US 1985174 A
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Dec. 18, 1934. G. R. KNEESHAW STORE FRONT CONSTRUCTION Filed Jan. 21, 1955 Patented Dec. 18, 1934' STOREFRONT coiysr-R tier: of Michigan Application January 2 1 19 33, seneii-nefissasds 3 Claims: (0 1. 20- 564) adjustedposition between yieldable metal parts or sash members;
clamping means adapted-to'be operated from the interior of the'pane of glass and permitting a minute and accurate adjustment of the proper 15 degree of pressure against the glass to firmly but;
yieldably retain the pane in adjusted position. v
Another object is the provision ofcooperating clamping members mounted in the inner and outer-sash or glass retaining members and providing means for drawing said last named members into glass'retaining position. A still further object is the provision of a novel rotating element on one of the sash or retainingmembers for drawing'the other member into glass retaining position. n v r Yet another object of the inventionis-the pro-- vision of novel cooperating threaded elements mounted in the inner and outer'sash members and adapted to be manually adjusted whereby todraw the outer member or moulding into-glass. contacting and retaining position. In the presentembodiment, the adjusting elementcomprises a notched rotatable member or wheel mountedon the. inner sash member and having-an internally threaded portion for receiving asc-rew, bolt or. threaded element on the outer member or moulding- By rotating-this notched wheel or ut, the screw' or threaded element isdrawn toward or. moved away fromthe inner sash. member whereby the sash members may be readily assembled' o'rv disassembled as the circumstances require, and wlinasserfibledth proper amount of pressure may be exerted against the glass to firmly but yieldably retain the pane in adjusted position.
Further objects are to provide a construction of maximum simplicity, efliciency, economy, and ease of assembly and operation and such further objects, advantages and capabilities as will more fully appear and as are inherently possessed thereby.
The invention further resides in the combination, construction and arrangements of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawing and while there is shown therein a preferred embodiment,
it is to be understood that the same is susceptible A further object is the provision of a novel of'zmodificatiom-andi change and comprehendsother details and constructions without departing fromithe spirit: of .tlie inventiony Referring to'the drawing: Fig; 1- is a-fragmentaryviewinfront elevation of a-: window provided with the novel sash con structionv I i u Fig. 2 is a view in vertical cross sectiontaken in a plane represented by the line 2--2 of Fig. l
Fig..3i-is-a disassembled vview'in vertical cross section :onzan enlarged scale. of the construction provided wi'thian.-'alternateform of thumb nut or adjusting member. a Fig; 4'is "a fragmentary view in perspective of the front sash-member or. moulding.
Fig. 51:is2ai fragmentary view'in perspective of the :rear sashiorretaining member disclosed in Fig.2. w
Referring more particularly to "the disclosure in the? drawing, the embodiment selected to illustrate 20 the inventionis shownin a window construction 1 adapted to form a setting'foraapane' of glass 2, the sashtmembersvbeing adapted-to seat upon asill 3. I The novel sash construction is'discl'osed as comprising an outer sash member or moulding" 4 and anzinnerrsash member 5, these members forming pane seating-- sections adapted-to retain the glass- ZfWithI-an am'ounttof pressure sufiicient to hold the glass: firmly in-pla'ce', yet not enough to place 0 the glassimdera strain which will make the-same susceptible to'splittingor cracking when itis subjected to vibration" or pressure from external sourcestsuchasvthose exert'edby currents ofair, and by personsi'who' may lean against the glass, but at the same time, the setting must be suffic'ientlyliyielding smthat it willnot'bre'ak at: the holding'point'."
The outer moulding or 's'ashmember 4 is provided atits upper endwitha glass contacting-port-i'on Gad'eiptdto seat against-the glassw For wardly of this portion and intermediate the same and the front of the moulding is provided a longitudinally extending channel or groove 7. adapted to receive the upper end of a bracket or clamp 8. The lower end 9 of the moulding 4 is provided at intervals along its length. with a bent up part or upwardly turned flange lo-for maintaining the clamp or bracket 8 in position. The rear sash member or pane seating section 5 is provided at its upper end with a longitudinally extending glass contacting portion 11, and is so formed intermediate this portion and the base 12 as to provide a gutter 13 having an outer raised portion or rib 14. Mounted upon the base 12 in any suitable manner is provided a bracket or clamp 15 having a base portion 16 which is preferably attached to the base 12 of the sash member, and at its upper end the bracket 15 is provided with a flange or projection 17 seating within a groove 18 formed rearwardly of the gutter within the rib 14. It is of course to be understood that the inner and outer sash members, as well as the brackets or clamp members, may be of anysuitable contour or configuration, as desired, and said sash members are provided with suitable drain means. Likewise, any number of these clamping members or brackets may be provided throughout the length or extent of the sash construction. Such number may be dependent upon the weight of the glass which is to be sustained as well as upon the construction and gauge of the material usedin the sash structure.
