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June 26, 1962
J, v_ GRABER ETAL
3,040,373
DRAPERY ROD MASTER CARRIER
Filed March 25, 1960
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3,940,373
VPatented June 26, 1962
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FIG. 5 is a perspective exploded view of the master
slide.
DRAPERY ROD MASTER CARRIER
Joseph V. Graber and Peter I. ri‘yler, Madison,.Wis.,
The drapery ñxture specifically shown herein is of the
two-way type and includes a rod 10` which is adapted to
assignors to Graber Manufacturing Company, Inc., CFI be mounted by suitable brackets (not shown) on a sup
Middleton, Wis., a corporation of Wisconsin
' porting surface such as a wall, and overlap and underlap
Filed Mar. 2S, 196th, Ser. No. 17,566
7 Claims. (Cl. 16-93)
master slides 11 and 12 which are- slidably mounted on
the rod._ It is to be understood, however, that the im
proved overlap master slide is also adapted for use on
This invention relates to drapery fixtures and particular
ly to au improved master slide construction.
10 one-way traverse rods to drawY the drapery panel into
overlapping relation with the drapery rod end bracket.
In drapery traverse rods, the master slide tends to tilt
In certain drapery installations wherein the rods are cut
in a direction longitudinally of the rod when the drapery
to measure, a single rod section is employed. However,
is attached, due to the clearance between the master slide
in the adjustable or extension type traverse rods, the rod
guide blocks and the trackway. In addition, in traverse
10 includes telescopic sections 10a and 10b (FIG. 4)
rods of the type wherein the trackway is formed at the
which overlap for a portion of their length. The rod 10=
rear side of the rod and the drapery support arm is located
has a slot 14 in the rear face thereof defining a trackway
at the front of the rod, there is also some lateral swinging
14 for slidably receiving the master slides -11 and 12 and,
of the master slide relative to the rod. This longitu
for reasons set forth more fully hereinafter, the rear wall
dinal‘tilting and lateral swinging of the master slide on
the rod causes the leading edge of the drapery carried 20 1S of the rod is preferably inclined downwardly and for
wardly as best shown in FIGS. 3 and 4.
thereby to sag with respect to the remainder of the drap
The underlap master slide ‘12 herein shown includes a
ery so that the upper edge of the drapery is not even.
slide body 21 disposed at the rear side of the rod 10 and
Moreover, the amount of tilting and swinging of the
having a cord lock 22 for connecting the traverse cord
master slides will vary when the slide is at different points
along the rod. This sagging of the upper edge of the 25 to the slide. The slide body 21 is supported on the rod
10 by means of guide blocks 23 which are attached to the
draperies is most noticeable when adjacent drapery pan
front face of the body by rivets 24 and have upper and
els are moved into overlapping relation and, heretofore,
lower grooves 23a for receiving the rod at opposite sides
attempts have been made to compensate for the sagging
of the opening 14. The body 21 also has a lower portion
of the master slide by adjusting the position of the drapery
hooks on the draperies. However, this was not entirely 30 21a which curves forwardly as shown in FIG. 4 to under
lie the rod 10, and an underlap arm 26 extends downward
satisfactory since the drapery is supported on the master
ly from the portion 21a. The underlap arm 26 is nor
slide yby a plurality of hooks and each of those hooks
mally disposed adjacent the underside of the rod 10 and
has -a portion 26a which projects beyond the end of the
are not adjustable on the draperies so that the- sagging 35 slide 21. A plurality of substantially uniformly spaced
drapery hook openings 27a-27d are formed in the under
of the master slide could not be compensated in that
had to be adjusted, making the adjustment tedious and
time consuming. Moreover, some types of drapery hooks
manner.
.
An important object of this invention is to provide an
improved master slide construction in which the drapery
lap arm.
The overlap master slide 11 includes a slide body 31
also 'disposed at the rear side of the rod 1t) and having
support arm can be adjusted relative to the slide body to 40 a cord lock 32. Guide blocks 33' Iare attached to the
front face of the body 31 by rivets 34 and have grooves
35 in the upper and lower faces thereof for receiving
on the rod and give the upper edge of the drapery an even
the portions of the rod adjacent the upper and lower
appearance.
sides of the slot `14. A leg 37 extends laterally from the
Another object of this invention is to provide a master
slide having an overlap arm which is adjustable to com 45 underside of the slide body 31 and underlies the rod 10.
pensate for sagging of the master slide on the rod and
In accordance with the present invention, the overlapY
which overlap arm is also reversible to enable use of the
arm §39 is formed separate from the slide body and is
slide for either right or left draw draperies.
