W. 0. LANE.
APPLICATION FILED JANJ, 1914.
Patented Jan. 5, 1915.
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WILLIAM RD LANE, 0F CLEVELAND, OHIO.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 5, 1915.
Application filed January 7, 1914. Serial No. 810,706.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM Ono LANE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Wire-Grip, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provide an improved wire grip to be used for clamping wire guys or supports for telegraph, telephone, electric light, trolley or other poles; and to provide a simple and more effective clamping device, which can be easily used to fasten the wire guy securely and quickly.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, which illustrate my invention-Figure 1 is a side elevation showing the application of my device; Fig. 2 is a plan view on line 22 of Fig. 1; Fig. 8 is a cross section on line 8-43 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4- is a cross section on line of Fig. 2.
I provide a clamping plate 1 having a grooved flange 2 extending longitudinally of the plate, and having an opposite flanged finger 3 at one end of the plate. In combination with clamping plate 1, I mount a clutch 4:, by means of pivot 5 projecting from the clutch, which pivot 5 is also riveted to the main body of the clamping plate allowing the clutch to work on a pivot and act as a clamp. Clutch 4 has a substantially V-shaped slotted portion having grooved sides to engage a looped end of the wire guy. The loop is secured by a pin 7 projecting upward from the base of the slotted portion of the clutch, as illustrated in the accompanying drawings (Figs. 2 and 3). A pin 8, insertible through orifice 9 in.
the body of the clamping plate, serves as a locking member for the clutch. Clutch i has a cam base 6 which has a grooved edge 11 engaging with and fastening the wire in flange 2.
In operation, the end of a guy wire is passed around the post, at the desired portion. The end of guy wire is then bent into a loop which is placed in the substantially V-shaped slotted portion 10 of clutch 11, with the loop passing around pin 7. The wire is then engaged by flanged finger 3; and flange 2 of the wire grip is engaged with the taut wire. The grooved edge 11 of cam base 6 of clutch l locks the Wire against flange 2. Pin 8 is inserted through orifice 9 in the body of the clamp to prevent the clutch from being knocked loose while in service. Pin 8 is of wedge-shape so that it may be forced firmly into place.
What I claim is:
A wire grip consisting of a clamping plate having a longitudinal wire-engaging flange, and a wire-engaging finger at one end of the clamping plate, in combination with a clutch pivotally mounted on the body of the clamping plate and having a substantially V-shaped slotted portion and a projecting pin therein spaced substantially apart from the smaller end and from the sides thereof for engaging a wire loop, the aforesaid clutch also having a cam base positioned to lock wire or wire cable against the longitudinal wire-engaging flange of the clamping plate.
In witness whereof I hereunto attach my signature, in the presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM 0RD LANE.
Witnesses C-nAs. ROTH, GEORGE J. lVlILLnR.
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