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Publication numberUS1083865 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 6, 1914
Filing dateDec 19, 1911
Priority dateDec 19, 1911
Publication numberUS 1083865 A, US 1083865A, US-A-1083865, US1083865 A, US1083865A
InventorsEdward P Sloss
Original AssigneeErnest D East, Hugh A Cowan, Minnie M Cowan, Edward P Sloss
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1083865 A
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Paten'd J an. 6, 1914.




Application filed December 19, 1911.

Specification of Letters Patent.

To all whom t may concern Bc it known that I, EDWARD l). SLoss, a citizen ot the United States, residing at .n lliance, in the county oit Stark and State oit' Ohio, have invented new and useful 1mprovements in lVindow-Sashes, of which the following is a specification.

The invention relates to window sashes, and more particularly to the class of composite window sashes.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of a window sash in which the trame thereof is formed of a plurality of sections, the same being covered with metallic sheeting, so that when the iframe is as sembled, it will be lire and weather proof.

Another object oit the invention is the provision of a window sash, in which the meeting rail thereot' may be readily and easily detached, for the insert-ion therein or removal therefrom off a pane of glass, thus enabling the said pane of glass to be placed within the sash, after the same has been mounted in a window easement.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a window sash in which the glass will be held in retainer members which lock the metallic sheeting to the seetions of the frame, so as to prevent the spreading ot the said sheeting, and also the loosening of the glass when held within the easing, the sections of the casing being readily assembled, so that the same may be shipped in knock-down form from one locality to another.

A. still further object of the invention is the provision ot a window sash, in which veather strips may be readily and easily inserted therein and retained thereby.

A still further object ot the invention is the provision of a window sash which is simple in construction, and inexpensive in m anufa cture.

lilith these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claim hereunto appended.

Tn the drawings: Figure 1 is an elevation of a window sash constructed in accordance with the invention mounted in a window casing, the same being partly broken away. Fig. 2 is a fragmentary vertical longitudinal sectional view through the sash. Fig. 3 is a vertical transverse sectional view through the sash. Fig. et is a fragmentary top plan view of the meeting rail of the sash. Fig. 5 a sectional view on the line 5--5 of Fig. 2. Fig. G is a fragmentary side elevation of the sash.

Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views of the drawings.

Referring to the drawings by numerals, 10 designates generally ,a window casing of the ordinary well-known construction, and in which is slidably mounted, as usual, upper and lower sashes. Each sash comprises a frame, including' vertical stiles 11, meeting ail 12, and a bottom rail 13, the same being preferably constructed from wood, and of rectangular shape in cross section, although the same may be made of any other suitable material, if desired. The adjacent or abutting ends of the vertical stiles 11 and the bottom rail 13 are beveled, at 14, while the opposite ends of the stiles 11 are each formed with a tenon 15, iitting in a correspondingly shaped mortise 1G formed in the meeting rail 12. At the joint between the rails 11 and 12 the abutting edges are correspondingly inwardly beveled at so as to prevent the splitting of the rail 12 at the point of the socket therein. Opening through the top of the i'neeting rail and into the mortise 1G is a screw hole 17, the same adapted to aline with a further screw hole 18 formed in the tenon 15, the la ttcr intersecting a knot receiving recess 19 opening through the outer side of the vertial stile 11, and into this recess is inserted a nut 20, with which engages a screw 21 passed through the said holes 17 and 18, thereby connecting the vertical stiles to the meeting rail, as is clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 5 of the drawings. Also adapted to be inserted in the recess 19 is the knotted end of a weight cord 22, which is mounted in the usual manner in the window casing. The beveled meeting ends oit the stiles 11 and bottom rail 13 are connected by means oit a screw member 23 which is driven into the same through the outer side face of cach stile, as is shown in F ig. 2 of the drawings. Surrounding each stile, meeting rail, and bottom rail is a tire and weather proof covering, comprising a metallic sheeting 211, the same being fitted about the Outer and side faces of said rails, and having its edges extended beyond the inner face of the rails, said edges being inwardly bent to provied outwardly bowed portions 25 forming a space 26 between the same and the inner face of the rails, forreceiving a retaining member, presently described.

The retaining member comprises a troughlile strip 27 formed with outwardly converging portions 28 provided with parallel abutting iianges 29 adapted to engage inturned parallel locking flanges 3() formed on the outwardly bowed portions 25 of the metallic sheeting, and between the said locking fianges 30 is inserted the edge of the glass or pane 3l which is seated within a composition lilling 32 contained in the trough-like strip 27, as shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings. The trough-like strips 27 are placed within the space 26 by sliding the same in opposite ends of the metallic sheeting, and when inserted in this manner, the said abutting flanges 29 will engage the locking flanges 30 of the sheeting, so as to prevent the loosening thereof about the rail, and also to sustain the edge of the glass 3l seated in the said trough-like strips. It will be evident that when the edge of the glass is seated within the trough-like strip 27, the same will be prevented from rattling or becoming displaced, yet the glass may be readily removed from the frame of the sash, when the meeting rail l2 is detached. Also the trough-like strip 27 will obviate moisture entering the covering and causing the decay of the rail.

The metallic sheeting 24k covering the vertical stiles 1l and the bottom rail 13 of the sash, at the outer edge thereof, is provided with channels 33 extending longitudinally thereof to receive suitable weather stripping. The metallic sheeting 24: covering the meeting rail 14e is extended at each end beyond the end of said rail7 and is down-bent, at 34, to overlap the upper end of the vertical stile, in which is formed a channel 35 for receiving the weight cord n2, so as to prevent the same from protruding beyond the outer face thereof.

The reason for forming the retaining member of trough-like shape is to prevent the composition filling 32 from coming out of the same, that is to say, the said composition filling will be retained and held packed about opposite sides of the edge of the glass, when seated in said trough-like strip, and on the removal of the glass, the filling will be fast therein.

That is claimed is:

A joint for window sashes comprising a pair of rails, a tenon on one rail, the other rail being provided with a mortise correspondingly shaped to the tenon for receiving the same, the said last-named rail having an L-shaped slot, one portion being extended inwardly beneath the tenon while its remaining portion opens through the outer side of the rail and is disposed longitudinally thereof, a bolt passed through the mortise and tenon, and a nut removably inserted in the inwardly extended portion of the slo-t and detachably engaged with the bolt.

in testimony whereof I aiiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

EDWARD P. sLoss.


Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification403/8, 403/231, 217/65, 52/800.15
Cooperative ClassificationF16B12/2009