SAMUEL BARKER, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
BLIND AND SHUTTER FASTENER.
Specification of Letters Patent No. 8,933, dated May 11, 1852.
To all/whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SAMUEL BAKKER, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Fastening for lVindow-Shutters; and I do hereby `declare that the, following is a full, clear,
and exact description of the construction of the same` and the manner in which it is operated, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making a part of this specification, in which" i Figure l is a perspective view. Fig. 2, is
a vertical section of the socket and cap takenthrough the center, the pintle not being bisected. Fig. 3, is a plan, or top view the cap being removed or taken off the pintle.
The same letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in each of theseveral figures. The nature of my `invention consists in securing or fastening shutters by having the upper portion of thepintle of the hinge of a square or many sided form, and the upper part of the socket (its inner surface) of a corresponding figure a space being between the upper portions of the socket and pintle; a cap corresponding in form to the upper l portions of the socket and pintle, fits over the pintle and prevents the socket from turning around it, and consequentlythe shutters from swinging.
'Io enable others skilled in the art to construct my improved hinge fastening I will proceed to describe its construction and operation when in use. y i
A, represents the shank to which the pintle B, is attached, the pintle is cylindrical about one-half its height, the upper portion or half being square see Figs. 2 and 3.
C, is the socket attached to thearm D, the inner surface of the socket is also cylindrical about one-half its height, the upper portion or half being square.
The shank A, to which the pintle is attached is driven into the easement of the window, the arm D, being secured to the shutter and as the shutter is moved the socket turns around the pintle. There is a space between the square portions. of the pintle and socket in which a cap E, fits, see Fig. 2, the cap being over the pintle; the cap is square or corresponds with the shape of the upper portion of the socket and pintle. Now it will be seen that when the cap E, is on the pintle the shutters cannot be moved as the cap prevents the socket from turning `around the pintle.
Suppose that inv Fig. 1 the shutter is closed, now when the arm D, is in the position represented by dptted lines 2, the shut ter is one-half open and when in the' position shown by dotted lines 3 it is entirely open; the shutter can only be securedL in these three positions viZ closed, one-half open and wholly open that is, if the square form is used for the portions of the pintle socket and cap, but if instead of a square a hexagon or Octagon form be used the shutter may he secured in a greater number of positions at one-quarter open one-half open, etc.
It is of course understood that when the shutter is to be opened or closed the cap is.
withdrawn or taken oi the pintle and replaced when it is desired to secure it.
Having thus described the nature of my invention and the manner in which it is operated, whatI claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is- The method of securingor fastening window shutters by having the upper portion of the pintle B, of the hinge of a square, or other many sided form and the upper portion of the socket C, of a corresponding shape a space being between the socket and pintle to receive the `cap E, which corresponds in shape to the upper portion of the pintle and socket and lits in the pintle and in the socket securing or fastening the shutter as herein specified.
A. R. HAIGHT, S. I-I. WALES.