US 1031577 A
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G. A. OVERTON.
APPLICATION 111.311 DEG. 23, 1911.
1,031,577. Patented July 2,1912.
[N VENT 0R ia/e; 50/617177 WITNESSES Attorney),
CHARLES AUGUSTES OVERTON, OF COEUR DALENE, IDAHO, .ASSI[(':r NORv TO OVERTON ADJUSTABLE ROOF J OINT MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF COEUR DALENE, IDAHO.
Application filed December 23, 1911.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES A. OVERTON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Coeur dAlene, in the county of Kootenai and State of Idaho, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Roof- Joints, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to roof joints and has for its object to provide a simple, inexpensive and efiicient joint for a soil or other pipe at the point where it passes through the roof, and also one which can be readilyapplied and adjusted to roofs of diflerent slopes or pitches.
\Vith these objects in view, the invention consists in a novel construction and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, Figure l is an elevation showing the application of the invention. Fig. 2 is a plan view. Figs. 3 and are sections on the line 33 and 4t, respectively, of Fig. 1.
Referring specifically to the drawing, 5 denotes a frusto-conical, sheet-metal sleeve, to the lower edge or base of which is rigidly secured a continuous outstanding flange 6 whereby the sleeve is secured to the roof in any suitable manner. The base of the sleeve is cut slanting, which places the flange at a corresponding angle. The diameter of the sleeve is such that the soil or other pipe 7 may pass therethrough, and the parts are adjustable to fit roofs of various pitches.
The sleeve 5 is divided longitudinally from the top to its base, so that its upper end may be contracted around the pipe 7 to form a tight joint therewith. The base flange 6 is left intact. At the meeting ends of the sleeve are outstanding flanges 8 and 9, respectively, which taper down to the base of the sleeve. The flange 8 is bent back at its outer edge to form a channel 10 into which the outer edge of the flange 9 extends. In the flanges 8 and 9, near the top of the sleeves, are alined perforations to receivea bolt 11, which latter, when it is tightened up by the nut 12, draws the flanges together and thus contracts the sleeve so that its 11 per edge may fit tightly around the pipe Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 2, 1912.
Serial No. 667,477.
The flange 9 stops a short distance below the top of the sleeve 5 and above said flange that portion of the sleeve on which the flange is formed has a tongue 13 which extends across the joint and fits on the inner surface of that portion of the sleeve which is formed with the flange 8. The upper end of the last-mentioned flange is enlarged to form a tongue 14 which is bent over the upper end of the flange 9 to cover the joint at this point. The joint between the remaining portion of the flanges is covered by the bend which forms the channel 10. The tongue ll will be bent over after the sleeve has been clamped around the pipe by the clamping bolt 11. It will be understood that only the top of the sleeve is clamped around the pipe, the diameter of the remainder of the sleeve being such that the pipe is spaced therefrom, so that the necessary adjustment to suit the pitch of the roof may be made. The manner in which the divided ends of the sleeve are connected forms a tight joint which eflectually prevents entry of rain.
A roof joint comprising a sleeve having a continuous outstanding securing flange at its base, and adapted to encircle a pipe, said sleeve being divided longitudinally from the top to the bottom, and the edges of the two ends of the sleeve having outstanding flanges, one of said flanges having a channel bend at its outer edge to receive the corresponding edge of the other flange, said last mentioned flange stopping short of the top of the sleeve, and said sleeve having a tongue at its upper end which extends across the joint at this point, a tongue on the upper end of the first mentioned flange, said tongue being bent over the end of the second mentioned flange, and means for clamping the flanges together.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
CHARLES AUGUSTES OVERTON.
Witnesses I JOHN HUNT SHIPHARD, GEORGE EDGAR Nnvnns.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.