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APriT'm, 1938-
1,. L. HENDERS-ON
2,114,141
COMBINED DRAPERYYAND SHADE SUPPORT
Filed ‘April 17, 1937
2 Sheets-Sheet l
April 12, 1938.
L. 1.. HENDERSON
2,114,141
COMBINED DRAPERY AND SHADE SUPPORT
Filed April 17, 1937
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
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Patented Apr. 12, 1938
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,114,141
COMBINED DRAPERY AND SHADE SUPPORT
Levi L. Henderson, Omaha, Nebr.
Application April 1'7, 1937, Serial No. 137,486
2 Claims.
The present invention relates to a ?xture for
supporting shade rollers and curtain and drapery
rods on window casings.
An object of the invention is to provide a ?x
' ture of this character which may be more easily
and quickly secured in position than present day
?xtures, and which requires no nails, screws or
Figure 3 is an inner face view of one end of
one of the bracket parts or members.
Figure 4 is an outer side elevation of the same.
Figure 5 is a like View of the other bracket part
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or member.
Figure 6 is an inner face view of the end of the
bracket part of Figure 5.
the like which are hard to use and which re
quire a certain amount of skill and which mar
Figure '7 is a fragmentary front elevation of a
window casing having a modi?ed form of bracket
the surface of the window casing, particularly
?xture applied thereto.
when the ?xtures are changed or adjusted into
Figure 8 is an enlarged horizontal section taken
through one side of the window casing, showing
the modi?ed form of bracket applied thereto and
supporting a shade roller and rods for curtains
di?erent positions.
Another object of the invention is to provide
a ?xture which has the securing or clamping
means as a part of the ?xture structure; requir
ing no separate parts, which is easy and auto
matic in operation to secure the ?xture in place,
and which may be easily and quickly released
when the ?xture is to be removed.
A further object of the invention is to provide
a simple, cheap construction embodying a pair of
brackets for attachment to opposite sides of the
window casing, each bracket embodying but a
pair of one-piece relatively movable and inter
locking parts having the necessary integral shade
roller and curtain and drape rod' engaging por
tions; the bracket being reversible so as to prop
erly match the shade roller round and flat ends,
without requiring special right and left brackets
and the consequent care in the selection of the
proper bracket for a particular side of the win
dow casing.
A still further object of the invention is to
provide a bracket structure which may be se
cured in position rigidly by a separate wedge or
key cooperating with integral parts of the sec
tions of the bracket.
With the foregoing and other objects in view,
the invention will be more fully described here~
inafter, and will be more particularly pointed out
in the claims appended hereto.
In the drawings, wherein like symbols refer to
like or corresponding parts through the several
views.
Figure 1 is a front elevation, partly broken
away of a window casing having a pair of the
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(Cl. 248—255)
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and drapery.
Figure 9 is an outer side elevation of one of
the modi?ed bracket members.
Figure 10 is a like view of the other modified
bracket member.
Figure 11 is a detail face view of the binding
wedge or key of the modi?ed form.
Figure 12 is an edge view of the latter.
Figure 13 is an outer end view of the modi?ed
bracket part of Figure 9, and
Figure 14 is a like view of the bracket part
shown in Figure 10.
Referring now to the drawings, 20 designates
the head of a window casing and 2! the sides
thereof. The ?xture comprises a pair of brack
ets, one adapted to be secured to each side 2|
of the window casing and the brackets are of
similar construction, being merely secured in re
verse positions to match the opposite ends of a
shade roller 22, shown in dotted lines in Figures
1, 2, 7 and 8.
Two forms of the bracket of this invention
are shown in the drawings.
In the ?rst form,
shown in Figures 1 to 6, the'bracket comprises
two cooperating parts or members 23 and 24
which may be stamped from strap metal. The
part 23 has a body plate bent at substantially
right angles at one end to provide a ?ange 25,
the extremity of which is inturned and beveled
to provide a spur o-r claw 26.
It will be under
stood that the part 23 is formed of material
having a desired degree of inherent resiliency,
whereby adjacent the junction of the ?ange 25
with said part 23, said resiliency normally urges
bracket ?xtures of this invention applied there
to, the dotted lines showing a shade roller sup
ported thereon.
