US 641109 A
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!Appli ration filed Aug. 21, 1899.)
Patented Jan. 9, I9OUI.
(No Model) (wave whom.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent to. 641,109, dated January 9, 1906.
Application filed August 21,1899- To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JAMES HINDs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Paris, in the county of Edgar and State of Illinois, have invented. new and useful Improvements in Roofing-Gages, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to roofing-gages for setting shingles or tiles upon roofs; and its object is to provide an improved construction of the same which shall possess superioradvantages with respect to efficiency in use.
The invention consists in the novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a perspective view of a roofingage constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a central longitudinal sectional view of the same.
In the said drawings the reference-numeral 1 designates two side bars connected together at the lower ends by a cross-bar 3, which forms the lower gage of the device, and at the upper ends connnected by a bar or board 4. Supported by this bar or board 4: is a recep tacle 5 for containing shingles, tiles, or slate, and at one side thereof is a box 6 for containing nails. Hinged to said side bars are two bars 7, which serve as gages, as will be hereinafter described, which are adapted to be turned on said hinges or pivots. J ournaled to the said shingle or tile block are shafts 8, to which are secured rollers 9, which travel on a straight edge 10, which is connected with brackets 12, secured to the sheathing of the roof.
The manner of using thedevice is as follows: The shingles, slates, or tiles are placed in the receptacle 5 and the nail-receptacle fierial NO. 727,945. (No model.)
filled with nails. The brackets 12 are now engaged with one of the sheathing-boards of the roof, so as to hold the gage in position, The operator will now commence to lay the shingles or slates, the bar 3 serving as a gage for the first course. When this course has been laid, the lower bar 7 is turned backward and serves as a gage for the next course. Af ter this second course has been laid the upper gage is turned down, so as to serve as a gage for the third course. Thus it will be seen that three courses can be laid at a time, and when so laid the device can be moved laterally on the straight edge, so as to-bring it in a different position on the roof to continue the roofing or shingling.
From the above it will be seen that the shingles or tiles can be accurately and evenly laid without the use of chalk-marks or other means for determining their position, as when the device is properly placed in position on the roof the shingles or tiles will be always properly laid.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim is In a roofing-gage, the combination with the side bars, the transverse connecting-bars and the hinged gages, of the shingle or tile receptacle, the shafts carried thereby, the rollers on said shafts, the straight edge on which said rollers travel and the brackets connecting said straight edge with the sheathing of a roof, substantially as described,
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
JAMES HINDS. Witnesses:
'J. W. HOWELL, GEO. M. J ETER.