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Publication numberUS2877840 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 17, 1959
Filing dateAug 29, 1957
Priority dateAug 29, 1957
Publication numberUS 2877840 A, US 2877840A, US-A-2877840, US2877840 A, US2877840A
InventorsHurowitz Abraham, Wilbur S R O'neill
Original AssigneeMorrell Aluminum Products Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination storm window, screen and awning
US 2877840 A
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March 17, 1959 A. HURoWlTz ETAL COMBINATION STORM WINDOW, SCREEN AND ANNING Filed Aug. 29, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ATTORNEY March 17, 1959 A. HuRowlTz ET AL 2,877,840

' COMBINATION STORM WINDOW, SCREEN ANO AwNING Filed Aug. 29, 1957 2- sheets-sheet 2 COMBINATION STORM WINDOW, SCREEN -AND` Chelmsford',l Mass;, assignors tov Morrell Aluminum` Prnductsrlnc., Garfield; N. J5 j Application'nugustz'si,1951,;sri1 No.l 680,989

' s claims. ,{Clb 1615491) '10ml-invention relates generally 'v'tvo 'combination storm` windows 'and-screens andspeciiic'ally to storm windows and screens havinga'n awni translucent or `opaque 'shadepanels y' 4 I Itis l.among lthe objects of `nur "i'rvento'rij to provide al combination stormv window'. havin'gfan 'awning' section which performs thedual functionof serving'as anv awnf ing andalso cooperativelyjormsfa portion' "of the storm" window-'. I; i .l I .3., I, .7.. i

It s'l'a further object of.l our i ventionfto' provideI "a combination storm windowfhavin'g lari adjustableawningVV section.

i' Yet `a furtherobject of'gu'r .invention is' to provide a l combination storm window,4 having'bothscreenfand awning" sections j'for ordinary sum storm windowsectionsfor wi'er. se.y .A still .further -v:object off our invention J is, to provide a` @rubin.ation Storm windowgihavingiian awning.' Section' varying lcolorsandl of 'var' ing {degie'es of ftrjanslucence or opacity# A further object of our jnv'entionislto 'provid'eal co`1nbination storm window 'which' isj'rel'atively `simplein form, inexpensive, easyl tomaintain, durable,' and easy tofin'stall.,- j I y These objects and advantages, as well as otheriobjects' and advantages, may be achieved by the device presente by way'of illustration linthetd'rawingsiin which j Figure 1 is a side elevational, cross 'sectional.view,l

the awning "window 'engaged"withtheL-frame'-fand the screen raised and the glazed window sash .lowered in position forwinter use as a storm window. v

,Figure 4is a cross-sectional View, taken on the lines 4L4 in Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows. Figure 5 is a partial view in perspective, showing the awning window latch and a portion of the shade panel.

Figure 6 is a view of the edge of the shade panel. Referring now to the drawings in detail, our storm window is provided with a rectangular frame 11. The frame 11 is provided with a header 12 at the top, disposed horizontally and a bottom 13, likewise disposed horizontally. The header 12 and the bottom 13 are connected together by side rails 14, 14. The side rails 14, 14 are provided with pairs of tracks 15 in which sashes may slide, these ltracks 1S are arranged in opposition to each other. In the inner track 15, a slidable screen sash 16 is positioned. In Figures 1 and 2, the screen is in lower position such as would be desirable for normal summer operation. In the outer track 15, of the two tracks in the side rails 14, a sliding, glazed,

tuerv use." as well as 5: forn'the slot.' The'ends'ofthe-loop,32lie in this-channelQ'-,

which the awning window. .islheldfrmly, .engage 1`rusual transparent glass insert'', *and` the usualfcushiom'.

window sash positioned. In 1 and 2 this sash 17, .which normally functions as one section ofv a storm window, is raised'outof tl'iefway4 for normal summerv operation. This sliding,.glazed,lwindow sash 17, in cooperation with the normal,- double-hung window sashes of ,a window opening, forms adead air space which helps "to insulate the interior .of the dwelling from the heat of the rays of the sun.. the top oflthe headerby means of thehinge -1 8,`an awning window pivotally secured. This awning window is substantially-rec, v

