US 1206203 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
E. L. BROCKWAY.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 10. 1915. I
Patented Nov. 28, 1916.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
EDWIN L.- BROCKWAY, or GLENSIDEQPENNSYLVANIA'.
To all whom it mag concern:
Be it known that I, EDWIN L. BROCKWAY, a citizen of the'United States, residing at Glenside, in the county of Montgomery and State of Pennsylvania, have invented oer-- tain new and useful Improvements in Cable- Hangers, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to cable hangers such as are used in connection with underground electrical work and has for its principal object to provide cable hangers adapted for detachable, interlocking .engagement with. standards or uprights, the same being so designed with respect to one another that a hanger may be adjusted ver'-' tically of'its standard as well as adjusted in an arc of a circle with respect thereto.
Other. and further objects of the present invention reside in the providing of a newv and novel, construction of'cable hanger designed to facilitate the hanging of cablesirrespective of the angle'of approach of a cable; a cable hanger designed to reduce to a minimum the work of hanging cables, and in the providing of a cable hangerwhich may be-eas'ily removed from its standard and a substitution or an adjustment thereof made without disturbing" adjacent cables.
lVith these and other objects in view the invention consists of the improvements hereinafter described and finally claimed.
The nature, characteristic features and scope of the invention, will be more fully understood from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, and in which:
Figure 1, is a perspective view illustrating the manner of installing cable hangers in accordance with the present invention, Fig. 2, is a view in cross-section taken upon the line 22 of Fig. 1, but drawn to an enlarged scale, Fig. 3, is a fragmentary view in section illustrating details of construction, and Fig. 4, is a fragmentary view in perspective illustrating a slightly modified form of construction.
In the drawings and referring more particularly to Figs. 1, to 3, inclusive, 10, desig-' nates tubular standards or uprights, the ends of which are inwardly bent at 11, and terminate in flat portions 12. The fiat portions 12, are bolted or otherwise secured as at 13, to a suitable supporting structure :14. This arrangement forms a simple and inexpem.
'hoolnlike member. That ments.
, Specification ofle tterslatent. t nt ov, 2 1 Application filed September-10, 1915. Serial No. 49,876. I
s1ve method of projecting the main portion ofastandard or upright 10, free of its support ng structure, topermit hangers being readily attached thereto. The tubular stands are'apertured substantially throughout vthelr height as 15, upon their front faces.
These apertures are disposed in staggered relatlon with one another so as to extend partially around the standard faces. This. s so that the hangers, aboutto be described may be adjusted in arcs of circles with respect tothe standards as Well as vertically thereof.
Thehangers are designated 16, and each embraces an arm terminating at its rear end 1nv ahoo'k-like attaching member 17. This hook-like member is cut-away at its lower edge, as at 18, so-that the said member gradually tapers to a pointedend '19, which po'inted end-terminates short of the arm as shown thusproviding a space suflicient to permit of the hook-like member encircling a standard 10. Inplan a somewhat elliptical shaped space 20, is present,'formed1 by the 7 part of'the hanger, where the -member 17, joins the arm 16,
which parts are preferably integral, is
formed upon an angle terminating in a straight portion 21. This part 2l,'is'=provided with a projection or pin 22, which extends into the space 20, before referred to. The arm 16, consists of a rib 23',the top of which terminates in a relatively broad cable support 24, laterally notchedfasl'at"2 5, to accommodate cables 26. The length of. the arm and number of notches, employed varies according to the character of .work being done. In some instances, the notches 25, may be omitted.
In practice, a hook-like member is caused to encircle a standard and the arm 16, moved vertically of the standard and partially rotated with respect thereto until a desired aperture 15, is located. In this movement the arm is slightly tilted upwardly but when the pin or projection enters the aperture selected the arm assumes a horizontal position. The inclined surface before referred to permits of such tilting and keeps the said pin free of the apertures Among the advantages-to be derived by the use of the above described cable hangers mention may be made of the following The hangers may be adjusted Vertically and in an arc of .a circle-with respect to their 15, during adjusta so standards whereby cables may he hung properly irrespective of the angle of approach of such cables. Instead of bending cables to meet the hangers, the hangers may be partially rotated to approach the cables. The hangers being interchangeable, they may be readily removed and others substituted without interference with the supported cables. Because the hangers may be partially rotated to approach a cable, flexibility of the cables is maintained and the work of hanging cables reduced to a minimum.
In Fig. i, there is disclosed a somewhat modified form of the invention. The standard 30, in this instance comprises a channel rail, the front face of which is provided with a series of apertures 31. The hanger 32, in turn is provided with a hook-like member 33, which is up-turned as shown. The lower part of the hook-like member 33, adjacent the rear end of the. arm portion of the hanger,'is notched as at 34. When the hook-like'member 33', engages an aperture in the standard 30, this notch seats itself with respect to said apertured portion of the standard and constitutes an interlocking of the parts.
In both of the above described hangers it will be observed that the hook-like members each possess the same rinciple of interlock, to witz-the tapered portion of each hook-like member is located to the rear of a standard and bears against such part of the standard, with the rear part or heel of the hanger arm abutting against the standard face, the )oints of pressure being in two planes, an the hanger in each instance being provided with an interlocking part to prevent the hanger sliding downwardly upon its standard.
What I claim is: v
1. A cable hanger embracing a standard of substantially circular cross-section the front face of which is provided with a series of staggered apertures extended partially around the standard face andv a series of interchangeable hangers supported upon said standard for adjustment in arcs of circles therearound in a horizontal plane as well as for vertical adjustment thereon, each hanger embracing a one-piece article consisting of an arm the top of which is laterally grooved for cable accommodation which arm terminates in a hook-like member gradually tapering to a pointed end, the hooklike member abutting against the standard back and the heel portion of said arm abutting against the standard face, means being present upon said hanger for engaging within an apertured portion of the standard to interlock the parts. I
2. Arable hanger embracing a tubular standard the front face of which is provided with a series of apertures arranged in staggered relation partially around said standard face and a series of interchangeable hangers supported upon said standard for adjustment in arcs of circles therearound in a horizontal plane as well as for vertical adjustment thereon, each hanger embracing a one-piece article consisting of an arm the top of which is laterally grooved for cable accommodation which arm terminates in a hook-like member gradually tapering to a pointed end, which hook-like member encircles the standard with its pointed end abutting against the standard back and the heel portion of the arm abutting against the standard face and a projection carried by said heel portion for engagement with an apertured portion of the standard to interlock the parts.
3. A cable hanger embracing in combination a supporting structure, a standard of tubular formation supported thereby and at least a portion thereof spaced therefrom, the front face of said standard being provided with a series of apertures disposed in staggered relation and a series of interchangeable hangers supported by said standard each hanger embracing a one-piece article consisting of an arm the top of which is laterally grooved for cable accommodation which arm terminates in a hook-like member gradually tapering to a pointed end free of the heel portion of said arm,-
which hook-like member encircles the standard and abuts against the back'thereof and the heel portion of the arm abutting against the standard face which heel portion isinclined and terminates at its base in a flat portion provided with a projection for engagement with an apertured portion of the standard to interlock the arts. 7
4. A one-piece hanger or cables embracing an arm consisting of a rib carrying at its top a horizontally, relatively broad por- EDWIN L. BROCKWAY.
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