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Publication numberUS2591984 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 8, 1952
Filing dateJul 1, 1949
Priority dateJul 1, 1949
Publication numberUS 2591984 A, US 2591984A, US-A-2591984, US2591984 A, US2591984A
InventorsDavid H Walsh
Original AssigneeDavid H Walsh
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hinge
US 2591984 A
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HINGE H/S Attorneys D. H. WALSH April 8, 1952 Filed July 1, 1949 Patented pr. 8, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HINGE Davia H. Walsh, Alta-ny, Y'. Api'caff jmvi, 1949, sei'aic. roe-,465"- 7' claims. (C1. ies-H137) This' invention has to do with improvementsin hinges. Morev particularly, it relatesl to hinges especially adapted for outside us'e on wood door frames, or doors, and similar structures-,exposed to weather conditions, wherein the wood around the screws holding the hinges in place becomes rotted and the hinges become loose, and also for use in places" where through other causes, such as replacement of hinges, the screw holes in doors or door jambs' have become enlarged or' otherwise altered so as to render difcult the task of aix ing the' hinge. The provision of such a hinge hav-y ing anV auxiliary hinge holding device cooperat'ively associated therewith is a principal object of the invention.

More specifically, it is an object of 'the invention to provide a hinge having a hinge' butt and an auxiliary hinge holding device adapted to be carried thereby, the butt and the device having spaced' openings therethrough in registry with each other, whereby they can both be secured to a door frame or door, the device constituting'fa pair of interfitting elements' interlocl'cin'g'ly held together and adapted to be separated and held in extended interlocked position beyond the ends of then butt and adapted to be secured to the door frame or door, together with the butt, in extended position. x Y

Other objects of the invention will in part -be obvious and will in part appear hereinafter; .Y

TheA invention accordingly comprises an article of manufacture possessing the features; proper`V ties; and relation of elements which will be exemplified inthe article hereinafter described and the scope of the application of which will be in-r dicated in the claims.

For a fuller understanding oi the 'nature and objects of the invention, reference should be had tothe following detaileddescription taken in con-Y nection with the aocoinpanyig drawing, in which:

1 is an exploded perspective viewl of 'an article'ernbodiedrby'the'invention;

Fig. 2 isy an elevational viewshowi'n'g' theY auxiliary device in interntted andV intelocked rela tion;

Fig. 3 is an elevational view showingthe'auxiliary4 hingev` device in` extended but interlocked relation;`

Fig. is an elevational view' showing the auxiliaryv hinge holding device in interlocked andinteriitted relation within the` con'nes of the hingebutt; and

Figi. 5 isi an. elevational view showingi the; aux-V iliaryv hinge? holding: device inf interlocked rela-f tion and partly extended beyond the confines -of the hinge butt.

`Referring' more particularly to' thev drawing, there isl indicated generallyv at II) a hinge having hinge knuckles II and I2 with a hingev pin or pintle I3 extending therethrough. Integral with the knuckles I I is a hinge butt I4 having projec# tions I5 with i-ntu-rne'd flanges i6 which transforms the hinge butt into a G-sh'aped channel|` looking frornl the end or in cross section. vSpa'ce'd openings Il, I8 and I9 are provided in thehin-ge butt for the reception of securing means such as conventional wood: screws.

Adapted slidably to be fitted within the channelisi an auxiliary hinge holding. device indicated generally at 20.- This device constitutes a pair of interltting elements 2I and 2"-2.

The' element 2`I has ahead 23A with a legi 24 extending therefrom. In the leg.. adjacent- 'the head 23,` is a notch 25,` and adjacent the end off the leg is als'irnilar notchv 26.

