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' T. ELxLlOTT WINDOW GUARD Feb. 17, 1925.
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Applicationfiled March 20, 1922. Serial No. 545,076,
Guards, ot whic-h the following is aspeci fication, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawmg.
This invention relates to, an improved adjustable window. guardyfer use inrailway cars, particularly street and interurban cars.
The object of the invention \isto provide a. window guard which iseasily applicable to. a. ea-r as regards the :fixe-d features-and readily insertable and. adjustable as regards the guard proper.
"after more fullydescribed.
In the accompanying drawing 1 Fig.1 is a side elevation of so much of a.
"railway car ascomprises one window and parts of two adjacent windows with my kimp roveinents applied. thereto;
Fig.2 is a ve ti al s t on 11- h 1 1 2? of Fig. 1 and looking in thedirection of the. arrow;
Fig, 3 11s an enlarged sectional view on the line 33 of Fig. 1 and looking in the direction of the arrow;
Fig 4 is a partial side view and section on an enlarged scaleof a-windowpost, the gui e s r p a e iwn po n 9 t guard; proper, showing the, upperia'ntirattler Fig. 5 is alike view showing a lower antirattler construction;
Fig.6 isa detail view of the guard proper detached Fig. 7 isadetail perspective view of the socket and supporting lugsof the guide strip; and,
Fig. 8 is a detail-wiew ,ofthe sarne parts loo-king irom the inside.
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To theouteriaceoi the window posts 1 I ttach gu de str pes, p ef ra ly :mad Of as a minum a d c -m sting of n up s i and a o r sec i n, a ind ted at and 4: i 1 Th -.uppe se tiqnxcq raises a st g str p ex endi g 11113 th i dow post 1 from. the upper end of the lower section to the top of the window opening, and between such strip and the post a way or guide 5 is formed for the upper sash 3. as seen in Fig. 7. A flange 6 projects inwardly from near the lower end of the section ,4' and forms a restv for the upper sash, as also shown in Fig. '7. Beneath these flangcsfi the section 41 is fashioned into a three sided socket having a face wall 7 and side walls 8, as best shown in Figs. 7 and 8. Into thissocket is fitted the upper end of the lowerscction l of the guide strip, as indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 1 and clearly shown in Figs. 7 and 8. Vebs 9 form braces which support the flanges 6. I have shown two upper sashes in dotted lines in Fig. 8 to illustrate the manner in which the flanges 6 support these sashes.
Screws or other fastcnings 1O serve to secure the upper: section 4 to the window Po t- 1-- The lower section of the guide strip is secure-d to the window post by other screws or fastenings 11 and is formed with acentral portion and two wings 12 which embrace the window posts and each of which has vertical flanges 13 to form between them ways or guides within which fit the grating or grill 14; which forms the window guard proper. This guard is shown in full lines in Fig. l in its down or normal position and in dotted lines in that figure in raised position. It consists of end members or slides 15 which fit within the ways or guides between the flanges 13 and are capable of being adjusted up and down therein to position the guard proper down or up, as shown in Fig. 1, of inter-mediate strips 16 and longitudinal rods 17.
have-shown two means of preventing the guard proper from rattling. One consists of spring actuated detents 18 mounted in frames 19 held by rivets 20, the slides 15 being slotted to receive these devices and the tendency of the detent being to press at the'point 21 against the adjacent surface ofthe guide strip 1, as clearly seen in Fig. 4'.
This anti-rattle device is located near the upper ,end of the slides 15 and is effective whether the guard proper be in its lower or upper position.
In order to prevent the lower end of the guard from rattling when in its lower or usual position I incline the guideway in which the slide 15 travels, as seen at 22 in Fig. 5, and bend the lower end of the slide. slightly outward, as seen at 23 in said figure, so that it will impinge tightly against the incline and thus prevent rattling, while not interfering with raising and lowering the guard.
