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Publication numberUS310678 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 13, 1885
Publication numberUS 310678 A, US 310678A, US-A-310678, US310678 A, US310678A
InventorsCharlie Halstrom
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for securing moldings
US 310678 A
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Patented Jan 13, 1885'.

Attorneys lUNrrnn SWATEES PATENT @rrren.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 310,678, dated January 13, 1885.

Application filed July 24, 1884. (No model). i

To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLIE I-IALSTROM, a citizen of Sweden, residing at Los Angeles, in the county Los Angeles and State of California, have invented a new and useful Device for Securing Moldings, of which the following is a specification, reference being bad to the ac companyin g drawings.

This invention relates to devices for attachin g moldings to window or door casings and the like; andit has for its object to provide means whereby moldings may be secured in place without using glue, screws, or na-ils,which are the usual fastening means for the same.

In securing moldings, especially those constructcd of gilt and other finished work,on the exterior and interior of buildings, railroadcoaches, and on ships it has been the usual custom heretofore to use glue in small work, and spikes in large work, with wooden plugs to cover over the spikes; but these methods have serious objections, inasmuch as the spikes sometimes split the moldings,while glue is not sufficient to hold the moldings for any length of time. Furthermore, it requires a skilled workman to spend too much valuable time in attaching the moldings in place. To obviate these objections is the object of my present invention,wl1ich consists in securing an L-shaped device to the under side of the molding, one prong projecting outward, so that when the molding is adj usted in position and hammered upon the prong is forced through the casing so as to secure the molding from displacement.

The invention further consists in certain details of construction and combination of parts, as hereinafter set forth, and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is afront View of adoor-casing showing the moldings attached in position by my improved device. Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the same on line 00 m, Fig. 8. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the under side of the molding. Fig. 4c is a detail View of the device. Fig. 5 illustrates a superior plan of attaching the device when used on heavy moldings. Fig. 6 is a sectional view through one of the attaching devices on line y 3 Fig. 3. Fig. 7 is a transverse section on the line a 2, Fig. 5.

Like letters refer to corresponding parts in the several figures.

Referring to the drawings, A designates the molding, having its under side formed with slots B B in pairs at intervals apart, said slots being inclined as shown.

0 designates the fastening device, L- shaped in form, as shown, and comprising two arms, a b, one of which is shorter than the other, the long arm a being driven by any suitable instrument down the slot B, and into the wall E overhanging the lowest portion of the slot. In this manner the device is secured in place, while the short arm 1) projects outward at right angles to the under face of the molding, so that it may be forced into the window or door casing by simply hammering gently on the upper or outer face of the molding.

The operation of my invention will be readily understood from the foregoing description, taken in connection with the annexed drawings.

The size of the slot 13 is first marked out on the under face of the molding, and they are arranged in pairs at any suitable intervals apart. The L-shaped device is then inserted in place, the long arm a resting in the inclined slot 13, and by hammering on the device the arm is driven through the wall E adjacent to the lowest portion of the slot. This secures the device from displacement, and the molding is then in condition for attachment to the casing. By placing a cloth over the molding and gently hammering on the same the short prong or arm bis caused to enter the easing so as to secure the molding in place.

In Figs. 5 and 7 I have shown a superior plan which I prefer to use in securing large moldings to heavy casings, a staple, H, clasping the short arm or prong b and entering the wall E so as to strengthen the attachment of the device.

The short prong or arm I) of the L- shaped device is pointed at the end and shaped like an ordinary nail, and the devices may be manufactured and sold so that the prongs or long arms may correspond in length with the usual sizes of nails.

It will be seen that my improved device Will prove of great utility for attaching walnut, gilt, and other highly-finished moldings and ornaments to casings, in place of using glue, screws, or nails. It will form a stronger attachment of the molding, and can be applied to the same with ease by any ordinary work- 2 i side-7's man. It can also be used. on fancy boxes or frames, where glue cannot be used and nails holes would disfigure. It can be used in various other places which it is not thought necessary to mention here.

Having described my invention I claim- 1. The combinationgvith the molding, of the herein-described fastening device, having two arms, one of which is secured in the under face of the molding, and the other projects outward therefrom, so as to be driven into the casing where it is desired to attach the molding, as set forth.

2. The combination, with the molding provided with slots, of the herein-described fastening device, having two arms, one of which is driven down the slot so as to enter the adjacent wall, while the other arm projects outward from the molding, as set forth.

3. The combination, with the molding provided with slots, of the herein-described fastening device, comprising an L-shaped body having one of its arms longer than the other,

so as to be driven through the wall adjacent to the slots, the short arm or prong extending 25 outward from the molding, as set forth.

4. The combination, with the molding provided with slots, of the herein-described fast ening device, comprising two arms, one of which is driven through the wall adjacent to 0 the slots, and a staple fol-holding the fastening device in place, as set forth.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as, my own I have hereto affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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