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April 16, 1963
K. w. BENHAM
3,035,565
PILASTER STRUCTURES AND HINGE BRACKET ASSEMBLIES
Original Filed Feb. 26, 1959
FIG 1
3 Sheets-Sheet 1
FIG. 2
INVENTOR.
KENT W BENHAM
BY
Aw‘forn ey
April 16, 1963
K. w. BENHAM
3,085,665
PILASTER STRUCTURES AND HINGE BRACKET ASSEMBLIES
Original Filed Feb. 26, 1959
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PILASTER STRUCTURES AND HINGE BRACKET ASSEMBLIES
5 Sheets-Sheet 3
Original Filed Feb. 26, 1959
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driven between the outturned 'lip portions to thereby de~
form those sections of the outturned lip portions which are
Kent W. Bentham, Gates Mills, Ohio, assignor to The
Sanyrnetal Products Company, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio,
encased within the bracket body section.
All forms of this invention feature hinge brackets which
are in architectural symmetry and harmony with the adja
PILASTER STRUCTURES AND HINGE BRACKET
ASSEMBLIES
a corporation of Ohio
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Original application Feb. 26, 1959, Ser. No. 795,683. D1
vided and this application Mar. 13, 1961, Ser. No.
127,407
6 Claims. ((11. 189-46)
This invention relates to improved pilaster structures
and hinge bracket assemblies in which the door supporting
hinge brackets are rigidly secured to the jamb edge of
cent contoured jamb facing portions of the pilaster body,
and with the exposed sections of the hinge bracket con
?ned to the jamb edge of the mounting pilaster. The
laterally extending door supporting arm sections of these
hinge brackets present a pin-tle hole formed to receive
a hinge pintle associated with a bracket counterpart ap
plied to either the upper portion or lower portion of the
mounted door. By the use of these hinge brackets, the
pilaster is not defaced by bracket side ?anges which tele
the pilaster in cantilever suspension and without attach
ment to the side faces of the pilaster. This application is 15 scope over the sides of the pilaster and secured thereto
by bolts or screws as heretofore used, but on the contrary,
a continuation-in-part of my copending application Serial
the exposed surfaces of these hinge brackets are contoured
No. 696,864 filed November 15, 1957, now US. Patent
in blended symmetry with the jamb edge of the pilaster to
2,876,874 issued March 510, 1959, and a division of my
provide a door supporting structure of architectural har
copending application Serial No. 795,683 ?led February
20 mony and beauty.
26‘, 1959.
These improved pilaster structures and binge bracket
Hinge brackets made in accordance with this invention
assemblies are so constructed as to insure precise align
are particularly designed for cantilever attachment to
ment of the upper and lower hinge brackets and accurate
frame structures, posts and pilasters whose jamb edge is
hanging
of the door without ?eld adjustment. These hinge
of relatively narrow width, and are particularly designed
brackets may be economically die cast or otherwise assem
for attachment to the jam-b edge of hollow metal pilasters
bled as an integral unit at substantially less cost than door
which measure only one to two inches or less in thickness,
supporting
Ihinge brackets heretofore made, can be at
and which form the supporting uprights for interior cubi
tached to a ?oor supported or ceiling hung pilaster dur
cles, such as toilet and hospital cubicles, and the like.
ing manufacture thereof, and as mounted thereon, present
A typical hollow metal pilaster with which the hinge
an assembly which is substantially free of projections and
brackets of this invention may be associated, may be
crevices in which ‘dirt would collect.
formed by a pair of spaced metal facing sheets bonded
Other objects and advantages of this invention will be
to a reinforcing core of sound deadening insulation, and
come apparent as the disclosure proceeds.
which present paired inturned ?anges along the exposed
Although the characteristic features of this invention are
vertical and horizontal edges thereof. The paired in
particularly
pointed out in the claims, the invention itself,
turned ?anges present a pair of outturned lip portions '
and the manner in which it is made and used, may be
formed integral therewith and joined together by exte
better understood by refer-ring to the following descrip
riorly applied spot welds to provide a rigid pilaster con
tion taken in connection with the accompanying drawings
struction. Edging strips of semi-tubular cross section, and
forming a part of this disclosure, and in which:
presenting a contoured facing portion and paired inturned
FIG. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a floor sup
lip portions, are telescoped over the outturned lip por
ported pilaster having an upper and a lower hinge bracket
tions of the pilaster body to interlock therewith. The ap
made in accordance with this invention mounted on the
plied edging strips thus supply a ?nished appearance to the
jamb edge thereof;
exposed vertical and horizontal edges of the pilaster.
