US 1855241 A
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L S. IRWIN April 26, 1932.
HANGER FOR EAVES TROUGHS AND THE LIKE Filed May 28, 1931 INVENTQR Sig-4 a l/IIIIIIIIIIIIIlllllmmllllllflllII,
Patented Apr. 26, 1932 IRWIN, F BELLEVUE, PENNSYLVANIA HA on navns rnousns AND THE LIKE Application filed May 28 1931. Serial No. 540,552.
The object which I have in view is the provision of an improved hanger for eavestroughs and the like which will be more convenient to apply and which will afford a better and more permanent support for the trough.
My improved hanger is formed by bending up or shaping a bar of rigid material, such. as metal, and is preferably formed of flat In stock. The hanger comprises an intermediate bridge portion which forms a strut spanning the trough and engaging the longitudinal edges of the latter; an upwardly extending looped portion at the inner end of l the bridge and into which the inner longitudinal edge of the trough is inserted; a downwardly extending back-piece which fits against the facia board or like roof element and is secured thereto by a screw or nail, and a an upwardly extending flange at the outer end of the bridge portion over which the outer edge of the trough may be hooked.
The looped portion and the flange are pierced with holes so that means may be in- 3 sorted therethrough to secure the edges of the trough. The lower portion of the backpiece is provided with a hole so that it may be secured to the facia board.
In one manner of using my improved hanger a through-spike is inserted through the hole in the outer flange and through the material of the trough and also through the registering holes in the looped portion and through the material of the trough and is driven into the facia board and the rafter or lookout.
Again a shorter spike or nail or a screw may be inserted through the holes in the inner looped portion and through the material of the trough and driven into the faoia board, etc. while a short bolt may be inserted through the hole in the outer flange and through the material of the trough and a nut tightened thereon.
Again a longitudinally disposed angle iron or other reinforcing bar may be attached to the outer flange of the hangers, thus stiffening and strengthening the trough in cases where it is subjected to material strain or stress.
hanger is bent upwardly to form the flange and snapped so as to facilitatev the. placing Other novel features of construction and also of arrangement of parts will appear from the following description.
In the accompanying drawings wherein I have illustrated a practical embodiment of t5 the principles of my invention, Fig. l is a perspective view of one of my improved hangers. i
Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view showing one manner of using my improved hanger to attach an eaves'trough to a building;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the same, the building structure being omitted.
l is a view similar to Fig. 2 but illustrating another method of using my hanger.
Fig. 5 illustrates the use of a longitudinally disposed angle iron or other supporting bar in connection with the eaves-trough and hanger.
Referring first to Figs. 1, 2 and 3, 1 represents the rafter or lookout of a roof structure, 2 the sheathing and 3 the facia board which is secured to the outer ends of the rafters or lookouts and over which the sheathing extends. 4 respresents the eavestrough which may be. of any desired cross sectional shape.
The hanger is formed by bending up a piece of flat metal to form an intermediate horizontal bridge portion 5 which may be strengthened by a pressed up rib 6. The material at the inner end of the bridge portion 5 is bent upwardly and then over and downwardly to form the loop '1? and the end of the bar is continued downwardly to form the back-piece 8. The inner and'outer walls of the loop 7 are pierced with registering holes 9 and adjacent to the bottom of the backpiece 8 is a hole 10. The outer end of the 11 and the same'is pierced with a. hole 12. if desired the hanger may be a malleable casting ofthe proper shape".
In the preferred form of the use of my invention the hangers are first placed in position on the faciaboard by means of: screws 13 driven through the holes 10. into. the facia board. The two end hangers may be placed in position and then a taut line be. stretched of the intermediate hangers to give the desired inclination to the eaves-trough when the same is erected. The eaves-trough is now placed in position by engaging the outer longitudinal edge of the trough with the flanges 11 and then inserting the inner longitudinal edge of the trough up into the loops 7 of the hangers. The through spike 14 is 'now driven through the holes 12 and 9 and the material of the eaves-trough and into the facia board and the end of the rafter or lookout.
It is evident that a very firm and rigid assemblage and erection is thus obtained and that the gutter will be supported in such a manner that it can not be accidentlly torn loose from its anchorage by snow, ice or other causes. It can be readily dismounted from place by pulling out the through spikes 1 1. Where the trough is provided, as indicated in Fig. 3, at 15 with beaded edges the inner beaded edge may be flattened as at 16 to enable it to be inserted up into the loop 7, while the outer beaded edge may be used to hook over the flange 11.
In Fig. 4 I have shown a nail 17 inserted through the holes 9 and the material of the trough and driven into the facia board while a small bolt 18 with a nut 19 is used to secure the outer longitudinal edge of the trough to the hanger. In Fig. 5 I have shown a longitudina-lly disposed angle iron or reinforcing bar 20 fitted and secured between the flange 11 and the beaded or angular portion of the trough to add further strength and rigidity to the trough.
It is obvious that instead of the nail 17 and the bolt 18 I may secure the hangers to the building and the trough to the hangers by means of the through spike 14.
My improved hanger provides a much more rigid and permanent support for the eaves-trough than those now in use in the art.
- The hangers are inexpensive to make and are durable and practically unbreakable.
What I claim is 1. Means for supporting an eaves-trough in place, consisting of a one-piece stifl" metal hanger comprising a horizontally disposed bridge portion which is interposed as a strut between the front and back walls of the trough and provided at its outer end with an upwardly extending flange to fit within the edge bead of the trough and a depending back piece to fit against the building and to be secured to the latter, said back piece being connected to the bridge portion by an upwardly extending loop into which the back edge of the trough is upwardly inserted, said flange and said loop being provided with alined holes, and a through spike driven through said holes and through the front and back walls of the trough and into the building.
2. A hanger for supporting eaves-troughs of May 1931.
LEE S. IRWIN.