US 1859392 A
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J. HARPER May 24, 1932.
PROTECTOR FOR THE OUTSIDE BASEBOARD OF A WINDOW Filed Jan. 27, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet In uenior A tlorney J. HARPER 1,859,392
PROTECTOR FOR THE OUTSIDE BASEBOARD OF A WINDOW May 24, 1932.
Filed Jan. 27, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 B WW I Atlomey Patented May 24, 1932 UNITED" STATES PATENT OFFICE JOHN HARPER, or PONTIAC, MICHIGAN rao'rnc'ron roR THE OUTSIDE IBASIELBO J LRD-01E .AlVV ZIIN DOW Application filed January 27, 1931. Serial No. 511,612. I
cellar or other storage space, of a building,
preferably through the medium of a chute, one end of which extends through or terminates adjacent a window of the building, and the coal passing down the chute very often strikes against the upper outside baseboard of the window, resulting in the marring, scarring, and chipping of the baseboard thus detracting from the appearance of the window.
It is therefore an object of the invention to provide a device which may be suitably mounted in operative position with respect to the outside baseboard of the windowso as to swing intoa position for protecting the outside baseboard upon the swinging of the window to an open position so that when coal is being delivered through the window, the flying pieces of coal will strike the protector thus safeguarding the baseboard against such flying particles of coal.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become more apparent as the invention is fully disclosed in the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein: Y
Figure 1 is an elevational view of the device, the same being shown as applied to the window and in an operative positionwith respect to the outside 'baseboardof the window.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary vertical section al view through the window, showing the same in open position and the protector in an operative position, the protector being shown in end elevation.
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 showing the window in a closed position and the protector swung inwardly to an out of the way, or inoperative position.
With reference more in detail to the drawings, it will be seen that the invention comprehends the provision of an elongated rec tangular plate 5, of metal, or any suitable durable material; The plate'5 adjacent one longitudinal edge, has projecting from opposite ends thereof. pintle bars 6 j ournalled in apertured lugs 7 provided at the ends of an angle bar 8. I
Angle bar 8 is secured in a horizontal position adjacent the upper end of the window,
L-shaped supporting brackets 9, one end of v side baseboard B of the window frame. a At 7 each bracket 9 being secured at 11 to the outits other end, each bracket 9 is secured to the inner face of the upper horizontal'wim dow frame member F by suitable fastening H means 10. j t
On one face thereof, protector plate/5 is provided with a plurality of relatively spaced spacer members 12. The members 12 may be formed from the same-material from which the plate 5 is fashioned'and preferably each member 12 is substantially "of triangular shape, and at one edgethereof is flanged. The flanged edge 13 of the spacer is riveted or otherwise secured to the plate 5 as at 14. Preferably the spacers 12 are arranged'one adjacent each bracket 9 sothat when the plate 5 is swung to an operative positionor to the positions shown in Figures land 2 a substantially vertically disposed edge of the spacer 12 will abut the vertical end of an adjacent bracket 9 (see Figure 2) A relatively short substantially channelled or U-shaped plate 15 is provided with transversely alined non-circular openings adapted to accommodate non-circular portions of one pintle 6 for keying the plate 15 to said one pintle. As suggested in Figure 2, the openings in the plate 15 are disposed adjacent one end of the plate inwardly from the free 1011*, gitudinal edges of the opposite side portion of the plate. Adjacent said free edges, the opposite sides of the plate 15 are slotted longitudinally for accommodatingthe ends of a pivot pin 16. A relatively fiat plate like member 18 is provided at one end with an sition suggested in Figure 3.
eye for accommodating the hinge pin 16. At its free end the plate 18 is pivoted as at 19 to one end of a threaded shank or adjusting screw 20.
Shank or screw 20 comprises one part of a turn buckle designated generally by the reference character 21, the shank or screw 22 of which turn buckle, is pivoted as at 23 to a bracket 24 mounted on the upper frame mem- 19 ber of the Vertically swinging window S.
The turn buckle 21 thus provides an adjustable connection between the element 18 and bracket 24 secured to the window S.
Plate 15 being thus keyed to pintle 6, it 15 will be seen that swinging movement of the plate 5 into and out ,of protective position with respect to the outside baseboard B-will be controlled by the swinging movement of the window S.
Therefore, it will-be apparent, that in actual practice, when'the windowS is in a closed position plate 5 will swing inwardly within the confines ofthe window frame W to lie 'substantially parallel with the inner face of theupper member of the Window frame W, assuming the position shown in Figure 3.
Upon swinging of the window S to a raised position, or to the position shown in Figure 2, it will be seen that plate 5 will be caused to swing outwardly and upwardly to an op erative position with respect to the outside baseboard B thus protecting the lower portion of said baseboard. The plate 5 when swung to such a position, will assume an inclinedposition by reason of the spacers. 12. Each of the spacers 12 having an edge thereof abutting an adjacent vertical portion of a bracket 9, will prevent any marring of the outside base board B as would be occasioned were the members 12 capable of contacting the base board upon upward swinging movement of the plate 5 to an operative position.
From a study of Figure 2, it will be thus seen, that with plate 5 in an operative position, and coal is'passing' down the chute, and through the window, flying particles thereof will strike the plate 5 thus protecting the base board B against such flying particles.
Any suitable means may be utilized for retaining the window S in a raised position. However I have shown such means as including alongitudinally slotted plate 25 pivoted at one end to a bracket 26 secured on a side frame member of the window S.
The slotted free end of the plate is provided with a notch 27 adapted to receive a pin or projection 28 provided ona bracket plate 29 on a corresponding side member of the frame W. V a
When desiredto lower the window, notch 27 may be disengaged from pin .28 and asis apparent the window S is then free to swing downwardly to a closed position or to that poboard, and means operatively connecting the shield with the window whereby when said window is swung to an open position, said shield'will be swung to an operative position with respect to-the base board.
. 2. A protector for the base board of a win- I dow, comprising a shield consisting of an elongated rectangular plate, means for swingably mounting the plate adjacent the base board, and spacer members mounted on said plate adapted for disposition between said plates and base board when said plate is swung to an operativeposition with respect to the base board.
3. A device of the character described comprising in combination a bar, means for mounting the bar adjacent the base board of a window, a shield for the base board, means for pivotally connecting said shield with said bar, and means for transmittingthe swinging movement of the window to said shield.
4. In a device for protecting the outside base board of a window, a shield, means for swingably mounting the shield in operative position with respect to the base board, and means for transmittingmovement of the window to. said shield, said means including a member capable .of swinging movement simultaneously with the shield, a second member provided with-a pin, said first mentioned member providedwith slots for accommodat ing the pin, and a turn buckle pivotally connected atone end to the window, and at its opposite end pivotally connected to said second member. 1
5. In combination, a window frame including a base board, a window swingably mounted in the frame, a shield for the base board, means for swingably mounting said shield in operative position to the base board, and adjustable means operatively connecting the shield with the window for transmitting swinging movement of the window to said shield. I
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