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June 12, 1962
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Filed April 3, 1959
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John S. Pine
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_ June 12, 1962
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United States Patent 0 " ICC.
Patented June 12, 1962
There is a thin stationary anchor arm 32 located at
the top of corner device 14, this stationary arm being
John S. Piuo, 100 Thomas Drive, Oak Hill, W. Va.
Filed Apr. 3, 1959, Ser. No. 803,939
3 Claims. (Cl. 33-85)
the illustration arm 32 is made of a ?at board nailed to
the wall of building 10 on which a brick veneer is to be
This invention relates to a guide assembly to ‘facilitate
bricklaying and more particularly to a mason’s corner
adapted to be fastened to a part of the building 10. In
placed. As emphasized, this is but one typical type of
building construction, it being clearly understood that the
principles of the invention are applicable with work other
An object of the invention is to provide a guide as 10 than brick veneer. Spacer block 34 is attached to one
end of arm 32, and extension arm 36 is secured to the
sembly for brick corners whereby the assembly may be
block, for instance by nails 38 (FIGURE 5).
installed directly on the job with all materials being those
This means that arm 32 made‘ in three pieces that is,
which are ordinarily readily available on any construc
with the arm part 32 secured to the building 10, spacer
tion job.
34 and arm 36, is supported by the building construc
A further object of the invention is to provide a guide 15 tion
which is a ?xed reference.
assembly for masonry corners, the assembly enabling
are adjustable means for connecting the upper
‘bricklaying to be accomplished much faster and easier.
end of post 26 to the arm. These adjustable means con
The corners are considerably easier to set up and to ad—
sist preferably of a bolt 40 which is passed through
just and move when the need arises, during the normal
alined apertures 42 and 44 in arm 36 and in the upper
bricklaying operation or masonry wall construction.
20 part of post 26. A plurality of shims 46 are supplied
Although the expression “bricklaying” is used herein,
with the device 14 so that post 26 may be made plumb
it is to be clearly understood that the principles of the
invention are applicable for laying blocks as well as
bricks and further, the bricks may be of any type and
These together with other objects and advantages
which will become subsequently apparent reside in the
and laterally spaced from the building wall by selection
of the number of shims or thickness of shims that are
Each shim may be made simply of a washer, this
25 being the cheapest and a very e?ective way of shimming
post 26 to adjust the spacing between the post 26 and
details of construction and operation as more fully here
arm 36.
Bolt 40 has the head on one side of arm 36
like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in
There are graduations 56 along the length of post 26.
These graduations are analogous to those used on a
and the nut 48 on the other side of post 26, thereby
inafter described and claimed, reference being had to the
?rmly assembling the post with the arm in an adjusted
accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein 30 pivotal position.
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of one of the devices
in the guide assembly.
brick mason’s rule. The lower group 57 of graduations
have the graduation marks uniformly spaced. The next
FIGURE 2 is a fragmentary elevational view of the 35 group 58 of graduations have each graduation marked
device in FIGURE 1 but showing a mason’s line block
and spaced uniformly :but at distances greater than the
and a conventional line connected with it.
spacing of graduations 57. The next group 59 of gradu
FIGURE 3 is a front elevational view of a building
ations are also uniformly spaced, but spaced apart a
under construction and utilizing the guide assembly in
greater amount than the graduations 58. The same
accordance with the invention.
4.0 holds true for the entire graduated area of post 26.
FIGURE 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-4 of
Therefore, after setting foot 28, fastening arm 32 and
plumbing post 26, the mason’s line block 18 may vbe used
FIGURE 5 is an enlarged sectional view taken on line
in the customary way, and no holes have to be made in
5-5 of FIGURE 1.
the wall as it is ‘being built since the corner devices 14
FIGURE 6 is a sectional view taken on line 6—6 of
45 and 16 do not at all depend on the wall as it is being
constructed of brick, block, etc. for support of the line
In the accompanying drawings there is a building 10
blocks or line. In using the graduations 56, the line and
which diagrammatically represents any type of ‘building
its line block are set in accordance with the ?rst course
with which the guide assembly 12 is capable of being
on graduations 57, and the subsequent groups of gradua
used during the laying of brick, block, etc. Guide as
sembly 12 consists of two corner devices 14 and 16, 50 tions automatically position the mason’s line block and
line in the correct place for uniform thickness joints. In
each of which is similarly constructed. The corner de
place of the use of Roman brick, for example, additional
vices support conventional mason’s line blocks 18 and
graduations may be applied on the face of post 26.
