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May- 10, 1938. 2,117,167 J. K. HE-YMER BRACKET AND HEADBOARD FOR VENETIAN BLINDS F‘iled oct. 14, 1957 îâml m «AÑ I àbî Syn f///////////// Patented May 10,' 1938 27,117,167 ' UNITED STATES PATENT oFElcE f 2,111,167 BRACKET AND nEAnnoAnn Fon vnNE'rmNy , ßLnms 4 James K. HeymelfMlnneapolis, Minn. l 'Application october 14, 1937, semi No. 168,927 10 Claims. (Cl. 156-17) My invention relates to Venetian blinds and ranged for control» by means of . a chain Illa particularly to brackets and headboards therefor. ,whereby the bar 6 _may be rotatively adjusted to It is highly desirable that the operating de dispose the Venetian blind slats l at variousv rices of Venetian blinds, particularly those used. angles. ' ' 5 in residences, be concealed and that the conceal My invention is embodied in the headboard 9 ing means and the supporting means for the blinds be of pleasing appearance. It is also de sirable that the blinds be easily and quickly re movable from and replaceable on the supports therefore without the use of tools, as for cleaning _and the bracketsby means of which the head- _ boards from. the brackets and replacement of the jects from the plate Il toward the other bracket headboards on the brackets. of the pair, that is, inwardly. The outer edge of each plate ÀII is provided with aflange I4 also projecting inwardly toward the other bracket. The plates II are provided lwith apertures Ila board is supported. My brackets each include a rectangular plate I I adapted to be mounted on the window frame “F” so as to project forwardly therefrom in a 10 and other purposes, and yet -normally be reliably _ vertical plane normal thereto. Each of the plates retained on the supporting means.y Il has formed on the rear- edge thereof a flange An object oi’ my invention is to provide Vene I2 adapted to be placed against and secured to tian blind-supporting brackets and headboards the frame "F” as by'means of screws I3. The permitting easy and rapid removal of the head ñange I2 of each bracket of a pair thereof pro- 15 Still another object is to provide such con struction including means such as a removable 20 facia board serving to simultaneously restrain the headboard from forward lateral >movement thereof and conceal the headboard and blind operating mechanism. v A further object is to provide such a device in the rear marginal portion thereof for use in securing the plate II 'to window frames of 'such nature that the rear ñanges I2 may not be se cured to the frame. ‘ of simple, light, compact, inexpensive, and easily Each of my brackets is provided with a _hori- 2 installed construction. .. zontally extending member I5 of angular cross These and other objects and advantages of the section secured to the inner side thereof be invention will more fully appear in the'following tween the respective forward and rearward description made in connection with the accom- ` flanges I4 and I2. The member I5 is shorter panying drawing, in which like reference char than the horizontal dimension of the plate II 30 acters refer to similar parts throughout the sev and one leg of the member I5 is secured to the eral views, and, in which: plate II with the member I5 closely adjoining, Fig. 1 is a partially broken away front view of ' at one end thereof, the rear flange I2. The in an embodiment of my invention mounted on a wardly projecting leg of the member I5 is ar window frame and supporting a Venetian blind; ranged for use in supporting one end of the 35, Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken along the line headboard 9. A medial portion of the inwardly 2-2 of Fig. „1 as indicated by the arrows and projecting leg of the member I5 is cut away as showing a facia board in normal and partially at lia to leave a space partially deñned by ears removed positions respectively in full and dotted lib. . 40 lines; and The upper side of the headboard 9 is provided 40 Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken along the lines with a longitudinally extending groove 9a and at 3-3 of Fig. l as indicated by the arrows. one end of the headboard 9 a notch 9b is formed " Referring to the drawing an embodiment of so as to leave projecting elements 9c adapted my invention is shown associated with a window. to at least partially register with the ears I5b 45 frame F and a Venetian blind “B”. The Venetian so as to normally derive support therefrom. 45 blind includes the usual slats I supported by When it is desired to lower the end of the head tapes 5 from a rotatively adjustable bar 6 in ac board' 9 at which the elements 9c are situated, cordance with usual practice. One end oi’ the that end of the headboard 9 may be moved for bar 6 has an element such as the screw -1 ex wardly to shift the elements 9c out of registra 50 tending outwardly therefrom and journalled in tion with the ears Iib whereby the rearward 50 av bracket 8 which is carried by a headboard 9. one'of the elements 9c may be lowered past the The remaining end of the bar 6 is carried by a - ears Iiib through the space between the ears I5b vconventional form of device I0, also mounted o_n the headboard 9. The device II) rotatively sup 55 ports the associated end of the bari and is ar and the forward one of the elements 9c may be ‘ lowered through the space situated forwardly of the ~forward one of the ears Ilib. When the ele- 55 2 2,117,167 ments’âc have been lowered to a level below the lower edge of the plate II, the headboard 9 may be moved longitudinally to the left (as viewed in Fig. 1) so as to move the right hand end of the 5 headboard 9 out of engagement with the ears . I5 » of the right-hand supporting bracket. The head board is then completely disengaged from both of the brackets. said members having means for one end of a - , Means is provided for normally maintaining 10 the headboard 9 in its normal or rearmost` posi tion relative to the brackets. tions and arrangements of the parts without de parting from the scope of my invention. What is claimed is: l. Venetian blind construction comprising, a pair of brackets adapted to be mounted on a win dow frame and each including a member disposed in a vertical plane normal to said frame, one