US 2241338 A
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May 6, 1941. B. E. BALDUF/ `PARTITI0N STRUCTURE 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Dec. l5, 1937 /N VENTO/e 5E UNO E, BHLDUF ,4 TTOR% May 6, 1941; B.,E. BALDLJFA 2,241,338
` PARTITION STRUCTURE Y Filed Dec. 15, 1937 z sheets-sheet 2 INVENTOR BRUNO E. HHLDUF A KoR y of the par Patented May 6,1941
PARTITION STRUCTURE Bruno E. Baldul', Chicago, Ill., assigner to United' States Gypsum Company, Chicago, Ill., a, corporation of Illinois Application December 15, i937, serialNo. 179,967- 2 claims. (ol. va-Ais) which will have a low material cost and will bev easy -to erect;.also to improve building constructions in other respects hereinafter specified and claimed.
Reference'is to be/had tothe accompanying drawings forming a part of this specication, in
, which Fig. 1 .is a perspective rear view of the improved partition,
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary elevation of the face of the partition,
Fig. 3 is a perspective rear View on a large scale of the bottom of the partition,
Fig. 4 is a'transvers'e sectional view through the portion taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 2,
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a modified form of partition structure, Fig. 6 is a sectional perspective elevation on a large scale of a portion of' the partition shown in Fig. 5,
Fig, '7 is a transverse section view through the partition taken on line 1-.1 of Fig. 8,
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary elevation of a portion tiiton shown in Fig. 5, and
Fig. 9 ois a perspective View of a modified form of board attaching clip for the partitions.
u Referring to the drawings by numerals, a base channel I hasa web I I secured to a floor by nails |42 or other suitable fastening means, and has upstanding flanges I3 and I4. The flange I3 is provided vwith slots I Iat` spaced intervals which'are adapted to snugly receive the web I8 of a vertical stud channel I1, the latterhaving outstanding anges I8 and |9. The flange I9 extends within the flange I3 so that the greatest part of the width of stud I1 extends sbeyond the flange I3. An upper channel similar to channel II may be secured to the ceiling to engage thel upper ends of stud channels I1.
Plaster boards 2| of any suitable material for forming a base for plaster, engage at theirbot- "tom edges in base channel II) between the flanges I4 and |9., Theseboards r2| maybe gypsum faced on both sides with smooth plaster.
boards having a gypsum core 22 and paper cover sheets 23, said boards being preferably provided with spaced holes 24 to permit` Proper keylng'of plaster 25 which is applied to both sides of the partition to "produce a partition about 2" thick Between their abutting edges, the boards 2| are secured tothe stud channels I1 by means of Wires 26 which are twisted about the stud, I1 and embrace the web 21 of a board attaching clip having outstanding iingers 28 adapted to engage abutting edges of the boards. ingv channels Il) may conveniently have a width of web of l/2" to 5/8" while the stud channels I1 may have a web width of The modified partition shown in Figs. 5-8 differs from that shown inFigs. 1-4 in that vertical stud channels -30 have their webs 3| extending parallel to the plane of the partition. A pair oi slotsf 32 is formed in one ange 33 of a base channel 34 and a similar ceiling channel not shown.` Flanges 35 of stud channels 30 engage in the slots 32 so as to maintain said channels in upright position with the webs 3| lying in face abutting position against the plaster boards 2|. In erecting this form of partition, plaster layer 31 is iirst applied to the surface of theboards 2|V opposite the channels 30 so that keys or lugs of plaster 38 are forced through the openings 24. When Ithis layer of plaster 31 has set, a plaster layer 39 is applied to th`fa`ce of boards 2| adjacent the channels 30 and the lugs 38 cooperate with the channelanges 35 in receiving the plaster from the trowel and facilitating the application of plaster.. This form of partition may be constructed as thin as 1%" and still maintain a 'by means of clips 41 '(Fig. 9) having outstanding fingers 48 for receiving the board edges. A tie plate 49 is pivotally connected to the clip 4' by means of a hinge pin 50, an outstanding ilange 5I being formed on the outer end of theplate 49 to be bent about the stud |.1- or30 to hold the'- clips and boards in position.
The base and ceilment of my invention, I do not wish to limit myself precisly to these details, since manifestly the same may be considerably varied without departing from the spirit of the invention as de-` ned in the appended claims.
Having rthus described my invention I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. In a partition structure, a pair of channel strips attached to the oor and ceiling of a, room, one flange of each channel being provided with spaced slots, channel studs having webs engaging in said slots, lathing boards secured to said studs.
lthe upper and lower edges of the partition boards engaging in said channel strips between the unslotted flange of said strip and said studs, and plaster covering both lfaces of said partition.
.2`.. In a partition structure, a pair of channel strips attached to the floor and ceiling of a room, said strips having a web and a pair of outstanding anges, one ange of each channel being provided with` spaced slots, channel studs having webs ngaging in said slots, lathing boards supporte by said studs, the upper and lower edges of the partition boards engaging in said channel strips between the unslotted flange of said strip and said studs, clips having outstanding ngers 'engaging abutting edges of said boards, wires connecting said clips to said studs, and plaster covering both faces of said partition.
BRUNO E. BALDUF.