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Publication numberUS686603 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1901
Filing dateDec 22, 1900
Priority dateDec 22, 1900
Publication numberUS 686603 A, US 686603A, US-A-686603, US686603 A, US686603A
InventorsWilliam Gossett
Original AssigneeFredrick Daniel Kees, William Gossett
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 686,603. V Patented Nov. i2, i901.



{Applicatibn filed Dec. 22. 1900.)

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters ;Patent No. 686,603, dated Novemlder 12, 1901.

` Application filed December 22, 1900. Serial No. 40,799. (No model.)

T0 all whom it meiy concern.-

Beit known that I, WILLIAM GOSSETT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Falls City, in the county of Richardson and State of Nebraska, have invented new and useful Improvements in Hinges, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in hinges; and its primary obj eet is to provide a device of simple construction which obviates the necessity of employing the pivot-pin,as heretofore,and which permits the hinged parts to be readily detached from each other.

A further object is to so construct the leaves of the hinges that each of them may be struck up form a single sheet of metal.

With these and other objects in view the invention consists in providing a hinge one leaf of which is provided with a fiange adjacent to one of the edges and has a tongue struck up therefrom and curved. This tongue is adapted to engage an aperture formed within an extension of the second leaf of the hinge, said extension being concavo-convex in crosssection.

The invention also consists in so arranging the flanges of the leaves as to prevent vertical movement of the door or other hinged structure when the same is swung upon its,


The invention also consists in certain novel features of construction and combination of parts, which will be hereinafter fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, showing the preferred form of my invention, and in which- Figure 1 is an elevation of a portion of a screen and its casing, showing the hinges secured thereto. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section through the hinge. Fig. 3 is a detail View of one of the leaves of the hinge. Fig. 4 is a similar view of the remaining leaf. Fig. 5 is a detail view of a modified form of leaf.

In the drawings the same reference characters indicate the same parts of the invention.

1 is a leaf of a hinge formed from a single piece of sheet metal and having a fiange 2, arranged along one edge thereof, the rear end of said fiange being inclined outward, as

device to which the hinges are secured, and

when said screen is swung upon its hinges the 'ends of the extensions will swing into contact with the tongues, while the lower edge of the lower extension will bear upon the fiange 2 adjacent thereto and will prevent downward movement of the screen after the same has been swung open a sufficient distance to remove the tongue 4 from the aperture 5. The fiange of the leaf l of the upper hinge is preferably arranged at the upper edge of said leaf, so as to prevent the screen from being moved upward.

By employing hinges of this construction screens, storm -`doors, &c., can be readily mounted and removed, the inclined ends of the fianges serving to guide the curved extensions 6 to their positions between the flanges of the two hinges.

In Fig. 5 I have shown a modified form of `leaf, which may be employed in lieu ofthe leaf 7, heretofore described. "It will be seen that the end of the-curved extension 6 ofthis leaf is provided with a recess 8, which is adapted when the screen is swung open to extend on opposite sides of the tongue, and thereby hold the parts in engagement at all times.

From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, the construction and advantages of my improved hinge, it is thought, will be readily apparent without'requiring an extended explanation. It will be seen that the device is simple of construction, that said construction permits of its manufacture at small cost, and that it is exceedingly well adapted forthe purpose for which it is designed, and it will of course be understood that various changes in IOO ond leaf having a curved extension provided with an aperture to receive the tongue.

2. In a hinge, the combination With a leaf having a curved extension formed with an aperture, in combination with a. second leaf provided with a fiange at one edge having an inclined end, and with a cnrved tongue adapt ed to enter the aperture in the other leaf.

In testimony whereof I aifix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationE05D15/00