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Publication numberUS1217338 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 27, 1917
Filing dateMar 6, 1916
Priority dateMar 6, 1916
Publication numberUS 1217338 A, US 1217338A, US-A-1217338, US1217338 A, US1217338A
InventorsSugimatsu Okamuro
Original AssigneeSugimatsu Okamuro
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Window construction.
US 1217338 A
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S'. OKAMURO. WINDOWCONSTRUCTION.

APPLICATION FILED MAR. 6. l9l6.

Patnted Feb. 27,1917.

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SUGIMATSU OKAMURO, or Los ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

WINDOW CONSTRUCTION.

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Feb, 2'7, *7,

Application filed March 6, 1916. Serial No. 82,354. v

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Snemm'rsu OKA URO, a subject of the Emperor of Japan, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented a new and useful Window Construction, of which the following isa specification.

This invention relates to improvements in window construction.

An object of the invention is to provide a window which comprises a window casing, a frame hinged to the casing and sashes slidable within the frame, said frame being adapted to be swung into the room in upright position so that the sashes may be readily and easily washed, it being possible to raise and lower the sashes when the frame is swung into the room.

Another object is to provide a window of the above-mentioned character in which screens will be drawn into the sash openings when the sashes are opened.

Another object is to provide a window construction embodying the above-described features which is simple as to construction, durable and inexpensive to manufacture.

Other objects and advantages may'appear in the subj oined detail description. 3

The accompanying drawings illustrate the invention.

Figure 1 is a front elevation of a window constructed in accordance with my invention showing parts broken away;

Fig. 2 isa vertical sectional view;

Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view;

Fig. e is an enlarged fragmentary vertical section taken through one of the sash bars showing the means for detachably connecting the screens therewith;

Fig. is a detail perspective View of the screen and-roll therefor; and

Fig. 6 is a detail perspective view of one of the shades and roll therefor. I

1 designates a rectangular casing or housing comprising side bars 2 and3 and top and bottom bars 4 and 5 secured to the ends of the bars 2 and 3. Secured at the upper and lower ends of and to the-bars 2 and 3 on the outer faces of the bars are face plates or boards 6 and 7. The board 7 at its upper edge is secured to a horizontal strip 8 located between and secured to the bars 2 and 3 near the lower end thereof. A metal plate 9 is secured to the upper face of the Strip 8 and extends overand'engages the outer face plates -7 A facing strip 10 is secured in parallel superposed relation to the plate 7 and is spaced from the metal plate 9 so as to allow water running down from the window, as will'belater more fully described, to escape. Secured along the longitudinal outer edges of the bars 2 and 3' are facing strips 11 which project inwardly beyond the inner faces of the bars 2 and 3 and at their ends about the plates 6 and 7 .7

Plates 12 and 13 are hinged as at 14- and 15 to the bars 4 and 5 along the inner longitudinal edges of said bars. These plates 12 and 13, are designed to extend into recesses 16 formed in the bars 2, and 3 in order that the outer faces thereof willlie flush with the inner edges of the bars 2, 3, 1 and 5. Suitable rotatable fastening members 17 may be provided tohold-the plates 12 and 13 in closed position. The plates 6, 7 12, 13 and bars 2,3, 4 and5 provide casings at the ends of thehousing, said casings being for a purpose which will be later more fully described. a A window ;frainel18 of the ordinary rectangular construction is vertically hinged as at 19 to the'ba'r 2 and lies within the hous-- ing or casing 1. This frame comprises side bars20 and 21,to the free ends of which are secured strips, whichstrips at the .upper end of the frame are designated 22, 23, 24 and 25 respectively, and at the lower end of the frame are designated 26, 27 28 and 29.

These strips are substantially equidistantly spaced and the ones 25 and 29 lie upon the face plate 6 and strip 10 above the face plate adapted to extend between the strips 24 and 25 at the upper end of the frame 18 and the strips 28 and 29 at the lower end of the frame. A lower sash 33 is mounted for sliding movement between the strips 30 and 31 and is adapted to extend between the strips 23 and 2e, and 27 and 28 of the upper and lower sides of the frame. Suitable means, not shown, may be provided for holding the sashes in the desired open position.

