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Publication numberUS1689943 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 30, 1928
Filing dateOct 12, 1925
Priority dateOct 12, 1925
Publication numberUS 1689943 A, US 1689943A, US-A-1689943, US1689943 A, US1689943A
InventorsOlier Jr Henry D
Original AssigneeOlier Jr Henry D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination hook and loop
US 1689943 A
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Oct. 30, 1928. 1,689,943

H. DOLIER, JR

COMBINATION HOOK AND LOOP Fi'led Oct. 12, 1925 INVENTO $4, $100 ATTORNEYS.

Patented Oct. 30, 1928.

UNITED STATES 1,689,943 PATENT OFFICE.

HENRY DOLIER, .m 'or BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT.

COMBINATION HOOK AN D LOOP.

Application filed October 12. 1925. Serial No. 61,879.

. in which i To Fig. 1 is aside elevation of a hook; Fig. 2 1s a side elevatlon of a loop; Flg. 3 1s a v1ew of thedevice of Fig. 1 or Fig. 2 rotated through an angle of90 de- ,screwed onto the endof the bolt.

rees' a a a Fig. 4 1s a view similar to Flg. 3 w1th the uppcr portion arranged to receive a round conduit or support;

Fig. 5 is a view similar to 3 wit-h the upper portion screw threaded; and

'Fi 6 is a view similar to Fig. 3 with the upper portion arranged to engage an outlet box or similar device,v

It is often desirable in the supporting of lighting fixtures and other similar devices to provide loops or hooks depending upon the circumstances of the particular case. It is also desirable in devices of this character to have as few parts as possible and to have the parts as simple as possible." It. is also clesirable from the dealers point of view to have as few parts as possible consistent with the assurance of having the necessary parts on hand to meet conditions as they arise in the trade. I have devised a device wherein only two parts are necessary to make either a hook or a loop. As will be noted from Figs. 1 to 3, inclusive, the device consists of two pieces 1 and 2. As shown in Fig. 2, the part 1 has a hook portion 3 which extends to the right and then to the left forming the hook. It also has a portion 4 which extends upwardly and an end which is bent over to surround the conduit 6 or other suitable suport. iiis reversed, thatis to say, it has a hook portion 7 which'extends to the left and then to the rightto form the hook, and a portion 8 which extendsupwardly and an end portion 9 which is bent tothe right to surround the support. When the two parts are placed together, as shown in Fig. 3, the upper .por tions 4 and S, and and 9 substantially surround thesupport and act to firmly holdthe device in place. The lower portion of, such a device may take the form shown in Fig. 1 or as shown in Fig. 2. If two similar parts,

13 constitute a circle.

The part 2 is similar to part 1 except as for instance,vthe parts 1, are arranged so that their upper portions assume the position shown in Fig. 3, their lower portions will constitute a loop, as shown in Fig. 2, but if two oppositely arrangiulparts, as for instance 1 and 2, are placed together so that their upper portions assume the position shown in Fig. 3, then the lowerportion will be as shown in Fig. 1, that is, to form a hook. In order that the parts may besecurely fixed together, an opening is provided and a screw bolt 10 passed therethrough ,anda nut 11 Other means of fastening maybe used.

The devices shown in Flgs. 4 to 6,.1n so far as their lower portions are concerned, are identical with those shown in Figs. 1 to 3, but the upper portions are different. For instance, in Fig. 4 the upper portions 12 and In they constitute a cup or cylinder 14 which is provided with screw threads 15 so that the same may be screwed onto the end of a pipe somewhat similar to screwing a cap ontothe end of a gas pipe. The device shown in Fig. 6 is par-, ticularly adapted to attachment to a junction box wherein the sides 16 of the boX are arranged with an opening between them and From the foregoing it will be evident that p,

I have devised a device which has many advantages in practice in that by suitably selecting'the similar and dissimilar parts a loop or a hook may be secured, and that by ,having the parts separable they may be easily. and quicklyv assembled and the advantages of both the hook and the loop maybe secured without carrying a double stockof parts.

My invention has many other advantages which will be apparent to the practical man in the art.

I claim: 1. A support comprising two pieces of metal, each having a holding portion at one end and a supporting portion atthe other end, said holding portion being in the form of a hook if two unlike pieces are placed side by sidethroughout and being a loop if like pieces are placed side by side throughout.

2. A lighting fixture support comprising two pieces oi metal, each having a holding: portion extending; in one direction and a supporting portion extending transversely of the holdingportion. said transverse portions extending in relatively opposite directions to engage a supporting nieniher, whereby when two unlike pieces are placed side by side throughout the holding portion takes the form of a hook whereas when two like pieces are placed side by side throughout the holding portion takes the torin ot' a loop.

3. A lighting lixture support comprising two pieces lying side by side throughout. each i aving a hook portion extending in one direction and a supporting portion extendin g transver ely of the hook portion. said transverse portions extending in relativel opposite directions to engage a supporting; ineinher and said hook portions extending in relatively opposite directions to form a loop.

.i. A support comprising two fiat pieces of ntetal, each having a hook portion lying in the plane of the respective piec and a supporting portion hent transversely outwardly, upwardly and im'ardl whereby a substan tially closed supportii'ig ring is formed when said pieces are placed side by side.

5. A support comprising two ila t pieces of metal. each having a hook portion lying in the plane of the respective piec and a. supporting portion bent transversely out wardlv, upwardly and int'ardly whereby a substantially closed supporting ring is termed when said pieces are placed side by side and means for holding said pieces together.

(i. A lighting 'lixture support comprising two flat pieces ol niet'al each having: a hook portion extending et-lgewise ot' the metal. a

supporting portion extending transversely of each of" said pieces and in relatively opposite directions wherehv when said pieces are placed side h v side a hook is formed of a thickness equal to that; of both ot' said pieces and a supporting portion is formed In said transverse portions.

7. A suiiiport eon'iprising two pieces of metal, one end of each piece having a hook portion lying the the plane ol the respective piece, the other end havinga grooved portion Wherehy when said pieces are fastened together the will comprise a threadwl port on atone end and a hook at the other.

8. A support conun'isine' two pieces of metal, each having a hook portion at one end in the plane of the piece, the other end being henttransversely, outv'ardly. upvardl and inwardly and means for "fastening the two pieces together.

9. A support comprising two pieces of formed metal, each having a hook portion atv one end and a cylindrical threaded portion at the other whereby when said pieces are placed together longitutlinallv a device is provided having a threaded portion at one end and a hook portion at the other.

HENRY DOLIE t, Ja.

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5038262 *Sep 25, 1990Aug 6, 1991Friedhelm BakalowitsDevice for suspending hangings or light fittings
Classifications
U.S. Classification24/327, 24/369, 24/598.5, 24/349, 24/694
International ClassificationF16B45/06, F16B45/00
Cooperative ClassificationF16B45/06
European ClassificationF16B45/06