-adjustably attached thereto to enable raising and lower
Another object of this invention is to provide a master
ing of the portion of the drapery carried by the overlap
slide in accordance with the foregoing objects and which 50 arm. As shown herein, a iìange 3'8 depends from the
compensate for the tilting and sagging of the master slide
has an improved arrangement for adjustably mounting
the overlap arm on the slide *body to provide a simple
and economical construction which can rbe. easily adjusted
after installation.
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These, together with various ancillary objects and ad
vantages of this invention will be more readily appreciated
as the same becomes better understood by reference to
the following detailed description when taken in connec
tion with the accompanying drawings wherein:
a manner to be described hereinafter Iand an overlap
portion 39b which is adapted to extendbeyond the end'
of the slide body 32. The overlap portion 3911 is offset
\ from. the mounting portion 39a a-t the front side of the>
latter.
As best shown in lFIGS. 3 and 4, the thickness of the
guide blocks 33, between the bases of the top and bottom _
FIGURE 1 is a fragmentary perspective View of a trav
erse rod having the improved master slide of the present
invention mounted thereon;
forward edge of the leg 37. The overlap arm 39 has
a mounting portion 39a which is attached to the leg in
60 grooves 35 therein, is less than the width of the Vslot 1'4‘
` in the rod to permit free sliding'movement' of the guides
along the trackway. In addition, the width ofthe grooves
.
FIG. 2 is a front elevational view of a master slide with `
35 is greater than the Width of the double rod section as .
` the drapery rod shown in phantom;
` shown .in FIG. 4 to provide- adequate clearance for free
FIG. 3 is'a transverse sectional view taken >on the plane 65 sliding of the guide blocks on the double rod section.`
3_3 of FIG. 2 and illustrating the transverse swinging of ' l The weight of the master slide and .arm,-together with ~
the drapery thereon causes the slide to swing -in a clock
the master slide'supported on a single section of drapery
traverse rod;
v
wise direction as viewed in FIGS. 3 and 4 until the front
wall 35a of the lower groove engages the inner surface
4-~4 of FIG. 2 and illustrating the position of the master 70 of «the rod adjacent the lower edge of theslot 14 and the .
slide when supported on a double sectionof traverse rod; " rear wall 35b of the upper groove’engages the outer sur- '
and
face of Vthe rod'above the slot 14. The downward and
FIG. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken on the plane
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relative to the rod.
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Moreover, the end of drapery car
forward slope of the rear wall 15 of the rod is prefer
ably selected so as to minimize the “sagging” of the slide
when the guide blocks rest on the double rod section
and as shown in FIG. 4, the slide body Gl remains up
right when the guide blocks engage the double wall
rod section. However, when the same guide blocks en
ried by the projecting portion 26a of the underlap arm
is effectively hidden by the drapery on the overlap arm,
when the drapery panels overlap, so that it is not essential
that the underlap arrn be made adjustable.
The use and operation of the improved master slide has
gage the single'rod section `as shown in FIG. 3, the slide
been indicated in the foregoing description of the con
struction of the device. lt is preferable to adjust the arm
body swings out of its upright position, and, in the specific
form shown, makes an angle of only about 86° with re
spect to the horizontal. This permits the overlap arm
39 to swing downwardly and will cause the upper edge
of the drapery carried thereby to be uneven. In addi
tion to the aforedescribed transverse swinging of the mas
ter slide, there is also »a longitudinal tilting of the slide
on the rod due to the clearance between the base of the
grooves 35 and the slot 14. As is shown in FIG. 4, the
weight of the drapery `attached to the arm will cause the
block adjacent the overlap portion 3% of the arm to
when the draperies are closed since it is in that position
that any unevenness in the upper edge of the draperies is
most apparent. When the draperies are closed, the screw
can be loosened and the arm adjusted to raise or lower the
edge of the drapery carried thereby to make the upper
edge of drapery panels even, after which the screw is
tightened to lock the arm in adjusted position. In this
regard it is to be noted that leveling of the drapery
can be achieved without removing the drapery from the
overlap arm since it is only necessary to deflect the upper
edge of the drapery in the area adjacent the screw ¿i5y to
rest on the lower edge of the groove while the other
block engages on the upper edge of the slot 14. As is 20 provide access for a screw driver to the screw.
