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Sépt. 10, 1946; H. ‘C. FREESE , 2,407,229 ' WINDOW SCREEN DRAIN“ Filed May 11, ‘1945 E J, 41 / / / /.#/ A\. \Mv\ ///%,5 \\\\. ./ ,/ . A? 6 awe/whom _ [[Cf‘reese WM w, Patented Sept. 10, 1946 ‘ 2,407,229 , UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ‘ 2,407,229 WINDOW ‘SCREEN DRAIN 1 Herman C. Freesc, Houston, Tex. Application May 11, 1945, Serial No. 593,279 3 Claims. (01. 160-—44) This present invention relates to a window screen drain which affords the rain or moisture forced through the screen an outlet to the ex terior of the building and protects the wallpaper and floor under the window sills. The main purpose of this invention is the con struction of a window screen drain which is of 2 face of the wall is secured a board 7 the upper vend face of which is flush with the inner end portion of the upper surface of the upper ledge board 4. This surface declines outwardly to fa cilitate the outward flow of rain. ‘ Above the board 1 described is the window sill 8 which is horizontally disposed and extends in simple design and necessitates but few changes in wardly and somewhat outwardly of the vertically the ledge of the conventional window casing and disposed board 1. The vertical portions of the the screen frame. The present-day wood screens 10 window casing have on their inner side a groove have a fairly tight ?t when installed and tend to in which the window sash 9 ‘containing the glass swell almost watertight during a heavy rainfall. The bottom piece of a wood screen has no open ings and its upper edge is considerably higher than the window sill with the result that the water collects in the space above the ledge and between the sill and screen during a heavy rain and drains over the sill into the house. With these objects and others in view, as will become apparent in the course of the ‘description, the invention resides in the novelty of features, combination and arrangement of parts which will be hereinafter more fully described and partic ularly pointed out in the appended claims. The preferred embodiment of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, form ing part of this application, in which: Figure 1 is a fragmentary view of the lower pane l0 can slide. ‘ A screen sash ll, preferably of- wood or other suitable material, has dimensions similar to those of the glass sash to ?t into the outer por tion of the casing and is seated with the lower end portion on the shoulder 5 described. The bottom bar I 2 of the screen sash is provided with a relatively narrow horizontally extending slot I3 the bottom of which is ?ush with the outer end portion of the upper ledge board. This slot is widened at the inner end to form a shoulder M to receive a rectangular frame l5 of tin or other suitable material. The latter is folded upon itself at the outer edge so that the cross-section of the frame has the shape of a U opening inwardly or towards the opposite bar of the frame. ‘Screen material I6 is clamped between the legs of the U portion of a window screen in which an embodi- ‘ described and keeps insects out, but does not ment of my invention is incorporated; 30 materially obstruct the flow of water collected Figure 2 is a fragmentary cross-section through on the window ledge. The tin frame gripping the the lower portion of a window, the wall in which screen material is secured to the lower bar of the the window is arranged, and of the screen screen sash by screws I 1 in countersunk relation. equipped with an embodiment of my invention; The foregoing description and drawing have ref Figure 3 is a vertical, transverse detail section erence to what may be considered the preferred of my window screen drain. or approved form of my invention. It is to be In the drawing in which like reference char understood that I may make such changes in con acters designate like or similar parts, numeral 2 struction, arrangement and combination of parts, denotes the wall of a house having a window opening in which a casing is arranged including 40 materials, and proportions as may prove expedi ent and fall within the ‘scope of the appended a window ledge consisting of a'lower board 3 of claims. a horizontal width exceeding the width of the What I claim and desire to secure by Letters wall and an upper board 4 of lesser width. The Patent is: vertical inner end faces of these boards are flush 1. In a window screen drain the combination with the inner surface of the wall and the vertical 45 with a window casing including a ledge of lesser outer end face of the lower board lies in a plane horizontal width than the thickness of the re disposed outwardly of the plane containing the maining casing and thereby de?ning a recess for outer vertical end face of the upper board. Thus a screen ?tted into the casing and seated with the latter end face de?nes with the free or ex posed upper surface of the lower board an angu 50 its lower end in the recess, a screened opening in the lower board of the screen and having a lar shoulder 5 for a purpose which will become bottom flush with the top surface of the ledge. clear as the description proceeds. 2. In a window screen drain the combination Beneath the free lower surface of the lower with a window casing including a ledge recessed ledge board extends a board 6 lying flat against at its upper and outer corner edge, of a window the outer surface of the wall. To the inner sur 55 screen frame ?tting into the casing and seated 2,407,229 3 with its lower end portion in said recess, an opening in the lower bar of the screen frame hav ing a lower edge flush with the top surface of the ledge, and a clamping frame in the open ing for clamping screen material therein. 3. In a window screen drain the combination with a casing and including a ledge having a re cess at the upper and outer longitudinal corner edge, of a screen frame received in the casing and having a vlower'loar extending‘into ‘said recess, 4 an opening in the lower bar of the frame and having a lower edge flush with the top surface of the ledge, a screen holding frame in the open ing, said ?rst-mentioned frame being channel shaped in cross-section and arranged to open inwardly, and a. screen clamped by the holding frame and closing the opening in said lower bar to insects. HERMAN C. FREESE.