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Publication numberUS963776 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 12, 1910
Filing dateMar 3, 1910
Priority dateMar 3, 1910
Publication numberUS 963776 A, US 963776A, US-A-963776, US963776 A, US963776A
InventorsPaul Kosack
Original AssigneePaul Kosack
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wall-tie for buildings.
US 963776 A
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Specification of Letters Patent. l ateiltd J 12, 1910.

Application filed March 3, 1910; Serial No. 546,996.

To all whom it mayconcem: p

Be it known that I, PAUL KOSAGK, a citizen'of theUnited States, residing at Omaha,- in'the county of Douglas and State of Nebraska, have invented certain newaand use ful ImprovementsinHWall TieS for Buildings,- of whichthe following is a specifica-.'


This invention relates to improvements in wall ties, for use in connection with building-wallconstruction, where comparatively tion ofwall str'ipsor ties-which may be eco- "shown in Fig. 3.

view of a building-wall with ties'thereon.

th1n blocks arefernployed and disposed verticallyedge-to-edge to form the outer and inner parts of the wall, the space between the blocks being filled with cement or other plastic adhesive material.

The invention has reference to the formanomically constructed and will be reliable in use for holding the edges of the oppositely-disposed blocks while the plastic, ad-

hesive material is placed between said blocks, and includes a construction whereby, by reason of the form of the strips, mortar or cement may be dispensed with for filling between the adjacent edges of the blocks, at the time-the blocks are laid, said blocks being laid one upon another without any beddin 'therebetween. I

with these objects in viewthe invention eonsistsof-the novel construction, combination and arrangement ofparts as described herein and claimed, and as illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein,

Figure l is a plan view of an anchor .or strip for usev inconncct-ion with the corners of building-walls. Fig.'2-is'a vertical, side view of the same. Fig. 3 is a plan. View of a strip or t-ie used in connection .withthe side walls. Figs. 4 and 5 are vertical side and end views, res ectively of the wall tie ig. 6 is a persepective constructed in accordance with my. lnven tion, Fig. 7 is a detail relating to Fig. 6 showing a part of a wall in transverse section, and wall ties mounted thereon. Fig. 8

. is a side View of a building block employed.

The herein described wall ties may be constructed to advantage of thin metallic strips having flanges so constructed that they re-' liably engage both the loWerand up or courses of wall blocks.- The ties or strips may be conveniently formed, the plate be-' ing first cnt and incisions made for formbent as will out.

By use of the wall ties, wall-blocks having a very limited thickness may be employed, the same being disposed vertically or edgewise in forming the wall, and held'uniformly spaced apart while a filler of plastic,

adhesive material isdeposited between the outer and inner,wall blocks, the tiesbeing also-embedded in the wall by the filling in'a tc'rial. This'inaterial fills all of the space between the sides and edges of. the plates,

ing the fianges, and the flanges being then be more particularly pointed and in practice no cementorbedding need,

be laid between the adjacent ,ed es of the blocks, the plastic material fil ing these spaces. 1

Referring now to the drawin for a more particular description, numeral 1 indicates outer, and 2the inner wall blocks employed, each having longitudinal grooves orreeesses 3 opening upon its side edges, the thickness of the blocks at their longitudinal ed es being uniform. The blocks are pre erably constructed as thin rectangular plates and maybe formedof cement or othersuitable,


In forming the wall of a building, the

blocks being disposed vertically as mentioned, for holding said blocks at a uniform distance apart, the holders, anchors,.ties ,or wall strips 4 and 5 are employed. The wall anchor l is employed for holding the two adjacent ends of both the outerv and inner wall blocks which form the corners of the wa Anchor: or wallstrip i consists of a fiat, metallic stri having a body or. connecting portion 6 a a ted to be disposed horizontally between t e outer and inner wall plates, and having a head-piece 7 and tail-piece 8 adapted to have seatings, flatwise, upon the upper edges, respectively, of the outerrnd inner wall blocks or plates, which. are dis-.

posed angularly and ad acent in the fprr,

mation of the corner of the wall. he head piece ,com arises uniformly shaped wings 9 of a suite le length, and of a width substantiallyequal to. the thicknessof the wall blocks, or that part of the wall blocks outwardly of groove 3, said wings.

having outer, terminal, downwardly projecting flanges 10, and downwardlyprojecting flanges 11 formedon their inner edges ad jacentto the body or connecting-portion 6.

engagement with the'outer and inner sides opposite to each other, and

and inner upwardly-projecting flanges 23 and 24, for engaging the outer and inner sides of the wall blocks of the next or upper course.

