US 409194 A
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L. W. HARDY.
' DOOR GHEGK.
No. 409,194. 4 Patented Aug. 20,1889.
NlTED STATES ATENT Fries.
LOUIS IVALTER HARDY, OF YELLOYV SPRINGS, OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 409,194, dated August 20, 1889.
Application filed April 19, 1889. Serial No. 307,805. (No model.)
.tains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to improvements in door stops and holders; and it consists in the novel construction and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.
The annexed drawings, to which reference is made, fully illustrate my invention, in which- Figure 1 represents a side View of my device. Fig. 2 is a perspective viewof the same, and Fig. 3 is also a side view showing the device holding a door at the bottom.
Referring by letter to the accompanying drawings, A designates the combined door step and holder, consisting of the metal springplate, the portion a of which is bent at right angles to the horizontal portion 1), and is provided with perforations 0, whereby the holder may be secured to a wall above or below or at the side of a door. The outer end of the horizontal plate is bent rearwardly, leaving a V-shaped opening (Z and an inclined upper surface 2, over which the edge of a door slides when the latter comes in contact with the holder. IVithin this V-shaped opening is arranged a rubber fillin g 1, which projects from the inclined face rearwardly, as shown at g.
B represents a second plate, which is socured to the main plate, as at h, and the forward end 7: thereof is bent at right angles thereto, and by such projection provides a stop for the door.
It will be seen that when the door comes in contact with the outer end of the holder the same slides over the inclined end, the spring yielding sufficiently untilthe edge of the door passes the point g, when the spring goes back and holds the door between this point and the stop '21. It will be further observed that this combined door stop and holder can be used at the top or the bottom or at the side of the door, and it is simple in operation, durable, and at the same time cheap to manufacture.
It will be observed that I take a single plate A, bend one end at right angles, as indicated at a, and perforate this end 5 also, that I bend the opposite end at an acute angle and fill the space with an elastic cushion f, protruding backward beyond the tip of the bent portion 6 of said acute angle; also, that I :interpose between said exposed portion of the cushion another plate 13, which has airupturned or right-angularstop portion 1'. The door is thus held from jar or rattling, because the cushion acts to hold the door by elastic pressure against the stop 2', and said cushion serves also to prevent the door from inj ury or scratching the painttherefrom.
lVhat I claim is As an improved article of commodity, the within -described combined door stop and holder, comprising the following elements: a spring-plate I), having a rectangular portion a on one end, an acute angular portion on the opposite end, a rubber block confined in the acute angular portion and protruding backward beyond the edge of the bent lip of said angular portion, whereby a door is prevented from injury when in contact with the holder, and an independent stop-plate I having a stog-lip c', as shown and described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
LOUIS \VALTER HARDY.
J. W. HAMILTON, ELIZABETH HAMILTON.