Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2595142 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 29, 1952
Filing dateFeb 12, 1949
Priority dateFeb 12, 1949
Publication numberUS 2595142 A, US 2595142A, US-A-2595142, US2595142 A, US2595142A
InventorsHerck John
Original AssigneeCe Brick Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Method for producing designs on building walls
US 2595142 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

J. HERCK April 29, 1952 METHOD FOR PRODUCING DESIGNS ON BUILDING WALLS Filed Feb. 12, 1949 INVE NTOR J HN HE c| ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 29, 1952 METHODFORPRODUCING DESIGNS N BUILDING WALLS John Herck, Jacksonville, Fla., assigncr to The Ce -Brick Corporation, New Rochelle, NY.

--Application February 12, 1949, Serial Noi 76,031

3 Claims. '1

This invention relates to building construc- -tions' and i has for .its :main object 'to i provide a novel method and meansto fabricate 'brick,'stone or other designs one. wall; column, posh-and the like, in a more efiicientyunique, originalgand highly economical manner than "has been: proposed heretofore.

Another "object of my. invention is to provide a process or method, and means forthesame; a

indicated hereinbefore, *which "enables the -.user to apply it for various :spaces;sizes'andiorms, and on various objects, like walls, columns, 1 etc.

Still a further object of myinvention is to provide a method and mean for producing brick; stone, or other eifects on buildings with a fraction of the cost of an actual-brick or stone construction.

A further object of my invention is toprovide such a brick, stone and the like efiecton a building wall, which at the same time will insulate the building against the cold of winteror the heat of the summer, and also fireproofing waterproofing, termite proofing and weatherproofing .a frame.

.Still "other-objects :of this invention will be. apparent as-the specification of thesameaproceeds or will be pointed out therein.

In thedrawings forminga-partof this specification and accompanying-thesame:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary sectional view .of 1a dicates the wooden wall of a ."bu'ildingarid the like.

In practicing my invention I first apply on said wooden wall as foundation, a layer ll of felt paper. Then I apply a layer 12 of wire mesh which may be supported by nails 29 across the face of the paper, and upon the wire math I now apply a coat of cement it. While said coat is almost dry I apply by staples or special paste fluids thereon a layer of my brick pattern as indicated at M. This patternI- preferably make :of cardboard impregnated with oil'or'waxand isporous toretain wetness and' preferably being of'a thickness of or A; inch thick or to suit the thickness of brick height desired.

As clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 3 the pattern of the brick iscutput :of thacardboard-asdndicated atltjeaving the'intact, horizontal-land .vertical bars l6 and 11, respectively.

My pattern It ris preferably prepared inia long rolled .upi form 'or in specialisize cuts and in units of about :three feet wide and three-to thirty feet long-rolls, and islater cut upto suit in appropriate pieces, to cover and "fit any Wall space orotherspaces. Pattern designs cftsingle :and half bricks are also supplied for around windows and for commercial" ornamentation.

The first coat of cement I3 will be-al-lowedto dry for about six hours and pattern Hi will then be adhered-by staples or by attaching by. pasting vfluidstoit. The pattern is then dampened .by a spray of water after which l apply-afinal layer 18 of a mixture of powdered brick cement,-sma1l granules of granite to create concrete brickform materialof a desired coloring, this in awet mixed condition, over the entire surface of the *first cement-covering as well as on'the pattern. This last surface coating is permitted to dry about The' aforesaid last'brick-form material .is pressed' well over: thefirst' surface and pattern for better "brick .forming performance.

The last brick-form coat having been "permitted to dry for about twelve ."hours is now thoroughly water-sprayed: and water soakedzfor about fifteen minutes. This water :spray .will enter the 'pores of the cementandth'oroughly soak the pattern paper causing it to swelliand expand. Thelast coat material on the brick 'patterneiiects f is completely dried in :the -"meantimefhowever; the material .on 'thepattern paper has notoried except only ina small measure since cement w'ill not adhere or dry "on a wet cardboard materialgoil or waxed surface. "The surface over the pattern istherefore soft,=powdery and undried. The brick-pattern material over the cement ha completely dried thus forming a brick design form. The additional last sprinkling and wetting of the entire finished surface only tends to harden the brick effect further as the brick contracts, loosening itself from the softer material covering the pattern paper. The sprinkling of the wall on the last coat material causing the pattern paper to expand and immedijately thereafter the pattern is easily re- "n'iov 'e'd, leaving a clean out brick clesignwith all tern is removed in clear and perfect lines of the color of the original cement coat.

In a similar manner, stone or other designs may be produced by appropriate patterns. Similarly, shingles or other effects may be produced on a wall or even a roof. Also my method may be applied on rectangular, polygonal, or round posts, columns or corners as well a many different ornamental effects may be produced by my method and process.

If the wall is made of cement blocks or stucco the felt and wire mesh layers H1 and I2 maybe omitted and the cement layer 13 directly applied on the wall. For marble effects, I may use a combination including marble powder and heavy coat paint covers for similar and other effects. A wire brush with widely spaced bristles 21 may be drawn across the still soft last coat application to produce score lines 22, see Fig. 6.

