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Publication numberUS2475885 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 12, 1949
Filing dateJun 6, 1945
Priority dateJun 6, 1945
Publication numberUS 2475885 A, US 2475885A, US-A-2475885, US2475885 A, US2475885A
InventorsGeyser Emil K
Original AssigneeE K Geyser Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 2475885 A
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E. K. GEYSER July 12, 1949.

WINDOW Filed June e, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet l ymetal ibars between the #opposite :sides @idf "ithe f Patented July 12, 1949 mania,

Qwhtims. il "Hihis Virwelitinn relates to windows,l and *more 'partilaifiyito thosehavingnnetal frames.

'llt is 'among ilthe 4ribjects fo'f this iinvention i"te fprovie *la lfiiiirldefw f' in Whih #there @are veftcl iframe 'cthat L4are "qiclily vand easily ifastened iin platre `witlmut tire 'use f 'separate fastening members: iin'-i-viielntrimsti'nsfarountithe frame are loked in -lilaueehyA eenceale'd astenersn vinwiiiieh itheestripiretainingmen'rbers isorserve f vto flrld fthe WlnidirwrameiinpOSitiUnnYheWndowfopening.

Tin accordance Xwith Tthisiirwentinn thetop 'bettom ymeniizrers fof la umetal window 'iframe are provided with fa Iiuralty nf transverse rshits spaeedflengthwiseaheref. Fhaterallyspacemertical .metalibars what 'are Widen-than the length df ithelotsihavesredueedupper .endjipnrtrons'th'at extend through *the `frame rslots. 'Theserredune'd "ends 'are =provied 'with .lateral s'lits fwhi'eh liorm i" 'tongues 'that fare bent latierally over 'the 4frame toloekftheibars therein. T'In ilfirent "oftheihars the frameis provided with an inwardly :opening cihannel for 'receiving "the edges roi 'windowglase and =a3t the :sides and valong ,thetqp m'f fthe iframe are trim strips the inner e'iges :of vihihnovelap Tthe ffrenvo'f "the iframe. 'Eachfs'triplhas a .rea-r- Wardly extending `projection iopposite ".the .chian- Anel web,fandthelatter*tsjprovideu with@ anpen- =ving throuh'whir'ih 'a screwsextends. The .louter 'end df the-screrv tengages lthe trimgprnjeti'on .to 'hold E the cstrip"irmnlaee. '.*Preferab1y,the vserevv is loosely #disposed iin ithe :web iopening 'ibut iis threaded l=in a separate retaining -member #hat fis:pressedIbythe-fserewfagainst.the 'outsideeofthe ist iframe. Thewuter end Tdfthis rtaiingsmeiber may loverlap'anotherrprdjetion fon :the v.ticimxtip @to elamp `it 'against `t'hez'fmme. 'Theinner endhf the retfaining member, vin fcooperation with an FoutwartilyjproeetingiTlangexin thewindowlframe, ril-amps the frame to ^a supporting imeniber sefcureiitottheibulingWall. "The preferred lembodiment o .the 'invention is 'lillustrate'ti in lthe :accompanying idraviiings iin vwlii'eh Tig. 11 iis a #fragmentary Tirant 'A'riew di window. iFigsiZ, ,13,2and4 are' transverseseotions 'italien "on *the flines "II-*151, III-XII, tand irespectively, u'of Wig. 1; MNFig. 5 -is sa 'ragmeritary horizontal `seetion tkenon the`ine"V-` inf Fig. 22; Tie. y6 i is fafperspective view otheugper aendm'f #one of the 4evertical metal lrarrs; and T ig. ".'7 is an .enlarg ed fragmentary section, taken ffrom Eig. 22: fRe'ierrmg *to V"the drawings, :a txectan-gula'r'win- :diowfopeningiis ffermedfindihe 'Wall f I 'of .aibiiil'ding ibuiliiing :material cIn ithe Jease ff =a -briek rwall, Tmtl fenannels l2 'are-fastened ''by 'bolts t."5 @to #the l.fxziaisorrry forming fthe "window f opening i in forder ,to fform ra suppert toi-Which -a aviniinw ir-amean vbeattaehed 'Theifrontanges Medi "these hanxrelszprnieetiirito theopeningeonsiderably'ffarther tthan thirirear ianges F5 "for'ai purpose 'thatiwlll rheimadempparent later.

