US 699971 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nu. 699,97l. Patented May as, 1902.
(Application filed Jan. 31. 1902.)
' proved curtain-pole in operation.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
GEORG POSCHMANN, OF PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 699,971, dated May 13, 1902.
Application filed January 31, 1902. erial No. 91,995. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Gnono POSCHMANN, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Pittsburg, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Curtain- Poles, of which the following is aspecification, reference beinghad therein to the accompany ing drawings.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvementsin curtain-poles, and relates more particularly to that class wherein the use of rings and pins are entirely dispensed with. I
My invention has for its object a curtain pole of the above-described character which will readily permit of the disengagement of the clasps used for securing the curtains to the pole.
My invention has for its further object a curtain-pole wherein the curtain-securing means may be readily adjustable within the pole and permit of the curtain being disengaged.
This invention has for its still further object a curtain-pole which has simplicity and economical features of construction, as well as efficient operation and comparative inexpense to manufacture.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists in the novel combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described, and specifically pointed out in the claims.
In describing the invention in detail refer ence is had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and where in like numerals of reference indicate like parts throughout the several views,in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation showing my im- Fig. 2 is an underneath plan view of the pole. Fig. 3 is a central vertical sectional view taken on the line 3 3 of Fig. 1. r Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the curtain-securing means. Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the curtain securing means, partly in section, illustrating the structure of the spring.
In order to carry out the various objects of my invention, I provide a pair of telescopically-arranged metallic tubes 1 2, slidingly mounted one within the other. Upon their under sides these tubes are each provided with elongated slots 3 4, which extend from a point in proximity to one end of the tubes through the other end, the slot 4 being enlarged, as shown at 5, for the purpose to be hereinafter fully set forth. These tubes or sectionsl and 2 carry ornamental knobs 6 and 7, respectively, at their ends, which may be of any shape, design, or figure to suit the fancy or taste.
The curtain-securing means comprises a series of clasps 8, one arm of which is extended upwardly, as at 9, and carries an integral ball 10. These clasps have the usual operating member 11, with a spring 12 interposed between the said member-andthe arm 8, and at their lower ends have the usual inwardlyextending jaws 14 and 15, adapted to grasp andsecure the curtains.
It will be noted that the opening 5, formed at the end of the elongated slot 4, is of a size to permit the ready insertion of the ball 10, carried by the clasps 3, which afterthe insertion of the head or ball 10 are passed along within the hollow tubes 1 and 2 until the desired number of clasps have been inserted within the tube,when the collar 16, carried by the ornamental knob '7, is brought into engagement with the end of the tube 1, which will effectually prevent the balls from becoming disengaged. The clasps are then placed or moved in their respective position, and the pole is engaged in the brackets carried by the window-frame (not shown) and the curtain (designated by the reference-numeral17) then engaged between the jaws of the 'several clasps and the said curtain draped in any desired manner.
Idesire to call attention to the fact that the tubes being slidingly mounted one within the other the liability of their becoming disengaged so as to prevent the several clasps from becoming accidentally removed through the opening 5 is decreased to a minimum. Their removal can be readily had by simply pulling the ornamental knob 7 in an outward direction until the opening 5 is sufliciently without the exterior tube 1, when the clasps may be readily removed.
It is obvious that various changes may be made in the details of construction without departing from the general spirit and scope of my invention.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. In a device of the character described, a single pair of telescopically-mounted tubes having registering slots on their under sides extending from a point in proximity to their outer ends through their other ends, the slot of the inner tube being enlarged adjacent to the outer end of the tube, with ornamental knobs secured to the outer ends of the tubes, and clasps carrying integral balls adapted to pass through said enlarged portion of the slot and engage on the interior of the tubes, the outer tube having its end engaging the knob of the inner tube whereby the said enlarged opening of the latter is partially closed, substantially as described.
2. In a device of the character described, a
single pair of telescopicallymounted tubes with registering slots, the slot of the inner tube being enlarged at its one end, securing means carrying balls at their upper ends received in said enlarged portion and projecting through the slots from the interior of the pole, and knobs carried by the tubes, the knob of the inner tube being engaged by the inner end of the outer tube whereby the enlarged opening of the inner tube is partially closed to prevent the balls from leaving the interior of the tubes, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
\Vi tn esses:
JOHN NOLAND, E. E. POTTER.