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Publication numberUS2089941 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 17, 1937
Filing dateApr 15, 1936
Priority dateApr 15, 1936
Publication numberUS 2089941 A, US 2089941A, US-A-2089941, US2089941 A, US2089941A
InventorsBurson Harry H
Original AssigneeBurson Harry H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Attaching means for wall boards
US 2089941 A
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Aug. 17, 1937. 11;, HBURsoN 2,089,941

ATTACHING MEANS FOR WALLBOARDS Filed April 15, 1936 gum/Z;

Patented Aug. 17, 1937 3 UNET AYES

Patti? i i- HE 13 Claims.

This invention relates to the means for mounting and securing wall boards or panels to studdings in the construction of walls. The invention is of particular use in the building of rela- 5 tively light partition walls in offices, apartments, or the like, although the construction shown and described is adapted for use in the construction of outside walls or ceilings, or in fact in any circumstances in which it is desired to mount 10 wall boards or similar sheathings upon studdings or the like.

The invention is one which permits the employment of relatively light metallic studdings to which are secured blocks of plastic material 15 which permit the wall board or other sheathing to be attached by the use of an adhesive or by nails, screws, or other similar attaching means.

The invention also relates to the use of a suitable adhesive which also combines the properties go of a cushion so that the blocks which are secured to the studdings will be protected from the effects of vibrations or other influences which might tend to wear or loosen the blocks.

Further objects and details will appear from 525 a description of the invention in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which Q Figure l is a perspective of a wall partially broken away to reveal the studdings and attaching blocks;

30 Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view of thesame;

and

Figs. 3, 4 and 5 are views showing modifications in the form of attaching blocks.

The wall, as shown, comprises sections In, H]

35 of wall board or other suitable sheathing material which stand in spaced relation to the studdings II which are preferably spaced about 16" apart, although. obviously the spacing of the studdings will be determined by the character of 40 the wall which it is desired to construct.

The studdings have mounted thereon attaching blocks l2 which also serve as spacers for the sections of wall sheathing. The blocks are preferably formed of a plastic composition of 45 such nature as to permit the attachment by nails without splitting or disintegration. Each of the blocks in the form shown in Figs. 1 and 2 is of rectangular formation providing flat side faces l3 to which the sections of wall board or sheathing l0 are attached either by a gummy adhesive [4 which also serves as a cushion, or by the use of nails I5, as indicated at the left in Fig. 2. The blocks also afford edges faces l6 and H, the former of which is provided with a recess l8 which 55 receives the metal studding l9 of channel formation. The recess is closed by the provision of a plug 20 which is of suificient depth to enter the channel afforded by the studding, and as shown in Fig. 2 a gummy adhesive filler 2| is provided around the walls and base of the recess, thus serving to surround and embed the studding and also act as an adhesive or sealing agent for firmly holding the plug in position.

As shown, the adhesive cushion separates the studding from immediate contact with the re- 10 cessed block so that the latter will not be subjected to friction or the effects of vibration which otherwise might tend in time to enlarge the aperture and impair the close fit of the blocks upon the studdings. In addition to the studdings the wall structure may employ stringers 22 on one or both sides of the studdings to additionally reinforce the same and provide continuous bearing surfaces for the wall sheathing to prevent inward bending of the same between the studdings.

In lieu of the construction heretofore described, the attaching blocks may be of the form shown in Fig. 3 in which the block comprises a female section 23 having a recess 24 in conjunction with a male section 25 having a protruding section 26, the two sections interfitting together in position to embrace the studding and hold the same securely within the recess 24. The two sections may be adhered together by the use of an adhesive in the manner previously described.

In Fig. 4 the sections 21 and 28 are of substantially L-shaped formation, the section 21 having a leg 29 which overlaps a leg 30 on the section 28, which latter leg is provided with an inwardly protruding tongue 3! which enters the channel in the studding so that the two sections in conjunction completely surround and embed the studding, the sections being adhered together in the manner previously mentioned.

Fig. 5 shows a similar formation consisting of sections 32 and 33, the former of which is of substantially L-shaped configuration having on its inner face a tongue 34 which enters the channel in the studding while the section 33 is provided with an offset recess 35 which complements the tongue 34 in providing the means for embedding the studding. Obviously the forms shown in Figs. 3, 4 and 5 may employ the cush- 5Q ioning adhesive around the studding in the manner illustrated in Fig. 2.

The wall constructed as above described may be finished by plaster surface, if desired, or left plain without additional finish, or, if desired,

. battens 36 may be employed to overlie the joints.

