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Publication numberUSRE17440 E
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 24, 1929
Filing dateOct 22, 1920
Publication numberUS RE17440 E, US RE17440E, US-E-RE17440, USRE17440 E, USRE17440E
InventorsE. F. Hauserman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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SePL 24, 1929-v E; F. -IAUSERMAN Er-Al. A Re. 17,440

METAL PAnTI'r-rou Original Filed Oct. 22. 1920 3 Sheets-Sheet sepn24, 1929.

E. F. HAUSERMAN ET AL Re. y17,440

METAL PARTITION Original Filed Ocsf..l 22. 1920 3 Shets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. for? /QHamrenaw e Nove/'y a @14j ATTORNEYS SePt- 24, 1929- E. F. HASERMAN ET AL Re.` 17,440

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, The present invention, relates to partition walls made up of standard units which may be readily assembled without cutting. The formed of units of standard each section comprising a series of panels which may be changed or varied as required. Door sections are also preformed, these taking the place of Vcertain standard units and of two or more standard sizes of panels in such units. Provision is made whereby the units and panels may be intere changed or varied, the whole fitting and inter locking together so that in erecting, it is only necessary to sizes,

holding means for the various units are entirely concealed when the partitioniserected, making a neat appearing, strong unit. Provison is made for various heights and for filling in at the sides so that the partition is a unitary structure when completed. To the accomplishment of the foregoing and related ends, said invention, then, consists of the means hereinafter' fully described andparticularly pointed out in the claims. 1 r .V

,'Ifhe annexeddrawing. and the following description set forth in detail certain mechanism embodying the invention, such disclosed means constituting, however, but one of various mechanical forms in which the principle of the invention may be used. Y

In said annexed drawing:

Fig. 1` is a front elevation of a partitiony showing the use f a plurality of units; 2, the lines Qr-, SfBand 4-4, of Fig. 1; Fig. 5jis a section on respectively,

are sections through two formsof corner post construction; is asec'tion of aV detail showing the construction of a wire onscreen panel; Fig. 11 is a glass stops; Figs.A 1Q rand 13 are details showing ceiling; Fig. 14 is an enlarged section through Fig. 5

being entirely composed of panels 2 while the bolt the units together when in place. The bolts or other 3 and 4 are horizontal sections taken' on the line 5-#5 of Fig. @showing the method of joining 'the is a vertical sectionF onther detail showing the use of` y the construction of theadjustable feet for attaching the uprights to the licor and a post; and Fig. is a section similar to but showing a modified construction.

rlhe present partition as shown in Fig. 1 comprises lthree units, tbe two outer units 1 central section has a door 3. The number of units comprising a part-itionwill of course vary as will the size of panels. Each unit comprises two halfuprights ,4, connected by the panels 2. LAS shown, units are made up of panels of either two,1 or three lights of glass width, but the usual standard units are made in two, three and four glass widths which, with the fillers, is sufficient to take care of all usual requirements.

Each unit has at'the sides an upright e, the

.'upright being formed with a shoulder l1 at regular intervals along the uprights, and

welded or otherwise. secured thereto, are .short channel sections 13 which extend slightly beyond the bent ends 12 and t snug-3 ly against the same. In placing two upri hts together to form a finished post or co unin'the extending portions ofthe chan-` nel sectionsl on each upright overlap the," flange 12 of the `other upright and channel 'one upright as shown 1n)Fig.-15,or Vare placed on the'two uprights in staggered relation as shown in Fig. 5; thusinterlocking the two upri hts together. l To secure', the uprights toget bolt heads and nutsN lying in bent-in portions 15 of the uprights so as to forma Hushy surface` withoutv projections.

