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Publication numberUS2005462 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 18, 1935
Filing dateNov 24, 1930
Priority dateNov 24, 1930
Publication numberUS 2005462 A, US 2005462A, US-A-2005462, US2005462 A, US2005462A
InventorsGibson John H
Original AssigneeWeaver Wall Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Building corner construction and units therefor
US 2005462 A
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J. H. GIBSON 2,005,462

BUILDING CORNER CONSTRUCTION AND UNITS THEREFOR June 18, 1935.

Filed Nov. 24, 1950 m 6 H m y 1Reviews Patented June 18, 1935 i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BUILDING. CORNER CONSTRUCTION AND UNITS THEREFOR John H. Gibson, Cleveland, Ohio, .assigner to The Weaver-Wall Company, Cleveland, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application November 24, 1930, Serial No. 497,652

18 Claims. (Cl. 20-5) This invention relates to wall coverings for Fig. is an end view of the structure shown in building purposes and more particularly to build-J Fig. 4; ing corner construction and corner pieces adapted Fig. 6 is a section taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 5. to be used with siding strips of Weather proof The walls I and 2 shown in Fig. 1 are covered 5 material to form a wall covering having the apwith overlapping strips of siding material. This 5 pearance of a vbrick wall. By cutting material, material is commonly a felt base impregnated such as asphalt impregnated felt covers/.51'. with with asphalt and having bands of granular slate granular slate or the like, into strips of proper and sand or the like, rolled into its outer surface. shape and color, and attaching them to the wall By cutting vertically extending slots in these 10 'of a building it is possible to simulate closely strips and arranging the strips in staggered re- 10 the appearance of a brick wall.` lation, it is possible to construct a wall which In constructing walls of this type however, conclosely duplicates the appearance of a brick wall. siderable difculty has been experienced in mak- In building up a siding strip covered wall of this ing the corners of the building appear exactly as type, it is necessary to complete the illusion of a they would appear in actual brick construction brick wall, to provide corner pieces which are the 15 and, so far as I am aware, no satisfactory solulength of the side of a' brick on one side and the tion of this problem has been reached prior tothe length of the end of the brick on the other side. present inven ion. Corner pieces 3 may be considered as lefthand It is among the objects of my invention therepieces as they have their long sides on the wall fore, to provide a corner piece which may be l while corner pieces 4 may be considered as 2O used in connection with siding strips and whichlright hand pieces, the long sides of pieces 4 bewill give a perfect imitation of a brick corner. ing on the wall 2 (Fig. 1). In building up the Another object of my invention is to provide a corner successive right and left hand pieces are corner piece which is properly formed to cover used, thus securing a perfect brick wall corner Y the corner of a building and form a neat joint representation as illustrated in Fig. l. 25 with the adjacent overlapping siding strips. In manufacturing the corner pieces shown in Another object of my invention is the provision the drawing, I prefer 4first to impregnate the felt of a corner piece which is preformed and-which base with uid asphalt and then apply the outer has sumcient strength to hold its form while becoating of granular material in any desired and '30 ing shipped and while being applied to a buildsuitable manner. This coating may consist of a 30 ing. bottom band 5 of relatively coarse brick re- Another object of my invention is the provision sembling slate, a middle band 6 of relatively fine of a corner piece whichA may be economically mortar resembling sand or the like, and a narrow manufactured and quickly and easily'applied to top band 1 of granular slate. a building. The blank from which a left hand corner piece 35 A further object of my invention is'the provi- 3 is formed, is illustrated by dot and dash lines sion of a corner piece which is adapted to be -in Fig. 2. -This view shows the corner piece made in rights and lefts which, when placed albefore it has been bent into its final angular ternately on the corner of a building give a per- Shape. The slot 8 extends downwardly from the 40 fect representation of a brick wall with mortar edge 9 of the piece and serves to facilitate bend- 40 between the bricks, A ing thereof; This slot also permits the piece to Other objects of my invention will appear from closely engage the corner of the building when the following description of one form thereof, refapplied thereto. As seen from this View the piece erence being had to the accompanying drawing is 'not of a rectangular Shape but has 2f DOIOII in which; cut out at l0 and a corner cut off at Il for pur- 45 Fig. 1 is a perspective View of a building corner DOS`es Which will be described later.

