18 of the'carrier 10 are disposed in spaced relation with the Vinner wall 22 of the guide portion 11 of the carrier 10 and define, in conjunction with said guide portion, upper, and-lower`grooves 23 and '24 which are, asbest shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, adapted to receive the opposite edges of the slot 15 when the carrier 1'()V is rotated with reference to the track 16 in a manner to be described in greater detail below.

` The Yguidep'ortion 11 Vof the carrier 10 has integrally y formedtherewith a'pendant Vportion 26 which is provided 'withV a centrally located opening 27 for receiving and i rod 16 is clearly shown in Fig. 2 ofthe drawings wherein the retainer portion 18 of the carrier 10 is shown in dotted lines as registered with the slot and having its longitudinal axis disposed in parallelism withthe longitudinal axis of, said slot. When so registered, the retainer portion 18 of the carrier 10` is inserted Ythrough the slot 15 and the pendantportion 26v of the carrier 10 is then grasped to rotate the retainer portion 18 ninety degrees (90) within the recess 20 in the rod 16 and thus, asbest shownin Fig. 2 of the drawings, to bring necessary that the carrier 10 cannot freely rotate or move between the vtrst, inoperativev position in which it is originally inserted through the slot 15 and the second, operative position in which the oppositely located grooves 23 and 24 are disposed in overlapping relation with the opposite edges of the slot 15. Conversely, once the carrier 10 has been located inthe second, operative position, the inadvertent return of said .carrier 10 to its original inoperative position is rendered impossible by the relay tionshp between thezmaxirnum tension of the shank portion 13 and the width of the slot 15.

It is obvious, therefore', that the carrier 10` of my invention can be inserted inl a traverse `or other rod 16 at any point along the length thereof because the dimensions of the retainer portion 18 permit Isuch insertion. Thus, when the necessityvfor the removal o f anindividual carrier'fr'om operative relationwith' 'the 'rod 16V occurs, it `is possihleto removethe'individua'l carrier 10 with' equal facility eliminating .the 'necessity for unthreading all of the` carriers' inllin'ewith' the defective carrier to accomplish' the removal thereof. i

Although the showing of thecarri'er 10 in Figs. 1 and 2 of thedrawings*indicatesjthat it'is utilized in a vertical position Vwith a rod which isA attached `toa horizontal surface, such as a ceiling, the carrier 10 ,of my invention can be appliedwith equal facility inrinstallations wherein the' rod 16 is attached' to a Wall'or cornicz'crboxf,` A v A'master carrier 30,' embodying the principles'. of constructionof the previously discussed, carrier 10, is shown in Figs. 4 andS of the drawingsand includes `a drapery supporting arm 31 havinga mounting plate 32 securedto the upper edge thereof. The drapery supporting arm31 is 'provided' with openings 33 which `permit theL securement of said drapery thereto.-

-Supported on the mountigf-plateSZ and adapted to maintain' said mounting plate in operative relation `with a traverse or other rod 16, are carrier means 36, said carrier means ,beingV maintained inl operative relation with the mounting plate 324 by meansof orifices 37 formed insaid mounting plate. VThe carrier lmeans 36 each theupper and Vlower grooves 23 and 24 into registry with the opposite edges of the slot.15. When the retainer portion 18 of the carrier 10 is so located, dislocation of the carrier 10 from operative relationship with the rod 16 is renderedimpossible and theV carrier 10 will support the continguous edge of a drapery from the pendant portion 26 thereof. Y.

In orderV to prevent the inadvertent return of the retainer portion 18 of the carrier 10, the V-rnaximum dimensionY of the shank portion 13, asindicated in Fig-2 of the'drawings by theline A-A, is slightly greater than the width of the slot 15 so that, in order to rotate the shank portion 13 within the slotV 15, it is necessary to slightly deect the edges of the slot 15 from the dotted vline position shown at 15a into the full line position 'such deflection of the opposite'edges of the slot 15 is 75 includes' an actuator headf39 whichfis mounted on and secured to a. cylindrical shank portion 40],extending through theforifice 37 associated'therewith. Formed integrally with the shankfportion 40 is'a guide portion 41 which abuts" on the upperfsurface, of the mounting plate32 and the oppositeface' of which is disposed in contiguity toone endwail ofthe rod`16. A second shankV portion 43 is locatedin the slot 15in the rod 16` and has integrally formed thereupon a retainer portion 45, the oppositeends ofsaid retainer portion being disposed in spaced relation with the contiguous surface ofl the .guide'portiontl to deline therebetween oppositely disposed grooves 47`Kand 49 whichare, when the retainer portion 45has been rotated ninety degrees (90) lfrom itsoriginal insertion position, engageable with opp-on site edges of thesl'ot'lS. v v

