US 1058077 A
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G. D. LUCE.
GORE PLATE FOR LEVEES.
APPLIUATION HLBD AUG. 9, 1912.
APatented Apr. 8, 193.
l VENTO# /5 George D. Luce.
WITNESS ww ATTORNEYS PATENT oEEIcE.
GEORGE D. LUCE, 0E NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.
CORE-PLATE FOR LEVEES.
Y v Specification of Letters Patent.
4Patented Apr. 8, 1913.
Application led August 9, 1912. Serial No. 714,188.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it lmown that I, GEORGE D. LUCE, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans and State ofl Louisiana, have invented a new and Improved Core-Plate for Levees, of which the following is fa full, clear,fand exact description.
This invention relates to means for dam-- ming or controlling 'the flow of water, and has particular Areference ito means of this character adaptedfor reinforcing levees or the like, whereby it'is impossible for such embankments .to be damagedby the operations of musk rats or craw fish.
A further object of the invention is to provide a means for strengthening ,levees already built and also to provide al means for adding to the height thereof in a simple, convenient and reliable manner.
The foregoing and other objects of this invention will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed and illustrated in the drawings accompanying this specication in which like characters of reference indicate corresponding parte in all the views, and in whichv 4 Figure 1 is a vertical transverse section of a levee fitted in accordance with this invention; Fig.-2 is 'a fragmentary longitudinal section of a levee showing my improved construction in elevation; Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional detail .on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; and Figs. 4 and 5 are details hereinafter described.
Referring particularly to the drawings, the letter -L indicates a section of a levee adapted to prevent the overiiow from a body of water R. In this levee is shown ametallic structure 10 shown in particular in the remaining figures.
The metallic reinforcement above set forth comprises a series of panels 11, each panel comprising a series of plates 12 arranged one above another vertically. Each plate comprises a fiat web 13, a marginal rib 14 on one side and a slotted head 15 on the opposite side. The rib 14 is provided at one end with a projecting finger or stud 14 and at the. other end with a socket 14 adapted to receive the stud 141 of the next adjoining plate. By this means all of the ribs 14 of each .panel are maintained in substantial vertical alinement. AThe slottedhead 15 is adapted to receive the rib 14 of the next -adjoining panel when the structure is in its completed form.
The manner ofl using this improved device is substantially as follows: Any 'desired numberof plates 12 are arranged one above another, as above described, in accordance with the height of the reinforcement desired. With the plates arranged in substantially the same plane, a rigid bar 1G is inserted into the alined heads l5 of said panel.c The panel thus arranged is then driven intoA place, as, for instance, by the use of a pile driver. The plates being comparatively thin, and the soil at such places being of a comparatively soft nature, the panels may thus be readily driven. After .a panel is driven, the bar 16 is withdrawn from the heads 15 and a second panel is prepared and arranged with the ribs 11i thereof inserted into the upper end of the uppermost head 15 of the last panel. The
bar 1G then being inserted in the heads of the second panel, said second panel will be driven as before. it is preferable, as indicated in Fig. 2, for the several plates of the r respective panels to be arranged with broken joints, as indicated at 17. If desired, the meeting edges of adjacent sections and adjacent panels may be filled with cement or other material for the purpose of rendering the reinforcement waterproof. As a convenient manner for thus` uniting adjacent panels, the hole formed by the alined heads 15 of the .panel last driven may be filled with a soft, thin cement, Iwhereby, when the next panel is drivenA intoplace, the meeting surfaces of the panels will be subjected to the action of the cement.
The plates may be made of any suitable material, preferably metal, and may be made of any suitable size or weight, depending upon the character of the service to be performed thereby.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters levees comprising a plurality of panels, each u I pima compm'g a series 0f verical plates armmgdf. one above ancnher, each pmte harvng allang; on@ edge a head and along thev opposi @ge n, rib, the ribs.` of on@ panel' tang into the heads of the maxi; pand, and each fa having a, lug and also having a sofsket adapted, receive the lug of the next adjmemf pafe, Suostmntialy as set forth.
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