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Sept. 11, 1962
_H. J. DIELMAN
3,053,354
STILE MOUNTING ASSEMBLIES
Filed May l, 1961
4 Sheets-Sheet 1
INVENTOR.
Haro/d J'. .Die/mem
Sept. l1, 1962
3,053,354
H.»J. DIELMAN
STILE MOUNTING AssEMBLIEs
Filed May 1, 1961
4 Sheets-Sheet 2
INVENTOR.
Haro/q’ J." Efe/man
la'
BY
Sept. 11, 1962
H. J. DIELMAN
3,053,354
STILE MOUNTING ASSEMBLIES
Filed May l. 1961
4 Sheets-Sheet 3
INVENToR.
"' BY MJ @Mw
Sept. 11, 1962
3,053,354
H. J. DIELMAN
STILE MOUNTING AssEMBLIEs
Filed May 1, 1961
4 Sheets-Sheet 4
INVENTOR.
Haro/d J.' Die/man
BY
Affi/ffy
United States PatentOfiîce
2
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STHJE MÜTUNTESG ASSEMELEES
Harold J. Dietitian, Lyndhurst, Ohio, assigner to'l‘he
Sanymetal Products Company, Inc., Cleveland, (Ehio,
a corporation of Ghio
Filed May 1, 1961, Ser. No. 106,844
7 Ciaims. (Cl. 189-34)
3,053,354
Patented Sept. l1, 1962
One of the channels is pocketed> within the attaching
end of the hollow pilaster, and extends substantially
the full interior horizontal width of the hollow metal
pilaster, and whose channel legs are welded to the facing
sections -of the pflaster. The companion reinforcingv
channel presents outwardly projecting legs lwelded to the
interior surfaces of the leg¿extensions of the pilaster
facing sections, with the terminal ends of the companion
reinforcing» channel seating against the inturnedv lip por
This invention relates to certain improvements in stile
mounting assemblies, and more particularly to means 10 tions `of Vthe pilaster leg extensions. The lip portions
of the pilaster leg extensions are welded to a horizontally
for rigidly securing and anchoring a stile, pilaster or post
extending bar whose projecting ends receive the lag studs
to a building ñoor or building ceiling.
Cubicle assemblies, designed for installation in build
ing interiors to divide floor areas into wash-room com
or bolts.
In all of these prior .art stile mounting structures, aA
partments, toilet compartments, hospital compartments, 15 pair of spaced lag studs or bolts are rigidly .secured to
the buildingfloor-or building ceiling, and each supports
and the like, are customarily composed of one orfmore
a levelling nut upon which the pflaster attached cross
pairs of spaced stiles, pilasters or posts, having van entry
A clamp nut- isf
applied to each anchoring stud or bolt to clamp the
designed to be brought into locking engagement with 20 projecting end of the crossbar between the paired clamp»
nuts and the paired levelling nuts, and which are con
the adjacent companion pilaster. A dividing partition,
veniently `accessible for manipulating and levelling ad
secured to each pilaster and the adjacent vertical build
justment by reason of the notch cut-outs in the attaching
ing wall, divides the space into separate compartments
end of the pilaster or the saddle bracket. A telescopic i
or cubicles. These supporting Stiles or pilasters are
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trimming shoe is finally telescoped over the pilaster and
usually secured to either the building floor, or secured to
brought into seating engagement with the horizontal
and suspended from the building ceiling. Such sup
wall of the building to conceal the stile mounting as
porting stiles or pilasters may vary from three to eight
sembly from exterior view.
or more inches in'width, but usually have a limited
This application is directed to certain detailed improve
thickness in the order of one -to one and one-half inches,
and present substantially flush wall surfaces for maxi-v 30 ments in the prior art stile mounting assemblies, which is
equally effective in securing the stile or pilaster in rigidly
mum sanitation.
erect or rigidly suspended position from the horizontal
Since such stiles or pilasters must stand rigidly and
exit door hingedly mounted on one of the paired stiles
or pilasters, with the door provided with a suitable latch
bar or channel is designed to seat.
vertically erect without connecting rails or cross brac
building wall, and which can be manufactured at some
saving in cost over the prior art stile mounting assemblies.
This improvement makes use of a saddle bracket whose leg
sections are spot welded to the inner surfaces of the pilaster
ing, except for the bracing provided by the dividing
partition, means must be provided for securing and
anchoring the stile or pilaster to the building floor or
building ceiling in rigidly erect position, notwithstanding
facing sections, with notch-cut-outs formed in the ends
of the saddle bracket legs to permit convenient manipula
pilaster supported entry-exit door as hingedly mounted 40 tion and adjustment of the levelling and clamping nuts.
The notch cut-outs formed in the ends of the saddle
thereon, and the additional strains imposed by hanging
bracket define lower wing extensions at each end thereof
weights applied to the pilaster mounted door, encountered
the substantial strains imposed on the pilaster by the
over which a pair of seating platforms are telescoped and
supported. The web section of the saddle bracket and
Various forms of stile mounting assemblies have been
made and used during the past two decades for rigidly 45 4the respective seating platforms are provided with aligned
holes therein through which the wall-anchored lag studs
anchoring to the building floor or ceiling, hollow metal
or bolts are telescoped. Each of the levelling nuts, as
pilasters formed from a pair of sheet metal facing pans
threaded to the lag stud or bolt, supports a washer against
having edge trimming strips locked to the exposed hori
which the outer -face of the web section of .the saddle
zontal edge and vertical edges thereof. As exemplified
in the Anderson Patent 2,240,484, a pair of opposite 50 bracket is designed to seat, and the associated clamp nut
as applied to the projecting end of the lag stud or bolt is
notch cut-outs are formed in the attaching end of the
manipulated to seat against the seating platform. As a
pilaster which define leg extensions therebetween, and
modification, the saddle bracket may be formed in twov
which present inturned lip portions at the extremities of
complementary sections by medially cutting the web
the paired leg sections. The inturned lip portions sup
port a heavy transverse crossbar which is welded to 55 section of the integrally formed saddle bracket into two
parts, and thereby provide a pairV of twin saddle `bracket
the lip portions, with the ends of the crossbar project
sections whose leg sections can be individually welded to
ing beyond the side edges of the leg extensions and to
the facing sections of the pflaster before the pilaster is
which the building wall-secured lag studs or bolts are
assembled. A telescopic trimming shoe, as used in the
fixed.
