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Publication numberUS710538 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 7, 1902
Filing dateJun 21, 1902
Priority dateJun 21, 1902
Publication numberUS 710538 A, US 710538A, US-A-710538, US710538 A, US710538A
InventorsJohn C Summerer, James Craig
Original AssigneeJohn C Summerer, James Craig
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Post-cap.
US 710538 A
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Patented Oct. 7, |902.

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Patented Oct. 7, |902.

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JOHN C. SUMMERER AND JAMES CRAIG, OF GLENVILLE, OHIO.

POST-CAP.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters .Patent No. 710,538, dated October 7, 1902.

Application iiled June 21, 1902. Serial No. 112,674. l(No model.)

To @ZZ whom, it may concern:

Be it known that we, JOHN C. SUMMERER and JAMES CRAIG, citizens of the United States of America, residing at Glenville, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented certain-new and useful Irnprovements in Post-Gaps; and we do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same.

Our invention relates to improvements in metal post-caps suitable for use in supporting one or more joists or horizontally-arranged beams er timbers from a post; and the primary object of this invention is to provide a post-cap which is simple in construction and possesses great strength and durability and which will efficiently reinforce the upper end of a post provided with the said cap.

X'Vith this object in View our invention consists in certain features of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter described, and pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation of a post-cap embodying our invention. Fig. 2 is a top plan in section on line 2 2, Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a top plan in section on line 3 3, Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a top plan in section on line 4 4, Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a top plan in section on line 5 Fig. 1. Figs. t3 and 7 are side elevations taken at right angles to each other and illustrate the application of our improved post-cap, which, as illustrated,is mounted upon alower post., forms the base for an upperpost, and supports several joists or horizontally-arranged beams.

Our improved metal post-cap, as shown in Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4f, and 5, comprises two vertical` parallel plates a, which correspond in contiguration and are arranged asuitable distance apart laterally. Each plate ct is provided, preferably about centrally between its upper and lower edges,with a horizontal Vrow of horizontal slots ct',which extend laterally through the said plate and are arranged at equal intervals longitudinally ot the plate and in line endwise, as shown very clearly in Figs. 1 and let, and the slots of the row of slots ct of each plate a are arranged directly opposite the different slots, respectively, of the row of slots Ct in the other plate a, as shown in Fig. 4. A plate i) is arranged in a horizontal plane and snugly interposed between the plates ct at the slotted portions of the said plates a. The plate b extends longitudinally of the plates a along the rows of slots ed, preferably from end to end of the said plates a. Each side edge of the plate b is provided adjacent to each slot a' in the adjacent upright plate a with a laterally-projecting tenon or projection J, which fits and extends through the said slot and is upset, as at b2, at the outer side of the said upright plate. It will be observed,therefore,that the plate b braces apart the plates a and efficiently ties the said plates ct Itogether.

Each upright plate c below its horizontal row of horizontal slots a' is provided with two vertical slots a2, which are arranged a suitable distance apart longitudinally of the said plate, and preferably each slot a2 is arranged between two adjacent slots a', as shown very clearly in Fig. 1, and each slot a2 in each plate d is arranged directly opposite the corresponding slot a2 in the other plate a, as shown in Fig. 5, and opposite slots ft2 of the plates a are engaged by tenons or projections c', formed upon the ends of a vertically-arranged braceforming tie-plate c, which is snugly interposed between the plates a next below the plate b and has its tenons c' tting the said slots and upset, as at c2, at the outer sides of the said plates d. It will be observed, therefore, that the plates c brace apart the plates a below the plates c and are instrumental in tying the said plates a together.

Each plate a (see Figs. 1, 2, and 3) is provided at its outer side and above the plate l) and centrally between the ends of the said plates a with a U-shaped hanger d, and the upright or end members of the said hanger are provided at their inner side edges with tenons or projections d,which extend through slots a3, formed in the said plate a, and are upset, as at d2, at the inner side of the said plate a. The said hanger is therefore efficiently attached to the said plate ct.

The application of our improved post-cap is illustrated in Figs. G and 7, wherein e designates a lower supporting-post adapted to receive the post-cap, which is slipped over ICO f, and joists or horizontally-arranged beams h are supported by the hangers (l.

What we claim isl. A metal post-cap comprising the following: two upright metal plates arranged a suitable distance apart laterally and provided each with lateral slots arranged in a horizontal plane and in line endwise, and another metal plate arranged in a horizontal plane between the said upright plates and having tenons or projections engaging the aforesaid slots and upset at the outer sides ot` the said upright plates.

2. In a metal post-cap,the com bination,with two parallel upright metal plates arranged a suitable distanceapart laterallyand provided, respectively, a suitable distance from the lower edge, with a horizontal row of lateral slots,and a horizontally-arranged plate snugly interposed between the said upright plates and having tenons projecting from one of its side edges and engaging the slots in one of the upright plates, which horizontally-arranged plate has tenons projecting from its side edge and engaging the slots in the other of the said upright plates.

3. A metal post-cap comprising the following: two vertically-arranged parallel plates arranged a suitable distance apart laterally and provided each with a row of slots arranged in a horizontal plane and in line endwise, a horizontally-arranged plate interposed between the said parallel plates and having tenons or projections fitting and eX- tending through the said slots, and two upright brace-forming plates interposed between and attached to the aforesaid parallel plates below the horizontally-arranged plate.

4. A metal post-cap comprising the following: two vertically-arranged parallel plates arranged a suitable distance apart laterally and provided each with a row of slots arranged in a horizontal plane and in line endwise, a horizontally-arranged plate interposed between the said parallel plates and having tenons or projections tting and extending through the aforesaid slots, and two upright brace-forming tie-plates snugly interposed between the aforesaid parallel plates below the horizontally-arranged plate and having riores tenons or projections extending through and upset at the outer sides of the parallel plates.

5. A metal post-cap comprising the following: two upright plates arranged a suitable distance apart laterally and provided each with two upright slots arranged a suitable distance apart horizontally, and the slots in one of the said plates being arranged directly opposite to the different slots, respectively, in the other of the said plates; a plate arranged in a horizontal plane above the said slots and attached to the aforesaid upright plates, and two brace-forming tie-plates snugly interposed between the aforesaid upright plates below the horizontally-arranged plate and having tenons engaging the aforesaid slots.v

6. A metal post-cap comprising the followin g: two vertical metal plates arranged a suitable distance apart laterally and provided each, between its upper and lower edges and near its central portion, with a row of horizontal slots arranged in line endwise and a suitable distance apart, and each of the said plates being provided, below its said row of slots, with two vertical slots' arranged a suitable distance apart longitudinally of the said row of slots and centrally between two adjacent slots ot' the said row of slots, a horizontal plate arrangedA between the said upright plates and having tenons or projections fitting and extending through the aforesaid horizontal slots and upset at the outer sides of the said upright plates; two vertical tie-plates arranged between and at right .angles to the aforesaid vertical plates next below the horizontal plate and having tenons or projections tting and extending through the aforesaid vertical slots.

7. A metal post-cap comprising the following: two upright metal plates arranged a suitable distance apart laterally; a plate arranged in a horizontal plane between and attached to the said upright plates; two brace-forming tie-plates arranged between and attached to the aforesaid upright plates below the horizontal plate and a U -shaped hanger arranged at the outer side of one of the said upright plates and having tenons or projections extending through, and upset at the inner ends ot', the said upright plate.`

Signed by us at Cleveland, Ohio, this 7th day of June, 1902.

JOHN C. SUMMERER. JAMES CRAIG.

Vtitnesses:

C. I-I. Donna, TELSA SCHWARTZ.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationE04B1/2403