US 1356040 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
W. S. CASKEY.
APPLlCATlON FILED JUNE 25, I920.
Patented Oct. 19, 1920.
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WILLIAM S. CASKEY, 0F INDIANAPOLIS, INDIAIVA.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented t. 19 1920.
Application filed June 25, 1920. Serial mfssrsn.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WrLLrAM S. QAsKnY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Indianapolis, county of Marion, and State of Indiana, have invented a certain new and useful Pipe-Rack; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in Wlilrh like numerals refer to like parts.
This invention relates to an improved, simple, cheap and effective means for Supporting iron pipes or rods. The invention a pipe on each end thereof and the hanger being supported intermediate its ends on tongues punched out of a sheet metal supporting-means. The pipes carried by the hanger on the opposite sides of the supportingmeans balance each other.
1. nother feature of the invention consists in staggering the position of the pipes carried by the double hangers by having the end of the hanger on one side of the support higher than the hanger on the opposite side thereof.
The full nature of the invention will be understood from the accompanying drawings and the following description and claims.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of a cross beam with a vertical support carrying a plurality of double hangers with pipes mounted in position thereon. F 1g. 2 shows the upper portion of the hanger support with two hangerson an enlarged scale, the lower part of the support being broken away. Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is an elevation of a modified structure showing a single hanger mounted on a vertical support. Fig. 5 is a section on the line 55 of Fig. 4.
The invention consists in a vertical plate or bar 10 on which hangers ll are mounted by convenient means so that said hangers will carry iron pipes 12. The supporting bar 10 is shown in Fig. .1 secured at its upper end to a horizontal beam 13, but it is immaterial how said bar .10 is secured in pos1t1on, so far as th s invention is con- 7 cerned. I
The bar 10 is a metal plate which has punched from itv at intervals pairs of tongues 15 for receiving and supporting the hangers lovsubstantially midway their ends. The hangers shown in Figs. 1, 2 and- 3 are double hangers and consist of a rod with a transverse intermediate portion 16 and with each end bent downward and given a semicircular curvature at its lowerend to receive the iron pipes 12. One curved lower end of the hanger ishigher than the other so that the pipes will bestaggered in position as shown in Fig. 1.
In assembling this structure the tongues 15 are punched out so as to be longitudinal of the bar 10 and with the free ends of the tongues extending upward. The hangers are put in, place on the different pairs of tongues so as to rest upon the shanks of the tongues and the upper or free ends of the tongues are bent around the hanger, as
shown in Fig. 3, whereby it will be held firmly in position and yet be readily releasable by merely bending back the free ends of the tongues with a suitable tool, whereupon the hanger can be removed. These hangers are spaced in a vertical series, one above the other, upon the supporting bar 10 so that any desired number of pipes may be mounted.
A.modified form is shown in Figs. 4 and 5 wherein single pipe hangers 17 are mounted on the bar 10. In that instance only one tongue 15 is punched out for each hanger in which the horizontal portion of the hanger is mounted before, and one end of the hanger at 18, as shown in Fig. 5,.is turnedand extended through a corresponding hole in the bar 10,-prefrably on a level pipe and a horizontal portion substantially placed on the shank of said tongue with the free end of the tongue curved upwardly about the hanger and the other portion of the hanger being held in fixed relation with said support. 7
' 2. Pipe supporting means including a metal plate support having a pair of vertically disposed tongues punched in the same with the free ends extending upwardly, and a hanger having a curved lower end for receiving pipe and a horizontal portion substantially placed onthe shanks of said tongues with the free ends of the tongues curved upwardly about the hanger.
3. Pipe supporting means including a metal plate support having a pair of vertically-disposed tongues punched in the same with the free ends extending upwardly, and a double hanger having both ends bent downwardly and curved to receive pipes and the intermediate horizontal portion resting upon the shanks or" said tongues and with the tongues bent upwardly about said hanger and the hanger arranged so as to have a pipe supporting end at each side of the hanger support.
4. Pipe supporting means including a metal plate support having a pair of vertically-disposed tongues punched in the same with the free ends extending upwardly, and a double hanger having both ends bent downwardly and curved to receive pipes and the intermediate horizontal portion resting upon the shanks of said tongues and with the tongues bent upwardly about said hanger and the hanger arranged so as to have a pipe supporting end at each side of the hanger support, one end of said hanger being on a higher level than the other end, whereby the pipes carried thereby will be in staggered position with reference to each other;
In witness whereof, I have hereunto aflixed my signature.
VILLIAM S. CASKEY.