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US2551432A US690439A US69043946A US2551432A US 2551432 A US2551432 A US 2551432A US 690439 A US690439 A US 690439A US 69043946 A US69043946 A US 69043946A US 2551432 A US2551432 A US 2551432A
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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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H. B. GOODMAN May 1, 1951 BRACKET 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Aug. 14, 1946 INVENTOR.
Harry E. [in uljman 4 %fi ATTORNEY y 1951 H. B. GOODMAN 2,551,432
BRACKET Filed Aug. 14, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 e j.4- I6 INVENTOR. HETTY E. E El EJdTTLE'I'L ATTORNEYS.
Patented May 1, 1951 UNITED STATESPATENT OFFICE BRACKET Harry B. Goodman, Bellmore, N. Y. Application August 14, 1946, Serial No. 690,439
This invention relates to brackets and more particularly to adjustable brackets for the support of bars, rods, cornices, facial boards and like supports and accessories of shades, curtains, Venetian blinds and similar devices.
An important object of the invention is to provide a novel bracket which may be' adjusted to accommodate and retain, for example, Venetion blind head bars having slots of various depths, and cornices or facial boards of various lengths.
Another important object is to provide a new bracket which may be adjusted to position a cornice or facial board at various distances from a Venetian blind head bar.
Still another object is to provide a bracket, adapted to position a rod or pole for a curtain at various distances from a cornice and/or head bar, and to accommodate itself to rods, poles, head bars and cornices of various lengths.
A further object is to provide a bracket from which a head bar, pole, rod or cornice may be readily removed or replaced, without removing or replacing any of the others.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following detailed description of the invention, taken in connection with the accompanyin drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which drawings:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the various portions (disassembled) of one form of the novel bracket.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the same, as-
sembled, attached to a support, and supporting and assembled in Fig. 6, attached to a support,
supporting a head bar and in position to receive a cornice.
In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration are shown a preferred and a modir fied form of the invention, and wherein similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several.:views, the letter A designates one form of the-bracket invention; the letter B, another form; C, a support for the 5 Claims. (01. 248-264) bracket A; D, a head bar; E, a rod and F a cornice, both supported by the bracket A; and G a support for the bracket B.
The novel bracket A is shown particularly in Fig. 1 and comprises a first or support-attached and head-bar-supporting portion I0, a second or slidably adjustable portion H, slidablysecured to the portion It, a third or rod-supporting portion l2, slidably secured to the portion II, and a fourth or cornice-supporting portion l3, slidably carried by the portion l2.
This first or support-attached and head barsupporting portion ill, includes a substantially flat plate 55, having a vertically-disposed flange 16 extending from its rear end to form, with the plate l5, substantially a right angle. The plate I5 is provided with means to cooperate with means carried by the portion II to slidably connect the two, and may be the walls of horizontally disposed pairs of perforations I 'l and 3,
while the flange IE may have several perforations IQ for insertion of suitable means to secure the portion It! to a support 0. Secured to the plate l5, as by welding or soldering, is a horizontallyextending head bar-supporting ledge or flange 20 which, preferably, extends the width of the plate 15, to the flange l6, and has a preferably narrow slot 2! intermediate its ends and disposed along its juncture with the plate I 5. Slidable vertically through the slot M is a means 22 to detachably connect a head bar D to the portion Hi. This means preferably comprises a slide member having an elongated intermediate portion 23 slidable through the slot 2|, and having an upper offset 24 and a lower offset 25, both forming substantially right angles with the intermediate portion 23. Both oiisets prevent the portion 23 from dropping out of the slot 2| and the offset 2 1 has another function to be subsequently described. I
As for the second or slidably adjustable portion II, this preferably comprises a single sheet of suitable rigid material, bent or otherwise formed to provide two substantially flat plates 26 and 2'! forming a right angle. The plate 26 is provided with means to cooperate with the means (-walls of the pairs of perforations H and I8) to adjustably connect the portions l0 and l I, and this may be the walls of horizontally-disposed slots 28 and 29. Any desirable fasteners may be employed such as bolts, with their shanks inserted through the perforations I! and slot 28, and perforations l8 and slot 29, with suitable nuts upon the shanks. The plate 2? is provided with means to cooperate with means carried by the portion l2 to adjustably connect the portions II and I2, and the former may be the walls of horizontally-disposed pairs of perforations 39 and 3|.