The wall surface thus afforded may also serve as a support for lath of wood or metal, or any other finish which it may be desired to apply. The cushioning adhesive isof a gummy character which remains relatively soft at all times, so that its cushioning properties are preserved. as well as the adhesive property, with the result that walls constructed in the manner described will airord a firm, rigid and permanent union with the studdings, and will better tend to deaden sound and to relieve the walls from vibration which otherwise might be transmitted to the studdings and to the wall surfaces. Also such an adhesive will permit of slight movement of the boards relative to the attaching blocks, in case of settlement of the building structure, so that the board surfaces will remain intact and unaflected in such contingency. This results from the nature of the adhesive used and also from the spot mounting for the boards afforded by the several blocks which may, if desired, be spaced from each other at widely separated points.

I claim:

1. In a wall construction,- in combination with a studding or the like an attaching block recessed to receive the studding, and having a sec tion cooperating with the recessed portion to embed the studding Within the block.

2. In a wall construction, in combination with a studding or the like, an attaching block recessed to receive the studding and having a section cooperating with the recessed portion to embed the studding within the block, and an adhesive for securing said section to the remainder of the block.

3. In a wall construction the combination of a metallic studding or the like of channel formation, an attaching block having a portion recessed to receive the studding, and a cooperating portion combining with the first mentioned portion and interfitting with the channel in the studding to embed the same within the block.

4. In a wall construction the combination of a metallic studding or the like of channel formation, an attaching block having a portion recessed to receive the studding, a cooperating portion combining with the first mentioned portion and interfitting into the channel in the studding to: embed the same within the block, and a filler of cushioning material surrounding the studding and separating the same from the block.

5. In a wall construction the combination of a metallic studding or the like of channel formation, an attaching block having a portion recessed to receive the studding, a cooperating portion combining with the first mentioned portion and interfitting into the channel in the studding to embed the same within the block, and a filler of cushioning material surrounding the studding and separating the same from the block and serving as an adherent to unite the sections of the block to one another.

6. In a wall construction, in combination with a studding or the like, an attaching block of plastic material recessed to fit upon the studding, and a plug-like member entering said recess and cooperating therewith t embed the studding within the block.

7. In a wall construction, in combination with a studding or the like, an attaching block of plastic material recessed to fit upon the studding, a plug-like member entering said recess and cooperating therewith to embed the studding within the block, and an adhesive gum surrounding the studding and serving to cushion the same and to unite the plug-like member With the remainder of the block.

8. In a wall construction, in combination with a studding or the like, an attaching block of plastic material recessed to fit upon the studding, a plug-like member entering said recess and cooperating therewith to embed the studding within the block, an adhesive gum surrounding the studding and serving to cushion the same and to unite the plug-like member with the remainder of the block, an adhesive gum applied to the surface of the attaching block and adapted to cushion the same, and a wall sheeting adhered thereto.

9. In a wall construction, an attaching block of composition adapted to receive nails thereinto and having one of its faces recessed to receive a studding or the like into the base of the recess, a plug-like member adapted to fit into the recess outside of the space to be occupied by the studding, and means for securing the plug-like member within the recess.

10. In a wall construction, an attaching block of composition adapted to receive nails thereinto and having one of its faces recessed to receive a studding or the like into the base of the recess, a plug-like member adapted to fit into the recess outside of the space to be occupied by the studding, and an adhesive gum adapted to surround the studding and insulate the same from the walls of the plug-like member within the recess.

11. In a wall construction, the combination, of

a plurality of spaced metallic studdings, attaching blocks secured to the studdings in spaced, relation to one another and outstanding from, the studdings, and a wall sheeting comprising.

boards arranged edge to edge and lying in proximity to the studdings and out of contact therewith and secured to the attaching blocks.

12. In a wall construction, the combination of a plurality of spaced metallic studdings, attach ing blocks surrounding the studdings in spaced relation to one another, an adhesive gum interposed between the attaching blocks and stud-- dings: and serving to cushion the same and uniting the blocks to the studdings, and a wall sheeting comprising boards arranged edge to edge and lying in proximity to the studdings and out of contact therewith and secured to the attaching,

blocks.

13. In a wall construction, the combination of a plurality of spaced metallic studdings, attach-.

ing blocks surrounding the studdings in spaced relation to one another, an adhesive gum interposed between the attaching blocks and studdings and serving to cushion the same and uniting the blocks to the studdings, and a wall sheeting comprising boards arranged edge to edge and,

lying in proximity to the studdings and out of contact therewith, and an adhesive gum interposed between the attaching blocks and the wall sheeting boards and serving to cushion the same; 7

70 HARRY H.v BURSON.

and unite the boards to the blocks.

recess and adhere the-

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/376, 52/348, 52/346, 52/479, 52/481.1
International ClassificationE04B2/74
Cooperative ClassificationE04B2/7409
European ClassificationE04B2/74C2