Sept. ‘10, 1946. ' ~ ' ‘ ' - G. STEV'ENS _ MASON'S 2,407,389 ' GUIDE Filed Jan. 29, 1945 Geo/yeINVENTOR, .S/ererzs. I I ATTORNEY ' ' Patented Sept. 10, 1946 2,407,389 UNITED STATESv PATENT OFFICE 27,407,389 MASON ’S GUIDE I George Stevens, Campbell, Ohio, assignor of one third to Pete Parthemos, Youngstown, Ohio Application January 29, 1945, Serial No. 575,147 2 Claims. 1 ( Cl. 33-—86) This invention relates to a mason’s guide and more particularly to devices for establishing a line between corners of masonry construction by which the mason may be guided in laying subse quent layers of masonry. The principal object of the invention is the pro vision of a pair of spring tensioned guide line brackets thereto with a section of guide line to establish a mason’s guide. A further object of the invention is the provi 10 2 masonry wall under construction and illustrating a pair of the mason’s guides in position thereon holding a guide line therebetween. By referring to'the drawing and Figure 1 in particular it will be seen that the mason’s guide consists of a pair of similarly formed, appro priately shaped body members I!) and I I, each of which is provided with an offset portion ItiA and HA, respectively, and eachv of which is provided with a clamping member i2 and I3, respectively. The clamping members I2 and l3 are affixed to the body members Ii] and II, respectively, by sion of a mason’s guide consisting of an’ appro priate length of guide line and means affixed to the guide line for tensioning it and holding it in means of screws I4 and I5. Each of the body appropriate position on masonry construction. members it and II is also provided with a chan A still further object of the invention is the pro 15 nel formed in one side thereof. By referring to vision of a bracket adapted to be positioned on a the right hand portion of Figure 1 of the drawing corner of a masonry wall and having means the channel may be seen to be axially extending formed therein for snubbing and holding the line of the body member I! and is indicated by the used in connection therewith. numeral I E. An inclined passageway I? is also The device shown and described herein has been 20 formed in each of the body members and it will designed to facilitate the placement of a guide line be observed that the free end I8 of the clamping as used in masonry construction work whereby a guide line is positioned from the pre-built corner portions of masonry walls across the area there between to form a guide for the laying of masonry units in the formation of a course of masonry thereacross. The device of the invention con sists of an appropriately shaped bracket adapted to overlie a corner of the masonry construction and to be retained in such position by means of a guide line stretched between a pair of the devices, one on each corner of the wall area being formed. With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and ar rangement of parts and in the details of con member It covers the uppermost end of the in clined passageway I ‘I in a manner so that a guide line such as that indicated by the numeral It! will be held thereby when positioned through the in clined passageway ll in the manner illustrated. By referring to Figures 2, 3 and 4 of the draw ing enlarged detailed views of the body member H, which is identically formed with the body member It], may be seen. It will be observed that when the body members It and I I are operatively positioned on a section of guide line such as that indicated by the numeral I9 and the body mem bers IQ and II positioned in oppositely disposed . relation to one another, the guide line I9 will normally lie in the channel It and be snubbed by reason of the‘langular location of the passage way I? which is formed between the innermost bodiment of the invention herein disclosed can portion of the channel I6 and the opposite side be made within the scope of what is claimed 40 of the body member II and terminates, as here without departing from the spirit of the inven tofore described, beneath the outermost or free tion. end I8 of the clamping member I3. Double snub The invention is illustrated in the accompany bing action is imparted to the guide line I9 by the ing drawing, wherein: angular positioning of the passageway I‘! as the Figure 1 is a side elevation of the mason’s guide 45 guide line I9 is caused to make two abrupt turns showing one portion thereof in plan view and over relatively sharp corners. This snubbing the other portion thereof in cross section. action is insured by the holding action imparted Figure 2 is an enlarged cross section of one of’ to the guide line I9 by the free end I8 of the struction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise em the pair of devices comprising the‘ mason’s guide shown in Figure 1. Figure 3 is a top plan view of the mason’s guide illustrated in Figure 2. Figure 4 is a bottom plan view of the mason’s guide illustrated in Figure 2. clamping member I3. It will thus be seen that when a pair of the body members Ill and It are positioned in oper ative position on a section of guide line the body members may themselves be positioned on the opposite corner of a masonry construction as il Figure 5 is a side elevation of a section of 55 lustrated in Figure 5 of the drawing. 2,407,389 3 By referring now to Figure 5 of the drawing it will be observed that a completely ?nished lower course of masonry units is indicated by the numeral 20 and that on each end thereof partialiy ?nished corners 2i and 22 have been laid. The body members it! and H have been positioned so that the guide line !9 stretched 4 Having thus described my invention, what I claim is: 1. A pair of body members and a section of guide line forming a mason’s guide, each of the body members consisting of a section of mate rial having a projection formed on one end there of at right angles thereto to- form a bracket for engaging a masonry corner, an axially extend therebetween serves to hold them upon the cor ing channel formed in the said section of mate ners as their extensions WA and HA, respec rial and an angular passageway through said tively, engage the sides of the corners and the 10 section of material, the said channel and pas body members if] and II are held in such posi sageway providing for the reception of the said tion by the guide line l9. It will be seen that guide line and for snubbing said guide line, a leaf the guide line is thus forms a horizontal guide spring af?xed to the said section of material and for the laying of the subsequent course of normally engaging the said guide line, so as to 15 masonry units and that when the course is ?n hold it against slipping in the passageway to in ished the nature of the body members Ii) and sure the snubbing action. ii readily enables them to be released in the 2. A pair of body members and a section of guide line su?iciently to permit them to be re guide line forming a mason’s guide, each of the installed on the next course above. It will be body members consisting of a section of material seen that a mason may readily install the guide 20 laying a projection formed on one end thereof line through the use of the body members IE! and at right angles thereto to form a bracket at H, placing one near the end of the guide line tachable to a masonry corner, an axially ex being used and positioning it On the corner as tending channel formed in the said section of shown in Figure 5 and then subsequently posi material and an inclined passageway through tioning the other body member on the opposite said section of material, the said channel and corner, in oppositely disposed relation, and man inclined passageway providing for the reception ually tightening the guide line which will be au of the said guide line so as to snub the said» line tomatically retained in tightened position by thereby, a leaf spring affixed to the said section the construction of the body members them of material, the free end of the said leaf spring 30 selves. covering the end of the said inclined passage It will thus be seen that a simple and e?‘lcient way opposite the said channel so that a guide mason’s guide has been disclosed which may be line positioned therethrough will be held thereby. economically formed and hence widely distrib uted. GEORGE STEVENS.