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Publication numberUS1057491 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date1 Apr 1913
Filing date28 Mar 1912
Priority date28 Mar 1912
Publication numberUS 1057491 A, US 1057491A, US-A-1057491, US1057491 A, US1057491A
InventorsAlexander G Morrison, Oscar Gotsch
Original AssigneeAlexander G Morrison, Oscar Gotsch
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable chain portiere valance, or grille.
US 1057491 A
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APPLICATION FILED 111111.28, 1912.

1,057,491 Patented Apr. 1, 1913.



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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. i, i 91 3.

Application filed` March 28, 1912. Serial No. 686,947.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that we, ALEXANDER Gr. MonizisoN and OsoAR Go'rsoi-I, citizens of the United States, and residents of St. Louis, Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Adjustable Chain Portires, Valances, or Grilles, of which the following is a specification containing a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof.

Qur invention relates to an improved adjustable chain portire, valance or grille, and consists in the novel construction hereinafter shown and described, and claimed.

'Ihe object of our invention is to improve upon the construction disclosed in the prior patent granted to W. S. Hepburn and present joint applicant, Alexander G. Morrison, dated July 15, 1902, No. 704,799.

-A further object of our invention is to provide an improved adjustable chain portiere, valance, or grille, with the improvedv pole links and the connections thereto, whereby the device will produce a more artistic effect and at the same time be eco nomical in cost as well as convenient and efficient in operation and use.

A further object of our invention is'to provide an improved loop for detachably connecting the ornamental balls, acorns and other bodies composing the pendants of the portiere.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation of our improved adjustable chain portire, valance or grille; Fig. 2 is a detail View of portions of the portire, parts being broken away to economize in drafting space; Fig. 3 is a detail sectional elevation of one of the ornamental balls used in carrying out the invention; Fig. 4 is a detail, sectional elevation of a different form of ornament used in carrying out the invention; Fig. 5 is a full size view of a detachable connecting loop, used in connecting the ornamental bodies to the supporting hooks and chains; and Fig. 6 is a full size view of one of the pole links in position upon the pole or rod.

Referring again to the drawings, l indicates a pole or rod preferably made of metal, tubular in cross section, and adapted to be iixed in position at the top of the opening, window or door in which the device is to be hung. The said pole or rod l is adapted to be lixed in position by means o-f the usual supporting` hooks and end sockets (not shown). Loosely mounted upon the pole or rod l is a series of metallic pole links 2 which are in the form of an ordinary chain link, with the exception that the upper or pole eye 3 is of greater diameter than the lower eye 4, and said eyes face in a direction at right angles with respect to each other. rl`he said pole links 2 are slidingly mounted upon the said pole or rod l, and are connected by a series of chain links 5. Said chain links 5 hang loosely from the said pole links 2. Pendants, consisting of a series of ornamental balls (3, and ornamental wooden bodies 7 terminating in acornshaped bodies 8, are suspended from said chain links 5 by means of additional chain links 5 and our improved detachable wire connecting loops 9. Said ornamental balls 6, ornamental wooden bodies 7 and acornshaped bodies 8 are also connected to each other in each pendant by means of additional chain links 5 and our detachable wire connecting loops 9. Each of the ornamental balls 6, ornamental wooden bodies 7 and acorn-shaped bodies 8 is provided with a central, axial, cylindrical bore 10 within which the said detachable wire connecting loops 9 are detachably located and held by frictional contact with the internal walls of the said cylindrical bore. Said loops 9 are preferably made of a single integral piece of wire having portions 11 and 12 adjacent each end doubled back substantially parallel to its body, (see Figs. 3, I and 5.) Said loops are preferably made of spring wire and the said portion l2 normally extends a greater distance from the body than does the portion l1, so that said portion 11 will offer little or no obstruction to the passage of the loop into the cylindrical bore l0, but the portion 1Q will spring outwardly and forcibly engage the walls of said bore and retain the loop within said bore.

In Figs. 3 and 4, we have shown the loops preferably fixed within the ,ornamental bodies. The only difference in construction between the loops shown in Figs. 3 and t is that the one shown in the last mentioned ligure has a greater length in order to extend completely through the bore of the longer ornamental body 7. The loops 9 may thus very properly be termed spring loops.

The operation of our invention is obvious and therefore need not be further described, except to say that the device may be itted to openings, windows or doors of any desired widths. On narrow openings, the pole links 2, of course, will be spaced closer together, while on wider openings they will be spaced farther apart.

It will, of course, be understood that the eyes 4 of the pole links may be opened and closed for connecting and disconnecting the chain links therewith, as it is also obvious that any of the chain links may be likewise manipulated for the purpose of connecting` said links with each other, or with the 4 loops 9.

Ve claim:

The improved adjustable chain portire, valance, or grille construction, comprising a suspending` rod or pole, pole links slidinglj,v mounted on said rod, a series of chain links connecting said pole links, a detachable wire connect-ing-loop suspended from said chain links and having near the center of its length a laterally-projecting spring-locking portion, an ornamental body having an axial bore and detachably mounted upon said loop and forcibly held thereon by frictional contact with said projecting spring-locking portion of said loop within said bore, and additional ornamental bodies depending from the lower end of said loop, below said ornamental body.

In testimony whereof, we have signed our names to this specication, in presence of two subscribing witnesses.



Copiesv of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, WaShing-ton, D. C.

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U.S. Classification160/332, D25/55
Cooperative ClassificationE06B3/80