of A facia board I6 is provided having a width substantially equal tothe height of the plate II> and having a length very nearly as great as the distance between the 15 plates I I. The facia board I6 is placed at its respective ends immediately inwardly of the for ward ñanges Il of the respective brackets. head board to rest upon, the second of said mem- ‘ bers having a horizontal series of spaced projec tions on the inner side thereof for the second end of a headboard to rest upon', and a headboard resting at its respective ends on said means and said projections, the second end of said board being cut away in portions to leave spaced projec 15 tions normally approximately registering with and resting upon the projections of said second bracket whereby said second end of the headboard may be moved laterally to shift the projections Small blocks I1 are secured to the inner side of the facia board I6 by suitable means- so as to 20 occupy the space between the upper portion of thereof out of registration with the projections of 20 the facia board I6 and the forward edge of the said second bracket to en_able downward move headboard 9 as shown in Figures 2 and 3. It ment of said second end relative to said second should be apparent that the facia board I6 with bracket. 2. The structure defined in claim 1 and release the blocks I1 thereon will prevent forward move ble means for normally restraining the second 25 ment of the headboard 9 from its normal posi tion. The facia board I6 may be moved'up-` end of said board against movement out of its nor Wardly out of engagement with the flanges IA mal position. 3. Venetian blind construction comprising, a when it is desired to release the headboard 9 for forward movement thereof out of normal posi 30 tion. To support the facia board I6 when the same is engaged with‘the flanges I4 a rearwardly projecting element I8 is formed on the lower edge ’\ of each of the forward ñanges I4. The rearmost , portion I8a of each of the elements I8 is turned 35 upwardly to restrain the lower marginal portion of the facia board I6 from rearward movement. From the above it should be apparent that the headboard 9 is normallyl supported by the ears lib of the above described brackets and the head 40 board 9 is restrained from movement out of at least partial registration with the ears I5b by the facia board I6 and blocks I‘I. The blocks I1 need only be used where the facia board I6 is thinner than the distance between the forward iianges 45 Il and the headboard 9. 'I'he plates II of the supporting brackets and_ the facia board I6 serve not only as described above, but also function to conceal the headboard 9, the bar 6, the bracket B and the device I 0. 50. The plates II of .the brackets and the forward surface'of the facia board I6 comprise smooth surfaces which may be colored or votherwise finished to present a pleasing appearance. -When a Venetian blind with my brackets, head 55 board and facia board is- installed the brackets are iirst secured to the window frame in suitably spaced vrelation to each other. The headboard may next be sawed oif at its right `hand end to' pair of headboard-supporting brackets adapted to be mounted on a window frame and each includ ing a plate disposed in a vertical plane normal to said frame and a horizontally extending flange mounted on said plate to project horizontally- to ward the remaining one of said brackets, and a headboard normally resting at its respective ends on the flanges of said lrespective brackets, one of said flanges and the end of said headboard asso ciated therewith both being cut away in portions to leave respective normally approximately regis tering sets of spaced projections whereby said end of the headboard may be moved laterally to shift the projections thereon out'of registration with the projections on said bracket to permit' down ward movement of said end past the projections Von said bracket. 4. Venetian blind construction comprising, a y pair of brackets adapted to be _mounted on a win dow frame and each including a member disposed .in a vertical plane normal to said frame, one of said members having means for one end of a 50 headboard to rest upon, the second of said mem -bers having a horizontal series of spaced projec tions on the inner side thereof for the second end of ‘a headboard to rest upon, a headboard resting at-its respective ends on said means and said 55 projections, the second end of said board being cut away in portions to lea`ve spaced projections normally approximately registering with and extend nearly through the entire distance between 60 the plates II of the respectivel brackets. The facia board may also be sawed on to a similar length. Since the ends of the headboard 9 and resting upon the projections of said second bracket whereby said second end of the headboard 60 may be moved laterally to shift the projections thereof out of registration with the projections of facia board I6 are concealed it is unnecessary to .use particular accuracy in determining the length 65 to which they are cut. It is apparent that I have invented a simple, bracket, means restraining said second end 65 compact, easily operated, and inexpensive combi nation oi' supporting brackets, headboard and facia board for Venetian blinds wherein the 70 brackets and facia board not only serve for neces sary mechanical functions but also serve _as con cealing means for certain relatively unsightly por tions of a Venetian blind. « , It will, of course, be understood that various 75 changes may be made -in the form, details, propor said second bracket to enable downward move ment of said second end relative to said second against lateral movement in one direction, and releasable means normally restraining said sec ond end against lateral movement in the other direction. ' 5. Venetian blind construction comprising, a 70 pair of brackets adapted to be mounted on a win dow frame and each including a member disposed in a vertical plane normal to said frame, one of said members having means for one end of a head board to rest upon, the second' of said members 2,117,167 having a horizontal series of spaced projections on the inner side thereof for the second end of a , headboard >to rest ppon, a headboard resting at its respective ends on said means and said pro ’d 9. Venetian blind construction comprising, a pair of brackets adapted to be mounted on a window frame for supporting respective ends of the headboard of a Venetian blind, each of said jections, the second end of said headboard being 'brackets including, a fiat plate adapted 'to be cut away in portions to leave spaced projections secured at one edge to said frame to project normally approximately registering with and resting upon the projections of said second r ~ therefrom in a vertical plane normal thereto, a pair of horizontally inwardly projecting ears pro bracket whereby said second end of the headboard A vided on the inner side of said platea moderate 10 may be moved laterally to shift the projections distance below theupper limit thereof, one of thereof out of registration with the projections said ears being situated closely'. adjacent the of said second bracket to enable downward move inner edge of said plate and the other being ment of said second end relative to said second _situated a moderate distance forwardly of said bracket, means on said brackets for restraining ñrst ear to leave a space between said respective 15. said headboard against lateral movement out of ears, a headboard adapted to normally rest at normal position toward said frame, a facia lboard its respective ends on the ears of the respective adapted to be placed' in a position immediately brackets and' to be restrained from appreciable forward of said headboard to restrain the same longitudinal movement by said plates, said head against lateral movement out of the normal posi board having a portion at on‘e of its ends normal 20 tion thereof in a direction away from said frame, ly overlying the space between theïiears of the a@ and means onsaid brackets for releasably hold corresponding bracket removed to leave a notch ing said facia board in said position thereof. at least as wide as the forwardmost one of said 6. Venetian blind construction comprising a ears partially defined by elements normally rest pair of headboard-supporting brackets cachin ing upon the respective forward and rearward 25 cluding a plate attachable at its rear edge to a ears whereby said end of the headboard may be g5 window frame to project forwardly and normally shifted forwardly to align the rearward one of thereof in a vertical plane, a pair of ears` pro said elements with said space and position the jeçting inwardly of each of said plates and spaced forward one of said elements forwardly of said apart horizontally„and a headboard adapted to forward ear whereupon said end of the head 30 restat its respective ends on the ears of the re spective brackets, one end of said headboard being formed into a pair of laterally spaced elements adapted to normally rest upon the respective ears of the corresponding one of said brackets, said end 35 of the headboard being movable forwardly to shift said elements out of registration with said ears to permit lowering of said elements past said ears. » 7. The structure dei-ined in claim 6 and releasa 40 ble means for normally restraining said head board against movement forwardly out of the » normal position thereof. > - 8.' Venetian blind construction comprising, _a pair of headboard-supporting brackets adapted 45 to be mounted on the frame of a-window, each of said' brackets including,. a plate projecting normal to said window frame in a vertical plane. a pair of ears carried by said plate medlally of the height thereof and projecting horizontally » board may be lowered to a level below the corre sponding bracket to‘enable longitudinal move ment of said headboard to shift the remaining d@ 'end thereof off the ears of the remaining bracket. 10. Venetian blind construction comprising, a pair of headboard-supporting brackets adapted 35 of said brackets including, a plate projecting» to be mounted on -the frame of a window, each normal to said Window frame in `a vertical plane, a pair of ears carried by said plate medially of the height thereof and projecting horizontally toward the other of said brackets from points respectively situated'closely adjacent the rear edge of said plate and medlally between the front and rear edges of said plate so as to leave a substantial space between said ears, a vertical ly extending flange projecting from_ the forward 45 edge of each of said plates toward the other of said plates -in forwardly spaced relation with the forwardmost of said ears, a headboard adapted towardthe other of said brackets' from points re-4 spectively situated closely adjacent the rear edge of said plate and medially between thev front and rear ledges of said plate s_o as to leave„a substantial-space between said ears, ahead being >formed into two elements normally resting wardly and rearwardly ofthe forward onev of said Äears -and subsequent longitudinal movement of said headboard to'wìthdraw the remaining . and having ends- normally disposed between said flanges and said headboard to restrain said head board against forward movement from the nor to rest at its respective ends on the ears of the respective brackets, one end of said headboard w upon the respective ’ears of the corresponding bracket and deñning a notch between said ele 55 board adapted to rest at its respective ends on ‘ ments whereby said end of the headboard may be the ears of the respective brackets, .one end of shifted forwardly to permit dropping of said 55 said headboard being formed into two elements elements through spaces disposed respectively ' normally resting upon the respective ears of the forwardly and rearwardly ofthe'forward one of corresponding bracket and defining a notch be said ears and subsequent longitudinal movement 60 tween said elements whereby said end of the of said headboard out of engagementfwith- the headboard may be shifted forwardly to permit remaining one of said brackets, and a facia board n dropping of said elementsl through spaces for-- normally disposed forwardly of said headboard ---65 ï end thereof from engagement with ~ ing one vof said brackets. the remain-` ì y nial position thereof. _ « JAMES K. 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