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June 7, 1938.
A. BIALY
, 2,120,171
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DRIP GUARD FOR WINDOWS
Filed Nov. 10, 1936
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2,120,111
Patented June 7, 1938
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,120,171
DRIP GUARD FOR WINDOWS
Andrew Bialy, Bu?alo, N. Y., assignor of one
half to George J. Yox, one-fourth to Nellie
Bialy, and one-fourth to Helen Bialy, all of
Buffalo, N. Y.
Application November 10, 1936, Serial No. 110,176
3 Claims.
This invention relates to drip guards for win
dows, and more particularly to guards adapted to
be used when washing show-windows and the
like.
As is well known to those familiar with the
subject, not only the outside surfaces of show
windows have to be kept spotlessly clean by
washing, but as the inside also has a tendency to
V collect dust and smoke, it is necessary to wash
10 frequently the inside surface as well, and pro
visions must be made whereby the inner surface
may be washed without disarranging or un
dressing the contents of the window. If it is at
tempted to wash the windows without the utmost
15 ' care, water is likely to drip or splash on the wares
in the show-window, to their injury. The pres
ent invention is accordingly directed to means
for catching the drip water while washing the
inner surface of a show-window and for conduct
20 ing such drip to a safe point of discharge.
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It is accordingly one of the objects of this in
vention to provide a simple and practical drip
guard particularly adapted for use by window
washers in stores or the like, which may be placed
on the floor closely adjacent the inner surface
of the show~window to catch this drip and pre
vent its spattering on the contents behind the
show window.
A further object is to provide a drip guard of
sheet metal or the like, which may be inexpensive
ly manufactured and assembled.
A further object is to provide a guard of the
above character, having adjustable characteris
tics whereby it may be readily accommodated to
windows of different width.
A further object is to provide a strong and
durable guard well adapted to retain its shape
and position while in operation.
Other objects will be in part obvious from the
annexed drawing and in part hereinafter indi
cated in connection therewith by the following
analysis of this invention.
This invention accordingly consists in the fea
tures of construction, combination of parts, the
unique relation of the members, and in the rela
tive proportioning and disposition thereof, all as
more completely outlined herein.
To enable others skilled in the art to fully
comprehend the underlying features of the in
vention, that they may embody the same by the
numerous modi?cations in structure and relation
contemplated by the invention, the drawing de
picting a preferred form has been annexed as part
55 of this disclosure, and in such drawing like char
(Cl. 20—'70)
acters of reference denote corresponding parts
throughout the views, in which—- .
Fig. 1 is an end elevational View showing the
drip guard in} operative relation to a show
window;
Fig. 2 is a detail perspective View, certain parts ‘
being broken away, showing the complete guard;
and
Fig. 3 is a rear elevational view of the guard _
in operative position.
10V
Referring now to the drawing in detail, and
more particularly to Fig. 1, 5 indicates the floor
of a show-window, the glass of which is indicated
at 6, and within- or behind the window is a trough
1 usually provided for conducting any drip or 15
water of condensation which may form on the
inner surface of the window to a point of dis
charge. When the inner surface of the window
6 is being washed or cleaned, there is preferably
provided a drip guard of the character herein 20
after described.
As herein illustrated this guard comprises a
plurality of relatively flat members, preferably
of sheet metal, and, as indicated, comprise three
sections 8, 9, and NJ. The central section is pref 25
erably provided with curled or ?anged-over top
and bottom portions H and I2 embracing the
adjacent edges of the outer sections 8 and 10
which telescope with respect thereto. It will be
noted that the top edges of all three sections
are also bent at an angle, preferably upward, as
indicated at I3, thereby materially increasing the
strength of the several sections and lessening the
chance of bending while being handled.
Likewise the lower edge [4 of each section is 35
similarly bent and is adapted to occupy a posi
tion at a relatively slight angle with respect to the
floor, as is clearly indicated in Fig. 1. Thus sec
tion M also increases the rigidity of the sections
and lessens their chance of bending while being 40
positioned with respect to the window.
By having the bent portion M at a slight
angle, any drip or splash occurring during wash
ing of the window is caught by the body sec
tions 8, 9, and I0 and conducted downwardly to
the ?at portion I4, whence it drains into the
trough ‘I, and thence to a point of discharge.
There is preferably provided on the rear sur
face of the guard a plurality of hinged legs l5.
These legs are provided at their lower end with
an angular portion l6 protected by a rubber but
ton l1 adapted to prevent marring or scratching
of the ?oor of the show-window. The upper end
of the leg I5 is hinged to a member I8 riveted or
otherwise permanently secured to the back of the 55
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outer sections 8 and ID as herein illustrated.
2,120,171
If
the guard is extremely long other legs will be
probably necessary to insure the proper 'posi
tioning and support of the guard.
are intended to be comprehended within the
meaning and range of equivalency of the follow
ing claims.
I claim:
1. A splash guard for show windows or the like
comprising a plurality of telescopic sections each
or nine feet, With a proportional increase when having a body portion and a lower portion, of
the telescoping sections are extended, whereby which the free edge of the lower portion is
the guard may be accommodated to any ordinary adapted to rest on the floor adjacent the inner
window. Each of the end sections 8 and I0 are ‘ face of the window, and means adapted to sup 10
preferably provided with extreme upwardly port the guard so that the body portions of the
turned end portions as indicated at 2B for the sections are maintained at a relatively steep
purpose of preventing end splash or any water angle with respect to the ?oor.
from ?owing over the ends, rather than down
2. A splash guard for show windows or the like
wardly on to the part M.
comprising a plurality of telescopic sections each 15
The operation and method of use of the guard having a body portion and a. lower portion, of
is obvious from the above. The guard is simply which the free edge of the lower portion is adapt
extended to the width of the window, the legs l5 ed to rest on the ?oor adjacent the inner face of
bent at an angle with respect to the sections 8, the window, and spaced supports operative be
9, and ID, with the part l4 resting in or at the tween the body portions of certain of the sections 20
edge of the trough ‘I. Inasmuch as the total width and the ?oor and adapted to support the body
of the guard is relatively small, it is unnecessary portions of the guard at a relatively steep incli
to disturb the contents of the show window, and nation with respect to the floor.
one may feel sure that such contents are thor
3. A splash guard for show windows or the like
oughly protected from splashing or drip during comprising a plurality of telescopic sections each
the washing of the inner surface of the window.
having 'a lower portion, the free edge of which
The present device is of simple and practical is adapted to rest on the floor adjacent the inner
construction, and the flanges l3 and I4 material
face of the window, the central section having
ly increase the durability and strength of the curled over top and bottom edges within which
mechanism.
the end sections telescope, all of the sections hav
Without further analysis‘the foregoing will so ing their top and bottom portions bent at an angle 30:
These guards may be made in various unit sizes,
such as having a minimum length of three, six,
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fully reveal the gist of the invention that others
can by applying current knowledge readily adapt
it for various applications without omitting cer
36 tain features that from the standpoint of the
prior art fairly constitute essential characteristics
of the generic or speci?c aspects of this inven
tion, and therefore such adaptations should and
with respect to the intermediate body portions,
thereby to strengthen the guard, and means for
supporting the guard with the body portions of
the sections maintained at a relatively steep an
gle with respect to the floor.
ANDREW BIALY.
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