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No. 805,570. PATENTED NOV. 28, 1905. G. MALDANER.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 5. 1904.
UNITED STATES PATENT orrron.
CHARLES MALDANER, OF DECATUR, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO LOVINGTON MFG. 00., OF LOVINGTON, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 28, 1905.
Application filed November 5, 1904- Serial No. 231,519.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, CHARLES MALDANER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Decatur, in the county of Macon and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Curtain-Fixtures, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to improvements in curtain-fixtures, and has for its object the provision of a novel type of pole or pole attachment and cooperating end-supporting member designed to cooperate to firmly secure the pole in place upon a window-casing, door-frame, or the like.
A convenient embodiment of the invention embraces a pole provided with a spring end member and a supporting-bracket provided with adevice or devices arranged to interlock with said spring end member to secure the pole in place, although the invention is susceptible of various embodiments, including one wherein the spring member is formed with a supporting-bracket.
The details of construction and arrangement of parts of a fixture made in accordance with the present invention will be apparent from the detailed description hereinafter given when read in connection with the accompanying drawings, forming part hereof, wherein said fixture is illustrated.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of one end of a curtain-pole provided with the present improvements. Fig. 2 is a similar View with the parts separated. Fig. 3 is a cross-section taken on a line through the slots D, and Figs. 4 and 5 are views similar to Figs. 1 and 2 of another embodiment of the invention.
Referring more specifically to the drawings, wherein like reference characters designate correspondingparts in the respective series of views, and for the present with reference especially to the first series, or Figs. 1, 2, and 3, A designates a curtain-pole of the ordinary character, either wood or metal, the same being provided with spring locking members B at its ends, (it being necessary to show one only,) these locking members comprising a split spring-sleeve 0, adapted to receive the end of the pole, and vertically-disposed oppositely alined slots D near the outer end thereof. E represents a supporting-bracket provided with a socket F, projecting outwardly therefrom, said socket being open at its top, as at G, and having inturned vertically-disposed fianges H adjoining its closed base I. The flanges just referred to have straight walls and are of a length somewhat greater than the length of the slots D in the springsleeve 0 and the space or distance between the flanges being less than the distance between the corresponding ends of the slots D, whereby it is necessary to compress the springsleeve, as indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 3, to permit its insertion into the socket of the supporting bracket and between the flanges H. When, however, the sleeve is inserted and the compression of the same released, it will spring apart to receive the flanges H in the slots D, whereby the ends of the slots will bear against the straight walls of the flanges and a two-point hearing or interlocking of the parts afiorded at each side of the sleeve. To withdraw the sleeve from the supportingbracket, it is simply necessary to again compress the same and raise it out of the socket.
In the description thus far given I have referred to the locking member B as a sleeve designed to receive the end of the ordinary curtain-pole; but it is obvious that the invention equally covers a fixture wherein the curtain-pole itself is formed of split spring metal, or the ends thereof so formed, as indicated in the second series of figures@'. 8., Figs. 4 and 5the pole in this instance being designated by K. In this form the socket member L of the bracket M is also formed of spring metal and has the slots N arranged to cooperate with lugs O, struck out from the end of the pole. It is obvious that a rigid pole could be used in this instance, as also in the form first above described, in which event the socket member would be formed of spring metal.
From the disclosures herein made it will be appreciated that the invention is not limited to any special details, but that the elements may be reversed relative to each other or altered at will provided their functional equivalency is preserved.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is
1. In combination with a supporting-bracket, a curtain-pole provided at one end with a coupling member for connecting the curtainpole with the supporting-bracket and comprising a split sleeve having a normal outwardlyspringing tendency and interlocking devices on said bracket and coupling member including a projection on one and complementary receiving portion on the other.
2. In combination with a supporting-bracket, a curtain-pole provided at one end with a coupling member for connecting the curtainpole with the supporting-bracket and comprising a split sleeve of springy material and vertically-separable interlocking devices 'on said bracket and coupling member including a projection on one and complementary receiving portion on the other.
3. The combination with a supportingbracket having inwardly-facing oppositelydisposed flanges connected at the bottom and opening upwardly, of a coupling memberfor connecting a curtain-pole with the supportingbracket and comprising a split sleeve having a normal outwardly springing tendency adapted to be inserted through said upward opening and between the flanges and having oppositely-disposed slot-s for the reception of said flanges.
4. In combination with a supporting-bracket, a coupling member comprisinga split sleeve having a normal outwardly-springing tendency, one end of said sleeve adapted to engage the end of a curtain-pole and the opposite end of said sleeve and complemental instrumentalities on said coupling member and supporting-bracket adapted to interlock.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
FELIX B. TAIT, EDWARD O. BASSEY.