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Publication numberUS817220 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 10, 1906
Filing dateNov 14, 1905
Priority dateNov 14, 1905
Publication numberUS 817220 A, US 817220A, US-A-817220, US817220 A, US817220A
InventorsCharles J Caley
Original AssigneeRussell & Erwin Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 817220 A
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PATENTED APR. lo, 1906. C. J. GALEY.




SASHMCENTEFL No. 817,220. Specification of Letters Patent.

Application iilecl November 14,1905. Serial No. 287,227.

Patented April 10, 1906.

To all whom it may concern: tion with the desired pressure. The sleeve 7 Be it lrnown that l, CHARLES J. CALEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Britain, Hartford county, Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful lmprovements in Sashenters, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

My invention relates to sash-centers, and particularly to the type shown in my Patent No. 784,104, dated March 7, 1905.

The object ol the invention is to provide a sash-center which may be readily and accurately applied to a sash and by means of which the sash may be automatically locked upon. swinging it to its closed position, so that it can only be opened by intentional manual release. In the preferred form, as shown in the accompanying sheet of drawings, means is provided 'for yieldingly holding the parts in any one of a plurality oi positions.

The details of 'mprovement consist in means for centeringl the parts when applying them to a sash. and in means for locking the two parts oi the mechanism together.

Figure 1 is a plan view and partial section of a device embodying the improvements of my invention, showing the parts in their closed position. Fig. 2 is a iront view of the mechanism; Fig. 3 is a vertical section on the plane of the line X X in Fig. 1.

,y The parts are shown by themselves and without connection to the window sash or frame; but the operation and method of application will be readily understood.

1 and 2 represent two members adapted to be secured to the sash and sash-frame, respectively.

3 and 4 are the two arms of the member 1, having screw-holes for the passage of screws for attachment to the sash. 5 and 6 represent the two corresponding arms oi the other member for attachment to the windowframe.

It Will be obvious that the device be employed either at the top of a window or at the bottom, il desired, or both at the top and bottom. Y

7 is a sleeve projecting from the member 2, about which are mounted two springs 8 and 9 and the corrugated positioning or friction plates 10 and 11. The end of the sleeve 7 is screw-threaded, and upon it are mounted the nuts 12 and 13 for clamping the parts in posiis hollow and a'llords a passage for the centering-Screw 14, which is adapted to talre into the Wood of the sash or frame. The Sash or frame will of course be recessed to receive the end of the sleeve and the nuts.

15 is a latch member pivoted to the arm 4 at 16 and having a hooked ond 17 adapted to coact with the shoulder 18 ol the arm 5 when the parts are in their closed position. 19 is a spring for pressing the latch into the position shown.. 20 is a shoulder on the arm 4, against which the latch 15 rests when the two members ol the device are opened. The end of the latch is preferably rounded and beveled, so that it will more readily slip into position in the arm 5 in the act ol' closing. 21 is a similar latch pivotally mounted in the arm 6, adapted to coact with the arm 3. The Outer ends of the latches 15 16 are shaped so as to be readily grasped between the thumb and `lingers or otherwise in the act oi releasing for the purpose oi openingl the Sash. The parts may be thus readily swung open from their closed position by releasing the latches and may be closed when desired, when they will automatically lock. The advantages of this will be appreciated.

What l claim is- 1. ln a sash-center, the combination ol a pair of members pivotally mounted with relation to one another, a hollow sleeve carrie by one member, and projecting through the other member at its center, an adjusting-nut for said sleeve and a centering-screw passing through said sleeve lor the purpose specified.

2. lpn a sash-center, two members relatively pivoted, spring-pressed means for yieldingly holding them in position, a hollow sleeve projecting from one member through the center of the other, an adjusting-nut for regulating the friction, and a centering-screw passing entirely through said sleeve and projecting beyond for the purpose specified.

3. In a sash-center, two relatively pivoted members, a pivoted spring-pressed lockinglatch carried by one member adapted to automatically engage and lock the other member only when the parts are closed.

4. ln a sash-center, the combination oi a pair oi members pivoted together, each comprising a central portion and two extending arms, a latch carried by one of the arms of IOO one member having a beveled end adapted to automatically engage one of the arms of the other member when the parts are brought into their closed position, and having an eX- tension-piece for digital engagement.

5. A pivot for Window-sash and the like, comprising two members pivoted together, a latch pivotally carried by one member adapted to have a locking engagement with the other member, and an extension-piece carried by the latch for digital engagement.

6. In a sash-center, two relatively pivoted members and similarly-positioned oppositelygisposed automatically-operable latch memers.

7. A sash-center comprising two relatively pivoted members, a manually-operable latch pivotally supported by one member, a shoulder carried by said member, a spring for normally holding said latch against said shoulder when the parts are opened, a shoulder carried by the other member, and a beveled hook end carried bysaid latch for the purpose specified.

8. A device' of the character described, comprising tWo relatively pivoted members, and a locking-latch carried by each member adapted to engage a shoulder carried by the other member.

9. In a device of the character described, two similarly -formed members relatively pivoted together, and two independent latch members adapted to hold the parts in their closed position.

l0. A pivot for Windowsash and the like, comprising relatively pivoted members, a pivoted latch carried by one member adapted to automatically engage the other when the parts are closed.

ll. In a center or pivot for window-sash and the like, two relatively pivoted members, and a latch pivotally carried by one member having its axis eccentric to but parallel With the aXis of said members.

12. In a pivot or center for Window-sash and the like, two relatively pivoted members, and a pair of manually-releasable latches adapted to lock said members in their closed position.

CHAS. J. CALEY. Witnesses i M. S. WIARD, WM. R. STONE.

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