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Publication numberUS2983002 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 9, 1961
Filing dateApr 30, 1959
Priority dateApr 30, 1959
Publication numberUS 2983002 A, US 2983002A, US-A-2983002, US2983002 A, US2983002A
InventorsMcevoy Alfred P, Seay Tym F
Original AssigneeMcevoy Alfred P, Seay Tym F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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May 9, 1961 A, P, MCEVQY E1- A'L 2,983,002

wmnows Filed April 50, 1959 Alfred FEM Tym F. Seuy BY W W F|g.'4

ATTORNEY I 2,983,002 WINDOWS Alfred =1. McEvoy, 5534 Montrose, and Tym F. Seay, I i i 4742 Elsby Ave, both of Dallas, Tex.

Filed Apr. 30,1959, Ser. No. 809,937

' 7 Claims. 01. 20-564) This invention relates to windows and more particularly to window sashes and glazing strips therefor. f An object of this invention is to provide anew and improved window sash having a new and improved glazing strip for holding the panes of glass in the window sash Still another object is to provide a glazing strip for firmly but yieldably retaining a pane of glass in position in a'window sash. A 1

i A further object of the invention is to provide a glazing strip of a resilient non-metallic substance which engages the window pane along two lines, one of which lines is spaced from the adjacent edge of the window Referring. now to the drawing, the window sash 10 is formed of an upper box frame member 11 'and a lower box frame member 12 which are connected at their ends by side frame members 13 and 14 to form the rectangular; sash frame. A divider 15 extends between the side frame members and is secured thereto at opposite ends by any pane and the other of which is along such, edge to pro-- vide firm but yieldable support for the window pane.v

Another object of the invention is to provide a glazing strip for window-sashes to hold the window panes therein against rattling and which will accommodate to the-expansion and contraction of the window sash. 1

i Stillanother object of the invention is to provide .an elongate glazing strip having an arcuate portion extend-f ing arcuately from the pane of glass and having a rear latch strip at its outermost edge engaging in an elongate ing flat flange whose lower edge engages a window sash and whose intermediate portion is engaged by the edge of the pane of glass. I.

. A further object is to provide a. glazing-strip *whe'rein suitable means, as by lugs. 17 which are received in the lateral apertures 18 of the side frame members. The side frame membersfare secured to the upper and lower of box frame members by means of bolts 20 which are received in suit'ableth'readed bores provided in the bosses .21 of the box frame members.

The upper box framemember has a dependent front flange Y22 and a rear dependent flange 23 which is provided with a forwardly opening. latch recess 24. The. lowerrbox framemember 12 has a similar upwardly extending flange 25 which is provided at its upper end with a forwardly extendingledge 26. The lower box frame member also has a rear flange 28, similar to the rear flange 23 of the upper box frame member, and which is also provided with a forwardly opening latchrecess 29. The end frame members 13 and 14 are provided with vertical forwardflanges and rear flanges 31 having; forwardly opening latch recesses 31a. Q

, The divider 15 is substantially-T-shaped having upper,

l and lower flanges 32and 33 whose ends abut the edges latch recesses 36 and 37, respectivelyQ I It will thus be seen that the forward flanges 22 and 32 of the upper box frame member and of the divider and the forward flanges 30 .ofrthe end frame members provide an upper rectangular abutting surface for the 3 u er pane 37. .Similarly the forward flanges 33 and 25 latch recess of a window sash, and an angularly extendan arcuate flange is provided at the junction of the 'flat Y flange-,and of the arcuate portion for engaging-the pane of glass along a line spaced from the adjacent edge thereof.

2,;A' still'further object is to providea glazing strip 'wherein the flat flange. is provided at its=free edge with-"an angularly extending support strip which engagesa portion offthe window sash. and isidisposed beneath" an edge of" V the'window pane. --"Another. object is toprovide aglazing strip formed of non-metallic substance having good heat insulating m; 9 pertiesta'ndpaint holding orbonding characteristics.

.iStill another object is "to provide a-glazing strip which provides a uniform smooth esthetically pleasing exposed surface when inoperative position in a window pane;'

:Still another object is to provide a glazing'strip'wh ich is resiliently deformable to facilitate insfallation thereof onawindowsash; i 1 51w :Additional objects and advantages of the invention will beireadily. apparent from the reading of =the following" description of a device constructedin accordance with the! inventiongand reference to the accompanyingjdrawings thereof, wherein; 4 :1. Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a window a h vi w.

rovidedwith the glazing strip embodying the in angle from the-.flat'flange'53. V t. I if The-arcuate portionZSZ of'the glazing strip has a rear] 1; i

puttyor a sealing ic'o'rnpound 60 betwenthe' edges of: thej p'anes and the'windoyfsasli frame toseal there}.

e m a l s em n :bstw sa ytherw n au-i ram Q of the divider and of the lower box frame member form, a rectangular surfaceagainst which the edge portions of, the lower pane of glass '38 may abut.

