US 871606 A
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VALENTINE MOESLEIN,- OF ".VEIGIIAWKEN, NEW JERSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 19, 1907.
Application filed November 28.1905. Serial No. 239,460
Hudson and State of-New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Ceiling Construction, of which the following is a full,
The invention relates to fire-proof struc tures, and its object is to provide a new and improved ceiling construction having metal laths supported by the cement or other concrete floor filling and forming a key for the reception and retention of the plaster, to ermit of forming an exceedingly strong and durable ceiling, not liable to fall, and having a smooth, uniform surface;
The invention consists of novel features and parts and combinations of the same whichwill be more fully described hereinafter'and then pointed out in the claims.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in
which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figureljs a sectional perspective view of the improvement; Fig. 2 is a sectional side elevation of the same; Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional elevation of the same, on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; Fig.' 4 is an enlarged lan view of part of one of the laths; and 'ig; 5 is a sectional side elevation of the improvement, showing a modified form of the anchoring means for the metal lath.
When building a floor, the floorbeams are first placed in position in the usual manner, and then a temporary removable platform or like support B is erected below the floor for supporting metal laths C joined for covering the entire under surface of the lloor, and
designed for supporting the floor filling D of cement, concrete or like material placed, while in a plastic-condition, between the said floor beams and onto the top surface of the metal laths supported by the platform B. Thus the weight of the plastic material and that of the laths C is carried by the platform B, which remains in position u'ntilthe filling I) has set and hardened.
' Each of the metal laths C is provided with anchoringv means extending up to be embedded in the plastic filling material, so that when, the plastic filling material has set and,
hardened, andtheplatforin B is removed.
then the metal laths are anchored to'and supported by the filling D. The anchoring means referred to may be of various forms. For instance, as shown in Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 4, each metal lath O is provided, at its sides, with upturned flanges 0 having sidewise struck-up lugs C both flanges C and lugs (1 being embedded in the filling D. As shown in Fig. 1, some of the laths C rest against the under side of the bases of the floor beams A, with the flanges C of these laths rising on opposite sides of the beams.
hold the lathe in proper alinement and to correctly in position on the support B. As illustrated in Fig. 5, the anchoring means consist of hooks E hooking onto the laths C and extending upwardly, to be embedded with their up )er portions in the filling 1).
Each of the laths O is provided, at its under side, witha key (3, preferably in theform of struck-up lugs bent downwardly and slightly curved, as plainly indicated in Fig. 3, the key forming a support for holding the plaster F in position on the under side of the metal laths. It is understood that after the filling D has set and hardened and the lathe C are anchored to the said filling as above described, then the platform B is removed to allow of placing the plaster F in position -on the under side ofthe metal laths, the
keys C Thus the metal laths are supported solely by. the filling D, and in turn su port the plaster F.
y 'the arrangement described an exceedingly strong, durable and reinforced floor is provided having a smooth plaster securely ield in place by the metal laths.
laving thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent-- floor having lloorbeams, and a filling of plastic material between the beams, metal laths beneath the said floor and the said floor beams and supported by the plastic filling,- each of said laths having at each side thereof a flange adapted to be embedded in the plastic material, the flanges of the adjacent laths abutting and having lateral struck-up lugs for looking with the plastic material, the surface of the said laths between the flanges being provided with depending struck-up permit of placing the laths conveniently and The flanges C of adjacent laths C abut to plaster being securely held in place by the 1. A building construction, comprising a each other.
2 Y same keys, said keys bei g arranged impairs, the, tweexa the fiangesbemg" pro'g'ified wkrith iemembers of the pans bemgcu'rved toward pendmg struelyu? keys, sald keys helpg I am anged 1n pane, the memhersof the pan'e lo 2. A bmldmg constructlon, compnsmg a bemg Curved towards each othea", anvi means flo'o'r having floor beams, and a filling of plasfor anchoring the lathe to the plastie I tie matefial'between the beams, metal lathe In testimony whereof I have signed my beneath the said floor and the said 'fioor ,name to this specification in the-presence of beams and supported'by the lastic filling, two subscribing A ltnesses.
each of said lathe having-at eae side thereof VALENTINE MflEgLElN.
a flange adapted to be embedded in the 1as-. Witnesses:
tie material, the flanges of the adjacent aths THEQ, G, HQSTER,
abutting, the surface of the said lathe be EVERARD B. MARsHALL.