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Publication numberUS1470054 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 9, 1923
Filing dateMar 22, 1922
Priority dateMar 22, 1922
Publication numberUS 1470054 A, US 1470054A, US-A-1470054, US1470054 A, US1470054A
InventorsBroughton Walter C
Original AssigneeBroughton Walter C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Roof structure
US 1470054 A
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Oct. 9, 1923. 7 1,470,054

' w. c. BROUGHTON ROOF STRUCTURE Filed March 22. l922 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Eli- E I I I6 .36

INVENTOR I WZi er 6. Bmuyiz foil, Witness.

ATTORNEY ?atented Got. 9, 1923.


' rarest F to IwAL'rER o. BROUGHTON, or KANSAS CITY, rarssounr. I


Application filedMarch 22, 1922; Serial No. 545,714.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it. known that I, iVALTER G. BROUGH- TON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Roof Structures, of which the following is a speciand quickly set up in placeby unskilled labor and without the use of special tools.

Another object of the inventionis to construct the roof sections in such manner as to have overlapping joints for the exclusion of rain.

Other objects of the invention will hereinafter appear and in order that said invention may be fully understood, reference will now be had to the accompanying drawings, in which: 7

Fig. 1 is a broken cross section of the upper portion of the garage equipped with the roof.

Fig. 2 is a broken plan view of a of the roof.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary cross section on line IIIIIIof Fig. 2.

Fig. i is a broken plan view of two ridge members and two cap pieces forming a portion of the roof.

Fig. 5 is an enlarged broken detail perspective iew of one of the ridge members.

portion Fig. 6 is an inverted plan viewof one of the roof slabs.

7 is a plan view of a rafter constituting a part of one of the trusses.

8 is an enlarged fragmentary plan view, partly in section, showing an interlocking feature of the trusses and the roof slabs.

Fig. 9 is a cross section of'a modified form similar to Fig. 3, but omitting the cap reinforced by longitudinal wires or bars 18, V which are connected by sultable means such ing, 2 designates the trusses which rest upon the sidewalls 4- of tlie' bu 11d1ng." Each truss 'consists oftwo rafte-rs3 and a chord 5. The

upper sides of-cthe trusses 2 have longitudinal gutters 6 to carry off rain and also to receive the downturned flanges 8 at the longitudinal margins of the roof slabs 10,which cover the trusses 2 and the spaces between the same.

The slab-s 10 are provided at their undersides near their longitudinal'margins with grooves 12, Figs. 3and 6, to fit over the upturned margins 1d of the gutters 6, which coact with the sides'of the grooves 12 in holding the slabs 10 from shifting laterally.

Spaces are left between the'longitudinal' margins ofthe slabs 10 to receive cap pieces 16, which are T-shapd in cross section to overlap the adjacenttop portions 'ofthe slabs 1 0 and exclude'rain from between said slabs. The cappieces 16 extend-,l substan- F tially, the full length of the slabs 10 and are as a pin 20' to prevent them from sliding downward out of position on the roof. The roof slabs 10 are prevented from sliding downwardly out of position on the roof by lugs 22 thereon which fit into corresponding recesses 24 in the upturned the gutters 6. 7 r

The upper ends of the roof slabs 1O fit into grooves 26 in the longitudinal margins of the ridge members 28, which abut the sides of the rafters 3. The ridge members 28 are reinforced with longitudinalbars 30, the ends of which overlapand are connected by the pins 20, Fig. 4.. The rectangular pockets 84 left atthe juncture of the cap pieces 16 and the ridge members 28 are filled. with plastic cement as indicated at 36, to exclude rain and cover the exposed portions of the bars 18 and 30.

In the modified form disclosed by Fig. 9, the cap piece 16is dispensed withg'the roof slabs 1O being maderslightly wider to abut each other as shown. Any rain'whichmay, leak through the joint C betweenthe mar-1 gins of the roof slabs 10 will be carried off margins 14 of by the gutter 6 instead of entering the build- 7 the interlocking lugs 22 and recesses 2e 0 i the trusses 2 and the root slabs 10 are dispensed with and nuts :22, embedded in the roof slaps 10 and bolts 24: extending through a ridge angle iron 28 and threaded into said nuts 22 hold the root slabs 1O from slipping downwardly out of position on the roof. The angle iron 28 is protected scope of the appended claims.

l-taving thus described my invention, what i. claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. A roof structure consisting of trusses the upper members of which have gutters formedtherein, roof slabs supported by the trusses and PIOVlClGCl with marginal flanges extending into the gutters, ridge members supported by the trusses and provided with longitudinal grooves to receive the upper margins of the roof slabs, and means for reinforoing and connecting said ridge members together.

jQ A roofstru ture consisting of trusses the upper members otwhich have gutters formed therein, roof slabs supported by the trusses, ridge members also supported by the trusses, means for reinforcing and connecting said ridge members together, and Te shaped cap members interposed between the longitudinalniarginsot the root slabs and abutting the sides of the ridge member.

3. A roof structureconsisting of trusses the upper members of which have gutters formed therein, root slabs supported by the trusses and provided with marginal flanges extending into the gutters, ridge members supported by the trusses and provided with lon itudinal 'roovesto rece' e the uaaer margins of the root slabs, means for reinforcing and connecting said ridge members together, T-s'haped capmembers interposed between the longitudinal margins of the roof slabs and abutting the sides" of the ridge member, and means for reinforcing said cap members and connecting their upper ends together.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.



L. 'J. Freeman, F. C. FISCHER.

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US2690072 *Dec 23, 1947Sep 28, 1954Reed Robert SBuilding structure
US3760546 *Aug 24, 1971Sep 25, 1973Holiday Recreation Prod IncModular roof construction
US9194127Oct 25, 2012Nov 24, 2015Mitch AtchleyRoof ridge cover
U.S. Classification52/639, 52/278, 52/300, 52/780, 52/461
International ClassificationE04B7/20, E04B7/00
Cooperative ClassificationE04B7/20
European ClassificationE04B7/20