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Publication numberUS891501 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 23, 1908
Filing dateNov 5, 1907
Priority dateNov 5, 1907
Publication numberUS 891501 A, US 891501A, US-A-891501, US891501 A, US891501A
InventorsFrederick C Overbury
Original AssigneeFlintkote Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 891501 A
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I Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 23, 1908.

Application filed liovemberb, 1907. Serial No. $00,845.

Tocll'whom it may concern:

,Be it known that I, FREDERICK OVER- BURY, of New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Roofing-Strips, of which the following is a specification. v j

Th1s invention relates {to coverings for roofs and sides of buildings and other structures, the covering being composed of overlapping strips of flexible material of indeter-- mlnate length, adapted to be laid in overlapping courses, and cut off wherever required. j

The invention has forfits object to provide a roofing strip of this character, of such form that a series of strips may belaid in such manneras to produce difierent effects, the

T efiect in each case being that of panels arranged in rows extendingat right angles to .the length of the strips, the panels being of such form as to give acheckered eiiect to the roof or side of a building. v

The invention consists in the im roved form of stri which I will now procee to describe and c aim.

'Of the accompanying drawings,forrning a part of. this specification-, Figure 1 represents aside vlew-oi a portion of a roofing strip formed'in accordance with my invention.' Fig. 2 represents a perspective view showing a series of said strips lald to produce a series of rows of panels which are elongated lengthwise of the rows. Fig. 3 represents a erspective view showing a series of strips aid to produce a row of panels which are elongated crosswiseof the rows. Fig. 4 represents a side view showing a modified form of strip.

The same letters of reference indicate the same parts in all the figures.

In the drawings a represents the body oi formlng l edge of the body of the strip. V The side edges of the structure covere by the strEips. V

1g. 2, the

between the tongues, so'- that covered. One edge of the roofing strip "is interrupted by a 2 2 oi the tongues are substantially at right angles with the length of the strip, and are therefore substantially parallel with each UNITED ,srnrns PATENT OFFICE FREDERIOKO. OVERBURY, or NEW YORK, N. Y.,IASSIGNOR ro FLINTKOTE MANUFACTURING,

other. The tongues and the recesses are of substantially equal width; that to saty, the

distance between the side edges 2 2 o ach tongue is substantially the same as the dise tance between the adjacent edges 2' 2 of two adjacent tongues. This" iormation of the strip enables a'roof laymg a series of overlappingstrips in either 1 of the two arrangements shown in Figs. 2

and 3, each arrangement resulting in the production of a series of rows of panels,- each row extending crosswise of the length of the panels, or from the up er to theloweredge In the arrangement shown in g bottom ends 3 of the tongues coincide with covering to be formed by the edges 4 which form the ends of the recesses the panels of each row are formed partly by the tongues and partly by portions of the bodies of the stripsythe panels being thereforeelong'ated lengthwise of the rows. This arrangement also results in the formation of a thickened projecting edge at the upper end of'each panel, said edges being formed by the assem lage ofth'e edges 3 of-the tongues and-the edges 4 of the-recesses. These thickened or two-part. edges are heightenthe' variegated. effect imparted to the roof by the pane In the arrangement shown in Fig.3, the tongues are arranged in alinement with each other: so that each alternate row of panels is formed wholly by the tongues, while the other rows are formed the bodies of the strips, so that the. dimensions of the panels are the same as the dimensions of the tongues *and recesses. In the embodiment of the invention here shown,

the width of each tongue between the side edges 2 2 is, greater than the projection of the bottom edge 3 from the body ofthe strip, so that when the "strips are arranged as shown in Fig. 3, each panel is elongated -in;a direction crosswise of the row of which it forms a part. It will be seen thereforethat provision is made for imparting different eflefis to the roof or structure covered, the same formof strip being adapted to produce either effect.

desirable because they wholly by portions of The edges4 of. the recesses and the edges 3 interrupted tongues of the tongues are shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 as straight, but they may differ from this form, as indicated in Fig. 4. Y

I claim g 1. A roofing strip having one of its edges by spaced recesses forming projecting from the body of the strip, the side edges of the tongues being substantially at right angles with the length of the strip, and the tongues and recesses being of substantially e ries of strips may e laid to form panels arranged in rows in which the panels are'elongated either lengthwise or crosswise of the rows.

2. A roofing strip having one of its edges interrupted by s aced recesses formin tongues projecting rom the body of the strip,

ual width, whereby ase-.

arranged in rows in which each alternate row is formed wholly-by the tongues while the other rows are formed wholly of portions of the bodies of the strips, or in which each panel is formed partly by a tongue and partly by a portion of the body of a strip.

In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature, in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationE04D1/26