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Publication numberUS1985150 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 18, 1934
Filing dateDec 27, 1932
Priority dateDec 27, 1932
Publication numberUS 1985150 A, US 1985150A, US-A-1985150, US1985150 A, US1985150A
InventorsCornelius Collins
Original AssigneeCornelius Collins
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Metallic studding and plate
US 1985150 A
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Dec. 18, 1934. c.= COLLINS METALLIC STUDDING AND PLATE Filed Dec. 27, 1952 INVENT OR. Qwavsuus G L LIA/5 Patented Dec. 18, 1934;

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1,985,150 METALLIC s'runnmo. AND PLATE Cornelius Collins, San Francisco, Calif.

Application December 27, 1932, Serial No. 648,867

13 Claims. (Cl. 72-118) This invention relates to a frame construction edge 11. The portions of ,the flange 8 between for walls, floors, suspended ceilings or the like, and the parallel ends of the slot 9 form retaining has for its object to simplify and improve the flanges 10. I I manufacture, assembly and durability of the same. A transverse channel 13 of substantially U- 6 A more specific object of this invention is the shaped cross section is inserted into-the slot 9 provision of a novel form of connection and seand is held thereby at right angles to the element curing of the channels, or other supporting means 6. Inasmuch as the slot 9 is I shaped, either to which the plaster receiving medium is secured side of the slot 9 conforms to the channel 13, so onto the studs or joists of the frame. that the said channel 13 may be held therein Other objects and advantages are to provide a facing toward either one of the ends 0 the ele- 10 metallic studding that will be superior in point ment 6, whereby the structure is ren ered inof simplicity, inexpensiveness of construction, vertible. The outer side of the channel 13 is positiveness of operation, and facility and conheld in the recess 12 flush with the edge 11. venience in use and general efficiency. The wing flange 8 may be continuous through- In this specification and the annexed drawing, out the length of the element 6. In the event 15 the invention is illustrated in the form considered the frame structure is used for a suspended ceilto be the best, but it is to be understood that the ing as shown in Fig. 1, the wing flange 8 is out invention is not limited to such form, because it away at regular intervals as at 14, so as to allow may be embodied in other forms; and it is also the tying of a suspensionwire 15 around the to be understood that in and by the claims followchannel proper of the element 6, which wire 15 2o ing the description, it is desired to cover the is fixedly suspended from the floor or ceiling inventioninwhatsoever form it may be embodied. structure 16. In this manner an entire frame This invention is clearly illustrated in the acis readily assembled, and suspe as ow companying s g wherein without the use of any clamps or other connect- 26 Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a fragment of a ing instrumentalities outside of the structural ceiling illustrating the connection f the ceiling elements Send the transverse channels 13. The Suspension frameplaster receiving medium is readily tied onto the Fig. 2 is a fragmental view of a ceiling suspentransverse channels 13. sion frame structure constructed in accordance When the frame is used in a wall, and it is dewith y invention. sired to use the same frame for a double wall, I 30 Fig. 3 is a fragmental cross sectional view of a provide a stud 17 of channel cross section, from Wall frame Structure each leg 18 of which extends outwardly a wing Fig. 4 is a fragmental view of a metallic studflange 19. Each wing flange 19 has I shaped reding W h transverse a s ereon. taining slots 21 formed therein, in which are sup- 5 iS Sectional V w O the ceiling susp ported transverse channels 22 of the structure 85 sion frame structure, the section being taken on heretofore set forth. It is to be noted that the the line 55 of Fig. 2. slots 9 as well as the slots 21 are equally spaced 6 S a a mental detail view of one of the from each other on all of the respective structural Structural Elements Of the frame, Showing the elements so as to be in alignment when the frame slotted wing fla ge thereof. is assembled,'to support the respective transverse 40 Fi '7 is a perspe iv v w f a f m nt of th channels. The slots 21 conform to the cross secfram h win one fsaid elem n s as a b tional shape of the transverse channels 22 both P and when the said channels 22 are assembled to face 8 is a fragmented Perspective View Of a with their legs upwardly or downwardly, hence modifi d as a a m nt f r t f ame strueit does not require particular care to set up the 45 studs with right end up, because the channels 22 In y ng out my inve o I make 1156 Of a can be assembled in any vertical position of the supporting element 6 havin a hann l cross s studs. The plaster receiving medium can be tion, from the leg 7 of which extends outwardly readily ti d t th opposite channels 22,

a wing fl n 8, on the free edge of the leg 7. In As shown in Fig. '7, the same wing flanged plate 50 the wing flange 8 is cut a substantially I shaped is also utilized as a base plate 23, in the wing transverse slot 9 extending from the edge 11 of flanges 24 of which are formed I slots 26, in which the flange 8 to the leg 7 of the element 6. The fit channel studs 27 in the aforementioned manouter longitudinal branch 12 of the slot 9 is ner. If so desired, the outside legs of the chanformed in the shape of a cut away recess in the nels 13, 22 or 27 are provided with prongs 28 55 whereby the plaster receiving medium may be held in place without tying the same. It is preferable however, to utilize the spaced transverse members, or the spaced studs to tie the plaster receiving medium, such as plaster lath, or plaster board, on the frame.

In all of the forms the two sets of structural elements are held together in fixed angular relation by the use of slots in one or more wing flanges of each iupporting element of one set, which slots conform to the cross section of the elements of the other set. The slots are also adapted to receive the elements of the second set in either one of two opposed positions. There are no other means of connection required to hold the frame together.

In the form shown in Fig. 8, the studding is formed of a wide channel 29, the end of which is cut away and .flanged to fit over a winged base channel 31 or vice versa, to be held in place thereby.

