US 1432565 A
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F. A. MALEC.
APPLlcAnoN man ocT. 3. 1921 Patented oet. 117, 192,22.
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FRANK A. MALEC, OF PA'WTUCKET, RHLDE ISLAND.
SASH FRAME` Application led October 3, 1921. Serial No. 505,024. i
To 4all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, FRANK A. MALEG, a citizen of Poland, residing at Pawtucket, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode 5 Island, have invented certain new and use-- ful improvements in Sash Frames, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvments in sash frames and has l0 particular reference to the manner of securing a glass pane within the-frame.
The primary object of the invention resides in the provision of a plurality of spring devices positioned in the pane receiving grooves of the frame for resiliently supporting the pane in position in the frame, the spring devices being' arranged for engagement with the edges and sides of the pane adjacent the edges.
`With the above general objects in view and others that will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the invention consists in the novel form, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described in connection with the accompanying drawing and in which like characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views.
80 In the drawing,
Figure l is a front elevational view, partly shown in section of a sash frame constructed in accordance with the present invention,
Figure 2 is a vertical cross sectional view taken on line II-H of Figure l, and partially broken away showing the spring devices engaging the edges and sides of the window pane,
Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view 4() taken on line Ill-III of Figure l showing the central strip dividing the sash frame, and the spring devices for holding the pane in position, and y Figure i is a detail sectional view taken on line fil-IV of Figure 2 showing one of the adjusting screws for controlling the tension upon the spring devices engaging the sides of the win dow pane,
Referring` more in detail to the accompanying drawing, there is illustrated a sash frame embodying' side rails l, a lower rail 2 and a removable upper rail 3 secured in position by screws 3. The frame is divided by a central strip 4- while the opposite sides of the strip s and the inner faces of the frame lare-provided.with grooves for re-` ceivingfthe glass panes 6.
The window panes 6 aredisposed within the registering grooves 5 of the sash frame, and are spaced from the inner walls of the grooves, tortuous or serpentine spring strips 7 being positioned in the bottom of the grooves for engagement with the outer edges of the pane as illustrated to hold the edges of the pane spaced from the bottom walls of the grooves upon all sides of the panes.
To hold the pane against lateral movement in the sash frame, the small tortuous or serpentine spring strips 8 are disposed within the grooves for engagement with the faces of the panes adjacent the edges thereof to move the panes into engagement with the elastic or felt packing strips 9. To regulate the tension upon the spring strips 8, adjusting screws l0 threaded through openings 75 ll in the sash frame are swiveled at their inner ends to rectangular plates l2 positioned in the frame slots, the plates being moved into engagement with the springs 8 by adjusting the screws l0, thereby controlling se the tension upon the spring strips 8 for securely holding the window panes in the frame. y
From the above detail description of the device, it is thought that the construction and operation thereof will at once be ap- 1 parent, it being noted that the pane sections 6 are supported at their edges by the spring strips 7 spacing the edges of the pane from the bottom walls of the frame slots 5 while 90 the spring strips 8 engaged by the screws l0 are moved into binding engagment with the faces of the panes adjacent the edges for forcing the panes into binding engagement with the elastic or felt packing strips as i". In positioning a pane in the frame, the upper strip 3 is removed and the pane lowered into the registering grooves, while adjustment of the spring strips 8 will securely hold the pane in proper position. M0
`While there is herein shown and described the preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to be understood that minor changes may be made in the form, combination and arrangement of parts without d ei parting from the spirit and scope of the invention.`
What is claimed as new is:
1. A window pane mounting for sash frames comprising a sash frame having 11o grooves upon the inner edges thereof, serpentinev springs seated on the bottomy Walls of thegrooves yfor engaging vthe edges of the pane to hold the same spaced from said bottom walls tortuous springs disposedin said grooves for engagement With the side face of the pane adjacent the edges thereof and means for controlling the last mentioned springs. v y
2. A Window pane mounting for sash vframes comprising a sash lframe having grooves upon the inner edges thereof,` serpentine springs seated on the vbottom Walls tension on the t of the grooves forv engaging the edges of screws threaded intoth'e sash frame and` plates sWveled to the inner ends of said screws engaging the last mentioned springs for forcing the same into engagementy with the pane .to prevent kmovement thereof.
In testimony whereof I affixA `my signature.
"FRANK A MALEC..