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Publication numberUS2262127 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 11, 1941
Filing dateJan 5, 1939
Priority dateJan 5, 1939
Publication numberUS 2262127 A, US 2262127A, US-A-2262127, US2262127 A, US2262127A
InventorsEdward R Wolf
Original AssigneeEdward R Wolf
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Masonry building structure
US 2262127 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

. Nov. 11, 1941. E. R. woLF i MASONRY BUILDING STRUCTURE Filed Jan. 5, 1959 INVENTOR. I p14/HRD E'. Wou? BY ATTORNEYS,

Patented Nov. 11, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE- 2,262,127 MASONRY BUILDING STRUCTURE Edwards. wolf, Indianapolis, ma. Application JanuaryL 5, 1939, Serial No. 249,367

Z Claims.

columns which support a ceiling structure and4 more especially the beams thereof.

The chief feature of the invention consists in the formation of the several units whereby the aforesaid object is accomplished.

Another feature of the invention is that the aforesaid structure permits the beam arrangement of the ceiling to be integrally connected to the column arrangement, so that opposite walls are connected by the beam arrangement of the ceiling structure.

Another object of the invention is to arrange certain precast units with elongated passages therethrough whereby the latter may serve as ducts for heating, Ventilating, airconditioning purposes, as well as ducts for plumbing and lighting connections.

One feature of a unit of this tubular character is that its weight is materially reduced.

Another object of the invention is to so form the precast unit that the exterior thereof may be of any desired characteristic or ornamentation, as will hereinafter be pointed out.

Each exterior wall unit is so fabricated as to lend itself to theincorporation of reenforcement therein and/or waterproofing material during formation.

Various other objects and features will be set forth more fully hereinafter in the following description.

The full nature of the invention will be understood from the accompanying drawing and the following description and claims.

In the drawing,

Fig. l is a vertical, transverse sectional view of a building structure through a window incorporated wall unit thereof.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged transverse, horizontal sectional view through a standard wall unit, a

portion of a window unit operatively associated therewith and a column included therebetween.

Fig. 3 is a similar view of a standard wall unit associated with a door unit and the included column therebetween.

Fig. 4 is a diagrammatic, transverse horizontal sectional view of a wall arrangement including a standard unit, a corner unit, a partition unit, and a lateral wall connecting unit.

K In the drawing l0 indicates a footing arrangement provided, if desired, with an upwardly directed metallic reenforcement II.- I2 indicates a basement iioor or the like. I3 indicates the basement wall structure which may be of the character hereinafter set forth, or of the ordinary cement block character, or may be of ordinary concrete formatione-that is. poured in place. I4 indicates generally the main oor and basement ceiling structure and herein there is illustrated a tubular formation I5 which has included therein the conduit IB that serves as a protection for electric wiring. In a similar manner this or another duct portion I5 may serve as a passage for a heating or Ventilating system or for the reception of plumbing etc., not shown.

Suitably supported on the structure I4 and rising vertically therefrom is the wall unit which in Fig. 1 is shown as embodying a window arrangement. The reeniorcement I'I not only extends through theoor I4 but projects upwardly into the column forming space between units, the projecting portion being indi-cated in Fig. 1 by the numeral IIa. The floor may be reenforced as at I 'I and part of the reenforcement as at Ila may also project upwardly into the subsequently formed column.

Reference will now be had more particularly to Figs. 2 and 3, and in said gures A indicates a standard unit, B indicates a window unit and C indicates a door unit.

Fig. 2 relative to the standard unit, I8 indicates the interior face, I9 the exterior face, 2l! one end wall, and I22 an opposite end wall. The wall 20 is recessed as at 2! at one corner and from the opposite corner there is a projecting interior wall forming portion or wing 22, the interior corner of which is recessed or notched as at 23. The wall 22 at one corner and the exterior corner includes an exterior wall extension or wing 24 having its interior corner recessed as at 25. The opposite corner of the Wall |22 includes a smaller projecting portion 26. All of the units have this exterior arrangement along their vertical side edges except such partition units as are illustrated in Fig. 4. The standard unit shown in Fig. 2 may, if desired, and preferably the same is so provided, with a duct extending entirely therethrough forming a passage 21. It may also include reenforcements 28 and 29 secured together as at 30a and 30D. The duct 21 may be formed of sheet metal or of metal lath 3| and the latter is secured as at 32 to reenforcement 29.

For an understanding of the manufacture of 2 this unit. the interior wall I8 is the bottom thereof during the formation and after the side wall forms are placed on a platen or plate, concrete is poured into the same after the reenforcement 28-29 and the member 3| are mounted therein. The form, if no integral waterproofing is to be incorporated ln the unit, is then completely filled and the top mold plate is applied thereto and this may be provided with a complementary surface of ornamentation forming type, such that it can represent block formation or brick formation, or any other formation type of ornamentation. Previous to completely filling the mold, the waterproong material may be incorporated as a layer 33, shown dotted in unit A in Fig. 2 only, the same being omitted from the other figures and other portions of this flguresolely for clearness.

