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Publication numberUS836725 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 27, 1906
Filing dateSep 8, 1906
Priority dateSep 8, 1906
Publication numberUS 836725 A, US 836725A, US-A-836725, US836725 A, US836725A
InventorsJohn R Williams
Original AssigneeJohn R Williams
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Metal sheet-piling.
US 836725 A
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M ,Q 42 chroma formed from sheet metal and is of the novel thus dispensing with separate locking-flanges rinrr en TATE?) Parana JOHN R. WILLlAMS, or EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 2'2, 139 3 Application filed September 8, 1906. Serial No. 333,755

T0 on whom itmaty concern:

Be it known that'I, Joins R. WILLIAMS, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of East Orange, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Im rovemen-ts in Metal Sheet- Piling, of whic the following is a specification.

The invention relates to improvements in metal sheet-piling; and it consists in the novel features hereinafter described and claimed.

The object of the invention is to produce a metal sheetiling of superior character and comprised o sections of novel form and construction, adapting them for all the uses to which metal sheet-piling may be put.

Among the specific objects attained by my invention it may be mentioned generally that the sections of my piling may be very easily formed; that they are strong; that the sections are formed integrally with means whereby the sections may be locked together,

and the ike riveted to the sections; that each section is locked at advantageous points to each ad oining section; that the sections are all alike 1n construction, except where corners ,ai'e to be formed that the sections are each novel in form, and construction, and that the wall formed of these novel sections will have two thicknesses of metal.

The invention will be fully understood from the detailed descri tion hereinafter presented, reference being liad to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1' is a top edge view, partly broken away, of a metal sheet-piling comprising sec tions embodying my invention. .Fig. 2-is a face View, partly broken away, of same; and Fig. 3 is a detached top edgeview of one of the sections of the piling. j

The metal sheet-piling is formed of corre onding integral overlapping sections 10 Gr lle form and construction shown in Fig. 3, in which it may be seen that the section is form presented comprising the two alined fiat members 11' 11, connected together attheir inner edges at the vertical center of the sectionby a partly-closed integral loop member 12 and at their outer edges formed with corresponding members each comprising a right-angular flange 13 and locking-section 14, preferably-in the form of a'loop, the mein ber 12 being extended fromojie side of the 1 section, and the flanges 13 form the opposite side thereof, while the'loching sections or loo s 14 extend toward each other from the sai flanges 13 in a direction arallel with the alined flat members 11 an the entire section being in one integral piece of sheet metal.

The manner of uniting the sectiong ifl as driven is illustrated in Fig. 1, in which at may be seen that the central loop member 12 of each section receives the adjoining members 14 of the immediately adjacent sections, that the fiat or web members 11 of adjacent sections are parallel with each other and form a wall of two thicknesses, that each section is locked to each adjacent section at both its central part and outer edge, and that when the sections are united the loops i2 and sections 14 cooperate to resist any strains tending to separate the sections.

The flanges 13 extend through the narrow mouth of the loop members 12 and enable the looking-sections 14 to be driven into said members 12.

In assembling the sections 10, all being alike in construction, the alternate sections will be 0 positelydisposed-that to say, the mem ers 12 14 of one section will respectively face in directions oppositely to the directions in which the like members of the next adj aceat sectionswill face, as shown in Flo. 1. M

ihe sections 10 are owing to theirzsimple open outline, capable of being very easily formed from sheet metal, and since the sections when brought together present a piling having a double wall I am enabled to utilize thinner metal than. would otherwise be ossible-in' to be conveniently driven, one guiding and lapping upon the other and the entire piling being rivetlcss.

What I claim as my invention,- and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A metal sheet-piling composed, of interlocked sections each comprising integrally a part] -open loop portion and edge locking mem ers, the latter extending in a direction from one side of the section and the said loop tially as set forth.

. tovi'l-ard each ot being extended from the opposite side thereof and adapted to receive and enter into locking engagement with the ad acent edge locking members of the adjoining sections; substane 2. A metal sheet-piling composed of interlocked sections each comprising integrally a partly-open loop /portion and edge locking locked sections each comprising integrally a partl -open loop portion and edge locking vincntn era-the latter comprising flanges extendingin a direction from one side of the section and having loo -loclnng sections extending toward each o't ier, and said loop ortio'n heing extended from the opposite s1 e of the'eection and'adaptedto receive and enter into-locking enga ement with the adjacent edge locking mem ers of the adjoining sections; substantially as set forth.

4. A rnetalsheet-piling composed of interlocked sections each comprising integrally a central partly-open loop portion and edge locking members, the latter comprising cat3725- fianges extending in a direction from one side of the section and having loop-locking sections, and said loop portion being extended from the opposite side of the section and adapted to receive and enter into locking engagement with the adjacent edge looking members of the adjoining sections; substantially as set forth.

5. A metal sheet-piling composed of interlocked overlapping integral sections and presenting on opposite -sides a series of loops for rrie integrally with and intermediate the edges of the sections and entirely closedat their outer sides, said sections having at their said loops; substantial y as set forth.

6. A metal sheet-piling composed of inter- -locked overlapping sections each comprisin integrally a partly-open loop portion, We'

portions at the sides thereof and edge locking members, said lockin members of each section being adapted-to t e loop portions of edges integral locking-loops to enter endwise and form a locking enga ement with the afore* the adjacent sections so as-to enter and pass into locking engagement therewith; substantially as set forth.-

Signed at New York city, in the county of New York and State of Nei York, this 6th day of September, A. D. H9061 JOHN R. WILLIAMS.

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Cooperative ClassificationE02D5/04