NOV- 26, 1946- 2,411,691 .1. T. MILLER GLASS HOLDING DEVICE I Filed June 22, 1944 1O > - v INVENTOR. d?7wsvj77w7f‘ mqzgwz» ws 2,411,691 Patented Nov. 26, 1946 ‘UNITED; STATES PATEN-i-T v space. v V onAsisrnzlrli?g-nnvionf ’ h v Company," Niles,‘ Mich, a‘ corpora‘ tion of‘Michigzin Kawneer ‘ ,1 ApplicationJune-ZZ, 1944; Serial-‘No; 541,594: 4 Claims; (01. amt-56.4)‘ , _ _ 2~ the spring :action and locking engagement of the‘ retaining a pane of glass withina window-open ing or store front. . v_ 6 ‘ is > a% fragmentary. v V enlarged view showing-.1 ure Tliepresent . invention relates - to. a1 glass hold; . and ing device‘ especially adapted for mounting ‘ Referring more particularly to the drawing. and" . It'is'an important objectof-lthe present'inven the . illustrative. embodiment “of they invention» as 5 thereindisclosed,l.theglass holding deviceor ase tiori- to provide a novel‘nieans and‘ manner of mounting a pane of glassvin which avspring clip» islad‘apted to automatically grip and resiliently retain. the faceimoulding of; ‘a- sash assembly in anc‘horedi, glass holding‘relation, (A further object. of.-the - present invention ‘is to sembly comprises aface moulding or outersash member 4| andiagutter-orinnen sash member} mour'ited upon an encompassingjamb 3. Inserted. A within the face member. laiatsuitably spaced'ine tervalsareextruded lugs- 4 having an end-5 abut-y provide a- novel glass holding deviceprovided-with title spaced. lugs- of' extruded. on rigid ' construction carried :in the face moulding of’ a. sash- assembly, and aligned resilient clips anchored 'in the gutter and so constructed and arrangedias to receive a projection on the lugs and automatically inter; lock~ therewith ‘ to ?rmly. but?‘ yieldably retain - a against ‘ the iii-turned»v ?ange orv lip 6 of v 7 the r'nouldingpa leg .17 staked» within the lower orv longitudinally.extending groove 8 tolpreventslip 15 ping .andltolholdi accurate spacing of the lug?and ' thereby interlocking .its top. and- bottom to the face moulding»,-alrearwardly_ extending and sub ‘ stantiall'y, horizontal protrudingleg 9land a foot member ID- adapted to- bewinsertedinto an em pane of. glass-between- the. face moulding» and. ,.._'_, bdssedloop H L provided in the base l2. of the 20 gutter. - Another-1 object of the present invention is to provide a-novel clip construction having: a- res'il-e I L with. an i‘ elongated -. slot-so positioned. ientv part gutter. . ' . Thepurpose-ofthefoot l0 and loop Ill-is to holdl the face. member. down into : contactv with» i the jamb construction»,-.itibeing'understood~that and arranged as- to receivenand automatically jamb includes a bottom, top orhead and side grip a- projection; carried by.‘ the . face ‘moulding 25 this jamb sectionscompletely framing the sash as of a sash assembly and’ lockwthisqmoulding-iin sembly/ and the window pane l3.~ Byiprovidingr contact with a paneof glass-held between» it and an voiis'et in the; outer sash or face mouldingad an inner sash member. ' jacent thejamb sections, there is provided a con to provide a~construction~ v Further objects-are I tinuous, encompassing recess or channel M So ofimaximum simplicity, e?iciency, economy and disposed that-should the outer face of the mould ing .I and. jamb 3 be'out of'exact alignment due easeof assembly and operation, andsuch further object's; advantages andvcapabilitiesas will later more-‘fully. appear and are inherently» possessed? to 'anyvariation' in glass thickness or for other reasons; suchnon-alignment willnot be notice» thereby. < The invention further resides in the construe» 35 able.’ The substantially horizontal protruding leg 9' tion, combination-and arrangement of partsil-P lustrated in the» accompanying’ drawing,- and ofqeachllug 4v~extends back andv interlocks with‘ a substantially vertical curved'leg I5 of one of while there is shown therein a preferred embodi ment; it is to be understoodthat- the-'same-is susceptible of modi?cation and change, and-~com-'v prehends other details‘, arrangements of parts, features and constructions without departing from the spirit of the invention. a, series of ‘similarly spacedspring clips I 6 ‘inserted 40 in-the loop I'l'of the gutterZ.» Eachclip‘ snaps in‘ . place-at ‘the-top as more clearly shown in Figure" 2. The top leg l8 of this clip is provided with a notch l9 which straddles a tab 20 sheared down from the top of the gutter in such manner that In the drawing: Figure 1 is a fragmentary view in perspective 45 the tab locks and spaces the spring clip, and the top leg 18 and gutter are each provided with a of the novel glass holding device. slot or opening for the insertion of a screw driver, tool or other instrument for releasing the lugs when it is desired to remove or replace the glass Figure 3 is a top plan view of a novel ‘spring I 3 or face moulding l. 50 clip for anchoring and retaining the face mould The substantially vertical curved leg 15 of the ing or outer sash member in assembled relation. Figure 2 is a view in end elevation of the novel assembly. I ' Figure 4 is a view in front elevation of the re silient clip. Figure 5 is a view in vertical cross section of the ‘clip taken on the line 5—5 of Figure 4, and Fig spring clip is embossed at 2| to provide an elon gated slot 22 for the reception of the leg 9 of the lug 4. By pushing the moulding Iv carrying the lugs 4 inwardly, the leg 9 of each lug will en 2,411,691 gage the spring leg l5 of its aligned spring clip I 6, causing these resilient legs to be moved or bent into a substantially perpendicular position in which the legs l5 are directed to and enter the slots 22. The spring action of the clips will then force the legs I5 forwardly to an inclined or angular position as shown in Figures 2, 5 and 6, resulting in these slots or openings 22 and the ?at areas adjacent thereto returning to'an angular position and thereby gripping the legs 9 and retaining the face moulding and its lugs in assembled relation in which the pane of glass i3 is ?rmly yet yieldably held between the ?ange or lip 6 on the face moulding I and the down- . 