.I tangularin form and has a top'. rail 20 andA a. bottom' rail 21.l These arejconneeftod.fogetherby side rails 22y 22. The'yrectangular"frame or awning .window .1 9,V de;

fined by these rails zo, 21 jana zz, ,22, has' ajpair offeso., or enlargements 423, formedvnear, its .lower edge.1 Likel,

y I h 4; Wise, on the outer face Iof the 4sidefraills 14, 14 corregngSCCtIOh adapted to receive' atltheircenter point .by-a pin. 28`. lA "paiur o fA these jackf knife braces 25, Ztwill be securedtoboth sides ofthe,

awning,window.j19 and -blot'h-'sides o'fthe frame, 11,. IThe, jackknife braces 25, l25 are, p 'rovidedgwithdetente-29,3 so :that they may not jackknife: below,.the' straightposition shown in Figure 1. ybut onlylupwfardly as shown by.A

the dotted lines in'Figure 42k.- The the slotll.' 2:, .l ,l f In the'bottrrnfhrizotalidgeof thewningfwindowf, 1;"9, la slotted'channel'31is.forrned.l .loop SZ'exte'nd's,

dem@ essere.

one @nd cae-ie "a sans .sa whic'h'nfmauy new@ Opposite 'end' 3x4' Qur-isf the Channel.: 111...Sidefi1s 1.4. carry a'lug 35, havinganv perturezfttto receive the end of the loop 32.. onstitutes;the.latch ,3

n.4 the position shown in' Figurel.3.,fdurin'g `winter use, it is not functioning as an wnin'g,'.. b'ut functioning'cooperativelyvwith the .windowl sash. 1.7,-y tofform' a, storm; window.v The awning window 19jis`provided In the outer face .of the awning window 19, opposite, lateral channels 40, are.formedll'by L. shaped extensions., 41. Arshade .panel 42, slidablein'the channels, 40, 40T; isvlpositioned therein for'.'summe'r`,.u`se`.'A A.This shade panel, maybe opaque or translucent. It'na'y be'lcoloredlto' the color scheme of thelbuilding .'twhich the combina? tion win-dow is appliedllv As the .color of Ithe structure.. may changeupon repaintirig, this'shade panel .42, mayl .bef4 discarded and a'matchin'g color' shade panel may. be. 'sulifg` stituted. The .top edgeofftheshade panel. is providedA with a binder or bumper 'strip`43. The side edges.4 engage the channelsv 40, Vf ri'ctignnally to maintainthe. shade panel in place. The bottom edge 45 isV provided" with a longitudinal pull-tab 4S, so that the tab 45 can be grasped and the panel conveniently inserted or withdrawn.

In order to limit the degree of insertion of the shade panel 42, the top of the awning window 19 has a transverse, L-shaped extension 46, against which the strip 43 abuts.

The awning window 19 has inwardly disposed iianges 47 opposite the outer face of the combination window 11. These anges 47 are provided with sealing gaskets 48, so that when the awning window 19 is lowered to the position shown in Figure 3, it will firmly seat and engage awning window 19 with the frame 11 and form a.

70 weather-proof seal.

@ermee 3 understood'that thisxhingi'ng construction is merely a matter of choice-and that'other types of hinging or pivotal attachments may be substituted, as many are wellknown in the trade.

"The use of our combinationwindow is as follows:

For winter use, the screen 16 is raised as shown in Fig. 3 and the storm window sash 17 is lowered as shown in Fig. 3. The awning window 19 is lowered to the position shown in Fig. 3 and rmly latched. Co operatively, the glasses 17 and 38 form a complete storm window coverage for the double-hung windows normally used in window openings.

