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Publication numberUS2883717 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 28, 1959
Filing dateJul 6, 1956
Priority dateJul 6, 1956
Publication numberUS 2883717 A, US 2883717A, US-A-2883717, US2883717 A, US2883717A
InventorsArnd Maurice
Original AssigneeArnd Maurice
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Frame for shop windows, show cases and the like
US 2883717 A
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April 28, 1959 M. ARND 2,883,717

FRAME FOR SHOP WINDOWS, snow CASES AND THE LIKE Filed July 6, 1956 6 l6 1; ll 7 18 2: 1/ a f? 1" 1 II/II III/ll! I lNVE/VTOK Palented Apr. 28, 1959 I 2,883,717 FRAME FOR SHOP WINDOWS, snow CASES AND THE LIKE Maurice Arnd, Neuchatel, Switzerland Application July 6, 1956, Serial No. 596,265

5 Claims. (ciao-56.4)

The invention relates to a frame for shop" windows, show cases and the like, which consists of a hollow angular base section and a cover section connected therewith on the outer side of the window.

Shop window frames consisting of a base profile carry- 1 ing the pane and of a cover section are known in themselves. The interconnection of these profiles, however, is complicated and the sections themselves, owing to their means of connection, are of complicated construction. The fixing is effected either by means of screws or by clamping, for which purpose separate intermediate sections are frequently necessary in order to enable a rigid connection to be obtained. The intermediate sections mostly prevent direct ventilation of the inserted window panes. All known sections are constructed solely for a certain kind of fixing and can be united either by screws or by clamping.

It is the object of the present invention to provide a frame for shop windows, show cases and the like, which is simple in construction, enables direct ventilation of the window pane and is composed of a base section and a cover section easy to install and so constructed that they can be interconnected selectively by a screw fastening or a clamping arrangement without it being necessary to change the shape of the sections while it is also possible to use both means of fixing at the same time, whereby a particularly rigid connection is produced.

According to the invention the frame for shop windows, show cases and the like comprises a hollow angular base section with a horizontal and a vertical arm, a cover section co-ordinated to said base section, two spaced resilient fixing webs formed on the inner side of the cover section, one of said webs being in the form of a depending vertical rail with a reinforcement at its free end and the other web being in the form of a depending angle rail with a horizontal arm and a vertical arm, and means for fixing said cover section to said hollow base section.

Ventilation holes are provided in each arm of the hollow'base sections so that a current of air coming directly from outside can act on the inner side of the pane.

The top wall of the vertical arm of the hollow base secof any desired external shape is placed against the base section 1. i This cover section 6 has on its inner side two spaced resilient fixing webs 7 and 8.' The fixing web 7, depends vertically from the cover section 6 and has a reinforcement9 on its free end directed towards the fixing Web 8. The fixing web 8 carries an angle rail with a horizontal arm 10 and a vertical arm 12.

plurality of clampingstudsll of any suitable elastic or resilient material is fixed on the upper side of the horizontion slopes towards its inner side wall so that water from condensation forming on the pane can be collected in a gutter formed between said vertical arm and the pane.

A preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a frame according to the invention, which is composed of a hollow base section and a cover section, and

Fig. 2 is a cross section of the cover section thereof.

The hollow base section 1 is of angular shape and has a horizontal hollow arm 2 and a vertical hollow arm 3. This hollow base section 1 serves for carrying a window pane 4, if desired, with an interposed support 5. The vertical arm 3 of the hollow base section 1 extends parallel to the plane of the window pane 4.

From the outer side of the window a cover section 6 tel arm 2 of the hollow base section 1 by means of screws 18 or the like and the cover section 6 is pressed over the clamping studs andheld thereby on the reinforcement 9 and the horizontal arm 10.

For fixing by screws the vertical arm 12 of the angle rail is used which rests against the horizontal arm 2 of the hollow base section 1 at 13. Parker screws 14 or the like are screwed through the horizontal hollow arm 2 into corresponding threaded holes provided in the vertical arm 12 of the cover section 6. The horizontal arm 10 of the angle rail preferably bears against the upper side of the horizontal arm 2 of the hollow base section 1.

Ventilation holes 15, 16 are provided in the arms 2 and 3 of the hollow base section. They can be arranged at any points of said arms but always so that a current of air flows from outside to the inner side of the pane. The top wall 17 of the vertical arm 3 is downwardly inclined towards its inner side wall so that a collecting gutter for condensed water is formed. The condensed water can be conducted oft through the ventilation holes.

The cover section 6 can be fixed selectively by screws or clamping without altering the cover section. It is likewise possible to use both means of fixation at the same time.

It will, of course, be understood that various details of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles of this invention and it is, therefore, not the purpose to limit the patent granted hereon otherwise than necessitated by the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A frame for shop windows, show cases and the like, comprising a hollow angular base section having a horizontal and a vertical arm in cross-section, a cover section co-ordinated to said base section to form a window pane groove at the inner side of said vertical arm, two spaced resilient fixing webs formed on the inner face of the cover section, one of said webs being in the form of a depending vertical rail adjacent said groove with a horizontal flange at its lower free end and the other web being in the form of a depending angle rail with a horizontal side in the plane of said flange and a depending vertical side, said angle rail fitting over the corner of said horizontal arm with its vertical side engaging the side face of the adjacent end of the horizontal arm of the hollow base section and with its horizontal side resting upon the horizontal anm of the base section, and means for fixing said cover section to said hollow base section.

2. A frame as set forth in claim 1, wherein the means for fixing the cover section to the hollow base section includes a plurality of spaced clamping studs extending over said coplanar flange and side, and means securing said clamping studs to the upper side of the horizontal arm of the hollow angular base section.

3. A frame as set forth in claim 1, wherein the means for fixing the cover section to the hollow base section includes at least one screw extending through the horizontal arm of the hollow angular base section and the rear and front walls thereof into'a threaded hole in the vertical side of the angle rail of the cover section.

3 4. A frame as set forth in claim 1, wherein the vertical arm of the hollow base section has a top wall sloping downwards towards its inner side wall to provide a condensation drain collector into said groove. I

5. A frame for shop windows, showcases and the like, comprising a hollow angular base section having a horizontal and a vertical arm in cross-section, acover section co-ordinated to said base section to form a window pane groove at the inner side of said vertical arm, two spaced resilient fixing webs formed on the inner face of the cover section, one of said webs being in the form of a depending vertical rail adjacent said groove with a horizontal flange at its lower free end and the other web being in the form of a depending angle rail with a horizontal side in the plane of said flange and a dependingv vertical side, said angle rail fitting over the corner of said horizontal arm with its vertical side engaging the side face ofthe adjacent end of the horizontal arm of the hollow baseisection and with its horizontal side resting upon the horizontal arm of the base section, and means for fixing said cover section" to said hollow base section, including a plurality of spaced clamping studs extending over said coplanar flange and side, means securing said clamping studs to the upper side of the horizontal arm of the hollow base section and at least one screw extending through the horizontal arm of the hollow angular base section and the rear and front walls thereof into a threaded hole in the vertical side of the angle rail of the cover section, the vertical arm of the hollow base section having a top wall sloping towards its inner wall to provide a condensation collector draining into said groove.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/209, 52/204.62
International ClassificationE06B1/38
Cooperative ClassificationE06B1/38
European ClassificationE06B1/38