Dec. 3, 1946. A. A. PIN-ro MULTIPLE PURPOSE WINDOW: FIXTURE MEANS f Filed sept. _20, 1945 yá 24 2,412,059 2 sheets-sheet 1 l,/4' l. »l//g4 ¿Vf/W 3 l 5 ’ ‘d // ` By @www Dec. 3, 1946. ' A. A. PINTO- 2,412,059 MULTIELE PURPOSE WINDOW FIXTURE MEANS _ -Filed Sept'. 20, 1945 y 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ía ¿y I l1 L'e/ltor Amie A. Piaf@ I. By @www WWW 2,412,059 Patented Dec. 3, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFics MULTIPLE PURPoetsliZiÍ/ÍIÍNDOW FIXTURE l l Armìe A. Pinto, Highland Park, Mich. Application September 2.0, 1945*,> Serial-No. 617,458 6 Claims. (Cl. 2'48-2Íi2) 1'- 2. The present invention relates to combination accessories, brackets and fixtures, such as: are used inv conjunction with Window frames as ways and means of accommodating and supporting window accessories such as Venetian blinds, roller blinds vor shades, curtains and over-drapes for v such curtains„the purpose of the invention being to structurally, functionally and otherwise im~ prove upon known fixtures in the same general category. In carryingv out the principles ofthe instant invention, I have evolved and produced 'a mul tiple-ñxture assemblage, that is, a structuralar rangement which is combinedly made up ofV prop erly coordinated and mutually cooperatingV parts , . employed toI designate like parts throughout the? views: _ Figure 1 is a View> showing thefwindow’frame» in section and showing the combinedñxture andl bracket assembly in elevation.. FigureZ is a fragmentary elevationalgview, with»v portions broken away, this showingV the completev assemblage but bringing' out to advantage the construction and arrangement >of the curtain and draperïy fixtures. Figure 3 is' a horizontal" sectional7K view- taken. approximately on` thej plane of the line,3-3- of .Figure 1, this showing how' the parts’are' con“ structedl and combined intoV operative relation to accommodate Venetian and roller blinds, asso ciated curtains, and further, associated draperies for use in conjunction with the curtains. One phase of the invention considered to be of outstanding importance is the special main or foundation fixture, this being adapted to serve as hanger means for Venetian and roller blinds„the same being provided with grips or jaws, these being adapted for frictional binding and clamping association with standardy parts of the regular guide ways or channels in a stock window frame, ship. Figures 4 and 5v are sections onr the planes of,l thel lines 4~»-4 and 5.-'-5 of- Figure 1, lookin-gin the directionv of- the arrows, thesebein'g vertical sections. Figures v6 and '7 are horizontal or longitudinalV sections taken onY the planes of the lines 6*-)5 and 1_1 of Figure 1‘, also looking in the direction of the arrows. , Figure 8y is a fragmentary perspective view showing‘portions" of the L-rod, the curtain-fixture, andthe associated and companionI draperyI fix- ture. the idea here being to> dispense with screws and Figure 9 is a view somewhat similar toFigure l. other driven fasteners and to thus simplify win but showing the bracket secured to a metal frame dow dressing problems in the home. More particularly, one phase of the invention 30 window structure. Referring now tothe drawings by distinguishing has to do with the aforementioned blin'd hanging reference characters, I will first mention broadly fixture, the same characterized by the afore the main components of- the overall assemblage. mentionedY screw-less grips, and further char That -is- to say, the principal foundation bracket acterized by horizontal receiver channels, these to from which the other parts are supported, and accommodate end portions of the head-board on which may 'be broadly referred to as the blind. the conventional Venetian blind structure, said bracket, is denoted by the vreference character fixture being further provided with a socket to A. Supported from-this and detachable there accommodate an adapter L, the latter to accom from is the aforementioned adapter, this being modate complemental'brackets and fixtures, such, for example, as those adapted for suspending 40 the L-rod and generallyA denoted by the reference character B. Part B serves to accommodate and curtains and draperies. Visualized along other lines, the invention relies y for novelty on the aforementioned L-rod, this to support the curtain bracket and the curtain bracket to support the drapery bracket, one