US 1650315 A
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Nov. 22, 1927.
Pe ALLES WINDOW SEAT Fi1ed Ju1y 11, 1927 Inventor A s liv ttornqy Patented Nov. 22, 1927.
PETER ALLES, or ELooMEIEL-D, NEW JERSEY.
Application filed July 11,
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in window seats, particularly adapted for use by window cleaners so that theyina-y sit down comfortably outside of the window in order that the exterior surfaceY of the window glass may be washed, the invention aiming to provide aseat of this y character that is provided withl means for positively securing the seat to the window sill in such a manner as to vabsolutely prevent the same from becoming detached therefrom.
The invention further aims to provide a structure of this character that is adjustable to various sizes of window frames and that may be 'rapidly secured in position without requiring any agency outside of the means directly associated with the device itself.
In the drawing wherein like reference characters indicate corresponding parts in both of the views: Y
Figure l is a side elevation of my proved seat as actually in use, and
Figure 2 is a bottom plan view thereof. A
Y Now having particular reference to the drawing my improved device consists of a seat board 5 of suitable material and of predetermined length and width, the width of the same being such as to permit the same to be disposed in proper horizontal position through the window frame. Adjacent the rear edge of the board 5 the same is equipped at its top surface and adjacent its opposite edges with upwardly extending brackets 6F@ to which are pivotally secured the lower ends of arms 7-7 rigidly secured to the opposite edges of a suitable back rest 8. The lower ends of the arms 7 and the upper ends of the bracket 6 are formed at their rear sides with abutments 4t and 3 respectively in such a manner as to limit the rearward swinging movement of the seat beyond a substantially horizontal position as disclosed in Figure l, the means being however ofsuch a nature as to permit the back rest to be swung downwardly into position upon said seat board.
Rigidly secured to the underside of the board 5 adjacent its forward edge is a pair of transversely extending longitudinally spaced cleat-s 9*9 of predetermined width so that the same will rest upon the lower horizontal bar A of the sash frame and 1927. Serial No. 204,888.
upon the wall level B in back of said frame.
These cleats 9-9 are formed adjacent their u upper edges and at their opposite ends with registering openings through which are slid-` ably arranged the legs l0l0 of a relatively wide U-shaped clamping memberll that is provided with a downwardly and thence inwardly extending horizontal bight portion 12 for providing an elongated hook for engagement beneath the inner edge of the window sill C. Furthermore, these legs 10-10 are guided through brackets 13-13 arranged upon the bottom surface of the board 5 between the Aforward edge of the board and the adjacent cleat 9.v
The ends of the legs 10-10 of said cla1nping unit are threaded for receiving nuts lil-14 inwardly of the rearmost cleat 9, while arranged over the legs between the nuts and the foremost cleat 9 are expansible coil springs 15-15 lfor the purpose of normally urging the vclamp unit in a rearward direc-tion so that the hook-shaped bight portion of the unit will tightly engage the edge of the sill C to cause the binding of the cleats 9-9 against the rear edge of the sill and the rear edge of the lower sash frame bar A. The tension of these springs may be increased by turning the nuts lll-14; inwardly upon the said legs 10-l0.
It will thus be seen that I have providedv a highly novel, simple, and relatively inexpensive window seat that is well adapted for all the purposes heretofore designated, and even though I have herein shown and described the invention as consisting of certain detail structural elements it is nevertheless to be understood that some changes may be made therein without affecting the spirit and scope of the appended claim.
longitudinally beneath the seat board and slida-ble through Sayid cleats to facilitate the securing of the inner end of the bar to the Window sill, said means consisting of a. relatively U-sliaped clamp, the legs of which are sldable through openings in said cleats,
a depending hook formed at theL inner bight,
end of the clamp for engagement over the edge of the Window sill, and ineens surrounding the legs of the Clamp between the olea-ts to normally urge said hook inwardly for firm engagement With said Window sill.
ln testimony whereof I alix my signature.