US 1179825 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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COMBINATION WIRE STRETCHER AND WAGON JACK.
APPLICATION F|LED ocT.5,1915.
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JOHN GREUTMANN, WXLLIAMI J'. GREUTMANN, AND ROMA M. GREUTMANN, OF
COMBINATION WIRE-STRETOHEE AND WAGON-JACK.
Application filed October 5, 1915.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, JOHN GREUTMANN, VILLTAM J. GREUTMANN, and ROMA M. GREUTMANN, citizens of the United States, residing at Miller, in the county of Builalo and State of Nebraska, have invented new and useful Improvements in Combination Wire-Stretchers and VagonJacks, of which the following is a specification.
This invention has for its object the provision of a power applying device adapted for use either as a wire stretcher or a wagon jack, and wherein the jack frame is associated with the device in such manner as to permit of its being readily attached thereto or removed therefrom when the device is used in the capacity of a wire. stretcher.
The nature and advantages of the invention will be better understood from the fol lowing description wherein the speciiic construction, combination and arrangement of v parts are more fully setforth.
ln the drawing forming part of this speciication like numerals of reference indicate view ef the jack frame. Fig 5 1s a view of the foot or base of the device.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, 5 indicates a base plate which may be copstructed of any suitable material, dimensions and configuration, and formed with a horn 6, projecting from one of its edges, while one side of the plate adjacent its-opposite edge and ends is provided with spaced p'airs of lugs 7 between which is slidably mounted a rack bar 8, the latter being held associated with the base by means of cross pieces 9 bridging the bar and terminally secured to the lugs by means of the fastening elements 10. One end of the rack bar terminates to provide a right angularly disposed extensionv 11, the latter being equipped With a wire grip 13 of any suitable construction, which latter is disposed substantially in the same plane with the wire grip l5 upon the base asshown.
Straddling the rack bar 8 and the adjacent edge of the base 5 are the parallel por- Specication of Letters 'Satena ratentea'apr. is, loic.
Serial No. 54,239.
tions 16 of an operating lever 17, the parallel portions being pivoted to the plate as at 18, and has pivotally mounted therebetween a spring pressed pawl 19 normally engaging the teeth 20 of the rack bar for moving `the latter upon the plate 5 when the lever is moved in one direction. Pivotally mounted upon the plate 5 is a second spring pressed pawl21 normally engaging the rack teeth Q0 to prevent slipping or movement of the rack bar in an opposite direction, when the pawl 19 is disengaged from the teeth during the movement of the lever in an opposite direction to. obtain a new grip upon the bar. When the device is used in the capacity of a wire stretcher the horn 6 is arranged about the fence post (not shown), the prongs 22 projecting from the horn being adapted-to bite into the post to hold the device fixed thereon. The strand ofwire is then clamped within the grip 13 on the extension l1, and the lever subsequently operated to move the rack bar in a direction to eiiect the stretching of the wire, .but when it is desired to splice the adjacent ends of a broken piece of wire, one of the ends of the strand is clamped within the grip 15, and the opposite end within the grip 13 on the extension 11. The lever is then operated to move the rack bar in a direction to draw the ends of the wire toward each other t0 be connected. With a device of this construction I em ploy a jack frame 23 which may be quickly and easily associated therewith to permit the device to be used in the capacity of a wagon jack when so desired. As shown in this specific instance the frame 23 consists of a substantially V-shaped strip of material suitable for the purpose intended, the limb 24 of which at its free end thereof is cut away, the separated portions 25 defined by the cut away portion being formed to provide spaced hooks adapted to engage the bearings 26 projecting from the opposite sides of the base plate 5 adjacent one end thereof, while the limb 26 ofthe frame has its free end bifurcated and straddles the plate 5 at its point ofy juncture with the horn 6. Manifestly with the frame in position upon the plate 5 the device can be arface for the jack, I employ a foot therefor comprising a relatively broad plate 27 upon which rests the lower end of the bar 8, the
latter being received by a channel shaped standard 28 rising from the plate land secured therein in any suitable manner, as for instance by the fastening element 29. The lever 17 is operated in the same manner as hereinabove described in connection with the wire stretcher, but instead of thel rack .quickly associated with the plate or removed therefrom when desired, this of course depending upon the use to which the device in its entirety is adapted to be put.
It is believed that from the foregoing description the nature 'and advantages of the invention will be thoroughly understood without requiring a more extended explanation, however it is desired to be stated that 'the various parts forming the subject matter of my invention may be constructed from any suitable material and desired dimensions Without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is A device of the class described comprising a pair of relatively movable members,
a lever pivoted on one of said members and.
operating upon the other member to effect an adjustment between the parts, means for holding said members in adjusted position, alined studs projecting from the opposite sides of one of said members in advance of the other member, an inverted substantially V-shaped stripy of material having both of its ends bifurcated, the separated portions of the strip at one end defined by the bifurcation terminating to provide hooks engaging said studs, and the opposite bifurcated end of the strip straddling one edge of the first mentioned member at a remote point from the hooks-for the purpose described. j
In testimony whereof we aiiix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.
Witnesses r' F. D.A BROWN, Ross BRowN.