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Publication numberUS1038367 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 10, 1912
Filing dateApr 24, 1911
Priority dateApr 24, 1911
Publication numberUS 1038367 A, US 1038367A, US-A-1038367, US1038367 A, US1038367A
InventorsCharles A Henry
Original AssigneeCharles A Henry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable metallic frame for screens and the like.
US 1038367 A
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C, A. HENRY.

ADJUSTABLE METALLIC P AME FOR SCREENS AND THE LIKE.

APPLICATIONIILED APB. 24,1911.

Patented Sept. 10,1912.

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CHARLES A. HENRY, OF CHICAGO; ILLINOIS.

ADJUSTABLE- METALLIC FRAME FOR SCEEENS AND THE LIKE.

,To all whom) it may concern:

Be i known that I, CHARLES A. HENRY, ,ncitizenof the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county "of Cook and State 'of Illinois, have invented certainnew and useful Improvements in Adjustable Metallic Frames for Screens and the Like, of which the following is a specification.

"l Thisinvention relates to improvements in more particularl intended for-use m such frames 'employe as'windo\-.--.t een frames,

Q signs, and the like, and it consists in certain' peculiarities of the construction, novel arinexpensive in construction, strong, rigid,

adjustablemetallic frames, and while it is and will hereinafter be so referred to, and is so shown in the drawings, yet it is applicable for use in theframes of door screens, porches, sections of portable houses, flexible rangement and operation of the various parts thereof, all of which will be first described in detail, and then specifically pointed out in the appended claims.

The principal object of the invention is to provlde a frame of the above named general. character, which shall be simple and durable, and efiicient in operation, and so "made that its parts may becarried in stock bymerchants, to the end, that the necessary "parts 'or pieces may be selected therefrom and readily assembled. into a screen "frame of on size to fit window and-door frames :us clot "to, the frame in such a manner that it 1 and t e like'of different sizes.

" Another objectis to provide effective and sim le means for'securing the screen or wire will be made uniformly taut'and so maintained,-yet in caseof wear or in case of the vscreen or cloth becoming-broken, it can be readily -retr eved. and replaced by a new screen or cloth.

.A further object is to provide a special construction ofa metallic framewvhereby the members of the corners thereof will interlock and be secured together so as to affordfg'reat strength and rigidity at said points and so that the clamping members of the frame for the wire screen will be self locking. 4 Still anot-her objectisto provide simple and efiicient means for reversibly hinging "if and fastening the .metallicframe to the "window or other supporting frame thereof.

Otherobjects and advantages of the invention will be disclosed inthe subjoined description and explanation.

. members of the frame.

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Se i 10 1912,

Application filed Apr-i124, 1911. Serial No. 622,861.

assent-s In order to enable others skilled the art to, which the invention pertains, to make and use the same, I will now proceed to de scribe it referring to the accompanying drawings, in Wl11Ch Figure l, is an outer face view of a por-- tion of an adjustable'metallic frame embodying the invention, illustrating the means for adjustshly connecting two of the corners of the frame together, but showing portions of the outer clamping members removed or omitted from parts of the inner clamping members of the frame. Fig. 2, is a cross sectional view of one of the inner clamping members. Fig. 3, is a similar viewv of one of the inner and outer clainping members showing them secured together and in osition for holding the wire screen or clot in piace therebetween. Fig. 4, is a cross sectional view taken on line 4%., of Fig. 1, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows. Fig. 5, is a face view of the opposite surface of a portion of the frame at one corner thereof from that shown in Fig. 1; Fig. 6, is a perspective view of one cf the corner pieces of the inner clamping members showing them in the act of being.

fastened together so as to clamp the screen wire therebetween. Fig. 10, is a similar view of lilie'parts showing them in the act of being disconnected by" means of a prying instrument. Fig. 11, is .a vertical view partly in section and. partly in elevation of Fig. 7, is a sectional a window frame showing the adjustable metallic frame hinged to one of the sides thereof. Fig. 12, is a similhr view of the opposite side of the window frame showing the means for fastening the screen frame at its side opposite that on which the hinges are located. Fig. 13,- is an enlarged sectional view of a pair of the clamping members of the frame taken on line 13-13, of Fig. 14, looking in-the direction indicated by the arrows, and showing the means for hinging the metallic frame to the window frame. Fig. 14, is a View in side elevation of a portion of the metallic frame and a part of the window frame showing the former hinged to the latter. Fig. 15, is a detached perspective View of a portion of one of the hinge plates. Fig. 16, is an enlarged sectional view taken on line 16-16, of Figs. 12, and

by the arrow in Fig. 16, of'the fastening.