It will be recognized that a simple frame structure is provided, the structural elements of which are held together, without the use of expensive and bulky clamps and the like structures; the connection and setting up of structural elements, constructed in accordance with my invention, does not require any particular skill, or adjustment, or mechanical attachment; it facilitates the securing of the plaster receiving medium on the frame, therefore it readily lends itself to efiicient and economical application in building structures.

It is to be also noted that in order to facilitate assembly of the frame structure, one, or both of the retaining flanges 10 can be bent outwardly as shown in Fig. 5, whereupon the channels 13 may beinserted bodily into the aligning slots. Then by bending the flanges 10 back to the original position thereof, the same engage the channels 13 and securely hold the same in place. The same operation is performed in connection with all the various types of frame structures, in which the manner of connection herein described is utilized.

Having thus described this invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In combination a flanged structural element, and a channel member disposed at an angle to the said element; a flange of said element having a transverse slot'therein to conform to the cross section of the channel to hold the said elements in angular relation, an end of said slot extending to the edge of the flange, and a recess formed in said edge to accommodate the outer leg of the channel, the recess being of such depth as to hold the said outer leg of the channel flush with the edge of the flange.

2. In combination a flanged structural element, and a channel member disposed at an angle to the said element; a flange of said element having a transverse slot therein to conform to the cross section of the channel to hold said elements in angular relation, said slot being I shaped to conform to the channel cross section in opposite directions, the outer end of the slot being formed by a recess in the edge of the flange; and being of such depth as to hold the outer leg of the channel flush with the edge of the flange.

3. In combination a structural element of channel cross section, a wing flange extending outwardly from the longitudinal edge of one of the legs of said channel element; and a channel member disposed at an angle to said wing flange, said wing flange having a transverse slot therein conforming to the cross section of the channel member to hold the same in said angular position, an end of said slot extending to the edge of the flange and a recess formed in said edge to accom' modate the outer leg of the channel member.

4. In combination a structural element of channel cross section, a wing flange extending outwardly from the longitudinal edge of one of the legsof said channel element, and a channel member disposed at an angle to said wing flange, said wing flange having a transverse slot therein conforming to the cross section of the channel member to hold the same in said angular position, said slot being I shaped to flt the channel member when facing in either one of two opposite directions.

5. In combination a' structural element of channel cross section, a wing flange extending outwardly from the longitudinal edge of one of the legs of said channel element; and a channel member disposed at an angle to said wing flange: said wing flange having a transverse slot therein conforming to the cross section of the channel member to hold the same in said angular position, the said wing flange being cut away at spaced points of its length to allow the tying of a fastening element around the said channel element thereat.

6. In combination a channel element, a wing flange extending outwardly from the longitudinal edge of each leg of the channel, each wing flange having a transverse slot therein, to accommodate and hold a transverse channel therein on each side of said element in angular relation to said element, eachof said slots being I shaped to hold said transverse channels in either one of two opposed positions.

'7. In combination a channel element, a wing flange extending outwardly from the longitudinal edge of each leg of the channel, each wing flange having a transverse slot therein, to accommodate and hold a transverse channel therein on each side of said element in angular relation to said element, each of said slots being I shaped to hold said transverse channels in either one of two opposed positions, the said wing flange being cut away at spaced points of its length to allow the tying of a fastening element around the said channel element thereat.

8. In combination a channel element, a wing flange extending outwardly from the longitudinal edge of each leg of the channel, each wing flange having a transverse slot therein, to accommodate and hold a transverse channel therein on each side of said element in angular relation to said element, each of said slots being I shaped to hold said transverse channels in either one of two opposed positions, the outer end of the slot being formed by a recess in the edge of.

the flange.

9. In metallic studding a plate of U shaped cross section, an outwardly extending longitudinal wing flange on the free edge of each leg of said plate; a transverse slot extending in each wing flange extending from the free edges of the respective wings inwardly, and a -member held in each slot at an angle to the plate, said slots conforming to the cross sectional shape of said members.

10. In metallic studding a plate of U shaped cross section, an outwardly extending longitudinal wing flange on the free edge of each leg of said plate; a transverse slot extending in each wing flange extending from the free edges of the respective wings inwardly; and a member held in each slot at an angle to the plate, said slots conforming to the cross sectional shape of said members, the said slots being adapted to receive and hold the said members in either one of two positions facing in opposite directions.

11. In metallic studding, a plate oi. U shaped cross section, an outwardly extending longitudinal wing flange on the free edge of each leg of said plate; a transverse slot extending in each wing flange extending from the tree edges of the respective wings inwardly, and a member held in each slot at an angle to the plate, said slots conforming to the cross sectional shape of said members, each of the said members being I of substantially U shaped cross section..

elements in angular relation; and retaining flanges formed on opposed edges or said slot, said retaining flanges being adapted to be bent out of the plane of the flange of the said element to allow the insertion oi the channel member into the slot. a

13. In combination a structural element having a wing flange extending outwardly from the longitudinal edge of the leg of said element and parallel to the base thereof an angular structural bar disposed at an angle to said wing flange, said -wing flange having a-transverse slot therein conforming to the cross section of the angular structural bar to hold the same in said angular position; and a bendable finger formed by 'the CORNELIUS come.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification403/375, 52/696, 52/348, 403/346, 52/506.6
International ClassificationE04B2/58, E04B9/06, E04B9/12, E04B9/18, E04B2/62
Cooperative ClassificationE04B9/18, E04B2/62, E04B9/125
European ClassificationE04B9/12B1, E04B9/18, E04B2/62