US 1915697 A
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June 27, 1933. c. A. ROBINSON I 1,915,697
STRUCTURAL MEMBER Filed April 29, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR CZdZZZ/Z. ZaZZPm'a/I QM-m v ATTORNEY June 2 7, 1933.
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Patented June 27, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT; oFFic-E,
CLAUDE A. nomnson, or nn'rnorr, MrcHIeAm ASSIGNOR To nnrnoir: STEELPBOD- uors COMPANY, or nnrnorr, moment, A conrom'rron on MICHIGAN s'rnuo'runnr. MEMBER Application filed s in 29,
The invention relates to structural members and has for one of its objects the construction of a structural member theparts of which may be readily assembled in the Figures land 2 are-perspective views and Figure 3 is a plan View ofldiflerent parts used in connection with the structural member embodying my invention; 7 7
Figure 4 is a edge elevation of the part shown in Figure 3;
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the struc-' tural member shown as forming a partition wall stud in combination with top and bottom plates; F igure'6 is an elevation thereof taken transversely of the partition wall; 7 Figure 7 is a view similar to the upper portion of Figure 5 showing a modification;
, Figure 8 is a perspective View of a partition wallcorner stud assembly; I
Figure 9 is a horizontal section through a partition wall formed according, to my invention.
As shown in Figures 1, 2, 3; and 49', the parts designed to be used in conjunction with the structural member embodying my invention are the angle barsl and 2 and the tie plate 3. The angle bar 1 has the plain flange 4 and the apertured flange 5' having the pairs of openings 6 equally spaced longitudinally of the bar. The angle bar 2 has'the apertured flange 7 which is formed in the same manner as the apertured flangeb with the pairs of openings 8 equally spaced longitudinallyof the bar. This angle bar 2' also has the flange 9- from which are struck out-the-point'ed or V-shaped tongues 10 which extend transverse ly of the flange 9 adjacent to the flange 7 and in the direction taken by this flange These tongues are equally spaced longitudinally of the bar and intermediate the'pair's of open- 1929.- Serial No. 359,149.
ings 8 The tie plate has the main portion edges and intermediate its ends and also the tongue at its outer end; The tongues 14: and. 15*are preferably pointed or *V-shaped. The angle bars I and 2 and also the tie: plate 3 are formed of sheet metal and the tie plate is preferably a stamping.
As shown particularly in" Figures 5*, 6 and 9, the parts 1 and 3 are assembled to form a partition wall stud which comprises the spaced vertically extending angle bars 1 having their flanges 4: extending substantially parallel to each other and their apertured flanges 53- extending inwardly toward each other and in alignment. These angle bars are tied in fixed relation to each other by the tie plates 3 which are spaced longitudinallyof the angle bars. These tie plates extend transversely of the aperturedflanges 5- of the angle bars and contact with the sides thereof opposits the flanges 1. The tongues 13 of these tie-plates are located adjacent to the inner edges of the flanges 5 and theirends are bent over thereagainsfl The tongues 14 of'these tie plates extend through the'pairs of openings 8 in the a-pertured flanges 5' and their ends are also bent over against .the inner 7 sides of these flanges, the arrangement being such'that' the tongues 13' and let operate to space the angle bars 1 in fixed relation to each other, ,as well as to fixedly secure these angle bars to the tie plates thereby forming a unit. The tongues 15 at the ends of the tie plates extend late-rally beyond the flanges 1 for the purpose of" securing either wall groundwork, such asmetal lathing or plaster board or the like, or the top and bottom plates of the partition wall to the partition wall stud. 1
As also shownin Figures 5 6' and 9; the partition wall stud has secured to its upper andflowerends the top and bottom plates 16 and 17, respectivelyt Each of these plates comprises a pair of angle bars 1 having their imperforate flanges 4 at the ends of the angle bars 1 forming the stud and their apertured flanges 5 at the sides of and contacting with the flanges 4 of the angle bars 1 forming the stud, the tongues 15 uponthe top and bottom tie bars extending through a registering opening 6 and then being bent over against the outer faces of the flanges 5. i
In the construction shown particularly in Figures 7, the top plate, instead of being formed of a pair of'angle bars 1, is formed of a pair of angle bars 2, this construction being particularly adapted for use when the partition wall runs parallel with the floor joists. As shown in this figure, the flanges 7 of the angle bars 2 extend adjacent to the flanges 4 of the angle bars 1 and are secured against their outer faces by means of the prongs 15 upon the top tie plate which extend through the registering apertures 8 and are then bent over against the outer faces of the flanges 7. The flanges 9 of the angle bars 2 extend laterally outward flush with the upper ends of the angle bars 1 and the struck out tongues 10 are depending and adapted for engagement with the wall ground work for securing this wall ground work in place.
