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May 1o, 1938. 2,116,535 F. E. MGCABE BUILDING STRUCTURE original Filed June '7, 1955 'nmf Mh h \¥,,/ hung ¿,Mcczau Patented May 10, 1938 2,116,535 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,116,535 BUILDING STRUCTURE Frank E. McCabe, Shaker Heights, Ohio, assign or to The Grabler Manufacturing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application June 7, 1935, Serial No. 25,459 Renewed January 28, 1937 6 Claims. This invention relates to building structures, and more particularly to face-work building structures, and has for an object the provision of new and improved structures of this character. In the drawing accompanying this speciñca tion and forming a part of this application, I have shown, for purposes of illustration, embodi ments which my invention may assume, and‘in the drawing: Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective View of a building structure, embodying the invention, and disclosing parts of the same in horizontal section, and also disclosing parts broken away to more clearly illustrate the construction, Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary horizontal sectional view of the securing means, correspond ing substantially to the line 2-2 of Figure 1, and showing fastening elements adapted to cooperate therewith, 20 Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2, corre sponding substantially to the line 3-3 of Fig ure 1, Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary horizontal sectional view corresponding substantially to the 25 line 4-4 of Figure 1, Figure 5 is a detailed perspective view of clamping means employed in connection with the invention, Figure 6 is a fragmentary perspective View, similar to Figure l, and disclosing a different 30 embodiment of the invention, while ` (Cl. 189--85) I8 in its edge, the notches preferably being formed at regular intervals along the length of each flange I1, and fairly close together. Adapt ed for accommodation in selected notches I8, are anchoring members I9, each comprising a screw 5 bolt 20 having a head bearing against the outer face of the related flange I'I, and a shank thread ed into a wedge part 2|. The wedge part 2| is encased in an expansible sleeve 22, which may beL of lead, and the wedge part 2| and sleeve 22 10 may be accommodated in a suitable cavity 23 formed in the supporting wall I I. Rotation of the bolt 20 serves to draw the wedge part 2| in wardly and to expand the sleeve 22 into anchor ing engagement With the Wall of the cavity 23. i As many of the anchoring members I9 may be employed as are desired or are necessary, and these may be positioned along the length of the flanges Il, in any selected notches I8, as seems most convenient, a preferable arrangement being 20 Shown in the drawing, wherein the anchoring members I9 are positioned in staggered relation along opposite ñanges I'I of the member I3. When all of the anchoring members I9 have been tightened, the member I3 is fixedly secured to the 25 supporting wall I I with the intermediate portion I4 thereof spaced outwardly from the wall I I. The intermediate portion I4 of each of the members I3 is provided with a plurality of ver tically spaced, transversely extending, parallel 30 slots 24, one end of each slot opening into a lon Figure '7 is a fragmentary, horizontal sectional view, similar to Figure 3, of the construction dis gitudinally extending cut-out 25 formed in the web I5 of the member I3, and the opposite end closed in Figure 6. of the slot opening into a similar cut-out 26 formed in the web I6 of the member I3, the slots 35 being formed fairly close together along the , As shown in Figures 1 through 5 of the draw ing, the invention comprises a building structure, wherein a plurality of facing panels I0 are dis posed edge to edge and flatwise along the surface of a supporting wall II, which may be the front 40 wall of a building or the like, and said panels I0 are secured in position along said wall by a plu rality of sets of securing means, each set being indicated generally by the reference character I2, and adapted to be positioned between juxtaposed 45 edges of each pair of panels I0; the >sets I2 are duplicates in construction and operation and 35 only one of the same Will be described in detail. Each of the sets I2 comprises an elongated member I3, preferably of sheet metal, channel 50 shaped in cross-section, having an intermediate portion I4, angularly extending webs I5 and I6 along opposite edges, and out-turned marginal flanges I'I adapted to rest against the supporting wall II. Each of the ilanges |'I has a plurality 55 of laterally extending, outwardly opening notches length of the intermediate portion I4, and each being adapted to accommodate one of the fasten ing means 21, Vit being contemplated that rela tively few of the fastening means 2l, as compared 40 tothe number of slots 24 provided, will be em ployed, but each may be accommodated in any slot 24 convenient` to the location at which it is desired or convenient to place the fastening means 2'I. ` Each fastening means 21 comprises a connect ing member 2B, Which may be in the form of an oblong piece of suitable metal, -adapted for end wise insertion from either side of the member I3 through the cut-outs 25 and` 26, to a position 50 beneath the intermediate portion I4, the con necting member 28 being Wider than the slots 24, and having a