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Publication numberUS2073278 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 9, 1937
Filing dateJan 7, 1936
Priority dateJan 7, 1936
Publication numberUS 2073278 A, US 2073278A, US-A-2073278, US2073278 A, US2073278A
InventorsHohl Russell L
Original AssigneeHohl Russell L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mounting device
US 2073278 A
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March 9, 1937. R L, HOHL- 2,973,278

MOUNTING DEVICE Filed Jan. 7, 1956 l .M FIG-2 fa Fla-4 40 INVENTOR y RUSSELL L. HoHL Patented Mu. 9, 1937 2,073,278

UNITED. STATES Pn'rsNT OFFICE 2,073,278 .MOUNTING DEVICE Russell L. Hohl, New York, N. Y. Application January 7, 1936, Serial No. 57,942

'I'his invention relates to complementary parts are thicker at their base Darts than at their cooperative for mounting one upon the other, free extremities, as illustrated. The and the invention is particularly adapted for empart also includes a pair of clamp members III ployment in building structures and the like as laterally extending from and joining the base for mounting sheathing panel units upon the portions of the tongue member. 5 substructureof a wall or ceiling. 'I'he spacing between the parallel faces I Il of This application is a continuationv in part, of the nnishing part 'is substantially that of the my co-pending application, Serial No. '711.176, faces I ofthe backing part so that the tongue filed February 14, 1934. member of the finishing part may be forced 1o An object of the invention is to provide a novel between the side faces I of the channel members 1o cooperative relation between the complementary of the backing part and will therebe frictionally parts wherebyone may be mountedupon the other retained as indicated Fig. 3.` The thus cooperawithout the aid of tools and with infinite adjusttive faces of one of the parts, as of the nishing ability as for exact accommodation to varying part, are smooth, while the corresponding faces.

thickness of the secured panel units. To this of the other part, as the faces I of the backing 15 end the invention embraces material of particupart, have deformations, preferably longitudilar characteristics employed in members arnally extending, so that in the assembly of the ranged to provide inter-engaging faces-particuparts, bearing between cooperative pairs of faces larly disposed, all as will appear. is distributed over substantial areas in parallel Further objects of the invention are to provide planes but is not continuous.

20 economical productionl of the parts, convenient According to this invention the material of application of them to the job, and pleasing apthe interengaging members of at leastione of the pearance in the finished product. parts and preferably. both of them, and the rela- Still further objectsy are to provide improved tive disposition of the faces-that is their spacsealing means for the panel units. ing-are such that when the nishing member is 25 Further objects yand advantages will be apforced into its described assembly with the backparent from the following description taken in ing member there will be galling action between connection with the accompanying drawing, in the cooperative pairs oi' faces. To this end the which Figs. 1 and 2 are perspective views showmaterial of the cooperative memberof at least ing complementary backing and finishing parts one of the parts and preferably of both, is sum- 30 respectively, embodying and typifying the invenciently ductile to permit such galling enect subtion; Fig. 3 is a typical transverse section illus- -stantially without distortion of portions of the trating a complete assembly employing parts partother than at lts frictionally engaged cosuch as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2; Fig. 4 is a operative faces. Also, the material, propor- ,15 view similar to Fig. 3 but illustrating a modincations and arrangement of the parts isysuch that 35 tion of the invention as to mounting of the parts, there may be some resilient lateral yielding of the interengaging members during the assembly.

With reference now tothe complementary I have found non-ferrous metals and particbacking and nishing parts, as illustrated in Figs. ularly aluminum to be admirably suited for the `.10 1 and 2 of the drawing each is of uniform transpurpose, especially where both parts are of alu- 4o verse section throughout its length as indicated. minum. 'I'his metal has the proper ductility and 'I'he backing part has at its central portion resilience and also has such frictional properties channel-forming members providing parallel inthat the parts 'are very firmly secured together wardly-opposed side faces I, and inter-connected by their mere assembly in lthe described manby a web portion 2 which together with feet 3 ner. The cylindrical characteristics of the def- 45 forms the base portion of the part. The backing ormation indicated upon the faces I permit a part also includes a pair of laterally extending certain owing of the metal from the outer parts clamp members 4 spaced somewhat from its base of the projections toward the' spaces therebeportion, as indicated. tween, producing rm contact with great holding 30 The finishing part, shown in Fig. 2, includes a power. Since the contact is in parallel planes the 50 central tongue member having parallel outwardassembly will be secure in any of innumerable 1y opposed faces I0 which may be split by the relative positions of the parts, so that any d@ deep groove indicated so that the faces IIl are sired spacing within4 reason between the .clamp in a sense those of separate tongue members. members 4, 4I! may be satisfactorily accom- Preferably, the two halves of the tongue member modated. v

The clamp members are adapted to receive the adjacent extremities of an adjacent pair of panel units 5, disposed generally in longitudinal planes to which the planes of the faces I and I0 are perpendicular, as illustrated Fig. 3.

