US 1170305 A
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M. M. MARSHALL. 'WINDOW BALCONY.
APPLICATION FILED 0m. 5, 1914.
Patented Feb. 1, 1916.
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M. M. MARSHALL.
APPLICATION FILED OCT. 5. 1914.
Patented Feb. 1, 1916.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
1 Patented Feb. 1, 1916.
Application fi1ed0ctober 1914. Y Serial No. 865,137.
' Balconies; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact descr1ption of the invention, such as will enable others sliilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention has for its object to provide a balcony especially designed for attachment to the exterior of a wall adjacent a window.
Another object is the provision of a de' vice of this character which may be utilized for various purposes such as a sleeping berth and a place for a child to play.-
lVith these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and formation of parts as will be hereinafter specifically described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a balcony applied to use. Fig. 2 represents a perspective view of the window support removed. Fig. 3 represents a sectional view through the balcony and adjacent portion of the wall of the building. Fig. 4 represents a. front elevation of the removable side wall of the balcony, and Fig. 5 represents a perspective view of the infant receptacle removed.
Referring to the drawings in detail, the numeral 6 indicates a. plurality of crossed bars secured within a suitable frame and constituting the floor of the balcony. One side of the floor 6 is provided with a pair of extensions 7 suitably secured adjacent the window 8 in the wall of a dwelling. A pair of braces 9 are secured below the window and support the outer portion of the floor 6. A side 10 and end walls 11 are secured to and extend a distance upwardly of the floor 6 and are supported by suitable braces 12 secured to the wall of the building. The side and ends of the balcony are preferably covered with a suitable wire mesh.
The balcony is preferably so arranged as to provide a continuation of the window sill 13 and a suitable cushion or the like (not shown) is laid upon the floor 6 to provide a comfortable support for the head of a personwhose body is supported upon a bed or couch 14 arranged adjacent the window 8.
When the balcony is used for sleeping purposes, the sash support illustrated in detail in Fig. 2 is preferably employed and consists of two sections 15 having the adjacent ends 16 reduced and overlapped. One reduced end 16 is formed with a longitudinal opening 17 adjustably receiving the bolt 18 secured in the reduced end of the other section whereby the support may be adjusted to fit windows of various sizes. The lower edges of the sections 15 are formed with recesses 19 providing an opening to permit the head of the user to be placed upon the balcony while the body rests upon the couch or bed 14. r g
A removable side wall 20 for the balcony illustrated in detail in Fig. 4, and in part in Fig. 1, is formed with angularly directed ends 21 adapted to be received within eyes 22 secured to the window frame for removably securing the side wall 20 in operative position.
The receptacle illustrated in detail in Fig. 5 consists of a body 23 including one relatively stationary side and two end walls and a bottom. The other side wall 24is hingedly secured to the body whereby access may be had to the receptacle from the window 8. The receptacle 23 is of a size to fit within the balcony and especially designed for use as a place for housing an infant. The interior of the receptacle is preferablyp'added, as shown at 25. When the receptacle is used as a place of confinement for an infant, the hinged side wall 24 is swung to closed or vertical position and is retained in this position by the removable side wall'20, the angularly directed ends 21 of which are positioned within the eyes 22. When the hinged side wall of the receptacle is swung to the horizontal position, illustrated in Fig. 5, it overlies the window sill 13 and constitutes a continuation of the bed or couch 14.
What I claim is:
In combination, having a window therein, to said wall-adjacent said window including a floor, two end walls and a side wall, the side of said balcony adjacent said window the wall of a building a balcony secured being open, a removable side Wall for the open side of said balcony, means for supporting said removable Wall in operative position, and an interiorly padded receptacle removably supported upon said balcony including a hinged side Wall adapted to be supported in vertical position by theremovable side Wall of said balcony and adaptlVitnesses Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addres Washington, D. 0.
ed, When moved to a horizontal position, to overlie the sill of said Window.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of tWo Witnesses.
MARIA MINOR MARSHALL.
"S. GARDNER WALLER,
J. M. MARSHALL.
sing the Commissioner of Patents,