US 1194984 A
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APPLICATlON FILED W414, 1916.
l 1 94,984. Patented Aug. 15, 1916.
WWI mm JOSEPH FIEHLER, OF POTTER, NEBRASKA.
Specification of Letters Patent. PatentedAug. 15, 1916.
Application filed. January 24, 1916. Serial N 0. 73,933.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOSEPH FmHLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Potter, in the county of Cheyenne and State of Nebraska, have invented new and useful Improvements in Shingling- Scaffolds, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to certain novel and useful improvements in shingling scaffolds for use in shingling the roofs of buildings.
In carrying out the present invention it is my purpose to provide a device of the class described whereby the shingles may be held against accidental falling from the roof of a building during the shingling op eration and whereby the scaffolding may be held in proper position upon the roof to facilitate the fastening of the shingles to the roof and to facilitate applying the shingles to the roof.
It is also my purpose to provide a device of the type set forth which will embrace the desired features of simplicity, efficiency and durability, which may be manufactured and marketed at small cost and which will embody comparatively few parts and these so arranged and correlated as to reduce the possibility of derangement to a minimum.
Vith the above and other objects in View the invention consists in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter set forth in and falling within the scope of the claim.
In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is a fragmentary sectional view through a roof showing my invention in use. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the shingle and scaffold holder removed from the roof. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a detail of the invention.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, 1, 1 designate longitudinal bars each having one end downturned and formed with a prong 2 adapted to bite into the roof and the opposite end formed with a prong 3 adapted to be inserted beneath the shingles on the roof. These bars 1, 1 are spaced apart in parallelism and secured to each other through the medium of transverse bars 1, appropriately spaced apart and each formed of two sections 5, 5 placed end to end and having the meeting ends thereof pivoted to each other as at 6 and the outer extremity pivotally connected to the respective side bars as at 7. Suitably secured to the lower edges of the longitudinal bars 1, 1 adjacent to the prongs 3 are downturned prongs 8 cooperating with the prongs 2 and adapted to bite into the roof. Secured to the upper edges of the bars 1, 1 immediately above the prongs 8 are angle brackets 9, 9 adapted to support the scaffold.
Secured to the bars 1, 1 adjacent to the pronged ends 2 and projecting upwardly from such bars are uprights 10 having serrated vertical edges 11 respectively. 12 designates a substantially U-shaped retaining element having the outer ends of the limbs thereof formed with loops 13 adapted to encircle the uprights 10 respectively and to engage the serrations 11 so that accidental removal of the retaining element from the bars will be prevented. In the present instance, this retaining element 12 is formed of two hinged sections 14 of wire and the legs of such element are coiled upon themselves to form springs 15. When the scaffold is applied to the roof a bunch of shingles may be placed upon the longitudinal bars 1 between the latter and the retaining element 12 and the springs 15 on such element hold the latter against accidental removal from the roof. I
I claim In a shingle bracket, longitudinal bars spaced apart in parallelism and each having one end formed with a downturned prong and the other end formed with a prong, transverse bars interconnecting the firstmentioned bars to hold the same properly spacedapart, brackets on the first-mentioned bars adjacent to the last-mentioned ends thereof adapted to support the scaffold, and down-turned 'prongs secured to the lower edges of said bars below said brackets and cooperating with the first-mentioned downturned prongs, uprights secured to said longitudinal bars adjacent to the first-mentioned pronged ends thereof, and a retaining element carried by said uprights and cooperating with the longitudinal bars to hold a bunch of shingles upon the holder.
In testimony whereof I affiX my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JOSEPH FIEI-ILER. Witnesses:
A. J. AMns,
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