Each panel has a frame formed of channel members 2O having muntin bars 21 either 90 bers. The channels with the bars Qiand y22ers adapted to fit snugly between the .up--4 Y rights and against the shoulders 11, `and the panels are held in place by meanso at 7 i these sections 13 are either plaloed all on Si) er bolts 14 are employed, the S5 bar 22 which is riveted 95 or weldedto the top and bottom frame memn two channel members and uprights,

23 which fit into threaded apertures in the uprights. The units of two uprights and panels are usually completed before the glazing is done and thus the bolt heads are covered by the putty or glass stops when the structure is finished as clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 11. I

Where it is not desired to putty the glass into the frames, the usual muntin bars 21 and 22 are used, as shown in Fig. 11. Here the usual frames and muntin bars uare employed, the glass sections 25 being set against the muntin bars and the edges covered with a iller of putty or the like. Angle glass stops 27 are then placed over the filler and bolted to the casing as at 28. rlhe interior stops 29 fit over the vertical frame members 22, thebolts 28 passing through the double stop and the vertical frame member. Where full metal panels are to be used instead of glass, the same outer frame of channels and muntin bars are employed but sheet metal sections 40 are used, the sections having flanges 41 which are held to the channels by the same bolts 23 `which secure the channels to theuprights. At the joints between metal sections 40, one plate has a double or rebent flange 42, while the adjacent plate has a straight flange 43 iitting between the portlons of iange 42. rlhese anges are secured together by means of bolts not shown or they are pressed in spots as at 45 to secure them against movement. These panels of metal are of sufficient size to fit the standard frames, taking the place of glass and muntin bars. Where wire panels are employed the usual frames are used with the muntin bars 21, against which the sections 140 of screen or mesh are placed, as best shown in Fig. 10. These sections are spot welded to thc muntin bars as at 141, and then angle members 142 are placed on the frames and spot Welded thereto or secured hy bolts 143 to cover the edges of the screening and -make a neat secure joint.

As shown in Fig. 6, between the horizontal channel members of each two adjacent frames, a removable channel 156 is mounted which is higher lthan the channel, of the frames and acts as an interlocking member to stiffen and align the frames of each unit.

The door unit is similarly made of two u rights 4 rovided with a cross rail 30 at tlie height oipthc top cross member of'thesecond panel. Attached to these two uprights are 31 having door strikes 32 welded thereto and acting -as-the stops for the door 33 which is swung from hinges 34 carried by one of the channels. These channels and strikes'are secured to the uprights by bolts 35 which extend through aligned apertures in the strikes, channels the heads of the bolts being countersunk to make a smooth outer surface, as best shown in Fig. A2. The dqor is shown of the height of two panels and of the standard width of a two-sash panel, but may be of various heights and widths, as required.

Where necessary to lill out space at the sides of a section so as to mak'e a tight joint with thekwall, a liller plate is used, the end upright being added to make a post 50 and then having to, -the plate tting snugly adjacent the shoulder of the post. A similar angle plate 52 is then tted against the wall and held thereagainst by bolts 53 passing through the flange 54 of the plate. A Hat plate 55 is then {itted against the two angle plates and secured thereto by bolts 56. Where very little space is to be filled the two angle plates may be overlapped eliminating the plate 55. This gives suliicient adjustment to ll in, as the various panel sizes make large fillers unnecessary. At the top of the partition, that is, between t-he upper panels and the ceiling, a liller panel is employed and the upper frame member of the caplGO having an angle 61 welded thereto. A similar angle 62 is fastened to the ceiling by bolts 63 and the liller panel 64 is adjustably attached to the angles 61 and 62 by means of bolts, 65, passing through holes in the angles and aligned slots in the panel, as

topl panel is provided with a an angle plate 51 bolted therebest shown" in Fig. 6. This allows the liller panel to be removed in order to cut and lit around pipes, sprinkler systems, or other obstructions.

In Fig. 7 a modiiied top construction is shown in which the upper panel is provided with a cornice 70, having a cap 71 formed with square're-bent This cap 71 may have welded thereon an angle plate 75 which f carries an adjustable filler plate 73 by means of bolts 74, and the cornice may have an abutment, such as a member 76 to engage theV panel section beneath. This construction is musually emloyed where it is desired to have a space etween the .partition and ceiling, and the iiller plate may be employed when it is desired to fill in to the ceiling. J

In Fig. 8 a two way corner post construction is'shown consisting of two standard uprights 4 having the usual shoulders 11 for the panels. These two uprights are connected by an an le upright 82 which has flanges 83 lying a jacentthe inturned flanges of the uprights. This .upright makes a square post each side Ibeing egual to the length of the long side of one o the uprights 4. To secure the two uprights4 and the upright 82 together, aseries of angle clips 84 are .em-

ends 72 fastened thereto.

movement of said uprights past each other, and bolts spaced between each pair of plates to secure said uprights together.

