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June 7, 1938. A. BIALY , 2,120,171 ' DRIP GUARD FOR WINDOWS Filed Nov. 10, 1936 ' 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. 25 30 35 40 45 50 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 2 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, 15 20 25 30 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.