Home Index Site Map Up: Patent Index Navigation
Up: Patent Index
5,723 · Pitt · "Improvements in the Manufacture of Building Materials from Glass and in the Application of the same" · Page 1
Home  > Prism Glass  > Patent Index  > Page 1
First: 5,723 · Pitt · "Improvements in the Manufacture of Building Materials from Glass and in the Application of the same" · Page 1 Last: 5,723 · Pitt · "Improvements in the Manufacture of Building Materials from Glass and in the Application of the same" · Drawing 2 Prev: 5,723 · Pitt · "Improvements in the Manufacture of Building Materials from Glass and in the Application of the same" · Drawing 2 Next: 5,723 · Pitt · "Improvements in the Manufacture of Building Materials from Glass and in the Application of the same" · Page 2 Navigation
5,723: 1 of 4

First: 232 · Wyndus · "Glasses and Lamps for Ships, Mines, &c" · Page 1 Last: 397,371 · Deutsche Glasbau-Gesellschaft · "Improvements in Moulds for use in the Construction of Floor Slabs, Wall Panels, Pavement Lights, Windows and the like of Glass Framed in Ferroconcrete" · Drawing Prev: BE77,079 · Falconnier · "Application nouvelle du verre soufflé pour obtenir des matériaux de construction en verre" · Patent of Importation Next: 361,983 · Brown · "Horse-Block" · Page 1 Navigation
Patents: 198 of 511
Date of Application, 19th Apr., 1887.
Specification Accepted, 27th May, 1887.



A.D. 1887, 19th APRIL. Nº 5723.
First: DE41,773 · Falconnier · "Flaschenartige Hohlkörper aus geblasenem Glas zur Herstellung und Bekleidung von Wänden" · Page 1 Last: CH41374 · Falconnier · "Construction en briques soufflées en verre" · Drawing Prev: DE41,773 · Falconnier · "Flaschenartige Hohlkörper aus geblasenem Glas zur Herstellung und Bekleidung von Wänden" · Page 1 Next: CH48 · Falconnier · "Briquetages légers et économiques" · Page 1 Navigation
Gustave Falconnier
2 of 8
COMPLETE SPECIFICATION.


[Communicated from abroad by GUSTAVE FALCONNIER, of Nyon, Switzerland, Architect.]

Improvements in the Manufacture of Building Materials from Glass
and in the Application of the same.


    I, SYDNEY PITT of Sutton in the County of Surrey Gentlemen do hereby declare the nature of this invention and in what manner the same is to be performed to be particularly described and ascertained in and by the following statement:—

    Glass is tending to take a more and more important place in building, but up to the present it has only been utilised in the form of pieces made in the press or for glazier's work. The object of the present invention is to use it in the form of blown bricks for facing walls, perpends, window-linings, greenhouses, hot-frame sashes, bell glasses, urinals, water-closets, bath rooms, vaults, roofs, fence-walls, espalier walls, lining for hospital rooms, railway carriages etc. etc.
    I give these bricks all suitable shapes and I colour them at will, either in the substance of the glass or by lining them internally or externally with layers of metal or of paint; I also vary their appearance by sand engraving, acids, etc.
    These materials of blown glass having double walls offer numerous advantages. They are light, cheap, and the layer of air which they contain is a good preservative against either cold or heat.
    These bricks are made like ordinary bottles.
    In the accompanying drawings I have shown various forms of bricks and the manner of fixing them and joining them together.
    In Figure 1, I show on a scale of 1-10 a number of square bricks fitted together. I prefer however to give them another shape which lends itself better to the regular distribution of the glass.
    In Figure 2, I show a full sized section of a hollow brick blown at A. The spaces C between the bricks are filled with putty forming the framing. I employ any suitable composition for putty to form the connections, such as cement, plaster, bituminous substances, papier mâché, wood paste or saw dust, with sticky substances such as gum lac, india rubber, gutta percha etc. The silicates may also well be used, as they form transparent connections having the appearance of glass. The external part of the connection will be generally made of oil putty.
    These connections may be strengthened in certain cases by metallic pieces set in the substance of the connection and joined together.