It will now be seen that my invention provides guide strips which perform the double function of maintaining the upper and lower sashes in their proper position with respect to the sash posts and of guides for the window guard proper. And also that the guard may be placed in its lower or usual position or raised to an upper position, as when cleaning the pane in the lower sash or when desired to have the window unobstructed in the lower part of the opening. And further that the guard is held firmly against rattling in the lower position and is sustained in the upper by the pressure detent 18. And also that the upper guide strip not only performs that function for the upper sash but a stop or support therefor through the instrumentality of the flanges 6, and that the upper and lower contiguous strips are interlocked through the socket within the walls 7 and 8, into which the upper end of the lower strip fits.
The whole equipment is simple and strong, is cheaply made and easily applied and also easily removed should occasion re quire.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In a car window structure, the combination with upper and lower guide strips of channel formation, outwardly extending flangeson the lower end of the upper strip adapted to support the upper sash, and a guard proper comprising a grill having end slides adapted to fit in the channel of the lower guide strip.
2. In a car window structure, the combination with upper and lower guide strips of channel formation secured to th sash post, the upper strip having lateral flanges to form supports for the upper sash, said upper strip further provided with a socket in its lower end adapted to receive the lower strip, and a guard proper consisting of rods and bars, the outer bars forming slides adapted to fit in the channel of the lower strip.
3. In a car window structure, the combination with lower strips attachable to the window posts, flanges on said strips to form a channel, and a guard proper com prised of rodsand bars, the outer bars forming slides adapted to fit in the channels of said strips and to be adjusted up and down therein.
4. In a car window structure having win dow posts, the combination, of lower guide strips secured to the post, flanges on the guide strips to provide a channel, a guard proper consisting of rods and bars, outer bars forming slides adapted to fit and travel in said channel, and anti-rattling devices.
carried by said slides and adapted to engage with a surface of the channel.
5. In a car window structure, the combination with a guide strip having flanges to form a channel, the lower portion of said guide strip being inclined, a guard proper having end slides adapted to fit in Said channel, the lower end of said slides being bent. outwardly to engage said inclined surface to prevent the guard from rattling.
6. In a car window structure, the combination with an upper guide strip of channel formation, lateral flanges formed on the lower end of said guide strips, and upper sashes adapted to rest upon said flanges.
7 In a car window structure, the combination with an upper guide strip of channel formation, outwardly extending flanges on the lower end of the upper guide strip, said guide strip also provided with a socket in its lower end, and a lower guide strip of channel shape adapted to fit within said socket.
8. In window construction, a frame including side members, a lower sash slidable between said side members, channel shaped guide strips secured to the side members opposite the lower sash and provided at their upper ends with flanges closing the channels, other channel shaped guide strips secured to the side members. and resting on top of the first mentioned strips, an upper sash mounted slidably in the upper guide strips, and a grill mounted slidably in the lower guide strips.
9. In window construction, a frame including side members, lower guide strips of channel shape secured to said side members in'opposition to eachother and provided at their upper ends with seats, upper guide strips arrange-d above the lower guide strips and having their lower ends resting in said seats, said upper guide strips being also of channel shape and having the lower ends of the channels closed by laterally project-- ing flanges, a sash slidably mounted in the upper guide strips, and a. grill slidably mounted in the lower guide strips.
10. In window construction, a frame including side members, lower guide strips of channel shape secured to said side mem bers in opposition to each other and provided at their upper ends with seats, upper guid strips arranged above the lower guide strips and having their lower ends resting in said seats, said upper guide strips being also of channel shape and having the lower 1 ends of the channels closed by laterally projecting flanges, a sash slidably mounted in the upper guide strips, a grill slidably mounted in the lower guide strips, said grill including side members having anti-rattling springs interposed between the web portions of the lower ruide strips and bearing there against, the lower ends of the grill side members being bent inwardly toward the web portions of the respective hannels, and
said web members being taperingly thickened downwardly at their lower ends to be engaged by the bent ends of the grill side members.
In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature.