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Publication numberUS2706462 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 19, 1955
Filing dateOct 5, 1953
Priority dateOct 5, 1953
Publication numberUS 2706462 A, US 2706462A, US-A-2706462, US2706462 A, US2706462A
InventorsEvans Dwight J
Original AssigneeEvans Dwight J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garage door guides
US 2706462 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

April 19, 1955 D, EVANS 2,706,462

GARAGE DOOR GUIDES Filed Oct. 5, 1953 INVENTOR. DW/GHT J Ema/v5 A 7 Toe/v5 Y United States Patent "i M31222:

upper end 19 of the rod body 16 is a round resilient ball 20 which is fixed thereon.

In use, a pair of the door guides 10 are mounted one 2,706,462 5 p n each slige of the giaragebdialorlclasing 1g asdshowg in ig. 1. e interme iate a s may e a juste to GARAGE DOOR GUIDES an appropriate height depending on the proportions of the automobile used in said garage. The user watches Dwight Evans Milwaukee the upper ball 20 and may thus note contact of the car A 1' ti 0 t b s 1953 s 1N .384118 body with the devicepp on c 0 er ma 0 It will be understood that the device is capable of 2 Claims. (Cl. 116-28) many modifications in structure and design, without departing from the spirit of the invention, within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed This invention relates to improvements in garage door and desired to be secured by Letters Patent of the United guides, and more particularly to a novel garage door States, is;

guide adapted for attachment to a garage door casing. 1. A garage door guide comprising a return bend An object of the invention is to provide a device of bracket portion, washer means, threaded means for enthe type which will guide the user in entering or leaving gaging through said washers to secure said bracket to a garage with an automobile. a garage door casing, an ofiset vertical spring rod body Another object of the invention is to provide a device integral with said bracket portion, and resilient ball of the type which will have contact means thereon of means slideable on said rod portion adapted to intercept a resilient character which will obviate marring the a prominent lateral part of an auto body or bumper and finish of an automobile. a signal element at the top end of said rod portion.

Other and further objects of the invention will appear 2. A garage door guide comprising a hairpin bend as the description proceeds, reference being had to the rod bracket portion adapted for attachment to a veraccompanying drawing, in which: tical surface, an integral ofiset vertical spring rod body Fig. 1 is a fr n w in elevation of a garage d r portion adapted to extend upwardly parallel to the surcasi g q pp with a p of garage door g i mface of bracket attachment, a resilient ball having a bodying the invention. diametrical bore slideable medially on said rod portion Fig. 2 is a perspective view of one of the guides. adjustable for interception of prominent lateral portions 3 is a P View of a guide illustrating h of an auto body, and a solid resilient ball impaled on n o attachment of the same to the door caslngthe top of said rod for indicating contact of an auto- Referring more particularly to the drawings, the nubil ith id guide,

meral 10 designates the device generally, comprising a hairpin bracke trlalortignd 11 nonilsally attached (vlvith References Cited in the file of this patent washers 12 an rea e means to a garage oor casing 14. The bracket 11 has an integral horizontal UNITED STATES PATENTS portion 15 merging into the vertical rod body portion 1,981,188 Pavitt Nov. 20, 1934 16 of the guide. A resilient ball 17 is held on the rod 4 2,122,253 Humphreys June 28, 1938 body 16 which passes through a central aperture at 18 2,569,529 Kirk Oct. 2, 1951 thereof. The ball 17 is held with a sliding fit. At the

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U.S. Classification116/28.00R
International ClassificationE06B7/28, E06B7/00
Cooperative ClassificationE06B7/28
European ClassificationE06B7/28