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US1724821A
US1724821A US23533227A US1724821A US 1724821 A US1724821 A US 1724821A US 23533227 A US23533227 A US 23533227A US 1724821 A US1724821 A US 1724821A
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    • E04BGENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS
    • E04B2/00Walls, e.g. partitions, for buildings; Wall construction with regard to insulation; Connections specially adapted to walls
    • E04B2/74Removable non-load-bearing partitions; Partitions with a free upper edge modular coordination
    • E04B2/76Removable non-load-bearing partitions; Partitions with a free upper edge modular coordination with framework or posts of metal
    • E04B2/78Removable non-load-bearing partitions; Partitions with a free upper edge modular coordination with framework or posts of metal characterised by special cross-section of the frame-members as far as important for securing wall panels to a framework with or without the help of cover-strips
    • E04B2/7854Removable non-load-bearing partitions; Partitions with a free upper edge modular coordination with framework or posts of metal characterised by special cross-section of the frame-members as far as important for securing wall panels to a framework with or without the help of cover-strips of open profile

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Aug. 13, 1929.

J. A. BOHNSACK SECTIONAL PARTITION UNIT Original Filed NOV. 23, 1927 5 Sheets-Sheet l IN VEN TOR.

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A TTORNEYS Aug. 13, 1929.

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SECTIONAL PARTITION UNIT Original Filed Nov. 23, 1927 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 HL 3 E I I I IN VEN TOR.

A TTORNEYS Patented Au 13, 1929.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

101m A. nonnsacx, or otnvnmnnnniorrrs, orrro, ASSIGNOR TO THE 1 r. nausea- MAN COMPANY, or omvannrn, onr n CORPORATION or 01110.

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Application filed November 28, 1927, Serial No. 235,332. Benewefl March 27, 1929.

In metallic partition construction, ithas been customary heretofore to provlde posts or columns having grooves or spaced shoulders for holding and supporting the panel framing carrying the other structure generally. Such posts required to be of veryrugged structure, supporting as they did the stresses of the panelling at large, and both in manufacture and direction, complication and resultant expense was occasioned In accordance with the present invention, I have devised however a construction. 1n which panel sectional units are self contained and self supporting, eliminating post members as supports, while retaining whatever ornamental form may be desired. A further provision is an adjustable assemblage whereby the required dimension may be directly had for various ceiling heights. Other objects and advantages will appear as the description proceeds.

. To the accomplishment of the foregoing andrelated ends, the invention, then, consists of the features hereinafter fully described, and particularlypointed out in the claims,

the following description and the "annexed taken on a plane indicated by the line IV-IV,'

Fig. 1'; Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a sectional unit; Fig. 6' is an enlarged sectional detail showing the connection of the tierod Fig. 7 is a fragmentary perspective view showing the assembly of horizontal and'vertical elements; Fig. 8 is a frgnt elevation of a complete unit; and Figs. 9 and 10 are sectional details taken on planes indicated by Elle lin'es IX-IX and X-X respectively, ig. 8. v

Referring more particularlyto the drawings, there is shown in Fig. 1 a partition wall comprising for illustration a door and adjacent sectional units, ,the latter containing for example. two glass lights 2, 3, and one opaque panel 4 of sheet metal, and having vertical stiles 5 with extensions 6, and a horizontal member or ceiling rail 7, and a horizontal member 9 with cornicing 8, chair rail 10, base rail 11 and mop strip or mold 12.

The panel-stretcher elements 2, 3 or 4 engage at their ends in grooves, as at 13, Fig. 3, in channel-shaped elements 5 or the like, packing strips or putty being emplo ed for tightness. Similarly, the panel stretc ers engage in grooves provided in the horizontal members 7, 10, 11', etc., and the assemblage is bound together by suitable ties, for instance tie rods 15 which extend between vertical stile channel members and within the respective horizontal members, as shown more in detail in Figs. 4 and 5. For accommodation to various ceiling-heights, the unit is preferably of a telescopic type, stile-channel members 6 being telescopically slidable within stile-channel members 5, Fig. 3, and the respective panel-stretcher elementsas required, seating in the grooves 13, 14.