4 the window opening, lugs staked in spaced rela tion within the face moulding, spring clips mounted in spaced relation in the gutter mem ber and in alignment with the lugs, a rearwardly projecting leg on each lug and a curved, resilient part on each spring provided with a projection normally inclined downwardly and toward the leg and having an elongated slot adapted to re ceive the end of the leg when the projection is bent rearwardly as the face member and lugs are moved into glass holding position and then as the projection tends to return to its original position, automatically grip and retain this face member and lugs in that positionwhereby to ac commodate panes of glass varying in thickness. gutter section 2. ' 3. A glass holding device for a window, store The glass is shown mounted on a setting block front and the like, comprising an outer and an 24 having a dove-tailed groove at its top into inner sash member with the outer member ad which is inserted a cushion 25 for the glass to justable with respect to the inner member, lugs rest upon. Projecting from the back of this set 20 secured within the outer member in spaced rela ting block is a ?ange 26 with a turned down leg tion and similarly spaced spring clips mounted 21 which ?ts into the groove 11 of the gutter. in the inner member, and interlocking parts on When installed, this ?ange locates the setting the lugs and clips including a leg on each lug and block centrally under the glass [3 and prevents a resilient projection on each clip normally in it from tipping over or sliding out of position. 25 clined downwardly and toward the leg and pro When it is desired to disassemble the face vided with an opening for receiving the end of moulding and lugs from the glass, all that is the leg, said projection being compressed when required is to insert a tool or other instrument the end of the leg is forced and directed into the through the notch or opening l9 and the aligned opening and due to its resiliency, tightly grip opening in the top of the gutter, and forcing ping and retaining the leg, whereby when the the leg [5 of the spring clips back into a sub outer sash member and the lugs carried thereby wardly or inwardly extending ?ange 23 in the stantially perpendicular position, thereby releas ing the face moulding and allowing it to be read are moved into a position where the outer sash member engages the outer face of the glass with the desired pressure, the lugs are automatically ily removed. The novel spring clip and lug as sembly is so constructed and arranged as to al 35 and resiliently gripped by the clips and retained low for a considerable variation in glass thickness in such gripping relation. from the usual quarter-inch plate. Having thus disclosed my invention, I claim: 4. A glass holding device for resiliently but ?rmly mounting a pane of plate glass in a win 1. A glass holding device for a window, store dow opening and to allow for variation in glass front and the like, comprising an outer and an 40 thickness, comprising a gutter member mounted inner sash member with the outer member ad within jamb sections framing the window open justable with respect to the inner member, lugs ing, a face moulding removably mounted within the jamb sections for assembly, removal or re tion and similarly spaced spring clips mounted placement of the glass, lugs mounted in spaced in the inner member, a substantially horizontal 45 relation within the face moulding,,interengaging and rearwardly projecting leg provided on each means on the lugs and gutter for holding the face lug and a resilient projection on each spring clip moulding down into contact with the jamb sec normally inclined downwardly and toward the tions, resilient members mounted in the gutter leg and provided with an elongated slot for re in aligned, spaced relation with the lugs, and in ceiving an end of the leg, the leg being so dis 50 terengaging and interlocking parts on the lugs secured within the outer member in spaced rela posed with respect to the slot that when pressure is applied to the outer sash member to force it inwardly into contact with the glass, the end of the leg bends the resilient projection sufliciently and resilient members including a leg on each lug and a projection on each resilient member nor mally inclined downwardly and toward the leg having av slot adapted to receive an end of the to permit the end of the leg to enter the slot, 55 leg when the face moulding and lugs are moved but when pressure is released the resilient pro into assembled relation,‘but due to the resiliency jection tends to return to its normal position and of the projections the lugs are resiliently gripped tightly grips the leg and retains the outer sash and retained in that relation with the face member in assembled relation. moulding engaging the glass and combining with ' 2. A glass holding device for a Window, store 60 the gutter member to retain the glass in anchored front and the like, comprising an adjustable face moulding and a gutter member secured within position. JAMES T. MILLER.