We claim:
apparent, the amplitude of the longitudinal tilting and
1. A drapery fixture comprising a rod having a slot in
transverse swinging of the slide relative to the rod will
its rear face extending longitudinally thereof to define a
vary at different points along the rod, dependent on the
trackway, a master slide body disposed at the rear side of
width of the slot or traclrway 14 and also the thickness
of the rod section. However, the vsagging of the leading 25 the rod and having a pair of spaced slide blocks thereon
slidably mounted in the trackway, an elongated overlap
edge of the draperies is most noticeable when the draperies
are closed and the leading edges overlap. The arm 39
is made adjustable to compensate for the tilting of the
master slide on the rod and to enable leveling of the
upper edge of the draperies.
arm having a lead end for supporting a drapery, said over
lap arm being adapted to extend alongside the rod at the
front thereof, means mounting said overlap arm on the
body for limited angular adjustment about a generally'
The overlap arm 39 is formed with a plurality of
horizontal axis spaced from the lead end of the arm and
drapery hook openings, herein shown four in number
disposed approximately midway between said box to en
able selective raising and lowering of the lead end of the
and designated 4in-4M. 'lille openings are located at
arm to compensate for the tilting of the slide relative to
preferably, one of the openings such as 41h is arranged 35 the rod when the weight of the drapery is applied to the
arm, and means engaging said overlap arm and said body
so as to be aligned with the edge of the slide body 3l.
at a point spaced radially from said axis for selectively
The mounting portion 39a of the overlap arm is angu
locking said arm to said body in the angularly adjusted
larly adjustably mounted on the flange 38 and for this
position thereof.
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purpose one of the drapery hook openings 41C is a drawn
2. A drapery fixture comprising a hollow rod having
hole to form a ferrule or ilange d3 (see FIG. 3) around 40
a longitudinal slot in its rear face defining a trackway, a
the opening at the rear side of the arm. The flange is
master slide including a slide body disposed at the rear
adapted to be received in an opening 47 in the flange 38.
side of the rod and having spaced slide blocks slidably
A vertically elongated opening d4 is Áformed in the arm
mounted in said tracltway, said body having a leg ex
and a screw 4-5 is adapted to extend through the opening
tending laterally from adjacent its lower edge to underlie
44 and into an opening 46' in the flange to lock the arm
the rod and terminating in a flange at the front side of the
on the flange in any preselected adjusted position thereof.
rod, an overlap arm adapted to extend longitudinally of
With this arrangement, the screw 4S can Vbe loosened
the rod fior supporting one edge of a drapery panel, said
and the leading edge of the arm 39 raised or lowered
flange having at least two openings therein at longitudinal
to elevate or lower the upper edge of the drapery and
level the same, at which time the screw 45 is tightened 50 ly spaced points therealong, said overlap arm having a
drawn hole therein adapted to receive a drapery hook and
to lock the arm in its adjusted position, lt is, therefore,
defining a ferrule rotatably disposed in one of said open
unnecessary to adjust the position of the drapery hooks
ings to support the arm on the body for angular move
on the drapery and leveling can be Iachieved very rapidly.
yment relative thereto about a generally horizontal axis,
The arm 39' is advantageously arranged so as to be
reversibly positioned on the slide body to enable use of 55 said arm having a vertically elongated opening spaced
~ from said drawn hole, anda fastener extending through
the main master slide and arm for either left or right draw
said elongated opening and into the other of said open
draperies. For this purpose, a second opening 4S; is pro
ings in the flange for selectively locking said arm to said
vided in the flange 38 to receive the ferrule 4.3 when the
flange in a preselected angularly adjusted position where
arm is turned through 180°. A second screw opening
43 is also provided in the flange to receive the screw 45. 60 by to compensate for tilting of the slide body on the rod.
3. A drapery fixture comprising a hollow rod having
The openings 43 and 49 are positioned so that, when
a longitudinal slot in its rear face defining a trackway, a
the Aarm is mounted in those openings, the drapery hook
master slide including a slide body disposed at the rear
opening 49b will be located in substantial vertical align
side of the rod and having spaced slide blocks slidably
ment with the other end of the slide body 32. Thus, the
mounted in said trackway, said body having a leg extend
overlap arm is arranged so as to project an equal dis
ing laterally from adjacent its lower edge to underlie the
tance `from either end of the slide body to provide the
rod
and terminatingl in a flange at the front side of the
same amount of overlap in either position thereof.
rod, said flange having a plurality of openings therein, a
In the embodiment illustrated, only the overlap arm
drapery support arm having a mounting portion and an
39 is made adjustable, it being understood that the under 70 overlap portion laterally offset from said mounting por
lap arm 26 could similarly be made adjustable, if desired.
