US 992393 A
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J. H. TYLER.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 27, 1910.
Patented May 16, 1911,
JOHN H. TYLER, OF WINCHESTER, KENTUCKY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed May 27, 1910. Serial No. 563,767.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN H. TYLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at \Vinchester, in the county of Clark and State of Kentucky, have invented new and useful Improvements in \Vindow-Sashes, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to window sashes and one of the principal objects of the same is to provide simple, reliable and eflicient means for holding the window pane in the sash without the use of putty.
These and other objects may be attained by -means of the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which,
Figure 1 is a view in elevation of a sash looking at the inside of the same, the means for holding the glass in the sash being made in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a horizontal section of the same, a portion of the central part of the sash and glass being broken away. Fig. 3 is a plan view of one of the spring fasteners.
Referring to the drawing, the numeral 1 designates the sash comprising the horizontal and vertical members, each provided with a stop 2 upon the outer side of the inner portion of said members against which the glass 3 bears. A recess 4 is formed in each of the members of the sash at the inside of the glass 3. The recess 4, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawings, has its side walls slightly beveled toward each other and connected with an enlarged inner wall. Holding strips 5 for securing the glass in place in the sash are each provided with a longitudinal groove 6, and secured at intervals in the groove 6 are the spring fasteners, said fasteners each comprising a wire or flat metal band having a base portion 7, parallel arms 8 and opposite outwardly curved bearing members 9. These spring fasteners are secured to the strips 5 by means of a cleat or strip 10 which bears against the base membcrs 7 of the spring clasp and is secured in the groove (3 of the strip 5. The strips 5 are of substantially dovetailed shape. in cross section so as to provide a space between the beveled side walls thereof and the straight side walls of the groove 6. By this arrangement, it will be noted that the arms 8 as well as the curved bearing members 9 may be forced toward each other to permit their insertion between the reduced entrance of the groove. It will be noted that when the curved bearing members of the spring t'as toners are positioned within the enlarged rounded recess of the groove. the said bearing members willswing into tight engagement with thesaid rounded wall and the shoulders formed at the juncture of the said rounded members and their arms 8 will tightly engage with the shoulders formed at the juncture of the inclined and rounded 'alls ot the grooveq r, thus ettcctivcly securing the strips 5 and preventing accidental movement of the same in any direction. The strips 5 may be mitered at three of the corners, as shown at 11, while at one of the corners one of said strips passes the other, as
shown at 12. 'One of the bars or members of the sash may be removable to permlt the pane and the strip 5 to be slipped into place,
after which the member is secured in position.
From the foregoing it will be obvious that by means of my invention window panes may .be readily secured in the sash without putty, and that shoulda window pane be broken another can be readily secured to the sash in its place. Moreover, it will be seen that the cost of producing the sash and securing the pane therein would be less than the cost of securing a pane in place by putty, while by my invention the Window pane would be held more securely, and the annoyance of the breaking away of the putty be eliminated.
I claim A window sash provided with grooves upon its inner faces, said grooves comprising inwardly inclined side walls communicating with an enlarged curved rear wall, holding strips each provided with alongitndinally Patent-ed May 1.6, 1911.
extending recess, spring securing elements bearing members, all substantially as and adapted to be received Within said recesses, for the purpose set forth. 10 strips within the recess adapted to engage In testimony whereof I aflix my signature the spring fasteners, said strips being of a in presence of two Witnesses. substantially dovetailed formation, the JOHN H. TYLER. spring fastening devices each comprising a Witnesses: single member having a base portion, paral- Gno. A. BENTON,
lel arms and opposite outwardly curved OHAs. L. JACKSON. I