Whenever it is desired to incorporate an electric outlet in the interior wall, the outlet box or supporting portion may be longitudinally reenv forced as at 40 and this would be poured at the junction box, such as illustrated in Fig. 1 and indicated by the numeral 34 therein, lsmounted in proper position on the bottom mold plate and is molded therein in the formation of the precast unit. The metal lath 3|' is cut out for box reception and the two are secured together.

In Fig. 3 two units A are illustrated in adjacent aligned relation and it will be observed that the two units interfit or interlock, the projecting portion 23a seating in the recess portion 26a and the recess 23 receiving the tongue portion 216 of the adjacent aligned wall portions. In similar manner, the projecting portion or wing 24 has its tongue portion 25a seated in the recess 2l of the adjacent wall unit. There is thus formed between units, a tubular space that extends vthe full length of the wall unit-that is, from top to bottom when the units are erected and placed, and this tubular portion is indicated by the numeral 35.

- Previous` to such erection, the surfaces I24a-I22a-2a, and 22a are coated with Water- 'proong, such as pitch, tar, or the like. After the units are erected, theremay be inserted therein column reenforcernent, such as indicated at 36 in' Figs. 2 and 3. This also is shown in Fig. l. This reenforcement extends from the floor .to the ceiling and Ithe end, or ends, thereof, if more than one reenforcing rod is employed, may be directed'laterally into the ceiling beam or into the cantilever roof supporting beam, as shown at the upper end of Fig. 1, and indicated by the numeral36a.

Concreteis then poured into this tubular lform and the units are thus locked together and this column is brought to thelo'wer ceiling line with the column 'reenforcements projecting upwardly and/or laterally as described. vFollowing Vcomplete `erection of the entire wall, arrangement, 1

both interior and exterior, ceiling formsare beams are poured, the entire wall arrangement is lockedtogether.

In explanation at this point, it may be stated that the ceiling forms are the subject, matter of another invention, and are relatively light weight and include the ceiling forming material and theA same time that the ceiling beams are poured. The reenforcement 39 may be welded or otherwise secured to the rod 38 which is common practice in reenforcement of poured concrete structures. This is true also with respect to the other end of rod 36.and the reenforcement I1a.

Reference will now be had to Figs. 1 and 2 with regard to the unit B-tobwit, the window unit. It is to be understood the ends of said unit or vertical side walls thereof are thesame as` a standard unit, although the width may be that desired or required in order to incorporate therein the selected size of Window. Herein 4I indicates two guillotine type windows slidable in the grooves 42 of the window frame, indicated generally by the numeral 43. Said frame is held in place in the mold by being suitably anchored, for example, to the metal lath section 44 by the nails 45, the said metal lath constituting a reenforcement for the Wall forming material. The top form member includes a recess which provides the window ledge 46 in the unit.

In this particular unit, it will be noted that the window opening occupies the space ordinarily occupied by the central duct or tubular passage 21, so that this unit may not be utilized for ventilation purposes or electrical or water supply purposes, except for that portion which is below the sill 46, such as shown in Fig. 1. The window unit after formation,.is provided with the inside sill 41 and the trim 48 and 49 as well as the inner sash stop 50. When this Wall unit is asso-4 ciated with a standard unit, there is again formed the tubular openingtherebetween that is subsequently to be lled with concrete and reenforced, if it is desired to form a reenforced column.

In Fig. 3 there is illustrated, as before mentioned, a door unit C which is similarly formedthat is, its side edges are complementary to the side edges of a standard unit or to a window unit, and cooperates therewith to form the tubu laropening whichis an integral form for the column therebetween.A Thisunit C includes the door frame 5l suitably secured in place by being anchored to wire mesh or metal lath reenforcevmerit 52. by means of the nails 53 or equivalent` The door is indicated by the numeral 54 and is hinged to the frame as at 55, the


stop being indicated by the numeral 56 and the ornamental molding or trim by the numeralv 51.

The threshold may be incorporated inthe door immediately above the' window, as lndicated'at 58 in Fig. 1. The bottom of the unit may be conplaced which providev beam forming spacesex tending from Awall to wall and then when the frame as a part thereof. It will be understood the topof the unit is closed in substantially the same manner that the window unit is closed structedlin substantially the same marinai'` as indicated at 56 in Figfl, although, of course. it;

would' bev of lesser elevation, if.

employed, and aty theiloor line of the unit.

