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L. H. KNOGHE.
PACKAGE TIE. APPLICATION FILED IA-N. 26. 1914.
1,165,785. Patented Dec. 28, 1915.
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LOUIS I-I. KNOCHE, OF MARTIN CITY, I/IISSUURI.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 238, 3191.5.
Application filed January 26, 1914. Serial No. 814,483.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Louis H. Kwocnn, a. citizen of the United States, residing at Martin City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Package-Ties; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to package ties, designed more particularly for use in binding mail packages, but capable of many other uses, and one of the principal objects of the invention is to provide a simple, reliable and efficient device for the purposes referred to which will lie flat against the packages and which will be easy to operate and reliably held in position when adjusted.
Another object of the invention is to pro vide a cord or rope clamp which may be used to advantage in the adjustment of clothes-lines, hammock supports, tent ropes,
and many other uses, and which will be se-' cure and reliable, and which will be composed of two parts not liable to get out of order and which can be produced at comparatively low cost.
These and other objects may be attained by means of the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which,
Figure 1 is a horizontal sectional view of a package tie made in accordance with this invention and showing the parts in place for clamping a cord or rope, Fig. 2 is a sectional view on the line 22 of Fig. 1 looking in the direction indicated by the arrows, Fig. 3 is a plan view of the base portion with the operative parts removed, F ig. 4 is a detail side elevation of one of the cord clamps or wedges, Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the guide member for the clamps or wedges, and Fig. 6 is a transverse sectional view of a slightly modified form.
Referring to the drawing, the numeral 1 designates the base member of the package tie, said base member being formed of metal of the desired thickness and quality, said base member having oppositely curved side portions 2 and outwardly curved ends 3. Secured centrally to the base 1 is a guide member 1, having oppositely disposed angular flanges 5, said flanges being oppositely inclinerhfrom the central portion thereof. The flanges 5 at the opposite ends thereof are provided with guide slots 6, and mounted in the said guide slots are the clamp or wedge members 7, each having a curved caring surface 8 and a reduced stem 9. 'llhe stem 9 extends through the slot 6 in the guide member and is permitted to slide therein, and is held in relation to the flanges 5 by means of a pin 10. Spiral springs 11 are connected to each of the stems 9 upon opposite sides of the guide member and within the same, said springs each being connected to a pin 12 projecting inwardly from the guide member. The normal tension of each of the springs 11 is to pull the wedges or clamping members 7 inwardly toward the center of the package tie to clamp the rope or cord. A cover member 13 is placed in position to inclose the entire operative devices.
As shown in Figs. 3, 5 and 6 the base member 1 is substantially identical with the member 1, excepting that a series of slots 2 is formed therein, said slots adapted to receive the prongs 3 extending from the guide member 1*, said prongs being bent at an angle underneath the base member 1 as shown in Fig. 6. The guide member 4a is provided with a cover member 5 formed integral with the side walls or flanges thereof, as shown in Fig. 6. In this form of the device the wedges or cord clamps 7 are substantially identical with those already described, and are connected by means of springs in the same manner.
From the foregoing it will be obvious that the opposite free ends of cord or may be grasped and adjusted in opposite direction to bind a package, and when the cords are released the wedges bind the cord in place.
It will be apparent from the foregoing that a package tie made in accordance with this invention may be used for many purposes, such as adjusting the supporting ropes of hammocks, as a clothes-line fastener and adjuster, for tent ropes, and many other purposes without change in structure.
Many changes in the details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined in the claim.
What is claimed is:
A package tie comprising a base member having inwardly curved longitudinal edges and outwardly flared ends, a guide member secured to said base member including flanges extending inwardly from the oppoangularly directed ends of said flanges to secure said Wedges against removal, and springs secured at their opposite ends to said flanges and said stems.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature s in presence of two Witnesses.
LOUIS H. KNOCHE. Witnesses:
J. D. YoAKLEY, E. P. BUNYEA.
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