The' element 22 has a head 2l and a leg' 28 exl 'tending therefrom. Adjacent the ena of tia-eleg' 28 is a projection 29. f

lThe two elements normally arev held in interltted and interlocked position as shown, for' exi-f ample, inY Fig. 2, 'when thel projection 29- engages the notch 255.- In this intei-ited and' inte'rlo'ckedy position. the auxiliarydeviee" 2-0 may be regarded positely-di's'posedlongitiidin'al-IV grooves '311i and 31' in element 25|? and' oppositely-disposed longitudinal grooves SI2-.and 3 3 the elerent 22'. I-nth-isi inter't'tedand interlooked position'. the auxiliary' hinge'- butt I4. The elenient 211 has ari-opening? 34 therethrough in theliead-Ze'v which will fall ini registry with the openihg'll'linthe hinge butt I4 Whenthe auxiliary device isf iriteriltted' and 'in-- terlocked Vposition-.isl carnied by the hinge' butt. Another opening' 35, extending throughV the' legs 24 and 28, will be regi'stiy/withl the-opening IIBY iii-the hinge butt le". Ano'tli' -openingihthe head 2T will fall' regista-'rv with the; opening inth'eihingebuttl I4. y

In this intertted and interlockedl'positonfthe auxiliary dev-ice'A secured;- togetherl witlfthe' hinge-buttl I4. toa door frame@ or door and-I rej mains -ir'i'thi'sr position- -until-'suehtiriief as th'e'wood around the screws' passing'thfough' the openings I1 an'clf34', I8 and' 35and' I9 and 36 has become rotted-*because ofexposure" to the elements, or"- the original screw' holes have `become enlargedfrom other causes, as stated above.k Thereafter, insteadof attempting to reset lthe hinges inraised*- or lowered position, it is but necessary to remove the screws holding the hinge and auxiliary device in place, separate the elements 24 and 28, after removing them from the hinge butt I4, so that the projection 29 on the leg 28 of the element 22 engages the notch 26 in the leg 24 of the element 2|. Elements 2| and 22 in this interlocked position are now replaced in the channel of the hinge butt andthe screw originally passing through the openings I8 and 35 is now reinserted in the opening I8 and passes through another opening 31 in the projection 29 of the leg 28.

The head 23 of the element 2I and the head 21 of the element 22, now extending beyond the ends of the hinge butt, or beyond the outer con-v fines of the same, will now be in a position Where screws can be inserted through the openings 34 and 36 respectively and passed into the door frame or door, as the case may be, so that the entire hinge will now be again securely held in position without having removed the same from its original position on the door frame or door, except to re-adjust the elements 24 and 28. Because of the grooves 30, 3I and the grooves 32, 33, the rear faces of the elements 2I and 22 will be flush with the flanges I6 and evenly abutt against the door frame or door.

In the drawing, the hinge I 0 is illustrated as having only one channeled hinge butt I4. It will be understood that a hinge such as that embodied by the present invention contemplates the use of two such channeled hinge butts. However, for the purpose of further illustrating the scope of the invention, a plate 38, integral with the knuckles I2, is shown instead of a second channeled hinge butt. For example, where it is desired to secure the hinge to the edge of a door frame` o r the edge of a door which is not exposed to weather conditions, a channeled hinge butt is unnecessary and the hinge plate 38 can be substituted. The plate can be turned at right angles to the hinge butt and secured to the door frame or door by means of screws passing through spaced openings (not shown).

Since certain Vchanges may be made in the above article and different embodiments of the invention could be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in 4 the accompanying drawing shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

It is also to be understood that the following claims are intended to cover all of the generic and specific features of the invention herein described, and all statements of the scope of the invention which, as a matter of language, might be said to fall therebetween.

Having described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. In a hinge, the combination comprising a hinge butt, and an auxiliary hinge holding device adapted to be carried thereby, said butt and said device having spaced openings therethrough in registry with each other, whereby they both can be secured to a door frame or door by securing means, said device constituting a pair of interiitting elements, one of said elements having a head with a leg extending therefrom, said leg having a notch adjacent its free end and another notch adjacent said head; the other of said elements having a head with a leg extending therefrom, said leg having a projection adjacent its free end, said projection being adapted to engage the notch adjacent the head in said rst element to hold said screws when replaced in said elements in inter-fitting position; and said projection also being adapted to engage said notch adjacent the end of said rst named leg in said one element to hold the same in extended. interlocked position; whereby said device can be secured to said frame or door at opposite ends of said butt by said spaced openings provided in said elements therefor and by said securing means to maintain said hinge in its original position.

