US 1979543 A
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REGISTER I Filed May 16, 193
Patentecl Nov. 6, 1934 REGISTER Lloyd E. Heasley, Holland, Mich., assignor to Hart i & Cooley Manufacturing Co., Chicago, Ill., a
corporation of Delaware Application May '16,'193z, Serial No. 611,579
This invention 'relates to registers 'or the like for the purpose of passing air, for example, at the Outlet of .furnace Warm air ppes, the register being located in the wall or floor and having a grating for 'the air to pass through in going from the furnace casing through Warm air pipes-to the rooms which are heated' by'the furnace. It is a primary object and purpose of the present invention to provide a very practical, serviceable and exceptionally economical construction-of register, one which may be readilyand easily constructed at low cost and which may be set flush with the Wall or fioor of a room making a clean and sightly Joint.
A further object of the invention is to construct the register of commercial forms of ron which may be cut and stamped to form and very readily assembled in an economical manner, 'and to provide a register frame in which a register grate may be installediafter the frame has been installed and Which, at its outer face, Will be in the same plane with the surface of the Wall or floor in which the register is installed and in the same plane with the edges of the sideL and end frame members.
An understanding of the invention may be had from the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in Which,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view, with a part of the register grate broken'away, showing the register. of my invention installed in a vertical wall Fig. 2 is a somewhat enlarged elevation of the register frame. I,
Fg. 3 is a fragmentary enlarged horizontal section through one end of the register asinstalled inawall,asinFig.l. m, i,
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view of i one corner of the register frame, i* :I
Figs. 5 and 6 are. similar perspective views showing a slightly different form of structure in the frame, and
Fig. 7 is alike view showing a still further modification. i
Like reference characters refer to like parts iny the different figures of the, drawing.
The register frame has parallel sides, preferably of angle iron, having legs or flanges 1 and 2 at right angles to each other. The ends are made from similar angle iron forms, having legs or fianges 3 and 4 at right angles to each other. The ends of the flanges 3 are severed for a short distance from the flanges 4 and are pressed outwardly so as to offset the end portions 5 a short distance out of the plane of the flanges 3. The ends of the flanges or legs 1 of the sides of the frame are similarly severed and pressed and offset a greater distance, making the sections 6 which, When the parts are assembled into a rectangular frame, permit the parts 6 to pass over the parts 5 and bear thereagainst with all of the fianges l and 3 in the same plane. The Contacting parts 5 and 6 at the corners may be secured together in any suitable manner, as by spot welding, and have alined openings interiorly threaded through them, as indicated at '7. All Contacting edges of the metal of the sides and ends of the frame may be secured together in any suitable manner to provide a rigid frame as by brazing, welding or other equivalent process. The grate 8 may comprise a flat plate of metal having spaced openings therein, as shown, and the thickness of the metal of the plate is equal to the distance between the edges of the flanges 2 and 4 of the frame and the outer sides of the parts 6; whereby when the grating plate is located Within the frame it lies flush therewith. Short screws 9 pass through the corners of the grate 8 into the threaded openings 7, serving to detachably secure the grate in place as is evident.
They register frame is located in a wall, or it may be located on a floor. When located in the wall as shown in Fig. 1 it is Secured in place before the plastering at 10 has been applied and, in practice, the frame opening is filled with a cardboard sheet 11 (Fig. 3) flush with the edges of Vthe fianges 2 and 4. The plasterng may be done without affecting the grate 8 Which is not applied untilv aftery the plastering has been 'completed The cardboard sheet 11 is merely taken from the frame and the grate applied and screws at 9 driven into place and the assembly is complete.
When the register is located horizontally in a floor it is placed around an opening through the sub-floor and Secured to said sub-floor after which the flooring to make the upper finished side of the floor is laid, its thickness being such as to bring the upper surface of the floor in the same plane with the edges of the fianges 2 and 4; and the grate may be added by removing the cardboard sheet ll as previously described.
