US 1493660 A
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May i3 1924.
J. A. WHALEN FOLDING ADJUSTABLE wmnow somma FledrMay 1l. 1922 VEZ@ - A froze/v5 y Patented May i3, i924.
JOHN ALOYIOUS WHALEN, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-THIRD TO JAMES GARDNER CHRISPIN AND ONE-THIRD TO LEWIS XITTINGER MILLER, BOTH OfF CINCINNATI, OHIO.
FOLDING ADJUSTABLE WINDOW SCREEN.
Application filed May 11, 1922. Serial No. 560,209.
T0 all whom t may concer/n.:
Be it known that I, JOHN AnoYOUs VVHALEN, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of 611 Richmond Street, Cincinnati. in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have inventedl certain new and useful Improvements in "FoldingAdjustable Window Screens;l and I do hereby declare the following to be a full and. exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawing and making a part of this specification.
Mv invent-ion relates to folding adjustable window screens, and it has for its object the improvement in construction of such devices whereby they are simpliied and rendered more eicient in action. i
The novelty of my invention consists in the combination and sub-combination of the parts as will be hereinafter set forth andspeciically pointed out in the claim.
ln the drawings, Fig. #l is an edge view of a folding adjustable window screen, eni-` bodying the improvements.
Fig #2 is a side front view showing the adjustable hinges and catch for locking.
Fig. #3 shows screen unlocked and hinge bent so screen can be inserted into Window after it has been set to length.
Fig. #4 is a section on line 4. 4.
A is the frame of the screen.
B the woven wire forming the screen.
B2 are corrugations formed in the woven wire to enable the screen to be extended or shortened to suit the window to be fitted.
C is an angle adjustable hinge provided with slots C2, and screws C3, to permit of adjustment the screw C3 locking the screen when it has been adjusted to length desired. D is a catch pivoted at D2 and having a screw D3 for holding the catch D when the screen is in a straight osition. E are stiifeners to support the wire screen where the frame A is cut in two. The operation of my device is as follows: A window for which the screen is to be used -is measured, the screws C3 `in the slots C2 of the hinges C are loosened and the screen pulled out to the desired length and the screws screwed down solid again. locking the screen and holding it to the length to which it was adjusted. The corrugation B2 permits the screen to be lengthened or shortened as may be desired. The hinge C was made in the form of an angle so as to close the openings that the corrugationsBZ'would leave if not covered over by the top of the hinge C. After the screen has been adjusted to the desired length to place it in the window the catch D is unhooked and turned back so the screen can be turned on the hinge C as shown in Fig. #3; this will shorten the screen so that it can be placed in the Wiudow and straightened out and the latch D locked when the screen is in the window.
Having nowdescribed this invention and' explained the mode 0f its operation, what I claim is, v
The combination in a folding adjustable window screen, having two sections, with "Wapen space in center, corrugated wire screen inserted within th-isspace, the two sections` united -by symmetrically slotted adjustable hinges made of angle iron, provided with catch lock, all substantially as described.
JOHN ALOYIOUS WHALEN. Witnesses:
J. C. LEMON, PAUL S. SHIELD.