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‘March 22, 1938. w. R, COREY 2,111,838 WEATHERPROOFING SEAL FOR FRAMES Filed Dec. 29, 1936 ‘ I /5 ' m x . Mi _ I ‘Inventor \q 3X ‘ Wafer/250F654 -/Z ' ' - Attorneys Patented Mar. 22, 1938 2,111,888 *UNHTED STA'E'Eg rarest eerie]; 2,111,888 WEATHERPROOFKNG SEAL FOR FRAMES Walter R. Corey, Providence, R. 1?. Application December 29, 1936, Serial No. 118,132 2 Claims. The present invention relates to what is be lieved to be a novel'method and means of pro viding a dependable weather seal between abut ting portions of frame members such as are used 5 in the'construction of wooden door and window frames, and the primary purpose of the inven tion is to incorporate a plate-like shield in the structure at a point of vantage to provide a sub stantially water-tight jointlbetween the adjoining (CI. 29-11) into the groove or kerf 9, has an outwardly bent feather edge knife formation, as indicated at I3. The lower horizontal ?ange‘id has a similar up turned knife edge i5, and these features are de?ected laterally at the requisite angle to in sure ?rm imbedding into the parts 6 and 1, as disclosed to advantage in Figure 1. Naturally, the so-called seal i i is of a length commensurate with the transverse dimensions or widths of the parts 6 and 1. Consequently, when it is in place, it bridges the existing or conventional vertical conception of actual practice, I found it expedient channel it, as disclosed in Figure 2. Normally, and practicable to utilize a right angularly shaped without the seal in place, water runs down the plate, this being employed as an insert and being groove 15 and between the ends of the parts 15 ?tted into saw kerfs or grooves formed in the 6 and l, materially shortening the lives of such abutting companion portions of the stile and . parts. Not only this, the water, when abnormal stool, respectively, whereby to provide a simple, or excessive, is apt to be ruinous to the wall struc portions of the frame structure. In reducing the principles of the inventive economical, and efficient assemblage aptly ?tted for the purposes intended. Other features and advantages will become 20 more readily apparent from the following de scription and drawing. , In the drawing: Figure 1 is a fragmentary sectional viewshow~ 5 ing adjoined end portions of the stile and stool of the window frame with the improved sealing plate in position. Figure 2 is a view of Figure 1 observing it in a direction from right to left. 30 Figure 3 is a fragmentary perspective view showing the stile and stool in the process of as— sembly with the saw kerfs or grooves formed therein. 7 Figure 4 is an elevational detail View of' the safeguarding plate unit per se. In the drawing the conventional wooden win dow frame is denoted by the numeral 5. I‘ have shown one'vertical stile 6 and the adjoining com plemental horizontal stool ‘I. As iscustomary, 40 one end of the stool ‘I is ?tted into a keyway 8 formed in the stile, as illustrated in Figure 3. Before the parts are assembled, relatively nar row saw kerfs 9and ID are formed at the points shown to provide slideways'for the shield or weatherproo?ng unit I i. This part H is slipped into place after the complete window frame has been assembled. Naturally, the part ll may vary in propor tion, and its constructional details may be slightly different from the arrangement depicted in Figure 4. Essentially, however, the part H comprises a substantially L-shaped plate resem bling, in some respect, a light weight miniature angle iron. In the preferred embodiment of the invention the upstanding ?ange l2, which ?ts ture, wall paper, and so on. It is to be observed that the cross-sectional shape of the part i ! is such that the vertical ?ange thereof abuts a portion of the so-called key way 8, the free knife-like edge thereof projecting into the kerf 9 and being securely imbedded in the body of the part 6. The horizontal ?ange extending into the kerf l0 and being similarly imbedded enables said part H to effect a more secure joint between the parts 6 and. 1 than would otherwise be. Primarily, however, the interlock ing feature is secondary to the weatherproo?ng feature, as is evident. It is thought that the description taken in con nection with the drawing will enable a clear un derstanding of the invention to be had. ‘There fore, a more lengthy description is thought unnec essary. 30 . to. In While the preferred embodiment of the inven tion has been shown and described, it is to be un derstood that minor changes coming within the field of invention claimed may be resorted to if desired. 40 I claim: 1. In a structure of the class described, a ver tical stile having a horizontal groove intersected by a vertical groove, a stool having one end ?t ting into said horizontal groove, said stile and 4 stool being provided with right angularly disposed saw kerfs extending completely across the trans verse dimensions thereof, and an L-shaped metal plate interposed between the stile and stool and having its flange portions ?tted into said kerfs in the manner and for the purposes described. 2. In a structural assemblage of the class de scribed, a vertical stile having formed in one face thereof a horizontal groove, said groove extending transversely from one vertical edge 2 7 ‘2,111,888 kerf and opening through opposite longitudinal to the opposite vertical edge, the upper wall of said groove being provided with a vertically dis posed kerf running horizontally the complete length of the groove and opening through the opposite vertical edges of said stile, a horizontally disposed stool having one end ?tting snugly into edges of the stool, and an L-shaped metal plate interposed between the stile and stool and hav ing one ?ange projecting into the first-named kerf, and the other ?ange projecting into the second-named kerf, said ?anges having a driv said groove, that end of the stool projecting into said groove being formed with a kerf comple mentary to said ?rst-named kerf and extending mensurate with said kerfs. horizontally at right angles to said ?rst-named ing ?t in said kerfs and being of a length com WAL'I'ER R. COREY.