US 1728106 A
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Sept. 10, 1929. HA. COLL INS COMBINATION ROPE HANGER AND RELEASER Filed Aug. 16, 1928 "l lllllllfll Mlmmw N a0 $ENTO BY wj Patented Sept. 10, 1929.
UNITED STATES HENRY ALBERT COLLINS, or WASHINGTON; nrs'rnio'r' OF COLUMBIA.
COMBINATION ROPE HANGER AND RELEASER.
Application filed August 16, 1928. Serial No. 300,136.
The object of this, my present invention, is the provision of a simple, strong and efficient device whereby a strand of rope may be wound and supported in an easy and efficient manner and as readily released when the removal thereof is desired.
A further object is the provision of a de vice for this purpose that includes a support which has pivotally associated therewith breakable means each carrying a hook around which a strand of rope is wound when the said means is broken, and upon which the wound rope is drawn taut and effectively supported when the means is in normal latched position.
To the attainment of the foregoing and many other objects which will present themselves as the nature of the invention is better understood, the improvement further resides in certain other novel features of construction, combination and operative association of parts one satisfactory embodiment of which is disclosed by the accompanying drawings.
In the drawings? Figure 1 is a front elevation of the improvement.
Figure2 is a side elevation thereof showing the parts arranged to receive a rope around the hook elements thereof.
Figure 3 is a similar view with the parts in normal position.
Figure 4 is a detail sectional view approximately on the line H of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a detail sectional view approximately on the line 5-5 of Figure 1.
Figure 6 is a rear elevation of the construction disclosed by Figure 5.
Figure 7 is a detail elevation with parts in section to illustrate the latching and hold ing means between one of the hook members and the arm on which it is supported.
The improvement is designed for use in any connection where a rope or cable is to be supported inwound condition and readily removed therefrom.
The improvement includes a base or supporting plate 1 which is arranged in vert cal position upon the object, to which it is attached. The base plate 1, upon its-outer face, and at suitable points from its ends, is i formedwithoutstanding lugs 2, respective ly, and to each of these lugs there is pivoted the inwardly extending angle ends 3 and 1 of upper and lower arms 5 and 6, respectively. The arms are directedvtoward each other. s I
Preferably, and as disclosed by the draw ings theupper arm 5 comprises two spaced members between which theend of the lower arm 6isv received and pivoted, as at 7 1 The spaced members comprising the upper arm 5, have fixed. on their rear faces, adjacent the ends thereof which are pivotally connected with the arm 6 a stopplate ,8 for the said arm [6, and this plate is centrally formed with a depending portion in the nature of a tongue 9. i 5 f The plate 8 has passed therethrough a bolt member 10 that provides a pivot for a swingable latch 11. The latch comprises a flat plate of a width to straddle the members comprising the arm 5 and this plate has a reduced extension 12 of a size to be received between the arm members 5 and to contact with the arm member 6 when the arms 5 and 6 are inlongitudinal alinement, the latch 11 being also provided on its outer face with a handle portion 13. The pivot bolt ,10 has screwed thereon a nut provided with a washer and this washer is contacted by a spring 14 which exerts a tension there- .against and likewise a tension against the stop plate 8. By this arrangement it will be noted that when the latch is swung to one position the arms 5 and 6 maybe broken, that is, the same may be swung inwardly on the pivot 7 as disclosed by Figure 20f the drawings and also by this arrangement it will be noted that the arms 5 and 6 maybev locked by the simple turning of the latch when in longitudinal position.
The arm'6 has on its outer face a projecting lug which is straddled by and to which is pivoted the bifurcated end ofa hooklike member 15 whoseangle end or beak is arranged at a downward angle. Above the lug 16 to which the hook 15 is pivoted, the arm 6 is formed with a second lug 17 and ,to this lug there .is pivoted a link 18.
The outer end of the link is preferably bifurcated or one side thereof may be notched for the reception of the reduced end of a second link 19 which is pivotally secured to the link 18 and likewise pivotally secured to the upper edge of the hook-like member 15.
The link 18 has fixed on or integrally formed with its outer edge a projecting plate 20 having a longitudinal slot 21, and this'slot is designed to have passed therethrough the shank of a turn buckle 22 which is carried by the link 19. The head of the turn buckle is movable through the slot 21 when arranged in longitudinal ,alinement therewith, so that the links 18 and 19 may be broken on the pivotal connection 23 therebetween, to permit of the hook-like member being swung angularly with respect to the arm 6 on which it is supported. Vi hen the turn buckle has its'head moved to a second position 1 so that the same will pass through the slot 21 the links may be brought to longitudinal alinement and the turn buckle turned so as to bridge the slot 21 and thereby hold the said links in such position to sustain the longitudinal arm of the hook like member 15 at an outward right angle with respect to the arm 6.
