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Publication numberUS607489 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 19, 1898
Filing dateFeb 23, 1897
Publication numberUS 607489 A, US 607489A, US-A-607489, US607489 A, US607489A
InventorsHenry B. Skeele
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 607,489. Patented July'IB, |898. H. B. SKEELE.


(Application med Feb. 21,1891.)

(No Model.;



SPECIFICATION forming part of Iletters Patent No. 607,489, dated July 19, 1898.

Application filed February 23, 1897. Serial No. 624,708. (No model.)

To @ZZ whom, it may concern:

Be it known that LHENRY B. SKEELE,a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, county of Cook, State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Rooiin g- Tiles,of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to that class of tiles which are made to interlock with one another at their meeting edges.

It consists of details hereinafter fully de-.

scribed, and particularly pointed out in the claims.

Figure l is a plan view of a section of roof laid with my tile. Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of a tile. Fig. 3 is a perspective vieW.- Fig. 4 is a longitudinal section on lines 4 4, Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a cross-section on lines 5 5, Fig. 1.

A represents the iiat portion of the tile; B, the roll portion; C C', the channel on the upper side, formed by the tongues a a', extending along the end and edge; D, the channel on the under side at the lower end formed by the tongues b b, and E the channel on the under side, extending along the edge and formed by the overlappin g curl e ofthe roll B and the tongue f.

F represents strengthening-ribs on the under face, and F' a rib upon Which the tile is set against the cleats of the roof.

G represents the perforated lug by which the tile is Wired to the roof.

The tiles fil: together in the manner shown.

tongues a' a in the same manner along the edges, the edge e being aprolongation of the roll and is brought down close to the face of the tile below it, vmaking a tight joint. The tongue f is made with a ledge f to bring its outer face flush with the outer face of a in Order to make a joint that may be readily sealed or pointed up from the inside. The tongue f extends alongv the edge part Way only, leaving spaces at each end for the adjoiningtile. Theuppercornerof Bisnotched at g g in order to allow the adjoining edges to fit together. In this manner it will be seen I make a roof having the continuous roll-tile form, with the fiat channels between, making a handsome effect and at the same time Obtain the tight impervious joints of an interlocking tile.

What I claim, and desire to secure by Let-1 ters Patent, is

1. The herein-described roofing-tile consist ing of the combination of the flat portion A, the roll portion B, larger below than above, `the tongues a, a on the upper face, and the tongues b, o on the under face, which extend clear across both the flat and the roll portions and which iit into one another, and the tongues a', a/ on the upper face, and the eX- tended portion e of the roll and tongue f on the under face" of the roll which fit into one another, all substantially as 'shown and described.

2. The herein-described roofing-tile consisting of the combination of the flat portion A, the roll portion B, the tongues a, a on the upper face, and the tongues b, b, on the under face, which iit into one another, and the tongues a', a on the upper face, and the extended portion e and tongue f whichv lit into a', a', said tongue f having a projecting ledge f which brings its face iiush with the inner face of the inner tongue a', all substantially as shown and described.




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US4949522 *Nov 1, 1988Aug 21, 1990Kabushiki Kaisha CosmicRoofing tile
Cooperative ClassificationE04D1/04