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Publication numberUS1931909 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 24, 1933
Filing dateApr 18, 1931
Priority dateJul 30, 1930
Publication numberUS 1931909 A, US 1931909A, US-A-1931909, US1931909 A, US1931909A
InventorsVenzie Frederick M
Original AssigneeVenzie Frederick M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Building structure
US 1931909 A
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Oct. 24, 1933.

F. M. VENZIE BUILDING STRUCTURE Original Filed July 50, 1930 Patented Get. 24, 1933 1 ,931,909 PATENT OFFICE BUILDING STRUCTURE Frederick M. Venzie, Philadelphia, Pa.

Original application July 30, 1930, Serial No.

471,718, now Patent No. 1,879,778, dated September 27, 1932. Divided and this application April 18, 1931. Serial No. 531,078)

4 Claims.

This application is a division of my pending application Serial No. 471,718, filed July 30, 1930.

This'invention stated in its broadest terms, relates to a building structureand has more especial 5 relation to a novel form of ceiling construction embodying both so-called plaster boards and socalled plaster blocks.

It is one object of the present invention to provide an arrangement of parts whereby the serv- 3 ices of but one Workman or mechanic is required. to suspend the ceiling members. whether of so- .called plaster boards or so-called plaster blocks, operating upon a scaffold erected beneath channelirons forming part of the building structure. 5 It is a further; object of the present invention to provide an arrangement and combination of parts whereby either plaster boards or plaster blocks may be removably suspended from plasterers channels instead of suspending the same Q from floor members or the loor itself, as is com- -monly practiced. I I I A further object of the present invention isto I provide. an arrangement and combination of parts whereby the suspended plaster boards or plaster blocks may be readily removed at desired inter- O channels.

vals for replacement purposes, as for example where it is required for .the inspecting. or laying of pipes, electric wires and the like between the floor of a building and the tops of the plasterers A still further object of the present invention .is to provide a novel form of clip for readyattachrrlent of a light beam section for retaining a plasterers channel. I

A still further object of the present invention is to provide a novel form of clipfor ready attachment to a plasterers channel for supporting plaster boards in detachable engagement with respect to the plasterers channel.

Astill further object of the present invention is to provide a novel formof clip for coupling together adjacent plaster boards assuspended from a plasterers channel.

Other and further objects of the present invention reside in the provision of general details (Cl. 72-120) s Fig. 2 is a View in horizontal section taken upon the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a View in vertical cross-section taken upon the line 3 3 of Fig. .1;

Fig. 4 is a view in perspective'of one ofthe clips shown in the foregoing figures for suspending plasterers channels from light beam sections;

Fig. 5 is a similar View of a clip for suspending plaster boards from a plasterers-channel; and

Fig. 6 is a similar view of a clip for coupling together adjacent plaster boards as suspended from plasterers channels.

For the purpose of illustrating my invention I have shown in the accompanying drawing forms thereof which are at present preferred by me, since the same have been found in practice to give satisfactory and reliable results, although it is to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which my invention consists can be variously arranged and organized and that my invention is not limited to the precise arrangement and organization of the instrumentalities as herein shown and described.

As at present practiced in the trade, it is customary to suspend plaster boards and plaster blocks direct from what are technically known as floor members going to makeup the building structure. By this. methodof suspension of plaster boards and plaster blocks the same are positioned prior to the laying of the floor upon,

the floor members, which is a Very expensive procedure. For example, it frequently happens that after the plaster boards or plaster blocks are positionedwith respect to said floor members it becomes necessary to take up and relay at least part of the floor inorder to gain access to the space betweenthe floor and the plaster boards or plaster blocks for certain purposes, as, for example, the laying of pipes or the stringing of electrical wires, and this requires the services.

of at least two mechanics or workmen andalso the provision of a temporary scaffold, which cannot be used for any other plasterers purpose.

According to'the present invention I propose the adoption of the method of suspending fire proofing plaster boards or plaster blocks not directly from the floor. members but from plasterers channels, which in turn may be supported by the floor members. or by the floor itself.

Referring now to the drawing in detail, the reference numeral 10 designates a floor which may be concrete or other suitable material and is shown as being supported upon conventional technically known floor-members 11. According to the present invention I propose erecting a ceiling of either plaster boards .or plaster blocks, below such floor, but instead of supporting said plaster boards or.plaster blocks from the conventional floor members 11, as is commonly practiced, I propose suspending my plasterboards or 14 of the clips.