tion, said arm having a plurality of openings at substan
However, the offset between the underlap arm land the
tially uniformly spaced points therealong for receiving ,
trackway at the rear of the rod is relatively small so that
drapery hooks, at least one of said openings in said arm
there is little sagging of the drapery carried by the under-,
being located in said mounting portion and having a rear
lap arm, due to transverse swinging of the underlap slide 75 wardly extending ferrule therearound adapted to extend
yapproximately equally spaced points along the arm and,
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of the rod, an overlap arm adapted to extend longi
tudinally of the rod for 'supporting one edge of a drapery
port the arm on said slide body for movement about a
panel, said overlap arm having a mounting portion ad
generally horizontal axis, said mounting portion having
jacent one end, means pivotally attaching said mounting
a vertically elongated opening therein spaced from said
one of said openings therein, and a fastener extending 5 portion of said overlap arm on said flange portion for
limited angular adjustment relative thereto Iabout a gen
through said elongated opening and into one of the
erally horizontal axis spaced from the other end of the
openings in the íiange to selectively lock the arm to the
arm to enable raising and lowering of said other end
ñange.
of the arm whereby to compensate for tilting of the slide
4. A drapery fixture comprising a rod having a slot
body on the rod, one of said portions having a vertically
in its rear -face extending longitudinally thereof to 'deu
into one of said openings in said flange to pivotally sup
fine a tracltway, a master slide body disposed at the rear
extending slot therein disposed substantially concentric
side of the rod and having spaced slide blocks thereon
slidably mounted in said trackway, said body having a
to said axis, land a fastener extending through said slot and
attached to the other of said portions for locking said
liange portion disposed below said trackway and extend
arm to said body in the angularly adjusted position
ing generally parallel thereto, an elongated overlap arm
thereof.
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having a mounting portion at one end and a lead end
'7. A drapery fixture comprising a hollow rod having
adapted to extend longitudinally of the rod for supporting
one edge of a drapery panel, arm mounting means pivotal
a longitudinal slot in its rear face defining a traokway, a
master slide including a slide body disposed -at the rear
ly interconnecting said mounting portion and said iiange
side of the rod and having spaced slide blocks slidably
portion for relative movement about a generally horizon 20 mounted in the tracleway, said body having »a generally
upright ñange portion extending below the rod, an over
tal axis to enable raising and lowering of said lead end of
lap arm having a drapery receiving opening adjacent each
the arm whereby to compensate for tilting of the slide
end and at least -t-wo drapery receiving openings inter
body on the rod, said armv mounting means having a
drapery hook receiving opening extending therethrough
mediate its ends spaced substantially equally from each
for receiving a drapery hook, and means engaging said 25 other and from an adjacent one of the end openings, one
of s-aid intermediate openings having »a rearwardly ex-_
flange portion and said mounting portion at a point
spaced radially from said axis for selectively locking said
arm to said body in the adjusted position thereof.
5. The combination of claim 4 wherein said locking
tending ferrule therearound, said -flange on said slide body
having a ferrule receiving opening therein, and fastener1
means yengageable Withsaid iiange and with said arm at
means includes a slot in one of said portions disposed sub 30 a point intermediate said hook receiving openings in said
arm for detachably securing said arm to said ñ'ange.
stantially concentric to said arm mounting means and
a fastener extending through the slot and engaging the
other of said portions.
6. A drapery fixture comprising a hollow rod having
a longitudinal slot in its rear face defining a trackway, a 35
master slide including a slide body disposed at the rear
side of the rod and having spaced slide blocks slidably
mounted in said trackway, said body having a leg extend
ing forwardly from adjacent its lower end to underlie the
rod and terminating in a iiange portion at the front side 40
References Cited in the iile of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
1,973,487
Kenney et al. ---__-___- Sept. 1l, 1934
2,775,782
2,942,659
Boiu ________________ .__ Jan. 1, 1957
Stephens _.. ___________ __ June 28, 1960
662,984
Great Britain ________ __. Dec. l2, 1951
FOREIGN PATENTS
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
`CERTIFICATE 0F CORRECTIÜN
Patent No. 3,040,373
June 26, 1962
Joseph V.A Graber et al.>
It is hereby certified that error appears ín the above numbered pat
ent requiring correction and that the said Letters Patent should read as
corrected
below.
Column 4,
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line 32, for "box" read --- blocks --
Signed and sealed this 16th day of October 1962.
(SEAL)
Attest:
ERNEST w. swlDER
DAVID L. LADD
Attcsting Officer
Commissioner of Patents
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