to which my corner pieces are applied, the walls As is best seen in Figs. 3, 5 and 6, a portion of of the building being covered with brick resemthe piece above the band 5 and at the bend in the bling strip siding; material is offset rearwardly of the rest of the Fig. 2 is a detached developed view of one of piece as shown at l2. 'Ihis offset permits the 50 my corner pieces; alternate right andA left hand corner pieces to bef Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3 3 of Fig. 2; applied to the wall in overlapping relation with Fig. 4 is a perspective View generally similar to their top and bottom edges lying in a horizontal Fig. 1 but showing in detail the arrangement of plane. This construction eliminates the necesthe corner pieces and the adjacent siding strips; sity of cutting the top and bottom edges of the 55 long sides of the corner pieces at an angle to the top and bottom edges of the short sides of the corner pieces so that they will lie in a horizontal plane when bent and applied to the wall corner in overlapping relation; The offset I2 is greatest at the bend of the piece and preferably tapers off on both sides of the bend until-it joins the main body of the corner piece.

When the corner pieces are applied to a wall, a substantially straight vertical line I3 is formed at the corner as the offset I2 is of a depth equal to the thickness of the material from which the pieces are made. The vertical position of the bottom of the offset portion I2 is such that when the pieces are laid up in overlapping relation with the bottom edge of one piece placed at the bottom of the oiset of the piece immediately below, a mortar line I4 (Fig. 5) of proper width is exposed on the lower piece.

By cutting olf the corner II and removing Vthe upper right hand part of the generally rectangular outline of the corner piece as outlined in dot and dash lines in Fig. 2, it is possible to nail the pieces to the wall in overlapping relation and have the corner of the building covered by an even double thickness layer of material as shown in Fig. 6. By cutting away the pieces in this manner the offset portion of each piece lies flat against the building Wall when the pieces are applied. p

The cutting off of corner II and shaping'the piece on an angle as shown at I0 prevents objectionable bulging of the superimposed corner piece which might result if there were rectangular corners at these points.

In manufacturing corner pieces of this type, I prefer to form the offset I2 and bend the pieces into their angular shape in a single operation which may be done at the same time as the cutting of the piece to shape. These operations are all preferably done while the asphalt is still soft as this permits the bending to be done without cracking of the material and forms a corner piece which will hold its shape after the asphalt hardens.

Other arrangements of the bands of brick resembling and mortar resembling materials may be made on the sheets without departing from the spirit of my invention, as it mayv in some cases be desired to use the corner pieces of this type with strips of types other than those shown in the accompanying drawing.

It will also be understood that, although I have described particularly a left hand corner piece, the right hand pieces are the same in all respects except that the positions of the'parts are transposed. i

Although I have described the illustrated embodiment of my invention in some detail, itwill be understood by those skilled in the art to which it appertains that modifications and variations thereof may be made Without departing from the spirit of my invention and therefore I do not Wish to be limited other than by the appended claims.

l. A corner piece of asphalt impregnated felt of substantially uniform thickness throughout having a long side and a short side angularly disposed relative to said long side, said long sidev and said short side being joined for a portion of their Width extending upwardly from their lower edges and separated for the remainder of their widths, said separated portions ofI said sides being offset relative to said joined portion.

2. A corner piece comprising a strip of asphalt i impregnated felt or the like of substantially uniform thickness bent into angular form having a long side and a short side and having a slot extending downwardly from the top edge at the bend.

3. A corner piece of the class described and of substantially uniform thickness, having angularly disposed sides, said sides being joined at their bottom edges and spaced at their top edges and having offset portions, said offset portions being offset substantially the thickness of the material of the corner piece.

4,. A corner piece comprising a sheet of material having a brick resembling surface at its lower edge and a strip vof mortar resembling material above said brick resembling surface, said sheet being, formed into angularly disposed portions joined together throughout the width of said brick resembling portion and separated from the top edge down to a point a distance equal at least to the thickness of a mortar line above the top edge of said brick resembling surface.

