|Publication number||US1255692 A|
|Publication date||Feb 5, 1918|
|Filing date||Sep 30, 1916|
|Priority date||Sep 30, 1916|
|Publication number||US 1255692 A, US 1255692A, US-A-1255692, US1255692 A, US1255692A|
|Inventors||Daniel B Bearden|
|Original Assignee||Daniel B Bearden|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (11), Classifications (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
D. B. DEN.
ROOFIN B ACKET.
ATIO'N F Patentad Feb. 5, 1918.
DANIEL B. BEARDEN, 0F ZPEKIN, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 5, 1918.
Application filed September 30, 1916. Serial No. 123,120.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, DANIEL B. BEARDEN, a
citizen of the United States, residing at Pekin, in the county of Tazewell and State of Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Roofing -Brackets, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in roofing brackets adapted to be applied to the shingles of roofs or the like.
An object of the invention is to produce a bracket of this nature which may be readily positioned upon the shingles of a roof and which will be firmly held in such position to support a scaffold or the like when it is necessary to erect the same.
A further object of the invention is to produce a bracket of this character which shall be of an extremely simple construction, cheap to manufacture, and easily applied and which when so applied cannot he accidentally removed, thus insuring the safety of the staging or scaffolding which it supports, but which at the same time may be readily removed to permit of the adjustment of the scaffold. It is a still further object of the invention to produce a roofing bracket adapted to support a stage or scaffold to facilitate the securing of shingles of any description to a roof, the supporting means for the scaffold being the securing elements for certain of the shingles, and said securing elements being lapped by other shingles whereby when the bracket is removed the securing means for sustaining the same will be effectively concealed.
With the above and other objects in View the improvement resides in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts set forth in the following specification and falling within the scope of the appended claim.
In the drawing:
Figure l is a perspective view of a shingle bracket constructed in accordance with the present invention,
Fig. 2 is an elevation, parts being broken away, illustrating the application of the invention, and
Fig. 3 is a sectional view approximately on the line 33 of Fig. 2.
My improved bracket may be constructed from one or more pieces of iron or other metal, so forged, bent and riveted together that when fastened upon the roof, the same provides a firm support for a staging or scaffolding.
The base of the bracket is made of a strip of metal, a portion 1 of which serves as a tongue, which tongue may be inserted between the shingles of a roof. Below the tongue 1, the strip is bent at 2 to provide an offset portion or foot 3. A portion 4 of the strip is then bent at right angles to the foot 3 and terminates in a hook 5 having a bill portion 6. A rivet 7 secures one end of a strip to the hook 5, the other end of said strip being secured by a rivet 9 to the tongue portion 1.
The bottom of the tongue 1, the foot 3, the portion 4, and the strip 8 form the perimeter of a substantially triangle space, which space is filled by a suitably shaped block 10, held in position by securing means 11 on the strip 8, the strip 1 and the portion 4 thereof, and also by the frictional engagement of its edges with those portions of the strips which form the perimeter of said triangle. The block 10 serves to reinforce the strip 8, whereon the scaffold board 12 rests when the device is in use.
The tongue 1, adjacent its outer end is provided with angular slots 13, entering from one of the edges of the tongue. These notches are designed to receive nails 17 which are partly driven through a shingle 14 secured to one of the sheathing boards 16 for the roof. The shingle lt overlaps ashingle 15 (see Fig. 2) and is in turn overlapped by the next course of shingles, through which the nails 17 pass. The
tongue and lower portion of the strip rest on the shingle 14:, while the ofi'set foot 3 rests directly on the shingle 15, when the device is in position. The bracket may be readily removed by forcing the same upward of the roof; the walls of the slots 13, contacting with the nails 17, guide the tongue to one side of the nails, permitting the bracket to he slipped from between the shingles, and again arranged to engage with nails on an upper course of shingles. When the bracket is removed the nails 17 are forced entirely home.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:
A shingle bracket including a base made of a strip of metal, the outer portion of which provides a tongue which has angular slots entering from one of the edges thereof, said strip, below the tongue being bent to provide an ofiset portion forming a foot,
said strip, at the outer end of the foot being and a reinforcing block inv the portion of the bracket below the last mentioned strip and conforming to the shape of the said 10 portion of the bracket and secured therein.
In testimony whereof I alfix' by signature.
DANIEL B. BEARDEN.
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