4. In partition construction, the combination of a plurality of sections, each section comprising two uprights of channel section and having a shoulder, the outwardly extending ends of the channel being turned inwardly to form flanges, adjacent uprights of two sections beinglitted against each other to form closed posts, a series of channel plates secured to the interior of said uprights and extending adjacent to and beyond the inturned flange portions ot the uprights to maintain theuprights in alignment, and bolts for securing the uprights together, each' scction being provided with a series of panels adapted to lit between said two uprights and against said shoulders, and bolts operable after adjacent uprights are secured together to removably hold said panels in place.

5. In partition construction,a unit section comprising two open uprights fitting against uprights of adjacent sections to form closed posts, said uprights having a shoulder extending toward the interior of the section, and removable panels adapted to fit between said upright and against said shoulders, said the unit.

panels having frame portions of channel members opening outwardly, bolts adapted to secure said panels to said uprights and channel bars adapted to be inserted between each two adjacent horizontal channel members of the frame, these channel bars fitting snugly within the frame channels and overlapping the same `to, align said panels and to vstiften 6. In partition construction, a unit section comprising two open uprights fitting against uprights of adjacent sections to formclosed posts, said uprights each having a shoulder extending toward the interior of the section, and removable panels adapted to lit betweenl said upright and againstsaid shoulders, said panels having frame portions of channel members and being provided with muntin bars, and bolts adapted to pass through said frame channels to secure said panels to said uprights, said panels being adapted to be atta'ched to said uprights before glazing, the glazing putty being adapted to cover such securing bolts to hide the same in the nished unit. L 4

7. In partition construction, the combination of a plurality of removable sections, each section comprising two uprights ofchannel section adapted to fit against the uprights of adjacent sections to form hollow closed posts, and a plurality of interchangeable panels removably attached to the uprights of each section and removable therefrom after said sections are connected, means for interlocking adjacent uprights to align the same` bolts for securing adjacent uprights together y to form closed posts, and bolts for securing said panels to said uprights.

8. In partition construction, the combination of a plurality of removable sections, each section comprising two uprights of channel section adapted to fit against the uprights of adjacent sections to form hollow closed posts, and a plurality of interchangeable panels, removably attached to the uprights of each section and removable therefrom after said sections are connected, means for interlocking adjacent uprights to align the same, bolts for securing adjacent uprights together to form closed posts, bolts for securing said panels to said uprights, and means for interlocking the adjacent horizontal edges of said panels together.

A9. In partition construction, a four-way corner post comprising four spaced uprights, two of said uprights being spaced away from each other and being secured in position by means of clips, the other two uprightstitting the ends of said lirst uprights and said clips, Y

, means for removably securing said latter two uprights to said clips to bind said four uprights together to form a rigid post.

l1. In partition construction, vertical support members erectable independently, a plurality of panels' erectable separately one above another-.removably and interchangeably between. lsaid support members, said panels having generally channel shaped horizontals and engaging said vertical members', the horizontal of one panel abutting the horizontal -of the adjacent panel; and means extending in engagement between such horizont-als ittingand aligning the horizontals of adjacent panels.

12.,y In partition constructions, vertical support members erectable independently, a. plurality of panels erectable separately one above another removably and interchangeably between said support members, said panels having generallychannel shaped horizontals and engaging said vertical members, and a removablyiassembled member extending from support member to support member lapping and fitting and aligning the horizontals of adjacent panels.

