US 2625353 A
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Jan. 13, 1953 c. w. HENRY ADJUSTABLE EAVE CUTTER SUPPORT OR HANGER Filed Sept. 30, 1949 INVENTOR" cmezw h/l/f/WPY ATTORNEYS Patented Jan. 13, 1953 ADJUSTABLE EAVE GUTTER SUPPORT OR HANGER Charles W. Henry, Hennessey, Okla.
Application September 30, 1949, Serial No. 118,823
2 Claims. (Cl. 248-482) This invention relates to gutter hanger devices, and more particularly to a bracket or hanger device for supporting or hanging roof gutters, said device being of the adjustable type.
A main object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved adjustable gutter hanger device which is very simple in construction, very easy to install, which permits roof gutters to be hung in proper position without requiring nails to be driven through the shingles adjacent the gutter, and which allows very accurate adjustments of the gutter to be made.
A further object of the invention is to provide an improved gutter-supporting bracket or hanger which is inexpensive to manufacture, which is neat in appearance, which is compact in size, which provides a secure support for the gutter, and which is closely adjustable to meet a wide range of structural conditions.
Further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description and claims, and from the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the main body portion of a gutter-supporting device constructed in accordance with the present invention;
Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a cross-sectional view taken through a building adjacent the eave portion thereof, showing a gutter-supporting device in accordance with the present invention installed in operative position;
Figure 4 is a front elevational view of a serrated hanger strap employed with the supporting device of Figure 1;
Figure 5 is an enlarged perspective view of a stirrup member employed with the serrated hanger of Figure 4 to support the gutter-supporting device of Figure 1;
Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 3, but showing a modified gutter-supporting device according to the present invention employed on a building whose roof has a relatively steep slope as compared to the building illustrated in Figure 3;
Figure 7 is a fragmentary end elevational view of the end portion of a further modified formof supporting bracket according to the present invention adapted to receive a gutter of different shape from the bracket shown in Figure 1.
Referring to the drawings, ll designates the main body portion of the gutter-supporting bracket, said main body portion comprising a strap l2 of suitable metal bar stock which has 2 secured to its outer end a saddle l3. Saddle I3 is curved to correspond with the cross-sectional contour of standard gutters, and is adapted to receive a standard gutter therein. The saddle l3 has an inturned depending loop I 4 at its inner end, which is adapted to fit over the inside margin of the gutter. At its outer end the saddle I3 is looped, as shown at l5, to receive the outer marginal bead of the gutter.
The outer portion of the strap 12 adjacent saddle I3 is downwardly bowed, as shown at It. The strap I2 is pivotally secured at its inner end within a 'U -bracket [9 having the securing feet 22. As shown in Figure 3, the feet 22 of bracket l9 may be secured adjacent the cave of a building by means of nails 2| passing upwardly through the feet 22 into the under surface of a rafter or associated member 23. Figure 3, it will be seen that the head 24' of a vertically depending hanger or flat T-shaped bar 24 is fastened to the outer surface of the rafter 23 adjacent the strap 1 2, the bar 24 being formed at one side edge of its depending leg with serrations 25. Designated at 30 is a stirrup having a rectangular sleeve portion 3| which receives the strap 12 and having an upwardly inclined connecting member 32 formed with a closed rectangular slot 33 through which passes the depending leg of the bar 24. The edge of the slot 33 adjacent the serrations and designated at 34 interlock with the serrations 25 when the sleeve member 3| is in a vertical position, and locks the stirrup in an adjusted position on the depending leg of the bar 24. The position of the connecting member 32 with respect to the depending leg of the T-bar 24 may be readily changed by rotating the stem of the T-bar relative to the slot 33, thereby disengaging the forward edge 34 of the slot from the serrations 25 and allowing the connecting member 32 to be moved along the leg of the T-bar. In this manner, the stirrup 30 may be located in the correct position to support the strap l2 so that the gutter carried in saddle 13 will be located in a proper position to receive drainage from the roof shingles, shown at 26. In the case of a roof having a relatively steep slope, such as is shown in Figure 6, a supporting device is employed of the same general type as in Figure 3, but wherein the downwardly-bowed portion, shown at I6 is located in the intermediate portion of the strap, and wherein the end portions of the strap are at an obtuse angle to each other. In the structure of Figure 6, the head 24' of the hanger, shown at 35, is also bent at an obtuse angle to the vertical depending portion of the Referring to hanger, as shown at 35, so that the vertical depending portion may be interlocked with the slotted connecting member 32 of the stirrup 30. It will be further noted that in Figure 6, the outer end portion of the main strap is angularly bent with respect to the inner end portion, so as to be substantially horizontal, whereby the saddle 13 will support a gutter in the required horizontal position underlying the end shingle of thereof.
As shown in Figure '7, the saddle, designated at 43', may be formed to receive a gutter of rightangled, cross-sectional contour instead of round contour. The saddle i3 is provided with a downwardly-bent inner lug I4 similar to that employed in saddle I3.
While certain specific embodiments of. a guttersupporting bracket device have been disclosed in the foregoing description, it will be understood that various modifications within the spirit of the invention may occur to those skilled in the art.. Therefore, it. is intended that no limitations be placed on the, invention except as defined by the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A device for supporting a gutter contiguous to and spaced outwardly of a projecting eave of a roof comprising a downwardly depending hanger, means extending through the upper end of said hanger for fixedly securing the latter to said eave, a strap disposed contiguous to one side of said hanger and having one end extending beneath said eave and having the other end projectingv beyond. said eave, means connected to said one end of said strap for pivotally mounting said strap on said eave for rocking movementin a vertical plane along said one side of said hanger, an upwardly opening gutter supporting saddle disposedin saidlvertical plane adjacent to-said other end of said strap and secured thereto, said hanger having the side edge remote from said strap provided with serrations extending from the lower end to the upper end thereof, a vertically disposed stirrup positioned contignone to said hanger and slidably and dependingly supported on said strap, and a supporting bar projecting from the upper end of said stirrup slidably supportedon saidhanger and selectively en,-
4- gageable with said serrations for detachably securing said strap at select points along said hanger.
2. A device for supporting a gutter contiguous to and spaced outwardly of a projecting eave of a roof comprising a downwardly depending hanger, means extending through the upper end of said hanger for fixedly securing the latter to said eave, a strap disposed contiguous to one side of said hanger and having one end extending beneath said eave and having the other end projecting beyond said eave, means connected to said one end of said strap for pivotally mounting said strap on said eave for rocking movement in a vertical plane along said one side of said hanger, an upwardly opening gutter supporting saddle disposed in said vertical plane adjacent to said other end of said strap and secured thereto, said hanger having the side edge remote from said strap provided with serrations extending from the" lower end to the upper end thereof, a ver tically disposed stirrup positioned contiguous to said hanger and slidably and dependingly supported on said strap, and a supporting oar projecting from the upper end of said stirrup, there being a closed slot in said supporting bar and slidably receiving said hanger, the edge of said slot contiguous to said serrations on said hanger being selectively engageable with said serrations for detachably securing said strap at select points along said hanger.
CHARLES W. HENRY.
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