US 1505883 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 19, 1924.
F. H. GLEASON ADJUSTABLE TUBING CLIP 1 Filed July 18 1923 gI/vwnv-fol? 1, f 0
TT R/VEYS Patented Aug. 19, 1924.
uurrao STATE-S FREDERICK H. GLEABON,
CORPORATION, OF AUBURN,
ADJUSTABLE OI AUBURN, NEW YORK, ABSIGNOR '10 BOWEN PBODUCTS NEW YORK, A CORPORATION 01 NEW YORK.
Application fled m 1:, an. Serial no. 052,:71.
To all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I Fnmnmox H; GLnA- soN, a citizen of the United States of Americe, of Auburn, in the county of Cayuga, in
the State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Adjustable Tubing Clips, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompan ing drawings, is a full, clear, and exact escription. This invention relates to a certain new and useful adjustable tubing clip.
r The main object of the mvention is to provide a clip which will rigidly hold a tube to any adjacent structural part, said clip being capable of alwa s tightly clamping the tube first and then amping to the structural part, provision being made in clamping means to accommodate structural parts oi various shapes and sizes with the same clip, all constructed and arranged in such a manner that a single bolt or machine screw constitutes adequate means for securely clamping the tube to the clip and the clip to the structural part. 7
Other objects and advantages relate to the details of form and construction of the cli all as will more fully appear from the to lowing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which 2-- ea Figure l is a perspective view oi a clip of in invention.
igure 2 is a top lan view of the same as lied in actual use, igure 3 is a sectional view on line 3-7-3,
re 2. igures d and 5 are sectional views similar to Figure 3 illustrating the clamp as applied to structural parts of different sizes and shapes. 1 4 As illustrated in the drawings, the clip comprises an elongated substantially flat strip of comparatively thin sheet'metal sur ficiently flexible so as to conform. itselrtc the various shapes of the structural parts 45 about which it is adapted to be clamped.
This strip --1 is formed with a series 0 openings --3, .-4-, -5 and 6, altho the number of the openings and the extent of their spaced relation may be 60 varied. i
The openings -5- and 6' are adapted tobe brought intov re 'stration or alignment, as illustrated in the awings, when the end portion -7- of the strip lis returned "of the strip -1- may so t at the screw f the strip -l and bent into substantially parallel relation with the bpdy of the strip --1-, as illustrated in Fi re 1.
he return bend of the end portion 7- is effected in such a manner or is thereafter shaped to form a substantially cylindrical or transverse tubular art -8 extending from'side to side of the strip -1- and normally having one side open with theend part -'-7- of the strip -1- spaced some distance from the body of the strip. The cylindrical or tubular part -8 is adapted to receive the tube -9- which may, for illustration, be a portion of a chassis-lubricating system for automobiles or the like when the clip is used for supporting such a system from he structural parts of the chassis. The tube 9 is placed in the cylindrical part -8 and the bolt. or machine screw 10- is passed thru the openin 6- and 5, and constitutes a means tor drawing the end portion 7- into substantial contact with the body of the strip -l to thereby constrict the cylindrical part 8- so that it tightly engages and substantially encircles the tube 9-. The opposite end then be bent around the structural part to which the clip is to be secured in the manner illustrated in Figures 2, '3, t and 5 and'the end portion of the stri is bent outwardl at substantially right wages to the lon 'tu inal axis of the structuralpart until t e proper one of the openalignment with the machinescrew 10- or bolt -l0- will pass through the desired opening and may be three ed into the nut 14- to efi'ect a secure and rigid engagement of the tube -9 with; the cylindrical part -8- and a rigid engagement of the structural part 15- with the enclosing portion oithe. strip l-n The lines or marks --l1-, --l2- and -131- are placed upon the upper surface of are spaced one-half the width of the machine screw nut 14-- from the denter of the holes 2,-3-- and -4, these marks locating the lines upon which the 'strip is to be bent for the various adjustftnent holes. f In Figures2 and 3 the clip acts to clamp the tube -9-' to a comparatively small d1- ameter round structural shape -'15- and or 4- is in substantial J from turning or loosening in nut -13- and be the clip is bent at substantially right angles on the line 13 and the screw 10- is passed thru the openings .6, 5- and -4 and threaded into the nut 14---- in alignment with said openings to draw the parts to desired sition where the tube 9 is tightly c am ed within the cylindrical art 8- an the structural part -15- 1s tightl clamped within the encircling ortion o the strip -1.
