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Publication numberUS2659463 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1953
Filing dateNov 15, 1948
Priority dateJun 29, 1948
Publication numberUS 2659463 A, US 2659463A, US-A-2659463, US2659463 A, US2659463A
InventorsSigfrid Persson Eric
Original AssigneeSigfrid Persson Eric
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Framing of metal profiles, particularly for movable and glazed windows and doors
US 2659463 A
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UNITED STATES i FRAMING OF METAL PROFILES, PARTICU- LARLY FOR MOVABLE AND GLAZED WIN- DOWS AND DOORS TENT OFFICE Eric Sigfrid Persson, Malmo, Sweden Application November 15, 1948, Serial No. 60,128 Claims priority, application Sweden, June 29, 1948 4 Claims.

This invention relates to windows and doors, and more particularly has reference to the style and rail framing of window sashes and doors.

In the prior art window sashes, doors and the description, wherein reference is made to the accompanying sheet of drawing wherein:

Figures 1 and 2 are sectional views through the frame and sashes in a window with sashes like, one or more surfaces on the metal framing made of metal profiled strips; are visible and exposed to atmospheric influence Fig. 3 is a sectional view of a metal door frame and therefore usually are provided with a resistand ing coating with a neat appearance. However, Fig. 4 is a front view of part of a bent profiled it has been found that treated or painted surstrip according to Fig. 3. faces are liable to be scratched very easily which Fig. l is a sectional View through the frame I on smooth surfaces is unsightly. The cratches in a window with two coupled sashes 2, 3 formed form disturbing spots which are not desired. In of metal profiled strips. The part 4 of the metal light openings in window sashes and doors with frame of the sash 2 which lies between the two metal framing, the usually smooth surfaces of window panes 5, 6 tends to reflect sunshine and, the framing cause irritating light reflections. if it was smooth, the reflections would be very ir- The object of this invention is to make metal ritating. By providing this surface with small framing for window sashes and doors in which grooves the irritating effect of the reflections the said disadvantages may be reduced or comis reduced and at the same time, the surface has pletely eliminated. a more appealing appearance which may be fur- Another object of this invention is to make the ther enhanced by painting the grooves. frame members, adjacent the glass panes, of In Fig. 2 a sectional view is shown similar to metal profiled strips with rifled surfaces. the section in Fig. 1. The part 9 of the profiled Another feature of framings according to the strip 8 is made with the large, visible surface invention is that they are made of pressed or rifled. rolled metal strips having desired profiles. Such Fig. 3 is a sectional view of a metal profiled metal strips may also be used in sashes and frame for doors in which the advantages of the frames with one or more rounded corners with invention are employed. The profiled strip has unbroken contours for windows and doors. a U-shaped section with a channel II for a pane. Hitherto known profiled strips for such purposes The shown profiled strip is intended to be comwere treated or painted after the bending of the bined with another profile which serves as a stiffprofiled strips to their desired form, as their ener between the legs l2, l3. All the out-turned surfaces otherwise would be damaged by the fricsurfaces will be visible in the door and for that tion between the bending tools and the material. reason they are rifled to eliminate the reflections. For the production of framings of said kind, However, the profiled strip has also been shaped therefore, a considerable space is required for with the consideration that it has to be bent to treating or painting apparatus, storing and conform a frame with rounded corners and unbroken veying equipment. lines in at least one corner. It will be bent Another object of the present invention i first around a line parallel with the bottom of the to make framings with a resisting and beauti- U-section and with the legs turned outwards. ful surface as above described, and second, to For the bending, known tools are used which are reduce the cost of production. For these purmoved in relation to the profiled strip and may poses, the surface of the framing are rifled, esscratch the surfaces of the profiled strip. If pecially on such surfaces which are exposed to these surfaces were quite plane, a paint coating frictional engagement with the bending tools durapplied thereon would be so damaged that the ing the bending. Then the lower rifled surfaces treatment would have to be repeated after the may be treated or painted before the bending bending. By making the surface rifled, it is poswithout being damaged, as only the higher sursible to paint or otherwise treat the lower surfaces adjacent the rifling grooves engage the faces in the grooves before bending the profiled toms, strip without having them damaged by the 'bend- Another object is to avoid the reflections from ing process. Thus, in production, it is possible the large, plane surfaces of the metal profiled to work continually with treating and/or paintstrips forming the framing by providing them ing of straight lengths of the profiled strips, th grooves which thereupon are bent and further processed. Other features, objects and advantages of the The production in this way will be more rapid present invention will appear from the following and cheaper. With profiled strips shaped accord- 3 ing to Figs. 3 and 4, a very neat appearance is achieved especially in entrances where previous large smooth surfaces have reflected sunshine and daylight and all unevenness of the surfaces have been accentuated in a very non-appealing manner. Toimprove the appearance .of the large surfaces, lines are ruled in the surfaces (Fig. 4). The higher surfaces between the grooves may have the same color as the material or some other color as well as the lower surface parts. The term treatment of a surface here also involves such a production of the profiled strips that the surface is acceptable without any pecial subsequent treatment, which process can be used .in all cases where a sufficiently durable surface is obtained. The figures of the drawing show diagrammatically how th invention can be applied and how the shape of the metal strips may be modified. The profiled strips may have grooves only on one side or on several sides and of course also on the inner sides. It may be suitable to provide grooves only on part of a surface, if just .this part is to be visible in the finished framing. The depth of the grooves as well as their Width may be arranged according to the actual demand. If the lower surfaces are intended to be treated without painting, the depth may be smaller than if they have to be painted.

