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Publication numberUS1508421 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 16, 1924
Filing dateMar 13, 1924
Priority dateMar 13, 1924
Publication numberUS 1508421 A, US 1508421A, US-A-1508421, US1508421 A, US1508421A
InventorsTaegen Hans
Original AssigneeFirm Minimax Aktien Ges
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Brickwork wall for safes, strong rooms, and the like
US 1508421 A
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' H. TAEGEN BRICKWORK WALL FOR SAFES, STRONG ROOMS, AND THE LIKE Filed March 1s 1924 l f1 a ,i 'f

Patented Sept. l5, i924..

GFFICE.

HANS TAEGEN, Ol BERLN-GRUNEVALD, GER-MANY, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO THE FIRM MINIIVIAI-AKTIEN-GESELLSCHAFT, OF BERLIN, GERMANY. v

BRICKWOR-K WALL FOR SAFES, STRONG ROOMS, AND THE LIKE.

Application filed March 13, 19,24. Serial No. 699,093.

p To all whom 'it may concern.'

Be it known that l, HANS Tancnn, residing at Berlin-Grunewald, Germany, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Brickwork Walls for Safes, Strong Rooms, and the like, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in brickwork walls for safes, strong rooms and the like for keeping money, valuables, documents and the like.

It is already known to construct the walls or doors for safes and the like of a block of brickwork of hard clinker stones, such as are employed for facing hrickwork buildings, within a metal frame or metal skeleton, an iron insertion being provided between the bricks, which connects the frontand back-covering of the walls or doors.

|The object of my invention is to still further improve such reinforced brick or stone constructions. In order to render a chiseling through of such a wall still more difficult the bricks or stones are according to my invention obliquely disposed within the wall or at an angle to the front and rear of it and the iron insertions or reinforcements are so arranged in the joints of the brickwork, that 'in an attempt to drive a chisel through the wall the chisel always encounters the iron reinforcement and thus further progress is prevented or at least rendered extremely diiicult.

The drawing affixed to this specification and forming part of it shows four embodiments of my invention by way of example.

The same letters of reference indicate similar parts throughout all the figures of the drawing.

Referring to the drawing it will be seen that the door or wall consists of a frame or casing a, of steel or iron, a front cover 7) of steel abutting against internal projections c of the frame o and the brick filling in the cavity enclosed by the rear cover e. It will be seen that this construction is common to all the examples illustrated.

Referring to Fig. 1 of the drawing it will be observed that the individual bricks f composing the brickwork are obliouely disposed within the frame a. In the joints between the bricks and at about their middle Hat irons g are disposed. In addition hereto angle irons 7L may be inserted. into the triangular spaces left between adiacent bricks in front as well as 'in the back. In an attempt to drive a. chisel through such a wall it is iirst necessary to fuse or cut through the front wall Z9 and to fuse or remove the angle iron L before the brickwork is reached. ln trying to cut through the brickwork the reinforcement is reached at about the middle of the. brickwork and 'it is impossible to proceed any further, as it would be necessary to chisel obliquely round the corner of the flat iron g.

Referring to Fig. 2, it will be seen that i the bricks are alternatelydisposed obliquely in one or the other direction, the anglesthus produced between the ends of the bricks being filled up by smaller bricks. Otherwise the reinforcement is effected in the same manner as in Fig. 1 by flat irons g and angle irons e' and at the faces angle irons 7i may again be placed into the triangular recesses between the corners of the bricks.

Referring to Fig. 8, it will be observed that in this modilication bricks shaped like` arrow heads are employed vand the reinforcement is elfected by inserting angle irons 7c' into the joint-s at-the central points of the bric-ks.

Fig. 4C illustrates a still further modification with Z-shaped bricks m and Z-shaped reinforcement 'irons n inserted into the joints where the points of the individual bricks meet. The Z-shaped irons may of course be replaced by two angle irons, as shown in some places in this iigure.

Many other modifications will suggest themselves to persons skilled 'in the art. The essential feature of my invention is, however, that a straight layer of masonry from the front to the back of the wall is obviated and the stones or bricks are so disposed within the wall or are so shaped that it is possible to prevent a chisel from being forced straight through the wall without encountering after some time the reinforcment placed into the joints and thus to prevent or render difcult any further progress. In this manner it is possible to construct brick wall of l to 6 inches thickness which is extremely strong and cannot be broken through by ordinary tools.

My invention is not only applicable to the y walls ofviron'clad boxes or' rooms, such as safes and strong rooms', but also to ordinary safes, wall and other receptacles tor keeping valuables, and for all building constructions carried out in lhigligrade brick- Work and Which must be made at least l0 inches thick to offer some kind of safety, While according to my invention a thickness of et inches suffices for most cases, so that the substructure required for carrying the great Weight of brickWork strong rooms may be made considerably lighter or be omitted `altogether.

In Asome cases, for instance in cupboards and the like for storing valuables, it may be desirable to make the frame Work for the bricks as Well as the outer and inner cover or at least part of them not of metal but of Wood.

What I claim as niy ,invention and desire to secure by Letters latent is:

l. In brickwork walls in combination, obliquely disposed bricks and steel reinforcementsz arranged in the joints between said bricks at about the middle of said Wall.

2. In brickWork Walls lin combination, angularly shaped bricks 4 and angle iron reinforcements arranged in' the joints between said bricks at about the middle of said Wall.

3. In brickwork Walls in combination, obliquely disposed bricks, steel reinforcements, arranged in the joints between said bricks at about the middle of said Wall and angle irons disposed in the triangular spaces at the front and back of said Wall,

4L. In brickivork Walls in combination, angularly shaped bricks, angle iron reinforcements arranged in the joints between said bricks at about the middle of said Wall and angle irons disposed in the triangular spaces at the front and back of said Wall.

5. In a. structure in combination, a frame, a front cover Within said frame, obliquely disposed bricks in the cavity of said frame, steel reinforcements arranged in the joints between said bricks at about the middle of said bricks and a. rear cover adapted to clcsc said frame,

3. In a structure in combination, a frame, a front cover Within said frame, angularly shaped bricks in the cavity of said frame angie iron reinforcements arranged in the joints between said bricks at about the middie of said brick Wall and a rear cover adapted to close said frame.

7.' In a structure in combination, a frame, a front cover Within said frame, obliquely disposed bricks in the cavity of said frame, steel reinforcements arranged in the joints between said bricks at about the middle of said brick Wall angle irons disposed in the triangular spaces at the front and back of said brick structure and a rear cover adapted to close said frame.

8. In a structure in combination, a frame, a. front cover Within said frame, angular-ly shaped bricks disposed in the cavity of said frame, angle iron reinforcements arranged in the joints between said bricks at about the middle of said Wall, angie irons dis posed in the triangular spaces at the front and back of said brick structure and a rear cover adapted tc close said frame.

in testimonyv whereof I aiix my signa ture.

HANS TAEGEN. lVitnesses IVLAD. ENDnRs, Bruin S. AUsrnN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification109/83, 89/36.2
International ClassificationE05G1/024
Cooperative ClassificationE05G1/024
European ClassificationE05G1/024