US 1207486 A
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J A. BRADLEY.
APPLICATION FILED DEC. H. 1915.
Patented Dec. 5, 1916.
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JACOB A. BRADLEY, 0F WABENO, WISCONSIN, ASSIGNOR OF TWO-THIRDS '10 JOHN G. HARTER AND OSCAR S. TENLEY, BOTH 0F WABENO, WISCONSIN.
Application filed December 11, 1915.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, J AGOB A. BRADLEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Wabeno, in the county of Forest and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Clothes-Pins, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in clothes-pins, one object of the invention being the provision of a metallic clothes-pin that has all of the advantages and none of the disadvantages of the metallic clothes-pin as set forth in my U. S. Letters Patent No. 1,106,487 granted to me August 11, 1914.
A further object of the present invention is to simplify and consequently cheapen the cost of the clothes-pin therein shown, and as the present pin is thus simplified and cheap ened, its construction is more durable and practical.
In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of the complete clothespin embodying my present invention. Fig. 2 is an edge view as applied to a clothesline.
Referring to the drawings, the numeral 5 designates the clothes-pin, which is made from a single strand of non-corrosive spring wire bent to provide substantially two coils 6 and 7. The terminals 8 and 9, of the respective coils are bent so that the legs 10 and 11 thereof and divergent relatively to each other and engage the inner side of the Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. a, mic.
Serial No. 66,307.
two coils at a substantially diametrically opposite point from the bends 12 and 13, respectively. The two U-shaped portions 14; and 15 of the terminals are abruptly bent outwardly or away from each other and the ends 16 and 17 are brought to terminate within the bends 12 and 13 respectively. By this arrangement the fingers formed by the two U-shaped portions 14 and 15 and the legs 10 and 11, and ends 16 and 17, are so disposed within the two loops or coils 6 and 7, as to have the U-shaped portions held resiliently together, so that when the pin assumes the position as shown in Fig. 2, the fingers are held firmly, yet resiliently, upon the clothes and line, permitting of the easy connection and disconnection of the pin.
What I claim, as new, is
A clothes pin comprising a plurality of closely arranged parallel convolutions formed from a single length of resilient wire, and a pair of substantially U-shape fingers bent from the ends of the wire and disposed transversely of and between convolutions adjacent to each other with the ends of the fingers disposed in outward divergent relation to each other beyond said coils, said fingers gradually increasing in width from the inner ends to the outer ends thereof and lying in fiat planes parallel with each other within the coils.
In testimony whereof I afliX my signature.
JACOB A. BRADLEY.
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