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US3121481A
US3121481A US205176A US20517662A US3121481A US 3121481 A US3121481 A US 3121481A US 205176 A US205176 A US 205176A US 20517662 A US20517662 A US 20517662A US 3121481 A US3121481 A US 3121481A
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E06DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
    • E06BFIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
    • E06B9/00Screening or protective devices for wall or similar openings, with or without operating or securing mechanisms; Closures of similar construction
    • E06B9/02Shutters, movable grilles, or other safety closing devices, e.g. against burglary
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Feb. 18, 1964 e. L. JOHNSON DECORATIVE WINDOW SHUTTER Original Fi led Oct. 12, 1960 i iii;

2 INVENTOR.

60) 4- J0 v.90 mum AND ,4 T roe/v5) United States Patent 3,l2i,4$1 DECGEEATIVE WENDGW Guy L. Johnson, 997 Jennings, nan Antonio, Tex. (Iontinuation of appiication Ser. No. 62,3d'7, @ct. ll2, 196%. This application June 18, 1262, Set. filo. 2%,ji6

This invention described herein may be manufactured and used by or for the United States Government for governmental purposes without payment to me of any royalty thereon.

This invention relates to decorative window shutters and is useful to replace present wood shutters where decayed or when repair or painting is required. 6n new construction where permanency, freedom from repair and painting, combined with a decorative effect, is desired, the shutter of this invention fulfills a need in the construction industry.

It is customary to provide new houses with decorative blinds, or shutters which are fastened permanently to the outside walls of the house and painted a contrasting color. it is frequently necessary in older houses to take ed the original shutters and either leave them off permanently or repair and repaint them. it is seldom that the shutters are rehung so that they can be left open or closed but they are usually fastened permanently to the wall and are used merely for decoration. Most of the shutters now on houses, both old and new, are of wood and eventually decay and must be repaired and repainted. Even if some use metal frames they are subject to rust and are unattractive and require frequent painting.

It is an object of this invention to provide a shutter which will not decay or rust, will never need repair, maintenance or painting, which can be made colorful and attractive and add to the decoration of the building.

It is a further object to provide shutters which can be easily and cheaply manufactured of conventional, currently available materials.

Briefly, the invention is a frame of channeled aluminum, or some non-corrosive metal, with slats or panels out from asbestos siding shingles dropped in the channels to form a louvered elfect. As can be easily seen the combination of colors in such a shutter is limited only by the colors obtainable in asbestos siding shingles and the general effect can be varied by using slats or panels of different widths as well as different colors.

The above and still other objects, advantages and features of my invention will become apparent upon consideration of the following detailed description of em bodiments thereof, especially when taken in conjunction with the following drawings in which:

FIGURE 1 is a view of the side of a house showing a window with a shutter made according to this invention alongside the window; and

FIGURE 2 is a sectional view showing an additional embodiment of the shutter and which illustrates how the slats of asbestos shingles are placed in the aluminum frame.

In the figures 10 represents a window in a house and 12 is a shutter, which is the subject of this invention, hung alongside it. The numerals 14, 16 and 18 represent the side rails, the bottom rail and the top rail respectively of the frame of the shutter, each being made of "ice channeled aluminum or some non-corrosive metal. The channel in the side rails 14 is wide enough to accommodate at least two thicknesses of the asbestos shingle slats 22 while the bottom and top rails, 16 and 18, have chan nels Wide enough to admit at least two thicknesses of the said slats and have an outside dimension which fits inside the side rails i4. Increasing the width of the chan nels allows for an increase in the angle at which the louvers are presented to a viewer. The slats or panels 22 are cut from asbestos siding shingles of any width and color to suit the artistic sense of the designer and of a length to fit in the frame of the shutter 12. A bottom slat is then placed in the bottom rail 16- with a filler or fillers 23 of the same material as the slat and the said rail is piaced in the side rails 14 and riveted in place with rivets The slats are then placed in the channels of the side rails 14 with the bottom edges of the said slats biased frontwardly to form a louver effect. When the channels of the side rails are filled the length of the top louvers is adjusted unless already foreshortened and the top rail is put in place, riveted by rivets 2i and the shutter is read-y for hanging in place. This can be done either by using common window screen hangers 24 or more permanently by screwing through screw holes 26.

it is obvious that this simple invention fills a need for inexpensive, permanent and attractive decorative window shutter which can be used for replacement of old as Well as for new construction. FIGURE 1 illustrates the use of the shutter with variable heights for the louvers 22 while FIGURE 2 has equal louver heights.

This invention constitutes a continuation of application Serial No. 62,397, filed October 12, 1960', now abandoned.

it is to be understood that the above described arrangement and embodiment is merely illustrative of the appli cations of the principles of the invention. Other arr-ange ments may be devised by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

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A weather proof window shutter having a rectangular frame comprising two channeled side rails, the openings of said channels being mutually opposed, a channeled top rail and a channeled bottom rail, said rails being of non-corrosive material and having their openings mutually opposed, said top and bottom rails being of an overall thickness to fit within the channels of said side rails, a plurality of flat panels of relative incompressible asbestos material, each panel having a thickness less than the width of said channels, said panels being arranged transversely to said side rails and angled from one of the sides of said side rails toward the other of the sides of said side rails in a partially overlapped relationship such that a louvered effect is produced with the bottom of said panels biased frontwardly, said panels being wedged in position by said side rails, top rail and bottom rail, and spacing means supported in the channel of said bottom rail for biasing the bottom of the bottom-most panel toward the other of the sides of said side rails.

References fitted in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 309,024 Bristol et a1. .Dec. 9, 1884 472,592 Swartz Apr. 12, 1892 1,459,538 Klatt June 19, 1923 2,289,469 Turner July 14, 1942

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US3336715A (en) * 1964-02-21 1967-08-22 Bersier Henri Rigid frame for quadrangular-shaped bay
US4782639A (en) * 1986-03-13 1988-11-08 Stewart Ferguson Shingle or shake panel and process for using the same
US5669185A (en) * 1996-02-20 1997-09-23 Proulx; Karen A. Shutter for buildings

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US309024A (en) * 1884-12-09 Window blind or shutter
US472592A (en) * 1892-04-12 Window-blind
US1459538A (en) * 1922-01-20 1923-06-19 W W Wilcox Mfg Co Card register
US2289469A (en) * 1940-03-12 1942-07-14 Benjamin S Turner Building construction

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US309024A (en) * 1884-12-09 Window blind or shutter
US472592A (en) * 1892-04-12 Window-blind
US1459538A (en) * 1922-01-20 1923-06-19 W W Wilcox Mfg Co Card register
US2289469A (en) * 1940-03-12 1942-07-14 Benjamin S Turner Building construction

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3336715A (en) * 1964-02-21 1967-08-22 Bersier Henri Rigid frame for quadrangular-shaped bay
US4782639A (en) * 1986-03-13 1988-11-08 Stewart Ferguson Shingle or shake panel and process for using the same
US5669185A (en) * 1996-02-20 1997-09-23 Proulx; Karen A. Shutter for buildings

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