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Publication numberUS1540320 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 2, 1925
Filing dateOct 31, 1923
Priority dateOct 31, 1923
Publication numberUS 1540320 A, US 1540320A, US-A-1540320, US1540320 A, US1540320A
InventorsEverett Edward A, Weigand Fred B
Original AssigneeEverett Edward A, Weigand Fred B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wire tag
US 1540320 A
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June. 2, 1925.

WIRE TAG Filed ont. 51, 192sv ATToRNEY.

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1e "clipf when in'pofsi't'i'onr tdform a `n in j the rubber which prevents it rom liding along thefwireand maintains New drenthe positi11-"lvjire1-eplaced. fTheel'ip i "a've cnstrueted from"b"endable"'materialfso `'thatfthe"'sides'maybe'bndtofclamp tightly "fcall'skeli f B ei itknan'uat ave, nsw-mmm depre y ...-.L- M., 11, v, f ya, 1 and FRED B. W; nieaunycitizens ofthefUnlted die is a specification. A i ki*Asciinstru'ctedforthe'smallensize:ofwvire This -invention relates to'wirtags'as'used*"tags'v'andonlthe"sifialler" wires,- the clip iis forjdesrgnatmg--insulated' 4wires"and"has'for placcdat one end Vof `the 'ltag' orA fibreptrt an 'objecttoprovidetags forvthis class offleaviglthe"remainder-joflithefibreffree for work which can readily be applidon reff' moved, which will fit various1 sizes "of wires,L

which A are held inalignment against the" wireand"whiclican'beproduced at low cost.

These and other objects of the invention will be more particularly understood from the following specification and the accompanying drawings in which Fig. 1, is a plan view of' a tag constructed according to this invention, Fig. 9. is a side elevation corresponding to Fig. 1, Fig. 3 is a sectional elevation through the attaching clip, Fig. 4 is a sectional elevation of a wire with this tag in place and Fig. 5 shows the arrangement of 'a terminal board with a number of insulated wires using tags constructed according to this invention.

Insulated wires that come off the same reel are, of course, uniform and similar in appearance but are usually applied to different purposes. This is particularly so in wiring installations for railway signal work where each wire controls a dierent function, where wires must not be crossed and where any particular wire must be easily found. For this purpose various systems of wire tagging have been adopted and the pres ent invention includes a novel arrangement for this purpose. This invention comprises a flat strip of vulcanized fibre uponwhich the particular designation of the wire is readily applied by punches or by a stencil. This strip is secured to the wire by a metallic spring clip formed with prongs engaging the libre and with spring jaws to clip on the insulated wire.

The clip is comparatively broad and aligns with the centre line of the fibre so that when l placed on the wire the fibre is held in alignment with the wire and rigidly maintains this position. The clip engages the insulation of the wire which, as usuall constructv ed, consists of rubber with a braiding and is therefore coinpressible by the clip. This he purpose' v`fof imprinting `tjheJ ztlesignati'on here'bn. This ecoion'rizes on"fibre for desi@- nations'iofa particular size. 'It`l should A'lie lnderstbod howevei i that in applying the invention the clips may be placed across the middle of the fibre plate and where the fibre is of unusual length two or more clips may be used as would also be desirable for wires of comparatively large diameter.

The clip as shown is most satisfactorily made of a metallic substance which is a conductor of electricity while the fibre, of course, is an insulator. The insulation of the wires protects the conductor from the clip so that normally the clip is insulated. The clip, however, is small and falls well within the plane of the fibre so that the fibre acts as a shield to prevent the clip from grounding or from comingv into contact with the clips of adjacent tags.

In the drawings 11 represents the fibre plate and 12 is the clip. The clip is punched from sheet' stock and formed as shown in Figs. 3 and 4 with a flat section 18 bearing against the fibre, inwardly bent sides 17 developing into the semi-circular sides 16 with the flared ends 15. Prongs 13 are turned out as indicated at 14E from the sloping sides 17 of the clip andpass through holes inthe fibre where the ends of these prongs are turned over as indicated in Fig. 3 forming a secure and comparatively inexpensive attachment between the fibre and the clip. The axis of the portion 16 it will be noted aligns with the centre line of the fibre strip and the sloping sides 17 space the libre slightly away from the wire while the broad clip maintains it `in alignment with the wire. Fig. 4 shows the aws of the clip expanded to receivev a large wire Q1. For a small wire these jaws may be compressed by the fingers. i

The wires are usually connected in rows to a terminal board as indicated in Fig. 5

` Vsaid part and the sides of said clip `formed n tac-lied and a metallic'clil')1 said clip-coinin which 23`ie the terminal to vwhich: the conductor 22 connects, The 'fibre plate -24 it will be noted has the designation 24 HG2,-

the plate 25 has the designation 24 J C and the plate 26 has the designation 24 K Plate 25 has two clips as indicated by and 13a.

Having thus describedv oui' invention, We claim: 1.111 a Wire tag for insulated Wires of A the class described, the combination, of a lsheet fibre designation part ofgreater ividth than the diametei` of the Wire to which it is attached and a metallic clip, said clip formed from sheet stock and havingy 4prongs engaging said fibre securing said clip in alignment with the longitudinal centre oll to clasp on said Wire. l

2. In a4 wireta'g for insulated Wires of the class described, the combination of a sheet of Oct.I 19253.v

libre designation part of greater Width than the diameter ol the wire to which it is atgprising a broad band of sheet stock secured tooneend of and aligning with the longitudinal centre of said fibre part and formed to engage said Wire by a spring action whereby said designation part is held in alignment with said Wire.

- 3. In a Wire tag for insulated Wires, the" combination of a rectangular piece of libre of greateiwvidth than the diameter of the wire to which it is attached to receive the Wire designation, a onepiece sheet metal clip having a flat base resting on said fibre with vthe lsides developed into circular form vto 'EDWARD A. EVERETT.

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U.S. Classification40/666, 40/316
International ClassificationH01B7/36, G09F3/16, G09F3/08
Cooperative ClassificationH01B7/368, G09F3/16
European ClassificationH01B7/36F, G09F3/16