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Publication numberUS1834512 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 1, 1931
Filing dateAug 27, 1928
Priority dateAug 27, 1928
Publication numberUS 1834512 A, US 1834512A, US-A-1834512, US1834512 A, US1834512A
InventorsWilliam Asmus
Original AssigneeKawneer Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Corner bar for store front constructions
US 1834512 A
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Dec. 1, 1931; w. AsMus CORNER BAR FOR STORE FRONT CONSTRUCTIONS Filed Aug. 27, 1928 J/C. v a A v 5M M \ILH\ Q \\MMLII\HUIHKMHL w 7 m w 5 provide a novel eornerbar which is flexible- Patented Dec. 1, 1931 UNITEDYSTATESP' PATENT. OFFICE WILLIAM AS'MUS, or "NILES, MICHIGAN, Assrsiironmo THEVKAWNEER COMPANY, or

'NILES, MIoHIGniuA conronn'rroiv OF MICHIGAN CORNER Ban non sronn Fnoivr consrnucrrons Application filed August 27, 1928. Serial lid-302,297.

This invention relates to corner bars, more particularly to a corner bar adapted for.

use in store front constructions.

Among the ob ects of IIIY'lIlVGIltlOIl are to with reference to the degrees or angle in setting; further to provide a corner bar which will accommodate a plurality of panes of glass; further to provide a novel;construction of corner bar which can be reversed, thus allowing for an angular setting of from zero to 180 degrees; further to provide a novel construction of corner bar in which the bead or finishing strip is set from-the outside and thus permitting an installation by-one man, the glass being set and tightened from the outside and the bead then slipped into position; further to provide a construction, of maximum simplicity efliciency,-and1ease of, assembly; and suchfurthenobjects, advantages and capabilities as will later more, fullyappear and are inherently possessed by my invention.

My invention further resides in the, combination, construction and arrangement. of parts illustrated in theaccompanying drawings, and'while I have shown therein a preferred embodiment, I. desire it to be understood that the same is susceptible of modification and change without departing fromthe I spirit of my invention.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary view in horizontal cross section of a store front construction and corner bar.

Fig. 2 is a, view similar to Fig. 1 but disclosing the corner bar in reversed position.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view in front elevation of the construction of the bar, the same being shown with the corner bar removed.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view in side elevation of the corner bar, and

Fig. 5 is a view in front elevation of the same.

- Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view in rear. elevation of the bar and showing the means for attaching the outside bead orfinishing strip.

1 Fig. 8 is a view in horizontal cross section taken on the line 88 of Fig. 3.

Referring to the drawings, the bar includes:

an outer retaining member .1 provided with resilient flanges 2, 2 and a central channel or depressed portion 3,and an inner retain-= ing member 4 provided with resilient flanges 5,35 and a central curved portion 6. The edges of the outer panes of glass are held be tween the resilient flanges 2 and 5 of the inner and outer retaining members in such a manner as to yield under abnormal pressure, and also to allow for the expansion and contraction of the glass. In order to secure theouteriretaining member 1 to the inner member 4, I provide a plurality of studded screws 7 the heads of which screwslor other retaining means are seated in the channel or depressed portion 3 and pass through screw openings therein and to threaded raised'portions 8 mounted on the curved portion 6 of. the inner retaining-member.

1 It will thus be seen that the outer retaining member is secured placefromthe outside and which permits an installation and alignment of the glass by but one man. The

glass is set and is tightened from the outside and thus theassemblage of the entire store front is greatly facilitated and expedited. V V

.In order to provide a smooth outer surface and to cover'and protect-the retaining means fromtheelements, I provide a bead or finishing strip 9 which. is adapted to be readily placed and moved to its normal position after the retaining means have been tightened so as to draw up the retaining members and secure the glass in position. This bead is substantially, V-shaped, with one of its sides-provided with a plurality of notches 10, the number of notches dependingupon the length of the bars. These notches or openings are spaced apart so as to register with retaining heads 10a secured in the base ofthe channel 3. In order to secure thebead or finishing strip in position, the head or strip is first placed so that the apertures or notches register with the retaining head and then the bead or strip is turned 'so that'the retaining heads are'completelytwithin it. The bead or strip. is then slid along the channel so that the notches or openings are no longer in register, when this bead or strip is locked in position.

