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L. A. H. GRENELLE. WINDOW CURTAIN HOLDER.
No. 464,499. Patented Deo. 8, 1891'.
"In l f -J w UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LINNIE A. II. GRENELLE, OF HAMPTON, IOVA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 464,499, dated December 8, 1891.
Application filed August 20, 1891. Serial No. 403,201. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, LINNIE A. H. GRENELLE, v
a citizen of the United States, residing at Hampton, in the county of Franklin and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Window-Curtain Holders; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention consists in a curtain-holder adapted to hold or drape lace curtains at the sides of a window, the same comprising fastening branches for bearing against the face of the window-frame, and an open-Work projecting front portion connected to said branch arms by bow-shaped bends, the whole being formed of one piece of wire, and presenting to the eye an ornamental form, preferably that of a clover-leaf, as will be hereinafter de` scribed, and specifically claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure lis a perspective view of a window-frame with curtains held or draped with my improved holder; and Fig. 2 is a perspective View, on an enlarged scale, of the improved curtain holder.
The curtain-holder A is made of a single piece of wire, which is bent at its ends a, so as to form eyes through which are passed fastening-screws, as illustrated. A short distance from these eyes nearly right-angular bends b are made in the rear branches a of the wire, so as to form shoulders b', one on each branch of the holder. The wire is then bent into bows c c, said bows lying nearly horizontal, and into two vertical bows d, and
' a nearly-circular loop e, the latter connecting space for a lace curtain to be applied between the front and rear portions of the holder is afforded, while at the same time the said eurtain can be bunched up and drawn through the space formed by the three bends made in the front portion of the holder, and on this bunched portion a ribbon bow g can be fastened, and such bow made'to serve the twofold purpose of holding the curtain in its bunched form andv concealing the holder proper, while it presents an ornamental finish.
The within-described invention is very simple, durable, and convenient of application, only two screws being required to fasten it in position, and it being made of round wire and. of skeleton form, it is not liable to catch or hold dust. Neither is there any danger of its tearing or wearing lace or other goods used in draping a window. It is also easy to keep clean and bright, and with very slight expense can' be rebronzed, gilded, or painted. It being springy, it is not liable to be broken by a fall or by being struck in dusting and in Inoving the furniture of a room.
I do not confine my invention to the special manner of use described and shown-namely, drawing a small portion of the curtain some distance from its lower end through the holder, and spreading it out to form rosette drapery, for, by looping a small portion of the curtain on each side of the rosette the butterfly drapery can be produced, and by making a bow of one yard of No. 9 or 12 ribbon and securing it to the holder with a pin the holder will be covered, and at the same time the effect of the curtain being held back by a ribbon will be produced, while a saving of expense of one and a half to three yards of ribbon to a window will be effected, and the trouble of tying and untying the ribbon avoided.
What I claim as my invention is l. The within-described curtain-holder having two attaching branches, two bowed portions in about a horizontal plane, and two bowed portions in about a vertical plane connected by a vertical looped portion in about a vertical plane, substantially as described.
2. The curtain-holder made of a single In testimony whereof I hereunto afx my signature in presence of two witnesses.
LINNIE A. H. GRENELLE.
O. A. CUMMINGS, FRED A. HARRmAN.