|Publication number||US233277 A|
|Publication date||Oct 12, 1880|
|Filing date||Aug 21, 1880|
|Publication number||US 233277 A, US 233277A, US-A-233277, US233277 A, US233277A|
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A PRATT: Weather Strip. No.'233 ,277. Patented Oct. 12,1880.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
AMOS PRATT, OF GENEVA, NEBRASKA.
WEATH ER-STRI P.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 233,277, dated October 12, 1880. Application filed August 21, 1880. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, AMOS PRATT, of Geneva, in the county of Fillmore and State of Nebraska, have invented a new and valuable Improvement in Weather-Strips; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the construction and operation of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a part of this specification, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon.
Figure l of the drawings is a representation of a perspective View of this invention. Fig. 2 is a horizontal section, showing the door open. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section, showing the door closed. Fig. 4 is an inside view of the bottom of the door and its frame, and Fig. 5 is a bottom view of the door and its outer strip.
This invention has relation to means for preventing water and snow from driving through between the edges of a door and its way during a storm; and it consists in the construction and novel arrangement, in combination with a sill-piece or carpet-strip having beveled outlets at its ends and a faceplate thereon, of notched jamb-stops having grooves in their inner edges, a door having grooves in its side edges, an inner plate extending below its lower edge, and an outer projecting strip having parallel grooves in its under side, all as hereinafter shown and described.
In the accompanying drawings, the letter A designates the sill-piece or carpet-strip, which is put down in a water-tight manner upon the door-sill. This sill-piece is cutaway at each end to form a beveled outlet, 12, against the jamb, and is faced on top by a metallic plate, a, of the exact width of the strip A, this plate being notched at each end to fit the margins of the outlets b, as shown at c.
The jamb-stops B are notched at d in their lower edges opposite the beveled outlets b of the sill-strip, so as to guard said outlets and form angular prolongations thereof.
In the inner edges of the jamb-stops are formed vertical grooves e, which lead downward to the notches cl, which are of correspondingheighttothesill-strip. Thesenotches extend the outlets away from the edges of the door, and the stops in which they are made form guards to prevent the water or snow from driving directly into the outlets.
In the side edges of the door 0 are made vertical grooves g, which extend downward to the lower edge of the door and open into the outlets b at the ends of the sill-piece. On the lower edge of the door is nailed or bolted a projectingstrip, D, which is made with a longitudinal groove, h, in its under side, extending to the end of the strip and opening into the notches d of the jamb-stops. In front of this groove in said strip is also made a guard-groove, h, parallel to the inner groove, and extending to the ends of the strip in like manner.
On the inside of the door, at its lower edge, is bolted a foot-plate, E, which extends a little beyond each side edge of the door and below its lower edge a distance corresponding to the thickness of the face-plate on the sill-strip, against the edge of which it is designed to close neatly.
These devices are designed to act in support of each other in keeping out water and snow, and to serve their purpose very effectually. The under grooves of the foot-strip carry the water each way to the outlets, and the grooves of the jamb-stops conduct it ver tically downward.
In heavy storms, should the water drive into the side edges of the door, the vertical grooves thereof will conduct it downward to the outlet-notches at the ends of the sill-strip, and finally the foot-plate on the inside of the door, which is in close contact with the face-plate of the sill-piece, will serve as a guard, preventing draft between the under edge of the door and the face-plate.
Having described this invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s-
The combination, with a sill-piece, A, having beveled outlets b at its ends, and the notched plated fitting thereon, of the jambstops B, having the outlet-notches d at their lower ends and inside edge-grooves e, the edge-grooved door, its projecting outer strip, D, having parallel grooves h h in its under side leading to the outlet-notches, and the back plate, E, extending beyond the lower edge of the door and engaging the inner edge of the face-plate a, as shown and described.
In testimony that I claim the above I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.
Witnesses ERNEsT GABRIEL, WALTER V. FIFIELD.
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