An oppositely directed hook shaped similar to the hook15 is provided for the arm 5. This hook member is for distinction indicated by the numeral 24. The inner end ofthe hook is formed with or has attached thereto a block 25, the sides of whichbeing slotted longitudinally and the arms 5 are received inthese slots. For distinction the slots are indicated by the numerals 26 and the spaced arms 5, above the pivotal joint between the arms 5 and 6 are connected by a transverse or bridge plate 27. The plate is centrally provided with an upstanding rod 28 that enters an elongated opening in the block and surrounding'this rod and exerting a tension between the spacer or bridge plate 27 and the edge of the slidable block 25 adjacent thereto, there is a helical spring 29. Obviously the tension of the spring will force the block 25 and the hooklike member 24; upwardly with respect to the arms 5. g i
In placing and winding a rope 30, (inclicated by the dotted lines in Figures 1 and 3 of the drawings) on the arms 15 and 24 the latch 11 is turned to permit of the breaking of the joint betweenthe arms 5 and 6 and the swinging of the said arms inwardly with respect to the support 1. If desired, the joints between the links 18 and 19 are also broken to permit of the hooklike member swinging in the'direction of the arm .6. The rope, is then loosely wound around the hook-like members. When the rope is fully coiled or wound upon the hooks the links 18 and 19 are brought to alining position and latched by the turn buckle 22 and the arms 5 and 6 are swung together and held in longitudinal alinement by the latching element 11. The movement of the device will exert a tension against the rounded ends of the rope holding the same in taut condition so that liability of the rope being disengaged from its support will be effectively prevented It may not be found necessary to break the joint between the links 18 and 19 when the rope is ,wound upon the hooks but in removingthe'coiled rope from the hooks this will be found desirable. Also in removing the rope the latch 11 is turned to permit of the breaking of the joint and the inward swinging of the arms 5 and 6, as disclosed by Figure 2 ofthe drawings.
The angle ends 3 of the arms 5 are not only pivotally connected to the lugs on the plate 1 but are likewise pivotally connected to the said arms. The inner corners of the ends 3 are rounded to permit of the arms 5 being swung downwardly and inwardly, the straight opposite edges limiting the swinging of the said arms in an opposite direc: tion. I I
The simplicity and advantages of my con? struction will, it is thought, be perfectly apparent to those skilled in the art to which such invention relates without further detailed description, but I desire it understood that I do not wish to be limited to the precise details of construction herein set forth and, therefore,- hold myself entitled to make such changes therefrom as fairly fall with, in the scope of what I claim.
Having described the invention, I claim:
1. In a device for the purpose set forth, two pivotally supported arms, one of which comprising two spaced members to receive the end of the second arm therebetween, and the said ends of the arms being pivotally connected, a stop plate on the rear of the spaced arm's having a projection to contactwith the second'arm, when the arms are in. longitudinal alinement, a spring influenced pivot movable through the plate, a latch fixed on the outer end of the pivot and swingable to contact with the single arm when'the armsare inlongitudinal alinement and likewise swingable out of such contact to permit of the inward swinging of the arms, a slidab-le hook having its beak upwardly directed carried by the'spaced arms, spring means influencing the hook toward the outer ends of the arms, and a hook carried by the single arm.
2. In a device for the purpose set forth, two pivotally supported arms, one of which comprising two spaced members to receive the end of the second armtherebetween, and the said ends of the, arms "being pivotally connected, a stop plate onthe rear of the spaced membershaving a-projection to contact with the second arm, when the arms are in longitudinal alinement, a spring influenced pivot movable through the plate, a latch fixed on the outer end of the pivot and swingable to contact with the single arm when the arms are in longitudinal alinement and likewise swingable out of such contact to permit of the inward swinging of the arms, a slidable hook having its beak upwardly directed carried by the spaced members, spring means influencing the hook toward the outer ends of the arm, an oppositely directed hook pivotally connected to the single arm, a pair of links having their ends pivotally connected to said hook and to said single arm, one of said links having a slotted plate extension for lapping the other link and a turn buckle carried by the second link having its shank passed through the slot of the extension and movable to aline with or to bridge the slot. In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
HENRY ALBERT COLLINS.