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Publication numberUS1699651 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 22, 1929
Filing dateJun 3, 1927
Priority dateJun 3, 1927
Publication numberUS 1699651 A, US 1699651A, US-A-1699651, US1699651 A, US1699651A
InventorsCortright Bennett Lewis
Original AssigneeCortright Bennett Lewis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Building construction
US 1699651 A
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Jam 22, 1929;

L. C. BENNETT BUILDING CONSTRUCTION Filed June 5, 1927 INVENTOR L. 62 Bf/V/VETT BY M v o ATTORNEYS Fill Patented Jan. 22, T9329.



Application filed June 3,

My invention relates to improvements in building constructions, and it consists in the combinations, constructions, and arrangements herein described and claimed. 7

An object of my invention is to provide blocks or slabs by means of which fireproof buildings may be readily assembled and taken apart with the least possible breakage.

its further object of my invention is to provide a device of the type described in which is incorporated anon-conductor of heat, whereby the building may be more readily heated.

A further object of my invent-ion is to provide a device of the type described by means of which a tornado-proof building may he formed.

A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the type described Which has novel means for holding panel strips.

{lther objects and advantages Will appear in the following specification, and the novel features of the invention Will be particularly pointed out in the appended claim.

My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, forming part of this application in which Figure 1 a front elevation of a plurality of the blocks as secured to each other,

Figure 2 is a side elevation of one of the blocks,

Figure 3 is a section along the line 3--3 of Figure 1,

Figure 4- an end elevation of a portion of the fastening means,

Figure 5 is a plan view illustrating the means for fastening two blocks at a corner,

F igure 6 is a modified form for securin the bloclo; at a corner,

l igure '2 is still another modified form for securing the blocks at a corner, and

Figure 8 is a sectional view illust 'ating blocks used for the basement and for the first story, and their connection with each other.

in carrying out my invention, I provide a plurality of blocks 1 having front Walls 2, side Walls 3, andend Walls 4:. The end Walls l are identical, but may be termed as bottom end Walisand top end walls. Theend Walls 4; are provided With openings 5 therethrough and the side Walls 3 are provided with openii'igs 6 therethrough. Elongated openings 7 are disposed in the inner surface of the front Walls 2 si'ibstantially adjacent the openings 5 and 6.

Semi-circular elongated retaining grooves 1927. Serial No. 196,322.

8 are disposed in the side Walls 3 and arein communication With semi-circular elongated retaining grooves 9 which are disposed in the end Walls ll-shaped retaining clips 10 are provided, see Figin'es 3 and 4. The clips 10 are provided vi'ith ehmgatod slots 11 disposed in the side walls thereof; A threiuled opening 153 is disposed in the end wall of earh of the clips 10.

in Figure 5, I have'shown a means for securing the blocks at a corner. This means consists of a corner block 13 having openings 1% and which extend through the block and at right angles to each other. The openings 14 and 15 are in alignn'ient With the openings 6 of the blocks 1 and are adapted to receive pins or the like which may be passed through the openings 6 and into the openings 1d and in.

From the foregoing description. of the various parts of the device, the operation thereof may be readily understood. One row of the blocks 1 may be disposed side by side upon a foundation, not shoivn, and rigidly secured to the foundation by belts or the like embeded therein. The sidewalls 0f the ad jacent side Walls of the blocks may be secured to each other by bolts 16 which are disposed :in the openings 6. The slots 7 are provided for permitting bolts from the inside.

its the blocks are placed side by side, the semi-oircular retaining grooves 8 in the adjar-ear side walls cement or lead wool, may be disposed in this opening for securing or looking the blorks together and forming a Weather-tight joint thcrclici ween. V be disposed upon the first row, as shown in Figure 1, wherein the bottom end Walls of the second TOW of blocks will rest upon the top end walls of the first row of blocks. The second row of blocks may be secured to the first row of blocks by bolts ll" which are disposed in the opei'iings 5 and secured in place in a similar maimer to that in which the bolts 16 are secured in the openings An insulatlug material or non-conductor of heat 18, suchv as balsam Wool, gypsolite, ozitc, cork, or the ill, may be disposed in the hollow portion of each of the blocks between the Walls thereof, see Figure 3. This is the construction Which may be used for garages or the like.

the operator to tighten the form a circular opening, see FIQHIL 23. Any suitable material, such as Another row of bloclc; may



In constructinga house, the retaining clips 10 are disposed around the side walls 3, as shown in Figures l and 3, and rigidly secured in place by the bolts 16. 'Afterthe retaining clips have been secured in place, the insulat 1g material 18 may then be disposed in the recesses between the walls of the blocks. Wall boards or the like, as indicated at 19, may be secured to the blocks. Panel strips 20 may be rigidly secured inplace by screws 21 which extend through the panel strips and into the threaded openings 12. i

In Figure 6, I have shown a medified form of the corner-securing means. This means CCllSlSlZS of a block 22 having a relatively thick side wall 23 which is equal in thickness to the'width of the blocks 1. A semi-circular groove 2% is disposed in the side wall 23 and adapted to be positioned in alignment with one of the grooves 8 of one of theblocks 1. Openings 25 are disposedin the side wall 23 in alignment with the openings 6 of oneof the blocks 1. The block22 may be secured to one of the blocks 1 by placing pins, bolts,

or the like, through the openings 25 and 6.

In Figure/7, .1 have shown another modifiedform of the corner-securing in-eans whieh consists in the provision of blocks 26 and 27 having side walls 28and 29, respectively, extendingat an angle of 45- Openings 30 extend transversely through the blocks 26 and 27 and are adapted to receive any'suitable fastening means, such as pins, bolts, or the like. The blocks 26 and 27 are also provided with semi-circular grooves 31 and 32, respectively.

IniFigure 8, I have shown another modified form of my device which consists of a foundation 85 which has bolts 36 partially embedded therein. The bolts 36 are adapted to extend through openings 37 in a basement block 38. The upper portion of the block 38 isprovided with an integral flange 39 against which blocks 4:0 aredisposed. A metal strip ll is disposed betweenthe blocks 40 and the blocks 38 The blocks 38 and l0 and the metal strip 41 are secured in their respective places by bolts 12. Beams d3 maybe disposed upon the lower portion of theblocks 4:0 1t desired, A metal strip 44: is secured to the upperportions of the blocks 40 by means a LEWIS o. smash.

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U.S. Classification52/584.1, 52/285.1, 52/289, 52/602
International ClassificationE04C2/38, E04B1/04, E04B1/02, E04C2/04
Cooperative ClassificationE04C2/382, E04C2/044, E04B1/04
European ClassificationE04C2/04D, E04B1/04, E04C2/38B