US 3399504 A
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Sept. 3, 1968 G. l.. v. SMITH GLAZING STRIP Filed March 4, 1966 l/6. 5 \vf6 /A/VE/WOR:
.9' l f l. 6 /F/G. 4 /7/1 A TTOPNE V 3,399,504 GLAZING STRIP George L. V. Smith, 1116 Washington Ave., Alton, Ill. 62002 Filed Mar. 4, 1966, Ser. No. 531,817 1 Claim. (Cl. 52-499) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A glazing strip for retaining panes of glass within the sash of a window being generally triangular in crosssection having a recess presented in its pane confronting face for receiving putty; said recess opening through the bottom face of said strip; there being a groove provided in the bottom face of said strip spacedly from said recess. The bases of said groove and recess being corrugated.
Background of the invention This invention relates in general to Weather sealing A United States Patent O devices and, more particularly, to sealing or glazing strips It is another object of the present invention to provide a glazing strip which fully conceals the putty used for securement of the pane so that with the putty being obscured the esthetic appearance of the window is enhanced.
It is a further `object of the present invention to provide a glazing strip which may be adapted for interlocking engagement with the retained putty so as to render the joint therebetween of increased strength.
It is another object `of the present invention to provide a glazing strip of the type stated which may be easily inserted in operative position by the average homeowner so that the services of a skilled glazier are obviated.
It is :another object `of the present invention to provide a glazing strip which may be most economically manufactured, as by extrusion, and which is reliable and durable in usage, being adapted for fabrication from long- Wearing materials.
Other objects and details of the present invention will be apparent from the following description when read in connection with the accompanying drawing (one sheet) wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a window construction, partially broken away, incorporating a glazing strip constructed in accordance with and embodying the present invention.
FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the glazing strip illustrated in FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 3 is a vertical transverse sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of FIGURE l but illustrating another form of glazing strip constructed in accordance with and embodying the present invention.
FIGURE 4 is a front view, in partial lsection, of `a further form kof glazing strip constructed in accordance with and embodying the present invention.
FIGURE 5 is a rear view, in partial section, of the glazing strip illustrated in FIGURE 4.
Referring now by reference characters to the drawing which illustrates practical embodiments lof the present invention, A generally designates -a weather sealing strip, which for purposes of illustration herein is shown as a Patented Sept. 3, 1968 glazing strip adapted to retain a pane of glass 1 0r other translucent panel in stable position of use, such as, for example, within -a sash 2. of a window, indicated generally at 3. For purposes of illustration only, the sash 2 depicted herein comprises vertical members 4 and horizontal members 5.
Glazing strip A is of generally triangular cross-section, being fabricated from durable, rigid, or flexible material, such as rubber, plastic, metal, wood or the like, being adapted for manufacture by extrusion; said strip having a normally forward or pane-confronting face 6, an inner or sash-confronting face 7, being substantially axially nor-mal to said forward face 6, and an outer face 8 which, when said -strip A is in position of use, will be in inclined disposition to present a slightly outwardly flaring molding for the window 3. The forward or pane-engaging face 6 of strip A is provided with a coextensive recess 9 which is transversely continuous from one side margin of said face 6 to a point proximate the other so as to develop between same and the other side margin of said face 6 a narrow edge portion 10 for surfacewise abutment -against the glass pane 1 (see FIGURE 1). The base 11 of recess 9 will be normally spaced from window pane 1 in planar parallel :relation thereto to develop a volume thereby.
Formed in inner face 7 of strip A is a groove 12 extending the length of said strip and being of general trapezoidal configuration, with its lateral walls w being spaced from the side margins of said face, so as to define therebetween edging portions 13, 14 which abut the confronting zones of sash 2. The base 15 of groove 12 will be spaced from the proximate portion of sash 2 to develop a volume thereby.
Provided spacedly throughout the length of strip A is a plurality of bores or aperatures 16 which progress from face 8 through the body of strip A and open into groove 12 of face 7 (see FIGURE 3). The axes of said bores 16 may 4be at an angle of substantially 45 degrees to the horizontal. Said bores 16 are adapted for receiving braids, nails, or other securing elements, indicated n, for effecting rigid connection of strip A to sash 2.
