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Publication numberUS1034444 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 6, 1912
Filing dateAug 11, 1910
Priority dateAug 11, 1910
Publication numberUS 1034444 A, US 1034444A, US-A-1034444, US1034444 A, US1034444A
InventorsLevi P Hazen
Original AssigneeLevi P Hazen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Down-spout bracket and hanger.
US 1034444 A
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To all whom 'it mq/y concern: Beit known that I, Lnvr P. HAzuN, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Down Spout Brackets and Hangers, of

/which the following is a specification. e

This invention relates to down spout bracket or hanger devices and it-has for one of its objects t e direct downward arrangement of the spouting without elbows or bends from the eaves .or gutter of a building to the point of discharge if desir Another objectof the invention is the of the spoutin at a suitable distance romthe face of building, thereb` preventing any contact ofthe spouting wit the wall and avoiding dampness to the wall and, also, avoiding the rotting of the pipe causedliy. such contact and, also., permitting the painting of both the said wall and the spouting-'whout one interfering with the other. Another object .of the invention is to render repairs easil made, as the spout is not to the face of thebuilding as heretofore but is supported 'at a slutable distance therefrom to .suit the relative ldepth of the eaves or gutter above and i the point of v'dischar e or drain below.

vAnother' Obit-Qt Q. the invention is to .rovide .an anchor in the face of the buil ing Whereb thedoWn-spout bracket lis held so out in the following' de'scri tion of the accompanying drawings, in w ch,

Figurel isa fra mentar front elevation showingthewall o a buil g with the anchoring .device embedded or mounted therein and, also, showing a cross-section of the inner end of the bracket-support for use with 'the down-spout; Fig. 2, a sectional elevation taken on the dotted-line a, a, of Fig. 1, but-showing in connection with the said anchor device a fragmentary portion of the bracket-support for the .down-spout, such bracket-snpport-belng shown at right-angles to the osition it occupiesA in use; Fig. 3, a longitudinal section taken through the downspout bracket-support andY its connection with the anchor, the latter being shownv in transverse section and partly in elevation seen in Fig. 2, in the same tion as that occupied by oneof the ordinary and this View also showing the ring portion of said bracket-support at right-angles tol the position it occupies or assumesin use; Fig. 4, a plan of the anchor but showing its upper, fore portion broken away 4to bring to view the lower corrugated or waved supporting iange or ledge for the inner end or head of the down-spout hanger or bracket; Fig. 5, a plan of a modified form of anchor adapted or use in connection with hanger devices for shafts or the like in concrete structures; Fig. 6, a fragmenta front elevation .of the anchor showing t e chair or brace seen in Fig. 3 and the bolt portion of the bracket-support, the said bolt being shown in cross-section; mentary section showin of my improved horizontal arms or bracket- Supports for said down-s pout. l.

1 indicates the wall of a brick, stone, or I other composite structure, 2 my improved anchor device duly set in Said wall, as best space and posibricks or the like therein; and 3 a er endicular down-spout or drain-pipe ea ing from the gutter or eaves at the top of the building.

The anchor 2 is composed of a hollow, rectangular box 5 having a horizontal rearward extension 6 and an inclined bracingrib 7. Said box 5 has a longitudinallyslotted front opening or orifice 8 and the upper and lower edges 9, 9 of such opening are vertically corrugatedor waved, as shown at l0 in Fig. 4, the purpose of which will be hereinafter referred to. The rearwardextension, 6 of the anchor is made in skeleton form, as best seen in Fig. 4 and has rear raised and lowerededges 6 and 6h and ribs 7, 7 for better use in embedding the anchor in place in the mortar or concrete used in setting and holding the brick or other elements comprising the front face ofthe building. For still further firmly seating the anchor in lace, I provide the upper face 9a land the ower face 9" of the box 5 with longitudinal corrugations and, likewise, the bottom faces of the rear extension-frame 6, as best seen in `Fig. 3. With such corrugations there'is no slip ing of the anchor from place, either forwar ly or rearwardly, although the lower rear rib or edge 6b will prevent the anchor slipping forwardly, as such rear edge 6b extends downwardly and laps over the edge of the mortar between the anchor and the brick below.

11, taken as a whole, indicates the hanger device or bracket-support for the downspout. This bracket-support is composed ofI a coupling-sleeve 12 having internal rlght tended screw-threaded shank 16, the latter engaging the other end .of the internally .screw-threaded portion of said couplingsleeve. The ring 15 has an outer hinged portion 17 that is bolted at 18 over the downspout, thereby making it convenient to ap- .ply the supporting-brackets to the .downspout when the latter is arranged in place,

with due relation to the.v front of the building, and it is unnecessary to slide said supporting-brackets over the down-spout, or the latter through said rings, or a series of rings of a series of bracket-supports down the front of the building. The holes y13 in the coupling-sleeve are provided to receive the pointed end of any suitable implement used in turning the coupling-sleeve that is provided with oppositelydirected internal screw-threads, to'draw the members 14 and 16 together to hold the down-spout in firm perpendicular position and in true alinement.