Another lform of stile mounting assembly heretofore 60 prior art, is telescoped over the pilaster and conceals the
stile mounting assembly from exterior view.
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used, comprises a U-Shaped saddle bracket whose leg
This improvement substitutes for the horizontal cross
sections are welded to the inside surfaces of the pilaster
bar and its welded securement to the saddle bracket, a
facing sections, and whose web section is positioned
modified form of saddle bracket having lower wing ex
below the attaching end of the pilaster body. A hori
zontal bar or channel is telescoped into the saddle bracket 65 tensions at each end thereof, and which provide seating
during years of use and abuse.
and Welded to the web section thereof, with the ends of
the bar or channel projecting beyond the ends of the
saddle bracket, and to which the lag studs or bolts are
secured.
support for a pair of seating platforms which can be eco
nomically stamped from a blank sheet of metal, and which
telescope over the lower end wing extensions of the modi-l
tied saddle bracket, with resultant saving in cost over the
A further form of stile mounting `assembly heretofore 70 prior art stile mounting assembly.
Other objects and advantages of this invention will be
used, comprises a pair of reinforcing channels whose
come apparent as the disclosure proceeds.
Webs are welded together in back-to-back relationship.
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Although the characteristic features of this invention
will -be particularly pointed out in the claims, the invention
tary saddle bracket sections as the same would appear
prior to attachment to a pilaster facing pan;
FIG. 17 is a fragmentary perspective view of the at
itself, and the manner in which it may be made and used,
may be better understood by referring to the following
description taken in connection with the accompanying
drawings forming a part hereof in which:
FIG. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view illustrating a
commonly used form of stile or pilaster with which the
taching end of the pilaster and associated complemen
tary saddle bracket sections as rigidly attached to the
facing pans of the pilaster and assembled into matching
relation;
FIG. 18 is a transverse section of the attaching end
improved pilaster mounting assembly of this invention
of the pilaster and the complementary saddle bracket
may be associated to rigidly secure one end of the pilaster 10 sections as assembled thereto, this view being taken along
to the horizontal floor or ceiling wall of a building interior,
line iS-IS of FIG. 17;
the pilaster mounting assembly being concealed within a
FIG. 19 is a fragmentary perspective view of the at
telescopic trimming shoe and therefore not visible in this
taching end of the assembled pilaster, the associated com
View;
FIG. 2 is a fragmentary perspective view of certain
component parts which form the body of the pilaster
shown in FIG. 1, the pilaster body forming parts being
shown in exploded relation to illustrate structural features;
FIG. 3 is a transverse section of the assembled pilaster
plementary saddle bracket sections, the paired seating
platforms and anchoring bolts in assembled relation;
FIG. 2() is a fragmentary vertical and transverse cross
section of the attaching end of the pilaster and associated
pilaster mounting assembly as the same would appear
when viewed along line 20-20 of FIGS. 19 and 21, and
as the same would appear when viewed along lines 3--3 of 20 as secured to the horizontal wall of a building with the
FIG. 1;
telescopic trimming shoe applied thereto; and
FIG. 4 is a transverse `section of the component body
FIG. 2l is a fragmentary vertical and longitudinal
forming parts of the pilaster as they appear in exploded
cross-section of the attaching end of the pilaster and as
relation, this View being taken along lines 4_4 of FIG. 2;
sociated pilaster mounting assembly as the same would
FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the telescopic trimming 25 appear when secured to the horizontal wall of a build
shoe as the same would appear before application to the
ing, this view being taken along line 21~21 of FIG. 19.
pilaster, and which is used to conceal the pilaster mounting
FIG. 22 is a fragmentary perspective view of a modi
assembly of this invention from exterior view; and
fied form of pilaster with which the pilaster mounting
FIG. 6 is a transverse section of the telescopic trimming
assembly of this invention may also be associated, this
shoe as the same would appear when viewed along line 30 pilaster being formed from a single sheet of metal or like
6-6 of FIG. 5.
sheet material rolled to appropriate tubular form and so
FIGS. 7, 8, 9, 10 and l1 are perspective views which
held by a concealed locking seam;
illustrate the attaching end of the pilaster and the com~
FIG. 23 is a perspective view of the paired clamp nuts
ponent parts of the pilaster mounting assembly of this
forming component parts of the pilaster mounting assem
invention prior to assembly to the attaching end of the 35 bly of this invention;
pilaster and to the horizontal wall of the building, and
FIG. 24 is a perspective view of the paired seating
wherein: FIG. 7 is a fragmentary perspective view of the
platforms which form component parts of the pilaster
attaching end of the pilaster as shown in FIG. 2; FIG. 8 is
mounting assembly of this invention;
a perspective view of the paired clamp nuts `forming a part
FIG. 25 is a perspective view of a modified form of
of the stile mounting assembly; FIG. 9 is a perspective 40 U-shaped saddle bracket forming a component part of
view of the paired seating platforms of the stile mounting
assembly; FIG. 10 is a perspective View of the U-shaped
the pilaster mounting assembly of this invention; and
FIG. 26 is a perspective view of the paired lag bolts
saddle bracket forming a component part of the pilaster
secured to the horizontal wall of a building, and the paired
mounting assembly; and FIG. 11 is a perspective view of
seating washers and levelling nuts shown in exploded re
the paired floor attached lag studs or bolts and the 45 lation with respect to each other and with respect to the
associated seating washers and levelling nuts upon which
building wall-secured lag bolts.