One highly satisfactory frame, wood walled house was finished by covering the walls with a black fifteen pound felt paper held by nails 23 holding usual thin metal discs 24 outside the felt and driven into the wood. Then a wire mesh lath was applied and held in place by headed nails driven into the wood. This was covered by a suitable cement stucco mortar troweled on and allowed to dry about six hours. On this was applied the pattern to show brick joints consisting of a skeleton of paper board used and previously described, of an inch thick, and was mounted with staples in the design desired. Following this, the wall and especially the pattern was moderately wetted.

Upon this skeleton mounted pattern surface and including all the surface was troweled a wet paste of ground brick and granite particles and cement and coloring to cover the entire wall. After this final coating had hardened about twelve hours, the entire wall was wetted thoroughly for about fifteen minutes and directly thereafter the pattern was removed with ease leaving perfect brick patterns and showing clearly the mortar lines between the brick of the opposite color of the first cement coat. The effect was that of a finely finished cleaned brick house wall.

It will be understood that the basic novelty.

appearance of brick, and the exposed surface of said facing will be evened and if necessary gone over with devices to make it resemble brick or of other desired effects, after which the patterns will be removed and the desired brick or other design will be shown by grooves of mortar lines.

As has been mentioned hereinbefore, in this 4 manner large surfaces of a wall may be reornamented and made to appear as brick or other stone wall with mortar lines in an efficient,

.easy, inexpensive and quick manner as against the slow laborious, expensive methods heretofore proposed for such ornamentations of walls.

In the preferred practice of my invention I prepare specific foundations for said pattern and the ornamental face layer to be formed through the use of said pattern in the manner indicated, and said face layer is evened over the pattern,

saidpattern then being removed after the operations described.

As has been specifically described I prefer to have the pattern made of cardboard material adapted to be soaked with water and to be easily removed in such condition.

Having thus described certain embodiments of the invention in some detail, what is claimed is:

1. A process for preparing an ornamental face on a wall including mortar lines, consisting in applying a removable pattern having bars therein corresponding to the mortar line design to be produced on the wall, filling the spaces between the mortar line bars with an appropriate plastic material, permitting said plastic material to harden and then removing said pattern whereby mortar lines of predetermined depth will be produced between the filled in portions of the 'pattern, said pattern being of water absorbing charactenand being easily removed when soaked with water, and applying water on the ready face on the wall for easier removing of the pattern.

2. In a process for producing an ornamental face on a wall, the steps of securing a removable pattern on the wall, said pattern having apertures therein corresponding to the design to be produced, filling said apertures with a plastic composition, permitting said composition to harden, wetting the pattern, said pattern being adapted to absorb water and to be soft, easily tearable and removable in such condition.

