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Aug- 6, i946,
v. J‘. HANSEN ETAL.
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2,495,354‘
CURTAIN SAVER
Filed Oct. 11, 1944
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
Patented Aug. 6, 1946
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CURTAIN SAVER
Verner J. Hansen and Jane W. Hansen,
Arlington, Va.
Application October 11, 1944, Serial No. 558,188
13 Claims.
(Cl. 160—349)
1
2
This invention relates to a holder for curtains
and other drapery for Windows, and more espe
cially to a holder of this type provided with an
arm which can be placed substantially fiush
with an exterior edge of the window frame when
not in use and which is provided with a detent
to prevent the arm from dropping below the
horizontal when in operative position.
It is well known that when windows are raised
ping below the horizontal when in operative po
sition. In one form of the invention, this detent
means also serves as a frictional engagement to
eliminate the possibility of the arm accidentally
dropping from the vertical position when not in
use. The outer extremity of the arm is formed
so as to curve outwardly with respect to the win
dow to prevent the curtain or drapery from slid
ing off or around the arm when it is in use.
for any purpose, including. ventilation; the 10
A holder of this simpli?ed construction maybe
lower portions of the curtains or other drapery
readily manufactured from any suitable mate—
are likely to be blown outside the room thereby
rial such as wood, metal or plastic, is easy to in
coming into contact with the exterior portion of
stall, and is substantially invisible when not in
the window frame and building. In this manner,
use. However, it is effective in preventing the
these portions are subjected to the soiling action 15 lower portion of the curtain from coming in con
of rain and dirt and to the fraying action of the
tact with the window and therefore from becom
wind. In some cases the wind also causes drap
ing frayed or soiled in the manner previously
eries to ?ap against the interior portion of the
described.
In the drawings:
window frames, and this action is disconcerting
and frequently results in damage to the dra 20 Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a win
peries.
dow and curtain held in position by devices p0
There have been a number of holders and
sitioned on either side of the window frame con
guards designed for the purpose of protecting
structed in accordance with the present inven
window curtains and other drapery. These de
tion.
vices are ordinarily attached to the window frame 25 Figure 2 is a side elevational view disclosing
and engage the lower portion of the drapery.
one form of the invention attachedto a portion
One of the objects of the present invention is
» of a window frame.
to provide a holder for curtains or other drapery
Figure 3 is a view taken along the line 3—3
for windows which is of simpli?ed construction.
of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Another object of the present invention is to
Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3 but illus
provide a device of the type described provided
trating a second form of the invention.
with an arm to hold the lower portion of the
Figure 5 is a view taken along the line 5-5
drapery away from the window.
of Figure 4, looking in the direction of the ar—
Still another object of this invention is to
rows.
provide a device of the type described which is
Figure 6 is a side elevational, fragmentary view
mounted on the window frame in such a man
of a third form of the invention showing a frag
ner that the arm can be placed in a vertical po
ment of the molding to which it is attached.
sition which is substantially ?ush with an ex
Figure 7 is a view taken along the line 'l—'l
terior vertical edge of a window frame.
of Figure 6, looking in the direction of the ar
A further object of this invention is to provide 4.0 rows.
a device of the type described having detent
Figure 8 is a view in perspective of the bracket
means which prevents the arm from dropping be
supporting the device shown in Figures 6 and 7,
low the horizontal when in operative position.
the curtain holding arm being in dot-dash lines.
With these and other objects in view, which 45 Figure 9 is a view in perspectiva of the bracket
will become apparent from the subsequent de
of the device shown in Figures 4 and 5, the arm
scription, the present invention relatos broadly
to a holder for curtains and other drapery for
being shown in dot-dash lines.
For purposes of illustration there is shown in
windows, of Simpli?ed construction, which com
Figure 1 a comer of a room having a wall l con
prises a pivotally mounted arm for holding the
taining a window. This window is of the usual
drapery away from the window. The arm is 50 construction and consists of a frame 2, enclosing
mounted on the window frame in such a man
window sashes 3. A pair of window drapes 4 are
ner that when in vertical position it will be sub
supported by a rod 5 and extend to the ?oor of
the room. These drapes are held apart by a pair
stantially flush with an exterior vertical edge of
the window frame. The holder is also provided
of devices 6 which are pivotally mounted on ver
with detent means to prevent the arm from drop- , 55 tica1 exterior edges formed by the intersection
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of the side and front exterior surfaces of the win
dow frame 2 and are constructed in accordance
with the present invention.
