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M. L. PAGKER, DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING ARTICLES IN AN ELEOTROPLATING BATH.
APPLICATION FILED IEB.3, 1911.
Patented 001;. 17, 1911.
MORTIMER Ii. PACKER, OF COLUMBUS, (Ell-H6.
DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING ARTICLES IN AN ELECTROPLATING-BATH.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MORTIMER LHPAGKER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Columbus, in the county of Franklin and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Devices for Supporting Articles in an Electroplating- Bath,-of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to certain novel and useful improvements in a device for hsupporting articles in an electro-plating 1 In carrying out my invention, it is my purpose to provide a support of the class described, whereby the articles to be electroplated may be suspended in the bath,and whereby the electric current may be readily conducted to the main rod of the support and to the individual supports from which the articles are suspended. A further object of my invention is t provide a device of the type, referred to wherein the supports for the individual articles are so combined and correlated with the main bod ortion or rod of the device, that said indlvldual supports may be read-' ily. connected to and removed from the main rod.
' Still a further object of my invention is to provide a rod having an outer sleeve of .insulated material, the individual supports for the articles to be electrolated, passing through the main rod in S1101 manner that they may be readily inserted and removed therefrom, so that should one of the supports be broken or otherwise injured, it may be readily and quickly removed and a new one inserted.
It is also my aim to provide a support of the class described, embodyin in its construction the desired features 0 simplicity and durability.
With the a ove recited objects and others of a similar nature in.view., my invention consists in the construction, combination and. arrangement of parts set. forth in and fallin within scope of the appended claim.
11 the accompanying drawings-Figure 1 is a view in elevation of a device embodyin my improvements, Fig. 2 is across sectiona view taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1, Fig. 3 is a similar view taken on line 33 of Fig. 1, and Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed February 3, 1911. Serial No. 606,320.
Referring 'now to the accompanying draw- Patented Oct. 17, 1911.
ings in detail, the letter A designates a metallic rod, through which the current is adapted to be conducted to the bath, said rod having its upper end provided with a hook portion as at 2, to engage with the ordinary cross bar 3, through which the cur- Surrounding said rod is a sleeve 4: of insulating or non-conducting material, while passing at suitable intervals through the sleeve and rod, are transverse bores or openings 5, through whichare adapted tobe passed metallic rods or wires 6, bent into suitable form to support the article to be electroplated. In the present instance, referring to Fig. 1, it will be seen that I have taken a short section of wire and after the same has been passed through the transverse bore 5, said wire is bent downward as at 7 and then upward as at 8, so that the wire on each side of the rod is bent into an approximately V-shaped form, the center portion of the wire contacting with the conducting rod A, and receiving current therefrom.
\Vhile I have in the present instance, shown the suspending wire as bent into a peculiar form, I wish it to be understood that I do not limit myself to bending the wire in the manner shown in Fig. l, for the purpose of supporting articles, as said wire nection with the accompanying drawings,
the construction and operation of my improved support will be readily apparent.
The articles are suspended from the individual supports or cross wires and the hook is then placed over the bar 3 and the current turned on. Current flowin throughthe bar 3, passes to the rod A and thence through the individual supports, so that the article 1n the bath may be rapidly and thoroughly electro-plated, in the well known manner.
It will be noted that I have provided an exce'edin 1y simple form of su port, and yet one whic is es ecially adapte for the purpose of sus en ing the articles in an electroplating bat As heretofore stated, the individual suspending wires or rods, may be readily removed from the main rod A in case of breakage or other injury and it will only be necessary to withdraw the inj ured rod and insert a new one. Thus considerable time is saved, which is a decided advantage over those devices of this type wherein 'rent s conducted to the metallic rod A.
thedndividual supports were soldered or otherwise secured to the main bar. F urthermore, by providing an insulated sleeve covering that prevent suc rod becoming electro-plated;
nection With a ourrent-Wirefan insulating,
sleeve surrounding'said vertical rod, said rod and sleeve-having diametrically alining plortion of the rod in the bath,
apertures and a conductive Wiresupport e2:- tending through the apertures and bent to form hooks upon either side of said rod and sleeve, to maintain themselves in immovable position and to maintain said sleeve relatively immovable upon said conducting rod; In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
' MORTIMER L. PACKER. I
\Vitnesses 1 A. L PHELPS, INGLE A. MORRIS.