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Publication numberUS1380485 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1921
Filing dateOct 6, 1920
Priority dateOct 6, 1920
Publication numberUS 1380485 A, US 1380485A, US-A-1380485, US1380485 A, US1380485A
InventorsLangeberg August R
Original AssigneeLangeberg August R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shingling straight-edge
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1,380.485. Patented June'i', 1921,



ments in shingling. straight edges.

Un rso STATES PATENT, orr ca Specification of Letters Patent.


Pa-tented June ,7, 1921.

Application filed October 6, 1920. Serial No. 415,962.

To all whom it may concern Be'it known thatI, AUGUST LANGEBERG,

a citizen of the United States, residing at Dell Rapids, in the county of Minnehaha and; State of South Dakota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shingling Straight-Edges, of which the fol-- lowing is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings. v

This invention relates to certain improve- An important object, of the invention is to provide a'straight edge for'use in shinglingwhereby the different courses ofshingling may be differently spaced, and wherein shifting of the straightedge to adjusted positions is accomplished with a minimum expenditure oflabor and time. I

Q A still further-object of the invention is to provide a device of this character capable of use not only in shingling roofs but likewise capable'of use when shingling the side walls of a building.

I, A further object of the invention is to provide in a device of this character a pair of'spaced notched'bars and .a straight edge coacting with the notched bars whichis held against shifting with relation to ,the bar I whenjthe bars are in their normal position tus constructed in accordance with my invention; V 0 j Fig.2 IS a transverse sect onal view taken through one of the brackets and illustrating in dotted lines the position assumed by the straight edge when the bar is elevated, and

Fig' 3 is a similar view showing the arrangement utilized when shingling vertical surfaces.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings,-the numeral 10 indicates bars provided upon one longitudinal edge thereof with a series of equidistantly spaced notches 11 and upon the opposite edge with notches I 12 which are likewise equidistantly spaced but which are spaced apart a distance greater than the distance of the space between the notches 11, the distance between the notches of the bar corresponding to that of-the distance between the courses of shingles being laid. In some instances, this distance will be 4%" and in other instances J longer-than this distance,necessitatingthe provision of the two sets of notches. The upper ends of the arms 10 are'provided with longitudinal slots 13 through which may be inserted an attaching member 14, suchas a nailextending through the slot and extending into the roof being shingled adjacent the peak thereof. t

Brackets 15 are provided "comprising spaced side walls 16 intermediate which the bars 10 extend,'the sidewalls being-provided.

with outturned flanges 17. Adjacent their upper ends the sidewalls 16'are connected by an integral internal portion 18 terminating inits inner end in the portion 19,the

lower end of which extends downwardly and rearwardly from" the bracket, as at 20 nd is provided with an upturned end 21.

Extending through the sidev walls 16' and therebetween and secured to the. side walls is a pin 22 adapted to coact with the notches 11 and 12 of the bar. f

An attaching plate 23 is provided for each of the brackets having at its edges downturned. flanges 24 and'25, the upperflange 24 being provided with inwardly turned piercing members 26' and the lower flange 25 bein provided with an adjustable thumbscrew 2 having threaded engagement therewith. These attaching plates are secured to the flanges 17 of the brackets by riveting or in any other suitable manner. The straight edge 28 is provided of any desired length and preferably formed froma strip of wood which is provided at its lower end, at the upper portion thereof, with a longitudinally extending bead 29. Beneath this bead 29 a strip of tin 30 is secured to the straight edge and is passed beneath the roofing surface.

thereof forming a protection for the'straight edge when being slid across the. shingles covered with crushed flint) The upper end lOO ' which are often of composition'material and a.

31 of this strip oftin,-'or that enddirected toward the course of shinglesbeing laid,

projects beyond the forward edge the through, this screw being removable.

The arms thus formed are provided with, loops 3 6 adapted to receive the screw 32,

the ends of the arms projecting beyond the screw and engaging either the underface or the upper face of the portion 19, as maybe desired. When the ends37 engage the upper faces of the portion 19, the -crosspiece 33 engages theu-pper surfaceof the bar '10 20" forcing the bar downward sothat the notches upon the under surface thereof will engage withthe pin 22 preventing displacementof the bar. When, however, the arms 37 engage the undersurface ofthe portion 19, the spring clip isheld upwardly out of engagement with the bar.