It will be seen that the frame 18 carrying the sashes 32 and 33 may be swung in upright position on the hinges 19 into the room, so that the sashes may be readily and easily washed on both sides. The sashes when the frame is in swung in position may be raised and lowered in the ordinary manner and this will facilitate easy access to the panes for washing purposes. A suitable locking member 34 may be carried on the bar 3 or the bar for the purpose of holdingthe window frame 18 in operative posi tion within the casing or housing 1.

Rotatably mounted within the casings at the upper and lower ends of the housing and which are provided by the plates 6, 7 12 and 13, and bars 2, 3, 4 and 5, are rollers 35 and 36 on which are mounted wire or other mesh screens 37 and 38. Suitable means, not shown, may be provided for winding the screens upon the rollers. The rollers may be constructed as are the ordinary shade rollers if so desired. Secured to the free edges of the screens are strips 39 and 40.

The opposed faces of the bars 2 and 3 at the lower ends of the casing are recessed transversely as at 41 and mounted in the recesses is a horizontal division strip 42 on the longitudinal edges of which are formed flanges 43 and 44. This strip 42 lies in alinement with and in slightly spaced rela-v tion to the strip 27 at the lower end of the window frame 18 and so that the flange 44 thereon is spaced from the plate 8. In this construction it will be noted that the plate 8 is provided along its lower side with an inwardly projecting flange 45 which cooperates with the flange 44, as will be later more fully described. The plate 8 and strip 42 are spaced apart a distance equal to the space between the strips 27 and 28 of the frame 18; whereas the flanges 44 and 45 on the members 8 and 42 respectively are located closer to one another. The'screen strip 39 is extended through the space between the strips 27 and 28 and after this the strip 42 is placed in position so as to prevent the strip 39 from being pulled back into the casing, said strip 39 being adapted to lie upon the flanges 44 and 45. This arrangement is shown at the upper end of the frame in Fig. 2.

At the upper end of the casing there is provided a division strip 46 constructed similarly to the strip 42 and arranged in the same manner. At the upper end of the housing and screen strip 40 rests a flange 47 at the outer end of the strip 46 and upon a cleat 48 secured to the plate 6. The strip 46 lies directly over and slightly spaced from the strips 23 and 24. It will be seen that the screen strips 39 and 40 normally lie between the strip 42 and plate 8, strip 46 and cleat 48 in such positions that the frame 18 may be swung freely into and out of the casing.

Carried upon the upper sash bar of the sash 32 and lower sash bar of the sash 33 are spring catches 49 and 50 respectively, each of which is provided with an operating button or plunger 51 projecting outwardly from the sash bar. Each of these catches comprises a locking member 52 which extends away from the outer edges of the sash bars and is designed to coiiperate with keepers 53 carried on the strips 39 and 40. These catches and keepers lock automatically when the sashes are moved into-their closed positions and it will be seen that upon opening of the sashes the screens 37 and 38 will be pulled into the sash openings. By pressing th buttons 51 inwardly the spring catches will. be moved out of operative engagement with the keepers 53 and the sashes may be opened without pulling the screens into position. This is done when it is desired to swing the frame 18 inwardly.

Rotatably mounted between the bars 2 and 3 within the casings provided at the ends of the housing 1, are rollers 54 similar to the ones 35 and 36. Shades 55 are mounted upon the rollers 54 and along their free edges have secured thereto strips 56 similar to the strips 39 and 40. The shades extend between the strips 22 and 23 at the upper end of the frame and strips 26 and 27 at the lower end of th frame. The strips 56 carried by the shade 55 at the lower end of the frame rests upon the flange 43 of the strip 42 and upon a flange or cleat 57 carried on the inner face of the plate 12. The strip 56 on the upper shade 55 rests upon a flange 58 carried by the division plate 46 and upon a cleat 59 carried upon the inner face of the plate 13. These strips 56 are thus prevented from being pulled into the casings and are spaced from the upper and lower ends of the frame 18 so as to allow the frame to be swung freely into and out of the casing. connected with the'strips 56 and project outwardly therefrom so that they may be grasped to pull the shades into position. These strips in being flexible do not interfere with the frame 18-when the latter is swung away from the casing.