end 45' of the L being detaohably connected with the main foundation bracket, that is, the part which fastens by clamping on the window frame which serves to accommodate both Venetian and roller blinds. Y l Other Objects, features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying illustrative drawings. support another complemental part which may well be referred to as the curtain fixture C‘. In turn, the curtain fixture C Vserves to support the drapery fixture D. The parts A', B, C, and'D will ` be described more or> less independently andthen described in their relative companion and coin plemental relationships. ` - The blind bracketv A Vcomprises a substantially rectangular plate (see Figures 1` to '7, inclusive), said plate being denoted by the numeral l‘fU and having marginal flanges H and I2, the latter with-screw holes I`3 such as are used (see Figure' 9)' in a manner to be -hereinafter described. This In the drawings, wherein like numerals are 55 plate. is'- provided onl onei side "with 'a Irigid »out 2,412,059 standing grip I4, opposed to which is a similar to accommodate the usual ornamental drapery but relatively shiftable or movable grip I5. These grips are adapted to bind against the parts I6 and I1 of the window frame I8. The window frame is the conventional wooden structure and is made up to include the usual parting strip Il, associated part I6 deñning the customary chan nel or guideway for window sashes (not shown). I take advantage of this arrangement and pro vide the bracket A with the grips I4 and I5 to frictionally bind against the parts I6 and Il to avoid the necessity of using screws and other driven fasteners for attaching said bracket. It arm 49. will be noted in Figure 1 that there is a fixed lug I9 which accommodates an adjusting screw 29, the latter threaded through a screw-threaded lug 2I on the shiftable grip I5. The plate is aper tured as at 22 to accommodate the adjustable lug or ear 2|. Hence, this screw and lug arrange (See dotted lines in Figure 2.) Y Novelty is predicated upon the entire or overall assemblage characterized by the companion and complemental parts A, B, C and D. Novelty is also predicated upon the construction of the in dividual parts A, B, C, and D. The claims are drawn accordingly. Attention is directed to Figure 9 at this stage, which shows a metal Window frame construction V50 having a fiange 5I. In this connection, the apertured flange, that is, the flange I 2 with aper ture I3 (see Figure 4) is utilized for securing the bracket A in place, as indicated. It is thought that persons skilled in the art to which the invention relates will be able to obtain a clear understanding of the invention after con sidering the description in connection with the drawings. Therefore, a more lengthy description ment makes it possible to adjust the grips I4 and 20 is regarded as unnecessary. " ' I5 to meet the Width of the guideway shown in Minor changes in the shape, size and arrange Figures l and 3.V The plate I0 adjacent the up ment of details coming Within the field of inven per end is Vprovided with an insert which is bent to form a ledge 23 and an intermediate portion tion claimed may be resorted to in actual prac tice, if desired. 24, the portion 24 coacting and providing a I claim: socket, and the ledge 23 coacting with the other l» l. A multiple purpose assemblage for dressing . parts in forming a channel-like receiver 25, this windows comprising a bracket adapted to be for accommodation of the head-board 26 on the mounted on a window frame, said bracket being Venetian blind structure 2l (shown in dotted constructed to accommodate roller and Venetian lines in Figure 2). There is a stop 28 in the 30 blinds, said bracket being provided with a hori head-board receiver channel and also a pivoted zontal socket, an L-rod, one end of said rod being latch 29. Thus after the head-board is slipped removably fitted in said socket, the opposite end> « into place, the latch is held against displacement, of said rod being disposed to the exterior of the as shown to 'better advantage in Figure 9 of the adjacent part of the window frame, and a curtain drawings. A suitably flanged closing cap 30 is rod fixture having a sleeve, said sleeve being slid provided for the bracket A and this is held in ably mounted on the last-named end of said L place by inclined slots or notches 3| removably rod. engaging headed