In Fig. 5 a modification in structure is shown, wherein the side and end frame members do not have the end portions of the lower i'langes partially severed and offset to another plane. The flange la extends the full length of the flange 2 of the side member and is in the same plane throughout its entire length. The flange Sa is cut away at one end a distance equal to the width of the flange la, whereby the parts may be brought together With the flanges la and 3a in the same plane. A nut 12 with a screw threaded opening 'Ya therethrough is located in each corner of the frame and Secured in place by welding or the like. The upper side of the nut 12 lies below the edges of the fianges l2 and 4 a distance equal. to the thickness of thegrating plate 8 which'completes the register. i v
In Fig. 6 the same construction is used except that the flange 2 of each side of the frame at each end of the flange is extended andthen bent inwardly at right angles, as at 13, to overlap the adjacent end portion of the flange 4 of an end' member of the frame, being Secured thereto by Welding, brazing or equivalent fastening means.
In Fig. 7 a still further form .of the invention is shown. Instead of offsetting the parts 5 and 6 at the end of the fianges 3 and l-'a's in-fFigo-i, the fianges lb and Bb lie in the same .plane at the corners of the frame but at a short distance from each corner are pressed to provide substantially inverted U-shaped risers 14,- eachfiof Which lhas a'screw threaded opening 'lb at its upper side. And as in all the otherv Structures, the upper Vsides of the risers 14 lie below the edges of the flanges 2 and 4 a distance equal to the thicknessof the grate plate 8. The only difference that has to be made in the plate 8 is to provide two screw openings, one for each of the screw threaded openings 7D, adjacent each corner of the plate.
As previously described in installing, the frame 'is first placed in position on the floor or against -the Wall in conjunction with the openings through vthe Wall 'orfloor to-which a furnace pipe leads,
using the usual boot under the floor or in the wall to' connect Withthe furnace pipe, the frame is filled With ya cardboard filler 11, the wally or the floor is'finished asby plastering or'by laying the finishing cover 'forthe -floor flush With-the edges of 'the'flanges 2 and 4, the cardboard 11 is removed and the grate then quickly Securedin place.
-Thisform of register saves'labor in install'ing, there is no danger of defacing or otherwise affecting the outer surface of the grate plate used, and
'the construction of the frame is'of a very economical nature. The-material from which the-sides qandends are made is bought as a stockf-article and is-very quickly cut and stamped to form and readily assembled, while the plate-8 may have its grate openings cut therethrough very quickly fandeasily, This together With the simplicity and economy of assembly'and with the result of se- .curing-the register flush in the Wall-cr floor com- .bine to make the same of merit-which .has been proved byitspractical success and adoption. The Vinvention isdefined-in the appended claimsand .is to-.be considered comprehensive of all .forms of structure comingwithin their scople.
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wardly pressed portions having threaded openings therethrough, a grating plate located Within the frame and restingi against said support and screws passinglthroughthe corners of the grating plate .andinto threaded openings, as specified.
2. A register comprising, an outer supporting frame'having'sidesf-and ends With flanges located atright-angles to each other, the inner flanges of said 'frame lying in the same plane and the louter 'fianges vsurrounding said frame and extending outwardly from said inner fianges, each of the inner flanges of -each ofthe ends of said frame-at each-end thereof having a portion located outwardly from the xplane of said inner fianges, Yandleach of the-sides of -vsaid frame at eachend thereof having va similar portion located .outwardly agreater distance from the plane of lthe inner "fianges to .thereby overlap and bear against said 'outwardlyilocated portions at the Vends-of the frame,1said' overlappingi portions'having -alined wthreaded i-openings therethrough, a gratingk plate locatedwithin the outer flanges and hearing against the outermost of said portions 'at thecornerswoffthef-frame, Vand vscrews passing vthrough the corners :of said rplate into said threaded openings.
y3. VA register comprising a rectangular frame formed'of membersgthe members Lof the frame being pressed 'outwardly at the corners and overlapping to form supports at the'corners of the frame, said outwardly Vpressed portions having alined threaded openings therethrough, 'a grat- 'ing Iplate located over the frame and resting against the supports and screws passing through the corners of ythe 'grating 'plate and into the threaded openings, as specified.
4.. A register comprising, a rectangular frame formed of members having flanges, one of the flanges of the'sides and ends lying in the same plane and the other flanges of the sides and ends proj ecting l''outwardly therefrom, said first' mentioned flanges being pressed outwardly to form Vsupports at the cornersfof the frame, a grating plateslocatedwithin the frame'and resting on 'said supports, fastening means .Ipassing through the cornersV of saidgratingplate 'and said supports, as specified.
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