US 1630746 A
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t y c. G. INMAN EAVES TROUGI-I HANGER Filed June 13, 1923 INVENTOR BYQ- Patented May 31, 1927.
CLARENCE G. INMAN, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Application filed June 13, 1923.
My invention relates to improvements in hangers for eaves-troughs or gutters and the object of the invention is to provide a simple and efl ective device tor the purpose, by which the trough or gutter will be very rigidly and securely supported.
A further object is to provide a hanger by means of which the trough or gutter may be readily placed in position, securely and firmly locked to the hanger, and by which the hanger may readily adjust itself to the size and shape of the trough.
In order that the invention may be better understood, attention is directed to the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification, and in which:
Fig. 1 is a plan view showing a portion of an eave with the gutter adjacent thereto, and illustrating one of my improved hangers: anl
Fig. 2, a section on the line 22 of Fig. 1.
In both of these views corresponding parts are represented by the same numerals.
The gutter 1 is located adjacent to the cave 2, in position to receive the water flowing oif ot the same and is supported by a plurality of my improved hangers. Each of these hangers is made of a single strip of metal and comprises an attaching section 8 which is nailed or screwed in place to the edge of the care, a supporting section 4: ex tending around the gutter or trough and a tongue 5 for locking the hanger in place. The tongue 5 is formed by making parallel cuts in the supporting section 4t of the hanger. whereupon the tongue is bent as shown in Fig. 2 around the bead 6 formed on the outeredge of the hanger, and thence extends across the top of the hanger through an opening 7 in the intern'iediate section 7. Atter passing through this opening the end of the tongue is bent down at 8 so as to lock the hanger firmly in place upon the trough or gutter. It will be seen that my improved hanger can be constructed very cheaply, and I find in practice that it supports a gutter with great rigidity due particularly to the Serial No. 645,122.
interlocking of the tongue 5 around the head 6 which prevents the gutter from moving relatively to the hanger. The edge 9 of the gutter opposite the beaded edge (5 is preterably engaged by the hanger which is bent around the same as shown in Fig. 2, thereby giving additional strength and preventing any possibility of the gutter rattling or shaking with respect to the hanger.
Ilaving now described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Lettel-s Patent as follows:
1. As a new article of manufacture, an improved hanger for eaves-troughs or gutters. comprising a one-piece metal strip consisting of an attaching and intermediate portions, and a supporting portion adapted to be engaged with the trough and a locking tongue punched from said metal strip, the end of which is extended through an opening in said intermediate portion of the ha nger, substantially as and for the purposes set "forth.
2. The combination with a trough or gutter of a onepiece hanger cooperating therewith, said hanger consisting of an attaching and interi'nediate portions and a supporting portion extending around the trough with a locking tongue punched therefrom and in tegral therewith extending over the top of the trough and engaging an opening in said intermediate portion of the hanger, substan tially as set forth.
The combination with a trough or gutter formed with abeaded edge, of a hanger for supporting the trough comprising an attaching and intermediate portion and a supportii'ig portion extending around the trougl'i and having punched therefrom an integral locking tongue bent around the beaded edge and extending through an opening formed in the said intermediate portion of? the hanger, as and for the purposes set forth.
This specification signed and witnessed this 5th day of June, 1923.
CLARENCE G. INMAN.