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Publication numberUS597064 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 11, 1898
Publication numberUS 597064 A, US 597064A, US-A-597064, US597064 A, US597064A
InventorsOffigex james C. Lakkins
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Socket-bracket for drapery-poles
US 597064 A
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SPEGIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 597,064, dated January 1 1, 1898. Application filed March 11, 1897. Serial No. 626,928. (No model.)

To aZZ whom. it 'mm concern:

Be it known that 1, JAMES C. LARKINS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Minneapolis, in the county of l-Iennepin and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Socket-Brackets for Drapery-Poles, as. 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 has for its object to provide an improved socketbracket and fastening for securing drapery-poles, curtain-rods, &c., to doors, windows, or other supports.

To the ends above noted my invention consists of the novel devices and combinations of devices hereinafter described, and defined in the claims The preferred form of my invention is shown in several of its uses in the accompanying drawings, wherein, like characters indicating like parts throughout the several views Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a pair of my improved socketbrackets used to secure a short or half-length drapery-pole directly between the sides of a doorway. Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing a pair of the said socket-brackets used to secure a fulllength drapery-pole to one face of the doorcasing. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one of the socket-brackets removed. Fig. 4; isa perspective view of the socket-bracket shown in Fig. 3, but illustrating the manner in which the staple and key are applied to secure the same to a support. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the key. Fig. 6 is likewise a perspective view of the staple; and Fig. '7 is a view, partly in side elevation and partly in central vertical section, showing, on an enlarged scale, the right end of the drapery-pole and fastening illustrated in Fig. 1.

1 indicates the casing of a door.

2 indicates the short drapery-pole shown in Figs. 1 and 7, and 3 indicates the full-length drapery-pole shown in Fig. 2.

My improved socket-bracket involves an end or head plate a, a broken marginal flange or socket proper, 1'), and a base or foot piece 0, which parts are preferably formed integral with each other. The flange or socket portion I) is cut away at one side, as shown at b,

screw-passages c and with an elongated perforation 0 which is adapted to pass or re ceive the head of a staple d. A short distance from the base 0 the head or end plate a is provided with an elongated slot at, which in size corresponds to the slot 0 in said base 0,

and is likewise adapted to pass or receive the head of the staple d.

f indicates a key or pin adapted for codperation with the staple d in a manner hereinafter described.

To adapt the socket-bracket for the use illustrated in Fig. 1, the end or head plate a is provided at the axial center of the socket b with a perforation a 9 indicates a cap or head of ornamental de sign provided with a screw-stem 9', projecting centrally from its base.

'The use of the above-described device is substantially as follows: hen the short or half-length drapery-pole 2 is to be used, as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 7, the left-hand member of the socket-brackets should be secured to the side of the casing 1 by means of a staple d first driven into the side of said casing. The slot 0. in the head or end plate a should then be placed over the head of the staple d, and then the key f should be placed between the head of said staple d and the end or head plate a in a manner illustrated in Fig. i.

To secure the right-hand member of the socket-brackets in working position, as illustrated in Fig. 1, ordinary screws (not shown) may be passed through the perforations c in the base 0 and screwed into the under face of the top of the door-casing, or it may be secured in the manner just described in connection with the left hand socket-bracket, eX- cept that in this case the staple I) must be passed'through the slot 0 in the foot or base 0, and the key f must be placed between the head of said staple d and said foot portion 0.

The chief advantage in the use of the staple d and key f is the facility which is afforded for quick and easy removal and application of the socket-bracket. To remove the socket, it is of course only necessary to slip out the key f, and this will have no tendency to strain or distort the socket-bracket. In case it is desired to temporarily remove the socketbrackets the staple (1 may be left in position in the woodwork and will be ready for use when it is again desired to replace the socketbracket. It thus becomes obvious that this form of fastening saves the woodwork from being defaced by the applications and removals of the socket-brackets.

When the short pole is used, as illustrated in Fig. 1, I employ the ornamental screw cap or head 9 g, the screw g of which is passed through the perforation a of the right-hand member of the socket-brackets and is screwed into the right end of the pole 2. This cap or head gives an ornamental and finished appearance to the end of the drapery-pole and also serves to tightly clamp the right-hand socket-bracket to said pole and hold said pole from displacement.

When used as above described in connection with Fig. 1, it is immaterial whether or not the socket-brackets are made rights and lefts, but when used as illustrated in Fig. 2 said socket-brackets must be made rights and lefts,so that the pole-passages b of both brackets will be on the upper sides of the same. In the use illustrated in Fig. 2 the socket-brackets may be secured by means of screws passed through the screw-holes c in the base 0; but preferably they will be secured by means of the staples d and keys f, which staples d are passed through the slots 0 in a manner simi lar to that described in connection with the right-hand socket-bracket employed in Fig. 1.

Athird use or manner of securing a draperypole would be to secure both of the socketbrackets to the insides ofthe door-sill in a manner similar to that described in connection with the left-hand socket-bracket illustrated in Fig. 1. By means of a pair of brackets thus secured a full-length drapery-pole may be supported directly in the opening of the doorway.

It will be noted that socket-brackets constructed in accordance with my above-described invention are capable of all three or the above uses. 1 More than this, they are capable of many other usessuch, for example, as for hanging curtain-rods in various manners and for securing tapestry-rods. pose to make these socket-brackets in several different sizes to adapt the same for poles and rods of different sizes.

From the above description it is thought to be obvious that I have provided an extremely simple, efficient, durable, and ornamental device for the purposes had in View.

\Vhat I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is as follows:

1. A socket-bracket for drapery-poles, &c., involving the end or head plate a, the footpiece c, and the socket or flange Z), projecting in a common direction with said foot-piece 0,

cut away at b so as to pass the pole laterally, and extended on its opposite side so that the pole cannot be passed laterally between the same and said foot 0, substantially as described.

2. The combination with the socket-bracket involving, the head-plate a with perforation cf, the socket or flange I) cut away at Z), and the foot or base 0 projecting in a common direction with said flange 19, of the ornamental cap g provided with screw 9., substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

3. The combinationwiththesocket-bracket involving, the end or head plate a with slot or perforation a and central screw-passage a the socket or flange 1) cut away at b, and the base or foot piece 0 provided with the slot or perforation c of the staple d and key f, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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