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Publication numberUS1004336 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 26, 1911
Filing dateMay 6, 1909
Priority dateMay 6, 1909
Publication numberUS 1004336 A, US 1004336A, US-A-1004336, US1004336 A, US1004336A
InventorsIsaac H Athey
Original AssigneeAthey Sanitary Equipment Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1004336 A
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, 90g. 1,004,336. Patented Sept. 26, 1911. Z SHEBTSSHEET 2.




Specification of Letters latent.

Application led May 6, 1.909. Serial No. 494,385.

To all whom 'it may concern:

Be it known that I, ISAAC H. ATHEY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook andState of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Weatherproofing; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a art of this specification.

This mvention relates to that class of weather proofing materials set forth in my prior application for United States Letters Patent filed on the 23rd day of November, 190e, Serial No. 463,959.

The object of this invention is to afford a Weather strips adapted to positively engage upon the jamb or sill of the opening to be guarded to exclude the wind therefrom, and affording also an interior resilient and absorbent strip adapted to afford a packing against the jamb or sill, (as the case may be),to prevent the passage of air beneath the strip. l l

The invention also has for its object the application of weather proofing materials to windows or the like to exclude the Wind and dust and to afford in connection with such a device means for packing the space between the parting rails and the space at the ends of the sash at the points where the parting rails overlap to close a space which would ordinarily permit draft.

The invention consists in the matters hereinafter fdescribed and more fully pointed out and defined in the appended claims.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective View partly in section and partly in elevation illustrating the application of my weather proofing for windows. Fig. 2 is an enlarged transverse section of the male member ofthe weather guard. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary top plan View, thereof. Fig. 4 is an enlarged transverse section o1 the packing or strip between the parting rails. Fig.5 is a section on line 5-5 of Fig. 1 and illustrates the end stops for the side rails of the sash at the parting rails. Fig. 6 is a side elevation of theisash showing the same removed from the frame and illustrating the end stops shown in Fig. 5, Fig.v -7 is a section on line 7-7 of Fig. 1. Fig. 8 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective vifew of the female member of the yweather guard. Fig. 9 is a similar view of a modified form of the male member. Fig. 10 is an end view of the parting rail for the upper sash. A

As shown in the drawings: A, indicates the window jamb, B, the inner stop, B the blind stop, B2, the parting strip, and A', the sill. Slidable between the blind stop B, and parting strip B2, is the -upper sash indicated as a whole by X, and between the inner stop and parting strip is the lower sash,

indicated by X', which are, of course, conl structed in the usualtor any suitable manner.

Secured vertically between the parting strip and inner stop at the lower end of the frame, and between the parting strip and blind stop for the upper portion of the frame, are the male guard members, which consist, as shown, of a strip of suitable sheet metal bent to afford a broad flange D, one edge el, of which is bent downwardly therefrom at a slight angle and the other edge cl', of which is bent upwardly at a right angle with the plane of the flange D, and is bent over and downwardly, as shown in Fig. 2, and engages a strip of felt d2, in the loop thus formed, the bottom of said Vstrip of felt eX- tending slightly below the fiange d, as shown in Fig. 2. In securing said strips in place, apertures d3, are provided in the flange d, through which tacks or nails may be driven to engage said member to the jamb, the flange, of course, serving as a guide to correctly space the rib d, with reference to the face of the sash, and if desired, of course, the downturned margin of the strip on the side opposite the flange el, may be bent outwardly, as shown at d, in Fig. 9, to correctly space said rib, the proper distance from the parting strip. When a flange provided on each side of the ribs d', it is obvious that the rib may be spaced by either flange from either the inner or blind stop or the parting strip to locate the rib most desirably with reference to the sash rail and the manner in which the sash is hung in the frame. In the same manner one of said male guard members is secured on the sill A', and rabbeted into the side and bottom rails of the sash are the female members E. These are identical with those heretofore described in my prior application and comprise a strip of metal bent to U form with the marglns turned inwardly and upwardly, as shown 1n rails, thus excluding draft.

