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Publication numberUS1229765 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 12, 1917
Filing dateMay 18, 1916
Priority dateMay 18, 1916
Publication numberUS 1229765 A, US 1229765A, US-A-1229765, US1229765 A, US1229765A
InventorsEdward G Lehman
Original AssigneeEdward G Lehman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sheet-metal molding.
US 1229765 A
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APPLICATION FILED MAY18 19'6- 1,229,765. 7 Patented J1me 12,1917.


Fig. 7, a cross section of a base board molding; t r

Fig. 8, a cross section of picture molding;

9,-a cross section of a door tread moldin EDWARD G. LEHMAN, OF CANTON, OHIO.


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 12, 1917.

Application filed May 18, 1916. Serial No. 98,315.

To all whom it may concern:-

Be it known that I, EDWARD G. LEnMAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Canton, in the county of Stark and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sheet-Metal Molding, of which the followingis a specification.

The invention relates to sheet metal moldings or trimmings for the interior finishing of buildings, in which neat, durable and fireproof materials are employed; and the generalobjectpf the invention is to provide a metal molding, and securing means there for, which can be readily applied and removed without inconvenience, and which are simple in construction, inexpensive, and ornamental, but at the same time rigid and durable. v

A further object of the invention is to ,providesecuring means for such metal molding, by which both sides of the molding are firmly and positively held throughout its length, against the wall or other surface, without exposing the securing means ,to view. V

. Several embodiments of the invention are illustrated in the accompanying drawing forming part hereof, in which Figure 1, is a fragmentary sideelevation of the improved molding as applied to the side of a door frame;

Fig. 2, a fragmentary perspective view, showing a straightpiece of molding "adja: cent to the face of a frame or wall having a securing cleat thereon; v

"Fig. 3, a detached perspective view of a corner piece, and a corner cleat therefor;

Fig. 4, a cross section of a door frame showing a molding on each side, and a modified form of molding forming a jamb with a door stop thereon; I

Fig. 5, a fragmentary section of a sash frame, showing a molding used to hold the glass therein; A

Fig. 6, a cross section of a corniceimolding, with a modified form of securing cleat;

Simiar numerals refer to similar parts throughout the drawings. I l

The molding 1 shown in Figs. 1 to 4, is

' formed'in a desired shape, depending upon tended, and is provided with the inturned flanges 2 and 3 on its edge. The flange 2 isformed flat and parallel with the plane of the molding and the surface of the wall, while the flange 3 is retracted and inclined forward at an acute angle from the plane of the molding and surface of the wall.

The securing cleat 4 is preferably a flat metal late securedrto the supporting wall or sur ace 5, as by means of the nails 6; and one end 7 of the cleat, is slightly oflset to form the recess 8 between the end of the cleat and the wall for receiving the flat flange 2 of the molding; and the other end 9 of the cleat, is deflected diagonally outward, at an angle of about 45 from the face of the wall, the inclined portion being made of substantial length so that it is adapted to be slidably engaged by the retracted flange 3 on the other edge of the molding.

The parts are so shaped and arranged that when the flat flange 2 is inserted in the recess 8, under the offset end 7 of thecleat,

this edge of the molding is positively secured against the face ofthe wall; and the proportions of the parts are such that the molding must be slightly sprung to permit the edge of the retracted flange 3 to pass over the deflected end 9 of the cleat; after which the resilience of the molding causes the edge of the flange to ride downward upon and behind the deflected end '9 of the cleat, thereby wedging and pressing the angular edge 10 of ,the molding firmly against the 'face 5 of the wall.

In practice, a plurality of spaced cleats 4 are preferably employed at intervals along the length of the molding 1, and the molding isreadil fixed to the wall by merely in serting the at flange 2 injthe recesses 8 behind the offset ends ofthe cleats, after.

which a slight pressure against the other side of the molding-will cause the retracted flange 3 to spring outward and over the end of the deflected ends 9 of the cleats, until they snap over the same and'spring inward .along the inner side thereof, thereby pressing the annular edge 10 of the molding against the surfagef5 of the wall, as clearly shown in Fig. 4.