Reference will now be had to Figf. In this figure, the letter A again indicates a standard tubular wall unit of precast character. The

unit A' shown therein isa junction unit. It is similar to the unit A, except it includes one or more longitudinally extending, laterally directed extensions 60. unit A, except that one end is recessed as at 6I to receive tongue 60. Wallunit D may Vdiffer from wall unit D as indicated at 62,-wherein there is incorporated integrally the waterproof-` ing corresponding tosame at 33 in Fig. 2, since Wall unit D is similar to wallv this unit D is an exterior wall forming member while the unit D is an interior or partition wall forming member.

In this figure, these is also illustrated a corner -unit E which has two ends E' and E" that are similar to the opposite ends of the side Wall portions of a standard unit, except they are arranged at 90, and when associated with the adjacent complementary ends of standard units A form the column forming openings 63 and 64, respectively. If the corner unit is of tubular character, as indicated at 65, the corner arrangement may include three column formations. The corner unit E illustrated herein, it is believed, is a sullicient illustration of a corner arrangement broadly so that an interior corner forming unit need not be illustrated.

The special interior corner formation illustrated at the upper right hand portion of Fig. 4 is utilized when the main wall is to be continued beyond the offset arrangement, as illustrated at the immediate top center of Fig. 4. When such an arrangement is not to be utilized, then the unit E would replace unit A', D and D', and would be associated with the unit A, illustrated in the central portion of Fig. 4, and then another unit A will be associated with the portion E" and extend at right angles to the unit A shown centrally in said ligure, and to the left thereof.

The foregoing thus brieliy describes the formation of a masonry type structure wherein the same is composed of ornamented, reenforced. hollow concrete panel units, which may be fabricated at any time and place and assembled at the building location in wall formation, the adjacent edges of the units having an interlocking relation and simultaneously forming molds for columns for superstructure support and simultaneously anchoring the several Walls together in rigid relation.

It is also to be understood these units are made in any number of standard widths and lengths. For example, the units may be made 16", 2 ft., 21/2 ft., 3 ft., and 31/2 ft., in width and 7 ft., 71/2 ft.. 8 ft., and 8% ft., in height. Special units, of course, may be made for such purposes as the inclusion of Wider doors and wider windows and higher lengths than those customarily employed. The corner units may have less width. The wall thickness may be from 4 to 12" for example.

It will be quite apparent that prelabrication of these units at one location will permit of continuous production at a location where aggregate material is readily and cheaply available and the desired number of units required for any designated building structure required by architectural design can be readily transported to the building site. In view of the standard practice of transporting ready mixed or premixed concrete, it will be quite apparent that no mixing of concrete at the building location is required. Likewise, the requirement for the use of skilled workmen such as carpenters, plumbers, electricians, brick masons, and the like, is substantially eliminated so far as the erection of the building structure is concerned, reference being had particularly to the roughing in thereof. Final trimming and utility connections, however, will require the services of these skilled workmen but this is but a minor item in the erection of a building structure.

It will thus be apparent also there is provided a building structure, the walls of which may be of Waterproof character, may be suitably ornamented as desired, and which has all the advantages of a nished masonry structure, and all these advantages together with built-in ducts and the like, may be obtained through the utilization of this invention.

While the invention has been described in great detail in the foregoing description and similarly illustrated in the drawing, the same is to be considered as illustrative only and not restrictive in character. The aforesaid modifications as well as others which will readily suggest themselves to persons skilled in this art, are all considered to be within the broad scope of this invention, reference being had to the appended claims.

The invention claim is:

1. An integrated hollow-like masonry structure comprising a longitudinally reenforced ceiling and a longitudinally reenforced licor, a plurality of walls, each formed of a series of interconnected story heighth Panels in side by side relation, each of said panels having a hollow central section and a pair of diagonally opposed wings coextensive with the length thereof, the adjacent wings of adjacent panels defining tubular spaces therebetween, and a column of cementitious material in each of said spaces, said column being provided with reenforcing elements tying in at the foot thereof with the means reenforcing said floor and at the top with the means reenforcing said ceiling.

2. An integrated masonry structure comprising a longitudinally reenforced ceiling and a longitudinally reenforced oor, a plurality of walls each formed of a series of inter-connected story heighth panels in side by side relation, each of said panels having a pair of diagonally opposed wings coextensive 'with the length thereof, adjacent wings of adjacent; panels defining tubular spaces therebetween, and a column of cementitious material in each of said spaces, said column being provided with reenforcing means tying in with the means reenforcing said ceiling and said oor.


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U.S. Classification52/262, 52/576, 52/92.1, 52/515, 52/220.2
International ClassificationE04B2/42, E04B2/02
Cooperative ClassificationE04B2002/0295, E04B2/42
European ClassificationE04B2/42