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Dec. 7, 1948.
J. F. vlNclGul-:RRA ETAL
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ANTIRATTLE DEVICE FOR WINDOWS
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Patented Dec. 7, 1948
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UNITED STATES ra'rsn'r ,A OFFICE
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ANTIRATTLE DEVICE FOR WINDOWS
Joseph F. Vinciguerra, Methuen, and William C.
Ford, Andover, Mass.y
Application September 24, 1945, Serial No. 618,126
3 Claims.
(Cl. 292-76)
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This invention is a quickly attachable device
to go between the sliding sash and the frame of
a window, particularly on old properties, not only
to prevent rattling but also to force the sash
against the outside face of the channel in the
frame in which the sash moves te keep them in
close contact and thus to take the place of a
Fig. '7 'is a side sectional view of the device such
as shown in Fig. y6 as it appears-when the bow
spring is pressed together.
Figs is a plan view of the device shown in
Fig. 6.
Fig. 9 is an enlarged view of some of the parts
shown in Fig. 2, to show them more clearly.
Fig. i0 is a detail view showing the teeth pro
weatherstrip, and keep out drafts.
duced by punching a triangular hole.
We are aware that spring devices of a similar
In the drawings F represents the inside part
character have been used, but the particular im 10
of a window frame in which is the usual channel
provements of this device are that it is rnade of
C in which the window sash S is slidable. As
a bowed sheet spring, preferably of metal, of
shown, this channel C has what might be called
which the surface of the convex side cornes in
a side face i4, outside'iace II and inside face 2,
contact with the inside face of the channel in
the frame in which the sash slides, one end, which 15 while the sash has a side face I3, an outside face
I2 and an inside face I. Outside means outside
is to be stationary being flat and being punched
and inside means inside of the building or struc
to form a plurality of holding teeth in groups
ture. IE is the parting bead.
each group having three pointed teeth which en
G represents the gìass and A our preferred
gage and penetrate to a certain extent into the
type of bowed spring which is shown about nat
inside face of the slidable window sash, the
ural size. in Figs. l to 5, but greatly enlarged in
groups being arranged in two or more rows
whereby the device is not only held in place
while the sash is being moved up and down, but
is prevented from slipping sideways.
The other or movable end of our bowed spring y
is slightly turned up so that it will slide easily on
the inside face of the sash without catching when
the bow flattens out more or less to conform to
different distances between the inside face of
the sash and the inside face of the channel, with 30
out loosening the holding teeth, in combination
Figs. 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
5 represents the bowed middle part of the de
-vice A andS represents the flattened holding end
through which with a triangular punch are
punched preferably six triangular holes 40, the
sides of which, as shown in Fig. 9, and greatly
enlarged in Fig. 10, automatically become tri
angular holding teeth ?i which will penetrate a
short distance into the material such as wood
on the inside face i of sash S when the device
is flattened and is iorced in between the inside
face I of sash S and the inside face 2 of the chan
with a plurality of bosses which project near the
turned up end to a slightly greater distance than
nel C.
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the turned up end, so that, even when the device
is almost ñattened out, that end cannot catch on 35
As the sash S is moved up and down, there are
the inside face of the channel in the frame.
places where the distance between parts of the
These bosses, besides preventing the turned
inside faces I and 2 vary and as the sash is
up end from so catching will gradually wear two
moved, spring A is squeezed more or less by the
shallow grooves or depressions in the inside face
raising and lowering of the sash and even the
of the channel after the sash has been moved up 40 pressure oi the wind on the outside of the sash
and down a great many times and this assists
in addition to the pressure of the bowed spring
the holding teeth on the other end to prevent the
contribute to force the teeth ai, 4, into the wood
device from twisting out of line.
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until they are firmly seated.
Fig. 1 is a sectional elevation as on the line
The fact that there are two rows of three each
I-I of Fig. 3 of part of a window frame and sash 45 making six groups each with three triangular or
with glass.
pointed teeth prevents the device from either
Fig. 2 is an elevational view as from the right
dropping olf when the sash is moved up and down
of Fig. 1 with part of the frame broken away.
or :from twisting out sideways.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view looking in the direc
However, to prevent this from happening and
50 also to prevent the other or free end 6 of the
tion of the arrow on line 3_3 of Fig. l.
Fig. 4 is an isometric view of the preferred
spring A from digging into either the inside face
form of our device and Fig. 5 is an isometric
I or 2, we turn it up very slightly as shown in
Figs. 6 and 7.
view of an alternative form.
Fig. 6 is a side elevation enlarged of our pre
Preferably‘this end E is also partly rounded but
ferred form of device alone.
as a further precaution, we force out the two
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bosses 1 which are rounded in contour on the
convex side and project in the same direction
as the turned up tip 6. These bosses 1, 'l extend
out a greater distance than the turned up tip 6
no matter how the spring may be pressed and
ñattened out, so that they will come in contact
with the face 2 of the frame, instead of the tip
6, and on account of their shape will prevent any
jamming.'
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spring and there being two or more relatively
smooth faced bosses pressed from the material
outwardly towards the said convex side of the
bowed spring to a greater distance than the
turned up end.
2. An anti-rattle device for windows comprising
a long, narrow thin spring metal body of bowed
form, the convex side of the bow being of smooth,
durable material unaffected by‘rubbing, and in
However, if the sash S is move'd up and down 10 cluding a holding end having a. plurality of angu
lar holding teeth, said teeth being punched from
often and spring A is flattened out frequently so
=’the material so as to project in the direction of
that they come in contact with frame face 2 many
times, they will gradually wear Aslight >.grooves
such as 8, 8, shown in Fig. 9, in which they will
»the concave-»side of the bowed spring, there being
two or more relatively smooth faced bosses
travel smoothly and assistthe teeth such 'as 4 15 pressed from> the material outwardly towards the
said convex side of the bowed spring near the
in preventing the device from being accidentally
.free end.
displaced.
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3. For insertion without removing the sash or
However, as shown in Fig. 5, we can use the
anyfpart- of a window frame, the sash having side
device without these bosses.
Spring A always tends to keep the outside faces 20 members slidable inside a channel in the window
fram-e, »such-channel-,having an insideface adja
|`I and I’PñttingV snugly .iso that except for 'oc
cen-t‘to the‘inside‘face of a side member of the
casional gusts of wind,'very'little,:if any, air, can
sash; yan anti-rattle device comprising a long, nar
enter or leave the building;
row thin spring metal body of bowed-form, the
¿Byñattening the bowed-part of the spring with
convex side of the .bow being of smooth, durable
the hand, this anti-rattle device can be pushed in
materialfuna'iïected by rubbing, and including a
between the side’member of a Window sash and
holding end-having a plurality of angular hold
the adjacent'member'of ‘the channel inthe per
ing teeth, said teeth- being punched from the ma
manent frame when there is a'looseness between
terial near one end so as to project in the direc
them as theteeth project very slightly, the‘end
tion ofthe vconcave side vof the bowed spring, there
is only very slightly turned up andthe bosses are '
being two or more relatively smooth faced bosses
very low. 'All of the views are exaggerated for
pressed from the material outwardly towards the
clearness. ‘When in place, the spring will cause
said convex side of the bowed spring near the free
the teeth to work gradually into the wood of the
end whereby the device can be inserted between
sash so that the‘device‘ willclingto'l it asithersash
the adj acent inside faces of a sash frame member
is moved up and down and will not twist out of
and a sash channel member without removing
place but will'merely‘keep the `sash from rattling
the window sash from the channel and will cling
an'd keep the wind from coming'in between the
to 4and move up andv down with the sash in en
outside member of the> sash and the outside simi
gagement with the channel in the frame.
lar 'member of the channel.
JOSEPH F. VINCIGUERRA.
The `bosses alone or with the «turned -up'lendpre
WILLIAM C. FORD,
ven-t jamming and twisting anddisenga'ging the
teeth.
REFERENCES CITED
We claim:
1. An'fanti-rattle -device for windows `compris
The following references are of record in the
ing a metal sprin‘g‘body of b‘owed¿form, the con 45 file oî-this patent:
vex side of the- -bow being of sm'ooth,~udurablermaUNITED STATES PATENTS
terial unaffected by rubbing, and including a. rela
tively -straight holding end having two rows of
Number
Name
Date
1,242,697
Hunter ___________ ___ Oct. 9, 1917
4angular holding teeth in groups of three, said
>teeth Vbeingpunched from the material so vas to 5 O
-, project in the ‘direction >of. the concave side of the
1,406,264
2,122,553
bowed spring, the other end being slightly turned
Vnp in the direction oi the convex sidefof the bowed
2,209,041
Ladd _____________ __ Feb. 14, 1922
Blair ______________ __ July 5, 1938
Sinchuk __________ __ July 23, 1940
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