US 1081378 A
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A. L. FREEMAN.
ELECTRIC FIXTURE SUPPORT.
APPLIUATION FILED JULY 10, 1912.
1,081,378. Patented Dec. 16, 1913.
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Application filed July 10, 1912.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALVIN Li FREEMAN, a
' citizen of the United States, residing at and useful Improvements in Electricdfixture Supports, of which the followmg 1s a lid specification.
My invention relates to electric fixture supports.
The main object of the invention is to pro 'vide means whereby the fixture may be connected to the support without twisting of the electric wires.
In the types of supports of this kind now in use the supports consist of parts which must be relatively screwed together after the short wires of the fixture have been connected. to the main building or circuit wires, which requires frequent manipulation of the connected wires while screwing the parts to gether to remove the wires from twisting or wrapping contact with the fixture parts; the twisting or wrapping of the wires frequently resultin in the twisting or breaking off of the insiilation around the wires and thereby exposing the live wires.
It is a principal object of my invention to provide a fixture support to overcome the objections noted.
Another object of the invention is to provide a construction wherein the attaching parts of the support do not turn relatively.
Other objects of the invention are to provide an exceedingly simple construction of support of this kind, which will be edective and etlicient in operation, and a construction which may be manufactured at low cost and readily applied to a wall or other support.
The preferred embodiment of my inven tion is hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a front elevation. Fig" 2 is a plan view. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1, and, Fig. lis a perspective view of the fixture supporting member or block.
Referring to the drawings 1 designates a bracket preferably of metal adapted to be secured to a wall, ceiling or the like by means of screws 2, passed through openings in lugs 3 formed integral with the bracket.
4 designates a block, preferably of metal. having an opening 5 therein which is screw threaded to receive a screw threaded arm of an electric lamp, electric stove, electric iron Specification of Letters I'atent.
liateni'ed Dee 16,1913,
Serial No. 708.658.
or other electric fixture. The opening and threaded arm of the fixture connection probably the preferred form of means for attaching an electric lamp fixture to the block 4-. It is not my intention to limit myself to said means as other means may be provided as found desirable. Said block 4 is adapted to be inserted or slid into an opening 6 provided in the bracket by means of side and bottom walls and to rest upon the base or bottom wall of said opening as at 71 Projecting strips 8 are secured to the bracket in any suitable manner and extend from the side walls into the openings (5 and partly across the front face of the block 4-. It is clear that instead of providing the separate strips 8 that they may be cast integral with the bracket 1, if desired. Block 4!: is prefer ably of such size that the rear face thereof does not touch the wall, ceiling or the like as designated at 9. Said block, it will be seen is held against lateral displacement by means of the pins 11 and strips 8. The block l is preferably provided with grooves 10 to engage the strips 8. Bolts or pins 11 may be passed through openings 12 in the bracket 1 and openings 13 in the block 4 so as to prevent accidental vertical displacement of the block l. The main circuit wires enter the bracket 1 through the opening lat which leads into the opening;
hen the fixture is connected to the bracket the circuit wires pass through opeuings 14: and 5. The electric lamp or other electric fixture is secured to the block 4 and the short wires thereof are connected to the circuit wires projecting through the bracket 1 and the joint suitably wrapped with tape or other insulation Block 4 is then inserted into the bracket 1 and the bolts ll passed through the bracket and block. 'lVhen fastened in place the insert l')l0(l( -1- has its rear wall distanced from the rear wall of the bracket thereby providing a space between the object to which the bracket is attached and the insert block. Into this space may be crowded the surplus wiring for the electric fixture supported by the block. Said wiring of course enters through the open space at the rear of the bracket and thence to the fixture. When the block and fixture are properly positioned the wire crowded into the space mentioned is com pletely out of sight which thereby provides an article which is neat in appearance. it is to be noted that the bottom wall of the (ill ltdtl bracket extends inwardly beyond the rear face of the block and thus forms a closure be made'in the device illustrated herein without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention what I claim is:
1. In a device of the character described,
a bracket having a rear opening and side" and bottom walls, a projecting member on one of said walls distanced from the rear face of the bracket, providing between the same and said face a space, a fixture-supporting insert member slidable into said space abutting against said projecting memher, said insert member having parallel side walls, said bottom wall of the bracket thereby supporting said insert member against displacement, the rear face of said insert flopiel of thin patent may be obtained for member distancedfrom the rear face of said a bracket provided with a fastening flange thereon, said bracket having a rear opening through which circuit wires .are adapt- .ed to pass, side and bottom walls on said bracket, a projecting member 'on one of said side walls distanced from the rear face of the bracket, providing between the same and said face a s ace, 3. fixture-supporting insert member sli able into said space abutting against said projectin member and provided witha serew-threa ed opening for the purpose specified, a fastening member passing through one of said side walls and into said insert member, the rear face of said insert member distanced from the rear face of said bracket to provide a circuit wire retaining space, said bottom wall of said bracket extending across the bottom of said space and forming a closure therefor.
ALVIN L. FREEMAN.
LEO T. Esraanoox, MARY K. LEONARD.
five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patente, Washington, D. 0."