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Publication numberUS1486507 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 11, 1924
Filing dateJun 15, 1922
Priority dateJun 15, 1922
Publication numberUS 1486507 A, US 1486507A, US-A-1486507, US1486507 A, US1486507A
InventorsWalker Frank E
Original AssigneeWalker Frank E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rope clamp
US 1486507 A
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March 11 1924 1,486,541?

. F. E. WALKER ROPE CLAMP Filed June 15. 1922 mmm'f Z INVENTOR. MLKER.


Patented ll, 582d,



Application filed .Tune 15,

To all whom it may concern.

Be it known that I, FRANK E. WALKER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Elmhurst, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Rope Clamps, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to rope clamps and the like and more particularly to a novel and improved device whereby the slack may be taken up in the rope with facility and ease and positively prevent the disengagement of the rope clamping element when once positioned. V

The primary object of my invention is the provision of a clamping element having dual eccentrically pivoted rope gripping members which may be independently disengaged from a rope to permit the slack to be taken up when it is desired to ti hten the said rope or line.

Another and equally important object of my invention is the provision of a clamping device of the character above set forth wherein the rope gripping elements are for the main part concealed, including a common Wall or partition with which said elements are adapted to cooperate in looking the rope to render the line taut.

A continued and very important object of my invention is the provision of a simple and highly efficient rope clamping device which is extremely simple in construction, easily assembled, highly efficient in operation and use, practical, durable, easily assembled and otherwise capable of being manufactured at an extremely low cost whereby its commercial possibilities are greatly enhanced.

I accomplish the above objects and others by the accompanying drawings, wherein,

Figure l is a view showing one practical demonstration of the use of the clamping element.

Figure 2 is an enlarged side view showing the clamping device in its relation with the ends of a rope.

Figure 3 is a top plan.

Figure 4 is a bottom view, and

Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 3.

Referring now to the drawings wherein like reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, I have shown the clamping device 1922. Serial No. 568,471.

designated in its entirety by numeral 5, for connecting the free ends f a rope or line such as a clothes line, although it will be readily recognized that the said clamping device is adapted for use in other relations as is well understood.

The device proper consists of the side plates 7, 8, joined by a single partition 9 which may be cast integral therewith or secured in any other well known manner as experience in the manufacture thereof may require. The central partition 9 is slightly beveled as at 10 at the top and bottom edges thereof and as shown the top of the clamping element is cut out as at 11, 12, producing the beveled corners 12, 18. A groove 14 is provided adjacent the bevelled corners so as to accommodate the rope or pulley passing through the same and to the interior of the clamping element subsequently to be referred to.

The lower portion of the clamping device is also open and mounted between the plates 7, 8, and on each side of the partition, I have provided a pair of eccentrics 15, 16, having segmental teeth 17 thereon for gripping the rope or line between the same and the partition 9 above referred to. The studs 18 on which the eccentrics 15 and 16 are mounted are machined flush with the plates 7, 8.

Referring in particular to Figure 5, it will be observed that the opening in the top of the clamping element is of a width to permit the ends of the line or rope to he passed therethrough and as the same engages the teeth 17 the eccentrics will be rocked on their pivots toward the partition 9 thus clamping the rope and maintaining the same in immovable position. By simply rocking the eccentrics on their pivots and in the op posite direction, the rope will be released, it being readily recognized that said eccentrics are independent so that either end of the rope may be adjusted as is well undo stood.

While I have illustrated and described my invention with some degree of particularity, I realize that in practice various alterations therein may be made. I therefore reserve the right and privilege of changing the form of the details of construction or otherwise altering the arrangement of the corre lated parts without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is 1.'A rope clamping device of the class described comprising a block having a central partition extending from the top to the bottom thereof, said block being open on each side of the partition forming two compartments to permit of the passage of a flexible member therethrough and eccentrically pivoted means within each compartment and at the bottom thereof for cooperating with the partition so as to clamp said flexible member all in the manner and for the purpose specified.

2. A rope clamping device comprising a block having a central partition therein extending from the top to the bottom thereof dividing the block into two compartments, said block being open at the top and bottom thereof to permit the passage of a flex-V ible member therethrough, and eccentrically' ture.

FRANK E. WALKER. [14. a]

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U.S. Classification24/134.00P
International ClassificationF16G11/00, F16G11/10, D06F53/00, D06F53/04
Cooperative ClassificationF16G11/10, D06F53/04
European ClassificationF16G11/10, D06F53/04