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No. 891,622. PATENTED JUNE 23, 1908.
' J. KRODER.
APPLICATION FILED JAN.29,1908.
WITNESSES INVENTOH z a fi/UZ 262 04262" 55 In "mum By J ATTORNEYS JOHN KRODER, 011 NEW YORK, N. Y.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 23, 1908 Application flled lanuary 29, 1908. Serial No. 8,162.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, JOHN Knonns, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in. the county and State of New York,- have invented a new and improved Curtain- Fixture, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The invention relates to curtain holders for use-on windows, doors, and the like, and its object is to provide a new and improved curtain fixture, formed of a split tube reinforced at each end by a rod in such a manner as to render the fixture comparatively light but exceedingly strong and convenient, for removable engagement with asocket or other sup ort attached to the door, window, Wall or he like.
The invention consists of novel features and parts and combinations of the same, which will be more fully described hereinaftr and then pointed out in the claims.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improvement; Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional plan view showing one stage in the manufacture of the f xture," Fig. 3 is a plan view of'the improvement, part. being in section; Fig. 4 is an enlarged cross section of the improvement on the line 4-4: of Fig. 2; Fig. 5 is a perspec tive view of a modified form of the improve-' ment, and Fig. 6 is a sectional plan view of the same. i
The tube A for hupporting the curtain is preferably made in spht and telescoping sections A, A terminating at the outer ends in angular transverse arms A A for placing the front or 'main portion of the tube a desired distance from the wall, window, door or the like. The telescoping sections A, A permit of lengthening or shortening the ill:- ture to suit. the width the like.
The arms A A, and adjacent ortion of the main or front part ofthe tube if are reinforced by members B, inserted. in the tube ends and either formed of solid rods as shown in Fig. l, or in the form of tubes as illustrated in Figs/t5 and 6. The outer or projecting ,ends of the reinforcing members B terminate in attaching means tor removable engagement with supports C, such as sockets or of the door, window or brackets attached to the door, Window, wall or the like, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 5. in case the reinforcing member B is in the form of a rod as shown in Figs. 1, 2, '3 and 4, then the outer end terminates in a downwardl extending pin or offset B for engagement with a. support C in the form of a socket, as shown in Fig. 1, and in case the reinforcing member Bis in the form of a tube as shown in Figs. 5 and 6, then the outer terminal is flattened and bent into an eye B for engage ment with the support C now in the form of a vertical door, wa window or the like.
If desired, the terminals of the arms A Pi may be extended to the outer terminals of the reinforcing tube and flattened and bent with the latter to reinforce the eye B as shown in Figs. 5 and 6.
The end of each arm A A is engaged by a sleeve D, for closingv up the split and for firmly clamping the tube onto the reinforcing member B adjacent to the pin B or eye From the foregoing it willbe seen that the members B reinforce the bent ends of the tube A, and at the same time provide means for holding the tube in position on the supports C.
In manufacturing the fixture shown in 1, 2, 3 and 4, I proceed as follows: Each reinforcing and supporting member is formed of a short, straight rod of wrought viron'oi a cross section corresponding to the inside of the tube section or A and this rod is first bent at one end to form the pin or oiiset B, and then the rod is inserted into one end of a straight tube, so that only the in on a screw screwing into the pin or ofiset B projects at the end of the tube at right angles to the spht of the tube (see Figs. 1. and 4-). The tube with the rod therein is now bent by suitable means (hot or cold), to form the transverse arm A or it, the rodwithin the tube serving as a mandrel for the tube, to allow of properly bending the same without breaking or indenting the tube.
Now as the-rod is bent with the tube it is held against removal from the tube, that is, the rod and the tube are firmly held one on the other. on the end of the arm A or A, to prevent the split of the tube from becoming open. blow by the arrangement described, the reinforrr ing rod extends a short distance in the main or front part of the tube and passes entirely through the arm A or thus greatly reinforcing the tube witnout'imduly increasing The sleeve is next slipped in place the weight thereof. It will also be noticed that by the arrangement described the split of the tube is at the inside and hence not visible, and the split is not liable to open, as it is closed at the end of each arm A or A by the sleeve D. 1
In manufacturing the fixture shown in Figs. 5 and 6, each reinforcing memberB is in the form of ashort, straight piece of pi e inserted into the tube section A or A an bent with the latter as before described. The terminals of the tube sections and reinforcing tubes are then flattened and bent to form the eyes B asbefore explained.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new. and desire to secure by Letters Patent: a
1. A curtain fixture, comprising a tube and reinforcing and su. porting membersfor the said tube, inserte in' the ends thereof and bent with the latter to form angular arms, each reinforcing member projecting beyond the corresplonding end of the tube for engagement wit a support.
2. A curtainfixture, comprising a tube and reinforcing and su porting members for the said tube, inserte in the ends thereof and bent with the latter to form angular arms, each reinforcing member projecting beyond the corresponding end of the tube, the projecting en'd ofvthe said reinforcing member terminating in an attaching means for engagement with a support.
3. A curtain fixture, comprisin a tube and reinforcing and supporting ro s for the said tube, inserted in the ends thereof and bent with the latter to form angular arms,
" each rod rojecting beyond the corresponding end 0 the tube, the projecting ends of the said rods terminating in downwardly-ex tending pins.
.-4..- A curtain. fixture, comprisin a tube and reinforcing and supporting ro s for the said tube, inserted in the'ends thereof and bent withthe latter to form angular arms, each rod projecting beyond the corresponding'end'of the tube, the projecting end of the said. rod terminating an angular pin for engagement with a support, the said tube bejng made in split telescoping sections, and sleeves over the arm ends of the tube sections.
5. A curtain fixture, comprisin a tube and reinforcing and supporting ro s for the said tube, inserted in the ends thereof and bent with the latter to form angular arms, each rod rojecting beyond the corresponding end 0 the tube, the projecting end of the said rod terminating in an an engagement with a support, t e said tube "being made split telescoping sections, and sleeves over the arm ends of the tube sections, adjacent to the said pins.
6. A curtain fixture, comprising a tube and a supportin and reinforcing member for the same an terminatingl at its outer e reinforcing end in an attaching means, vt
portion of the said member being inserted in one end of the tube to-form a mandrel for the,
-tube and a supporting and reinforcing member terminating at its outer end in an attach ing means, the reinforcing portion of the said member being inserted in one end of the tube to form a mandrel for the same and to allow of bending the split tube and its reinforcing member for forming a transverse reinforced arm, and a sleeve over the terminal of thesplit tube adjacent to the said attaching means.
8. A curtain fixture, comprising a split tubefa reinforcing member inserted in one end of the tube to form a mandrel for the tube, .to allow of bending the tube and reinforcing member, and a sleeve over the terminal of the tube to close the s lit endof the tube and to clam the said tu e end firmly onto the said rein orcing member.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification'in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
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