US 1610243 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. '14,1926. 1, 10.243
H. C. BLANK CARPET NAILING STRIP AND GROUND CONSTRUCTION v Filed March 5; 1-926 at the top and one at the bottom. These ears 4, 4,4, 4, are formed to a tubular shape,
and adapted to receive and retain one end of the staple 7, as hereinafter described;
To attach the carpet nailing strip 101 employ the staple --7,*as shown in Fig.6,
one end of which is driven into the tubular ear 4 in the anchor adjacent said carpet nailing. strip, and theother end is driven into the said carpet nailing strip, as shown in Fig. 4. To complete the finish, the base qasi8 is attached at the upper side to the ground 9 either by-nails or screws, as de-' sired, and the lower edge is attached to the carpet nailing strip by driving nails through the lower edge ofsaid base into the carpet nailing strip beneath, in toenail fashion.
In addition,a quarter round, as 11 islusually attached by nails driven into the carpet nailing strip thus holding the lower edge of the base securely in..place, without the requirement ofthe' lower ground ordinarily employed where there is no carpet'nailing stripinto which nailsI driven to attach said base. r
As the anchors Geri tend entirely through the wall, and present the'sameopportu'nity of attaching. ground, carpet nailing strip,
and base upon each side of the partition Wall, as shown, it" will be seen that the anchor provides a double purpose, and after the ground is attached upon each side, and
the carpet nailing strip is attached to said anchor, the parts on either side tend to lock said anchor against movement in the opposlte dlrectlon, and each portlon of the ground and base holds against the ground and base on the opposite side of the wall.
While it will be seen that the foregoing described construction omits the lower ground ordinarily employed in fastening the base,'and is more economical, in that it saves one-half ofthe cost of grounds thereby, a lower ground may be attached just above the ears 4, 4 at the lower edge ofthe anchor,and nails may be driven in between v the layers of the anchor '6 to securely hold such lower ground, if it is desired, in the 7 "same manner as above described for attachng the upper ground 9.
While I prefer to construct my said anchor with a curvature or bend at 5 there- 1n, as' shown, yet said anchor inlghtbe made with bends near the edges as in Fig. 6,'I
or corrugated, or may be made without such curve orbend, and would hold fairly well, wherejthe strainwas not too great thereon, and will come within the general plan and intent of my said invention. Furthermore,
I'have shown my said anchor 6 constructed with four ears 4, 4, 4, .4, and as the construction merely shows the use of the two at the.l0wer edge,it will be apparent, that two of these may be omitted in construction, if preferred, as they are only included in my preferred construction for convenience in handling, as the style I have shown can" be laid elther end up, equally well,
whereas, if it were constructed with ears 4,
4, at only one edge, it would benecessary to always place-said anchors 1n the wall with the ends having the ears downward. I
By eliminating the wood blocks formerly employed in the wall to which to attach the grounds, I have saved a considerable e'X pense, and by employingananchor made of fireproof material, as metal, I have eliminated ameansof the ready communication of fire through sald wall from one room to the next in so-called-fire pro0f construction,
in outside walls, or inwallswhe're there is base. and carpet nailing stripv upon but one side of said wall, or if it were desired, said anchor could be made with theears for 1 holding the carpet nailing strip upon but,
one side, without departing'from the spirit of my. saidinvention.
In the illustrations and foregoing descriptions l have shown how my device is adapted to a usual type ofifire-proofconstruction. lily said device is readilyadaptable to the various forms of construction, and by merely varying the size, width,
height or other dimension, canfbe easily adapted-to the variousother forms of constructlon where it may be required.
Having thus described my said invention,
what I claimand desire to secure by Letters P-atent, is the following V. U
I l. A ..device of the class described consisting of a sheetl'of metal folded back upon itself to form, two" substantially parallel members, tubularly formed ears at'the upper and lower edges,"and anyopening between each respective pair of cars as shown and described. 7 h I I 2.'A' device of the class described con-; sisting' of a sheet of metal folded back upon itself to form two substantially parallel I members, a bendforn ed near itslmiddle' portion, an opening partway of each edge havingv out-turned lips, and tubularly shaped cars; at upper and lower edges adjacent said openings. 3. An anchor for building construction consisting of a sheet of metal do'ubleduponitself to form two substantially parallel members, with anopening at'the edgeand an earformed at one portion of said o'pen-,
ing, and a staple adapted to'be attached in saidear. V V p- 4. In combination with a brick wall, an anchor for insertion in said wall, consist= ing of a sheet of metaldoubled baclr upon en" into said-ear'andfthe other point driven nto said'carpet na1l1ng'str1p.-
' itself to form two substantially parallel- Qm'embers, said anchor having anopening and a tubular ear at the edge, grounds attached to thewall by means inserted between the members of said? anchor, and carpet nailing strip attached to said anchorby means of a staple having one point driv members, with an opening at the edge, and
means inserted, betweensaid members for j I 1 holding grounds attached tofsaid Wall.
. 6. Inbuilding construction the combinationrwith a wall of a metallicanchor cons'isting of a sheet "of metal doubled uponitself to form two substanti a1ly'jparallel membersinserted in a said Wall, having 1" tubular ears at their edges, and means inserted in. said ears for attaching carpet nail-f ing strips,
bsta'ntially ass'hown and described. r
In testimony whereof I have duly signed the foregoing specification as appears herein.