US 1708068 A
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C. F. KUNEY GLAZING CLIP Filed May 1927 FIIVENTOR. wot 1 Mg 5 paw 1 547 770M A TTORNEYJ April 9, 1929.
Patented Apr. 9, 1929.
CLARENCE F. KUNEY, OF BROOKFIELD, WISCONSIN, ASSIGNOR TO FEDERAL STEEL SASH COMPANY, OF WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN, A CORPORATION OF WISCONSIN.
Application filed May 6,
The invention relates to glazing clips for securing the glass panes in position in metal Window frames.
The object of the invention is to improve upon spring glazing clips of the type such as shown in United States Letters Patent No. 1,042,524, to Bayley et al., of Oct. 29, 1912, by providing a lateral offset in the outstanding leg of the clip adjacent the end that extends inwardly through an opening in the window frame. This lateral offset orbend in said outstanding leg provides a projection whereby the glazier by applying the point of his putty knife to the back of the clip can readily spring the clip into place. This offset also prevents the glazier from putting the clip in wrong and is preferably so arranged with reference to the depending portion of the'outstanding leg that said por-. tion is permitted to lie in direct contact throughout its length with the outstanding portion of the metal frame due to thefact that there is no radius of the clip bearing upon the edge of the hole in said frame, as is ordinarily the case.
The invention further consists in the several features hereinafter set forth and more particularly defined by claim at the conclusion hereof.
In the drawings Fig. 1 is a detail side elevation View of a portion of the Window, showing the glass pane in position and the window clip embodying the invention applied thereto;
Fig. 2 is a detail sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a front end view of the clip embodying the invention, with a sash frame shown in dotted lines;
Fig. 4 is a side elevation view of the clip.
Referring to the drawings, the clip embodying the invention is formed of spring wire or other suitable resilient material bent to form an inner leg 4 and an outstanding leg 5, the leg 4 being longer than and inclined outwardly at an angle to the leg 5 in one plane, as shown in Fig. 3, and also inclined outwardly at an angle to the leg 5 in a plane at right angles to the firstanentioned plane, as shown in Fig. 2. The leg 4 has its end 6 bent laterally to engage the glass 7 and the leg 5 has its end 8 bent laterally to engage in an aperture 9 in the outstanding portion of the window sash frame member 10. The leg 5 also has a laterally offset portion 11 1227. Serial No. 189,412.
which is preferably in the form of a curved bend merging with themain portion of the outstanding leg below the aperture 9.
WVith this construction, when the glass pane 7.is placed within the window frame, of which the member 10 forms one of the sides, and against the putt-y backing 12 applied to the angularly disposed part 13 of said member 10 which is generally an angle bar or a T-bar, the clip is applied by inserting the leg 4 between the edge of the pane and the frame, with the end 6 engaging the surface of said frame adjacent said edge and is then sprung into place by the glazier placing the point of his putty knife against the lateral offset 11 as at the point indicated by the arrow 14 and moving this leg forwardly until the end 8 snaps into the aperture 9 in the sash frame.
The inclination of the leg 4 relative to the leg 5 in one direction, as indicated by the angle A, allows for putting tension between the legs of the clip, as shown in Fig. 1, to hold the end 6 firmly against the glass and the initial inclination in the opposite plane, as indicated by the angle B, allows for putting tension in the leg 4 so as to bring said leg firmlyagainst the edge of the glass adjacent said end.
From the foregoing description it will be noted that the offset or bent portion 11 of the outstanding leg provides a putty-knife receiving projection which materially aids in the rapid application of the clips to the windows; that this offset, being greater than the width between the edge of the glass and the sash frame, prevents a reversal of the clip so that it cannot be put in wrong by an inexperienced glazier and that the outstanding leg lies flat against the adjacent sash member by reason of the clearance between said leg and the end 8 provided by the bend terminating below the opening 9 in said sash frame and this prevents any tendency of said leg to be canted away from said frame, as frequently happens when the radiu's portion between the leg and its end of the usual clips bear against the opening in said sash.
I desire it to be understood that this invention is not to be limited to any particular form or arrangement of parts except in so far as such limitations are included in the claim.
What I claim as my invention is;
A glazing clip for metal Window sash comprising a resilient wire member the Wmd'ow gageable With the face of the glass, said outhaving an lnnel' leg and an outstandlng leg, each of frame and its end portion-e11 standing leg having its bent end portion cngageable in "an opening in the window 1 frame and having a laterally ofiset portion extending inwardly from said bent portion and" terminating below said opening, in "said sash member; 7
Intestimony whereof, I affix ny signature.
CLARENCE F. KUNEY.