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Publication numberUS855633 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 4, 1907
Filing dateJul 21, 1906
Priority dateJul 21, 1906
Publication numberUS 855633 A, US 855633A, US-A-855633, US855633 A, US855633A
InventorsJames C Herring
Original AssigneeJames C Herring
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 855,633. v





Application filed July 2l,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 4, 1907. 1906. SerialNo.327,205.

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Be it known that I, JAMES C. HERRING, a citizen of the United States, residing at reensboro7 in the county of Guilford and State of North Carolina, have invented a new and useful Shingle-Mold, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to molds for making shingles from cement, concrete and other plastic material and has for its object to prow vide a comparatively simple and mold by means of which artificial stone shingles may be conveniently and expeditiously manufactured.

Afurther object of the invention is to provide a mold comprising relatively stationary and movable members one of which constitutes the body of the mold and the other a scraper or former.

A further object of the invention is to form the scraper with depending' marginal flanges which engage the side walls of the stationary member and serve to guide the scraper as the latter is moved back and forth over the surface of the cement or other plastic material.

A still further object of the invention is to generally improve this class of devices so as to increase their utility, durability and efficiency as well as to reduce the cost of manufacture.

l/Vith these and other objects in view the invention consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, it being understood that various changes in form., proportions and minor details of construction may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification: Figure l is a perspective View of a shingle mold constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view of the same.

Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in all of the figures of the drawings.

The improved device comprises a relatively stationary member or bodyportion 5 and a movable member or scraper 6. The body portion 5 is preferably rectangular in shape, as showni and stamped or otherwise formed from a single piece of metal7 the opposite longitudinal edges of which are bent upwardly to form spaced inclined flanges 7 defining a inexpensive l [molding chamber or compartment for the reception of the cement or other plastic material S. I The scraper or for mer 6 is slidably mountl ed for longitudinal movement on'the flanges l 7 and consists cf a transverse plate having its upper surface formed with a depression 9 defining inclined shoulders 10. The opposite ends of the plate at the shoulders 10 are extended in a horizontal plane and terminate in depending guide flanges 11 which bear against the inclined Hanges 7 and serve to prevent accidental lateral movement of the scraper as the same is reciprocated back and forth over the surface of the cement or other material during the formation of the tile. Soldered or otherwise rigidly secured to the upper surface of the scraper 6 vat the depression 9 is a centrally disposed handle 12A having its intermediate portion spaced from the plate 6 and its opposite longitudinal edges bent upon itself to provide reinforcing Hanges 13 which serve to strengthen the handle and prevent the latter from cutting or otherwise injuring the hand of the operator.

The scraper 6 is approximately one-half the length of the body portion 5 while the lower face of the scraper 6 at the inclined walls l0 of the depression 9 is spaced from the adjacent surface ofthe stationary member 5 thereby to produce a tile 14 of uni-form thickness throughout its entire length and width7 as best shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings.

In operation the cement, concrete or other plastic material is introduced into the molding compartment'or chamber and the scraper 6 moved back and forth over the flanges 7 thus removing the surplus cement and forming a tile or shingle having a smooth upper and lower surface. After the tile is formed the scraper 6 is removed and the tile detached l from the body of the mold and placed on the drying-racks until sufliciently hard for use. desired, however, the shingles may be placed in an oven and baked or'coated or glazed in any suitable manner so as to render the same impervious to moisture.

The mold may be made in different sizes and shapes and while principally designed as IOO a portable mold may be used with equally v good results in connection with any of the ap roved forms of molding machines.

iaving thus described the invention what is claimed is:

l. A mold comprising a base having in- IIO 4 disposed parallel with the inclined walls of 5. A mold comprising an open ended body portion formed of a single piece of metal bent to produce a flat base and oppositely disilanges overhanging said walls. i posed up-standing inclined side walls, a

2. A mold comprising an open ended body l scraper slidably mounted on the longitudinal portion having a ilat base and provided with edges of the side walls and of approximately inclined side walls, and a scraper slidably l one-half the length of said body portion, said mounted on the side walls and spaced from' scraper being provided with a handle and the base, said scraper being provided with having its opposite ends bent downwardly to depending guide flanges adapted to engage form depending guide flanges adapted to ensaid side walls. gage the side walls of the body-portion.

8. A mold comprising an open ended body 6. A mold comprising an open ended body portion formed of a single piece oi metal bent portion having a `i'lat base and provided with to form a ilat base and yu standing inclined spacedinclined side walls, a scraper slidably side walls, a scraper slidab y mounted on said. mounted on the body portion and provided walls and provided with a depression de'fm l with a depression defining inclined shoulders ing inclined shoulders disposed parallel with disposed parallel with and spaced from the the inclined walls of the body portion, said side walls of the body portion and terminatdepression being spaced from the base of the i ing in depending guiding i'ianges overhanging body portion to Jform a molding compartsaid side walls, and a handle secured to the ment and a handle secured to the scraper. i scraper and having its intermediate portion 4. Arnold comprising an open ended body spaced from said scraper and its opposite portion having a iiat base and integral inclined side walls, and a scraper slidably mounted on the longitudinal edges of the side walls and provided with a depression spaced from the base and defining inclined shoulders clined side walls, .and a scraper slidablyl mounted on the longitudinal edges of the side walls and provided with depending guide inforcing flanges.

In testimony that I claim the Jforegoing as my own, I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

the body portion and terminatingin dependi JAMES C' HERRING' ing guide flanges, said ilanges being bent at l Witnesses: right angles to the horizontal plane of the WM. D. McADoo, scraper and adapted to engage said side walls. M. W. STERNE.

longitudinal edges bent laterally to form re-

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Cooperative ClassificationE04F21/32