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Publication numberUS855757 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 4, 1907
Filing dateFeb 12, 1907
Priority dateFeb 12, 1907
Publication numberUS 855757 A, US 855757A, US-A-855757, US855757 A, US855757A
InventorsGeorge D Crabbs, William H Pendery
Original AssigneeCarey Philip Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ready-made roofing.
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

No. 855.757. PATBNTED JUNI: 4. 19o?. G. D. @MBBS 5 W. H. PENDERY.


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roofing of the above charac-ter which shall'be urrnn srrirns ,Partnr ernten.

GEORGE D. CRADBs, or HARTWELL, AND iifuiiiiluv'i ir'PDNDuRr, or LOCK- LAND, omo, AssieNoRs To THD Partir CAREY MANUFACTURING COM- PANY, or 'LoOKLANn .Oi-uo, A CORPORATION or 'oi-no'. y


Specification offLetters Patent.

Patented June 4, 1907.

.To all whom, Trtwy concern:

Be it known that we, GEORGE D. CRABBs and vWILLIAM H. PENDERY, citizens of the.

United Sates, residing at Hartwell and Lockland, respectively, in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and' useful Improvements in Ready-Made Roofing, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had tothe accompanying drawing, forming part of this specification.

Our invention relates to that class of roofing known as "ready-made roofing, usually consisting of various layers of various kinds of material and all united together to form the roofing, which, after being so ,formed is usually rolled up in the factory ready to be vtaken out and to be applied to roofs, as the occasion requires.

The object of our invention is to provide a both simple and cheap in construction and which, from vits peculiar construction shall be both weather and water proof, shall be able to withstand the winds and to which,

when necessary a coat of paint or other renewing material may be easily, quickly' and permanently applied.

The novelty of our invention will be hereinafter more fully set forth and specifically pointed out in the claims. Y In the accompanying drawing: Figure lis a perspective of a portion of a roof of a buildving havingfthereon our improved roofing,

with one of-the joint-laps raised to show'the manner of application. Fig. v is an enlarged sectional side elevationat one of the joints before the joint-protecting la is brought down and cemented over the lleads of the fastening nails. ing to Fig. 2, but showing the joint completed.

The same numerals of reference are used to indicate identical parts in all the figures.

1 represents the roof of a building to which our improved roofing is applied. v

2 represents the strips of roofing which are preferably laid horizontally upon the roof l,

i though, if desired7 they, might be arranged Fig. 3 is a view correspond- The strips 2 are composed, asshown more clearly in Figs. 2`and 3, of a suitable base portion 3, which is preferably composed ofpaper felt and upon which is applied any suitable body portion 4 which is preferably composed of a cement having as ingredients asphaltum, to which may be added asbestos ber or other ingredients suitable toform a pliable bodyT portion, such lbody portion being ceo-extensive with the base portion 3. Superimposed upon said body portion 4 and partly embedded therein, is a strength giving portion 5 which preferably consists of a coarse woven burlap, though any other material` may' be used for .this purpose.

This strength giving portion 5 is cao-extensive with the strip '2 on one side and both ends thereof and has its other side eXtended'beyond the strip folded back upon itself as shown at 6 in Figs. 2 and 3, to a point 7 where it is fastened, t'o form a suitable jointprotecting lap 8. Superimposed--upon this strength giving layer 5. and extending from the point 7 to the opposite edge of the roofing strip 2 and co-,extensive with the length thereof, is a finishing layer 9 which may be'composed of a composition similar to the body portion 4. This iinishing portion extends slightly beyond the point 7 upon the lap 8 as shownclearly'in Figs. 2 and 3 so that any water or other matter upon the roof can not lodge'at the point 7. This iinishing layer 9 protects the strength giving portion 5 Afrom the weather and affords an excellent surface for refinishing or painting the roof thus enabling a person to paint or refinish a roof of this character in very much less time and with very much less? material than has ever been possible before.

strip having the joint protecting {iap 8 is laid over the edge of the adjacent strip as seen in Fi s. 2 and 3 and is pressed down to ing turned back out of the way, and then a In applying the roofing the edge of the form a tig t joint, the flap 8 meanwhile beoverlapping edges of the adjacent strips 2 and into the roof 1 to secure the roofing thereto, after which the .flap 8 is brought over the joint asshown in Fig; 3 and pressed 100 Vinto place and a coat of paint or cement appliedvthereon to hold the same -in place per manently, as will be readily understood.

vHaving thus fully described ourinvention, A `We claim:

1. A ready-made roofing in-strips'consist- 111g of a base portion, a cernent body portion .secured thereupon, a strength giving portion Vsuperimposed upon and partly embedded in said body portion, a joint-protecting lap eX- tending along one edge of said strip, and a finishing portion superimposed uponv said strength giving portion and forming a surface forv the application and retention of suitable refinishing material, substantially -as described.

2. A ready-rnade roofing in strips consisting of a layer of plastic ishing'and protecting material superimposed upon a suit- -able roong stri and adapted to receive and y retain a suitab e refinishing vmateriahsubstantially as described.

3. A ready-made roo in strips consist- 'ling of alayer'of suitable p astio inishing and leaioReE D. ciernes.v Y WM. PENDERY.

'Witnesses j 4 Rf B. CRABBs, -D. E, VoRHIs.

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Cooperative ClassificationE04D1/34