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Publication numberUS1417102 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1922
Filing dateMay 29, 1920
Priority dateMay 29, 1920
Publication numberUS 1417102 A, US 1417102A, US-A-1417102, US1417102 A, US1417102A
InventorsNyman John O, Pearson John P
Original AssigneeNyman John O, Pearson John P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sheet-metal partition
US 1417102 A
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J. 0. NYMAN AND P. PEARSON.

SHEET METAL PARTITION.

APPLICATION FILED MAY 29. 1920.

Patented May 23, 1922.

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J. O. NYMAN AND J. P. PEARSON. SHEET METAL PARTITION.

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; III)/ iiL JOHN D. NYMAN' AND JOHN P. PEABSUN, 0F CANTON, @MHJEU.

SHEET-METAL PARTITION.

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Application filed May 29,

To (1]? 10711011247 may concern.

lie it known that we. .lonN U. NYMAN and vlUllN l. PEARSON. both subjects of the. King of Sweden. and both residing at tanton, tit-ark county t)hio, have jointly invented new and useful llmprovements in" Sheet- Metal Partitions, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in partition construction and more particularly to a portable partition composed of sheet metal.

The objects of the invention are to provide a partition which may be easily or readily assembled or knocked down, which may be located in any desirable position within a building, there being no permanent connection between any portions ot'the partition, the arrangement of the partition being such that it may be easily and readily shipped; a novel attaching device being provided by which the uprights ot' the partition are held firmly in position; other objects being the provision of a simple, inexpensiveand durable partition of the construction referred to.

With these objects in view the invention consists in the novel construction and arparts, hereinafter described. illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportions, size and minor details of construction may be made within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

The invention thus set forth in general terms is illustrated in the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, in Which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of a portion of a partition constructed in accordance with the invention.

Flg. 2 is a section on the line 2-2, Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3-3, Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4%, Fig. 1.

Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5-,5, Fig. 1

Fig. 6 is a section on the line 66, Fig. 1..

Fig. 7 is a section on the line 7-7, Fig. 1; and

the line 8-8, Fig. 6.

A practlcal embodiment of the invention is disclosed in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification in which similar numerals of reference indicate cor- Specificetion of Letters Patent.

ll atented ltllay 23-, llh22. 1920. Serial no. 385,177.

responding views.

The partition which is herein described is of the portable or knock-down type and is composed of a frame work comprising a plurality of suitable uprights and horizontal connecting rails within which are assembled parts throughout the several panels which may be formed of sheet metal or glass sashes as may be desired.

he partition is particularly designed for use in large oflices, factories and the like Where it is often necessary and desirable to change the interior being provided along its longitudinal center wlth an inwardly disposed dove-tailed channel 2 of less depth than the channel member Each channel member 1 is prefer provided for the purpose of further reinforcing the uprights.

The horizontal connecting rails are of the same cross sectional shape as the uprights and each rail comprises two similar channel I with the central longitudinal mwardly disposed dove-tailed the oil-set portions 6 provided for strengthening purposes. the rails 1 are channel portions 5.

Une of the channel members 1 of each up right is provided at its upper and lower ends with attaching means for temporarily attaching the upright to the ceiling and the floor respectively. This attaching means preferably comprises an expansion bolt which includes the split expansion sleeve 9 arranged to be located in a suitable socket in the ceiling or floor, a conical nut 10 being providedin said sleeve, the interior of said to be engaged by the upper extremity of the bolt 12 upon which the nut 10 is mounted.

Upon the lower end of the bolt is provided a flattened portion 13 having an elongated countersunk slot 14 therein. This portion 13 of the bolt is arranged to be received between the channel portions 2 ofthe channel members 1 of each upright, a bolt 15 being assed through said slot; the head thereof eing received within the countersunk portion of said slot, said bolt extending through a suitable aperture 16 in the channel portion 2 of one of the channel members, a nut 17 being placed upon the end of the bolt for securing the member 13 to the channel member.

A base board 18 is preferably provided at the bottom of the partition for the purpose of'giving a finished appearance to the same and in order to provide means for varying the height of the partition to accommodate different conditions this base board is preferably made adjustable in height.

