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Aug. 25, 193e. P. D. PECK ET AL 2,052,033
METALLIC BASEBOARD CONSTRUCTI N Aug. 25, 1936. P. D. PECK ET Al.
METALLIC BASEBOARD CONSTRUCTION Filed May l5, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Aug. 25, 1936 y UNITED STATES METALLIC BASEBOARD CONSTRUCTION Percy D. Peck and Albert L. Lloyd, Joliet, Ill., assignors to Knapp 'Brothers Manufacturing Company, Joliet, Ill., a corporation oi Illinois Application May 13, 1935, Serial No. 21,087
This invention relates to a metallic baseboard construction and concerns itself with novel means for reinforcing the same and for securing or anchoring lath posts thereto.
It is among the objects of this invention to provide such aconstruction that can be readily stamped or formed from sheet metal in an economical manner, in which the bracing members 'can be easily and readily aixed and in which the lath posts can be attached or anchored in a simple but nevertheless novel manner that saves considerable time and labor.
With these and other objects in view, the invention comprises the novel structure and combination of parts hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out and deiined in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings which illustrate a preferred form of this invention and in which similar reference numerals refer to similar features in thev diierent views:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a metallic baseboard construction .involving this invention.`
Figure 2 is a sectional view through a wall illustrating the application' of said baseboard construction with a slight modiiication.
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 illustrating a modified form of the invention and its application.
Figure 4 is a sectional view through a wall illustrating a further modification of the in-A vention.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of a metallic baseboard construction involving a further modiiication of the invention.
Figure 6 is a sectional view through a wall illustrating the application of the invention shown in Figure 5. In the preferred form of the invention as shown in Figures 1 and 2, it will be noted that the baseboard construction comprises a sheet metal channel-like member i, the sides or flanges of which have downwardly and inwardly directed lips 2 at their upper edges. Of course, it will be obvious that these lips may be directed at various angles, as desired.
The sides of the channel member may be braced in various ways, but the preferable manner consists in the formation of transverse bracing strips 3 having upwardly directed terminal flanges 4 which extend under the lips 2 and which are secured to the side of the channellike member. In the present instance, the flanges 4 are shown as welded to the sides of the channel-like membeibut it is apparent that they' may be secured in any other desirable manner.
From the bottom of the channel-like member, there is cut out and struck upwardly a tongue 5 which leaves a slot 5a in the bottom thereof 5 through which cement and the like will extend when the structure is in use. The tongue '5 serves as a support for sustaining and anchoring a lath post 6 which is shown as attached thereto by a wire binding l or the like. It is 10 conceivable that the latch which is also in the form of a sheet metal channel may be attached to the tongue 5 in various ways, another way being illustrated in Figure 5, to which reference will later be made. It will, of course, be understood that provision may be made for any desired number of posts ii, depending upon the length of the baseboard construction.
In Figure 2, there is shown the application of a metallic baseboard construction la substantially similar to the structure shown in Figure 1', with the exception that the braces t are secured in position by iiattening the lips 2 thereagainst. Spikes or nails t may be used to attach the baseboard construction to its ioundation between the oor boards 9.
In Figure 3, there is illustrated-the application of a metallic baseboard lb that diers from the construction shown in Figure 1 in certain respects as will be pointed out. In this modified form, the transverse braces 3 are inverted and welded to the sides of the channel a short distance below the lips 2, and the side walls are inwardly offset at their lower ends as indicated at it. In Figure 3, the baseboard construction is anchored in place by means of metallic strips l i nailed to the base and having upwardly struck ears l2 that engage over the marginal walls of the slots 5a in the web of the channel-like member. Only one of such strips il is illustrated. It will, however, be understood that one may be used in connection with each slot 5a., In connection with the structure shown in Figure 3, it will be noted that the ends or edges of the iioor boards i3 may be concealed in the offsets l0. The modified construction lc shown in Figure 4 differs from that shown in Figure 3 in the form of the lower portion thereof. In Figure 4, the metallic baseboard has an extended base portion it that merges with the upper portion by means of curved portions l5. It will, however, be understood that the upright lath posts 6 are secured in these modified forms in the same manner as illustrated in Figure 1. In Figure 4, the ends of the extended base are made of substantially the same height as the adjacent floor boards I6.
In Figures 5 and 6, there is illustrated a metallic baseboard construction ld involving a modiiied manner of attaching the lath posts and the transverse braces. In this form of the invention, the lips 2 on the side anges are provided with slots I1, and the transverse braces 3a are provided with downwardly turned forked ends i8 which engage in the slots I1. These forked ends may be formed by cutting out the middle portion of the flanges 4, as shown in Figure 1.
In this modified form, the tongues 5b that are struck from the base to support the lath posts 6a may be shorter but wider than the tongues 5. The members 6a which are also in the form of channels have their side anges bent inwardly toward each other and flattened against the tongues 5b, as indicated at I9. In this form of the invention, the tongues 5b are positioned against the inside of the webs of the members 6a. A further feature of this invention as shown in Figures 5 and 6, resides in forming apertures in the transverse braces 3a and positioning the same to allow the posts 6a to pass through such apertures, as clearly shown in Figure 5.
It will be appreciated that in applying the channels, a grouting of cement may be placed in the bottoms of the channels to fill the slots 5a. 'This cement will flow into any holes or crevices in the I foundation and tend to produce a rm support for the channels.
It will be manifest from the foregoing that a novel metallic baseboard construction has been provided for dwellings or the like that can be cheaply manufactured, readily assembled, and installed with little effort and time.
We are aware that many changes may be made and numerous details of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles of this invention and we, therefore, do not purpose limiting the patent granted hereon otherwise than is necessitated by the prior art.
We claim as our invention:
1. In a metallic baseboard construction, a sheet Vfagolsaosa metal channel-shaped member having a bottom portion and side portions, a tongue struck from one of said portions, a metallic lath post having parts crimped about said tongue, and a transverse bracing member attached to said side portions and having an aperture through which said lath post passes.
2. In a metallic baseboard construction, a sheet metal channel member having a bottom and side flanges, a tongue struck from said bottom, a metallic lath post having parts crimped around said tongue, and a transverse brace attached to said side flanges and having an aperture through which said lath post extends.
3. In a metallic baseboard construction, a sheet metal channel member having side flanges with downwardly and inwardly turned lips, said lips having slots and a transverse brace member having end portions engaging in said slots for transversely bracing said side anges.
4. In a metallic baseboard construction, a sheet metal channel having side flanges with downwardly and inwardly directed lips, and a transverse brace extending between said lips, said brace and lips having intertting parts whereby said brace may be readily applied.
5. In a metallic baseboard construction, a sheet metal channel member having a bottom and upwardly extending side flanges, said flanges having inwardly and downwardly directed lips at their upper edges, transverse braces extending between said side anges, a'tongue struck from the bottom of said member, and a channel post having a web positioned against said tongue and secured thereto.
6. In a metal baseboard construction, a sheet metal channel member having a bottom and upwardly extending side anges having inwardly and downwardly directed lips at their upper margins, said bottom having an upwardly struck tongue, a channel post having a web positioned against vsaid tongue, means for securing said post to said tongue, and means for transversely bracing said flanges.
PERCY D. PECK. ALBERT L. LLOYD.