US 856302 A
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No. 856,302. PATENTED JUNB'11,1907. n. ROSENBERG & J. B. HARTNETT.
WINDOW SHADE FIXTURE; APPLICATION FILED JULY 3o. 1 a0a.
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DAVID R'QSENBERG 'AND- JOHN B. H-ARINETT, OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND;
Patented June 11, 19 07.
Application filed Il'nly 30, 1906. Serial No. 328,345.
To It whom it may concern:
fication and more particularly pointed out in Be'it known that we, DAVID. ROSENBERG the appended claims.-
and: JOHN B'. HARTNETT, citizens of the United States, residing at the city of Providence, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode Island, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in lVindow-Shade Fixtures, of which the followingis. a specification, reference being had: therein to the accompanying drawing.
This invention relates to improvementsin combination shade and window curtain supportsand has for its object to provide a simple and inexpensive bracket or support of this character that can be quickly and rigidly applied to a window casing without the use of screws or nails extending into the casing through the front face of the same.
A further object of the invention is that the device may be used as a combination shade roller, bracket, and curtain pole support, or the curtain pole holder may be removed and the bracket used for a shade roller alone, if desired.
In other devices of this character where spurs alone have been used for fastening the support to the window casing, it-is found that the support works loose by the frequent working of the shade up and down and after a time gives way and falls. My improved device is provided with a pair of projecting lips orspurs which are forced into the face of the windowframe. The device is also provided with a flange which projects rearwardly over the top of the window casing through which flange is threaded a binding screw preferably pointed on its end. The point of this screw is set or forced tightly onto the wood on the top of the casing thus serving to draw up and tightly bind or grip the projecting spurs in the wood to hold the bracket rigidly in place and positively prevent the same from being loosened or with drawn therefrom.
Another feature of the invention is that the curtain pole holder is made separate and independent from the shade curtain bracket and is provided with means whereby it may be readily secured to said shade bracket by a screw and further sup orted in its osition by a hooked portion that is adapted to engage the upper edge of said bracket to hold said support rigidly in the proper position.
The invention is fully set forth in this specithe bracket and is Inthe accompanymg drawings: Figure 1- 1s aside elevation showing a portion of-the window frame in cross'section and the shade holder in position on said window frame, and
the curtain pole holder in posi-tion on said shade holder bracket. Fig. 2-is-a perspective-view showing the rear face of the shade curtain bracket when the curtain pole holder is removed therefrom, also showing the inwardly projecting spurs which are preferably" I formed from the stock of the bracket. 3is a detail perspective view of thecurtain 'poleholder showing the lip or hooked portion that is adapted to engage the upper edge of the shadecurtain bracket to assist its screw in supporting theholder in a horizontal position. Fig. 4-is a detail of the-tightening or binding screw that is threaded through the rearwardly projecting flange of the shade curtain bracket to engage the upper edge of the window frame and bind and hold the bracket rigidly in position. Fig. 5-is a view showing the shade roller bracket as it appears whenv blanked from sheet metal.
Referringto the drawings at 1 is a portion of thewindow casing to which a shaderoller bracket 2 is ada ted to be attached on either side of the windbw. This bracket is preferably made of sheet 'metalbeing first blanked out in'the formillustrated in- Fig. 5, and is provided with two inwardly projectingspurs Fig.-
3 and 4 which are preferably punched or formed from the stock itself in the manner illustrated in Figs. 2 and 5, and are adapted to be forced or pressed into the wooden window casing. An extending portion 5, adapted to receive the end of the shade roller is turned outward to project from the face of rovided with a suitable slot or hole 6 to receive the endsof the roller. The upper portion of the bracket 7 is turned back at right angles to the body to form a flange for the purpose of engaging the top of the window casingy as shown in Fig. 1. This flange is provided with a threaded hole 8 for the reception of the binding screw 9. The lower end of the bracket is provided with a downwardly extendingleg 10 which serves as a bearing to better support the bracket when under excessive strain.
Another feature of this invention is the removable curtain pole holder 11 which is provided at its outer end with a semi-circular or hook-shaped portion 12 adapted to receive a suitable pole for holding lace curtains or other suitable window draperies. The inner end ed to engage the upper edge of the bracket to further and more rigidly to said bracket. The outwardly extending shank portion 16 is adapted to pass beneath the opening 6 in the bracket so as not to interfere with the free placing or removing of said shade roller while said holder is fixed thereto.
An essential feature of this device is the means by which the bracket is rigidly secured to the Window frame, by first inserting the spurs into the face of the casing and then setting up the binding screw, causing the point to embed itself into the casing and at the same time to draw upward on the bracket and cause the spurs to bite the wood and tightly bind and grip the same to hold. the bracket rigidly in position.
Another feature of the invention is the means by which the curtain pole holder is connected to said bracket which is that of its end setting squarely against the face of the bracket and being sup orted by a hooked portion integral with sai holder for further supporting the binding screw which is passed through the holder and threaded into the bracket. By this construction the holder may be readily removed from the bracket by simply taking out the screw 18 leaving only a small hole in the side of the bracket which bracket may then be used for a shade holder alone, if desired.
Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. A shade roller bracket struck up from support said holder sheet metal, inwardly extending integral spurs adapted to be driven into the casing, a rearwardly extending integral flange on the 'upper edge of said bracket, a screw threaded a screw threaded through said flange and provided with a pointed end whereby the same may be caused to engage the top of the casing and exert an upward grip ing tension on said spurs to hold the bracket iirmly in the casing, and a drapery support detachably connected to said bracket.
3. A combination window shade and drapery support, comprising a shade roller bracket struck up from sheet metal, spurs extending inward from the body of the bracket and adapted to be driven into the casing, a flange on the upper edge of said bracket, adapted to extend over the upper edges of the casing, a screw threaded through said flange whereby a tension is exerted on said spurs causing them to grip or bind in the wood to firmly retain the bracket in position, a drapery pole support, the inner end of said support being adapted to rest against the face of said. bracket, a lip on said support adapted to engage said bracket and a screw to further secure said support to said bracket. In testimony whereof I a'l'lix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
DAVID ROSENBERG. JOHN B. HARTNETT. Witnesses:
HOWARD E. BARLOW, E. I. OGDEN.