the U-shaped saddle bracket shown in FIG. 10 is sup
FIG. 27 is a fragmentary perspective View of the modi
ported.
fied form of pilaster shown in FIG. 22, and as the same
appears when the modified form of saddle bracket as
ing end of ythe pilaster as the same would appear after the 50 shown in FIG. 25 has been rigidly secured to the attach
FIG. 12 is a fragmentary perspective view of the attach
pilaster mounting -assembly of this invention has been
ing end of the pilaster;
assembled thereto;
FIG. 28 is a perspective view of the attaching end of
the modified form of pilaster, with the modified form of
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FIG. 13 is a fragmentary vertical and transverse sec
tion of the attaching end of the pilaster and associated
pilaster mounting assembly of this invention secured
pilaster mounting assembly secured to the horizontal wall 55 thereto;
of a building, and as the same would appear when viewed
FIG. 29 is a fragmentary vertical and longitudinal
along line 13-13 of FIG. l2, this view also showing
cross-section of the attaching end of the modified pilaster
the telescopic trimming shoe as applied to the pilaster and
and modified pilaster mounting assembly in assembled
placed in seating relation to the horizontal wall of a
relation, and secured to the horizontal wall of the build
building to thereby conceal the pilaster mounting assem 60 ing, this view being taken along line 29-29 of FIG. 28;
bly from exterior view; and
FIG. 30 is a fragmentary vertical and transverse cross
FIG. 14 is a `fragmentary vertical and longitudinal
section of the pilaster and pilaster mounting assembly
cross-section showing the attaching end of the stile or
as secured to the horizontal wall of a building and con
pilaster and associated pilaster mounting assembly as
cealed within the telescopic trimming shoe, and as the
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rigidly secured to the horizontal wall of a building, this
same would appear when viewed along line 30--30 of
FIG. 28; and
view being taken along line 14-14 of FIG. 13.
FIG. 15 is a fragmentary perspective view of the paired
FIG. 31 is another fragmentary vertical and transverse
facing pans and sound insulating core of the pilaster
cross-section of the attaching end of the pilaster and as
and shown in exploded relation, this view also showing 70 sociated pilaster mounting assembly as concealed within
a modified form of saddle bracket composed of a pair
the telescopic trimming shoe, this view being taken along
of complementary saddle bracket sections respectively
line 31-31 of FIG. 28.
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts
secured to the interior surfaces of the side facing sections
of the pilaster facing pans;
FIG. 16 is a perspective view of one of the complemen 75
throughout the several views of the drawings and the
specification.
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The improved stile or pilaster mounting assembly C
as shown in FIGS. 7-14, the modified form of stile or
which is rigidly secured by an interlock seam 15 to the
vertical edge section 14’.
pilaster mounting assembly D, as shown in FIGS. 15-2l,
The interlock seam 15 is composed of an outwardly
and the further modified stile or pilaster mounting as
sembly E as disclosed in FIGS. 22-31, are designed to
be rigidly secured to either end of a stile or pilaster A
formed as shown in FIGS. l~6, or the modified form of
stile or pilaster B as shown in FIGS. 22, 27 and 28, and
also rigidly secured to a building floor or ceiling. The
term “horizontal wall,” as` hereinafter referred to, is
rebent hook portion 1S’ extending from the companion
corner section 13’ and which interlocks with an inwardly
rebent hook portion 15” formed along the adjacent edge
of the vertical edge section 14’. The outwardly rebent
hook portion 15' and the companion inwardly rebent
hook portion 1S’ are compressed together to provide a
concealed interlocking seam 15 is invisible to exterior
View. As thus formed, the vertical edge of the pilaster as
intended to mean a horizontal floor Wall or horizontal
defined by the vertical corner sections 13 and 13’ and the
ceiling wall of a building interior, since the stile or pilas
ter mounting assemblies of this invention are equally
contoured vertical edge section 14’ joining the same, is
similar in exterior appearance to the opposite vertical
adapted to secure and support the pilaster in rigidly erect
position from a building floor, or to secure and support 15 edge of the pilaster as defined by the paired corner sec
tions 13-13 as integrally joined by the vertical con
the pilaster rigidly suspended from a building ceiling.
These stile or pilaster mounting assemblies may also be
toured edge section 14.
Where only one end of the rolled pilaster B is to be
secured to both ends of the stile or pilaster, in cases
attached to a horizontal building wall, the opposite free
Where the stile or pilaster is made to extend from the
floor to the ceiling. As is customary, a telescopic trim 20 end of the rolled pilaster body may be closed «by an at
tractive finishing cap (not shown) Whose exterior con
ming shoe 7, such as shown in FIGS. l, 5 and 6, is de
tour may conform tothe contoured vertical edges of the
signed to be snugly telescoped over the stile or pilaster A
pilaster. The rolled pilaster B may also be filled with a
or B to conceal Vthe stile or pilaster mounting assembly
reinforcing and sound insulating core, such as a resin com
from exterior-view.
For a better understanding of the structural attributes 25 pound foamed in situ, or a core member telescoped into
into the pilaster through an open end thereof.
of the improved stile or pilaster mounting assemblies C,
The stile or pilaster mounting assembly C as illustrated
D and E ofvthis invention, the stile or pilaster with whichk
in FIGS. 12-14 is composed of a U-shaped saddle bracket
they are customarily associattd will first be described.