In the use of my device, the brackets are,

a secured to the straight edge through themedium of their attaching plates, the flange 24: thereof being engaged with the, upper edge of the straight edge. The thumbscrew 27 is then tightened-causing the piercing points 26 to engage in the materialof the straight edge, preventing vertical displacement of this edge of the attaching plate. Vertical displacement of the rear edge of the attaching plate is impossible by reasonof the fact that'the thumb-screw 27 engages against the straight edge beneath the bead 29 thereof. The bars-l0 are then secured to .the roof by: driving nails or the like through. the slots 13 thereof, the bars being arranged with 'corresponding sides down, "the sides o'f'the bar beingemployed having the notches thereof spaced 'apartjthe desired distance. The ends of these bars are then passed through the brackets 16 and the pins 22 of the brackets engage with the inotc'hes of the bars. The weight of the bars in 'shingling roofs will be 'sufiicient to hold them in engagement with these notches.

hen thefcoursehas been laid and it is de- "sired to elevate the straight edge a' notch,

this may be done'by engaging the handles 38 of thebarsIO and elevating the bars,

when the ends 21' of the angular portions 20 of the brackets will engage 'againstthe upper surface of the bars and form an offcente'r contact point, permitting thestraight edge-"to rotate sufficiently to disengage the 7 pins 22 from the-notches of the bar when th'ebar may be shifted forwardly to the next 1 notch-which it will engage upon its release: 'In shingling the-sides of houses,

t e W g f the r wi ll t f c ur maintain the notches thereof in engagement with the pin,and I have accordingly provided thespring clip 33. Thisspring clip is shifted so that it comes into engagement with-the upper surface of the bar which it forces downwardly for engagement with the notches. In shifting the straight 'edge when the device is employed in this manner, it is necessary to twist the straight edge sufliciently to disengage the pin 22 of the brackets from. thernotches when the bars may be shifted. I Y

7 It will be obvious that my device, by

reason of the simplicity thereof is particu-,

larly well adapted for the use for which it is intended; and it will likewise be obvious that the structure as hereinbefore set forth is capable of some change without in any manner departing from the spirit of my:

invention. I, accordingly, do not limit myself to the specific structure hereinbefore set forth, except as so limited by the subjoined, claims.

hat I claim is: 4 1; In a device of the type described, a pair of bars having notched edges, a straight edge,brackets secured to said straight edge pins extending through said walls with which the notches of said bars are adapted to coact, said brackets each embodying a portion adapted to engage its respective bar at a pointtransversely spaced from the pin and at the opposite side of the center of gravity; of the straight edge therefrom.

2. Ina device 'ofthe type'describ'ed, a

pair of notched bars, a straight edge, v brackets carried by said straight edge and embodying, portions adapted toengage in the notches of said bars, said straight edge being provided upon the under surface thereof with a protecting strip of metal,

said strip of metal projecting slightly beyond the: upper edge of said straight edge.

- 3. In 'a-device of the type described, a

' pair of substantially parallel bars provided with spaced notches, a straight edge, brackets secured .to said straight edge and embodying portions adaptedrto' engage in the notches of said bars, means carried by said brackets and engaging said bars when the bars are elevated at points spaced trans- ;versely'of the straight edge from'the notch engaging portions of the bracket and thereby causing said'straight edge to tilt and release the notches engaging portions of the lfirackets thereof from the notchesof said ar. 7 a I 4. In a device ofthe type described, a pair of substantially parallel barsprovided with spaced notches, a straight edge,

: brackets secured to said straight edge and embodying portions adapted to engage in the notches thereof, means carried. by said and, embodying upwardly extending spaced I walls intermediate which said bars .extend,

1,380,485 g f a brackets for engaging said bars When the ing with said bar to maintain'the notches of bars are elevated and causing said straight the same in engagement ith the notch enedge to shift and release the notches engagernent portions of said portions. 10 gaging portions of the brackets thereof In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my from the notches of saidbars, a spring carsignature. V

ried by each of said brackets and shiftable w to engaged and disengaged position coact- 1 AUGUST R. LANGEBERG.

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U.S. Classification33/649
International ClassificationE04D15/02, E04D15/00
Cooperative ClassificationE04D15/025
European ClassificationE04D15/02T