5 The upper pane 37 is held in the position illustrated in the drawings by upper and lower sections 42 and 43 of theglazing strip and byside sections 45 and 46. The lowerpaneof glass 38 is similarly held within the sash by 'upper and lower glazing strip sections 48 and 49. and by side sections 5 aEach s tion of the glazing strip is identical with the. othersin sectional configuration and has an arcuate portion 52fwl1ich curves; from a flat flange 53; vThead-h jajcent edges ,of the flat; flangeand the arcuate portionl arfe joinedfby an, arcuate flange 54 which'projects for-w wardly. The free edge of the flange is providediwithf a forward latch strip 55 which projects forwardly from} the angular flange 53 and has a lower surface, 56 ad'aptedg i i to engage a frame member.

The: lower surfaceuof thea g t ip is i pos d at an angle greater than-a righ latchgjstrip 57which provides stop shoulders 58 and 59 which lie in .planesangularly disposed relative: to one another." v f f wThe fwindow panes 37 and 38 are somewhat smaller in dimension than'the rectangular surfaces provided by" theforward flanges of the frame members of thesashfsof that the edges: thereof do not contact the frame but are spaced therefrom f to provide room for the insertionof,

i rw 'g l sP Y=- i i a o r ledisi ta 1 orres'ilie'nt compound which does not become rigid gt;

afidthe fiame'toaccommodate for variations in dimen 1 i 3 sions of the frame and of the panes due to expansion and contraction caused by temperature changes.

The upper glazing strip section 42 has its rear latch strip 57 received in the latch recess 24 of the upper box frame 14. The shoulder 58 of the glazing strip" abuts the forward end of the flange to limit outward movement of the latch strip into therecess and to provide a tight fit therebetween so that no unsightly gaps or cracks appear. The upper shoulder or surface 59 of the latch strip abuts theflange at the lower shoulder defining the recess. The forward latch strip 55 has its end surface 56 abutting the box frame when the forwardlatch strip extendsbetween the boxfrarne and the upper edge of.

the pane 37. The putty or' sealing, compound 60' disposed between the upper edge of the pane and the upper box frame member also seals between the upper box frame and the forward latchstripand the angular flange 53 of the glazing strip. Some of the sealing compound may be disposed between the: flat flange 53 and the pane of glass below the upper edge of the pane.

The rear corner edge of the upper glass pane 37 makes contact with the flat flange 53 of the sealing strip between the forward latch strip and the arcuate flange. The arcuate flange 54 at the juncture of the arcuate portion of the strip and the flat flange contacts the pane of glass along a line spaced from the adjacentedge of the glass. The strip 40 is resilient and the arcuate portion and the flat flange are flexed towards each other when the upper section'42 is disposed as illustrated in the drawing so that the strip resiliently urges the upper edge portions of the upper glass pane against the forward flange 22 of the upper box section and against the. forward flanges 30 of the side frame members 13 and 14. The provision of the arcuate flange at the juncture of the flat flange 53' and the arcuate portion 52 of the glazing strip provides a line of contact or applied force, spaced from the adjacent edge of the pane of glass which contacts the flat flange of the glazing strip, to establish another line of contact or applied force so that the glazing strip provides two spaced lines of contact which resiliently urge the pane of glass forwardly toward the forward flange portions of the window sash frame.

The lower glazing strip section 43 is similarly positioned in the window sash frame having its rear latch strip 57 disposed in the rear latch recess 36 of the divider and having its arcuate flange 54 hearing against thepaneof the glass spaced from the lower edge of the pane 37 and having its forward latch strip 55 disposed in the space between the lower edge of thepane ofglass and the'divider 15. The side glazing stripsections 45 and 46 are similarly disposed between the upper. box frame member and the divider.

ofthe pane. The side sections 45 and 46 maybe inserted :between the upper and lower strip sections 42 52 to form a neat joint therewith;

and 43 so that their endedges abut the arcuate portions The lower pane 38 is similarly heldbyl meansof'the upper and lower glazing strip sections 48 and 49 whose rear latch strips, 57 are received. in the latch recesses 37" and 29 of the divider and of the lower box frame mem ber; respectively, and by the side glazing strip sections 50-whose rear latch strips; are received in the latch. The forward.

arcuate flanges 54abut the pane inwardly of these edges so that the pane, is held resilientlyi'n position in the frame. H

The side sections above. the divider similarly have their rear latchstrips 57 rej-- ceived in the. latch recesses 31a of the side frame members 13 and have their arcuate flanges 54 abutting the pane 37, along vertical lines spaced from theside edges forward flanges of these members.

