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Dec. 3, 1946.
2,412,189
H. G. WOMACK
WINDOW FRAME PARTING STOP
Filed Jan. 21, 1944
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‘Application January 21, 1944, Serial No. 519,208- , ;
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This invention relates generally to improve
ments in building construction and pertains par
ticularly to improvements in parting stops for
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A primary object of the present invention is to
provide an improved parting stop construction
for window frames wherein the parting stop has
20 while the top jamb and the sill are each prop
vided with'a tongue 2| for engagement in the
groove of the sash stile abutting thereagainst.
In accordance with the present invention each
side jamb is provided in its inner face, in a plane
passing between the upper and lower sash, with
the parting stop channel 22. Each of these-cham
relative movement in a recess in the side jamb of
nels extends throughout the length of'the side
the sides and top of a window frame.
jamb in which it is formed.
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the frame and is constantly urged against the
In each par-ting stop channel 'is an upper part;
adjacent sash stile whereby to maintain a ?rm 10
ing stop‘ 23 and a lower parting stop 24 which are
contact with the stile at all times with the double
engaged together at their adjacent ends so, as
advantage of preventing looseness and rattling of
to form a continuous partinglstop for separating
the. sash and stopping drafts.
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the sashes as they‘ are moved up and down.v ' '
Another object of the invention is to provide an
The outer side face of the upper parting stop
improved parting stop construction in which the 15
23 andvthe inner side face of the lower parting
stop is maintained in position in a receiving chan
stop 24 has a longitudinally extending recess
nel in the window frame, solely by means of a
formed therein as indicated at 25 so that there
spring member which functions to force the stop
is formed a sash stile engaging tongue 26 adja
at its outer edge, into a firm contact with the
20 cent the inner edge of the stop and .a fulcrum
adjacent window sash stile.
corner 21 adjacent the outer edge of the stop,
A further object of the invention is to provide
which bears against a Wall of the parting stop
in a window frame construction, improved pres
channel in which the stop is located. The recess
sure parting stops which are designed to be easily
25 in the face of the parting stop allows for a
installed and which function in cooperation with
certain amount of rocking movement of the stop
the adjacent sash stile Without requiring any
on the fulcrum edge 21 particularly where the
alteration in the standard construction of the
face of the side stile of the sash engaged by the
sash.
stop tongue 25 may be worn sothat such face of
The invention will be best understood from a
the stile is out of the plane of the wall of the
consideration of the following detailed descrip
stop recess which is engaged by the corner 21.
tion taken in connection with the accompanying
Within the channel 22 at the face of the stop
drawing, it being understood, however, that the
opposite from that face in which the recess 25
is'formed, are two or more ?at springs 28 each
invention may be modi?ed so long as such modi
?cations do not depart from the spirit of the
invention as expressed in the appended claims.
In the drawing
of which is secured in the channel 22 and each
bearing in a slot 29 formed in the adjacent face
of the parting stop. Thus the springs, secured
by screws 30 or in any other suitable manner, and
engaging in the slots 29 in the adjacent faces
of the parting stops function as the sole means
Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view through a
window frame showing the present invention ap
plied thereto.
Figure 2 is a horizontal section taken substan
tially on the line 2—-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken on
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of maintaining the parting stops in position in
their channels.
The channels are, of course,
initially of sufiicient depth and width to permit
the line 3—3 of Figure 1.
the insertion of the stops by pressing the latter
Referring now more particularly to the draw
back against the springs until the stops can he
ing, the numeral It! generally designates a win
slipped into the channels whereupon the engage
dow frame comprising the top and side jambs l i
ment of the springs in the slot 29 will serve to
and 12 respectively, and the sill l3.
maintain the stops against accidental displace
The upper and lower sash are designated l4
ment.
and I5 respectively and these are maintained in
Each of the longitudinal tongues :26 will en
position in the frame, in the customary manner
between the blind stop [6 and the inside stop 11. 50 gage a face of a stile 3| of the adjacent sash
and will maintain sliding contact with such stile
In order that the contact between the top sash
at all times whether the sash is stationary or
top stile l8 and the bottom stile IQ of the lower
in movement. It will be readily seen, therefore,
sash may be tight with the top jamb and sill
that the stops will not only function to hold the
with which they respectively abut, each of these
stiles is provided with the longitudinal groove 5 sash from rattling but also will form an effective
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sealing means against the entrance of air be
tween the sash and the frame jamb.
I claim:
1. In a window frame and sash construction,
including a frame having side jambs, sash in the
frame between the jambs, and a parting stop
channel formed longitudinally in each of said
jambs; two independent parting stops in each
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the stop, a longitudinal tongue bearing against
the adjacent side stile of one sash, and spring
members interposed between each stop‘ strip upon
the side thereof opposite from the recess and the
adjacent wall of the channel and constantly
urging the stop strip to rock on said corner in a
direction to maintain tight contact between the
stop strip tongue and the adjacent sash stile.
3. A window frame and sash construction as
channel in end, abutting relation and having
set
forth in claim2, in which. each. of saidvsprings
movement_ in and transversely of the channel,
has frictional engagement‘ only in a slot in the
each stop' having a recess extending‘ lengthwise
adjacent side face of the stop, and means secur
of one face thereof forming a longitudinal tongue,
mg each spring in the channel whereby the spring
said tongue lying outside the channel and having
retains the stop in the channel.
constant sliding contact with a side stile of one
4'. In a window frame and sash construction,
adjacent sash only, and resilient means housed 15
including a frame having side jambs, sash in the
entirely within the channel engagingv one side
frame between the jambs, and a parting stop
of and constantly urging the adjacent stop in a
channel formed longitudinally in‘ each of said
direction to press the stop tongue against'the
'jambs; two independent parting stops in each
said side stile.
channel in end abutting relation and having
2. In a window frame and sash construction,
movement transversely of, the channel, each stop
including a frame having side‘ jambs, sash in the
having a recess extending. lengthwise of one face
frame between: the lambs, and a parting stop
thereof, forming a longitudinal‘. tongue, said tongue
channel formed longitudinally in each jam-b; two
lying outside the channel and’ having constant
independent parting stop strips in- each channel
in end to- end relation and each‘ having a length 25 sliding contact with a. sidestile of one adjacent
sash only, and resilient means in'the channel
substantially equal to a sash, the channel being
engaging and constantly urging the adjacent. stop
ofa width to permit substantial movement of
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a direction to press the stop tongue against
the’ parting stops transversely thereof, each of
the said side stile, the longitudinalv recess in each.
said parting stops having a recess extending
longitudinally the full length of one side face 30 stop providing a fulcrum corner longitudinally
of the stop and lying. within the channel and en
and forming, adjacent to the edge lying. in the
gaging a wall of the channel,_ the stop having,
channel, a longitudinal‘ fulcrum corner bearing
rocking movement on said‘ corner.
against the adjacent. wall of the channel and
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HARRY G; WOMACK.
further forming, adjacent to the outer' edge of
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