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US2532401A US709702A US70970246A US2532401A US 2532401 A US2532401 A US 2532401A US 709702 A US709702 A US 709702A US 70970246 A US70970246 A US 70970246A US 2532401 A US2532401 A US 2532401A
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  • This invention relates to an awning of the shutter type, and it is one object of the invention to provide an awning of this character, which is formed entirely of aluminum, or other suitable rust-proof metal, and of such construction that it may be mounted outside a window, door or other wall opening, and its blades or louvers shifted to opened or closed positions from within a room and held fully or partially closed or opened, according to the wishes of the person making the adjustment.
  • Another object of the invention is to provide a shutter awning wherein the blades or louvers are so formed and mounted that they have overlapping relation to each other and will thus prevent rain from driving through the awning into an open window when the blades or louvers are moved to an open position.
  • Another object of the invention is to provide a shutter awning having its blades or louvers provided with improved hinges by means of which they are mounted for movement to opened and closed positions, the hinges being so constructed that they will be very strong and not liable to be bent out of shape.
  • Another object of the invention is to provide the awning with blade hinges pivoted to bars so that when pull is exerted upon one bar all of the louvers or blades will be swung upwardly at the same time and to the same extent.
  • Another object of the invention is to so mount the louvers or blades that when the means for adjusting the blades is released the weight of the blades will cause them to swing towards a closed position and thus allow closing of the louvers to be easily accomplished.
  • Another object of the invention is to provide an awning wherein the top blade is permanently mounted in such position that it extends outwardly at a downward incline at all times and serves very effectively to prevent rain from entering between a window frame or casement and the upper one of the adjustably mounted louvers.
  • Another object of the invention is to provide a shutter awning which is of simple construction, easy to install and operate, and capable of being manufactured at low cost.
  • Figure 1 is a front view of the improved shutter awning.
  • Figure 2 is a sectional view taken vertically through the awning along the line 22 of Figure 1, the louvers being substantially fully opened.
  • Figure 3 is a side view of the awning with the louvers shifted towards a closed position.
  • Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view, taken through a side portion of the awning, along the line 44 of Figure 2.
  • Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view, taken along the line 5--5 of Figure 2.
  • Figure 6 is a perspective View of a hinge for a louver.
  • Figure 7 is a bottom View of the hinge.
  • Figure 8 is a view looking at the outer side of the hinge bracket.
  • Figure 9 is a fragmentary sectional view, taken along the line 9--9 of Figure 3.
  • Figure 10 is a perspective view of one of the brackets by means of which the top plate or shield of the awning is mounted.
  • Figure 11 is a sectional View, taken along the line Iill of Figure 9.
  • Figure 12 is a perspective view of a latch plate.
  • This improved shutter awning is formed entirely of metal, which may be aluminum or other rust-proof metal found suitable. When it is installed for use, it is mounted outside a window frame or casement i or it may be mounted in operative relation to a porch or the like.
  • the awning has side bars 2 which are formed of angle metal and are of any length necessary to accommodate the awning to the height of the window to which the awning is to be applied. These side bars extend diagonally, as shown in Figures 2 and 3, and at their lower ends are secured to a cross bar 4 of angle metal by bolts 5.
  • Bars 6 which are also formed of angle metal hold lower ends of theside bars spaced outwardly from the window frame i and have their inner ends formed with depending attaching feet i through which screws 8 are passed and their outer ends formed with tongues 9 which are bent to extend at an upward incline and secured to the cross bar by bolts l0.
  • Upper ends of the side bars are secured to brackets H which are secured at opposite sides of the window frame or casement l by bolts l2 which are of duplicate construction.
  • the bracket is formed of sheet metal and has a mounting flange [3 across its rear or inner end through which the bolt i2 passes.
  • a side flange l4 projects forwardly from the outer side edge of the flange I3 and through this side flange passes the bolt I5 by means of which the upper end of the companion side bar 2 is secured to the bracket.
  • a flange l6 carrying a forwardly projecting tongue I! projects forwardly from the upper edge of the rear flange l3 and this flange and its tongue are overlapped by a flange l8 projecting inwardly along the upper edge of the flange I4.
  • Openings [9 are formed through the flange l8 and the overlapped portion of the flange It to receive bolts 20 by means of which sheet metal top plate or shield 2! of the awning is secured.
  • This shield or plate constitutes the top blade of the awning and extends the full width thereof and since the bracket ll extends forwardly from the window frame or casement l, the blade is disposed at a forward incline and rain striking the blade will flow forwardly and ofi the depending flange 22 along its front edge.
