US 915444 A
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A. KALE C. GILFILLAN.
MEANS FOB HANGING WINDOW CURTAINS.
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915,444. Patented Mar.16,19o9.
UNITED STATES PATENT QFFICE.
ARTHUR KALE AND CHARLES GILFILLAN, OF PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND.
MEANS FOR HANGING WINDOW-CURTAINS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented March 16, 1909.
Application filed .Tune 13, 1907. Serial No. 378,793.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, ARTHUR KALE and CHARLES GILFILLAN, subjects of His Majesty the King of Great Britain and Ireland, residing at Church street, Palmerston North, and College street, Palmerston North, res ectively, in the Provincial District of Wellington, in the Colony of New Zealand, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Means for Hanging Window-Curtains, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to hanging devices for curtains, blinds, shades and the like whereby these articles may be readily lowered for changing or any other urpose.
According hereto rods Or O es for carrying curtains are supported 1n brackets one upon each side of the window, these brackets are fixed u on or made integral with slide rods slidab y mounted upon vertical guide bars fixed One upon each side of the window. Means are employed for retaining the slide rods at any desired position upon the guide bars.
The invention is illustrated in the drawing and therein Figure 1 is a front and Fig. 2 a side elevation, Fig. 3 a plan, Fig. 4 an enlarged side elevation of the lower end of a slide rod, Fig. 5 an end sectional elevation.
Referring first to Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive the guide bar 1 is fixed at its upper end in the bracket 2 and at its lower end in bracket 3 which brackets are secured upon the side of the wind ow. Guide bar 24 is similarlv fixed upon the opposite side of the Window by the brackets 4 and 5. The slide rod 6 has the projecting eye bracket 7 which is threaded upon guide bar 1 so as to be slidable thereon, the lower end of the said rod 6 passes through an eye piece 8 extending from the bracket 3 and also through a hole in a spring catch 9 projecting from bracket 3, the hole in the catch being slightly out ot correspondence with tbe hole in the eye piece whereby sufficient frictional resistance is oliered to the sliding of the slide rod to .maintain it in pO- sition. The slide rod 1() is slidably connected to the guide bar 24 in a similar manner the corresponding parts being indicated as followsl eye bracket 11 upon guide bar 24, eye piece 12 and spring catch 13 upon bracket 5. The curtain ole 14 is telescopic and tubular and has si ed ends carried in rectangular slots 15 and 16 in the respective eye brackets 7 and 11. The eye brackets '7 and 11 have each a projecting bracket 17 and 18 respectively in which is supported the telescopic curtain rail 19, over which the curtains are passed to keep them away from the window. The curtain pole also has brackets (clearly shown in Fig. 5) 2() and 21 res ectivel which are designed to carry a rol er blind,7 shade or the like.
As shown in Fig. 4 the lower end of each slide rod has an operating ring 22 and the brackets 3 and 5 have each a slot 23 opening out Of the hole through which the slide rod passes, and the slide rod is recessed at 25 to pass laterally into said slot to prevent the possibility of the rod sliding down through the hole when the curtains are in their raised position.
In Fig. 1 the slide rods are shown in their raised position in full lines. By ressing upwardlv the respective s ring catclies 9 and 13 the slide rods may be drawn down as shown in dotted lines, in the saine figure.
It will be obvious that the guide bars may be bent at their ends to form brackets by which they may be secured to the wall or the ends of the bars may be secured in independent brackets as described.
What we do claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is :H
In a window hanger, the combination with a guide bar, and up er and lower brackets suporting the guide ar, ol' an eyepiece extending from the lower bracket, there beingr a slot opening out of the hole in the said eyepiece, a slide rod passing through the eyepiece and having recesses whereby it is adapted to be retained in the said slot, an eye bracket fixed to the top of the slide rod and threaded upon the guide bar, a curtain pole su )ported at one end by the eye bracket, a braclket projecting from the eye bracket, a curtain rail su )ported at One end by the said bracket, a. 1bracket fixed to the curtain pole, and a shade roller su ported at one end by thc said bracket, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof we have signed ou r names to this specification in the presence of two witnesses.
ARTHUR KALE. CHARLES GILFILLAN. Witnesses:
JOHN WOOD JONES, CLAUDE HAMILTON.