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May 31, 1938. J, MSENSON" . 2,119,241 VENETIAN BLIND HEAD BAR BRACKET Filed Jan. 13, 1937 INVENTOR. WK 7% ATTORNEY. 2,119,241 Patented May 31, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,119,241 VENETIAN BLIND HEAD BAR'BRACKET Julius Nisenson, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application January 13, 1937, Serial No. 120,374 8 Claims. (Cl. 156-47) This ‘invention relates generally to brackets and ‘more particularly'to a bracket for supporting the head-bar of a Venetian blind. An object of the present invention is the pro vision of a novel bracket structure which is com pletely reversible so that a single form of brack et may be used to support either end of the head 22 is so positioned that the longitudinal axis thereof bisects the right angle formed by legs l2 and I3. The side plate II is preferably provided with a plurality of countersunk holes 23, 24, 25, 26, ct maybe mounted on. any one or more of three holes 21 and 25 are preferably on a line parallel with the vouter edge of leg 13, thus hole 25 is on a line with the longitudinal axis of screw 22. 15 sion of single clamping means for‘ detachably securing the head-bar in place regardless of the position of the ‘bracket, that is, whether it is used on the left or right end of the head-bar. A still further object herein is the provision of a Venetian blind head-bar bracket which is of substantially one piece construction, and which therefore maybe easily and economically manu factured. Another ‘feature of the invention 'lies in the 25 ease with which the bracket is installed, and the rapidity with which the head-bar may be posi and 27. Holes 23 and 25 are preferably on a line parallel with the outer edge of leg I2, and The holes 24 and 26 are preferably not on a 15 line with their adjacent holes so that when the bracket is affixed to a wooden upright, the tend ency of the wood to split is reduced. The lugs ll, [8, l9, and 20' are preferably each provided with countersunk holes 28, 29, 30, and 20 3| respectively. It may be noted at this point in the disclosure, that the leg 12 including its associated parts and ori?ces is symmetrical with relation to the leg i3 and its associated parts and ori?ces, and 25 that this symmetry occurs at either side of an tively secured or detached therefrom. imaginary line passing through the longitudinal These objects and further features and advan tages will more fully appear in the progress of axis of the screw 22. As seen‘in Figures 1 and 2, a door or‘window frame has vertical portions 32 and a horizontal 30 30 this disclosure and as pointed out in the ap pended claims. ‘ In the drawing forming a part of ‘this dis closure, similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views thereof. a ‘Figure 1 is a ‘fragmentary front elevational view of azpreferred embodiment of the invention as used to support the left end of a Venetian blind head-bar. 40 threadedly carries a machine screw 22. bar by merely reversing the position of the bracket. Another obj ect of the invention is the provision of novel structure whereby this improved brack surfaces abutting the'bracket. Another object of this invention is the provi-' 35 lug is at an angle of 45 degrees with relation to the inner edges of said legs adjacent thereto. Lug i6 is provided with a tapped hole 2| which . Figure 2 is a view similar‘ to Figure 1, but the bracket is shown in reversed position in order to support the right endv of the head-bar. Figure 3 is a side elevational view of the brack et as‘s-een from the right of Figure 1. Figure 4 is a plan view of the plane blank from which the bracket is formed. Figure? is a perspective view, slightly reduced, of Figure 3. Referring to Figures 3, 4, and 5, the bracket 50 ID is comprised generally of the side plate II, in. cluding legs 12 and I3; head-bar supporting lugs 14 and 15; clamping screw supporting lug l6; and. clamping'and attaching lugs ll, l8, l9, and 2D. The side plate II is substantially L shaped and the lugs M to 20 inclusive are all preferably in tegral with the side plate and bent up perpen dicular therefrom. The clamping screw support lug I6 is posi tioned at the juncture of the inner edges of legs 60 12 and. I3 soithat the principal surface of said portion 32’ which face the ends and top respec tively, of the Venetian blind head-bar 33. Nu meral 34 indicates a wall, or window or door casement having a front ‘surface which faces the rear side of the head-bar 33. A slat tilt bar 35 35 is supported from the undersurface of head-‘bar 33 by any suitable means such as brackets 36, and the tilt bar in turn supports slat carrying tapes 3?. The slat tilt bar and its related structure is not shown or described in any particular detail 40 because the head-bar 33 may be used to support any known slat tilting or elevating mechanism and the present application is directed to the head-bar supporting bracket. Turning to Figure 1, where the bracket II] is 45 used to support the left end 38 of the head-bar 33, leg I2 is placed uppermost, and in a hori zontal position, while leg 13 is in a vertical posi tion and to the rear. The smooth side of brack et I0 is placed against the vertical portion 32. It 50 then becomes a matter of choice with the person installing the bracket as to which of the holes, 23 to 3|, inclusive, shall be penetrated by screws to therebysupport and attach the bracket. Fac tors which will affect this choice will be: the total 55 weight of the Venetian blind carried by the head bar; whether or not there are, in the particular installation, surfaces corresponding to portions 32, 32', or the surface indicated by numeral 34; and what is the particular‘ character of said sur 60 2 2,119,241 faces. It may thus be seen that this improved bracket is readily adapted to many different con ditions of special and usual installations. It is obvious that various types of screws or nails may be used to secure the brackets in place-such as “wood” screws, machine screws (in tapped ori '?ces) , or self tapping screws. Flat headed screws are preferable so that in conjunction