Figure 2 is an enlarged horizontal section taken
through one side of the window casing, showing
one of the brackets applied thereto, and showing
in dotted lines the adjacent end portions of a
shade roller and curtain and drapery rods
the spur or claw 26 toward the part 23 for pur
poses later described. The flange 25 also has
on its outer side an outwardly pressed boss 2'!
having a round central opening or socket 28 to re
ceive the round pintle of the shade roller 22.
mounted on the bracket.
part 23 near the base of the ?ange 25 is a suit
Struck outwardly from the body plate of the
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ably shaped arm 29 disposed at substantially
right angles to the body plate for the reception
of the inturned end of the outer drape rod 3!],
as shown in Figures 2‘ and 8. The body plate of
Cl the part 23 has a longitudinal central depression
3| extending through the opposite end. of the
plate, and series of spaced teeth or shoulder 32
are provided along the upper and lower edges of
the depression by upsetting or in any other suit
10 able manner.
The other part or member 24 of the bracket
comprises a complemental body plate having on
its outer end a right angularly bent ?ange 33
having an inturned spur or claw 34 on its end.
Said other part or member 24 is also formed of
metal having an adequate degree of inherent
resiliency whereby the claw 34 of the ?ange 33 is,
in use, normally urged toward the oppositely
disposed claw 26 at the opposite side 21! of the
window casing. The normal tendency of the
claws 26 and 34 to spring towards each other
cooperate to take up any slack incident from an
imperfect ?tting of a later described head 39
with certain later mentioned detent lugs or teeth
25 32.
An outwardly pressed boss 35 is provided
with'a central slot 36 therein to receive the ?at
pintle end of the shade roller 22, said boss form
ing a part of the flange 33. The other end of the
body plate of the part 24 is longitudinally slotted
30 to provide a central tongue 3? and opposite edge
?ngers 34. The tongue 32’ is o?set outwardly at
its base and has an inwardly bent T head 39
normally urged inwardly by the tongue 31 for
operation substantially in the plane of the ?ngers
35 39.
The body plate of the part 24 also has an
outstanding arm 49 struck from the body plate
to receive the inturned end of a curtain rod 41,
as shown in Figures 2 and 8.
The body plates of the parts 23 and 24 are
40 adapted to lie across the outer face of the side
ment of the parts 23 and 24 the spring tongue
carried head 39 rides over the teeth 32 and holds
the parts 23 and 24 from separation, and main
tains the bracket ?rmly in place. To release
the bracket, the head 39 is sprung outwardly from 5
the teeth 32 when the parts may be readily pulled
apart.
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The brackets are used in pairs, and after a pair
of the brackets are secured upon the sides 2| of
the Window casing the shade roller 22 and the 10
curtain and drapery rods 4! and 30 may then be
mounted on the arms 49 and 29, respectively.
In the modi?ed form, shown in Figures '7 to 14,
the body plates of the parts 23a and 24a are con
structed at their outer ends similarly to the ?rst
form above described but at their inner over
lapping ends are provided with outwardly ex
tending lugs 42 and 43 serving as guides for the
body plates and also as abutments for a wedge
or key 44 used for drawing the parts 23a and 24a
together into clamping position.
The lug 42 is
turned outwardly from the end of a tongue 45
which is an extension of the body plate 24a, and
the lug 42 projects through a longitudinal slot 46
provided in the other body plate of the part 23a, 25
the lug 42 having a sliding ?t in the slot 46 to
hold the plates in overlapping registering posi
tion. The opposed lug 43 is struck out of one
end of the slot 49 of the part 23a and extends
outwardly therefrom, the lugs 42 and 43 being 30
bent in downwardly converging planes to receive
and support therebetween the tapering key or
wedge 44. The key 44 may have roughened oppo
site edges, Figure 11, to hold the key from moving
out of the space between the lugs 42 and 43 unless
su?icient force is exerted on the key to loosen it.