Preferably, recesses are provided in the inner faces of the clamp members to receive and retain plastic sealing means, inwardly extending projections 4 and In' at the extremities of the clamp members being effective to provide the described cavities. Additional projections l" may be providedon the backing part clamplmembers to support the extremities of the panel units I against the plastic-sealing means 6 as the assembly is had, so that in the assembly the sealing means may be applied to the finishing part before the latter is applied to the backing part.

In practice the backing part is mounted upon the substructure of a wall or the like, conventionally indicated at 1, as by screws 0 located in holes drilled through the base portion ofthe backing part on the job. 'I'he panel umts 5 are next applied to the backing part, and the finishing part with its sealing means then applied to both backing part and panel units, the finishing part being pushed home until the panel units are clamped between the complementary parts.

The parts being of relatively soft material, they may easily cut to proper lengths on the job, as with a hacksaw. For economy, in some installations separate short lengths or sections of the backing part may be employed to mount a continuous single length of the finishing part by which the interruptions of the backing part are concealed.

With reference now to the modification of Fig. 4, the backing part is mounted upon a runner 10 instead of a flat structure such as indicated in Fig. 3. Such runner 10 and its purpose is fully set forth in my said copending application. It is sufncient here to state that the runner is generally of channel form `with re-entrant sides between which the base portion of the backing part extends, is positioned, and receives support, the backing part being assembled to the rimner by endwise sliding.

In the backing part here shown the clamp members are provided with longitudinally extending cavities having re-entrant sides terminating in rather sharp edges, the cavities receiving and the edges retaining yieldable sealing means 6l! such as hemp, felt or rubber beading. The beading extends beyond its cavities to have yieldable waterproof bearing upon the panel units which are mounted by application of the finishing part as before but without plastic sealing means.

It will be observed that the panel units 5B, Fig. 4, are much thinner than the panel units 5, Fig. 3, yet the finishing part is unchanged, as is the backing part with the exception of its sealing means. The channel member portions of the parts are identical as before, and obviously, either backing part is capable of mounting in either illustrated manner.

While the embodiments specifically illustrated and described have their clamp members extending at right angles to the interengaging faces of their tongue and channel members, for mounting of panel units disposed in a common general plane, it will be apparent that the clamp members could laterally extend at 45 degree angles to said faces, either rearwardly or forwardly, for mounting of panel units disposed in planes at right angles to each other, as at 6X ternal or internal corners between'wall panels. Similarly, accommodation for any angular relationship between adjacent panel units could be provided, the interengaging faces of the tongue and channel members being preferably disposed in planes generally angularly bisecting those of the adjacent panel units to be mounted. Or, the clamp members on one side of the parts could be omitted entirely, as for finish at a door way or the like. Likewise it will be apparent that the conformation of` the bose portion of the booking ,part may be otherwise than as specifically illustrated, to adapt the base part for mounting otherwise than in the typical manner shown.

Also, while as here shown the tongue member is upon the finishing part and the cooperative channel cavity in the backing part, this relationship could be reversed without altering the cooperative mounting eifectiveness between the parts.

Production of' the described complementary parts, both being preferably of relatively soft non-ferrous metal, is nicely had by extrusion. Aluminum, the metal which I found best suited for the purpose, lends itself admirably to production by extrusion. Such a production method permits any desired sectionalcontour with the uniformity and accuracy of dimension necessary for the spacing between the subsequently contacting faces, and also produces a flnish of pleasing luster for the parts.

what I o1o1m is:

1. In an article of the character described, complementary backing and finishing parts cooperative -for mounting one upon the other, and having for the purpose longitudinally extending tongue and channel members with side faces proportioned and arranged to have frictional interengagement in parallel planes, at least one of said members being of suillciently soft material such as aluminum and at least one of each interengaging pair of said faces having such deformations that said interengagement will be accompanied by galling of at least one of the faces of each pair in assembly of the parts.

