Jan- 7, 1947' w. w. RAUSCH 2,413,060. INTERLOCKING WEDGE JOINT FOR.’ SECURING TOGETHER PREFABRICATED BUILDING PANELS Filed Dec. 1943 , . ZJMW‘“ WWEMCA Patented Jan. 7, 1947 2,414,060 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,414,060 INTERLOCKING WEDGE JOINT FOR SECUR ING TOGETHER PREFABRICATED BUILD ING PANELS William Warren Rausch, Arlington, Mass., \ signor to Anchorage Homes, Inc., Masa, a corporation of Delaware " Arlington, Application December 8, 1943, Serial No. 513,437 1 Claim. (Cl.20-—4) 2 This invention relates to fabricated building constructions. An object of this invention is to provide a fab ricated building construction in which the walls ‘ posed at right angles to each other and the wedge body ‘It is adapted to be secured by suitable ' fastening means to one aligning panel 11. - An upper wedge or locking member ‘II is se cured to the adjacent inner edge panel 19 align ing with panel ‘l1. A lower locking or wedge‘ parts making up the building will be ?rmly locked member 80 is adapted to be secured to the adja together. ' cent edge of a right angularly disposed panel BI, Another object of this invention is to provide and the wedge 80 is constructed similar to the a fabricated building construction wherein the 10 construction of wedge 32. Wedge 80 is adapted walls are initially formed as panels, and the to engage with wedge 15. abutting edges of the panels are provided with With a construction as hereinbefore described, interlocking fastening means which is so con the building may be prefabricated into panels of structed that the weights of the panels will tend desired size and thickness and when the various to ?rmly hold the panels together. outer and inner wall panels are interlocked to“ A further object of this invention is to provide gether, the weights of the several panels will tend an improved locking means for locking building to more ?rmly bind or wedge the panels together. panels together, the locking means being of such The inner wall panels will hold the outer walls construction that aligned edge abutting or right against outward and inward movement so that angularly related panels may be ?rmly locked 20 no additional locking means need be provided for together. the outer vertical walls. However, in order to With the foregoing objects and others which more ?rmly bind the various panels together, the may hereinafter appear, the invention consists of inter-engaging locking or wedging members may the novel construction, combination and arrange be secured together after the panels are in posi are of such a construction that the building can be assembled in a short time and the various ments of parts as will be more speci?cally re ferred to and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is‘ to be understood that changes, modifications and variations may be resorted to which fall within the scope of the invention as 80 claimed. In the drawing, tion by any suitable fastening means so that the various panels will not bulge or warp under con ditions which cause such bulging or warping. I do not mean to con?ne myself to the exact details of construction herein disclosed, but claim all variations falling within the purview of the appended claim. What I claim is: Figure 1 is an exploded perspective view of a In a prefabricated building, a pair of aligned compound interlocking wedge construction em wall forming panels, an inner wall forming panel bodying this invention for interlocking a pair of 85 extending at right angles to said pair of panels, aligned edge abutting panels and also a right and means for locking the abutting ends of said angular panel, > ‘ panels together, said locking means comprising Figure 2 1s a perspective view of the compound ‘a block secured to an end of one of said aligned wedge with the elements thereof in locked posi— panels, said block being formed with an upper tion. locking wedge and a lower locking wedge disposed Referring to the drawing there is disclosed a at right angles to said upper wedge, a downwardly wedge construction for interlocking a pair of edge directed locking wedge carried by the other one abutting and aligning panels together with a of said pair of aligned panels engageable with right snsularly disposed panel. This compound upper wedge, and an upwardly directed wedge construction includes an intermediate 45 said locking wedge carried by said inner panel engag wedge block ‘it which is formed with a lower ing said lower wedge to thereby lock said inner wedge member ‘II and an upper wedge member panel to said pair of panels. i ‘II. The two wedge members ‘ll Ind ‘II are dis WILLIAM WARREN RAUQCH.