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Feb. 20, 1962
J. H. BLAYDEN
3,022,029"
GUTTER HANGER
Filed May 5, 1959
IN VEN TOR.
JAMES H. BLAYDEN
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United States Patent
3,022,029
Patented Feb. 20, .1962
1
3,022,029
CUTTER HANGER
.inVFIG. 2, the forward end of hanger 2 is bent upwardly
at 32 to provide a vertical portion paralleling the vertical
portion 14 of the gutter and again bent horizontally at
34 for ~terminating within the re-entrant marginal head
3 Claims. (Cl. 248-482)
.18.
.FIG. 3 is illustrative of a modi?ed form of gutter sec
tion in association with a hanger in the manner illustrated
.and described for .FIG. 2. In‘ this embodiment ‘of the
‘invention, the gutter section 36 is substantially isemi-cire
James H. Blayden, Pittsburgh, Pa., assiguor to Aluminum
Company of America, Pittsburgh, Pa., a corporation
of Pennsylvania
Filed May '5, ‘1959, Ser. No. 811,051
This invention relates to gutter and trough hangers,
and has for its object to provide such ‘a hanger in the 10 cular in, cross-sectiou,-the rear edge of the gutter in this
instance being bent inwardly and downwardly to provide
form of a single piece which lends itself to complete
a downwardly open hook-shaped groove or head 38 simi
fabrication from sheet metal.
lar to groove 10 of the previously described gutter sec
It is another object of the invention to provide a
tion 4. The front marginal edge of gutter section 36 is
hanger of the above type for suspending a gutter in use
which avoids welded connections and perforation of 15 bent outwardly at 40, upwardly at 42, and then rear
wardly and downwardly to provide a second upwardly
the gutter.
It is still a further object of the invention to provide a
open groove or bead 44. The supporting arm 28, hav
hanger of the above type for suspending a gutter in use
ing its forward terminus modi?ed, is provided with an
upwardly extending ?at portion or tank 46 for engage
which allows for the free expansion and contraction of
the gutter as a result of temperature changes.
20 ment within the upwardly open groove 44 along the front
marginal edge of gutter 36.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will
Because of a variation in temperature, roof gutters
present themselves on consideration of the following
description, when read in conjunction with the following
are subject to considerable expansion and contraction.
This action can shear bolt or rivet connections between
illustrations in which:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of my improved hanger; 25 the gutter and the hanger thereby perforating the gutter
FIG. 2 is a cross sectional view showing a gutter at
tached to the wall of a building by a hanger such as
shown in FIG. 1; and
FIG. 3 represents a view similar to FIG. 2 but show
ing a semi-circular eaves trough.
30
In the illustrations where like reference numerals
and in general weakening the structure. An important
feature of my hanger is that it avoids welded connections
or similar rigid fastening elements thereby leaving the
gutter free to slide laterally during expansion and con
traction.
Having illustrated the described invention in terms
or speci?c embodiments of the same, it is to be under
identify similar elements throughout the several views, 2
stood that the scope of the invention should not be .
indicates generally the gutter hanger, and is shown in
limited in any way, except as de?ned in the claims ap
operative position (FIG. 2) in association with a gutter
of my desired cross-sectional shape indicated generally 35 pended hereto.
What is claimed is:
by the numeral 4. The hanger 2 is preferably fabricated
1. The combination of a gutter having inwardly facing
from a rib~reinforced stamping as shown in FIG. 1.
rear and front wall marginal downwardly open beads
Gutter 4 is in the form of an open trough-shaped
member having a substantially ?at bottom portion 6 and
and a one-piece rigid hanger therefor, said hanger being
a substantially vertical upstanding contiguous rear wall 40 provided with a rear attaching member for abutting at
8 folded inwardly and downwardly adjacent its upper
tachment to a substantially ?at vertical building fascia
marginal edge to provide a downwardly open groove or
board and incorporating two spaced lower, outwardly
head 10. A front wall of the gutter is contiguous with
struck, upwardly open hook-shaped members for en
gagement within the downwardly open rear wall marginal
the substantially ?at bottom and consists of substantially
?at, perpendicular surfaces 12 and 14 connected by an 45 bead, and a rigid integral supporting arm centrally lo
cated between the hook-shaped members and extending
ogee-curved surface 16, the upper vertical surface 14 be
ing turned inwardly in a substantially horizontal plane,
forwardly with reference to said rear member, said sup
then downwardly and outwardly to form a substantially
porting arm having an upwardly extending angularly
channel-shaped re-entrant marginal bead 18.
