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Publication numberUS1136444 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1915
Filing dateMar 3, 1915
Priority dateMar 3, 1915
Publication numberUS 1136444 A, US 1136444A, US-A-1136444, US1136444 A, US1136444A
InventorsJulius J Schubert
Original AssigneeJulius J Schubert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Storm-sash fastener.
US 1136444 A
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1,136,444. Patented Apr. 20, 1915.





Application filed March 3, 1915.

- To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JULIUS J. SOHUBERT, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Paul, in the county of Ramsey and State of Minnesota, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Storm-Sash Fasteners,

of which the following is a specification.

This .invention relates to improvements in fasteners for storm sashes, its object being to provide improved means for holding swinging window sashes, doors and shutters in closed position or in selected open position, so that said sashes can be manipulated easily and-held firmly against displacement without impeding the operation of inside windows.

Further objects of my invention will be apparent from the following description, and to these ends my invention, comprises the features of construction and combinations of parts, which are hereinafter more particularly described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a vertical section of a window frame and swinging storm sash fitted with my improved fastening, the sash being illustrated in partly open position; Fig. 2 is a View of a detail illustrating the sash held by my improved fastener in fully open position; Fig. 3 is a view of a detail illustrating the swinging sash in closed position; Fig. 4 is a side view of a detail of my improved fastener; Fig. 5 is an edge view partly in section of a detail of my improved fastener; Fig. 6 is a section of Fig. 4, taken on the line XX; Fig. 7 is a side view of a detail of my improved fastener illustrated in interlocking connection with what I term the lock element, which is applied to the window casing when the window is in partly open position, and Fig. 8 is a perspective view of said fastener comprises a brace made in three longitudinal sections 5, 6 and 7 plvoted to- Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 20, 1915.

Serial No. 11,910.

gether, such as by rivets or other fasteners 8 and 8. One end of this brace is secured by a hinged connection 9 to the storm sash, said connection consisting of a plate having a flange 10 to which the outer end of the section 5 of the brace is pivotally fastened by a rivet 11 or other suitable means. The plate 9 is attached to the storm sash such as by screws 12 or other suitable means. Secured to a portion of the window frame at one side and outside of the inside window sashes 2 and 3 is a lock element 15, which is a plate formed with an upper shoulder 16 and a lower front shoulder 17, said shoulders being adapted to cooperate with the brace to form an interlocking connection therewith, and hold the storm sash in either closed or partly or fully open position.

The lower front shoulder 17 is formed with a groove 18, in which the body portion of either of the sections 5 and 6 is held laterally, said sections being notched at 19 and 20, near their ends farthest away from the storm sash, said notches in said members 5 and 6 being adapted to engage the lower front shoulder to hold the storm sash in partly or fully open position.

WVhen the storm sash is in partly open position as illustrated in Fig. 1, the member 6 is turned down into vertical position, and its upper end engages below the shoulder 16 to prevent the member 5 moving upwardly with its notch out of engagement with the lower front shoulder 17. The member 6 also engages immediately back of the lower front shoulder to prevent outward movement of the storm sash. The notch 19 in member 5, while the parts are thus interlocked, prevents the storm sash from closing. The parts in the position thus assumed are held until the arm 6 is purposely turned upwardly with its upper end thrown forward out of engagement from below the shoulder 16. The brace can then be disengaged from the shoulder 17 and moved outwardly or inwardly to adjust the storm sash as desired. When the storm sash is closed, the entire brace is swung downwardly behind the shoulder 17 and is engaged back of a pin 21 driven into the side of the window casing, in which position the brace is held outside of the sash 3 and the storm sash locked against opening. The end of member 6 adjoining the rivet 8 is extended as illustrated beyond the pivot point to assist in forming the interlocking connection be low the shoulder 16 as illustrated in Fig. 1,

and this extension is engaged by a slip clip or collar 22, which slides freely upon the member 5 over the extended portion of member 6 to form a rigid interlocking joint at the pivot connection, thereby preventing the brace from folding when the storm sash is closed and the brace engaged over the pin 21.

The lock member 15 is secured to the window casing, such as by screws 23 or other suitable means, outside of the inner window sash 3 and all of the parts of the fastener are confined within the space lying between the storm sash B and the inner window sashes 2 and 3. WVhen the storm sash is fully open, the clip 22 engages member 6 and holds the parts rigidly in straight position and member 6 is engaged by its notch 20 with the lower front shoulder 17 while member 6 lies in the groove 18 in the lower front shoulder 17. Vhile thus engaged, the longitudinally disposed member 7, which is pivotally attached by the rivet 8 or other suitable means to the free end of member 6 is turned into vertical position with one of its ends engaged below the shoulder 16, and its front facing edge 27 engaged back of the lower front shoulder 17 as illustrated in Fig. 2. In this manner an interlocking connection, somewhat similar to the construction of interlocking connection formed by members 5 and 6 for holding the storm sash in partly open position is produced, the only difference being that the interlocking connection, which is assisted in being formed by member 7 is adapted for holding the storm sash in wide open position. This form of interlocking connection is substantial and prevents the storm sash from rattling or freeing itself and blowing open or closed.

When desired a spring joint connection for holding the members 5 and 6 in rigid straight position can be produced by constructing the clip 22 with a lug 28, which eX- tends inwardly into a longitudinal slot 29, in member 5, saidlug being engaged by the compression spring 30 lying in said slot and pressing against said lug, thus urging the clip forwardly. In this manner the clip is adapted to remain engaged over the ad jacent end of member'6 to interlock members 5 and 6 together, unless the clip is intentionally moved to disengage and free'ithe members. One end of the clip 22 is formed with a projecting stop member 31, which strikes against the lower front shoulder 17 to disengage the sleeve from member 6 and allow said member 6 to be swung down. By pressing against said shoulder in the manner stated, the clip also tends to prevent the member 5 from becoming disengaged from said lower front shoulder until the Gopies of this patent may be obtained for member 6 is swung backwardly out of engagement with the upper shoulder 16.

In accordance with the patent statutes,

I have described the principles of operation p v of my invention together with the appara,

Having described my invention what'I I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is 1. In combination with a window casing and swinging sash, a stay consisting 6f an arm hinged by one end to said" sash and formed with a shoulder on its otherend, a

lock member attached to said casing having upper and lower shoulders spaced apart, said arm engaging by its shoulder the lower shoulder of said lock member to support said sash in open position and adapted to a swing down behind said lower shoulder to hold the sash closed, and a member pivoted upon the lnner end of sald arm and engaging below said upper shoulder and behind said lower shoulder-on said lock member to assist in holding said arm engaged with said lock member while the sash is in open position. 5

2. In combination with a window casing and swinging sash, a stay pivotally' attached by one end to said sash consisting of a plurality of longitudinal arms hinged together near their ends, the end of one arm adjoining its hinged connection to its adjacent arm overlapping a portion of the body of said adjacent arm when said arms are extended, a lock member attached to said casing having an upper shoulder and a lower shoulder spaced from the upper shoulder, said arms constituting said stay being formed with shoulders near their ends farthest away from said sash adapted to engage said lower shoulder to assist in either holding the sash in partly or fully open position and said overlapping portion being adapted to engage below said upper shoulder while the shoulder on the adjoining arm engages said lower shoulder to hold said stay with said sash in partly open position, and means on said stay engaging said overlapping end to hold said arms extended.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification292/263, 217/60.00F
Cooperative ClassificationE05C17/32