20c as shown in FIG. 10 formed of heavy gauge sheet
The stile or pilaster A as shown in FIGS. 1-3 is custom
arily made from a pair of complementary pilaster fac 30 metal and which presents a web section 21 joined to a pair
of vertically extending leg sections 22 designed to lpartially
ing pans 1, each of which comprises a side facing section
telescope into one end of the pilaster. The opposite ends
2 presenting inturned flange sections 3 along the opposite
of each leg section '22 present notch cut-outs 22"’ each of
vertical edges and the exposed horizontal edge thereof.
which defines a lower wing extension 22’ and an upper
Each of the flange sections 3 terminates in an outwardly
flared lip section 4. A pilaster reinforcing and sound in 35 wing extension 22” as shown in FIG. 10. The upper por
tion of each leg section 22 and its associated upper wing
sulating core 5 formed of expanded paperboard, foamed
extensions 22" are designed to telescope into the pilaster
plastic, fibreglass slabs or other relatively firm sound
and to seat against the innerface of the facing section 2
insulating material, is sandwiched between the side fac
of the adjacent facing pan 1, and with the ends thereof
ing sections 2 of the facing pans 1.
In assembling the pilaster, an adhesive film is applied 40 substantially abutting the inside faces Vof the adjacent in
turned flange sections 3 `of the pilaster facing pan as shown
to one face of the insulating core 5 and is thus bonded
in FIG. 14. The side facing section 2 of each pilaster
to the inside surface of the side facing section 2 of one
facing pan may also present a notch cut-out 2”’ in the op
of the facing pans 1. A film of adhesive is then applied
posite corners thereof to thereby define an intermediate leg
to the opposite face of the insulating core, and the corn
panion facing pan 1 is then telescoped over the insulat 45 extension 2' as shown in FIGS. 2 and 7. Each of the
notch cut-outs 2”’ are cut to substantially conform to the
ing core, and the core 5 is thus bonded by the application
end cut-outs 22”' in the saddle bracket 2de as shown in
of pressure to the inside surface of the facing section 2 of
FIGS. 12 and 14, and the leg extension Z’ as thereby de
the companion facing pan 1. The paired pilaster facing
fined is shaped to overlap the intermediate portion of the
pans 1 are maintained in rigidly assembled relation by the
application of exterior spot welds 4’ at spaced intervals 50 adjacent bracket leg section 22. A pair of inturned ledge
portions 23 may be captured from part of lthe material
along the crotch between the paired lip sections 4 of the
which is removed to define the end cut-outs 22”', and
paired facing pans 1, as indicated in FIG. 7. Semi-tubu
which provide seating ledges -for a seating platform 25C
lar edge trimming strips 6 are then telescoped over the
as shown in FIG. 9.
outwardly flared lip sections 4 of the pilaster body. Each
edge trimming strip 6 presents an attractively contoured 55 A stud receiving slot ‘21’ may be formed at each end of
the web section 21 of the saddle bracket 20c as shown in
facing portion 6’ which terminates in inturned lip portions
FIG. l0,V and through which a securing stud or bolt 16 as
6” which interlock with the paired lip sections 4 of the
shown in FIG. l1 may project. The upper wing extensions
Z2" and the intermediate portion of the leg sections 22
vention are also adapted for association with a modified 60 of the saddle bracket 20c are secured as by spot welds 24
to the inside surface of the facing sections 2 of the paired
form of stile or pilaster B made as shown in FIGS. 227
pilaster pans ‘1 as shown in FIGS. l2, 13 and 14, with the
27, 28 and 29. The pilaster B is rolled from a single
notch cut-outs 22”’ yof the saddle bracket in substantially
sheet of metal or other strong sheet material into the
matching relation with the corner cut-outs 2”’ of the re
form of a tube of rectangular cross-section, and whose ex
spective facing pans. As thus assembled, each lower wing
65
terior appearance may be similar to the assembled pilas
extension 22’ of the saddle ‘bracket 20 will be spaced be
ter A shown in FIG. 1. The pilaster B is rolled to pre
low the terminal edge portions 2" of the pilaster to permit
sent a pair of spaced side facing sections 12-12 inte
convenient application of the seating platforms ‘25C on the
grally joined by a pair of inturned corner sections 13 to
inturned ledge portions 2,3 of the lower wing extensions
by an attractively contoured vertical edge section 14. 70 22', and the securement of the assembly to a horizontal
The opposite vertical edge of one of the facing sections
wall of the building.
12 is also integrally joined to a corner section 13 which iS
Each of the paired seating platforms 25C may be
in turn integrally joined to a vertical edge section 14';
stamped from a heavy sheet metal plate and may be in
and the opposite .vertical edge of the companion facing
tegrally formed to present a relatively flat platform section
section 12 is integrally joined to a corner section 13’ 75 25’ having‘a stud receiving hole 25” therein. A pair of
pilaster body.
The stile mounting assemblies C, D and E of this in
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side llange portions 26 extend from the sides of the plat
form section 25 and are shaped to snugly overlap the out
side surfaces of the adjacent lower wing extension 22',
with the underface of the platform section 25’ snugly
in FIGS. 15-21, is generally similar to the pilaster mount
ing assembly C previously described, except that the
pilaster mounting assembly D has a U-shaped saddle
bracket which is composed of two complementary saddle
seated upon the inturned ledge portions 23 of the lower
wing extension 22’. A transverse outer end flange portion
27 extending at right angles from the platform section 25'
is designed to telescope over the outer ends 23’ of the ledge
portions 23, with the free edge 27' of the flange portion 27
bracket sections 20d-20d, as shown in FIGS. 15 and
the supporting ledge portions 23 and lower wing extension
ceiving holes of elongated form. The saddle bracket half
22' so that the securing stud 16 as previously rigidly se
section 20d--20d are made of heavy gauge metal and
16, and which when assembled together provide a U
shaped saddle bracket. Each saddle bracket section 20d
presents a half width web section 21d from which a leg
section 22 vertically extends. Each leg section 22 is
seating against the inside surface of the bracket web sec 10 provided with end notches 22"’ which define upper wing
tion 21, which is permitted by forming outer corner
extensions 22" and lower wing extensions 22’. Each
notches 27" in the seating platform 25C and by providing
half width web section 21d presents a longitudinal mating
the ledge portions 23 with terminal ends 23’ which extend
edge 21d” which presents a pair of spaced stud receiving
short of the adjacent terminal ends of the web section 21.
cut-outs 21d’.
