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PATENTEDVIUNE 26, 1906.
NI L. DAMON.- MOLD FOR MAKING ARTIFICIAL STONE.
APPLICATION FILED JUIE 26, 1905.
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WE tnzooeo PATENTED JUNE 26, 1906.
N. L. DAMON. MOLD FOR MAKING ARTIFICIAL STONE.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 26, 1905.
UNITED snares PATENT OFFICE.
NELSON L. DAMON, F OARTHAGE,,MISSOU.RI.'
MOLD FOR MAKING ART FioaAL STONE.
Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed Julie 26.1905. Serial No. 267,016.
Patented J une 26, 1906,
-Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Molds for Making Arti ficial Stone, of which the following is a speci- I of the side and end members.
the side and end members are shown in dot-' line a. b of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a plan view of theher shown having a plain face.
My lnventlon relates to improvements in molds for making artificial-stone blocks "or columns.
The object of my invention is to provide a mold which may beadapted to form blocks or columns. of difierent dimensions, means being provided by which the sides of the mold may be horizontally adjusted relative to each other, so as to produce-blocks of different Widths and lengths.
My invention is adapted to be used in the production of blocks or columns having plain or fancy faces.
The peculiaritiesof my invention inafter fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying. drawings, Fi e 1 is a perspective view of the mold, the si e mem Fig. 2 is a top view of the mold shown in Fig. v1, the cores being removed" and a dividing-plate shown. In this View the right-angled member is partly broken away to show the hooks In this view are hereted lines as being partly removed. Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view of portions of the side and end members and showing the device for locking said members together. Fig. 4 is a vertical section-taken on thedotted mold, showing as a" part thereof the side member having a rock face. Fig. 6 is a vertical sectional view of a portion of the mold, taken longitudinally and centrally through one of the cores. Fi 7 is a perspective view of the dividing-p ate. Fi 8 is a side elevation of the plain side mem er. Figs. 9
and 10 represent, respectivel two side members of difierent lengths,.eac havinga fancy pr rock face. f
Similar characters of reference denote similar parts. 1
' 1 denotes the ordinary sup orting-plate,
sometimescalled the pallet, upon which rest the sides of the mold. Uponthe supporting-plate 1 is mounted a right-angled vertical member, the two arms 2 and 3 of v which form, respectively, one side and-oneI end of the mold. The side arm 2 is provided with a longitudinally-arranged series of holes 4, disposed one row above the other. The end arm 3 is provided with two rows of holes 5, similarly arranged.- The end member 6 comprises a vertical plate provided with two hooks 7, dis osed at one end, one above the other, and a apted to enter, respectively, the holes in the upper and lower rows of the side arm 2. The member 61's provided with two rows of holes 8, arranged longitudinally one= row above the other and adapted to receive therein, respectively, two projections 9, eachprovided with a lateral notch 10. Two keys, preferably wedge form and denotedby 11, are adapted to be mounted upon the outer side of the member 6 in the notches 10,.
respectively. The projections 9 are at one endof a side member comprising a vertical longitudinally-arranged plate 12, the other end of which is provided with two hooks 13, adapted to enter, respectively, the holes 5 in the arm 3. v r
14 denotes two vertical rectangular downwardly-tapering cores adapted to be placed upon the plate 1 between t e different members forming .the sides of the mold. The
lower end of each core '14 is provided With 8.-
plurality of-vertical pins 15, adaptedv to be inserted in holes 16, provided in the late 1. The side member 12 is provided w1th two rows of ho1es17, disposed in longitudinal rows, one row above the other.
18 and 19 denote, respectively, two side members, one lon er thanthe other, each provided with a" roc lr-face ar d each having at.
one end the projections 9 and at the other end the hooks 13. The lates 12, 18, and 19 are interchangeable, en one of. these is used, the end member 6 has the hooks 7 inserted in those holes 4 which-are disposed to hooks 7 in the proper holes .4 and then swung to a position in which the projections 9 will enter the proper holes 8;, after which the ke s 11' are inserted in the notches 10, thus rigid y locking the side and end members together. The cementitious material is then tampedin IIO the mold around the cores 14, after which the cores and keys 11 are removed, following which the side and end members are disengaged from each other and from the rightangled member. The right-angled member may then be withdrawn from the plate 1, after which the plate, with the molded block thereon, maybe removed and the cores, together with the right-angled member and the side and end members, may be assembled upon another supporting-plate 1 and the operation repeated. I
In column construction the plate 1 is dispensed with, the side and end members of the mold being mounted u on the top of the block previously formed, To prevent side movement of the mold members onthe plate 1, vertical pins 20, twoof which are shown. in Fig. 2, may be inserted in suitably-disposed holes in the plate 1 and outside the mold members.
When it is desired to transversely divide the block, I employ a vertical dividing plate 21., movable to difierent positions between the side arm 2 and the side member 12 and toward and from the end arm. 3. The dividing-pl'ate ,21 is provided with four projections 22, disposed twoat each end, one above the other, and adapted to enter similarly-located holes 4 and 17 in the side arm 2 and side member 12, respectively. In Fig. 2 the dividing-plate 21 is shown positioned so as to divide the block in two equalparts.
