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Publication numberUS2500037 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 7, 1950
Filing dateDec 31, 1946
Priority dateDec 31, 1946
Publication numberUS 2500037 A, US 2500037A, US-A-2500037, US2500037 A, US2500037A
InventorsMartin Katz
Original AssigneeMartin Katz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable radiator enclosure
US 2500037 A
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March 7,1950 M. KATZ 2,500,037

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The present invention relates to a radiator enclosure which is adaptable to radiators of various sizes and types, which is functionally highly effective in use, and which is simple and attractive in construction.

The use of radiator covers is of long standing and great extensiveness and many different designs have been suggested or employed. While such covers have certain desirable features, they share the common fault of having to be specially made. Some covers are made in a plurality of sizes but all are relatively expensive and incapable of application to a variety of sizes or types of radiators. For the most part, prior covers were made of wood which is a poor conductor of heat, or had top apertures which contributed to the soiling of adjacent curtains, draperies, woodwork or paint. Certain simple types or radiator top covers of the L-shaped or U-shaped type have been extensible to a limited degree, but such are of a very different character from the radiator enclosure which constitutes the present invention.

One of the major objects of this invention is a radiator enclosure which covers the entire radiator on the front, top and ends thereof, and which is adaptable to radiators of many different sizes and types.

Another object of the invention comprises a radiator enclosure which does not interfere with the efiiciency of the radiator and which does not contribute to the soiling of adjacent materials.

A further object of the invention resides in the production of a radiator enclosure which is attractive in appearance and yet simple and inexpensive to fabricate and assemble.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a radiator enclosure which can be quickly and easily extended or contracted in height and/or length to accommodate radiators of a wide range of sizes.

To those skilled in this art, other and further objects and advantages will be apparent or will be hereinafter pointed out.

In the accompanying drawings, wherein a preferred embodiment of the invention has been delineated:

Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of my new radiator enclosure.

Fig. 2 is a rear view of Fig. 1, showing certain parts in contracted positions.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken along line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken along line 4-4 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a sectional View taken along line 5--5 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken along line 6-6 of Fig. 3.

Fig. '7 is a top plan view on a reduced scale.

My new radiator enclosure comprises a central section It, end sections I l and foot sections iii. The central section ID has an imperforate top portion [3 and a perforate front portion I4. By 1 providing an imperforate top, heat is conserved and adjacent materials remain unsoiled for a much longer period of time. By providing a perforate front section, the heat reflecting power of the radiator is not blocked and the radiated heat tends to become more uniformly distributed and to be given a directional path which increases its effectiveness. The particular pattern of perforations is not necessarily that shown on the drawing, for illustrative purposes. The area of the apertures should, however, be sufficiently great to prevent substantial retardation of the outward flow of heat from the radiator Within the enclosure.

Top portion [3 has a substantially C-shaped guide channel l5 disposed at the rearward edge thereof, as will be clear from Figs. 2 and 3. The slot [6 thereof is adapted slidingly to receive the inturned ends of tongues I! located at the upper rearward'edges of end sections II. The front portion [4 is provided on its inner surface with a pair of substantially C-shaped guide channels 18 in which the inturned ends of tongues 19 of end sections H are adapted to slide. Tongues 19 are formed as unitary extensions of the metal of end sections H as shown in Fig. 2, but are not so limited as to their manner of formation. Guide channels 15 and I8 are horizontally disposed and appropriately distributed on the receptive surface to provide a plurality of slidable connections imparting adequate rigidity and resistance to undue play." As also clearly shown, the parts l3 and I4 are flanged and secured together at 20 and the lower edge of part [4 is flanged and reinforced by an angle bar 2|. End sections I I are further provided with wing nuts 22 threaded on the shanks of bolts 23, the enlarged heads of which ride in the guide channel slots during extension and contraction of the end sections II.

As will best be seen in Fig. 6, an access door 24 with a hand knob 25 is swingingly mounted in the end of each section II. The section is provided with a pair of spaced brackets 26 in which rests the rod 2! to which access door 24 is secured. An abutment 28 projects over the edge of the metal of section II just below the door and stops inward movement of the door and maintains a substantially unbroken line between the section wall and door. Doors 24 can be readily swung outwardly to permit access to the radiator valve or valves and adjustment thereof to desired on or off position. By providing an access door in each end of the enclosure, such enclosure is adapted for radiators irrespective of which end contains the valve and further allows ready access within the enclosure for any purpose whatever.

The lower portions of end sections H are provided with the vertical substantially C-shaped' guide channels 29 (four in number), the slots 30 of which slidingly receive the inturned ends of tongues 3| of foot sections l2. and headed bolts 23 are provided as in connection with guide channels l8. Feet I2 can thus be raised or lowered independently and without undue play of the parts.

An enclosure as above described is attractive and efficient and being all metal is simply and inexpensively producible in mass production. The metal character of the enclosure also gives good heat transfer therethrough and thus does not act as an insulator or retard heating. The smooth, imperforate top surface is well suited for receiving plants, bric-a-brac, etc., for artistic or ornamental purposes and, being smooth, is easily cleaned. Th enclosure actually encloses practically an entire radiator, fits well against contiguous walls and, in general, adds to the appearance of the room while allowing access to the radiator and avoiding interference with the functioning of the radiator.

It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is Well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.

As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention, what I Wing nuts 22 claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. A radiator enclosure comprising a central section having a top and a front, and constituting the major portion of said enclosure, an end section at each end of said central section slidabl relative to and extendable beyond said central section for varying the overall length of said radiator enclosure, a foot section vertically slidable on each end section, said central section being provided with a plurality of horizontally disposed substantially C-shaped guide channels extending inwardly from each end of said central section along the underside of said top adjacent the rear edge thereof, a pair of said spaced apart C-shaped guide channels extending parallelly inwardly from each end of said central section along the inside of said front, and said end sections each having. a plurality of extending tongues, positioned to correspond to the location of the said horizontal guide channels, said tongues each having an inturned end to extend into a corresponding guide channel, each of said tongues carrying a threaded bolt which has an enlarged head slidably received within its respective guide channel, and a wing nut on each said bolt for adjustably locking said tongue in its respective guide channel.

2. A radiator enclosure in accordance with claim 1', in which said end sections are each provided with a plurality of vertically disposed substantially C-shaped' guide channels, said foot sections having tongues with inturned ends slidable in said channels and being adjustably lockable therein to provide for vertical adjustment of said enclosure.


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

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U.S. Classification237/79, 312/205
International ClassificationF24D19/06, F24D19/00
Cooperative ClassificationF24D19/06
European ClassificationF24D19/06