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A MULTIPLE USE MASON''S GUIDE LINE HOLDER CONSTRUCTED AND ARRANGED TO ENGAGE BOTH AN END CORNER AND A LOCATION OTHER THAN AN END CORNER OF A MASONRY STRUCTURE WHICH IS BEING BUILT IS DISCLOSED.

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Jan. 19, 1971 g. SMATHERS 3,555,688

MASON'S GUIDE LINE HOLDER Filed July 2, 1969 FIG. 3

INVENTOR THOMAS C: SMATHERS y @M %/Wd1, Zz 1% Attorneys United States Patent O 3,555,688 MASONS GUIDE LINE HOLDER Thomas C. Smathers, Clarion, Pa., assignor to Summit Products Company, Uniontown, Pa., a partnership Filed July 2, 1969, Ser. No. 838,616 Int. Cl. B44d 3/00 US. Cl. 3386 3 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A multiple use masons guide line holder constructed and arranged to engage both an end corner and a location other than an end corner of a masonry structure which is being built is disclosed.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to masons guide line blocks or holders, and more particularly to such holders which are adapted for multiple purpose use.

It is well known to those experienced in the masons art, namely in the art of laying concrete blocks, bricks, etc., that various tools or devices such as line hooks, brick clips, line pins and line twigs are utilized to assist the mason in laying up the blocks, bricks, etc. Each of the mentioned tools are used in pairs and all serve to retain the masons guide line in a taut and level condition to insure the mason that he is laying a true line of bricks or the like; that the wall or whatever he may be constructing will be straight and that no error in alignment will creep into the same as it progresses in height and/or length. While the mentioned tools all serve essentially the same function, each type tool is utilized at different times depending upon the type of wall or construction. For example, line hooks are particularly adapted for use in laying concrete blocks. Since concrete blocks come in various shapes and sizes, a plurality of line hooks, of varying sizes, must be available to the mason in order that he be properly equipped to meet the various demands imposed by the varying sizes of blocks which he may encounter from time to time. Brick clips are particularly adapted for use in laying brick walls having so called inside corners. This latter type tool is arranged to fit over a brick in such a wall as opposed to engaging the end of a brick wall as is the usual case where the wall under construction has outside corners.

From the foregoing it will be understood that in order to meet different constructional requirements, the mason is required to have a number of different type tools to assist him in laying up various types of walls. The guide line holder provided by the present invention replaces the various masonry tools mentioned, and eliminates the need of the numerous types and sizes of tools heretofore required.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In accordance with the broad principles of the present invention, it is an object of the invention to provide a single pair of multiple purpose masons guide line holders that can readily be used on both bricks and concrete blocks, and further, to provide such holders which are adapted for use on walls having inside or outside corners or both.

Briefly, the present invention provides a multiple use masons guide line holder constructed and arranged to engage both an end corner and a location other than an end corner of a masonry structure which is being built. The guide line holder is comprised of a substantially L- shaped body member having a longitudinal portion and an end transverse portion projecting beyond one surface Patented Jan. 19, 1971 of the longitudinal portion. The longitudinal portion has a longitudinal groove in the said one surface adapted to receive a guide line, and the end transverse portion includes means for the anchorage of a guide line. A first member is disposed on the opposite surface of the longitudinal portion adjacent the forward end thereof for engaging a masonry structure at a location other than an end corner, and a second member is disposed on the opposite surface of the longitudinal portion adjacent the rear end thereof cooperating with said first member for maintaining the body member in position on the masonry structure.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a masons guide line holder embodying the invention;

FIG. 2 is a further perspective view showing the opposite side of the holder;

FIG. 3 is a pictorial view of the guide line holders of the invention in use; and

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the holder in conjunction with a partially shown guide line.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now to the drawing wherein similar references character refer to similar parts throughout the several views, the numeral 10 designates a masons guide line block or holder in accordance with the invention. The holder 10 is generally L-shaped in configuration and has an elongated longitudinal body portion 11 and a relatively short end transverse portion or extension 12 at one end of the body portion projecting beyond one side thereof. The transverse portion 12 has a narrow slot 13 formed therethrough for the anchorage of one end of a flexible guide line which may be wrapped around the transverse portion 12 or knotted to provide anchorage of the line within the slot. The inner surface 14 of the body portion 11 has a straight, centrally located longitudinal groove 15 formed therein in alignment with the slot 13 to receive a portion of a guide line leading from the slot for stabilizing a guide line between two such blocks 10.

