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Publication numberUS967095 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 9, 1910
Filing dateMay 8, 1908
Priority dateMay 8, 1908
Publication numberUS 967095 A, US 967095A, US-A-967095, US967095 A, US967095A
InventorsArthur B Wenink
Original AssigneeArthur B Wenink
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 967095 A
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967,095 Patented Aug. 9, 1910.


i u v Inventor.

With/68868. v M a A. B. WENINK.



967,095. Patented Aug. 9,1910.


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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented rin a, rare.

application filed May 8, 190a; serial No. telnet.

use, and a structure which canbe manufactured more cheaply and which possesses certain advanta es which will out in this speci cation, Referring to the drawings which accombe pointed pany this specification and form a part thereof, and on which the same reference characters designate the same elements whereverthey may appear in each of the several figures, and which drawings illustrate an embodiment of my invention, F igure 1 is a plan view-of a register, the usual grille or covering plate being omitted; Fig. 2 is an end elevation looking in the direction of the arrow on Fig. 1; Fig, 3 is. an

elevation in section on the-line b h, Fig. 1, locking in the directionof the arrow; Fig. tis an elevation in section on the'line c c,

Fig. 1; Figs 5 illustrates a detail in elevation; Fig, 6 illustrates a detail on line (1 d, V Figfi; Fi 7 illustrates a detail; of a corner of the register frame in. perspective; Fig. 8 illustrates in erspective a detached end piece of the reg1ster frame; Fig; 9 illustrates in perspective one ofthe slats of the register. 7

Referring to the drawings, the numeral 1 designates generally the frame of the register, which is provided with the slats 2 and operating mechanism for manipulating said sate.

Une of the. principal objects of this invention is to provide a register which can be made b fewer operations and which will contain a ess number of parts than the registers now in use, whereby simplicity of construction is afforded and cheapness of production is assured.

Une 'ofthe objects ofthis invention is to provide a register frame which shall have a smooth exterior surface so that it may be fitted closely and accurately into the aperture provided for its reception, In order to obtain the results above indicated, the register frame 1 is composed of two similarly shaped but oppositely disposed side pieces 3 and 4:, the top edges of said side pieces, which are preferably composed ofsheet metal, being bent over at a little more than a right angle, as indicated by the numerals 5 and 6, while the lower edges of said side members 3 and d are bent inwardly and upwardly and provided with lips 7 and 8 with which the slats 2 at the sides of the register areadapted to coact in order to close the passageway through the register casing.

The frame is provided with two end pieces 9, 10, the tops of which are also turned over like the tops of the side pieces, but each of said end pieces is preferably bent inwardly,

thence downward and outwardl to form channel-shaped sections 11 and 12, these channelrshaped sections of the. end pieces being provided with apertures 13 to receive the pintles 1d of the slats 2, This construction prevents dust which may be carried through the register-opening, from accumulating in the channel-shaped parts of the end pieces,

The bent over portions 5 and 6 of. the side members of the frame are beveled at their ends, as indicated generally by the numeral .15, and the corresponding bent over, portions of the end pieces 9 and 10 are similarly beveled, so that an accurate joint is formed between the said parts of said members, and the upstanding sides of the end members of the frame are provided with integrally formed projections 16, bent over at right angles and provided withapertures 17 through which rivets or bolts may f be passed to unite the end and side members of the frame together,

"In the drawings I have illustrated the p end members 9 and 10 as being provided withthe projections 16, but of course it is obvious that the side members 3 and 4 might be provided with these projections, or each of the members of the frame might be provided with aprojection at one end only,-but

with apertures adapted to register with the 1 apertures 17 in the projection 16, and'the clips 18 to. which the usual grille plate is secured, as shown in Fig. 3, are provided with apertures adapted to register with the above mentioned apertures, so that a single set of rivets'or bolts maybe employed to unite a side member with an end member, and a clip to said members. i

The extension 16 as clearly illustrated by the drawings, are secured tothe adjacent members on the inside of the frame, as distinguished from the outside of the frame,

whereby .an extremely neat and finished smooth joint is formed at the corners of the frame, as the ends of the side pieces terminate flush with the outside faces of the end pieces, and this feature is one to which I especially desire to direct attention, as I intend to make this construction a feature of my claims. i r

The slats 2 are preferably formed from sheet metal, and each of them is provided with an upturned lug '19, which has an aperture adapted to receive a pin 20 carried by the operating bar 21, to rock said slats about their pintles 14 in the ordinary way.