*.Ihe t'viniiow fir-ame that iis 'set iin Tfthis mening is fiorme'ri `ffrom ghead 'and y"sill members "1 fand 218 iine'diiby vertical rmenbers -"9 all welded nor otherwise ifastened itogether Frigidly at their nds. i. Hsihownin Figs .''2,44,.ani:1\5,' theiheadand sill` are provided on their outerfeurfaeeswithpairs iiintegrl parallel ribs I I lextending Ylengthwise 'thereof aand `haviwg; -'tiarrs'versely inelined "outer surfaces. 'hese same inem-bers =are 'provided' 'it '#iongitudinall-y fspaeed iintervals with transverse dzerniined lfby the number 'of 'sections :into 'Wliih theglass iis 11:0 be A-divided lengthwise ofthe Window. 'Theepposite vends fof vertical'metalbars w3 v1.are tnediiceil 6in 1'width EFig. 6) 'and f'extenii ithrough 34these `slots Whi'dh :are shorter "than ".the Width mf ithe main 4-flmody "of *the bars -sn that`-`*5he bars will project lateral1y-"beynrrd4 thefen'ds o'fthe sitsfandibearfagainstthe inner faces 'nftheh'ead and-sil1. Themarrow 'ends of -thein'ars areopro- 'vided rxwith ilateral a's'lits i'IlI that sform tongues TIE 'the gl"outer uendl :portions 'of which originally are ifi-ee fo'ffthe ribs. 'When "these Jtongues lareberit. flaterallyfirito eng-agement With'theiinlinedsur- APlaces if vvthe ribs lthey "draw the'fwiier gparts ,f `the harsA tightly against the oppo's'ite side ofthe 'faiiing frame nnexnbers toilockthe ,bars -in the iframe.

This rigid "window `franreis set the Window :ripening `rby 'rst tiiting :the frame .and inserting its *bottom in the :Qpening "from the rear. .As 'Shown in 7VFig. ""4, 'the :sill has a depending 'orwardlyindlined flange I1 `that;slips over .theront 'mange 'i4 fof *the lower fohannL and alsoaarear flange I8 formed to rest on top of and Idea gainst the back .of theehannelsrear angei. The rest -idftheframeithenicanbe swung 'forward into y,the fwindowfoperiingbecauseitheioutsfdefront flanges '1"9 iwith 1vilhih'itfifs ,'pi'ovi'deiwillpass l'the narrow; :rear manges fof'fthe 'adjacent 'ehannels :and "strike a=1g4a',insit @the 'Wiie ffrontffanges 4. The h'ead and 'side iframe :members also are 'provided 'with rea'r manges '20 mhih engage ithe 'iback '-o'f *the rear .Mg-esiddlichannela J'Iihe :insidemf swlni'ow iframe 'iis *rproviied eat Vm'rilir'z'h may "be 'constructed from any rsiiitale 'Litsfltront witheeninwardiympeningf'ehannlfIiter receiving the edges of panes of glass 22. 'I'he vertical joint betwen adjacent panes may be cov, ered by a facing strip 23 (Fig. 1) held in place.