The third or rod-supporting portion |2 preferably also comprises a single sheet of suitable rigid material, bent or otherwise formed to provide two substantially flat plates 32 and 33, forming a right angle. The plate 32 has means to cooperate with the walls of the perforations 3G and 3| to adjustably secure the portions H and [2 together, comprising the walls of horizontally-disposed slots 34 and and through these perforations 3G and slot 34 and perforations 3! and slot 35 may be inserted bolts, with suitable nuts thereon, such as shown at 3B and 3? respectively in Fig. 2. Carried upon the inner face of the plate 33 is a rod-supporting means 38 such as a short, trough shaped member 39 preferably disposed adjacent the upper end 49 of the plate, which end projects slightly above the horizontal plane of the upper edge of the plate 32 for a purpose to be detailed. Now, as for the fourth or cornice-supporting portion l3, this also preferably comprises two substantially flat plates 4! and 52, which may be joined 'together as by a curved juncture section 43 with the plates 4| and 42 normal to each other. The plate 4| is provided with means to adjustably connect the portion |3 with the portion l2 in cooperation with sections of the portion of the latter, and may comprise a downturned upper flange 44 and an upturned lower flange 45, both spaced from and paralleling the plate 4|. The
upper end 49 of the plate 33 is adapted to extend into the slot formed by the flange 44 and adjacent section of the plate 33 while the lower end of the same plate is adapted to extend into the slot formed by the flange and adjacent section of the plate 33. In fact, the flanges 44 and 45 may be continued fiat against the plate 42 to provide strengthening means for the plate 42 for receiving an end portion of a cornice F, as may be seen in Fig. l.
The upwardly-extending upper end 4|] causes 1 the portion It to extend above the horizontal planes of the upper edges of the portions H], H and I2 and this tends to conceal the upper parts of these portions IO, N and I2 when a cornice is in place.
It should be understood that there are both left-hand brackets A as well as right-hand brackets A, as is apparent in Fig. 4, and similar reference characters designate like parts of both the right-hand and left-hand brackets.
From the foregoing and from Figs. 2, 3 and 4 it is apparent how the novel brackets A are assembled, mounted and employed. The portion H] is, of course, attached to the support C, as a portion of a window frame, as by screws, extending through the perforations i9 and into the support C. Mounting of the head bar E is effected by manipulation of the means 22 by raising the intermediate portion 23 thereof until the upper offset 24 clears the upper face 5|] of the head bar D so that the latter may be disposed upon the flange 20 and the offset 24 dropped into the conventional upwardly-opening slot 5| of the head bar with the ends of the latter abutting or close to the inner faces of the plate I5.
Adjustably positioning the cornice F toward or away from the support C (as a window frame) is effected by the slots 29 and 29 and the desired length of the cornice is provided by adjustment effected by use of the slots 34 and 35. v
The end of the rod E rests, of course, in the trough 39 and the conventionally flanged upper and lower parts of the end portion 52 of the cornice F slide over the upper and lower parts of the plate 42.
It will be noted in Fig. 2, that when the parts are assembled as therein shown, the free horizontal edge of the flange 44 is close to the upper edge of the trough 39. If the rod E is cut or adjusted to substantially abut the inner faces of the two opposite plates 33 of two brackets A, the rod E cannot be accidently displaced after its ends are disposed within the troughs.
Gravity, of course, prevents the upper offset 24 from leaving the head bar s1ot 5| and thus retains the head bar D in place. Since the slots 5| vary in depth, the differences in depth are taken care of by the fact that the intermediate portion 23 of the means 22 is slidable through the slot 2 Referring to the form B of the invention, shown in Figs. 5 and 6, this form is employed where a head bar D and cornice F are to be supported by the bracket I5 and as may be seen in Fig. 6, is attached, if desired, somewhat differently to a support G than is the bracket A to support C. The latter comprises two adjustably-connected portions 60 and 13.
