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Publication numberUS3789101 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 29, 1974
Filing dateApr 30, 1971
Priority dateApr 30, 1971
Publication numberUS 3789101 A, US 3789101A, US-A-3789101, US3789101 A, US3789101A
InventorsAbrahamson D, Crile E, Thomas P, Tolleson L, Wright L
Original AssigneeThomas 1970 Trust
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Panel manufacturing machine and method
US 3789101 A
Abstract
A panel manufacturing machine and method adapted to produce panels of building blocks; the machine and method involving the formation of a horizontal course of blocks in end-to-end relation to each other with mortared head joints between ends of the blocks and with bed mortar on top of the blocks, which course is transferred as a unit to be assembled with other courses of blocks to produce a panel. Further, the machine and method can progressively sense a modular measurement longitudinally of said course to control the overall length of each course when assembled and mortared together.
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United States Patent [191 Wright et al,

[ Jan. 29, 1974 PANEL MANUFACTNG MACHINE AND METHQD [75] lnventors: Lawrence W. Wright, Scottsdale;

Leon H. Tolleson; Daniel P. Abrahamson, both of Phoenix; Paul M. Thomas, Paradise Valley; Eugene E. Cirile, Phoenix, all of Ariz.

[73] Assignee: The Thomas 1970 Trust, Phoenix,

Ariz.

[22] Filed: Apr. 30, 1971 [21] Appl. No.: 138,949

Related US. Application Data [63] Continuation-in-part of Ser. No. 132,788, April 9,

1971, abandoned.

[52] US. Cl 264/261, 52/747, 52/749, l56/64, 156/71, 264/275, 425/472 [51] int. Cl E0441 2/02 [58] Field of Search..... 52/747, 749, 297, 298, 304; 150/71; 156/182; 264/261, 275; 156/64; 425/472 [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,325,960 6/1967 James 52/747 3,438,171 4/1969 Demarest 52/749 3,503,174 3/1970 Nichols 3,585,092 6/1971 Storer 156/182 Primary Examiner-Edward G. Whitby Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Fitch, Even, Tabin & Luedeka [5 7] ABSTRACT A panel manufacturing machine and method adapted to produce panels of building blocks; the machine and method involving the formation of a horizontal course of blocks in end-to-end relation to each other with mortared head joints between ends of the blocks and with bed mortar on top of the blocks, which course is transferred as a unit to be assembled with other courses of blocks to produce a panel. Further, the machine and method can progressively sense a modular measurement longitudinally of said course to control the overall length of each course when assembled and mortared together.

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Patent Citations
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US3438171 *Oct 24, 1966Apr 15, 1969Demarest Machine IncBricklaying machine
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Referenced by
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US3849228 *Oct 23, 1973Nov 19, 1974Lingl CorpMethod and apparatus to construct wall panels
US3881981 *Nov 7, 1973May 6, 1975Lingl HansDevice and method for prefabricating wall panels from block-like articles
US3930929 *May 24, 1974Jan 6, 1976Lingl CorporationApparatus to construct wall panels having openings for doors and windows
US4106259 *Oct 18, 1976Aug 15, 1978Taylor Smith Ernest JAutomatic apparatus for laying block units
US6370837Aug 4, 1999Apr 16, 2002Anthony B. McmahonSystem for laying masonry blocks
WO2001011164A1 *Aug 2, 2000Feb 15, 2001Anthony Basil McmahonSystem for laying masonry blocks
Classifications
U.S. Classification264/261, 156/64, 52/749.14, 425/472, 264/275, 52/747.12, 156/71
International ClassificationE04C2/04, E04G21/22
Cooperative ClassificationE04C2/041, E04G21/22
European ClassificationE04G21/22, E04C2/04B