US 810748 A
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No. 810,748. PATBNTED JAN. 23, 1906.
W. A. HALLBR & J. W. BILLINGSLEY.
CONCRETE BUILDING BLOCK.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. 21, 1905.
MW 5 ATTORNEYS UNTTED STATES PATENT FFIOE.
VVINFIELD A. HALLER, OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, AND JAMES W.
BILLINGSLEY, OF TIVOLI, NEW YORK, ASSIGNORS TO EDWIN N. SAN- DERSON, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, HENRY HOBART PORTER, OF LAWRENCE, NEW YORK, FRANCIS BLOSSOM, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, AND RICHMOND TALBOT, OF TUXEDO, NEW YORK.
No. 810,748. I Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Jan. 23, 1906.
Application filed February 21, 1905. Serial No. 246,702.
To all whom it may concern: formed on the block and preferably integral Be it known that we, WINFIELD A. HAL- therewith. As is shown in Fig. 1, each shelf LER, of New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans 9 projects outward in this instance from the and State of Louisiana, and JAMES W. BIL- same lateral face of the block-body, and each LINGSLEY, of Tivoli, in the county of Dutchshelf is provided with an upturned retaining 5 5 I ess and State of New York, citizens of the outer edge 10, this edge and the rest of the United States, have invented new and useful shelf being reinforced when desired by the Improvements in Concrete Building-Blocks, use of a metallic reinforcing-grid or other set forth in the following specification, taken form, such as 22, which is formed integral in connection with the accompanying drawwith the block when it is produced. If deings, which form a part of the same. sired,.also, the body of the block may be suit- This invention relates to building-blocks, ably reinforced by the use of suitable grids, and relates especially to blocks formed of conrods, or wires embedded in the concrete or crete or similar material and provided with other material of which it is made. Each l 5 integral projecting supporting-shelves. shelf may, if desired, be provided with inter- 5 In the accompanying drawings, in which mediate upturned ridges to form a series of the same reference-numeral refers to similar parallel pockets or supporting-grooves 16, parts in the several figures, Figurel is a perwhich may be given any desired shape for the spective view showing an embodiment of reception of cables, pipes, or the like. 2 this invention. Fig. 2 is a top view of the In Fig. 3 a block is indicated in which the 7 same. Fig. 3 is atop view of amodification, body 21 is curved and is formed with an showing a block of curved contour. Fig. 4 alining groove 18 and in which the supportis a similar view of an outwardly-curved ing-shelves are formed on the concave face of block. Figs. 5 and 6 are perspective views the block,being provided in this instance with 25 showing blocks having other arrangements the pockets or supporting-grooves 16. of supporting-shelves. In Fig. 4 a block is shown having a curved These blocks may be made of concrete or body 23 and the shelves provided in this inother similar material, preferably with Portstance with the pockets 16 on the convex land or similar cement as a binder, although face, it being of course understood that any 3 in some cases asphaltic or bituminous madesired curved contour may be given to these terial may be used as a binder, and, indeed, blocks.
if desired, the blocks may be formed of glazed In Fig. 5 the body 24 of the block is given or unglazed clay. These blocks may be cona substantially flat rectangular contour, is veniently formed in molds, as is usual in this provided with the alining groove 18, and car- 35 art, the faces of the mold being shaped to ries a plurality of projecting supporting- 5 give the desired contour of the finished artishelves 8, these shelves having the pockets cle. As indicated in Fig. 1, the blocks may 25. In Fig. 6 a similar flat block is indicated be formed with the body 11 of substantially in which a single supporting-shelf 7 is shown rectangular contour and of suflicient width as integral with the body 27 of the block, this 4 to give the desired strength when built into shelf being formed to provide two parallel 9 a wall. These blocks are preferably formed pockets 26. with one or more suitable alining grooves 18, It is of course understood that those fawhich may, if desired, extend completely miliar with this art may make many changes around the edge of the block-body, the alinin the form, proportion, contour, size, and
45 ing groove on adjacent blocks cooperating, numbers of parts of this device, parts of the as is indicated in Fig. 2, so as to form an alinsame may be used without employing the ing hole, through which a ransom-rod may be whole, and parts may be employed in connec inserted and into which cement may be run tion with other devices without departing to firmly tie the whole structure together. from the spirit of this invention or losing 5 Shelves of any desired contour may be the advantages of the same. We do not,
therefore, desire to be limited to the details of the disclosure which has been made in this case; but
What We claim as new, and what we desire to secure by Letters Patent, is set forth in the appended claims:
1. The building-block having a body provided With an alining groove extending around the same and provided with a plurality of supporting-shelves projecting from one face of said block, said shelves having an upturned outer edge and being reinforced-by a metallic reinforce embedded in said block, each of said shelves being provided with ribs to form a plurality of supportinggrooves in its upper face.
2. The buildingblock formed of reinforced concrete comprising a body formed with an alining groove and with supportingshelves having pockets formed integral with said block and extending outward from one face of the same.
3. The building block formed of reinforced concrete comprising a body provided with supporting-shelves having pockets formed integral With said body and extending outward from the face of the same. 7
4. The building block comprising a body, provided with supporting shelves having pockets formed integral with said body and extending outward from the face of the same.
WINFIELD A. HALLER. JAMES W. BILLINGSLEY. Witnesses:
GEORGE LESAGE, PETER HURD.