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Publication numberUS1684037 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1928
Filing dateFeb 25, 1927
Priority dateFeb 25, 1927
Publication numberUS 1684037 A, US 1684037A, US-A-1684037, US1684037 A, US1684037A
InventorsLeedy Elmer E
Original AssigneeLeedy Elmer E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wire reel
US 1684037 A
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Sept. l1, 1928. 1,684,037

' E. E. LEEDY WIRE REEL Filed Feb. 25, 1927 2 Sheets-shew*l l` H MHH WHW ZZZLZM@ ttomwl Sept. 1l, 1928.

E. E. LEEDY WIRE REEL Filed Feb. 25, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 WIIIIWI'IIIW Patented Sept. 11, 1928.



Application filed February `25, 1927. Serial No. 170,940l

This invention relates to reels, and more particularly reels designed for supporting wire in suc-h a way that the wire will not become tangled or twisted in the handling or transporting from place to place. Y

An important object of the invention 1s to provide reels and a reel support, the reels embodying lateral separable members and connect-ing members for connecting the lateral members, the connecting members being avdjustable and so constructed that they will provide a support for the wire while it is being unwound from the coil and pulled through a conduit.

Another important object of the invention is to provide means for connecting the lateral separable members in such a way that one of the lateral separable members may be removed from the hubwithout the necessity of removing the connecting member, in order that a coil of wire may be positioned thereon.

With the foregoing and other objects 1n view which will appear as the. description proceeds, the invention resides in t-he combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of t-he invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Referring to the drawings v Figure. l is an elevational view of a device constructed in accordance with the invention. y

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2"-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view through one of the reels.

Figure 4 is an elevational view of one of the lateral members.

Figure 5 is a sectional View through the hub and connecting members of the adj acent lateral member.

Referring to the drawings in detail, the device includes a support embodying end members 5 which have bases 6 connected by means of rods 7.

The reference character 8 indicates the supporting shaft that supports the reels that carry the wire, the shaft being removably heldin the end members 5 in a Vmanner as shown and described in my patent granted January 10, 1922.

This shaft 1s of a length so that a large number of reels may be supported thereon,

openings in the disk-like member 13 for the v reception of the screws 14 that also pass into threaded openings in the hub 9 to removably secure the dislclike member 13 to the hub 9.

The disk-like members 13 are each provided with elongated openings 15 radiating from the center thereof, the openings 15 being designed to align with the openings 11 of the member 10, to receive the threaded ends Y 17 ofthe pins 16, which threaded ends receive the winged nuts 18 that cooperate with the shoulders 19 lformed at the bases of the reduced end portions 17, to clamp the disklike member 13 therebetween. The opposite ends of the pins 16 are also reduced at 17. and threaded and positioned in the elongated openings 11 and held in such position by means of the winged nuts 18K that coact with.

the shoulders 19 of the. pins.

The reference character 2O designates a guide which is in the form of a rod having rearwardly extended ends secured to the end members 5, at 21. Eyes are formed by the substantially short rods 22 which are secured to the rod at points directly in front of the reels so that the wires from the reelsmay be passed therethrough, with the result that the wires will be nnreeled evenly, regardless of the direction of pull on the wires.

From the foregoingit will be seen that due to the construction shown and described, the pins`16 may be moved towards or away from the hub 9, adapting the reel for use in connection with rolls ofwire of various sizes and diameters.

It will further be seen that dueto this con'- struction, the removable disks may be removed and coils of wire to be unreeled slipped onto t-he pins. The removable disks may now be replaced and the coils securely held in position. y

I claim In a device of the character described, end members, a supporting shaft extending through the end members, a plurality of reels mounted on the shaft, each reel including a ing :L Vcircular extension,v a removable diskV positioned over the extension, ineens extending through the last mentioned disk and into the hub for securing,` the last mentioned disk to the hub, said disks having` elongated openings, pinshaving reduced Athreaded end por- 10 tions litted in the elongated openings land udjustable throughout the lengthso'f the openvthroughoutthe lengths of the elongated openings.

In testimony that Ipelaim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto ailixed inv signature.

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U.S. Classification242/577.4, 242/594.3, 242/608.4
International ClassificationB65H49/30, B65H49/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65H49/305
European ClassificationB65H49/30B