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Publication numberUS2924090 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 9, 1960
Filing dateJun 13, 1957
Priority dateJun 13, 1957
Publication numberUS 2924090 A, US 2924090A, US-A-2924090, US2924090 A, US2924090A
InventorsSchneller Joseph W
Original AssigneeNat Gypsum Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wall furring bracket
US 2924090 A
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Feb. 9, 1960 I J, w, scHNELLER I 2,924,090

WALL FURRING BRACKET Filed June 13, 1957 INVENTOR.

WALL FURRING BRACKET Joseph W. Sehneller, Eggertsville, N.Y., assignor to National Gypsum Company, Butfalo, N.Y., a corporation of Delaware Application June 13, 1957, Serial N0. 665,465

6 Claims. c1. 72-118) This invention relates to wall constructions and more particularly to a wall furring bracket.

In certain types of wall constructions furring brackets or clips, are often used for the support and maintenance of channel type furring members, which brackets may be applied to compensate for supporting wall irregularities to effect a smooth, and fiat furred wall.

The furring bracket of the present invention represents an improvement in furring brackets and aside from its simplicity of design, low manufacturing and installation cost, is characterized by its suitability for supporting either horizontally or vertically disposed furring members with a single series of serrations while the bracket remains stationary on the wall, and further by its high load carrying ability when used for the support of horizontally arranged furring members. When used for supporting vertically disposed furring members, the furring bracket of the invention may eliminate horizontally arranged furring members, as is required in certain prior art wall constructions.

The object of this invention is to provide a furring bracket for use in wall construction for the support of channel type furring members adapted to provide a smooth and flat furred wall irrespective of supporting wall irregularities.

Another object of this invention is to provide a furring bracket which may be used to support either horizontally or vertically disposed furring members with a single series of serrations while the bracket remains stationary on the wall.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a furring bracket having high load carrying ability when used for the support of horizontally arranged furring members. i

A further object of this invention is to provide a furring bracket of simple design, and low manufacturing and installation cost, and which effects further savings when used with vertically arranged furring members in certain types of wall construction.

These and further objects and features of the invention will become more apparent from the following descri tion and the acc m anyin drawing wherein:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a furring bracket embodying the principles of the invention, as applied for the horizontal support of a channeled furring member.

Fig. 2 is a plan view of said furring bracket in the process of being applied to a supporting wall.

Fig. 3 is the same as Fig. 2, but illustrating a completed installation.

Fig. 4 is an end view of a completed installation with the furring bracket supporting a horizontally arranged furring member.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a wall construction using vertically disposed furring members.

Fig. 6 is an end view of another embodiment of the furring bracket of the invention.

Fig. 7 is a side view of the furring bracket of Fig. 6 as applied to a supporting wall.

Referring now to the drawing, a clip or bracket 11, embodying the principles of the invention, is formed of metallic sheet, preferably a galvanized steel, and comprises a base portion 12 having one or more holes 13, and an integrally arranged furring member supporting arm 14 extending at an angle to the base portion 12. Since the plane of supporting arm 14 lies in a vertical direction the bending stress is resisted by the far stronger major axis of the clip to support a horizontally arranged channeled furring member 16. Extending along and outwardly from the top edge of the supporting arm 14 is a plurality or series of serrations, or teeth 17, arranged substantially at a 45 angle to the plane of the supporting arm or substantially at a 135 angle to the adjacent inner side thereof, while a plurality of serrations, or notched teeth 18, are arranged at an angle on the side of the supporting arm opposite to that from which the teeth 17 extend. Teeth 17 and 18 have substantially the same pitch, that is, the same linear distance between tooth crest; the teeth 17 are used for positioning the channel furring member 16, while the teeth 18 are used for tying the furring member in fixed position, as by use of a wire 19. Fastening means, such as nails 21, may be used to secure the bracket 11 to a supporting wall 22, so that the plane of the supporting arm 14 extends in a vertical direction.

The supporting arm 14 may be arranged at some ob-' tuse angle. sav 120 (Fi .3, to the base portion 12 prior to installation, to provide clearance for a hammer head in setting the nails 21. After the bracket has been set-by driving the nails 21 into the supporting wall 22, the supporting arm 14 may be bent to an angle of relative the base portion 12 (Fig. 3) to thus provide a rigid support.

As seen in Figs. 1 and 4, the horizontal channeled furring member 16 is supported transversely between serrations 17 upon furring bracket 11 in a position substantially perpendicular to the inside of arm 14, with the legs of the furring member entering two spaces between teeth 17, it being understood that similar furring brackets are spaced for supporting the member 16 along its length, as needed for carrying the wall load. The wire 19 is then passed around the member 16, the supporting arm 14 and between two teeth 18 of the latter, crossed and tied, or knotted, as best seen in Fig. 1. The portion of the arm 14 lying beyong the outer side of the furring member 16. may e ent inwardlv to avoid interference with the wall panels to be applied.

The use of the bracket 11 in the support of a vertically disposed furring member 16, is illustrated in Fig. 5. As seen therein, the vertical furring member is placed against and substantially parallel to the in ide of the supporting arm 14, with the legs of the furring member entering transversely into two of the spaces between teeth 17 to ho d the furring mem er in fi ed osition. The wire 19 is then passed around the furring member, the supporting arm 14, and the spaces between two teeth 18,- crossed, and is knotted as shown. The portion of the arm 14, lying beyond the outer side of the furring member 16, may be bent inwardly for clearance with the applied to vertically disposed furring members, thus providing an improvement over prior art wall constructions.