3. The process, method and system of preparing an ornamental face on a wall which includes applying a coat of cement, applying to the still soft cement an oiled paper pattern of crossed resisting lines in the pattern of dividing lines of brick, applying a colored cement coat to the cement over the pattern so that the drying cement coat growing harder will separate itself through contraction from the pattern and the pattern will-absorb the moisture from the drying cement coat, and applying water spray on the pattern for an easy removal.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1123727 *May 23, 1914Jan 5, 1915West Coast Roofing And Mfg CompanyPrepared roofing.
US1311362 *May 31, 1917Jul 29, 1919 Obaph comb any
US1591406 *Nov 18, 1924Jul 6, 1926Shope David FProcess for making corrugated-faced cement brick
US2162861 *Oct 25, 1937Jun 20, 1939Louis PolakFinish for walls
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2748443 *May 8, 1952Jun 5, 1956Dufford Harry MMethod of applying a building wall facing
US2964800 *Aug 24, 1955Dec 20, 1960Roscoe DorsettManufacture of a wall
US3096195 *Apr 11, 1960Jul 2, 1963Seman Colman JProcess for producing an ornamental wall facing
US3228861 *Nov 30, 1960Jan 11, 1966VogtElectroplating method for producing watch dial indicia
US3301249 *Jun 3, 1964Jan 31, 1967Prekast Fireplace Mfg CompanyPrecast fireplace, methods of manufacture and erection
US3965635 *Apr 14, 1975Jun 29, 1976Metropolitan Industries, Inc.Prefabricated building panel and method of making
US4031682 *Jun 22, 1976Jun 28, 1977Metropolitan IndustriesPrefabricated building panel and method of making
US4349588 *Sep 8, 1981Sep 14, 1982Henry SchifferSimulated brick or tile
US4589241 *Sep 29, 1983May 20, 1986American Siding Discount Distributor, Inc.Wall construction
US5243905 *Apr 9, 1992Sep 14, 1993Webber Ronald EStencil system for applying a decorative coating atop a substrate and process
US5391331 *Apr 23, 1993Feb 21, 1995Baker; Colin A.Method for facing a wall
US5447752 *Jun 9, 1994Sep 5, 1995Cobb; Clyde T.Method for making a decorative cementitous pattern on a surface
US5547361 *Oct 19, 1994Aug 20, 1996Baker; Colin A.Tooling for facing a wall
US5634307 *Mar 13, 1995Jun 3, 1997Larriberot; Jean-PaulImitation stone surface apparatus and method
US6349522 *Apr 24, 2000Feb 26, 2002Craig A. StevensBrick block and process and apparatus therefor
US6382871 *Jul 19, 2000May 7, 2002Guy RossAsphalt molding system
US6413336 *May 15, 2000Jul 2, 2002Eric Q. LiknessMethod and apparatus for creating and applying a decorative dimensional figure or design to a surface
US6510619 *Feb 28, 2001Jan 28, 2003Gregory MillsWallpaper template for closures
US6588975 *Dec 5, 2001Jul 8, 2003Guy RossMolded asphalt surfacing system
US6880259 *Dec 15, 2003Apr 19, 2005Erich George SchultzPicture leveling/positioning template
US6998010Jul 21, 2003Feb 14, 2006Integrated Paving Concepts Inc.Method and apparatus for heating surface markings
US7066680 *Dec 4, 2001Jun 27, 2006Integrated Paving Concepts Inc.Method of forming an inlaid pattern in an asphalt surface
US7121761 *May 28, 2004Oct 17, 2006Woodruff Paul NPaved surface configured for reducing tire noise and increasing tire traction and method and apparatus of manufacturing same
US7712226 *Sep 21, 2007May 11, 2010Stearns David RGrid system apparatus
US8119202Jul 21, 2003Feb 21, 2012Flint Trading, Inc.Method of applying a thermally settable coating to a patterned substrate
US8133540Oct 25, 2007Mar 13, 2012Flint Trading, Inc.Method of applying a thermally settable coating to a patterned substrate
US8444789 *Apr 24, 2009May 21, 2013Qiangte Energy-Saving Materials Co. Ltd.Decorative brick mould for in-situ production on building
US8529810 *Nov 30, 2009Sep 10, 2013Qiangle Energy-Saving Materials Co. Ltd.Method of making a pattern on a building on site
US8739421 *Nov 17, 2010Jun 3, 2014Template, LLCWall texturing tool
US8864409Dec 13, 2012Oct 21, 2014Flint Trading, IncMethod of forming an inlaid pattern in an asphalt surface from preformed template isometries
US9045868 *Jan 9, 2013Jun 2, 2015Grant Eugene FarrellMethod and apparatus for stamping concrete
US9074380 *Apr 17, 2013Jul 7, 2015Qiangte Energy-Saving Materials Co. LtdDecorative brick mould for in-situ production on building
US20040103988 *Jul 21, 2003Jun 3, 2004Wiley Patrick CarlMethod and apparatus for heating surface markings
US20040105933 *Jul 21, 2003Jun 3, 2004Wiley Patrick CarlMethod of applying a thermally settable coating to a patterned substrate
US20040123477 *Sep 23, 2003Jul 1, 2004Kauth Christopher M.Sidewalk template book
US20040240937 *May 28, 2004Dec 2, 2004Woodruff Paul N.Paved surface configured for reducing tire noise and increasing tire traction and method and apparatus of manufacturing same
US20050089372 *Dec 3, 2002Apr 28, 2005Wiley Patrick C.Method of forming an inlaid pattern in an asphalt surface
US20100219554 *Sep 2, 2010Guo SilongMethod of making a pattern on a building on site
US20110117277 *Nov 17, 2010May 19, 2011Renner Peter SWall Texturing Tool
US20120000593 *Apr 24, 2009Jan 5, 2012Qiangte Energy-Saving Materials Co. Ltd.Decorative brick mould for in-situ production on building
US20130177354 *Jan 9, 2013Jul 11, 2013Grant Eugene FarrellMethod and apparatus for stamping concrete
US20130234002 *Apr 17, 2013Sep 12, 2013Qiangte Energy-Saving Materials Co. LtdDecorative brick mould for in-situ production on building
USRE42649 *Feb 9, 2006Aug 30, 2011Erich George SchultzPicture leveling/positioning template
USRE44504Sep 15, 2010Sep 24, 2013Erich George SchultzPicture leveling/positioning template
WO1989000102A1 *Jul 7, 1987Jan 12, 1989Robert FondillerMethod and apparatus for the construction of a low cost structure
WO2010133895A1 *May 21, 2010Nov 25, 2010H G Matthews, A Partnership Of Katharine Dallas, William Matthews, Trafford Matthews, Timothy Matthews, Sally Reynolds, Marcus ReynoldsA decorative architectural feature, such as an arch, and the manufacturing method thereof
U.S. Classification264/31, 52/127.3, 52/316, 264/133, 264/251, 52/310, 264/264, 264/34, 33/562, 156/71
International ClassificationE04G9/10, B44C5/04, B44C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationE04G9/10, E04F21/04, B44C5/0469
European ClassificationB44C5/04R, E04G9/10, E04F21/04