Window latch

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F. A. PALMER WINDOW LATCH Filed April 22, 1920. [N VE/V T OR I II/07m) w x 2&5 FIG. 4-- April- 1, 1924. III. E i, on new rnnnssmvan'm. WENDOW Application filed Esprit 22, To all whom it may concern: Be it known that l, FPANELH-T A. PAL- MER, a citizen or" the United States, residing Erie, in the county of Erie and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new useful improvements in Vfindow Latch, of which the'iollowing is e specification. The purpose of this invention is to pro vide e Window latch wh'ch may be readily applied. to the common sliding windows and afford an eficient lock which will operate at any point in the w'" dew and prevent a. further opening of ei or the upper or lower sash. In carrying out the invention it is desirsble to have the latch so formed that it cannot be disengaged from the outside in other words, may be firmly locked. against any tampering from without the window. Features of the invention relating to details will appear more fully from the specification and claims. The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings as follows: Fig. 1 shows a. plan view 0:3 the device 1 the top of the frame removed. 2. bottom view of the device. 43: c section on the line in Fig. 2. marks the lower sash of a window, 2 the u, er sash, 3 the side walls of an enclosing frame, 4 a connecting top and rear web, and 5 2. bottom web completing the frame. Qhe frame as it will be obser ed forms 2. pocket open at the front. An sttaching plate 6 is provided with e slot 7 extendin ecross the upper face and is secured to the frame 3 by means of screws 8. The plate has flanges 63* and 6 and a screw 6 extends through the flange 6 by means of which it may be clamped to the top edge of :1. window sash. The slot 7 permits oi the being moved along the plate 6 so as to adjust the frame relatively to the fro face of the upper sash so that the lock. g devices may work properly with relation to such sash. A locking dog 9 is mounted in the frame by means of 2% pin 10 which extends across from one wall '3 to the other. 'lhe dog is provided with a rubber face 11 which is set in 2. socket 9 in the dog 9 and secured in place therein in any desirable manner preferably by pins 12. It will readily be seen that as this dog swings downwardly it protrudes from the istame and brought 2 9 section on the line Qr-2 in Fig. i. isso. Serial No. 37.5317. into engagement with the upper sash will prevent upward movement of the lower sash or a downward movement of the upper cash because of such relative movement to increase the protrusion and consetly will so separate the sashes and force in against their stops as to prevent any movement. order to lock the dog 9 so that it not be forced pwerdly and consequently engaged by n thin instrument from the outside I provide a dog 14. This dog is pivotally mounted on s pin 15 which extends'froin one well 3 to the other. The dog has the serrations 16 on its face which engage a serretion 17 on the dog 9 so as to maize the engagement between the dog 14 and the dog 9more secure so as to prevent a. retraction of the dog 9 by pressureon log 9. A spring 18 is coiled around the 1 nd engages the dog 14: and the wall ends to thrust the dog 14 down- *dly into engagement. A spring 13 is ound the pin 10 and operates against the dog 9 and the bottom 5 and tends to retract the dog 9. The pin 15 is fixed on the dog 14: and extends to without the Wall 3 and is provided with o. nurled handle 19 by means of which the dog 14 may be retracted when it is desired to release the dog 9. By retracting the dog 14. against the spring 18 the spring 13 is permitted to accomplish the retraction of the dog 9. If the dog 9 tends to stick in engagement a slight movement of the sash will release it. In order to lock the dog 14 in retracted oosition I provide a pin 20 on the handle vices lockin the dog in its upper o-r'1'e tracted position. The dog 14: is of slightly less width than the frame so as to permit axial movement of the pin 15 sufiicient to carry the pin into and out of the perforation Q1. What ll claim as new is 1. In it window latch, the combination of a frame; a latching dog pivotelly mounted and housed in the frame and protruding therefrom, the protrusion being increased by the swinging of the dog and adapted to engage a plane surface; a setting dog op erating on the latching dog to move it to and secure it inlocking position at various points extending to the point of greatest protrusion; a handle for the setting dog extending to Without the frame; a spring retracting the latching dog; and a spring acting on the setting dog and tending to force it into engagement With the locking dog. 2. In a Window latch, the combination of a frame; a latching dog pivotally mounted and housed in the frame and protruding therefrom, the protrusion being increased by the swinging of the dog; a setting dog operating on the latching dog to secure it in latching position at the point of greatest protrusion; a handle for the setting dog extending to Without the frame; a spring retracting the latching dog; and a spring acting on the setting dog and tending to force it into engagement With the latching dog, the spring on the setting dog being of greater strength than the spring on the latching dog. 3. In a Window latch, the combination of a frame; a latching dog pivotally mounted and housed in the frame and protruding therefrom, the protrusion being increased by the swingingof the dog and adapted to engage a plane surface; a setting dog operating 0n the latching dog to secure it in latching position at various points extending to the point of greatest protrusion; a handle for the setting dog extending to Without the neeepoe frame; a spring retracting the latchin dog; and means for securing the setting 0g in retracted position. a. In a Window latch, the combination of a frame in the form of a housing; a latching dog pivotally mounted in the frame and housed thereby and protruding therefrom as it is swung., the protrusion being increased by the swinging of the dog; a spring tending to retract the latching dog; a setting dog mounted in the frame and acting on the latching dog; a spring acting on the setting dog, said spring being of greater strength than the spring on the latching dog; a pin on which the setting dog is mounted extending Without the frame; said dog being moved by turning movement of the pin; a handle on the pin; and latching means between the handle and frame for latching the setting dog in retracted position. 5. In a Window latch, the combination of a frame; a latching device carried by the frame, the latching device having a protruding swinging means, said protuberance increasing as the means swings and adapted to engage an adjacent plane surface; a clamp for securing the frame on the edge of a Window sash; and means for adjusting the frame on the clamp. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand. FRANKLIN A. PALMER.

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