In the form of the invention shown in Figures
2 and 3, this holder 6 comprises a pivotally
ed on a right angle bracket composed of plates
l9 and 20 which are also designed to engage por
tions of the front and side exterior surfaces, re
spectively, of the window frame Z. An aperture
is provided through the bracket portion ¡9
through which a screw 21 may be inserted to se
mounted arm T, one extremity of which is pro
cure the bracket to the window frame 2.
vided with an aperture through which extends a
The arm 7 is pivotally mounted on a rivet 22
screw 8 which engages the selected exterior side
which passes through aligned aperturas in the
portion of the window frame,2. The Outer ex
tremity of the arm 1 is curved as shown at 9 to 10 rounded extremity of the arm '1 and the bracket
portion 2D. The lower edge of the bracket portion
prevent the curtain or drapery 4 from sliding off
22 is provided with a detent 23 which is adapted
or around the device when it is in use.
to engage the lower edge of the arm ‘f to prevent
'Iïhe widest portion of the shank of the screw 8
it from dropping below the horizontal when in
is preferably only slightly smaller than the aper—
ture to assure snugness of ?t without interfering 15 operative position.
This form of the invention also requires a
with the pivoting action. The inner extremity
bracket but one which is of a less complicated
of the arm ‘I is provided with a straight portion
structure than that previously described. The
HJ and a quadrantal aro portion l l whichincludes
detent 23 may be an integral part of the bracket
a part of the upper edge of the ‘arm.
The screw 8 is concentrically mounted with 20 but can consist of a pin mounted on the bracket
portion 20.
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respect to this aro and is positionea at a point in
the frame 2 which will permit the straight portion
¡o to engage the adjacent wall when the arm ‘I is
in horizontal position, thereby preventing the
While for purposes of illustration only three
forms of the invention are disclosed, it is deemed
~ to be obvious that various changes may be made
in the construction of the elements forming the
invention and their arrangement without depart
ing from the spirit of the invention, However,
not engage the wall and therefore cannot inter
the illustratea devices are very elïücient for the
fere when the arm is raised to a vertical position.
purposes described and may be readily manufac
In this position, the arm 1 is substantially ?ush
with the vertical exterior edge of the window 30 tured and mounted because of their simpli?ed
structure.
frame, and is therefore invisible for all practical
arm from dropping below the horizontal.
The portion of the arm 1 on the aro ll does
purposes.
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The ease with which this device can be manu
factured and mounted can be readily appreciated. _
However, this form of the invention includes all
the elements necessary to obtain e?icient protec
tion for window curtains and other drapery.
In a second form of the invention shown in Fig
We claim:
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1. A holder for curtains and other drapery for
windows comprising an arm, an aperture in the
arm adjacent one extremity, a holding device uti
lizing said aperture upon which said arm is pivot
ally mounted, said holding device being attach
able to a window frame and the arm being swing
able to a vertical position substantially ?ush with
ures 4, 5 and 9, the arm 1 is'pivotally mounted .
on a three-sidad bracket provided with ?at sur 40 a vertical exterior edge of the window frame, and
detent means on said device to prevent the arm
faces |2, l3 and l4, which are,intended to lie ad
jacent, respectively, exterior front and side por
from being pivoted below the horizontal.
2. A holder for curtains and other drapery for
windows comprising an arm, an aperture in the
with a pair of: apertures through which screws l5 45 arm adjacent one extremity, a holding device uti
lizing said aperture upon which said arm is piv
may be inserted into the front surface of the win
tions of the window frame 2 and the wall adjacent
the window frame, The portion l2 is provided
dow frame.
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The arm 1 is pivotally mounted on a rivet Hi
otally mounted, said holding device being at
tachable to a window frame and the arm being
swingable to a vertical position substantially ?ush
which extends through aligned apertures in the
arm and the bracket portion l_3. This inner 50 ,with a vertical exterior edge of the window frame,
extremity of the arm ‘I is also provided with a
and detent means on said device to prevent the
arm from being pivoted below the horizontal, the
outer extremity of said arm at the swing end be
tion of the arm, as indicated at [1’. This projec
ing curved outwardly With respect to the said
tion H is designed to engage a detent l8 formed
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from a slightly bent strip cut in the bracket por 55 window frame.
tion I4. In this manner the arm 11 is prevented
3. A holder for curtains and other draperyy for
from dropping below the horizontal when in op
windows comprising an arm, an aperture in the
proiection l‘! formed by rounding the upper por
erative position.
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arm adjacent one extremity, a bracket to engage
a vertical exterior edge formed by the intersection
position without binding because of the rounded 60 of exterior side and front surfaces of the window
frame, means extending through the aperture to
portion H’. Preferably, the detent 18 frictional
The arm '¡' may be readily raised to a vertical
ly engages an upper portion of the arm ‘l when
it is in this vertical position to eliminate the pos
sibility of movement when the device is not in
tended for use.
