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Publication numberUS1701714 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 12, 1929
Filing dateDec 26, 1925
Priority dateDec 26, 1925
Publication numberUS 1701714 A, US 1701714A, US-A-1701714, US1701714 A, US1701714A
InventorsBallenger Richard A
Original AssigneeNembak Building Appliances Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Building construction
US 1701714 A
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Feb. 12, 1929. 1,701,714

- R. A. BALLENGER BUILDING CONSTRUCTION Filed Dec :26, 1925 Patented Feb. 12, 1929.

uairso stares PATENT oFFicEQ RICHARD A. 'BALLENGER, or HUBBARD woons, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR, 'IO NEMBAK BUILDING APPLIANCES 00., or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A COBPQH-ATION or ILLINOIS.

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION.

' Applicationvfiled Decemb r 26, 1925. Serial No. vague.

My invention relates to improvements in building construction, and is particularly concerned with novel means for anchoring the lower edges-of base boards.

In the accon'ipanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a vertical section through a wall and floor of a building embodying my invention; v v

Figure'Qis a siinilai-"section in whichtl'ie carpet strip of Figured is omitted;

Figure 3 is a plan view ot one of the clips forming a part of my invention;

Figure 4 is a similar View of a modified form of clip;

Figure 5 is a view similar to Figure'l, but embodying another form of clip "that permits the base-board to be removed;

Figure 6 is a perspective of the clip embodied in the construction shown in Fig ure 5;

Figure 7 is a view similar to, Figure 1, but embodying a still further modified for'in 0t clip; and

Figure 8 is a perspective of anotherembodiment of the clipforming a part of the construction shown in Figure 7.

The embodiment of my invention disclosed in Figure 1 comprises awall 10 may be either an outer or a partition wall, to which. is secured a ground ll which may be merely a rough wooden strip. The face of the wall above the ground ll is covered with the usual coat of plaster 12. The base-board 13 has its upper-edge secured to the ground 11 by fastening; means such as the nails 14%. In the embodiment of my invention disclosed herein 1 have shown a nailing strip 15, pret-- erably of wood, that may be nailed, or othe wise secured, to the floor-16. Forsecuring the lower edge of the base-board 13 in place I provide a plurality of sheet metal clips 17, such as shown in Figure 3, having openings 18 adjacent each end thereof. Before the baseboard 13 issecured to the ground, the workman secures a plurality of these clips to the lower edge of the base board 13 by means of nails 19, or any other suitable tas toning means, in such manner that one end of the clip projects outwardly so that when the. base-board is positioned as shown in Figure 1, nails 20 may be driven through one of the openings 18 into the carpet strip 15,

thus anchoring the lower edge of thebasev board to the carpet strip. If desired, a molding 2.1 may be secured tothe lower, outer iace of the a: board by means of nails or in any other desiredmanner.

From thoabove doscriptioi'i it will be seen that I have replaced the usiurl lower around witht-he very cheap clips 17, each of which requ res two nails or other similar fastenmg means. Theseiclips canlbe spaced at interx' 'als along the length 01" the base-board The clip shown in Figure 4 dil fers from that in F igure 3 in that one of the openmgs 18 is replaced by a camslot'l8. When such a clip is secured-to the edge of a baseboard and a nail 20 is partially driven. into the carpet strip 15, the workman can, by moving the outer end ofthe clip either toward the right or left, cause the lower edge oi? the base-board to be pushed inwardly or pulled outwardly, asthe case may be, in order properly to align the loweredge of the baseboard. i I l t The construction showntin Figure 2'issimilar to thatof Figure 1, except that the carpet strip 15 is omitted and thenail 20 is driven directly into the lioor 16.

into which the studs 23 of: a corresponding number of clips are ll'lUl'G or less tightly socuret. The base-board is then placed mp0- sit-ion and the nails 20 driven into tne carpet strip 15 or the floor, the case may be, to hold the clips in position. Preferably, the upper edge or thebase-boai'd is secured in position by removablefasteners such as the screw25. The moldino '21; may be secured to the lower side of the ase-board by means of a nail VVhenevor it becomes necessary the clip 1'? ,has; mo

and are very much cheaper, not'only'to make but also to install, than theflusual ground.

vided with an opening for the nail 20. The

part- 17 acts as a stop for the rear side of the lower edge oi the base-board 13. This edge of the base-board is held in position by means of nails 26 that are toenailed through the lower edge of the base-board into the carpet strip 15 or the floor, as the case may be. These nails are placed between adjacent clips. In making an installation embodying the invention disclosed in this figure of the drawings, the clips are first attached to the nailing strip or floor and the base-boards are then placed in position and secured by means of the nails 26 and 14, the molding 21 afterwards being secured by means of nails 22.

