US 302113 A
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J. H. DELLMON.
Patented Jul -15, 1884;
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' METAI. ROOFlNG.
.orncrr'rcA'rrorr forming part of Letters Patent at. 302,113, dated July 15, 1884. y
I Application filed February 4,1884. (No modem '20 all whontit may concern.-
.Be it known that 1, JOHN H.1DELLM'oN, of
, Pine Bluffiinthe county of mJefferson and State of Arkansas,-have inventedcertain new and useful Improvementsin Metal Roofing,
of which the following is a full,,clear, and ex act description.v 3
This invention consists in a sheet-metal roofing of novel construction, and in'which the strips or sheets of metal are turned and bent on their-opposite side edges in such manner, and said strips are soarranged and fitted to each other and secured and supported that every facility is afforded for contraction and expansion without breaking the metal, leakage at the seams is avoided, and the roofing will lie close tothe sheeting on which'it rests,-
substantially asv hereinafter described.
Reference is to be hadtothe accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding partsinall the-figures.
Figure 1 represents a p'erspective'view of -a roof in part embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a section of the same,-upon a larger scale, taken transversely to the pitch; Fig. 3, aperspective View of the sheetingor substructure.
in part, with a roofing-support and cleat there'- on; and FigsA and 5, diagrams in illustration of the manner in which the metal strips are turned and'"bent.
In the construction of my. improved tinor sheet-metal roofing, I first put up the metal in rolls, in strips as long as it will be found convenient to handle. The same are then transferred to the roof to be covered and,
lafter unrolling thestrips, cut into the required I lengths. .I then apply a 'pair'of tongs to each sheet A as cut from thestrip, and turn up one of its side edges," as at a, Fig. 4, to the height or depth of about half an inch, and
' similarly turn "the opposite side edge, I), to
, as at c d ,'Fig. 5. The sheets or out strips A arethen putinto their proper plac'eson the the height or-depth of about one and onefourth of an inch. I next'take anotherpair of tongs,
and, applying the same to the sides of the sheet beyond its turned-up edges a b, bend'or round the strip or sheet in, the same direction,
wooden sheeting, orother substructure, B, of the roof, and pieces of wood' 0,: of triangular ing-point.
I a d a v 1 d shape 1n theirtransverse sectlon, of a size to correspond with the required pitch of the roof, (see Figs. 1, 2, and 3,) are arranged under the smaller turned-up edge of the sheets and nailed-or otherwise securely fastened to ,their places. I then apply any number of cleats e, at suitable distances apart, (see Figs.
2 and 3,) to the smaller turned-up edges a of the sheetsand fasten the same onto th'eone side of the angular'supportsO. The opposite edge of the first strip or series of strips may be suitably turned and bent to secure them to the wall of the house, thus making the start- The one starting strip or series of strips having been secured and the cleats e 'on the supports 0 applied totheir smaller up- I turned edges a, I then similarly prepare another. strip or. series of sheets A, shaped as described, and placing its or their larger turned-up edge I) up against-the smaller turned-up edge a of the previous strip, draw the two edges tightly together with tongs,
after) which said larger edge should be turned half over the smaller one and paint or iron cement be applied, to said edges. I then wholly close the edges of the adjacent strips by turning the larger edge bet the one fully giving the yield, so that there is no chance of breaking the metal. It will lie down closer to the substructure or sheeting than any or most other-metal sheathing or roofing, and its" shape is such that the water-fall willbeal ways down the middle of the strip, thus doing.
away with all liability of leakageat the seams, Which may be made perfectly tight by painting the roof after *it has been completed, as shown and described.
,Having thus fully described I claim as new and desire to secure by Let ters Patentmy invention,
1. In sheet-metal roofing the combination 7 of the angular wooden pieces 0, applied as shown, with the strips or sheets A A, having their opposite side edges turned up unequally, as at a b, and curved or bent, as at a d, and arranged and fitted together, so that the larger turned marginal portion of the one strip is closed down over the smaller turned marginal portion of the adjacent strip and the two secured together, substantially as specified.
2. The combination of the angular wooden supports or pieces 0, applied to the roof, as
described, and the sheet-metal sheathing or roofing composed of strips orsheets A A, unequally turned up and curved or bent 011 their 1 opposite side margins for fitting together and x 5 engagement with each other, as described, and the cleats e, essentially as shown and described.
JOHN H. DELLMON.
L. MoGREGoR, T. E. BUCK.