US 1598986 A
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Sept. 7 1926.
C. PING WEATHERBOARDING AND SHINGLE SPACER Filed Sept. 11, 1925 Chrome Patented Sept. 7, 1926.
CLIFFORD PING, F KENBRO, KANSAS.
WEATHEBBOARDING AND SHINGLE SPACER.
Application filed September 11, 1925. Serial No. 55,749.
The present invention relates to a spacing tool for use in'applyingweather boarding and shingles. I
An important object of the invention is to provide a tool of this nature'which will facilitate the laying of weather board and shingles so that they may be properly spaced.v
nipulate, not likely to easily become out of order, and otherwise well adapted to the purpose for which it is designed.
Vith the above and numerous other ob,
jects in view as willappear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in oertain novel features of construction, and in the combination and'arrangement of parts as will be-hereinafter more fullyd'escribed and claimed.
In the drawing V Figure 1 is an elevation of the tool show ing the same in use,
Fig. 2 another enlarged elevation of the tool,
Fig. 3 is a View taken at right angles to that shown in Fig. 2-, and
Fig. 4 is a longitudinal section through one portion of the tool.
Referring to the drawing detail, it will be seen that the handles of the tool is formed in two sections 5 and 6, receiving therebe: tween the shanks 7 and 8. The shank 7 merges into an obliquely disposed extension 9 having a bolt 10 extending therethrough. A plate 11 is provided with a slot 12 extending longitudinally thereof and receiving the bolt 10 so that the nut 13 on the bolt 10 may be tightened for holding the plate 11 in different adjusted positions on the extension 9.
An L-shaped terminal 14 isprovided on the extremity of the plate 11 for engaging the lower edge of a shingle or a weather board as is indicated to advantage in Fig. 1. The end of the shank 8 terminates in an L- shaped terminal 15 Which is adapted to engage the lower edge of another shingle or weather board.
The use of'the tool is almost self evident from an inspection of Fig. l. The terminal 15 is engaged with the edge ofone shingle A and the plate 11 is properly adjusted in relation to the extension 9 so that the terminal 14 will engage the bottom edge of the next adjacent shingle B, so that said shingle B will overlap the shingle A the proper distance.
"It will be seen that. the spacing of the sh ngles or weather boarding may be accomplished with little effort, on the part of the person laying the same and with perfectaccuracy. The tool is also adjustable to be useful with different size shingles or weather boarding.
It, is thought that the construction, operation, utility, and advantages of this tool will now be clearly understood by those familiar with the laying of shingles and.
weather boarding, without a more detailed description thereof. The present embodiment of the invention hasbeen disclosed merely by way of example since in actual practice it attains the features of advantage enumerated as desirable in the statement of the invention and the above-description.
It will be apparent that numerous changes in the details of construction, in the sizes, and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed or sacrificing any of its advantages.
lVhat is claimed as new is 1. A spacing tool for laying weather boarding and shingles including, in combination, a handle including a pair of shanks therein, one of said shanks merging into an obliquely disposed extension, a plate provided with an L-shaped terminal, means for adjustablymounting the plate on said extension, the other shank terminating in an L-shaped terminal, the longer portions of the L-shaped terminals, the extensions, and the plates being disposed in parallelism.
2. A spacing tool for laying weather boarding and shingles including, in combi nation, a handle including a pair of shanks therein, one of said shanks merging, at one end of the handle, into an obliquely disposed extension, a bolt in the extension, a
nut on the bolt, a plate having an elongated slot receiving the bolt so that the nut may be tightened to hold the plate in different adjusted positions on the extension, said e ,tension terminating in an L-shaped terminal, the other shank, at said end of the handle terminating in an L-shaped terminal, the longer portions of the L-shaped terminals, the extension and the plate being disposed in parallelism.
In testimony whereof I ailiz; my signature.