in any suitable manner. The channel 2l at the top and sides of the frame is provided with a series of laterally spaced openings 24 for receiving screws 25 by which trim strips are held inplace. The trim strips 21 cover the space between the frame and the adjacent wall of the window opening at its top and sides. inner edge of each strip overlies and engages the front of one of the frame members from which it extends outwardly to a point close to the wall. The space between the wall and the trim strip is filled with caulking compound 28 to seal it. The rear surface of each trim strip is provided 4with a rib 29 that extends along the outer surface of the adjoining frame member to limit the extent that the strip can overlap the frame. This rib also serves as a means for holding the strip in position. Thus, each screw 25 is threaded in an L-shape retaining member or clip 3| the outer end of which is provided with a notch 32 that receives the trim strip rib 29. As shown in Fig. 7, the outer surf-ace of the rib, which is the surface closest to wall, is inclined outwardly away from its base toward that wall, and the adjoining surface of the notch is inclined in the same direction, so that when the -elip is drawn against Ithe frame the rib can not pull away from it. At the same time the wedging action caused by the pressure of the inclined surfaces of the clip and rib against each other draws the strip tightly against the front of the frame.

To hold the outer edge of each trim strip rigidly in place, it is provided with a rearwardly projecting flange 33 that bears against the front flange 4 of the adjoining wall channel 2. The trim strip ange is pressed against the channel by the inner ends of screws 25 which engage an inwardly and rearwardly inclined front surface of a rib 3d with which the trim flange is provided. The screws exert a wedging action on this rib that presses it backwardly. The inner ends of the clips bear against front flanges 4 of wall channels 2 and thereby lock the window frame in the window opening. l

After the trim strips have been placed in position and the screws have been tightened, putty 3E is packed in frame channels 2| and the window panes 22 are inserted in them. Thus, screws 25 not only are hidden from view, but they are completely protected from the weather. No fastening members for the frame or the trim strips are visible.

According to the provisions of the patent statutes, I have explained the principle and construction of my invention and have illustrated and described what I now consider to represent its best embodiment. However, I desire to have it understood that, within the scope of the appended. claims, the invention may be practiced otherwise than as specifically illustrated and described.

I claim:

l. In a window, a frame provided with an inwardly opening channel for receiving the edge of a pane of glass, the web of said channel having an opening through it, a trim strip substantiaily L-shape in section extending along the Thus, the

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outside of the frame with its inner edge engag'- I ing the front of the frame, said strip having a rearwardly extending flange opposite said opening, said flange being provided with an integral member projecting toward said opening and a at the screw in said opening with its outer end engaging the front surface of said member to hold the trim strip in place.

2. In a window, a frame provided with an inwardly opening channel for receiving the edge of a pane of glass, the web of said channel having an opening through it, a trim strip extending along the outside of the frame'with its inner edge engaging the front of the frame, said strip having a rearwardly extending member opposite said opening provided with an outwardly and forwardly inclined surface, and a screw in said opening with its outer end pressing against said surface to wedge said strip rearwardly.

3. In a window, a frame provided with an inwardly opening channel for receiving the edge of a pane of glass, the web of said channel having an opening through it, a trim strip extending along the outside of the frame with its inner edge engaging the front of the frame, said strip having a projection engaging the outer surface of the frame and also having a rearwardly extending member opposite said opening, locking means engaging the outside of said web and overlying said projection, said means being provided with a threaded hole registering with said opening, and a screw in said web opening threaded in said hole with its outer end engaging said member to hold the strip in place,

4. In a window, a frame provided with an inwardly opening channel for receiving the edge of a pane of glass, the web of said channel having an opening through it, a trim strip extending along the outside of the frame with its inner edge engaging the outer front edge of the frame, said strip having a projection engaging the outer surface of the frame and also having a rearwardly extending member opposite said opening, a locking element engaging the outside of said web and overlying said projection, said element being provided with a threaded hole registering with said opening, and a screw in said web opening threaded in said hole with its outer end engaging said member to hold the strip in place,

the engaging surfaces of said locking element and projection being inclined rearwardly and outwardly to wedge said strip rearwardly against the front of the frame.

