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Publication numberUS1665048 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 3, 1928
Filing dateJan 3, 1927
Priority dateJan 3, 1927
Publication numberUS 1665048 A, US 1665048A, US-A-1665048, US1665048 A, US1665048A
InventorsSmith Jacob F, Weimer Albert W
Original AssigneeWalter Parson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Battery terminal
US 1665048 A
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April 3 19 A. W. WElMER ET AL,

BATTERY TERMINAL Filed Jan. 5. 1927 I 12 wentor Patented Apr. 1928.



Application filed January 3, 1927. Serial No. 158,718.

The present invention relates to a battery terminal and has for its prime object to pro-,

1 this nature which is inexpensive to manu-l facture because of its simple structure yet 1s thoroughly eflicient and reliable in use and otherwise well adapted to the purpose for which it is designed.

With the above and numerousother 'objects in view as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in certain novel features of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts and claimed.

In the drawing:

- Figure 1 is a side elevation of the terminal embodyingthe features of our invention,

Fig. 2' is a top plan view thereof,

Fig. 3 is a horizontal section therethrough,

Fig. 4: is a detail elevation. of the shank thereof, I

Fig. 5 is a perspective of the center portion thereof,

Fig. 6 is a perspective view showing a modified form of the shank.

Referring to the drawing in detail it will be seen that the body of the terminal is indicated generally by the letter and includes portion 5 having a bore 6 for receiving the battery post, a, portion of the interior surface of the bore being corrugated 4o oigprovided with teethfl. Another 'ortion of the terminal is denoted b numera 8 and is provided with a longitudinally extending bore 9 the axis of which is at right angles to the axis of the bore 6. A shank 10 is adapted to be received within the bore. 9 and has an enlarged end 11 adapted to be received in the counter-sunk end 12 of the bore 9. The wire 13 is adapted to be fixed I a nut 15. A recess lfiof elongated construe tion extends, laterally from the bore 9 and as will be hereinafter more fully described and advantages of th1s invention will now be we claim as new is:


WEIMER at its inner end communicates with the bore 6. A tooth or locking element 17. extends laterally from the shank 10 adjacent the enlarged portion 11 and isadapted to function as a key in respect to the recess 6 so as to prevent the turning of the shank. The inner end of this locking element 17 has its edge beveled and provided with either a cutting edge as is shown at 18 in Figs. 3 and 4 or a toothed edge 19 as is shown in Figure 6. Thus when the tooth '19 bites into the battery post the terminal is prevented from rotation thereon because of the tooth 17 and also because of the teeth 7. The shank 10, of course, is drawn into the bore 9 by the nut 15 causing the tooth to bite into the battery post. A very rigid and strong connection is thus made between the post and the terminal.

It is thought that. the construction, utility,

apparentto those skilled in this art without a more detailed description thereof. It Will beseen that the devicevis strong and durable, inexpensive to manufacture. and thoroughly reliable and eflicient in use, either to assemble in respect to the post and very unlikely to become ldosened in any manner. The

present embodiment of the invention has been disclosed in detail merely by way of example since in actual practice it attains the features of advantages enumerated. as desirable in the statement of the invention and the above description. It will be apparent that changes in the details of construction, and in the combination and ar-' rangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed or sacrificing any of its advantages.

Having thus described our invention what A battery terminal of the class described including a body, one portion of which is provided with a bore extending at right angles to a bore provided in the other portion thereof, a recess extending from the second bore to the first bore and communicating therewith at its inner-end, a shank extendalole into the second bore and having a lock ing element movable in the recess and adapted to bite into a batterypost in the first bore, said first bore losing provided with a INNS plurality of teeth on its interior surface, said merit to bite into the battery post, the edge second bore being counter-sunk at one end of said element being provided with it pluand said shank being enlarged to he received relity of teeth adapted to bite into the post. 10 in said countersunk end, the other end of f in testimony whereof we efiix our signethe shank being provided with a thread and tures.

a, nut on said threaded end to draw the shank ALBERT W. WEIMER. into the second bore causing the locking eie- JACOB F SMITH.

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U.S. Classification439/388, 439/431, 439/770
International ClassificationH01R11/11, H01R11/28
Cooperative ClassificationH01R11/286
European ClassificationH01R11/28B10