centrally disposed opening 29 threaded for the reception of the barrel 30 of an actuating screw 3|, the barrel 39 of the screw 3|, 2 2,116,535 outwardly of the intermediate portion I4, carry ing a clamping element 32 against which the head 33 of the screw 3| is adapted to bear. The clamping element 32 comprises an oblong metal lic plate preferably curved longitudinally, and along each longitudinal edge has formed a lat erally extending lug 34, the lugs 34 being pro vided for a purpose presently to appear. ’ Each of the sets of securing means is adapted 10 to secure juxtaposed edges of a pair of the panels IIJ to the supporting wall II. formed for cooperation with the securing means, each of the panels l!) comprising a channel shaped formation having an intermediate portion 35, angular webs 38 and 3l extending along oppo site edges of the portion 35, the web 33 having an inturned marginal flange 3B, and the web 31 hav ing an inturned marginal ñange 33, both adapted to rest against the outer surface of the portion I4. Each of the angular webs 36 and 31 of the ad joining panels !0, at intervals, is provided with ilongitudinally extending slots 4U and 4|, adapted for the reception of the ends of the clamping members 32, the slots 40 and 4| being suñiciently long to facilitate engagement of the clamping members 32 with the slots, and when the securing screws 3| are taken up, the clamping members _32 are drawn into clamping engagement with the _panels I0, the lugs 34 of the clamping members 30 `32 being adapted to abut the adjacent webs of the panels Il) to prevent turning of the clamping members when the screws 3| are rotated. Installation of the face-Work structure is pref erably eiîected by first securing a plurality of the members I3 vertically, and in spaced relation, along the supporting wall II, through the me dium of the anchoring members IS, the members I3 being spaced apart a distance corresponding to the width of the panels it is desired to use. A ,40 -suitable number of the fastening means, (each including the connecting member 2B, the screw 3 I, threaded into the connecting member 23, and carrying a clamping member 32) are interen gaged with the securing member I3 by inserting the connecting member 28, from either side of the member I3, through thecut-outs 25 and 26, and the screw 3| carrying the clamping member 32 at the outer side of the intermediate portion I4, is pushed along the slot 24 toward a central position. As many of the fastening means are employed as desired, and placed in selected slots 24 in the manner referred to, after which the panels I0 are brought into position, and the ends of the clamping members 32 inserted inte the slots 40 and 4| of adjacent panels I0, the curved formation of each clamping member 32 being provided to enable the clamping member> 32 to clear any raised portions bordering the inner edges of the slots 40 and 4 I, which might be pres 60 ent as a result of slight inaccuracy in forming the slots 43 andv 4|, and permit the clamping members 32 to bear directly upon the flanges 38 and 3_9 of the panels Ill, without any tendency to tip or distort the panels Il).> The screws 3| 65 are then rotated to bring about clamping engage ment of the clamping members 32 with the panels Ill. After all of the clamping members 32 have been adjusted, the space between the webs 36 and 3l of the secured panels I0, may be filled with a suitable filling material, indicated at 42. Although the securing members I3 are shown as secured vertically to the wall |I, it will be understood that these securing members I3 may be arranged horizontally, and the panels III se 75 cured thereto, or, if desired, the securing mem bers I3 may be arranged both vertically and hori Zontally to present rectangular formations to which all four edges of the panels II) may be se cured, the panels I!) in this latter case of course having all four edges formed as heretofore de scribed to cooperate with the securing means. Referring to Figures 6 and 7, a somewhat dif ferent embodiment of the invention is disclosed, comprising elongated securing members 43, each having an intermediate portion 44, webs 45-46, 10 and flanges 41, corresponding to the parts I4, I5, I5, and I'l, respectively, heretofore described, the flanges 4l being notched, as at 48 for the recep tion of anchoring members 49, similar to the an choring members i9, already described, which fix the securing member 43 to the wall 55. In this construction, however, instead of em~ ploying slots like the slots 24, having entrance at either side of the member I3, each member 43 has only one web, web 46, as shown, provided with a cut-out 5|, communicating with a trans versely extending slot 52 which terminates short of the opposite web 45, a plurality of similar slots 52 being provided along the length of the mem ber 43 as will be understood. The slots 52 are -:' each adapted to accommodate fastening means including a connecting member 53, having a threaded opening for the reception of a screw 54 like the screw 3|, the screw 54 carrying a clamp ing member 55 like the clamping member 32. Panels 56 formedlike the panels I0 are provided and secured by the clamping means to the mem bers I3 in the manner already described; filling material 5l being employed to ñll the space be- ‘ tween the adjoining panel edges. It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that I have accomplished at least the principal object 