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Publication numberUS710281 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1902
Filing dateFeb 26, 1902
Priority dateFeb 26, 1902
Publication numberUS 710281 A, US 710281A, US-A-710281, US710281 A, US710281A
InventorsFrank C Leek
Original AssigneeFrank C Leek
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shingling carriage and gage.
US 710281 A
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No. 710,281. -Patented sep.. 3o, |902.

E. c. LEEK. y

(Application fxled'Feb. 26, 1 902.)

2 Sheets-Sheet 2.

I O a I z i l zg x Suunto y sw .l Q o ran- Lg fliessen E ha Nirnn Strains `armar SHlNGLlNG CARRIAGE AND GAGE.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Eatent No.

710,281, dated September 30, 1902.

Application filed February 26,1902. Serial No. 95,721. (No model.)`

T all whom, it may concern:

Beit known that I, FRANK C. LEEK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Surrey,

` in the county of Jasper and State of Indiana,

have invented certain new and useful Improvem ents in Shinglin g Carriages and Gages, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relatesto shin glin g carriages and gages, having for its object the production of a device of this character which will greatly facilitate the shingliug of roofs by overcoming several obstacles well known to the art and to permit the shinglerto lay one row of shingles withontleaving his seat.

A further'object of the invention is to provide an improved carriage having an arm adjustably mounted thereon and upon which are adjustably mounted a shingle-carrier, gage, and seat, whereby the operator may, through the medium of the above-mentione( l adjustable features, la'yrow after row of shingles until he reaches the rail supporting the entire device without the necessity of moving the rail.

A still further object of the invention' is to provide a shingling-bracket capable of being used by painters by making a slight alteration in the means for securing the rail to the roof and by reversing the several parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.

The invention consists of the novel construction, arrangement, and combination of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective 'view of a shingling bracket and gage attached to a roof and constructed in accordance with myinvention. Fig. i. isa slight modification thereof, adaptingthe same to be used by painters. Fig. 3 is a detail sectional view il1ustrating the manner of clamping the supporting-bracket to the arm 4. l Fig. 4`isy 'a detail perspective View of the gage-arm. Fig. 5 is a detail view of the arm-clamping devices.

l designates the roof of a building having attached thereto a rail 2, upon which is mounted a carriage 3, carrying an adj ust-ablyinounted arm4, upon which are adjustably secured a shingle-bracket 5, a gage 6, and a seat 7, over which is supportedanumbrella 8 to A 'protect the operator from the elements.

#ener The rail 2is provided at eacu end with suitable cleats 9, adapted to be secured to the roof to hold the rail in lapplied position, and mounted upon the rail is the carriage 3, approximatelytriangular in form and having depending from its under side pintles l() an'i 11, upon which are jourualed rollers l2 and 13. "lhe rollers '12' are conical in shape to correspond` with and to ride back and forth upon the inclined edge 14 of the rail 2 and are provided with guards 14a upon their upper edges, which may vhe formed Iintegral therewith or formed separately and secured thereto. The pintles 1l, carrying the rollers 123, are ad justably mounted in elongated slots 14", whereby the rollers l3` maybe moved toward and from the rail 2 to compensate for the wear of the latter.

The arm 4 is adjustablj'7 mounted upon the carriage 3 through the medium of rigid jaws 15 and pivoted jaws 16, and the lower end thereof is supported by a truck 17, comprising two parallel-arranged arms 118, connectedl by a horizontally-disposed platform 19,y t0

which is rigidly secured the end of the arm 4,

and journaled in suitable bearings in the arms 18 are shafts upon which are mounted rollers 2G. The jaws Y15 and 16 each have one of their ends'upwardly and outwardly shaped, forming rect-angular openings for 'the recep'# tion of.v the arm 4 and are so situated upon` the-carriage 3 that the arm 4 will be in the v'center thereof, whereby the Weight of the shingler and shingles is equally distributed upon the rollers 12 and 13; The jawsl'are `f ulcrnmed upon'the carriage 3 to permit the same to be freely moved'away from the arm 4 'to allow the latter to be adjusted thereunto move the seat 7 toward the carriage and to bind upon 'the arm 4 when the shingler is seated, which causes to move away from thevearriage. i It will be perceivedthat the arm 4 may be readily moved toward and from the carriage and held in its adjusted vposition without liability of an accidental movement thereof.

The shingle-bracket 5 comprises a baseplate 2l, provided upon its upper surface with a plurality of upwardly-projecting lugs 21, forming spaces for the reception of the small' ends of -the shingles, and near the other cured upon a Ushaped .bracke edge thereof with an upwardlyprojecting' flange 22, against which abut the large ends of the shingles.'

