US 363954 A
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B. S. GOULD.
Patented May 31, 1887.
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ROBERT S. GOULD, OF EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 363,954, dated May 31, 1887. I
Application filed April 7, 1887. Serial No. 233,999. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ROBERT S. GOULD, of East Orange, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Curtain-Pole Sockets, of which the following is a specification.
It almost invariably occurs that when ,2). ourtain or portire suspended from rings mounted on a pole fastened in a door or window is drawn across the door or window opening for the purpose of closing the same all the rings move in the direction in which the cur-' tain or portiere is drawn, and thus the ring at that end of the pole from which the curtain was drawn is moved a greater or less distance from the end of the pole, thus leaving a greater or less gap between the side of the curtain and the edge of the door-opening. This is objectionable,for the reason that it requires moving the curtain back in the inverse direction in which it has been previously moved, which adjustment must be repeated a number of times, especially when heavy curtains or portieres are used, in order to have the curtain completely close the door or window opening in which it hangs.
The object of my invention is to provide a curtain-pole socket so constructed as to hold the end ring and prevent the same from moving longitudinally on the pole.
The invention consists of a curtain -pole socket provided with a hook or prong at the top and made integral with the socket, on which hook or prong theend ring can catch, and is thus held and prevented from moving lengthwise on the pole, as will be'fully described and setforth hereinafter, and finally be pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side view of my improved curtain pole socket. Fig. 2 is a face view of the socket.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
The curtain-pole socket A, which may be made in any well-known way and of any suitable material usually used for this purpose, serves to receive one end of the curtainpole, (shown in dotted lines,) the socket being fastened in the usual manner on the jamb of the door or window casing. Said socketA is provided at its top with a laterally-projecting curved or hooked prong, B, which projects from the opening for receiving the pole over part of the top of said pole, the free end of the'prong being bent or extended upward. The end ring, 0, on the pole is engaged by the prong, thereby preventing the moving of said ring in the direction of the arrow a. When it is desired to close the opening by means of the curtain hanging on the pole, said curtain and the rings suspending it are moved in the direction of the arrow a, with the exception of the end ring, 0, which is held by the prong, thus keeping that side edge of the curtain suspended by said ring 0 adjacent and in close proximity to thatjamb of the door or window to which the socket A is fastened, and thus avoiding the formation of a greater or less gap between the edge of the door and the edge of the curtain when the curtain is moved in the direction of the arrow a.
Having thus described my inventionl claim as new and desireto secure by Letters Patent- A curtain-pole socket provided at the top with a laterally-projecting curved or hooked prong made integral therewith and extending in the direction from the jamb to which the socket is fastened, substantially as set forth;
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
ROBT. S. GOULD.
OSCAR F. GUNZ, MARTIN PETRY.