Nov. 19, 1946. 2,411,431 J. HOWARD, JR, ET AL ' CURTAIN HANGER Filed July 9, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Q r -Z5 ?a n/ 'T LP \ Z Kk l? /a 1 I James ??ozzramQ/י, did [\faZantZ ?5M3 MMmWW NOV. 19, J? HOWARD, JR" ET AL CURTAIN HANGER 7z'7_ 5 fl» /////// / 3mm 05277265 ייw?arzzp?' ?, ajifolan Z 2,411,431 Patented Nov. 19', 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,411,431 CURTAIN HANGER James Howard, Jr., Fair?eld, and Albert C. ? Noland, Pratt City, Ala. ?I Application July 9, 1945, Serial No. 603,847 3 Claims. (01. 160-?339) 2 open end thereof a pair of bifurcated arms I5 ter This invention relates to curtain or drape sup minating in outwardly directed feet I6 which are porting means, and more particularly to an im secured by fastening members I?! to the support proved bracket structure by means of which ing structures 12 and I3. The U-shaped member heavy drapes or curtains may readily be mount Hi has secured to the lower leg I8 thereof, a ed in and removed from the supporting brackets. resilient clip I S which is adapted to resiliently An object of this invention is to provide an? improved curtain or drape hanger which includes clamp one end of a curtain rod 20 therein, A curtain rod 2%, preferably has mounted on each a pair of supporting brackets having rod clamp ing clips which are directed downwardly and end thereof, a sleeve 2 I, which has secured to its which are adapted to normally yieldably hold 10 outer end a decorative knob 22. The clip I9 is secured to the lower leg I8 of the U-shaped mem a curtain or drape rod therein. The brackets include elevating means which are connected to ber I4 by means of a rivet or fastening member 23. The clip I9 opens downwardly and is formed with outwardly ?ared lower arms 24, by means of which the sleeve 22 may be readily moved up wardly to engagement with the clip I9 and the porting brackets without the use of a step ladder sleeve 22 may be forcibly pulled straight down or other means. wardly to release the sleeve 2| and the rod 20 A further object of this invention is to provide? from the clip. a curtain or drape supporting means which is so ' constructed that the curtain or drape may be 20 In order to provide a means whereby the rod lowered by merely releasing the elevating means 20 may be either elevated or lowered, we have and pulling the curtain or shade downwardly to provided a grooved pulley 24, mounted on a shaft disengage the rod from the yieldable clips or 25. The shaft 25 is carried by a U-shaped clamp clamps. member 26, which is formed with reverted ends With the foregoing objects in view, and others 25 21. The U-shaped clamping member 26 engages which may hereinafter more fully appear the over the parallel sides of the U-shaped member invention consists of the novel construction, l4, and holds the arms or sides of the U-shaped combination and arrangement of parts, as will member IlI against spreading. be more speci?cally described, and illustrated in An elongated cord or flexible member 28 is the accompanying drawings, wherein are shown _ trained about the pulley 24 and is secured to embodiments of the invention, but it is to be the head or decorative member 22 through a lug understood that changes, variations and modi? 29, carried by a head or decorative member 22. cations may be resorted to which fall Within The opposite end of the ?exible member 23 may the scope of the invention, as claimed. be extended through one or more guide eyes 30 the curtain or drape rod by means of which the rod may be raised to clamping position so that the curtains or drapes may be secured in the sup In the drawings: Figure 1 is a front elevation of a curtain sup porting means constructed according to an em bodiment of this invention. and may have a tassel 3I on the lower end thereof. In? the use and operation of this hanger struc- ' ture the curtain C is looped or draped over a rod Figure 2 is a fragmentary sectional view taken 20 between the ends 22 and between thesleeves on the line 2?2' of Figure 1. 40 2|. The rod 29 is initially disposed in a lowered Figure 3 is a fragmentary front elevation, position and after the curtain C is mounted on partly in section, on an enlarged scale, of one of the rod 20, this rod is raised by pulling down the brackets. wardly on the two ?exible members 28 until the Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line opposite ends of the rod 20 are clamped in the ¢i--4 of Figure 2. 45 clips or clamping members I9. ? ? Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken When it is desired to lower the rod and the ' on the line 5-5 of Figure 2. entire curtain the curtain may be bodily pulled Referring to the drawings the numerals I0 and downwardly to release the ends of the rod 20 II designate generally a pair of brackets which from the clips I9. It will be understood that the are adapted to be secured to supporting frame 50 guide members 30 may be formed as a limiting members I2 and I3 respectively which may form means to limit the lowered position of the rod part of a window or door opening. The two 20. bracket members Ill and II are of like construc- ? What we claim is: tion, and each includes a substantially U-shaped 1. A curtain hanger comprising a pair of member I4 which has extending from the rear 55 bracket members, a downwardly directed resili~ 3 2,411,431 4 ent clip carried by each member, a curtain rod vergent arms extending from the free legs of engageable wlth said clips, and means carried said outer part, a downwardly directed resilient by said bracket members and connected to said clip carried by the lower leg of each outer part, rod for elevating or lowering said rod. a rod engageable with said clips, a right angu 2. A curtain hanger comprising a pair of C1 larly disposed U-shaped member carried by the bracket members, a downwardly directed resili legs of said outer part, opposed ?anges carriedv ent rod supporting and clamping clip carried by the legs of said U-shaped members for hold by each member, a rod engageable with said ing the latter on the? legsof said outer part, a clips, a pulley carried by each member, and pulley, means engaging the bight of said U ?exible members respectively engaging said pul 10 shaped member rotatably supporting said pulley, leys and connected to ends of said rod whereby and a cord trained over said pulley and secured the latter may be elevated or lowered. _ to an end of said rod for elevating or lowering 3. A curtain hanger comprising? a pair? of bracket members, each member being formed of a U-shaped outer part and a? pair of?? di said rod. 15 JAMES HOWARD, JR. ALBERT C'. NOLAND.