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dilated 5mm E.P. FORD, 0F sHIPMAN, ILLINOIS..
Lezers Patent No. 91,006, dated June 8,1869.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of the same.
To all whom Iit may concern: Y
Be it known that I, E. P. FORD, of Shipman, in the county of- Macoupin, and State of Illinois, have in-l vented a new and useful Improvement in Weather- Strips; and I do hereby declare thatA the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification. y This invention relates lto a self-acting weather-strip, to he attached to outside dools for stopping wind and rain; and Y The invention consists in the construction and armngementof the strip and the parts connected therewith, as hereinafter more fully described.
In the accompanying sheet of drawings- Figure 1 is a sectional side elevation of a door pro` vided with my weather-strip.
Figure 2 is a vertical section of fig. 1 through the line a; l
Figure 3 is a detached view of the guide and stopplate. l
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
A is the. door.
B is the door-casing.
C is the door-sill.
Ve is the threshold or raised portion of the sill.
j' is a plate of metal on the threshold, against which the weather-strip acts in closing. p y is the grooved stop and guide-plate, by whichthe action of the strip is controlledr H is the self adjustable weather-strip.
v This strip H is placed in the groove i of the door, with its lower edge protruding below the bottom of the door.
It is slotted at the ends, and its lower edge is bevelled, as seen in the drawing.
The ribs or partitionj, in the guide-plates g, act as stops, and limit the rise and fall of the strip.
The strip is forced upward, in closing the door, by striking the threshold and plate j, as seen in fig. 2, where the position of the strip and the stop-plate g is seen in red color, as when closing. The position of the strip, after` the door is closed, is seen in the same figure.
It will be seen that the strip rises and passes over the plate f in closing the door, when it drops by its own gravity into the position seen in the drawing.
The bevelled edgeof the strip corresponds with the bevelled edge of the plate f, and eiectually excludes wind and water. i v
The bar or stop j prevents the strip from dropping too low when the door is open, and the groovek, in the plate "g, keeps the strip in its proper position at all times.
-It' will be seen that no springs 'are used to insure a perfect working of the strip, and none are necessary. The arrangement is very simple, and not likely to get out of order. y
The plates g are attached to the edges ofthe door, and form a perfect guide and stop for the strip.
Having thus described my invention,
I claim as new, anddesire t0 secure by Letters Patenty In combination with a door, the strip H, and the guide and stopplate g, constructed, combined, arranged, and operating substantially as` and for the pur pose herein shown and described.
Witnesses: E. P. FORD.
SAML. WILLIAMS, E. G. BUNDLE.