Each slat is provided with an upwardly arched strengthening bead 22, a portion of the metal of said arch being punched out to form a reverse arch 23, the pintles 14 being adapted to be received between the arches thus formed and securely held thereby.

'The pintles 14 are preferably formed of rivets or pins 24, provided with shoulders 25 the slats at the ends of the arch 22 being provided with recesses 260 within which the shoulders 25 are received, so that the outer faces'of said shoulders are flush with the ends of the slats, whereby a tight joint is assured between the ends of the slate and the end members of the frame,

"While at the same time the shoulders 25 protectthe apertures 13 and prevent dust,

from passing through them.

. An operating wheel 26 is pivotally secured to the end member 10 ofthe register frame by a pivot 27, and is connected with the being located below the bar 21 an pin 28, so that as the wheel 26 is rocked upon the pivot 27, the bar 21 is reciprocated and the slats 2 are opened-or closed in the customary manner.

In order that the pivot 27 may be located near the lower edge of the end member 10 and at the same timemay be so placed that it will not interfere with the slats, and to avoid the use of a separate piece secured to said end member for receiving pivot 27, the construction illustrated by the drawings is adopted.

It will be noticed by reference to Figs. 2, 4 and 5 of the drawings, that a lip 29 is punched out of the metal forming the top of the channel-shaped part 12 of said memher, said lip. being bent downwardly and face of said end member, and the pivot. 27 is secured in this lip, a sprin 30 bein interposed between said lip an the whee 26 to, hold the wheel in an,adjusted position by friction.

The'wheel 26 is preferably stamped from sheet metal and is formed, as clear y shown by Fi 4 of the drawing? with an upwardly exten ed portion 31, w 'ch is apertured to receive the pivot 27, an inwardly bent portion 32, anupwardly extending portion 33, an outwardly extending portion 34, at a point about coinciding with the inturned upper edges of the end members of the register frame, an upwardly extending portion 35, the up er edge being bent over and provided witih corrugations, as indicated bythe numeral 36, this construction permitting a compact arrangement of parts and insurln their retaining their relative ositions as t e operatin bar 21 is retained etween the In 19 and t e portion 33 of the wheel. The w eel 26 bears against the spring 30 below the operating bar 2]. and against the inturned upper edge of the end p ece 10 above said bar, whereby any tendency of the wheel 26 to tip lengthwise of the pivot 27 is obviated.

What I claim is:

1. The combination with a register slat provided with an upstanding strengthening arch, a part of said arch being punched out to provide a reverse arch, of a trunnion provided with a shoulder retained between said two arches, the end of said slat being recessed to receive the shoulder on said trunnion so that the outside face of said shoulder is substantially flush with the end of said slat.

2. The combination in a register, of a frame member provided with a channelshaped portion, a lip being punched out of a part of saidchannel-shaped portion and bent back into the plane of said member -with'an operating wheel pivoted to said lip.

3. The combination in a register of a frame member composed of side and end members, the end members,being provided with inwardly extended channel-shaped portions, said inwardly extended channelshaped portions being provided with apertures to receive the'trunnions of the slats,

baroperatively connected to said slats, a

backwardly into the plane of the outside slats provided with trunnions, an operating lip punched out of a pert of the inward 1y at a point between its pivot and the upper extended channel-shaped portion of one of part of said end member. 10

the end members and bent back into the In witness whereof I hereto aflix my sigplane of said member, an operating Wheel nature in presence of two witnesses.

5 pivoted io said lip and adapted to bear ARTHUR B. WENINK.

against the upper part of the end member Witnesses: to which it is pivoted said wheei being up- CHAs. L. Gross,

emtively eonneeiedwith said operating bar FR NK E. DENNETT.

Referenced by
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US3093060 *Apr 4, 1960Jun 11, 1963Eaton Mfg CoFlexible vane and grille assemblies
US6395170 *Mar 14, 2000May 28, 2002Douglass E. HughesUniversal filter for soda pop and bottled water bottles
Cooperative ClassificationF24F13/15, E06B7/084