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joecaption 04-04-2013 09:12 AM

Jalousie windows
 
Who in the world would ever come up with Jalousie windows and think this was a good idea?

Let's come up with a window with the most moving parts that can fail and leaks air as good as a screened window.

Bet it's the same design team that came up with partical board, Celotex, Orangeburg, and terra cota drain lines.

diycoder 04-05-2013 09:49 PM

He he he. I agree. I think jalousie windows are just about the ugliest windows you possibly can get.

mj12 04-05-2013 10:19 PM

People were primitive back in the day.

r0ckstarr 04-06-2013 08:01 AM

The last time I seen some, was on a mobile home when I was a kid. I didn't know people still used them.

PoleCat 04-06-2013 09:12 AM

I have a storm door out in the garage with em. And they still work. I figure I will offer it to the Smithsonian some day.

oldhouseguy 04-06-2013 12:20 PM

wikipedia...

Van Ellis Huff (1894–1987), has been widely credited as the inventor of the jalousie window, but no patents have been found in his name. He was only 6 years old when the first patent for the jalousie window was applied for by Joseph W. Walker (see above).

While it is probably unlikely, it seems about right to me that a 6 year old did in fact come up with this concept. :)

kreemoweet 04-06-2013 03:04 PM

Jalousie windows are great in tropical climates. They shed rainwater while
still allowing good air circulation.

Msradell 04-06-2013 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kreemoweet (Post 1153581)
Jalousie windows are great in tropical climates. They shed rainwater while still allowing good air circulation.

As long as there is no climate control in the space it's fine.

ToolSeeker 04-07-2013 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Msradell (Post 1153865)
As long as there is no climate control in the space it's fine.

Remember back when these were popular about the only cooling system in the south was the old swamp coolers.

Maintenance 6 04-08-2013 07:53 AM

I've always marvelled at the guy who decided to put them in a storm door. The lightest, flimsiest door you can get loaded down with 50 pounds of glass, controlled by the poorest type of door closer ever invented. Yup, there's a really good idea. :thumbup:


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