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April 18, 1939. COX 2,155,116
COMBINATION SHUTTER.AND AWNING Filed July 21, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 F y 1 10a 4 #52 F IO 9 John 6. Cox
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Patented Apr. 18, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COMBINATION SHUTTER AND AWNING John G. Cox, Wichita Falls, Tex.
Application July 21, 1936, Serial No. 91,747
This invention relates to improvements in a combination shutter and awning.
An object of this invention is to provide a com bination shutter and awning that may be operated from the interior of the inclosure, such as a screened porch.
Another object of this invention is to provide a shutter that is weather proof when closed and may be opened to provide an awning.
Another object of this invention is to provide a combination awning and shutter that is inexpensive and simple to construct, easy to operate, without the necessity of the operator being exposed to the weather, and which furthermore provides a combination shutter and awning that is neat and not unsightly.
While the drawings illustrate a preferred embodiment of the invention it is to be understood that to meet specific needs and requirements, changes in the minor details of construction may be resorted to within the scope of the invention as claimed without departing from the spirit thereof.
For a full understanding of the invention and the merits thereof, reference is to be had to the following description and to the drawings hereto attached, in which like reference characters designate like parts in the several views.
Fig. l is a perspective view of the combination awning and shutter in the position to be used as an awning, with parts broken away to show construction.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the combination shutter and awning in a closed position.
Fig. 3 is a section taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a section taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a section taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 6 is a side elevation of the combination shutter and awning shown in a raised position.
Fig. 7 is an enlarged view of the guide channel and guide member.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, the numeral 8 indicates an upper awning frame section and 9 a lower awning frame section. Illa is a central post. Ill are posts to which weather strips II are attached, the weatherstrips acting as guides for rollers I2 on the awning section 9. Hinges I3 connect the upper edge of the awning section to the screened porch or other inclosure and permits its upward and downward swing. Hinges I3a are at the central joint between the awning sections 8 and 9 and permit upward and downward movement of the section 9 with section 8. Weatherstrips I4 and Ma are provided at the upper and central portions of the awning to provide weather-tight joints at these points. The awning sections are preferably covered with 5 fabric I5, although other material may be used.
A guide member I6 is hingeably secured to the lower edge of awning section 9 and is guided within a channel 20 mounted in or on post Ilia. Pulleys I I and Ila are journaled in post la in 10 slots extending through said post, and a looped cord I8 passes around said pulleys and is attached to lug Ilia of guide member I6. By this arrangement a person may grip the portion of the cord I8 exposed on the inner side of the inclosure and lower or raise the awning to any de sired position by proper manipulation of cord it from within the sheltered interior of the inclosure, even though screening I9 covers the opening in the inclosure between the operator and the awning. A friction latch comprising members 2| and 22 attached to the post Illa and awning respectively is provided to secure the awning in a closed position so that it may serve as a shutter,
as shown in Fig. 2. The latch prevents flapping and banging that is usually experienced with other types of shutters.
Grooves 23 are provided in upper and lower sections 8 and 9 to interfit with weatherstrips I I, thereby forming a tight joint when the shutter is closed. The lower edge of the shutter is formed by the bottom bar of the member or section 9 and is beveled to fit a correspondingly beveled edge 24 at the lower part of the opening. A frictional element 25 is provided to hold cord I8 and prevent its slipping, thereby holding the awning at the desired point after it is so positioned.
In practice, the posts I0, Illa may comprise the framework or a. part of the framework of a window, porch or other inclosure having an open- 4 ing therein covered or not by screen material I9, and it will be seen that the invention provides a combined awning and shutter for such opening which may be readily and conveniently disposed for operation to serve either of these purposes and which may be adjusted to its working positionsbymanipulation of the endless operating cord I8 from the interior of the inclosure without the necessity of the operator getting outside the inclosure and without interference with or from the screen material I9 in case such is used. It will also be seen that the invention provides a combined awning and shutter which may be inexpensively constructed and applied and. which may be constructed in conventional sizes for immediate application to any inclosure having an opening of any of the conventional sizes used. As stated, modifications falling within the scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims may be made without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
Having thus described the invention, What is claimed is:
1. In a combination shutter and awning, the combination of sections hingedly connected together, 'means for supporting said sections, means for guiding opposite end portions of one of said sections, a guide pivotally connected with said section intermediate the ends thereof, and means connected with said guide for relatively moving said sections.
2. In a combination shutter and awning, the
combination of sections hingedtogether at adjacent edges, hinge means connected with one of said sections for supporting the same, means "for guiding opposite end portions of another of said sections, a guide member hinged to the lastmentioned frame intermediate the ends thereof, a rod mounting said guide member for movement lengthwise thereof, and means connected with said guide member for relatively moving the sections.
3. In a combination shutter and awning, the combination of sections hinged together at adjacent edges, hinge means connected with one of said sections for supporting the same, means for guiding opposite end portions of another of said sections, a guide member hinged to the lastmentioned frame intermediate the ends thereof, a central guide channel receiving said guide member for movement lengthwise thereof, and means connected with said guide member and operable from a point within an enclosure for relatively moving the sections.
4. In a combination shutter and awning, the combination with an enclosure having an opening having upright tracks on opposite sides thereof, each of said tracks having an outwardly exten'dinge'dge portion, of sections hinged together at adjacent edges, and hinge means connecting one'of said sections with the enclosure, another of said sections having guide rollers arranged for guiding movement on the edge portions of the tracks, and said sections having grooves in the inner faces thereof aligned with said rollers in positions to receive the edge portions of the tracks upon extension of the sections.
JOHN G. COX.