The portion 65 corresponds somewhat with the portions l9 and I2 of form A but omits the means 38 of form A, and is a support-attached and head bar-supporting portion as well as the portion to which a cornice supporting portion is adjustably secured, this last being, preferably, substantially similar to 'the portion |3 of form A and similar reference characters are employed.
The portion 66 includes a substantially flat plate 5|, having a vertically-disposed flange 62 extending from its rear end to form, with the plate 6| substantially a right angle. The flange 62 may be provided with several perforations 53 for insertion of suitable means to secure the portion 60 to a support, such as a support C. In addition, there may be provided other perforations 64 in the plate 6| for the insertion of suitable means, as screws, to secure the portion 60 to a support G. Carried by the plate 6|, as by being welded or soldered thereto, is a horizontally-disposed ledge or flange 65 which, may extend to the flange 62, has a preferably narrow slot 66 intermediate its end and this slot extends along the juncture of the flange 65 and plate 6|. Slidable vertically through the slot 55 is means 6! to detachably connect a head bar D to the portion IE2. This means preferably comprises a slide member having an elongated intermediate portion 68 slidable through the slot 68, an upper offset 69 and a lower offset 10 all for the same purposes as the portion 25 and offsets 24 and 25. It will be noted that the forward end section of the plate 6| has an upwardly-extending edge portion corresponding, in function, to the upper end 40 of the plate 33, and for a like purpose.
From the foregoing description of form 13, coupled with the description of form A, it is obvious how form B is attached to a support and assembled, as in Fig. 6, with the head bar D and a cornice F supported thereby, with the cornice disposed, because of the section 1|, to conceal the upper parts of the portion 60.
Various changes may be made to the forms of the invention herein shown and described without departing from the spirit of the invention and scope of the claims.
What is claimed is:
1. In a bracket, a support-attached portion, including a plate having an upper, horizontallydisposed edge, a cornice-supporting portion, means carried by the support-attached portion to support a head bar, and means carried by the support-attached portion to slidably receive the cornice-supporting portion, including a section extending upwardly above the horizontal plane of said edge, forwardly of said first mentioned means, and having substantially parallel faces, with a section of said cornice-supporting portion disposed about and in frictional contact with both of said faces.
2. In a bracket, a support-attached portion, including a plate having an upper, horizontallydisposed edge, a cornice-supporting portion, means carried by the support-attached portion to support a horizontally-disposed rod including a trough having an upper edge, and means carried by the support-attached portion to slidably receive the cornice-supporting portion, including a section extending upwardly above the horizontal plane of said upper, horizontally disposed edge, and having substantially parallel faces, with a section of said cornice-supporting portion disposed about and in frictional contact with both of said faces and normally above and closely adjacent said upper edge of said trough.
3. In a bracket, a first, support attached portion; a second, slidable adjustable portion, extending forwardly of said first portion, a third portion extending to one side of said second portion; a fourth, cornice-supporting portion, extending forwardly of said third portion, means carried by one of said portions to receive the end of a rod; means carried by said first and second portions for slidably adjusting said first and second portions toward and away from each other; means carried by said second and third portions for slidably adjusting said third portion to one side of said" second portion; and means carried by said fourth portion for slidably adjusting said fourth portion toward and away from said third portion.
4. In a bracket, a first, support-attached portion; a second, slidably adjustable portion extending forwardly of said first portion; a third portion extending to one side of said second portion and having a section extending above the horizontal planes of said first and second portions, said section having substantially parallel faces, and a rod-receiving trough below said section, said trough having an upper edge; a fourth, cornice-supporting portion; means carried by said first and second portions for slidably adjusting said first and second portions toward and away from each other; means carried by said second and third portions for slidably adjusting said third portion to one side of said second portion; and means carried by said fourth portion for slidably adjusting said fourth portion toward and away from said third portion, including a section disposed about and in frictional contact with both of said faces and above and closely adjacent said upper edge of said trough.