The inner transverse end of each seating platform 25C
The upper wing extensions 22" and the intermediate
may be provided with a neck portion 28 whose side edges
upper portion of each saddle bracket half section 20d
28’ are defined by inner corner notches 28” so that the side
are rigidly secured as by spot welds 24 to the inside face
edges 28’ may extend snugly between the leg sections 22
of the facing section 2 of a facing pan 1 as shown in
of the bracket as shown in FIGS. 12 and 14. The inward
FIG. 15, and prior to assembly of the paired facing pans
ly extending neck portion 28 terminates in a transverse 20 1 into pilaster form. The saddle bracket half sections
inner flange portion 29 whose free edge 29’ is also de
20d are so secured to the paired facing pans 1, that when
signed to seat against the innerface of the bracket web
the facing pans are assembled together by the application
section 21. Each of the seating platforms 25C as thus
of spot welds 4' in the crotch between the paired lip
formed and supported, is held against lateral movement
sections 4 thereof, the half width web sections 21d-_21d
by the side flange portions 26 thereof which snugly overlap 25 are in alignment, as shown in FIG. 17, with the longi
the outer faces of the lower wing extension 22’ of the
tudinal edges 21d" thereof in mating abutment, and so
saddle bracket, but may be longitudinally adjusted along
that the slot cut-outs 21d’ define closed end stud re
cured to the building wall, may be telescoped through the 30 complementary to each other, and the lower wing exten
stud receiving hole 25" of the seating platform 25C.
sions 22’ thereof present complementary supporting edges
When a cubicle assembly is to be installed within the
23d on which the seating platforms 25d may be supported.
The seating platforms 25d associated with the pilaster
building interior, the horizontal floor or ceiling wall of
the building 4is carefully marked to define the center line
mounting assembly D, may be similar to the seating
along which the spaced stile or pilasters are to be attached. 35 platforms 25C associated with the pilaster mounting assem
The position of each stile or pilaster, and the position of
bly C as previously described, and may be stamped from
the panel attaching studs 16, is also marked along this
a heavy gauge plate to present a flat platform section
25’ having a stud receiving hole 25” therein. A pair
center line. In cases where the horizontal wall is made of
of side flange sections 26 extends from the sides of the
concrete or like hard material, the wall is drilled, and suit
able expansion sockets 17 are driven into the drilled holes 40 platform section 25, and are shaped to snugly telescope
over the outside faces of the adjacent lower wing exten
to receive the wall securing ends 16’ of the lag bolts or
sion 22', with the underface of the platform section
25’ seating upon the supporting edges 23d of the lower
wing extensions 22'.
horizontal building wall, the wall securing ends 16’ of the
lag bolts or studs `16 may be rigidly secured thereto by 45
A transverse outer end flange portion 27 extends at
right angles from the platform section 25’ and is designed
suitable securing devices. A pair of lag bolts or studs 16,
to snugly telescope between the outer ends of the lower
as rigidly secured to the horizontal wall of the building,
wing extensions 22', with the free edge 27’ of the ilange
each presents a threaded body section 16" to which pilas
studs 16. Where the lag bolts or studs 16 are to be se
cured to a steel member or timber as presented by the
ter supporting levelling nut 18 is threaded as shown in
portion 27 seated against the inside surface of the corn
FIG. l‘fl. A seating washer 19 is then applied to the body
plementary web sections ‘21d-21d of the saddle bracket
sections 20d-20d. Corner notches 27” are formed in
section `16" of each lag bolt or stud 16, and upon which
the outer corners of the seating platform 25d through
the web section 21 of the U-shaped saddle bracket is de
which the terminal ends of the lower wing extensions 22’
signed to seat.
may telescope, as shown in FIGS. 19 and 21.
The assembled pilaster A, with the saddle bracket
20c rigidly secured thereto, is then erected and the body 55 The inner transverse end of each seating platform
25d presents an inner transverse flange portion 29 whose
section 16” of the horizontal wall-attached securing
free edge 29’ is designed to seat against the inner faces
bolts 16 are telescoped through the bolt receiving slots
of the web sections 21d-21d, and whose ends are de
21’ in the web section 21 of the saddle bracket, and
fined by inner corner notches 28" formed in the seating
the web section 21 of the saddle bracket snugly seated
upon the seating washers y19 as supported by the leveling 60 platform. Each seating platform 25d as thus formed
and supported, is held against lateral movement by the
nuts 18. The seating platforms 25C are then inserted
side flange portions 26 thereof which snugly overlap
into the end notches 22"’ of the saddle bracket, and the
the outer faces of the adjacent lower wing extension 22’
stud receiving holes 25" thereof telescoped over the se
of the twin section saddle bracket, but may be longi
curing bolts 16, with the platform section 25’ snugly
seated upon the inturned ledge portions 23 of the saddle 65 tudinally adjusted along the end wing extension 22' so
that the stud receiving hole 25" in the platform section
bracket. Clamp nuts 18’ as shown in FIG. 8 are then
25' may be brought into telescoping alignment with the
applied to the body sections 16” of the lag bolts or studs
securing bolt 0r stud 16.