The seat 7 and shingle-bracket 5 are ailv justably mounted upon the arn14 by means of a supporting-bracket comprising Vparallel side bars 23, provided with a plurality of slots 24, the purpose of which will bey fully explained hereinafter, having their ends inwardly bent to place arms and 2-6 a suitable distance apart to embrace the edges of the arm 4. The arms 25 are upW Ardly bent and have secured to their free ends the bracket 5 and are connected by a bolt 27, resting upon the 'upper side of the arm 4' to 'support in a horizontal plane the bracket 5. The arms 26 carry near their forward ends a bhlt 28, se-

curing them together, and upon which is fulcrumed the seat The seat 7 may be of any size andform found advantageous and is adjust-ably sehaving secured to itsvfree'i erids the seat 7 The arms of the bracket are provided Withfa plurality :of alining perforatiens to adjustably fulcruin the bracket upon the bolt 28 to compensate for the different angles of inclination of roofs to place, the seat 7 in a horizontal plane and also placing thel connecting-bar 30 upon the vss the'arm 30 from contact with the arm 4,where. by the shingle-bracket andseat are free to be moved. y f

The gage 6 comprises an arm 31 of a lenl th suicient to support in position to be tac ed tothe roof a plurality of shingles and has extending at an angle thereto an arm 32, having its free end provided iWith a shank 33, having oppositely-disposed flanges. 34.` The gage is adapted to be secured to one of the side bars 23 byinserting theshank 33 in one of the slots thereof, and the samemaybe adjusted thereon lthrough the medium of the said slots.

It is obvious tliatthe gage obviates the necessity of the use of chalk-lines, as'the same may beadjusted 'upon the sidebars 23 to hold a plurality of shingles in proper position to be secured to the roof. j

The umbrella 8' is supported above the seat `7 by a staff 34, secured at one end tothe under side of the seat, and the umbrella is detachably secured thereto. i t.

In nearing the completion of the shingling 'AI have found thatthe supporting-bracket car,-

rying the shingle-bracket and seat cannot be moved upward upon the arm 4 any farther. than thelower end of the carriage, thus leavinga space upon the roof unshingled, and in order to obviate the same I suspend the'rail .from the highest point of the roof by cables 34", secured to the cleats 9 and having at their free ends hooks 35 to engage the highest point of the roof and reverse theposition of the arm upon the carriage to place the seat and shin,- gle-bracket in proper position thereon.v

It will be perceived from the above descrip- A mounted thereon, an arm adj ustably secured to the carriage, a supporting-bracket adjustably secured to the arm and carrying a shingle-bracket 'and a seat, and a gage.

2. The combination with a rail,of a carriage mounted thereon,piv oted and rigid jaws upon `the-carriage, an arm adjustably secured to the carri-age through the medium of thejaws, a supporting-bracket' adjustably mounted upon the arm andcarrying a shingle-bracket and a seat, and a gage adj ustably secured to the bracket.

3. The combination with a rail,of a carriage mounted thereon,an arm adj ustably mounted upon the carriage, a supporting-bracket carrying upon one 4end a shingle-bracket, and on the opposite end a bolt,a U -shaped bracket fulcrumed upon the bolt placing the connectin g-bar thereof upon the under side of the arm, a seat carried'by the free ends of the last-mentioned bracket, causing the bolt and connecting-harto bind the arm adjustably securing the seat and shingle-bracket thereon,-and'a gage adjustably secured upon the carryingbracket. j t

4. The combination with a rail,of a carriage mounted thereon, rigid and pivoted jaws on the carriage,an arm adj ustably mounted upon the carriage through the medium of the jaws, a truck secured to the lower end of the arm, a supporting-bracket provided with a plurality of slots, and a gage having a shank with Voppositely-disposed flanges and adapted to it inone of said slots;

5. The combination with a--rail having one edge thereof inclined and means for securing the rail in applied position, of Va carriage having depending from the under sidefthereof pintles, rollers journaled upon the pintles, some of which are conical in form and pro vided with guards, of an arm adj ustably se cured to the carriagegaand a supportingbracket adjustably secured to the arm and carrying a shingle-'bracket'va'nd a seat.

6. The combination with an arm, of a supporting-bracket carrying a lshingle-bracket IOO and sea3, and adjustably secured to the ami, and n gage djustably secured 'to the supporting-bi'acketiand movable therewith.

'In a shnglvilg device, the combination of` e suppoltng-,rail-ha'ng a beveled edge, and acarr-iage 'for adjustably holding parte of the device provided with depending rollers, a. part of the latter being beveled correv vspondingly to the railedge andhevingguards.

so 8. In a shingling device, the' combination 1' I with an adjustable mm, of a bracket and seat edjustably mounted in bhe arm, and an anglegage adjustebly mounted in 'the bracket.

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




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Cooperative ClassificationE06C9/12