US 2598610 A
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May 27 1952 c. sArz ET AL STORM SHUTTER ASSEMBLY Filed Ju1y 6, 1949 JNVENTORS SATZ FRANK SATZ.
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This invention relates to a storm shuttenassembly, and,has for its primary object to provide aprQtectiVe-,panel and clip assembly that may be readily associated with a Window frame on the weather brouter side thereof for protecting f.f;h, glaSS an /Or-Screensash against iniuryuring violent storms, hurricanesiet'c.
The protectivestormshuttenassembly of the present invention is designed primarily for temporary use in an emergency such as occasioned:
.by hurricanes-.andithelike, land Ato that' edcom- .prises a simpleassembly ofprotective panelfmm- -l ..ber,.fordisposition .in protective position r'lative Wto. thewindowsash and clip-.means iorr Ysably Vyet,efficiently...holdingithe. .panll in po"s'1t1o4 Tandl lZagainst;displacement...regardless of therc t0 i which. it `maymbesubjected.` during tlecrse of a violent storm, hurricane or the like.
The invention, togther with its objects and advantages, will be best understood when the following detailed description thereof is read with reference to the accompanying drawing, in which is illustrated `what is presently considered a preferred embodiment of the invention, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a plan view of the improved storm shutter assembly as viewed from the outside;
Figure 2 is a fragmentary plan View of a window casing equipped with keeper strips as contemplated by this invention;
Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a fragmentary detail view of a clip and spring connector forming part of the invention, and
Figure 5 is a fragmentary perspective view of a keeper strip forming part of the invention.
At the outset, it might be mentioned that no particular Window casing and sash structure is intended to be shown since, as will be apparent as the description proceeds, the storm shutter assembly of this invention may be readily applied to practically any and all known types of Window structure.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, it Will be seen that there has been shown for purposes of illustration only, and fragmentarily, a more or less conventional type of Window structure having an outer casing which embodies, among other parts, side stiles 6. Sliding sashes or a single sash, such as the screen sash 8 may be mounted in the window frame, completing the window structure.
The storm shutter assembly of the present invention comprises a protective panel 1. This panel 'I consists preferably of a single blank of 2 .rigid umaterial such-.las w.ood,. composition. Wall .boalrdingro any *.otherlsimilar and readilyavail- Vable l.material of .sufcint `-strength .to withstand ...,anyreason'able lamountofforce to which itmight :1,v 5- be. subjected `v duringthencourse. of aihurricane .,lo'r .other Weather disturbance. The..dimensions .,.oflithe.,panel 1 will f course .be det'erminedby the dimensions of the windowsash and .leasing ..in.connection.with which/it istobeused. In use 10 the panel 'Il is disposed against ythe outer. window ,.,lcasin'gin protective .position ycovering the Window .sash .'8, withits. marginal ledgesoverlying the. stiles ..6lofthe.casing.
,iFor.releasablysecuringthe panel 'lin position, 15 @there are. securedto theistiles 6,keepers9. l Cooperating...vvith the ykeepers, Aaarelclips. I0 .adapted to ,embrace Lthe edges. .of the.. keepers 9, .together .,.with theproximateedgesof the panellas shown to advantage in Figure 3 of the drawing.
.Keepers 9 are in the form of elongated strips of metal or other suitable material. Each keeper strip has one edge portion thereof rolled or folded back upon itself to provide a reinforced edge 9a. The strips 9 are perforated and are secured to the stiles 6 through the medium of nails or other fastening elements I I. As shown in Figure 3, the edges 9a of the keeper strips 9 extend laterally beyond the stiles 6. When the panel 1 is in position of use the side edges thereof overlie and are co-terminus with the edges 9a of the keeper strips 9, as clearly shown in Figure 3.
Each of the aforementioned clips II) is pref.
erably formed from a single blank of metal or other suitable material cut, shaped, and dimensioned to provide a body portion I2 that is substantially triangular in plan. Body I2 at one edge thereof is bent back upon itself to provide an inwardly curved hook I3. These hooks, as previously stated, and as shown in Figure 3, are adapted to embrace the edges 9a. of the keeper strips 9, together with the side edges of the panel 1.
Adjacent the apex thereof the body I2 of each hook is bent back upon itself to provide a loop I4 and at this looped edge I4 the body I2 is apertured as at I5 to accommodate the shank of an eye bolt I6 that has an upset end I1 located within the connes of the loop I4.
As clearly shown in the drawing, clips I0 are connected in pairs, the clips of the respective pairs being connected together through the medium of a coil spring I8, the respective opposite ends of which are engaged with the eyes I9 of the bolts I6 as shown.
As is believed to be apparent, the resilient or spring connections I8 serve to urge the clips l0 of each pair inwardly towards one another for effectively holding the hooks i3 in positive engagement with the keeper strips 9 and proximate edges of the panel 1.
It will, of course, be understood that any number of pairs of clips I may be employed. In the present instance two pairs of clips are shown in use for holding the panel 1 in operative position with respect to the sash 8 of the illustrated window structure.
It should be apparent from the foregoing that with this invention the protective panel 1 may be readily placed in position with respectrto the window sash and the clips i0 quickly and easily engaged therewith and with the keeper strips 9 for positively securing the panel in position for effectively protecting the sash against damage from the elements during a heavy storm, hurricane or the like.
While the invention has been described in detail in its presently preferred embodiment, it will, of course, be understood that such has been done for purposes of illustration only and not by way of limitation, and therefore only such limitations are to be imposed thereon as may reasonably come within the scope of the appended claims.
What we claim is:
1. In combination with a window frame which includes lateral stiles, a keeper plate superimposed on and xedly secured to each stile, said plates being substantially coextensive with the length of the stiles, the outer marginal edge of each plate being extended beyond its stile and reversely folded to provide a reinforced edge adjacent the outer marginal wall of the stile, a sash protecting panel engaged completely across said window frame and against the keeper plates,
4 and means for detachably securing the panel to the keeper plates including resiliently connected clips, each consisting of a blank to provide a body bent back upon itself to form a hook, arranged in pairs and adapted to be flexed over opposite margins of the protective panel and keeper plates. 2. In combination with a Window frame which includes lateral stiles, a keeper plate superimposed on and iixedly secured to each stile, the
outer marginal edge of each plate being extended beyond its stile and reversely folded to provide a reinforced edge adjacent the outer marginal wall of the stile, a sash protecting panel engaged completely across said Window frame against the keeper plates, and a pair of resiliently connected hook clips, each consisting of a blank to provide a body bent back upon itself to form a hook, adapted to be flexed over the opposite margins of the protective panel and keeper plates for detachably securing the panel to the window frame.
' CARL SATZ.
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