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Publication numberUS1072556 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 9, 1913
Filing dateAug 5, 1912
Priority dateAug 5, 1912
Publication numberUS 1072556 A, US 1072556A, US-A-1072556, US1072556 A, US1072556A
InventorsEarl D Wood
Original AssigneeEarl D Wood
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1072556 A
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3. D. WOOD.


Patented Se pt.9,19.13.

near. 2;. W001), or IRVIN'GTON, NEW JERSEY.

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' 1,072,556. Specifitiati Application filed August 5, 1912. seriaino. 713,413.

i To all whom, it may concem I Be it knownthat W001i), a

' citizen of the United S tatesyresidingat Irvington, in the county. offEssex, State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Rope;Fast eners;

and I do hereby declare the-following to be" a full, clear,-and exact'descriptio'n of the invention, such as will enable others'skilled in the artto which'it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to rope fasteners and has for an object to provide a device of this character that may be formed from asingleblank of material and will be so con- ;structed that the rope may be easily and quickly taken up or lengthened from time to time.

sectional View through thedevi'ce.

With the above'object in view, the invention consists of certainmovel details of construction and'combinationof parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, itbeing understood that various modifications may" be made in the minor details of construction Within the scope of the appended claim.

In the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification': -Figure l is a front elevation of the device'in applied position. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the parts shownin Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal Fig. 4 is a detail perspective View of-the device.

Referring now to the drawing in which like characters ,of reference designate similar parts, the device formed preferably from a single blank of sheet metal 10 one end portion of which is stamped out to form a ring 11 to which the looped end 12 of ahammock cord 13 or other supporting cord is applied: The blank is provided centrally-'with a silbstantiallyu-shaped slot 14, and the material therewithin is struck outwardly and forwardly to provide a rerear of the integral end of the spur 15, the I on'of idtterslatent.

recess opening throu Patented-Sept. 9, 1913.

d f th 1 k 9 ,lpngitudinal ege'o eanPm-l v In applying the cordifl 'hjthe terminal (if, the cord is formed with a loop 18,; andthe loop passed over and "engaged with'the spur 15, the main length 19 of the cord being then engaged through the-recess 16 and serving to clamp the terminal portion .20 of the cord against the blank, as shown in Fig. 1. By simply loosening the loop. and pulling on the terminal or shoving forwardly on the terminal, thecord 17 may be shortened or lengthened easily and quickly. It is to be noted that by the reversed curving of this spur 15 the cord is gradually stress is exerted thereon and the engage ment is more efiective in proportion to the stress exerted because the cord is pulled tighter 'into'the narroiver part of the space between the spur and the body of the device.

What is claimed, is A rope fastener comprising a single blank of metal, a cord secured at one end to said blank, a transverse slot formed in the opposite. end of said'blankto receive the free 'end of said cord, and an integral longitudinal tongue struck from said blank near the inner end of said slot and having the free end turned away from said slot,said tongue being offset from said blank in a reverse curvehavingits lower portion concave above and convex below to p'roiiide a jannnin portion of gradually decreasing taper, the free end of said tongue being parallel with said blank, the free end of said cord being adapts" ed to be passed from said slotaround said offset root of the tongue thence directed back and passed underneath that portion of the cord extending 7 said root with a resultant clamping between said portion and said blankiw l en the cord is drawn taut about an article gjto bebound. In testimony whereof, T afiix' my. signature, in presence of two witneses. EARL D. WOOD. Witnesses: MARTHA MoGmrrg' LOYD C. MCCORMICK.

' copies {if this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Pa'teults,

between said slot and jammed when

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U.S. Classification24/130, 114/218, 24/129.00B
Cooperative ClassificationF16G11/10