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Publication numberUS876098 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 7, 1908
Filing dateJun 1, 1907
Priority dateJun 1, 1907
Publication numberUS 876098 A, US 876098A, US-A-876098, US876098 A, US876098A
InventorsBenjamin F Savery
Original AssigneeBenjamin F Savery
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Metallic sheathing.
US 876098 A
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' PATENTED JAN. 7, 1908.


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. Application filed June 1. 19

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, BENJAMIN F. SAvERY, a citizen of the United States of America, Arbor, in the county of Washtenaw and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in h'letallic Sidings, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

In applying sheet metal siding to buildings, it is desirable that it be secured so that without disturbing the rest, and that it may be fitted around openings and corners without changing the continuity of the design.

This invention relates to mctallicsiding which is applied inrsuch manner that any ortion of it may be takenoil without afiectmg the surrounding sheathing, and which may be readily adjusted around window openings and the like, Without materially altering the general design. The invention consists in the matters hereinafter set forth, and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is aperspective view of sections of sheet metal siding, which embody the features of the invention. Fig. 2 is an enlarged detail Sl10\ ing a portion of siding in perspective.

In the drawings, 1 represents a portion of a sheet metal plate which is transversely folded from side to side in horizontal lines in such manner as to represent the outer or weather side of a number of courses of Wooden clap-boards. Each course is formed by doubling the late upon itself closely around a Wire 2 lai thereon parallel to the margin, so as to form a beaded edge 3, the inner side or arm 4 of the resultant fold being preferably laid fiat While the outer arm 5 is inset against the Wire. A short distance from the beaded edge 3 the outer arm is bent along two spaced lines parallel to the wire 2 in substantlally a U-shaped "channel, the corners '6 and 7 corresponding to the lower edges of an ordinary 0121. board. The plate is carried back obliquely from the outer corner 7, a distance corresponding to the width of course desired, the part 8 of the plate representing the face of a clapboard, and is then doubled until the requisite number of courses are formed or the stock exhausted. In order to give the sheet firm bearing, the oblique face of each course is bent a short distance l- Specification of Letters lzattetdt...

Patented Jan. '7, 1908.

07. Serial No. 376.775.

shooting or studding on which it is placed.

The sections arejoined by inserting the upper margin 10 of one section between the arms 4 and 5 of the lowest course of the section next. above, the rounded wire edge of the fold permitting the arms to readily re ceive the vplateand formwith it a watertight joint. The sections are secured to the wall by nails orscrews 11 driven through the vertical strip of the weather side of each course just below the bottom of the next course.

In applying the siding to a building, the sections are nailed in lace with overlapping ends and interlocked margins. In fitting around a sill or casing, the plates are readily cut away so that the margins can be readily inserted in a rabbeted bottom or under the facings, without destroying the continuity of the general design. The transverse wired edges materiall stiflen the sheets so that they bridge quite wide spaces successfully. The rounded bonds of the plate around the wire prevent the chipping of galvanizing or coating on the plate, and also allow the adjacent sides to readily spread for the insertion of the section margins. The folds may be formed to expose asmany courses per foot as desired to the weather. If it'is desired to remove any particular portion of the sheathing, it is readily taken out and the nails withdrawn without disturbing the surrounding sections. At the same time the nail heads are practicallyprotected from the weather.

' I claim as my invention 1. Sheet metal siding comprising metal plates,

transverse, parallel lines andreverted in the form of clapboard courses between each pair the lowest fold of each of adjacent wires,

of the plate being adapted to grip the margin adjacent plate.

2. Sheet metal siding comprising metal each folded on itself around wires in plates, each folded on itself around wires in transverse, parallel lines and reverted in the form of clapboard courses between each pair of adjacent wires, the lowest fold of each plate being adapted to grip the margin of the p the rear side of each plate adjacent plate and in the presenting narrow bearing surfaces same vertical plane.

3. Sheet metal siding comprising metal I plates, each doubled upon itself around parallel Wires in successive transverse folds, and reverted at ri ht angles and extended obliquely up an back'betwe'en each pair of folds, in the form-of a clapboard course, the outer limb of each fold being inset against the wire, and the lower fold of each plate being adapted to receive and grip the upper margin of the adjacent plate.

4. Sheet metal siding comprising metal lates each doubled upon itself around paralel wires in successive, transverse folds, and

reverted at right angles and extended obliquely up and back between each pair of folds in the formof a course of clapboards,

the outer limb of each fold being inset against the wire, the upper portion of each course below the adli acent wire fold bein bent into a plane ara lel with the plane 0 the plate,

and the owest fold of each plate being adaptemceeed to receive and grip the upper margin of the ad'acent plate.

5. S eet metal siding comprising metal plates each doubled upon itselfin successive, parallel, transverse folds around spaced wires, and turned outward at right angles a short distance below each wire and parallel thereto, and reverted at an interval .atright angles, the ofiset portion extending obliquely back to near the next adjacent wire and thence directly to the wire fold,vin a lane arallel to the plane of the plate, the ower old of each plate being adapted to grip the inserted margin of the adjacent plate.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses. BENJAMIN F. 'SAVERY. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationE04D1/26