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Publication numberUS918730 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1909
Filing dateApr 20, 1908
Priority dateApr 20, 1908
Publication numberUS 918730 A, US 918730A, US-A-918730, US918730 A, US918730A
InventorsKimbell I Bronson
Original AssigneeKimbell I Bronson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Apr. 20, 1909.

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Be it known that I, KIMBELL a citizenlof the United States residing at Rice L 8.k6, in the county oflBarro'n and State at Wisconsin, have invented certain new an usefulv Improvements in Door The present invention relates tothat'class of devices known as door openers, and more esper'iiallyv to those which-are adapted to be operated by the foot.- I

' An object of this invention isthe provision of door opening means which may be readily applied to or detached from a doorlatch.

further object is the adapting of the opener to; doors of various thicknesses while enabling manipulation of the opener on both sides of the door. v i v The invention has for a still further object the. revision of a, door opener of'this class in w iich a spring is utilized for the purpose -'of operating the same in lieu of the cumbersome weights. now employed in devices of this cl. aracter.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description, and it illustratedns applied to an ordinarydoor,

Fig. 2 is a transverse, vertical section through. the latch spindle sleeve detached,

\ connected parts being seen in elevation,

Fig. 3 is a top plan View of the foot levers.

Referring to the drawings, 10 represents a door of any ordinary construction which is hung in the common frame 1 1.. An ordinary latch lock 12 is attached in the usual manner to the door 10, the ordinary spindle 13 extending outwardly from the latch and being provided on its ends with knobs 14.

Upon the spindle 13, a sleeve 15 is secured preferably by means of a set screw 17 in such a position that the rojectlon or crank arm 16 extending thererom will extend at the roper angle with respect to the mechanism ii I end to one of said foot levers of asleeve;

creinaftcr described. The arm 16 is of "which the following is' a speci-' Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented April 20, 1909;-

in which is secured a depending connecting cured to a foot lever 20 through an eye 21. Obviously the connections of rod 19 are sufficiently loose for permitting the necessary movement of the rod during operati n. The lower portion of the door is apertured, as at serve as bearing fora spindle or shaft 24 extending through the aperture 22. The lever nected to a lever 25, similar in construction and arrangement to lever 20, the levers 20 and 25' being thus arranged on opposite sides of the door, and each being provided with a treadle of any suitable type extending laterally from the door in position for being engaged by the foot of the operator. i

In order to. enable adjustment of the the door, the lever 25 is bored transversely said spindle is slidingly extended through tion by a set screw 26 threaded through the end of the lever 25 into engagement with the spindle. The end of the lever 25 which at 27, for forming a stop adapted to contact with the respective escuteheon 23 for evers are applied to a door. spring 32 is connected, as at33, to the sleeve 15 while its opposite end is secured to, the connecting rod 19 for the purpose ofraising freed after operation.

readily be applied to any ordinary door.

The operation of the device is as follows When it is desired to open the door, one of the foot levers is depressed by the foot of the the arm 16 and whereby the s indle 1 3' is lateral movementof the foot on the foot lever will cause the door to open.

What is claimed is combination with a pair of spaced foot levers and a connecting rod secured at the lower formed, at its free extremity, with aneye 18 i adjustably positioned. upon the spindle oii a for the reception of the spindle 24, and the.

such bore and retained adjustably in posireventing binding of the parts When'the" One end of a It is'thus seen that a I device of this construction'can easily and partly revolved and the latch wit idrawn) Afl v 105 rod 19. The lower end of the rod 19 isfse- 22, the ends of which aperture are preferably I protected by escutcheons 23, which latter 20 is connected to one end of the s indle 24 and the opposite end of said spind e is eon-' structure with respect to the thickness of" engages the spindle 24 is shouldered, as I the foot levers to their normal position/When operator, whereby the connectingmo'd 19 is: caused to draw downwardly the free endof In a detachable door latch opener, the

door latch, a laterally extended arm cs rried end to effect an expansion proportionately by said sleeve and'pivotally connectedto double to the distance through which the the opposite extremity of said connecting said second arm rotates. rod, a second arm disposed on said sleeve In testimony whereof I ofiix my signature,

diametrically opposite to said first enn'and in presence of two witnesses.

e spring secured to the outer extremity of KIMBELL l. BRONSON. said arm and to a point on said connecting Witnesses: v s v rod spaced from the upper end thereof for the ODEN Bnonson,

purpose of expanding said spring from each ALFRED BRONSON.

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Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4621848 *Feb 7, 1985Nov 11, 1986Pierce Robert EPortable foot operated door opener
International ClassificationE05B53/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05B53/001
European ClassificationE05B53/00B