Therefore, when it is desiredl to support the master carrier 30V in operative relation with tl'ietraverse rod 16, the retainer portions 45'of the carrierI ymeans' 36 are axially laligned with the Yslot 15 by Yrotatingthe actuator heads .39 thereof.4 VV'The/axially alignedfretainer' portions 45 ofthe carrier means 36v are then linserted through theslot 15 tolocate them within the` recess 20 inthe interior of the rod 16. Subsequently `the actuator heads 39Vare rotated to cause the rotationof the retainer portions `45 Vthrough an arc Vof ninety degrees (90) to bring .the` oppositely disposed grooves 47` and149 intov overlapping -relation with vthe Vopposite edges of the slot `15 and thus 'to maintain said vcarrierfmeansf36 against dislocafiongrrfofrlthe rod V16. f f

."lthou'gh haveshownthe carrien means 36,v as'being vconstituted two pieces, namely: the actuator headA 3 9 and ,themating portion of the .carrier Y means 3.6, to facilitate the meuntinsofhe'errisr means 3,6 Yby the vertical surface, such' as a p insertion of the free end of the shank' 40 in a socketin the actuator head 39, it isconceivable that the carrier means be formed from one piece of stock which can have the shank 40 thereof inserted through a slot communicating with the orifice 37 to locate the shank 40 in the orifice 37, the communicating slot being subsequently partially closed to prevent the dislocation of the shank 40 from the orifice 39. The master carrier 30 has been shown as vertically suspended from a traverse or other rod 16 supported from a horizontal surface, but it is obvious that the master carrier 30 can be applied with equal facility to applications wherein the rod 16 is mounted on a vertical surface such as a wall or cornice box.

An alternative embodiment 50 of the carrier of my invention is shown in Fig. 6 of the drawings, said carrier 50 being constituted by a guide portion 52, an elongated shank portion 53, and a retainer portion 54 formed integrally with one another. The guide portion 52 has a metallic pendant member 57 supported thereupon by a rivet 59 which extends through the retainer portion 54 of the carrier 50. It will be noted that both the guide portion 52 and the retainer portion 54 of the carrier 50 are substantially rectangular in configuration, the upper and lower edges 61 and 63 of the retainer portion defining upper and lower grooves 65 and 67 for receiving the opposite edges of the slot in the rod 16.

It will be noted that the upper edge 61 of the retainer portion 54 of the carrier 50 projects a substantial dis- .tance above the associated edge of the guide portion 52 and that the lower edge thereof is provided with a radius, as at 69, and terminates a short distance above the associated lower edge of the guide portion 52 of the carrier 50. Therefore, both the guide portion 52 and the retainer portion 54 of the carrier 50 are of substantially greater width than the slot 15 in the rod 16. However, when it is desired to dispose the carrier 50 in operative relation with the rod 16, the upper edge 61 of the retainer portion 54 is first inserted into operative relation with the upper edge of the slot 15 in the rod 16 and the carrier 50 is urged upwardly into a first, inoperative position wherein the upper edge of the slot 15 engages the bottom of the groove 65 to permit the radiused lower edge of the retainer portion 54 to be pushed past the lower edge of the slot 15 and thus to locate the retainer portion 54 in the recess 20 in the interior of the rod 16.

The carrier 50 is then urged downwardly to move the retainer portion 54 thereof from its rst, inoperative to its second, operative position in which the lower groove 67 engages the lower edge of the slot 15, while the upper groove 65 is still maintained in operative engagement with the upper edge of the slot 15. Therefore, the carrier 50 is restrained from inadvertent dislocation from the slot 15 by the location of the retainer portion 54 in its second, operative position.

When it is desired to remove the carrier 50 from operative engagement with the rod 16, the carrier 50 is moved upwardly into the first, inoperative position and is then rotated in a direction normal to the longitudinal axis of the rod 16 to bring the radiused lower edge 63 of the retainer portion 54 of the carrier 50 beyond the lower edge of the slot 15. The carrier 50 is then moved downwardly to free the upper edge of the slot 15 from the upper groove 65 in the carrier 5i? and thus release the retainer portion 54 of the carrier Ell from operative engagement with the rod 16.

