US 845096 A
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No. 845,096] PATENTED FEB. 26, 1907, '0. P. KEMBLE & w. B. SNYDER. PLATE FOR STEAM AND WATER PIPES APPLIOATION FILED SEPT. 29,1906.
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CHARLES P. KEMBLE AND l VILLIAM B. SNYDER, OF TRENTON, NEW J ERSEY.
PLATE FOR STEAM AND WATER PEPESB Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 26, 1907.
Application filed September 29,1906. Serial No, 336.728.
Be it known that we, CHARLES 1P. KEMBLE and TILLIAM B. Svrnnn, both citizens of the United States, residing at Trenton, in the cointy of Mercer and. State of New ersey, have invented certain new and i sefel improvements in Ceiling-Plates for Steam and \Vater Pip es, of which the following is a speciiication.
Orr improvement relates to plates of the kind referred to, and has for its object the prodnction of a device which may be iiscd either against flat or carved sirl aces and may be readily adjiistcd to closely lit a pipe whether it be intended to lie in a plane at a right angle with the axis of the pipe or at a dill'erei'it angle there with. 7
In the accompai ging drawin s, forming a part oi this specification, Figaro 1 is a plan view of the rear side of 01 r CO11Stl";,CtiOIl, showing it closed ab Tit a pipe. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of or 1 device closed to form a central circa lar opening. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the rear side of 011': derice, showing the sazncopenethso as to embrace apipe obliqi ely to its axis. Fig. 4t is a view of our device in place against a fiat sirl'ace and embracing a pipe, and Fig. 5 is a similar view showing the same applied to a cove or citrved surface. 7
Our construction consists of two plates 1 and. 2, preferably made of copper or other pliable metal, each having an opening with parallel sides extending from its periphery somewhat past its c nter and having a semicirctlar inner end, this giving each plate somewhat the form of a horseshoe and terns ing wings thereon. in one wing of plate 1 are formed two cars 4t, and on. the opposite wing of plate 2 are formed corresponding ears 5 6. These ears arep .aly stamped on t ol the metal sheet from which the plates 1 and. 2 are cut and are bent over, as shown in Figs. l, 2, and 3, so as to embrace one of the wings of the opposing plate and act as clips to hold the two plates in their proper relative positions. At the middle of the semicirm-lar end of each opening in said plates are formed studs 7 8, which also are preferably made integral with their respective plates, being cut from the same sheet and bent up at right angles with the plates and having their outer ends curved, as shown.
The device is assembled and placed in its proper position, as follows: The plates 1 and 2 are presented at opposite sides of a pipe 10, and a wing of each plate is engaged with the ears 3 4 and 5-6 on the opposing wing of the other plate, and the two plates are then pi'shed together, so as to jointly closely on circle the pipe. The spring 9 is then cat'ght aro nd the two strds 7 and 8 and holds the I said stiids close against the pipe, and the de vice 1s then p; shed 11p against the wall, celling, cove, or cornice throi'gh which the pipe extends, as shown in Fig. 4, and is there re tained. by the frictional contact of the studs 7 and 8 and the spring 9 with the pipe 10. If the device is to be used in a cove or other crrved srrface, such as shown in Fig. 5, the plates are first bent into an arc of a circle oi the same radirs or otherwise conformed to the curved s1? rface intended to be covered by them, and the plates are then adjtsted to each other and the pipe they are intended to surround, as indicated in Figs. 3 and 5, thus forming an oval opening in the plates of such length as to closely embrace the pipe at whatever angle with its axis the plate may lie in. The studs 7 and 8 are held against the pipe by the spring 9 with sizflicient firmncss to retain the device in its proper position; but it it be desired to increase their frictional hold upon the pipe their contacting siirfaces may be corrugated or serrated.
Having thus described our invention, we claim- 1. The combination of two plates, each of said plates having an opening extending from its otter edge to a point at or near its middle, and having clips formed on one wing oi each plate adapted to embrace the opposite wing of the other of said plates, and means to hold. said plates in frictional contact with a pipe.
2. The combination of two adjustable crrved plates, said plates having oppositelydisposed wings held in juxtaposition by clips formed on said wings, a stud formed on each of said plates, and a spring connecting said studs, substantially as described.
CHARLES P. KEMBLE. WILLIAM B. SNYDER.
Witnesses I. M. ALTEMUs, A. V. ROBINSON.