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Publication numberUS2376117 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1945
Filing dateAug 5, 1943
Priority dateAug 5, 1943
Publication numberUS 2376117 A, US 2376117A, US-A-2376117, US2376117 A, US2376117A
InventorsBright Elizabeth R, Bright Jr Stanley
Original AssigneeBright Elizabeth R, Bright Jr Stanley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2376117 A
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Patented' May 15,;1945

Elizabeth R. Bright and stanley Bright, jr.,

' Philadellhtf.-

Application August 5, 1943, Serial No. 497,436

1 Claim. (Cl. .?9.?.343)l This invention relates to door-holders or stops primarily designed for arresting the door in an angular position relative to its frame; vand more particularly refers to the species or type which, when not in use, is suspendable from a hook, the door-handle, or the door key.` Heretofore ithas been proposed to provide a door-holder with means for suspension from the door-handle, or

- otherwise, said means however forming an operative part in affecting retention of the door in stopped position; and in another instance the holder device has been provided with an upstanding handle serviceable as a hat support. Such devices while measurably effective for the purposes had in View have been somewhat comclarity, but it is to be understood the' scope of said .invention is not thereby limited; each such plicated to construct; and it is a primary object of `this invention to provide an improved doorstop which is producible with minimum expense, time and labor; and, accordingly, one that can be marketed at very small price.

Another object is the provision of a doorstop that lends itself to mass production at small cost,

A and which can be compactly applied to a small display card, or readily enclosed in a container, for more attractive sales appeal, without in any way impairing its serviceability when removed from the display card or container.

A further object is the provision of a simple l doorstop which may be placed in active position or removed therefrom without the necessity of .undue stooping to eiect its service placement, or in releasing it, for suspension from the door handle, or otherwise.

" the groove I0, whereupon a suitable securing f term being intended to embrace all equivalents y which perform the same function for an analogous purpose. f

Referring more in detail to the drawing the improved doorstop comprises a conventional block or wedge 5, preferably although not essentially made of wood; said wedge including a bottom face 6, a relatively vertical end 'I, a tapering ory inclined top 8 and spaced parallel-sides 9.

-The end 'I is, conveniently and preferably, providedwith a vertical groove I0 and associated recess I I, for snug reception of a length of pliant wire I2, of a gauge for facile reeling or coiling, as indicated at I3 in Fig. 4, but also capable of being straightened out, as shown in Fig. 1, to assumea more or less rigid position. The one, or lower, end of the wire I2 is provided with a lloop or eye I4 for. engagement in the wedge recess II, when the adjoining part is seated in element I5 is driven through said eye to secure The foregoing objects are all attained by the Fig. 4 is a perspective view illustrative of how the improved doorstop, of this invention, can be easily compacted and-displayed-for shipment and sales purposes.

In describing the form of this invention, exemplined in the above captioned drawing herewith, speciiic terms will be employed for the sake of the parts .aforesaid firmly together. The4 other, or upper, end of the wire I2 is next appropriately bent or twisted to hook-formation with provision of a simple suspension means I6.v Incidentally it is to be noted the length of wire I2 is, or may be, of a dimension such that when the hook I6 is formed as aforesaid and placed onthe shank of a door-knob I1 the wedge 5 is elevated relative to the oor I8.

Particular attention is directed to the fact that when the wedge 5 is placed on the floor I8 it' can be easily pushed into active position intermediate said oor and the lower edge I9 of the door 20, by the toe of the users shoe, in an obvious manner, without said user bending down, or but slightly, depending on the height and length of the arm.Y On the other hand the door 20 is released by reversal of the actio'n just explained on-iirst taking hold of the hook I6 and pushing the door 28 away from the wedge 5, and then simply hanging the device on the shank of the door-knobr I 1, by the hook I6.

For easy saleability the wire I2 is conveniently coiled at I3 as aforesaid, and attached to a suitable display card 2|, Fig. 4, as by clips 22, with the Wedge 5 similarly placed and held to said card by like vclips 22 in an obvious manner. Or the wire I 2 may be reeled on a suitable spool into contact with the inclined face 8 of the Wedge 5, and the whole placed in a compact cardboard box, or simply tied together by any appropriate means. Still further `it is to be noted that by provision of the groove I0 and associated recess II in the end of the wedge block 5, the wire I2 is effectively prevented from becoming displaced relative to said block; or, in other Words, should the securing element become loosened the wire I 2 is restrained against pivotal movement, whereby the bottom face 6 and inclined top 8 cannot, ordinarily, be disturbed from their proper location for prompt coaction with the floor I8 and lower edge I9 of the door 20 when the device is to be placed in active position.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that by this invention there is provided a, very simple and useful doorstop possessing all of the advantages l set forth in the prefatory paragraphs of this 15 -Jthe door frame, with the end remote from the entering portion vertical; a. groove and associated recess formed in said vertical end; and a resilient suspension element adapted to assume a straight service position, said element having an eyed end for reception and attachment in the end groove and associated recess to prevent relative pivotal movement between the wedge and such suspension element, with the other end bent to Aprovide a hook for hanging-up the doorstep when not in use.



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U.S. Classification292/343, 16/82, 206/481, D08/402
International ClassificationE05C17/00, E05C17/54
Cooperative ClassificationE05C17/54
European ClassificationE05C17/54