'Assuming that the sashes 32 and 33 are Flexible members 60 are PL lie inside of the window thus when the sashes ar open unauthorized persons will be prevented from entering the room. It will thus be seen that the sashes may be left open with safety. If desired, the shades 55 may be pulled into position to meet with the top or bottom of the window. When it is desired to raise either sash without having the screen pulled into place, the buttons 51 are pressed inwardly so that the spring catches are free from looking engagement with the keepers.

To wash the sashes the screens are detached therefrom and the frame 18 is swung inwardly on the hinges 19 therefor. It will be seen that when the frame is in inwardly swung position, as shown in Fig. 3, the sashes ar upright and may be easily raised or lowered so that access thereto for washing can be readily had.

I claim:

1. In window construction, a rectangular window casing, a rectangular frame hinged along one end vertical to and adapted to rest within the casing, sashes slidable vertically within the frame, rollers mounted at the upper and lower ends of the casing trans versely thereof, screens mounted on the rollers, spaced members secured to the casing transversely and at the ends thereof, said screens being extended between said members, strips secured to the free edges of the screens adapted to rest normally in engagement with said spaced members and means to detachably secure said strips to the sashes whereby the screens will be pulled into the sash openings when the sashes are opened.

2. In window construction, a rectangular window casing, a rectangular frame hinged along one vertical edge to and adapted to rest within the casing, sashes slidable vertically within the frame, rollers mounted at the upper and lowenends of the casing transversely thereof, screens mounted on the rollers, spaced members secured to the casing transversely and at the ends thereof, said screens being extended between said members, strips secured to the free edges of the screens adapted to rest normally in engagement with said spaced members and means to detachably secure said strips to the sashes whereby the screens will be pulled into the sash openings when the sashes are opened one of said spaced members being removable to facilitate the positioning of the screens.

3. In window construction, a rectangular window casing, a rectangular window frame hinged along one vertical edge to and resting within the said casing,said frame adapted to be swung into and out of the casing, sashes slidable vertically within the frame said frame being open at its ends, rollers mounted at the ends of the casing parallel to the ends thereof, screens mounted upon the rollers, strips secured to the free edges of the screens spaced parallel members secured to the casing at the ends and transversely thereof said screens being extended between said spaced members, said strips being located in engagement with said spaced members between the ends of the frame and members, the innermost of said spaced parallel members being removable and means to detachably secure the strips to the sashes.

4. In window construction, a rectangular window casing, a rectangular window frame hinged along one vertical edge to and resting within the said casing, said frame adapted to be swung into and out of the casing, sashes slidable vertically within the frame said frame being open at its ends, rollers mounted at the ends of the casing parallel to the ends thereof, screens mounted upon the rollers, strips secured to the free edges of the screens, spaced parallel members secured to the casing at the ends and transversely thereof, said screens being extended between said spaced members, said strips being located in engagement with said spaced members between the ends of the frame and members, the innermost of said spaced parallel members being removable and means to detachably secure the strips to the sashes- V 5. In window construction, a rectangular window casing, a rectangular window frame hinged along one vertical edge to and resting within said casing, said frame adapted to be swung into'and out of the casing, sashes slidable vertically within the frame, said frame being open at its ends, rollers mounted at the ends of the casing parallel with said ends, screens mounted upon the rollers, strips secured to the free edges of the screens, spaced parallel members secured to the casing at the ends and transversely thereof, said screens being extended between said spaced members, said strips being located in engagement with said spaced members between the ends of the frame and members, and means to detachably secure the strips to the sashes.

Signed at Los Angelescalifornia, this 25th day of February, 1916.

SUGIMATSU OKAMURO.

Witnesses CHAS. J. CHINN,

L. BELLE WEAVER.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification160/122, 160/27, 160/25, 160/97, 160/100
Cooperative ClassificationE06B9/50