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Publication numberUS1221205 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 3, 1917
Filing dateAug 23, 1915
Priority dateAug 23, 1915
Publication numberUS 1221205 A, US 1221205A, US-A-1221205, US1221205 A, US1221205A
InventorsAdelbert H Moore, Edward F Morton
Original AssigneeEll Kay Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



Patented Apr. 3, .1917.

ammmtom H. H Moore. BE/701%.



United States, residing at Kansas City, in

the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Partition-Supports; and we do declare the following to be a full, clear,

and exact description of .the invention,such

as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertainsto make and use the ing drawings, and to theletters and figures of reference marked thereon, which form. a

part of this specification.

Our invention relates to supports for par titions or the like: and has for its principal object to provide a structurewhich may be securely fixed to a concrete or other floor, which may be adjusted vertically to'provide proper alinement of a number of partitions supported on an-lnchned floor and whlchls the floor shoe, illustrating its mounting on a sanitary and sightlyin appearance.

In accomplishing these objects we have provided improved details of structure, the preferred forms ofwhich are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure I is a perspective view of a support constructed according to our inventlon, illustrating its combination with an ord nary closet partition. Fig. II is a central vertical section of the support. I

Fig. III is an enlarged cross section of the line III-III Fig. II.

Fig. IV is an enlarged vertical section of concrete base'and the connection of a tubular standard with the shoe.

Referring more in detail to the drawings:

- 1 designates a housing of any suitable construction or type, and which is combined with the partitionloody 2 in any suitable manner, the upper and lowerends of the housing being provided with caps 3T4, haying collars .5-.6 through which the tubular standard members 7-8 are projected to give the appearance of a single pipe extending entirely through the housing 1, the said colar being securely anchored to the standard members 8 and 7 by set screws 9 and 23 when the housing has been properly adjusted as to height. The lower end of the lower standard section 8 is seated in a shoe 10, comprising abarrel ll having a closed bottom 12 Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented a 3, rat a.

Application filed. August 2-3, 1915. Serial I\ To. 46,859.

and an outstanding flange '13, the interior of the barrel being provided with screw threads to form a working chamber 16 to facilitate the placement of a' bolt or the like through an aperture 17in the bottom'of the barrel. It is apparent that with a shoe of this construction the bolt shank l8 ma'y be projected same, reference being had to the accolnpanythrough the aperture 17 into a concrete or other foundation, so that the end 19 will rest on the bottom of the barrel, to hold the barrel firmly in position. In order to' further Vith the lower standard section 8 thieaded for only a short distance up from its lower end, a smooth unthread'ed part is exposed above the top of the shoe, it not only affords a more sightly appearance to the structure, but avoids exposing the thread crevices for the accumulation of dust and dirt, thereby rendering the structure, much more sanitary than if the threads extendedabovethe barrel of the shoe. The upper standard section 7 is connected, at its upper end, with frame members 2 and extends, at its lower end, throughthe collar 5 of the upper housing cap?) into the interlor of the housing, where it is adjustably secured to the housing bya set screw 23 that extends through the cap 5 into engagement with the standard section. I

While the standard section may be firmly and' securely attached to the'housing by means of the set screws 9-23, we have pro vided means for anchoring the free ends of the sections within the housing 1 in ordertoprevent their wabbling within the housing and thereby-avoid unstableness of the partition because" of the two-piece standard construction.

The preferred means for anchoring the free ends of the standard sections, comprises I a channel iron 25', the base of which is anchored to the front wall of the housing 1, preferably by welding, and the legs of which extend into a rib 26 that is built up from the back of the housing and serves as an attaching member for the body of the par- -tition 2, therchannel iron being of substan- .tial length so that. the free: ends of the standardseetions 7+8 may project thercinto and have adjustment vertically within such anchorage, the dimensions of the channel iron andthe standard section be ng such that the section will slide smoothly within the chan nel but will contact with the base and legs thereof-to form a snug connection.

v Inerecting a partition containing our improvement the framemembers 12 and shoes 110 may be placed so that tlie'npper standard section 7 is in perpendicular alinement with theshoe barrel 11.. The-partition body,


with the partitionattached thereto and proyided with the' caps 34,are then applied to the suspended standard sections 7 and anchored thereto by tightening the upper set screw 23. The lower standard section 8, which is'prefei'ably:located within cap collar 6 prior to the placement ot'the partition, i'sdroppe'dinto the shoe 10 and the threaded end of said section projected into the barrel '11 and screwed thereto, the lower end of said section projectingto the bottom of the barrel, if necessary, so that the tubular lower end or saidsection will inclose the head 19 of the attaching bolt 18 whereby-the shoe is attached to the concrete orother flooring. Afterthe partition member hasbeen assembled itm-ay' beleveled by raising orlowering dire-housing 1 along the standard sections 7-S, and after the members have assumed (the proper'positiontthe housing is fixed rigidly and: permanently to the standard sections by means ofthe set screw 9 andv 23 that extend through the upper and lower collars 6-5 respectivelyv to, impingement against the standard sections.

It is apparent that with this construction the free ends of the standard sections may slide. within the channel anchor 25 and that the limits of adjustment are between the ends of the channel, as the standard sections may more treely therethrough until they abut within the channel.

Having thus described our invention, what we, claim as newtherein, and desire to secure' by Letters-Patent is 1. The combination with a housing, of a hollow anchor member fixed to the housing and inclosed thercl.)y, separate standard members having free ends located within the housing and slidably projected into said ed positions.

3. The combination with a housing having a. longitudinal rib on one. face, fornnng an enlargement ot the housing chamber, a

member, U-shaped in cross section, having its base fixed to the opposite side of the housing and having its side members proected lnto the chamber extension, caps on the ends of the housing. separate standard sections slidably mounted in said caps and in the U-memb'er, and means for fixing the standard sections to the caps.

In testimony Whereot we aihx our signaturesa ADELBERT H. .MOORE. EDWlARD F. MORTON.

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U.S. Classification52/632, 254/133.00A, 52/239
Cooperative ClassificationE04G11/56