US 3824747 A
A pilaster and panel combination is disclosed. The panel is adapted to be supported on a wall between the floor and the ceiling. The pilaster is made from an aluminum extrusion U-shaped in cross section and it has a recess between its spaced legs, and the pilaster is longer than the panel. The panel is received between the space legs of the pilaster at an intermediate part of the pilaster. Two trims strips are held in place between the legs of the U-shaped extrusion outboard of the panel. One strip extends from the panel to the floor and the other strip from the panel up to a head rail. The trim strips are held in place between the legs of the extrusion by a series of grooves and beads in the legs of the extrusion and the legs of the trim strips.
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United States Patent Zehner, Jr.
I 11 3,824,747 July 23, 1974 PI LASTER AND WALL PARTITION Y  3,715,847 2/1973 Straus 52/627 X COMBINATON FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS lnvntori George Zehner, Erie, 936,145 9/1963 Great Britain 52/238  Assignee: General Partitions Mfg. C0rp., Erie,
P Primary Examiner-Henry C. Sutherland Filed: J y 1972 Assistant Exammerl .esl1e A. Braun  Appl. No.2 274,882 57 ABSTRACT A pilaster and panel combination is disclosed. The  U.S. Cl. 52/239, 52/627 panel is adapted to be supported on a wall between  Int. Cl E04b 2/28 the floor and the ceiling. The pilaster is made from an Fleld of Search 52/627, 2 aluminum extrusion U-shaped in cross section and it 243 has a recess between its spaced legs, and the pilaster is longer than the panel. The panel is received between ReferenceS Cltfll the space legs of the pilaster at an intermediate part of UNITED STATES PATENTS the pilaster. Two trims strips are held in place between 2,240,484 5/1941 Anderson 52 239 the legs the P extrusion utboard of the 2,287,079 6/1942 Anderson 52 239 P Strip extends from the Panel to the floor 2,776,029 1/1957 l-lult 52/239 and the other strip from the panel up to a head rail. 3,194,362 7/1965 Wargo 52/239 The trim strips are held in place between the legs of 3,195,698 1965 cofirea 52/239 X the extrusion by a series of grooves and beads in the 3,284,974 11/1966 Stem n 52/239 X legs of the extrusion and the legs of the trim strips. 3,304,683 2/1967 errerra 52L239x 3,370,389 2/1968 Macaluso 52/239 4 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures l in 1 'l i7-l1 4 PILASTER AND WALL PARmroN COMBINATION OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION It is an object of the invention to provide an improved trim strip and pilaster.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved combination pilaster and panel for providing partitions and dividing an area.
Another object of the invention is to provide an im- Head rail 13 has an intermediate web 35 and spaced proved extrusion and trim strip that is simple in construction, economical to manufacture, and simple and efficient to use.
Another object is to provide an improved pilaster to support a partition.
With the above and other objects in view, the present invention consists of the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and more particularly legs 36 disposed vertically and generally parallel to each other. Pilaster 11 fits into the head rail 13 between the spaced legs 36 and abutsagainst the shoulders 37.
The foregoing specification sets forth the invention in its preferred practical forms but the structure shown is capable of modification within a range of equivalents without departing from the invention which is to be understood is broadly novel as is commensurate with the pointed out in the appended claims, it being under- 20 appended claims.
stood that changes may be made in the form, size, proportions, and minor details of construction without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a side view showing a partition partly supported on an improved pilaster and head rail.
FIG. 2 is a side view of the pilaster separated from the partition.
FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 3-3 of FIG. 1. I I I FIG. 4 is an enlarged cross sectional view of the trim strip.
FIG. 5 is a cross sectional view of the pilaster and trim strip taken on line 5-5 of FIG. 2.
FIG. 6 is a cross sectional view taken on line 6-6 of FIG. 1.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS Now with more particular reference to the drawings, the partition shown is for use in rest rooms, wash rooms, and the like. These partitions are usually made up of panels such as 12 and they may have a head rail 13 supported above them and a pilaster 11 supporting the front part of the panel. The panel l2.disclosed is supported on the wall by brackets 14 having fasteners 17 passing through the panel. The panel is spaced above the floor 15 and below the head rail 13 which may be spaced from the ceiling of the room.
The pilaster and head rail may each be made of extruded aluminum or other suitable material. The pilaster has a foot 16 engaging the floor 15. The panel has the spaced side sheets 18 which are disposed parallel to each other and which are received between the U- shaped legs 30 of the extrusion. Trim strips 20 are received over ends 32 of the side sheets 18 and provide a finished edge around the perimeter of the panel 12. The spaced legs of the extrusion are connected together integrally by the web 29 and the trim strips 19 are supported between the legs 30 of the pilasters, both above and below the panel.
The trim strips 19 have inclined surfaces 31 which engage the panel both above and below. The panel 12 is also attached to pilaster 11 by screws 34. The trim strips 19 have an intermediate web part 21 and flanges '22 extending therefrom generally perpendicular The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:
1. A partition comprising a panel having two flat sides generally parallel to each other and a first edge and a second edge,
means for attaching said first edge of said panel to a wall,
said panel being spaced between a floor and a ceiling,
a head rail attached to said wall and spaced above said panel, said head rail having spaced legs, a pilaster, said pilaster having two spaced sides generally parallel to said fiat sides of said panel and parallel to each other and an open edge and a closed edge,
said spaced sides of said pilaster being integrally connected together by a web member,
said web member extending from the top of said pilaster to the bottom of said pilaster,
said second edge of said panel being received between said spaced sides of said pilaster with said sides of said panel disposed in planes generally parallel to-said sides of said pilaster,
and two trim strips disposed in said open side of said pilaster and extending from said panel upward to said head rail and downward from said panel substarrtially to said floor,
means holding said trim strips in said pilaster,
said means holding said trim strips to said pilaster comprising spaced flanges on said trim strip extending generally perpendicular thereto,
said flanges being disposed between said legs of said pilaster,
said upper end of said pilaster being received between said spaced legs of said head rail.
2. The combination recited in claim 1 wherein said means holding said trim strip and said pilaster comprises spaced beads on said pilaster,
and spaced grooves on said trim strip,
said spaced grooves receiving said beads on said flanges.
3. The combination recited in claim 2 wherein said beads are round in cross section and said first mentioned bead is square in cross section,
head rail comprises an intermediate web and two spaced legs disposed perpendicular to said web and generally parallel to each other,
the sides of said pilaster being disposed between the legs of said head rail and abutting against the said web portion.