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Publication numberUS1420528 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1922
Filing dateSep 9, 1921
Priority dateSep 9, 1921
Publication numberUS 1420528 A, US 1420528A, US-A-1420528, US1420528 A, US1420528A
InventorsDay Edgar K
Original AssigneeWhitaker Glessner Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fastening device
US 1420528 A
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E. K. DAY.


1,420,528. PatentedJune20, 1922. I

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To all whom it may concern:

Be it'known that I, EDGARSIQ. DAY, a citi-v zen of the United "States of America, and resident of lVheeling, county of Ohio, and State of \Vest Virginia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements: in Fas-.

' V tenin Devices, of which the following is a 1 speci cation; 1 i v This invention relates broadly to fastenings, and more specifically to a clip for attaching the ends of'headers or cross-sticks to furring. strips and-the likes a v 1 The primary object of the invention is to provide improved means for attaching the headers or cross-sticks to: furri'ng strips in the formation of mountings for metal ceiling plates and the'likev A furtherobject is to provide attaching means of the character mentioned whereby the work of introducing headers in place is greatly facilitated, whereby such headeTs are rigidly held when so introduced whereby the difiicultiesordinarily encountered in attaching such headers by the use of nails are wholly obviated, and which overcomes the necessity for absolute accuracy in cutting headers to length.

With these and other objects in view, the invention resides in the features of construction which will hereinafter be exemplified, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a, sectional View of a frame or 4 mountin for a metal ceiling, illustrating the application of my invention in attaching headers to the furring strips,

Figure 2 is an enlarged top plan View of an end portion of a header equipped with the invention;

Figure 3 is a side elevation of the same;


Figure 4 is a view similar to Fig. 2 showing a modified form of the invention.

Referring to said drawings, 1 indicates a wooden cross stick or header adapted for introduction transversely between parallel furring strips 2 that are attached to ceiling joists 3 in the usual manner. Attached rigidly to each of the opposite ends of said stick or header is a clip formed of a single strip of resilient sheet metal and comprising a head portion 4, a foot portion 5, and an intermediate leg portion 6. Said head and foot portions, which are reversely disposed, occupy substantially parallel planes sepablanks of which the clips are formed are of each clip, as shown.

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented J 1113.2(),1922, Application filed September 9, 1921. Seria1-No. 499,554. I

7 rated adistance corresponding substantially with thesthiclm'ess of theheader, and said I head'portionis seated uponand secured as by nails 7 to the top surface of the header adjacent to its end, while the" foot portion 6'0 iswdesignedftoseat against theunderface of: an adjacent" .furring :strip 2. y -.,;Thefi*leg 6, located intermedi te said head and foot portions'as aforesaidfis"substani ti ally straight and is' outwardly inclined somewhat with respectto the vertical plane ofthe end oftheheaden-by which the clip is carried, as is best shown in Fig. 3. Struck up f rom :saidfileg, preferably at points along each :of' the opposite lateral edges thereof,-is one or more pointed tongues or prongs '8 which extend i downwa'rdly'and forwardly at an acute angle to said leg.

In practice, the header '1 having the attaching clips mounted thereonas aforesaid is forced upward between adjacent furring strips 2 toa position in which the foot portions of said clips seat uponsaid strips. Due to the resiliency of the metal ofwhich the clips are formed, in so introducing the header, the legs 6 areforced back somewhat toward the planes of the adjacent ends of the header and are consequently placed under tension; This tension acts to maintain.- the downwardly inclined prongs 8 in close engagement with the adjacent lateraledges of the furring strips, so that said. prongs obviously bite into the latter and effectually resist any tendency ofthe header to retract or withdraw from its seated position. 1

Provided in the foot portion of each. clip is a recess 9 which has for its purpose to permit the corners of ceiling plates to be nailed to the underlying furring strip when such corners overlie said foot, or when such corners'o-verlie the feet of clips occupying the opposing relation shown at I the left hand side of Fig. 1. 'Since the I preferably out -without Waste, the formation of such recess provides also for the formation of a tongue 45 on the head 45 Holes 10 may be provided in the footportions ofthe iclips for the reception of nails by which said portions may be further secured, to the furring strips, if desired; however, such additional means of attachment will rarely be required in practice.

In th modification illustrated in Fig.4, 1.10

a prong or barb 11 is shown struck up from the metal of the leg 6 at a point inter mediate the lateral edges of the latter. As is apparent, such barb will function in a manner substantially identical with the prongs 8.

What is claimed is 1. An attaching clip of the character described, consisting of a strip of sheet metal bent to form an intermediate leg portion and oppositely extending head and foot portions disposed in parallel planes, said leg portion having inclined prongs struck up therefrom.

12. An attaching clip of the character de scribed, consisting of a strip of sheet metal bent to form an intermediate leg portion and oppositely extending head and foot portions disposed in parallel planes, said leg portion being inclined and forming obtuse angles with said head and foot portions and having inclined prongs struck up'therefrom. y

3. An attaching clip for headers, consisting of a strip of sheet metal bent to form head and foot portions and an intermediate leg portion, said head and foot portions extending in opposite directions form reversely disposed head and foot porc tions and an intermediate leg ptrtion, said head and foot portions being located in parallel planes spaced relatively to correspond approximately with the thickness of a header, and the head portion being adapted for attachment to the upper face of a header adjacent to an end of the latter, said leg portion being normally inclined to form obtuse angles with said head and foot. portions and having prongsstruck up therefrom. p 7

In testimony whereof, I affix my signature in presence of two subscribing witnesses.


Vitnesses W. F. KEEFER, H. E. DUNLAP.

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U.S. Classification411/461
International ClassificationE04D3/36
Cooperative ClassificationE04B1/40
European ClassificationE04B1/40