US 1423991 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
G. W. BROOKS.
APPLICATION FILED JULY.16.I 92I.
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APPLICATION FILED JULY I 6, I921.
Patented July 25, 1922.
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GMBGE W. BROOKS, OF TOPEKA, KANSAS.
nection with concrete construction, and it has for its objects among others to provide an improved holder or clamp the primary purpose of which is to secure a portion of the same in the concrete floor or foundation and the other or top portion having lugs or equivalent means for attachment to a wood screed, the purpose of said screed being toform a nailing base to fasten the floorboards or other boards in position.
So far as I am aware, the screed holders or clips or clamps heretofore devised have been provided with vertical lugs or flanges which. required bending to bring them level with the concrete floor surface. This has been rendered absolutely necessary so as not to cause any objection or obstruction while building operations are being carried on for the reason that they vertical lugs interfere with the free passage of wheelbarrows or material which it is necessary to move in the construction of the building, and it has been the practice to bend these lugs down level withthe surface of the concrete, or other-' wise they are bent over, and sometimes broken by the wheelbarrows or the timbers while being placed in position. This necessitates the bending up of the lugs or flanges which is apt to crack the thin galvanizing scale or coating and leave the iron exposed which .invites rust.
By my present improvement, these ob-' jections are overcome and the holder or clamp when embedded and set in the concrete is ready to receive the screed without rebending or distorting the lugs.
Other ob'ects and advantages of the mvention will hereinafter appear and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
The "invention is capable of embodiment in a variety of forms, some only of which are herein shown.
The invention, in such preferred forms, is clearly illustrated in the accompanying Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed m 16,
Patented July 25, 1922.
1921. Serial No. 485,238.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of a modified form.
Figure 6 form.
Figure]? shows in perspective another is a similar view of still another form.
Figure 8 is a pers ctive view of still another form of embo iment of the invention.
' Figure 9 shows still another form.
Like numerals of reference indicate like parts throughout the different views.
My improved clip can be used in walls, ceilings or other places to hold or fasten nailing strips to, and, in fact, in any and all places where a device of such, general character is desired.
' Referring to the drawings, first .to Figure 1-,there will be seen one form of my improved clip or holder which is constructed of a single piece of sheet metal comprising a body portion 1, the flanges 2, 2, depending downwardly therefrom and the lateral lugs or flanges 3 extending at right; angles from the body portion 1 and substantially at right angles to the flanges 2. The flanges 2 are preferably cut-away, as seen at 4, so as to provide openings or spaces into which the, concrete 'is ,desi ed to flow or be received to aid in holdlng the clamp or clip in place, while the flanges 3 are provided with openings 5 for the reception of nails, bolts or other means for securing the same to the screed or other wooden timber, as will be readily understood.
In Figure 2' I have shown a slightly modified form of clamp or holder embodying the body portion 6, the depending flanges 7, and the lateral flanges 8. The depending flanges 7 are cut-away, as shown at 9, for the same purpose as in Figure 1, and the flanges 8 are with cut-outs or the like 26 to receive the depending flanges 12 which are stamped and which are adapted to be driven into the outwardly bulged, as seen at 13, to provide screed or timber after the flanges 33 are bent holding means 1 for retaining the clip or into vertical position. In applying this clamp fixedly in the concrete. In this form, form the flanges 30 are set into the concrete, instead of the lateral flanges being formed the girder or screed is applied by placing integral with the body portion, I slit such it upon the body portion with the flanges body portion along substantially parallel 33 in horizontal position and then the latter lines, as seen at 14, and then bend the same are bent upward to embrace opposite sides upward to form the member 15 beneath of the screed'and the tongues 34 driven into which is placed the strip 16 which is conthe latter. fined beneath the'member 15 and the top of The form shown in Figure 7 embodies the the body portion 11 at opposite edges. body portion 35 with depending flanges 36, These members may be of any desired dimenthe lower edges of which are bent upwardly, sions and the extended portions of the strip as seen at 37, and the free edges extended 16 form lateral flanges or lugs 18 which are inwardly, as shown at 38, to form troughs provided with openings 19 for the reception into which the concrete is received. In this of the means which secure the flanges to the form the lateral flanges 3.9 are formed of screed or other timber. The flanges 18 in wireor the like, said flanges being hingedly this instance are provided with tongues or connected with the body portion at its juncthe like 20 struck therefrom and adapted tion with the depending flanges 36 in any to engage the side walls of the body portion suitable manner, as by having their ends 40 when in normal position so as to prevent received in oflsets 41 of the flanges 36 and accidental separation of the member 16 from engaged beneath the body portion 35 so that the other member. they may be readily turned from horizontal Figure 4 shows the mode of use of the clip to vertical position and still held against or holder of the form shown in Figure 3. accidental displacement. In this View 21 is the concrete and 22 the Figure 8 shows a clip or holder quite simscreed or timber to be secured in position. ilar to that of Figure 7 and embodying a The clip or holder is placed in position with dy P 1 1 4 from Which depend the the parts as they are seen in Figure 3, the flanges 43 which are provided intermediate flanges 18 being horizontal and level with the surface of the concrete. This leaves the. parts in such position that the screed or timber can be readily placed upon the top of the clamp or holder and the flanges or lugs 18 are not in position to interfere with the wheeling of the wheelbarrows or passage of other objects or persons over the surface. After the screed is in position, the flanges 18 are bent up into,vertical position, from a horizontal position, as clearly illustrated in Figure 4, and then suitable securing. means, as 23, are engaged in the openings 19 and the work is completed. from accidental displacement in handling.
