US2321196A - Drapery crane - Google Patents

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US2321196A
US2321196A US413809A US41380941A US2321196A US 2321196 A US2321196 A US 2321196A US 413809 A US413809 A US 413809A US 41380941 A US41380941 A US 41380941A US 2321196 A US2321196 A US 2321196A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47HFURNISHINGS FOR WINDOWS OR DOORS
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Patented June 8, 1943' UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE naAPEnY CRANE John N. Graber, Madison, Wis. Application October 6, 1941, Serial No. 413,809
2 Claims. (Cl.
This invention appertains to means for supporting draperies on window frames, and more particularly to a novel adjustable drapery crane.
In all drapery cranes with which I am familiar, the drapery rod or bar is pivotally mounted at one end on the window frame bracket, and the bar lies in close relation with the window frame. With frames of this type, it is difiicult to use draperies over Venetian blinds and glass curtains, and as the rod or bar is supported only at one end, the weight of the drapery tilts the rod or bar on its, pivot, which prevents the drapery from hanging properly, and this presents an unsightly appearance.
It is, therefore, one of the primary objects of my invention to provide a drapery crane embodying a supporting fixture and a drapery rod or bar connected thereto in a novel manner, whereby the rod or bar can be moved in and out toward and away from the window in parallel relation to the window frame, whereby the draperies can be effectively supported different distances from the window frame for clearing Venetian blinds, glass curtains, etc.
A further salient object of my invention is to provide means for firmly supporting the drapery rod or bar intermediate its ends, whereby the tilting of the rod or bar under the weight of the drapery is prevented.
A further important object of my invention is to provide novel means for supporting the drapery rod or bar, whereby the rod or bar can be raised and lowered or slid longitudinally, so that the draperies can be hung to the best advantage under varying conditions.
A still further important object of my invention is to provide means whereby the draperies can be moved back and forth toward and away from the windows in parallel relation thereto, so that the right side of the draperies will always be exposed to view during the opening and closing of the windows.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement, and formation of parts, as will be hereinafter more specifically described, claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which drawing:
Figure 1 is a front elevational view of my novel crane, showing the same applied to a window.
Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional view through the window, taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows, the crane being shown in top plan.
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2, but showing the drapery rod or bar in an adjusted osition in spaced relation to the window frame for clearin a curtain and curtain rod.
Figure 4 is a detail sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 3, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 5 is a view similar to Figures} and 3, but showing the supporting fixture connected with one side face of a window frame.
Referring to the drawing in detail, wherein similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the letter C generally indicates my novel drapery crane, and W a window with which the same can be associated.
The crane C is of such a character as to permit the same to be associated with windows of various characters, and my crane includes a supporting fixture Ill. This supporting fixture II! can be in the nature of an angle bracket and includes a face plate II and a right-angularly extending arm l2. The face plate II can be secured to the preferred part of the window frame by suitable screws l3 or other fastening elements.
In connection with the supporting fixture I0, I utilize a bracket I4 for adjustably supporting the drapery rod or bar l5. The bracket I4 is also of an angle shape and, includes a depending extending leg portion 16 and an inwardly extending right angular leg IT. The leg I! of the bracket I4 is connected to the leg ll! of the supporting fixture II) by means of links l8. The inner ends of the links l8 are connected for swinging movement to the fixture M by means of a pivot pin I9, and the outer ends of the links I8 are connected to the bracket l4 by means of a pivot pin 20. Hence, the links can swing on the supporting fixture l0, and the bracket I4 can be swung on the links.
The drapery rod or bar l5 can be of any desired length and is held on the depending leg l6 by means of an adjustable U-shaped bracket 2|. The ends of the U-shaped bracket or clamping strap 2| have outwardly extending ears 22 formed thereon. These ears carry adjustable bolts 23, which extend through a vertical slot 24 formed in said depending leg I6, Obviously, by loosening the bolts 23, the U-shaped strap 2| and the drapery rod or bar l5 can be raised and lowered to suit various conditions, and by raising and lowering the rod or bar, the length of the draperies can be adjusted within certain limits. The rod or bar l5 can be readily slid back and forth within the U-shaped strap 2| to permit the draperies to be adjusted relative to the window frame and to allow different eifects to be had.
Obviously, the rod or bar 15 receives the sliding eyes or hooks carried by the draperies, and as the arm itself is adjustable in a vertical plane, the necessity for a deep hem on the upper edge of the drapery is eliminated. The ends of the rod or bar I 5 can be provided with struck-in cars 25 to act as stops for the eyes or hooks of the draperies, so as to prevent the accidental dis placement of the eyes or hooks oil the arm.
With my improved drapery crane, the arm l5 can be moved back and forth toward and away from the window frame in parallel relation thereto, and, thus, the rod or bar l5 can be effectively held different distances from the window frame. By this arrangement, the crane can clear Venetian blinds, curtains, curtain rods, and the like.
In Figure 2, the rod or bar I 5 is shown in relatively close proximity to the window frame. In Figure 3, the rod or bar I 5 is moved away from the window for effectively clearing a curtain rod 26 and a glass curtain 21. In Figures 1 to 4, inclusive, I have shown the supporting fixture l secured to the outer face of the window frame. In Figure 5, I have shown the fixture secured to the inner face of the window frame. Thus, the drapery crane is of a universal character and will fit mullions, as well as heads of casings for decorating a pair of windows. As the links l8 are supported from the upper end of the supporting fixture, the supporting fixture can be readily placed in back of Venetian blinds, curtains, and the like.
As the rod or bar l can be moved back and forth relative to the window, the proper side of the drapery will always be exposed to view when opening or closing windows. In cases where it is desired to swing French windows wide open, the drapery rods or bars II can be swung back out of the way, as suggested in dotted linesin Figure 2.
Great stress is laid on the manner in which the rod or bar I! is supported intermediate its ends by the clamping strap 2|, in that the rod or bar is eflectively held against tilting. Obviously, as parts of the drapery are carried by the rod or bar on each side of the bracket H, the weight of the drapery is balanced on said rod or bar.
Various changes in details may be made, which do not depart from the spirit and scope of my claims, and what I claim as new is:
1. A drapery crane comprising, a supporting fixture adapted to be secured to a window frame, a drapery bar, a drapery bar bracket receiving said bar, a link pivotally connecting the bracket to the supporting fixture, said bar being adjustable vertically and horizontally on said bracket.
2. A drapery crane comprising, a supporting fixture adapted to be secured to a window frame,
. including an outwardly extending leg, a drapery bar, a drapery bar bracket including a depending vertically extending leg and in inwardly directed right angularly extending leg, a link .pivotally connected to the leg of the fixture and to the inwardly extending leg of the bracket, and a clamp slidably mounted on the depending leg of the bracket in a vertical plane, said clamp. slidably receiving the bar for movement transversely of the depending leg.
JOHN N. GRABEIR.
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Cited By (14)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2433527A (en) * 1946-02-13 1947-12-30 Charles B Mohr Drape hanger
US2446667A (en) * 1945-05-03 1948-08-10 H L Judd Company Drapery fixture
US2461457A (en) * 1947-04-16 1949-02-08 Harry A Hildebrand Drapery crane
US2492866A (en) * 1947-11-24 1949-12-27 Herbert L Johnson Combination drape and curtain fixture
US2497446A (en) * 1946-07-11 1950-02-14 Leonard Golding J Bracket for curtains and draperies
US2504319A (en) * 1948-02-09 1950-04-18 Claud W Freeman Window drape mounting
US2514118A (en) * 1946-08-22 1950-07-04 William F Binsack Drapery hanger
US2516490A (en) * 1944-12-05 1950-07-25 Frederick W Steinmeyer Traverse crane
US2526088A (en) * 1947-01-16 1950-10-17 Murray H Scott Drapery fixture
US2534491A (en) * 1949-05-03 1950-12-19 Jacob A Wersching Drapery fixture
US2705566A (en) * 1951-10-23 1955-04-05 Kirsh Company Curtain rod and support therefor
US2710695A (en) * 1951-06-26 1955-06-14 Mazany Eleanor Witmer Curtain rod
US9885444B1 (en) 2012-03-12 2018-02-06 James Bongiorno Slacks valet mechanism for a lavatory
US10874269B2 (en) 2012-03-12 2020-12-29 James Bongiorno Lavatory enclosure-to-toilet device with replaceable cartridge for hygienic support of lowered slacks