When it is. desired to remove the molding, it is only necessary to insert a shar instru- 1 ment, as a chisel, between the sur ace 5 of lar ed 10 of the the wall and the an I molding, whereby this, edge 0 the'molding is readil forced outward by a sprin ing of the mol ing to permit the retracted ange 3 thereof, to ride over the deflected end 9. of the cleat.-

The angles of a door frame are preferably finished by the corner moldings or caps' 1, having the inturned flat flanges 2" adapted to engage with the offset ends 7 of the corner cleat 4', and the inturned retracted flanges 3" adapted to engage with the deflected-ends 9 of the corner cleat.

The corner moldings or caps are preferhably made large enough to fit neatly over the ends of the side and top moldings 1, thus serving to neatly join the parts together without weldin or the, like; and in order to permit the at flanges 2 of the corner cap to readily enter behind the flat flange 2 of the molding 1, a portion of the flange 2 of the capis cut away as at 10,.Which prevents a-binding of the parts when the corner caps are being placed in position. A portion of the retracted flanges 3 of the corner. cap are also preferably cut away, as at 10?,

to permit the cap to more freely overlap the ends of the side and'top moldings.

. The face jambll is preferably finished by the angle molding 12 and the anglestrip 12, the outer sides of which may be entered and secured under the ends of the moldings 5 on the sides of the door frame, as shown in Fig. 4.

The angle iholding 12 is shaped-to form the door stop 13, and upon itsedge is provided the inturned flat flange 2 which is adapted to be inserted under the offset 7 of the "cleat 4 and at the inner angle of the door stop is formed the inturned retracted flanged fold 3 adapted to be sprung over and engaged behind the deflected end 9 of the cleat, as shown'in the same r'e.

Fig. 5 illustrates a molding '1 use for securing the glass 14 against the stop 15 in the sash frame 16 ofvthe window. .For' this purpose the molding is provided with the inturned flat flange 2" and retracted flange 3" adapted to be entered under the offset end T -and the deflected end 9", resp ectively, of the cleat 4 By this constructlon it is evident that the glass will be firmly held in positi'on and can be readily removed by merely removing themolding 1 and if necessary,

- the cleat 4 by removing the screws 6 by which the cleats are the sash frame.

Fig. 6 illustrates ment for the cornice molding 1 by means of preferably Secured to the angle cleat 4 extending across the corner the use ofthe improveformed by the walls 5; Fig. 7 shows the use of the improvement for 'a base board molding 1; Fig. 8, for a picture molding 1 and Fig. 9, for a door sill 1 all of which will be readily understood without further explanation.

It is evident that the means for securing the molding illustrated and described herein are not only eoncealed,'but permit a neat, ornamental and durable sheet metal molding to be secured to a wall, and readily removed therefrom when-desired; and that the "parts of the improvement are very simple in construction and inexpensive, and can be completely finished at the factory and carried in stock ready for shipment and use. It is also evident that the improvement is capable of widely variant'uses', and that many mod.-

ifications of form anddesign can be made in the parts withoutdeparting from the spirit and scope of the invention.

flange on one edge and an inturnedflange retracted at an acute angle on the other edge,

and securing cleats for the molding having one end shaped to positively engage the flange on the one edge of the molding, and the other end diagonally deflected to v 'so 1. A metal molding having an inturned slidably engage the retracted flange on the molding and the other end diagonally deflected for slidably engaging the retracted flange of'the molding to wedge and press the acute angle of the retracted flange against an adjacent wall. I 3. A metal molding corner cap having iiiturned flanges on its inner edgesand inturned flanges retractedat acute-angles on itsouter edges, and a corner cleat having its inner:

ends shaped to positively engage the inturned flanges of the corner cap and its outer ends diagonally deflected to slidably engage the retracted flanges of the corner cap for wedgingand ressing theacute an- I le of. the retracted. against an Jacent wall, r


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U.S. Classification52/288.1, 296/29, 52/718.5, 296/135
Cooperative ClassificationE04F19/0436