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Publication numberUS1241885 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 2, 1917
Filing dateFeb 24, 1916
Priority dateFeb 24, 1916
Publication numberUS 1241885 A, US 1241885A, US-A-1241885, US1241885 A, US1241885A
InventorsCharles Roeder
Original AssigneeCharles Roeder
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tiling construction.
US 1241885 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

CHARLES nonnen, lor NEW YORK, N. Y.


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented 9ct. 2,1917.

Application led Fehruary'Z/l, V1.916. Serial No. 80,243.v

To all whom t may concern:

Beit known that I, CHARLES Bonomi, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New York, county and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Tiling Construction, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact specification.

This invention relates more particularly to a class of construction for the walls, ceilings and floors of buildings and other structures. l

My invention has for its object primarily to provide a construction whereby the walls, ceilings, and floors of a building, or other structure may be' tiled in a manner so that the requirement for providing a cementitiousbase or covering on the uprights and girders of the wall, ceiling, or floor to cause the tiles to adhere thereto may be dispensed with as the accomplishment of this class of work requires skilled artisans and which will permit one, or a number of the tiles to be readily replaced' by others when damaged, or

broken, the work of construction and re-` pairing being capable of being done accord'- ing to my invention without requiring eX pert workmanship. The invention consists essentially of a plurality of corresponding supporting elements, or tracks adapted to be fastened on the uprights, or girdersin spaced parallel relation, and each track has oppositely disposed retaining members, or flanges which are spaced from the uprights, or girders, and the flanges of all the tracks are inalinement, while the flanges of each track are disposed in opposite directions so as to be opposed to one of the flanges of each of the next two adjacent tracks so that tiles preferably of forms having grooved opposite edges may be mounted on each pair of the flanges between the tracks.

A further 'object of the invention is to provide a tiling construction adapted to be erected so as to be very durable as well as being of plain, or ornamental design;

With these and other objects in view,the invention will he hereinafter more particularly described with reference to the accompanying drawing which forms a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views, and will then be pointed out in the claim at the end of the description.

'In the drawing, Figure 1 is a fragmentary View, showing an elevation of part of a wall, or ceiling, or floor when tiledV according to my invention.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the lineV YII--II of Fig..1.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged perspective view of one of the tiles used in the construction, and

Fig. 4 is an enlarged end view lof one of the tracks employed in the construction.

The tiling construction is composed of a plurality of supporting elements, or tracks, as 10, all of which are preferably of similar formation, and each track hastwo oppositely disposed-base-flanges 11 and 12 which are in alinement. Extending right angularly from the juncture of the base-flanges 11 and 12 of each track is a web, as 13, and these webs of all of the tracks are of the same width.l Projecting in opposite directions `from the web 13 of each track, and in spaced opposed relation to the base-flanges 11 and 12 are two retaining members, or flanges 14e and 15. Each of the tracks 10 as thus formed is somewhat the shape of an I, as viewed cross-sectionally, and while the tracks may be formed in various ways, each track is preferably made of a strip of sheet metal, part of which adjacent to one of its lengthwise edges is bent at an approximaterightangle, the edge part serving as the baseflange 11. Part of the strip spaced from this base-flange is then bent lengthwise at substantially a rightangle in opposed relation to the base-flange l1, and the stripl is reversely bent to provide the retaining member, or flange 14, after which the strip is turned under and inwardly toward the flange 14 to providethe retaining member, or flange 15. The web 13 is provided by bending the strip lengthwise toward lthe base-flange 11 and by turnin-gv thesecond edge part lengthwise of the strip rightangularly in a direction opposite to the baseflange 11 the base-flange 12 is formed.

When this tiling construction is erected to provide a wall, ceiling, or floor of a building, or other structure the tracks 10 are arranged in spaced parallel relation crosswise on the uprights, or girders, as 16, which usually form the frame work thereof so that the base-angesll and 12 of each of the tracks will be in contact with the uprights, or l girders to which the tracks are fastened by means of bolts, or screws 17 passed through holes provided in the base-flanges and driven -in the uprights, or girders when of wood, though when the upploy forms of tiles, as shown at 18 in the drawings, and which may be made of glass, vitriiied earth, metal, o-r any other material. All of the tiles 18 are preferably of corresponding shapes and sizes, for instance each tileA may be substantially rectangular in form. ln the lengthwise edges of each of the tiles 18 are grooves 19 and 20 both of which are of sizes to freely accommodate the retaining members, or fianges 14 and 15 so that the tiles may be slidably disposed thereon. The depths of thegrooves 19 and 20 are somewhat less than the width crosswise of each of the flanges let and 15 of each of the tracks 10, and each tile is of a width transversely so as to fit freely but snugly between the webs of the tracks as well as between -the flanges 14 and 15 and should any-tile happen to be slightly narrower than the normal space between the two tracks, the tracks may, because of the,

folding of the body portion upon itself, be spread so as totake up the loose play of the tile and lock it firmly in place, as is shown clearly in Fig. l. 1When a tiled wall, ceiling, or floor is constructed, and after the tracks are fastened on the uprights, or girders 16 in spaced parallel arrangement, as above explained, the tiles 18 are slidably disposed between the tracks so that the flange 14 of one track and the opposed flange 15 of the next adjacent track willA be disposed in the grooves 20 and 19 of the tile. rlhe tiles of each row are applied in a like manner to the tracks, while all of the tiles, are preferably arranged in staggered relation, or in the ordinary fashion of laying bricks when erecting a wall. As the work proceeds of applying the tiles in this man-` ner to the tracks, the spacesbetween the tiles are lled in with a suitable plastic make such changes as fairly 'retrasa cement, as 21, for causing the tiles to adhere together, the cement being easily removed to allow removal of one, or more of the tiles when damaged, or broken so as to be replaced by others. Thus a construction is provided whereby the Walls, ceilings, and floors of a building, or other structure may be tiled in a manner so that the requirement forvproviding a cementitious base, or coveringon uprights and girders for the tiles to be laid thereon may be dispensed with, and, moreover, the work of constructing this form of tiling may be accomplished without requiring the work of skilled arti sans.

In the' foregoing description, I have embodied the preferred form of my invention, but l do not wish to be understood as limiting myself thereto, as I am aware that modications may be made therein without departing from the principle, or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention, therefore I reserve to myself the rightto scope of the appended claim.

Having thus described my invention, l claim as new and desire to secure by Letters `Patentz A support for wall tiles comprising a strip of resilient material folded upon itself, the head of said folded portion `being'lattened out to provide two integral web portions and a body Jortion, the said web portions extending su )stantially at right angles to the upper part of the body portion, and the top surface of the two webs forming one continuous line;V the two portions of said strip forming the lower part of said folded portion diverging one frointhe other and the free ends thereof being,r bent in opposite directions in aplane substantially parallel to the top surface of the said webs.



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U.S. Classification52/714
Cooperative ClassificationE04B1/41