In Figure 8 I have shown a modified to in of the clip embodied in the construction shown in Figure 7, in which a stud or tang 27 is struck from the part 17 of the clip. Openings 18 may be provided for receiving nails if so desired. This clip is used in the same manner as that embodied in the construction shown in Figure 7.

Without further elaboration the foregoing will so fully explain my invention that others may, by applying current knowledge, readily adapt the same for use under various condi tions of service. It will be obvious that all the features described need not necessarily be employed in conjunction, as they may adrant-ageously be utilized in various combinations and Slflb-001lliJll1iltlOI1S.

lVhat I claim is:

i. In a building construction, the combinaiion with a floor and wall, of a ground secured to said wall, a carpet strip on said floor, a base-board, means for securing the upper edge of said base-board to said ground, and a clip independent of said wall abutting the lower edge of said baseboard and secured to said carpet strip.

2. In a building construction, the combination with a floor and wall, of a base-board, neans for securing the upper edge of said base-board to said wall, and means for securing the lower edge of said base-board comprising a clip independent of said wall having one portion abutting said base-board and another portion secured to said floor.

3. In a building construction, the combination with a floor and wall, of a base-board, means for securing the upper edge 0t said base-board to said wall, and means for securing the lower edge of said base-board in position comprising a clip having a portion for engaging the lowei edge of said base-board and holding it in position, and means for securing said clip to said floor.

l. In a building construction, the combination with a floor and wall, of a carpet strip on said floor, a base-board, means for securing said base-board to said wall, and a clip for securing the lower edge of said base-board to said carpet strip.

5. In a building construction, a wall, a iioor, a baseboard, a structural supporting connection independent of said wall between the lower edge or said baseboard and said floor, and a structural supportii'ig connection between the upper edge of said baseboard and said wall, said last mentioned connection constituting the sole connection between said wall and said base board. a

6. In a building construction, a wall, a floor, a baseboard, a structural supporting connection independent of said wall between the lower edge of said baseboard and said floor, and a structural supporting connection between the upper edge of said baseboard and said wall, said last mentioned connection constituting the sole supporting means for the upper edge or" said base board.

7. In a building construction, a wall, a floor, a baseboard, a structural supporting connection between the lower edge of said baseboard and said floor, and a structural supporting connection between the upper edge of said baseboard and said wall, said first mentioned connection including a clip fixed to said floor through an intervening carpet strip, said, clip providing an abutment for positioning the lower edge of said baseboard, but leaving said baseboard freely removable by movementupward or away from said wall.

8. In a building construction, a wall, a floor, a baseboard, a structural supporting connection between the lower edge of said baseboard and said floor, and a structural. supporting connection between the upper edge oi said baseboard and said wall, said first mentioned connection including a clip fixed to said floor, said clip providing an abutment for positioning the lower edge of said baseboard, but leaving said baseboard freely removable by movement upward or away from said wall.

9. In a building construction, a wall, a floor, a baseboard, a structural supporting connection between the lower edge of said baseboard and said floor, and a structural supporting connection between the upper edge of said baseboard and said wall, said first mentioned connection including a clip providing an abutment for positioning the lower edge of said baseboard, said clip having an integral tang projecting downwardly for fastening it in place with respect to said floor.

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10. In a building construction, a Wall, a floor, a baseboard, a structural supporting connection between the lower edge of said baseboard and said floor, and a structural supporting connection between the upper edge of said baseboard and said wall, said first mentioned connection including a clip fixed to said floor, said clip providing an abutment for positioning the lower edge of said baseboard.

In Witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name this 21st day of December, 1925.

RICHARD A. BALLENGER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/288.1, 52/290, 52/718.2, D08/384
International ClassificationE04F19/04
Cooperative ClassificationE04F19/049
European ClassificationE04F19/04M