A suitable chair 19` is provided free to slide on the shank of th T-bolt 14, with its inner radiating arms 20 resting against the outer face of the anchor-box 5,as best seen in F ig.'6. A draw-nut 21 is provided on the shank of the bolt 14 to properly seat the chair 19 in bracing position and thereby rmly hold the T-head of the bolt 14 in locked position in a vertical pair of the series of corrugations along the inner faces of the slotted front of the anchor-box 5, as best seen in Fig. 3. In placing the supporting-bracket in position, the T-bolt 14 is inserted in the slotted opening 8 of the anchorboX with the T-head in a horizontal position and then the bolt is turned a quarter of a revolution so as to bring said T-head in a perpendicular position in engagement with the corrugated inner edges of said elongated opening 8 of the anchor-box; then the chair A 19 is placed on the shank of the T-bolt 14 l the T-bolt 14; then the shank 16 of the bracket-support is started to turn in the outer end ofsaid coupling-sleeve 12; then the turning implement is .applied to the coupling-sleeve in either of the holes 13 so as to rotate said coupling-sleeve and thereby draw the two threaded ends of the members 14 and 16 toward each other to bring the ring 15 in the desired position for receiving the down-spout; the hinged-member 17 of the bracket-ring 15 is then closed over the down-spout and duly locked by means of the bolt 18; and then the coupling-sleeve 12 is turned so as to adjust the down-spout into the desired perpendicular alinenrent.

In Figs. 2 and 3 of the drawings, the ring portion of the bracket-support is shown` at right-angles to the position that it ought to be in when in use, (as such ring portion should behorizontal instead of vertical,

, the latter position being the one assumed in both of said views and so shown for convenience and to obviate the necessity of other additional views). '1

Instead of using the anchor for a supporting-bracket or hanger for down-spout, the rear-extension k6 can be made deeper horizontally and the anchor-box made shorter lengthwise, as best seen in'Fig. 5, such rearward-extension having a rib 7 and side-ribs 7, both such ribs, or sets of ribs, forming the rearward-extension. Lateral flanges 6, 6a extend at the rear of the rib 7 for the better engagement ofthe anchor in place in the concrete or mortar' in which the anchor is placed for use. The anchor, as thus constructed, is best adapted for use in concrete work for hangers for shafting or the like and it can, of course, be used for the down-spout supporting-bracket, the lsame as I the form of anchor before described. There would not be the same range of lateral-adjustment, however, inthe front orifice of the shorter anchor seen in Fig. 5 as there would bein the ,long anchor seen in Fig. 4, the greater range of adjustment being desired for the reason that the down-spout might take a perpendicular course from an opening in the gutter or eaves above that may be in a line 'to the right or left of the center of such anchorand, besides, the eX- tended adjustment provided in the long anchor seen in Fig. 4 adapts the down-spout to be arranged at a slight angle away from the vperpendicular in its course from the gutter above down to the discharge end below. Besides, in brick work, it is not always gated inner face of the anchor-box. Where accurate alinement of the anchors is electstructure in use. d

` The down-spout is readily applied in place or removed. therefrom n using thebracket` convenient -manner.

ordinary brick used in buildings so that such anchors readily fit in place and are not n0- ticeable. and do not 'mar the. front of a device herein shown and described and'it is so spaced from the face of the building that there is no moisture or dampness'present or lodgedto affect either the doWn-spoutfor the brick-work. The painting of the fa'ce of the building is readily accomplished when the down-spout is spaced away from it, as it is, by means of the supporting-brackets herein and; furthermore, the down-spout can 'be painted and otherwise cared forin a very down-spout can be readily made and insert-l ed, or repairs to' any of the jointslikewise New joints in' the v readily made by simply opening any of the hinged members 17, which is an extremely convenient provision in thevuse of the device herein.

A' down-spout supporting-bracket comprising an internally-threaded couplingsleeve, a T-bolt. having a screw-threaded outer end adapted to engage within one end of said couplingsleeve,a .down-spout clamping-gate member and, also, an integral screw-threadedshank-and with the latter adapted to engage within the other end of said coupling-sleeve,v a spread-arm bracingchair on said T-bolt, a draw-nut mounted on said T-bolt and adapted to engage said bracing-chair and an -anchor-box havingan elongated fore opening pierced therein and ing-ring having an outer hinged or swingl adapted for engagement by the T-head of said bolt.

LEVI P. HAZErL Witnesses: i


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U.S. Classification248/70, 248/73
Cooperative ClassificationF16L3/00