Although this form of the invention requires a
bracket, all parts may be stamped out in a sin
pivotally mount the arm on the portion of the
bracket designed to be associated with the said
exterior side surface of the window frame, hold
65 ing means to attach the remaining portion of the
‘ bracket to the said front surface of the window
gle operation, ‘ and therefore it may be easily
frame, said arm being swingable to a vertical po
sition _substantially flush with the said exterior
manufactured and assembled, Moreover, it may
be easily attached to the window frame even in
edge of the Window frame. and detent means as—
sociated with the bracket to prevent the arm from
the event that the window is situated in a comer
pivoting beneath the horizontal.
ofv the room, as is indicated in Figure 4 of the
4. A holder for curtains and other drapery for
windows corhprising an arm, an aperture in the
arm adjacent one extremity, a bracket to engage
drawings.
‘In the third form of the invention shown in
Figures 6 through 8, the arm 1 is pivotally mount 75 a vertical exterior edge formed by the intersection
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of exterior side and front surfaces of the window
frame, means extending through the aperture to
pivotally mount the arm on the portion of the
bracket designed to be associated with the said
exterior side surface of the window frame, holding
means to attach the remaining portion of the
bracket to the said front surface of the window
frame, said arm being swingable to a vertical po—
sition substantially ?ush with the said exterior
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portion Which merges into the upper edge of the
arm, a three-sided bracket to engage an edge
of a window frame formed by the intersection of
exterior side and front surfaces of the window
frame, the portion of the bracket associated with
the said exterior side surface de?ning an aper—'
ture, a rivet extending through the said aperture
and the aperture in the arm, said rivet being po
sitioned concentrically with respect to the arc,
edge of the window frame, and detent means as 10 outwardly projecting detent means associated
sociated with the bracket to prevent the arm from
with the portion of the bracket lying adjacent
pivoting beneath the horizontal, the outer ex
tremity of said arm at the swing end being curved
outwardly with respect to the said window frame.
5. A holder for curtains or other drapery for
windows comprising an arm, an aperture in the
arm adjacent one extremity, a projecting portion
on the said extremity which forms a continuation
of the arm, the remaining portion of the extrem
the wall adjacent the window, said detent means
being engageable by the projection en the arm
to prevent the arm from pivoting beneath the
horizontal and to frictionally engage the upper
surface of the arm when it is in a vertical posi
tion substantially ?ush with the said edge of the
window frame, and the remaining portion of the
bracket being securable to the front surface of
ity forming an aro which includes a part of the 20 the window frame, said arm at the swing end
upper edge of the arm, a three-sided bracket two
being curved outwardly with respect to the said
portions of which are engageable with a vertical
window frame.
exterior edge formed by the intersection of exte
8. A holder for curtains and other drapery for
rior side and front surfaces of a window frame,
windows comprising an arm, ‘an aperture in the
the remaining portion being adjacent a wall ad 25 arm adjacent one extremity, a right angle
jacent the window frame, pívot means extending
bracket to engage a vertical exterior edge formed
through the aperture and positioned concentri
by the intersection of exterior side and front
cally with respect to the arc, said pívot means en
surfaces of the window frame, means extending
gaging the portion of the bracket associated with
through the aperture to pivotally mount the arm
the said exterior side surface of the window
on the portion of the bracket designed to be as
frame, detent means associated with the portion
sociated with the said exterior side surface, the
of the bracket lying adjacent the wall and adapt
remaining portion of the bracket being attached
ed to engage the projection on the arm to prevent
to the front surface of the window ‘frame, said
the arm from pivoting beneath the horizontal and
arm being swingable to a vertical position sub
to frictionally engage the upper surface of the ~
stantially ?ush with the said exterior edge of the
arm When it is in a vertical position substantially
window frame, and detent means associated with
?ush with the said edge of the window frame, and
the lower edge of the bracket to prevent the arm
means associated with the remaining portion of
from pivoting beneath the horizontal.
the bracket to secure the bracket to the front
9. A holder for curtains and other drapery for
surface of the window frame.
