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Publication numberUS1111621 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 22, 1914
Filing dateFeb 16, 1914
Priority dateFeb 16, 1914
Publication numberUS 1111621 A, US 1111621A, US-A-1111621, US1111621 A, US1111621A
InventorsCharles Singer
Original AssigneeCharles Singer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1111621 A
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Patented Spt, 22, 1914.


will memen- 0. SINGER. STORM WINDOW. APPLICATION FILED 315.16. 1914.

- Patented Sept. 22, 1914.


25 able looking mcsns. Storm wind type are freqnently'entirely tom v 30, damaged banging against the side it 40 side of s dwelling essences silicone, oi winminn, 's'oom "DAKOTA.


Specification of Letters Zatent.

Patented Sept. 22, 1914.

Application filed February 16, 1914. Serial 80.819912.

To ell whom it'mm concern: 7

Be it known that I, Crus es SINGER, a citizen of the United ,States, residing at Winfred, in the county of Lake nd State of.

'South Dakota, have invented geithjin newi and useful Improvements in Storm-Win dows, of which the following is e specificetion. i I many Par o is ou ry; p i l y storms, what are commonly 1mm its storm window re extensiyely used. These win W's sseer' l r t the typ s t' e jv t h g a win this; b n

those iirts subject to 'excesswe cold and 5 adapted for dethchinent from" he. window frame after the winterseason is:o ver,snd to be readily placed in position sit the E) el g*irining of cold westhes; The jstot'in rt'ntl'v at present in nseus'uelly ,compiise I which is hii'ng by hinQes from the upper 'oithe main window rsine, it theontside of the window exterior to the regi ler sashes, the lower endbf'the storm' w ndow {being edjnstable inward and outward by "shit:

' jIot'th' in 'th anchorage on the main winds 1 high winds end'sudden storms, or not entirely blowi i offithe storm window is oi'iteh ne or the wells of the house to which thewin:

dow is applied. My primary object in the Present "intro-e" tion has been .to devises com srstivelgsim as pie and cheap construction or storm window 7 not only adapted to be placed in posit on from the outsideof the house but also from the inside, while the us nsllstorm', window can only beplsced'in osition from the we:

r in se t this contemplate the royision of a stormjwin dow which is mac e in sections, said sections each comprising virtually it window .se sh' and one of them being relatively monsb'le wefterthenmnner of a s idingt sa'sh insn ordinary window. a I

By reason of the peculiar construction of my storm window wherein 'opeiting 'of the.

window iscfi'ccted by a sliding action of one ofits sectionsgthe liability of the-window being torn from the main window frame is entirely avoided. My storm window has ween constriic'ted also with a special view of facilitatingnot only the placing of the same in position, and removal thereof, but to in crease thefportability of the auxiliary Windon, the lest mentioned advantage being effordegl by reason of its sectional construction and means whereby the sections maybe foldedone iipo'n the other, or entirely separs-ted from one another as may be desired, Owing to the folding capabilities of my storm windowas Well as the separability of the sections, considerable convenience is sfas the'window can be readily handled "by Woinen or young boys, a. feature of pri- -mary imfiortance.

. Not only is the window hereinafter de- ;scribed adapted for use for storm purposes es 'hereinhefore premised, but the some is vintnslly a handy window that might be 'nsed generally ifdesired in the construction of ce ts-in kinds of dwellings. Especially wouldit' bendventageons in connection with *ioortsble houses summer cottages, and the lite. Furthermore the invention is susceptible infits pi'inciple of construction and 'zietion of being made for the purposes of s sectiOnal'hlind or shutter, and I contemplate all these various adaptations of the inven-v Ftion in the practical embodiments of the cons'truction new to be forth in detail.