Those skilled in the art will recognize that the structure as thus far described is conventional. In use, a pair of holders 10 are employed and they are connected by a flexible masons guide line and when the line is suitably tensioned between the holders 10, the portions 12 grip the ends or corners of the wall under construction frictionally and become adjustably anchored thereto or self supporting so that the two holders and the interconnecting guide line form a unit to retain the guide line in a taut and level condition. The use of the holder 10 on the corner of a wall is illustrated at the right side in FIG. 3 and the holder for convenience is designated generally as 10R. As shown, the portion 12 of the block 10R is in engagement with one end surface of a wall 16 and the inner surface 14 of the body portion .11 engages the front of the wall 16. The wall 16 has been illustrated to include both an outside corner 18 at the right side of the wall, and an inside corner 20 at the left side of the wall. Heretofore, the type holder 10 as thus far described could not be used for its intended purpose with such a wall as it could not be engaged with the wall at the inside corner 20. As shown, the wall 16 is constructed of masonry elements 22 having openings 23 therein. The masonry elements 22 may be either bricks or concrete blocks. To adapt the type holder 10 for use in such walls, the holder 10 is provided on the surface 24 opposite the surface 14 with a first member or cylindrical peg 25 adjacent the forward end of the portion 1.1 which is adapted to engage the wall by being placed in one of the openings 23. Also disposed on the surface 24 adjacent the rear end of portion 11, is a second member or cylindrical peg 26 cooperating with the first member 25 for maintaining the holder in position on the wall.

The use of the holder 10 at a location other than at an end corner of a wall is illustrated at the left side in FIG. 3 and the holder for convenience is designated generally as 10L. As shown, the peg 25 has been inserted into an opening 23 in one of the masonry elements 22 and the peg 26 has been positioned adjacent the outside face of the same masonry element. The guide line 28 passes out of the slot 13 and is partially looped about the peg 26 as best seen in FIG. 4. The guide line 28 is received in a groove or undercut portion 30 provided in the peg 26 to accommodate the line 28 between the outside face of the masonry element 22 and the peg 26.

It should be noted, that the block 10R could also be engaged with the wall 16 in the same manner as the block 10L but has been shown in engagement with the wall 16 at the outside corner .18 to demonstrate the versatility of the line holder 10.

It will be apparent from the foregoing, that a line holder constructed in accordance with the invention is particularly suited for use with walls or masonry constructions of any type in which the masonry elements of which the wall, etc. is constructed is comprised of masonry elements having openings therein as is illustrated in the drawing. If desired, however, the spacing between the pegs 25, 26 could be made such so as to permit the complete spanning of the upper surface of a masonry element so that the peg 25 would be positioned on one side of the masonry element and the peg 26 on the other.

I claim as my invention:

1. A multiple use masons guide line holder constructed and arranged to engage both an end corner and a location other than an end corner of a masonry structure which is being built, said guide line holder comprising a substantially L-shaped body member having an elongated longitudinal portion and a relatively short end transverse portion projecting beyond one surface of said longitudinal portion, said longitudinal portion having a longitudinal groove in said one surface adapted to receive a guide line and said end transverse portion including means for the anchorage of a guide line, a first member disposed on the opposite surface of said longitudinal portion adjacent the forward end thereof for engaging a masonry structure at a location other than an end corner, and a second member disposed on the opposite surface of said longitudinal portion adjacent the rear end thereof cooperating with said first member for maintaining said body member in position on the masonry structure.

2. A multiple use masons guide line holder as defined in claim 1 wherein said first and second members comprise first and second cylindrical pegs.