40 windows comprising an arm, an aperture in the
6. A holder for ourtains or other drapery for
arm adjacent one extremity, a right angle brack—
windows comprising an arm, an aperture in the
et to engage a vertical exterior edge formed by
arm adjacent one extremity, a projecting portion
the intersection of exterior side and front sur
on the said extremity which forms a continuation
faoes of the window frame, means extending
of the arm, the remaining portion of the extrem
through the aperture to pivotaliy mount the arm
ity forming an aro which includes a, part of the
on the portion of the bracket designed to be
upper edge of the arm, a three-sided bracket two
associated with the said exterior side surface, the
portions of which are designed to engage a Verti
remaining portion of the bracket being attached
cal exterior edge formed by the intersection of
to the front surface of the window frame[said
exterior side and front surfaces of the window .
arm being swingabie to a vertical position sub
frame, and remaining portion being designed to
stantiaily ?ush with the said exterior edge of
lie adjacent the wall adjacent the window frame,
the window frame, and detent means associated
pívot means extending through the aperture and
with the lower edge of the bracket to prevent
positioned concentrically with respect to the arc,
the arm from pivoting beneath the horizontal,
said pívot means engaging the portion of the
the swingable extremity of said arm being curved
bracket associated with the said exterior side sur
outwardly with respect to the said window frame.
face of the window frame, detent means asso
10. A holder for curtains‘and other drapery for
ciated with the portion of the bracket lying ad
windows comprising an arm, an aperture in the
jacent the wall and adapted to engage the pro
arm adjaceut one extremity, a right angle brack
jection on the arm to prevent the arm from pivot 60 et to engage a vertical exterior edge formed by
ing beneath the horizontal and to frictionally en
the intersection of exterior side and front sur
gage the upper surface of the arm when it is in
faces of the window frame, the portion of the
a vertical position substantially ?ush with the
bracket mounted on the said exterior side surface
said edge of the window frame, and means asso—
being provided with an aperture a rivet extending
citaed with the remaining portion of the bracket 65 through the said aperture and the aperture in the
to secure the bracket to the front surface of the
arm to pivotally mount the arm upon the bracket,
window frame, said arm at the swing end being
the remaining portion of the bracket being se—
curved outwardly with respect to the said window
cured to the said exterior surface of th'e window
frame.
frame, said arm being swingable to a vertical po
7. A holder for curtains and other drapery for
sition substantially ?ush with the said exterior
windows comprising an arm, an aperture in the
edge of the window frame, and detent means
arm adjacent one extremity, a projecting portion
forming a continuation at right angles of the por
on the said extremity which forms a continua
tion of the bracket upon which the arm is pivot
tion of the base of the arm, the remaining por
a11y mounted, to prevent the'arm from pivoting
tion of the extremity forming a quadrantal arc 75 beneath the horizontal.
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‘ '11. A h‘older for curtains and other drapery for
windows comprising an arm, an apertura in the
arm adjacent one extremity, a right ang1e braek
et to engage a vertical exterior edge formed by
the intersection of exterior side and front sur
~faces of the window frame, the portion of the
bracket mounted on the said exterior side surface
‘center of the aperture and the said straight por
tion of the extremity of the arm, whereby the
arm is swingable to a vertical position substan
tially ?ush with a vertical exterior edge of the
window frame and the said straight portion of
the inner extremity of the arm will engage the
wall when the arm is lowered to prevent the arm
being provided with an apertura a rivet extending
through the said aperture and the aperture in
from being pivoted below the horizontal.
angles of the portion of the bracket upon which
the pívot means being slightly smaller than the
aperture to facilitdte the pivoting of the arm,
13. A holder for curtains and other drapery for
the arm to pivotally mount the arm upon the 10 windows comprising a rectangular arm, an aper
ture in the arm adjacent one extremity, said ex
bracket, holding means securing the remaining
tremity having a straight portion and a quad
portion of the bracket to the said exterior sur
rantal are portion which merees into the upper
face of the window frame, said arm being swing
edge of the arm, and pívot means eXtending
able to a vertical position substantially ?ush with
the said exterior edge of the window frame, and 15 through the apertura and positioned concentri
cally with respect to the aro, the circumference of
detent means forming a oontinuation at right
the arm is pivotally mounted, to prevent the arm
from pivoting beneath the horizontal, the swing
able extremity of said arm being curved outward
ly with respect to said window frame.
12. A holder for curtains and other drapery
said pivot means pivotally securing the arm to an
20 exterior side surface of a window frame at a point
a distance from the adjacent wall equal to the
distance between the center of the aperture and
the said straight portion of the extremity of the
arm, whereby the arm is swingable to a vertical
aperture in the arm adjacent one extremity, the
said extremity having a straight portion and an 25 position substantially ?ush with a vertical ex
terior edge of the window frame and the said
arc portion which merges into the upper edge of
straight portion of the interior extremity of the
the arm, and pívot means extending through the
arm will engage the wall when the arm is lowered
aperture and positioned concentrically with‘ re
thereby preventing the arm from being pivoted
spect to the are, said pívot means pivotally se
curing the arm to an exterior side surface of a 30 below the horizontal.
VERNER J. HANSEN.
window frame at a point a distance from the ad
JANE W. HANSEN.
~jaeent wall equal to the distance between the
‘ for windows comprising a rectangular arm, an
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