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Publication numberUS540750 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 11, 1895
Filing dateAug 16, 1894
Publication numberUS 540750 A, US 540750A, US-A-540750, US540750 A, US540750A
InventorsEdward G. Minnemeyer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support for conductor-pipes
US 540750 A
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Patented June .11, 1895.v

(No Model.) I 2 Sheets-Sheet2. E. G. MINNEMEYER.

SUPPORT FOR CONDUCTOR PIPES. No. 540,750. Patented June 11, 1895.

places varying with respect to the distance UNITED STATES ATENT EDWARD G. MINNEMEYER, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.


SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Application filed August 16, 1894.

To ztZZ whom it mayconernj Be it known that I, EDWARD G. MINNE- MEYER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Supports. for Conductor- Pipes; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompany ing drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates to improvements in holders or supports for vertically arranged water pipes or conductors; it pertaining more particularly to improvementsjn devices of the sort shown in my Patent No. 489,083, dated January 3, 1893.

Figure 1 is a plan view showing a conductorpipe and holder therefor. tive of the same. Fig. 3 is a section on the line a: 00 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a horizontal section. Figs. 5 to 9 show a series of the interchangeable wall-supports. Figs. 10 to 14 show a series of modified wall-supports. Fig. 15 is a perspective of a portion of a wall, showing the inner end'of a wall attachment driven into a horizontal line of mortar. Fig. 16 shows a similar attachment driven into a vertical line of mortar.

In usingvconductor pipe supports of the kind shown in my aforesaid patent I have been led to see that under many circumstances it is desirable to have the stem or shank portion thereof made in such way that the device can be applied readily in any of several between the conductor pipe and the wall.

In the drawings A indicates, as a whole, that part which surrounds, more or less, of the pipe, it having the segments or curved armsa a adapted to inclose one half, or a little more than one half, of the pipe. At the central part of the back it is formed with a socket piece B, having a longitudinal aperture b, extending from the inner surface of the arms a through to the inner end of the socket.

b b are apertures in the side walls of the socket piece.

I) b are lugs at the lower edge, and b b are Fig. 2 is a perspec- Patent No. 540,750, dated June 11, 1895.

Serial No. 520,465. (No model.)

lugs at the upper edge of the arms a a and situated near their front ends.

When the holding device is to be secured to a pipe it is placed around the latter at the proper point and then a binding wire C is passed through the apertures b and around the two side arms a, it lying between the lugs 11 and b (which prevent it from slipping up or down), and having its ends twisted or otherwise secured together.

In order to secure the parts A B to the wall a separately formed stem or shank D is provided. It has two main portions 01 and (1.

As shown in Figs. 1 to 9 inclusive the part d is flat, and thinas possible without depriving it of the requisite strength, its edges being tapered toward a point. Between the parts d and d there is a flange 61 or enlargement which can be driven tightlyagainst the wall so as to close the aperture made by the part 61'. The part 01 is adapted to fit and slide in the aforesaid socket B. Preferably the socket is made in such way that it will be locked against rotation on the shank or stem, which can be accomplished by making the aperture 6 angular in section, and making the part d of the shank correspondingly angular; and in order to permit the part d to be readilyinserted or driven into either a horizontal mortar joint or into a vertical one and still have the arms a a situated horizontally,I make the aperture 17 and the stem at of such shapes that the latter can be readily turned a quarter way,

round, and still fit it snugly in the socket B. All these ends can be attained if the aperture 1) and the stem 61 be made square in section, or so as to have four substantially equal sides. To save metal, without reducing strength I form depressions or grooves in the stem 01 as shown at d d 61 indicate a series of apertures separated from each other by short distances and adapted to receive a pin, cotter key, or equivalent, the latter passing also through aper- ICC holder A and socket B to a series of wall fasteners, those in each series gradually increasing in length with respect to the stem part d; and also having the parts d gradually increased in length to provide a longer leverage of supportthat is to say, each of the wall attachments D can be fitted to one and the same support and socket, so that the builder can readily and immediately place the conductor pipe at such distance from the wall as he may think tit; and, moreover, not only is there this adjustment over a long distance made possible; but there is present in each case the minor adjustment dueto the presence of the series of apertures d in the ends of the stems d.

If the wall adjacent to the conductor pipe is made of wood, the same holder and socket A B can be employed, but in such case 1 form a screw D on, or attach it to, the inner end of the stem d. It can be engaged with the wood and rotated until the flange d is drawn tightly against the outer surface. In this case the stem has a series of apertures at d; and a series of threaded wall attachments of gradually increasing length is provided each adapted to fit the support and socket, so that the builder can place the pipe wherever desired.

It will be seen that at the end the stem dis rounded, or so formed that it projects at the center line the farthest. As a result it can be hammered severely when driving it into the wall without upsetting or crowding out the metal to such extent as to preventthe stem beinginsertedintothesocket. Themetalwhich is driven backward or crowded out of position merely forms a burr in the grooves or recesses (i where it offers no serious impediment. These grooves or recesses are preferably so arranged as to form two or more pairs of edges or ribs on the stem d, those of one pair being in a plane parallel or coinciding with the plane of the blade (1, and those of the other pair being in a plane at right angles thereto; this insuring the above desired result, namely, that whether the blade cl be driven into the wall horizontally or vertically there will always be the same presentation of edges or ribs outwardly on the part (1.

What I claim is 1. The herein described conductor pipe support, it having the pipe engaging arms adapted to be placed transversely to and around the pipe, the socket piece extending backward from the arms on the central plane of the pipe perpendicular to the wall, and the separately formed wall attachment adapted to be inserted into the wall and formed with the stem adapted to engage with the socket, and means for fastening it therein in each of several positions, longitudinally of the stem, whereby the pipe can be placed in either of several distances from the wall independently of the wall attachment substantially as set forth.

2. The combination of the pipe engaging arms a a, the socket B at their center having a wire passage, and the separately formed wall attachment, secured to said socket adjustably longitudinally of the wall attachment, as described.

3. The combination with the pipe support having a socket B, of the wall attachment having a stem with a flat inner end for entering either the horizontal or the vertical lines of mortar in the wall, and an outer end angular in section whereby it is adapted to be locked against rotation in the socket and to be placed in either of two positions therein, substantially as set forth.

4. The combination of the pipe support having the socket B and the wire passage 1), of the wall attachment having a stem angular in section adapted to be fitted adjustably, longitudinally, in a correspondingly angular aperture in the socket B, substantially as set forth.

5. A conductor pipe support having a wall attachment provided with a stem or shank (Z formed with the rounded end,and with grooves (Z in combination with a hook or pipe holder having a socket adapted to receive in its interior the said rounded or tapered end, substantially as set forth.

6. A conductor pipe support having a wall attachment formed with the flat blade d, and the stem at formed with two pairs of edges or ribs, those of one pair being in a plane parallel to that of the blade d, and those of the other pair being in a plane at right angles thereto in combination with a hook or pipe holder having a socket angular in cross section adapted to fit over and engage with the said ribs in either of two positions relatively to their longitudinal axis, substantially as set forth.

In testimony whereof I ailix my signature in presence of two witnesses.





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Cooperative ClassificationF16L3/04