Another embodiment 70 of the carrier of my invention is shown in Figs. 7 and 8 of the drawings, the carrier '70 including a guide portion 71, a shank portion 73, and a retainer portion 75. The guide portion, shank portion, and retainer portion are formed integrally with each other from one of the previously mentioned plastics and a slot 77 is provided which extends from the face 6 of the guide portion 71 to the inner face of the retainer portion 75. An elongated rivet 79 is located in the slot 77 and has mounted upon its outermost end a pendant 81 which is movable with said rivet between a rst, uppermost, inoperative position and a second, lowermost, operative position.

The rear face of the retainer portion 75 of the carrier 70 is provided at its opposite ends with guide flanges 83 which serve to orient and guide a retainer rnember 86 disposed therebetween and operatively secured to the opposite end or" the rivet 79. The lower edges of the anges 83 engage stop shoulders 89 on the retainer member and prevent upward movement of the retainer member 86 beyond a predetermined point. An upper groove 91 is defined between the upper edge of the retainer portion 75 and the upper edge of the guide portion 71 of the carrier 70 and receives the upper edge of the slot 15 in the rod 16 as best shown in Fig. 8 of the drawings.

The retainer member 86 is, as best shown in Figs. 7 and 8 of the drawings, movable between a first, uppermost, inoperative position and a second, lowermost, operative position, said retainer member 86, when in said second, lowermost, operative position, defining a lower groove 93, best shown in Fig. 8 of the drawings, which receives the lower edge of the slot 15 in the rod 16. The pendant S1 serves as the actuating member for the retainer member 86, upward movement of the pendant causing corresponding upward movement of the retainer member 86 from its operative to inoperative positions, and downward movement of the pendant 81 causing corresponding downward movement of the retainer member 86 into the operative position shown in Fig. 8 of the drawings.

It is readily apparent, therefore, that when it is desired to insert the carrier 70 of my invention in the rod 16, the retainer portion 75 and its associated retainer member 86 can be readily inserted through the slot 15 when the retainer member 86 is in the uppermost, inoperative position by iitting the upper groove 91 over the upper edge of the slot 15 and urging it through the slot 15. However, when the retainer portion 75 and the retainer member S6 are located in the interior of the rod 16, the pendant 81 can be moved downwardly to move the retainer member 86 into the second, lowermost, operative position to place the retainer member 86 in overlapping relation with the lower edge of the slot 15 and prevent removal of the carrier 70 from operative relation with the rod 16. Conversely, when it is necessary to remove the carrier 70 from operative relation with the rod 16, the pendant 81 can be urged upwardly to carry the retainer member 86 upwardly on the associated retainer portion 75 of the carrier 70 to per mit the withdrawal thereof through the slot and to free the carrier 70 from operative engagement with the rod 16.

Another embodiment 96 of the carrier of my inven tion is shown in Figs. 9 and l0 of the drawings, the carrier 96 being substantially similar to that shown in Figs. 7-8 with the exception that the retainer member 98 of the carrier 96 is formed of metal and the retainer portion 75' of the carrier 96 is not provided with the guide flanges 83. ln all other respects, the construction and mode of operation of the carrier 96 are identical with the construction and mode of operation of the carrier 7i) and like reference numerals have been utilized to designate those portions of the carrier 96 which are identical or very similar to those previously discussed in disclosing the carrier 70.

The retainer member 98 is slidably on the rear face of the retainer portion 75 of the carrier 96 and has formed upon the opposite ends thereof guide ilanges 99 which ride on the opposite ends of the retainer portion 75 of the carrier 96 to prevent lateral mislocation of the retainer member 98. It is apparent therefore, that when the lpendant 81 ismoved, the concomitante movement of thegrivet79, will causesirnultaneops movement of the retainer member 9S in the same'manner, that theretainer member 86 is moved on the carrier 70.

Another embodiment 101 of the carrier of my. inven` tion is shown in Fig. 11 of the drawings, saidfcarrier 101 being formed of plastic material similar to that utilized in the Vpreviously discussed embodiments-:of myl invention and 4incorporating a guide portion ,102, a shank portion 103, and aretainer portion Y10.4. A lpendantilrortion 105 depends from andis formed integrally with the guide portion 102. When it is desired to dispose thev carrier 101 in operative relation with a rod 16, the longitudinal axis of the retainer portion 101 whose width is somewhat less than fthe width of the slot 15 is inserted through the slot 15 land the pendant portion 105 is thenrotated ninety'degreesV (90) to dispose the upper and lower ends ofthe retainer portion 105 in overlapping relation with the opposite edges of the` slot 15.

