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Publication numberUS2328867 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 7, 1943
Filing dateApr 14, 1941
Priority dateApr 14, 1941
Publication numberUS 2328867 A, US 2328867A, US-A-2328867, US2328867 A, US2328867A
InventorsVeteran Joseph J
Original AssigneeVeteran Joseph J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Timber tie
US 2328867 A
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Sept. 7, 1943.

J. J. VETERAN TIMBER TIE Filed April 14, 1941 dossi n J. VETERAN A TTORNEY ment in the connected timbers.-,,

1ies; it,; asithetasuppolt rote a :ee' strong-back; beams;

ally'crossed andeneaeedm mb rse he; t e memb r: OLE!!! Y ported-from thet ppe rzt mbe mg n 7 present instance, the

Application 14, 1941, Serial No. 388,357

H V r a cla ms. morass-14y -Tneinyention relates to atie ;e1ement-1for*se curing mutually crossed timbers together in 0011:

H tacting relation. 1 t p 1 a An object "Of: the invention isi toprovidena' tie. member which 'is 'of irelativelyg siniple gstrut liei yetprovides a particularly efiective tiez l s Another objectisto provide ia tie member pof; the: ztyp'ezdescribed which is;- automatically tensed intits mounted positionebyreason of further Iobiectiis toil provide a 13185 member 1 of w ch "is particularly valuable; forjthegsupDQrt oi one tim r vfrom anoth r which im ed at lyo er? mg. jois mm.- a

Thelinvention possessesloth er and unes of adyantageas me citwhi hi with th o e:

t Figure 1 is a rperspecti Figure 2 is a perspectivev wtsh winegt ieiti t ofithe; Qne way bevel f its point 13.

instal1ed and fully operatiye between two -;mut

Fi ures '3 a d rl how ve o hav ts up er. rone en a ed; i a

po t timb r w l th lat p Qne sre PeQt a, 1

s ge deaeed w t a; 'm f ra c Figure; 5;is' a partlysectiqnal vi 5+5 in Figure 4, t;

Figure 7 isaplan section-taken gen all As particularly illustrated, the iieatures 65 3i I anti-invention are incorporated in the structure of":

a unitary tie member 9 shaped of a' lengthof material to provide similarterminal prong portions 10 and H extending from an intermediate portion l2. The difierent prongs Wand ll extend per ease-e; a

thei characters-described; in which; its prongswl ich t engage-the; connected-timbers: become anchored i l eimwithiaihiehtdeeree 0r*d penden tr.-

fiiasmore specific object; is to. prov dea t mberli e projecting beyond the rest of .theintern ediatetie portion 1 inthis m nne hei ee 0 ,.ad ?i 1 ofsthe prong point l3. As V 1 'i cedzto' ur inwar to p e i n L PM, fully drivenrintoa side face ,pendicul arlyfrom th portion I2 and cooperate with said portion to define angularly related planes which are niutually perpendicular in the presentinstance. Preferably, and as illustrated, the tie member S is shaped by bendinga lengthof bar of rectangular cross-section to have their:- side faces of'the coterminous sections intersectbar sectionis square where in lines perpendicular to their planes. In the byzth difierent prgn gjhav ftheisarne transversely of, said planes. a a r i w ,wedeedr heped' o nt J 3 w q iz rm ete t ,term n edses app eciab y ii er llyastthesec a we chis t il be we has ra ehtline a ne 1 i e orrespo din Pr ne: tot

rlya p i to renewin tm u llrer e en mb r fli ed zt e ilp e t m er i maybe pr a st ee:

Means are provided to facilitate the di'ivi ao the'prongsil @1 11 u o e e nts, t beh ld -l; e he 'byrt ec membe s sa d m s c mn h ns I special point andlh'ead structures for the-prongs;

ASjshQWn, he f eenends of the prong-s; are prqyi deid licl' h P nts ave-the r nner i r isiiee Y 1 flush "continuations of the inner faces; M; of the preset. l 3 wh eby e point Marm ra stoodv that the-widerjprong ppmtsmayhe wnscnqtth reatt p wi ith r n 15 havi t heirlo t r su f ces;pmv di e st i ine I? seeme was rampa 7 ad 1' i l ne h the innenp n $9 t and b ow.=d ected; ea a'st ik L6 a p one s any naen m re We imbe i iwal a e n ed w Y hat hec eees e d Zwis suspended b ers Sawmi l n e ct illustrated in Figure 3 wherein the prong H1 is entered in the timber 2| and the prong H is disposed for driving into thetimber 22. The driving of'the prong II by striking its head I6 is effected while the timber 22 is manually or otherwise held I in place against the timber 2i and, by 'reasonof the chisel-point form of its point I3,results in the curving of the prong l l as is particularly brought I lent of a tie 9.