The horizontal rail members are shaped up of sheet'metal to aform presenting bevelling or beading as maybe desired, and of a length to engage between corresponding vertical stile channel members, and convenient engagement being had by means of cleats on the latter. Preferably integral cleats are provided as struck-up tongue-cleats 17 diverging from center line, and the end of the rail member may thus straddle the cleats, as shown more particularly in Figs. 6 and 7,1; and be held tightly in assemblage by the ties 15. l The horizontal rail member 9 may advantageously be made up of mating channel pieces, held together in suitable manner,'and

preferably having struck-up tongues t upon which cornice members 8, likewise of channel construction may be seated, so as to snap over and engage by their flanges f with the tongues t. For theconvenient placementof panelstretchers, it is advantageous to construct the groove of the receiving members by shoulders 1, 8 being integrally formed, and the other '8' removable. For this, I- prefer toform a narrow slotway 'w in the bodydgtif the receiving element, and spaced from the shoulder s at suitable distance, and correspondingly the removable shoulder. 8' 'may then" be shaped upto hollow channel form.

having one lip or flange'projecting to engage in the slot w when seated down in position.-

A'sectional unit thus made'up may comprise as many'panel-stretcher elements as deslred, these being seated between the horinontal rail spaced position with each other.

I means, as clips 20 may then be set into the flanges of the complemental stile channel members 5, and the structure then is bound together unit to unit. For a finish, a facing plate 21 may then be set in ,place with its inturned flanges 2'1 snapped over the ends 20 of the clips 20, to thereby be held in place.- When for any reason it be desired subsequently to remove the facing member 21, this may be done by prying loose from the clip ends 20. Similarly, for the upper complemental stile channel-members 6, clips 18 may be em- 10 ed as convenient binding means, and the acmg plate 19 may be snapped thereover as a finish.

It will thus be seen that sectional units may be had, capable of assembly to form wall partitions to the extent desired, and by virtue of the telescopic construction, the ceiling height requirement of any. particular situation may be simply and completely met. At the same time, by reason of the facing plates 19, 21, and the cornice members 8, a finish effect may be had in detail as desired. For panel-stretcher elements, glass, sheet metal, fiber or other material as individually-pre ferred may be employed.

Other modes of applying the principle of my invention may be employed instead of that described, change being made as regards the features as set forth, provided the means stated by an of the following claims, or the senting generally equivalent 0 suchfloe employed.

I therefore particularly point out and distinctly claim as my invention 1. A metallic partition section comprising a panel stretcher, and vertical end frame members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermedlate web portion indented with a stretcher-receiving groove, and

another set of end frame members each prearallel flanges and an intermediate web indented with a groove slidably'fitting the indented portion of the aforesaid members.

2. A metallic partition section comprising a panel stretcher, and vertical end frame 'members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate web portion indented with a stretcher-receiving groove, and another set of end frame members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate web indented with a groove slidsaid members, and means for connecting the flanges of opposing end frame members.

3. A metallic partition section, comprising a panel stretcher, and vertical end frame members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate web portion indented with a stretcher-receiving groove, and another set of end frame members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate web indented with a groove slidably fitting the indented portion of the aforesaid members, and clips for connecting the flanges of opposing end frame members.

4. A metallic partition section, comprising a panel stretcher, and vertical end frame members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate web portion indented with a stretcher-receiving groove, and another set of end frame members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate Web indented with a groove slidably fitting the indented portion of the aforesaid members, and frictionall held clips for connecting opposing flanges 0 each set of end frame members independently.

5. A metallic partition section, comprising a panel stretcher, and vertical end frame members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate web portion indented with a stretcher-receiving groove, and another set of end frame members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate wcbindented with a groove slid ably fitting the indented portion of the aforesaid members, clips for connecting the flanges of opposing end frame members, and a face plate over said clips and not a part thereof.

6. A metallic partition section, comprising a panel stretcher, and vertical end frame members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate Web portion indented with a stretcher-receiving groove, and another set of end frame members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate web indented with a groove slidably fitting the indented portion of the aforesaid members, elips for connecting each set of end frame members, and a face plate over each such set and separable from the clips.

