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Publication numberUS691744 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 28, 1902
Filing dateDec 12, 1898
Priority dateDec 12, 1898
Publication numberUS 691744 A, US 691744A, US-A-691744, US691744 A, US691744A
InventorsJohn C Carr
Original AssigneeJohn C Carr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 691744 A
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No. 69!,744. Patented Ian. 28, I902.

.1. c. CARR. EAVES THOUGH. A nmibn flied Dec. 12, 1898.) (No Model.)





SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 691 ,744, dated January 28, 1.902.

Application filed December 12, 1898. Serial No. 699,020. (No model.) I

TOMZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN C. CARR, a citizen of the United States, residing at Burlington, in the county of Carroll and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Eaves-Troughs; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear,

and exact description of the invention, such as willenable others skilled in the art to which Referring to the accompanying drawings,

Figure 1 illustrates in perspective my improved eaves-troughfin position to be hung on the eaves of a roof. Fig. 2 is a perspective showing it inverted from the position in Fig; 1 and arranged to be secured to a metal roof. Fig. 3 is a perspective showing my invention applied to a shingle roof, it being applied to the third course from the lower edgeyand Fig. 4: illustrates in side elevation the anchor employed for the support of said trough.

Like letters of reference refer to corresponding parts throughout the figures.

The essential novelty of this invention lies in the construction and arrangement and manner ofsupporting the eaves-trough,whereby all obstruction is prevented.

The main body of the trough A may be composed of any suitable material and is preferably constructed in the form of a partial circle in cross-section, with one end of the said circle extending outward substantially tangent thereto. This straight portion a is provided with a series of perforations 1), adapted to receive nails or other suitable fastenings by which it is engaged to'the roof or eaves, as desired.

In securing this trough in position I prefer to employ the holder shown in Fig. 4. This within a short distance of the roof.

holder may be made of any suitable material,

preferably malleable iron, bent in a U form,

having one leg terminating with a hook at and the other leg extending a short distance beyond the said hook, where it terminates with the perforations b, adapted to register with the perforation b in the eaves-trough when said holder is in its adjusted position.

As shown in Fig. 1, there is an eye a near. the edge f of.the trough, within which the hook a is engaged when the holder and trough are being secured in position, and after the parts are assembledthey assume the appearance shown in Fig. 2, although the relation of the trough and eaves may be changed to suit the circumstances or the wishes of the proprietor. For example, the trough may be suspended from the eaves in the position shown in Fig. 1, or in case of a metal roof, if

preferred, it may be soldered along the line 9 to the roof, and, again, where shingles are employed the edge B-of the trough maybe secured beneath one of the courses of shingles, as shown in Fig. 3. f

It will be seen that when the trough is in position upon theroof, assuming the ends to be closed and communicating with the usual conductor, that there will be but a very narrow space between the roof and adjacent edges for the admission of water dripping from said roof. In the use of the arrange.-

ment shown in Fig. l the holder would provide a space between the trough and roof for the passage of water, and in the form shown in Figs. 2 and 3 the circular portion is arranged to curveover and back upon itself to Thus the trough is substantially built and rendered leaf and snow proof.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is-- In a bird, leaf and snow proof eaves-trough, the combination of a main body constructed with a cross-section in the form of a partial circle having one end extending therefrom at a tangent, and adapted to engage said eaves, a holder constructed in a U form having a hook at one end arranged to engage in an eye formed in one edge of said trough and hav- I In testimony whereof I affix my signature ing the other end extending and terminating in presence of two witnesses. with perforations arranged to register with JOHN C CARR similar perforations in the edge of the tan- 5 gent portion of said trough, and means for se- Witnesses:

curing said holder and trough in position JAMES J. COOKE,

upon the eaves, substantially as described. PETER YATES.

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Cooperative ClassificationE04D13/076