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Publication numberUS999509 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 1, 1911
Filing dateJan 24, 1910
Priority dateJan 24, 1910
Publication numberUS 999509 A, US 999509A, US-A-999509, US999509 A, US999509A
InventorsTimothy Lydon
Original AssigneeTimothy Lydon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 999509 A
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Patented Aug. 1, 1911.





Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Au. 1, 1911.

Application filed January 24, 1910. Serial No. 539,686.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, TIMOTHY LYDON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tiles, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in tiles and has particular reference to a tile that may readily be used in the construction of walls, partitions or ceilings.

The object of the invent-ion is to provide an improved construction of tile that may readily be joined edgewise and flush with other tiles and which may be secured at a plurality of points to joists, studding or other supports or strung on metallic bars, rods or wires as desired.

The accompanying drawing illustrates the invention in which,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved tile. Fig. 2, a top plan view of the same, Fig. 3, a cross-section through the tile on the line 33 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4, a similar view on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2. Fig. 5, is an enlarged sectional detail through one edge of the tile and a por tion of a structure to which it is secured, and Fig. 6 is a similar view of two tiles secured with their edges in contact.

The material of which the tile is formed is immaterial and may be anything that is suitable for the purpose.

Referring to the drawing the numeral, 1, designates the outer side or face of the tile and. 2, the inner surface thereof which extend parallel with each other. At the opposite sides, 3, and, 4. the tile is provided with a groove, 5, which extends longitudinally thereof and is disposed centrally between the said outer and inner surfaces. The inner surface of the tile at said opposite edges, 3, and, 4, is provided with anotch or cutout portion, 6, which extends from said inner surface and opens into the longitudinal groove, 5, so that the edge of said inner surface is interrupted in distinction to being continuous as is true of the edge of the outer surface in a direction parallel with the groove, 5.

The opposite edges, 7, and, 8, respectively of the tile are provided with a plurality of spaced apart tongues, 9, which are centrally Copies of this patent may be obtained for disposed between the outer and inner surfaces of the tile and which extend longitudinally of the tile and between the grooves, 5, at opposite sides thereof. In the present instance the tile is provided with a passage, 10, which ext-ends therethrough and whose ends open at the edges, 3, and, 4, and at the base of the notches or cut-out portions, 6. A passage, 11, also extends through the tile between the edges, 7, and, S, and opens at said edges between the spaced-apart edges of the longitudinal tongues, 9. It will therefore be seen that the passages, 10, and, 11, extend in right angle directions crosswise of the tile and will cross each other.

Suitable bars or rods, 12, may be extended through the passages and where they project from the tile may be readily fastened to a support, 13, as seen in Figs. 5 and 6 where staples, 1.4, are shown for this purpose.

In securing the tiles in place they may be strung on the wires or rods, 12, and a staple driven into the support, 13, at the rear of the spaces between the tongues, 9, then when the next tile is positioned the walls of its notch, 6, at the inner surface will extend around the staple, 14. By the construction of spaced-apart tongues and notched inner surfaces, the tiles may be anchored at opposite sides.

Having thus described my invention what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patcut is,-

A tile having outer and inn-er surfaces with grooves at two opposite side edges and tongues at the other two opposite side edges and also having a passage that extends entirely through the tile from the tongue at one edge to the tongue at the opposite edge,said tile having another passage which extends from the groove in another edge to the groove in the opposite'edge which latter passage intersects the first named passage.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.

Washington, D. C.

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US2943367 *Dec 2, 1955Jul 5, 1960Univ IllinoisCeiling structure
US4575984 *Jun 9, 1983Mar 18, 1986Imex AgConstruction element
Cooperative ClassificationE04B2002/0295