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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 lhwentor 1g L.L.Henders(m dw?m H Gttorneg 2,114,141 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 C21 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 SO (Cl. 248—255) 10 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 2 2,114,141 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. > 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 65 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. 65 When attaching said legs extend through the rods. By this means the rods are readily secured to the arms in a re movable manner. 70 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 3 2,114,141 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.