FIG. 2 is a fragmentary perspective view of a ceiling
The improved hinge brackets of this invention may be 45 supported
pilaster having upper and lower hinge brackets
die cast or otherwise formed as integral units to present a
laterally extending door supporting arm section on which
the door is swingably mounted. These hinge brackets are
designed to be mounted on the janr'b edge of a relatively
made in accordance with this invention and mounted on
thin pilaster by means which engage or interlock with a
jamb portion of the pilaster or with associated parts ap
porting pilaster, this pilaster being generally constructed
plied to or built into the pilaster during its manufacture.
Where the ‘hinge bracket includes an exterior body section
from which the arm supporting section laterally extends,
the body section thereof is equipped with means to rigidly
secure the same to a formed jamb portion of the pilaster
and between the terminal ends of the contoured jamb fac
strips to reveal further details;
FIG. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view of the pilaster
body which supports the hinge bracket shown in FIG. 3,
ing portions thereof, and with the exposed outer face of
the bracket body section in contour symmetry with the
outer faces of the contoured jamb facing portions of the
pilaster.
In one form of this invention, a steel locking channel
the jamb edge thereof;
MG. 3 is a perspective view ‘of one form of door sup
porting hinge bracket and a fragmentary part of its sup
as indicated in FIGS. 1 and 2 and whose jamb edge has
been modi?ed to accommodate this hinge bracket, this
view showing only a fragmentary part of one of the edging
and as the same would appear when the interior bracing
plate and the exterior bracket supporting snap fastener
have been applied to the pilaster during manufacture
thereof, but before application of the hinge bracket and
adjacent edging strips;
FIG. 5 is a side elevational view of the bracket shown
may be secured to the ?at j amb portion of the pilaster body
in FIG. 3 and a fragmentary part of the pilaster to which
between the terminal ends of the contoured jamb facing
portions thereof, and which is designed to interlock with 65 it is applied, certain parts of the interior structure being
shown in phantom lines;
a corresponding ‘female formation on the rear face of
FIG. 6 is a front elevational view of the hinge bracket
the bracket body section.
shown in FIGS. 3 and 5, and a portion of the pilaster to
In another form of this invention, the rear face of the
which it is applied, certain interior parts thereof being
bracket body section may be provided with a V-shaped
shown in phantom lines; and
groove designed to telescope over adjacent outturned lip
FIG. 7 is a horizontal section of the hinge bracket and
portions of the pilaster body with the bracket body section
rigidly locked thereto by one or more deforming wedges . a portion of the pilaster to which it is attached as the
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same would appear when viewed along line 7-7 of FIGS.
of its supporting pilaster, this pilaster being generally con
telescoped longitudinally over the outturned lip portions 4
of the pilaster facing sheets 2~2, so that the inturned lip
portions 7 of the edging strip will interlock with and
be ?rmly secured to the outturned lip portions 4 of the
pilaster facing sheets 2--2 as shown in FIGS. 1, 2, 3
structed as indicated in FIGS. 1 and 2, but which retains
and 8.
5 and 6;
FIG. 8 is a perspective view of a further modi?ed form
of door supporting hinge bracket and a fragmentary part
its outturned lip portions to provide the means for look
During manufacture of the sheet metal panel facing
ing this hinge bracket to the jamb edge thereof, this view
sheets 2-2 of the pilasters 1 and 1’, suitable cut-outs,
showing the terminal end of one of the edging strips sepa
deformations or additions may be made in or to those
rated from the adjacent end of the body section of the 10 areas of the inturned ?anges 3 and outturned lip por
hinge bracket to reveal further details;
tions 4 to which the door supporting hinge brackets
FIG. 9 is a fragmentary perspective view of the pilaster
of this invention are to be applied, to thereby provide
body which supports the hinge bracket shown in PEG. 8,
suitable seating faces and anchoring means for rigidly
and as the same would appear before application of the
securing the selected hinge bracket to the jamb edge
hinge bracket and the adjacent edging strips thereto;
15 thereof, as more fully hereafter explained. All of the
FIG. 10 is a side elevational view of the hinge bracket
hinge brackets of this invention are particularly designed
shown in FIG. 8 and a fragmentary part of the pilaster
to be applied to the prepared areas of the inturned ?anges
to which it is applied, certain parts of the interior struc
3 0f the panel facing sheets 2—2, either before the lip
ture being shown in phantom lines;
portions 4 of the panel facing sheets have been spot
FIG. 11 is a front elevational view of the hinge bracket 20 welded together, or after the reinforcing core 5 has
shown in FIGS. 8 and 10, and a portion of the pilaster
been positioned between the panel facing sheets and the
to which it is applied, certain interior parts thereof being
outturned lip portions 4 thereof welded together as hereto
shown in phantom lines;
fore explained.
