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Publication numberUS1697408 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 1, 1929
Filing dateAug 20, 1926
Priority dateAug 20, 1926
Publication numberUS 1697408 A, US 1697408A, US-A-1697408, US1697408 A, US1697408A
InventorsThompson John L
Original AssigneeThompson John L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Storm excluder for doors and windows
US 1697408 A
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- Jan. 1, 1929.


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Application filed August 20, 1926.

This invention relates 'to a new and useful storm excluding device.

Storm excluding devices of various forms have heretofore been proposed and used, some of which are of the general form set forth in this application.

Storm excluding devices have heretofore been proposed where the storm excluder actuating means consisted in lever mechanism actuated by a longitudinally extending rod which upon closing of the door was longitudinally shifted upon the end thereof engaging an abutment, but in all such devices of which I am aware, the storm excluder is moved into and out of engagement with the door sill by a vertical movement.

One of the leading objects of this invention is to provide a device wherein the storm excludcr is caused to close or engage the sill momentarily upon latching or fastening the door.

A further object of this invention is the provision of a device whereby the storm excluder moves arcuately, rather than vertically, as in heretofore known devices.

A still further object of this invent-ion is the provision of a device where the storm e-xcluder so moves as to avoid any possibility of lateral scraping action thereof against the door sill.

A still further object of this invention is the provision of a device which is applicable to either a door or a window and is reversible to adapt it to either a right or left swinging door or window.

A still further object of this invention is the provision of a device which is neat in appearance, easy to mount, and inexpensive to manufacture.

The above and other objects of this invention will be set forth in the following description and claims and will be more readily understood by reference to the accompanying drawings wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of a portion of a door showing the application of the device.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the device with the cover plate removed.

Figure 3 is a cross section taken on line 33 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a front view of a portion of a door showing the application of the device, the cover plate of which has an extension.

Serial No. 130,553.

of an elongated member adapted to be secured to the lower end of a door on the outside thereof, and is represented by the character A.

The device A comprises alight metallic frame member having aback 5, ends 6, and a narrow front strip 7, the strip 7 being turned in at right angles to the major port-ion there of, as represented at 8.

j The back 5 is apertured' at certain points to receive screws 9 to secure the device to the door or window and the strip 7 is tapped at intervals as indicated at 10 to receive screws 11 which secure the shield 12 to the frame member, the shield 12 being further secured by means of screws 13 which enter the door directly above the frame member. If desired, a shield 12 having an extension 14 may be used, as illustrated in Figure 4, this form of shield being preferred where protection to the lower end of the door or a neat external appearance is desired.

Extending through an aperture 15 in one end 6, is a rod 16 which passes through a guide 17 preferably punched out of the back 5. However, any other form of guide may be used.

Pivoted t0 the rod 16 adjacent each end thereof,-is a U-shaped link 18, the legs of which extend on either side of the rod. The link is further pivoted to the back 5 as indicated at 19 and pivoted to the lower end of each link 18 is a lever 20, having arms of unequal length extending substantially at right angles to each other.

The back 5 is provided with rectangular apertures 21 adjacent the levers 20 and the door is recessed at 22 in alinement with said apertures. I The back 5 is stamped out to provide said apertures and the stamped out portions are formed into arlined ears 23 to support pivot pins 2 1.

Pivoted on each pin 24. at the inner end thereof, is a link 25 which at its outer end is secured to the excluding strip 26. Each lever 20 is pivoted at 27 to the back 5 and the longer arm thereof is loosely connected to link 25 as shown at 28. r

A coil spring 29 surrounds the rod 16 and engages guide 17 at one end and has the other end secured to the rod as indicated at 30. The spring 29 is under compression and urges the rod to the left in Figure 2 thus holding the strip 26 in upward position or out of engagement with the door sill or threshold.

Mounted in the stop 2 is a screw 31 which upon closing the door, is adapted to engage the projecting end of rod 16 and urge same to the right and thus throw the links and le vers to the dot and dash posit-ion indicated. in Figure 2 and throw the strip inwardly into closed position against the threshold.

The opposite end 6 is apertured as indicat ed at 32 to provide for a reversal of the mechanism for a door or window adapted to open in an opposite direction to that illustrated.

The entire device is made from thin metal and the strip 26 is arcuately curved as shown in Figure 3 and is curved at its abutting edge as indicated at 33. The strip 26 as will be apparent, may at its inner edge carry a rubber or like member to tightly seal the opening at the door or window.

Engaging an aperture in rod 16 is a pin 3% adapted to engage guide 17 and limit the movement of the rod to the left and thus limit the upward movement of strip 26. When mounting the device, the pin 34; is removed to allow strip 26 to move further up than is illustrated, to provide access to screws 9 at the bottom of the device.

The device A is secured to the lower portion of the door or window as is shown and upon closing same the projecting end of rod 16 engages the head of the screw 31 urging the rod to the right as viewed in Figure 2 and throwing the links and members connected thereto to the dot and dash position, thus throwing the excluding strip from the position shown in full lines in Figure 3 to the closed position shown in dot and dash lines in the same figure.

Upon opening the door, the strip through the action of spring 29 immediately rises in an arcuate path thus avoiding any possible scraping action.

It is to be particularly noted, upon inspection of Figures 1 and 2 that the strip remains in retracted position until the door is almost closed, the door being practically to the position where the latch snaps into position before the rod engages the screw 31, and due to the arrangement of leverage disclosed, the rod 16 need move only about one sixteenth of an inch as indicated by lines 35 and 36, Figure 2, in order to throw the strip 26 from retracted position to closed position as clearly shown in Figure 3.

Should the strip 26 not close properly, it is only necessary to apply 1 screwdriver to screw 31 and give same a partial turn one way or the other in order that rod 16 will engage the head of the screwsooner or later in order that the strip will close properly.

I claim:

1. A storm excluding device adapted to be secured to the bottom of a door comprising a frame member apertured in the back thereof, cars in said apertures, links pivoted to said. ears, levers loosely connected to said links and pivoted to said frame member, other links extending vertically and laterally of said first mentioned links, said other links being pivoted to said frame member and to said levers, a rod extending longitudinally of said frame member and to which said other links are pivoted, said frame member being provided with a guide through which said rod passes and a coil spring abutting said guide at one end and at its other end secured to said rod, and an arcuately curved excluding strip secured to said first mentioned links.

2. The device as set forth in clainil, said rod being apertured and adapted to receive a pin to abut said guide to limit the upward movement of said strip, said pin being removable to facilitate assembling.

A storm excluding device comprising a frame member of thin metal construction having a back, ends, and a narrow front portion, and a shield adapted to be secured to said front portion, said shield having an exten sion adapted to be secured to the door to which said device is applied.

In testimony whereof I aflix mysignature.


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U.S. Classification49/310
International ClassificationE06B7/18, E06B7/20
Cooperative ClassificationE06B7/20
European ClassificationE06B7/20