US 304183 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
G. G. DAVIS.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 304,183, dated August 26, 1884.
Application filed March 1'1, 1884. (N6 model.)
To all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, CHRISTOPHER 0. DA- VIs, of Flemingsburg, in the county of Fleming and State of Kentucky, have inventeda.
\ le,ct upon the inside of the glass to pass freely to the outside without coming in contact with the said bottom rail, whereby it is protected I frominjury, and other advantages are gained. To this end my invention consists in a metal strip to be attached upon the upper face of thebottom rail of a sash, the said strip being provided with a ridge to be atthe outer face of: the glass, and with rests or stays for the,
inner face of the same, and also with drainage-grooves, as will be hereinafter more par- :ticularly described.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawi ngs','forming part of this specification,
in which similar letters of reference indicate gorrespo ding'parts in both the figures.
' 'Fignre l is perspective view of the bottom. portion of a window-sash having one of my protectors applied, and Fig. 2 is a cross section of the same on the line 00 w in Fig. 1.
A indicates the bottom rail of a sash, which has its upper face-formed with an outwardlyinelining bevel, instead of being rabbeted and bevelediii, the usual manner.
B is a strip or plate of metal, which strip is adapted'to be secured upon the upper face of the bottom rail of the sash by screws or in any suitable manner. Upon the strip B are secured, by soldering, brazing, or otherwise, angle-strips O, forming a shoulder, c, to bear upon the outer face of the glass D, and a bevel, d, extending from the glass outwardly and downwardly, as shown. Grooves or gutters E are formed in the stripB, which grooves inshoulder c of the ridges O and the stays F serving to support the sheet of glass D against any inward or outward pressure upon the same. I.
The grooves E may be pressed in the strip B and the ridges G secured thereon, as shown or the strip may be cast complete, ready for use.- I do not. limit myself in this respect.
In use the strip B is put in place upon the lower rail of a sash,with its outer edge slightly.
projecting, the inner edge, I), turned down upon the inner side of the sash, and the device secured in place by screws. The glass can then be put in place, with itslower edge bearing upon the strip B. The stays F may be permanently secured to the strip B, but preferably will be secured in place, after the glass is put into the sash, by screws, and the lip b may be turned when the strip is made.
This device acts as asash-proteetor, a plateglass rest, and a ventilator, and serves to carry off any water collecting at the inside of the glass, either from sweat in cold weather or from other cause, and, owing to the ventila: tion secured by the drainagegrooves, it will in, a measure preventthe accumulation of frost upon the glass. Water being kept from the sash, the sash will not become decayed and the glass will not settlefas in an unprotected sash. ,Goods exposed for show are not as liable' to injury from the moisture which gathers upon the glass.
Thisproteetor is more particularly intended for heavy plate-glass or show windows, but is equally applicable to any window, and it may be made of any suitable metal, but preferably of sheet copper or brass.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. As a new article of manufacture, a strip for windowsashes, provided with grooves E, whereby when said strip is placed between the lower edge of the glass and the sash-rail ventilating and drainage spaces will be formed,
per side of the rail with drainage grooves, and 5 The combination, with the sash A and supporting ridges and stays for the front and the glass D, of the metal strip B, having drain- 10 rear lower edges of the glass, substantially as age-grooves E, and provided with the ridges set forth. 0, and of the stays F, substantially as specified. 5 4. In awindow-sash protector, the colnbi- CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DAVIS.
nation,with the plate or strip 13, having drain- WVitnesses: I
age-grooves E, of the ridges G, and the stays DAVID WILLsON,
F, substantially as described. W. A. SUDDUTH.