US 887272 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED MAY 12, 1908.
H. J. ROBINSON.
WALL SUPPORT FOR PIPES.
APPLICATION FILED APR. 9, 1907.
02 i 7 is r( 2%077/39 HENRY 1. ROBINSON, or oLnvELANnonIo.
WALL-S PPORT FOR PIPES.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Ma 12, 1908.
Application filed AprilS, 1907. ScrialNo. 367,206.
To all whom it may concern: I
Be it known that I, HENRY J. RoBINsoN,
citizen of the United States, resident. of
gleveland, county of Cuyahoga, and State of bio,
rovement in Wall-Supports for Pipes, of
which the following is a s ecification, thev principle of the invention eing herein explained and the best'mode in which Ihave contemplated ap lying that principle, so as to distinguish it om other inventions. 1
My invention relates. to im rovements in steam fittings and particular y to an improved type of hook and ring plate for radia tor ipes and the like.
e object of said invention is to provide a plate of thischaracter that will be simple and economical in construction, and that will be adapted to be directly applied againstany flat surface such as a wall.
Said invention consists of the means hereinafter fully described and particularly pointed out in the claims.
The annexed drawing and the following descri tion set forth in detail certain means embo ying the invention, such disclosed means constituting, however, but one of various mechanical forms in which the principle of the invention may be used.
In said annexed drawing :Figure 1 represents in perspective a plateprovided with a plurality of hooks for receiving pipes or the like wherein is embodied my improved mode of construction; Fig. 2 is a cenral vertical cross-section of such hook plate; and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a portion of such plate with the hooks removed t erefrom.
As the base of my improved pipe supporting device, I utilize a plate A preferably made of sheet metal having proper superficial dimensions and of requisite thickness to ada t it to sustain the load which it is intent ed to support. This plate, as is the ordinary ractice, is grooved or notched on one of its aces at intervals, as at a; whereby it is divided into sections a that can be readily severed one from the other by bending the late at the lines of the said grooves without the use of any cutting tool. Each of the sections a is rovided furthermore with a proper number 0 a ertures a for the reception of screws or the ike whereby such plate, Whether comprising one or a number of the sections in question, may be secured to the wall. Each of the sections a is provided with a transversely disposed rectangular emhave invented a new and useful Im,
radiator bossed portion a projecting on its front or forward side. of such embossed portion, in the form of the supportingplate shown in the first three figures, is provided an aperture or transverse slot a through which is inserted the re-curved foot a of the pipe-retaining member, in this case consisting of a hook A. Such re-curved foot after insertion through the slot is bent against the raised or embossed portion a so as to lie substantially fiush with the rear surface of the base plateA. It will thus be seen that there is no rojection whatever on the rear side of the fatter to prevent a close fit being made with the surface of the wall, or
block such as is usually employed in this connection against which the su' ortin device is designed to be secured. e bo y of such clip or hook is itself pressed flat against the face of embossed portion a and bent inwardly therebelow so as to contact with the face of said plate before curving outwardly to form the pipe rest proper.
The outer or rojecting portion a of the hook A may obviously be of any desired length and is preferably suiliciently long to not only afford a firm rest for the pipe, that it is to receive, but also to permit of the outer tip portion a being bent slightly inwardly to clasp or artially inclose said pipe.
By ma ing the depthpf the recess formed Contiguous to the upper edge behind embossed portion a substantially e ual to the thickness of the foot a of the clip, the latter will not only lie flush with the rear surface of the plate A, but will also obviously engage the u per edge of the aperture 0, Fig. 2, thereby ocking the clip against displacement. In order to still further secure the clip in place, I may, in addition to pressing its base against the face of emossed portion a in the manner previously described, bend it inwardly. below such boss so as to contact with the face of the plate.
From the preceding description of the construction of my improved wall support for pipes and the like it will be obvious that a minimum amount of material is required for the construction of the same having regard to the strength provided thereby; furthermore that by having the rear surface of the base late smooth and without obstruction as is one here, it is made ossible to attach such plate solidly to the wail without it being necessary to prepare the same for the reception of the projections as would be the case if the present type of support were employed.
my invention may be employe Other modes of applying the rinciple of d instead of the one explained, change being made as regards the mechanism herein disclosed, provided the means statedby any one of the following claims or the equivalent of such stated means be employed.
I therefore particularly point out and distinctl claim as my invention 1. n a device of the character described, the combination with a supporting plate having an embossed portion and an aperture contiguous thereto, of a ipe retaining clip havin its foot inserted t rough such aperture, t 1e recess formed behind such embossed portion being substantially equal in depth to the thickness of such foot whereby the latter lies flush with the rear surface of the plate and, by engaging the edge of such aperture, locks said clip against dis lacement.
2. In a device of the c iaracter described, the combination with a supporting plate having an embossed portion and an aperture contiguous thereto, of a ipe retaining clip having its foot recurved and inserted through such aperture and its base pressed fiat against the face of such embossed portion, the recess formed behind such embossed portion being substantially equal in depth to the thickness of such foot, whereby the latter lies flush with the rear surface of the pklate and, by en-- gagin the upper edge of su aperture, locks said 0 ip against displacement.
3. In a device of the character described,
the combination with a supporting plate having an embossed portion, of a pipe retaining member secured to the face of said late, said member having its foot inserted be ind such embossed portion, and beingitself bent so as to contact with the face of said plate below such ortion.
4. n a device of the.character described, the combination with a supporting plate having an embossed portion, of a pipe retaining member secured to the face of said plate, said ing an embossed portion, of'a pipe-retaining member secured to the face of said plate by having its foot inserted behind such embossed portion and lying substantially flush with the rear surface of the-plate, the face of said oh being pressed flat against the front of suc embossed portion and bent inwardly therebelow so as to contact with the face of said plate.
6. In a device of the character described, the combination with a supporting plate having an embossed portion and an aperture contiguous thereto, of a pipe-retaining cli having its foot recurved and inserted throu r such aperture, such foot lying substantial y flush wlth the rear surface of the plate and the base of said clip being pressed fiat against the face of such embossed portion and bent inwardly therebelow so as to contact with the face of said plate.
-7. In a device of the character described, the combination with a sup )orting plate having atransversely disposed rectangular embossed portion and a transverse slot contiguous to the upper edge of said embossed ortion, of a pipe-retaimng clip having its oot recurved and inserted throu h such slot, such foot lying substantially iiush with the rear surface of the plate, and the base of said clip being pressed fiat against the face of such embossed portion and bent inwardly therebelow so as to contact with the face of said plate.
Signed by me this 4th day ofA ril, 1907.
HENRY J. ROB NSON. Attested by I D.- T. DAVIES, JNo. F. OBERLIN.