Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1129553 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 23, 1915
Filing dateMay 25, 1914
Priority dateMay 25, 1914
Publication numberUS 1129553 A, US 1129553A, US-A-1129553, US1129553 A, US1129553A
InventorsThomas J Cope
Original AssigneeThomas J Cope
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support for electric conductors.
US 1129553 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




Patented Feb. 23, 1915.

S E s 3 E N H W ATTORNEYS v THOMAS J. can, or Pri ILADEnPiiIA, i izuvivsvnvmxi-ra.

swrom soft anaemic conserves.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented net. 1915.

Application men may 2%, 1914. Serial-No. sedate.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it knownthat I, THOMAS J. Corn, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Support for Electrical Conductors, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to an improvement in a support for electrical conductors as shown in the Letters Patent No. 647,945, granted to me, on the 241th day of April, 1900, and consists in so constructing the support that its elbow is adapted to be interlocked with the edge of the standard in-' stead of with the body of the same, between the edges thereof, whereby said bracket may be more conveniently applied to and removed from said standard, and the latter may be formed of cast metal instead of more expensive wrought metal, as shown in said Letters Patent.

The invention is satisfactorily illustrated in the accompanying drawing, but the important instrumentalities thereof may be varied, and so it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the specific details shown and described. I

Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a support for electric conductors embpey ing my invention. Fig. 2 represents a par tial plan view thereof, and partial horizontal section thereof on the line wm Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 represents a side elevation of a portion opposite to that shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 4 represents an end elevation at a right angle to Fig. 1. Fig. 5 represents a side elevation of a modification. Fig. 6 represents a partial side elevation and partial vertical section on the line yg Fig. 1.

Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in the figures.

Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a standard or bar which is adapted to be secured in vertical direction to a desired place, the same having in its side edge the recesses 2 which are located thereon parallel, one below the other. 3 designates a bracket which is adapted to be supported on said bar 1, it having on its upper face the depression or seats 1 on which electrical conductors may be placed and sustained. On what may be termed the inner end of the bracket is the leg 5, at the base of which on one side thereof is the outturned foot 6. On the upper end of said leg is the outturned neck 7 on whose outer end is the inturned elbow 8. On the vertical side of said neck above the leg, above the foot 6 is the shoulder 9 which extends-in inclined direction froiiith'e top of the leg to about the place 10 when it extends in perpendicular direction as at 11 to the bottom of the leg, the inner end of the bracket at the top of said inclined shoulder 9 having thereon the outturned limb 14:

forming an angle with said shoulder, as

most plainly shown in Fig. 1, said shoulder being on the side of the leg to which the foot 6 is applied, and facing the elbow 8 so that a spate exists between the latter and said elbow whereby the bracket maybe raised and loweredon the bracket to permit of the introduction into and connection of the bracket with said standard in a .cbnvenie'nt manner, without liability of the bracket dropping from. the standard, while the limb 14 fulcrums sidewis'e on the edge of the standard in turning and introducing said elbow 8 into the recess 2, the same beingtrue of said-limb in the withdrawal of said elbow from said recess, thus rendering said intredu'ction and withdrawal easy of operation.

The operation is as follows :lhe bracket is raised to an extent and presented to the standard so that the elbow 8 is in register with the side of the desired recess 2 that it is t6 'dc'eupy. The inclined shoulder 9 of the bracket contacts with'the adjacent edge of the standard, thus removing the foot 6 from the latter especially from said edge. The bracket is now manipulated to pass the elbow into said recess when the inner or transverse limb of said elbow will occupy said recess, and the longitudinally or outer limb of the elbow will be on the side of the standard opposite to the neck 7. Then the bracket is lowered, the transverse limb of the elbow turning on the wall of the recess 2, when the foot 6 overlaps the side of the standard, as does also the outer limb of the elbow, said elbow and foot projecting toward each other, and as is evident, occupying the same side of the standard, while the neck 5 occupies the opposite side of the standard. When the bracket is lowered to full extent, the perpendicular portion 11 of the shoulder 9 abuts against the edge of the standard opposite to the recess 2, and so the bracket is sustained firmly in horizontal direction on the standard, while it is interless it is desired to so displace or remove it,

when it may be raised, the inclined shoulder which is set back from the adjacent edge of the standard, allowing the elevation of the bracket, when the latter may be manipulated laterally on said limb to withdraw the elbow 8 sidewise from the recess that it occupied, and remove the foot 6 from the side of the standard, when the bracket is entirely disconnected from the standard.