2. In an article of the character described, complementary backing and finishing parts cooperativeI for mounting one upon the other, and having for the purpose longitudinally extending tongue and channel members with side faces proportioned and arranged to have frictional interengagement, at least one of said members being of relatively soft material such as aluminum so that said interengagement will be accompanied by galling of at least one of said faces in assembly of the parts, said tongue member being split to provide slight resilience for said interengagement, and said split dividing said tongue member into halves and being so proportioned that said halves diminish in thickness toward their free extremities.

3. In an article of the character described, complementary backing and finishing parts cooperative for mounting one upon the other, and having for the purpose longitudinally extending tongue and channel members with side faces proportioned and arranged to have frictional interengagement distributed over substantial areas i-n parallel planes, at least one of said members being of relatively soft material such as aluminum whereby said interengagement will be accompanied by galling of its said faces in assembly of the parts.

4. In an article of the character described, complementary backing and finishing parts cooperative for mounting one upon the other, and

having for the purpose longitudinally extending tongue and channel members with side faces proportioned and arranged to have frictional interengagement distributed over substantial areas in parallel planes, said members being of relatively soft material such as aluminum whereby said interengagement will be accompanied by galling of said faces in assembly of the parts.

5. In an article of the character described, complementary backing and finishing parts cooperative for mounting one upon the other, and having for the purpose longitudinally extending tongue and channel members with side faces pro- 15 portioned and arranged to have frictional interengagement in parallel planes, one face of each interengageable pair being flat and the other having longitudinally extending deformations,

said members being of material of such character 20 that said interengagement will be accompanied by galling at said faces in assembly of the parts.

6. A structure having a pair of extrusions secured in assembled relation, one of which is extruded to form a longitudinally extending groove 25 and the other to form a longitudinally extending tongue adapted to be pressed into said groove by relative lateral movement of said extrusions and to be held therein with the pairs of opposed sides of said tongue and groove in frictional contact,

0 one side of at least one pair of said opposed sides being `extruded to form a longitudinally extending bead of narrow width and the other side of said pair having a cooperating surface portion which when said tongue is pressed into said groove 3D slides relatively over said bead laterally thereof and in contact therewith, one at least of said extrusions being of relatively soft material such as aluminum whereby pressing of said tongue into said groove will be accompanied by galling 40 of at least one of the contacting surfaces consti,-

tuted by said bead and said cooperating surface POrtion.

7. A structure having a pair of extrusions secured in assembled relation, one of which is extruded to form a longitudinally extending groove and the other to form a longitudinally extending tongue adapted to be pressed into said groove by relative lateral movement of said extrusions with opposed surfaces of said groove and tongue in frictional contacting relation. the opposite walls of said groove being extruded to form a plurality of relatively narrow longitudinally extending beads cooperating with the adjacent surfaces of said tongue and adapted when said tongue is pressed into said groove to slide laterally over said surfaces in contact therewith, said extrusions being of relatively soft metal such as aluminum whereby pressing of said tongue into said groove will beaccompanied by galling of the contacting surfaces ofsaid tongue and beads.

8. In a structure of the character described, complementary extruded parts cooperative for mounting one upon the other, and having for the vpurpose longitudinally extending tongue and channel members with side faces proportioned and arranged to have frictional interengagement in parallel planes, at least one of said members being of sufiiciently soft material such as aluminum and at least one of each interengaging pair of said faces as extruded having such deformations that said interengagement will be accompanied by galling of at least one of the faces of each pair in assembly of the parts.

9. In a structure of the character described. complementary extruded parts cooperative for mounting one upon the other, and having for the purpose longitudinally extending tongue and channel members with side faces proportioned and arranged to have frictional interengagement distributed over substantial areas in parallel planes, at least one of said members being ot relatively soft material such as aluminum whereby said interengagement will be accompanied by galling of its said faces in assembly of the parts.

RUSSELL L. HOHL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/461, 16/16, 52/395
International ClassificationE04F19/02, E04F19/06
Cooperative ClassificationE04F19/06, E04F19/065
European ClassificationE04F19/06T, E04F19/06