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ANOV. 11; 1947.
B, D, L_EvlNE
Filed' Feb. 17, 1944 l
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Patented Nov. 11, 1947
Benjamin D. Levine, Newton, Mass.
Application February 17, 1944, Serial No. 522,757
3 Claims. (Cl. 20-55)
The present invention relates to storm windows
used as a double window in buildings and dwell
ings. Such storm windows are usually removable
and are put on buildings during the fall when
top to the bottom land is nailed to the side of the
frame by spikes or pegs 45. This channel ¿i4 is
in the form of a reversed C shape with a turned
back flange 46 which goes over the face of _the
cold weather sets in and are taken down again in
outside of the sash frame as indicated more
the spring.
clearly in Figure 1_
Many Various arrangements have been devised
The channel 44 extends all the way up and
for securing storm windows such as hinging or
down on one side of the sash and on the other
attaching eyes and bolts. The type of storm
side of the sash extends to a point B just above
window that must be attached from the outside 10 the end of the next to the last sash.
is inconvenient to put up on the upper floors and
In Figure 1, since there are only two window
storm windows which are screwed into the sash
sashes, the point B is just above the lower end
frame tend to spoil and rot away the woodwork.
of the top sash. The reason for this will appear
Frequently, too, such storm windows do not ñt
more clearly later, but it may be stated that this
well and permit drafts of cold air to come through.
construction enables the windows to be easily
'The present invention overcomes these diñicul
inserted and removed.
ties and provides a storm window construction
Extending from the point B down to the'bot
which not only can be easily installed and re
tom of the frame on the right hand side _shown in
moved from the inside, within the building, but
Figure 1, the lower channel member ,is composed
also after removal provides a framework in which 20 of two elements, one element 4l being attached to
screens may >sbe substituted.
the lower window sash 4I by pegs 48 and the other
The present invention has the further feature
element I9 being nailed to the frame i by pegs 50. that it is substantially air tight, cutting out all
These two elements 41 and 49 together form
drafts. Further advantage is to be found in the
substantially the same shape channel as shown
fact that the storm windows are themselves in 26 in Figure 3. The element 4l is attached wholly
sections and therefore comparatively light and
to the lower frame 4I and not to the upper frame
easy to handle.
40. This element has a reversed iiange 5l which
Other merits and advantages of the present
extends over the outer face of the frame l thereby
invention will be more fully understood from a
serving as protection for this part of the frame
consideration of the specification below describ 30 and preventing the wind and weather from enter
ing an embodiment of the same when taken in
ing within the storm Window. It extends down
connection with the drawings, in which:
to the bottom of the window sash, as indicated
Figure 1 shows a broken elevational view of a
in Figure 1. The inner L channeled member,
form of the invention as viewed from the outside
however, may be cut short at the line C, as indi
of the building.
cated in Figure 1.
Figure 2 shows a sectional broken view taken
The two sashes 40 and 4l are interlocked to
on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.
gether by means of the shoulder flange 52 which
Figure 3 shows a section taken substantially on
is arranged t0 ñt the shoulder extending upward
the line 3-3 of Figure 1.
on the inside side edge of the sash so that no
Figure 4 shows a section taken on the line 4_4 40 water will drain inward through the window.
of Figure 1, and,
The top inverted U shaped channel is long enough
Figure 5 shows a section taken substantially- on
to extend over the wood of the top sash 40 and,
the line 5-5 of Figure 1.
as indicated in Figure 2, this top part of the sash
In Figures 1 to 5 inclusive the storm window is
has considerable leeway or space within the
shown as made up of only two sections, 40 and 45 channel 42.
4I, although a number of sections may be used.
Handles 53 and 54 may be provided on the in
In this form of the invention, the channel in
side of the lower sash 4I which are used in put~
which the window sashes are set is shown in sec
ting the windows in place and removing them.
tion in Figures 2, 3 and 4. The top channel at
The lower sash 4I is also provided with a latch
tached to the top part of the frame 4i) is simply 50 ing bolt 55 which latches in place over the side
an inverted U shaped channel 42 which is held
edge of the window frame I. In this construction
to the frame 4 by means of spikes or pegs 43. The
the top sash member is put in place and slid up
side channel member on one side has a section as
ward in position to the top of the channel 4Z.
shown in Figure 3. This channel 44 at one side
The lower sash is then inserted by inserting the
of the frame extends all the way down from the 55 side of the sash in the side channel where the
channel is the same all the way up and down the
frame. It is then swung forward from an outer
position inward toward the window frame after
which the top sash may be let down to its inter
sash on one side carrying a portion of the side
channel and the window frame carrying the other
portion, and means latching said lower Window
sash to the frame on said side, said portions being
locking position, thus accounting for the space in
divided into outer and inner portions with said
lower window sash carrying the outer portion of
the top channel 42. The sash ¿il carries its chan
nel member 4l and sets ñnally in position shown
said channel and said window frame carrying the
in Figure 1. The latch 55 may .then be bolted
inner portion of said channel.
in position and the storm window is completely
3. A storm window adapted to iit into a win
dow frame having a plurality of independent
In this construction the Whole of the window
window sashes with each sash resting on the sash
frame is protected and there is no possibility of
beneath it, comprising a channel member having
draft entering around the sides and top of theI j front and back portions lining the Window frame
window frame. This construction also permits „ in which the window sashes are to be placed, said
the easy removal of the window frames and there
channel member extending around one side, the
may be substituted for them corresponding l
top and the other side of the window frame to
screens in the summer time.
a point just above the top of the lowest sash mem
The material for the Various parts of the storm
ber, said Window sashes adapted to ñt into the
windows may be varied within suitable range of g
channel member to ñll out the window frame,
overlapping means iitting the adjoining sides of
materials and in place of felt strips, other forms
of insulating materials may be used such as rub
one sash with the other along the supporting edge
ber stripping or wood with felt between or metal
of the sash, and means forming a channel mem
lined with some insulating material.
bei', part thereof being attached to the lower win- ,
Having now described my invention, I claim:`
dow sash and part to the side of the _frame on
1. In a storm Window adapted to ?lt into a win
the side where the ñrst mentioned channe1 mem
dow frame of the type described, a channel mem
ber stops, and means for latching the lower sash
ber lining the window frame on both sides and
to the frame on said last mentioned side.
the top thereof forming side and top channels,
a plurality of window sashes having overlapping
edge surfaces in adjoining sides along the sup 30
porting edges of the sashes, the lower window
'I‘he following references are of record in the
sash on one side carrying a portion of the side
ñle of this patent:
channel and the window frame carrying the
other portion, and means latching said lower
window to the frame on said side.
35 Number
2. In a storm Window adapted to ñt into a Win
Glaser ___________ __ Apr. 16, 1935
dow frame of the type described, a channel mem
` 1,668,701
Strasser __________ __ May 8, 1928
ber lining the window frame on both sides and
Holzem __________ __ Feb, 13, 1917
the top thereof forming side andrtop channels,
Stephenv _______..___ Aug. 31, 1869
a. plurality of window sashes having overlapping 40 2,173,175
Marquart ________ __ Sept; 19, 1939
edge surfaces in adjoining sides along the sup#
porting edges of the sashes, the lower window
Proctor ___________ __,Jan. 6, 1885
Kuperlwieser _____ __ Dec. 13, 1904
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