A corner bar 11 is provided with a curved longitudinal portion 12 and resilient flanges 18, 13. The curved portion 12 of the corner bar fits into the curved portion 6 of the inner retaining member, the corner bar beingv provided with cut-out portions 1a adapted to engage with retaining heads 15 attached to" displacement of the contacting'portions ex cept when the enlarged portion 16 and the retaining head 15 are in register. The corner bar will accommodate all angles and is reversible as is shown clearly in Figs. 1 and 2' of the drawings.

While I have shown and described the particular form of my invention as applied to a store front construction, it is of course, obvious that it may be utilized in almost any construction for securing the edge or edges of glass in place.

Having thus disclosed the invention, I claim:

1. In a store front construction, the com.- bination of an inner glass retaining member, anouter glass retaining member, means for connecting said glass retaining members, and a corner bar adj ustably connected to and seated in said inner members for holding a pane of glass at any desired angle.

2. In a store front construction, an innerglass retaining member, an outer glass retaining member, means for connecting said glassretaining members, retaining heads on said inner member, a corner bar, said corner bar being provided with cut-out portions adapted to engage with said heads for holding the corner bar in any desired adjusted position.

3. In a store front construction, an inner glass retaining member, an outer glass retaining member, means for connecting sald glass retaining members, retaining heads on said inner member, an adjustable corner bar, said corner bar being provided with cut-out portions adapted to engage with said heads for holding the corner bar in any desired adjusted position. 7

4. In a store front construction, an inner glass retaining member, an outer glass retaining member, means for adjustably con necting said retaining members, said inner member being provided with a curved portion, and a corner bar adapted to seat in the curved portion of said inner member for holding a pane of glass.

5. In a store front construction, an inner glass retaining member, an outer glass retaining member, means for connecting said members, said inner member having a curved portion provided with retaining heads, and a glass holding corner bar having cut-out portions adapted to engage said heads and be adjustable thereon for holding said bar at any desired position.'

6. In a store front construction, an inner glass retaining member, an outer glass retaining member, means for connecting said members, said inner member having a curved portion provided with retaining: heads, and a glass holding corner bar having cut-out portions adapted to engage said heads and be adjustable thereon for holding said bar at any desired position, the cut-out portions being so positioned as to allow the bar to be reversed for holding the glass at any desired angle.

7 In a store front construction, a glass retaining device comprising an inner member, an outer member, means for connecting said members, and a corner bar swingably carried by said inner member for holding a pane of. glass at any desired angle.

8. In a store front construction, a glass retaining device comprising an inner member, an outermembermneans for connecting said members, a corner bar in swingable engage ment with said inner member for holding a pane of glass at any desired angle, and means inter-connecting said inner member and corner barfor retaining said bar in adjusted position. 7 i

9'. In a store front constructioma glass retaining device comprising an. inner member, an outer member, means for connecting said members, a corner bar engageable with said inner member and adapted to be angularly adjusted therewith for holding a pane of glass at any desired angle and means'interconnecting said inner memberand corner bar for retaining said bar in adjusted position.

10. In a store front construction, a glass retaining device comprising an inner member, an outer member, means for connecting said members, and a corner bar engaged with said inner member and movable relative thereto for holding paneof glass at any desired angle.

'11. In a store front construction, a glass retaining device comprising an inner member, an outer member, means for connecting said members, and a corner bar provided with a cut-out portion adaptedto engage a portion of said inner memberfor holding a pane of glass at any desired angle;

12. Ina store frontconstruction, a' glass retaining device comprising an inner member, an outer member, means for connecting said members, a corner bar adapted to hold a pane of glass at any desired angle, and retaining means on said inner member adapted to retain said corner bar but permitting angular adjustment of the same.

13. In a store front construction, a glass retaining device comprising an inner memher, an outer member, means for connecting said members, and a corner bar in interlocking engagement With said inner member but movable relative thereto for holding a pane of glass at any desired angle.

In Witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name to this specification.

WILLIAM ASMUS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/65, 52/204.57, 16/257, 16/319
International ClassificationE06B1/38, E06B1/04
Cooperative ClassificationE06B1/38
European ClassificationE06B1/38