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Publication numberUS1852854 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 5, 1932
Filing dateFeb 9, 1929
Priority dateFeb 9, 1929
Publication numberUS 1852854 A, US 1852854A, US-A-1852854, US1852854 A, US1852854A
InventorsNorring Howard D
Original AssigneeNorring Howard D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Doorstop plate
US 1852854 A
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April 5, 1932. H. D. NORRING DOORSTOP PLATE Filed Feb. 9, 1929 INVENTQR' ATTOENEX Patented Apr. .5, 1932 HO RD n. NORRING, F MI vNEAroLIs, .MINNESOTA :oooRscror 'r AT-n Appli'cationifiledFebruary 9,1929. Serial No. 338,722.

My invention relates to doorstop plates par ticularly adapted for use in doorfraines but alsoapplicable for use as a stop for hinged lids or covers of various kinds havinga frame stop member The main object is to provide a plate with adustable means to compensate for sagging or mis-alinement of the door or other hinged member as hereinafter fully set forthand'as illustrated in the accompanying 0 drawings, in which',, W Fig. 1 is atop view of my improved doorstop plate in operative position on a door frame, the latter being shown in dotted lines only.

Fig. 2 is a vertical face view of my device assembled with its adjustable plate, in cen tral position relative to the base plate.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view about as on line 3-3 in Fig. 2Yand added thereto a portion 120 of thedoor frame in section, also an adjacentlock-containing portion of a door held in locked, closed position.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged face view of the main plate of my device, and its auxiliary plate shown in dotted lines only and in a fixed lowered position.

R'eferringto the drawings by reference numerals, 5 designatesa vertical door frame member havingthe usual doorstep. strip 6 againstwhich the free edge part of a door 7 is stopped, said edge part of the door provided with a lock including the door knob 8 for releasing-the usual spring actuated. bolt 9.

, 10 is a lock bolt normally below bolt '9 and actuated into or outof locking position in the stopplate. My device comprises a main plate 11 fixed as with screws 12 in the face of the door frame 5. Usually said frame is recessed as 53 to provide for free movement door-knob plate havingthe keyhole 14.

HP is the usual outer lip of the plate 11 (see Figs. 1 and 2) for the knob-actuated bolt 9 to engage and be pressed back as the door closes, the outer end of said bolt riding frictionally on the face of the plate 11 until the door is nearly closed and subsequently the bolt is projected into the plate aperture. I

In my device the main plate 11 is fixed as scribed.

of the bolts 91O thereinto. .13 is the fixed 1 When these conditions are ipre'sent'the face described and the two bolts do not engage it directly when the door is closed.- An adjustable auxiliary face plate 15 is provided, of thesa-me general proportions as the'mai'n plate 11 but smaller. This faceplate 15 is provided near each end with a central cou'ntersunk bore for insertion of a flat-head Inachine screw 16 and between said bores is pro vided-an elongated aperture 15A: 17-is a group of threaded holes near each end of 6c 1 the main plate, said groups so arranged that the (face plate can be attached "to v-thema'in plate in selective positions; In Fig. Q'the face plate is shown about central of'the" main plate, but in Fig. 4; it is shown dotted in lowered, downward and sidewise offset posi tion so that its aperture iscorresponding'ly lowered for a purpose presently to be .de-

It will 'now be readily seen that with'my stop. plate mounted'as shown the free edge of adoor is swung to closed position, close to the fac'eof the plate,'the knob-bolt 9 riding first on plateirllthen on plate 15 until the bolt is. sprung I into theaperture' 15A,

this position of the bolt. being shown dotted in Fig. 2 and its direction of movement in: dicated byan arrow 18 in Fig. 2. When thus inclosed position the lock-bolt 10 may of course be moved by a key (not shown) to to project into aperture 15A below bolt :9. (see. Figs. 2 a nd-:3).- "11A is an elongatedlarge aperture in thebaseplate and at all times covered byplate 15 except whenthe latter is entirely removed. This provides free "and t5 unobstructed movement of, the lock-bolts" through both plates into thefrecess 513.1 1 1 i It i s nowapparent thatwhen a door frame expandsor warps, or the-door itself may sag or even raise for any. number of reasons well known in the building industry, the bolts 9 10 will. not remain inpr'operlyregistering positions with the apertures of-the doorstep;

plate of .my device is readily adjusted to a position. in'which its apertured part maybe properly engaged; by the lock boltsf, In means" hitherto used there ismerelyafixed,

apertured plate in which-theaperture must beenlarged: or the plate itself readjusted for the above described condition. Furthermore in the use of my device, when a door shrinks, for example, its free edge may recede from the door plate but this may readily be allowed for and my face plate 15 brought to proper fixed position by simply inserting flat shims or Washers (not shown) between the plates 11 and 15.

The threaded holes 17 are preferably grouped in staggered arrangement as shown and the countersunk holes in plate 15 made oversize so that it is possible to set plate 15 in a slightly tipped or angular position if it should happen that the bolts 9l0 are not in proper vertical alinement.

I claim:

1. A device of the character described, comprising a base plate adapted to be fixedly attached to a door frame member, said base plate having an aperture adapted to lie over a recess of said door frame member for receiving a door bolt, a face plate for said base plate adapted to be situated opposite said recess of the door frame member when said device is associated with said door frame member, said face plate being capable of selective adjustment both vertically and horizontally upon said base plate to each of aplurality of different positions thereon and having an aperture lying over the aperture in said base plate, and means for positively and fixedly attaching said face plate to said base plate against the possibility of accidental movement at any selected one of said plurality of different positions to which said face plate is capable of adjustment.

2. A device of the character described, comprising a base plate adapted to be fixedly attached to a door frame member, said base plate having an aperture adapted to lie over a recess of said door frame member for receiving a door bolt, a face plate for said base plate adapted to be situated opposite said recess of the door frame member when said device is associated with said door frame member, said face plate being capable of selective adjustment both vertically and horizontally upon said base plate to each of a plurality of different positions thereon and having an aperture lying over the aperture in said base plate, and means for fixedly attaching said face plate to said base plate at any selected one of said plurality of different positions to which said face plate is capable of adjustment, said attaching means including a plurality of spaced, threaded holes adjacent each end of one of said plates adapted to be selectively entered by attaching members each of which passes through a hole in the other of said plates.

3. A device of the character described comprising a base plate adapted to be fixedly attached to a door frame member, said base plate having an aperture adapted to lie over a recess of said door frame member for receiving a door bolt, a face plate for said base plate adapted to be situated opposite said recess of the door frame member when said device is associated with said door frame member, said face plate being capable of selective adjustment longitudinally, transversely and obliquely upon said base plate to each of a plurality of different positions thereon, and means for fixedly attaching said face plate to said base plate at any selected one of said plurality of different positions to which said face plate is capable of adjustment, said attaching means including a plurality of threaded holes arranged in staggered relation adjacent each end of one of said plates adapted to be selectively entered by attaching members each of which passes through a hole in the other of said plates.

In testimony whereof I affix m signature.

HOWARD D. N BRING.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification292/341.19
International ClassificationE05B15/02, E05B15/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05B15/024
European ClassificationE05B15/02E4