The saddle bracket half sections 20d-20d may be
vertical extending position, and the clamp nuts 18’ finally 70 separately secured to the inner surfaces of the wall fac
16. The levelling nuts 18 are then adjusted so that the
stile or pilaster is precisely plummed and in a precisely
tightened to rigidly secure the pilaster in precise vertical
position. The pilaster as thus rigidly secured to the floor
or ceiling will resist all bending forces which can be
ing sections 2 of the facing pans 1, either before or
after the facing pans 1 have been assembled to provide
a unitary pilaster structure. The closed end slots 21d”
reasonably expected to be applied thereto.
are then telescoped over the body sections 16" of the
The stile or pilaster mounting assembly D, as shown 75 securing studs or bolts 16, with the outer face of the web
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half sections 21d~-2t1d placed in seating contact with
the seating washers119 as supported by the levelling nuts
18. The seating platforms 25d are then telescoped over
the projecting ends 16” of the securing bolts or studs
16, with the side flanges 26 of the seating platforms 25d
telescoped over the lower end extensions 22’ of the twin
saddle bracket sections 20d-20d. The clamp nuts 1S'
are then applied to the threaded studs 16, and the levelling
26 thereof which snugly overlap the outer faces of the ad
jacent lower wing extension 22' of the saddle bracket 20e,
but may be longitudinally adjusted along the end wing
extension 22' so that the stud receiving hole 2S" in the
platform section 25' may be brought into telescoping
alignment with the securing ybolt or stud 16.
The saddle bracket 20e may be secured to the inner
surfaces of the wall facing sections 2 of the pilaster A
after assembly thereof, or to the inner surfaces of the
nuts 18 and clamp nuts 18' are then adjusted and tightened
to rigidly secure the pilaster in precise vertical position. 10 facing sections 12 of the rolled pilaster B after assembly
thereof. The closed end slots 21e’ in the web portion 21
The stile or pilaster mounting assembly E as illustrated
of the saddle bracket 20e are then telescoped over the
in FIGS. 28-31 is composed of a U-shaped saddle bracket
body sections 16” of the securing studs or bolts 16, with
20e` as shown in FIG. 25 formed from a one-piece blank
the outer face of the web section 21 placed in seating
of heavy `gauge sheet metal and is generally similar in
form to the saddle bracket 20c shown in FIG. l0. The 15 contact with the seating washers 19' as supported by the
levelling nuts 18. The seating platforms 25eV may then
saddle bracket 20e presents a web section 21 joined to a
be telescoped over the projecting ends of the securing
pair of lvertically extend-ing leg sections 22 designed to
bolts or studs 16, with the side flange portions 26 of the
partially telescope into one end of the lpilaster A or pilas
seating platforms 25e telescoped over the lower end exten
ter B. The opposite ends of each leg section 22 present
notch cut-outs 22"' which define lower wing extensions 20 sions 22' of the saddle ‘bracket 20e. The clamp nuts 18’
are then applied to the threaded body sections 1'6” of the
22' and-upper wing extensions 22" as shown in FIG. 25.
studs 16, and the levelling nuts 18 and clamp nuts 18'
The `upper portions of the leg sections 22 and their asso
are then adjusted and tightened to rigidly secure the
ciated upper wing extensions 22" are designed to tele
pilaster in precise vertical position.
scope into the pilaster A or B and to seat against, and be
From the above disclosure, it is evident that the saddle
secured as by spot welds 24 to, the innerfaces of the ad 25
bracket 20e as shown in FIG. 25 may be integrally formed
jacent facing sections 2 or 12 thereof. The terminal ends
from a one-piece blank of heavy gauge sheet metal and
of theupper Wing extensions 22” are designed to substan
made similar to the twin section saddle bracket 20d-20d
tially abut the inside faces of the adjacent inturned tiange
when assembled to the pilaster as shown in FIG. 17. The
sections 3--'3 of pilaster A, or the inside faces of the
30 twin section saddle bracket 20d-20d may be initially
corner sections 13-1'3 and 13-13’ of pilaster B.
formed from the integral saddle bracket 20e, by medially
A closed end receiving slot 21e' is formed at each end
cutting the web section 21 of the saddle bracket 20e into
of the web section 21 of the saddle bracket 20e as shown
two complementary half setcions. The saddle bracket
in FIG. 25, and through which the securing stud or bolt`
20e as shown in FIG. 25 is also generally similar to the
16 as shown inv FIG. 26 may project. When the upper
Wing extensions 22” and the intermediate portion of each 35 saddle bracket 20c as shown in FIG. 10, except that the
ledge portions 23 of saddle bracket 20c have been elim
leg `section 22 of the saddle bracket ZtI'e’are secured as by
inated, and closed end Ibolt receiving slots 21e' have been
spot welds 24 to the inside surface of the facing sections
substituted for the open ended slots 21' of saddle bracket
2 of the pilaster A, or the inside surface of the facing
20c.
sections 12 of pilaster B as shown in FIG. 29, the notch
It will also be appreciated that the stile mounting as
cut-outs 22"’ of the saddle bracket 20e are fully exposed, 40
sembly C, including its saddle bracket 20c and seating
andthe lower wing extensions 22' of the saddle bracket
platforms 25C, may be applied to the rolled stile or pilaster
20e will be exposed below the terminal edge portions 2" of
B as shown in FIGS. 22 and 27, as well as the assembled
the Apilaster to permit convenient application of the seat
pilaster A shown in FIGS. 7 and l2. Additionally, the
ing platforms 25e on the upper edges 23e of the lower
wing extensions 22', and the securement of the assembly 45 stile mounting assembly D, including its twin section
saddle bracket 20d-20d and its seating platforms 25d,
to a horizontal wall of the building.
may also be applied to the fully assembled pilaster A
The seating platforms 25e associated with the pilaster
as shown in FIG. 7, or to the fully assembled rolled tubu
mounting assembly E may be similar to the seating plat
lar pilaster B as shown in FIG. 22. As a further modi
forms 25d associated with the pilaster mounting assem
bly D as previously described, `and may be stamped from 50 iication, the attaching end of the facing sections 12-12
of the rolled pilaster B may be provided with projecting
a heavy gauge plate to present a fiat platform section 25'
leg extensions 2’-2’ as shown in FIG. 7, or the leg ex
having a stud receiving hole 25” therein. A pair of side
tensions 2’-2' of the pilaster A as shown in FIG. 7 may
flange portions 26 extend from the sides of the platform
section 25', and are shaped to snugly telescope over the
be eliminated so that the attaching end of the pilaster A
outside faces of -the adjacent lower wing extension 21', 55 is provided with a square cut attaching end as in the
case of pilaster B shown in FIGS. 22 and 27.
