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Publication numberUS744691 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1903
Filing dateJan 27, 1903
Priority dateJan 27, 1903
Publication numberUS 744691 A, US 744691A, US-A-744691, US744691 A, US744691A
InventorsElsie A Porter
Original AssigneeElsie A Porter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Curtain-pole support.
US 744691 A
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PATENTED NOV. 17, 1903.





4 I VENTOR EZZEUiZd/f I W W Patented November 17, 1903.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 744,691, dated November 17, 1903.

Application filed January 27,1902. Serial NQ- 140.777. (No model.)

said to consist of a member which is suitably secured to the window frame or other sup-* port, this member carrying a horizontallydisposed pin which is removably engaged by a bracket-arm whose outer end is suitably curved to conform to and support the curtain-pole, a stop being formed on the member, between which and the one end thereof the bracket-arm is adapted to be retained in a rigid position.

In describing the invention reference will be had to the accompanying drawings, wherein like characters of reference indicate similar parts throughout the several views, and in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of my im-' proved device, showing the same applied in position on a suitable support. Fig. 2 is a Vertical sectional view thereof, showing the bracket-arm partly in section. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the bracket member showing the same detached; and Fig. 1 is a like View of the stationary member.

In the practical embodiment of my invention I employ abase-plate 1, which may be of substantially rectangular form, as shown, and. which at its rear end and side is provided with depending ears 2 3, suitably perforated, as at 4 and 5, for the reception of any fastening means, such as wood-screws, nails, and the like. gage the rear side and end of the support, though both may be dispensed with, and the base-plate may be directly fastened to the support. The rear end of this base-plate is formed with an end 6, which has formed integral therewith a hood 7, this hood, as will be noted, being of approximately the shape of an arc and which at its front endis cut substantially in alinement plate 1.

These ears 2 3'are adapted to enaway, as at 8, for a purpose as will be presently obvious. A pin 9 is secured to the end 6, approximately central thereof, this pin preferably extending slightly beyond the front end. of the hood 7 and being arranged with the base- The bracket member is preferably formed of metal and comprises a horizontal member 10, which at its front end is slightly thinned and formed into a U-shaped'arm 11 to conyeniently receive the curtain-poleshown at 12. At its rear end this horizontal member is considerably drawn out to provide a comparatively thin width of metal, which is formed into a hook or eye 14, which is adapted to conveniently and readily-receive the pin 9 and have a free and sliding engagement therewith. The horizontal member when placed in position, as will be seen from Fig. 1 of'the drawings, is adapted to abut against the wall 15, formed by the cut-away portion 8 of the hood 7, and in order to prevent any lateral movement whatever of the horizontal member 10 I provide a stop 16, which may be formed integral with the base 1 and located at such distance from the wall 15 as to conveniently receive the horizontal arm 10 between itself and the said wall. The wall 17, formed by the cut-away portion 8, is preferably located at such distance from the base 1 as will permit of the bracket member being swung about the pin 9 to such height as will allow of the under side of the arm 10 clearing stop 16, thereby permitting theremoval of the bracket-arm. f

While I have shown the arm 10 as being in engagement with a raised portion 18 on the base 1, still it will be obvious that this is not necessary, since by lowering the pin 9 with relation to the base 1 the arm may thus engage directly on the base-plate 1. However, I find that by employing this raised portion the bracket member may be more readily removed.

The many advantages accruing from the use of my invention will be readily apparent, and while I have illustrated and described such embodiment of the same as occurs to me at the present time, still it will be obvious that changes and alterations may be resorted to without deviating from the spirit and scope of my invention, such as forming several U-shaped arms or supports on the bracket member, as illustrated in dotted lines in Fig. 2, to receive a like number of poles which it might be desired to employ to support other draperies than the curtain.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A device of the type set forth embodying a stationary member having its one end formed with an inwardly-projecting pin located above the base of said member, and a raised portion on said base, with a stop formed on the said portion, and a bracket-arm to support the curtain-pole at its outer end having its inner end formed to embrace said pin,

and engaging said projection intermediate its ends.

2. A device of the type set forth consisting of a base having an end formed with a hood, said hood having a cut-away portion forming a vertical wall, a pin carried by the end, and

a bracket member supporting the curtainpole on its outer end and engaging said wall adjacent its inner end, said inner end of the bracket member being in engagement with said pin.

3. A device of the type set forth consisting of a base having an end, with a hood having a cut-away portion on said end, said cutaway portion forming a wall, a raised portion on the base carrying a stop spaced from said wall, a pin carried by the end located above the base, and a bracket-arm carrying the curtain-pole at its outer end engaging said raised portion adjacent its inner end and removably secured to said pin.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in presence of two witnesses.

ELSIE A. PORTER. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA47H1/142