US 544166 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
, R. S. GREGORY.
CURTAIN POLE SOCKET. No. 544,166. Patanted Aug. 6, 1895.
UNrTnD STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ROBERT S. GREGORY, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO IRA QT. BEAM, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part'of Letters Patent No. 544,166, dated August 6, 1895. Application filed November 20, 1894. Serial No. 529,426. (No model.)
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Be it known that I, ROBERT S. GREGORY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Detroit, in the county of Wayne and State of Michigamhave invented certain new and useful Improvements in Curtain-Pole Sockets,of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.Y
My invention is especially intended to meet the wants of the new style of draping, in which all heavy hangings or curtains are plaited or otherwise arranged in fancy designs which requires that they be fastened (tied or tacked) to the pole, and in this style of draping the weight of the curtain naturally revolves the pole, disarranges the drapery, and exposes the means by which the curtain has been fastened to the pole, such as tacks or strings, if the pole is not made fast. In the present construction of curtain-poles and sockets this contingency is not provided for, as the curtains or draperies were heretofore suspended by rings or hooks.
The object of my invention is to provide fastenings or pole-sockets by means of which the pole is effectively held in place and prevented from revolving without the use of screws or any other additional labor, all as more fully hereinafter described and shown in the annexed drawings, in which- Figure l is a sectional elevation of the polesockets, showing their construction and operation as in use in putting up a curtain-pole.
Fig. 2 is a sectional perspective of the socket into which the fixed end of the pole engages. Fig. 3 is a detached perspective view of the socket for the IiXed end of the pole. Fig. 4 isa detached perspective View of the socket for the removable end of the pole. Fig. 5 is a detached perspective view of the lockingsleeve. Fig. 6 is a washer for a modified form of socket.
A represents the pole, and Band O the metallic sockets, which receive the opposite ends of the pole, and G the locking-sleeve, all of the ordinary and well-known construction of pole-sockets, except as hereinafter described.
In my improved construction I provide the socket B, which receivesthe fixed end of the curtain-pole, with the inwardlyprojecting spurs a or equivalent projections, which may be either formed integrally with the socket, as shown in Fig. 3, or, as shown in Fig. 6, on a separate plate, which is placed in the bottom of the socket.
The socket O, which receives the movable end of the pole, is provided with a projecting lin E, which is preferably placed diametrically across the socket, which is preferably 6o secured in position with the n in a vertical plane. This fin has its upper corner also preferably cut away or rounded 0E, as shown, for a purpose which will appear more fully hereinafter.
In putting up the pole the sockets are secured to the wall, as in the usual manner, there being holes b in the ends of the sockets through which suitable screws are inserted.
If the socket B has the spurs formed on a 7o separate plate, then the screws are placed through coinciding holes c in the plate D, and the latter is thereby simultaneously secured in the end of the socket.
The pole is cut off to a length which, when 7; placed in position, as shown in Fig. l, brings one end in contact with the spurs a in the socket B and the other in contact with the fin E of thesocket C. By the use of force suitably applied the pole is then forced in posi- 8o tion, which compels the spurs ct in the socket B to enter one end of the pole, While at the same time at the other end the iin cuts into the wood. After being thus secured the locking-sleeve G, which has been previously placed 8 5 on the pole, is drawn up and engaged with the locking-grooves d into the studs e, in the usual manner. By this means the pole is effectively held in place and cannot revolve. At the same time it can be readily detached again, and the 9o labor of putting it up is quite as simple as with the old style of construction.
In practical use the pole is secured in position, the curtain nailed or otherwise secured to the face thereof, and the pole then released, 9 5 turned with the nails on top, and again secured in position.
It is obvious that the object of the fin E is primarily to constitute an abutment from one end of the pole, so that in forcing it into place roo the pole will be crowded against the spurs a and force the latter into the pole.- I, however,
prefer to use a iin, which is adapted at the same time to cut into the other end oi the pole and thereby hold it at both ends. It is evident that the socket B may be used without its companion socket if desired.
Vhat I claim as my invention isl. The combination with the sockets of a pole fastening device of the character described, of projections or spurs provided in one socket and an abutment extending across the face of the other socket adapted to cooperate with the spurs of the first mentioned socket to hold the pole from revolving, substantially as described.