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0a. 1, 1946.
Filed Sept. 16, 1944
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Whalen, BrooklymhliYl.
"Application September 16, 1944, Serial No. 554,48
applied against the inside of the screen it will
~ This invention relates td the, combination
easily fallout of the window opening, thus leav
ing the window opening wholly unguarded. The
withvaa' vwindow screen of means for "preventing ,
the- screen'from- being‘ pushed outwardly, to‘
expose a child-or- other person to peril, and'means
same applies to- the'ltendency of‘ the window
‘ screen to-fall 'orbe drawn into the room, and in.
for preventing the screen from being accidene
tally forced or drawn inwardly into the room,
thiseasev the window frame opening is‘ also left
wholly unguarded...‘
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so as to leave the window opening wholly un
To prevent the window screen from being acci
guarded, and thereby exposing a child or other
person who is careless at the window opening to
dentally displacedweither outwardly orinwardly,
10 I provide an attachment for each screen sec
tion or frame, which has a stop ?ange, adapted
to engage one side of the lower rail of the sash 6,
which can be mounted on one of the sliding
this ?ange being formed on a bracket or C-shaped
frames of an adjustable window screen to pre
sleeve adapted to slidably engage the upper cross
vent the screen from being forced outwardly, and
bar of the screen frame.
another and similar attachment which can be
The attachment for the screen frame section 8
mounted on the companion sliding window screen
consists of the vc-shaped sleeve or bracket III,
to prevent the window screen from accidentally
which is formed with a, struck-out tongue or
falling or being drawn into the room, so that the
flange 5 l, which is of L-shaped construction, and
injury or death.
The invention also embraces an. attachment
screen will always remain in its guarding posi
which is offset from the vertical axis of the sleeve
-tion in the window opening.
With the above and other objects in view the
The bracket or sleeve It! is mounted on the up
invention relates to certain new and useful con
structions, combinations and arrangements of
per cross bar of the screen frame section 8, so
that the ?ange or tongue II will engage the ‘
parts, clearly described in the following specifi
lower edge and inner surface of the lower rail or
cation and fully illustrated in the accompanying 25 cross bar of the sash 6.
drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a View in elevation, showing the man
ner of attaching the safety devices to the win
dow screen.
Fig. 2 is a detail vertical sectional View, taken
on line 2-2 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction of
the arrows.
' ~ Fig. 3 is a similar view, taken on line 3-3 of
Fig. 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Fig. 4 is a rear elevation.
The screen frame section 9 is provided with a
similar c-shaped bracket Illa, which is formed
with a struck-out ?ange Ila, and this ?ange is
also of L-shaped construction and is adapted to
engage the bottom face of the sash and the outer
face of the lower cross rail thereof.
The sliding screen sections may be adjusted on
each other, in ?tting the window screen under
the sash, so "as to completely ?ll the window
opening, and the two safety guards will slide on ~
the lower end of the sash ‘to permit any necessary
adjustment of the window screen in the window
Fig. 5 is a front elevation.
Fig. 6 is an end view.
Referring to the accompanying drawing, which
illustrates the practical construction of my in 40, But in‘ the event that pressure is applied
vention, 5 designates any standard window frame
against the inside of the screen, the guard ?ange
and 6 the lower window sash, which normally
M will prevent the screen from being displaced
slides up and down in the frame 5 for. ventilation
outwardly. In the event that a pulling effort is
and other reasons.
In the window opening provided by raising the
' applied to displace the screen inwardly, the guard
?ange Ha will prevent the screen from being
lower window sash 6 a conventional adjustable
displaced inwardly.
window screen ‘I is disposed, which consists of the
The attachment may be readily mounted on
companion screen frame sections 8 and 9, which
the screen section, and is secured in place by
are arranged ,to slide upon each other, for the
means of the screw 12, which is extended through
purpose of varying the horizontal distance be 50 the central portion. of the C-shaped sleeve or
tween the outer ends of the two frame sections,
bracket into the screen section engaged. This
so that the combined screen may be fitted into
screw connection prevents the bracket from ac
cidentally shifting on the screen frame.
the window frame.
In normal practice the ends of the window
My invention is particularly useful in protect
screen sections are disposed against the vertical 55 ing children from falling out of windows, as a
sides of the window frame, but when pressure is
result of the window screens being pushed out
wardly or displaced inwardly, so as to leave the
?ange struck from the c-shaped member and
adapted to engage the lower end of a window
sash under which the window screen is to be
Window openings Wholly unguarded by the
It is understood that various changes in the
details of construction may be provided, without
3. The combination with a window screen com
prising relatively slidable frame sections, each
departing from the spirit of the invention, as de
?ned in the claims hereof.
frame section including an upper bar and a
screen-section, a c-shaped member largely en
closing a portion of the upper bar of each frame
desire to secure by Letters Patent:
10 section and providing an L-shaped ?ange engag
1. The combination with a, window screen
ing the upper edge of the upper bar of the win
having relatively slidable frames provided with.
screen frame section and an L-shaped ?ange
screen sections, of a C-shaped member adapted '
engaged with the lower edge of said bar, and an
to partly enclose an upper side bar of each frame
member and provided with a struck-out L-shaped 15 L-shaped ?ange struck from the ?rst-named
L-shaped ?ange and extending above and later
?ange adapted to slidably engage the lower edge
Having described my invention, I claim and
ally of the said ?rst-named L-shaped ?ange, and
adapted to have sliding engagement with the
of a sash under which the window screen is to be
2. The combination with a window screen com
prising relatively slidable frame sections, each
frame section having a screen, and each frame
section having an upper bar, of a C-shaped mem
bermounted on the upper bar of each frame sec
lower end of a window sash under which the
window screen is positioned, said ?rst and sec
ond-named L-shaped ?anges being adapted to
resist vertical displacement of the C-shaped
_ member from the upper frame bar in either di-'
rection, and the last-named L-shaped ?ange be
ing adapted to engage only one side of the win
barin all directions, each ‘C-shaped member be 25 dow
ing secured to the bar by a fastener extending
through the same into the bar, and an L-shaped
tion and adapted to resist displacement from the
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