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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WINDOW Joseph J. Waitekaites, Stambaugh, Mich.
Application November 10, 1936, Serial No. 110,137
1 Claim. (01. 189-67) The present invention relates to new and usetion which has been illustrated comprises a ful improvements in windows of the type includframe which is designated generally by the refing vertically slidable upper and lower sashes erence numeral I, said frame being of hollow and has for one of its important objects to prosheet metal construction. The frame I includes vide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a a sill 2,vertical side members 3 and a horizontal 5 novel construction and arrangement through the top member 4 extending between the upper ends medium of which said sashes may be expeditiousof said side members 3. ly swung inwardly in a horizontal plane to facili- One of the side members 3 and the cross memtate washing of the outer surface of the glasses. ber 4 of the frame I are formed to provide Another very important object of the invenspaced, parallel guides 5, 6 and 1 which are 10 tion is to provide a window of the aforemenadapted to receive therebetween upper and lower tioned character wherein substantially the ensashes 8 and 9, respectively. The sashes 8 and tire construction, such as the frame, upper and 9, it will be noted, are also of hollow sheet metal lower sashes, etc. are formed of sheet metal. construction and mounted therein are panes of Still another very important object of the inglass I0. 1 ll vention is to provide, in a window of the afore- The vertical side member 3 of the frame I mentioned character, novel means for locking which is free of the guides 5, 6 and I has formed the sashes in closed position. therein spaced, parallel channels II of arcuate Other objects of the invention are to provide cross section which extend from the sill 2 to the a window of the character described which will cross member 4. Adjacent the channels II ver- 20 be comparatively simple in construction, strong, tical rods I2 of circular cross section extend bedurable, attractive in appearance, light in weight tween the sill 2 and the top cross member 4. The and which may be manufactured at low cost. metallic sashes 8 and. 9 are rotatably and slid- All of the foregoing and still further objects ab'ly mounted on the rods I2 in a manner to and advantages of the invention will become appermit said sashes to be raised and lowered in 25 parent from a study of the following specificathe frame I and swung inwardly from said frame tion, taken in connection with the accompanying in a horizontal plane, as suggested in dotted lines drawings wherein like characters of reference in Fig. 4 of the drawings. The pivoted side memdesignate corresponding parts throughout the bers of the sashes 8 and 9 are rounded to subseveral views, and wherein:-, stantially conform to the channels II in which 30 Figure 1 is an elevational view of the inventhey are engaged. tion, looking at the inner side thereof. Ropes I 3 are secured to the pivoted sides of Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view, taken subthe sashes 8 and 9 and travel over grooved pulstantially on the line 2 2 of Figure 1, looking in leys I4 which are provided therefor in the adjathe direction indicated by the arrows. cent side member 3 of the frame I. Counter- 35 Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view, taken weights I5 are connected to the other ends of Substantially 0n t e ine 3-3 of Figure lookthe ropes I3 for vertical travel in the respective ing in the direction indicated by the arrowsside member 3 of the frame I as the sashes are Figure 4 is aview in horizontal section through raised and lowered The guides 5 and 6 on one 0 the invention, taken substantially on the line bf the Side members 3 of the frame I comprise Q of t' removable lower sections I6 which are secured Flgure 5 1s detall in cross sectmn in position by screws IT or other suitable means. g 2 9 Sash i 1 The meeting rails I8 and I9 of the upper and gure 1S a ragmen My vlew m ver lower sashes 8 and 9, respectively, have formed 45 section taken on the line 6-6 of Figure 4 looking in the direction indicated by the arrows and m faces pemngs much are brought into registry when the sashes are in closed posishowing the manner in which the lower sash is suspended by the ropes and counterweights tion. Pivotally mounted in the meeting rail I9 and of the sash 9 is a latch 20 which is engageable Figure 7 is a similar i t k on t 11 in the for'ementioned registering openings for 50 1 of Figure 4 looking in the ame dir ti positively locking the sashes in closed position. and illustrating the manner in which the upper This is shown to advantage in Figure 2 of the sash is suspended. drawings. An operating rod 2| extends slidably Referring now to the drawings in detail, it into the meeting rail I9 of the lower sash 9 and will be seen that the embodiment of the invenis pivotally connected to the latch 20. A coil 55 spring 22 is provided for yieldingly urging the latch 20 toward operative or looking position.
Bayonet grooves or slots 23 are provided in the upper portions of the side members 3 of the frame I for receiving a curtain roller. The reference numerals 24 and 25 designate trim on the cross member 4 and the sill 2 of the frame F. If desired, curtain fixtures (not shown) may be mounted on the trim 24. The panes ID are secured in position in the sashes 8 and 9 through the medium of strips 26 and screws 21 (see Figure 5). The strips 26 are substantially triangular in cross section and said strips may be of any suitable material. Cushioning strips 28 are provided between the two sashes 8 and 9 and the panes 10.
With the latch 26 retracted against thetension of the coil spring 22 the upper and lower sashes 8 and 9, respectively, may be moved vertically in the frame I in the usual manner, said sashes traveling on the rods l2. When it is desired to wash the outer surfaces of the panes it, the sections it of the guides 5 and 6 are removed. The lower sash 9 is then raised sufiiciently to clear the stool 29 of the sill 2, after which said lower sash may be swung inwardly in a horizontal plane, as shown in dotted lines in Figure 4 of the drawings. The upper sash 8 may then be lowered and swung inwardly in a similar manner. As shown to advantage in Figure 4 of the drawings, the pivoted sidesof the sashes 8 and 9 are formed to provide recesses 36 which accommodate the ropes I3.
It is believed that the many advantages of a window constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood, and although a preferred embodiment of said window is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:
A window of the class described comprising a hollow sheet metal frame including spaced guides, said guides comprising removable sections, vertical rods of circular cross section mounted in the frame adjacent one side thereof, said one side of the frame having spaced, parallel depressed portions forming channels thereinlof arcuate crosssection, hollow sheet metal sashes mounted for sliding and swinging movement on the rods, one side of said sashes being substantially rounded for engagement in the channels, said sashes being adapted to swing in a horizontal plane on the rods when the removable guide sections are detached from the frame.
JOSEPH J. VVAITEKAITES.