5. In a window, a frame provided with an inwardly opening channel for receiving the edge of a pane of glass, the web of said channel having an opening through it, a trim strip extending along the outside of the frame with its inner edge engaging the outer front edge of the frame. said strip having a longitudinally extending rib engaging the outer surface of the frame, the outer edge of said strip being provided with a rearwardly projecting ange opposite said web, the inner surface of said flange having a longitudinally extending rib opposite said opening provided with an inwardly and rearwardly inclined front surface, a locking member engaging the outside of said web and provided at its front end with a notch receiving said first-mentioned rib, said member being provided with a threaded hole registering with said web opening, and a screw in said web opening threaded in said hole with its outer end engaging the inclined front surface of said second-mentioned rib.

6. The combination with a wall having a window opening through it, of means secured to the wall of said opening and projecting into the opening, va frame having an outwardly projecting flange engaging the back side of said means, the frame having an inwardly opening channel other side of said means for receiving the inner edge engaging the front of the frame, said strip having a rearwardly extending member t,

spaced from said web and engaging said means, said member being provided with an outwardly and forwardly inclined surface, said strip also having a projection engaging the outer surface of the frame, a locking element engaging the outside of said web and the front of said means and provided at its front with a notch receiving said projection which it overlaps, said locking element being provided with a threaded hole reg istering with said web opening, and a screw in said web opening threaded in said hole with its outer end engaging said inclined surface, where by the locking element is held against said web and projection and said means, and said trim member is held against said means.

7. The combination with a wall having a window opening through it, of a channel whose web is secured to the wall of said opening and whose flanges project into the opening, a frame having outwardly projecting flanges engaging the back sides of said channel flanges, said frame having a portion projecting in front of the channel provided with an inwardly opening channel for receiving the edge of a pane of glass, the web of said frame channel having an opening through it, a locking element engaging said last-mentioned web and the front side of said wall channel, said element being provided with a threaded hole registering with said web opening, a screw in said web opening threaded in said hole with its outer end projecting therefrom, and a trim strip extending along the outside of the frame with its inner edge engaging the front of the frame, the outer edge of said strip being provided with a rearwardly projecting flange engaging the front of said wall channel, said strip flange having an inner projection provided with an inwardly and rearwardly inclined front surface, the projecting end of said screw bearing against said inclined surface to urge said trim flange rearwardly and to press said locking element against the frame, and said strip being provided with a rearward projection clamped between said locking element and frame.

8. In 4a Window, an upper metal frame member provided with a plurality of transverse slots spaced lengthwise thereof, said member being provided in front of said slots with a downwardly opening channel for receiving the upper edge of a pane of glass, the web of said channel having an opening through it, vertical metal bars behind said channel, said bars being wider than the length of the slots and having their upper end portions reduced in width, said reduced end portions extending upwardly through said slots and being provided with lateral slots forming tongues above said frame member, said tongues being bent laterally to lock said bars in the frame member, a horizontal trim strip disposed above the frame with its lower edge overlapping the front of the frame, said strip having a rearwardly extending element above said web opening, and a screw in said opening with its upper end engaging said element to hold the trim strip in place.

9. In a window, a horizontal metal frame member provided with a plurality of transverse slots spaced lengthwise thereof, and vertical metal bars wider than the length of the slots and having end portions reduced in width extending outwardly through said slots, said reduced end p0rtions Ibeing provided with lateral slots forming tongues outside said frame member, the outside of said frame member being provided beside said tongues with projections having inclined outer surfaces, and said tongues being bent laterally into engagement with said inclined surfaces to lock said bars and frame member together.

EMIL. K. GEYSER.

REFERENCES CITED The following refereinlces are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 860,884 Priddle July 23, 1907 1,101,745 Jones June 30, 1914 1,465,380 Tajima Aug. 21, 1923 2,015,447 Esser Sept. 24, 1935 2,350,018 Dean May 30, 1944

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/204.53, 52/215, 52/476
International ClassificationE06B1/00, E06B3/96, E06B1/60, E06B1/56, E06B1/02
Cooperative ClassificationE06B3/96, E06B1/02, E06B1/6046
European ClassificationE06B1/60C, E06B3/96, E06B1/02