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Publication numberUS1318824 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date14 Oct 1919
Filing date18 Oct 1917
Publication numberUS 1318824 A, US 1318824A, US-A-1318824, US1318824 A, US1318824A
InventorsAlrphojitse Alaby
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Alrphojitse alaby
US 1318824 A
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specification of Letters Patent. Patented Oct', 114',`19i9 Appnati9n-ieaoctober 13,191.7, serial No. 197,188. v

To all 'whom-t may concern f t Be it known fthatL ALBHONSE ALARY, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at St. Casimir, Portneuf county, Province .of Quebec, Canada, have invented certain `new and useful Improvements in Door-Hinges; and I do hereby defclarethat the following is a full, clear, and exact .de-

,scription of the invention, `such as will enable others skilled inthe art to :appertains to make and use the same.

The presentinv'ention 'relates to door hinges and more particularly :to hingesjfor supporting doors, gates'or AAthe like, andan object of the present invention is toprovide fa hinge wherein the door or gate may be retained in o en .orclosed position.

With the a ove and other objects intview which will hereinafter appeart as the escription continues, the invention consists of the novel features of construction, combination and formation of parts as will be s hereinafter more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claim.

In the accompanying drawings has been shown a simpleand preferred form of the invention, it being, however, understood that no limitation is necessarily made to the precise structural details herein exhibited, but the right is hereby reserved to any changes, alterations or modifications to which recourse may be had that come within the scope of the claim without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing the efliciency of the same.

In the accompanyin drawings:

Figure 1 is a side e evation ofthe hinge embodying the present invention when applied to use and showing the door in one position;

Fig. 2 is a similar view but showing the door in another or open position; and,

Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view.

Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawings wherein like and corresponding parts are designated by similarvreference characters throughout the several views. Y

As shown herein a door casing is provided having the floor portion 1 and the ceiling portion 2. A plate 3 is secured to the ceiling portion of the door casing having a lug 4 depending therefrom and this lug 4 is pivotally mounted within a socket 5 arranged within the upper end of the swinging door 6. The lower edge of the door 6 l screws-21.

Vthrough the plate 7 so 'as' to prevent the has t:secured thereto a plate 7 and carried by 'the door is a vertical ,pin-'8. This plate 7 is adapted to rest within recess formed within. the lower face ofthe. door 6 .and has l'ugged projection *7" which also extends `up within the door 6. The pin 8 extends thrfough an opening formed in the opposite end o f ,thispla-.te and then within the door 6, and this manner the lug projectionA 7 as jw'ell as thehupper end ofthe pin 8will h old the'pla-te 7 within the lowerfafce of the door 6. Countersunk lwithin the opposite faces of ,this ldoorf are the vplates 2O yand these plates are secured within the ldoor 6 and connected ytogether by meansA of the -v vscrew 22 may also' extend saine from dropping downwardly. From Fig. 2 of the drawings it will be noted that the plates 20 extend on the opposite sides of the plate 7 so as to take up any lateral strain upon the saine and also due to the height of these plates 2 0 the lower edge of the door 6 will be greatly reinforced. Secured upon the floor portion of the door casing l is a shoe comprising a plate 10 having a depending flange 11 adapted to rest within the portionof the floor casing and a vertically extending iange 12 which is arranged above the lioor of the door casing. This shoe is provided with an opening 13 through which may lextend the pin 8 and the pins 4 and 8 provide a pivoted support for the door 6. Depending from the plate 7 are the lugs'lll and betweenV these lugs is journaled a roller 15. This roller 15 is adapted to ride upon the upper edge of the flange 12 during the opening and closing movement of the door. Formed within the upper edge of the flange 12 and arranged diametiically opposite are the recesses 16. This flange is also provided with the inclined portions 17 which slope gradually from the recesses 16 and their lowest points meet as at 18.

From the foregoing it is obvious that upon swinging the door uponcts pivoted connections the roller 15 will travel upon the upper edge of the flange 12. If the door 6 is swung to open position as shown in Fig.- 2 the roller 15 will seat itself within one of the recesses 16 and thereby retain the door in Vthis openv position. In closing the door the saine is moved until the roller 15 has been moved out of the recesses 16. The roller 15 will than travel down the incline formed with. one end vthereof a vertical]V 17 and finally seat itself at the point 155,

wherein the door will be retained in closed position. It is also `obvious that the door may be opened so as to permit a person to pass through the doorway and the door will by its own weight return in closed position, but should the door be open to a full 45 it will be retained in open position. It is also apparent that the recesses 1G may be eliminated in case it is not desired to retain the door in open position', or only one recess may be used when the door may be opened and retained open at either side of the doorway. .f

Having thus fully described my invention,

what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

The combination with a door casing and a swinging door arranged therein, of a plate Carried by the lower edge of said door, said plate having a lug projection formed with one end thereof and extending within said door, a depending pin having one end eX- tending through the opposite end of said f plate and within said door, a pair of side Copies of this patent may be obtained for plates secured to the opposite faces of the door and having their edges resting upon l the opposite sides of said plate, lugs depending from said plate, a roller journaled within said lugs and extending transversely of said plate, a shoe secured Within said door casing, a flange formed with said shoe, the upper edge of said flange having a pair of diametrically opposite recesses therein, said flange being cut away to form a pair of inclines having their highest points ternuinat` Ving adjacent said recesses and the lowest hand.



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U.S. Classification16/315
Cooperative ClassificationE05Y2201/604