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Publication numberUS1187346 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 13, 1916
Filing dateJan 2, 1915
Priority dateJan 2, 1915
Publication numberUS 1187346 A, US 1187346A, US-A-1187346, US1187346 A, US1187346A
InventorsLillian M Lea
Original AssigneeLillian M Lea
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1187346 A
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Speciiication of Letters Patent.

Application led January 2, 1915. Serial No. 208.

To all 'whom t may concern:

Be it known that I,.LILLIAN M. LEA, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Ramsey, in the county of Bergen and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Pane, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

An object of the invention is to provide a new and improved pane for use 1nwindows, glass doors, partltions and other struc-` tures, and arranged to permit looking through the pane from one side and to prevent seeing through the same from the other side.

A further object is to provide apanewhich is exceedingly strong and durable and has a lace curtain effect. y

In order to accomplish the desired result use is made of a sheet of glass in which is embedded an open mesh fabric such as wire netting, covered wholly or in part with a ireproof, loose, iiu'y material such asasbestosfibers, arranged according to a predetermined design such as that of a lace curtain to produce a lace curtain effect..

A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all'the views.

Figure 1 1s a face view of the pane with a portion of the covering layer of glass removed; Fig. 2 is an enlarged face view of the open mesh fabric covered with loose material; and Fig. 3 is an enlarged cross section of the pane.

The pane consists essentially of a'sheet of glass formed of two layers A and B, between which is embedded an open mesh fabric C, preferably wire netting, covered in whole or in part along its members with a loose, fluify material D, preferably fireproof, such, for instance, as asbestos fibers. `he loose material D is arranged according to a predetermined design, such, for instance, as that of a lace curtain, as indicated in Fig. 1. In practice, the layer A is the main or outer layer while the layer B is the covering or inner layer and is very thin in comparison with the main layer A. By this arrangement the wire netting C and its loose material D is located near one face of the sheet of glass, that is, near the inner face of the sheet, in case the sheet is used as a window pane, for instance, B the arrangement deiatena June la, reis. c


scribed, a person msi e of a room can rea ily look through the pane of glass to the outside, but a person standin on the outsidecannot look through the wlndow pane Into the room. To the person on the outside the' loose material presents a lace curtain eiect.

In the manufacture of the pane, a batch of molten glass is dumped onto a. table to approxlmately the thickness of the layer A and then the wire netting C with its coverr lng mater1al D 1s placed on top of this glass,

after which another layer of molten glass 1s placed on. top' of the wire netting and is rolleddown by the use of a suitable roller so that the glass passes through the meshes or interstices of the wire netting C and its covering to unite with the glass of the first bath, that is the layer A. The outer surface of the covering layer B is preferably left undulating or rough, thus aiding the covermg materlal and the wire nettlng in preventing a person from looking through a pane from the outside.

A pane constructed in the manner described can be readily used in windows, glass doors, partitions and other structures especially as the pane lis reinforced by wire netting while the covering material produces a lace curtain effect.

Having thus described my invention, I

claim as new and desire to secure by Letters' Patent:

1. 'A pane of glass, comprising a sheet of glass consisting of .inner and outer layers and a wire netting therebetween having its members covered with a iuii'y loose material, the said netting and its covering being embedded in the said sheet of glass the inp ner layer having a rougheed surface.

2. A pane of glass, comprising inner and outer merged layers of glass, the outer of which is the main layer and the inner a covering layer comparatively thin relative to the said main layer, and a wire netting embedded between the said layers of glass havouter layers, the inner layer being relatively name to this specification in the presence thin', nl an open Ilelsh metallllic fabric em of two subscribmg Witnesses. be de etween sai ayers, t e members o seid fabric covered With a loose flu'y i'e- LLL-AN M' EA' F 5 proof material in a design to' produce e lace Witnesses:

curtain e'eot. f THEO. G. HosTER,

'In testimony whereof ll have signed`my PHILIP D. ROLLHAUS.

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U.S. Classification428/38, 65/50, 65/43, 442/18
Cooperative ClassificationB44F1/063, B32B17/10036