In some cases, it may be desired to have the inner limb of the elbow point upwardly as at 12, Fig. 5, instead of laterally in Figs. 1, 2, 3, and 4:, when the elbow may be inserted in an opening 13 in the body of the standard, said opening being somewhat elliptical to permit said inner limb to be introduced into said opening, but the bracket is supported with the other members shown in said Figs. 1, 2, 3, and 4, while the standard has a recess 2 in the edge of its side,

when it is desired to apply the elbow thereto as in said figures.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure as Let ters Patent, is

1. In a support of the character stated, a

standard withrecesses therein, and a bracket,

forcooperation therewith, said bracket having on its engaging end, a depending leg, an outturned foot on the base of the latter adapted to overlap said standard, an outturned neck on the upper end of said leg, an inturned elbow on said neck adapted to overlap said standard on the same side of said footand opposing the same, an inclined outturned foot on the base of the latterv adapted to overlap said standard, an outturned neck on the upper end of said leg, an inturned elbow on said neck adapted to overlap said standard on the same side of said foot and opposing the same, an inclined shoulder on said neck spaced from said elbow and facing the same, providing means for the introduction and connection of the bracket with said standard, a portion of said shoulder extending from the lower terminal of the inclination thereof in a perpendicular direction to the bottom of the leg, and a limb extending laterally from the inner end of the bracket at the top of said inclined shoulder, said limb being on the same side of the bracket as said inturnedelbow and said outturned-foot.

\ THOMAS J. COPE. Witnesses:


Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Gommissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. 0.?

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2884911 *Jan 23, 1956May 5, 1959Foster Wheeler CorpTube support means
US3156443 *Dec 12, 1961Nov 10, 1964Nicholas LupinacciLadder-attaching supports for buckets
US3233852 *Mar 15, 1965Feb 8, 1966Azar Raymond JSupporting shelf assembly
US4373508 *Jun 19, 1981Feb 15, 1983Northcraft Richard DAdjustable means for supporting combustible material
US5092546 *Apr 29, 1991Mar 3, 1992Wolfbauer Douglas ASupport system for electrical conduits and the like
US5303887 *Mar 4, 1992Apr 19, 1994Hasty William EUniversal pipe support and hanger
US5876000 *Nov 6, 1997Mar 2, 1999Sioux Chief Manufacturing Company, Inc.Universal pipe bracket
US7377472Dec 12, 2003May 27, 2008Securus, Inc.Pipe and cable holder
US7621487Dec 21, 2005Nov 24, 2009Securus, Inc.Twist-lock base for pipe holders
US8141826Jan 15, 2008Mar 27, 2012Securus, Inc.Pipe holding bracket
US8517186Jul 23, 2012Aug 27, 2013Underground Devices, Inc.ULT cable support system with saddles
US8550259Jul 23, 2012Oct 8, 2013Underground Devices, Inc.ULT cable support system
US8567734 *Sep 14, 2009Oct 29, 2013Underground Devices, IncCable support system
US8596590 *Oct 9, 2009Dec 3, 2013Underground Devices, Inc.Non-metallic support stanchion
US8733560Sep 28, 2013May 27, 2014Underground Devices, Inc.ULT cable support system
US8960612Sep 28, 2013Feb 24, 2015Underground Devices, Inc.Non-metallic support stanchion
US20050006535 *Dec 12, 2003Jan 13, 2005Brown Larry D.Pipe and cable holder
US20110062292 *Oct 9, 2009Mar 17, 2011Mccoy Donald PNon-metallic support stanchion
US20110062293 *Sep 14, 2009Mar 17, 2011Underground Devices, Inc.Cable support system
U.S. Classification248/73, 248/68.1, 248/297.31
Cooperative ClassificationF16L3/13