US 2237212 A
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April 1, 1941. w '[iBlRDSQNG 2,237,212
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION File'd'Aug. 10, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 mm Qm April 1, 1941. w. T. BIRDSONG 1 BUILDING cons'murron Filed Au 10, 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Apr. 1, 1941 FFICE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION Ward T. Birdsong, Thomaston, Ga., assignor to Joseph G. Goodman, Columbus, Ohio Application August 10, 1939, Serial No. 289,476
This invention relates primarily to building construction and it aims to provide a novel corner construction for rooms, using lathing of a floating nature, so that following application of plaster, sufficient yielding may occur and cracking of the plaster will be avoided.
It is also aimed to provide a construction which will particularly enable the corner construction to be made of metallic lathing in combination with rock lathing, the former being held in place initially by gauging plaster.
It is further aimed to provide a structure which will effect a material saving in the course of the lathing as a whole in View of the lesser quantity of rock lathing required, a structure which may be more expeditiously applied and one using a novel securing clip.
The more specific objects and advantages will become more apparent from a consideration of the description following taken in connection 7 with accompanying drawings illustrating an operative embodiment.
In said drawings- Figure l is a fragmentary vertical sectional view showing the practice of my invention in connection with a wooden building framework;
Figure 2 is a vertical section through the same parts as Figure 1 taken at a right angle thereto;
Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view through a corner of the framework of the other figures;
Figure 4 is a front elevation of the clip employed;
Figure 5 is an edge view of the clip employed, and
Figure 6 is a rear view of the clip employed.
Referring specifically to the drawings wherein like reference characters designate like or similar parts, a wooden framework of a building is suggested as at it] consisting of studs ll, plates I2 and joists 13, for example.
The rooms of the building are preferably lined with rock lath as at M, the same consisting of blocks or slabs of any desired size and the term rock lath being used generically to denote any sheet lathing, gypsum lathing, or the like as used in place of wooden lathing. I
In order to accommodate the lathing l4, wooden strips or battens l5 are fastened at suitable intervals apart to the elements of the framework lll, that is the studs, joists or the like.
Fastening clips are employed as detailed in Figures 4, 5 and 6 which have inverted U-shaped attaching portions It an outwardly extending bridge flange ll at one terminal of the attaching portion and laterally extending flanges I8 and I9, extending perpendicularly to the bridge flange IT and in parallelism to the portion Hi. All three edges of the clip as at 28, are preferably deflected outwardly.
It will be realized that the lathing l4 may be used on the side walls, ceiling or otherwise and in order to secure it in place, the use of nails is avoided. Instead, the metallic clips are employed with the portion l6 engaged with adjacent strips l5 and the flange I9 engaged with the rock lathing I l, the bridge flanges l'l being located intermediate the lathing members Id.
The present invention is especially advantageously used at the vertical corners and around the ceiling of the room and in this connection, the rock lathing M, as shown, terminates short of such corners. Instead of using rock lathing in such corners, I preferably use metallic lathing of angle form at 2|, such lathing being applied against the inner surfaces of the flanges I9 and held in place thereagainst by gauging plaster, thus avoiding the necessity of using nails. It will be realized that this metal lathing 2| does not contact any of the wooden framework or other wooden parts and thus is free floating. Thereafter, plaster in the usual manner is applied over the lathing l4 and. El to complete the interior of the room. Because the lathing 2| is free floating and will yield to some extent, cracking and breaking of the lathing or plastering at the corner, due to the shrinkage of the woodwork is overcome.
Various changes may be resorted to provided WARD T. BIRDSONG.