Modular stairway and balcony railing system

  • US 5,820,111 A
  • Filed: 11/05/1996
  • Issued: 10/13/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/05/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A modular railing system for use at a stairway and a balcony having an elongated base support member and an elongated handrail adapted to be supported spaced from and above said base support member, said railing system comprising:

  • a plurality of spaced apart, side by side balusters supported on said base support member and connected to said handrail, each of said balusters having a single generally vertically extending stanchion part comprising opposed rodlike distal ends insertable in corresponding bores in said base support member and said handrail, respectively, and a barrier part having a predetermined ornamental shape connected to said stanchion part, and extending laterally substantially from only one side of said stanchion part, said barrier parts of said balusters being of an ornamental shape such as to provide a predetermined ornamental pattern when arranged as a balcony and as a stairway having a slope of between about 25°

    to 50°

    , and said barrier parts occupying space between said base support member and said handrail when arranged as a generally horizontal balcony railing and as a stairway railing for a stairway having a slope of between about 25°

    to 50°

    while forming a continuous barrier to pass through of an object comprising a ball having a predetermined diameter of about four inches.

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