37, in the sash frame, the sash frame is first laid down on a flat surface with the forward flanges thereof disposed downwardly so that the pane may be inserted through the rectangular opening defined by the rear flanges of the upper box frame member 14 and the divider 15 and of the side frame members to rest on the rectangular supporting surface provided by the The pane is then properly centered in the frame and the putty or sealing compound 60 is introduced into the space between the edges of the pane and the frame. The glazing strip sections are then individually installed by bending their resilient arcuate portions to move the latch strips 55 and 57 towards each other whereby they may be inserted to the positions illustrated in the drawing. When each glazing strip section while deformed is placed into such position that its latch strips are aligned with the rear latch recesses of the frame members and with the space between the adjacent edge of the glass and the frame member, the strip is released to permit it to move toward its inherent configuration or shape shown in Figure 2 of the drawing. During such movement of the forward latch strip 55, some of the sealing compound or putty 60 is forced outwardly between the adjacent edge of the pane and the flat flange 53 of the strip as is indicated in the drawing. The glazing strip section then abuts and resiliently holds the adjacent edge portion of the glass in position in the window sash. Each glazing strip section is consecutively placed in position until all four sections are in position. Should it 'ever be desired to remove the pane of glass, the glazing strips can again be deformed to move their rear latch strip out of the latch recess of the frame to permit the removal of the glazing strip sections.

The glazing strip may be made of any suitable re.- silient nonweathering plastic, such as polyvinyl plastic, to which paint may be easily bonded, and which is a good heat insulator. The polyvinyl itself may be provided with a suitable color so that no painting thereof may be necessary but if desired the glazing strips may be painted.

The glazing strip is thicker in cross section at the arcuate flange 54 than at the arcuate portion 52 or the flat flange 53. This strengthens the glazing strip along the line between the flat flange and the arcuate portion to prevent plastic fatigue and cracking of the strip resulting from flexing of the strip during installation or removal of'the glazing strip in or from a window sash, since. during suchoperation the flat flange is flexed toward the arcuate portion. The arcuate flange portion is thus' prevented from taking a set due to excess bending at..that portion of the strip andflexing prin- 'cipally occurs in the arcuate portion 52. during'installationlor removal, and. after installation the arcuate-portion 52 remains flexed and presses the arcuate flange 54 .frame in 'which it is. installable. The side frame members 13 andQ14' have' vertical flanges 62 engageable in; such window frame, not shown, to guidethe' movement a of the window sash in the window frame.

It will now be apparent that a new/and improved glazing strip for-window sashes has been illustrated and described which isformed of a plastic substance so that there will beno" metallic noisein the event a pane should for some reason become loosened even if movenient is imparted to such pane. j

, It. will further be seen, that the glazing strip is formed Whenit is desired 'to instalra'panq sueh asthe panefi7 of a resilient substance and, has an arcuate portion provided at one end with a rear latch strip and at the other end with a flat flange which extends angularly from such end. 7

It will further be seen that the glazing striphas an arcuate flange at the juncture of the flat flange and the arcuate portion whereby the pane of. glass is contacted at spaced lines by both the flat flange and the arcuate flange when the rear latch strip is received in a latch recess of the window sash frame to hold the window pane against displacement in the window sash frame.

It will further be seen that the flat flange is also provided with a forward latch strip which is insertable between an edge of the glass and the frame so that the edge of the glass can never come into contact with the window sash frame even should there be no sealing compound, or insuflicient sealing compound, in the spaces between the edge of the glass and the frame.

It will further be seen that the glazing strip is easily and quickly installable in the window sash to retain a pane of glass in position therein and that it resiliently holds the pane of glass against a rectangular surface of the window sash frame.

It will further be seen that, since the window strip is of a non-metallic substance and is a good heat insulator, that heat loss through such a glazing strip will be held to a minimum and that no metallic rattling of the glass pane due to contact with the glazing strip can take place.

The foregoing description of the invention is explanatory only, and changes in the details of the construction illustrated may be made by those skilled in the art, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What is claimed and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:

1. A glazing strip for a window sash having a rectangular abutment surface against which a pane of glass may be disposed with the edges of the pane being spaced from the sash and having a latch recess opening toward said abutment surface including: an elongate arcuate portion; a first latch strip along one longitudinal edge of the arcuate portion receivable in said latch recess; and a flange extending angularly from the other longitudinal edge of the arcuate portion, the flange abutting an edge of the pane to hold the pane in engagement with said rectangular abutment surface when the glazing strip is disposed in said sash, said glazing strip having an arcuate flange at the juncture of said flange and said arcuate portion for engaging the pane of glass.

2. A window sash comprising: a frame having a longitudinal abutment surface; a pane of glass having edge portions in abutting relationwith said abutment surface, said pane having edges spaced from the frame; a sealing substance disposed between the edges of the pane larly from the other longitudinal edge of thearcuate por: tion, said flange having a second longitudinal latch strip extending toward the abutment surface of the sash and into said sealing substance between the edge of the pane and the sash frame, said glazing strip having an arcuate flange at the juncture of said flange and said arcuate portion abutting said pane, said edge of the pane abutting the flange between said arcuate flange and said second latch strip.