  • connected with upper ends of the side bars by the brackets ll form a frame for the awning which is adapted to be firmly secured to the window frame or casement or to a door frame or porch or the like and mount the awning to shield the same.
  • This awning has a suitable number of louvers or blades 23 which extend the full width of the awning and are formed of aluminum or other suitable sheet metal.
  • Hinge brackets 24 are provided at opposite ends of the louvers, each being formed as shown in Figures 6, 7 and 8. Referring to these figures, it will be seen that the brackets are formed of aluminum sheet metal and each has an inwardly extending attaching flange 25 formed with openings 25 to receive bolts 2'! by means of which ends of the louvers are secured to the hinge brackets.
  • the side flange 28 of each bracket is extended rearwardly beyond the flange 25 to provide a tongue or car 29 having an inwardly offset extremity 3i!
  • Rivets 33 are passed through the openings 32 and through the upwardly prejecting ends of anchoring strips or brackets which are formed of aluminum and have their lower portions secured against outer side faces of the angle bars 2 by rivets 35 and bent at their lower ends to form ears 36 which engage about lower edge portions of the side bars 2 and prevent the anchoring strips from moving out of a position at right angles to the side bars.
  • the ofiset extremities of the ears 29 are pivotally connected with angle metal bars 3?
  • a chain 41 has one end engaged through an opening 42 formed through the rear end of the lever and this chain extends downwardly from the lever and has its lower portion trained about a pulley mounted against a side of the frame or casement 4. After the chain has been trained about the pulley d3, it is passed inwardly through an opening formed through the easement and through a keyhole opening 44 formed in a latch plate 45 which is secured against the inner surface of the frame or casement by screws at.
  • louvers When pull is exerted upon the chain, the louvers are tilted upwardly, and when the chain is released, the weight of the louvers will carry them downwardly. pivoted to the bars 37, they will be simultaneously tilted about the rivets 33 and at all times held parallel in evenly spaced relation to each other.
  • the flanges 45 formed by upwardly bent rear edge portions of the louvers and the flanges 41 formed by downwardly bent front edge portions of the louvers overlap when the louvers are fully closed and serve very effectively to prevent rain from driving inwardly between the closed louvers.
  • louvers When the louvers are partially or fully opened, light may flow inwardly between the louvers, and if it should rain while the louvers are open or partially opened, rain will be deflected by the flanges and it will flow along the Since the brackets 2d are outer or upper surfaces of the sloping louvers and drip from one louver to another until it reaches the lowest louver and drips from it onto ground under the awning.
  • is at all times in overlying relation to the upper louver and rain water running down along the wall of a building over the awning will be directed outwardly by this upper plate and flow onto the upper louver.
  • a shutter awning comprising a frame including side bars formed of angle metal and having outwardly extending flanges along front edges, an upper blade extending transversely of the frame between upper ends of the side bars, brackets connecting ends of said upper blade with upper ends of said side bars, said brackets being formed of sheet metal and each having a vertically disposed rear Wall formed with an opening for receiving a fastener for securing the bracket against a window frame, a lip projecting forwardly along the upper edge of the rear wall, a side wall projecting forwardly from the outer end edge of said rear wall, a flange extending along the upper edge of said side wall and projecting inwardly therefrom and having its rear portion overlapping said lip, bolts passing through the side walls of the brackets and through upper ends of the side bars and pivotally mounting the side bars, said upper plate having its end portions resting upon the overlapped portions of the lips and the flanges of the brackets, bolts passed through aligned openings formed through ends of the upper blade and through the overlapped portions of the

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R. D. GOODWIN METAL VARIABLE SHUTTER AWNING Dec. 5, 1950 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Nov. 14, 1946 Ill! INVENTOR. opd/wiw BY X I A TTOR/VE Y6 Dec. 5, 1950 R. D. GOODWIN- METAL VARIABLE SHUTTER AWNING 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Nov. 14, 1946 Patented Dec. 5, 1950 UNITED STATES ENT @Fifi 1 Claim.
This invention relates to an awning of the shutter type, and it is one object of the invention to provide an awning of this character, which is formed entirely of aluminum, or other suitable rust-proof metal, and of such construction that it may be mounted outside a window, door or other wall opening, and its blades or louvers shifted to opened or closed positions from within a room and held fully or partially closed or opened, according to the wishes of the person making the adjustment.