FIG. 12 is a horizontal section of the hinge bracket and
The floor supported end of the pilaster 1 as shown
‘a portion of the supporting pilaster to which it is attached, 25 in FIG. 1, and the ceiling supported end of the pilaster
as the same would appear when viewed along the line
12—12 of FIGS. 10 and 11; and
FIG. 13 is a perspective view of one of the locking
wedges used to secure this hinge bracket to the outturned
lip portions of the pilaster body.
Similar reference character refer to similar parts
throughout the several views of the drawings and the
speci?cation.
All of the door supporting hinge brackets constructed
in accordance with this invention are particularly de
signed for attachment to the jamb edge of hollow metal
posts or pilasters which may be either ?oor supported as
shown in FIG. 1 or ceiling supported as shown in H6. 2.
These door supporting pilasters are particularly adapted
shown in FIG. 2, are suitably secured to the ?oor or
ceiling Wall by suitable brackets and lag bolts 100 as
shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. The ?oor or ceiling supported
end of the pilaster and associated wall securing means,
30 are concealed within a trimming shoe 8 as shown in
FIGS. 1 and 2 which snugly telescopes over the pilaster
and snugly seats against the horizontal building wall to
which the end of the supported pilaster is attached.
The door supporting hinge bracket G shown in FIGS.
3, 5, 6 and 7, is designed to be mounted on the jamb
face of the hollow metal pilaster 1 or 1’ and to seat
against the adjacent ?ange portions 17 of the pilaster
body as shown in FIG. 4, and held thereto by a snap
fastener in the form of a snap lock channel 54. The
hinge bracket G may be die cast as an integral unit to
provide a door supporting arm section 20 extending from
a body section 50 which presents a curvilinear outer face
50’ in contour conformity to the outer faces of the
for assembly into interior cubicles, such as hospital and
toilet cubicles.
The ?oor supported pilaster 1 as shown in FIG. 1 and
the ceiling hung pilaster 1’ as shown in FIG. 2, and with
which the door supporting hinge brackets of this inven
curvilinear face portions 6’ of the upper and lower edg
tion are particularly adapted for attachment, comprise 45 ing strips 6 applied to the pilaster body. The hinge
a pair of pilaster facing sheets 2"—'2 formed from sheet
bracket G may be used as an upper hinge bracket, or
metal or other strong sheet material, which together pre
a lower door supporting hinge bracket, by providing a
sent inturned ?anges 3-3 along the exposed vertical and
pintle hole 20' therein to receive an upper door hing
horizontal edges thereof. Each pair of inturned ?anges
ing pintle, or a pintle hole 20" therein which supports
3—3 incorporate outturned lip portions 4 which are se
a lower pintle on which the door is swingably supported.
cured together by suitable spot welds 4’ exteriorly applied
The bracket body section 50 may present square cut
to the paired outturned lip portions at the crotch area be
ends 50” against which the terminal ends of the upper
tween them as shown in FTGS. 4 and 9. Prior to spot
and lower edge moulding strips 6 are designed to abut,
welding together the paired inturned lip portions 4 to pro
to thereby provide substantially ?ush and single line
vide a rigid pilaster construction, a reinforcing and insulat~
joints therebetween. The upper and lower ends of the
ing core 5 is ?rst adhesively bonded to the inside face of
body section 50 may also be provided with a tongue or
one of the pilaster facing sheets 2, and the exposed face
a pair of spaced vertically extending studs 51 at one
of the reinforcing core is then coated with adhesive and
the other facing sheet 2 then applied thereto. Pressure
or both ends thereof which are designed to telescope
into the adjacent end of the semi-tubular edge moulding
is then applied to the sandwich as thus formed to insure 60 strip 6.
a ?rm adhesive bond between the reinforcing core 5 and
the inside faces of the pilaster facing sheets 2-2. The
reinforcing core 5 is desirably composed of a relatively
hard, pilaster sheet bracing and sound deadening insula
tion packing, such as slabs of ?breglass, honeycomb ?bre
board or other core material which is relatively light in
The body section 50 also presents a pair of spaced
rear facing portions 52 which de?ne a vertically ex
tending locking groove 53 therebetween, as shown in
FIGS. 3 and 7. The locking groove 53 presents side
ledge portions 53’ designed to interlock with a snap-lock
channel 54 which is ?rst applied to the jamb face of
the pilaster body as shown in FIG. 4. The spaced rear
facing portions 52 of the bracket body section 50 are
designed to ?atly seat against the outside faces of the
weight, capable of deadening sound, and capable of brac
ing and supporting the pilaster facing sheets 2-2 to which
the reinforcing core ‘5 is adhesi-vely bonded.
