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Publication numberUS841044 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 8, 1907
Filing dateAug 13, 1906
Priority dateAug 13, 1906
Publication numberUS 841044 A, US 841044A, US-A-841044, US841044 A, US841044A
InventorsJoseph Perry
Original AssigneeJoseph Perry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 841044 A
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No. 841,044. PATENTED JAN. 8, 1907.






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CURTAIN-POLE Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 8, 1907.

Application filed August 13,1906. Serial No- 330.331.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, J OSEPH PERRY, a citi- Zen of the United Statesjresiding at Providence, in the county of Providence, State of Rhode Island, have invented-certain new and useful Improvements in Curtain-Poles; 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 and use the same.

This invention has relation to combined curtain-poles and curtain-supports connected therewith.

It is the object of the invention to provide an economically-constructed curtain-pole and efiicient, convenient, and simplyconstructed curtain supports or fasteners connected with the pole, so as to be easily applied and shifted on the pole and otherwise employed in a way to meet all general circumstances.

The invention is shown in the drawings annexed as being embodied in a desirable form of means, and in view of which drawings the improvements will first be described with respect to their construction and mode of operation and then be pointed out in the appended claims.

Of the said drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation of the curtain-pole and curtainsupport connected therewith. Fig 2 is a longitudinal section. Fig. 3 is a cross-section of the pole and a curtain-fastener. Fig. 4 is a bottom view. 1

Similar numerals of reference designate similar parts or features, as the case may be, wherever they occur.

In the drawings, or body portion of may be formed from 10 designates the main the curtain-pole, which sheet metal, so as to be hollow, and is provided with a narrow slit 11 along the entire length thereof.

12 designates the end portions of the pole, into which the ends of the body portion may be telescoped or inserted, as shown. The end portions are each provided on its inner part with a narrow slit 13, extending outward for a short distance and communicating with an enlarged opening 14, from which latter feature out to the end portions are made as an intact tube 15, into which ornamental knobs 16 may have their shanks inserted to hold them into place.

By the means thus far described the curtain-pole maybe adjusted as to length as may be desired and be laid upon or supported by the usual brackets. (Not shown.) 17 designates curtain fasteners or supports formed from a strip of flat sheet metal and having a hook 18 formed at one end, the end of which hook is curled upward, as at 19. The lower end of the said metallic strip is bifurcated by cutting a strip 20 from the lower end of the longitudinal center of the same upward to a suitable point, where it is left intact with the main body of the device. The end of the stamped or cut-out strip 20 is sharpened, bent backward, and then tucked forward through the bifurcation 21 and bent up so as to form a hook 22, upon which a curtain may be hung.

The strips23, left at the sides of the bifurcation 21, have their lower ends bent up into loops 24, that encompass and support the relatively fixed bar of a pin 25, made in the form of a so-called safety-pin, with a loop 26 in said bar, that extends into the bifurcation 21 and keeps the bar from sliding longitudinally in the loops 24.v

In'use the main portion or body of the curtain-pole may be turned in the adjustable end parts so that the slits in the two parts register, when the hook 18 of the fastener or support 17 may be inserted through the enlarged opening 14 in the end part and moved along longitudinally of the pole, the bend of the said hook extending through the slits in the pole. By the construction and mode of use just described the fastener or support 17 can easily be connected with the pole proper, and the curled-up end of the hook 18 will prrivent its accidental detachment from the po e.

As many of the fasteners upon the pole as may be desired.

The fastening device or curtain-support is thus provided with dual or alternate curtainattaching means, as the hook 22 and the pin 25. For the purpose of affording greater security by the use of both or discarding one as least suitable for the particular curtain to be hung the other may be employed.

It is obvious that various changes may be made in the form and arrangement of parts and features coming within the scope of mechanical ingenuity without departing from the general nature or scope of the invention.

What is claimed is- 1. A curtain-pole for slidably receiving headed hangers, said pole comprising a tubular body portion having a continuous slot i opening through its ends of a width less than 17 may be put the internal diameter of the body portion, and a cap engaged in part over each end of the tubular body portion, each cap having in its body-engaging portion a longitudinal slot opening through the inner end of the cap and each cap having beyond the end .of the body of the pole an opening communicating with the slot of the cap and both dimensions of which opening are greater than the width of the slot of the cap and body portion.

' 2. A curtain-pole consisting of a hollow tube provided with a longitudinal slit extending into the hollow, and hollow end portions into which the ends or body part of the pole may be inserted to render it adjustable as to length, the inner ends of the said adjustable end portions being provided with a slit corresponding to the slit in the body portion the former slit communicating with an enlarged opening in the end portions, the outer part of which is intact, combined with a curtain fastener or support having a hook on its u per end adapted to be inserted through b1 1 6 said enlarged opening, and the bow part of the hook extending through the slits enr abling the hook to be moved to and along the pole proper to any position thereon.

3. A curtain attaching or supporting means comprising a strip of sheet metal having a hook at the upper end, the end of which hook is curled, a curtain-attaching hook stamped or cut out of the lower part of the strip form- 'ing a bifurcation in the latter, and loops formed in the lower ends of the strips at the sides of the bifurcation, and a safety-pin having its fixed bar engaged by the latter loops, the said fixed bar of the pins having inwardly-bent loops formed from its central part, said loop extending into said bifurcation.

In testimony whereof I afiiX in presence of two witnesses.


40 my siguature Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA47H15/04