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Publication numberUS2666945 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 26, 1954
Filing dateNov 13, 1951
Priority dateApr 4, 1949
Publication numberUS 2666945 A, US 2666945A, US-A-2666945, US2666945 A, US2666945A
InventorsClyde W Kelly
Original AssigneeDetroit Steel Products Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filler plate for reversible hinges
US 2666945 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Jan. 26, M54 c. -w. KELLY FILLER PLATE FOR REVERSIBLE HINGES Original Filed April 4, 1949 INVENTOR. )cLYo E w. KELLY ATTORNEYS Patented Jan. 26, 1954 UNITED SETAT ES OFFICE troit Steel Products Company; Detroit; Micliz, a corporation of Michigan Original application April 4, 1949, Serial No.

85,383, now Patent No. 2,627,632, dated February 10, 1953. Divided and this application November 13, 1951, Serial No. 256,073

1 Claim.

The present invention relates to a filler plate for reversible hinges capable of permitting hing ing of the door to swing in either direction.

IJhe present invention is a division of my prior copending application, Serial No. 85,383, filed April 4, 1949 now Patent No. 2,627,632 granted February 10, 1953.

It is an object of the present invention to provide door construction designed to permit reversal of the hinge butt relative to the door so that a single door may bemounted to swing in or out and either right hand or left hand.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a hinge filler plate for use in mounting a hinge butt in a through notch at the edge of the door, the filler plate being provided with a bead adapted to abut the edge of the hinge butt.

Other objects and features of the invention will becom apparent as the description proceeds, especially when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings wherein:

Figure 1 is a front elevational view of a door mounted in a door frame.

Figure 2 is an exploded view showing the association between the door, a hinge filler plate and a hinge butt.

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view through an assembly comprising the door hinge filler plate and hinge butt with the hinge butt located at one side of the door.

Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3 showing the hinge butt located at the opposite side of the Referring now to the drawings, in Figure 1 there is illustrated a metal door which may be provided with a glass light la, the door bein mounted in a frame comprising a hinge jamb l i, a lock jamb l2, and a frame header bar (3. The frame jambs i! and i2 are attached to the floor M by attaching brackets E5, the brackets being in the form of angle pieces having legs screwed or otherwise fastened to the floor and other legs screwed or bolted to vertical surfaces of the frame jambs.

As best seen in Figure 2, the hinge edge of the door is provided with a notch it which extends completely across the edge of the door. Prior conventional construction was to mortise the hinge butt into the edge of the door thus leaving the surface of the door opposite the pintle of the hinge completely uninterrupted. The present construction is devised so that a hinge butt 20 provided with pintle eyes 2| may be mounted so that the pintle eyes extend to either side of the door as desired. For this purpose the notch I6 of the door is provided with a plurality of screw holes 22 so arranged that the screw holes 24 provided in the hinge butt may register with screw holes in the notch whether the pintle eyes 21 of the hinge butt be to the right or to the left as seen in Figure 2.

As best seen in Figures 3 and 4 the hinge butt is designed so that its edge 25 opposite to the pintle eyes 2! is located inwardly from the surface 25 of the door opposite to the hinge pintle eyes 2!. In order to provide a finished appearance, a hinge filler plate 36 is provided having screw holes 31 corresponding in number and arrangement to the screw holes 24 provided in the hinge butt.

The hinge filler plate comprises a sheet metal plate portion 32 whose width is exactly equal to the entire width of the door. At one side the plate has a bead 33 formed by a reversely bent edge. Specifically, the bead comprises a first portion 34 bent forwardly from the plane of the main portion of the plate 32, the second portion 35 extending generally parallel to the plane of the plate 32 but toward the opposite edge thereof, and a third portion 36 reversely bent to extend toward the plane of the plate. By virtue of this construction, the free edge of the inwardly ex tending portion 36 of the bead is in position to be concealed by the edge of the hinge butt 2% as best illustrated in Figures 3 and i.

As a result of this construction a single door may be provided which may be mounted for swinging movement either in or out at either the left hand or the right hand side of the door.

The drawings and the foregoing specification constitute a description of the improved door hinge in such full, clear, concise and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to praatice the invention, the scope of which is indicated by the appended claim.

What I claim as my invention is:

A hinge filler plate for a reversible hinge adapted to be mounted to extend toward either side of a metal door and receivable in a slot extending completely across an edge of the door, wherein the portion of the hinge received in said slot extends in said slot from one end but terminates short of the other end thereof, said hinge filler plate having a length equal to the width of the slot from one side of the door to the other and being formed of a metal plate comprising a main portion having adjacent one side thereof a bead formed by a first portion formed at right angles to the plane of the plate and extending outwardly therefrom a distance equal to the 3 depth of the slot in the edge of the door, a second portion reversely turned to overlie the main portion of said plate and having a length equal to the amount by which the end of the hinge portion received in the slot in the edge of the door is spaced from the adjacent end of the slot, and a third portion bent to extend toward the main portion of said plate and in position to engage the end of said hinge portion, the main portion References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number 5 1,043,489

Number of said plate having screw receiving openings 10 located to register with screw receiving openings in the slot of the door with its bead at either end of the slot.


Name Date Webster Nov. 5, 1912 FOREIGN PATENTS Country Date Germany Jan. 8, 1913 France Aug. 9, 1937

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US5392565 *Mar 18, 1994Feb 28, 1995Dunbarton CorporationDoor frame and gusset system
US6302002 *Mar 17, 2000Oct 16, 2001Chrysler CorporationMethod and apparatus for servicing an internal combustion engine
US6588155Jul 20, 2001Jul 8, 2003Dunbarton CorporationDoor frame with adjustable gusset system
US9051729Sep 17, 2013Jun 9, 2015Steelcase Inc.Reversible door assembly for partition wall
US20110120021 *Jul 9, 2009May 26, 2011Choo Siong LimDoor Assembly
DE2633914A1 *Jul 28, 1976Feb 2, 1978Hoermann Kg FreisenRight and left hand mounted door - has pivoted hinge sleeve on serrated fitting plate on door panel
EP1010848A2 *Dec 13, 1999Jun 21, 2000JRM Doors LimitedDoor kit
U.S. Classification16/221, 49/382, 16/247, 16/382
International ClassificationE05D5/02, E05D7/02
Cooperative ClassificationE05Y2600/628, E05Y2600/63, E05D7/02, E05D5/023, E05Y2900/132
European ClassificationE05D7/02, E05D5/02B2B