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Publication numberUS1557946 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date20 Oct 1925
Filing date7 Mar 1925
Priority date7 Mar 1925
Publication numberUS 1557946 A, US 1557946A, US-A-1557946, US1557946 A, US1557946A
InventorsSmith Lewis
Original AssigneeSmith Lewis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Monument mold
US 1557946 A
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0a. 20, 9 L SMITH 1,557,946

MONUMENT MOLD 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 7. 1925 N llllll 3mm; 507L77 LEW/5 Oct. 20, 1 925 1,557,948 L. SMITH MONUMENT MOLD Filed March '2, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Hui/asses E ma L 517/5 5! 2 Patented Oct. 20, 1925.



Application filed March 7, 1925. Serial No. 13,853.

City, in the county of Wayne and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Monument Molds, of which the followingis a specification.

This invention relates to monument molds, and hasmore particular referenceto an apparatus for molding concrete mongments in the form of ornamental open rectangular enclosures adapted to border burial plots or the flower beds thereof.

The primary object of the invention is to provide a molding apparatus which is extremely simple and durable in construction and capableof being readily used, without the requirementof special skill or the eX- penditure of unnecessary time or labor, for the expeditious manufacture of concrete monuments of the above kind.

A further object. is to provide improvedmold for integrally forming the walls of the body of the monument and an auxiliary mold for forming-solid ornamental corner blocks adapted to be disposed uponthe upper edges of the walls at the corners of the body or the juncturesof the walls thereof.

With the above general objects in view, and others that will become apparent as the nature of the invention is betterunderstood,

the same consists in the novel form, combination and arrangement of partsihereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawings and claimed.

In the drawings, wherein like reference characters represent corresponding parts throughout the several views,

Figure 1' is a top plan view, partly in section, of the main mold embodying the present invention, and illustrating the mold partly filled with concrete.

Figure 2 is a. view partly in side elevation and partly in section on the line 22 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a transverse section taken substantially upon line 83 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a longitudinal section taken substantially upon line 4-4 of Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the 1,557,946 PATEN monument formed by the main mold shown in Figure l and equipped with the corner blocks formed by the auxiliary mold.;

Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken upon line 66 of Figurefi.

Figure 7 is a front elevational View of the auxiliary mold with concrete therein, 'the.mold being partly broken away and in section. I

Figure 8 is top plan view of the auxiliary mold and,

Figure 9 is a side elevational view thereof. I Referring more in detail to the drawings,

and particularly to Figures 1 to l inclusive,

the main mold embodies 'inner and outer 4 members or open frames of rectangular form.

The outer frame is composed of separable similar sidewalls or boards 5 and similar endwalls or boards'6. As shown,

spaced, the ends of the end walls project outwardly beyond the outer sides of said side walls.

outer sides of the end walls-fordrawing the the end walls Gare adapted to flatly abut .tion, and when the sidewalls are properly The ends of the end walls-are i formed with transverse openings 7for'-re'-' ception" of bolts 8 which are--rigidlysecured in pairs to theouter surfacesof the ends of the side boards5, and nuts 9 are threaded onto the outer ends of the' bolts 8 at the endv walls tightly-against-the side walls and detachably securing-the several I walls to-* gether to provide a-strong.rigid'rectangular frame.

The inner frame consists of similar' side i walls 10 and similar end walls 11, and when the frame is set up, the 'end walls 11 are disposed between the side walls 10 with/the ends of .said end wallsll flatly'abutting the side'walls 10 asclearly shown in Figure- 1. One end of each side wall is hingedas atl2z.

to the adjacent end of one end wall so thatthe end walls may swing inwardly from their operative position wherein the: same are disposed at right angles to the side walls. The end walls have'sliding bolts 13 mounted on their inner surfaces, and these bolts are arranged to enter openings 14 in the free ends of the side walls for releasably holding the end walls from swinging inwardly and thereby maintaining the frame in open or set up condition.

The inner frame is adapted to be positioned within the outer frame, and these frames are of such'relative size as to leave an endless space of uniform width between. them for reception of the concrete or similar material to be molded, whereby an integral rectangular enclosure is formed as shown in Figure 5 composed of end walls 15 and side walls 16.

