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Publication numberUS1600150 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 14, 1926
Filing dateDec 10, 1925
Priority dateDec 10, 1925
Publication numberUS 1600150 A, US 1600150A, US-A-1600150, US1600150 A, US1600150A
InventorsSuttle Charles M
Original AssigneeSuttle Charles M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Weather stripping
US 1600150 A
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c. M. sUTTLE WEATHER sTRIPr-ING l sept, 14, 192e. 1,600,150

Fil'ed Deo. 1o 1925 charles uztz.


Patented Sept. I4, 1926.


WEA'rnEn Application iled December This invention relates to improvements in weatherstiipping, having for an object t provide a novel and highly eiiicient form of weatherstripping for sliding window sashes,

F whereby the same will be proofed against. the passage of cold air,.water, snow, soot and other undesirable matter thereby 'and additionally, will-,be alfor'ded means which will effectually serve to insure free and unbinding siiding movement'of an', equippedv sash, irrespective of shrinkage or swelling of the saine under'influence of different atinospherical conditions, the weatlierstrip construction being such that it will provide aconstant bearing pressure or tension and contact upon and with the sash and by consequence, will at all times serve to cushion the' same hence maintaining the sash constantly in proper position forslidiiig ni'ovenient in its frame and holding it against oblicctionable relative movement with varying atmosi'iherical conditions, aswell as avoidH ing rattling or vibration thereof.

It is an equally important object of the invention to provide a weatherstrippingof the character mentioned which may be advantageously used upon the sides, tops and bottoms of a sliding window sash, affording a sashv so equipped with means for positively proofing the same against the passage of air or iiiatterbetweeii it and the casing or frame therefor.

VYet another object of the invention may' be stated to provide .a weatherstripping which will serve as an edectual guide for an equipped sash during. sliding of thersame and which, is yformed with a resilient con*`Y tacting portion whereby a: cushion-like contact between it and the adjacent marginalr portions of a window ly maintained.

Other objectsofthe inventionfwill `be in part obvious and in part pointed out liereinafter.

In order that the invention and its mode of operationinay be readilyunderstood by persons skilled in the art, I have inthe sash will be constantaccompanying illustrative drawings,l and -in l the detailed following description based thereon, set out one possible embodiment of vthe saine. j y

In these drawings:v

Figure 'l' is ari-fragmentary, horizontal,

transverse section through a sliding window sash equippedwitli the improved weatherstripping, i



Figure 4 is a similarv view wherein the weatherstripping has been shown as being depressed by the application of pressure thereto from an engaged portion of av sliding window sash, the sash being fragmentally shown in dotted lines herein, and

Figure 5 Ais an end elevation of a slightly modified form of the weatherstripping.

Havingmore particular reference to the drawings, in connection with which likev characters of reference indicate correspond-l ing parts throughout, the improved weatherstripping may be stated to comprise a body portion formed of resilient or yieldable nia-1" terial, 4the material shown herein being sheet metal wherein such material is formed with oppositely disposed basal lflanges or portionsV l and 2, constituting the body portion proper of the improved weatherstripping, while a longitudinally disposed angularly extending guide rib 3 is formed in this bodyportion of the vweatlierstripping by bending a part thereof upon itself in a manner as is clearly 3 is an end elevation of the im-4 illustratedin the Figure 3. In order that 'the 'basal portionvorflange 1 of the body of the weatherstripping may be provided with means, resilient or yieldable iii'nature, which will maintain a-constant pressure or tensioning contact with an adjacent marginal portion of'a'slidiiig window sash, said portion is formed withan upstruck or vbent transversely curved portion 4 longitudinally throughout itsV entirelength, it being noted that the said transversely curved portion 4 is formed intermediately of the opposite sides of the basal flange l and by consequence, that those portions` of the flange bordering said curved vportion will `forni a supporting or contacting mediuiii-with the adjacent surface or portion of a4 window` frame F receiving the stripping, while the transversely curved portion 4t will. be iiiaintained away from saidsurface of the frame F land by consequence,"will'provide the,

weatherstripping with acushioiiinglilre engaging or-contacting'ineans adapted 'to contact or engagewithv an adjacent marginal yportion of an equipped window sash S. -In


this fashion, i1; yWill be appreciated' that the CTI utility., or efiiciencyv of, the transversely curved spring or cushioning portion i will in no way be affected by the presence ofthe angularly disposed longitudinally extending guide rib 3.

