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Número de publicaciónUS2847721 A
Tipo de publicaciónConcesión
Fecha de publicación19 Ago 1958
Fecha de presentación31 Ene 1956
Fecha de prioridad31 Ene 1956
Número de publicaciónUS 2847721 A, US 2847721A, US-A-2847721, US2847721 A, US2847721A
InventoresDiamond Lester A
Cesionario originalBernard Sage, Joseph Sage
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Enlaces externos: USPTO, Cesión de USPTO, Espacenet
Simulated brick or the like wallpaper
US 2847721 A
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Application January 31, 1956, Serial No. 562,399 1 Claim. (Cl. 20--15) This invention relates to interior wall coverings and, more particularly, to new and useful improvements` in a decorative wall paper in simulation of brickwork.

Relatively recently there have been developed, with growing trade demand, coverings for the interior walls of homes, simulating masonry which may be applied by the unskilled consumer. While the use of this type of wall covering has proven successful, the wall coverings heretofore made have necessitated considerable care in order to insure proper application thereof to a wall so as not to damage the wall and so as to make a solid attachment of each panel to the wall surface. Further, some attempts to imitate brickwork have disregarded the proper simulation of the joints of the brickwork or if such a simulation has been attempted it has involved laborious and costly operations of manufacture or laying and imperfect simulation especially of the joints since these have a different character than that of the exposed surfaces of brick. In other instances no adequate means has been proposed for representing the horizontal mortar joint either in its surface character or in the proper depth of shadow formed by such a joint in brickwork. The result has been a flat appearing surface only remotely resembling the exposed surface of brickwork having the various characteristics of joints and of surface, texture and color.

A primary object of the present invention therefore is to provide a covering for the interior wall of a home in the form of 'wallpaper which will produce the effect of masonry and especially brick laid up in mortar joints.

Another object of the invention is to provide a strip of suitable base material which constitutes the horizontal and vertical joints of brickwork.

A further object of the invention is to produce panels or units with imitation brickwork thereon having means for guiding and interlocking adjacent panels or units in proper position enabling an unskilled workman to place them on a wall with comparative ease.

A general object of the invention is to provide a wall covering panel of this character which is simple in construction and which may be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claim in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

ln the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary face view of an assembly of panels or units made in accordance with the present invention applied to a wall.

Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the plane of the line 2-2 of Fig. l.

Fig. 3 is a face view showing fragments of two panels or units preparatory to being moved to interfitting and interlocking relation.

Fig. 4 is a face view of an end panel piece.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary face view of a modification of the invention.

Fig. 6 is a similar view to Fig. 5, vbut showing `a still further modification of the invention.

Referring to the drawings, and particularly to Fig. 3, two panels or units 10 made in accordance with the present invention are shown preparatory to being moved to interfitting and interlocking relation so as to form part of a wall covering or wallpaper 11 shown in Fig. l. Each panel or unit consists of arectangular-shaped base l2 of suitable sheet material and a plurality of separate slabs i3, simulating masonry membersJ such as bricks mounted thereon in spaced relation.

The base 12 is preferably formed of a sheet of heavy paper but it may be formed of wood or any suitable fabric material. One side thereof is covered by a number of slabs 13 in spaced patterned relation, and the other side is coated with a suitable adhesive 1.5 for securing the panel to a supporting wall 16. The rear side of each slab is coated with adhesive material 17 for securing it to the side of the base. The flexible base and adhesive afford an effective solid anchorage of the panel on the supporting wall.

The slabs are each formed of cork and of a length and width corresponding to the length and width approximating a standard building brick, but is preferably only approximately 1/2 in thickness. The edges of the slab are cut sharply and the texture and grain of the surface of the cork slab correspond to the texture and grain of a standard brick, with the interstices 18 in the exposed cork surface simulating the interstices found in the surface of a brick. The slab is suitably colored to correspond to the color of a brick.

The spacing between the slabs indicated at 19 corresponds to the spacing in brickwork and the surface of the base thereat is given the appearance of mortar but is of the same color as the brick.

In applying this type of panel to the wall 16, the panel is applied flat against the wall and pressed into intimate Contact therewith by means of the adhesive 15. The panels are placed in juxtaposition, with the projecting slabs 20 inserted into the cutouts 21 in the adjacent slab whereby the meeting edges of the slabs are brought into r abutting relation.

At each end of the assembled panels, an end panel piece 22 comprising a narrow strip of sheet material 23 similar to the base 12 mounting a plurality of slabs 24 0f similar construction to the slabs 13 is laid under the projecting slabs 13 to fill out the cutouts 2l.

it will be understood that instead of securing the panels to the supporting wall by adhesive, nails may be driven through the spaces between the slabs.

In Fig 5, a fragment of a modified panel 10' is shown wherein the slabs 13 are shaped and constructed to simulate natural stones instead of the building brick of the form of Figs. l to 3, inclusive.

The modification of Fig. 6 illustrates a fragment of a panel 10 having slabs 13 in the form of cement blocks.

In all other respects, the forms of the invention shown in Figs. 5 and 6 are similar to the form of Figs. l-3 and similar reference numerals are used to indicate similar parts. It will also be understood that the slabs shown in Figs. 5 and 6 might be mounted on a base formed of wood or any suitable fabric material instead of paper.

While l have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifica- 3 t tions may be made within the scope of the invention as delined in the appended claim.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

An interior building wall covering, comprising a plurality of panels, one of said panels including a base of exible material coated with a water soluble adhesive on its rear side for attaching said base to the interior building wall, a plurality of rectangular cork slabs adhesively secured to the front side of said base, said slabs having interstices, texture and grain corresponding to interstices, texture and grain of baked clay brick, said slabs having a coloring corresponding to normal coloring of clay brick, said slabs being disposed in a spaced staggered array simulating laid brick, the spaces between the slabs having the appearance of mortar but being of the same color as the slabs, another of said panels comprising a narrow flat strip of Hexible sheet material, and a plurality of rectangular cork slabs mounted in spaced array on said strip, each of the last-named slabs having a length one half of the length of the slabs on said one panel and being spaced apart from each other a distance equal to the width of a slab plus two mortar spaces, the alternate half-length end slabs on said one panel with their underlying base overlying said strip between the half-length slabs thereon so that the assembled covering has a straight lateral edge, said strip being coated on its rear side with a water soluble adhesive, the spaces on the strip between the slabs thereon being colored to resemble the normal coloring of clay brick.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,926,093 Gibuey et al. Sept, 12, 1933 2,122,577 Mattes et al, July 5, 1938 2,270,809 Kaye Jan. 20, 1942 2,323,299 Craig July 6, 1943 2,678,896 Dratler May 18, 1954

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Clasificación de EE.UU.52/314, 428/904.4
Clasificación internacionalB44F9/04, B44C7/00, B44F11/06, B44F11/00, B44F9/00
Clasificación cooperativaB44F11/06, B44C7/00, B44F9/04
Clasificación europeaB44C7/00, B44F9/04, B44F11/06