US 1873156 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 23, 1932. M. SEIDE 1,373,156
ROLLER SCREEN Filed March 21. 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 War eff/0i A TTORNE Y.
Aug. 23, 1932- M. SEIDE 1,873,156
' ROLLER SCREEN Filed March 21. 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 @J wax/44 A TTORNEY.
Patented Aug. 23, 1932 v MAX SEIDE, or DETROIT, MICHIGAN, AssIGNoR T CHAMBERLIN METAL WEATHER- 7 STRIP 00., DETROIT, MIGHIGA N, A oonronn'rron or MICHIGAN V ROLLER soREEn Application filed March 21,1929. Serial No. 348,719.-
This invention relates 'to roller screens and the object of the invention is to provide 'a roller screen for steelcasement windows including a frame adapted for attachment to the window and provided with ways in which the screen is adapted to ride.
Another object of the invention is to provide a roller screen and frame adapted for attachment to a window without interfering with the normal use of the window and adapted to be rolled up out of sight when not in use.
A .further object of the invention is to provide an arrangement whereby a pressure 5 is maintained on the edges of the screen: to
hold the screen taut across the window opening and'to prevent the entrance of insects thereabout. V
Another object of the'invention is toprom ,vide'a roller screen including a frame adapted for attachment to a window and arranged so that the screen is supported by the frame independently of the window.
These objects and the several novel fea- 55 tures of the invention are hereinafter more fully described and claimed and the preferred form of construction by which these objects are attained is shown in the accompanying drawings in which Fig. 1 is an elevation of a window of the steel casement type equipped with my improved roller screen.
Figs. 2 and 2a areenlargedsections taken on lines 22 and 2a-2a of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one end cap for the roller housing.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged section taken on line 44 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a section taken on line 5-5 of F 4. i Til the window illustrated in the drawings in Figs. 1 and 2 a pair of vertical mullions 1 and 2 are provided and a horizontal mullion 3 is provided across the top. The central window frame 4 is mounted on the mullions 1- and 2 and the hinged window 5 is hinged to the frame 4 to close the opening in the frame 4 as shown in Fig. 2. l/Vindow lights are also provided about the exterior of these mullions 1, 2 and 3 in the particular type of window shown though the roller screen is not used over these parts 'of thewindow due to the fact that they do not open. Thedevice consists primarily of two vertical channel shaped sheet metal'frame members 6 each having an inner flange 7 which is apertured and the adjacent mullion is drilled so that these frame members 6 maybe bolted tothe vertical mullions by the bolts 8 shown in Figs.
2 and 4. The frame members 6 extend upwardlyand support the roller housing 9 at the'upp'er end thereof as shown inFigs. 1,
4 and 5. Each frame member 6 is provided with anouter flange 10 having an inturned edge asshown in F ig52 and this flange 10 extends upwardly into contact-with the lower edge of the housing 9, as shown in F ig. 4, the
iialiq ge lO'being cut away thereabove as shown in ig.5."
' The roller housing is provided with an end cap 11 at one end secured to the housing and bolted to the frame members 6 by the "bolts l2-and a' similar cap is provided at'the opposite end of the roller housing which is secured to the roller housingand the frame members6 in the same manner. The caps are stationarily secured to the housing 9 and the central shaft 13 is provided with a rounded end 14 engaging in the aperture 15in the cap 11 while the opposite end of'the shaft is squared and engages in a cap at the opposite end of'the roller housing which is'similar to the cap 11 excep square aperture which the squar This prevents the shaft from rotatlng. As
shown in Fig. 5 a member 17 is rotatably mounted on the shaft 13 and supports the tubular roller 18 and the spring 16 is secured at one end to the member 17 and at the opposite end to the shaft 13. The roller .tube
18 is secured'to the member 17 and a screen 19 is secured to the shell 18 andis wound thereabout. By this arrangement, as will be understood from Figs.4 and 5, when the edge of the screen 19'is drawn downwardly the members 17 and 18 are rotatedon the shaft 13 thus winding up the spring 16 to increase its tension. Also by this arrangement when the screen is released the spring 16 willroll 1 in place of the aperturel5 in e end of the shaft 13 engages.
tthat it is provided with a cient to hold the screen 19 up into the housing 9, 'In order to maintain a tension on the edge of the screen a spring bronze strip 20, shown in Figs. 2 and 4, is riveted to each frame member 6 and is concealed within the channel formed thereby. a
These spring bronze strips are each provide'd'with a flange 21 normally contacting the flange 10 of the respective frame member '6. andthe strips2O at the upper in Fig. 4L, are, sloped inwardly at; 22 sothatthe screen will readily feed into position between the spring bonze strips and the channel flanges 10. The bronze strip 20 as shown in Figs. 2 and .flange 24 terminating in a sloping flange 25. These flanges 24 and 25. are merely guide flanges and if the screen should be pushed out of its channel "at the edge these flanges '24 and 25. provide a surface over which the edge of the. screen may channel. Thelower edge of the screen is secured in 'a double channel 23 by means of which the screen may be drawn downwardly between the spring bronze strips and the channel flanges andif desired the tension of thespring bronze strips 20 may be madesufiithe screen in position against the tension of the spring l6fbut sufliciently flexible so that by raising the channel edge23 of the screen the spring .16 will take upfthe slack in the screen. i If desired a latch may be provided at thebottom of the window for engaging the double channel 23 whereby the screennayzbeheld in position to, close the open ng irrespective; of the; tensionof the spring bronze strips 20. -;Wi-th this roller screen the channels in whichthesereen is adapted to r1de are secured directly to: the
window frame without interfering with the trim about the window frame, 7
'By this arrangement the wall y frame, without the necessity of providing wooden mouldings orjamb to which screen guides may be secured. 1 is. also to be noted that this. device does not interfere w iththe draperies over the window and as the screen guides j are entirely concealed within, the frame member 6 a very ppe an e a tained. Also the entire device may be made up as a unit with the roller housing ,9. forming; the connecting frame member and supported on the vertical fram members I v a v I From the foregoing description it becomes evident thatthe device is very simple and efficient in operation, will not easily get out ofrorder, provides a screen for tightly screening the window opening and provides a device which. accomplishes the obj ectsdescribed. Having thus fully described my invention, its utility and mode of operation, what 1 claim and desire to secure by Letters. Paten ofthe United States is.-
A roller screen including ahousi-ng and end, as, shown 4, is also-provided with a flat be guided back into its frame and theother or outer flange of which terminates below the upper end, the roll screen housinghaving end portions attachable to the said ends-of the channel members and having a. longitudinal 'slot in its lower rear edge, the forward edge of which practicallyeoincides with the terminal end of the forward flange, a spring metal member secure'dto each channel member and having a flange extendingpractically parallel with the iforwardflange of the channel member and lying in spring'contact therewith, the said spring flange having its upper end outturned to engagement with therear edge of the slot of the screen hous1ng,sa1d forward flange of the channel and sprlng flange providing a guide for opposite edges the channel flange providing a practically non-yieldable element against, which ;thevyieldablespring flange holds the screen when drawn therebetween.
A roller screen including a housing and a roll screen therein adapted forv mounting on a window frame comprising,apair. of ver- 1 .t1cally pos tioned metal channel members 1n spaced relation with thechannels thereof faciing each other, the inner flange of each cham nel member being attachable to the window said, housing having end portlons at,-
frame, tachable respectively to the upper ends of the channel members and extendingtherebetween and'having a longitudinal slot vat its rear edge through which the screen maybe moved, a spring metal member attachable to each channel member and each having a part lying in yieldable contact with the outer flange of the respective channel member providing therewith a guide for opposite side edges ofthe. screen. c
3. A roller screen including a housing and a roll screen member therein for; mounting en a window frame comprising, a pair of vertically positioned, metal channel members in spaced relationfacing each other, said housing bein-g;pos1; tioned at the upper endof the channel mema bers, the inner flange of eachchanhelmem: her-being attachablejto thewindow, frame and the .housing in, the inner; edge of which" practically coincides with the upper end of the other and outer; flange of the channel members, a} spring metal member attachable to each channel with the channels. thereof 7 of the screen and having a longitudinal slot, there: j
member and having ,a part lying-in yieldable contact with the outer flange of the respective frame member providing a practically ncn.-.
' yieldable supporttherefonthe upper end-of the spring-metal memberbeing outturnedto said slot of the housing, said outer flange of each channel and companion yieldable part of the spring metal member providing a vertical guide extending from the housing to the lower end of the channel members in Which the opposite side edges of the screen are held When Withdrawn from the housing.
4. A roller screen including a housing and a roll screen therein adapted for mounting on a Window frame comprising a pair of vertically positioned metal channel members in spaced relation, With the channels thereof facing each other, the inner flange of each channel member being attachable to the WindoW frame, said housing having end portions attachable respectively to the upper ends of the channel members and extending therebetween and having a longitudinal slot at its rear edge through which the screen may be 2 moved, said channel members further being constructed to provide a supporting means for the opposite side edges of the screen.
In testimony whereof I sign this specification.