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Publication numberUS1927881 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 26, 1933
Filing dateAug 4, 1931
Priority dateAug 4, 1931
Publication numberUS 1927881 A, US 1927881A, US-A-1927881, US1927881 A, US1927881A
InventorsWetmore Weldon A
Original AssigneeIsabelle R Wetmore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Drainage system
US 1927881 A
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DRAINAGE SYSTEM Filed Aug.- 4, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 wLboA AWETMORE INVENTOR BY `v TF1-firm ATTORNEY Sept- 26,( 1933. w. A. WETMORE 1,927,881

DRAINAGE SYSTEM Filed Aug. 4, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 FIG 5 WELDON A. wETMou.

INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 26, 1933 DRAINAGE SYSTEM Weldon A. Wetmore, Richmond, Va., assigner to Isabelle R. Wetmore, Richmond, Va.

Application August 4, 1931. serial No. 554,959

2 Claims.

My invention relates to drainage systems and more particularly to conduits adapted to convey liquids from houses, and the like.

One of the diiliculties now experiencedin present daylbuilding construction is the proper drainage of water or a liquid from the structure. The average house, and particularly frame and stucco houses having a light outside color, is subjected to dirt left by water drainage. For instance,

when it rains, the water will beat against a window and stucco wall or house; collecting the dust and dirt that has accumulated thereon; then drain down the house side leaving the dirt, which collects upon the stucco or on the surface of the house; thereby making a very untidy appearance. f

Such conditions are especially noticeable under the windows and at various projections, which are in close proximity to the house so as to form drainage paths.

One of the objects of my invention is the provision of a device adapted to drain water from a house.

Another object of my invention is the provision of a drain adapted to expel Water away from the house or structure so as to prevent the accumulation of dirt upon such structure; Which is in said water.

A still further object of my invention is the provision of a single unit drainage device which may be installed at any desired point of a structure or building.

Other objects and features will more fully appear from the following description and accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a sectional perspective of a window having the device applied thereto; Fig. 2, a sectional side view; Fig. 3, a sectional view; Fig. 4, a pattern view of a iiue; Fig. 5, a perspective of a drain; Fig. 6, a pattern View of a cover; and Fig. 7, a modification of said invention.

Referring to the drawings, a sill 1 is adapted to support a cover 2 which fits over said sill and a basal piece 3 of a window frame 4.

The cover 2 and spouts, hereinafter illustrated, may be varied to suit different windows and conditions and the following description is not intended to limit this invention'to the particular cover or spout disclosed; but to show, generally, its application.

The cover consists of a flap 5 adapted to rest upon the basal portion of the window piece, and has an adjoining face 6 connecting with a sill cover 7, which engages an extension 8 terminating in a tip 9.

The tip 9 has spouts 10 projecting therefrom. The sill cover has end flaps 11 disposed on either end of face 6, and are bent downwardly to cover the ends 12 of the sill which flushes with the wall 13 of the house or structure.

Individual drain spouts 14 (Fig. 5), which may be varied to t a particular case, consist of a bottom 15 having an adjoining back 16 and side 17,*which terminates in a tip 18 connecting a base 19. When folded along the dotted lines it resembles, in appearance, the spout illustrated in Fig. 5, and the bottom 15 is slipped under end 11 and secured thereto. The slotted portions may be soldered to prevent leakage of Water.

The tip 9 is folded to form a trough 20, and water collected therein ows from spouts 10 which are directed from the structure.

Spouts 14 are adapted to receive the water draining from the frame Work and wall 13, in close proximity thereto, and convey it from the structure or house. These spouts may also be secured to the wall of a building by utilizing the back 16 which may be inserted in said wall.

In the modification (Fig. 7) spouts 14 may be inserted at various points where water flows along the frame structure and wall, causing the latter to be soiled, without the use of the cover.

Fig. 7 discloses a false window, and the arch 15' is adjacent the wall 16', and water naturally flows along the wall and arch, and then drains down the side of the house leaving, in most instances, a dirt streak; which is eliminated by said spout.

Many other such structures projectfrom the wall of a house, causing dirt depositories in close proximity thereto, and spouts may be used in the same manner as disclosed in the case of windows; which I have shown for the sake of illustration, and not with the view of limiting this invention to such structures.

, Having described my invention, I claim:

l. In a device of the character described consisting of a cover adapted to engage a portion of a window frame, a trough on said cover, spouts extending fromv said trough, and spouts adjacent said cover for receiving a owing liquid and conveying it from said cover.

2. In a device of the character described consisting of a bottom; a side connected to said bottom and terminating ina tip; a back connected to said bottom adapted to abut said side; a base connecting said side; said back, side and base adapted to be folded so as to form a spout for engagement with portions of a building so as to drain a liquid therefrom.


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U.S. Classification52/97
International ClassificationE04D13/04
Cooperative ClassificationE04D13/04, E04D2013/0486
European ClassificationE04D13/04