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‘July 16,1946. H. COHEN 2,404,276 TOWER CONSTRUCTION Filed July 28, 1944 INVENTOR. _ WITNESSES \ J-[czroZoZ (3071272 m \ ATTORN 5Y5 I Patented July 16, 1946 1 12,404,276 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICEv 2,404,276 TOWER CONSTRUCTION Harold Cohen, Elizabeth, N. J. Application July 28, 1944, Serial No. 547,065 2 Claims. (Cl. 189-19) 2 1 This invention relates to the construction of or gussets are arranged at a right angle with re towers, masts, sca?olds and analogous structures. spect to each other and project laterally. Wings The principal object of the invention is the provision of means whereby structural com ponents may be quickly, easily and rigidly con or gussets I8 are rigidly secured to the member nected with each other to form a structure of respect to each other and project laterally in the the types mentioned. , same manner as the wings or gussets I6, so that ‘ A further object is the provision of an improved construction for integrating structural elements l3’ at the upper end, as by welding l 9. The wings or gussets 18 are arranged at a, right angle with these parts will be disposed in pairs with the wings or gussets of each pair disposed edge to form a tower and the like which is effectually 10 wise in the same plane while the lower end por tion of one member I3 is telescoped into the upper braced so that the ?nished structure will be is end portion of another member l3. Each collar I 4 limits the extent of the insertion of one leg member l3 into another, because the collar M 15 on one leg member abuts the end of a contiguous rugged, durable and stable. With the foregoing, other objects of the in vention will appear when the following speci?ca tion is read in conjunction with the accompany ing drawing, in which--- i leg member. An oblong plate 20 is rigidly se cured flatwise to the gussets l6 and [8 of each Fig. 1 is a fragmentary side elevational view pair overlapping the same in any suitable man of a structure embodying the features of the in ner, as by the use of fasteners 2|, received in . vention. Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 20 holes 22 and 23 in the gussets and plate, respec tively. In this manner an upper and lower leg of Fig. 1. member [3 are rigidly connected in telescoping Fig 3 is a fragmentary side elevational view relation to form the legs II). on an enlarged scale to more clearly bring out The legs l0 thus fabricated are rigidly connected the main features of the invention. Fig. 4 is a collective view of the certain parts 25 in the desired spaced relationship by the/brace members H and I2. There is a brace member H which are shown assembled in Fig. 3. arranged horizontally between each pair of plates In the present instance there is shown by way 20 at each side of the tower, and the opposite ends of example a structure in the form of a quadri of said brace member I l are rigidly secured to said lateral pyramidal tower which may be of any suitable dimensions as to height and width. The 30 plates 20, respectively, as by welding 24. A brace member 12 is arranged diagonally between a gus tower is constructed of sections, including legs l0 set I6 on the lower end of a leg member [3 and and bracing members or tie bars II and I2, con a gusset [8 on the upper end of a second leg mem-_ nected with the legs NJ in accordance with the ber H3 at each side of the tower, and the opposite . The legs l0 constitute the main supports for 35 ends of said brace member l2 are rigidly secured to said gussets I6 and I8 by some of the fas sustaining the weight and the strains and stresses teners 2|. from any causes. Each leg l0 consists of a plu From the foregoing it will be understood the rality of members l3 of suitable length and differ present invention. various parts are integrated in such manner as ent cross-sectional sizes so as to be telescoped. Each member I3 consists of a metal tube, round 40 to produce a structure which will be strong, du rable and stable. in cross-section. As shown, the legs Ill are ar ranged slantwise to provide a pyramidal structure but the legs may be disposed upright in a ver tical position. ' I claim: . 1. A tower including spaced legs, each leg com prising joined tubular members, each joint be 45 tween the leg members comprising an extension In accordance with the invention, a joint is pro and shoulder on one leg member respectively vided between adjacent ends of the members of 'telescoped into and abutting the end of a socket each leg H], for this purpose; each leg member l3 formation on an adjacent leg member, a gusset has ?xedly secured thereto a collar [4 to provide plate secured adjacent the end of each leg mem an extension beyond the collar spaced a suitable distance from its lower extremity. In the pres 50 ber and a connecting plate extending across the joint 1ine between the leg members and secured ent instance the collar I4 is welded to the member to a pair of adjacent gusset plates, a horizontally 83, as at 15. Wings or gussets l6 are rigidly se positioned brace member directly securedfto each cured to the collar M, as by welding. Obviously, pair of connecting plates on two opposed legs, and the collar l4 may be omitted and the gussets may be secured directly to the member [3. The wings 65 diagonally positioned brace members each di 3 2,404,276 rectly secured to a pair of gusset plates of two op posed legs. ‘ 4 secured to a. pair of adjacent gusset plates, a horizontally positioned brace member directly se-‘ cured to each pair of connecting plates on two op ‘J2; In a tower, spaced legs each composed of tu hular members joined in pairs in telescoping rela posed legs, and diagonally positioned brace mem tion, each joint between the leg members includ bers each directly secured to a pair of gusset plates ing a gusset plate secured adjacent the end of each of two opposed legs. leg member and a connecting plate extending across the joint line between the leg members and HAROLD COHEN.