13. In partition construction, the combination of a plurality of sections, each section having an upright; a horizontal -member of lll) - 25 act as a stop to engage the scctien ,t beneath.,

60 nection for said posts,

15 act as a stop to engage 17. In partition construction,

40 nelv` shape with upstanding flanges; and

55' nel form: clips spaced imm generally channel shape forming connection for said uprlghts, said horizontal member having upturned flanges, and a horizontal cap member having downturned 5 flanges, the flanges of one horizontal member overlapping the flanges of the other. f

14. In partition construction, the combina tion of a plurality of sections,V each section having an upright; a cornice member of generally channel shape forming an upper cone.

nection for said uprights, said cornice member havmg upturned flanges and horizontal anges at the top of such 11p-turned flanges?` and having an abutment on its lower face to the section. member beneath. v

l5. In partition construction7 tion ot a plurality of sections,

the combina-- each section having an upright; a cornice member el' gen- `erally channel shape forming an upper connection tor said uprights, said cornice meme ber having upturned Jlanges and inturne'd langes at the top of such upeturned ilanges and having an abutment on its lower tace to member itt In partition construction, the combina tion of a plurality 'ot sections, each section having an upright' a cornice member form 7 ing an upper connection for said uprights, said cornice member comprising two general ly channel shaped elements, the ilanges of one beinggfrebent inwardly and embracing the flanges of the other. Y

the combination of a plurality7 of sections7 each section having an upright; ing lan upper connection for said uprights, said cornice member being of generally chana bridge connection joining such upstanding flanges.

18. In partition construction, a post comuprising spaced uprights-of channel form, tvvo I of said uprights being spaced away from each other With flanges 1n aligned opposition andl beingsecured in position by means of clips engaging their flanges, means lfor panel re- `Vtainment on the Web of such channels? another upright member fitting said irstuprights and saidclips, and means for securing said last-mentioned upright to said clips.

19. In partition construction, a post cornprising spaced "uprights ot generally chanat intervals for secursaid nprights in aligned ing the Hanges. of spaced relation to leave an opening between flanges; and a horizontal member of generally channel shape forming an upper consaid horizontal member having an abutment for engaging the ladjacent section members. y

\ 20. In partition construct-ion7 the combination of a plurality of sections, each section having two generally channel shaped upan upper.

a cornice member fornr' rights and panel frame elements removably secured section and against their web portions,.the sections being erectable independently Without the interposition of a post, and the `uprights of adjacent sections being removably positioned With their flanges directed toward each other; andbridging means spaced at intervals for securing said adjacent uprights in such position.

EARL F. HAUSERMAN. LERGY D. MOWERY. lll/'ALTER R. MCCLENAGHAN.. y THOMASE. MURRELL.

between the uprights of each Y DISCLAIMER 17,440.a1-Z F. H aziservman, Cleveland Heights, and Leroy` D. Mofiuery, Cleve- 'j land, lOhio,.fan:l Walter R. McOleuagkwn and Thomas E. Murrell, Detroit,

,Mich :METAL PARTITION. Patent dated September v1.24,'1929.` Disclaimer 'filed FebruaryA 18, 1935, by the assignee, The E.' F. Hauserman ompany.

Hereby enters this disclaimer to that part of the claims in saidspecication which is in the following Words, to Wit:

14. In partition construction, the combination of a plurality of sections, each section having an upright; a cornice member of generally channel ,shape forming an upper connectionfor said upright's, said cornice member having upturned Hanges and horizontal anges at the top of -such up-turned ilanges and having an abutment on its lower face toact asa stop to enga e the section member beneath.

15. In partition construction, t e combination of a plurality of sections, each section having an upriglt; a cornice member of'generally channel shape forming an up er connection for said upri hts, saidv cornice member having upturned Ila es,

inturned flanges at the top of such up-turned flanges and having an abutment on A its lower face to act as alstop toeng'age the section member beneath. g

17. In partition construction, the combination'of la plurality of sections,` each section havin an upright; a` cornice-member fo g anupper connectionfor said uprights', sait? cornicev member being of,v generally channel shape with upstanding flanges and a bridge connectionl joining such upstandingfianges. f

[Oficial Gazette March19, 1.935.] l

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