5. A corner piece comprising a strip of material of substantially uniform thickness throughout bent into angular form and having a portion of said strip extending around the bend offset from the body of the piece substantially thel thickness of the material.

6. A bent corner piece comprising a long side and a short side angularly disposed thereto said sides being connected for substantially the lower half of their width and separated for the remainder of their width and having offset portions adjacent the lbend in said piece, said portions being offset the greatest amount at the bend of the piece and tapering outwardly therefrom.

7. In building construction, a corner comprising right and left hand corner pieces arranged in alternate overlapping relation, each piece being of substantially uniform thickness throughout and having an oset portion extending around thecorner and each of said offset portions being overlapped by the superimposed corner piece.

8. Inbuilding construction, a corner having the appearance of a brick Wall corner comprising a plurality of corner pieces of material of substantially uniform thickness throughout and having brick resembling parts and mortar resembling parts, a portion of said mortar resembling parts extending around the bend of each corner piece and being offset at the corner substantially the thickness of the material of the piece, said corner pieces being arranged in overlapping relation with their bottom edges substantially horizontal and each of said offset portions lying parallel with the building wall and being covered by the superimposed corner piece.

9. A corner piece of asphalt impregnated felt of substantially uniform thickness throughout comprising two angularly disposed sides, one of said sides having a portion resembling the side of a brick and the other of said sides having a portion resembling the end of a brick and each of said sides having a mortar resembling portion adjacent the brick resembling portion, said sides being joined at the vertex of the angle therebetween and having offsets in their mortar resembling portions, said offsets extending to and being of a depth at said vertex equal to the thickness of the material.

10.. A corner piece of asphalt impregnated felt comprising joined angularly disposed sides of substantially uniform thickness throughout and having an offset portion extending outwardly on both said sidesfrom the vertex of the angle therebetween said offset portion being offset substantially the thickness of the material of the corner piece and having its lower edge substantially parallel to the bottom edges of said sides.

1l. A corner piece of substantially uniform thickness having angularly disposed sides and having brick and mortar representations thereon, said sides having offset portions extending downwardly from the top anda slot extending downwardly at the intersecting line of the sides to a point above the lower edge of said offset portions.

12. A corner piece of the class described having a long side and a short side angularly disposed thereto, Said sides having offset portions adjacent the bend in said piece, said portions being offset the greatest amount at the bend of theY piece and tapering outwardly therefrom.

13. A bent corner piece of material having substantially the properties of asphalt impregnated felt and being of uniform thickness throughout and having brick resembling parts and mortar resembling parts, said mortar resembling parts extending around the bend of said corner piece and being offset at the corner substantially the thickness of the material of the piece.

14. A corner piece of substantially uniform thickness having angularly disposed sides and having brick and mortar representations thereon, said sides having offset portions extending downwardly from the top, said portions being offset substantially the thickness of the material of the corner piece.

15. A surface covering for buildings composed of flexible roofing material havin-g outer surfaces lying at dihedral angles to each other, including strips of material which extend around the dlhedral angle, portions of the strip being slit or kerfed, said kerfs being all positioned at the apex of the dihedral angle.

16.. A surface covering for buildings composed of flexible roofing material havin-g outer surfaces lying at dihedral angles to each other including overlapping strips of material certain of which strips extend around the dihedral angle, the strips extending around the angle being slit or kerfed down from the upper edge, said kerfs being all positioned at the apex of the dihedral angle.

17. A surface covering for the outer surfaces of buildings composed of flexible roofing material having outer surfaces lying at dihedralangles vto each other including overlapping strips of said material certain of which strips extend around the dihedral angle, the covered portions of the strips extending around the angle being slit or kerfed, the kerfs in said elements being 'offset from the middle, `said kerfs being all positioned at the apex of the dihedral angle, whereby each element presents a greater exposure on one side of the apex of the dihedral angle than on the other.

18. A covering unit formed of flexible material and adapted to be bent around either an inside or an outside corner, said unit being rectangular in shape and having a slot extending from an edge inwardly whereby the upper portion of said unit will be foreshortened in being bent around the corner.

JOHN H. GIBSON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/276, 52/555
International ClassificationE04F13/14
Cooperative ClassificationE04F13/147
European ClassificationE04F13/14J