The exposed vertical and horizontal edges of the pilas 70 inturned ?ange portions 17 of the pilaster body when
ters 1—-1’ are trimmed by means of edging strips 6 of
the bracket body section 59 has been pushed into lock
semi-circular cross-section and similar in size and con
ing relation with the snap-lock channel 54.
tour. Each edging strip 6 presents a face portion 6’ of
The snap-lock channel 54 presents a web portion 54'
generally curvilinear form which terminates in inturned
which seats against the outside faces of the inturned
lip portions 7. The edging strips 6 are designed to be
?ange portions 17 of the pilaster body. The snap-lock
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channel 54 also presents side ?anges 54" terminating
in resilient curvilinear n'm portions 54”’ designed to snap
into interlocking engagement with the side ledge por
tions 53' of the locking groove 53 formed in the rear
face of the bracket body section 59. The web portion
54' of the snap-lock channel 54 is rigidly secured to an
internal bracing plate 18 which seats against the inside
faces of the inturned ?ange portions 17 of the pilaster
body as shown in FIG. 4, and is secured thereto by suit
able metal screws 18"’.
In manufacturing the pilasters 1 and 1' to support
6
As thus assembled, the curvilinear outer face 50' of
the bracket body section St} is in streamlined symmetry
with the outer curvilinear faces of the applied edging
strips 6, with no bracket securing means exteriorly visible
when the hinge bracket G is fully assembled on its sup
porting pilaster.
The door supporting hinge bracket H shown in FIGS.
8, 10, 11 and 12 comprises a body section ‘55 having a
door supporting arm section 20 extending therefrom. The
body section has a V-shaped locking groove 58 in the
rear face thereof which is designed to telescope over the
one or more of the hinge brackets G, the inturned
?anges 3 of the pilaster facing sheets 2—2 are formed
outturned lip portions 4 of the pilaster body as shown in
to this pilaster facing sheet 2, the companion pilaster
facing sheet 2 is applied thereover and adhesively bonded
pin-tle hole 20’ therein to receive an upper door hinging
pintle, or a pintle hole 2t)” therein which supports a
4”’ of the existing lip portions 4 are sufficiently spaced
to permit the application of the body section 45 of the
thereby provide substantially ?ush and single line joints
FIG. ‘9, and to seat against the inturned ?anges of the
hollow metal pilaster 1 or 1’, and held thereto by a lock
to provide the usual outturned lip portions 4 above and
below the area where the hinge bracket G is to 'be ap 15 ing wedge 19. The hinge bracket H may be die cast
as an integral unit, with its body section 55 shaped to
plied, leaving lipless inturned ?ange portions 17 there
present a curvilinear outer face 55’ in contour conformity
between which provide a ?at seat for the spaced seat
to the outer faces of the curvilinear face portions 6-’ of the
ing portions 52 of the bracket body section 54). A sturdy
upper and lower edging strips 6 locked to the outwardly
bracing plate 18 is positioned adjacent the inside face
?ared lip portions 4 of the pilaster body. The hinge
of the inturned ?ange portion 17 of one of the pilaster
bracket H may be used as an upper hinge bracket, or
facing sheets and secured as by spot welds 17’ thereto.
a lower door supporting hinge bracket, by providing a
After the reinforcing core 5 has been adhesively bonded
to the adjacent face of the reinforcing core 5. The in 25 lower pintle on which the door is swingably supported.
The bracket body section 55 presents square cut ends
turned lip portions 4- are then secured together by the
56 against which the terminal ends of the upper and
application of a series of spot welds 4’ in the crotch
lower edge moulding strips 6 are designed to abut, and to
therebetween as shown in FIG. 4. The terminal ends
hinge bracket G to the inturned ?ange portions 17 there
between. The inturned ?ange portions 17 of the sec
ond and companion pilaster facing sheet 2 may also be
spot welded or screwed to the underlying bracing plate
18. The snap-lock channel 54 is then placed in seating 35
position against the outside faces of the flange portions
17, and rigidly held in position by two or more metal
screws 18”’ extending through the web portion 54’ there
of and screwed into tapped holes provided in the inter
nal reinforcing plate 18.