Another object of the invention is to provide a shutter awning wherein the blades or louvers are so formed and mounted that they have overlapping relation to each other and will thus prevent rain from driving through the awning into an open window when the blades or louvers are moved to an open position.
Another object of the invention is to provide a shutter awning having its blades or louvers provided with improved hinges by means of which they are mounted for movement to opened and closed positions, the hinges being so constructed that they will be very strong and not liable to be bent out of shape.
Another object of the invention is to provide the awning with blade hinges pivoted to bars so that when pull is exerted upon one bar all of the louvers or blades will be swung upwardly at the same time and to the same extent.
Another object of the invention is to so mount the louvers or blades that when the means for adjusting the blades is released the weight of the blades will cause them to swing towards a closed position and thus allow closing of the louvers to be easily accomplished.
Another object of the invention is to provide an awning wherein the top blade is permanently mounted in such position that it extends outwardly at a downward incline at all times and serves very effectively to prevent rain from entering between a window frame or casement and the upper one of the adjustably mounted louvers.
Another object of the invention is to provide a shutter awning which is of simple construction, easy to install and operate, and capable of being manufactured at low cost.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of a special construction and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure 1 is a front view of the improved shutter awning.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken vertically through the awning along the line 22 of Figure 1, the louvers being substantially fully opened.
Figure 3 is a side view of the awning with the louvers shifted towards a closed position.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view, taken through a side portion of the awning, along the line 44 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view, taken along the line 5--5 of Figure 2.
Figure 6 is a perspective View of a hinge for a louver.
Figure 7 is a bottom View of the hinge.
Figure 8 is a view looking at the outer side of the hinge bracket.
Figure 9 is a fragmentary sectional view, taken along the line 9--9 of Figure 3.
Figure 10 is a perspective view of one of the brackets by means of which the top plate or shield of the awning is mounted.
Figure 11 is a sectional View, taken along the line Iill of Figure 9.
Figure 12 is a perspective view of a latch plate.
This improved shutter awning is formed entirely of metal, which may be aluminum or other rust-proof metal found suitable. When it is installed for use, it is mounted outside a window frame or casement i or it may be mounted in operative relation to a porch or the like. The awning has side bars 2 which are formed of angle metal and are of any length necessary to accommodate the awning to the height of the window to which the awning is to be applied. These side bars extend diagonally, as shown in Figures 2 and 3, and at their lower ends are secured to a cross bar 4 of angle metal by bolts 5. Bars 6 which are also formed of angle metal hold lower ends of theside bars spaced outwardly from the window frame i and have their inner ends formed with depending attaching feet i through which screws 8 are passed and their outer ends formed with tongues 9 which are bent to extend at an upward incline and secured to the cross bar by bolts l0. Upper ends of the side bars are secured to brackets H which are secured at opposite sides of the window frame or casement l by bolts l2 which are of duplicate construction.
One of the brackets is shown in Figure 10,
' and referring to this figure, it will be seen that the bracket is formed of sheet metal and has a mounting flange [3 across its rear or inner end through which the bolt i2 passes. A side flange l4 projects forwardly from the outer side edge of the flange I3 and through this side flange passes the bolt I5 by means of which the upper end of the companion side bar 2 is secured to the bracket. A flange l6 carrying a forwardly projecting tongue I! projects forwardly from the upper edge of the rear flange l3 and this flange and its tongue are overlapped by a flange l8 projecting inwardly along the upper edge of the flange I4. Openings [9 are formed through the flange l8 and the overlapped portion of the flange It to receive bolts 20 by means of which sheet metal top plate or shield 2! of the awning is secured. This shield or plate constitutes the top blade of the awning and extends the full width thereof and since the bracket ll extends forwardly from the window frame or casement l, the blade is disposed at a forward incline and rain striking the blade will flow forwardly and ofi the depending flange 22 along its front edge. The side bars 2, the bracing bars 6, the lower cross bar 5, and the blade 2| connected with upper ends of the side bars by the brackets ll form a frame for the awning which is adapted to be firmly secured to the window frame or casement or to a door frame or porch or the like and mount the awning to shield the same.