In order to reinforce them, the end and side members 6 and 12v and the two arms of theright-angled member are preferably provided upon their'outer sides and ad acent their upper and lower edges, respectively, with longitudinally-disposed angle-bans 23,
rigidly secured to the .plates forming the bodies of said members. The perforations 4,5, 8, and 17 extend transversely through said angle-bars. Various modifications of. my invention may be'resorted to without departing from its s irit. aving thus describedmy invention, what I claim, and desireto seeureby Letters Pat'- ent, is
1'. In a'mold, the combination with-wrightangled member two arms which formre spectivel'y oneend' and one 'side of the moldone arm having two longitudinally-arranged rows of erforations, one-row being'disposed above t eother, the other armv having two holes disposed. one above theother, of an end member provided at one end: with two hooks adapted to be inserted in said two holes'and having two rows of holes'arranged: one row above the other, a side member rovidednt.
oneend with'two hooks-adapte to engage respectively the holes in-theup er andllower rows of the ri ht-ai1gled member. and provided at the carer end with twoiprojections adapted to be inserted respectivel in the holes of the upper and lowerv rows the endmember, and releasable means for locking the side and end members together.
2, In a mold, the combination with a rightangled member, the two arms of which form respectively one end and one side of the mold, one arm having two longitudinally-arranged rows of holes disposed one row above the other, the other arm havin two, holes disposed one above the other, 0 an end member having two hooks adapted to enter said two holes and provided with two rows of holes disposed one row above the other, a side member having at one end two hooks adapted to enter respectivel the holes in the two rows of the right-ang-ed member and provided at its other end with two projections adapted to enter respectively the holes inthe upper and lower rows in the end member, each projection having a notch, and two wedges adapted to be "inserted respectively in the notches of said progections, anddisposed upon the outer side 0 the end member. 3; In amold, the combination with a rightangled member, two arms of which form respectively one end and one side of the mold, each arm having two longitudinallynrranged rows of holes disposed one row above the other, an end member having two hooks for enga ing respectivelythe holes in the up or and ower rowsof the side arm and provided with two longitudinally-arranged rows of holes disposed one row above the other, a side memberhaving two hooks for engaging the holes in the upper and lower rows respectively of the end arm. and provided with two projections adapted to enter respectively'the holes inthe u peer and. lower rows of'the end member, an two wedges adapted to be mounted respectively between the projections of the side-member and theouter side leasably engagin the end' arm, and a vertical dividing-plate a justable toward and from the endzarmand provided with means for bein secured at its ends to the side arm. and si e member respectively.
In a mold, the combination with-an' ightangled'., member the twoarms 0t which form respectivelya'one 'endand: one side oh the mold, each am having two holes disposed one above the other, of an end memberhaving twoihooks for engaging respectively the-holes in one arm, s'ai end member having two holes disposed one above the other, a side member aving. two books for engaging respectively the holes-inthe end arm. and. provided with two projections for insertion throughtheholes in the end. member, two keys for engaging respectively-said two pro- 'ections and the outer side of the end memer, and a vertical dividing-plate adjustable toward and from the end arm and provided in the upper and lower rows of the side arm, I
the end member having two holes disposed one above the other, a side member havin two hooks for engaging the holes in them arm and provided with two longitudinallyarranged rows of holes disposed one row above thevother and having also two projections for insertion through the holes in the and member, two keys for engaging res ectively said projections and the outer si e of the end member, and avertical dividingplate havin four projections disposed two at each end, t e projections on the dividing- Elate being adapted to enter respectively the oles in the upper and lower rows of the side arm and side member.
7. In a mold, the combination with a rightangled member, the two arms of which form respectively, one end and one side of the mold, the end arm having two longitudinally-arranged-rows of holes, disposed one row above the other, the side arm having two rows of .holes arranged longitudinally one row above the other, of an end member ,having at one I end two hooks for engaging-respectively the holes in the upper and lower rows in the side arm and having also two rows of holes disposed longitudinally one row above the other,
a side member having at one end two hooks for insertion respectively in the holes in the upper and lower rows of the end arm, and having at its other end two projections for insertion respectively throu h the holes in the upper and lower rows o the end mem-= ber, two locking-keys for engaging respectively said two projections and the outer side of the end member, -and a horizontal plate for supporting said members.
8. In a mold, the combination with a rightangled member, two arms of. which form respectively one end and one side of the mold,
each arm having twolongitudinally-arr'anged rows ofvholes dis osed one row above the other, of an end p ate having at one end two hooks for engaging the holes of the upper and lower rowsin the side arm, the end plate hav- 'ing two longitudinally-arranged rows ofholes disposed one row above the other, a sidemember having two hooks for insertion in the holes of the up er and lower rows of the'endarm and rovi e'd-also with two end projections and aving a transverse notch, said endprojections being adapted to enter the holes in the upper and the outer side of the end member in the notches respectively of the said two projections,
y In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
NELSON L. DAMON. v Witnesses:
E.'L. WILLIAMS, D. N. DAMON.
ower rows of the end mem her, and two wedge-form keys mounted on: