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No. 999,959. PATENTED JAN. 1, 1907. T. 0. RICHARDS. SUPPORTING BRACKET FOR CURTAIN 9099.
APPLICATION I'ILED HAYS. 1906.
UNITED STATES PATENT orrron.
SUPPORTING-BRACKE'I FOR CURTAlN-RODS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 1, 1907.
Application filed May 9, 1906. Serial No. 316,014.
To' all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, THOMAS C. Rionixnns, a resident of Winsted, in the county of Litchfield and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Supporting-Brackets for Curtain- Rods; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and. exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make anduse the same.
'My invention relates to improvements in supportingbrackets for curtain-rods, the object of the invention being to construct a bracket of sheet metal having a split spring tongue or pin to enter an opening in the end of a rod and secure the latter thereon; and the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts, as will be more fully herein aiter described, and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompa nying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating my improvements in operation. Fig. 2 is a view of the bracket removed. Fig. 3 is a view showing the blank from which the bracket is made, and Fi s. 4-, 5, 6, and Tare views of modificatio'ns. V
In the form of my invention illustrated in Figs. 1 and Zthe bracket is made from a sin gle blank, (illustrated in Fig. 3,) in which 1 represents a central llat body portion having perforations in its ends when the bracket is completed to receive nails, screws, or other devices to secure the bracket in position. At both sides 01' the body portion integral arms 2 project out at right angles to the body and are made with tongues 33, located at right angles to the arms and parallel to the body 1 and to cachother. Those tongues are countersunk or made semicircular in crossscction and have enlarged ends l.
To form the bracket from the blank, am 2 are bent lirst against the body portion 1 and then outward against oar-h other, as clearly shown, to disposcthc tongues .2, side by side, forniingan appi-oxiiiiiitcly cylindrical split pin to enter LlH opciiiiig' iii the end of rod 5. 'lhnlnnul ends 4 oi the tongues are flared slightly apart, and the metal has sullicicnt spring or elasticity to hold, the
they will act to hold the rod against aecidental displacement, or theymaybe forced apart,
like a cotter-pin, to absolutely secure the rod thereon.
In the modification shown in Figs. 4 and 5 the arms 2 and tongues 3 are cut or stamped out of the body 1., which latter is of suliicient width to permit this, and are folded together, as above explained in connection with the preferred form of my invention.
In Fig. 6 I illustrate another modification wherein the arms 2 and tongues 3 are formed from a separate blank from body 1, but are integral with each other and bent, as shown, and securely riveted to body 1.
In Fig. 7 a modification is shown which is very similar to Fig, (3, save that the arms 2 and tongues 3 at each side are separate blanks and are riveted to the body 1.
Other slight changes might be made in the general form and arrangement of parts described without departing ITOHI my invention, and hence I do not restrict myself to the precise details set forth, but consider myself at liberty to make such slight changes and alterations as fairly l'all within the spirit and scope of my invention.
l-laving fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Let tors Patent, is--- l. A rodsupporti'ng bracket, comprising a sheet-metal body, oiitii'ardly-projccting sheet-metal arms rigid with said sheet-metal body and integral tongues on said arms and disposed side by side to form a split pin.
A rodsiipportiiig bracket, comprising a sheet-metal body and outwardly-projecting arms rigid with said sheet-metal body, and. provided with integral dished tongues cooperating to form a cylindrical split pin,
. said tongues having enlarged heads at their l'rcc ends- 3. A rod-s1ipportiiig bracket, comprising a single sheet of incl al having outwardly-projccting arms and tongues integral with the arms, said tongues cooperating to form a Lil portion perforatod to receive supporting" de- In. testimony whereof Ihave signed thls Vices, integral outward J projcoting arms, specification in the presence of two subscriband tongues integral with tho 0111191 ends of i ing itnesses. the arms at; right angles thereto and pnrnllol With the body pol'tion, said tongues siinmpvd ,Yitnesses: into semioylindrioal form *w'mh onlzu'g'ed owls THURLOW H. ERONSON, to form a split pin with .211; onln'rgod head. I ARTHUR A. GRIFFIN.
THOMAS C. RICHARDS.