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Publication numberUS929728 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 3, 1909
Filing dateSep 2, 1908
Priority dateSep 2, 1908
Publication numberUS 929728 A, US 929728A, US-A-929728, US929728 A, US929728A
InventorsJohn H Taylor
Original AssigneeJohn H Taylor
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reinforced revetment.
US 929728 A
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Patented Aug. 3, 1909.



REINFORGBD RBVETMLNT. APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 2, 1908. 929,728. Patented Aug. 3, 1909.


lVa terloo, in the JOHN H. TAYLOR, oF WATERLOO, NEBRASKA'.

To all whom it 'may concern.'

Be it known that I, JOHN H. TAYLOR, a citizen of the United States, residing at vcounty of Douglasand State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and i useful Improvements' in YReinforced Revetments; ofwhich the following is aspecilcation. My invention relates to improvements 1n reinforced revetment and has' for its object 3 or face of the ground to provide a revetment comprising a seriesl of units formed of plastic material for the l protect-ion of banks of streams etc., and other places where it is desired to protect the bank the currenty of the stream, .beating of the waves or the washin of rain. A further obj ect I the invention isfto provide suitablef means for holding the several .units forming the revetment in position.

YVith these and other objects in view the invention consists in certain new and novel i fs ' eyelets?, w ich eyelets 3 are a frame including the looped features of construction and combination and arrangement of parts as will be more .fully `hereinafter described and pointedk out in the claims. y

Referring lto thef accompanying drawings forming a part of thisspecication wherein like characters. of reference denote similar parts throughoutithe several viewsi Figure 1, is a perspective view of my improved revetment and one style of means for holding the same in place. of the reinforced units or panels with portions thereof broken away. Fi y.3, is a sec tional view taken on line X- Figs. 4, 5 and 6 are views illustrating the various'applications of my improvements. Referring to the drawin unit of the revetment w ich comprises a panel lof plastic material so as to .resist the action ofwater.

The reference character l, designates wires or rods which are molded within the panels A both longitudinally and laterally for the purpose of reinforcing or `strengthening the units or panels. rods 1, are vrovided with a loop 2 to form an apted to register with the openings4 near the. side edges and end of the units or panels A. It will be observed vthat the wirev or rod reinforced ends are completely embedded in. the plastic material forming the panels. y The panels or units A),

are further provided with a vplurality o Specication `of Letters APatent. Application led September 2, 1908. Serial No. 451,293.

and ends of the panels A, are

from erosion, either by' Figs2, is a detail of one Y of Fig. 2.

A, designates af The ends of the wires or` causlng itto fill up behind BEINFORCED 'REVETMENT- .Patented Aug. 3,1909.

lelongated openings 5, which openings have at 6, as clearly shown The side edges also beveled as clearly shown at 7, so that whenever the panels or units are laid closely together that in case of the earth settling the panels or units could easily settle into positionwithout binding one another.

' In the units or their `faces beveled as in Fig. 3, of the drawings.

panels A, held in position by ig. 1, of the drawings I haveshown means ofa frame or holder which will now be described.

The frame or holder consists of a pluralityl of I` beams 8 suitablyvspaced apart and connected together by means .of suitable crossf pieces 9, which are suitably secured to bot-h si des of the I beams 8. By this arrangement of parts the side channels Ooi the I, beams 8 serve as pockets' for the ends of theunits or panels A to rest in; The units or panels A, are held in position within the frame or holder by means of the pins 11, which 4pass through the side openings 12 of the I. beams and the end Openings 4 of the units or. panels A.

In Fig. 4, of the drawings I have; shown the units or Vpanels A, connected together by means of suitable fastening devices 13 which pass through the openings 4 thereby forml ing a flexible mat or' protecting body.- This View shows the revetment consisting1 of twol divisions B and C. 'Two divisions owever are only usedwvhere the embankment. is too high for lone division. It will be observed that as many divisions as 'desired may be used to fully the units or panels lie horizontally as clearly shown in Flg. 1. The units or `panels are provided with the beveled openings so as to allow the water to pass through and deposit the sand, silt, and other solids `carried in the stream behind the units or panels thereby and forma solid bank having` a face of plasprotect the bank or embankment which ever it may be. When the units the revetment i l tic material thereby preventing any further cutting of the banks by the current of the stream.

'lhe lmodification,shown in Fig. 5, illus- I -iace of the ground from vthe Washing of rain. Here it will be readily. seen that the beveled openings fill up with sand, dirt and other solids which helps to hold the revetment in positionv and further. form a perfectly smoothA embankment which Will not wash during rains.

Fig. v6,ilustrates the -revetment as used in a railroad or other cut to prevent the d irtfrom Washing dfown upon the tracks or road. `When .the units or panels are used `in the manner and for the purposes shov'vn in Figs.

5 and Gthey are tied or connected together) vby means of sult'able fastening devices suchadapted to-reglster with s aid openings, an

. as shown at 13. in Fig. 4, of the drawings.

I panel, and a Wire frame having )looped ends gto; form eyelets embeddedfwithin. said panel,

In the various figures the reference char icte'rs D, designate the earth to be protected.

From the foregoing description it Will be seen that l provide a protection for the banks of a\ stream orother'body, of Water and embankments of various kinds that is extremely simple, durable and one .which will attain'the ends in view.. f

`'The various advantages of the herein described invention will readily suggest themseli'es to any competent parties engaged in4 this line of work.

Having fully described my invention,

jWhatI claim-is: jl. A unit for al revetment comprising a panel of plastic material having a pluralityV of beveled openings, and a plurality of'openings along the side edgesandV ends' of said said eyelets beingadaptedvto register with said last mentioned openings.

2. A revetment comprlsing'a plurality of "y :panels formed ofplastic material having a plurality of tapered openings, 'and a plural.

ity of openings along the side edges and ends of said panels, a wire frame havingl looped yends to form eyelets vembedded in each of said panels, said eyelets adapted to register with said last mentioned openings,

and means passing through said o enings for connecting said panels thereby orming a protecting body.

A revetment for the protect-ion of the banks of a river or other body of Watercom- .prising a plurality of panels formed of plastic material having a plurality .of tapered openings anda plurality of openings along p the edges and ends of said panels, a wire 'frame having looped ends 'embedded 1n eachof said panels, said looped ends., bein means for holding said panels in suitable spaced relation to form a protecting body through which the current may pass in a divided state with reduced velocity.

.4. A revetment for the protection of the banks of ariver or other body of Water com-y prisin-g a plurality of panels formed of plasi tic material having' a plurality of tapered openings, and a plurality oiopenings along the side ed es and ends of said panels,' a Wire frame aving looped ends embedded 1n each of said panels, said'looped ends being adapted to register With said openings, a`

frame composed of I beams` and suitable cross-pieces adapted to receive said panels, and means for connecting said panels to said Ibeams in 'suitable spaced relation thereby forming a rigid protecting body.

VIn testimony whereof I have hereunto lsigned my name to. the specicatfon in the presence o'ftwo. subscribing Witnesses.

. y j JOHN I LrAYLoze.v

Witnesses: Y


FRnDK. J.- LAnsoN.'

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Cooperative ClassificationE02B3/127