device for the metallic frame, and a portion of one of the splicing members therefor.

ln referring to the drawings, like numerals of reference will be used to indicate the corresponding parts throughout the ditl'erent views. and in describing the frame, it. will be understood-that the parts referred to as the inner ones, will be those which when the frame is located in place on a window easing are nearer to the sashes while the outer members or parts are those farther therefrom. As the frame when completed, is rectangular in shape and has four corners, each of substantially the same construction. it has been deemed unnecessary to show a complete frame, but enough thereof to disclose the construction of the various parts and how two of the corners of the frame are united. Referring now to Figs. 1 to 8 inclusive, of the drawings, it will be seen that each of the corners of the frame is composed of two inner clamping members 20 and 21, the members 20, representing portions of the upper horizontal rail of the frame while the members 21, represent portions of the veitical side rails of the frame. Each of the inner clam ing members 20 and 21, a pair of which orm each of the corners of the inner part of the frame, is made of metal of any desired size and length and of the shape in cross section shown. in Fig. 2 of the drawings, that is to say, each of said pieces is channel shaped and is provided centrally between the side-walls 22 and 23, thereof, with. a longitudinally extended and outwardly disposed corrugation 24, to give additional strength thereto. The members 20 and 21, have their side walls at their meeting ends mitered as at 25, so

as to form close joints, and said members have at their joint ends an extension 26, disposed at a right angle with its body portion and adapted to lie one on the other and to interlock with the outer walls-22, as well as with the inner walls 23, the corrugated transverse Portions 24, uniting said walls, and for this latter purpose the extensions 26-, are also formed with corru ations 2-1',of a corresponding shape and size to the corrugations 24, on the body portions of the members 20 and 21, whichform each of the corners of the frame. The surface between the walls ofeach'of the members 20 and 21, at the juncture of'the corrugations 2,4; and- 24, on the body portion and extension 26, respectively of each and with an opening 28, for the reception of h screw 29, the head of which will be seated;

on the flattened portion 27, as is clearly otler any obstruction to the window or all porting frame, and besides said nuts" #71 be held by said recesses againstturning thus permitting the screws to be easily tightened or removed. \Vhen the screws are seated it is apparent that their headi will be about flush with the corrugations 24. and 2-1, on the body ortions and extensions 26, respectively, 0 the corner mam hers. free edge of their walls 22 and '23, tlEIlS- versely disposed flanges 32 and 33, respectively, which are extended in the same direction, that is inwardly from the perimeter of said walls. The flanges 33, will act as a rest for the wire cloth or screen 34, and so as to prevent it bein cut by the walls while the flanges 32, wi l co-act'with the outer clamping members for holding the latter in posit-ion. Fitted in each of the pieces 20 andfil, are outer clamping members 35 and? 36, respectively, which are alike and are made of metal and preferably of the same len 11 as the members 20 and 21, into which ey are respectively fitted. As is'clearly shown in Figs. 1, 3, 8, 9, an'd 10, of the' d rawings, each of the members 35 and 36, which as The members 20 and 21, have on the before stated are talilic in construction, is channeled in cross section, that is to lay,

each of the members-35 and 36, h" at one of its edges a wall 37, disposed at in angle to the body portion of its member and each of said walls has its free edge inturned as at 38, to facilitateits engagement withthe wall 23, of one of the members 20 01*21.

and to prevent it cutting the-wire cloth e of each of the I are mitered as at 40, so as to"provi di u close joint as will be readily understood reference to Fig. 1, of the drawingsfiE of the members 35 and 36, is provide'd'in its body portion with a longitudinally me tended and inwardly disposed corrugation 41,. the inner portion 'of which will'rcst on 55 member is flattened as at 27, and provided the corrugation 251, of theinner clamping ber'is located, as will be readiiynntierstooci' tween the Waits 22 and 23, of

member in which said outer damping memby reference to Figs, 3, 8, 9 and 10, of 1311-. cimwingsflhus afi'oz'thng a bearing on which the members 35 and 36, may rest anti be rock-sci or tilted.

