US 1880710 A
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Get. 4, 1932. D. H. BITNEY 1,880,710
REENFORCE SUPPORT Filed Aug. 8, 1950 [N VENTOR ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 4, 1932 uurrso STATE. rrs'r rric DEWEY n. BIT'NEY, on ALBION, MICHIGAN, AssIcNoR r Union s'rnnr. rnonucrs cor/nann or ALBION, MICHIGAN REENFORGE SUPPOBT Application filed August 8, 1930. Serial No. 473,844.
Themain object of this invention is to )rovide an improved reenforce chair of support for pavements, floors and the like WlllCll constitutes a sturdy support for the reenforcing bars and at the same time is easily placed and very economical.
- reenforce support, the same being illustrated in operative relation to a bed and form which parts are shown in section. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of a slightly modiiied form or embodiment of my invention.
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of still another modification or embodiment of myinvention.
In the accompanying drawing 1 represents a form and 2 the surface upon which the pavement or floor is to be laid. My improved reenforce support comprises a looped standard element 3, the arm 4t of which is straight. The other arm 5 is bent to provide an eye 6 at the top of the standard and an angled portion '4" which is disposed with its terminal 8 transversely of and welded to the arm 4 in substantially spaced relation to the lower end thereof, thereby providing a bed-engaging prong 9. The portion 8 of the arm 5 constitutes a base member adapted to engage the surface of the bed when the prong is inserted therein as shown in Fig. l. The eye 6 is of such size as to receive a reenforcing element 10 is desired.
In the embodiment shown in Fig. 1 I provide a pair of cross members 11 and 12 which are arranged transversely of and welded to both arms, thus providing an eifective connection for these parts and one capable of sustaining considerable load. The cross piece 11 is extended at one end to provide a form spacing member.
Both of the cross pieces have upwardly facing loops 13 therein providing seats or holders for the reenforce bars 14. These preferably have restricted openings or throats so that they are sprung to receive the reenforce bars, effectively retaining the bars so they are not floated out of place when the concrete is being placed.
In the embodiment shown inFig. 2 a single cross piece '15 is provided having a seat 16' at each side of the standard. The eye may also receive a reenforce'barif desired.
In the embodiment shown in F ig.-3 a single 7 cross piece 17 is provided having a single upwardly facing reenforce bar seat 18. 1
My reenforce bar supports are especially designed by me for use in laying concrete pavements and floors of considerable area, and have the advantage ofbeing very conveniently placed and providing a sturdy support, even on relatively soft or yielding beds such as the earth.
I have illustrated several embodiments or adaptations of my'invention, each-designed for particular uses; that is, the structure shown in Fig. '1 is designed to support two bars in vertical alined relation; that of Fig. 2 to hold the same in horizontally alined relation, while the structureof Fig. 3 is especially designed for single bars, although two bars can be mounted in the structure of Fig. 3 and three bars in the structure of Fig. 2 by employing the eyes of the standard as seats.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A reenforce support unit comprising a looped standard element, one arm of the standard element being straight and the other angled and disposed with its terminal portion transversely of the straight arm and welded thereto providing a base member, the
portion of the straight arm below the base member constituting a prong, and a cross piece disposed transversely of and welded to tion transversely of the straight arm and welded thereto providing a base member, the portion of the straight arm below the base member constituting a prong, and a cross 5 piece disposed transversely of and welded to the arms of said standard element and having an upwardly facing loop adapted to receive a reenforoe bar.
3. A reenforce support unit comprising a looped element, one armof the element being 7 straight and the other being curved to provide an eye at the upper end of the standard and angled below the eye and disposed with its terminal portion transversely of'the 1 straight arm and welded thereto providing a base member, the portion of the straight arm below the base member constituting a prong, and a cross piece disposed transversely of and welded to the arms of the standard above its said base member and constituting a reenforce supporting element and a form spacing member.
4. A reenforce support unit comprising a looped element, one arm of the element being straight and the other being angled and disposed with its terminal portion transversely of the straight arm and. secured thereto pro viding a base member, the portion of the straight arm below the base member constitut- 0 ing a prong and a cross piece disposedtransversely of and secured to the arms of the standard above its said base member and constituting a reenforce supporting element and a form spacing member. v In witness whereof: I have hereunto set my hand.
DEWEY H. BITNEY. 4