2. In a hinge, a hinge butt having a longitudinal channel along one side thereof with spaced openings therein adapted to receive screws to secure said butt in position to a door or door frame; a pair of separable elements which interiit with each other and which are adapted to be carried substantially within the coniines of said channel; said elements having openings in registry with the openings in said butt and adapted to receive said screws; said elements being adapted to be separated when removed from said butt, but interlockingly to re-engage each other so that they extend beyond the ends of said butt when re-inserted therein; whereby said elements can be secured in position partly outside the connes of said butt by said spaced openings provided therefor in said elements and by said screws to maintain said hinge in its original position.

3. A hinge comprising a hinge butt having a longitudinal channel extending along one side.

thereof, and a pair of interlocking elements slidably mounted substantially within the contines of said channel; said butt and said elements having openings therethrough adapted to receive screws to secure them in position to a door frame or door; one of said elements having an inner notch and an outer notch therein, and the other of said elements having a projection thereon adapted selectively to engage said notches; said projection, when engaging said inner notch, being adapted interlockingly to hold said elements interttingly within said channel, and when engaging said outer notch, being adapted to hold a portion of each of said elements a substantial.

distance beyond the confines of said channel by means of said screws; whereby said elements are adapted to hold said hinge butt in its originall position.

4. In a hinge, the combination comprising a hinge butt, and an auxiliary hinge holding device adapted to be carried thereby, said butt and said device having spaced openings therethrough in registry with each other, whereby they can both be secured to a door frame or door` by securing means, said device comprising a pair of interfitting elements interlockingly but separably held together and adapted to be separated when removed from said butt and, when interlockingly re-engaged with each other, to extend beyond the ends of said butt when re-inserted therein and to be secured to said door frame or door. together with said butt, by said securing means passing through said openings into said frame or door` to retain said hinge in its original position, with said re-engaged elements secured-in position withv said butt and to said frame or door beyond the ends of said butt.-

5. In a hinge, the combination comprising a hinge butt constituting a longitudinal channel, and an auxiliary hinge device adapted slidably to be carried within said channel, said butt and said device having spaced openings therethrough in registry with each other, whereby they can4 both be secured to a door frame or door by securing means, said device comprising a pair of intertting elements interlockingly but separably held together and adapted to be separated when removed from said butt and, when interlockingly re-engaged with each other, to extend beyond the ends of said butt when re-inserted therein and to be secured to said door frame or door. together With said butt, by said securing means passing through said openings into said frame or door to retain said hinge in its original position, with said re-engaged elements secured in position with said butt and to said frame or door beyond the ends of said butt.

6. In a hinge, the combination comprising a hinge butt constituting a longitudinal channel having inturned flanges and an auxiliary hinge device having oppositely-disposed longitudinal grooves along marginal edges thereof adapted to accommodate said inturned anges and adapted slidably to be carried within said channel, said butt and said device having spaced openings therethrough in registry With each other, whereby they can both be secured to a door frame or door by securing means, said device comprising a pair of intertting elements interlockingly but separably held together and adapted to be separated when removed from said butt and, when interlockingly re-engaged with each other, to extend beyond the ends of said butt when re-inserted therein and to be secured to said door frame or door, together with said butt, by said securing means passing through said openings into said frame or door to retain said hinge in its original position, with said re-engaged elements secured in position with said butt and to said frame or door beyond the ends of said butt.

'7. In a hinge, the combination comprising a hinge butt constituting a longitudinal channel which is C-shaped in cross-section, and an auxiliary hinge device which is T-shaped in crosssection and adapted slidably to be carried Within said channel, said butt and said device having spaced openings therethrough in registry with each other, whereby they can both be secured to a door frame or door by securing means, said device comprising a pair of intertting elementsv interlockingly but separably held together and adapted to be separated when removed from said butt and, when interlockingly re-engaged with veach other, to extend beyond the ends of said butt when.reinserted therein and to be secured to said door frame or door, together with said butt, in extended position by said securing means passing through said openings into said frame or door to retain said hinge in its original position, with said re-engaged elements secured in position with said butt and to said frame or door beyond the ends of said butt.

DAVID H. WALSH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification16/271
International ClassificationE05D5/04, E05D11/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05D11/00, E05D5/04, E05Y2900/132
European ClassificationE05D5/04, E05D11/00