US 2365954 A
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4 -.H. H. HEBESTREIT WINDOW SASH Filed June 17, 1942 3 Sheets-Sheet l HE/FOLD- H. HEBEST/iE/T' My EMFmm-Qw Dec. 26, 1944. H. H. HEBESTREIT 2,365,954
' 'wmnow sAsH Filed June 17, 1942 ishe ts-sneet 2 Inventor fiZ/POLD h. HEBEST/PE/T hi," M M051 rmrneys Dec. 26, 1944. H. H. HEBESTREIT WINDOW SASH Filed June 17, 1942 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 M J Attorney! plllll .32 y y g5 Patented Dec. 26, 1944 7 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE wmnow SASH Herold H. Hebestreit, Mio, Mich. Application June 17, 1942, Serial No. 447,414 A 1 Claim. (01. 2056) v The present invention relates to new and use- ;ful improvements in window sashes, and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of this character wherein the usual putty for retaining the lights or glasses in position is dispensed with.
Another very important object of the invention is to provide a window sash of the character described comprising a .novel construction and arrangement whereby the glasses may be expeditiously replaced when necessary.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a window sash of the aforementioned character which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, attractive in appearance, and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is an elevational view of a window sash constructed in accordance with the present invention, looking at the inner side thereof.
Figures 2 and 3 are vertical sectional views taken substantially on the lines 2-2 and 33, respectively, of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a view in side elevation, showing the lower mullion before the halves thereof are separated.
Figure 5 is a view inhorizontal section, taken substantially on the line 55 of Figure 1.
Figure 6 is a detail view in perspective of one of the removable, resilient glass retaining channel members.
Figure 7 is a view in vertical section through a modification.
Referring now to .the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the sash comprises top, bottom and side rails I, 2 and 3, respectively. A removable transom 4 extends between the side rails 3. Extending between the transom 6 and the bottom rail 2 is a removable mullion 5. A mullion 6, which is also removable, extends between the transom 4 and the top rail I. The members I to 8, inclusive, define a plurality of openings for the reception of removable glasses 1.
The opposedinner edges of the members I to 9. inclusive, are oppositely and ornamentally beveled, as at 8, and have formed therein grooves'or channels 9 for the reception of the marginal portions of the removable glasses 1. Channel members ill of suitable resilient material are removably mounted in the grooves 9 on one side of the other suitable means.
glasses 1 for holding said glasses firmly in position in said grooves which, it will be observed, are comparatively wide. The resilient channel members [0 are inserted under tension in the grooves 9' between the glasses 1 and the opposed walls of said grooves. As shown to advantage in Figures 2 and 6 of the drawings, the resilient channel members I 0 include converging side flanges ll having external beads l2 on their free longitudinal edges. The beadslz are adapted to bear on the glasses 1 and the opposed side walls of the grooves 9.
The groove 9 in the bottom rail 2 has formed in its bottom a comparatively narrow extension constituting a pocket or well [3 for the reception of the lower glasses 1. Thus, inner and outer shoulders l4 and I5 are provided in the lower rail 2. The lower glasses! rest on the shoulder l5. One side of the channel members ill in the lower rail 2 rests on the shoulder 14.
The upper mullion 6 includes substantially V- shaped ends l6 which accommodate the oppositely beveled edges 8 of the upper rail I and the transom 4. Tongues I1 project from the ends of the mullion 6 for engagement in the grooves 9 of the upper rail I and the transom 4. The removable transom 4 comprises ends of a similar construction to those of the m'ullion 6 for engagement with the side rails 3.
The lower mullion 5 is first constructed in a manner similar to the upper mullion B and then,
split longitudinally from one end to a point adjacent its other end, as at l8. When the lower mullion 5 is to be installed, the separation of the two halves is completed in a manner to provide complemental inner and outer sections l9 and 20, respectively, which are detachably secured together with the lower glasses 1 therebetween through the medium of a screw 2| or Longitudinal splitting of the lower mullion 5 provides opposed ribs 22 on the sections 19 and 20. Tongues 23 are provided on the upper ends of the mullion sections i9 and 20, said tongues constituting continuations of the ribs 22. It will be observed that no tongues are provided on the lower ends of the lower mullion sections l9 and 20.
The device may be assembled substantially as follows:
The mullion 6 is engaged with the upper rail l and the upper glasses I are slipped upwardly between said mullion B and the side rails 3. Of course, the grooves 9 in the members 3, 6 and l accommodate the marginal portions of the upper glasses I. The transom 4 is then mounted between the side rails 3 and engaged with the lower nd of the upper mullion 6, the grooves 9 in said transom receiving the lower edges of the upper glasses 1. The resilent glass retaining channel members I are inserted inthe grooves in the upper rail l and the transom 4, and then in the grooves in the side rails 3. The outer section 20 of the lower mullion 5 is then positioned between the transom 4 and the lower rail 2 with the tongue 23 on the upper end of said section 20 engaged in the lower groove 9 in said transom 4.
The lower ends of the lower glasses 1 are then en-- transom extending between the side rails in spaced parallel relation to the horizontal rail, a mullion extending between the horizontal rail and the transom intermediate the side rails, said rails, transom and mullion all having similar ,communicating grooves formed in th correthe rib 22 of the mullion section 20. The upperends of the lower glasses 1 are then swung into alignment with the groove 9 in the lower edgeof the transom 4. be elevated and brought to rest on the shoulder IS. The tongue 23 on the upper end of the mullion section I9 is then engaged in the groove 9 in the lower edge of the transom 4 and thelower end of said section l9 is secured through the medium of the screw 2| to the section 20. The resilient channel members [0 are then inserted in the grooves 9 of the transom 4 and the bottom rail 2, and then in the side rails 3. Should it be desired to remove the glasses 1, the foregoing operation is substantially reversed. The rails l, 2 and 3 may be firmly secured together in any suitable manner.
In the modification illustrated in Figure 7 of the drawings, a sliding lower sash is indicated at 30. The members or rails comprising the sash 30 are provided with beads 3| on their inner edges for engagement with a glass 32. Retaining strips 33 for the glass 32 are provided in the sash 30 for coaction with the beads 3|. The strips 33 are provided, on their inner edges, with resilient flanges 34 of angular cross-section for engagement with the glass 32, said flanges being provided, on their free longitudinal edges, with] beads or the like 35.
It is believed that the many advantages of a window sash constructed in accordance with the The lower glasses 1 may nowsponding edges thereof for reception of the margins of two panes of glass, said grooves being of similar depth at both sides thereof and bein wider than the thickness of the panes of glass, removable strip members fitted in said grooves to secure the panes of glass in position contacting a side wall of each groove, saidmullion' embodying complemental longitudinal inner and'outer halfcent strip members, said well being of a depth to permit disengagement of the panes of glass fromthe groove of the transom so that they may be removed upon separation and. removal of the mullion sections and movement of the panes of glass toward each other to disengage them from the grooves of the side rails and further subsequent movement of the same to disengage them from'the well and the associated groove of the horizontal rail.
HEROLD H. HEBESTREIT. A