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oct. 19,1926. 1,603,397
v T. c. Nu-:LsEN
OOOOOOOOOOOO G Filed nec. 15, 1922 2 sheets-sheet 1 T. C. NIELSEN DOOR F'AsTENING Filed Dec. l5, 1922 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Oct. 19, 1926.
Application filed December 15, 1222.
My invention relates to door tastenings particularly suitable ior barn or garage door constructions and has for one of its objects the provision of a simple and ei'iicient door fastening ot t-he character mentioned.
A 'lurther object is the provision ot a door fastening ot the character mentioned adapted for application to various sizes anl styles oli doors.
A still 'further object is the provision of an extensible member adapted to be mounted on a door for rotation with fastening means at its top and bottom and a manually operable means intermediate the ends of said eX- tensible member with locking means for said member.
@ther objects will appear hereinafter.
An embodiment oi2 my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, torming a part of this specication, and in which- Fig. 1 is a fragmental elevation ol the insides olf adjacent edge portions of doors such as are used in garages, and the like;
Figs. 2 and 3 are enlarged perspective views of journal members used in the construction;
Fig. 4 is a section taken on line 4 4 of Fig. 1; and
'g'. 5 is a section taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 1.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, I have indicated adjacent edge portions of two doors G and 7 which may represent double doors of a garage, barn, or the like, It will also be obvious that my improvement is applicable for fastening single door constructions as well as double door constructions.
ln the form shown, 3 bearing members 8 are secured to one of the doors, such as door 7, by screws 9, or their equivalent. The bearing member 8 may be formed in any desired manner, such as pieces of sheet metal cut out and struck up, as indicated in Fig. 3. Any desirable form ot bearing may be provided when desired. Journaled in the two end bearings 8 are the shanks 10 ot' latch members which are adapted to lock the doors at the top and bottom edges thereof. The shanks 10 have angular portions 11 formed thereon with the ends 12 thereof formed in short hooks, as clearly indicated in Fig. 5. Each of the hooks 12 is adapted to pass partially around a pin 13 which is mounted.
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on a plate 14 and secured to the casing 15 around the doell opening by means of screws 16, or their equivalent.
The shanks 10 are of any desirable crosssection and when formed round, as indicated, are provided with grooves 17 therein. On the end ot each shank 10 is telescoped a tube 18, which in the present instance has a set screw .19 extending therethrough with the end of the set screw disposed in groove 18, as clearly indicated in Figs. 1 and 4.
In the central bearing 8 is journaled a shank and the adjacent ends of tubes 18 are telescoped over the ends of shank 20. The shank 20 also has grooves 17 therein with set screws 19 extending into them so that upon rotation of shank 20, the shanks l() will be rotated through the tubes 18 and set screws 1S). The grooves 17, set screws 19, and the telescoping tubes 18 on the shanks 10 and 2O provide means for adjusting the device easily to different heights of doors. 1t is only necessary to loosen set screws 19 and move the Shanks 10 toward each other or away from each other to accommodate diiierent sizes ot doors.
rPhe shank 2O has an arm 21 thereon which terminates in a hand piece 22 spaced from the part 21. The handle 22 is arranged so that an operator may easily grasp such handle in its position spaced slightly away from the doors, as clearly indicated in Fig. 5. The arm 21 passes between two upstanding ears 23 on a plate 24 which .is secured to one et the doors, such as door 6 in Fig. 1, by screws 25, or their equivalent. The ears 23 are preferably provided with openings 26 through which a pin 27 passes to hold the arm 21 against movement and the shank 2O against rotation. This pin 27 therefor holds the device so that the doors are locked shut To unlock the doors it is only necessary to remove pin 27 from the openings 26 and swing the arm 21 on its axis to unlock members 12 from pins 13 to unlock the doors.
An important feature of this device is the arrangement of the parts so that the arm 21 with the parts mounted therewith can be mounted on either of the doors and the plate 24 and pin 27 mounted on the other door. This can be accomplished by simply turning the whole device around a central axis perpendicular to the axis of shank 2O or by exchanging the .lower shank l() with its parts ll, and l2 with the upper shank l0 and its parts ll and l2, together with reversing the shank 2O with its arm 2l. The bearings 8 and plate 24, oi' course, would be moved in conformity therewith. The doors 6 and 7 may be provided with handles 28 when so desired, but said handles form no part ora the door 'fastening device.
It will be noted that the device is practically universal in its application and can be applied to doors which vary in size and manner otI operation. As explained before, it may be applied to either right or left hand doors by a simple reversal of the device or by shitting the end pieces. it is ex tensible to doors having a large range in height, there being tour extensions provided on each device. lt may be taken apart so that it can be packed in a small space and is therefore easily transported and 'forms a convenient package for presentation to the trade. The fact that the parts are separable makes it easy to mount upon the door and possible to use the form ol brackets shown having perforations tor receiving the upright bar. These brackets are secured to the door and the parts slipped through the openings separately and secured tr gether when they are in place, thus insuring the proper length and facilitating installing the device. The latch is specially litt-ed tor garage doors which are made in a large variety of sizes and lack uniformity, and the iiexibility of the arrangement ot the latch makes it especially applicable for purposes ot this kind.
1. A door fastener comprising` an upright bar having a central section and separately formed end sections, telescoping sleeves connecting said central section with each of said end sections. means for holding said sleeves in adjustable fixed relation with said end and central sections, engaging hooks at the extremities ot said end sections, and journal brackets for said central and end sections, said brackets having eyes tor receiving said central and end sections, respectively.
2. A door fastener comprising a bar having separately formed central and end sections, telescoping sleeves for connecting said central section with each ot said end sections, means for holding said sleeves in adjustable fixed relation with said central and end sections, hooks at the extremities of said end sections, holding` members arranged to be attached to the top and bottom of a door iranie in position to co-operate with said hooks, ournal brackets tor said central and end settions, eacli ot said brackets hav ing an eye tor receiving its respective section, a handle member secured to said central section and extending laterally therefrom. and means tor engaging said handle member to hold said bar from rotation in its journal brackets when said hooks are in engaging relation with said holding members.
3. A door fastener comprising an upright bar havin hooks at the top and bottom ends thcreotV tor engaging holding members at the top and bottom of a door trame, respectively, journal b 1ackets for supporting said bar. a handle extending laterally from said bar and having a backwardly curved portion extending substantially parallel with a portion of said handle but spaced outwardly therefrom, a bracket having an opening therein for receiving said handle, and a pin 'for retaining said handle in said bracket, said bracket and pin being mounted on a door and arranged to engage said handle at a point between the ends thereof.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification on this 13th day ot December, A. D. 1922` THOMAS C. NIELSEN.