US 1630910 A
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May 31, 1927. 1,630,910
E. C. WEISSINGER ORNAMBNTAL MANTEL Filed Nov. 27, 1925 INVENTOR; 4
A TTORNEYJ' The object of of Fig. 1.;-
Patented May 31-, 1927.
- UNITED STATES PATENT o F ice".
E1111. 0. wmssmona, or, MILWAUKEE. WISCONSIN ASSIGNOR To. BUILDERS. NEEDS, INCORPORATED,'OFMILWAUKEE, wrsconsm, A conronnrron or WISCONSIN.
i The invention relates'to ornamental man"- tels.
the invention is to provide an ornamental mantel, which maybe readily installed in old houses, where the founda'- tion structure' or building construction is insuflicient to sustain heavy masonry, and 1n new houses at considerable less expense than the built-in constructions;
. .The invention further consists in the sev-f l1ght-Weightstructure of ornamental appeareral features hereinafter set" forth and more particularly defined by claims at the conclusion hereof. a
In the drawings, Fig.1 isaperspective. .view of a mantel embodying the inventiony Fig. 2 is a section taken on the line 2 2 Fig. 3 is a secti' ntaken One-1e use 343 'Tlieornamental mantel'embo dying the in ventionincludes a layer 7 of lime mortar having particles partially embeddedther'ein .to form a. faclngv representing jointed masonry. These-particles-may be stone or an inch, and preferably consists of a suitcrushed glass placed in a. suitable mold which in the case of stone has a mold face gouged out to represent a stone relief and in the case of brick'has strips of steel along v monolithic wallstructure having an imita-. tion fire-place opening and formed of a layer its sides to produce indentations resembling the mortar spaces between the bricks, The
lime mortar is preferably. colored'and the;
layer 7 thus formed has some depth as, for instance, a thickness of three-quarters of able mixture of lime, -sand, rial and water. I
A foraminous 'metalreinforce 8,-instanced here;as consisting-of one orImore thin steel plates having openings punched therein, such as 9, is bent to shape and interposed between coloring mate-.
. the layer'7 and a-ba'cking layer-'10 of cinder concrete, it being understood that these openput into suitable openingsin the mold 'beings permit passage of some of thematerial forming ,thelayers through them' to-form a bond betweenjthe cinder concrete and th lime mortar.
Inthe case" of V facings the stones, such as 12 in F1'g.'-:1,- are l mantels having stone fore the lime mortar is. put into place. F ig.
1 shows a finished mantel structure having the imitation fire-place opening 5 formed therein.
I 'By' the ternflimitalt'ioh fire-place opening"- I mean one in' which no built-in flue structure is required, and of the type generally used 1n connection with gas' or -.electrical heaters.
With .the' construction above describeda a'ncev is produced'which may be readily kept in stock as a unit and can be readily in}.
stalledin new or old buildings and be moved a piano.
A hearthstone or. slab 13. may also be' associated wit-lithe wall structure,'but is preferably separate therefrom."
What I claim as my invention is:
An ornamental mantel comprising a monolithic wall structure having an imitation'fire place opening and formed of a layer of lime mortar 'havin particles. partially embedded therein to orin -'a facing rep-' resenting jointed masonry, a backing layer of -cinder=' concrete, 'and a metal reinforce within the manteL,
2: An ornamental mantel comprising a of lime mortar havingparticlesfpartially embedded therein to form a facing represeptingjointed masonry, a backing layer of cinder concrete, and a foraminous metal reinforce .of substantially the same'contour -"as the mantel interposed between the cinder concrete and the lime mortar, said layers of lime mortar and cinder concrete being bonded together-through the .spaces in said reinforce 1 3. An ornamental mantel comprising a monolithic wall structure-having an imitation fire-place opening and formed of a layer of lime mortar-having particles pa'rtially 'embeddedtherein to form a facing representing jointed masonry, a. backingla er of concrete, and a foraminous-metal reinforce interposed between the layers of concrete and the lime mortar, said layer's ;o'f concrete andilime mortar heing bonded gogether through the spaces in said reinorce.
'4. An ornamental mantel eonapris'ing a monolithic wall structure having an 0rnathe facing, and a foraminous metal rein-' forcement thronghthe spaces of which said 10 layers 'of plastic material are bonded, said reinforcement bein of substantially the same; contour; as t e walls forming the mantel. I I
In testimony whereof I aifix my signature, I EMlL-C. WEISSINGE-R.