In l igures 3 and 4 larger structural parts 16- and 17- respectively are shown, the two parts being of somewhat different form, but in each case of such size that the strip is bent along the line 11-- so that the opening 2- is in registration with the openings 6- and of the machine screw --10 Because of the spaced relation of the end 7- with respect to the stri -1- in normal form of the clip as manu actured, the first strain of the machine screw 10+ will clamp the tube 9- tightly in the cylindrical part 8 and further movement of the screw through nut 14 will then tighten the encircling part of the strip 1 on the structural part as 15, and the nut 14-- is prevented from turning by reason of the fact that the strip '-1- was bent on one of the lines 11-, 12-' or 13- at substantially a right angle to the body of the strip when the clip was assembled.
The strain exerted on the clamp across the space -18 when the clamp is assembled prevents the machine screw -12 always maintains the clamp tight. As be fore suggested, an strain caused by tightening screw 10- rst clamps the tube 9- in the cylindrical part -8 and then tightens the clip on the structural part as -15. y
The construction of this clip provides for assembly on any structural shape within the maximum and minimum scope of the clamp and is an eflicient means for positively clamping the tube 9- on any of these shapes.
Altho I- have shown and described a specific form and shape of clamp as constituting an embodiment of my invention,
strip of metal having one en it will be obvious that cha es may be made in the details of the disc osed form and shape without departing from this invention as set forth in the appended claims.
1. A tubing clip comprisin a bendable portion return bent upon the body of the strip, and connected to the bod by a transverse substantially cylindrical portion, said return bent portion formed With. an opening and said strip formed with an opening registering with the o ning in the return bent portion, and sai strip formed near its op- 5-' for the reception posite end with a plurality of openings arranged at different distances from the end of the stri 2. A tu in clip comprisin a bendable strip of meta having one en portion return bent upon the body of the strip, and connected to the body by a transverse substantially cylindrical portion, 'said return bent portion formed with an opening and said strip formed with an opening registering with the o ning in the return bent portion, and sai stri posite end with a p urality of openings arran ed at different distances from the end of t e strip, and lines extending transversely of the strip between the last-named open- 1n s.
A tubing clip comprisin a bendable strip of metal having one en portion return bent upon the body of the strip and connected to the bod by a transverse substantially cylindrical portion, said return bent portion normally spaced from the body of the strip and provided with an opening and said strip formed'with an opening registering with the opening in the return bent portion, and said strip formed near its opposite end with a plurality of openings arranged at difl'erent distances from the end of the strip.
4. A tubing clip comprisin a bendable strip of metal having one en portion return bent upon the body of the strip and connected to the bod by a transverse substantially cylindrical portion, said return nt'portion spaced from the body of the strip and formed with an opening and said strip formed with an openin registering with the opening in the return nt portion, and said strip formed near its opposite end with a plurality of openings arranged at different distances from the end of the strip and extending substantially parallel with v but spaced from the strip.
5. In a device of the character described, the combination with a structural part of a bendable strip of sheet metal bent around said part and having an end portion return bent upon the body of the strip and connegiied to the strip by a transverse substantia y cylindrical part, said return bent ortion formed wit an opening and sai strip formed with an opening near said cylindrical part in alignment with the opening in the return bent part and said strip formed with an openlng near its opposite end in substantial alignment with the opening through the return bent portion, and a unltary means extending through all of said openings for clamping the cylindrical part a out the tube and for clamping the metallic strip to the structural part.
6. In a device of the character described, the combination with a structural part of aformed near its 011- cylindrical part, a tube within said bendacie strip of sheet metal around said part and having an end portion return bent upon the body oi? the strip and connected to the strip by a transverse substan- 5 tially cylindrical part, a tube Within said cylindrical part, said return bent portion i'ornied Wit an opening and said strip formed with an opening near said cylini. part in alignment with the opening return bent part, said strip rib opening near its opposite antial alignment with the openthe return bent portion, and a in screw extended thru all of said 15 aligned openings, and a nut mounted on said screw for clamping the cylindrical part to the tube and for clamping the metallic strip to the structural part.
7. In a device of the character described, the combination with a structural part of a metallic strip bent around said part and having end parts projecting outwardly therefrom at substantially a right angle to the longitudinal axis of the structural part, one of said end parts having a return bent portion lying in substantial parallelism Withthe part and connected to the part by a transverse substantially cylindrical portion, said end parts provided with registering openings and said return bent portion rovided with an opening registering with t e openings in the end parts, and a bolt extended thru said openings and a nut mounted on said bolt.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 10th day of July, 1923.
FREDERICK H. GLEASON. Witnesses:
G. A. BACON, E. M. SALOMON.