20, and a mason’s line 22 extends therebetween. The
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
line blocks and line are not altered from convention as
principles of the invention. Further, since numerous
to construction and use. However, corner devices 14 55 modi?cations and changes will readily occur to those
and 16 located at the corners of typical building 10, are
skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention
considered to be new and provide for a de?nite advance
to the exact construction and operation shown and de
in the trade.
scribed, and accordingly all suitable modi?cations and
Typical corner device 14 is constructed of an upright
may be resorted to, falling within the scope
post 26 having a foot or cleat 28 at its lower end. The 60 equivalents
of the invention as claimed.
foot or cleat is preferably ?at and rests directly on the
job. For instance, footing 30 is shown in FIGURE 3
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A guide assembly to facilitate erection of a masonry
and in FIGURE 4, and it is on the footing 30' that foot
wall, said assembly comprising a pair of corner devices
28 rests in the type of building construction shown in
FIGURE 3. Although support for the post is provided 65 between which a line is adapted to reach, each corner
device comprising an upright post, a foot at the bottom
by the foot 28 on the ‘footing without interference with
of said post by means of which the post rests on a footing
the masonry wall, adjustment of the post with respect to
in spaced relation to a reference wall of a building, a
vertical positioning thereof and lateral spacing from an
stationary arm disposed adjacent to the upper end of said
interior wall of the building against which the masonry
wall is to be erected, is accomplished at onelocation at 0 post for anchoring to the reference wall, adjustable
means for securing the upper end of said post to one
the top of the post.
end of said arm to thereby hold said post plumb and
spaced from the reference wall, said adjustable means
including a bolt, a spacer secured to one end of said
stationary arm, a connecting arm secured at one end to
said spacer parallel with the stationary arm and having
its other end secured to said post by said bolt to space
said post laterally outwardly of said reference wall, to
accommodate the masonry wall applied thereagainst, said
justing means connecting said extension means at said
point to the upper end of the corner post in a plumbed
position for spacing one of said side surfaces in align
ment with said exterior surface of the masonry wall,
said pivotal adjusting means comprising a bolt intercon
necting the post and extension means for pivotal adjust
ment thereof and shims mounted on the bolt between
the post and extension means for lateral spacing adjust
spacer comprising a block of uniform thickness to space
ment therebetween.
said stationary and connecting arms parallel to each
3. The combination of claim 2 wherein said foot
other and spacer shims mounted on the bolt between the 10
means comprises a ?at horizontal member projecting
post and connecting arm for variably spacing the post
from the connecting arm.
2. A guide assembly for masonry wall constructional
purposes, comprising, a corner post having graduated
scales on perpendicular side surfaces for measured move
ment of a guide line anchor slidably mounted thereon,
foot means connected to a lower end of the corner post
for supporting the corner post on a lower projecting
footing of a building in substantially vertical relation and
at a predetermined distance in front of an interior refer 20
ence wall against which a masonry wall is to be applied,
thin anchor means attachable to said reference wall ad
jacent to an upper end of said corner post, extension
means disposed in front of the reference wall and extend
ing parallel thereto toward a point exteriorly spaced 25
from a corner of the masonry wall to be erected, spacer
means rigidly connecting the extension means to the thin
anchor means in spaced relation thereto, and pivotal ad
from sides of said post opposite said scaled side surfaces
toward said interior reference wall in spaced relation
References Cited in the file of this patent
Smith ______________ __ Apr. 30, 1889
P-latt ________________ __ Sept. 6, 1910
Swenson ____________ __ Mar. 21,
Graham _____________ __ July 17,
Winter ______________ .._ Aug. 23,
Ruble _______________ __ Sept. 4,
Davis ______________ __ Apr. 29, 1958
Wheeler ______________ __ May 6, 1958
Great Britain ________ __ Sept. 16, 1941
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