Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1583837 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 11, 1926
Filing dateJun 22, 1925
Priority dateJun 22, 1925
Publication numberUS 1583837 A, US 1583837A, US-A-1583837, US1583837 A, US1583837A
InventorsIckis John G
Original AssigneeIckis John G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Window for bank inclosures
US 1583837 A
Abstract  available in
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

May 11 1926.

J. G. ICKIS WINDOW FOR BANK INCLOSURES Filed June 22 1925 I fray/vb 5 g Patented May 11, 1926.

' UNITED STATES JOHN G. retire, or 1115mm, onro;

WINDOW, r'oa BANK I'NcLosunEs.

Application filed June 22, 1925.- Serial No. 38,720.

I This invention relates-broadly to window structures, and more specifically to a,window for the tellers inclosures of banks.

provide a window for the cages or inclosures ofbanks which, while having a construction and arrangement of parts which provide ample protection from exposure to the bullets of bandits, afiords adequate facilities {101' the conduct of business through the win- A further object is to structurally improve the bandit-proof window disclosed in my pending application for patent, Serial No. 2,216, first, by the provision of an additional avenue for the passage of voices from and to the inclosure, and, second, by the provision of a shield or shields for said avenue, which shields may also function as supports and reflectors for lamps whereby the desk or counter and the customers deal plate may be illuminated.

In describing the invention in detail, reference is herein had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a central vertical section of the invention; and- Figure 2 is a section taken substantially on line 22, Fig. 1.

Referring to said drawings, 1 indicates the upper sash, and 2 the lower sash of a window of the general type commonly employed in the cashiers or tellers cages or inclosures of banks. As employed in my improved window, the sashes 1 and 2 conslst of metallic channel members disposed in encasing relation to the edges of transparent glass panes 3 and 4: of bullet-proof thickness and density.

The lower sash 2 is vertically slidab-le in suitable guideways provided therefor, as in metallic guides 5 of channel form. Said guides, of which but one is shown in the drawings, are carried on .the confronting faces of upright metal casings 6 mounted on the opposite pilasters 7 defining the sides of the window opening. Said casings constitute inclosures for weights 8 suspended on the ends of cables 9 which have their opposite ends attached in supporting relation to the sash 2, and which are passed over suitably located pulleys 10. The lower sash is normally disposed in its lowered position in which its bottom edge is in the same horizontal plane with the tellers desk or counter 18 and the customers pass books and the like; The primary object of the invention is to deal plate 19 and in overlying relation to. a trough 20-designed as a passagefor money,

The upper sash l is located at a suitably spaced dlstance forward ofthe plane of the lower sash and has its lower edge positioned a suitable distance below the level of the top edge of the lower sash. There is thus formed between the lower and upper edge portions of the sashes 1 and 2,'respective ly,

a vertical open passage, or avenue, designated 11, for traverse throughthewindow opening of the voices of bank employs and customers, said avenue supplementing the passageway afforded beneath the lower sash by the provision of the trough, hereinbefore referred to. Further, the upper sash, which is preferably stationary, being attached to the casings 6 by means of brackets 12, has its upper edge spaced a suitable distance, as from two to five inches, below the top of said Window openings, thus to provide an additional voice passage or avenue, designated 13, through the window opening.

Located outward of said voice passage 13 in such position as to shield the latter to the extent that the pointing of a gun, or the directing of a bullet, therethrough is rendered impossible is a hood-like metal shield 14, preferably of the arcuately curved form shown,-the vertical dimension of which exceeds the vertical width of said voice passage. Said shield is formed with closed ends 14 and is mounted in fixed position, as by screws directed into the pilasters 7 through thereby-carried lugs or brackets 15.

A shield 16 similar to the shield 14 may be, and preferably is, likewise mounted on the inner side of the window opening, as shown. Said shields may also constitute shades and reflectors for electric lamps 17 designed to illuminate the underlying tellers counter 18 and customersdeal plate 19.

From the foregoing description, it will be manifest that the window structure affords to bank employs within the cage or inclosure practically complete protection against bullets fired from without the inclosure, the various passages through the window being such that it is impossible to so utilize them from without the inclosure that gun range of an occupant of the latter can be obtained.

What is claimed is- 1. In a window for bank inclosures, a lower sash carrying a bullet-proof glass pane, said sash being normally disposed in closing relation to the lower part of the window opening, an upper sash mounted in said opening with its upper edge spaced from the. top of the latter to provide an intermediate horizontal voice passage, said upper sash being also disposed with its lower edge occupying a level materially lower than that of the upper edge of the lower sash and at a distance in front of the latter to provide an intermediate vertical voice passage.

2. In a window for bank inclosures, a lower sash carrying a bullet-proof glass pane, said sash being normally disposed in closing relation to the lower part of the window opening, an upper sash immovably mounted in said opening with its lower edge occupying a level materially lower than that of the top edge oi the lower sash and at a distance forward of the latter to provide an intermediate vertical voice passage, said upper sash also having its upper edge spaced from the top of the window opening to provide therebetween a horizontal voice passage, and shield-like means guarding the last mentioned passage against the directing of bullets therethrough.

3. In a window for bank inclosures, a lower sash carrying a bullet proof glass pane, said sash being normally disposed in closing relation to the lower part of the.

window opening, an upper sash mounted in said opening with its upper edge spaced from the top of the latter to provide an in termediate horizontal voice passage, and a hood-like guard disposed as a shield for preventing the aiming of bullets through said passage into proximity to occupants of the inclosure.

In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature.

JOHN G. icKIs.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3046914 *Jun 1, 1960Jul 31, 1962Sandberg Carlyle CSafety device for banks or the like
US6725786 *Feb 6, 2002Apr 27, 2004Larry G. ClarkPass-through transaction deal tray with a self-closing feature
DE1133531B *Sep 5, 1957Jul 19, 1962Kaufmann Metallwerk J C FSchalter fuer den Publikumsverkehr
Classifications
U.S. Classification109/19, 362/127, 109/17
International ClassificationE05G7/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05G7/002
European ClassificationE05G7/00D