The basal portion or flange 2 upon. theopposite side of the guide rib 3 is disposed at an obtuse angle with respectto the adjacent-V side of said rib 3 as is shown in the Figure 3, the outer side or marginal portion ofthe basal flange@ being arranged in a plane corresponding to that in which the outer portion ofthe flange l is afranged,4v hence, af-` fording the completed with a supporting surface which will insure proper positioning` of the longitudinally disposed guide rib-Swith respect to the receivinggroove -g therefor formed in the adjacent in rginal portion of the equipped sliding window sash S. Y 1

In equipping or installing` the improved weather stripping in or upon a window equipped with a sliding sash suchI as is shown herein, a driven headed, screw-threaded v or similar fastening deviceor devices is or areY passed through the outer portion of the basal flange l as is indicated by the numeral 5, such fasteners being engaged in ad` jacent portions ofthe window `frame F and hence, properly locating the weatherstripping with respect to the coacting marginal portion ofthe equipped window` sash S and further, preventing relative movement as between such weatherstripping and the frame F or the sash S. It will bethus seen that while this particularly anchored portion of therbody of the weatherstripping will be held against movement, the opposite side or` basal portion 2 thereof will bepermitted of a comparatively limited sliding movement with respect to the supporting` orreceiving surface of the window frame F, asis indicated in ythe Figures land 2. In those-instancesfwhere the. weatherstripping is attached to the opposite side ofthewindow sash S, certain of vthe window frame guidestrips e are rabbeted asis indicated by the numeral G hence Jermittinn' a free or slid-v ing portion of `the basal flange 2 to vbe movably engaged therein as is clearly shown in the Figure l. In this particular adaption or usage of the weatherstripping, the opposite sidesor marginal portions` of the equipped window sash S are formed with the Vg-rooif'es g longitudinally throughout their respective lengths and into these grooves g, the longitudinally disposed guide ribs 3 of theweatherstripping are slidably introduced; the formation of the guide ribsY 3`being such as to insureV a slight frictional Contact as between the side walls of the engagedV grooves y g, whereby to prevent relative movement of this particular point, whilethe outwardly curved portions tof the basal flange l con; tact with an adjacent portionl of the correweatherstripping l sponding marginY or side of the window sash S as is clearl, [shown in thesaid Figure l; the opposite asal portion or flange 2 contacting. witha part. of the corresponding guide of the window sash S, while the free outersideor margin thereof has sliding or movable. engagement with the adjacent portion of the window-y frame F receiving such guide. By reason of this contact as between the transversely or outwardly curvedportion l ofthe basal. flange -1 with -the'adja'cent marginal portion ofthe window sash S, it Y will be understoodthat a` constantpressure or tension and contact will be haduponand" with/the adjacent portion of the windowv saslr S, thereby positively proofing 1 they same against the admission oflair or matter by it,- that is, betweenv it and theframe Fyreceiving the same. Likewise, this constantly applied pressure, tension and'contact will serve as means for eifectually bringing about the proper positioning vof' the slidable windowl sash S in the frame F whereby-said sash'lwill'- be at all timeszpermittedlof free and un binding sliding movement. Likewise, because of this peculiar mode ofengagementj4 as between `the weatherstripping and the. slidable sash S, itl will beiv appreciatedA `that v the weatherstripping will compensate forr shrinkage or swelling of the v sash Sv or its. frame F by reason of the subjection of the same to `different or varying atmospherical conditions. .Consequently upon this, the-window sash S'will4 not only be constantlymaintained in-position for free and unbinding sliding movement in the frame FQ but like wise, said sashwill-beheld-positively against relative movement with'respe'ct to said framek and against objectionable vibration or rat, tling. rThe guide 3 sliding; within the groove n g of the window sash S will serve not only as a weathersealing or proofing means for the equipped sash, but likewise, wil'lrserve to insure as above inferred, themaintenance of said sash in proper os-itiony with the weatherstripping and witr the frame Fatl all times. Y

With adaption or arrangement lof theimproved weatherstripping f to the bot-toni or., top marginal portions of a sliding sash'S-'g the weatherstripping is similarly anchored or secured to thereceiving frameFftherefonl in positions to be engagedby the upper or lower marginal portions of thesashSfwhen suchsash is slid into engagement therewith: Upon contact of an equipped sashS-withfthe weatherstrippingin this particular adaption@ thereof, the transversely Ycurved portion 4-of the basal flange l willfbef-exed upon itself-fl and by reason of the tension so applied: there-- to, a positive weatherprooiingcontact willY be established as between itand the adjacent-or responding to the grooves g aforesaid, and into this'groove g, the angularly disposed, longitudinally extending guide rib 3 is slid ably engaged, thus offering a further proofing or sealing means for the resultant connection or jointure.

In the Figure 5, I have shown a slightlyv modified form of the improved weatherstripping. Herein', the weatherstripping is constructed of material corresponding to that from which the weatherstripping shown in the preceding embodiment is formed; the device including basal portions or fianges l and 2 while an angularly disposed longitudinally extending guide rib 3 is formed between the flange portions l and 2. The basal flange l is provided with a longitudinally disposed transversely curved portion 4 arranged intermediately of the opposite side of said basal flange, while the basal flange 2 is formed with a transversely curved longitudinally vextending portion 7 throughout its entirelength, thus, affording said basal flange 2 with a spring or resilient or cushioning contact means engageable with an adjacent marginal portion of an equipped sash S and insuring the maintenance of a complete weatherprooiing contact or engagement as between the same and said equipped sash S as well as maintaining a constant pressure or ltension thereupon. This formation of the transversely curved longitudinally extending portion 7, will, as will be understood, accentuate the application of the position retaining pressure exerted by the transversely curved longitudinally extending portion si upon its particularly adjacent portion of the equipped sash S, and by consequence, it will beappreciated that said sash will vbe positively retained, at all times, in proper position with respect to the frame F receiving At this point, it should be also noted that shoulders 8 and 9 are formed adjacenty the basal portions of the opposite sides of the longitudinally disposed guide rib 3', between the same and its connection or jointure with the transversely curved longitudinally, extending portions 4: and 7. These shoulders, which are ,arranged at somewhat obtuse angles with respect to the adjacent or opposite sides of the guide rib 3 will serve as means for further accentuating` the spring or cushion like engagement of the weatherstripping with the adjacent marginal portion of an equipped or receiving sash S,

and furthermore, will permit of free or uninterrupted spring contact as between the opposite sides of the basal portion of the guide rib 3 and the adjacent side wall of the groove g receiving it. v

Manifestly, the construction shown is capable of considerable modification and such modification as is within the scope of my claims, I consider within t-he spirit of my invention.

I claim:

l. A weatherstripping formed from a single strip of spring metal including space-d basal portions and an intermediate portion formed into an upstanding longitudinally disposed guide rib throughout the length of the strip, one of. the basal portions having its intermediate portion bent outwardly through its length and curved transversely, the other side of said basal portion beyond the transversely curved part being flat and normally arranged at an angle to the adjacent surface of a receiving frame and adapted to be freely slidable over the same, and that side of said basal portion in proX- imity to the rib being inclined at an obtuse angle to the transversely curved part and to the adjacent side of the rib and being at times adapted to contact with the adjacent surface of'a receiving frame to increase the p resiliency of the transversely curved part, the remaining basal portion on the opposite side of said guide rib being disposed at anV obtuse angle with respect to the adjacent side of said rib and at an angle to the adjacent surface of the lreceiving frame whereby to be freely slidable thereover, the free edge of said last mentioned basal portion being arranged in a plane approximately corresponding to that in vwhich the plane portion of the rst mentioned basal portion'is arranged. y

I 2. A weatherstripping as claimed in claim l wherein the last mentioned basal portion is odset adjacent the rib and arranged at an inclination to the rib, and said inclined por-v tion being symmetrical with'y respect to the inclined. part of the other basal portion and being at times adapted to contact with the adjacent surface of a receiving frame to in-l crease the strip.

Vresiliency and efficiency of the CHARLES M. ysUrTLn. `f

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5560154 *May 26, 1994Oct 1, 1996Custom Wood Reproductions, Inc.Window closure with improved weatherstripping combination arrangement
US8074410 *Jan 8, 2008Dec 13, 2011Soft-Lite, L.L.C.Interlocking mainframe rail and sash slot system
U.S. Classification49/475.1
International ClassificationE06B7/22, E06B7/232
Cooperative ClassificationE06B7/232
European ClassificationE06B7/232