Each of the members 35 and '36, is provided with a transverse opening or siot 42, in its coirugetefi. portion 41, for the recep tion of e prying instrument or spanner Wrench 43, by means of which the members 85, and 36, can be forced into position s: engagement with their respective inner clamping memhei's, 20 and. 21, or eii siiy r moved or disengaged therefrom, by simply inserting the point of'the instrument 4%, into the opening or slot of one of the mem bers 35 and 36, when by pressing the instrument 43, in the proper direc :1 the outer clamping members-Will be clamping members, in whioh'epe ion it is apparent that" the screen or Wire cioth 34-, which is interposed between one oi the I frame tor the metallic frame wmchwmfiew flanges 33,011 the innei' clamping members and the interned portion 38, at one of the Walls 37, of the outer elamping nembers,

will be stretched and firmly held in a taut To remove the memhets 35 and position. 36, from the inner members 20 anti 23., it is only necessary to reverse the position of the Instrument 43, to the position shown in Fig 10, when by forcing the same in the proper direction, it is evident that the member 35. or -36, will be siisengaged from thein'ncr member with ment.

In order to adjust the metallic frame w any suitable size,.zt sp1ice member 44, see Figs. 1, 4, and 17, is employed to embrace the adjacent ends of the members 20 e1v 21,

about fnidway between the corners of the frame. Each of these splice members is of substantieiiy the same shape in cross section as members 20' and 21, above-described,

and for this reason it is not deemed necesto further describe its construction ex cept to state that (meet theivaiisioi each of'said splice members is pmvidetiwith a channeled extensionfi, to receive the flanges 33, on the wells 23, of the members 26 and 21, which members are teiesoopicaliy fitted in opposite'ends of the splicevmem-bers, and are prevented further "inward movement by meansof an extension member 47, which is inteiposed between the ends of the pieces 20 and 21, which are inserted'in the sphcing members. The extension members 47, are of substantially the'same shape in cross section as the oliter clamping members 35 and 86, and each has a longitudinalcorrugation 48, provided with an opening 49, for the reception of a pryinginstmment useci for inserting and removing" sand-extension member a similar manner to that m which the memfrom,

forced. he inner which it has been in engege- 115. removes, m be oi: (iesireci iength so that the ineteiiic i may he extendefltofit the sizesef stentiaioi Wiilt'ifiW iisnies, end it is quite eviti that a number oi them can he earrieet in stock by merchants, so those of the peeps? length be seiecteci there The sphoe members is, may of any suitebie ength so as to 8fnii of mote or ices teiesooggie movement of the msmhers 213 end 21, "which are fitted in the encis the? of. To provide e part of a fastener for the metsiiic'fmine onset the splice members 4%, have portion of its 011211111 flange 4:6, turned outwsrciiy from its Wail 4-5, anti here 35 enci 36, see inserted a The extension members fomne into a, tubular socket or eye 58, as

shown,ini igs. I, 4 and 13" of the eimwiegs,

in which e-iink .51, having a heneiie 52, may

he iooseiy fitted, The' splice member sit, equipped with the eye 50, and iink 51, is iocateci that part or rsiioi' the meteiiie iimine' opposite to the one which is hinges. to the Window casing 53, or supporting cured to the Window fi'miie 53, s suitzzhie point 'PI'CJBOtS horizontally end 121 Warciiytherefyom as will reatiiiy (EEK-61? stood. by reference to i2 and 16, of the drawings.

54, is mounted, are e, pair hinge pistes each of which has at ts outer edge ex tensien 56,-wh1ch is (imposed at an angle to the plate 55, and is orovidedon its free end with spaced apart eyes 7 57, to receive at pintie 58, used for pivoteliy connecting one of the outer clamping; members 36, of. the

sicie rail of the inetaliicfmme' to said piste, and to? this purpose the member 36, 1s proi i eti outtumed" eyes 59, to register with the eyes 7, of the hinge piste so that the pintie 58,1'ney connect them together as will be readily imderstooci by reference to Figs 13 we is, of the drawings. I

Tit will be understood that when it is not desired to hinge the meteiiiofi'eme in posi tion on the supporting frsznetherefor, the hinge plates fii tnii-he eyes '59, on the niemhersfio, may he omittechend it is also obvious that the eye 50, and link 51, may be omitted from the stables member es, and.

that the catch 0? arm 54, mounted on the Window frame may be dispensed with.

