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Publication numberUS356741 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1887
Publication numberUS 356741 A, US 356741A, US-A-356741, US356741 A, US356741A
InventorsCharles J. Beckman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bracket for curtain-rods
US 356741 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

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' BRAGKBT PGR GURTAIN Rubs. No. 356,741, Patent-ed Febr-1, 188?,

Unirse drains Parent @einen CHARLES BECKMAN, OF COUNCiL BLUFFS, IOWA.


SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent 150.3561341, dated February-1, 1887,

.\ pplicntion filed May 19, 1886.

To al?, whom may concern: 4

Beit known that I, @Hannes J. BECKMAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Council Bluffs, in the county of Potiawattamie, State of iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Locking-Brackets for Curtain and other Rods and Rails, of which the following is a speoiication, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

y invention relates to locking-brackets for curtains and other rods and rails, and is an improvement upon my Patent No. 328,562, October 20, 1385. My object is to simplify the construction and form the joint of the bracket so that the saine will be practically dust and water proof, and also to obviate the necessity or" doivel-pins.

With these several objects in vien the invention consists in certain features of construction, hereinafter specified, and particularly pointed out in the claims.

Referring to the drawings, Figure l is a side elevation of a post or rod provided with my improved bracket. Figs. 2 to 6 are modifications, hereinafter described.

Like letters oi" reference represent like parts in all the rigores of the drawings.

The bracket comprises two sections, A A, the line ofjunetnre being at or about the iniddle thereof. For the purpose of preventing dust and Water from entering the joint, I have formed the `joint so that one section will take in to the opposite section and form the edges of the section with a tongue, A",and a groov e, AM. To obviate the necessity of dovrei-pins, which have heretofore been provided,and which were adapted to take into holes formed in theianges A2 of the bracket-sections to prevent the Withdrawal of the rod or rail, I forni the anges A2 upon their inner surface with an annular dovetailed groove,A,Which takes into a correspending groove, B', near the end of the post or rod B. If desired, I may form the caps or bracket-sections with an annular T-recess, (shown in Fig. l), in which instance, it is understood, the rod or rail is formed with a head adapted to take into said recess. On each of the said sections A A lugs A A8 are formed, said lugs being perforated to receive locking-pins A".

Serial No. 202,637. (No model.)

It is evident that one of the pins A9 may be removed and one section swung away from its companion section, when the rod or rail may be removed and another styleinserted, as may be desired.

In using this bracket, andin order to secure the rod thereby in position in a door or Window casing, or upon any desired object, one of the sections, in this instance A, is provided with screw-holes X, (see dotted lines in Fig. 1,) through which screws are driven from the inside of the bracket into the casing or other object. The end of the rod or rail is then inserted, it being understood that the bracket is open, as shown in Fig. l. The companion section A is then swung to or closed, the lug ol' which passes in between the lugs A7 of the companion section A. In the saine manuel', the opposite bracket, if employed, is mounted in position at the opposite end ofthe rail.

In Fig. 2 I have illustrated a modification of my invention, and it differs from the one just described in the means employed for securing it in position upon the rod or rail or post. In this instance the lugs A7 A are dispensed with and the top portion projected to forni ldanges A", which are perforated for the reception of screws. In this instance,` also, it is unnecessary to provide screw-holes, asin the previous construction described, in that the screw-holes provided in the anges will be sufficient to ret-ain a bracket and rod in position.

In mounting this bracket it is not necessary, although it may be preferable, that the bracket be mounted or secured in position to the casing, rod, or post before the rod or rail B is inserted, as Ascrews may be passed through the screw-holes X into the casing, rod, or post as Well with the bracket imposition upon the rod or rail as not. It is evident that the flange A4k may be dispensed with and the bracket used as a cap to the post, whereby a nished appearance is given the saine.

Figs. 3 to 6 are illustrations of a securingbracket. In this modification the flange A4 is dispensed with and replaced by a bracket lhaving two perforated lugs, A?, and strengthcned by lateral ribs C and an intermediate rib, C2. In this case an ornament, as D, may


be secured to the socket or cap-piece by means of screws D', passed through the inside of the cap into the ornament. A slot or cutaway portion, D, is formed in the ornament to provide for the closing` of the upper section upon the rod. This modification is intended more particularly for rods, posts, and rails which are used for support-ing portier-es and other curtains, &c.

Having described my invention and eration, what I claim isl. The combination, in a locking-bracketof the class described, of two sections tongued and grooved to take one within the other at theirjoining edges, and provided with flanges forming a socket for the post or rod, and havits oping perforated lugs at diametrically-opposite I points, and extended at one of said points in the form of a bracket for attachment to the Wall or other support, substantially as specil fled.


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Cooperative ClassificationA47H1/142