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No. 740,684. PATENTED 0G1"; '6, 190a. 0. A. NEEDHAM.
CURTAIN SUPPORT. .APPLIUATION FILED JAN. 26, 1908.
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UNITED STATES CHARLES A. NEEDHAM, on NEW YORK, N. r, ASSIGNOROF ONE-HALF TO ratente October 6, 1903.
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GEORGE NEEDHAM, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 740,684, dated. October 6; 1903.
Application filed January 26, 1903. Serial No. 140,512. (No model.)
To ctZZ whom it may concern.- Y
Be itknown that I, CHARLES A. NEEDHAM, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the borough of Manhattan, in the city and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Curtain-Supports, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to an improvement in curtain-supports, and has forits object to provide a spring-actuated clasp for clamping th curtain around its pole.
A further object is to provide a clasp of the above character with an auxiliary curtainsupporting device-such, for instance, as a hookwhich hook may be stamped from the body of the metal which forms the clasp.
A practical embodiment of my invention is represented in the accompanying drawings, in which I Figure 1 represents a curtain, its pole, and a number of olasps for clamping the curtain around the pole, a portion of the curtain being engaged with one of the auxiliary supporting devices with which the clasps are provided. Fig. 2 is a view in perspective of a portion of a curtain-pole with one form of my improved spring-actuated clasp engaged therewith. Fig. 3 is a similar view showing another form of clasp suitable for supporting an auxiliary curtain-rod. Fig. 4 is a similar view showing a third form of clasp, and Fig. 5 is a perspective view of one of the clasps with another form of hook stamped from the body of the same.
The curtain-pole is denoted by 1, and the curtain herein represented is denoted by 2 and is shown asbeing hung over the top of the pole. k
A plurality of spring-actuated clasps 3 are fittedto snugly clamp the curtain 2 around the pole I. These claspsmay be made of the required size and of different forms to suit different requirements. In the present instance I have shown the clasps as being formed of spring sheet metal; the ends of the clasps having a normal tendency to snugly clamp the curtain around the pole.
In thei'orni shown inFig. 4 the clasp is composed of two members 4 and 5, hinged together at 6 and provided with a spring 7, arranged to force the arms of the clasp into snug engagement with'its pole.
The auxiliary curtain-supporting devices with which the clasps are provided may be formed in difierent ways. In the form shown in Figs. 1 and 2 a hook 8 is formed by stamping the metal from one end of the clasp and bend ing it into the required shape. the hook is preferably made sufficiently large to permit the curtain to be draped over the samewithout catching into the material of the curtain. In Fig. 3 I have shown the auxiliary curtain-supporting device as formed by bending the end of the clasp itself up into the form of a hook 9, which may be used both asa support for an auxiliary curtain-rod 10 and for looping the curtain over the same. In Fig. 4. I have shown one of the members of the clasp bentup to form-ahook 11. In Fig. 5 I have shown a small hook 12, pressed out from the body of the metal near one end of the clasp, which hook may be made sulficiently small to be substantially hidden by the material of the curtain.
By providing spring-clasps for clamping the curtain around the pole and, providing these clasps with auxiliary curtain-supporting devices I am enabled to drape the curtain in many different ways to produce artistic effects without the use of additional devices.
It is evident that changes might be resorted to in the form, shape, and size of the clasp without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention. Hence I do not wish to limit myself strictly: to the structure herein set forth; but
What I claim is- 1. A curtain-clasp arranged to clamp the curtain around its pole and provided with an outwardly-projected hook serving as an auxiliary curtain-supporting device.
2. A curtain-clasp arranged to clamp the CHARLES A. NEEDHAM.
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