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Publication numberUS1120496 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1914
Filing dateApr 10, 1914
Priority dateApr 10, 1914
Publication numberUS 1120496 A, US 1120496A, US-A-1120496, US1120496 A, US1120496A
InventorsEmmet B Holsclaw
Original AssigneeEmmet B Holsclaw
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lineman's belt.
US 1120496 A
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E. B. HDLSGLAW.

LINEMANS BELT.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 10, 1914.

Patented Dec. 8, 1914.

THE NoRkls PETERS 60.. PHOYO-LITHOU WASHING TQN n. c.

EMMET B. HOLSCLAW, OF SHEPHERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY.

LINEIVIAN S BELT.

Specification of Letters Yatent.

Patented Dec. 8, 1914.

Application filed April 10, 1914. Serial No. 831,043.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, EMMET l3. HoLsoLAW, a citizen of the United States, residing at Shepherdsville, in the county of Bullitt and State of Kentucky, have invented new and useful Improvements in Linemens Belts, of which the following is a specification.

The invention relates to linemens belts, and more particularly to the class of safety devices for linemen.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character wherein a lineman will be able to move around a pole without possibility of falling, the device being designed to firmly grip the said pole on the tightening of the friction band connected to the belt which embraces the waist of the user.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character wherein the friction band coacts with a spurred roller which bites into the pole to hold the lineman while at work on the same, yet enabling the said lineman to move around it without manually adjusting the friction band and roller of the device.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character which is simple in construction, readily and easily applied to the pole and user, reliable and efficient in operation, and inexpensive in manufacture.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and pointed out in the claims hereunto appended.

In the drawing: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a pole showing the dc 'ice constructed in accordance with the invention applied to the same and the user. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the device removed. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view through a portion of the device.

Similar reference characters indicate cor responding parts throughout the several iews in the drawing.

Referring to the drawing in detail, the letter A. designates a telegraph or other pole, which is merely shown to illustrate the mode of application and manner of use of the device hereinafter fully described.

The safety device comprises a belt 5 to be worn by the user at the waist line, it being provided at one end with a buckle 6 which adjustably receives the other end of the said belt for the fastening thereof in place. Socured at diametrically opposite points on the outer face of the belt 5 are loops 7 in which are held rings 8 for the detachable connection therewith of snap hooks 9 carried at the ends of a two part friction strap 10, the parts thereof being adjustably connected together by means of a buckle 11 carried by one part adjacent to one end of the strap. The strap 10 is trained over a pair of guide rollers 12 each being formed with a shallow peripheral groove 13 to receive and guide the strap in its movement, and are journaled upon axles ll, each being fixed in a fork 15 formed with an eye 16.

The numeral 17 designates the forked sec tions of a wheel frame, the said sections being swingingly connected to a pivot 18 on which is journaled a roller 19, the periphery of which is formed with rows of spurs 20 adapted to bite into the body of the pole A when contacting therewith. One section of the wheel frame is formed with an eye 21 loosely connected to the eye 16 of one fork 15, while formed on the other section 17 of the wheel frame is a snap hook 212 which detachably engages with the eye 16 of the other fork 15 so that the device can be readily mounted about the pole A, and when the strap embraces one side thereof the wheel 19 will engage the other side of the said pole and its spurs 20 will bite into the pole to prevent the slipping of the device on the stretching taut of the friction band, yet the roller 19 will traverse the pole so that the user can swing around the same for the execution of work when thereon. The device assumes the position as shown in Fig. l of the drawing when a strain is exerted upon the friction band or strap 10, thus firmly holiding the user against falling from the po c.

From the foregoing it is thought that the construction and manner of use of the device will be clearly understood, and therefore a more extended explanation has been omitted.

lVhat is claimed is 1. A device of the class described comprising a belt, a sectional wheel frame, a spurred roller journaled in the frame, a pair of forks, one of said forks being permanently connected to the wheel frame and the other fork detachably connected thereto,

guide rollers journaled in the forks, and a friction band trained over the guide rollers and connected With the belt.

2. A; device of the class described comprising\a belt, a sectional Wheel frame, a spurred roller journaled in the frame, a pair of forks, one of said forks being permanently connected to the Wheel frame and the other fork detachably connected thereto, guide rollers j ournaled in the forks, a friction band trained over the guide rollers and connected With the belt, and means for detachably connecting the friction band With the said belt.

3. A device of the class described comprising a belt, a sectional Wheel frame, a spurred roller journaled in the frame, a pair of forks, one of said forksxbeing permanently connected to the Wheel frame and the other fork detachably connected thereto, guide rollers journaled in the forks, a friction band trained over the guide rollers and con- Copies of this patent may be obtained for nected With the belt, means for detachably connecting the friction'band With the said belt, and means for adjusting the said band.

4. A device of the class described comprising a belt, a sectional Wheel frame, a spurred roller journaled in the frame, a pair of forks, one of said forks being permanently connected to the Wheel frame and the other fork detachably connected thereto, guide rollers journaled in the forks, a friction band trained over the guide rollers and connected With the belt, means for detachably connecting the friction band With the said belt, means for adjusting the said band, and

.means for adjusting the belt.

In testimony whereof I aifix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.

EMMET B. HOLSCLAW.

Witnesses:

CONRAD MARAMAN, J. L. VVILLIAMS.

five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. 0.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification182/9
Cooperative ClassificationA62B35/0068