' I 2 has engaged flat'a-gainst the'timber face out in Figure 4. Since the prong I I] is also curved in its place as is shown in Figure 5, the timbers are actually hooked together by the installed tie.

As-the secondprong, th prong l I is driven into the timber 22, the intermediate tie portion I2 is swung about thelin of the first prong the prong II], to twist the latter prong and its widened point in the inner end of the hole made by the point'and sofurther anchor this point in the timber'2l, as is-indicated in Figure 6. Also, the driving of the second prong has the effectof tensing the intermediate portion I2 between the connectedtimbers whereby the timbersare posi-. tively hooked and held together.

thepresent tie members may have'ieither of two forms for use in tieing timbers-together. Thus,

I a tie member o e between the side face i 23 0f the timber 2| andthe other side face 2 4" of the timber 22 would have its'lower prongfl directed oppositely from its disclosed directionin' the tie 9. A tie 9 'havingthe latter formis shown as installed in Figure'4,- it beingunder stood that such a tie is the'full operative equiva v Notingfihat the material of the tie members is appropriately bendable to permit the described hooked" engagement of the prongs ina timber, it'is found thatthe driving ofthe' prongs-into j place may result in aflattening outand' disappear'ance of the bends l-5 which provide th stril; ing heads 18 after the intermediate tieportion i 24, this being brought out in Figures 51 and 5. while the .present Wooden timbers '2! and 22 are shown as engaged in the planes of their onposed edges, it will the readily understood that theldescribed ties are just as-applicable .for their purposes to members which arenotched, and even halved,"together. '"Also it will be noted that the presentf'ties are equallyapplicable'for tieingfto-i getherclaterally engaged timbers, orother; nail- Q'receiving elements, which; are in T (Sr-"angle" ,relation, and that the term "crossed-a's herein used 'includessuc'h relations ofelem'ents to mutually secured. Furthermore, if the angular ity of the elements tgbe'tied together'is different from a right angle,=as fis -shown, for purposes or illustration, a pres'e'rit tie element may be tortionallytwistedlto dispose its prongs in a corref spo'nding'angular relation. v

to install, have their prongsself-anchoring i n the' members into which they'are driven; and positively hook the members together. While the present showing and description are in terms of the application of the tie member for support-: 1 ing one timber from another, it will be obvious that the present tie members are applicable for securing crossed members generally.

From the foregoing descripion taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, the ad'-' 7 vantages of the construction and method of use will be readily understood by those skilled in the artto which the invention-appertains. While I have described a device which I now consider to 1 .sbe a preferred embodiment of my invention, I de-.

In view'of' the foregoing de criptiom -it'will be. .eunderstoodthat thepresent tie members are easy sire ,to have it understood that the showing'is primarily illustrative, and that such changes may be made, when desired, as fall within the scope Y of the following claims.

I claim:

*1. In a unitary member for mutually tieing crossed and engaged timber or other elements, an intermediate section, and terminal prong. sections for driving into the difierent elements'extending laterally from said intermediate section and defining with the latter section planes which are angularly related in accordance with the angle of the elements, a prong of, a section hav-.

ing a wedge point with the"coterminous .inner point and prong faces flat and mutually coplanar and having said prong point appreviably wider than the'rest of the prong; e,

'2 .'In a unitary member for 'mutually tieing crossed timber or other elements, an'intermediate section, and terminal prong sections arranged 'for driving into the diiferent elements and ex-' tending laterally from said intermediatesection.

and'defining with the latter section planes which are angularly related in accordance with the angle of the elements, a prong of 'a section being provided with a wedge point appreciably wider than the rest ofthe prong andihaving its inner face coplanar with the inner side line 'ofthe prong whereby the driving-of the prong is'ar-i, I

o efiect a curving thereof toward the ranged t intermediate section of the member. I

3. In a unitary member for -mutually "tieing crossed and engaged timber or other elements, an intermediate section, and similar terminal'prong sections arranged for driving successively into the different elements and extending laterally from said "intermediate section and defining with the latter sectio'nplanes which are angularly related in accordance with the'angle of the elements, the

prongs of the sections each being formed with a wedge point having its inner face coplanar with i the inner sideline of its prong whereby the driving of each pron-g into an element is arranged to effect an inward curving of the prong and the driven prongs are-cooperative through the intermediate section to hook the elements together thereat with said intermediate section in tension.


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U.S. Classification411/458
International ClassificationF16B15/00, E04B1/26
Cooperative ClassificationE04B2001/2652, F16B15/0007, E04B1/2604
European ClassificationE04B1/26B, F16B15/00A