The invention involves several other advantages among which has to be mentioned that the painting in the lower surfaces in the grooves is protected againstdamage caused by the cleaning or dusting of the framing and the glasses. Venetian blind and other similar arrangements in windows and doors may rub the painted or the treated side. surfaces of the usual frames or sashes, but with framings according to the present invention, this disadvantage is avoided.

For transportation of products of this kind made according to the priorart, it has been necessary to pack them very carefully in order to protect them against scratches. With products according to the present invention, it is possible to reduce considerably the work of packing and the material used therefor without risk.

It is to be understood that the foregoing detailed description ismerely given by way of illustration and many variations may be made therein without departing from the spirit of my invention.

Having described my invention what I desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A metal frame for windows and doors comprising style and rail members, each of said members having front and rear surfaces and a surface extending between the front and rear surfaces and cooperating with the corresponding surfaces of the other members to form an inner peripheral wall defining a light opening, said inner peripheral wall having a glass receiving channel associated therewith extending peripherally of said opening, and the visible surface of said peripheral wall having a plurality of closely spaced peripherally extending parallel grooves to reduce the intensity of light reflected by the visible surface of said wall.

2. A metal frame for windows and doors according to claim 1 in which the lower surfaces of said grooves are painted.

3. A metal frame for windows and doors according to claim 1 in which the glass-receiving channel is positioned adjacent one of said. front and rear surfaces, and further comprising a second sash having a light opening, coupled :to the first-mentioned sash with the light openings in register and disposed against the one of said front and rear surfaces of the first-mentioned sash remote from the glass-receiving channel.

4. A metal frame for windows and .doors according to claim 3 in which the lower surfaces of said grooves are painted.


References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,282,531 Schunk May 12, 1942 2,301,694 Geyser Nov. 10, 1942 OTHER REFERENCES The Michigan Copper and Brass Company catalogue. Received in U. S. P. 0. Feb. 1930.

Article Modern Wall Finishes pages 52 and 53, American Builder of August 1938.

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U.S. Classification52/786.1, 52/402, 52/515, 52/204.593, 52/800.15
International ClassificationE06B3/12, E06B3/04
Cooperative ClassificationE06B3/12
European ClassificationE06B3/12