with the underface of the platform section 2S' seating
The stile or pilaster mounting assembly C as shown in
upon the supporting edges 23e of the lower wing exten
FIGS. l2, 13 and 14; the stile or pilaster mounting as
sion 22’.
sembly D as shown in FIGS. 19, 20` and 21; and the stile
A transverse outer end ñange portion 27 extends at r-ight
angles from each platform section 25’ and is designed to 60 or pilaster mounting assembly E as shown in FIGS. 28-31,
are all designed to be enclosed and concealed within a
snugly telescope between the outer ends of the lower wing
trimming shoe ‘7 shaped to snugly telescope over the stile
extensions 22', with the free edge 27' of the flange por
or pilaster A or B and seat against the horizontal build
tion 27 seated against the inside surface of the web por
ing wall to which the stile or pilaster has been previously
tion 21 of the saddle bracket 20e. Outer corner notches
27" are formed in the outer corners of the seating plat 65 secured. As shown in FIGS. l, 5 and 6, the trimming
shoe 7 may be cast or molded or formed of sheet metal,
form 25e through which the terminal ends of the lower
and presents a tubular upper section 7a and a tubular
Wing extensions 22' may telescope, as shown in FIGS. 28
lower section 'lb of larger area joined to the tubular up
and 29.
per section 7a by a downwardly inclined and outwardly
The 'inner transverse end of each seating platform 25e
presents an inner transverse flange portion 29 whose free 70 ñaring hip section 7c. The larger area lower section 7b
of the trimming shoe is sized to accommodate the lower
edge 29' is designed to seat against the inner face of the
wing extensions 22' of the saddle bracket contained
web section 21, and Whose ends are defined 'by inner cor
ner notches 28" formed in the seating platform. Each
therein, and the inclined hip section 7c provides an at
tractive contour for the trimming shoe.
seating platform 25e as thus formed and supported, is
held against lateral movement by the side flange portions 75 As shown in FIGS. 5, 6 and 7, the upper section 7a
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`of the adjacent pilaster facing sections and lower end wing
of the trimming shoe presents paired side facing por
extensions in spaced relation to said upper end wing ex
tions 7a' which merge into contoured corner portions 7a"
and contoured end portions 7a’". The lower section 7b
tensions; a seating platform adjustably supported on each
of said lower ring extensions, each of said seating plat
forms presenting a platform section, side flange portions
snugly overlapping the outer side faces of the adjacent
lower end wing extension, and inner and outer transversely
extending flange portions each presenting a free edge de
of the trimming shoe presents paired side facing portions
7b’ which merge into contoured corner portions 7 b” and
contoured end portions 7b’". The trimming shoe 7 may
present downwardly rebent lip portions 8 extending from
the paired side facing portions 7a’ of the upper section
7a, and upwardly rebent lip portions 8’ extending from
signed to seat against the inner surface of the web section
of the saddle bracket; a pair of spaced stud receiving aper
tures in the web section of said saddle bracket, and a stud
the side facing portions 7b’ of the lower section 7b.
The trimming shoe 7 is longitudinally telescoped over
the pilaster A or the pilaster B, and after the pilaster has
been rigidly secured to the horizontal building wall by
the stile mounting assemblies C, D or E, the trimming
shoe 7 may be telescoped thereover and seated against the
receiving aperture in `the platform section of each of said
seating platforms, each of said seating platforms being lon
gittudinally -adjustable along the adjacent lower end wing
extension to thereby place its platform aperture into
aligned relation with an aperture in said bracket web sec
tion and in aligned relation to a wall-anchored stud.
horizontal building wall to conceal the pilaster mounting
assembly from exterior View.
4. A pilaster mounting assembly designed to rigidly
While certain novel features of this invention have been
disclosed herein and are pointed out in the claims, it
secure one end of a pilaster presenting spaced facing sec
tions to a horizontal building wall, said mounting assem
will be understood that various omissions, substitutions
and changes may be made by those skilled in the art
without departing from the spirit of this invention.
What is claimed is:
bly including; a U-shaped saddle bracket composed of
two complementary parts, each of said parts comprising
a web half-section exterior to the attaching end of the
pilaster and a leg section extending from the web half
section, notch cut-outs in both ends of each leg section
which together define upper end wing extensions secured
to the inner surfaces of the adjacent pilaster facing sec
tions and lower end wing extensions in spaced relation to
said upper end wing extensions, said complementary sad
dle bracket parts as secured to the attaching end of the
l. A pilaster mounting assembly designed to rigidly
secure one end of a pilaster presenting spaced facing see
tions to a horizontal building wall, said mounting as
sembly including; a U-shaped saddle bracket presenting a
web section exterior to the attaching end of the pilaster
and a pair of leg sections extending from said web sec
tion, notch cut-outs in both ends of both leg sections and
defining upper end wing extensions secured to the inner
surfaces of the adjacent pilaster facing sections and lower
end wing extensions in spaced relation to said upper end
pilaster presenting their respective web half-sections in
matching relation; a seating platform adjustably supported
on each of `said lower end wing extensions, each of said
seating platforms presenting a platform section, and side
flange portions snugly overlapping the outer side faces of
the adjacent lower end wing extension, a pair of spaced
apertures formed in the matching edges of said web half
wing extensions; a seating platform adjustably supported
on each of said lower end wing extensions, each of said
seating platforms, presenting a platform section, side
flange portions snugly overlapping the outer side faces of
the adjacent lower end wing extension, a pair of spaced
sections and an aperture formed in the platform section
of each of said seating platforms, each of said seating
stud receiving apertures in the web section of said sad
dle bracket, and a stud receiving aperture in the platform
section of each of said seating platforms.
platforms being longitudinally adjustable along the adja
cent lower wing extension to thereby place its platform
-aperture into aligned relation with an aperture in said
bracket web section and in aligned relation to a wall
anchored stud.