The larger end of the key 44 may have a laterally
bent ?ange 41 for receiving pressure or impact
from a hammer or other tool, or even by the hand
to force the key into binding position between 40
2! of the window casing with the inner portions
the lugs 42 and 43 for spreading the same and
of the‘p-late overlapping and inter?tting.
drawing the body plates of the bracket parts 230.
and 24a into overlapping relation and securing
The
?ngers 38 of the part 24 engage in the guideways
at opposite sides of the depression 3! and behind
the body plate of the part 23 to maintain the
parts 23 and 24 in alinement. The tongue 3'! lies
at the outer side of the depression and presses
the T head 39 into engagement with the teeth 32
of the part 23, the teeth 32 and head 39 being
50 relatively constructed so that the tongue may
slide over the teeth as the bracket parts are forced
together but which effect the interlocking of the
teeth and tongue when the bracket parts 23 and
24 are urged apart to hold the bracket securely
in clamped position.
The spurs 26 and 34 engage and bite into the
edges of the side 2| of the window casing and
hold the bracket securely in place without the use
of nails, screws or other fastening means.
The
60 flanges 25 and 33, as well as the rod supporting
arms 2"! and 49 are relatively proportioned in
length to compensate for the overlapping thick
nesses of the parts 23 and 24 when in position
across the face of the window casing side 2!.
The bracket parts 23 and 24 are merely loosely
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assembled across the side 2! of the window cas
ing at the desired height and with the parts
turned to dispose either the round socket 28 or
the slot socket 355 at the inner edge of the window
70 casing to accommodate the adjacent end of the
shade roller
when the bracket parts are
pressed toward each other to relatively slide the
body plates on each other and sink the claws or
spurs 26 and 34 into the opposite edges of the
75 window casing.
During this compressing move
the bracket on the side 21 of the window casing.
The slot 45 in the part 23a is of su?ioient length 45
to admit free sliding of the lug 42 therein during
adjustment and clamping of the bracket to the
window casing.
The modi?ed form is otherwise constructed
and used similarly to the ?rst described form, and
requires only the key 44 as a separate part for
effecting the attachment of the bracket in place.
The arms 29 and 49 of the modi?ed form
together with the similar arms of the preferred
construction are T-shaped in plan, as shown in 55
Figures 8, 6, 13 and 4, the heads of the T's
each having a longer leg A and a shorter leg
B which are of particular advantage in securing
outer drape rods 39 and curtain rods 4! thereto.
Said rods are of conventional extensible con
struction and provided with two apertures closely
adjacent each end thereof, whereby to apply
said rods to said arms the longer legs A are
?rst caused to extend through an aperture and
the leg B next secured through the other aper
ture, the arcuate edges of the legs B facilitat
ing the operation.
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When attaching said legs
extend through the rods.
By this means the
rods are readily secured to the arms in a re
movable manner.
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It is obvious that various changes and modi
?cations may be made in the details of con
struction and design of the above speci?cally
described embodiment of this invention without
departing from the spirit thereof, such changes 75
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and modi?cations being restricted only by the
scope of the following claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A shade and curtain ?xture comprising a
pair of similar brackets for attachment to the
opposite sides of a window casing, each bracket
having a pair of body plates adapted to be over
lapped at their inner ends, each body plate
having a backwardly bent ?ange at its outer
end and an inturned claw on the ?ange for bit
ing engagement in the adjacent edge of the
side of the window casing, each ?ange also hav
ing an outwardly pressed boss with a pintle
socket therein for receiving the adjacent end
15 pintle of a window shade, said body plates hav
ing outwardly struck ?ngers adjacent their outer
ends for receiving the adjacent ends of curtain
and drapery rods, and means for securing the
body plates in overlapping relation and with the
20 claws in clamping position on the edges of the
side of the window casing.
2. A shade and curtain ?xture comprising a
pair of similar brackets for attachment to the
opposite sides of a window casing, each bracket
having a pair of body plates adapted to be over
lapped at their inner ends, each body plate hav
ing a backwardly bent ?ange at its outer end
‘and an inturned claw on the ?ange for biting
engagement in the adjacent edge of the side of
the window casing, each ?ange also having an
outwardly pressed boss with a pintle socket there
in for receiving the adjacent end pintle of a 10
Window shade, said body plates having out
wardly struck ?ngers adjacent their outer ends
for receiving the adjacent ends of curtain and
drapery rods, the overlapping portions of said
body plates having outturned lugs and the outer 15
body plate having a slot therein for the recep
tion of the lug of the inner body plate, and a
wedge for engagement between the lugs for
spreading the same to bind the bracket on a
window casing.
LEVI L. HENDERSON.
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