The bracket body section 59 is then applied by tele
scoping the locking groove 53 in the rear face thereof
over the side ?ange portions 54" of the snap-lock chan
nel 54 until the resilient curvilinear rim portions 54"’
thereof snap into interlocking engagement with the side 45
ledge portions 53' of the locking groove. The spaced
rear facing portions 52 of the body section will then
snugly seat against the outside faces of the inturned ?ange
portions 17 of the pilaster ‘body.
The upper and lower moulding strips 6 are then tele
scoped over the outwardly ?ared lip portions 4 of the
pilaster body as indicated in FIG. 3, and the terminal
ends ‘thereof placed in abutting relation to the square cut
ends 50” of the bracket body section 50, and with the
therebetween. The body section 55 also presents a pair
of spaced rear facing portions '57 which de?ne a vertically
extending V-shaped locking groove 58 therebetween as
shown in FIGS. 8 and 12. The locking groove 58‘ presents
inclined side face portions with which adjacent lip parts
4a—4a of the pilaster body are designed to frictionally
interlock. The locking groove 58 is de?ned between
spaced rear facing portions 57 designed to ?atly seat
against the outside faces of the adjacent inturned ?anges
3 of the pilaster body.
The lip parts 4a—4a of the outturned lip portions 4—4
which extend into the V-shaped locking ‘groove 58‘ of
the bracket body section 55, are laterally expanded into
frictional locking engagement with the side faces of the
V-shaped locking groove 58‘ by one or more locking
wedges 19 which are driven into the locking groove 58
through ‘the open ends thereof. Each locking wedge 19
is shaped to deform and swedge the lip parts 4a—4a
into frictional locking engagement with the inclined inside
faces of the adjacent rear facing portions 57 of the
bracket body section. The deformation of the outwardly
?ared lip parts 4a—4a may be facilitated by providing
transverse cuts 4b-—4b to separate the upper and lower
ends of the ‘outwardly ?ared lip parts 4a—4a from the
adjacent outwardly ?ared lip portions 4—4 of the pilaster
locking studs 51 snugly telescoped into the adjacent ter 55 body.
Each of the locking wedges 19‘ may be made from a
minal end portion of the semi-tubular edging strip 50‘.
steel strip of substantial thickness, and shaped to provide
The hinge bracket G is thus rigidly and securely
inclined side edges 19' as shown in FIG. 13. The insert
mounted on the jamb face of the pilaster by the snap-lock
end 19” of the locking wedge 19* is slightly tapered to
channel '54 whose resilient curvilinear rim portions 54"’
are in looking engagement with the side ledge portions 53" 60 facilitate insertion thereof into the V-shaped locking
groove '58 of the bracket body section 55 as telescoped
of the locking groove 53- extending vertically along the
rear face of the bracket body section 541*. This bracket is ' over the outwardly ?ared lip parts 4a—4zz of the pilaster
body. The locking wedge 19‘ is provided with side bulge
further braced by the spaced rear facing portions 52 ex
portions 19"’ directly above the tapered end 19" there~
tending along the locking groove 53, and which snugly
seat against the outside faces of the inturned ?ange por 65 of, which serve as camming anvils to further out?are the
lip parts 4a—4a into frictional locking engagement with
tions 17 of the pilaster body. The hinge bracket G may
the adjacent inclined side faces of the spaced rear facing
be further rigidly ?xed to the jamb face of the pilaster
portions 57 which de?ne the V-shaped groove 58 of the
body by the provision of tongues'or studs 51. which pro
bracket body section. The deformation of the out?-ared
ject from the upper and lower ends of the bracket body
section 50 and into the end of the adjacent semi-tubular 70 lip parts ‘ta-4a results from the spreading action exerted
by the bulge portions 19"’ of the looking wedges 19' as.
edging strip 6, and with the three sides of each stud 51 in
driven into the opposite ends of the V-shaped groove 581
bracing relation to the inside faces of the curvilinear por
of the applied bracket body section. The deformation of
tion 6' and the inturned lip portion 7 of the edging strip
the lip par-ts 4a—‘4a also serve to offset the ends of the lip
6, and the face or edge of the adjacent lip portion 4 of
parts
4a—-4a with respect to the adjacent cut ends of the
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the pilaster.
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lip portions 4-4 of the pilaster body, and thereby prevent
the possibility of vertical movement of the bracket body
section 55 as locked to the lip parts 4a-4a by the locking
wedges 19.
