US 906218 A
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MOLDING FASTENING. APPLICATION FILED MAR.19,1908.
9G6,218. l Patented Dec. 8,1908
WITNESSES lNVE/VTOI? A TTOH/VEYS fllm'n 6 2517 01! (Jud dead iinirnn Mrs era 1 Melt,
ALVIN CARROLL GODDARD, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO J. F. BLANGHARD GO., OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dee. 8, 1908.
Application filed. March 19, 1908. Serial No. 421,998.
To all whom it may concern:
lie it known that l, ALVIN Cannon] Gooonnn, a citizen of the Unitedfitates, and a resident of the city of New York, Long island City, borough of Queens, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented a new and Iim n-oved Molding-l astening, of which the following is a lull, clear, and exact description.
The invention relates to metal doors, indows and other similar structures, and its object to provide a new and improved molding fastening for securely fastening molding and like parts in place without the use of screws, rivets or similar fastening devices, and without showing the fastening means on the outside of the molding or marring the exterior face thereof.
The invention consists of novel features and parts and combinations'of the same, which will 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.
Figure l is a sectional perspective view of the improvement, parts being broken out;
Fig. 2 is a sect ional. perspective view of the support for the molding; Fig. i is a sectional perspective view of the molding, part being broken out, and Fig. 4' is a. transverse section of the improvement and showing the molding in position on the support.
The support A, to be ornamented by the molding B, may be the stile or rail of a metallic door or window, or the trim or other part of a door casing, or a base board, chair rail or other slrtu'ture. The support A. is of sheet metal formed with the angular members A, A", of which the member A forms a bearing or a rest for the flange l3, extending lengthwise on one side of the molding l5 and bent inward, as plainly shown in the drawings. The other side 13 of the moldii'ig B abuts against the member A of the support A, as shown in Figs. '1 and 4t. The member A of the support A is provided with bne or more struclcup tongues A each having an elongated. opening A for the reception of a struck-up lug B formed on the flange B of the molding B, and the inner edge of the flange 15' is provided with a notch B for the passage of the base end of the tongueA", when the molding B is pushed transversely in position on the support A, as indicated inFigs, 1 and 4.
It will be seen that when the moldin B is pushed in place in the corner formed by the members A, A of the support A, then the flange B passes under the tongue A and the struck-up lug B finally snaps into the opening A about the time the base of the tongue A reaches the inner wall of the notch B. Now when this takes place the lug B holds the molding B against outward movement in a transverse direction, and-longitudinal or lengthwise movement of the molding B is prevented by the ends of the base of the tongue A abutting against the end walls of the notch 13*.
The free end of the tongueilt is slightly bent up so as to permit the ready entrhnce of the lug B, the tongue A being sulficiently resilient to slightly bend up for the passage of the lug B and to spring back to HOIl'l'lill position after the lug B has passed into the opening A (see Fig. 4).
The fastening means shown and described are wholly within. the molding B and consequently not visible from the outside, and separate fastening devices such as screws, rivets and the like are entirely dispensed with, and theonter facecf the molding appears wholly unbroken without being marred in the slightest.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent; i
l. The combination with the support having a struck up tongue, provided with an aperture, of a molding having a flange for engaging beneath the tongue, said flange having a struck up lug for engaging the aperture of the tongue on the support.
2. The combination of a support and a molding, the support having a tongue rovided with an aperture,'and the'ihol ing having a flange for engaging beneath the tongue, the flange having a lug, for engag iugthe aperture of the tongue, and means in connection with the molding and the sup port for preventing longitudinal movement with respect to each other.
3. In combiruition a support, and a molding, the molding having an inner flange provided with a strncleup lag and a notch, and
transwrse movement on the support, the
("he saidsuppmrt having a struck-up tongue In testimony whereof I have signed my provided wit-man aperture for the receptlon name to this specification in the presence of of the said lug, to hold the'molding againsttwo subscribing witnesses.
' ALVIN CARROLL GODDARD. Witnesses:
T1120. G, HOSTER, EVERARD B. MARSHALL.
base 61? the said tongue 'fitting the said notch, to hold the molding against lengthwise movement on the said support.