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H. J HOLMES. MEANS FOR SECURING METAL TRIMMINGS 0R MOLDINGS TO noon AND OTHER FRAMES. APPLICATION FILED APR.29, 1913.
1,068,656. Patented July 29, 1913.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HERBERT J. HOLMES, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
MEANS FOR SECURING METAL TRIMMINGS OR MOLDINGS 'IO DOOR AND OTHER FRAMES.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 29, 1913..
Frames, of which the following is a s ecifi-' cation, such as will enable others skil ed in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
'This'invention relates to what are known as metal trimmings or moldings used in connection with door and other frames, and the object thereof is to provide improved means for securing such trimmings or moldings to a frame without the use of nails,
screws, or similar devices, as heretofore.
The invention is fully disclosed in the following specification of which the accompanying drawing forms a part, in which the separate parts of my invention are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the views, and inwhich;
Figure 1 is a transverse sectional view of one side portion of a door frame and showing part of a door, and showing the metal trimmings or moldings for said frame in cross section and my improved means for locking or securing the same to the frame,
on the line 11 of Fig. 2;--Fig. 2a view looking in the directionof the arrow 2 of Fig. 1 with part of the construction broken away ;-Fig. 3 an inside view of a binding lever, which I employ showing the same detached and looking in the direction of the arrow 3 of Fig. 1, and ;-Fig. 4 a modification of a detail shown in Fig. 1.
In the drawing forming part of this specification I have shown at a one side of a door frame and at b a part of a door, and I have also shown at c and (5 two metal trimmings or moldings which are approximately L-shaped in cross section, together with my improved means for securing said metal trimmings or moldings to the frame.
The metal trimmings or moldings c and (Z comprise face portions 0 and (Z and side portions 0 and (Z and in the construction shown the face portions 0 and d abut at e, and the part c is provided with a vertical bufler strip 1 against which the door I) abuts or strikes when said door is closed, and this part f is box-shaped in form in cross section-and is secured to the part c by rivets f or otherwise. The part c is also provided on the inner side thereof with a reinforcing strip g having a flange portion 9 which extends beyond the abutting point e of the parts a and d and to which the part d is secured by a screw or screws 9 I also provide two binding levers h and 2' having face arms k and i and side arms k and i and which are placed on the inner sides of the strips or moldings o and d, transversely thereof, and secured thereto at j.
The levers k and are reinforced in the angles thereof, in the form of construction shown, by transverse or diagonal brace members 7' and the side arm portions 723 and i of said levers are secured to the parts 0 and d of the strips or moldings c and a? at 9' and the ends of the parts k and i of -said levers are slotted longitudinally, as
shown at k.
In the form of construction shown, I secure to the face of the door frame member a a vertically arranged strip 10 provided with a transverse recess 70*, and the levers h and a are so arranged on the strips 'or moldings c and d that when said moldings are placed in position one of said levers will be slightly above the other, as shown in Fig. 2, and passed outwardly through the parts 0 and g of the strip or molding 0 are screws m.
In practice, the strip or molding c with theparts all assembled including the screws m, is first placed in position and one of the screws m passes into the slot is inthe end of the part h of the lever h afterwhich the other strip or molding d is slid into position and the other screw m passes into the slot is in the end portion 2' of the lever i. The screwsmjare provided with transverse grooves or recesses m in their outer ends, and with the parts assembled in the manner described, the screws m may be turned so as to draw the arms h and 2' of the levers h and 'i inwardly, and press the parts 0 and d of the strips or moldings 0 and d closely against the opposite sides of the door frame member a, after which a molding strip at is placed in position, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, and this strip covers the connections between the parts 0 and d and the screws m and forms a finish on the side of the part f opposite that against which the door b strikes or abuts when closed.
' forced at these The arms 11. and 11 of the levers h and i are provided with one or more prongs 7) designed to enter the door frame member a and to revent the molding strips 0 and (Z from slipping, and said arms h and i of the levers h and z are preferably reinoints by blocks p which form backings terefor and also for the parts 0 and d of the moldings c and d.
Instead of using the prongs p, I may employ studs 3 one of which is shown 1n Fig. 3, if, it e desired to form the door frame member a of metal, in which case, the said metal will be bored toreceive the studs [9 i In the construction shown, the levers h and z are composed of sheet metal bent into form and reinforced, but these levers may be cast, if desired, or'may be made in any preferred manner, and if necessary the corners of the door frame may be cut away, as indicated by the dotted lines 00,- in order to provide more room for said levers and in order that they 'may be made of heavier metal and of different form ,if desired. In the construction shown, the'door frame member a is supposed to be made of wood, but, it will be understood, that the door frame may be made of metal or in any desired manner, and various changes in and modifications of the construction herein described may be made, within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit 'of myinvention or sacrificing its advantages.
The screws 9 pass into the strip 70 and other screws 0 may be employed to secure the part 0 of the molding a to the strip 70, but these screws are not essential and may or may not be employed; and changes in and. modifications of the construction herein .shown and described may be made, within substitute for the screw or screws m, an-
other form of screw at having a head m inwardly of which is an annular groove m and in this view, the arm 72. of the lever it 'is shown, and with this form of screw substituted for the screw or screws m, said screw or screws, when'turned in one directi'on will force the arms h and'i of the levers h and i inwardly, and the arms 71.
and i outwardly so as to detach or loosen sisting of face portions and side port-ions,
said. means consisting of L-shaped levers placed on the inner sides of said strips or moldings transversely thereof and comprlsing face arms and side arms, said levers be-] ing secured in the angles of said strips or moldings and to the side portions thereof, and means for drawing the face arms of said levers outwardly into close connection with the face portions of said strips or moldlngs.
2. The herein described means for secur- V ing angular metal trimming strips or moldings to door or other frames, said strips or moldings being substantially L-shaped in cross section, said means consisting of L- shaped levers secured in the inner sides of said strips or moldingstfansversely thereof, one end portion of said levers being secured to the corresponding parts of said strips or moldings and the other left free, and means for drawing the free end portions of said levers outwardly into contact with the corresponding parts of the strips or moldings.
3. The herein described means for securing angular metal trimming strips or moldings to door or other frames, said strips or .moldings being substantially L-shaped in cross section, said means consisting of L-.
shaped levers secured in the inner sides of said strips or moldings transverselythereof, one end portion of said levers beingsecured to the corresponding parts of said strips or moldings and the other left free, and means for drawing the free end portions of said levers outwardly into contact with the corresponding parts of the strips or moldings consistingof longitudinal slots in the ends of said parts of said levers, and screws passed therethrough and outwardly through the said parts of'said strips or moldings.
4. The herein described means for securing angular metal strips or moldings to door frames, said metal strips or moldings bem substantially L-shaped incross' section an consisting of face portions and side ortions, said means consisting of L-shape 1evers placed on the inner sides of saidstrip's or moldings transversely thereof and comprising face arms and side arms, the side arms being secured to the side portions of face arms of said levers outwardly into close connections of the face portions of said the said abutting 'member opposite that against which the door strikes.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in 15 presence of the subscribing witnesses this 26th day of April 1913.
HERBERT J. HOLMES.
said stri s or moldings and the face arms being he t free, and means for drawing the connection with the face .portions of said strips or moldings, and the face portions of one of said strips or moldings being provided with an abutting member against which the door strikes when closed, and the Witnesses:
strips or moldings being covered by a de- S. ANDREWS.
tachable molding strip placed at the side of Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of l atents,
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