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Publication numberUS1474580 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 20, 1923
Filing dateFeb 19, 1923
Priority dateFeb 19, 1923
Publication numberUS 1474580 A, US 1474580A, US-A-1474580, US1474580 A, US1474580A
InventorsClark George L, Tibado Clarence H
Original AssigneeClark George L, Tibado Clarence H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electric-wiring machine
US 1474580 A
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Nov. 20 1923.

G. L. CLARK ET AL ELECTRIC WIRING MACHINE Filed Feb. 19, 1925 INVENTORS 6111. 67a 7% ATTORNEY .d/S! 723M110.

OOOoOo Or nnnnnnoo O Patented Nov. 20, 1923.

UNITEEY s GEORGE L. LARKJAND cLABEncE-n. merino;'or:-.'-NoRnoL ,rNEBiiAsKm 1 EG I E EI G;. AQH N Application filedFebruaryilQ, 1923. Serial m. 620,107,

have; invented certain, new. and useful Improvements 1n;Electr 1c- /V1r1ng Machlnes,

of} which the following.. is a specification, reference being had, to the accompanying drawings,

This invention relates to, certain newand useful improvements 111 electrlc WlIlllg? machinesparticularly vdesignedto be used c to facilitate the installation of large-, stiff, rubber-covered insulated copper wire as; re:-

quiredin the}placing of; switches, ,1ights,

receptacles, etc, in homes, factories and pubhchu ldmgs.

This wiring is generally. done-as knob and. tuhe workonby p-lacingthe wire 1n conduit Inmaking theseinstallations it is necessary to unreel the. wire frorng a .coilgand thread thewire through a porcelaintuhe placed in a holeibored through the joistor pulling. it, into (the-conduit. A the Wire issplaced,

on theanarket,atithepresent time in coils,

it is necessary to place the coillof wire onthe floor some distance ,away, tronr the, WOIk-.

' lVe hare found,-that-;,it .is impossihle to take Wire from, these; coils laying on the floor ith t gett g:k n ssgini hew t theii vire twlstedentangled; Th s is espe-i. cially true when two or-more'w resare takenfrom; separate coils,at;the same time and breught into the; sanieiopening p ith the .-.use; of the present invention the; .difliculty; oi; tangled;v wines; is avoided as tl1e;-, ivire s =reeledgoff ot-spools jasneeded m a straight and naturaLposition.

' Another object is tosprovidethe(Wire with graduations-.- whereloyi the electrician may. readily determinethe 1 amount of wire, used,

onsa give ob,

sailedo am ged- VVith; the; above general objects in; VlQY V;

- andothers that Will become, apparentsasthe nature: of the-invention, is hetter understood; the '-,sa ine consistsinqtheenovel. form; com-,1 binationnand I arrangement of p arts, here-ins Fig ire .1; I, Figure ,3 is. a top. plan lview of theidevice A; further objiect -of the invention is. to; provide a wiringr machine of ltheiab ove kind which providesa conyenient means for: carrying-the Wire: from one point 3 to 7 another sqgthat the wire cannot become. tangled I a from]. thegpartition. to, the adj acent, end door so that said, (door will, retain} theaacljacent' reel upon,.the', spindle; and the reel or {spool 1 "after -moredfully, described, showngiin; the:

accompanying drawings a d claimedg In the drawings wherein like reference,

machine constructed in. accordance With. the present lnvenrtion;

Figurefl is a verticaltransversesectional.f-

View taken substantially .upon. line. 2f 2 of shown in Figure I;

Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective View ofjoneof the-end. doors dit f i tig brake member. a

Referring more in detail to. the several views, the. present invention v embodies a,. substantially rectangulan casing,- 5 with vertically swinging endldoors 6 haizing their lower: edges hinged as atfl to the ,bottom of theicasing 5.

as shown so iaseto. be offextreme durability.

and strength, divides the casing into two like? compartments 9 and l O an d a spindle 11] I Afcentr'al" partition 8, pret erably madeof two thicknesses of material its centrali portion mounted in the partition 8. This spindle is 7 preferably is held against,-

longitudinal displacement. so; chatting, ex, treme end, edges .of'the spindle Willfbe main] tained in, the ,sanie vertical; plane transverselgsfi of the;casingmsgthe. end; edges .of the side wallsof-the cas ngeby 'nieans oii collars 12 suitalbly secured ionthe spindle and engaging oppositesides of th pantitionx V r 8. Any conventional formof,latch'may,

provided for holding the end doors 611 in I v closedsposition. V

A reel l3 .is removab lyhpositioned upon1 each end o fthe spindle 1l"sou that each, cdmsj partmentgofthecasing. contains areelmand each .reeli has. the large, stiff} insulated IWire- 1e Wound thereon,'one-strand of ,the;wire

heing provided for (I each- 1 spool.- orni eel.

Th'eseireels are of, suchilengthllas. to extendwill be 7, prevented from turning; too. fre,

and bearing against the adjacent end of the adjacent reel or spool. This brake element preferably consists of. a resilient strip of metal with one end fastened against the inner face of the door and with its other end extending inwardly to engage the adj cent spool;

The top wall of the casing 5 is provided with openings in which are fitted porcelain bushings 16 through which the wire may be threaded for convenience in dispensing the wire from the spools as required. These bushings are located in avertical plane to one side of the spindle 11 so that the wire will pass outwardly through the casin in a ready and most desirable manner. Also, to suit the requirement of special cases, the wire may be taken out through one of the side walls of the casing through the pro vision of further porcelain bushings 16 se cured in suitable openings in one side wall of the casing in a horizontal plane above the spindle 11. In order to permit convenient carrying of the device from place to place, the top wall of the receptacle has a handle 17 suitably hinged thereto by means of a retain ing plate 18 which is riveted or otherwise secured to the casing.

