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No. 813,826. PATENTED FEB. 27, 1906. W.. G. RAU.
EAVES TROUGH HANGER.
APPLICATION FILED OUT. 11, 1905.
INVENTOH WZ ZZZa/w afiazc W/TNE A TTOHNE WILLIAM G. RAU, OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 27, 1906.
Application filed October 11, 1905. Serial No. 282,307.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, WILLIAM G. RAU, a citizen of the United States, residing at Louisville, in the county of Jefferson and State of Kentucky, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Eaves-Trough Hangers, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in eaves-tr0ugh hangers, and refers particularly to a device adapted to be slipped on the gutter or supporting strap; and the chief object of the invention is the provision of a device which will prevent the water from running down the gutter-strap and over the edge of the eaves-trough.
Another object of my invention is the provision of a device of the character described which will provide a substantial support for the eaves-trough and Which will be very simple and durable in construction.
With these objects in view my invention consists of a strap adapted to embrace the eaves-trough and a V-shaped brace secured upon said strap to hold it in a depressed position, so that the water will drain horn the strap into the trough.
My invention further consists in certain other novel features of construction and combination of parts substantially as disclosed herein.
Figure 1 is a sectional view through an eaves-trough with my improved hanger in position. Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the gutter and hanger, and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the deflecting-brace detached.
In the drawings the letter A designates the side wall of a house, and B the overhanging eaves thereof. Mounted beneath the eaves is the gutter or eaves-trough C, which is of ordinary construction and provided at the outer edge with a bead D. Secured in the corner made by the eaves and .side wall is the gutter-strap E, which embraces the gutter and is secured on the roof at F. As shown in the drawings, the strap is secured by the small securing strap or band G; but any other ordinary securing means may be employed.
The principal feature of my invention is in forming the gutter-strap with a depression at the outer edge, so that the water will drain from the strap into the gutter, and this is accomplished by means of the V-shaped brace H, provided with transverse slots or open-- ings J, adapted for the reception of the gutter-strap. The strap is passed through these openings, so that it incloses the point of said brace, and the brace is slipped down on the strap until it is adjacent the edge of the trough. The gutter is further provided with a stiffening or strengthening brace L, secured in the channel thereof.
From this description, reference being had to the drawings, it will be evident that most of the water draining from the roof will fall direct from the eaves into the gutter; but a small amount is bound to follow the gutterstraps, and this amount, which in the ordinary construction would fall from the edge of the gutter, follows the depression in the strap and is thereby deflected into the gutter. Thus it will be seen that my invention saves the disagreeable dropping of water from the edge of the gutter, and it also forms a brace to stiffen the outer wall of the gutter. It will be further noted that my invention while proving of great value is very simple in construction and may be quickly and easily applied and is very useful and practical in every particular.
I claim 1. An eaves-trough hanger consisting of the strap adapted to embrace the trough, and a V-shaped brace secured upon said strap and adapted to depress said strap and deflect water from said strap into the trough.
2. In an eaves-trough hanger, the combination with a strap embracing the trough, of a V-shaped brace secured upon said strap adjacent the edge of the trough and adapted to deflect water from said strap into the trough.
3. In an eaves-trough hanger, the combination with a trough and a strap embracing said trough, of a brace having slots therein adapted for the reception of the strap, said brace adapted to depress said strap and deflect the Water from the strap into the trough.
In testimony whereof I afliX my signature in presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM G. RAU.
J. W. BROTHERS, GEORGE SIOHREST.