In manufacturing the pilaster .1 or 1’ to support one
or more of the hinge brackets H, a reinforcing core 5
is adhesively bonded to the inside face of one of the
panel facing sheets 2, and the companion panel facing
sheet 2 is then adhesively bonded to the other side of
the reinforcing core. Spot welds 4' are applied at spaced
intervals to the outwardly ?ared lip portions 4 in the
crotch area therebetween to provide a rigidly assem
bled pilaster body. Additional seam welds 40 may be
applied to the crotch area of the lip parts 4a which is
to be encased by the bracket body section 55. Trans
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or end wings or end tongues, or the ends of the wedges
19 projecting from the ends of the bracket body sec
tion.
\It will also be appreciated ‘that a bracket of the type
similar to type G shown in FIG. 3, may also be applied
to a pilaster having a ?xed jamb face moulding portions
6, by eliminating the end studs 51 from the body sec
tion 50 of the hinge bracket G to thereby provide square
cut ends, and by securing the snap lock channel 54 as
by metal screws 18"’ to the bracing plate 18 as shown
in FIG. 4, and with the spaced rear face portions 52 of
the bracket body section 56 seating against the comple
mentary inturned ?ange portions 3—-3 of this pilaster.
It will be appreciated by those skilled in the art,
that certain parts associated with one or more of the hinge
verse cuts 4b—4b can then be made to separate the ends
brackets of this invention may be interchangeably ap
of the lip parts 4a~—4a from the adjacent ends of the
plied and substituted for corresponding parts of other
lip portions 4~—4’, the cuts 4b—4b which de?ne the ends
hinge brackets as above disclosed. For example, the
of the lip parts 4a—4a being spaced in conformity with
insert studs 51 associated with the bracket G as shown
the length of the bracket body section 55.
20 in FIG. 3, may also be applied to the upper and lower
The hinge bracket H is then applied by telescoping
ends of the body section 55 of the hinge bracket H shown
the V-shaped locking groove 58 of its body section over
in FIG. 8.
the upper or lower'terminal ends of the lip portions 4—4,
It will be particularly noted that all of the hinge
which terminate at both the upper end and the lower
brackets of this invention are directly supported from
end of the jamb portion of the pilaster body, and then 25 the jamb portion of a pilaster body, and do not overlap
sliding the bracket body section 55 into telescoped posi
the side panel facing sheets of the pilaster body, and
tion over the lip parts 4a—4a where the hinge bracket
is to be ?xed in position. A locking wedge 19, shaped
jamb edge portion of relatively thin pilaster bodies which
as shown in FIG. 13, is then inserted into one end of the
may measure only one inch in thickness.
are particularly designed to be rigidly secured to the
The door sup
V-shaped groove 58, and preferably a similar locking 30 porting hinge and pilaster structures of this invention
wedge 19 is also inserted through the other end of the
present an assembly wherein the exterior faces of the
V-shaped locking groove 58. Both locking Wedges 19
hinge brackets are in contoured symmetry with the ex‘
may be simultaneously driven into the groove 58 of the
posed faces of the pilaster edge moulding strips 6, and
bracket body section 55 so that the located position of the
as assembled, present ?ne line butt joints therebetween
bracket body section is not disturbed.
which are scarcely discernible, and wherein the hinge
As the upper and lower locking wedges 19 are driven
bracket is securely locked and held in ?xed position.
into the V-shaped groove 58 of the body section, the
Pilaster structures and hinge bracket assemblies made
encased lip parts 4a—-—4a are swedged outwardly into
in accordance with this invention feature the elimination
frictional locking engagement with the inner inclined side
of bracket side ?anges and other projections heretofore
faces of the spaced rear facing portions 57 which de?ne
used to secure the hinge bracket to the pilaster, and which
the V-shaped groove 58, thereby rigidly locking the
bracket body section to the pilaster body, and with the
spaced rear face portions 57 thereof in ?rm seating po
sition against the outside faces of the adjacent inturned
?anges 3 of the pilaster body. The upper and lower
edge moulding strips 6 are then telescoped over the out
wardly ?ared lip portions 4 of the pilaster body as indi
cated in FIG. 8, and the terminal ends thereof placed
in abutting relation to the square cut ends 56 of the
bracket body section 55. Since the inturned lip portion
7 of the edge moulding strips 6 interlock with the out
turned lip portions 4--4 of the pilaster body with sub
stantial friction, the terminal ends of the moulding strips
6 which abut the square cut ends 56 of the bracket body
section also provide support for the bracket body section
55 which further prevents any longitudinal movement
provide areas for the collection of dirt and foreign matter
which cannot be readily removed. The hinge brackets
of this invention can be cast or formed in one piece, at
substantially less cost than door supporting hinge brackets
heretofore made and used, and can be mounted on the
jamb edge of the pilaster at the factory in precise door
supporting alignment, and with less labor and less cost
than the pilaster and hinge bracket assemblies heretofore
made and used. The necessary modi?cations to the jamb
edge of the pilaster bodies can be accomplished in accord—
ance with this invention at minimum cost when cutting
and fabricating the panel ‘facing sheets, or during assem
bly of the pilaster body.
