US 431629 A
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0. WAGNER. WINDOW SASH.
No. 431,629. Patented July 8, 1890.
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OSCAR WAGNER, OF DAYTON, OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 431,629, dated July 8, 1890.
Application filed November 1, 1889. Serial No. 328,928. (No model.)
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Be it known that I, OSCAR VAGNER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Dayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful AImprovements in lVindow-Sash; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
Hy invention relates to improvements in window-sash, the several features of which will be fully hereinafter set forth and claimed.
The object of my invention is to so support the sash within the window-frame that the sash may be inverted, thereby making it convenient to wash the outside of the window-panes. I attain the object by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a front elevation of theY window frame and sash, with portions cut away to exhibit the supporting mechanism. Fig. 2 is a side view of the same with the lower sash partially turned on its pivots. Fig. 3 is a transverse section of the same on line fg, Fig. l. Fig. 4 is an enlarged vertical section of a portion on line Fig. l. Fig. 5 is a detailed view of the stirrup, channel-bar, and strip.
Like letters and ii gu res designate like parts throughout the several views.
A is the window-frame, and in construction may be identical with those in use, as the invention does not involve any modification thereof.'
B is the upper, and O the lower, sash, which are not held in the channels formed by the window-strips, but are held by a supporting device that occupies said channels. The sash-balance is identical with those in use, comprising pulley l0, weight S, and cord 7. The strip 3 is of uniform size throughout its length, and the cord is attached to this strip at the orices 9, the same on both sides. To these strips, a little below the center, is pivoted the stirrup 4, and on the said cross-bar of which normally rests the sash. The stirrup comprises side strips with pivots and a cross-piece, and the lengthened strips, with cord and weight attached, form the entire support for the sash;Y but as there would be openings between the frame and sash, I use the sliding channel-bars l and 2, which oc cupy the channels in the frame and extend over the edges of the sash to close said openings and within which the sash freely moves. At Fig. l the right channel-bar 2 is shown raised up above the lower sash and a portion of the side is cut away to show the cord passing through the back of the same. The cord is the only support to hold the channelbar ink position when raised above the sash.
In raising and lowering the sash the channel-bars move with it by the friction resulting from the snug'tit ofV the parts and the arrangement of the cord. When it is desirable to wash the outside of the window, the knobs 5 are grasped and the channel-bars pushed up until above the lower sash; then the sash is inverted on the pivots of the supporting-stirrup. l/Vhen the washing is compiet-ed, the sash is placed in its original position and the channel-bars brought down, and the sash are handled as usual.
The stirrup, channel-bars, and strip are preferably made of metal, but wood may be used in part. The upper sashis supported by the saine device, and is brought to the bottom of the window-frame for reversal.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
l. 'lhe window-sash support, comprising the strips 3, stirrup 4, pivoted to said strips and sash, the sliding channel-bars l and 2 to cover the edges of the sash and embrace said support, in' combination with the windovframe, `substantially as set forth.
2. In combination with the window-frame, provided with the usual sash-balance, the strips 3, having pivots and orifices for the attachment of the cords, the stirrup 4, attached by said pivots and carrying the sash, and the sliding channel-bars to cover the edges of the sash and embrace said su pportng parts, substantially as set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
B. PICKERING, CHAs. A. WALTMIRE.v