4. A glazing strip for a Window sash having a rectangular abutment surface against which a pane of glass may be disposed with the edges of the pane being spaced from the sash and having a latch recess opening toward said abutment surface including: an elongate arcuate portion; a first latch strip along one longitudinal edge of the arcuate portion receivable in said latch recess; and a flange extending angularly from the other longitudinal edge of the arcuate portion, said flange having a sec ond longitudinal latch strip extendable toward the abutment, surface between an edge of the pane and the sash when the first latch strip is disposed in said arcuate recess, said glazing strip having an, arcuate flange at the juncture of said flange and said arcuate portion for engaging the pane of glass.

5. A glazing strip for a window sash having a pane abutment surface and a latch recess opening toward said abutment surface including: an elongate arcuate portion; a first latch strip along one longitudinal edge of the arcuate portion receivable in said latch recess; a first flange extending angularly from the other longitudinal edge of the arcuate portion; and an arcuate flange extending forwardly of the arcuate portion at the juncture, of said first flange and said arcuate portion, said first flange having a second longitudinal latch strip spaced from said arcuate flange and extending toward the abutment surface of the sash when the first latch strip is disposted in said recess, said arcuate flange being thicker in cross section than said arcuate portion and said first flange.

6. A glazing strip for a window sash having a pane abutment surface and a latch recess opening toward said abutment surface including: an elongate arcuate portion;

and the sash, said sash having a latch recess opening toward said abutment surface; a glazing strip disposed in said frame and having an elongate arcuate portion, a first latch strip along one edge of the arcuate portion disposed in said latch recess; and a flange expanding angularly from the other longitudinal edge of the arcuate portion, said flange having a second longitudinal latch strip extending toward the abutment surface of the sash and into said sealing substance between the edge of'the,

pane and the sash frame, said glazing strip having, an

arcuate flange at the juncture of said flange and said. arcuate pontion abutting said pane.

3. A window sash comprising: a frame having a longitudinal abutment surface; a pane of glass, havingedge portions in abutting relation with said abutment surface, said pane having edges spaced from the frame; a sealing substance disposed between the edges of the pane and the sash, said sash having a latch recess opening toward said abutment surface; a glazing strip disposed in said frame and having an elongate arcuate portion, a first latch strip along one edge of the arcuate portion disposed in said latch recess; and a flange expanding angu.

a first latch strip along one longitudinal edge of the arcuate portion receivable in said latch recess; a first flange extending angularly from the other longitudinal edge of the arcuate portion; and an arcuate flange extending forwardly of the arcuate portion at the juncture of said first flange and said arcuate portion, said first flange having a second longitudinal latch strip spaced from said arcuate flange and extending toward-the abutment surface of the sash when the first latch strip is disposed in said recess, said first latch strip being displaced from said one longitudinal edge of the arcuate portion to provide a shoulder engageable with a stop shoulder of the window sash to limitmovement of said first latch strip into said latch recess, said arcuate flange being thicker.

in cross section than said arcuate flange. v 7. A window sash comprising: a frame havingalon portion and said first gitudinal abutment surface; a pane of glass having edge, portions in abuttingrelation with said abutment surface, said pane having edges spaced from the frame; a seal-j ing substance disposed between the edges of the pane and the sash, said sash having a latch recess opening toward ,j V said abutment surface;.a glazing strip disposediin said 1' frame and having an elongate arcuate portion, a first latch strip along one edge of the arcuate portion disposed I in said latch recess; and a flange extending angularly i from the other longitudinal edge of the arcuate portion, 1 g a said flange .having a second longitudinal latch strip ex-" ,p

tending toward the abutment surface of the sash and into said sealing substance between the edge of the pane and the sash frame, said glazing strip having an arcuate flange n g at the juncture of said flange and said arcuate portion I abutting said pane, said edge of the pane abutting the 1 V flange between said arcuate flange and said second latch I 7 V 8 strip, said arcuate flange be'ing'thicker in .cmss section 2,612,662 Pfafi Oct. 7, 1952 than said arcuate portion and saidfir'stfiange. 2,740,173 Webster Apr. 3, 1956 2,795,306 Fey et a1. June 11, 1957 References Cited inthe'file of this patent 2,934;802 Shekter May 3, 1960 UNITED STATES PATENTS 5 FOREIGN PATENTS 1 151, 71 D y n g- 31, 1915 529,963 Italy Aug. 30, 1955

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/455, 52/775, 52/773, 52/476
International ClassificationE06B3/58
Cooperative ClassificationE06B3/5821
European ClassificationE06B3/58B4