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ATTACHMENT FOR EAVES TROUGHS. APPLICATION men MAY 13, 1920.
1,373,333. Patented Apr. 5,1921.
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Specification of Letters Patent. Patfitd Apr. 1921.
Application filed May 13, 1920. Serial No. 381,186.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM GRAY, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Rochester; in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Attachments for Eaves-Troughs, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provlde an attachment for eaves troughs, for the purpose of closing the ends of a trough. In a more particular aspect, the invention is intended to provide an integral or one-piece construction which can be quickly and easily attached to the end of a trough, and is held in place by frictional gripping action. 7
The customary practice heretofore has been to position a fiat semi-circular plate within the trough at or adjacent to its end, and secure it by soldering to the adjacent surface of the trough. This procedure requires considerable time and even then does not always produce a satisfactory result. While some attempts have been made to construct a trough end which would be readily attachable, my improvement resides in making such a structure from a single or integral sheet or plate of metal, and imparting the required formation to the plate by successive stamping operations. So far as I am aware, it is new to stamp a device of this character from a single blank of metal, and form it so as to engage tightly with the trough.
The invention consists, in general, of a plate or sheet of approximately semi-circular formation to fit the curvature of an eaves trough, and having a flange along its curved edge. The flange just mentioned is bent upon itself to afford a groove or pocket which receives the end of the trough, and the device is driven or forced upon the trough end and held in place thereon by frictional engagement. The straight edge of the plate may be provided with a flange preferably coextensive therewith in order to stiffen the device and give it maximum strength.
IVith these and other ends in view, the invention consists in the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawing, the
novel features being pointed out in the claims'at I tion. In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the application of my improvement to an eaves trough of usual form, and
Fig. 2 is a sectional view of theattachment.
In the drawing, A designates the eaves trough with the usual stiffening roll or flange B along one edge. a designates the end of the trough to which the end closure is attached.
the end of the following descrip- 7 The end closure or attachment comprises a sheet or plate C of approximately semicircular form to fit within the trough. In order to afford means for frictionally gripping the .end of the trough, the body portion C is provided along its curved edge with a flange bent upon itself affording an outwardly extending portion 0 and an in: wardly extending portion 0. The walls 0 and 0 afford between them a pocket or recess that receives the end a of thetrough.
The walls 0 and 0 are preferably arranged in such spaced relationship to each ready described.
IVhile I have described a particular embodiment of the invention, my improvement is not limited to the details herein dis closed, but may be modified without departing from the spirit. of theinvention, and
this application is intended to cover any such modifications as may come within the scope of the following claims.
I claim: 1 A one-piece end closure for V eaves troughs having a flange bent upon itself forming a groove for engaging the end of the trough.
2. An end closure for eavestroughs hav- 5 ing a flange at one edge bent upon itself forming a groove to receive the end of the M trough. i
3. An integral end closure for eaves troughs consisting of an approximately- 10 semi-circular plate having a flange at its ourved edge hent upon itself forming a groove to receivethe end of the trough, and a stiifening flange along its straight edge.
4;. An end closure for eaves troughs consisting of an approximately semi-circular 15 plate having a flange along its curved edge bent upon itself forming a groove to receive the end of the trough.
In Witness whereof I have hereuntosigned my name.