In usage, with glass pane 1 presented -within sash 2, putty p may be applied within groove 12 and recess 9 of glazing strip A before the latter is mounted in operative position. However, it is evident that putty p may preferably be applied directly against t-he marginal portions of said glass pane 1, as well as upon the adjacent `portions of sash 2 throughout the extent of the latter.
The user then places a section of glazing strip A, which has been cut to prescribed length, firmly against glass pane 1 and the adjacent portion of sash 2 so that the applied putty is compressed within groove 12 and recess 9 of glazing strip faces 6, 7, respectively. The securing operation is completed by the driving of nails n or the like through bores 16 'for fixing the strip A in position. Any putty which may have inadvertently squeezed outwardly around edges of strip A may be easily shorn away. With strip A thus engaged, the edging portions 10, 13 and 14 are in `firm abutment against the confronting glass or sash surfaces, as the case may be, and with putty p being concealingly encased within the volumes defined by groove 12 and the adjacent portion of sash 2, and recess 9 and the cooperating portions of glass pane 1 and sash 2. Putty p is thereby protected against the atmosphere so that inadvertent or premature drying is inhibited, and by being in contact with the inert material of construction of strip A, putty p is prevented from undesired deteriorating inter-reaction.
As indicated in FIGURE 1, the glazing strips A are applied about all four sides of sash 2 for providing reliable and firm mountin-gs for window pane 1, as well as to cause the window to have a finished, attractive appearance wherein only the outer, smoothy faces 8 of glazing strips A 'are visible. It is, of course, apparent that the average homeowner may readily use and apply glazing strips A without uncertainly as to effective application of the same since strips A are designed to substantially automatically bring about proper disposition with respect to the encased putty, the associated window pane, and sash.
FIGURES 3, 4, and 5 illustrate other forms of glazing strip A which constitute parts of the,A present invention; said strips, as depicted lin said figures and designated A', are of the saine general character as strip A hereinabove discussed, being of generally triangular crosssection, and havingan outer face 8', a forward face 6', and inner face 7'; said latter two faces having a recess 9' and groove 12' respectively. To produce a more positive interenglagement with putty p, the bases 11' and 15' of recess 9 and groove 12', respectively, are transversely serrate-d or saw-toothed, as indicated at 20, 21, respectively, causing the development of, what might be termed, valleys 22 and hills 23, whereby the accepted putty p will be received within the valleys 22 and thus, through plasticity form a complementary contouring for creating positive interlock. By means of this novel feature t-he rigidity of strip A in position of use is materially enhanced.
FIGURE 3 illustrates another variant of the present invention wherein the base 11' of recess 9' in forward face 6' is serrated while base 15' of groove 12' in inner face 7' is left in unbroken condition.
Although the present invention has, for purposes of comprehension, been described in conjunction -with a glazing strip, it is quite evident that this invention is adapted for many finishing and sealing -applications other than particularly with windows. Thus, the same could very well be utilized with plumbing equipment such as in kitchens and home bathrooms, as well as any other type of service as a sealant for preventing the undesired seepage or leakage of liquid or gaseous matter.
It should be understood that changes and modifications in the formation, construction, and arrangement and combination of the several parts of the glazing strip may be made and substituted Ifor these herein shown and described without departing from the nature and principle of my invention.
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1. In combination with a window having a sash comprised of side components and upper and lower horizontal members, and a pane of translucent material retained by said sash, a glazing strip comprising an elongated body of triangular cross-section for extension between the sash side components, said body having a pane-confronting face, asash-confronting face for Idisposition upon said sash lower horizontal member, and an outer face, said pane-confronting `face having a coextensive, longitudinally extending, recess opening laterally toward said pane and downwardly at its lower end toward said sash lower horizorital member defining with said pane and said sash Iinember a volume receiving putty, said sash-confronting face having a coextensive, longitudinally extending groove opening downwardly toward said sash lower horizontal member defining therewith a volume receiving putty, said sash-confronting groove being spaced from the said recess of the pane-confronting "face, the bases of said recess and said groove being provided with a plurality of serrations.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 648,945 5/1900 Girou-d 52-499 1,964,557 6/1934 Brezinski 52-499 1,983,246 12/1934 Sakowski 52-499 2,252,197 8/1941 Passer 52-499 2,654,920 10/1953 Kessler 52-498 X JOHN E. MURTAGH, Primary Examiner.