In operation, the end doors 6 are released ind swung downwardly so as to permit ready access to the ends of the spindle 11, and then the required spools of wire are placed upon said spindle in the compartments 9 and 10, the end doors 6 then being swung upwardly and latched in closed position, after the ends of the wire have been threaded outwardly through the desired ones of the bushings 16 or 16. The desired amount of wire is then readily used by removing the wire from the casing by simply exerting a pull on the outer end of the wire. It will be seen that when the wire has been entirely used from the spools, they may bereadily replaced by new spools containing full amount of wire.

From the foregoing description it will be seen that the wire will be reeled off of the spools as needed in a straight and natural position so that the wire cannot become twisted or tangled and as the unused wire which is outwardly of the casing may be readily reeled thereinto, there is no danger of causing damage to or soiling of the unused wire when carrying the device from place to place.

Minor changes may bemade without departing from the spirit and scope of the in vention as claimed.

It will be seen that the chambers 9 and 10 may be formed of separate units such as would be produced if the device in Figure 1 had its top, bottom and front and rear walls severed in a vertical plane between the two thicknesses of wall of the partition 8 with the spindle 11 also severed in this plane. With such a construction the machines may be placed on the market in single units holding only one spool of wire, and if the user of the device desires to use a double unit he can bolt two of the single units together.

What is claimed is v .1. In a wiring machine of the class described, 21. rectangularcasing having hinged end doorsand provided with a central transverse partition lying parallel with the doors whenxclosed, said partition dividing the casing into a pair of adjacent compartments to which access may be had upon opening of said end doors, a horizontal spindle arranged centrally and longitudinally of the casing with its central portion passing through the partition and adapted for the reception of spools of wire upon the ends thereof" so that one spool of wire willbe located in'each compartment, and friction brake elements carried by he end doors arranged to bear against the adjacent ends of the spools when said doors are closed for preventingturning of the spools too freely upon the spindle, said casing having outlet openings for the wire from each spool.

9 In a wiring machine of the class described, a rectangular casing having hinged end doors and provided with a central transverse partition lying parallel with the doors when closed, said partition dividing the casing into a pair of adjacent compartments to which access may be had upon opening of said end doors, a horizontal spindle arranged centrally and longitudinally of the casing with its central portion passing through the partition and adapted for the reception of spools of wire upon theends thereof so that one spool of wire will be located in each compartment, and friction brake elements carried by the end doors arranged to bear against the ad acent ends of the spools when said doors are closed for preventing turning of the spools too freely upon the spindle, said cas- I ing having outlet openings for the wire from each spool, said spindle-being substantially of the same length as the. length of the receptacle and having means engaging opposite sides of the partition to prevent longitudinal displacement of the spindle from its operative position.

3. In a wiring machine of the class described, a rectangular casing having hinged end doors and provided with a central transverse partition lying parallel with the doors when closed, said partition dividing the casing into a pair of adjacent compartments to which access may be had upon opening of said end doors, a horizontal spindle arranged centrally and longitudinally of the V casing with its central portion passing through the partition and adapted for the reception of spools of wire upon the ends thereof so that one spool ofv wire will be located in each compartment, and friction brake elements carried by the end doors arranged to bear against the adiacent, ends of the spools when said doors are closed for preventing turning of the spools too freely upon the spindle, said casing having outletopenings for the wire from each spool,

to which access may he had upon opening of said end doors, a horizontal spindle arranged centrally and longitudinally of the casing with its central portion passing through the partition and adapted for the reception of spools of wire upon the ends thereof so that one spool of wire will be located in each compartment, and friction brake elements carried by the end doors arranged to bear against the adjacent ends of the spools when said doors are closed for preventing turning of the spools too freely upon the spindle, said casing having outlet openings for the wire from each spool, said spindle being substantially of the same length as the length of the receptacle and I having means engaging opposite sides of the partition to prevent longitudinal displacement of the spindle from its operative position, said partition comprising two thicknesses of sheet metal, said receptacle being of a size and form to be readily carried from place to place by the user, and a handle upon the top wall of the casing for facilitating carrying of the same.

" 5; Ina wiring-machine of theclass described, a rectangular casing having hinged end doors and provided with a central transverse partition lying parallel with the doors when closed, said partition dividing the cas ing into a pair of adjacent compartments to which access may be had upon opening of said end doors, a horizontal'spindle arranged centrally and longitudinally of the with its central portion passing casing through the partition and adapted for the reception of spools of wire uponthe ends thereof so that one spool of wire will be located in each compartment, and friction brake elements carried by the end doors arranged to bear against the adjacent ends of the spools when said doors are closed'for preventing turning of the spools too freely upon the spindle, said casing having outlet openlngs for the wire from each spool, one

opening for the outlet of the wire from the casing being provided in the top wall for each compartment and another opening being provided in the side wall of the casing for each compartment, and anti-friction bushings fixed in said openings. 7

6. In a wiring machine of the class described, a rectangular casing having a hinged end door, a horizontal spindle arranged centrally and longitudinally of the casing and adapted for reception of a spool of wire, and a friction brake element carried by the end door and arranged to" bear against the adjacent end of the spool when said door is closed for preventing turning of the spool too freely upon the spindle, said casing having an outlet opening for the wire from the spool.

In testimony whereof we hereunto afiix our signatures.

GEORGE L. CLARK. V CLARENCE H. TIBADO.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification242/137.1
International ClassificationB65H49/32, B65H49/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65H49/322, B65H2402/412
European ClassificationB65H49/32C