arranged at right angles with in accordance with the invention. -workman upon a scaffold arranged beneath the a plaster blocks from plasterers channels in a manner to presently appear. At any desired height below the floor 1, I may therefore arrange plasterers channels 12. These plasterers channels 12 are supported from the lower portions of the floor members 11 by means of clips best seen in Fig. 4. Each of these clips comprises a substantially U-shaped member of heavy bent to provide a pair of parallel, vertically extended arms 13 connected at their lower portions by a loop The upper ends of the arms 13 are each bent horizontally to form upper loops 15 and lower fingers 16. These fingers 16 are sufiiciently long to permit the f 'ee ends thereof to be bent over the lower flanges of the fioor members llr The upper loops 15 and lower fingers 16 provide a clamping portion which may be forced over the lower flange of the fioor members 11, as clearly shown in Fig. 1. The loops 15 and fingers 16, being of wire, can be readily forced over the fiange of a floor member to firmly secure a clip to place without the employment of other fastening mediums. These clips are attached upon opposite sides of a floor member 11, as clearly shown in Fig. 1, so that a'plasterers channel 12 maybe inserted between the arms 13 of the clips so as to be supported upon the loops in the connection it will be understood that the plasterers channels 12 are respect to the floor members 11. From the plasterers channel 12 Isupport the plaster boards 17 and for this purpose I employ the novel form of clip best seen in Fig. 5. Each clip comprises a one piece metal construction, preferably stamped, and consists of a generally inverted U shaped member the vertical arms 18 of which are connected at their upper portions by means of a cross bar 19 so that when the clip'is placed over a plasterers channel 12, as clearly shown in Fig. 3, the cross bar 19 rests upon the top of the'plasterers channel. The lower ends of the arms 18 are bent outwardly: at right angles to the arms 18 to provide fingers 2D, and the lower portions or" said arms l8 -are also bent outwardly in parallelism with the fingers 20 to provide a pair of lower fingers 21 which are, however, extended in a direction opposite to the fingers 20. Arranged at right angles with respect to the arms 18 of the clip are upper fingers 22. The fingers 22 and 21 engage one end of a plaster board 1'7, said plaster board also resting upon a finger 21. Another plasterboard 17 rests upon the fingers 21 and be neath the finger 22. This arrangementol' parts is best seen in Fig. 2. With the plaster board 17 thusarr'anged, adjacent plast'erboards may be coupled together by means of a clip, best seen in Fig. 6. Each clip comprises a one piece metal structure having a vertically disposed plate 23 having. bent outwardly therefrom a pair of fingers'Z i extended at right angles with respect to the plate 23. The plate 23 also has bent out therefrom in the same plane with the fingers 24 other fingers '25 which are substantially U-shaped considered in plan. The fingers 24 and floor members 11 takes the clips shown in Fig.4

1'01" the drawing and causes the parts 15 and 16 The single thereof to engage over the flanges of the respective floor members 11 and then passes through the said clips the plasterers channels 12. He thereafter suspends from theiplasterers channels the clips shown in Fig. 5, and then causes the ends of the plaster boards 11 to engage with the various described fingers of the clip shown in Fig. -5. =At thesame time the clips shown in Fig. 6 are applied with respect to the plaster boards 17. This positioning of the plaster boards may be readily accomplished in a few moments timeand it is to be noted that should it be desired for any reason to disconnect a plaster board from the above described clips, the same can be readily done, thereby to gain access to the space below the floor slabs 10. f

I am aware that the invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or essential attributes thereof, and l therefore desire the present embodiment to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, reference being had to the appended claims rather than to the foregoing description to indicate the scope of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. As a new article of manufacture, a substantially U-shaped clip for building construction formed from a single piece of wire, said clip having vertically disposed parallel arms connected at their bottoms by a cross-piece arranged at right angles to said arms, said crosspiece being adapted to support a plasterers channel, said arms terminating at their tops in horizontally arranged pairs of sinuous U-shaped fingers for frictionally engaging over the lower flange of a floor beam, each of said fingers terminating in an elongated portion arranged in a plane below said fingers for engaging beneath the lower flange of a floor beam.

2. A clip for building construction formed from a single piece of wire shaped as a U in a vertical plane, with a U at the ends of each straight side, each located in a single horizontal plane and turning outwardly from the first U and an L' being in a vertical plane at right angles to the plane of the first U at the outer end or" each of the second mentioned Us, the length of the short bar of the L being substantially equal to the thickness or" the fiange of an I-beam upon which it is to be'mounted and the depth of the first mentioned U being greater than the depth of the each located in a single horizontal plane and turning outwardly from the first U, and an L being in a vertical plane at right angles to the plane of the first U, at the outer end of each of the second mentioned Us; all portions of the clip beingout of frictional contact with any other portion thereof. a

a. A clip for building construction formed from a single piece of wire shaped as a U in a vertical plane, with a U at the ends of each straight side, each located in a single horizontal plane and turning outwardly from the first U, and an L the second mentioned Us, the first mentioned U being so sized that the member to be carriedthere- I positioned'upo'n its support. 1

FREDERICK M. VENZIE.

being in a vertical plane at right angles to the planeof the first 'U'at the outerend of eachof-'

Referenced by
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US3224153 *Apr 16, 1962Dec 21, 1965Capitol Hardware Mfg Co IncPanel supporting structure
US4377060 *Aug 25, 1980Mar 22, 1983Douglas RaglandWall construction
US7797902 *Sep 21, 2007Sep 21, 2010Nichiha CorporationBacking metal fixture and external wall constructing structure using the same
US20080222992 *Sep 21, 2007Sep 18, 2008Nichiha CorporationBacking metal fixture and external wall constructing structure using the same
Classifications
U.S. Classification403/387, 52/506.6, D08/395, 52/350, 403/399, 403/391, 52/357
International ClassificationE04B9/22, E04B9/24
Cooperative ClassificationE04B9/24
European ClassificationE04B9/24