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Publication numberUS1069411 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 5, 1913
Filing dateDec 18, 1912
Priority dateDec 18, 1912
Publication numberUS 1069411 A, US 1069411A, US-A-1069411, US1069411 A, US1069411A
InventorsHarvey Greene
Original AssigneeHarvey Greene
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable receptacle for window-sills.
US 1069411 A
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1,69,1 l Patented Aug. 5, 1913-.

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To all whom, it may concern Be it known that I, HARVEY GREENE, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Pittsburgh, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Adjustable Receptacles for l/Vin- (low-Sills, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to an adjustable receptacle for window sills, and my invention aims to provide a novel receptacle or housing that can be placed upon a window sill or other support for holding milk bottles, vegetables and other matter requiring cool air for preservation. The receptacle has been especially designed for a window sill and easy access can be had to the receptacle by simply raising the lower sash of a window, thereby obviating the necessity of a housewife 0r servant going out of doors in order to obtain matter that'is preserved by winter or out-of-door temperature.

My invention further aims to provide an extensible or adjustable receptacle that can be increased or decreased in its longitudi nal dimension whereby it can be fitted in a window frame to be supported by the sill thereof, the receptacle having special provision for thorough ventilation, besides being of such construction that it can be easily cleaned and maintained in a sanitary condition.

My invention further aims to accomplish the above results by a mechanical construction that is inexpensive to manufacture, durable and highly efficient for the purposes for which it is intended.

The invention will be hereinafter specifically described and then claimed, and reference will now be had to the drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of the receptacle, Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view of the same as mounted upon a window sill, and Fig. 3 is a plan of a portion of the same.

A receptacle in accordance with this invention comprises two sections, each section having an end wall 1 provided with inwardly projecting flanges 2 to which are riveted or otherwise secured, as at 3. top plates 4 and 5 and bottom plates 6 and 7. The top Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 5,1913.

Application filed December 18, 1912. Serial No. 737,512.

and bottom plates 5 and 7 have the longitudinal edges thereof flanged inwardly, as at 8 to receive the top and bottom plates 4 and (5 and the bottom plate (3 has a longitudinal slot 9 to receive a bolt 10 carried by the inner end of the bottom plate 7. Screwed upon the bolt 10 is a winged thumb nut 11, which together with said bolt constitutes means whereby the bottom plates 6 and 7 can be locked together in adjusted position. The bottom plate 7, at the inner end thereof, has a depending support 7*, the purpose of which will presently appear.

The top and bottom plates 4 and 6 are connected by an outer wall 12 that is adjustable against the inner side of an outer wall 13 connecting the top and bottom plates 5 and 7. In other words, one section is channel-shaped and is telescoped by the other section.

' The end walls 1 are provided with ventilating openings 14L and the inner edges of said walls have outwardly extending vertical angle flanges 15 adapted to engage between the guide or weather strips 16 of a window frame 17, when the receptacle is seated upon the sill or lower portion 18 of a window frame. The support 7 rests upon the sill or lower portion 18 of the window frame and cooperates with the angle flanges 15 in properly positioning the receptacle relatively to the window frame.

The inner sides of the walls 1, intermediate the upper and lower ends thereof, are

provided with angle bars 19 that are riveted or otherwise connected to the walls 1. The angle bars 19 form ledges for an extensible shelf, comprising a slotted or slatted section 20 that is telescoped by a similar section 21. The edges of the section 21 are flanged, similar to the top and bottom plates 5 and 7, whereby the edges of the section 20 that the structural elements are susceptible tolsuch variations and modifications as fallwithin the scope of the appended claim.

What I claim is A receptacle for window sills comprising a pair of telescopic sections, each consisting of a top and bottom, front and one end wall,

the top and bottom walls of one of said sections having their rear ends extended With respect to the top and bottom walls of said other section and with said extended portions bent in an outward direction to provide longitudinally extending flanges overlapping the top and bottom walls of the other section for slidably connecting the sections together, each :of the end walls of said sect-ions extended inwardly with respect to the top and bottom walls of its respective section, said extended portions bent laterally and outwardly to provide integral vertically disposed angle-shaped flanges adapted to extend between the guide strips and the window sashes for connecting the sections to the window frame, the bottom wall of one of said sections provided with a longitudinally extending slot, and means" HARVEY GREENE.


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U.S. Classification312/101, 312/205, 312/242, 126/273.00A, 312/213, 211/90.1, 126/20
Cooperative ClassificationA47B71/00