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Publication numberUS2152566 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 28, 1939
Filing dateJul 16, 1938
Priority dateJul 16, 1938
Publication numberUS 2152566 A, US 2152566A, US-A-2152566, US2152566 A, US2152566A
InventorsPhillips Edward W
Original AssigneePhillips Edward W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ventilating storm window
US 2152566 A
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Patented Mar. 28, 1939 rUlal'r'lezpglf Isx'lrr E s PATENT fori-*ICE VENTILATING STORM WINDOW Edward W. Phillips, Flint, Mich. v Application July 1s, 193s, seriai 16.219.648


This invention aims to provide a storm window, so constructed that air may pass through it, for purposes of ventilation, the air being adequately iiltered, ,toprevent the entrance of 5 pollen or the like, which is discomforting to those subject to asthma, .hay fever, sinus disorder and the like, the construction being such that insects cannot enter, and the device being so made that rain or snow cannot iind its way through the m window. A further object of the invention is to supply novel means whereby the lter can Vbe taken out readily for inspection, cleaning and repair. Another' object of the invention is to supply a storm window which, although affording l5 ventilation, will not promote the cracking of a house by burglars or others inclined to enter it unlawfully.

It is within the province of the disclosure to improve generally and to enhance the utility of devices of that type to which the present invention appertains.

Witl ,he above and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

vIn the accompanying drawings:

Fig. 1 shows, in rear elevation, a device constructed in accordance with the invention, lmounted in a window frame;

' Fig. 2 is a vertical section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a front elevation, wherein parts are broken away;

Fig. 4 is a transverse section.

In the accompanying drawings, the numeral I marks a window casing, within which is iitted a sash frame 2, constructed in accordance with the invention. The sash frame 2 embodies stiles 3, a bottom rail 4, a top rail 5, and a midrail 6.

The bottom rail 4, the stles 3 and the midrail 6 denne an upper opening l, which is closed by a pane of glass 8, although any material other than glass may be employed as a closure for the upper opening l. separable suspension devices 9 connect the top rail 5 of the sash frame 2 with the lintel of the window casing I, the sash frame 2 being mounted for in and out swinging movement. The frame 2 is held in closed position by any suitable means, such as hook and eye structures I0, forming a releasable connection be- (C1. sis-ss) v tween the bottom' rail 4- oi the frame 2 andthe uprights of the Window casing I, as indicated in l Fig. 2. A resi-lient packing II, preferablyvof ho1' low rubber, is secured tothe bottom rail 4 of thel frame 2. The packing rail I'I is adapted to enter '5 and t tightly `inl the space I2 that exists between the water table of the window casing I and the bottom rail 4 of lthe frame 2, and, thus, an air-proof and weatherproof joint is eeoted at v the place stated.

The bottom rail 4, the midrail 6 and the stiles 3 dei-ine a lowerl opening I4 in the frame 2, and about the opening I4 there is a shoulder I5, which faces inwardly. A box-like receptacle I6 is located in the opening I4 of the frame 2, the rel5 ceptacle being somewhat smaller than the opening,and the receptacle projecting forwardly with respect to the frame 2. The receptacle I6 is provided at its inner end with a marginal ilange Il which abuts against the shoulder I5 of the 20 frame 2, the flange Il beingheld in place by putty shown at I 8, orby any other equivalent means known to the glazier-s and builders art.

At its outer end, the receptacle I6 has a marginal abutment lip I9, overhanging the opening 25 20 of the receptacle I6. Secured to the abutment lip I9 are any desired number of horizontal louvers 2|. The louvers 2I maybe formed in various Ways, and still carry out the purpose for which they are intended. Preferably, each of the 30 louvers 2I comprises a downwardly and outwardly inclined front wall 22, and end walls 23 of triangular form. At their lower edges, the front walls 22v of the louvers 2I are supplied with short inwardly inclined Wings 24. A fastening means,A such as pivotally mounted buttons 25, is carried by the flange I'l of the receptacle I6.

In the opening 20 of the receptacle I6 ts, removably, the box-like body 26 of a filter 2l. The body 26 of the filter 2l abuts againstthe lip I9 40 of the receptacle I6, as shown in Fig. 2. The buttons 25 of Fig. 1 may be turned, to engage behind the lter body 26, the lter body vbeing held detachably in place in the passage 20 of the receptacle I6. The rear Wall of the lter body or frame 45.

26 is formed by a grid 28, and the forwarder outerwall is formed by a grid 29, the gird 29 preferably being somewhat coarser in mesh than is the grid 28. Within the lter body 26, between the grids 28 and 29, is disposed filtering material 50 30 which, preferably, is iiber glass. y,

Air can enter through the lter"'2l, owing to the nature of the lling material shown at 30. Although adequate ventilation is provided, insects will be kept out and pollen, dust and the like 55.

' no danger that the furnishings of an'apartment will be damaged in bad weather. It will be noted that the device, although providing for adequate ventilation and for filtering of the air, in nowise limits the movements of the window sashes in the channels 3| of Fig. 2.

Owing to the provision of turn buttons 25 Yof Fig, 1, the filter 21 may Be removed easily, for cleaning, replacement or repair. If, for any reason, the air filtering feature does not happen to appeal to the user, the filter may be removed:

' although they filter isA considered to be an important feature of the article.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:

1. A storm window sash having an opening, a receptacle secured in the opening, iouvers carried by the forward portion of the receptacle, an ailI filter removably mounted in the receptacle, to the rear of the iouvers, and releasablemeans for holding tl'...I air filter in the receptacle.

2. A storm window sash having an opening,

,a receptacler secured in the opening, iouvers carried by the'forward portion of the receptacle, an air filter removably mounted in the receptacle, to the rear of the iouvers, the air filter comprising a bounding body, forward and rear grids mounted on the body, and air filtering material in the body, between the grids; and releasable means for holding the air filter in the receptacle.

3. A storm window sash having an opening, an air lter, supporting means retaining the air filter on the sash and in the opening, and iouvers located in front of the air filter and carried by the supporting means, each louver comprising a downwardly and outwardly inclined front wall and rearwardly extended end walls, the front wall being supplied at its lower edge with an inwardly inclined wing extended downwardly below the ends walls. Y

4. A storm sash having an opening and provided with a rearwardly facing shoulder disposed about the opening, a 'receptacle in the opening and having a passage, the receptacle having a forward abutment lip overhanging the passage, the receptacle being provided with an outwardly extended flange engaging the shoulder, means for holding vthe flange in place with respect to the shoulder, an air filter removably mounted in the passage, and movable means mounted on the flange and engaging the filter to hold the filter releasably in the passage, between said movable means and the lip.

5. An attachment for storm windows, comprising a box-like receptacle provided at its forward end with an inwardly projecting abutment lip,

.the receptacle being supplied at its rear end with an outwardly extended ange whereby the receptacle may be mounted in the opening of a storm window, an air filter removably mounted in the receptacle and held against forward movement by the lip, movable means on the flange, restraining the air filter against rearward movement, and louvers mounted on the forward end of the receptacle, in front of the air iter, the iouvers projecting forwardly beyond the abutment lip.


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U.S. Classification454/224, 55/418, 49/171, 55/519
International ClassificationE06B7/02
Cooperative ClassificationE06B7/02
European ClassificationE06B7/02