with the countersunk holes a flush surface is produced and 10 the head-bar may be slid freely into and out of position on the bracket. When the bracket i0 is placed in the position just described, the lug I4 supports the head-bar end 38 in conjunction with the upper end of the This support of the head-bar end is 15 screw 22. diagrammatically illustrated in Figure 3 wherein the head-bar outline is shown in dot-dash lines, and the advanced position of the screw end is shown in dash—double—dot lines. The screw 22 in 20 cooperation with the lugs I1, l8, and I9 forms a clamping device which securely seats the head bar in place in the bracket and aligns it in con tact with the inner face of the lugs l8 and I9. Thus the lugs l1, l8, and I9 perform a double function as cooperating mechanism for the clamping screw 22 and as attaching meansv for the supporting of the bracket. By reason of the fact that the screw 22 approaches the under sur face of the head-bar at an angle of 45 degrees, the screw can cut into the head-bar and can force it in a direction having upward and rearward components. Manipulation of the screw 22 is ob tained with an ordinary screw driver, but it shall not be considered to be beyond the scope of this 35 invention to substitute a winged, or knurled head for the slotted head of said screw. Turning to Figure 2, the bracket I0 is shown as used to support the right end 39 of the head-bar 33. Here leg I3 is placed uppermost, and in a 40 horizontal position, while the leg i2 is in a verti cal position and to the rear. The bracket I!) now functions exactly as it does when used to support the left end 38 of the head-bar. The various parts are reversed, however. Lug l5 in conjunc 45 tion with screw 22 now supports the head-bar end, and screw 22 forces the head-bar toward lugs l8, l9, and 20. It may now be seen that there has been provid ed an improved Venetian blind head-bar support 50 ing bracket which satis?es the objects set forth hereinabove. The foregoing description has been made rather detailed for clearness of understanding only, and no unnecessary limitations should be understood 55 therefrom, but the appended claims should be construed as broadly as permissible in view of the prior art. I claim: 1. A reversible Venetian blind head-bar sup 60 porting bracket including a pair of spaced clamp ing and attaching lugs, oppositely disposed and forming an angle with relation to each other; clamping means, adapted for rectilinear move ment in a direction which bisects the angle formed by said clamping and attaching lugs; and a pair of head-bar supporting lugs, one of said head-bar supporting lugs being parallel to and spaced from one of the said attaching lugs, and the other one of said supporting lugs being par 70 allel to and spaced from the other attaching lug. 2. A Venetian blind head-bar supporting brack et having clamping means adapted for rectilinear movement toward or away from a head~bar placed in said bracket and adapted to engage the same, the direction of said movement being less than 90 degrees with relation to the under hori zontal surface of said head bar. 5 3. In a Venetian blind head-bar supporting bracket for use in conjunction with a head-bar substantially rectangular in cross section, a lug adapted to support the under surface of said head-bar placed in said bracket, and clamping 10 means adapted for rectilinear movement toward or away from said under surface, the direction of said movement being at an angle of less than 90 degrees with relation to said under surface. 4. In a Venetian blind head-bar supporting 15 bracket for use in conjunction with a head-bar substantially rectangular in cross section, a lug adapted to contact the upper surface of said head-bar placed in said bracket, and clamping means adapted for rectilinear movement toward 20 or away from the under surface of the head-bar, the direction of said movement being at an angle of less than 90 degrees with relation to said un dersurface. 5. In a Venetian blind head-bar supporting 25 bracket for use in conjunction with a head-bar substantially rectangular in cross section, a lug adapted to support the upper surface of said head-bar placed in said bracket, said lug having an orifice therein whereby said lug may be at- 30 tached to an abutting surface by means of a screw, and clamping means adapted for rectilin ear movement toward or away from said under surface, the direction of said movement being at an angle of less than 90 degrees with relation to 35 said under surface. 6. In a Venetian blind head-bar supporting bracket for use in connection with a head-bar substantially rectangular in cross section, a pair of lugs adapted to contact the upper and rear 40 surfaces respectively, of a head bar placed in said bracket, said lugs forming an angle of 90 degrees with respect to each other, and clamping means adapted for rectilinear movement toward or away from the under surface of said head-bar, said 45 movement being in a direction bisecting the angle formed by the said lugs. 7. In .a Venetian blind head-bar supporting bracket for use in connection with a head-bar substantially rectangular in cross section, a pair 50 of lugs adapted to contact the upper and rear surfaces respectively, of a head-bar placed in said bracket, said lugs forming an angle with respect to each other, and clamping means adapted for rectilinear movement toward or away 55 from the under surface of said head bar, said movement being in a direction bisecting the an gle formed by said lugs. 8. In a Venetian blind head-bar supporting bracket for use in connection with a head-bar 60 substantially rectangular in cross section, a pair of lugs adapted to contact the upper and rear surfaces respectively, of a head bar placed in said bracket, said lugs forming an angle with re spect to each other, clamping means adapted for! 65 rectilinear movement toward or away from the under surface of said head-bar, said movement being in a direction bisecting the angle formed by said lugs, and another lug adapted to support the surface of said head bar from underneath 70 same. JULIUS NISENSON.