US 1599124 A
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Sept. 7 1926.
' GLFISLER ELECTRIC .CURRENT com)v HOLDER Filed Jan. 30. 1925 5&1#
y attenua companying illustrative drawings and de'- cord hol Patented Sept. 7, 1926. I
UNITED fsTATEs laorrrnnszn rIsLnn, or cLEvnLAND, onro.
ELECTRIC-CURRENT CORD HOLDER.
Application led anuary The primary object of this linvention is to provide means for supplying electric current to any of several forms of apfliancea such means permitting movement o the appliance to different points While retaining the current conductor in a relatively taut position. v
, A further object is to provide a conductor carrier which is removably attachable to an electrical appliance or to a wall socket.
A still further obct is to provide aconductor carrier attac able to an electric` appliance, this carrier including a shell in which an larbor or reel is mounted, and a spring continually tending to entirely wind the conductor vupon the arbor.
It is alst) an o'bject to provide a novel/form of mounting an arbor in a shell and a generally simplied construction such as will facilitate assembly and application of the device to use. i
' Other ob'ects willbe in part obvious and in part pointed out hereinafter. A In order that the inventionl and its mode of operation may bev readily understood by those` skilled in the' art, I have in the actailed description based thereon pointed out the preferred embodiment of the same. Figure l is a perspective view illustrating one application of my invention;
Figure2 is a detail elevation of the cord..
and reel housing or casing;
Figure 3 is a detail 'ew partly in section, one portion of the casing being removed;
Figure 4 is a cross sectional view taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 3; and i.
Figure 5 is a sectional view in detail showing the structure and relation of one end portion of the arbor and its suppotrt.
In the accompanying drawin hrou hout which similar characters of re' erence esignate like arts, this improved electric current dier is shown as comprising broadly 'a shell, which may be spherical or any other sha attached removably to an velectric iron an having one end of a current conductor secured to a rotatable arbor while its other end carries a plug 'removably arrangeable in any ordinary wallsocket.
In constructing this device I form anv open ring-like frame 6 which fromcast iron or the like.k material. This `ringf'like frame 6 is enlarged at four uniformlyspaced'points as is clear from Figures may be constructed y 30, 1925. Serial No. 5,745.
a 2 and 3, one'of theenlarged portions being attachable to a connector plug 8 by means of screw fasteners 9 or the like. larged portion 7 is provided with a central o penmg 10 which communicates with relat1vely large openingsc'll formed in the ad- .]acent enlarged portions 12 through circumferential channels 13 as indicated 1n Figures 3 and 4. These channels serve to accommodate the short current conductors 14 which form a portion of an electric circuit between the plug 8 and a main conductor cord which will be hereinafter'described. A pair of bearing blocks 15 is securedv to the inner. face of the ring-frame 6 by means ofscrew fasteners ,or the like 16, these'blocks belng so positionedv as to close the aforemenblocks is preferably constructed from baketioned yopenings 11. Each of these bearing lite'and has a circular recess or cup 17 in its inner face for the receptlon of one of thee/nds 18 of an arbor 19. Sets of ballv bearings 20 are arranged in these cups 17 whereby to rotatably support the arbor 19.
As a means for continually and uninterruptedly exerting a winding action on the arbor 19 to wind va conductor cord thereon I-arrange adjacent the inner cupped .faces of thebearing blocks 15, coil s rings 21 of the' clock spring type, one end o each spring being secured to a pin 22 rigidly fixed in an enlarged portion -23 of the ring vframe 6. In order to prevent displacement of these springs I arrange upon the arbor 19, pairs of guard disks or plates 24 as shown in Figure 3.. These disks, due to their relation to the springs, will positively vhold them -in their proper positions.
The main conductor cord 25 extends through an insulating sleeve 26 arranged in an opening formed in the enlarged portion 27, and has one end attached to a wall plug 28 while its other end is attachedto a pair of spaced binding screws or the like 29 on the arbor. These screws are setinto metalplugs 30, which serve 4as supports for the inner ends of longitudinal relatively -iixed coil expansion springs 34. Thisgutes 3 and 5 of ing elements, with the Aexception of th'e screw plug 8, and is preferably made up of two semi-spherical members 36 whose edge portions fit one within the other and are so fastened by means of screw fasteners as indicated in Figure 2 of the accompanying drawings. Each of these casing' sections 36, has portions cut away to form recesses in which the insulating sleeve and the base portion of the screw plug Swill fit.
lF rom the foregoing description it is obvious that an iron carrying an attachment of this character may 'be moved about upon an ordinary ironing board without the usual inconvenience experienced due to the use of an unnecessarily long current conducting cord. vWith this device the cord is normally wound upon the arbor 19 in the casing and due to the action of the coil springs 21 the portion of the cord Aoutside of the casing will at all times remain relatively taut andconsequently will not hinder manipulation of the iron or other appliance by a user. It is quite -obvious that this device is attachable to carpet svveepers and the like appliances, or may Well be fixed directly in a wall outlet, in which event a lamp vor the like could be attached to the outer end of the current conductor. 25.
Certain minor changes in the details of construction may be resorted to and such of these changes as may fall within the scope of the appended claim, I consider withini the spirit of my invention.
l claim A device of the characterdescribed comprising, a one-piece ring-likeframe having the equi-spaced enlarged portions two of which are diametricall-y opposed and formed with central openings, the third enlarged portion having an opening, a connector plug fixed to and extending outwardly from the third portion, said frame having a cord opening opposite the plug, and having external channels forming communication between the first three openings, current conture. Y