US 917105 A
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CURTAIN POLE. APPLICATION rILnn AUG. 18, 1908.
91 7, 105 Patented Apr. 6, 1909.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 1.
' W. MoCABB.
APPLICATION FILED we. 1a. 1908.
917, 105. Patented Apr.6, 1909.
2 BEEETS-SHEET B.
WILLIAM MCOABE, OF CANTON, OHIO.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented B, 1909.
Application filed August 18, 19.08. Serial No. 449,092.
To all whom it may concern:
Beit known that. I, WILLIAM MoCABE, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Canton, in the county of Stark and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Curtain-Poles, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.
This invention relates to a curtain pole, and the objects of my invention are, first, to dispense with the use of rings and pins as an adjustable fastening medium for curtains; second, to provide a novel movable clamp in connection with the curtain pole for supporting curtains, whereby the same cannot become accidentally detached or disarranged; and third, to provide a simple and durable curtain pole that will present a neat and attractive appearance, the arrangement of elements being easil assembled and curtains easily and quick y placed inengagement with the pole.
I attain the above objects by a structure that will be presently described and thenspecifically pointed out in the appended c aims.
In the drawings :Figure 1 is an elevation of a curtain pole constructed in accordance with my invention, Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional View of a portion of the same, Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view of thepole, Fig.- 4 is a plan of a modified form of curtain clamp, Fig. 5 is an endview of the same.
Fig. 6 1s a perspective view of a bracket that can be used in connection with my pole, Fig. 7 is a longitudinal sectional view of a portion of the telescopic pole supported by a modified form of bracket, Fig. 8 1s a erspective view of a modified form of brac et, and Fig. 9 is a plan of a double or modified form of curtain clam In the accompanying drawings, 1 designates a tubular casing having a longitudinal slot 2 formed therein, extending from one end of the casing to the opposite end thereof, these ends of the casing being provided with sleeves 3 having suitable ornamentations 4, said sleeves and ornamentations closing the tubular ends of the casing.
Within the tubular casing 1 is located a plurality of curtain clamps, each clamp comprising a truck 5 having Wheels 6 of a greater width than the longitudinal slot 2, said wheels being rovided with a periphery extending to t e tread within the casing.
The truck 5 supports a depending member 7, constitutiiu part of the curtain clamp, this member aving a pivoted member 8, which is held in a fixed position with relation to the member 7 by set screws 9, whereby a curtain .10 can be clamped between the members 7 and 8.
In Figs. 4 and 5, I have illustrated a modified form of curtain clam wherein the truck 5 is provided with side rackets 11 for suporting horizontal rollers 12,. these rollers aving a periphery corresponding to the curvature of t e inner sides of the casing with which said rollers contact, thereby insuring an easy passage qf the curtain clamps within the casing, when the curtains are adjusted.
To support my pole I can conveniently use "apertured lugs 14 for securing the same to a window-frame 'or suitable support. The bracket is connected to the slotted tubular casing 1 b a set screw 15.
A modi ed form of pole is illustrated in Fig. 7, wherein two slotted telescopic casings 16' are provided, and adapted to fit in the outer ends of said casings are rectangular pins 17 having threaded right angular shanks or screws 18. The rectangular pins 17 permit of the shanks or screws 18 being placed in alinement witn the telescopic pole or at right angles thereto. In connection with this telescopic pole and the pole illustrated in Fig. 6 of the drawings, I can use a double clamp (see Fig. 9) com rising a truck 19, a transverse bar 20 and c amping members 21. This double clamp is employed for supporting the two sets of curtains, or one set of curtains and a lambrequin.
Itis obvious that the curtain clamps can be easily and 'quickl shifted within the casing and are as easi y secured to curtains without injuring said curtains.
My curtain pole is constructed of light and durable metal, and can be finished to harmonize with the finish of a windowframe, alcove or door-way inconnection with which the same may be used.
Having now described my inventlon what I claim as new, is
1. A curtain pole corn rising a tubular casin having a longitu inal slot formed therein extending from one end of said casing to. the opposite end thereof, sleeves mounted upon the ends of said casing and having suitable ornamentations, trucks movably mounted in said casing and having wheels provided with peripheries of greater width than the width of said longitudinalslot, a depending member carried by each truck and extending through said slot, a member pivotally connected to the first named memer for clamping a curtain in engagement with said member, set screws for holding said members in engagement with the curtain, brackets carried by the sides of said trucks, rollers journaled in said brackets and having peripheries corresponding to the curvature o the casing with which said rollers contact, substantially as described.
2. A curtain pole comprising a tubular with peripheries of a greater width than the i