US 1714762 A
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' BATTERY TERMINAL CONNEC'I'ER Filed Feb. 3; 1928 .F L J g I i l 0 5 I Y Patented May 28, 1929.
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JOHN w. BONE, or OMAHA, NEBRASKA, AssIGNoB. m :r. B. AUTO ATIC TERMINAL MANUFACTURING ooMPA Y, or OMAHA, NEBRASKA.
, BATTERY TERMINAL CONNECTER.
Application filed February 3, 1928. Serial- No. 251,689.
allowing acid resisting material to be placed in the chamber, for instanoe hard oil, which will prevent sticking of the bolt.
A further object is to provide the plug -with a chamber into which an electric conductor is received, thereby utilizing the plug as a connecter.
With the above and other objects in view the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts ashereinafter set forth, shown in the drawing, described and claimed,
it being understood that changes in the precise.
embodiment of the invention maybe made within the scope of what is claimed without departingfrom the spirit of the invention.
In the drawing: Figure 1' is a horizontal sectional view through the connecter.
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the connector. Referring to the drawing the numeral 1 designates a contractible sleeve adapted to encircle a battery terminal 2, and to be contracted into close bindingengagement with the periphery of the terminal. One sideof the sleeve 1 has formed integral therewith a body member 3 having a chamber 4 therein, and which chamber 4 is adapted to receive hard oil or other material which will prevent corrosion around the head' 5 ofthe bolt 6 for preventing sticking of the bolt for instance so the sleeve can not be expanded or contracted. The bolt 6 extends through an enlarged aperture 7 in the body member and is threaded at 8 through the arm 9 of the sleeve'l, therefore it will be seen when a tool is placed on the head 10 of the bolt the arm 9 maybe forced toward the body 1 for contracting the sleeve or away from the body 3 for expanding the sleeve, consequently sticking incident to corrosion of the bolt at its headed end 5 is obviated. The headr5 also forms a closure for the inner end of the aperture 7, thereby preventing loss of material therefrom. The I head 5 may be placed on the bolt 6 in any suitable manner after the bolt is in position and through the open threaded end 11 of the body member-3, and applicant does not limit himself in this respect.
Threaded into the threaded end 11 of the body member 3 is a plug12, which forms a closure for the chamber 4 and also serves as' an additional function asa socket 13 for a conductor wire 14, therefore it will beseen it will only be necessary to provide the socket 13 in the plug 12, which is a relatively simple operation. When it is desired to replace material in the chamber 4, it will only be necessary to unscrew the plug 12, which will alldw ready access to the chamber and to the headed member, and it will also be noted that where there is any tendency to stick, by having the aperture 7 larger than the outside diameter of the threads of the bolt 6, any sticking or jamming can be easily broken by tapping on the bolt head 10.
From the above it will be seen that a battery terminal connecter is provided, which is simple in construction, provided with a chamberfor the reception of corrosion'resisting material, and the closure plug for the chamber is utilized as-a socket for the reception of a conductor wire, which may be secured therein in any suitable manner, for instance by soldering.
The invention having been set forth what is claimed as new and useful is 1. A battery terminal connecter comprising a contractible sleeve, a bolt for contracting said sleeve, a body member having achamber therein for the reception of an antioorro ing material, a head carriedby said bolt, said bolt extending through an aperture in the body member and said head disposed within the chamber, a closure plug threaded in the body member, and means whereby a conductor may be attached to'said closure plug.
. axial alinement with the bolt and a conductor receiving socket in said plug.
3. A battery terminal connecter compr sing a body member having a chamber there-- in, a contractible sleeve carried by said body member, an arm carried by said contractible sleeve, a bolt threaded through said arm and 10 etxending into the chamber of the body member, ahead carried by said bolt in said chamber and a combined plug and connecter socket threaded in said chamber.
Intestimony whereof I hereunto affix my 15 signature.