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*July 19, 1938- `F. J. PLYM STORE FRONT coNsTRUcTI'oN Filed June 22, 1955 2,124,354 - 2 sheets-sheet 1 . July 19, 1938. F. J. PLYM 2,124,354 STORE FRONT CONSTRUCTION ’ Fil‘ed June 22, 1935` ¿Sheets-Sheet 2 ` Patented July 19, 1938 2,124,354 UNITED STATES PATENT lOFFICE 2,124,354 STORE FRONT CONSTRUCTION Francis J. Plym, Niles, Mich., assigner to The Kawneer Company, Niles, Mich., »a corporation of Michigan Application June 22, 1935, Serial No. .27,886I ' 2 claims. The present invention relates to store front constructions and more particularly to a novel sash member for mounting adjoining panes of glass. e; v Among the objects of the present invention is to provide a novel construction of sash bar for I have showntherein a preferred embodiment, it is to- be understood that the same is suscep tible ofmodiñcation and change, and‘compre hends other details, arrangements of parts, fea tures and constructions without departing from the spirit of the invention. mounting adjacent or adjoining panes of glass. In the drawings: A further object is to provide a novel sash reel taining bar having means for adjustably mount ing the panes of glass from the interior. Another object of the present invention is the Figure 1 is a view in elevation of a storefront provision of a novel division, corner'or reverse bar for joining adjacent panes of glass, in which the face or outer part or moulding is rigid or fixed and the adjustment of the glass is from the in terior. This feature of the invention permits a perfect mitre or joint where the sections of the store front construction are united. " (Cl. 189-78) ' l A further object of the invention is the provision of a sash construction of the type disclosed, consisting of a minimum number of parts which may be standardized,v andthey construction as sembled or mounted in a minimum amount of time without the use of experienced help. 25 A still further Objectis the provision of a no_vel sash construction in which the glass is retained with an yequal and uniform pressure throughout its length. ANo screws,l cam members or the like are employed, which wouldv produce a holding '39. pressure at spaced points only and not a uniform and continuous gripping or holding pressure as in the present device. Another object of the present invention is the provision of a sash bar for holding panes of glass 5 positioned at an angle to one another, which bar may be quickly and conveniently bent or formed to retain such panes regardless of the angle which they may assume. Due to the simplicity of the construction, this may be accomplished at the ¿it installation. Yet another object of the invention is the pro vision of a standardized 'sash bar adapted to re ceive and retain adjacent sections of glass even though they may vary in thickness. The resil 45 ient adjusting means or strip automatically ad justs itself to the thickness of the glass. ' Further objects are to provide a construction of maximum simplicity, efficiency, economy and ease of assembly and operation, and such fur 50‘ ther objects, advantages and capabilities as will later more fully appear and are inherently-pos sessed thereby. The invention further resides in the construc tion, combination and arrangement of parts illus trated in the accompanying drawings, and while ‘ . ` construction. Fig. 2 is a View in vertical cross section taken in a plane represented by the Vline 2--2 of Fig. 1. Figs. 3, 4, and 5 are views in vertical cross sec@> lo tion taken in planes represented vby the lines.3_-'3, 4_4, and 5--5, respectively, of Fig. 1. Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view in perspective of the novel glass holding or adjusting means. Fig. 7 is a fragmentary view in perspective of the novel division bar `of Fig. 3. l Fig. 8 is a fragmentary viewin perspective of the novel corner bar of Fig. 4. Fig. 9 is a fragmentary view in perspective of the novel reverse bar of` Fig. 5. Figs. l0 and 11- are views in vertical `cross sec tion of alternate forms of division bars. ` Figs. 12 and 13 are views in vertical cross sec~ n tion of alternate forms of corner bars. f Fig. 14 is _a View in vertical cross section of an alternate form of reverse bar. p Referring to the disclosure in Figs. l'to 9, in clusive, of the drawinga, the store front therein shown comprises a plurality of adjoining panes of glass I, twoI adjacent `sections or panes having their vertical edges secured or mounted in a divi# sion bar 2, other adjacentsections or panes by a corner bar 3, and still others by a reverse ‘ bar 4. , The ,divisionV bar construction 2.. comprises a sheet of metal having its ends bent or formed to provide oppositely extendingribs or ñanges 5 and'G, and doubled-over portions forming 'out 40 wardly projecting ribs or flanges 'l and 8, the ribs or ñanges 5 and 1, and 6 and 8, forming a groove or channel therebetween for the reception of the edge of adjacent panes of glass. The webs or sides 9 and I0 forming the base of the oppo 45 site channels are preferably spaced apart and the metal of the bar is preferably yieldable or flex ible. A face plate Il having its opposite ends l2 and I3 bent to‘provide inwardly opening chan 50 nels receives the flanges 5 and 6 when the flanges spring apart due to the resiliency of the mate rial, after having been compressed. The face plate is preferably of a non-corrosive metal or other material which will withstand the elements, 55 2 2,124,354 While the division bar may be of any metal suit able for the purpose. In order to retain the panes of glass in posi tion, the invention comprehends the provision of U-shaped resilient members I6 which are pressed angle. In this construction, the Web 51 is pro vided with projecting flanges 58 and 59, the inner end of the web being formed with an enlargement B8 adapted to be received in a channel in the in~ ner sash member 6I having projecting ñanges 62 or forced into the grooves adjacent each pane of and 63 for the reception of the resilient securing glass and between the panes and ribs or flanges .