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SHADE BRACKET. APPLICATION FILED JAN. 31, 1910.
Patented Spt.27, 1910.
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PETER RABIIDEAU, OF PLATTSBURG, NEW YORK.
Application filed January 31, 1910.
This invention relates to curtains, shades I and screens and particularly to a class thereunder known as shade roller brackets.
Specification of Letters Patent.
l I I 2 i E An object of this invention is to produce a shade roller bracket and in conjunction therewith, a novel mounting or support for said bracket whereby the said bracket may be adjusted transversely of the window or window frame in order to increase or diminish the distance between two of said brackets, one on each side of the window.
A further object of the invention is to provide for raising or lowering the shaderoller by inverting the brackets.
A. still further object of this invention is to provide a shade roller bracket, 21 mounting therefor, and in conjunction therewith friction producing devices for holding the brackets in difierent positions of adjustment on the mounting, the said friction producing devices being yieldable under proper manipulation in order to relieve the friction when the bracket is to be adjusted.
With the foregoing and other objects in View, the inventlon consists in the details of construction and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification wherein like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, in which Figure 1 illustrates a fragment of a win dow frame in elevation with the invention applied thereto; Fig. 2 illustrates a sectional view on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 illustrates a perspective view of the friction device inverted compared with the position it occupies in Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is a detail in elevation of the companion to the shade bracket shown in Fig. 1; and Fig. 5 is a detail of the screw eye 11.
In Fig. 1, I show the mounting for the bracket as comprising a frame formed of a strip of metal bent to produce the parallel bars 4t and 5 with a connection 6 extending vertically when the mounting is applied to i in a building.
Patented Sept. 27, 1914).
Serial No. 541,086.
a window frame. At the junction of one of the bars and the vertical portion (5, I produce a loop 7 forming an eye 8 which may receive a portiere hook or the like (not shown) or I may secure the vertically disposed portion by a staple or eyelet 11. The parallel bars 4t and 5 are supported by screw eyes 10 and 11 respectively and it is the purpose of the inventor that the bracket mountings shall remain as a fixture thus obviating the destruction or injury of window frames after such a mounting has been once applied A shade b 'acket is applied for each bracket mounting and the said brackets are duplicated throughout except for the direction of the coil and the bearings that receive the shade roller. They will differ according to the configuration of the spindles of the shade rollcrs,- as will be understood by those skilled in the art.
In producing the shade bracket, I employ a length of wire which is shaped to form a coil 12 intermediate its length which coil is applied to the bar 4 and is preferably slidable thereon without undue friction. One end of the material forming the coil extends outwardly to form the arm 13 which termi nates in a bearing 14 which may be of any contour necessary to accommodate the end of the roller spindle as heretofore explained. The opposite end of the material forming the bracket is bent to form a seat 15 to receive the lower bar 5 as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 and near the extremity of that end in which the seat is formed, I provide another seat 16 which is designed to receive a tension member. The tension member comprises a strip of spring metal having an arm 17 extending upwardly into engagement with the rear surface of the coil 12 and an end bent to form a loop 18 which is seated in the recess l6 and a second loop 19 which encircles the bar 5 and is slidable thereon. The tension member has the two loops mentioned for engagement with the bar and bracket and the said tension member bears against the said bar as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 and has its end or arm bent to lie back of the coil as stated. By this arrangement of parts, the depending portion of the bracket shown in Fig. 2 is forced into frictional engagement with the bar 5 on one side of said member whereas the tension member engages the ba on the opposite side thereof and the bracket will be held against movement under ordinary conditions of use. By proper manipulation, the bracket may be adjusted longitudinally of the bars but upon being released, the tension device will exert sufiicient pres sure to obviate accidental displacement of the said bracket, as will be obvious Without illustration, that by removing the bracket from the rods 4 and 5, it may be inverted and replaced so that the coil 12 will be upon the'rod 5 and the depression 15 upon the rod 4, thus lowering the bearings let.
1. In a shade fixture, a bracket mounting comprising bars, a bracket slidable longitudinally of the bars, and a tension device for holding the bracket in different positions of adjustment, said tension device being looped at its lower end and engaging with the corresponding end of said bracket and hooked over one of said bars.
2.-In a shade fixture, a bracket mounting comprising a frame having parallel mem bers, and a portion connecting said members, a brackethaving a coiled section slidable on one of the members and an extension in slidable engagement with the other member, means for frictionally holding the extension in slidable engagement therewith, and a bracket arm forming a portion of said coil, said frictional holding means including a member having a looped lower end engaging the correspondmg end of said bracket and hooked over one of said members.
3. In a shade bracket, a bracket mounting comprising parallel bars and an end connection therefor, a bracket comprising a length of wire coiled intermediate its length to receive one of the bars and having one of its ends producing an arm and bearing and the opposite end thereof in engagement with the other bar of the mounting, means for holding the said mounting and bracket in frictional engagement, the said opposite end having a seat to receive the bar, and a tension device for frictionally coupling the bar and one end of the bracket.
4. In a shade fixture, a bracket mounting comprising parallel bars and an end connection therefor, a bracket comprising a length of wire coiled intermediate its length to receive one of the bars and having one of its ends producing an arm and bearing and the opposite end thereof in engagement with the other bar of the mounting, means for holding the said mounting and bracket in frictional engagement, the said opposite end (having a seat to receive the bar, a tension device having loops for embracing a bar and the end of the bracket for retaining the same in frictional engagement.
5. In a shade fixture, a bracket mounting comprising parallel bars and an end connection therefor, a bracket comprising a length of wire coiled intermediate its length to re ceive one of the bars and having one of its ends producing an arm and bearing, and the opposite end thereof in engagement with the other bar of the mounting, means for holding the said mounting and bracket in frictional engagement, the said opposite end having a seat to receive the bar, and a tension device comprising an arm lying in engagement with a coil of the bracket and having double loops near its end for engaging the end of the bracket and the bar.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
\Vitnesses HARRY A. THOMAS, HENRY E. BARNARD.