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Publication numberUS1396238 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 8, 1921
Filing dateJul 26, 1919
Priority dateJul 26, 1919
Publication numberUS 1396238 A, US 1396238A, US-A-1396238, US1396238 A, US1396238A
InventorsStuart G Watt
Original AssigneeStuart G Watt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fastening device
US 1396238 A
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Application filed July 26,

T o call w ?bom it may camera:

Be it known that I, STUART G. WATT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Geraldine, in the county of Chouteau and State of Montana, have invented new and useful Improvements in Fastening Devices, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to fastening devices and is particularly designed for use in connection with an attachment for an ordinary screen door.

An object of the present invention is 'the provision of means for securing an attachment to an ordinary screen door, whereby the latter may be converted into a storm door so that rain or wind will be excluded in stormy weather.

lVith the above and other objects in View, the invention includes the following novel features and details of construction, to be hereinafter more fully described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is an enlarged fragmentary section showing the invention in use.

Fig. 2 is a detail view of one of the metallic washers forming a part of the device.

Fig. 3 is a detail view of a thumb screw used in connection with the washer.

Reterring in detail to the drawngs, wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts, the invention is illustrated as sccuring a fabric covering to a screen door, a portion of which is indicated at 10, the said portion including sides 11 of the frame, to which is secured the ordinary Specifioation of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 8, 1921.

1919. Serial No. ::13,441.

woven wire screen 12, while the fabric which covers the screen is indicated at 13.

The invention comprises metal washers 16, which are provided with radially disposed sharpened prongs 17, adapted to be bent substantially at right angles to the washcr and inserted in the fabric and bent over to hold the washers in position. Screws 18 are adapted to be inserted through the openings in the washers and through the fabric 13, the said screws being provided with fianges 19 and finger pieces 20, by means of which they may be readily driven within the door iframe, with the flanges 19 restng against the face of the washer. This provides means whereby a covering may be secured upon a screen or other frame in a manner to permit it to be readily detached when desired.

The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions and minor details of construction and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as properly fall within the scope of the appended claim.

Having' described the invention, what is claimed is:

A device for securing a fabric to a support comprising a mctallic eyelet, prongs extending froni the eyelet for insertion through the fabric to hold the eyelct in position, a 'astening device passing through the eyelet for engagement with the support and fiange carried by the fastening device for contact with the eyelet.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification411/371.2, 172/170
Cooperative ClassificationF16B43/00