In Figure 5 the clamp or holder is shown Figure 9 shows a simplified form embodyas embodying the body portion 24 with deing the body portion 48, the depending pending lugs or flanges 25 which are formed flange 49 with the cut-out portion 50 to form a hold in the concrete, and with the flange concrete, and with the lateral portions or 51 cut-out to form a tongue 52 which is flanges 27 which may or may not be integral adapted to be driven into the side of the therewith and which are provided at their screed or timber after the flange or lug 51 outer ends with upturned flanges 28, each has been moved into a vertical position after provided with an opening 29. In the use of the screed or timber has been placed upon this form of clip, after the screed or timber the holder. is in position, the flanges 27 are bent up- It is to be understood that in all the forms ward upon opposite sides of said screed or as hereinbefore described and illustrated the timber and the flanges 28 engaged over the flange or flanges designed to engage the side top of the latter and fastened by suitable of the screed or timber will normally be in means passed through the openings 29. horizontal position adapted to lie on a level Figure 6 showsa form embodying the dewith the surface of the concrete and to be pending flanges or members 30 with openbent into vertical'position after the screed ings 31 to rece ve the concrete, a body poror timber is in lace. tion 32 and side flanges 33 movably con- Modifications in details may be resorted to form troughs or recesses in. which the con-- crete is designed to be received. In this form the lateral flanges 45 are formed of wire or analogous material and are hingedly connected with the body portion in any suitable manner, as, for instance, by having their ends 46 received in the transverse bends 47 formed at the junction of the body portion 42 and flanges 43. The construction is such as to permit the flanges or lugs 45 to be readily turned from a horizontal or vertical position and still they are prevented nected therewith and provided with cut-out without departing from the spirit of the inportions forming sharpened tongues 34 vention or sacrificing any of its advantages.
their height with the outward bends 44 to F or instance, the normally lateral flanges or lugs of the forms shown in Figures 1; 2 and 3 may be provided with right angled flanges, such as shown at 28 in Figure 5, to engage over the topof the screed, if found desirable.
What is claimed as new is 1. A screed holder or clip embodying a body portion, a normally depending flange, and a normally outturned substantially horizontal flange adapted to be bent in a vertical position to engage a screed after the latter has been placed in position.
2. A screed holder or clip comprising a body portion with depending flange having provision to receive plastic material and a normally outturned horizontal flange having means for its attachment to a screed and adapted to be bent into vertical position to engage the latter after its application thereto.
3. A screed holder or clip having a sheet metal body portion with depending flanges formed with concrete receiving portions and normally outturned horizontal bendable flanges adapted to be bent into position at substantiall right angles to the body portion after the holder has been applied to a screed or other member.
4. A screed holder or clip comprising a body portion with depending flanges and an outturned normally horizontal member having extended flanges with provisions for fastening the same to a screed, and means normally outturned lateral flanges extending beyond opposite sides of said body portion and supported thereby.
7. As an improved article of manufacture, a screed holder or clip comprising a body portion with depending flanges and normally lateral flanges extending beyond opposite sides of said body portion and supported thereby, the portions of said lateral flanges beyond the edges of the body portion being formed with tongues to engage the side walls of the body portion when the flanges are in normal position to prevent accidental separation of said flanges from the body member.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
GEORGE W. BROOKS.