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Publication numberUS1124093 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 5, 1915
Filing dateFeb 14, 1914
Priority dateFeb 14, 1914
Publication numberUS 1124093 A, US 1124093A, US-A-1124093, US1124093 A, US1124093A
InventorsCharles W Woodruff
Original AssigneeCharles W Woodruff
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Glass-mending device.
US 1124093 A
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G. W. WOODRUFF.

GLASS MBNDING DEVICE.

APPLICATION FILED FEB. 14,

Patnted Jan. 5,1915.

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GLASS-MENDING- DEVICE.

Application filed February 14, 1914.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES IV. IVOOD- RUFF, a citizen of the United States, residing at Middletown, in the county of Orange and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Glass-Mending Devices, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a glass mending device, designed principally for holding intact the sections of broken panes of glass mounted in a frame, as in green houses and hot beds, the primary object of the invention being to provide a device whereby portions or sections of a broken pane may be held firmly in position and from relative movement, thus avoiding the necessity of the can pense of replacing a broken pane as soon as broken, as well as the annoyances and inconveniences of replacing glass in cold and other inclement weather.

The invention consists of the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts herein fully described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is a fragmentary plan view of a green house or hot bed frame, showing different panes thereof broken in different ways and held intact by my improved mending device. Fig. 2 is a detail section on the line 22 of Fig. 1. Figs. 3 and 4 are detail sections on the lines 83 and l-4 of Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the mending device detached.

In the accompanying drawing, I have shown the use of my invention for mending or holding intact the sections of broken panes of glass 1 mounted in a green house or hot bed frame 2, adjacent panes of glass having lapping edges 3 and 4 in the usual manner.

The mending device is formed from copper, brass, tin or other sheet metal and comprises a substantially triangular body portion 5 connected at its basal or widened edge with a glass engaging portion 2, consisting of a section of the metal of greater width than the body portion 1 and bent into channeled U-form. The side wall of the channeled or grooved engaging portion which engages with the base of the body portion 5 is formed with bendable tongues 7, which may normally lie in the plane of the body portion and be bent backwardly in a plane parallel with the channeled portion 6 to pro- Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented J an. 5, 1915.

Serial No. 818,810.

vide a pair of spaced Ushaped engaging members. The device as thus constructed may be readily, cheaply and inexpensively formed from sheet metal and provides an article of manufacture which may be easily applied at any time and in all kinds of weather by any one possessing ordinary mechanical knowledge.

In F ig. l I have shown the device applied for holding assembled and intact the portlons of panes of glass broken in various ways, and I have also shown the mender applied in two difierent ways. As illustrated, where the break is in the lower edge of an upper pane, the body portion 5 may be applied on the inside, with the grooved engaging portions 6 engaging the lower edge 3 of the broken pane, and the engaging members 7 arranged to engage over the upper edge 4- of the next adjacent pane, the body portion 5 thus being disposed to reinforce the first-mentioned pane along the line of the break, where the break intersects the upper edge of a pane, the body portion 5 may be disposed on the outside of such pane, and with the engaging portion 6 engaging the edge I of said pane and the engaging member 7 engaging the overlapping edge of the superposed pane, whereby the body portion 5 will be disposed to reinforce the broken pane along and across the line of the break.

It will be readily understood that the devices may be easily and conveniently slipped in position and the engaging portions 6 and 7 compressed to the desired degree to hold the device firmly in position.

In the use of my device it may be necessary to remove only a small portion of putty, thus overcoming the objections to other modes of repairing, as well as avoiding the necessity of discarding a broken pane at once or of removing a pane during cold or other inclement weather, when the putty is hard or difficult to cut away.

The device allows a broken pane to be used for a considerable period after the break occurs therein, with resultant economy.

I claim l. A glass mending device formed from sheet metal and comprising a substantially triangular body portion, a channeled portion extending in a direction transversely of said body portion, one side of said channeled portion being formed by the base of said body portion, the ends of said channeled portion extending beyond the sides of the body portion, and tongues bent in a direction opposite to the outer Wall ofthe channeled portion, said tongues being disposed on opposite. sides ofthe base of the body portion upon the adjacent side Wallof the channeled portion opposite the ends of the other side Wall of said channeled portion.

2. As a neW and improved article of manufacture, a glass mending device formed from sheet metal and comprising a substantially triangular body portion, a channeled portion extending in a direction transversely of the base of said body portion, one

side of said channeled portion being formed Copies of this patent may be obtained for five-cents eaoh by addressing the by the base of said body portion, the ends of said channeled portion extending beyond the terminii of the inclined sides of the body portion, and tongues bent in a direction 0pposite to the outer Wall of the channeled portion,,said tongues being disposed on opposite sides of the base of the body portion upon the adjacent side Wall of the channeled portion opposite the ends of the other side Wall of saidchanneled portion.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of t-Wo'Witnesses. 1

- CHARLES W. VVOODRUFFL Witnesses GI-IAs. E. DECK R, FRED D. THORNE.

Commissioner of Patents,

Washington. D. G.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/514, 52/714, 52/547
Cooperative ClassificationE04G23/0203