This awning has a suitable number of louvers or blades 23 which extend the full width of the awning and are formed of aluminum or other suitable sheet metal. Hinge brackets 24 are provided at opposite ends of the louvers, each being formed as shown in Figures 6, 7 and 8. Referring to these figures, it will be seen that the brackets are formed of aluminum sheet metal and each has an inwardly extending attaching flange 25 formed with openings 25 to receive bolts 2'! by means of which ends of the louvers are secured to the hinge brackets. The side flange 28 of each bracket is extended rearwardly beyond the flange 25 to provide a tongue or car 29 having an inwardly offset extremity 3i! through which an opening IN is formed and ad jacent the front end of the ear or tongue 29, the flange 28 is formed with an opening 32. Rivets 33 are passed through the openings 32 and through the upwardly prejecting ends of anchoring strips or brackets which are formed of aluminum and have their lower portions secured against outer side faces of the angle bars 2 by rivets 35 and bent at their lower ends to form ears 36 which engage about lower edge portions of the side bars 2 and prevent the anchoring strips from moving out of a position at right angles to the side bars. The ofiset extremities of the ears 29 are pivotally connected with angle metal bars 3? by rivets 38 and in order to shift the louvers from a closed position to an open position there has been provided an arm or lever 39 which extends rearwardly from one of the bars 3'! diagonally therefrom and is secured to this bar by rivets ii A chain 41 has one end engaged through an opening 42 formed through the rear end of the lever and this chain extends downwardly from the lever and has its lower portion trained about a pulley mounted against a side of the frame or casement 4. After the chain has been trained about the pulley d3, it is passed inwardly through an opening formed through the easement and through a keyhole opening 44 formed in a latch plate 45 which is secured against the inner surface of the frame or casement by screws at.
When pull is exerted upon the chain, the louvers are tilted upwardly, and when the chain is released, the weight of the louvers will carry them downwardly. pivoted to the bars 37, they will be simultaneously tilted about the rivets 33 and at all times held parallel in evenly spaced relation to each other. The flanges 45 formed by upwardly bent rear edge portions of the louvers and the flanges 41 formed by downwardly bent front edge portions of the louvers overlap when the louvers are fully closed and serve very effectively to prevent rain from driving inwardly between the closed louvers. When the louvers are partially or fully opened, light may flow inwardly between the louvers, and if it should rain while the louvers are open or partially opened, rain will be deflected by the flanges and it will flow along the Since the brackets 2d are outer or upper surfaces of the sloping louvers and drip from one louver to another until it reaches the lowest louver and drips from it onto ground under the awning. The top plate 2| is at all times in overlying relation to the upper louver and rain water running down along the wall of a building over the awning will be directed outwardly by this upper plate and flow onto the upper louver.
From the foregoing description of the construction of my improved metal variable shutter awning, the method of making same and the application thereof to use will be readily understood and it will be seen that I have provided a comparatively simple, inexpensive and efficient means for carrying out the various objects of my invention.
While I have particularly described the elements best adapted to perform the functions set forth, it is apparent that various changes in form, proportion and in the minor details of construction may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the principles of the invention.
Having thus described the invention, What is claimed is:
A shutter awning comprising a frame including side bars formed of angle metal and having outwardly extending flanges along front edges, an upper blade extending transversely of the frame between upper ends of the side bars, brackets connecting ends of said upper blade with upper ends of said side bars, said brackets being formed of sheet metal and each having a vertically disposed rear Wall formed with an opening for receiving a fastener for securing the bracket against a window frame, a lip projecting forwardly along the upper edge of the rear wall, a side wall projecting forwardly from the outer end edge of said rear wall, a flange extending along the upper edge of said side wall and projecting inwardly therefrom and having its rear portion overlapping said lip, bolts passing through the side walls of the brackets and through upper ends of the side bars and pivotally mounting the side bars, said upper plate having its end portions resting upon the overlapped portions of the lips and the flanges of the brackets, bolts passed through aligned openings formed through ends of the upper blade and through the overlapped portions of the said side flanges and the said lips and securing the upper blade to said brackets, anchoring brackets secured against inner faces of said side bars and projecting forwardly from the side bars, hinge brackets pivotally connected with the forwardly projecting ends of said anchoring brackets at opposite sides of the frame, louvers extending transversely of the frame and having their end portions secured to said hinge brackets, and means for simultaneously tilting the hinge brackets and holding the louvers in adjusted positions.
ROLAND D. GOODWIN.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 147,090 Baxter Feb. 3, 1874 1,818,286 Vail Aug. 11, 1931 2,252,677 Ackerman Aug. 12, 1941 2,291,714 Heiser Aug. 4, 1942
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US2789324A (en) * 1954-12-22 1957-04-23 Robert H Grossenbacher Metal awning construction
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