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June 21, 1938, L. M. KAPSALHS mzmm SHADE FIXTURE Filed Sept. 17, 1937 imam Mad/e M/wa/zls ATTORNEYS 2,121,700 Patented June 21, 1938 UNITED STATE-S ATENT ‘OFFICE _ 2,121,700 . ‘ SHADE‘FIXTURE 7 Laura Mable Kapsalis‘, Tarpon Springs, Fla. Application September 17, 1937, Serial No. 164,413 4 Claims“. (Cl. 156-—31) This invention relates to shade ?xtures and particularly to shade‘ pulls. One of the principal objects of my invention is to-provide a shade pull which is readily attach 5 able to shades of ordinary construction and which is capable of being reliably secured to said shades while at the same time presenting a neat and attractive appearance. Another object of my invention is to provide a 10 ?xture of the above described character which is simple in construction, e?icient in operation and economical in manufacture. A further object of my invention is to provide a ?xture of the above described character which 15 may be readily detached from a shade and ap plied to another. A still further object of my invention is to pro~ vide a ?xture of the above’ described character equipped with means forming a ?nger-piece or 20 operating medium which may be readily detached for the purpose of re?nishing the surfaces of the same in keeping with a desired decorative scheme. Still another object of my invention is to pro vide a ?xture equipped with an operating medium 25 capable of having secured thereto additional means for assisting in the raising and lowering of the shade. ~ Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description, appended claims‘ 30 and annexed drawing. Referring to the drawing wherein like reference characters designate like parts throughout the several views: 35 Fig. lis a rear elevation of my invention. Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2—2 of Fig. 1, illustrating the invention associated with a window shade of ordinary construction. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the body fash ioned with a shade engaging member. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a coacting shade 40 engaging member. In teaching my invention, there is provided a hollow body 5 of an elongated cylindrical shape having opposed free ends throughout the length 45 thereof. One of said ends is oifset to form a shade engaging member 6 of rectangular con ?guration having laterally extending angularly disposed ?anges ‘l forming a recess in Which is secured a body of resilient material 8, preferably 50 constructed of rubber. The opposite free end is slotted as at 9 to register with a subjacent slot I 6 formed in the body 5, said slots receiving there through the shank ll of a coacting shade engag 55 ing member I2. The shank of the shade engaging member 5 2 is elongated and provided with side ?anges and ex tends through the slots 9 and ID in a manner to position an elongated rectangular section I 3 in opposed relation with the shade engaging mem ber 6. The section I3 is also formed with laterally extending ?anges to form a recess within which is positioned a body of resilient material 14, pref erably constructed of rubber. The bodies of resilient material 8 and M are secured within the respective recesses by means of detent portions 10 8a formed in the outer faces of said members. The body 5 is also formed with an oppositely disposed pair of slots IS, in registry with each other and which receive therethrough an elon gated shank l6 formed on the body section I‘! 15 of a shade operating member. The lower end of the shank I6 is formed with an aperture 18 for receiving therein a knob l9. The knob I9 may be of any desired construction and serves to assist in operating the device. The shank l6 consti tutes the ?nger-piece for operating a window shade when the device is attached thereto. In use, the body including the shade engaging member 6 is inserted about the lower portion of a window shade 2!], illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawing. The lower portion of said shade com prises a fold having secured therein the typical stick 2| formed with upwardly and inwardly in clined side walls. The shank ll of the coacting shade engaging member I 2 is inserted down wardly through the slots 9 and H] to engage the fold and stick 2| of the shade between the inner faces of the bodies of resilient material 8 and M. The body 5 is constructed of resilient material and yieldable to permit the lower section of the shade to be wedged between the resilient bodies 8 and IA. The shank I6 of the shade operating member is inserted through the slots I5. The body section I‘! while functioning to limit the downward movement of the shank also forms, to gether with the shank, a decorative ornament of neat and pleasing appearance. Said operating member may be detached from the body 5 and re?nished in suitable colors in harmony with a desired decorative scheme. 20 25 40 45 Pull exerted on the ?nger-piece or shank IE will cause the shade to be moved downwardly due to the wedging action of the shade engaging members effected by the in?uence of the yield able body 5. 50 From the foregoing it will be apparent that when the device is secured on the lower edge of a shade the same will be securely held thereto and may be readily detached therefrom by removal of the shade engaging member l2 from the body 5. 55 2 2,121,700 Having described my invention, what I claim ing, a body having registering slots and fashioned with a shade and stick engaging member, a co 1s: 1. A device of the character described, com acting shade and stick engaging member extend prising, a body having registering slots and fash ioned with a shade and stick engaging member, ing through some of said slots, and means em bracing a shade and stick for maintaining said and a coacting shade and stick engaging mem ber extending within some of said slots and co— acting with said ?rst mentioned member to secure said body to a shade and stick. 2. A device of the character described, com 10 prising, a body having registering slots and fash last mentioned member in tensioned condition in said slots whereby to secure said body to said shade and stick. 4. A device of the character described, compris ing, a body having registering slots and fashioned ioned with a shade and stick engaging member, with a shade and stick engaging member, a co acting shade and stick engaging member extend a coacting shade and stick engaging member ex jingithrough some of said slots, means embracing tending within some of said slots and coacting a shade and stick for maintaining said last men tioned member in tensioned condition in said slots 15 15 with said ?rst mentioned member to secure said body to a shade and stick, and means extending whereby to secure said body to said shade and within other of said slots and coacting with said stick, and a ?nger-piece carried by said body and coacting therewith to urge said members together body for Wedging a shade and stick between said members upon stress exerted by said means on in a manner to wedge said shade and stick there 20 between upon movement of said ?nger-piece. 20 said body. 3. A device of the character described, compris LAURA MABLE KAPSALIS.