It will be noted that the opposite edges 106 of the retainer portion 104 are provided with radii which permit the retainer portion 104 to be moved readily over telescoping segments of the rod with which the carrier 101 is utilized, thus preventing the carrier from jamming against the end of the rod segment and preventing free carrier 101 by the utilization of a metallic pendant 110l which is rigidly a'lxed to the. face of the guide portion 102 of the carrier by means of a rivet 111. The .mode of operation of the carrier 108 is identical with that of the carrier 101 and will, therefore, not be described in detail.

A master carrier 112 constructed in accordance with my invention isshown in Fig.l 13 of the drawings, said master carrier including a drapery supporting arm.114 which is suspended from a mounting plate 116,Y said mounting plate having carrier means 120 aixed thereto which are substantially` identical in configuration and mode of operation with the carrier means shown in Figs. 7 and 8 of the drawings. Therefore, in discussingthe carrier means 120, like reference numerals are used to designate like portions of the carrier means 120.

The carrier means120 are secured to the mounting plate 116 bythe rivets 79, the forward ends of the rivets being fastened directly to the mounting plate 116.y The mounting plate 116 is movable relative tothe juxtaposed,

face of the guide portions 7-1 of the carrier means 120 so that relative movement between the mounting plate 116 and the guide portions 71 of the carrierk means 120 will cause simultaneous movement of the retainer vmembers 86 of the carrier means 120. Thus, when the retainer portions 75 of the carrier means 120 are inserted through the slot 15 in an associated rod 16 and the mounting plate 116 is moved downwardly with respect to the guide portions 71 thereof, the retainer members 86 are urged downwardly to define the bottom grooves 973 and to restrain the carrier means 120 against inadvertent removal from the recess in the associated rod 16.

I thus provide by my invention carriers for draperies which can be readily inserted in and removed from a supporting rod at any point along the length `thereof without the necessity for the modification of the'rod in any way. Therefore, the utilization ofthe carriers constructed in accordance with my invention permits the use of conventional rods` and eliminates the necessity for the relatively complex prior art structures previously utilized. All of the embodiments of the carrier of my invention are 8 chanacterf-ized ,bypz` of construction.; and .ease of i installation. an@ mineral, and said-Carriers may be inf coiporated with equalgfacility .in master carriers similarV 1. In a` drapery supporting structure,vthe combination of: an elongated tubular track having a continuous slot formed in onesidewall thereof;l and a drapery carrier having a guide portion disposed externallyof said track in contiguity `to., said one'side wall, a shank portion on saidvgulide portion located in said slot and a retainer portion insertable through said slot and disposed in the .interior of. said `trackythe upper edge of said retainerportion defining an elongated upper-groove in said carrier into which the portion of the track deningthe upper edge ofl said slot extends and a separateretainer attached to and movable on` said Vretainer portion between fa rst, inoperative position and a second, operative position in whichit defines, with said guide portion, a lower groove into which the portion of the track defining the lower edge of: :an elongated tubular track having a continuous slotV formed in one side wall thereof; and a drapery carrier having a guide portion disposed externally of said track in contiguity to said one side wall, a shank portion on saidV guide portion located in said slot and a retainer portion insertable through said slot and disposed in the interior of said track, the upper edge of said retainer portionV defining anelongated upper groove in said kcarrier into which the portion of the track deiining the upper edge of saidislot extends and a separate retainer attached t o and movable on-said retainer portion between a iirst, inoperative position. and a second, operative position in which it defines, with said guide portion, a lower groove into which -the portion of the track delining the lower edge of said slot extends, said guide portion having an operating element thereupon connected to said retainer for moving said .retainer betweentsaid rst and second positions.

y 3. In a drapery supporting structure, the combination of: an elongated tubular track having a continuous slot formed in one side wall thereof; and a drapery carrier having a guide portion disposed externally of said track in contiguity to said one side wall, a shank portion on said guide portion located in said slot and a retainer portion insertable through said slot and disposed in the interior of said track, thev upper edge of said retainer portion delining an elongated upper groove in said carrier into which the portion of the track defining the upper edge of said slot extends and a separate retainer attached to and movable on said .retainer portion between a rst,

inoperative position and a second, operative position in which it defines, with `said guide portion, a lower. groove into which the portion of the track defining the lower edge of said slot extends, said guide portionhaving a pendant thereupon for supporting a portion of a contiguous edge of said drapery, said pendant being connected to said retainer` for moving it between said rst and second-positions.