2. A pilaster mounting assembly designed to rigidly
secure one end of a pilaster presenting spaced facing sec
tions to a horizontal building wall, said mounting as
5. A pilaster mounting assembly designed to rigidly
sembly including; a U-shaped saddle bracket presenting
secure one end of a pilaster presenting spaced facing sec
tions to a horizontal building wall, said mounting assem
a web section exterior to the attaching end of the pilaster
and a pair of leg sections extending from said web sec
tion, notch cut-outs in both ends of both leg sections and
defining upper end wing extensions secured to the inner
bly including; a U-shaped saddle bracket composed of
two complementary parts, each of said parts comprising
surfaces of the adjacent pilaster facing sections and lower 50 a web half~section exterior to the attaching end of the
pilaster and a leg section extending from the web half~
section, notch cut-outs in lboth ends of each leg section
which together define upper end wing extensions secured
said web section and extending inwardly from each of said
to the inner surfaces of the adjacen-t pilaster facing sec
lower end wing extensions; a seating platform slidably
supported on the ledge portions of each of said lower wing 55 tions and lower end wing extensions in spaced relation to
end wing extensions in spaced relation to said upper end
wing extensions, and transverse ledge portions spaced from
extensions, each of said seating platforms presenting a
platform section, and side ñange portions snugly over
lapping the outer side faces of the adjacent lower Wing
extension; a pair of spaced stud receiving apertures in
the web section of said saddle bracket, and a stud re
said upper end wing extensions, said complementary sad
dle bracket parts as secured to the attaching end of the
pilaster presenting their respective web half-sections in
matching relation; a seating platform adjustably supported
60 on each of said lower wing extensions, each of said seat
ceiving aperture in the platform section of each of said
seating platforms, each of said seating platforms being
longitudinally slidable along the adjacent lower end wing
ing platforms presenting a platform section, side ñange
portions snugly overlapping the outer side faces of the
adjacent lower end wing extension, and inner and outer
extension to thereby place its platform aperture into
transversely extending flange portions each presenting a
3. A pilaster mounting assembly designed to rigidly
spaced apertures formed in the matching edges of said
assembly including; a U-shaped saddle bracket presenting
the adjacent lower wing extension to thereby place its
aligned relation with an aperture in said bracket web sec 65 free edge designed to seat against the inner surface of
the web half-sections of the saddle bracket; a pair of
tion and in aligned relation to a wall-anchored stud.
web half-sections and an aperture formed in the platform
secure one end of a pilaster presenting spaced facing
section of each of said seating platforms, each of said
sections to a horizontal building wall, said mounting 70 seating platforms being longitudinally adjustable along
a web section exterior to the attaching end of the pilaster
and a pair of leg sections extending from said web section,
notch cut-outs in both ends of both leg sections and defin
ing upper end wing extensions secured to the inner surfaces 75
platform aperture into aligned relation with an aperture
in said bracket web section and in aligned relation to a
wall~anchored stud.
6. A pilaster mounting assembly designed to rigidly
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secure one end of a pilaster presenting spaced facing sec
wing extensions in spaced relation to said upper end wing
extensions; a seating platform adjustably supported on
each of said lower wing extensions, each of said se-ating
platforms presenting a platform section, side flange por
tions snugly overlapping the outer side faces of the adja
cent lower end wing extension, and inner ‘and outer trans
tions to a horizontal building wall, said mounting assem
bly including; a U-shaped saddle bracket presenting a
web section exterior to the `attaching end of the pilaster
and a pair of leg sections extending from said web section,
notch cut-outs «in both ends of both leg sections and deñn
ing `upper end Wing extensions secured to the inner sur
faces of »the ‘adjacent pilaster facing sections and lower
end wing extensions in spaced relation to said upper Wing
extensions; a seating platformI adjustably supported on
each yof said lower end lwing extensions, each of said seat
ing platforms presenting a plattform section, and side ilange
portions snugly overlapping the outer side faces of the
adjacent `lower end wing extension; a pair of spaced studs
versely extending `iiange portions each presenting a free
edge designed to seat against the inner surface of the web
section of the saddle bracket; a pair of spaced studs de
signed toi be rigidly secured to a horizontal building wall,
a levelling n-ut in threaded engagement with each of said
securing studs, a `seating Washer supported by each of said
levelling nuts and upon which the web section of said
saddle bracket is designed to seat, aligned apertures in
designed to be rigidly secured to a horizontal building 15 the web section of said saddle bracket and the platform
section of each of said seating platforms through which
Wall, a levelling nut in threaded engagement with each
the respective securing studs extend, a lock nut threaded
of said securing studs, a seating washer supported by
to each of said securing studs and designed to seat against
each of said levelling nuts and upon which the web section
the platform section of the seating platform, and a tele~
of said saddle bracket is designed to seat, aligned apertures
in ythe web section of said saddle bracket and the pilat 20 scopic trimming shoe enclosing and concealing from ex
terior view the attaching end of the pilaster, the saddle
form section of each of said seating plat-forms through
bracket, seating platform, securing lbolts, levelling nuts
which «the respective securing studs extend, a lock nut
and clamping nuts.
threaded to each of said securing studs and designed toy
seat «against the platform section of the seating platform,
and a telescopic trimming shoe enclosing and concealing 25
from exterior view the attaching end of the pilaster, the
saddle bracket, seating platform, securing bolts, levelling
nuts and clamping nuts.
7. A pilaster mounting -assembly designed to rigidly
secure one end of a pilaster presenting spaced facing sec 30
tions to -a horizontal building wall, said mounting assem~
bly including a U-shaped saddle bracket presenting a web
section exterior to the attaching end of the pilaster and
a pair of leg sections extending from said web section,
notch cut-outs in both ends of both leg sections and de 35
ñning upper end wing extensions secured to the inner sur
faces of the adjacent pilaster facing sections and lower end
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