In the accompanying drawings re 1 is e :tr'ont elevation showing a, LWlildhW -irsi'ne having myinrention applied thsret Fig. 2 is swertica'l seetime} view teklen about on the line 22 of Fig. 1. Fir. 35s a perspective View of the storm window alone end illustrating the lower section thereof partially raised as when at an open adjustment; one of the lower lldES being also illustrated as detached ron said lower section, this mode of detachmgent being used when it is desired to entirely separate the lower section from the upper section of the device. Fig. 4 is a side view owing the window; folded or colilspsed hboth sections connected, this condition fciliteting thejoarrying o f the Window to and from its position for use and it's place "of storage with not being-used. In the drawings A .clenotes the main "frame ofe window such its is \iis edordinerily in the construction of dwellings. The regular vertically sliding upper sashis' denoted at B and its cooperating lower sash at C. The window sill is designated at 1 and the upper section 3 and the lower section/l. TliESG jSE CtlODS may be in the form of's W111- dow ss sh, having the window panes 5, o r

lnsiisl guiding strips at 2. The storm win dow 'is'indicatedst D and is composed of the the sections might be solid, or slatted to provide shutters or blinds as might be found most desirable. v

The sections 3 and 4, of the storm window are maintained in proper relative positions by certain members attached to the sections tion. With the foregoing in view the upper relatively stationary section 3 is provided at its opposite sides with the plates 6 extending practically the entire length thereof and having pivotally connected thereto at 7 the guides 8. The guides 8 are slotted as shown at S and are oi. angular form so that the slotted flanges 8 overlap the outer side of the section 4t while the unslotted flanges overlap the side edges of said section 4. R0- tatable fastenings 9 consisting of headed members of some sort are carried by the lowerend of the section 4 and so arranged that the heads thereof may pass through the slots 8 of the guides 8,'when the heads of said members 9 are alined with the slots, a transverse arrangement of said heads, how ever, positively securing the section 4 to the guides but permitting relative sliding movement of these parts for the purpose of rais ing and lowering the section t to control ventilation through the storm window after it is placed in position on the frame A.

The storm window when arranged upon the frame A is snugly received in a sort of seat which is always provided at the outermost portion of window frames, by reason of the arrai'igement of the sill and guide strips of such frames, Applied to the top of the frame A are dctachalde plates 10 and a transverse :niglilar-sliape l plate 11 is sccured to the top bar of the section of the storm window in such a position that in placing the storm window on the frame A it is only necessary to engage the vertical flange of the plate I] beneath the small plates 10. and force the sections 3 and 4: in-

ward until the lower section 4 restsat its lower end on the sill 1, as seen most clearly in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings. To pre-.

vent unauthorized displacement of the storm window after being so arranged it is contemplated to utilize small rotary fastening members 12 which: are secured to the outer surface of the frame A and capable of being turned into engagement with the guides 8, the parts 10 and l2 thus quite eti'ectively holding the storm window in position on the frame A. YVith the storm window adjusted in place as above described it is obvious that the lower section 4 maybe readily raised by grasping the finger piece 13 (see Fig. 2) whereupon the section 4 will slide vertically between the outermost guide strip 2, the guides 8, and the upper section lVith the section 4 upraiseda short distance, and the sash B of the main window lowered, an ideal system of ventilation is afforded without liability of creating a direct draft upon occupants of a room or apartment for which the window may be provided.

In order that the storm window may afford a very effective storm-tight closure it is contemplated to provide upon the upper bar of the section 4. an angular-shaped plate 4 having a horizontal flange secured by tenings to said section 3 and a vertical flange adapted to engage over a plate 3 secured to the lower bar of the section 3 at its inner side. The parts 3 and t form an effective weather strip or seal, so to speak, interme" diate the adjacent ends of the sections 3 and 4.

When it is desired to remove the storm window from the frame A it is only necessary to turn the fastening members 12'into vertical positions and pull outwardly on the lower portion of the storm window until the. plate 11 is disengaged from the small plates 10 at the upper end of the frame A. If new it is desired to collapse the storm window torender it easy to carry the operator will simply slide the lower section 4 upward until its plate -l' is disengaged from the plate 3, whereupon the section 4- and guides 8 will fold readily into the positions illustrated in Fig. 4t. In the event, however, that the storm window is desired to be carried in sections, instead of-felding the parts as in Fig. 4, the section 4; will be detached from the section 3 by merely turning the members, 9 until they will pass through the slots 8 of the guides 8, whereupon the sections 3 and 4 are free to be detached from. one an other. i

