US 1779694 A
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Patenteocr. 2s, 1930 UNITED STATES onwannnon s. cnanv, or lnunnnmnnm, GALIFORNIQ.
' snrNGLING MATERIAL l Application meaoctnber'is, 192s. serial No. :$12,252.v
My invention relates to improvements in shingling materials wherein a plurahty of shingles are connected in a row by meansof .a flexible metal web whereby the shlngles maybe rolled for storage and shipment and .laid as a single continuous strip.
The primary object of my invention 1s to provide' an 4improved shingling materlal.
Another object is `to provide an improved 0 shingling material which will Afacilitate the laying of shingles.
A further; object is to provide an improved shingling material formed instrips which may be conveniently rolled for storage and shipment and which may be unrplled and laid as a continuous strip. i
A still further object is to provide an improved shingling material which will be enrow will be elfectually held together. I accomplish these and other ob]ects by means of the improved device disclosed in;
the drawings forming a part of the present application wherein like characters are used to designate similar parts throughout the specification and drawings, and in whiche- Fig. 1 is a broken plan view of a portion of a shingled surface showing the manner in which my improved shingling materlal is laid; l
Fig. 2 is a broken plan view,- partly 1n section of a strip of shingles showing the construction thereof;
. Fig. 3 is'a transverse section of a'po'rtlon of a strip; and
Fig. 4 is a transverse section of a. portion of a rolled strip.A l
Referring to the drawings, the numeral 1 is used to designate a strip of iiexible metal webbing. A plurality of shingles 2 are arranged side by side in a row along the strip of webbing l.. The shingles 2 are preferably molded from fire-proof material such as asbestos, brick dust, or other non-inam mable material, the webbing being embedded within the molded shingles and .connecting adjacent shingles to form a strip. The shingles may be shaped and colored in any desired manner to obtain an' attractive appear-ance. Holes 3 are formed in the shingles tirely fireproof and in which the shingles of a to admit nails for securing the shingles upon a surface vsuch as a'roof or wall.
The strips 4are made of a length such that each strip may be rolled, as indicated in Fig.
4 of the drawings, to make a roll of con-` shinglesv in staggered relation to the adjai y cent rows, and with the usual amount of lap. As each'roll is unrolled, theshingles .are eX- tended in accurate alinement and in uniformly spaced relation Y across the roof or other surface to .be shingled. The entire strip may thus beeasily and quickly alined in the desired position anda workman may rapidly secure the strip and theindividual shingles thereof, by driving nails through the holes 3 thus'efecting a saving of time and labor. The webbing 1 may be easily severed between adjacent shingles to provide the required length of strip, and a shingle and the webbing embedded thereon mayof coursebe severed to obtain a fractional part of a shingle at the end of a strip as necessary.
In addition to facilitating the -laying of the shinglesfthe webbing serves to efectively retain the shingles in proper position upon' the surface to which they are applied. Thus,
in case the nails or other securing means applied through any particular shingle should rust away or otherwise be rendered ineffective, the webbing will effectively retain such a shingle in its proper position. l
Having thus described my invention what- I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent isl l. A shingling material comprising a plurality of shingles; and a flexible metal web embedded in said shingles and extending between adjacent shingles to connect the same side by side in a row whereby said shingles may be rolled for storage and may be unrolled and laid as a continuous strip.
2. A shingling material comprising a strip of flexible metal webbing; and a plurality of shingles molded in a row along saidmstrip,
adjacent shingles being -connected by said strip whereby the shingles may be rolled tor storage and may be unrolled and laid as a continuous strip.
3. A shingling material comprising a strip 'l of flexible metal webbing, and a plurality of shingles molded from ireproof material t0 embed the webbing and arranged in spaced relation and in a row along said strip, adja,
cent shingles being connected by said strip 4 whereby the shingles may be rolled for storage and may be unrolled and laid as a continuous strip.
In witness whereof, I hereunto set my signature. f
' CLARENCE S. CRAVQRY.