US 1281599 A
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SHEET METAL BUILDING WALL CONSTRUCTION.
APPLlCATlON FILED FEB. 4. 1918.
1,281,599. Patented 0013.15, 1918.
AARON LEVAUR, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
SHEET-METAL BUILDING-WALL CONSTRUCTION.
T 0 all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, AARON LEVAUI a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New .York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Sheet-Metal Bullding-VVall Construction, of which the following is a specification.
' My invention relates to new and useful improvements in sheet metal building wall construction.
- An important object of the invention is to provide a means whereby the sheet metal wall. after having been constructed in the shop, may be conveyed in a knock-down state to the desired location and there erected by proper interengagement of the parts to form a strong and durable wall in the building construction.
A further object of the invention is to .provide a means whereby the interior of the building employing my improvements in building wall construction may be insulated from heat in summer and cold in winter.
A furtherobject of the invention is to provide a sheet metal building wall-construction which is strong, durable, and cheap to manufacture.
Other objects and advantages of the in vention will be apparent during the course of the following description. I p
In the accompanying drawings, forming I a part of this specification and in which like invention, Fig. 2 IS a horizontal sectional view taken numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same, 4
Figure 1 is a side elevation, partly in section, of a sheet metal Wall constructed in accordance with the preferred form of my on a line 22 of Fig. 1,
Fig. 3 is'a transverse section taken on line 33 of Fig. 1,
Fig. 4 is a fragmental side elevation, partly in section,.of a sheet metal Wall constructed in accordance with a modified form of my invention,
Fig. 5 is a horizontal sectional view 0 line of Fig. 4, and,
Fig. 6 is a fragmental side elevation of a cam locking mechanism.
In the drawings, attention being called to Figs. 1 to 6, inclusive, the numeral 10 indicates as a whole a sect-ion ofa wall constructed in accordance with my invention.
This wall comprises a plurality of sub-see- Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed February 4, 1918. Serial No. 215,326.
Patented Get. is, was.
13 lying in a plane parallel to the sections 11.
The other ends of the sections 11 are bent to substantlally a right-angle as shown at 14, this bent portion being in turn bent to form a facing 15 lying in a plane parallel tothe plane of the section 11. The facings 15 are in turn bent to substantially a righ angle as shown at 16, this angular portion being bent to provide a flange l7 lying in a plane parallel to the plane'of the section 11 and in a plane parallel to the plane of the facing 15. The bent portion 12 is adapted to engage the inner end' of the flange 17 as clearly shown in Fig. 2 while the flange 13 is adapted to enter between the facing 15 and the flange 17 as clearly shown in Fig. 2. When the sections 11 are connected together as above described an intervening space 18 is provided between the portion 14 of one section and the bent portion 12 of the other section, Which intervening space is adapted to receive therein a strip 19 formed preferably of wood. A channel-iron 20 is adapted to receive the lower end of the sections 11 while the upper ends of the sections are retained within a similar channel-iron 21. These channelirons are held in their respective position by means of elongated tie-rods or bolts 22 passed through each of the channel-irons and the opening provided between the por tions 12, 13, .16 and 17 as clearly shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 5. These tie-rods or bolts are held in position by means of nuts 23 carried thereby.
The above description is common to both forms of my invention.
In Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, I have shown applied to the inner face of a Wall construction a sheet of insulating material, preferably asbestos, indicated by the numeral 2%. In applying the sheet of asbestos to the wall construction the same is placed thereupon and is held thereon by means of tie-strips 25. These tie-strips are formed perferably of wood and are substantially smaller than the grooves 26 provided by the strip 19. In Fig. 2 the manner in which the insulating mate rial 24: is held in position is clearly illustrated. I propose to construct the tie-strips 25 of such breadth and thickness as to cause them to frictionally engage that portion of the insulating material confined within the is e grooves 26 as shown at 27. While I prefer to retain the tie-strips 25 in their respective positions by frictional engagement of the same with that portion 27 of the insulating material confined within the grooves 26, I wish it understood, however, that small na ls or the like might be driven through the t1estrips.25 and into the strip l9 t0 provide a"- further means for retaining the strips in position within the grooves 26;
y y In Figs. 4 and ,5 I have shown insulating material 24 as being secured to the strips 19 by means of nails or the like 28 driven therethrough and into the strips 19 in which within the channel-iron 20, may be movedinstance the tie-strips 25 and grooves 26 are dispensed with.
In Fig. 6 I have shown a cam locking mechanism which may be employed in either the preferred or modified form of my invention he'reinbefore described. This locking mechanism comprises a 'triangularly shaped button 29 pivotally secured to the upper end'of the strips 19 by means of a pivot 30 passed therethrough and having engagement with the strip 19. When it is desired to place the strip 19 into position as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 the button 29 is moved to the full line position, whereupon the upper end of the strip 19, assuming that the lower end has been inserted into the position clearly shown in Fig. 2, the upper end of the strip being formed to pass the flanges of the channel-iron unobstructed. After the strip 19 is moved into the position shown in Figs. 1 and 2 the button 29 is moved to the dotted line position shown in Fig. 6, in which position it serves as a means for retaining the strip 19 in the desired position as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.. It is to be understood that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of my invention or the *scopeof the subjoined claims.
Having thus describedmv invention, what i I claim as new and desire to secure and protect by Letters Patent of the United States, is:
1. A metal wall construction comprising a plurality of metal sections, one end of each of said sections being provided with an angularly bent portion, a flange carried bysaid angularly bent portion; the other end of each' of said sections being provided with an angularly bent portion, a facing carried by the second named angularly bent por tion, an.angula'rly bent portion carried by said facing, a flange carried by the second I i named angularly bent portion; .a strip interposed between the first and second named. bent portion; and a sheet of insulating materialsecured to said strip.
2. A metal wall construction comprising a plurality of metal sections, one end of each of said sections being provided'with an angularly bent portion, a flange carried by said angularly bent portion; the other end of each of said sections being provided with an angularly bent portion, a facing carried by the second named angularly bent portion, an angularly bent-portion carried I by said facing, a flange carried by the second named angularly bent portion; a strip interposed between the first and second named bent portion; and a sheet of insulating material secured to said strip.
3'. A metal wall construction comprising a plurality of metal sections provided at opposite ends with flanges, the flanges of one section being adapted to interlock with the flanges carried by the section adjacent there-- to, a strip interposed at the jointure of'said sections, a sheet of insulation material; and means for detachably securing said material to said strips.
4:. A metal wall construction comprising a site ends with flanges, the flanges of'one section being adapted to interlock with the flanges carried by the section adjacent there'- to, means for, retaining said sections inan interlocking relation, a strip interposed at the jointure of said sections, a sheet of insulation material; and means for detach ably securing said material to said strips.
' 5. A metal wallc'onstruction comprising a 'pluralit of metal sections provided with plurality of metal-sections provided at oppoangular y bent portions at'opposite ends said channel-iron in position; a sheet of insulating material; and means for detachably securing said material to said strips.