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Publication numberUS560288 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 19, 1896
Filing dateDec 4, 1894
Publication numberUS 560288 A, US 560288A, US-A-560288, US560288 A, US560288A
InventorsMargaret Dickers
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Curtain or canopy holder
US 560288 A
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(No Model.) w I M. VICKERS.


No. 560.288. Patented Ma 19, 1896.





SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 560,288, dated May 19, 1896.

Application filed December 4,1894. Serial No. 530,789. (No model.)

1'0 all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, MARGARET VICKERS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Denver, in the county of Arapahoe and State of Colorado, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Curtain or Canopy Holders, of which the following is a specifi cation.

My invention relates to curtain or canopy holders, the construction and advantages of which will be hereinafter set forth.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my device; Fig. 2, a similar view, the construction and arrangement of the holder in this instance being designed for use in a corner; and Fig. 3, a view showing certain details of construction.

The object of my invention is. to provide a device for suspending curtains, canopies, lambrequins, or, in fact, any draperies, without the necessity of using any fastening or supporting means other than the ordinary picture rail or rod. To this end I employ a frame of suitable construction and form which is adapted to be held or supported from the picture-rod by hooks, the frame in turn being provided with suitable attaching or suspending devices for the draperies.

Referring to Fig. 1, A represents the main body of the frame, which in this instance is rectangular in form, though this shape is simply used for purposes of illustration. B indicates the picture-rod, from which the frame is suspended by means of hooks a, a, the lower end of these hooks, as will be seen upon reference to Fig. 1, being turned inwardly to bring the frame in under the rod and near to the Wall. This formation of the hooks, while preferable, is not essential, as ordinary picture-hooks may be employed.

To each end of the frame there is attached an arm or bracket C, which extends downwardly therefrom at right angles, and bears against the wall, thus keeping the frame in a horizontal position.

A series of bars or rods D D extends around the front and sides of the frame, preferably at a slight distance'below and beyond thesame. Upon these bars or rods are placed the rings 6 or other devices from which the curtain or other article is suspended, the location of the rods allowing the rings to pass manner that they may be readily removed, and I to provide for such removal I employ the construction shown in Fig. 3. In this figure, E represents a hanger provided with a hollow T-shaped head, one being attached to each forward corner of the frame. An opening 0 is provided in the center of the head of the hanger in line with the rearwardly-extending arm thereof, and through this opening the side bar D is passed until its far end finds a seat in and is supported by a suitable hanger provided at the rear of the frame, the rings in the meantime having been placed upon the rod. When both side bars are in place, the front rod D with its rings is then put in position, its ends overlapping the ends of the side bars and preventing them from being accidentally displaced. Rod D is prevented from moving through the agency of a setscrew (I, placed in the head of the hanger E, Fig. 3.

The construction shown in Fig. 2 is designed for use in the corner of a room. In this instance the main frame is sector-shaped, the straight sides being suspended from the picture-rod B by hooks a, a. At the outer ends of the bars forming the straight sides are brackets C, similar in construction and function to those shown in Fig. '1. An additional bracket or brace F may be employed in this arrangement of my device, said bracket extending downward from the junction of the straight bars of the frame and having an arm 6 connected with its lower end to the center of the curved portion of the frame. The rod for holding the curtain-supporting devices conforms to the curved portion or section of the frame and occupies the same relative position thereto as it does in the form shown in Fig. 1. shown for supporting the curtain instead of rings, though either may be employed.

I The arrangement and constructionof the holder so that it may be used in connection with the ordinary picture rod or rail have many advantages. In the first place it may be used in any part of the room, and it does away with the employment of nails or any similar fastening devices,which are often used In this case hooks with pins are under previous constructions much to the detriment of plaster and woodwork. The uses for which it may be employed are many as a canopy-holder over the bed, as a hanger for curtains to form a closet, and in a variety of other ways it will be found both useful and serviceable. It may also be used to advantage in stores for the display of goods, and in this connection its removability and portability are of great value.

It is particularly to be noted that the hooks a extend above the frame, so that it may be suspended entirely beneath the picture-rod and rest squarely against the wall. This feature is essential to the purpose in View,

since, obviously, if the frame itself rested against the picture-rod it would be thrown out away from the wall at the top and asabled to judge of color and lighting eifects with due regard to the conditions under which the goods will be used.

I do not broadly claim a window-cornice comprising a covered skeleton frame fitted to and hung upon the top of an interior windowcasing, nor could such a device be used for the purposes of my invention. My frame may be of any width, either greater or less than that of the window or door casings, but must be capable of being suspended from and adapted to hang beneath a continuous rod or molding; nor do I claim, broadly, a frame capable of being hung upon a wall and pro- I vided with draperies.

Having thus described my invent-ion, what I claim is- In combination with frame A provided with upright arms 0 and hooks a, corner-hangers E, and rods D having their ends removably seated in said hangers.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand in the presence of two witnesses.




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US4015163 *Jun 12, 1975Mar 29, 1977Iacobelli Michael DOrnamental device
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Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/54