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Publication numberUS1728934 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 24, 1929
Filing dateJul 5, 1928
Priority dateJul 5, 1928
Publication numberUS 1728934 A, US 1728934A, US-A-1728934, US1728934 A, US1728934A
InventorsHogenson William
Original AssigneeChicago Vitreous Enamel Produc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Manufacture of tile and brick
US 1728934 A
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Sept. 24, 1929. w. HOGENSON 1,728,934


g This invention relates to themanufacture of tile and brick and more particularly to that form of tileand brick composed of vitreous enameled metalware. Tile and brick of this a kind are composed of metal pieces shaped to resemble'tile or brick and coated with a vit:

. reous enamel which is baked upon the metal and gives it its finished appearance. Ordinarily in the manufacture of such articles, each piece is treated individually, that is to say, each piece of metal forming a tile or'brick is handled individually in the process of enameling it. v v v The principal object/of this invention is toreduce the cost of production to a minimum,

- to save time and labor in the manufacture of I the article, and in the packing and shipping thereof. In accordance with the present invention, a length of metal is emplo ed which is formed along its length with a p urality of raised parts simulatin tile or'brick shaped portions spaced apart om each other by relatively weak or fra 'l'e or breakable portions the entire structure aing surfaced with vitreone or porcelain enamel baked thereon, whereby the raised portions may be easily separated into individual articles simulating enameled tile, brick, or like articles. I

The invention consists in the several novel features hereinafter fully set forth. and

claimed. I

The invention is clearlyl illustrated in the drawing accompanying t is specification in which- H Figure 1 is a front elevation of a completed strip embodying a simple form of the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof looking in the direction of the arrow 2 in Fig. 1;

40 Fig. 3 is a perspective view, upon a larger scale, of a fragment of the strip illustrated in Fig. 1, and showing one of the individual tile or brick detached from the remainder;

. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a fragment of one of the individual tile or brick looking to the rear thereof; and

Fig. 5 is a detail vertical section taken on the line 55 of Fig. 1.

Referring to the drawing, the reference character 6 designates a vitreous enamel 1928. Serial in. 290,548.

metal strip' having therein a lurality of raised portions or sections 7 simu ating tile or brick, spaced apart by narrow. webs 8 formed with slots 9 extending crosswise of the strip 6 at places contiguous with the edge portions 10 of the raised portions 7 The slots 9 of each series are spaced apart by narrow tongues 11, and said tongues form the immediate connections between the raised portions 7 and the, connecting webs 8, and are sufficiently weak so or fragile that they may be readily broken by sawing or shearing through them or by bending any section 7 along the series of tongues, connecting it with the web 8. The edges 10, above referred to, form the side edges of the raised portions, and the edges 12 form the end edges, thus providing a rectangular article of standard dimensions simulating a tile, brick, or like article of'manufacture. The body portion 13 of the stri may be made of sheet metal struck up with suitable dies to form the raised portlons, webs and slots, or the body. portion may be formed of cast metal. The metal body portion 13 of the strip, after having been formed as above described, is coated with a vitreous enamel surfacing material 13! (see Fig. 5) which ma be done by dipping the metal stri into a ath containing the vitreous ename and, for the purpose, the endmost web 8* is provided with so apertures 14, whereby the strip may be suspended by hooks or other supports. After the vitreous enamel has been applied to the strip, the latter is placed in a suitable furnace and fired or baked. As many coats of vitreous enamel may be applied to the strip as is desired. A vitreous enameled metal strip is thus provided having a plurality of ralsed sections simulating enameled tile, brick or like articles of manufacture spaced apart by weak or fragile or breakable connecting members. If desired, the strips may be packed in this condition or the strips may be separated into the individual tiles or brick by breaking,-

shearing or sawing the individual sections along the weak connecting members, and the individual sections may then be packed for shi ment.

t will be observed that with the present manufacture of tile or brick, the separate handling of-tlie"iiidividual tile ieces, not

only in the formation of the y portion thereof, but in the coatin and enameling rocess, is eliminated, and t at a large numer of connected articles may be handled atv a time as one piece, thereby greatly lessening the cost of production, as well as the time and labor required in the production of the article. The body portion being made of thin metal coated with vitreous enamel, the articles are extremely light and may be easily handled in applying them to the surface upon which they are used.

It will be understood that the size or shape of the struck u portions is immaterial, and that they may e given any suitable or desired configuration. Furthermore, that the articles may be used in the various situations where articles of a similar nature have been heretofore used, as, for instance, on walls, ceilings, floors and the like.

More or less variations of the exact details of construction is possible without departing from the spirit of this invention. I desire, therefore, not to limit myself to the exact form of the construction shown and described,

a but intend, in the following claims, to point out all of the invention disclosed herein.

I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. A metal strip for use in the manufacture of tile and brick articles, said strip havin spaced raised portions simulating tile or bric and connected at the bottoms of the raised ortions by relatively weak connecting memers, the entire strip being provided with a surface portion composed of vitreous enamel.

2. A metal strip for use in the manufacture of tile or brick articles, said strip havin struck up portions simulating tile or bric spaced apart by webs formed lntegral therewith, the adjacent bottom edges of the struck up rtions and webs being separated by slots an connected by fragile ton es.


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U.S. Classification206/322
International ClassificationB21D53/74, C23D5/00
Cooperative ClassificationC23D5/00, B21D53/74
European ClassificationB21D53/74, C23D5/00