While certain novel features of this invention have been
disclosed herein and are pointed out in the claims, it 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.
pilaster.
What is claimed is:
As thus assembled, the hinge bracket H is rigidly and
1. A door supporting hinge bracket designed for attach
immovably locked to the jamb portion of the pilaster 1 60
of the hinge bracket H along the jamb portion of the
or 1’, with the curvilinear outer face 55' of the bracket
body section 55 in streamline symmetry with the outer
curvilinear faces of the applied edging strips, providing
flush single line joints therebetween as shown in FIG.
8, and with no bracket securing means exteriorly visible.
The hinge brackets made in accordance with this
ment to the jamb edge of a hollow metal door supporting
post which presents spaced sheet metal facing panels
joined by sheet metal jamb face portions terminating in
outwardly ?ared lip portions; said hinge bracket including
a body section presenting an arcuately contoured front
face, a door supporting arm projecting from .the contoured
front ‘face of said body section, the rear face of said body
section presenting a pair of spaced and longitudinally
invention, may be provided with studs, wings or tongues
which project from the ends of the body section and
extending rear facing portions designed to seat against
designed to interlock with the adjacent terminal ends of
70 the outside faces of the jamb face portions of said sup
jamb edge mouldings, such as the hinge bracket G shown
porting post, a generally V-shaped locking groove posi
in FIG. 3. The hinge bracket G shown in FIG. 3, and
tioned between said rear facing portions and designed to
hinge bracket H shown in FIG. 8, normally require a
telescope over the outwardly ?ared lip portions of the
pilaster equipped with slidable edge moulding strips
supporting post and locked thereto by a wedge shaped
which may be slidably telescoped over the end studs 51, 75 element driven into said locking groove and between the
3,085,665
outwardly ?ared lip portions encased within said body
positioned between said rear facing portions and inter
section.
2. A door supporting assembly including in combina
tion, a hollow metal pilaster presenting a jamb portion
and a hinge bracket supported in cantilever suspension
from said jamb portion; said pilaster being formed by a
pair of spaced sheet metal panels having a reinforcing
pilaster.
locked with the outwardly extending leg portions of the
core sandwiched therebetween, and a pair of inturned
5. A door supporting assembly including in combina
tion, a hollow metal pilaster presenting a jamb portion
and a hinge bracket supported in cantilever suspension
from said jamb portion; said pilaster being formed by a '
pair of spaced sheet metal panels having a reinforcing
said rear facing portions and interlocked with the out
of the pilaster; s‘aid hinge bracket including a body sec
core sandwiched therebetween, a pair of inturned ?anges
?anges extending inwardly from said sheet metal panels
and presenting a pair of outwardly ?ared lip portions; 10 extending inwardly from said sheet metal panels, a pair
of hinge bracket attaching leg portions extending out
said hinge bracket including a body section presenting an
wardly from the inner portions of said paired inturned
arcuately contoured front face, a door supporting arm
?anges and rigidly ?xed to said pilaster and providing
extending from the front face of said body section, the
means for attaching the hinge bracket to the pilaster, and
rear face of said body section presenting a pair of spaced
and longitudinally extending rear facing portions seated 15 a second pair of leg portions separated from the hinge
bracket attaching leg portions and formed integral with
against the inturned ?anges of the pilaster, and a lon
and ?aring outwardly from the adjacent inturne‘d ?anges
gitudinally extending locking groove positioned between
tion presenting an arcuately contoured front face, a door
wardly ?ared lip portions of the pilaster; an upper semi
tubular edging strip and a lower semi-tubular edging strip 20 supporting arm extending from the front face of said
body section, the rear face of said body section present
telescoping over and interlocking with the adjacent out
ing a pair of spaced and longitudinally extending re'ar fac
wardly ?ared lip portions of the pilaster with the respec—
ing portions seated against the inturne'd ?anges of the
tive terminal ends thereof in abutting relation to the ad
pilaster,
and a longitudinally extending locking groove
jacent upper and lower ends of the body section of said
positioned between said rear facing portions and inter
hinge bracket.