Cited By (14)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2516490A (en) * 1944-12-05 1950-07-25 Frederick W Steinmeyer Traverse crane
US2446667A (en) * 1945-05-03 1948-08-10 H L Judd Company Drapery fixture
US2433527A (en) * 1946-02-13 1947-12-30 Charles B Mohr Drape hanger
US2497446A (en) * 1946-07-11 1950-02-14 Leonard Golding J Bracket for curtains and draperies
US2514118A (en) * 1946-08-22 1950-07-04 William F Binsack Drapery hanger
US2526088A (en) * 1947-01-16 1950-10-17 Murray H Scott Drapery fixture
US2461457A (en) * 1947-04-16 1949-02-08 Harry A Hildebrand Drapery crane
US2492866A (en) * 1947-11-24 1949-12-27 Herbert L Johnson Combination drape and curtain fixture
US2504319A (en) * 1948-02-09 1950-04-18 Claud W Freeman Window drape mounting
US2534491A (en) * 1949-05-03 1950-12-19 Jacob A Wersching Drapery fixture
US2710695A (en) * 1951-06-26 1955-06-14 Mazany Eleanor Witmer Curtain rod
US2705566A (en) * 1951-10-23 1955-04-05 Kirsh Company Curtain rod and support therefor
US9885444B1 (en) 2012-03-12 2018-02-06 James Bongiorno Slacks valet mechanism for a lavatory
US10874269B2 (en) 2012-03-12 2020-12-29 James Bongiorno Lavatory enclosure-to-toilet device with replaceable cartridge for hygienic support of lowered slacks

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