US 1064091 A
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museum. METALLIC TILE. APPLICATION FILEDJULY'I; 1909. RENEWED DBO. 9,1912.
Patented June 10, 1913.
u b u M/ T/VgSES" T -WW spurs or projections a standing out beyond the edge of the tile in a plane generally parallel with the face of the tile; and also in and along one of its longer sides 4, spurs b of the same character and general arrangement, but in number preferably greater than two. To form these spurs integral with the tile they are cut or punched out of the metal blank along its marginal edge be-' fore or after the sides and ends of the rim are bent. Suflicient metal is provided in the blank to form the nailing flange 5 on the longer side 6 and also to form the opposite side 4. as well as the ends 2-3, and the same are bent inward at right angles or less than rightan'gles to the plane of the face 1 of the tile.
The longer side carrying the nailing flange 5may be bent at an angle less than a right angle to provide an overhang along the edge of the tile to allow the cement that is placed between the tiles to be properly keyed. The side 3 of the tile may also be provided with an inclined face e for the same fpurpose. The spurs ab are formed of su cient length that when the tiles are placed in position they contact with the inclined face of the adjoining tile and holdthe tiles spaced apart, regulating the width of the groove or crevice between the tiles which is fillefd with cement as the work proceeds. The cement is held in place and forms a proper joint by virtue of the Wedgeshaped .groove and the .spurs extending acrossthe groove at intervals.
In manufacturlng or stamping the tiles from the blank the edges are formed generally irregular prohibiting the setting of the tiles with the edges flush or abutting.
For this reason I space the tiles apart and take up the irregularities with the cement. The metal from which the tile is formed should be of suflicient stifi'ness to retain its shape withoutbendin or buckling, but as the flanged or angular y bent sides and ends contribute materially to its stiffness, the metal may be of relatively small gage. Its box-like form enables the tile to be baked or otherwise exposed to high temperature to produce an enameled surface without affecting the shape of the finished article.
The nailing flange 5 is proyided with slots 7 for the nails 8 to hold the tile secure to the backing.
In setting the tile ofmy invention, the nailing flange is placed uppermost in carrying on the work of settingtiles from the bottom upward. As the first row is. being placed, the cement is placed on the edge of the set tile with which the next tile is to contact, and as this tile is'fo'rced into place, the cement'fills the groove, forcing the excess cement outward where it is wi ed away and the joint pointed. Beiore the adapted to receive cement to form second row is placed a quantity of cement is' placed along the upper edge of the set row'and the tiles forced to a seat, therehv forming the horizontal joint which properly is also pointed The efi'ect is to produce a watert1ght surface as Well as to give the work. the appearance of finished -terra-cotta tiling.
The spurs serve as stops to properly space the tiles apart and the Workman is not called upon'to use his skill to properly aline them. The workof covering the sur ace is, therefore, considerably expedited, as well as the evenness of the finished Work insured without the exercise of extraordinary skill or care on the part of the workman.
1. The herein described metallic tile having on one of its longer sides a depending rim. and a nailing flange extending from'the same in a-plane generally parallel with the face of the tile and on the other of its longer sides a depending rim of substan:
tially the same height provided with a plu-' vided with spurs, the length of the 'spurs' being such that the faces of the tiles are spaced apart when the spurs on the tile contact with the rim of the adjacent tile.
2. In a metallic tile of rectangular shape having downwardly extending sides andv ends,'the combination of spurs on one side projecting therefrom below the face of thetile and beyond the edge, and an inwardly inclined rim on the opposite side adapted to produce an overhanging edge, said parts being arran ed to reciprocally engage with correspon ing inclined rims and projecting spurs on other tiles of like construction to space the tilesapart andprovide a groove the joint between the tiles.
3. A metallic tile comprising a rectangularface plate and depending rim, of'sulr stantially the same height at the ends and sides, the mm on one end and side being bent inwardly beneath the face plate so that it will overhang the depefiding rim, and the rim on the other end and side being provided with spurs above their lower edges extending beyond the edge of the face plate such a I distance as to engage the inwardly bent rim of an adjacent plate and space the adjacent face plates apart. a
4. A metallic tile comprising a rectangnlar face late and depending rim, of sub stantially e same height at the ends and sides, the rim on one end and side being bent inwardly beneath the face plate so that it will oyerhang the depending rim, and the rim onlthe other end and side being pro.-
with a nailing flange parallel with said face plate.
JOHN LEONI-IARD SCHEU.
M. REQNER, H. G. lnos'r.