It will be seen that the flanges which engage the outer sides of the" blocks have a width notgreater than grooves 3, and when the courses are laid, the space occupied b The downwardly projecting flanges just mentioned are for engagement with the vertwo outer corner blocks upon which the anchor is seated, flanges l0 5.engaging within grooves 3. .The head piece with outer, adjacent, up-

is also rovidcd turned anges l2, and its wings 9 are provided at their terminals, with. upturned anges 13,-said upturned flanges being for the wall maybe filled with cement or similar adhesivematerial, as indicated at-25 in Fi 6, so that the flanges will be embedded or covered, and that the wall may present a more erfect extcrior.

W' all strips are used of t e two outer corner blocks of the next or upper course. 1

he tail-piececomprises uniformly shaped wines 1450f a suitable length and of a width kness ofthe when forming the wall blocks, outwardly of grooves 3 said longitudinal Wall ofa building, wherever the wings iavmg terminal, downwardly-,proadjacent .ends of the wall blocks occur in flanges and 16 ormed, res ecthe same course, and in practice the down- Wardly-pi-ojecting flanges of 20 are placed astride the adjacent ends of two blocks of the course, the downwardly e inner corner projectin flanges of ocks upon which the anchor is seated, said wall tic embracing the $1 es'of the oppoflanges 15*engaging within grooves 3. site wall block. Wings 14 are also provided with outer, adja r ter one or more courses of a buildingcen upwardly projecting flanges l7 and wall have been-laid and the wall ties and with inner upwardly projecting flanges l8, corner tics have been adjusted as described,

. said flanges'l'? and 18 bein substantially fir engagement with the outer andinner sides'of the two insand, or other suitable adhesive fllling matener corner blocks of-the next or upper course rial, as indicated at 26, an ma be reing of corner blocks. a orce y use of metallic strands 27 if do In, practice, when the corner blocks of a sired, these strands extending lon itudicours'eare placed vertically to form a part nally of the wall and embedded in the filling ofthe wall, t eir adjacent ends, which form material the corner may be reliably held and accu- The corner tie,as described, is similar in rately spaced apart by portion 6 and the many respects to the tie used in the construcseveral downwardl projecting flanges of ion 0 pore co umns illustrated in a comll strip 4, theseveral flanges being panion application for U. S Letters Patent formed at,substantially right angles to the tiled-i arch 3rd 1910, Serial N 0 546,997. It win 'i which they are an integral part wil be noted however that the wings upon be seen that the upwardly-pro- 1e same side of the stem are shown and wardly-projecting flanges 21 and 22 to emand may therefore be em- 1 construction;

course to be laid, the connecting stem or porwliereas, 1n the COIlStIllClJlOH of diagonally from the inner to t e outer angle of the corner; and it will be noted that all of the outer flanges have a limited width, so that they may be seated within the longitudinal grooves of the wall blocks. i

The-wall tie 5 consists of a flat plate of metal, substanti strong and durable building-wall. The wall plates are inexpensive, comparatively, since they are plain or rectangular in form, and the wall tics, while 0 crating reliably: to

sustain the thin wall blocks, 1n efl'ect, proplates 1 and 2, preferably of uniform size and shape, one end of each wing'being provided with oppositely-disposed, outer and inner, downlaving 0 what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is,- t t i 1. A tie for building-walls, comprising a flat, metallic plate incised to provide a stem having terminal wings arranged in pairs and extending outwardly of its sides, the

race the vertical sides of the blocks upon loo 8, the opposite endof each wing being provided with oppositelydisposed, outer claimed in the present application as being The construction as described, provides'a the ad acent grooves ,3, upon the outside of the o posite end of v flanges.

, been wings of each pair being disposed at substantially right angles with reference to each other, the wings npon its respective sides being parallel, each of said wings being provided upon vits outer and inner edges with upwardly and downwardly projectmg 2. A tie for buildingwalls, comprising a flat, metallic plate incised to provide a stem having termmal wings arranged in pairs and extending outwardly of ts sides, the

wings of each pairbeing disposed at substantially right angles with .reference to each other, the wings of each pair upon the same side of the stem beingparallel, each wing being provided with upwardly-,proj ecting flanges and with downwardly-projectin flanges upon its outer and inner edges, sai

' and integrally-connectin flanges being disposed at an angle, snbstan tially,.of 90 degrees from'said stem. 0

3. A tie for building-walls, comprising a pair of adjacent bearing heads, each head consisting of a pair of eonnected right-angled wings and a single stem extending between the bearmg heads 5 between their win ,sai win having their outer and inner e ges provi ed with transverse flanges, the wings of each pair upon the same side of. the stem being parallel.

In testimony whereof I have afiixed my 0 signature in presence of two witnesses.

PAUL KOSACK. 'Witnesses:

HIRAM A. Srunens,

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Cooperative ClassificationE04B2/8652
European ClassificationE04B2/86J