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Dec. 22l 1925 1,566,291 G. M. TAMBLYN SLEEPER HANGER Filed April '7; 1924 2 Smets-Sheet 2 atto: nu,
Patented Dec. 22, 1925.
GORDON M. TAMBLYN, 0F DENVER, COLORADO.
SLEEPER Application filed. April 7',
To all whom t may concern.'
Be it known that I, GORDON M. TAMBLYN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Denver, in the county of Denver and State of Colorado, have invented a new and useful Sleeper H anger, of which the following is a specification.
This invention aims to provide novel means for mounting sleepers of wood on or inthe upper surface of a concrete licor, by suspending the sleepers, the sleepers being held at the proper level and it being possible to space the sleepers at any desired distance apart.
It is within the province of the disclosure to improve generally and to enhance the utility of devices of that type to which the invention appertains.
With the above and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that, within the scope of what is claimed, changes in the precise embodiment of the invention shown, can be made, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the drawings Figure 1 shows a vertical section, a device constructed in accordance with the invention, parts appearing in elevation; Figure 2 is a top plan; Figure' 8 is a transverse section showing the device as it will appear after the floor has been laid; Figure 4 is a section taken through the connecting' means between the hangers and the licor form; Figure 5 is a perspective view showing the parts assembled; Figure 6 is a plan showing how the ends of the sleepers may be butted if desired. In carrying out the invention, there is pro vided a Hoor form l which may consist of boards 2 carried by beams 3. Trough shaped beam forms 4 may be used wherever neces sary, the side walls of the beam forms abutting against the ends of the beams 3, the boards 2 of the floor form 1` being spaced at 5, wherever a beam form is used. For the sake of re-enforcement, the side walls of the beam form 4 may be equipped with longitudinal cleats 6 engaged beneath the beams 3. The beam forms 4 may be supported by a prop 7, and props may be used wherever necessary to support the floor form 1.
Upper washers 8 rest on the boards 2 of HANGER.
1924. Serial N0. 704,795.
the floor form 1, and lower washers 9y are located below the boards 2. Tubular spacers 10 rest on the upper washers 8.- Through the washers 8 and 9, and through the spacers 10 0 extend securing elements 1l, such as bolts, the spacers 10 supporting hangers 12 which may be angle members, the horizontal flanges of the hangers 12 having openings 14 adapted to receive the bolts 11, the heads 15 of the .5
bolts cooperating with the lower washers 9, and the nuts 16 on the bolts engaging the horizontal anges of the hangers l2, the washers 8 preventing the lower ends of the spacers 10 from cutting into the boards 2 and 7 the washers 9 exercising a like function with respect to the heads 15 of the bolts.
Sleepers 17 preferably made of wood, are disposed transversely of the hangers 12 and are located therebeneath, the sleepers being u connected to the hangers 12 in any suitable way, for instance, by wires 18 engaged about the sleepers and about the hangers. It is not necessary that the sleepers 17 be of a continuous length, since they may be of random 8 construction, to use material which would otherwise go to waste. The openings 14 may be formed at any desired distance apart in the hangers 12, so that the sleepers 17 may be spaced apart as preferred, and to permit the sleepers to dodge any obstructions which may be 'in the way. Likewise, as shown in Figure 2, it is not necessary that the hangers 12 be in alinement.
After the device has been set up as shown in Figure 1, and after the sleepers 17 have 95 been suspended from the hangers 12, the concrete floor 21 is fashioned by pouring or otherwise, on the form 1, beneath the sleepers 17. The sleepers 17 may be permitted to project into the floor, if desired, as shown at 22 100 in Figure 3, and the spacers 10 will be of diiferentlengths, depending on the thickness which it is desired that the floor 21 shall have. The sleepers 17 may7 carry anchors 23,
such as nails, adapted to be engaged in the concrete floor 21. After the concrete has set in the floor 21, the bolts11 may be removed from the spacers 10, the spacers remaining in the floor, the Hoor form 1 being removed,
the connections 18 being loosened, and the 110 hangers 12 being removed.
The device forming the subject matter of this application affords a simple means whereby wooden sleepers may be mounted by suspension for engagement with a concrete floor.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is l. In a device of the class described, a Hoor form, means t'or supporting` the floor form from below, spacers extended upwardly from the floor form and supported thereby, a hanger bar detachably supported on the spacers and located above the floor form, and
means for holding sleepers against the lower edge of the hanger bar.
2. A device of the class described, constructed as set forth in claim l, and further characterized by the provision oi' bolts extended through the spacers and detachably engaged with the loor form and with the hanger bar.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, l have hereto affixed my signature.
GORDON M. TAMBLYN.