5. In a bracket, a first, support-attached portion; a second, slidably adjustable portion extending forwardly of said first portion; a third portion extending to one side of said second portion and having a section extending above the horizontal planes of said first and second portions, said section having substantially parallel faces, and a rod-receiving trough below said section, said trough having an upper edge with said edge immediately below said section; a fourth, cornice-supporting portion; means carried by said first and second portions for slidably adjusting said first and second portions toward and away from each other; means carried by said second and third portions for slidably adjusting said third portion to one side of said second portion; and means carried by said fourth portion for slidably adjusting said fourth portion toward and away from said third portion, including a section disposed about and in frictional contact with both of said faces and said last-named section having a downwardly-facing edge above and closely adjacent the rear portion of said upper edge of said trough.
HARRY B. GOODMAN.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,621,243 Eagan Mar. 15, 1927 1,658,815 Oskamp Feb. 14, 1928 1,684,843 Newark Sept. 18, 1928 1,845,857 Ward Feb. 16, 1932 2,293,662 Richardson Aug. 18, 1942 2,375,247 Rebholz May 8, 1945
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US2616495A (en) * 1949-10-11 1952-11-04 Bela B Junkunc Support for cornices and venetian blinds
US2640533A (en) * 1949-10-11 1953-06-02 Bela B Junkunc Support for a cornice and venetian blind
US2697576A (en) * 1950-04-17 1954-12-21 Guarantee Specialty Mfg Compan Combination facia and mounting means
US2703693A (en) * 1950-10-10 1955-03-08 Cropanese Joseph Support
US2789042A (en) * 1953-03-16 1957-04-16 Edwin E Kinney Bracket for outdoor advertising display panel trimming
US3181829A (en) * 1964-01-28 1965-05-04 Henry A Larsen Valance-supporting bracket
US3907240A (en) * 1974-10-24 1975-09-23 Richard Belli Multi-pose shade, blind and curtain support system
US10092126B2 (en) * 2015-09-17 2018-10-09 Maytex Mills, Inc. Window curtain rods with alignment brackets
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US1845857A (en) * 1931-03-27 1932-02-16 Kane Mfg Company Head bar bracket for venetian blinds
US2293662A (en) * 1941-11-17 1942-08-18 Kirsch Co Cornice for windows or the like
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US1658815A (en) * 1927-04-16 1928-02-14 Howard E Oskamp Cornice bracket
US1684843A (en) * 1927-10-31 1928-09-18 Eisner Joseph Window cornice
US1845857A (en) * 1931-03-27 1932-02-16 Kane Mfg Company Head bar bracket for venetian blinds
US2375247A (en) * 1941-02-28 1945-05-08 James F Barnes Cornice and bracket therefor
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US2616495A (en) * 1949-10-11 1952-11-04 Bela B Junkunc Support for cornices and venetian blinds
US2640533A (en) * 1949-10-11 1953-06-02 Bela B Junkunc Support for a cornice and venetian blind
US2697576A (en) * 1950-04-17 1954-12-21 Guarantee Specialty Mfg Compan Combination facia and mounting means
US2703693A (en) * 1950-10-10 1955-03-08 Cropanese Joseph Support
US2789042A (en) * 1953-03-16 1957-04-16 Edwin E Kinney Bracket for outdoor advertising display panel trimming
US3181829A (en) * 1964-01-28 1965-05-04 Henry A Larsen Valance-supporting bracket
US3907240A (en) * 1974-10-24 1975-09-23 Richard Belli Multi-pose shade, blind and curtain support system
US10092126B2 (en) * 2015-09-17 2018-10-09 Maytex Mills, Inc. Window curtain rods with alignment brackets
US10278529B2 (en) 2015-09-17 2019-05-07 Maytex Mills, Inc. Room darkening curtain rods including removable finials

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