7. A metallicpartition section, comprising a-panel stretcher, and vertical end frame members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate web-portion indented with a stretcher-receiving groove, and another set of end frame members each presentin generally parallel'flanges and an interme iate web indented with a groove slidably fittin the indented portion of the aforesaid members, rails engageable between the I vertical members of each set, and tie rods within the rails and extending between the vertical members'of each such'set.

8. A metallic partition section, comprising a panel stretcher, and vertical end frame ably fitting the indented portion of the aforemembers each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate web portion indented with a stretcher-receiving groove, and another set of end frame members each presenting generally parallel flanges and an intermediate web indented with a groove slidably fitting the indented portion of the aforesaid members, cleats on the inner faces of said vertical members, hollow rails engageable between said vertical members and straddling said cleats, and tie rods within the rails and extending between the vertical members of each such set.

9. In a metallic partition assembly, units comprising channel shaped sheet metal verticals presenting grooves; grooved hollow horizontal cross members extending between positioning cleats on the web portions of such verticals, one of such horizontals presenting a movable portion to allow insertion of a stretcher; tie rods extending between the web portions of such verticals; removable means for securing opposed flanges of the verticals of adjacent units in spaced relation: and removable face plates for covering such joints.

10. In a metallic partition section, the combination of a vertical frame member, and an extension member slidably adjustable axially therewithin, said extension member being insertable into the framing member through an opening in the lateral face thereof.

11. In a metallic partition; units comprising panel plates, sheet metal channel frame verticals each having a groove and tie rods extending between the verticals on opposite sides of the panel plates, said units being assembled in spaced relation to each other by means of clips iengaging the flange portions of said channelfverticals.

12. In a metallic partition; units comprising panel plates, generally channel shaped sheet metal verticals each having a groove and tie rods extending between the verticals on opposite sides of the panel plates, said units being assembled in spaced relation by means of clips engaging the verticals; and facing plates covering the juncture between adjacent units and being retained by said clips.

13. In metallic panel units consisting of channel shaped sheet metal -verticals with cleats or struck u extrusions on their web portions; hollow EIOIizontal cross members positioned against said verticals by means of said cleats or extrusions; and clips securing verticals of adjacent units in spaced relation.

14. In metallic partition construction; panel units consisting of generally channelshaped sheet metal verticals having a groove, a horizontal member presenting a movable portion and clamped therebetween by means partition construction;

of tie rods, a panel filling element insertable panel units comprisin channel shaped sheet metal verticals; holIow horizontal cross members extending. between the web portions of such verticals; tie rods within said cross members and extending between the web portions of such verticals; and clips securing opposed flanges of the verticals of adjacent units.

16. In a metallic partition construction, panel units comprisin channel shaped sheet metal verticals; hol low horizontal cross members extending between the web portions of such verticals; tie rods within said cross members and extending between the web portions of such verticals; means for securing opposed flanges of the verticals of adjacent units in spaced relation; and removable face plates for covering such joints.

' JOHN A. BOHNSACK.

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.Patent No. 1,724,821. Grsnted August 13, 1929.10

JOHN'A. BOHNSACK.

It is hereby certified thst error appears in the printed specification of the above numbered patent requiring correction as follows: Page 3, line 65, claim 14,: after the word "thereof" and before the period insert: the words "and clips relationship"; and that M. J. Moore, r

(Seal) Acting Commissioner of Patents.

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US5433046A (en) * 1992-07-23 1995-07-18 Steelcase Inc. Telescoping panel construction
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US6047508A (en) * 1998-03-10 2000-04-11 Steelcase Development Inc. Wall panel partition system
US6067762A (en) * 1994-12-30 2000-05-30 Steelcase Development Inc. Integrated furniture system
US6115978A (en) * 1997-09-30 2000-09-12 Fisher Hamilton L.L.C. Moveable partition system
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US4956954A (en) * 1989-03-17 1990-09-18 Blumcraft Of Pittsburgh Doorway system for glass doors and method of installation
US5433046A (en) * 1992-07-23 1995-07-18 Steelcase Inc. Telescoping panel construction
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US6115978A (en) * 1997-09-30 2000-09-12 Fisher Hamilton L.L.C. Moveable partition system
US6158179A (en) * 1998-03-10 2000-12-12 Steelcase Development Inc. Overhead structures for wall system
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