A modified embodiment of the furring bracket is illustrated in Figs. 6 and 7. The modified bracket includes a base portion 12, as inthe above describedbracket, and an integrally arranged furring member supporting arm 23, the plane of whichextends-in a vertical direction so that the shear strength of the metal is utilized in the support of a horizontally arranged channeled furring member. Extending along: the top edge ofthe supportingarm 23 is a plurality or series ofserrations, or teeth 24, angularly arranged thereon in the same manner as serrations 17 on arm 14. The modified bracket differs from that previously described insofar as it does not include wire positioning teeth, 18.

The use of the modified bracket for the support of channeled" furring, members, also provides for the convenient mounting of either horizontally or vertically disposed furring members with a single series of serrations and without the necessity of changing the position of the bracket, as may be required in some prior art brackets. It will clearly be seen that a bracket embodying the principles of the invention as described readily achieves the objectives as set forth hereinbefore.

The foregoing description has been given in detail without-thought of limitation since the inventive principles involved are capable of assuming other physical embodiments without departing from the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A. bracket for supporting: a furring member, said bracket comprising a base portion adapted-to'be mounted onia supporting member, a flat arm having an edge, said arm and edge both extending at an angle from said base portion, and a series of serrations extending along and outwardly from said edge of said'arm at an obtuse angle such as 135 to the adjacent side of the arm, said'series of serrations being adapted to locate the: furring member transversely therebetween and in either a position substantially parallel to or a position substantially perpendicular to sm'd adjacent side of said arm, while said bracket is adapted to remain stationary on the supporting memher.

2. A bracket for supporting a furring member, said bracket comprising a flat, elongated base portion adapted to be mounted on a supporting member, a fiat, elongated arm extending at an angle from said base portion and in a plane substantially parallel to the longer axis of said base portion, and a plurality of serrations extending along andoutwardly from an elongated edge of said arm at a substantially 135 angle to the adjacent side of the arm, said series of serrations being adapted to locate the furring member transversely therebetween and in either a position substantially parallel to or a position substantinliy; perpendicular tosaid adjacent side of said arm, while said bracket is adapted to remain stationary on the supporting member.

3. A bracket :for supporting a furring member and for securing the same with tiezwire, said bracket comprising aflat, elongated base portion adapted to be mounted on a supporting member with its longer axis substantially vertical, a flat and elongated, integral arm extending at a substantially 90 angle from saidbase portion and in a planesubstantially parallel to the longer axis of said baseportion, a series of serrations extending along and outwardly from the upper elongated edge of said arm at a substantially 135 angle to the adjacent side of the arm, said series of serrations being adapted to locate the furring member transversely therebetween and in either a position substantially vertical and parallel to or a position substantially horizontal and perpendicular to said adjacent side of said arm, while said bracket is adapted to remain stationary on the supporting member, and a plurality of notched teeth extending from the other side of said arm and adapted to receive the tie wire.

4. In a furred wall construction including a supporting member and a furring member, the combination therewith of a bracket for supporting said furring member, said bracket comprising a base portion mounted on said supporting member, a flat arm having an edge, said arm and edge both extending at an angle from said base portion, and a series of serrations extending from said edge of said arm at an obtuse angle such as 135 to the adjacent side of the arm, said series of serrations locating said furring member transversely therebetween and in either a position substantially parallel to or a position substantially perpendicular to said adjacent side of said arm, while said bracket remains stationary on said supporting member.v

5. In a furred wall' construction including a supporting member. and a furring member, the combination therewith of a bracket'for: supporting said furring memher, said bracket comprising aiiat, elongated base portion mounted on said supporting member, a fiat, elongated arm extending at an angle from said base portion and in a planesubstantially parallel to the longer axis of said base portion, and a series; of serrations extending along andioutwardly' from. an elongated edge of said arm-at a substantially- 1-35 angle to the adjacent side of the arm, said series of; serrationslocating said furring member transversely therebetween and in either a position sub stantially parallel to or a position substantially perpendicular'to said adjacent side of said arm, while said bracket remains stationary on said supporting member.

6. In a furredwall construction including a substantially vertical, supporting member, a furring member, and tie wire, the combination therewith of a bracket for supporting said furring member and for securing the same with said tie wire, said bracket comprising a flat, elongated base portion mounted on said supporting member with its longer axis substantially vertical, a flat and elongated, integral arm extending at a substantially angle from said'base portion and in a vertical plane substantially parallel to the longer axis of said base portion, a seriesof serrations extending along and outwardly from the upper elongated edge of said arm at a substantially angle to theadjacent side of the arm, said series of serrations locating said furring member transversely therebetween and in either a position substantially vertical and parallel to are position substantially horizontal and perpendicular to said adjacent side of said arm, while said bracket remains stationary on said supporting member, and a plurality of notched teeth extending from the other side of said arm and. receiving said tie wire.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/712, 52/345, 248/300
International ClassificationE04F13/08
Cooperative ClassificationE04F13/0807
European ClassificationE04F13/08B2B2