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locked with the outwardly extending hinge bracket at
3. A door supporting assembly including in combina
taching leg portions; and a semi-tubular edging strip tele
tion, a hollow metal pilaster presenting a jamb portion
scoping over and interlocking with the adjacent second
and a hinge bracket supported in cantilever suspension
pair of outwardly ?ared leg portions with the terminal end
from said jamb portion; said pilaster being formed by a
pair of spaced sheet metal panels having a reinforcing 30 of said edging strip in abutting relation to the adjacent end
of the body section of said hinge bracket.
core sandwiched therebetween, and a pair of inturned
6. A door supporting assembly including in combina
?anges extending inwardly from said sheet metal panels
tion, a hollow metal pilaster presenting a jamb portion
and presenting a pair of outwardly ?ared lip portions; said
and a hinge bracket supported in cantilever suspension
hinge bracket including a body ‘section presenting an
arcuately contoured front face, a door supporting arm 35 from said jamb portion; said pilaster being formed by
a pair of spaced sheet metal panels having a reinforcing
extending from the front face of said body section, said
core sandwiched therebetween, a pair of inturned ?anges
body section presenting a pair of ‘spaced and longitudi
extending inwardly from said sheet metal panels, a pair
nally extending rear facing portions seated against the
of hinge bracket attaching leg portions extending out
inturned ?anges of the pilaster, a V-shaped locking groove
positioned between said rear facing portions and tele 40 wardly from the inner portions of said paired inturned
?anges and rigidly ?xed to said pilaster and- providing
scoped over the adjacent parts of the outwardly ?ared
means for attaching the hinge bracket to the pilaster, a
lip portions of the pilaster, and a wedge inserted end
second pair of leg portions positioned above and sep
wise into said locking groove and operative to drive those
arated from said hinge bracket attaching leg portions, and
parts of the outwardly ?ared lip portions as encased with
in the bracket body section into frictional locking engage 45 a third pair of leg portions positioned below and separated
from said hinge bracket attaching leg portions, said sec
ment with the groove ‘forming sides of the rear facing
ond and third pair of leg portions being integral with and
portions of the bracket body section; and an upper semi
?aring outwardly from the adjacent inturned ?anges of
tubular edging strip and a lower semi-tubular edging strip
the pilaster; said hinge bracket including a body section
telescoping over and interlocking with the adjacent out
wardly ?ared lip portions of the pilaster with the respec 50 presenting an arcuately contoured front face, a door sup
porting arm extending from the front face of said body,
tive terminal ends thereof in abutting relation to the ad
section, the rear face of said body section presenting a.
jacent upper and lower ends of the body section of said
pair of spaced and longitudinally extending rear facing
hinge bracket.
pontions seated against the inturned ?anges of the pilas
4. A door supporting assembly including in combina
tion, a hollow metal pilaster presenting a jam portion and 55 ter, and a longitudinally extending locking groove posi
tioned between said rear facing portions, and interlocked
a hinge bracket supported in cantilever suspension from
with the outwardly extending hinge bracket attaching leg
said jamb portion; said pilaster being formed by a pair of
portions; an upper semi-tubular edging strip and a lower
spaced sheet metal panels having a reinforcing core sand
semi-tubular edging strip telescoping over and interlock
wiched therebetween, a pair of inturned ?anges extending
inwardly from said sheet metal panels, and a pair of hinge 60 ing respectively with said second and third pair of out
wardly ?ared leg portions with the respective terminal
bracket attaching leg portions extending outwardly from
the inner portions of said paired inturned ?anges and
ends of the upper and lower edging strips in abutting re
rigidly ?xed to the pilaster and providing means for rig
lation to the adjacent upper and lower ends of the body
idly securing the hinge bracket to the pilaster; said hinge
section of said hinge bracket.
bracket including a body section presenting a front face, 65
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
a door supporting arm extending from the front face of
said body section, the rear face of said body section pre
UNITED STATES PATENTS
senting a pair of spaced and longitudinally extending rear
Jones ________________ _._. May 3, 1932
1,857,050
facing portions seated against the inturned ?anges of the
Benham _____________ __ Mar. 10, 1959
pilaster, and a longitudinally extending locking groove 70 2,876,874
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