US 1352456 A
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J. M. GUYNN.
APPLIlcATloN FILED FEB. 9. 1920.
Patented sept. 14; 1920.
UNITED STA'ILIS PALI'ENT OFFICE.
JOHN MELUS GUYNN, 0F EAST NEWPORT, ARKANSAS.
DOOB-STOB Appueation filed Februar-y 9, 1920.
To all whom, t may concern Be it known that I, JOHN M. GUYNN, a citizen of the United States, residing at l'Gast Newport, in the county of Jackson and State of Arkansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Door- Stops, of which the following .isa specilic-ation. i l
This invention relates to certain new and useful. improvements in door-stops and it has for its objects among others to provide a simple, cheap, yet eilicient and reliable door-stop of such a nature that it will securely hold the door against movement and will serve to take the weight off of the hinges and keep the door from sagging or dragging on'the floor.
lt has for a further object to provide a door-stop having a resilient member acting as a wedge and tending to press upwardly against the bottom edge of the door, the yielding portions being guided in their movements, and the stop having means whereby it may be firmly secured in position on the floor.
@ther objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter appear and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which, with the numerals of reference marked thereon, form a part of this specification, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the manner of use of my improved doorstop.
Fig. 2 is a vertical section showing the stop in side elevation, with the door open and held by the spring member of the stop.
Fig. 3 is a top plan of the door-stop before it is applied.
Like numerals of reference indicate like parts in the different views.
In carrying out my invention, I construct the stop of a single piece of material, preferably wire, having the requisite amount of resiliency, and, by any suitable means, bend the same so as to form the horizontal, substantially parallel members 1 and 2 having at one end the loops or eyes or the like 3 and 4 and intermediate these loops and the other ends of said members 1 and 2 with the lateral loops or eyes 5 and 6.' As shown, these latter loops or eyes 5 and 6 are disposed to one side of the longitudinal center of the length of the members 1 and 2 and the ends Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 14, 1920.
seriai No, 357,136.
of said members 1 and 2 are bent, as at 7,
forming the uprights 8 and 9 at right angles to the members 1 and 2, as seen best 1n Fig.
l, being joined at their upper ends by the cross member 10, see Figs. 1 and 3. The members 1 and 2 are adapted to rest fiat rupon the floor, while extending from the bends 3 and 4 are the substantially vparallel members 11 and 12 which extend upwardly at an angle from the members l and 2, their extremities being bent upon themselves vto form the hooks or loops 13 and 14 which loosely embrace the uprights S and 9, as seen clearly in Fig. 1, so as to permit of freedom of movement of the inclined members 11 and 12, yet preventing accidental displacement thereof.
As seen in Fig. 3, the members 11 and 12 are disposed in a plane parallel to but not coincident with the members 1 and 2, as considered with reference to the vertical line, so that the members 11 and 12 may move freely up and down without contact with the members 1 and 2.
In use, the door-stop is applied as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, being fiXedly secured in position with the members 1 and 2 parallel with and resting upon the iioor 15, being secured in position by'means of screws or nails 16 passed through the loops or eyes 3, 4, 5 and 6, as will be readily understood upon reference to F ig. 1. When the door 17 is moved toward its open position, either manually, or when blown by the wind, the bottom of the door riding up on the incline or wedge formed by the members 11 and 12 will be iirmly held by reason of the naturaltendency of such members 11 and 12 to spring upwardly. When the door is open and engaged by the spring members 11 and 12, the Weight of the door is taken off of the hinges to a certain extent and the door is kept from sagging or dragging on the floor. In case the door is left open or partially open, should the wind blow it back, the spring will catch it and keep it from slamming and breaking the glass.
In practice, the stop will be fastened behind the door, say about two inches from the base-board 18, although, of course, it is evident that it may be placed at a greater distance from the base-board, if desired.
When it is desired to close the door, a slight pull or pressure thereon away from the uprights 8 and 9, or pressure with the foot or otherwise upon the members 11 and l2 will release the door and allow it to be easily Closed.
rl`he deviceI7 as whole, is strong, not liable to become broken or injured, and the members ll and l2 while free from movement vertically independently of each other, can not become displaced trom their engagement with the nprights 8 and 9 no matter to what extent the side members ll and 12 be depre ed.
lllhat is claimed as new is l. door-stop formed of a single piece of wire und embodying' horizontal substantially parallel members with eyes at one end und vertical portimis at the other end and resilient indepemlently`- bodily-mo rvable inclined members extending` from said eyes and having their 'tree ends formed with portions to freely engage said Vertical members and guide the inclined members in their vertical movements.
2. A door-stop formed of a single piece of wire and embodying` horizontal substantially parallel members with means for securing it te the floor and vertical portions et one end and resilient inclined members extending from said eyes and having their free ends formed with portions to freely engage said vertical members and guide the inclined members in their vertical movements, and a Cross member connecting the upper ends ot' the said vertical portions.
In testimony whereof I ailix my signature.
JOHN MELUS GUYNN.