keeper pins 32 mounted on said 2. A multiple purpose assemblage for dress plate I0. When the cap is put in position on the ing windows comprising a bracket adapted to be plate, the parts coact in forming a sort of “box 40 mounted on a window frame, said bracket being like” bracket. It might be mentioned that this constructed to accommodate roller and Venetian bracket, as before indicated, is provided with blinds, said bracket being provided with a hori means at 33 to accommodate journal pins on the zontal socket, an ‘L-rod, one end of said rod being ends of ‘ a regular roller rblind (not shown). removably ñtted in said socket, the opposite end Thus, and as before stated, the bracket A serves of said rod being disposed to the exterior of the adjacent part of the window frame, a curtain rod 4fixture having a sleeve, said sleeve being slidably mounted on the last-named end of said L-rod, and the second fixture made up of hinged leaves, one leaf` being adjustably mounted on said curtain rod fixture, the remaining leaf being provided with an eye, and said eye being adapted primarily as a mount or support for both Vene tian blinds or roller blinds or shades as they are sometimes called in the trade. It also has the additional function of accommodating the adapt er rod B. As before stated, the adapter B is nothing more than an L-rod, one limb 34 fitting slidably and removably in the aforementioned socket 24 of the bracket A. The remaining limb 35 serves to removably and adjustably accommodate the cur tain bracket C. The curtain bracket C is char acterized primarily by a suitably shaped and pro portioned plate 36 provided with hooks 3l to ac to accommodate a shank on a standard drapery arm. 3. In a structure of the class described, a com bination hanger bracket for Venetian blinds and roller blinds comprising a plate having a fixed grip and a relatively shiftable grip, said grips being arranged in parallelism and being adapted commodate the regulation curtain suspending rod 38, as shown in dotted lines in Figure 8. This (il) to bind and clamp against edge portions of a regular channelvvay in a standard window frame plate 36 is also provided with bent ears 39 having construction. ` adjusting screws 4D to engage associated tilting 4. In a structure of the class described, a com ears 4I on the attaching loop 42. The loop Slips bination hanger bracket for Venetian blinds and over the limb 35 and is frictionally held in place. roller blinds comprising a plate having a fixed Adjustment as to the rod B is made by way of the grip and a relatively shiftable grip, said grips coacting elements 39, 40 and 4 I. being arranged in parallelism and being adapted The remaining drapery fixture D is a double to bind and clamp against edge portions of a leaf unit. The plate 36 (see Figs. 2 and 8) has regular channelway in a standard window frame an arcuate slot 44 to accommodate a similar screw 45, thus providing an arrangement whereby Íthe fixture D may be adjusted in relation to the yfix ture C. The hinge is denoted at 46 and provides a connection between the leaf 43 and the remain inglleaf 41, the'latter terminating in an eye 48 construction, one grip being provided with a ` screw-threaded ear, said plate having a fixed ear, and a screw-threaded bolt threaded through and co-acting with said ears for moving the shiftable grip toward and from the fixed grip. f ` ` . 5. In a structural assemblage of the class de 2,412,059 ‘ 5 scribed, an L-rod adapted to be removably mount~ ed on a relatively fixed hanger bracket, a cur tain rod fixture, said fixture comprising a plate having outstanding hooks to accommodate cur tain rods of a conventional type, said plate being provided with a sleeve and said sleeve being slid ably mounted on one end portion of said rod. 6. In a structural assemblage of the class de scribed, an L-rod adapted to be removably mount ed .on a relatively fixed hanger bracket, a cur 10 tain rod ñxture, said fixture comprising a plate 6 having outstanding hooks to accommodate cur tain rods of a conventional type, said plate being provided with a sleeve and said sleeve being slid ably mounted on one end portion of said rod, and a drapery arm fixture made up of hingedly connected leaves, one leaf being adjustably con nected to said plate and the other leaf terminat ing in a vertical eye, said eye to accommodate a shank on the drapery hanger arm. ARMIE A. PINTO.