US 1098634 A
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UNITED STATES PATEN T OFFICE.
HADEN J. NEIGHBORS, 0F ROSEBUBG, OREGON.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, HADEN J. NEIGHBORS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Roseburg, in the county of Douglas and State of Oregon, have invented new and useful Improvements in Gage-Hinges, of
- which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to hinges of the type known as gage hinges, and has for an object to provide an improved structure of gage ,hinge which may be made of sheet metal, a hinge which is of simplified construction, and one which may be easily and economically manufactured.
Although the practical use of gage hinges has long been recognized in the art no recent attempts have been made to introduce this character of hinge to the public, mainly for these two reasons, to wityfirst, the gage rib or flange has to be cast upon the face of the leaf and therefore could be formed on cast hinges only, and second if the ordinary sheet metal hinge be provided with the gage the latter must be soldered or brazed upon the face of the leaf, a process neither economical nor reliable.
Sheet metal hingesare found to be far .sheet metal gage hinges.
The objects and advantages of this invention will be morefully set forth in the following detail description of the preferred embodiment of the invention, the same being illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which, 7
Figure l is-a perspective view of a butthinge made in accordance with this iuven-' tion and applied to a door'and its casing.) Fig. 2 is an inner side elevation of thesame, showing the hinge open. Fig. '3 is a top edge view of the hinge open/showing the adjacent parts of the door and its casing in section; Fig. 4 is a view of the blank from which the leaves of theimproved hinge are formed. Fig. 5 is a top edge view of a Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J une 2,1914.
Application filed March 10, 1914. Serial No. 823,696.
a portion of the leaf which is turned outwardly therefrom'in a plane at right angles to the plane of the leaf. Theup-per and lower lugs of each leaf lie in the same vertical plane, as shown in Figs: 2 and 3,
and bear against the outer faces of the door and jamb. These gage lugs 16 determine the correct positioning of the respective leaves upon the door and jamb so that when two or more of the hinges are used in hanging a door the pintles of the hingeswill be located in true alinement and no undue straining will be exerted upon any of the hinges.
As the gage lugs 16 lie in the same plane and engage the outer faces of the door and the casing they constitute a support for the hinge, preventing the sagging of the hinge should any of the fastening screws become loosened, and also take up a part of the weight exerted upon the hinge so that there is less strain upon the fastening screws tending toloosen the same.
In the manufacture of these improved 1; inges each leaf is stamped from sheet metal in the form of a blank as shown in Fig. 4. The blank is slitted inwardly from'its outer edge, the slits extending in parallelism with the upper and lower edges of the leaf and spaced slightly inward from the sam'i This slitting provides a relatively narrow portion of metal at the upper and lower edgespf the leaf which constitute the gage lugs. It will be noted that the gage lugs are turned up from the body of theleaf in a. plane spaced a short distance from the pintle 13 where y to insure the free action of the pintle when the hinge is secured in place. The lugs 16 are preferably short and the excess metal at the ends thereof, as shown at 17 in Fig. 4:, is cut from the lugs as indicated. After the blank is thus formed it is treated in the usual manner for turning over the ears and, in addition, the lugs 16 are turned up from the blank.
In Fig. 5 of the drawings a slightly different form of hinge is shown wherein the door 14: has a leaf 1O bent at right angles in parallelism with the pintle and in spaced relation therefrom for the purpose of determining the correct position of the pintle in spaced relation from the door and the easing. In this instance the leaf 10 is secured to the outer face of the door While the opposite leaf, constituting the butt section of the hinge, is countersunk in the inner face of the jamb 15. This butt section 11 is pro-i vided as above described with the gage lugs 16 to determine the correct positioning of the butt section upon the jamb and also to provide a substantial support for the sa1ne.-
In the use of a hinge of this character, when it is desired to secure the hinge in place, the leaf is first held against the door or jainb in its correct position and the lugs are brought to bear against the outer face of the jamb, or door, to accurately determine the position of the leaf. The door or jamb may now be. marked'about the edges of the Copies of this patent maybe obtained for leaf to determine the length and width of the recess tobe chiseled in the door for the reception of the leaf.
From the foregoing it is thus seen that this invention provides for the construction of a sheet metal hinge having gage lugs and wherein the use of the separate gage or other measuring devices is dispensed with and the accuracy and strength of the hinge is insured.
What is claimed is,
1. A sheet metal leaf for a hinge having spaced apart out-turned gage lugs stamped from the leaf and lying in a plane spaced from the inner edge of the leaf.
2 A sheet inetalleaf for a hinge having out-turned gage lugs stamped from the leaf at the opposite edges thereof and lying in a plane spaced from the inner edge of the leaf.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
' HADEN J. NEIGHBORS. Witnesses Y D. R. SHoMBnooK, E. G. Lo n).
five cents ench, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, I]. 0-