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May 10, 1938. F. E. MQCABE 2,116,532 BUILDING STRUCTURE Filed June 1, 1955 I AT TO RMEJiS 2,116,532 Patented May 10, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,116,532 BUILDING STRUCTURE Frank E. McCabe, Shaker‘ Heights, Ohio, assign or to The Grabler Manufacturing Company, Cleveland, Ohio,‘ a corporation of Ohio “ “ Application June 1, 1935, Serial No. 24,522 4 Claims. (oi. mag-s5), This invention relates to building structures, and more particularly to face-work building struc tures, and has for an object the provision of new and improved structures of this character. In the drawing accompanying this speci?cation and forming a part of this application, I have shown, for purposes of illustration, embodiments which my invention may assume, and in the drawing: Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a building structure, embodying the invention, dis closing parts of the same in horizontal section, and disclosing parts broken away to more clearly illustrate the construction, Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary horizontal sectional View, corresponding substantially to the line 2-2 of Figure 1, Figure 3 is a View similar to Figure 2, corre sponding substantially to the line 3-3 of Fig 20 ure 1, Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary hori zontal sectional view, corresponding substantially, to the line 4—4 of Figure 1, Figure 5 is a fragmentary perspective View, ll C1 similar to Figure 1, and disclosing a different, em bodiment of the invention, while Figure 6 is an enlarged horizontal sectional view, corresponding substantially to the line 6-45 of Figure 5. ‘As shown in Figures 1 through 4 of the draw ing, the invention comprises a building structure, wherein a plurality of facing panels II) are dis posed edge to edge and ?atwise along the surface of a supporting wall II, which may be the front ' wall of a building or the like, and the panels III Lit! are secured in position along said wall by a plurality of sets of securing means, each set being indicated generally by the reference character I2, and adapted to be positioned between juxtaposed edges of each pair of panels I0; the sets I2 are duplicates in construction and operation and only one of the same will be described in detail. Each of the sets I2 comprises an elongated member I3, preferably of sheet metal, and chan " nel-shaped in cross-section, having an inter mediate portion I4, and integrally formed out wardly extending webs I5, which merge with in turned overhanging ?anges I6, spaced apart to define a continuous slot H. The intermediate portion I4 of the member I3 is adapted to rest flat against the face of the supporting wall II, and at intervals along its length is provided with slots I8, each elongated in the direction of the length of the member I3. Associated with each of the slots IB is an anchoring member I9, com prising a screw-bolt 20, extending through the slot I8, having a head 21 bearing against the outer face of the intermediate portion I4, and a shank threaded into a wedge part 22», and the wedge part 22 is encased in an expansible sleeve 23, which may be of lead. The wedge part 22 and sleeve 23 may be accommodated in a suitable cavity 24 formed in the supporting wall II, and rotation of the bolt 20‘ serves to draw the wedge part 22 inwardly, and to expand the sleeve 23 into anchoring engagement with the wall of the cavity 24. When all of the anchoring members I9 have been tightened, the member I3 is ?xedly secured to the supporting wall I I, and the slots I8 permit necessary movement incident to expansion and 15 contraction under varying conditions. Cooperating with each of the ?xed members I3 is a plurality of connecting members 25, each pref - erably in the form of an oblong piece of metal su?iciently long to prevent turning when inserted within the channel-shaped formation of the 0 member I3, said connecting members 25 being adapted to be inserted into the channel-shaped formation of the members I3 through transverse slots 26 formed in the flanges I6, then shifted out 25 of line with the slots, 26, thereby to present en gaging portions 21 adapted to abut the inner sur faces of the overhanging ?anges I6. Threaded through each of the connecting members 25, is an actuating screw 28, which extends outwardly through the slot I1, and at its outer end is pro vided with a kerfed head 29, and carried by the shank of the actuating screw 28 is a clamping member 30, of greater size than the slot I1, and which provided bearing portions 3| and 32 adapt- 3 ed to cooperate with the outer surfaces 33 of the ?anges I6 to provide clamping means. Each of the sets of securing means I2 is adapted to secure juxtaposed edges of a pair of the panels In to the supporting wall II, and the panels II] 40 are formed for cooperation with the securing means I2, each of the panels In comprising a rectangular, channel-shaped formation having an intermediate portion 34, an angularly extending web 35 along one edge of the portion 34, and an 45 angularly extending web 36 along the opposite edge of the portion 34,, and the web 35 has an out-turned marginal ?ange 3'1 adapted to be clamped between the clamping surfaces provided by the bearing portion 3| of the ‘clamping mem 50 ber 30 and the surface 33 of the adjacent flange I6, while the web 36 has an out-turned marginal ?ange 38 adapted to be clamped between the bearing portion 32 and the outer surface 33 of the adjacent ?ange I6. 