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Publication numberUS2236258 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 25, 1941
Filing dateAug 4, 1939
Priority dateAug 4, 1939
Publication numberUS 2236258 A, US 2236258A, US-A-2236258, US2236258 A, US2236258A
InventorsBurson Harry H
Original AssigneeNorman C Spong
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clip for wall construction
US 2236258 A
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March 25, 1941.

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4 Claims.

The clip of the present invention is designed for variable use in wall constructions employing plaster board, and particularly the corners of walls which afford a floating surface, by which is meant a spacing of the wall board sections or the like at a slight distance from the beams, studdings, or other structural elements of the building, so that strains, shocks or vibrations transmitted through the building structure will not be imparted in like degree to the wall surfaces.

The clip is designed for use with a companion clip in furnishing channels for the reception of the edges of wall board sections employed in the formation of a wall corner, and the construction of the clip is such as to facilitate the attachment of companion clips to a beam, studding, or other structural element.

Further objects and details will appear from the description of the invention in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, wherein- Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing two of the clips employed in conjunction for supporting the meeting edges of wall board sections at the 25 corner of a wall and ceiling; and

Fig. 2 is a sectional view of the same.

The clip of the present invention comprises a base plate I having along its rear or inner edge a pair of outer tongues ll each struck upwardly at right angles to the base plate, and having in the center an attaching tongue l2 connected by a rounded neck l3 which offsets the attaching tongue slightly so that it extends in a plane behind the tongues II. The outer edge of the clip is provided with end tongues l4 and an attaching tongue l5, all of which lie within the plane of the base plate save for the fact that the tips I6 of the tongues M are flared slightly as shown. The attaching tongues I2 and I are provided with nailing apertures l1 and I8 respectively. A clip thus constructed its adapted for use in the formation of the corner of a wall in the manner now to be described.

Two of the clips are employed in conjunction with one another, the upper clip being first nailed through an aperture I! to the ceiling joist, after which the lower clip is positioned to bring its attaching tongue l2 into register with the tongue lb of the upper clip, which permits a single nail 26 to be driven into the top plate 2! which carries the ceiling joist 26, thus holding the clips in firmly united relation to one another.

The tongues II and M of the upper clip afford a channel for the reception of the edge of a ceiling section 28 of wall board or the like, while the tongues of the lower clip afford a channel for the reception of the edge of a wall board section 29, which will stand in spaced relation to the beam or joist 21, or other structural elements of the building. By employing the clips 5 in conjunction in this manner, a close corner joint is provided, and both of the clips are secured together by a single nail, and at the same time the proper wall board sections are provided with channels for their abutting edges.

The above examples are illustrative only of the uses to which the present invention can be put, but by providing clips of uniform type which make provision for use in pairs under the above conditions, it is possible to avoid the necessity 15 of employing different forms of clips for use in the construction of a corner.

The clip of the present invention is designed for use in conjunction with structural elements such as wooden beams, studdings or the like, 20 which permit of direct attachment of the clip to the proximate face of the beam or the like; and it will be understoodthat where the term nailing is employed in the claims it refers to an attachment effected either by the driving 25 of nails through the apertures provided or by the direct driving of the impaling prongs into the structural element of wood or the like to which the clip is attached.

I claim:

1. In a wall corner construction, the combination of two clips each consisting of a body portion having along one of its edges a pair of channel forming tongues extending in right angular relation to the body at the edge thereof and an intermediate attaching tongue offset with respect to the edge of the body and standing in right angular relation to the plane of the body and provided with a nailing aperture, and the body along its opposite edge having an apertured nailing tongue extending outwardly substantially within the plane of the body and having channel forming tongues extending at right angles to the plane of the body to combine in aifording a channel, the two clips being associated to bring the offset attaching tongue of one of the clips into register with the last described attaching tongue of the companion clip and in overlying relation thereto, a single nail 50 entered through the registering nailing apertures for uniting the two clips in conjunction to a structural element and holding the companion clips in position to afiord channels presented at right angular relation to one another, and wall 55 board sections entered into the channels thus provided to form a corner.

2. In a wall corner construction, the combination of two clips each consisting of a body portion having along one of its edges a channel forming tongue extending in right angular relation to the body at the edge thereof and an attaching tongue offset with respect to the edge of the body and standing in right angular relation to the plane of the body and provided with a nailing aperture, and the body along its opposite edge having an apertured nailing tongue extending outwardly substantially within the plane of the body and having a channel forming tongue extending at right angles to the plane of the body to combine in affording a channel, the two clips being associated to bring the onset attaching tongue of one of the clips into register with the last described attaching tongue of the companion clip, a single nail entered through the registering nailing apertures for uniting the two clips in conjunction to a structural element and holding the companion clips in position to afford channels presented at right angular relation to one another, and wall board sections entered into the channels thus provided to form a corner.

3. In a wall corner construction, the combination of two clips, the first consisting of a body portion having spaced tongues struck at right angles to the edges of the body to afiord a channel therebetween and also having an attaching tongue projecting outwardly at right angles to the planes of the channel forming tongues, and

a second clip consisting of a body portion having spaced tongues struck at right angles to the body to afford a channel and also having an attaching tongue extending in a plane parallel with the planes of the channel forming tongues, the attaching tongues of the two clips being overlapped to present the channels of the companion clips outwardly in right angle relation to one another, means entered through the overlapped attaching tongues for uniting both clips to a structural element, and a wall board section entered into each of the channels to afiord a corner.

4. In a wall corner construction, the combination of two clips, the first consisting of a body portion having spaced tongues struck at right angles to the edges of the body to afford a channel therebetween and also having an attaching tongue projecting outwardly at right angles to the planes of the channel forming tongues, and v a second clip consisting of a body portion having spaced tongues struck at right angles to the edges of they body to afford a channel and also having an attaching tongue offset from one of the edges of the body and extending in a plane parallel with the planes of the channel forming tongues, the attaching tongues of the two clips being overlapped to present the channels of the companion clips outwardly in right angle relation to one another, means entered through the overlapped attaching tongues for uniting both clips to a structural element, and a wall board section entered into each of the channels to afford a corner.

HARRY H. BURSON.

Referenced by
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US3836106 *Jan 15, 1973Sep 17, 1974Ato IncToe board bracket
US4553363 *Sep 23, 1982Nov 19, 1985Weinar Roger NOutside wallboard corner construction and edging member for said corners
US5152117 *Feb 25, 1991Oct 6, 1992Wynar Roger NCorner construction and wallboard backer bracket therefor
US7640701 *Nov 10, 2006Jan 5, 2010Flannery Inc.Deflection clip
US20080110113 *Nov 10, 2006May 15, 2008Barry RutherfordDeflection clip
Classifications
U.S. Classification52/285.3
International ClassificationE04F13/08
Cooperative ClassificationE04F13/0821, E04F13/0841
European ClassificationE04F13/08B2C8, E04F13/08B3A4