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6mm? lod/lwvl PATENTED JULY 26, 1904..
J. W. SEIBERT.
APPLIUATIOK FILED NOV 1a 1903 N0 MODEL UNITED STATES Patented July 26, 1904.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 765,753, dated July 26, 1904.
Application filed November 18, 1903. Serial No. 181,575. (No model.)
To [ZZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it knownthat I, JOSEPH W. SEIBERT, a citizen of the United States, residing at YVashington, in the county of WVashington and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Curtain-Poles, of which improvement the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an improved curtain-pole; and it consists of a pole divided longitudinally into two equal sections, the ends of said pole being reduced in diameter and fitted with caps binding the two sections together, also one or more clamp-pieces arranged along the length of the pole, together with the certain details of construction and combinations of parts, as will be fully described hereinafter.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved curtainpole, the same being constructed and arranged in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a portion of the pole, the one section separated from the other and having the cap and clamp removed therefrom. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of one of the middle clamps. Fig. 4 is-a sectional elevation of one of the end caps. Fig. 5 is an end view of the same.
To put my invention into practice, and thereby provide a curtain-pole in which neither pins nor hooks are used to attach the curtain 6 thereto, I form from suitable material a pole 1, formed in two sections, which when placed together will be cylindrical in form, each section being semicircular in cross-section. These sections 1 are formed with reduced cylindrical ends 2 for the purpose of engaging with cap-pieces, the same consisting of a body portion 4 and a shank havinga central bore 5, the said bore being of the same diameter as the reduced ends 2 of the pole and are adapted to slip over the said reduced ends and bind the pole together. Formed at the middle of each section of the pole 1 and on the external surface in a vertical position are slots 3, which in connection with a clamp 7 serve as a means for binding the middle portion of the pole together. This clamp consists of the body portion 7, a fork 8 to engage with the slots 3, and an inner spring 9, attached to one of the prongs by means of a rivet 10.
In operation the pole is taken apart by removing the end pieces 4 and the clamp 7. The curtain 6 is now placed between the sections of the pole 1, the end pieces 4. placed in position, as shown at Fig. l of the drawings. The clamp 7 is now sprung into the slots 3, the spring 9 binding and holding the clamp in position. It is obvious that two or three of these clamps may be used when the poles v I are above the ordinary length.
Various slightmodifications and changes may be made in the details of construction without departing from the spirit of the invention. Therefore I do not wish to confine myself to the exact construction shown and described.
Having thus described my invention, what and a spring attached to the inside of one of the said prongs.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
JOSEPH W. SEIBEET.
In presence of FRED. O. HENZI, M. HUNTER.