¿. strips I6. A face plate 64 is also provided, if de 'I and 8, and force these panes into contacting sired. engagement with the ends I2 and I3 of the face In each of the forms disclosed, the inner ñange, 10 plates and/or flanges 5 and 3 of the division bar. rib or projection is of curved or arcuate formation The corner bar construction 3 is more partic so that a side of the resilient member seats ularly disclosed in Figs. 4 and 8, the structure > against and takes the contour of this ilange or being very similar to the division bar with the rib and becomes locked or anchored in position. exception that the ñanges I'I and I8, and I9 and 15 20, extend at an angle of less than 180° from each other. The cap or face plate 2| is adapted to receive the ends of the flanges I1 and I8 Within the grooves or channels 22 and 23 formed by re turn bend of the ends of the plate or cap. 20 The reverse bar 4 is more particularly disclosed in Figs. 5 and 9, the purpose of which is to con nect adjacent p-anes positioned at a reverse angle to that of the corner bar 3. The construction is quite similar to a corner bar, the glass being posi 25 tioned in the channels formed intermediate the ñanges 24 and 25, and 26 and 21. In Figs. 10 and 1l are disclosed alternate con struction of division bars. In Fig. 10 the bar 28 is shown as formed in one piece of extruded 30 metal, with the oppositely projecting flanges 29 and 3I, and 32 and 33, formed integral with the web 34. No separate cap or face plate is neces sary. In Fig. 11, the division bar 35 comprises a mem 35 ber provided with a central web 33 of double thickness and the ends forming oppositely pro jecting ñanges 3'! and 38. The inner part of the web is enlarged as at 39, and is received in a groove or channel in an inner sash member 40 40 having oppositely projecting flanges 4I >and 42. A cap or face plate I I is adapted to cover the flanges 31 and 38. In Fig. 12 there is disclosed a corner bar 43 formed of extruded metal in which the projecting 45 flanges 44 and 45, and 46 and 41, are formed inte gral with the web 48. Fig. 13 discloses a further alternate construc tion of corner bar 49, in which the sash member is formed of two parts but interconnected. In 50 this form, the web 50 is of double thickness with the ends thereof forming ilanges or ribs 5| and 52. The inner part of the web is provided with an enlargement 53 adapted to seat in a groove or channel in the inner sash member 54. A cap or 55 face plate 55 of any suitable contour may be pro vided. Fig. 14 discloses an alternate `construction of reverse bar 56 in which the elements are generally It will be readily apparent that the invention comprises a minimum number of parts which can 15 be readily assembled and which retain adjacent panes of glass in their adjusted position. By the present construction, the flanges may be readily bent or formed to accommodate glass set at any desired angle. 'I‘his may be done at the installa 20 tion, and thus the present construction lends it self to standardization. The entire adjustment is accomplished from the rear of the glass with the outer sash members always in perfect alignment and maintained so. 25 In order to more securely retain the resilient adjusting strips or members, the flanges or ribs of the inner sash member are preferably curved. It is to be understood that suitable drain and Ventilating openings are provided. 30 Having thus described the invention, I claim: 1. A bar construction for joining adjacent sec tions or panes of glass, comprising a member formed with outwardly projecting and longitudi nally extending flanges providing a channel on 35 the opposite sides of said bar for receiving said `adjacent sections or panes, the inner flanges being curved, and a continuous strip of resilient metal adapted to be forced into each channel intermedi ate the inner face of each section or pane and the 40 inner flange with a side of said strip taking the contourof the inner flange and thereby being anchored in position and the other side seating against the pane. 2. A sash construction for joining the edges of 45 adjoining panes of glass mounted at an angle to one another, comprising a bar having formed integral therewith outwardly projecting flanges adapted to Vprovide oppositely opening recesses, each recess adapted to receive an edge of one of 50 the panes with the ñanges which form the sides of the recess spaced apart a distance greater than the thickness of the glass and one of said flanges being curved, and a resilient U~shaped member adapted to be inserted intermediate the rear face 55 of the panes and the rear side of the recess with said member seating against the interior of said curved flange and thereby anchored in position. ' similar to those shown in the corner bar of Fig. 60 13, but modiñed to retain glass set at a reverse FRANCIS J. PLYM.