Improvement in gages for laying shingles
US 154522 A
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1. M. 8; c. T. SCHRAMM. Gages for Laying Shingles.
No.154,522. Patented Aug .25,1874.
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UNITED STATES PATENT QFFICE.
JOHN M. SOHRAMM AND CHARLES T. SCHRAMM, OF PONTOOSUO, ILLINOIS.
IMPROVEMENT IN GAGES FOR LAYING SHINGLES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 154,522, dated August 25,1874; application filed December 22, 1873.
To all whom it may concern 7 Be it known that we, J OHN M. SGHRAMM and CHARLES '1. SGHRAMM, of Pontoosuc, in
the county of Hancock and State of Illinois,
have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gage for Laying Shingles; and we do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters marked thereon.
The nature of our invention consists in the construction and arrangement of a gage or guide for laying shingles, which will be hereinafter more fully set forth.
In the accompanying drawing, which forms a part of this specification, Figures 1, 2, 3, and 4 are detailed views of certain parts of the shingling-guide. Fig. 5 represents the guide complete. Fig. 6 shows a section of a roof with the guide in position.
L represents a board of any suitable dimensions, and having its upper and lower edges parallel. At suitable distances apart on'this board are secured three strap hinges, E E. These hingesare fastened on the upper side of the board, and extend above the same, as shown in Figs. 5 and 6. In the upper outer On the under side of the board L, to the left of each hinge E,is a plate, A. This plate is placed in a recess in the board, and fastened to the boardby means of a bolt, d. The plate A is provided with a longitudinal slot, 0, through which the bolt d passes, whereby the plate may be adjustedup or down, as required. The lower end of the plate A is, bent downward or under at right angles, forming the foot b, as seen in Fig. 2.
This gage or guide is used as shown in Fig. 6. The plates A A, after being properly adjusted and fastened, are placedwith their feet b 1) against the lower edge of the row of shin gles last laid, and the pins f are passed into the sheathing to hold the board L steady. The shingles are then laid with their lower edges against the upper edge of the board L, and fastened in the usual manner. As each bin geE is passed it is loosened from the sheathing, the shingle fastened, and the pin f forced into said shingle.
Having thus fully described our invention,
what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The combination of the board L, straphinges E with pins f, and the adjustable I plates A with feet I), all constructed and operating substantially as shown and described, and for the purpose set forth.
In testimony that we claim the above we have hereunto subscribed our names in presence of two witnesses.
JOHN M. SGHRAMM. CHARLES T. SCHRAMM.
I. N. HUTsoN, I. N. GATES.