The base board proper comprises two side walls 19 spaced from each other by the upper and lower channel members 20 and the end channel members 21 which are spot.

welded or otherwise permanently connected to the side walls 19. The channel members 21 have central outwardly extending flanges 22 spot welded or otherwise connected thereto, flanges 8 of the uprights. The channel members e of the lowermost connecting rails of the partition are provided with downwardly disposed flanges 23 which are' spot welded or otherwise connected to the flanges '2' of said channel members.

-The panels 24: or 25 which are formed of sheet metal or glass. sash respectively are clamped between adjacent channel members of the uprights and cross rails. The sheet metal panels 24: comprise a flat rectangular sheet and the glass sash panels comprise a rectangular sheet metal frame 26 which is ofi-set at 27 in order to bring the glass in the center of the partition. An angle iron frame 28 is secured to the frame 26 in any suitable and well known manner and the glass panels 29 are attached thereto by means of putty 30 or the like.

The channel members 1 and 1 are provided A at intervals with apertures 31 which receive the bolts 32, nuts 33 being provided upon said bolts for drawing said channel members tightly together and clamping the panels therebetweerr' For the purpose of giving the uprights and cross rails a finished appearance filler strips 34 of channel shaped cross section and formed of spring material are located in the dove-tailed channel portions 2 and 5 of the channel members forming the uprights and cross rails, these filler strips being preferably provided at their inner extremities with beads 35 arranged to these flanges being received between the engage the inner walls of the dove-tailed channel portions in order to retain the strips therein as well as to permit of the strips being easily placed in position.

It will be evident from the foregoing description that a partition construction is thus provided which is simple and inexpensive to manufacture and erect and which ma be easily and readily erected or knocked down and replaced 1n a different location without injury to the partition or to the building within which it is erected.

VYe claim:

1. In a metallic partition, a hollow upright formed of two channel shaped members, each of said channel shaped members having a central, inwardly disposed portion, panels located between the channel members of said uprights and bolts located through the channel portions of the channel members for clamping the upright together upon the edge portions of the panels, and filler strips located in said channel portions and covering said bolts.

2. In a metallic partition, a hollow upright formed of two channel shaped members, each of said channel shaped members having a central, inwardly disposed, dove- I tailed channel portion, panels located between the channel members of the upright, bolts located through the channel portions of the channel members for clamping the upright together upon the edge portions of the panels, and channel shaped filler strips located within said dove-tailed channel portions andcovcring the bolts.

3. In a metallic partition, a hollowupright formed of two channel shaped members, each of said channel shaped members having a central, inwardly disposed, dovetailed portion, panels located between the channel members of the upright, bolts located through the dove-tailed channel portions of the channel members for clamping the upright together upon the edge portions of the panels, and channel shaped filler strips provided with beads upon their inner edges located between said dove-tailed channel portions and covering the bolts.

1. In a metallic partition, the combination of a plurality of hollow uprights each formed of two channel shaped members, each of said channel shaped members having a central inwardly disposed channel portion, a plurality of cross rails located between the uprights, panels located betweenv the channel members of said uprights and bolts'located through the channel portions .of the channel members for clamping the clamping the each of said channel shaped members having a central, inwardly disposed dove-tailed channel portion, a plurality of cross rails located between the uprights, panels located between the channel members of said uprights and bolts located through the channel portions of the channel members for uprights together upon the edge portions of the panels said bolts being located entirely within said dove-tailed channel positions.

6. In a metallic partition the combination of a plurality of hollow uprights each formed of two channel shaped members, I

each of said channel shaped members having acentral, inwardly disposed dove-tailed channel portion, a plurality of cross rails located between the uprights, panels located between the channel members of said uprights and bolts located through the channel portions of the channel members for clamping the uprights together upon the edge portions of the panels and filler strips located in said channel portions.

7. In a metallic partition the combination of a plurality of hollow uprights each formed of two channel shaped members, each of said channel shaped members havnel portions.

ing a central, inwardly disposed dove-tailed channel portion, a plurality of cross rails located between the uprights, anels located between the channel members of said uprights and bolts located through the channel portions of the channel members for clamping the uprights together upon the edge portions of the panels and channel shaped filler strips provided with beads upon their inner edges located within said dove-tailed chan- JOHN O. N YMAN. JOHN P. PEARSON.

8. Ina metallic of a plurality of

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/464, 52/660, 52/772, 52/312, 5/280
International ClassificationE04B2/76, E04B2/78
Cooperative ClassificationE04B2/7854
European ClassificationE04B2/78C