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Publication numberUS810604 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 23, 1906
Filing dateApr 10, 1905
Priority dateApr 10, 1905
Publication numberUS 810604 A, US 810604A, US-A-810604, US810604 A, US810604A
InventorsGeorge Baier
Original AssigneeGeorge Baier Jr, George Baier
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Protector for windows.
US 810604 A
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PATENTBD JAN. 23, 1906.

G. BAIER. PROTECTOR FOR WINDOWS.

APPLICATION FILED APR.10

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WITNESSES ATTORNEY UNITED sTAT s PATENT oE IoE.

GEORGE BAIER, OF BUFFALO, NE'W YORK, ASSIGXOH ()F ONE-HALF 'lO GEORGE BAIER, Jlt, OF BUFFALO. NEW YORK.

PROTECTOR FOR wmoows.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 23, 1906.

Application filed April 10, 1905. Serial N0. 254.841.

To all whon't it puny concern:

Be it known that I, GEORGE BAIER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Buffalo, in the county of Erie and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful l[m provements in Protectors for Windows, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in protectors for windows, and its object is to provide an attachment to be applied to the frame of a window to prevent its being shattered by the wind or by pressure exerted thereagainst.

It further consists in providing supports which lie across the window-frame from stile to stile and from top bar to bottom bar, if desired, and which carry adjustable pressure members adapted to be brought into contact with the window with the desired pressure, the function of said pressure members being to prevent swaying or deflection of the window, to which the shattering of the glass is primarily attributed. Y

The invention consists in the construction, arrangement, and combination of parts to be hereinafter described, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a glazed frame having my invention applied thereto. Fig. 2 is an enlarged section taken through the horizontal bar or support, showing one of the adjust able pressure members in elevation and bearing against the window. Fig. 8 is an enlarged section of the inner end of one of thepressure members. Fig. 4 is a cross-section through a supporting-bar, showing a modified form of pressure member in section.

Referring to the drawings in detail, like'letters of reference refer to like parts in the sev eral figures.

The letter A designates the window-frame, and B the plate of glass or window-pane.

C designates supporting-bars, which may be solid or hollow and of any form in crosssection. I have herein shown said bars as cylindrical and hollow, and have provided for the use of a vertical and a horizontal bar but either can be used without the other or two or more bars used in parallel or any other relation with reference to each other. bars are held in brackets D, secured to the frame, the shape and construction of which is not essential to my invention. When the Said bars are arranged at right angles or tocross each other at any other angle they are preferablv connected at the point of crossing by a suitable device, herein shown in preferred form as a clip E. At suitable points in the length of the bars the latter are provided with transverse threaded apertures F, in which pressure members G are adjustablv held. \"Vhile these pressure members may be of any suitable form or construction. each will preferably consist of a threaded shank or bolt 11, passing through the threaded apertures in the bars and having an enlarged knurled head or outer end it to permit of con veniently adjusting the same within said bars and a yielding pressure-piece 1, held removably on said shank or bolt. Each of the pressure-pieces 1 consists of a socket J, provided with a boss J, having a central bore j therein, and a rubber, cork, or other yielding plug K held in said socket by pins 11 or otlurrwisc. Each shank is provided with a reduced portion M near its inner end,which [its the bore j in the socket, and with a still further reduced extremity 'm, threaded to receive a nut N and hold said shank rcvolubly in the socket. \Vhen the pressure-piece is glued to the window, which is sometimes desirable, the pressure applied against the window *an be increased or diminished by screwing the bolt or shank in the desired direction, and under such conditions the bolt revolves in the pressure-piece I without causing the latter to revolve. If desired, the horizontal supportingbar may be used as a curtain-rod in addition to serving as a support for the pressure members.

In Fig. 4 I have shown the pressure member provided with a head O and a pressurepiece P, both screwed onto the bolt or shank, so as to revolve with the latter. \Vhen so constructed, I do not cement the pressurepieces to the window.

It will be observed that this device is simple, durable, conveniently applied, and easily adjusted.

I wish also to state that I do not wish to be limited to the manner in which the pressure 1. In a window-protector, the combination of a support, and a pressure member bearing against the window and adjustable on said support.

2. In a window-prot-eetor, the combination of a support, and pressure members carried by said support and disposed at an angle thereto, said pressure members having yielding pressure ends bearing against the-window.

3. In a window-protector, the combination of a support, and a pressure member carried by said support and disposed at a right angle to the latter to bear against the window.

4. In a window-protector, the combination of a support having a threaded aperture, a

' pressure member adjustable in said aperture and bearing against the window.

5. In a window-protector, the combination of a support, a pressure member carried by said ,support and com rising a threaded shank adjustable toward and from the window, and a pressure-piece at the end of said shank to bear against the window.

6. In a window-protector, the combination with a window and-a window-frame, of a sup porting-bar having its ends secured to said frame, and pressure members carried by said bar and adjustable tlnu'eon.

7. In a \\'indowproteetor, the combination with a window and a window-lrame, of a suporting-bar having its ends secured to said frame and provided with threaded apertures, and pressure members adjustable in said apgrtures and adapted to bear against the win- S. In a window-protector, the combination apertures, and pressure members comprising each a threaded shank passing through one of said apertures and a yielding. pressure-piece at the end of said shank in contact with the window.

9. In a window-protector, the combination with a window and a window-frame, of a supporting-bar having its ends secured to said frame and provided with transverse threaded apertures, and pressure members comprising each a threaded shank passing throtwh one of said a ertures, a socket in which the inner end 0 said shank is revolubly held, and a yielding plug secured within said socket and extending therefrom to bear against the window.

10. In a window-protector, the combination with a window and a window-frame, of two supporting-bars crossing each other and secured at their ends tothe window-frame, a connection for said bars at their point of crossing, and pressure-pieces carried by said bars and adjustable toward and from the window.

In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

GEORGE BAIER.

Witnesses:

JULrUs LANKER, MAY F. SEWERT.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationY10S292/72, F24F13/32