In order to clamp the pane of glass in proper adjustmentand retaining position, the invention comprehends the provision of novel cooperating members mounted on the brackets 8 and 15 whereby the sash members may be moved relative to each other for assembly and disassembly, and for exerting upon the pane of glass an amount of pressure sufficient to hold the glass firmly, yet yieldably in place.
Such novel means comprises a screw, bolt, or other threaded member 19 suitably mounted on the bracket 8, and which is adapted to-be threadedly received in a nut or threaded member 20 suitably mounted in the bracket 15. In the preferred form, this thumb nut or threaded member 20 is provided with an internally threaded hub 21 extending through and rotatably mounted in an upstanding flange 22 on the bracket member 15 and retained thereon by a locking collar or nut 23. The entrance to the threaded opening 24 is counter-sunk as at 25 to permit easy access of the threaded member or screw 19 therein whereby to facilitate assembly of the cooperating threaded member or screw and the nut or rotating member. In order to facilitate rotation of the thumb nut or rotating member or wheel 20 the periphery thereof is notched as at 26. As clearly disclosed in Figs. 2. and 3, a portion of this nut or wheel extends through an opening 27 in the gutter portion so that any adjustment may be readilyaccomplished from the inner side of the store front.
In the form of thumb nut 20 disclosed in Fig. 3, this nut or rotating member is positioned rearwardly of the upstanding flange 22 on the bracket member 15, with its hub 21 extending forwardly through the flange. If desired, the end of the hub may be spun or turned over as at 28.
In the assembly of the sash construction, the inner sash member or pane seating seotion'5 is suitably attached as by screws or the like, to the sill, side and head jambs of the window.. The pane of glass is then placed in position. Thereafter, the outer sash member or moulding is placed adjacent the pane of glass and the screws or threaded members are placed in alignment with the nuts or rotating members on the inner sash construction, whereby the threading of the rotatable members of wheels will retract or draw the screw or threaded member inwardly so that the outer sashmembers or mouldings will engage the glass with an amount of pressure suiiicient to grip the glass and retain the same in adjusted position.
' It will be readily understood from the above disclosure that the present invention comprises a novel store front construction and clamping means therefor which permits a ready setting or mounting'of the pane of glass and a retention thereof in adjusted position. Such adjustment may be readily and accurately made from the interior of the sash construction and window by means of the notched nut or rotatable wheel having a portion of its periphery extending through the gutter of the inner sash member.
Having thus disclosed theinvention,
1. In a store front construction, the combination of an adjustable outer moulding and an inner pane seating section mounted upon the window frame, a bracket slidable in said moulding and carrying a rearwardly extending threaded element, a bracket mounted in said section and carrying a thumb nut adapted to receive said threaded element, said nut having a portion of its periphery extending exteriorly of the section through an opening in a side thereof where it may be manually rotated and the setting of the pane adjusted from the interior.
2. In a store front construction, the combination of an adjustable outer moulding and an inner pane seating section secured'to the window frame, a bracket mounted in said moulding, a threaded member mounted on said bracket, a bracket fixedly mounted in said section, and a notched wheel mounted in the bracket in said section and adapted to receive said threaded member, said wheel being rotatable whereby to retract said threaded member, bracket and moulding into a position for retaining a pane of glass.
3.In a store front construction, the combination of an adjustable outer moulding and an inner pane seating section secured to the window frame, a bracket in said moulding, a threaded member mounted on said bracket, a bracket fixedly mounted in said section, and a rotatable member in the bracket in said section adapted to receive said threaded member and having an edge thereof extendingthrough an opening in said section where it may be manually-rotated whereby to move said moulding into or. out of pane retaining position.
GEORGE R. KNEESHAW.