4. In a drapery carrier disposable in operative relationwith a trackl having a continuous slot in one wall thereof and a continuous recess communicating with said slot, the combination of: a mounting block having a rst portion disposed externally of said slot and a second portion extending through said slot; a retainer mounted for movement in a vertical plane on said second portion between a .lirst inoperative and a second operative position within said track, said retainer when located in said second position overlying a portion of said track defining an edge ofv saidslot; a vertically movable actua- A tor for said retainer mounted on said first portion; and means for positively connecting said retainer and said 9 actuator so that movement of said actuator causes corresponding vertical movement of said retainer.

5. In a drapery carrier disposable in operative relation with a track having a continuous Slot in one wall thereof and a continuous recess communicating with said slot, the combination of: a mounting block having a first portion disposed externally of said slot and a second portion extending through said slot; a retainer mounted for sliding movement on said second portion between a iirst inoperative and a second operative position within said track, said retainer when located in said second position overlying a portion of said track dening an edge of said slot; an actuator for said retainer mounted on said rst portion, said actuator being constituted by a drapery Supporting pendant; and means for positively connecting said retainer and said actuator to facilitate the movement of said retainer between said positions.

6. in a drapery carrier disposable in operative relation with a track having a continuous slot in one wall thereof and a continuous recess communicating with said slot, the combination of: a mounting block having a rst portion disposed externally of said slot and a second portion extending through said slot, said block having an opening extendingtransversely thereof; a retainer mounted for movement in a vertical plane on said second portion between a first inoperative and a second operative position within said track, said retainer when located in said second position overlying a portion of said track defining an edge of said slot; an actuator for said retainer mounted on said rst portion; and fastener means extending through said opening for operatively connecting said retainer and said actuator to facilitate the movement of said retainer between said positions.

7. In a drapery carrier disposable in operative relation with a track having a continuous slot in one wall thereof and a continuous recess communicating with said slot, the combination of: a mounting block having a first portion disposed externally of said slot and a second portion extending through said slot, said block having an opening extending transversely thereof; a retainer mounted for movement in a vertical plane on said second portion between a first inoperative and a secondoperative position within said track, said retainer when located in said second position overlying a portion of said track defining an edge of said slot; an actuator for said retainer mounted on said first portion, said actuator being constituted by a drapery supporting pendant; and fastener means extending through said opening for operatively connecting said retainer and said actuator to facilitate the movement of said retainer between said positions.

8. In a drapery carrier disposable in operative relation with a track having a continuous slot in one wall thereof and a continuous recess communicating with said slot, the combination of: a body, said body including a guide portion disposable externally of and overlying said track and a retainer portion insertible through the slot in said track for location in the recess thereof, said guide portion having upper and lower protrusions which overlie the portions of said track defining the opposite edges of said slot and said upper protrusion together with said retainer portion dening a groove for receiving one edge of lthe track adjacent the slot; a retainer mounted on said retainer portion for movement between a rst, inoperative position and a second, operative position for overlapping the portion of said track which defines an edge of said slot to retain said carrier in operative relation with .said track; at. d a member movably mounted on said guide portion and positively connected to said retainer for moving said retainer between said first and second positions, said retainer when in said second position forming a groove with said lower protrusion for receiving the other edge of the track adjacent said slot.

9. in a drapery carrier disposable in operative relation with a track having a continuous slot in one wall thereof and a continuous recess communicating with said slot, the combination of: a body, said body including a guide portion disposable externally of and overlying said track and a retainer portion insertible through the slot in said track for location in the recess thereof, said guide portion having upper and lower protrusions which overlie the portions of said track defining the opposite edges of said slot; a retainer mounted on said retainer portion for sliding movement in a vertical plane between a iirst, inoperative position and a second, operative position for overlapping the portion of said track which defines an edge of said slot to retain said carrier in operative relation with said track; and a pendant mounted for vertical movement on said guide portion and for supporting an adjacent portion of said drapery and being positively connected to said retainer to cause the movement thereof between said first and second positions.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification16/87.40R, 248/307, 16/87.00R, 160/345, D25/57
International ClassificationA47H15/00, A47H15/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47H15/04
European ClassificationA47H15/04