Abstract: A rod and bracket assembly for supporting a curtain or drapery and having rod means capable of extending through, and holding in an upright manner, a wide hem at the upper end of a drapery or curtain, whereby to simulate a valance at said upper end. End cap means are connected to the ends of said rod and are removably attachable to appropriate hook means on brackets, which are mountable on a wall. Thus, said end cap means provides the connecting means between said brackets and said rod and facilitate the mounting of the curtain onto said rod without snagging and provides an attractive termination for the ends of such rod.
Abstract: Cabinet structure, particularly of the knockdown type. There is provided structural means for cooperation with presently known easily assembled and disassembled shelving structure for converting same into an easily assembled and attractive closed cabinet. Starting with the shelving structure in unchanged condition there is provided a plurality of small clips for the reception and holding of appropriate side and door means for converting said shelving into a closed cabinet.
Abstract: Cord guide, such as a pulley, and support therefor, for use with a liftable shade, as a Roman shade or a venetian blind. There is provided a pivotally suspended cord guide support for use with a liftable shade which will suspend the cord guide in a pivotal manner so that the pull cords may be held for operation at a substantial angle with respect to the wall without diminishing their effectiveness in operating the shade. Specifically, the cord guide is supported within a generally conventional clevislike structure which has a specially constructed head end adapted for pivotal support on and by a ceiling or wall attachable bracket. With such pivotal support, the clevis and the cord guide carried thereby, while normally hanging parallel with the wall, can be angled away therefrom to permit greater ease in pulling of the shade cords but without diminishing the accuracy or effectiveness of said cords in the operating of the shade. A lock and guides for the shade cords may also be provided if desired.
Abstract: An inexpensive but easily operable window shade, as for use in a recreational vehicle. A substantially rigid mounting bar has fabric comprising a shade hanging a desired distance from one side thereof and a valance hanging a lesser distance from the other side thereof. The fabric may, for example, be woven wood. Interengageable means, such as snap buttons or "Velcro", are affixed to said valance and to the shade for separably securing them together when said shade is in a desired raised position.
Abstract: Suspension system for a drapery, particularly a drapery comprising vertically aligned wooden slats. There is provided a traverse rod suspension system for a drapery comprising a plurality of vertically arranged wooden, or other substantially rigid, slats, same being pivotally related to each other along adjacent vertical edges. The system provides a traverse rod preferably slotted along its bottom with a series of composite hangers, provided therein, such hangers being connected by a flexible member, as a cord. Said composite hangers each has an upper portion arranged in sliding, nonrotatable, relationship with said rod and a bottom section which may be fixed appropriately to the drapery and is pivotally and releasably connectible to said first section. In the preferred embodiment, the first section has a side opening slot with a slightly constricted entry and the lower section has a headed hanger receivable snappably into said slot.
Abstract: A drapery hanger is provided for the detachable support in parallel, spaced relationship of first and second panels, such as a drapery material and a liner material. Thus, either the liner material or the drapery material may be easily and conveniently removed and subsequently replaced without disturbing the other thereof. In a preferred embodiment this is accomplished by providing snap means independently along the upper edges of each of the liner material and the drapery material and providing hangers with cooperating means for said snap means positioned to face oppositely with respect to each other and located symmetrically on opposite sides of, and close to, a central plane passing through the center of support of the drapery hanger.
Abstract: In a quilting machine of the type including a bed plate, means for conducting material to be quilted over the bed plate, vertically reciprocal needles positioned above the bed plate for moving sewing threads through the material to form stitches therein, a presser foot positioned above the bed plate, means for supporting the presser foot for vertical reciprocation relative to the bed plate between upper and lower positions for periodically compressing and releasing the material, and means for driving the presser foot, there is disclosed an improvement wherein the presser foot supporting means comprises means including a pair of opposed, balanced springs for suspending the presser foot in a position intermediate the upper and lower positions, and wherein the presser foot driving means comprises means for cyclically, alternately, increasing and decreasing the compression of one of the springs and simultaneously decreasing and increasing the compression of the other of the springs to reciprocate the presser foot
Abstract: In a quilting machine of the type including a bed plate, material supporting means including material feeding means for conducting material to be quilted over the bed plate, sewing thread supply means, a plurality of vertically reciprocal needles positioned above the bed plate for moving sewing threads through the material and the bed plate, a plurality of horizontally reciprocal shuttles mounted below the bed plate and cooperating with the vertically reciprocal needles for forming lock stitches in the material, vertically reciprocal presser means positioned above the bed plate for holding the material on the bed plate during formation of the stitches, thread take-up means positioned between the thread supply means and the needles for controlling thread tension during the formation of the stitches, and pattern controlling means for moving the material supporting means laterally in a preselected relationship with the material feeding means for obtaining sewing patterns, there is disclosed an improvement wherei
Abstract: Combined pulley housing and end gate construction for a traverse rod. For application to a slotted traverse rod, there is provided a pulley housing receivable and fastenable within such traverse rod. Said pulley housing is arranged for the support of cord pulleys in any desired manner and arrangement. Said pulley housing also supports a gate which positions drapery supporting means at the end of the rod and closes the slot to prevent the escape of hangers positioned therewithin when the drapery is retracted. The gate is preferably mounted for pivoting on an axis substantially transverse to the slot and in one embodiment contains a pocket which fits over the end hanger for holding it in a predetermined position in said slot and with respect to the rod.
Abstract: Traverse rod with decorative modular covering. There is provided a traverse rod having a basic rod structure of any of many conventional forms, together with a modular decorative facing, which latter is preferably of molded plastic material, the composite forming as a new product a traverse rod having the appearance of a carved wooden rod at a substantially less expense than that normal for such rods and further having the convenience, adaptibility and reliability of presently known metal rods. While the invention can be used with cut-to-measure traverse rods, it is primarily intended for and finds its greater utility with adjustable traverse rods. The facing material is formed in modular sections which are interlocked together end-to-end and fixed rigidly to the basic traverse rod for support thereon and rigidifying thereof. The operating features and support means are all those of the basic traverse rod.
Abstract: Means for supporting and propelling a traversable drapery. For supporting and propelling a traversable drapery, there is provided a master carrier having means thereon for resisting side thrust and a baton positioned on the room side of said drapery connected through the drapery to said master carrier. In a preferred embodiment, there is provided a substantially rigid plate fixed to the upper edge of the drapery for the transmission of propelling force therefrom to the drapery and a baton supporting device positioned on the room side of the drapery and connected through the drapery and through said plate solidly to the master carrier whereby to sandwich the drapery firmly between the baton support device and said plate and to sandwich both said plate and said drapery firmly between the baton support device and the master carrier. The baton may consist of flexible or rigid means connected to or integral with the baton support device.
Abstract: Cartridge system for facilitating the insertion of hangers into a traverse rod. For the rapid and inexpensive assembly of traverse rods, a cartridge arrangement is provided for groups of hangers whereby such groups may be rapidly and inexpensively inserted in predetermined numbers into a traverse rod. The carrier portion of the cartridge may be removed immediately from said hangers or, if desired, it may be left in place to hold the hangers against movement relative to each other during shipment and may then be quickly and easily removed by the installer or other purchaser at any time following shipment. Said cartridge comprises a plurality of hangers, each having a depending pendant and an elongated carrier member having successive perforations therein for receiving the pendants of such plurality of hangers.