3. A multiple use masons guide line holder as defined in claim 2 wherein said second cylindrical peg includes an undercut portion for the accommodation of a guide line.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,200,500 8/1965 Stone 3385 3,436,832 4/1969 Juberigan 3386 3,440,729 4/1969 Allison 33-86 3,461,565 8/1969 Harris 33-86 LEONARD FORMAN, Primary Examiner C. E. PHILLIPS, Assistant Examiner

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FR2611223A1 (en) * 1987-02-20 1988-08-26 Lemoine Jacques Device for holding the ends of an alignment cord
EP0399961A1 (en) * 1989-05-26 1990-11-28 Super Canali Di Morelli Alvaro Stirrup for use in building for the attachment and stretching of the string used as reference for the correct alignment of walls
GB2237052A (en) * 1989-10-19 1991-04-24 Brendan Gormley A building line apparatus
GB2258689A (en) * 1991-06-06 1993-02-17 Portland Manufacturing Limited Bricklayer's guide apparatus.
US5479713A (en) * 1994-11-28 1996-01-02 Wood; Robert W. Line block masonry alignment system for use in conjunction with door bucks and a plumb line
USD417632S (en) * 1998-02-23 1999-12-14 Fast Dick A Masonry fixtures
US6412184B1 (en) * 2000-06-09 2002-07-02 Charles Eddie Heavner Masonry line block and corner pole
US20070029433A1 (en) * 2005-08-04 2007-02-08 Bond William R Self supporting string line reel-line block tool
US7263779B1 (en) * 2006-05-08 2007-09-04 Timothy Wells Brick laying alignment apparatus
US7497023B1 (en) * 2007-05-10 2009-03-03 Simmons Gary L Offset line alignment tool
US20090260318A1 (en) * 2007-07-14 2009-10-22 Bob Brooks Safety cap and string snapping apparatus
US7946046B1 (en) * 2009-05-07 2011-05-24 Carver Jon O Masonry line stretcher system
USD639684S1 (en) 2010-04-09 2011-06-14 Linovation Corp. (Ohio Corp.) Mason's guide line holders or similar articles
USD639683S1 (en) 2010-04-09 2011-06-14 Linovation Corp. (Ohio Corp.) Mason's guide line holders or similar articles
US8261460B2 (en) 2010-04-09 2012-09-11 Linovation Corp. Line holders for masonry work and the like

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
FR2611223A1 (en) * 1987-02-20 1988-08-26 Lemoine Jacques Device for holding the ends of an alignment cord
EP0399961A1 (en) * 1989-05-26 1990-11-28 Super Canali Di Morelli Alvaro Stirrup for use in building for the attachment and stretching of the string used as reference for the correct alignment of walls
GB2237052A (en) * 1989-10-19 1991-04-24 Brendan Gormley A building line apparatus
GB2258689A (en) * 1991-06-06 1993-02-17 Portland Manufacturing Limited Bricklayer's guide apparatus.
US5479713A (en) * 1994-11-28 1996-01-02 Wood; Robert W. Line block masonry alignment system for use in conjunction with door bucks and a plumb line
USD417632S (en) * 1998-02-23 1999-12-14 Fast Dick A Masonry fixtures
US6412184B1 (en) * 2000-06-09 2002-07-02 Charles Eddie Heavner Masonry line block and corner pole
US7409771B2 (en) * 2005-08-04 2008-08-12 William Ralph Bond Self supporting string line reel-line block tool
US20070029433A1 (en) * 2005-08-04 2007-02-08 Bond William R Self supporting string line reel-line block tool
US7263779B1 (en) * 2006-05-08 2007-09-04 Timothy Wells Brick laying alignment apparatus
US7497023B1 (en) * 2007-05-10 2009-03-03 Simmons Gary L Offset line alignment tool
US20090260318A1 (en) * 2007-07-14 2009-10-22 Bob Brooks Safety cap and string snapping apparatus
US7946046B1 (en) * 2009-05-07 2011-05-24 Carver Jon O Masonry line stretcher system
USD639684S1 (en) 2010-04-09 2011-06-14 Linovation Corp. (Ohio Corp.) Mason's guide line holders or similar articles
USD639683S1 (en) 2010-04-09 2011-06-14 Linovation Corp. (Ohio Corp.) Mason's guide line holders or similar articles
US8261460B2 (en) 2010-04-09 2012-09-11 Linovation Corp. Line holders for masonry work and the like

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