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 ,40 changed and modified, without departing from the spirit of the invention, and that the invention is capable of uses and has advantages not herein specifically described; hence it will be appre ciated that the herein disclosed embodiments are1 illustrative only, and that my invention is not limited thereto. I claim: 1. A building structure of the character de scribed, comprising: a support; securing rneans‘y ñxedly connected to said support, having a pair of spaced walls extending outwardly from said support, and a wall connecting the outer ends of said spaced Walls, said spaced walls having aligned cut-out portions for the reception of hold- , ing means, and said connecting wall having a slot therein communicating with said cut-outs; a fac ing member adapted to be secured to said se curing means; and holding means insertible through either of said cut-out portions, and adapted to bear on said securing means, said holding means having means extending outwardly through said slot, and having means engageable with said facing member to secure the same to said securing means. 2. A building structure of the character de scribed, comprising: a support; elongated secur ing means ñxedly connected to said support, hav ing a wall extending outwardly from said support, and a connected wall spaced from said support 70 and extending substantially parallel to said sup port, said outwardly extending wall having a cut out portion therein, and said substantially par allel wall having a transversely extending slot therein communicating with said cut-out; a fac- 75 2,116,536 ing member adapted to be secured outwardly of said securing means; a connecting member in sertible through said cut-out into bearing relation with said securing means; a screw threaded into said connecting member and extending outwardly through said slot; and clamping means carried by said screw, and engageable with said facing member to secure the same to said securing means when said screw is tightened. 3. A building structure of the character de 10 scribed, comprising: a support; securing means fixedly connected to said support, having a pair of spaced walls extending outwardly from said support, and a wall connecting the outer ends of 15 said spaced walls, said outwardly extending walls having aligned cut-outs therein, and said con necting wall having a slot communicating with said cut-outs; a facing member adapted to be secured to said securing means; a connecting 20 member insertible through the cut-out in either of said spaced walls, into bearing relation with said securing means; a screw threaded into said connecting member and extending outwardly through said slot; and clamping means carried 25 by said screw, and engageable with said facing member to secure the same to said securing means, when said screw is tightened. 4. A building structure of the character de scribed, comprising: a support; elongated secur 30 ing means fixedly connected to said support, hav ing a pair of spaced walls extending outwardly from said support, and a wall connecting the outer ends of said spaced walls, said spaced walls hav 3 with a head; and clamping means carried by said screw, inwardly of the screw-head, and engage able with said facing member to secure the same to said securing means, when said screw is tightened. 5. A building structure of the character de scribed, comprising: a support; securing means ñxedly connected to said support, having a pair of walls extending outwardly from said support, and a connecting Wall connecting said pair of 10 walls, and spaced from said support, each of saidpair of walls havingv a cut-out portion for the reception of holding means, and said con necting wall having a slot therein communicating with said cut-outs; a facing member adapted to 15 be secured to said securing means; and holding means insertible through either of said cut»out portions and adapted to bear on said securing means, having means extending outwardly through said slot, and having means engageable 20 with said facing member to secure the same to said securing means. 6. A building structure of the character de scribed, comprising: a support; securing means ñxedly connected to said support, having a wall 25 extending outwardly from said support, and a connected wall spaced from said support and ex tending substantially parallel to said support, said outwardly extending Wall having a cut-out portion for the reception of holding means, and 30 said substantially parallel wall having a slot therein communicating with said cut-out; a fac ing member adapted to be secured to said securing ing aligned cut-outs, and said connecting wall means; and holding means including a connecting 35 having a slot therein communicating with said cut-outs; a facing member adapted to be secured to said securing means; a connecting member insertible transversely of said securing means, through said cut-outs and into bearing relation 40 with said securing means; a screw threaded into member, insertible through said cut-out portion said connecting member, having its shank extend ing outwardly through said slot, and provided and adapted to bear on said securing means, hav ing threaded means threaded thereinto, and ex tending outwardly through said slot, and said threaded means having abutment means en gageable with said facing member to secure the 40 same to said securing means. FRANK E. MCCABE.