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Publication numberUS2922385 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 26, 1960
Filing dateOct 16, 1956
Priority dateOct 16, 1956
Publication numberUS 2922385 A, US 2922385A, US-A-2922385, US2922385 A, US2922385A
InventorsMurray James M
Original AssigneeMurray James M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cornice drip edge
US 2922385 A
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Jan. 26, 1960 M, MURRAY 2,922,385

CORNICE DRIP EDGE Filed Oct. 16, 1956 Fig./ 6 x: 4 w 5 /5 /0 James M. Murray /3 INVENTOR.

United States Patent CORNICE DRIP EDGE James M. Murray, San Diego, Calif.

Application October 16, 1956, Serial No. 616,210

2 Claims. (Cl. 108-26) The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in drip edges particularly for stucco or plywood finished cornices and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, novel means for positively arresting and discharging water at any desired point on the cornice soilit before it reaches the building wall.

Another very important object of the invention is to provide a drip edge of the aforementioned character which may be expeditiously installed beneath conventional cornices with a minimum of labor.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a drip edge of the character described which will be relatively simple in construction, strong, durable, inconspicuous and which may be manufactured at low cost.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a view in transverse section through a stuccoed cornice provided with a drip edge embodying the present invention;

Figure 2 is a view in transverse section on an enlarged scale through a joint portion of the invention;

Figure 3 is a perspective view of a jointed portion of the device; and

Figure 4 is a detail view in perspective of the connecting clip.

Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a metallic strip 5 of substantially Z-shaped transverse section. The upper longitudinal mar ginal portion of the strip 5 is bent upon itself in a manner to provide an overlying, inwardly projecting fold or flange 6. The lower longitudinal marginal portion of the strip 5 is bent upon itselfin a manner to provide an underlying, outwardly directed fold 7 which is bent at right angles to form a depending drip lip or flange 8.

Nails 9 or other suitable fasteners secure the strip 5 transversely beneath the usual roof joists 10 of a stucco finished cornice 11. The strip 5 is embedded in the stucco 12 of the cornice solfit with the drip lip or flange 8 depending therefrom. The strip 5 may comprise sections of any desired length the end portions of which are joined by substantially V-shaped connecting clips 13 of suitable Patented Jan. 26, 1960 ice resilient metal. The clips 13 comprise legs 14 which are engageable on the inclined intermediate portions or webs 15 of the strips 5. Then, the clips 13 further comprise horizontal lower legs 16 which are frictionally wedged between the lower flanges or base portions 17 and the folds 7 of the strips 5.

It is thought that the invention will be readily understood from a consideration of the foregoing. Briefly, the strips 5 are secured transversely at the desired point beneath the roof joists 10 and are connected by the clips 13. The stucco 12 is then applied in the usual manner. Thus, the water stop is permanently embedded in the stucco with the drip lip or flange 8 depending therefrom for positively preventing the inward passage of water to the wall 18 of the building. Of course, the strip 5, etc., may be of any suitable dimensions.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. The combination of a roof cornice having a roof joist, a stuccoed soffit and a metallic drip edge construction, said drip edge construction comprising at least one metallic strip member, said member including a base portion secured to the under surface of the roof joist, a middle portion secured at one end to one end of said base portion and extending in outwardly inclined relationship thereto and over said base portion, an outer portion secured at one end to the other end of said middle portion and extending in a direction opposite to that of said free end of said base portion relative to its jointure point with the middle portion, said outer portion lying parallel to said base portion and being spaced therefrom for a distance substantially equal to the thickness of the stucco layer, and a drip edge portion secured to said outer portion and extending outwardly therefrom in substantially transverse relationship thereto.

2. A drip construction in accordance with claim 1, characterized in that a plurality of metallic strip members are provided in longitudinally aligned and end abutting relationship, a part of the outer portion of each of said members being reversely bent upon itself forming a slot therein with the drip portion secured to the free end of said outer portion outside said slot, and a plurality of V-shaped clips associated with said members to connect the ends thereof to one another, one leg of each of said clips being positioned in the slot of each of said outer portions, with the other leg of each of said clips in engagement with the middle portion of each of the members.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,557,481 Schneider Oct. 13, 1925 1,562,346 Leidich Nov. 17, 1925 1,958,622 Herman May 15, 1934 2,664,057 Ausland Dec. 29, 1953

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U.S. Classification52/94, 52/97, 52/408
International ClassificationE04D13/158, E04D13/15
Cooperative ClassificationE04D13/158
European ClassificationE04D13/158