US 89126 A
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UNITED STATES ALONZ() M. CHENEY, 0F (BHARIA'YWII), )'llLll [(lAN.
Specification forming part of" Letters Patent No. 89,126, dated April 20, lnll; antedated Octoborl, 186:2.
.Be it known that l, ALONzo M. CHENEY, of Charlotte, Eaton county, l\Iichigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tindow-Curtain Fixtures; and l do hereby declare the Jfollowing to be a full and accurate description ot' the same, reference being had to the annexed drawing ma kill g a part hereof.
)Iy invention relates to that class ot curtainlixtures in which the curtain is kept at the height desired by a weighted tassel, crmnterpoising the roller on which the shade is taken up; and my improvement consists in the -ar augement of the cord connecting the roller and tassel, and operating them.
The drawingrepresents the fixture applied.
l? is the window-frame. The shade S, ot any suitable material, is secured, at its upper end, to a strip ot' wood, which is held tirmly t-o the windo\\'lrame by thel eyebolts c I) e, through which the cords c I pass from the weighted tassel Tto the roller It It.. This roller, to which the lower end of the shade S is secured in the usual manner, projects suieientl y beyond the shade to allow the llanges or disks, made of any suitable materiahff y 0, in diameter somewhat larger than the rest of the roller, to rest on the windowiambs The distance between these flanges at -`either end is determined by the amount ot cord necessary to be. rolled thereon. The cords c d, of
the requisite length, are attached to the ends of the. roller, respectively, and then led upthrough thc/eyebolts e e, thence to the eyebolt e, and so down to thc weighted tassel l, to which they are secured in the. usual way. It' preferred, one cord may be used, in which case the centeris attached to the tassel, and the two ends led up through I, and down through c c to thel respective ends ot the roller, and there secured.
The method of operating this curtain-lixturc is readily seen. 'hen the tassel is pulled down the eords are unwound Jfrom the roller, which travels up the window-jambs on its tlanges, tale ing up the shade as it goes. fhenthe tasse] is lifted, the weight ot' the roller Carries down the shade, and the cords a-re wound up between the flange-s.
I do not claim the arrangement ot' the cords c d in connection with the eyebolts c h c and the weighted tassel T; but v hat I do claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The application of a tlanged roller, substantially in the manner shown, to ourtain-lixtures in which the shadel is elevated or lowered by means ot' a weighted tassel and cords, arranged as above described.
In testimony whereof l. have signed my name to this specification betbrc two subscribing witnesses.
ALONZO M. CHENEY. AYitnesscsz A. L. NIonoLs, H. B. KIMBALL, lll. S. Timor.