Modular stairway and balcony railing system

  • US 6,059,269 A
  • Filed: 04/07/1998
  • Issued: 05/09/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/05/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A railing system for use as 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 first balusters supported on said base support member and connected to said handrail, each of said first balusters having a single generally vertically extending rodlike stanchion part having opposed ends operable to be supported by said base support member and said handrail, respectively, and a barrier part having a predetermined ornamental shape connected to said single stanchion part and extending laterally from said single stanchion part, said barrier parts of said first balusters being of an ornamental shape such as to provide a predetermined ornamental pattern when arranged as a balcony railing and as a stairway railing, and said barrier parts each being curved out of a plane containing respective ones of said single stanchion part at a predetermined radius of curvature for forming one of a generally horizontally curved balcony railing and a curved stairway railing 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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