We inherited a curtain pole with the house that appears to be one continuous length of iron rod. On the ends of this rod are two balls that are welded on. There are some plastic (bakelite?) curtain rings on this rods which will not go over the balls. Over time a number of these rings have snapped and we now don't have enough to hang the curtains properly.
After much pulling and twisting I'm convinced the rod and balls are one solid piece. I've googled (without success) for 'split' curtain rings or something that clips onto the rod rather than going on at the end.
Can anyone help me?