55 2 2,116,532 Installation of the face-work structure is pref erably effected by ?rst securing a plurality of the members I 3 vertically and in spaced relation along the supporting wall I I, through the medium of the anchoring members I9, the members [3 being spaced apart a distance corresponding to the width of the panels it is desired to use. The clamping means, each comprising the connect ing member 25, actuating screw 28, and clamping 10 member 30, are each assembled with respect to the members l3, this being effected by inserting the connecting member 25 through the slots 26. The marginal ?anges 31 and 38 of adjacent panels are then inserted between the clamping members 15 30 and adjacent faces 33 of the ?anges l6, and the actuating screws 28 tightened. After all of the clamping members 30 have been adjusted, the space between the webs 35 and 36 of the secured panels It] may be ?lled with a suitable ?lling ma 20 terial, indicated at 39, the heads of the actuating screws 28 and anchoring members l9 providing key means for the ?lling material, and in turn being held thereby against accidental loosening. Although the securing members I3 are shown and 25 described as secured vertically along the support ing wall I I, it will be understood that these mem bers may be disposed horizontally, and the panels l0 secured thereto, or, if desired, the securing‘ members I3 may be arranged both vertically 30 and horizontally to present rectangular forma tions to which all four edges of the panels l0 may be secured, the panels I0, in this latter case, of course, having all four edges formed as hereto fore described to cooperate with the securing 35 means. Referring to Figures 5 and 6, a somewhat dif ferent embodiment of the invention is disclosed, comprising elongated securing members 40 simi lar to the members 13, each having a channel 40 shaped body, with an intermediate portion 4|, and spaced overhanging ?anges 42, the interme diate portion 4| being secured at intervals to the supporting wall 43 by anchoring members (not shown) identical to the anchoring members 45 99 heretofore described. A plurality of clamping means are provided for cooperation with the members 40, each of these clamping means com prising a connecting member 44, actuating screw 45, and aclamping member 46, these parts being 50 identical in construction and operation to the that I have accomplished at least the principal objects of my invention, and it also will be ap parent to those skilled in the art that the em bodiments herein described may be variously changed and modi?ed, without departing from the spirit of the invention, and that the inven tion is capable of uses and has advantages not 10 herein speci?cally described; hence it will be appreciated that the herein disclosed embodi ments are illustrative only, and that my inven tion is not limited thereto. I claim: 1. A building structure of the character de scribed, comprising: a support; a facing mem marginal angular webs, and overhanging ?anges 20 on said webs, said ?anges having slotted open ings therein, and said securing means having its intermediate portion secured to said support; and holding means mobile with reference to said securing means and with reference to said facing 25 member, having a portion insertable through said slotted openings and engageable beneath the overhanging ?anges of said securing means, and having means extending outwardly of said securing means and engageable with said facing 30 member to hold the same in position with respect to said support. 2. A building structure of the character de scribed, comprising: a support; a plurality of juxtaposed facing members, channel-shaped in cross-section, and having angularly extending portions slotted for the reception of fastening means; securing means, channel-shaped in cross section, and having an intermediate portion, marginal angular webs, and overhanging ?anges 40 on said webs, against which said facing mem bers are adapted to bear, said securing means having its intermediate portion ?xed to said support; and holding means having a holding portion operatively engaging beneath the over 45 hanging ?anges of said securing means, and hav ing an actuating screw extending outwardly be tween said overhanging ?anges and outwardly of said securing means and carrying a clamping member engageable within the slots of said angu parts 25, 28 and 30 heretofore described, except lar portions of said facing members to hold the same in position with respect to said support. 3. A building structure of the character de scribed, comprising: a support; a facing mem from the panels ID are employed in this em bodiment, each having an intermediate portion 48, angular webs 49 and 50, and each of the webs 49 and 50 having an inwardly turned ?ange 5! 60 adapted to rest upon the outer surfaces of the ?anges 42. The web portions 49 and 50 of adja cent panels 41 are slotted at intervals, as indi cated at 52 for the reception of the ends of the clamping members 46, the slots 52 being suf? 65 ciently large to permit the clamping member 46 to be rotated about the axis of the actuating screw 45 and enter the slots, after which the ac tuating screws are screwed home, clamping the panels 41 in position. After the panels 41 are in position, suitable ?ll ing material, indicated at 53, is employed to ?ll the cracks between the adjoining edges of the panels 41, and the heads of the actuating screws 45 serve as key means for said ?lling material, 75 15 ber; securing means, channel-shaped in cross section, and having an intermediate portion, that the clamping member 36 is somewhat long er than the member 30, and the actuating screw 45 is also somewhat longer than the actuating 55 screw 28. Panels 4'! of a type somewhat different 70 and the ?lling material prevents accidental ro tation of the actuating screws. It will be apparent to those skilled in the art ber; securing means, channel-shaped in cross 55 section, and having an intermediate portion, marginal angular Webs, and overhanging ?anges on said webs, said securing means having its in termediate portion ?xed to said support, and the overhanging ?anges of said securing means hav 60 ing slotted openings therein; and holding means having a holding portion operatively insertable through said slotted openings and engaging be neath the overhanging ?anges of said securing means, said holding means having an actuating 65 screw extending outwardly of said securing means and carrying a clamping member en gageable with said facing member to hold the same in position with respect to said support. 4. Securing means of the character described, 70 comprising: a securing member, channel-shaped in cross-section, having an intermediate portion, marginal webs, and spaced overhanging ?anges on said webs, said ?anges being slotted to facili tate insertion of holding means therebeneath; 75 2,116,532 a 3 and holding means separable with reference to ?anges carrying a clamping member, said hold said securing member, having a portion insert able through the slotted portions of said ?anges, and shiftable to engage beneath said ?anges, and having means extending outwardly between said overhanging ?anges, and outwardly of said ing means being so constructed and arranged as to be operable to cause approach of said clamp ing member toward said overhanging ?anges. FRANK E. MCCABE.