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E W. HOWELL.
APPLICATiON FILED IAN. 24. 13mv Patented May 7,1918.
ELIAS W. HOWELL, 0F CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May '7, 1918.
Application filed January 24, 1918. Serial No. 213,605.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ELIAS W. HOWELL, a
citizen of the United States, residing at Camden, in the county of Camden and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new I and useful Improvements in Rope-Loops, of which the following is a specification.
One object of my invention is to provide strong and durable rope loops which are well adapted for use on stake ropes of tents, on board ships, or for other purposes where an extremely strong and durable rope loop is necessary.
Another object is to so construct my improved rope loops that they will require less rope to produce them than by making the loops in the old method by knotting the strands together. Thus my invention saves. rope.
A still further object is to so construct my invention that the rope loops made in accordance therewith can be quickly and easily manufactured.
These objects, and other advantageous ends which will be described hereinafter, I attain in the following manner, reference being had tothe accompanying drawings in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a rope loop made in accordance with my invention,
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of said loop drawn on a slightly enlarged scale,
Fig. 3 is an end view of Fig. 2,
Fig. 4 is an edge view of Fig. 2,
Fig. 5 is a face view of a clamping band which forms a part of my invention,
Fig. 6 is a top plan view of Fig. 5,
Fig. 7 is a top plan view of a rope loop made in accordance with my invention and showing a modified form of band, and
Fig. 8 is a top plan view showing my invention applied to produce what is commonly known as a mooring knot and including an eyelet through which another rope may be freely drawn.
Referring to Figs. 1 to 6, inclusive, of the drawing, 1 represents a piece of rope which is bent within its length and having its end portions 2 and 3 positioned together and forming strands which are positioned within the hole 4 of a clamping band 5, the latter being preferably made of soft metal and including nail holes '6' and 7 which lead inwardly from the outer edge surface S and communicate with the hole 4:. These nail holes 6 and 7 are arranged oif center, as?
clearly shown in Figs. 5 and 6.
In making my improved loop, as illustrated in Figs. 1 to 4, inclusive, the strands 2 and 3 of the rope are inserted within the hole 4: of the clamping band 5 and the clamp;
ing band is then flattened, as clearly shown in Fig. 3, to squeeze the strands 2 and 3 of the rope which are within the hole a. This flattening of the clamping band 5 can be done in a die block of any suitable form, not?" illustrated, and in such manner that there is an actual compressing of the rope strands 2 and 3.
Nails 9 are inserted through the holes 6 and 7 and pass through the rope strands 2 and 3. These nails form an additional securing means for the rope strands within the compressed clamping band 5. The nails 9 are preferably made of sufficient strength to entirely pass through the clamping band after once started through from respective holes 6 and 7 and the opposite ends of the nails can be upset or riveted, as shown at 10, to prevent their accidental displacement when once driven through the band. A strong and durable rope loop is thus provided and, furthermore, the clamping band protects the ends of the looped rope and when used on tent stakes the band, by engaging the ground, prevents the rotting of the rope loop as ordinarily occurs when the rope stake loops are tied by knotting the rope and permitting the knots to rest upon the ground.
In the form of my invention shown in Fig. 7 the band 11 is made comparatively wide and has an end portion 12 which is forced over the extreme end portions 13 of the rope loop 14:. Nails 15 are inserted through the strands 16 in the same manner as above described in connection with the nails 9.
In Fig. 8 I have shown a band 17 which is constructed and applied in the same manner as the clamping band 5, to the strands 18 and 19 of a rope loop 20 after the latter has been turned around an eyelet 21. This produces an extremely durable structure and the band 17 is preferably placed near the end 22 of the eyelet 21 so that the band 17 prevents relative sliding movement of the eyelet 21 in the loop 20. The eyelet E2]. is also preferably made elliptical or egg-shaped, as illustrated, and thus rotation of the eyelet 21 within the loop 20 is prevented. lhe construction shown in Fig. 8, is, therefore extremely valuable for use in the rigging of ships of all characters or for any purpose WllGle a rope is requiredto include an eye or eyelet through which another rope is to be slid for attaching purposes. It Will be noted 'thatthe band 17 has nails 23 extending therethrough and these nails penetrate the strands of the'rope 18 and19 in the same manner as the strands 2 and 3 are penetrated by the nails 9.
While I have described 1113"i11lfi11hl011 taking a particular form, it will be understood that the various parts of my invention maybe changed Without departing from the spirit thereof, and hence I do not limit myself to the precise construction set forth, but consider that l are at liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly come within the scope of the appended laims.
Having thus described my l11Y11"ElO11,"Wl1t1i3 I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
l. A rope loop having a metallic band surrounding and compressing the strands thereof, said band having nail holes extending therethrough in alineinent with the cornpressed strands and nails extending through said holes and through the respective compressed strands substantially as described.
2. A rope loop having a metallic band surrounding-and compressing the strands thereof, said band having nail holes extending therethrough; and nails extending through said holes and through the respective-strands Within their Widths, said nail holes and nails being arranged at opposite sides of theaxis of said band substantially as described.
in testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presenceof two subscribing witnesses.
ELIAS /V. HGVZELL.
l itnesses Many A. Enema, CHAS. E. Po'r'rs.