disposed terminus for engagement within the downward
,
According to the present invention, gutter hanger 2 50 ly open front wall marginal bead.
in the form of a single piece comprises a rear attaching
2. A one-piece rigid hanger for an open trough-shaped
member 20 for abutting engagement with the exposed
gutter characterized by having front and rear inwardly
surface of the fascia board 22, where the nails or screws
24, or similar fasteners, are employed to secure the
directed, downwardly open marginal bead con?gurations
ably spaced lower outwardly-struck, hook-shaped mem
wardly from and rigidly supported by said attaching
de?ning therebetween open entrance to the gutter, the
hanger 2 in gutter-supporting relationship in respect to a 55 hanger comprising a substantially ?at attaching member
building structure. The said rear member 20 is further
adapted to abut against and be attachable to a substan
provided along its opposite marginal edges with prefer
tially ?at fascia surface, a supporting arm extending for
bers 26 for engagement with the rear downwardly open
member, said supporting arm having an upwardly ex
groove 10 along the upper marginal edge or bead of the 60 tending terminus angularly disposed for entrance into the
downwardly open front marginal bead of the gutter sec
rear wall 8 of the gutter section 4. It will be observed
that the outwardly-struck marginal lower edge provides
tion to provide a support therefor, said attaching member
substantially ?ush bearing of the rear vertical wall 8 of
also having a lower marginal forwardly struck, upward
the gutter section 4 supported thereby against the ex
ly open hook-shaped con?guration below and on either
posed fascia board.
65 side of the forwardly extending supporting arm, and said
latter hook-shaped con?guration being upwardly engage
A supporting arm or bar 28 forwardly extending with
reference to said rear member 20 and integral therewith,
able within the downwardly open rear marginal bead of
spans the trough of said gutter 4. Where desired, the
the gutter section to provide rear edge support therefor.
said arm 28 may slope downwardly substantially as
3. A one-piece rigid hanger for an open trough-shaped
shown in FIGS. 2 and 3. A generally hook-shaped 70 gutter characterized by having front and rear inwardly
terminus 30 is employed for engagement within the re
entrant front marginal bead 18 of gutter 4. As shown
directed, downwardly open marginal bead con?gurations
de?ning therebetween open entrance to the gutter, the
3,022,029
4.
hanger comprising a substantially ?at attaching member
head of the gutter section and upwardly engageable there
adapted to abut against and be attachable to a substan
with to provide rear edge support for the gutter section in
?ush upper rear edge contact of the gutter section with
the fascia surface.
tially ?at fascia surface, a supporting arm extending for
wardly from and rigidly supported by said attaching
member, said supporting armhaving an upwardlyvex 5
tending terminus v:angularly disposed for entrance into the
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITEDv STATES PATENTS
downwardly open front marginal bead of the gutter sec
tion to provide a support therefor, said substantially ?at
fascia-attaching member also having a lower marginal
2,431,012
Alig ________________ __ Nov. 118, ‘1947
downwardly extending integral hook-shaped con?gura- 10
2,536,704
Shea _____ __' __________ __ Jan. 2, 1951
tion below and on either side of the forwardly extending
2,895,694
Graving _____________ _._ July 21', 1959
rigid supporting arm, and said hook-shaped con?gura
tions being forwardly offset a distance substantially equal
to the inwardly directed downwardly open rear marginal
V
858,932
FOREIGN PATENTS
France ________ __'____-__ May 20, 1940
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