|Publication number||US1567446 A|
|Publication date||Dec 29, 1925|
|Filing date||Nov 28, 1924|
|Priority date||Nov 28, 1924|
|Publication number||US 1567446 A, US 1567446A, US-A-1567446, US1567446 A, US1567446A|
|Original Assignee||Edward Mcclure|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (24), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Dec. 29 1 925- E. MCCLURE WIRE MESH GUARD AND THE LIKE Filed Nov. 28
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Patented Dec. 29, 1 925.
EDWARD MCCLURE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
WIRE-MESH GUARD AND THE LIKE.
Application filed November 28, 1924. Serial No. 752,736. I
To all whom it'mag concern:
- Be it known that I, EDWARD MGCLURE, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of, Chicago, Cook County, and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in lVire-MeslrGuai-ds and the like, of which the following is declared to be a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to wire mesh guards and the like, and its principal object is to provide a neat, strong and substantial border construction for wire mesh work. Ordinarily wire mesh work guards are provided with a marginal border, in the form of around wire or rod, around which the ends of the wires of-the panel are bent. The
- detail work of bending the wires around the rod takes considerable time and some skill, and at best it does not present a-finished appearance. In accordance with the present invention the ends of the wires of the wire mesh are enclosed in one or more tubular members which are clamped tightly upon the wires. The invention consists in the several novel features hereinafter fully set forth and claimed.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which 1 Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a wire mesh guard embodying a simple form of the present invention; Fig. 2 is a detail view partly in side elevation and partly in section of a fragment of the guard; Fig. 3 is a vertical section taken on'line 3'3 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a detail vertical cross section, illustrating one of the steps in assembling the parts; Fig. 5 is a detail horizontal section taken on line 55 of Fig. 2, ar d Fig. 6 is a fragmental erspective view, showing a slightly modi ed form of the invention.
Referring to said drawing, and first to Figs. 1 to' 5 inclusive, which illustrate one embodiment of the invention, the reference character 6 designates a panel of wire meshwork, and 7 the border framethereof. The wire mesh-work may be of square, diamond or other conventional form of mesh-work as is well understood. The wires 8, 9 are kinked as usual and are then woven .together to form the mesh-work.
The border frame is secured upon the mesh-work and may be formed ofa single border member extending around the panel, or it may be formed of top, bottom and side border members 10. Each border member the hollows of the is made of seamed tubing, of round or other suitable cross section, the edges 11 of which abut against each other between the wires of the wire mesh, and surround and bear against the wires at the places where the wires enter the border members.
The border members 10, a re rolled or 01 herwise formed up and they are left with slots 12 between their edges .11, through which the end portions of the wires may be inserted into the channel like interiors thereof (see Fig. 4). In applying the border portions to the wire mesh panel, the end portions of the wires are inserted into the channels of the border members, through the slots. and the walls thereof are then forcibly brought together between the. wires and crowded tightly against the wires as at 13. It will be understood that suitabledies are used for bringing the parts tightly together.
In order to give a neat and finished appearance at the corners, when separate top, bottom and side border members are used, corner pieces 14 are employed, which may comprise stampings, forfgings, castings or the like having parts 15 0 approximately the same diameter as the finished border members, reduced end parts or lugs 16 that enter 17 that lie in the angle formed between the lugs 16. The edge portions 11 of the border members are dorced up tightly against the border members and webs webs 17 by suitable dies as is well understood.
Ordinarily the end wires of the wire mesh fabric are enclosed in the border members,
and are held therein by the kinked portions S aid kinked wires to the finish is provided at the border or margin of the wire mesh panel and that thework of bending the end portions of the wire around a border rod is eliminated. The construction is strong and substantial, the border elements are easily applied to the wire mesh panel and the parts may be assembled and fastened-together in less time and with less labor than the wire guards of ordinary construction.
In the modified form illustrated in Fig. 6 the border member 20 may initially take the form of a channel or other many sided sha e, with or without a web portion 21, and, fbr example, with straight sides 22, 23,
The Y wire mesh fabric 6 is inserted intothe channel of the border member, and one or both sides 22, 23 thereof forced over the end wire 8*, between the cross wires 8", so as to overlie portions of the wire mesh fabric contained in the channel. As shown, only one side 23 is forced over the end wire and between the cross wires and the other side 22 is left straight. The channeled member may i be formed of one piece or of two pieces, riveted or otherwise secured together.
When the channel section is formed with a web 21, the latter may be used to secure the guard in place or to secure two or more together or for any other purpose when such a web would be required.
I desire it to be understood that the term channel or channeled wherever it ocours in the specification or claims includes any shape in cross section which contains a groove or trough, whether round, or of many sided shape. Furthermore where the term tubular occurs, I desire it to be understood that it includes round, oval, and many sided cross sections.
More or less variation of the exact details of construction is possible without departing from the spirit of this invention; I desire,
therefore, not to limit myself to the exact form of the construction shown and described, but intend, in the following claims,
to point out all of the invention disclosed herein.
I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A wire mesh guard and the like, comprising a wire mesh fabric panel formed of kinked, interwoven wires, and a tubular border member therefor, in which the kinked end portions of the wires of the wire mesh )anel are received said tubular member havtending slit, the edges of which grip the wires which extend through the slit and are held in intimate contact between the wires.
' EDWARD MCCLURE
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|U.S. Classification||160/391, 52/656.8, 211/153|
|International Classification||E04H17/16, E06B9/01|
|Cooperative Classification||E04H17/163, E06B9/01|
|European Classification||E04H17/16B, E06B9/01|