As shown in Figures 8 and 9, I preferably use an angle bar 2 at a partition wall corner for the purpose of securing the wall ground-work in place. The partition wall stud is made up in the same manner, as previously described, and mounted upon the bottom plate, also as previously described.
' However, the flanges 4 of the angle bars 1 are arranged to extend from the flanges '5 to the ends of the plates so that the flange-'7 of an angle bar 2 may extend parallel and adjacent to the flange 4 of the inner angle bar 1 and be rigidly securedthereto as by means of the stove bolts 18 and nuts upon these stove bolts, thereby providing forlthe flange 9 of the angle bar 2 extending transversely of and forming with the flange 4 of the inner angle bar 1 a right angledcorner.
The tongues 10 upon the flange 9 extend inwardly for engaging the wall ground work and firmly securing the wallground work to the angle bar 2. c p
The angle bars 2 may also be used for securing wall ground work in place where transverse partition walls are used. As shown in Figure 9, 19 is a partition wall extending transversely of the partition wall 20 and located intermediate the structural studs of the latter partition wall. The structural studs of the partition wall 19 are formed in the same manner with the stud adjacent to the partition wall 20 having the flanges 4 of its angle bars 1 terminating toward and extending adjacent to the partition wall 20. In this case the angle bars 2 have their flanges 7 extending adjacent to the inner sides of the flanges 4 and secured thereto by the stove bolts 21 and nuts thereon. The flanges 9 of the angle bars extend laterally from the partition wall 19 and parallel to the partition wall 20 to locate their tongues 10 in proper position to engage and secure the wall ground work in place.
.Vhat I claim as my invention is:
1. A structural member comprising spaced bars, a tie plate extending transversely of the bars inoverlapping relation therewith and having tongues projecting laterally therefrom at the inner edges of the bars and adapted to be bent over the said inner edges upon the bars, and means for securing the portions of the tie plate overlapping the bars to the latter intermediate the longitudinal edges thereof.
2. fr structural member comprising substantiallyflat bars arranged inspaced relation and in alignment with each other, a tie plate extending transversely of the bars in overlapping relation therewith and having tongues projecting laterally therefrom at the vinner edges of the bars and adapted to be bent over the said inner edges upon the bars and tongues projecting laterally from the portions of the tie plate overlapping the bars, said tongues eXtending through openings in the bars intermediate the longitudinal edges thereof and adapted to be bent over the bars.
3QA structural stud member comprising, transversely spaced bars, cooperating bars abutting the bars, aforesaid, and means for securing the bars together as a unit comprising, a tie plate extending transversely of and securedtosaid first mentioned barsand having tongues projecting laterally beyond the latter bars, said tongues arranged to extend through openings in the second mentioned bars and adapted to be crimped over the latter.
4'. A structural stud member comprising, transversely spaced bars, cooperating transversely spacedbars abutting the bars aforesaid, means for securing the bars together as a unit comprising, a tie plate extending is transversely of and having tongues projecting through openings in said first mentioned bars and adapted to be bent over the latter, and tongues extending laterally beyond the bars arranged to project through openings in the second mentioned bars and adapted to be crimped over the latter.
5. A structural stud member comprising, transversely spaced bars having substantially aligned flanges extending toward each other and having flanges projecting laterally from the outer edges of the flanges aforesaid andudisposed substantially parallel to each other, cooperating transversely spaced bars abutting the said parallel flanges, and means for securing the bars together as a unit comprising, atie plate extending transversely of the first mentionedbars and secured to, the aligned flanges thereof, and tongues projecting from opposite ends of the tie plate beyond the first mentioned bars through openings formed in said second mentioned bars and adapted to be crimped over the latter.
6. A structural stud member comprising, transversely spaced bars having substantial- 1y aligned flanges extending toward each other and having flanges projecting laterally from the outer edges of the flanges aforesaid and disposed substantially parallel to each other, cooperating bars abutting the parallel flanges, means for securing the bars together as a unit comprising, a tie plate extending transversely of said first mentioned bars and having tongues projecting therefrom adapted to be crimped over the inner edges of said latter bars, and tongues projecting from ophaving portions overlapping said bars and openings therein, tongues at the inner edges of said tie plate adapted to be bent over said bars, and tongues extending laterally from the overlapping portions of the tie plate through said openings and also adapted to be bent over said bars.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
CLAUDE A. ROBINSON.