. It is possible to apply the metal parts 6, 8, 4- and 11 to an ordinary single frame storm window such as now in use, by merely cutting said window in half and applying filler stripsto its opposite ends, Thus the ordinary storm window may readily be converted into a storm window having all of the advantages of the construction above set forth.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new. is:

l. A storm window comprising pivotally connected and relatively slidable sections foldable one against the other to assume a collapsed condition, means whereby the window may be secured to a supporting frame, and interlocking plates at the pivotally con-- nected portions of the sections coacting to hold the latter in extended condition."

2. A storm window comprising pivotally connected sections foldable one against the other to assume a collapsedcondition, means whereby the Window may be secured to a supporting frame, and interlocking plates at the pivotally connected portions of the sections coacting to hold the latter in extended condition, one of the sections comprising a sash slidable relatively to the other section and'carrying one of the interlocking plates aforesaid whereby on movement of the sash said plates may be disengaged from one another.

3. In a storm window, the combination of pivotally connected sections, one of said sec- ..tions comprising slotted guide plates, a sash and fastening members on the sash passing through the slotted portions of the guide plates and operable to detachably and slidably connect the sash with said plates.

A storm window comprising an upper section, a lower section, a pair of guidespivoted atone end to the upper section and extending along the lower section, members slidably conn'ectingthe other ends of the guides to the lower section, and cooperating means between .the sections normally preventing relative pivotal movement thereof.

5. A. storm window comprising an upper section, a lower section, a pair of guides pivoted at one end to the upper sectionnnd extending along the lower section, and fastenin oi the lower section detachably and slidably connecting said section with the other ends of the guides.

6. A storm window comprising an upper section, a lower section, a pair of guides pivoted at one end to the upper section and ex tending along the lower section, connections intermediate said guides and the lower section, and interlocking means between the adjacent ends of the said sections to hold the sections in predetermined positions.

7. A storm Window comprising relatively stationary and movable sections, and members pivotally connecting saidsections and-.-

comprising guides, and connections between said guides and the relatively movable sectionlimiting sliding of the last mentioned section. r

8. In combination, a window framwfa storm window therefor comprisingrelatively stationary and movable sections, engaging means intermediate theupper portion of the movable suction and the rela tively stationary section normally holding said sections alined, guides projecting from said stationary section, and connections intermediate said guides and the movable sec tion permitting movement of the latter relative to the stationary section when said engaging means have been disengaged.

0. In combination, a window frame, a storm window therefor comprising rela tively stationary and movable sections, guides projecting from said stationary section, connections intermediate said guides and the movable section permitting movement of the latter relative to the stationary section, and other connections intermediate Said guides and the stationary section perniitting of folding of the movable sect-ion against the stationary section.

10. In combination, a window frame, a

storm' window therefor comprising rela,'

tively stationary and movable sections guides projecting from said stationary section, connections intermediate said guides and the movable section permitting movement or" the latter relative to the stationary section, other connections intermediate said guides and the stationary s tion permitting of folding oi the movable section against the stationary section, and plates carried by the adjacent ends of the stationary and movable sections and adapted to be interlocked to hold said sections in alined positions.

11. In a stormwindow, the combination of relatively movable and stationary sections, a pair of guide plates pivoted to the stationary section, and fastenings connecting said guide plates with the movable section and rotatable to permit of detachment of the movable section from the guide plates, and connections intermediate the sections whereby the same may be collapsed one against the other.

.12. A storm window comprising relatively movable and stationary sections collapsible to assume positions one against the other, slotted guide plates carried by the stationary section, fastenings on the, movable section rotatable in the slotted? portions of said plates whereby to siidahlyconnect the movable section with the plates and permit detachment of saidseetionfrom-the plates; and

;Weather strip means intermediate the sections coasting to interlock thelatter against collapsing movement when'in extended po- H. (13033, C. K. LE Fnvitn.

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U.S. Classification160/185, 160/184, 49/61
Cooperative ClassificationE05D15/583