House clamp and anchor
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0. H. SIMMONS.
HOUSE CLAMP AND ANOHOR. No. 351,407. Patented 001;. 26, 1886.
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NITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
OAIQVIN H. SIMMONS, OF MUNFORD, ALABAMA.
HOUSE CLAMP AND ANCHOR.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No.351,407, dated October 26, 1886.
Application filed February 27, 1886. Serial No. 193,431. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern/.-
Be it known that I, CALVIN HENRY SIMMONS, of Munford, in the county of Talladega and State of Alabama, have invented a new and useful Improvement in House Clamps and Anchors, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specification and accompanying drawing, in which the figure is a perspec tive view of the frame of an ordinary house.
This invention relates to an improvement in clamps and anchors to attach to frame houses for the purpose of holding the frame together and confining it securely in position, to prevent its rocking or moving out of place by the action of storms, floods, 850., all of which will now be fully set forth in detail.
In the accompanying drawing, A represents the sill, and B the plate, forming part of the frame of an ordinary house. Disposed at intervals to the sill A, I provide a series of short bolts or rods, 0, passing through the said sill, and secured at their upper ends by means of nuts D, while their lower ends connect with blocks or anchors E, buried within the ground. This form of anchor is designed tobe used where the upper part of the frame is secured rigidly together by means of mortises and tenons. In the event, however,that the frame is simply an ordinary balloon-frame, or put together without having frame attached other than balloon-frame, I find it necessary to extend these rods, so as to connect with the plate B. These forms are shown by means of the rods F. These rods connect with anchors G at their lower ends, corresponding with the anchors E, already described, sunk in the ground, and passing through the sills A and platesB, where-they are secured by means of nuts.
I sometimes find it convenient to provide a swivel, H, midway in the length of the rod, which is severed for this purpose, and operated on threads, so that any desired tension may be applied.
Instead of rods F, I sometimes find it con- 5 venient to use chains I, which occasionally answer the same purpose as said rods.
\Vhere it is desired to clamp the frame together, and at the same time brace it against a wind from any quarter, in lieu of the vertical rods or chains I provide a rod, J, in the form of abrace, secured to the corner-post, and which,passingthrongh thesill A,connects with the anchor E, the same as an ordinary vertical rod, and thus answers a double purpose. 5 5
Having described my invention, what I claim is In anchors for buildings, the combination of brace-rods extending from upper plates to sills, and connected to both, with rods extending 60 from the sill to anchors, substantially as described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand,this 30th day of January, 1886, in the presence of two wit- 6 nesses.
CALVIN II. SIMMONS.