Having thus fuiiy described my iii-V31 t-ion, what I claim as new and desire to secure by LettcisPatent is' 1'. A metaliie frame inC'iii(iil1g nuts-eonstruction a corner pi ce consisting of two channeled members heumg its walls init'ereci at their meet-in encis a ria hteiwied X: 7 a D Secured to the sicie' tithe win-- dow i'r'ame opposite that on wh ch the catch iiti extension on each of said members to lie one on the other, said members having in one of their surfaces between the corners of their meeting ends an apcrtured recess, a screw located in said openings and a nut engaging said screw and located in the recess of one of said members.

2. A metallic frame including in its construction a corner piece consisting of two pieces each having at each of its edges a wall each provided with a flange extended in the same direction, the walls and flanges of each piece beim g mitered at their meet ing ends, each of said members also havin between its walls a longitudinally extende corrugation, a rightanglcd extension on each of said members at their meeting ends to he one on the other, each of said extensions having a longitudinally extended corrugation and provided on one of their surfaces between the corners ottheir meeting ends with an apcrtured recess, a screw located in said openings, a nut engaging said screw and located in the recess of one of said members, an outer member located in each of the first named pieces and each consisting of a piece having a longitudinally extended and inwardly disposed corrugation to impinge against the first named corrugation and provlded with an opening in its corrugated portion, each of said outer members also having at each of its edges a wall to fit between the walls of said inner mcn'ibers.

3. A metallic frame including in its construction a plurality of inner and outer clamping members connected together in pairs, each of said inner members consisting of av piece having at each of its edges :1 wall each provided with a flange extended in the same direction, each of said outer mei'nbers consisting of a iiece having at each of its edges a wall to "it between the walls of said inner members and provided between its ends with an opening, a splicing member lClGSIZOPlCtlllY engaging the adjacent ends of twopairs of the said inner and outer members and consisting of a piece having at each of its edges a wall one of which is provided with a channeled recess to receive one of the flanges on the said inner members, and an extension member located within the splicing member between the adjacent ends of said pairs 01'' the inner and outer members and provided with an opening bet-ween its ends, said extension member having at each of its edges a wall to fit between the walls of the splicing member.

4. In an adjustable metallic frame, the combination with a pair of channeled members located in alinement with one another but spaced apart at one of their ends, each of said members having on one of its walls a flange extended outwardly from said well a channeled splicing member embracing Isa alin'ed members at their ad'acent portions and having in one of its wa lsa channeled extension to receive the flanges on the'firat,

named members and rovided with an eye extended'from said clianneled wall,-a link loosely mounted in said e e,'and an axtension member located wit in the s licing {:ember between the ends of the aline mem- 5. In an adjustable metallic frame, the combination with a pair of channeled members located in alinement with one another but spaced apartat one of their ends, each of said members having on one of its walls a flange extended outwardl from said wall, a channeled splicing mem r telescopically engaging said alinedmembers at their ad!- cent portions and having in one of its W In a channeled extension to receive the flanges on the first named members, and an extension member located within the splici member between the ends of the alin members.

6. A metallic frame including in its construction an inner and an outer clamping member, said inner member consisting o a piece having at each of its edges 0, wall each provided with a flange extended in the same direction, said inner member also having between its walls a longitudinally extended corrugation, said outer member consisting of a piece havin a lon 'tudinally extended and inwardly dis )ose corrugation to impinge against the rst named corrugation and provided at each of its edges with a wall to fit between the walls of saig inner member, one of the members of sai outer member having its free ed inturned and the other wall of said mem er havi its edge outturned or rolled and provide? with an apertured extension, a suitably supported hinge plate having an extension provided with eyes to re 'ster with the said apertured extension 0 the outer member, and a pintle located in said eyes and aper-

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Classifications
U.S. Classification49/400, 160/397, 160/369, 160/394, 160/374, 160/381, 160/DIG.120
Cooperative ClassificationY10S160/12, E06B1/52