US 1544301 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 30, 1925. 1,544,301
A. P. FAHNESTOCK SPRING TERMINAL CLIP Original Filed June 6, 1925 O I i I!!! 27 Patented June 30, 1925.
] UNITED STATES ARCHIE P. FAHNESTOCK, OF LONG ISLAND CITY,
STOCK ELECTRIC COMPA NY, OF LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK,
OF WEST VIRGINIA.
Original application filed June 6, 1923,
NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO FAHNE- A CORPORATION SPRING TERMINAL CLIP.
Serial No. 648,715. Divided and this application filed March 27,
1924. Serial no. 702,436. g a
combinations and arrangements of elements hereinafter described and particularly set forth in the accompanying claims.
The invention has for its purpose to provide a device of this character wherein the conductor terminal may be readily applied to or removed from the clip through the instrument of the terminal plece alone, i. e.,
without necessitating the use of the hands or any implement for manipulating the clip as a requisite to applying the terminal piece thereto or for removing the same.
A further purpose resides in providing a terminal clip having these automatic features which will securely hold the conductor in firmly gripped or clamped position, readily permitting the insertion and removal of the conductorand insuring proper electrical contact at all times between the conductor and the fastening device.
The invention is further characterized in that the clip is especially adapted for that type of work wherein a large number of clips are mounted on a terminal block in close proximity to the end that the respective conductors may be applied to position or removed at will, and thereby avoiding the necessity for using both hands, or the implements usually employed for separating the respective clip members to receive the terminal pieces as now required.
This application forms a division of my co-pending application for United States Patent Serial 0. 643,715, filed June 6, 1923.
The invention is shown by way of illustration in the accompanying drawings wherein-- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the clip;
Figure 2 a topplan view thereof;
Figure 3a side elevational view;
Figure 4 an end elevational view showing the terminal piece applied; and,
Figure 5 is an end elevational view showing the terminal piece removed. I
Referring to the construction in further detail and wherein like reference characters designate corresponding parts in the different views, 23 designates the body portion of suitable spring metal slotted for approximately half of its length to provide a tongue member 24 adapted to have limited and free movement between the side portions 25. The ends of said portions 25 are construct ed to providehook members 26, and the tongue 24 is formed with a hook 27 which cooperates therewith to hold the terminal piece to the clip. In applying the terminal piece to this type of clip the tongue 24 is depressed by said terminal piece to bring the hook elements 26 and 27 into alinement when the terminal piece may be moved into tions may be made therein without departing from the essential features of the invention. I
Having thus described my what I claim as new is A fastening device for electrical conductors comprisinga substantially flat and bifurcated member, and a resilient tongue, said bifurcated portion having a pair of book elements, and the resilient tongue having a hook element located between and in off-set relation to said pair of hook elements, said resilient tongue adapted to be engaged by the conductor for applying said conductor to the device, and said hooked elements constructed to secure the conductor. f
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
ARCHIE P. FAHNESTOCK.