Frame for skylights
US 591611 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
0. W. STRAN. FRAME FOR SKYLIGHTS.
No. 591,611. Patented Oct. 12,1897.
IIVI/E/VTOH 04 ATTORNEYS,
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES W. STRAN, OF OLEVEIJAND, OHIO.
FRAME FOR 'SKYLIG HTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 591,611, dated October 12, 1897.
Application filed January 2, 1897. Serial No. 617,731. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern: Be it known that 1, CHARLES W. STRAN, of
, Cleveland, Ouyahoga county, Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Framesfor Skylights; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention,'such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to improvements in framework for skylights; and it consists in certain features of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter described, and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure I is an elevation showing my improved manner of securing one of the glass-supporting bars or rafters of the skylight to the supportingcurb. Fig. II is a transverse section on line II II, Fig. I; and Fig. III is a right-handside elevation relative to Fig. II partly in section and shows more clearly the manner of securing the glass-supporting bar or rafter to the anchor that is supported from the curb.
I would here remark that the invention now sought to be patented is animprovement of the subject-matter disclosed in United States Letters Patent No. 350,448, granted October 5, 1886.
Referring to the drawings, A designates the the curb of the skylight, that extends upwardly from the roof of the building (not shown) in the usual manner.
B represents one of the inclined bars or rafters employed in supporting the glass or lights (not shown) of the skylight. Bar or rafter B is composed, preferably, of sheet metal bent into the shape required to form two ledges or seats I) 1) upon opposite sides, respectively, of the bar or rafter and designed to receive and support the lights or glass (not shown) of the skylight. The sheet metal forming the bar or rafter is, furthermore, bent or shaped to form the hollow web 1) below ledges or seats I) b and is, furthermore, provided with a base 6 at the lower end of said web. The lower end of the rafter is secured to the curb through the medium of an anchor D. The upper edge or top of the curb slopes downwardly and outwardly, and my improved anchor rests upon and fits the curbs sloping top and has a member 01 overlapping the lower and outer end of bar or rafter B and has another member d overlapping and secured to the inner side of said curb. The
central portion of the anchor is inclined,
therefore, to fit or seat against the sloping top of the rafter, and screws 0 are preferably employed in securing the anchor to the rafter. A plate D is riveted, preferably, to the inner side of the outer member cl of the anchor, and said plate has a lug or flange D projecting into and riveted at d to the web of the rafter.
In the construction shown in the patent hereinbefore referred to the anchor was secured to the outer side of the curb, and its securing devices were exposed to the weather and were, furthermore, subject to a bearingdown strain occasioned by the weight of the rafters and glass of the skylight, and this strain upon and exposure of said securing desupport for the glass-supporting rafters of the skylight is provided.
What I claim is- 1. The combination with an inclined bar or rafter of a skylight, of a curb upon which the rafter is supported, and an anchor interposed between the rafter and curb, and comprising an inclined central portion fitting upon the upper side of the curb, and an inner depending portion secured to the inner face of the curb, and an outer upwardly-inclined integral portion fitting upon and overlapping the outer inclined end of the rafter.
2. The combination with an inclined bar or rafter of a skylight, provided with a hollow web, of a curb upon which the rafter is supported, an anchor comprising a central portion fitting upon the upper side of the curb, an inner depending portion secured to the inner face of the curb, and an outer upwardly-inclined integral portion fitting upon the outer end of the rafter, and a plate secured to the outer portion of the anchor, and provided .with a lug extending into and secured to said CHARLES NV. STRAN.
C. H. Donna, ELLA E. TILDEN.