Projections 17 are provided on. the inner surfaces of the wall members 5 and 6 of the outer: firameof the mold for forming or- -namental: depressions or recesses 18 in the outer surfaces of the walls 15 and 16 of the moldedi monument or; enclosure. of these projections are beveled as shown for; facilitating removal of said-walls 5' and 6rom the molded article" and for render ing' thedepressions 18 more ornamental and less liable to collect dirt. Also, the corners; of tl ie wall's; ot the depressions 18 are thus rendered less liable to become chipped;

The a uxiliary rmold consists of two members,-.;one; member embodying a front wall 19 rigid; with; and at right angles to a side wall 20, and the: other member embodying a rear Wt lIQ/L rigid with: and at right angles to a side wall 22-. The adjacent ends of the side wall .20 andtherear-wall12zl' are hinged together as at 23 so that an end edge of the rear wall 2-1. abuts the inner side of the; side walk 20 when the freeend: edge of thefront wall 119' abuts theinner side of the sidewall. 22, and-whereby the molds may be opened: forremovalof the molded article byswinging-the-mold members apart. The walls'of the-moldmembers-L19,.20'and 21-are of trapezoidalxform and oiisuch size as to cooperate for. forming} a block of truncated: pyramidal form the; base of whichis oi? the same width. as thatfof. the: monument walls 15 and 16. Thus, a. plurality of these blocks may. be; used; one at each: corner of the; molded: en:- closune: ,and'upom the upper" edges of the walls thereof as-shown" in F igure 5 for providing ornaments 245 which enhancethe ap-- pearance of and complete the monument structure: The" side walls- 20' and? 22 may carnyfhooks orke'epers =2 5 having upwardly."

projecting: e nds behindi'w-hi'ch the: ends of a lock-i Dgi strip: or bar'26 may be; engaged when disposed: extend across the front wall: 19,1 wherehyrthe members. of the auxiliary mold mayq bewrfeleasably hellizin operative relations The edges When the members of the main mold are set up as shown in Figure 1, the concrete is poured between said members and allowed to set and harden in the usual manner. When properly set and allowed to harden, the article may be removed by moving the nuts 9 from the bolts 8 and then sliding the end membersor walls 6 off of the bolts 8 to allow removal of the side walls 5. The bolts 13 are then retracted so as to disengage from the openings 14, whereupon a member composed of one side wall .10 and one end wall 11 may be withdrawn upwardly for its removal. The other member. may be more readily removed then: by swinging the end wall 11 inwardly.- The several, walls a maybe placed in compact relation for shipmentor storage v as is obvious by reasonrot' the;constructiondescrlbed. V

The auxiliary mold is simply setup as shown in F igures' 7 to'9 inclusive andthe concrete poured therein while-the mold rests upon a' flat supporting plate orbase, after which the bar 26 may be removed for per--. 1

mitting. the members. of the auXiliary-rmold. to be swung apart, whereby the molded" block or corner ornament 24 may be removed; 7

From the fOIGgOlIlg description it 1s believed the construction. and operation as well as the advantages of the present invention: will be readilyunders'tood and appreciated by those skilled in the art.

l'vhat I claim as new is: x

A mold for forming" a con'cretemonumen talenclosure having integral. walls, includ ing inner and outer; members adapted to bedisposed. in spaced 'concentric relatiom the outer member comprising: separable walls,- and: the inner member comprising. side and:

end Walls, on end of each end 'wal-lof the inner member being hinged t'oflon'e end of one side-wall of the inner member, said end walls; of A the: inner member being disposed between; the ends: ofthe 'sitle' walls thereof.

and. being; providedi with sliding: bolts, =the:

free: ends of the side: walls-0i said& inner. 5

member being; formed with transverse open-- ings for receptionofsaid bolts to m'aintain i 1 the inner memberin-set upconiditiom. V

In testimony whereof. I atfixtmy" signature ew-Is sMIrrr

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U.S. Classification249/144, 249/99, 249/186, 249/140, 249/166
International ClassificationB28B7/16, B28B7/00, B28B7/18
Cooperative ClassificationB28B7/18, B28B7/16, B28B7/0064, B28B7/0014
European ClassificationB28B7/00A7, B28B7/00F, B28B7/18, B28B7/16