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Publication numberUSRE21512 E
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 23, 1940
Filing dateJun 15, 1935
Publication numberUS RE21512 E, US RE21512E, US-E-RE21512, USRE21512 E, USRE21512E
InventorsEdgar R. Creamer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cord fastening
US RE21512 E
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y 1940- E. R. CREAMER 21,512

CORD FASTENING Original Filed June 15, 1955 iii-4' IN VENTOR. Ziyar 72 C/cfdffic??? A TTORNE Y.

Reissuecl July 23, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CORD FASTENING Edgar R. Creamer, Detroit, Mich.

6 Claims.

This invention relates to cord fastenings and the object of the invention is to provide a fastening for a robe rail cord, pull cord, or the like, where it is desired to provide a firm fastening having a neat exterior appearance.

Another object of the invention is to provide a cord fastening including a cord comprising a rubber tube provided with a fabric cover and having a chain through the center in which the chain together with the rubber tube and fabric are secured in an attaching bracket and the bracket is provided with a cover to conceal the fastening and end of the cord.

A further object of the invention is to provide a bracket to which the chain is secured at one point and the fabric covering and rubber tube are secured at another point in the bracket, the bracket being provided with a slide cover to enclose the bracket and cover the chain and cord end.

Another object of the invention is to provide a means for locking the cover onto the bracket so that it cannot be readily displaced.

These objects and the several novel features of the invention are hereinafter more fully described and claimed and the preferred form of construction by which these objects are attained is shown in the accompanying drawing in which Fig. 1 is a plan view of a robe rail equipped with my improved cord fastening.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged section taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a section similar to Fig. 3 showing the fastening bracket in elevation.

Fig. 5 is an enlarged section taken on line 55 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged section taken on line 66 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 7 is an enlarged section taken on line I'| of Fig. 2.

Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the bracket cover.

Fig. 9 is a perspective view of the fastening bracket.

The fastening bracket is shown more particularly in Fig. 9 and comprises a sheet metal member I having apertures 2 and 3 punched therethrough. This bracket I is formed to provide a pair of angular lugs 4 at opposite sides and coextensive with the angular lugs 4 are a pair of lugs 5 which extend parallel with the plane of the bracket portion I while the lugs 4 extend at a slight angle thereto. The bracket portion I terminates in a semi-circular C-shaped portion 6 having punched out lugs I and these lugs 1 are shown more particularly in Figs. 4, 7 and 9. The robe rail comprises a rubber tube 8 shown more particularly in Figs. 2, 3 and 7 and this rubber tube is covered with a fabric cover 9 as shown in Figs. 2, 3, 4, and '7. A chain I extends through the tube 8 and the end link II of this chain is provided with an eye and a metal grommet is fitted through the eye in the link II and through the aperture 3 in the bracket I so that the chain is firmly assembled with the bracket for shipment. With the chain in the position shown in Fig. 3 the end of the rubber tube 8 and fabric cover 9 fits within the semicircular portion 6 and the lugs I of thisportion 6 are pressed through the fabric cover 9 and into the tube 8 as shown in Figs. 2, 4, and 7 to firmly secure the tube in the member 6 and the member 6 is pinched down tight onto the tube to hold the tube and fabric cover in position. The bracket is fastened to the back of a seat or door frame or in other suitable position by inserting a screw I3 through the metal grommet I2 and a screw I4 through the bracket aperture 2 as shown in Fig. 3. This firmly secures the bracket in place.

In order to conceal the bracket, a cover member I is provided, as shown more particularly in Fig. 8. This cover member I5 is provided with two inturned lugs I6 and these lugs may be engaged beneath the lugs 4 of the fastening bracket I and by moving the member I5 longitudinally the lugs I 6 may be moved past the lugs 4 and into engagement beneath the lugs 5, as shown in Fig. 6. When these lugs I6 move past the lugs 4 the lugs I6 engage behind the low ends I! of the lugs 4, as will be understood from Fig. 9. Also, as will be understood from Fig. 4, these lugs I6 in springing up under the lugs 5 also engage behind the shoulders I8 on the bracket and thus the cover I5 is locked from longitudinal movement in either direction and the lugs l6 prevent the possibility of pulling the cover ofi from the bracket. This cover I5 extends beyond the portioni of the fastening bracket as will be understood from Figs. 2, 3, and 4 and thus conceals the entire fastening means and end of the cord so that the completed robe rail will appear as shown in Fig. 1. This invention, however, is not limited to use with robe rails but may be used with pull cords, assist cords or at any other place where it is desired to fasten a cord of this type securely and conceal the securing means.

From the foregoing description it becomes evident that the device is very simple and efiicient in operation, provides a complete assembled unit for shipment, will anchor the cord firmly in place and provides a means for concealing the securing bracket.

Having thus fully described my invention, its utility and mode of operation, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is- 1. A fastening for a tubular cord member having a chain extending through the center, comprising a bracket to which the chain is secured, said bracket being provided with a c-shaped clamp portion engaging about the end of the cord, a. series of lugs extending inwardly from the C-shaped clamp portion and engaging in the cord to secure the same to the bracket independently of the chain and a cover member slidable over the bracket and connected to the same to conceal the bracket and C-shaped clamp portion.

2. A fastening for a tubular cord member having a chain extending through the center, comprising a bracket arranged to be secured to a surface, the securing means extending through the chain and bracket, a C-shaped clamp portion at one end of the bracket secured about the end of the tubular cord member and a cover member adapted for slidable engagement with the bracket, said cover member concealing the bracket and c-shaped clamp member and being arranged for locking engagement with the bracket.

3. A fastening for a tubular cord member having a chain extending through the center, comprising a bracket to which the chain is secured. said bracket being provided with a. portion engaging about the end of the cord and securing A the same to the bracket independently of the chain and a cover member fitting over the bracket and covering the bracket and bracket portion in which the tubular cord member is secured.

4. A fastening for a tubular cord member having a chain extending through the center, comprising a-bracket having a pair of apertures therein, a metal grommet extending through one link of the chain and one of said apertures to secure the chain to the bracket, the grommet and other aperture being arranged to receive securing screws therethrough, a C-shaped clamp member at one end of the bracket "and extending about the cord member to secure the cord to the bracket independently of the chain, the C-shaped clamp member having inturned lugs engaging in the cord member.

5. A fastening for a tubular cord member having a chain extending through the center, comprising a bracket arranged to be attached to a support, the attached means extending through the chain, means for securing the cord to the bracket, and a cover member fitting over the bracket and concealing the bracket and cord-securing means.

6. A fastening for a tubular cord member having a core extending through the center, comprising a bracket to which the core and cord member are anchored independently and a cover member fitting over the bracket and concealing it and the anchored ends of the core and cord member.

' EDGAR R. CREAMER.

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