Fig. 8, 'and positively engaging therebetween the margins ofa strip of felt E', between which the ribv d', of the male member engages. As shown also, a packing strip G, is secured horizontally in the inner face of the upper parting rail in position to bear against the inclined face of the parting rail for the lower sash so that when the sashes are closed, said packing strip shall be slightly compressed between said parting Said packing strip, as shown, comprises a strip g, which may be of fiber or any suitable material and on opposite sides of which are secured the margins of a strip g', of cravinette, rubber cloth, or any suitable material not likely to be affected vby the weather, and inclosed by the loop thus formed in the fabric is a filling of coarse hair or other suitable material g2, adapted to be pressed in bringing the sash together but sufficiently resilient to spring the sash outwardly to regain its normal form after the pressure of the sash is released. As shown also, ^a short piece of said packing strip G1, is inserted in a transverse rod or recess in the outer face or edge of the lower sash near thetop thereof to bear against the jamb and if desired, in a similar manner a packing strip may be inserted in the edges of the upper sash opposite the parting rail` thereof, thus preventing draft and dust finding access through the'window at the parting rails.

The operation'is as follows: In securing the male guard member'in place the nails or tacks inserted through the aperture d3, serve to spring the flange D, downwardly, thus pressing the downwardly turned margin a3., thereof very firmly upon the face of the jamb or sill, and at the same time pressing the felt web, lining the inner side of the rib, 'uponthe face of the jamb o r sill, in consequence veryl 'effectively preventin dirtv passing beneath said strip. the rib d', may be positioned with reference to the various stops and parting strip by using the broader liange D, as a gage or narrower flange d'5, as a gage` as the form shown in Fig. 9, thus enabling said strip to be secured in any one of four 'different positions in the groove for the sash without necessitating cutting the strip.

Of course, I am aware that strips embodying my invention may be applied otherwise than as herein described and I have attempted to show but one of several practical applications of my invention. I therefore do not purpose limiting this application for patent otherwise than necessitated byA the prior art.

dust or y f course,

I claim as my invention:

l. A weather strip embracing a strip of sheet ymetal bent to afford a U shaped rib intermediate its edges, a strip of felt secured within said rib and projecting below the strip, a channel bar and a lining of fabric for the walls of the channel bar bearing on each side of the U shaped rib.

2. In a device of the class described a strip of metal, a strip of fabric secured thereto by folding the longitudinal edges of the metal over the edges of the strip of fabric and the width of the fabric between the folded edges of the metal being greater than the width of themetal between said folded edges. v

3. In a device of the class described a metallic stripffolded to form a longitudinal channel and a fabric strip secured in the channel by folding the edges'of the metallic strip over the edges of the fabric strip and the fabric strip being vof greater width between the folded edges of the metal than the width of the metal, thereby bulging the fabric away from the sides ofthe metallic channel. a 4. A guard strip embracing a sheet metal strip having the edges turned over and in-l wardly, a strip of fabric engaged byisaid inwardly folded edges on vthe sheet and of greater width than the distance between said folded portions.

5. In a device of the clam described a lnetallic strip shaped to provide a channel and a lining of fabric secured in the channel with the sides arched inwardly from the sides of the channel.

I 6. In a device of the class described a me-V tallic channel member and a fabric strip wider than the sides o the channel and buckled inwardly.

7,'In a device of .the class described a channel member, a rib adapted to engage therein and a fabric lining for the channel member having the sides forcedinwardly to'A bear against opposite sides of the rib.

8. In a device of the class described a metallic channel member and a layer of fabric lining the channels having the opposite sides forced inwardly to provide a narrow channel between the same.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto K.E. HANNAH, J. ANGELI..

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US3451716 *May 28, 1968Jun 24, 1969Gen Motors CorpRetainer assembly for vehicle bodies
US4363351 *Mar 10, 1980Dec 14, 1982George EriksenThermal insulating shutter assembly
US5560154 *May 26, 1994Oct 1, 1996Custom Wood Reproductions, Inc.Window closure with improved weatherstripping combination arrangement
U.S. Classification49/489.1, 160/40, 49/483.1, 296/93
Cooperative ClassificationE06B7/22