Mold for poured concrete bricks or blocks
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W. D. MOORE. MOLD FOR POURED CONCRETE BRICKS 0R BLOCKS. APPLICATION FILED APR. 11. I916.
1,1 94,862. Patented Aug. 15, 1916.
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W. D. MOORE.
MOLD FOR POURED CONCRETE BRICKS 0R BLOCKS.
APPLICATION FILED APR. H, 1916- Patented Aug. 15, 1916.
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Esta WILLIAM MOORE, OF CRESTON, IOWA.
MOLD FOR POURED CONCRETE BRICKS OB BLOCKS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
' Patented Aug. 15, 1916.
Application filed April 11, 1916. Serial No. 90,394.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM D. Moose, a citizen of the United States, residing at Creston, in the county of Union and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Molds for Poured Concrete Bricks or Blocks, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to molds for poured concrete bricks or blocks and is especially designed to provide a mold which can be easily and quickly assembled in a series of sections, and inwhich-the bricks or blocks can be readily discharged and piled.
The main object of the invention is to construct asimple, economical, durable, and thoroughly eflicient labor saving device in the method of making poured. concrete bricks or blocks. I
Another object of the invention is to provide molds made in sections in which the individual molds are rigidly and permanently fastened to the upper side or surface of a flexible base, said base having an oppositely downwardly extending flange and a laterally projecting. fiangeat each side of the base which construction creates a great saving of time in assembling the molds and also in removing the brick from the molds, as each section forms its own pallet, and the brick are discharged from the molds by simply inverting the molds and springingthe back of the section.
A further object of the invention is to provide molds for poured concrete bricks or blocks in sections, which may be connected together in series, in which the partitions separating the sections are removably connected to the base and ends of each section and so constructed that the end of each section is clamped together and the partition" plate is always .held flush and level with the upper edge of each mold and serves to pre* vent the base or bottom of each mold section from springing ina downward direction.
The foregoing and such other objects as may appear from the ensuingdescription are attained by the novel features of construction and arrangement of parts, hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto, it being understood that slight changes in'the form, proportions, and minor details of the construction may be resorted to withoutdeparting from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings it will be seen that: Figure-1, is a perspective view of the improved device mbodyingf my invention." Fig. 2, is a plan View showing one of the mold sections composed of seven molds with a partition plate secured thereto. Fig. 3, is a longitudinal section of the device 'shown in Fig. 2. Fig. 4, is a transverse sec-j,
tional view of the same with the platform or support removed. Fig. 5, is a perspective view of the partition plate removed from the series of sections'shown in Fig 1, and,
Fig. 6, is a perspective view showing the method of discharging the bricks or blocks from each section.
Similar numerals of reference are em ployed to designate corresponding parts 7 throughout the several figures ofthe drawings.
. In the embodiment of this invention as illustrated and which showsa preferred construction, the numeral 1 indicates a platform or support which may be used for holding any suitable or desirable number of mold sections, each section as illustrated, including seven brick or block molds, and each section is preferably formed of sheet metal or steel of the desired gage, and consists of a flexible base 2, having oppositely integral depending extensions 3, adapted to contact bricks or blocks easily and quickly discharged from the molds by simply inverting with each side of said platform or support themolds and springing or slightly curving the back of the section, as clearly shown in Fig. 6. The individual molds forming a' part of each section consists of a rightangled sheet of metal 5 rigidly and permanently fastened to the flexible base 2, one mold of each section at one side thereof being formed of two right-angled sheets of metal 6 permanently secured to the said base, the vertical extension of each sheet of metal forming one of the side walls of the mold, and at the opposite ends of each section or series of molds an end partition H plate 7 is employed for inclosing the end of the molds. a
As shown'in Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 5 there are seven molds in eafll section, andthe bricks are to be molded on edge. It will be understood however that any suitable number ofindividual molds may be utilized, depend ing upon their size or whether or not they are to be molded upon their sides or upon their ends.
Referring to Figs. 2, 3 and 5 it will be seen that the-partition plate 7 which is also formed of'sheet metal and is utilized for inclosing and separating the ends of the molds of each section is provided at'each end thereof with oppositely extending flanges 8,
which contact with the outer side walls of each mold section and serve as stops for the said walls, while a vertical portion 9 at each end of the plate 7 proje'flts beyond the vertical side walls of eacl mold section, and forms means for handling the said plates, whereby they may be readily removed when one section is disconnected from another. It
will also be perceived by reference to Figs.
eling the face of the brick. perfectly smooth.
It'will be readily obvious from the foregoing that poured concrete bricks or blocks can be quickly molded, since the sections can be rapidly assembled and filled and the bricks can be quickly piled, as they are handled but once and are discharged from the molds directly into the pile, the said molds Y serving to cast the brick in, to off-bear the brick on, and used to pile the brick with.
Having thus described my invention what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: I
1. A mold. section for poured concrete blocks, comprising a series of molds, a flexible base member having integral depending side walls atright angles thereto and an integral lateral extension at each side there of, in combination with a partition plate for inclosing the ends ofeaoh mold, said plate having oppositely disposed flanges extending from each end of the plate and intermediate oppositely disposed flanges near the bottom of the plate;
2. A mold section for poured concrete blocks, comprising a base -member having integral depending side walls at right angles thereto and a lateral extension at each side thereof, a series of molds formed of rightangled sheets of metal rigidly secured to said base member, in combination with a partition plate-having oppositely disposed flanges extending from each end of the plate and intermediate oppositely disposed flanges near the bottom of said plate.
3. Mold sections for poured concrete blocks, each section comprising a series of molds, a flexible base member having integral depending side walls at right angles thereto and an integral lateral extension at each'side thereof, 'in combination with a partition plate for inclosing the ends of each mold, said plate having oppositely disposed flanges at each end portion, a plurality of integral intermediate oppositely disposed flanges near the bottom of the plate, and a vertical portion at each end of said plate proj ecting beyond the sidewalls of each section.
4. Mold sections for poured concrete blocks each section comprising a series of molds, a flexible base member having integral depending side walls at right angles thereto and an integral lateral extension at each side thereof, said molds being formed of right-angled sheets of metal permanently secured to said base, one mold of each section at one side thereof being formed of two right-angled sheets of metal rigidly fastend to the base, in combination with a partition plate having oppositely disposed "flanges at each end portion, a. plurality of integral intermediate oppositely disposed flanges near the bottom of the plate adapted to fit beneath the base of each mold section, and a vertical portion at each end of said plate. projecting beyond the side walls of said sections.
WILLIAM D. MOORE.