US 1654163 A
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-fllti ll'etented Dec. B7, 1927.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
E'YLVANS C. EVANS, OF PROVIDENCE, RHDE ISLAND.
Application filcd February This in'ventiojn relotes to o guiding device for correcting` the elevntion of the free edge of a door upon being swung to closed position so to cause the latch und the bolt of the door to occural'ely enter their correspondine' sochets in the jomb portion of the door-;rolne :lorincd to receive them, and the object of this invenlion is to provide a ri'ooved member adapted to set into the jomb portion of the doorefrolnc and ay coo'joeratingl guiding; nieinber extendingI froin the celge of the door end adapted to enter said grooved member to lift the edge of a door thet has sogged so that the bolt `und. latch members will operete properly When the door is closed.
'llilith these end other objects in view, the in'i'entioi'i consists of certain novel features of construction, as will be more :fully deserii-led, and porticulm'ly pointed out :in the appendz-d. claiin.
lin the accoinpanying drawings:
lfigure 1 a` perspective 'view illustrnting the socket inen'iber as inserted into the janib portion of a door-frame and the tongue nieinber os securod to the edfl'e of the door und in position to engoge the groo'ved 1ne1nbol' when the door is swung closed.
Figure 2 a perspective View of the grooved plate reinoved :from the door-jomb.
lFigure 3 is o face View of the tongue .inounted on its plate reinoved from the door.
Figure ll is a View illustrating the tongue ineinber as just itbout to enter the grooved nicinber so to lift the edge of the door into position upon being); niovcd to closed position.
lfigure 5 a seetional view illustrztting` the tongue member :ts engaging the grooved niendier 'for the VPurpose of correcting the el'wation of the ;free edv': of the door.
lt is found in pract. :o iarticidariy With heavy swhuring; doors, that the :free edge of the door almost ul'wuf \,is to some extent causingg the bolt and latch members of the door to move out of registeriiug position with the sockets in the correspoiuling socket plate in the jomb of the dooefraii'no so that the .intch will .not catch and the bolt will not enter properly, and the following' is o detaiiled description of one means by which this defect may be 1'e1nediod3- lVith reference to the d 'z1wii'1; ;s, 10 designotes the groo'vcchplate guiding-inelnber GUIIJE.
11, 1922. Serial No. 535,889.
o cross-bar 12 which is set inwordly beyond the plone of the outer surface of the guide bars ll forlnii'ig o ``(groove between thei'n for the reoeption of the guide tongue, presently described. I'
This grooved plate is adoptcd to set into the jninb portion .L3 of the (iloor-frunie flush with the :fotce of the jzunb and be secured thorein by screws 14 and. these guide bors .ll of this plate are preferably of sullicient length to extend (nitwardly beyond the cntcring edge of the door jainb to serve :s a guide for the edge of the door to eng-age and force bach' o sagging door into alinenient with the iamb as it is moi/'ed to closed position.
The adjacent edges at the outer ends of these bnl's are preferobljr roinided off us vat .15 or forined slightly tapering` so as to provide an ei'ihirged niouth portion to facilitate the 'entrance of the guide tongue :is the door swings to closed position.
The guide tongue member lo' coniprises essentially a plate 17 on the outer :face of which is niounted an elon gated bei' or tongue 18, the length of this plate being preferebly about the width of the door and. is adapted to set into the outer face of its swing'ing edge practicslly fiush there'with leaving the tongue porton 18 extonding beyond the plane of this outer edge and this plate niay be secured to the door by nieans of screws 19, or otherwise, the tongue beingl disposed tronsvorsely of the edge of the door.
The entering end 20 of this tongue is preferably rounded off on both its upper :md lower edges so as to fzu'zilitote its entoring the space between the `:guide bars 'll .in the groove plate.
Ars the door is swung inwardl7 lo (dosed position the tapering end of this tongue usualljy' engzufes the lower edge of the uido bars 1.0 and so serves to lift the free edge of a sagging door and bring); 'its bolt il! and lutch 29, into correi'it alilu-unenl, with the boll'f recei'ving socket 223 and the latch-receivingr socket 24k both in the jomb portion of the d oor-fr:n1'1e whereby both the bolt and the latch will properly enter their respective sochets which is not the case with the ordinary door not equipped with niy iinproved device, when it seg's.
My iniproved dooiguide is very simple end praotioal i n construction and effective in its operation. and When applied to a door it accurately corrects the 'Vertical alinement of [till lltl the same although it may have sagged to ing position.
The foregoing description is direeted solely towards the' construction" illustrated, but I desire it to be understood that I 1'eserve the privilege of resorting to all the mechanical changes to which the device is susceptible, the invention being defined and limited only, by the terms of the appended elaim.
A door guioe eomprising a grooved plate set into the jamb portion ot a door-frame, the lower edge of said groove being hard and set in a horizontal plane and having a portion extendmg beyond the edge ot the i ainbrsaid extending portion having a do\vuwardly elu'ved tongue-receiving edge, and a cooperating guide tongue member fixed transversely to the edge of the door and having a hard horizontally disposed lower engaging edge and a tapered end adapted to enter the groove in said jamb plate as the door eloses to guide the edge of the door accurately to its correct elevation to muse the latch and lock-bolt to register with their receiving openings.
In testimony whereof I atlix my signature.
SYLVANU O. EVNS.