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March 31. 1925. 1,531,754
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Patented Mar. 31, 1925.
WILLIAM FRANKLIN PALMER, 0F CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA. I
INS ORIPTION PLATE FOR TOMBSTONES .OR LIKE. v
Application filed. March 19, 1924. Serial No. 700,261.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, WILLIAM FRANKLIN PALMER, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of Charleston, in the county of Kanawha and State of West Virginia, have invented new and useful Improvements in Inscription Plates for Tombstones or the like, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to inscription plates and more particularly to inscription plates with means for fastening the plates to con crete tombstones or the like.
The object of this invention is to provide fastening means of the above character which consists of a sleeve having fins in the outer surface imbedded in the concrete and a bolt passing through a hole in the inscription plate for screwing the said plate in the sleeve.
Another object of the invention is to provide an inscription plate having flexible projections around the bolt holes, and a sleeve imbedded in the concrete and a bolt to wedge the said projections into the said sleeve.
Another object of the invention is to provide a fastening means for inscription plates adapted to securely fasten an inscription plate to a tombstone or the like which shall be positive in its operation and practically rigid in its construction, to reduce the number of parts to a minimum and to produce a fastening that is simple and effective in its operation.
Other objects will appear as the disclosure progresses. The drawings are intended merely to indicate a possible embodiment of the invention. It is obvious that the actual needs of manufacture may necessitate certain mechanical changes. It is, therefore,
- not intended to limit the invention to the embodiment shown, but rather to define such limits in the appended claims.
In general, the device consists of a sleeve having fins on the outer surface imbedded in the concrete, a threaded lug within the sleeve for the reception of a bolt, and a bolt passing through a hole in the inscription plate to screw into the said threaded lug, all arranged to securely fasten an inscription plate to a tombstone or the like.
For a more detailed understanding of the invention, attention is now called to the drawings in which a preferred embodiment is shown illustrated. In these drawings, like parts are designated by like reference characters in all of the views.
Figure 1 is a front elevationof a tombstone showing an inscription plate fastened thereto. I
Figure is a fragmentarysectional view of the tombstone showing the sleeve imbedded therein. I
Figure 3 is the same view as Figure 2 with the sleeve in section. t
Figure 4 is across-section of amodified form of the invention with the bolt about to be inserted. 1 Y I Figure 5 is the same view as with the bolt inserted.
Figure 6 is a rear view inscription plate."
Figure 7 is a section on line 66 of Fig-' UTE-6. Referring now tothe drawings in detail, numeral 1 is a concrete tombstone and 2an I Figure of a portion of an inscription plate. Imbedded: in the concrete is a sleeve 8 having a flange l at the rear and a series of fins 5 on the outside. Within the sleeve 3 is a tapered boss 6 having threads on the inside for the reception of a 1 bolt 7 As will be seen in Figure 3, when the bolt 7 is screwed in place the inscription plate will securely be held against the face of the concrete and the fins 5 inconnection with the flange 4:, will prevent the sleeve from working loose.
In Figure 4 is shown a modified form of the invention. The plate 2 has tapered flexible projections 8 on the inner side which look in with a tapering portion of the sleeve 3. Around the bolt 7 is a sleeve 10 which when the bolt 7 is screwed into the tapered boss 6 looks the tapered flexible projection against the inner surface of the tapering portion 9 of the sleeve 3. Thus itwill be seen that the inscription plate is firmly held a an inscription plate and a bolt to securely fasten said inscription plate against the surthe inside of the said sleeve, an inscription plate, projections onnthe inside of the said inscription plate and means forlocking the said projections against the said tapering portion of the said sleeve.
4. In a device of the class. described in.
combination, a sleeve, a tapering portion on the insideof the said sleeve, an inscription plate, tapered projections on theinside of the-said inscription plate, a bolt, a sleeve on said bolt, and a threaded boss on the inside of the first mentionedsaid sleeve all arranged to firmly secure an inscription plate to a tombstone, or the like,
5.. In a deviceofthe class, described in combination, a'sleeve, a flange, on one end of the sleeve, a series of lin s around the outer surface of the said sleeve, a tapering portion on the inside of the said sleeve, projections on an inscription plate the said projections being in segments, a bolt, and a. to force the sleeve on said bolt, all arranged said projections against the said tapering p r on on t e. inside of th sa d firs m tioned sleeve for securely locking the said inscription plate in place.
6. In a device of the class described in combination, a sleeve, a series of fins surrounding the said sleeve, a flange at one end, an inscription plate at the outer end and a tapered boss ithin the said sleeve, the said boss being internally threaded.
7. In a device of the class described in binati n, a slee e, seri s of fi s surrou ing t said s ee a lange. at one nd. f e aid; sleeve, an inscr p on p ate at. the o t r end, atap d. por ion in the terior of the said sleeve, and a tapered boss.
Within the said sleeve, the said; boss being internally threaded- 8. In a device of the class ombin tion, inscr ption plate, a bolt hole, proj t ons: on the. a d plate. he said projections bent inwardly surrounding the said bolt hole, a sleeve. and means to bend,
th xsa f pr j ct ons against: the interior the said sleeve.
9- In a. device of the class described. in omb nation, n. inscriptionp1ate,,bolt holes, pe ed pr jectio s integral: with, the said nsc ipt on plate andsurrounding the said bolt holes, the said projections being in; segments.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
WILLIAM FRANKLIN PALMER.
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