US 701267 A
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Patented May 27, I902. F. E. HEINIG. SHEET METAL FASTENING CLEAT.
(Application filed Aug. 28, 1901.)
UNITED STATES PAT NT OFFICE.
FREDERICK EDWARD I-IEINIG, OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, ASSIGNOR OF TWVO-THIRDS TO OURRAN POPE AND ALFRED THRUS'ION POPE, OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.
SHEET-M ETAL FASTENING-CLEAT.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 701,267, dated May 27, 1902.
Application filed August 23, 1901. Serial No. 73,067. (No model.)
To ctZZ whom it may n Fig. 8 shows how the bodyof the cleat may Be it known that I, FREDERICK EDWARD be rectangular in outline. I-IEINIG, residing at Louisville, in the county The cleat A when constructed, whether of Jefferson and State of Kentucky, have inslightly curved for use on barrels or straight vented certain new and useful Improvements for use on boxes, has what will be in use the 55 in Sheet-MetalFastening-Cleats, of which the vertical body and the flanges E E. The cleat following is a specification, reference being may be applied to a barrel or box by a hamhad therein to the accompanying drawings. mer. Preferably, however, the device is ap- This invention relates to sheet-metal holdplied by a lever-press of my own invention, ing-cleats for strengthening and securing the which by a single operation and practically 60 heads of barrels, boxes, and like articles. without noise forces the points D D into the The object of the invention is to produce a chime of the barrel or projecting edge of the cleat or fastenerfrom'sheet metal which when box and turns over the point C and drives it properlyappliedtothehead,chimes,andhoop into the top hoop or stave of the barrel or of a barrel or to the cover and sides of a box into corresponding position in a box. The 65 will greatly increase the security of the packflanges E rest on the barrel or box head just age and which can be quickly applied and above the croze in a barrel and lit more snugly removed by a suitable tool Without leaving than a single flange would do. The points D corners or projections, as when nails are used D and C are usually sufficient to firmly hold for like purpose. l the cleat in place, and when so held the cleat 7o Figurel is a plan of a strip of sheet metal, strengthens the package in amazing degree. showing by dotted lines the cuts necessary to When removed to open the barrel or packmake a number of holding-cleats therefrom. age, no projecting nails are left, as is usual Fig. 2 is a plan of the blank as cut from the where nails are used to hold a wooden cleat sheet before bending. Fig. 3 is a plan or eleor binder in place. 75 vation of the device ready for application. In case of the device of Fig. 6 nails may Fig. 3 is a plan looking from the holding edge be driven through the holes Kinto the chime of the fastener or cleat. Fig. 3 is an end of the barrel. Even in such case the nails View. Fig. 4 is a perspective of a broken will be drawn by the removal of the metallic part of a barrel, showing cleat attached. Fig. cleat A. 0 5 is a section of these parts. Fig. 6 is a modi- In some instances the corners E of the cleat fication showing cleat with holes for holdingmay be set down into the barrel or boxhead. nails. Figs. 7 and 8 are other modifications. From-the foregoing it will be understood A strip of sheet metal, preferably sheetthat while my holding-cleat may be of somesteel galvanized, can becut into cleats and what different forms the general principles bent to form by a single operation or otherof operation are the same, that the cleat is wise. Preferably the blanks A are cut from held to the barrel or packageby a projection the strip in such form that there is no waste turned over the end and into the outside of material save at the extremes of the recthereof and by projections or points on the 0 tangular strip. A notch B in the blank is inside, while the bracing flange or flanges E 0 left when the tongue O is cut from the strip. lie snugly against the head or cover of the This tongue 0 is slightly bent, as in Figs. 3, package, and as these flanges extend farther 3, 3 Points D D are struck from the metal than the croze of the barrel they addlargely and bent so asto project from the back of the to the strength of the package in resisting 5 cleat. pressure tending to force out the head. 5
In Fig. 6 the cleat is shown with additional For convenience of description the main means for attachment, such being shown by body of the cleat may be called the vertiholes K K. cal flange and the flange or flanges E E may In Fig. 7 the points D are struck from the be called the horiz'ontal flange. The points so edge rather than from the body of the cleat. D or D, which project rearwardly, have their fiat faces horizontal, so as to enter the chime of the barrel in a direction substantially parallel with the grain of the stave. Thus the points enter easily.
What I claim is 1. A holdingcleat composed of a single piece of sheet metal, having a substantially vertical body provided with horizontal flanges at each lower corner, a tongue extending fromthe upper edge of the vertical body, a notch in the lower edge of said body and between the horizontal flanges, and points struck from the body and extending in opposite direction to the flanges, substantially as described.
2. A sheet-metal holding-cleat having a tongue projecting, centrally from one edge and havinga corresponding notch at the other edge and abent flange at each side of said notch, and having integral points projecting from its back, substantially as described.
3. A holding-cleat of sheet metal having a body and flanges extending fromone edge of said body, and having a central tongue eX- tending from the other edge of said body, and having points struck from the body with their flat faces vertical, said points projecting in opposite direction from the flanges, substantially as described. 1
4:. The combination with a barrel or package, of a holding-cleat of sheet metal, having its body lying against the chime of the package, a flange'against the head of the package, integral points entering the inner face of the chime, and a tongue extending over the end and into the outside of the package, as
FREDERICK EDWARD HEINIG.
HENRY Y. OFFUTT, O. R. PARKER.