For summer use, the awning 19 is raised as shown in Figures 1 and 2. rl`he awning panel of choice is inserted in the panels 40, and this panel 42 provides the desired awning shade. The glazed sliding window sash 17 is raised to the position shown in Figures 1 and 2 and the screen sash 16 is loweredto the position shown in Fig ures l and 2. It will thereby be seen that the awning window 19 performsthe dual 'function of serving as an awning in the summer-and a storm window in the winter, without the necessity for a triple-track as is usually required in combination screen and storm windows. Thereby, our combination storm window, screen and awning provides a window which is relatively small in width, conserves-material, may therefore be manufactured more cheaplyand is lighter in weight and easier to install than tripleftraek windows.

The materials of which our combination storm window, screen and awningare made are preferably the usual aluminum extrusions', by which top and bottom rails and side rails are attached together by screws'or corner keys in vany conventional chosen manner. The awning window, `likewisea'may be formed of four eX- tr'uded aluminum strips? Thescreen sash may be provided with metal or plastic screening and the sash itself may be the usual aluminum extrusion, i. e., four extruded aluminum -strips attached'together at the corners. The glazed sash likewise'may be formed of four extruded aluminum'strip's attached together with the usual glassinsert. The awning window 19 may be formed of four extruded aluminum strips and have an appropriate glass panel 38. The shade panelis preferably a plastic panel and maybe provided in color. Such a panel, if translucent, could be colored to match the color of the building to which the combination window is applied, or the color could be chosen with a view to casting a particular type ofcolored light into the room to which the storm windowis applied. Also, instead of a translucent panel, an opaque panel of plastic or metal may beqsupplied so asto give complete shade.

While extrudedaluminum is relatively inexpensive and readily availableforcombination window constructions, other materials such as plastic or wood may be equally satisfactory.

"Theforegoin'g description is merely intended to illustrate an embodiment ofthe invention. The component parts have beenV shown and described. They each may .have substitutes which mayperformra substantiallysimi.

lar function; such substitutes may be known ras vproper substitutes for the said components and may have actually been known or invented before the present invention; these substitutes are contemplated as being within the scope of the appended claims, although they are not specically catalogued herein.

We claim:

1. A combination stormwindow, screen and awning comprising a frame in conformity with a window opening, opposed vertical outer and inner tracks in the frame, a sliding screened sash positioned for vertical movement in the inner tracks, a sliding glazed sash positioned for vertical movement in the outer track, an awning window hingedly secured to the outside of the frame at the top thereof, a support attached to the awning window and the frame, a releasable catch means for securing the awning window in close .engagement with the outside of the frame and the top of the lowered sliding glazed sash, and opposed channels in the awning window, a shade panel frictionally engageable with and positioned between the opposed channels.

2. A combination storm window, screen and awning comprising a double-tracked frame, a sliding screened sash positioned for vertical movement in the inner track, a sliding glazed sash positioned for vertical movement in the outer track of the frame, a glazed awning window pivotally secured to the outside of the frame at the top thereof; the glazed awning window closing the upper portion of the frame when pivoted to vertical position and then having its inner lower edge in engagement with the outer top edge of the'sliding glazed sash when that sash is in lowered position,'a jackkning support for the awning window pivotallysecured `ateither end to the frame and the awning window respectively, a releasable catch-means for securing the awning window in vertical position in close engagement with the outside of the frame and the lowered slidingglazed sash, opposed channels in the awning window, a shade panel frictionally engageable between the opposed channels.

'3. A combination storm window, screen and awning comprising, a frame, a glazed outer sash slidably positioned for vertical movement in the frame, an awning window pivotally secured to the top of the frame, the glazed sash and the awning window cooperatively positionable respectively to completely close the bottom and top of the frame, -a screened sash positioned for vertical movement in the frame, and means for supporting the awning window pivoted to a generally outward and downward position, opposed channels in the awning window, a shade panel frictionally engageable in the opposed channels.

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U.S. Classification160/91, 49/397, 160/92, 49/67, 52/202, 49/62
International ClassificationE06B3/04, E04F10/00, E06B3/26
Cooperative ClassificationE06B3/2605, E04F10/00, E06B2003/2615
European ClassificationE06B3/26C, E04F10/00