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Publication numberUS842401 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 29, 1907
Filing dateMay 17, 1906
Priority dateMay 17, 1906
Publication numberUS 842401 A, US 842401A, US-A-842401, US842401 A, US842401A
InventorsI Welton Goodell
Original AssigneeI Welton Goodell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Venetian blind.
US 842401 A
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PATENTED JAN. 29, 1907..

. No. 842; 40l.


INVENTOR. vvmmmm BY t/i/ A121:

- citizen of the United States, residingat Nor therein.

" lparts are old and well known and may be 5 upon window-casing A, and w'hereby roller 2 pairof brackets 4 are provided for roller'2 exact description of the invention, which will same appears when bodily removed from the controlling-cords 5? and 9, for the said roller I oF-rroE.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented an. 29, 1907.

Application filed May 17, 1905. Serial No. 917.410.

T0 (tZZ whom, it may concern.

Be it known that I, I WELTON GooDELL, a

walk, in the county of Huron andState of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Venetian Blinds; and I do declare that the following is a full, clear, and

enableothers skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to improvements in Venetian blinds; and the improvement comprises brackets for the blinds adapted tobe removably supported top and bottom upon the inner side faces of the window-casing, all substantially as hereinafter set forth," and more particularly'pointed out in the claims. In theiaccompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view ofa small-sized windowcasing with my improved blind mounted Fig. 2 is a perspective view ofithe' topportion of my improved blind and as the window-casing. Fig. 3 is a sectional view of a portion of a window-casing and a face view of a bracket for the blind supported upon the innerside of said casing.

Referring first to the main operating members of the blind, I make no particular claim to the. form of blind shown, beeause these riefiy described as comprising roller 2, rocklece 3, and the series of folding and roller 2 and cross-piece 3 by the usual wind ng-tapes 6 and supporting-tapes 7, respect vely, and which also have the usual and cross-piece, respectively. What I do claim and 'regard' as new and novel, however, is the improved bracket means .for removably supporting the blind and cross-piece 3 are jointly supported and firmly held in position u on the casing as. against swinging or laterafmovement during the operationsincident to folding or closing of the blinds. Thus it will be seen that a and cross-piece 3, which brackets haveiopenings 11 and 12 for the trunnions or headed pins13 and 14 on said roller 2 and cross-piece 3, respectively. I

' Each bracket 4 is struck up of sheet metal 'andbent to the form shown, with right-angled end portions 15 adapted 'to' project the interwall or face upon Which'the brackets are hung, and each endv portion 15 has an inclined slot 17 in its face, Whiclfis open to theouter edge 1 8 of the bracket. A pair of screws or headed nails 19- are mounted at the proper distances mediate-or-middle portion 16 away from the apart upon each side or inner face 20 of window-casingA, and with which brackets 4 are adapted to engage through slotted portions 15, and when so su ported or hung the weight of the blind will old the same securely in place. As said. brackets are held at two points-that is, at both ends a rigid support is provided for roller 2 and cross-piece3, and both said parts areheld in fixed'relation to casing A during either tilting of the slats 5 or folding of the same by roller 2.

The shape of the slots 17 in the end'portions of'the, brackets may be altered perhaps; but I deem'it necessary to have at least two edge slots for each bracket, whereby disengagement between the parts may be effected by .a lateral withdrawing of the blind and whereby when the brackets are at rest upon the casing screws or pins that said brackets and the u per portion of the blind is rigidly held or fixed against swaying or lateral movement. ,There is also very little end play of the roller 2 or cross-piece 3 upon and between their brackets, and as. said brackets fit snu 1y within the side faces 20 of th asing it wi 1 be seen that accidental displace ent and dropping of the 4 blind is practically impossible during the oper-' ation of the same.

What I claim is 1. In Venetian blinds, a pair of bracket havin the body ortion' thereof ofi'set inward from the end therewith, and the ends of said brackets havs and in a plane paralleling inclined open slots in the inneredges thereof and extending upward and inward in parallel lines, in combination with a roller and a rocking cross-piece separately mounted said body portions of the brackets one above theother. I v 2. Asa new article of manufacture, a,

bracket, for Venetian blinds havin a fiat straightbody portion 4 provided wit trans-.' .verse holes near its ends and ends 15 ofiset from said body portion in the same plane and provided with openz slots extending inward and upward in 3. AVenetianblind a rocking cross-piece and'slats operatively comprising a roller and both ends of the bracket in i parallel planes- IIO connected with said parts, in combination with brackets having inwardly-onset body In testimony whereof I sign this specifica- I portions in which said roller andf rocking tion in the presence of two Witnesses. cross-piece are rotatebiy mounted 0 the center thereof, and the ends of said bracketsfpro- 1 I WELTON GOODELL videdwithinciined slots opening in the inner Witnesses: side edges thereof and extendin upward and B. C. SoMERs,

inward to the middle of said en s. y E. M. LOUDENSLAGEL.

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Cooperative ClassificationE06B9/322, Y10S160/902