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C. G. BROWN. 4WINDOW SHADE SUPPORT.
APPLIATIOH FILED DBG. lI 1998.
Patented 0613.26, i909.
vUNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES CORRIEE BROWN, OF REVELSTOKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.
To all whom "it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES ConRIEE BRowN, a subject of the King of Great Britain, and a resident of Revelstoke, in the county of Kootenay, Province of British Columbia, Dominion of Canada, have invented a new and Improved Window-Shade Support, of which the following is a full, clear, and eXact description.
The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved window shade support, arranged for convenient up and down adjustment on the window, topallow moving the shade roller to any desired he-ight, and to permit convenient manipulation of the window shade.
The invention consists of novel features and parts and combinations of the same, which will be more fully described hereinafter 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 front elevation of the improvement as applied; Fig. 2 is an enlarged cross section of the same in the line 2 2 of Fig. l; Fig. 3 is a similar view of the same on the line 3 3 of Fig. l; Fig. 4 is an enlarged side elevation of one of the brackets and its hanger for supporting the shade roller; Fig. 5 is a front elevation of the same; Fig. 6 is a sectional plan view of the same on the line 6 6 of Fig. 5; Fig. 7 is an enlarged side elevation of the other bracket and its hanger; and Fig. 8 is an enlarged transverse section of the retaining clip for the pull cord.
The brackets A and A are preferably of angle iron and have their ends A2, A3 offset in an inward direction and secured by screws B, B, B2, B3 to the sides C, C2 of the window casing C, as plainly shown in Fig. 1. On the brackets A and A are mounted to slide up and down the hangers D, D, provided with bearings for the shaderoller E of a window shade E of any approved construction, preferably of the Hartshorn type, and the said hangers D and D are attached to the ends of ropes F, F extending upwardly and passing over pulleys Gr, G mounted to turn on the screws B, B2, employed for fastening the upper ends A2 of the bracket-s A and A to the sides C, C2
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 26, 1909.
Application led December 1, 1908. Serial No. 465,480.
of the window casing C. The cord F eX- l I tends from the pulley G to the pulley Gr and over the same, the said pulley Gr being for this purpose preferably made double, as plainly indicated in Fig. 3. The downwardly extending end of the cord F is preferably fastened to the upwardly-extending end of the cord F, and this end of the cord F is adapted to be fastened to a retaining clip H secured to the side C of the window casing C. The pulleys G and G are preferably arranged in housings I, I held on the upper ends A2.of the brackets A and A, and fastened thereto by the screws B, B2, as indicated in Figs. 2 and 3. Each of the hangers D and D is preferably made of a single piece of sheet metal bent into L-shape, to form an L-shaped plate D2 iitting the back and the side flange of the corresponding bracket A or A, as plainly indicated in Figs. 4, 5, 6 and 7, it being understood that by having the offset ends A2, A2, the brackets A and A are spaced from the faces of the sides C and C2, to accommodate the plate D2. The plate D2 is provided with flanges D2, D4, bent over the side edges of the corresponding bracket A, A, so as to hold the hanger in position on the corresponding bracket A or A and at the same time allow convenient up and -down sliding of the hanger on its bracket. The plate D2 terminates in a bearing D5 for the corresponding end of the shade roller E', it being understood that the bearing D5 of the hanger D receives the non-turning spindle of the shade roller E (see Figs. l and 7), while the bearing D5 of the other hanger D is arranged for receiving the turning spindle of the shade roller A (see Figs. l and 4). Now by the arrangement described very strong, durable and yet light brackets A and A are provided on which the hangers D, D can slide easily up and down without wabbling, it being understood that by the operator pulling or releasing the end of the cord F the hangers D and D are caused to slide up and down on the brackets A or A', to bring the shade E int-o the desired position on the window. It will further be noticed that by the arrangement described, the shade E can be manipulated in the usual manner without the slightest interference by the window shade sup ort.
It is understood that a ter the hangers D, D have been adjusted to the desired height,
Patent the end of the cord F is secured to the retaining clip H, to hold the hangers inthe adjusted position.
The screws B, B', B2 and B3 pass through elongated openings in the brackets A, A to allow adjustment of the said brackets toward or from each other to suit shade rollers of different lengths.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters 1. A window shade support, comprising a pair of brackets of angle iron and each having its ends set off and secured to the sides of the window casing, hangers mounted to slide on the brackets and having bearings for the shade roller, each hanger having an L-shaped plate fitting adjacent the back and angular side of the corresponding bracket, the plate being provided with bent over flanges fitting the side edges of the brackets, cords secured to the said brackets, and a pulley on the upper end of each of the brackets and over which passes the adjacent cord, one of said cords extending across the top of the window casing and over the other pulley. y
2. A window shade support, comprising a pair of brackets of angle iron and each having its ends set off and secured to the sides lof the window casing, hangers mounted to slide on the brackets and having bearings for the shade roller, each hanger having an L-shaped plate fitting against the back and angular side. .of the corresponding bracket,
lthe plate being provided with bent over 'fastening means for securing the ends of the brackets to the window casing, the fastening means on the upper ends of the brackets also fastening the pulley housing in place and forming the aXles for the pulleys to turn on.
3. A window shade support, comprising a pair of brackets of angle iron each having its-ends set off and secured to the sides of the window casing, hangers mounted to slide on the brackets and having bearings for the shade roller, each hanger consisting of an L-shaped plate fitting adjacent to the back and angular side of the corresponding bracket, the plate being provided with bent over flanges fitting the side edges of the brackets, and means for simultaneously raising and lowering the said hangers.
In testimony whereof have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses. l,
CHARLES CORRIEE BROWN.
ALMA BURGET, C. W. BODEN.