US 1107352 A
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F. W. PUGH.
MOVABLE GLASS PANEL FOR GLASS WIND SCREENS.
APPLICATION FILED FEB.9, 1911 RENEWED JUNE 2, 1914.
Patented Aug. 18, 19m
WEE-9166666 FREDERICK WILLIAM PUGH, OF LONDON, ENGLAND.
MOVABLE GLASS PANEL FOR GLASS WIND-SCREENS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 18, 1914.
Application filed February 9, 1911, Serial No. 607,632. Renewed June 2, 1914- 'Serial No. 842,542.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FREDERICK WILLIAM L PUGH, of the firm of Pugh Brothers, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at 10 Allen street, Goswell road, London, England, glass merchant, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Movable Glass Panels for Glass Wind-Screens, Windows, and the like, of which the. following is a specification.
My invention relates to the movable glass panels which are fitted in the glass wind screens and windows more particularly of road vehicles and it has for'its object improvements in such movable panels and in the means of mounting same.
According to my invention, the edge of the opening and the edge of the panel are each provided with a metal frame which is formed of two parts preferably fixed together by screws, the two frames being hinged together at one side (preferably the top side) and arranged when released to automatically open and become retained in said open position.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is an elevation of the improved panel and Fig. 2 is a vertical section thereof. Fig. 3 is a vertical section showing the fastening and release and Fig. 4 is a plan of the fastening, both drawn to a larger scale than the other figures.
The frames a and b of the screen 0 and panel at, respectively are each formed of two parts, one part being fashioned with a distance piece to which theother part a b is secured by screws.
e is a hinge which contains a spring coiled along its pivot pin in a well known manner, the spring being adapted to rotate the panel about its hinge axis as indicated by the dotted lines in Fig. 2. Preferably, the frame I) is formed with a li or flange]? for which a rabbet is made in t e frame a, so as to render the joint between the two frames as weatherproof as possible.
The lower part of the frame a is formed with a recess to accommodate a catch or -On pressing the release It, the catch disengages the frame I) which thereupon rotates about its hinge pivot into a position alongside the screen. To limit the force with which the panel frame may strike the glass of the screen on being released, and to prevent chattering due to vibration, the adjacent parts of the fixed and moving portions of the hinge may have slightly oblique faces which bind more or less on each other when the panel is in an open position.
I claim A glass wind screen having an opening faced with a metal frame, a glass panel to close said opening and having its edge faced with a metal frame which fits within the first named frame, each of the frames being made in two 'parts which comprise a flanged distance piece and a flange part secured by screws to the distance piece, a hinge joint between the frames whereby the panel may be swung to disclose the opening, and a catch fitted in the distance piece of the first named frame to engage over the last named frame when the panel is swung to its closed position, the outer frame having its face on the side of the hinge joint formed with a rabbet and the inner frame having its correspond ing face formed with a flange to engage in said rabbet. 4
In testimony whereofl have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
L FREDERICK WILLIAM PUGH. Witnesses:
ALTER I. SKERTEN, T. J. OSMAN.