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Feb. 2, 1932. F. CLAYDEN 1,843,108
CURB OR EDGING FOR GARDEN PATHS AND THE LIKE Filed May 19, 1930 Patented Feb. .2, 1932 srares "Arena" orrics FRED CLAYDEN, OF FELTHAIYE, ENGLAND, ASSIGNOR 'I O EDW'IN HENRY CHAMBERS, OF MAIDST'ONE, ENGLAND, AND HERBERT EGEBTON, OF LONDON, ENGLAND CURB OR EDGING FGR GARDEN PATHS AND THE LIKE Application filed May 19, 1930, Serial No. 453,754, and in Great Britain June 1, 1929.
This invention relates to improvements in curbs or edgings for garden paths and the like.
The object of the present invention is to I; produce a curb or edging which can be manu faotured cheaply and with economy of material, is stable and easily inserted into and removed from the ground when desired, can be easily and quickly interlocked with, or uni locked from, adjacent curbs 0r edgings, and
can be easily bent longitudinally to any desired shape or form.
According to this invention the curb or edging is made from sheet metal, one longitudii nal edge being straight and the other having prongs of suitable length. After being cut to shape the sheet metal is corrugated transversely in sucha manner that a prong coincides with each flute of the corrugations, so that an end view will show a double row of prongs, each ofl'set from the longitudinal axis of the sheet by the depth of the corrugations.
Preferably, in order to economize material in the manufacture, a strip of sheet metal, of
a length and width sufiicient to provide two complete curbs, is divided by cutting it in a zig-zag fashion, thus leaving saw like prongs in each half. At one end of each curb a tongue is cut out longitudinally of the curb and at the opposite end a corresponding slot is out.
The top edge of the curb may be beaded and a strengthening wire passed therethrough,
and further slot is cut suitable positi n in the or b for the purpose of allowing a cord or the like to pass therethrough to fasten the curbs together for packing and transport.
h iy invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which a l is a broken front elevation of a curb;
' 2 is atop plan View of same; and
8 is an end elevation.
The curb or edging has a body portion 1, having the upper edge 2 beaded, with a and that the corrugations, whilst strengthening wire 3 passed therethrough, and the lower edge formed into a series of prongs 4:, each of which coincides with one of he flutes of the transverse corrugations.
provided with an additional slot 7 through which a cord or the like can be passed.
It will readily be understood from the description and drawings that a curb made in accordance with this invention provides, owing to the staggering of the prongs, a broad and firm base for inserting it into the ground,
permitting of longitudinal bending of the curb or edgn, yet prevent bending across the depth. iso the method of interlocking is simple and efficient, and permits any curb to be casily and quickly removed and a fresh curb substituted as may be desired.
I claim 1. A curb for garden paths and the like comprising a sheet of corrugated metal, and a prong for each flute of the corrugations formed on the lower edge of said sheet.
2. A curb for garden paths and the like comprising a sheet of corrugated metal, a prong for each flute of the corrugations formed on the low-er edge of said sheet, and means for locking each curb to adjacent curbs.
3. A curb for garden paths and the like comprising a sheet of corrugated metal, a prong for each flute of the corrugations formed on the lower edge of said sheet, and
a tongue at one endof each curb and a slot at the other end of each curb to lock the curbs together.
4. A curb for garden paths and the like comprising'a sheet of corrugated metal a prong for each flute of the corrugations formed on the lower edge of said sheet, a tongue at one end of each curb and a slot at the other end of each curb to lock the.
curbs together, and a beaded upper edge to the corrugated Sheet and a strengthening wire passed therethrough.
In testimony whereof-I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of May,"1930.