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UNITED STATES PATENT Ormes.
WILLIAM S. VICKHAM, OF SALAMANCA, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO'JAMES WICKHAM, OF SALAMANCA, NEW YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 713,577, dated November 11, 1902.
Anplication filed December 14, 1901. Serial No. 85,974. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern: out deeper than the length of said tongue to Be it known that I, WILLIAM S. VVICKHAM, form a water-channel 13 below the end of the acitizen of the United States, residing at Saltongue. The lower half of the end of the arnanca, in the county of Oattaraugus and board is extended, as .at 14, beyond the 5 State of New York, have invented a new and upper edge 1l, and the Lipper' face thereof is 55 useful Roof-Board Joint, of which the followinclined upwardly and provid ed with an outing is a specication. v wardly and upwardly projecting tongue This invention relates to certain improveformed thereon. This extension inclines recrnents in the construction of roof-boards for tilinearly in a downward direction from the 1o buildings whereby a suitable tight joint is lower end of the tongue 15 and forms the 6o maintained and leaking at the joint pre* lower vertical face 16. The upwardly-invented. clined surface of the extension 14 is provided The object of the invention is to provide a at the base of the tongue 15 with a waterjoint formed by interlocking two double channel 17, thns'necessitating any water that 15 tongue-and-grooved members, which promight get into the joint to pass the channel 65 duces a joint that is impervious not only to 13 and then up the incline before reaching water, but also to cold. the channel 17. The board is provided Figure 1 of the accompanying drawings on the edge adjacent to the board 10 with an represents a transverse vertical section of extension 21 at its upper end, said extension 2o two boards joined together and of the prohaving a vertical face 22 at the upper part 7o tecting-cap extending thereover, showing a thereof, which when the boards are iitted toside elevation of one of the joists to which gether is adapted to bear against the face 11 the roofing is attached and the nails for seof the board lO. This extension 21 is procuring the roof-boards to the joist shown in vided ,at the lower edge of the face 22 with z 5 dotted lines. Fig. 2 represents a perspective the outwardly and downwardly extending in- 75 view of the two boards detached. Fig. 3 repclined tongue 28,which is adapted to fltin the resents a transverse vertical section of two groove 12 of the board 10. The lower face of ordinary matched floor-boards, showing the this extension is inclined upwardly and has an protecting-cap applied thereto and the upper upwardly-extending groove 24 formed at its 3o surface of said boards under said cap corrujunction with the body of the board 20, which 8o gated. receives the tongue 15 of the board 10. The
The same reference-numbers indicate corlower wall of this groove is inclined rectiresponding parts in all the figures. linearly in downward direction, forming the In the form of this invention illustrated in vertical face 25, which iits against the face 16 5 the accompanying drawings two roof-boards of the adjacent board 10. These boards 10 85 10 and 2O are shown, having their upper surand 2O are provided on their upper faces with faces corrugated at 30. These boards are corrugations, as 80, and with water-channels constructed of wood,metal, or anyothersuit- 18 and 26, respectively. The boards after able material and are connected at their adhaving their edges itted together are secured 4o jacent edges byadouble tongue-and-grooved t0 the roof-joists by nails, as 31, which eX- 9o mortise-joint, consisting of a tongue on each tend through the boards and engage said member entering a groove in the other memjoists. ber. The board 10 is provided on one of its To protect the joint and the nail-openings edges with a vertical face 11, at the upper part from the weather, a cap-board is extended thereof, which is adapted to engage a similar over said joint and covers the nail-heads and 95 face 22 on the adjacent edge of the board 20. the water-channels 18 and 26 also. This cap is A downwardly-inclined groove 12 extends fastened to the boards by nails, as 41, which from the lower edge of the vertical face 11 extend only a short distance into the roofand is adapted to receive and be engaged by boards,but do notpierce them through. Hence 5o a tongue 23 on the board 20. This groove is no water can reach the joint therethrough. Ioo
I claim as my inventionl. A rooting-board having its edges provided each with two vertical faces arranged one in advance of the other and with an intermediate tongue and a groove disposed obliquelyto the faces.
2. A rooting-board having its edges provided each with two vertical faces arranged one in advance of the other and with an intermediate tongue and a groove obliquely disposed at right angles to the said faces.
3. A roofing-board having its edges provided each with two vertical faces arranged one in advance of the other, `and with an intermediate tongue and a groove disposed at an angle to the faces, one of the tongues having in its upper side a groove constituting a water-channel.
4. A rooiing or sheathing composed of boards laid edge to edge, one edge of one hoard being provided with two vertical faces and an intermediate tongue and a groove, the tongue being downwardly inclined and the opposing edge of the other board being provided with two vertical faces and an intermediate tongue and groove, the tongue being upwardly inclined, the latter tongue having its upper face provided with an intermediate groove constituting a water-channel, and the groove proper being of greater depth than the length of the tongue of the othell board to present a water-channel.
5. A roong or sheathing composed of boards laid edge to edge, the exposed faces of the boards being corrugated, and the opposed edges of the boards being provided with vertical faces disposed one in advance of the other and with angularly-disposed tongues and grooves adapted to interlock, one of the tongues being provided with an intermediate water-channel and the groove adjacent thereto having it-s terminal constituting a waterchannel, and a hatten secured over the meeting edges of the boards.
6. A roof-board provided at one edge with two vertical faces, the lower face being disposed in advance of the upper face and having an outwardly-projecting upwardly-inclined tongue disposed at the upper end thereof, the upper vertical face having a downwardly-inclined groove formed at the lower end thereof, an inclined face connecting the lower wall of said groove and the upper edge of said tongue, said inclined face having a water-channel formed therein between said groove and tongue, the other edge of said board having tongues to iit said grooves, and a groove to receive said tongue.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM S. IVICKHAM.
ARTHUR P. CoNLnY, L. E. WEBER.