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Publication numberUS1753901 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 8, 1930
Filing dateJan 14, 1929
Priority dateJan 14, 1929
Publication numberUS 1753901 A, US 1753901A, US-A-1753901, US1753901 A, US1753901A
InventorsNeuberger Franklin H
Original AssigneeEdwin James Brand
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clothesline fastener
US 1753901 A
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April 8, 1930. F. H. NEUBERGER CLOTHESLINE FASTENER Filed Jan. 14, 1929 Patented Apr. 8, 1 930 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FRAIblKLIN H. NEUBERGER, OF ENDICOT'I, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-TENTH TO EDWIN JAMES BRAND, OF JEFFERSONVILLE, NEW YORK GLOTHESLIN'E FASTENER Application filed. January 14, 1929.

The present invention is directed to improvements in clothes line fasteners.

The primary object of the invention is to provide a device of this character so constructed that the terminal of a line can be securely fastened to hold the line properly stretched, the construction being such that the line can be easily disengaged to permit adjustment of the line when necessary.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character so constructed that the line can be stretched without friction, which is especially desirable when it is necessary to stretch the line when clothes are hanging thereon.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this kind which is extremely simple in constructiomeflicient in operation, durable, and one which can be manufactured at a small cost.

Another object of the invention is to provide a fastener of this type soconstructed that the line can be secured firmly or released for adjustment without the necessity of tying and untying knots.

With these and other objects in view, this invention resides in the novel features of construction, formation, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view therethrough.

Figure 3 is a sectional view on line 33 of Figure 2.

Referring to the drawing, 1 designates a block formed from wood, said block having a transverse groove 2 formed therein adjacent one end thereof, the purpose of which will be later explained.

The block is further provided with a slot 3 bridged by a pin 4 and upon which is rotatably mounted a grooved pulley 5.

Alined with the slot 3 is an opening 6 in which is engaged one terminal 7 of the line, said terminal having a knot 8 thereon to prevent withdrawal of the terminal from the opening.

The other terminal 7 ofthe line is passed Serial No. 332,401.

pulley 5, and is likewise provided with a knot 9 to prevent accidental withdrawal of'the terminal from the slot.

As shown in Figure 1 a stretch of the terminal 7 of the line is engaged in the groove 2, at which time the longitudinal stretch of the line will engage the terminal to hold the same firmly within the groove to prevent slipping thereof, thus holding the line at the proper degree of tautness.

When it is desired to adjust the line it is only necessary to remove the terminal from the groove 2, whereupon the line can be pulled to the proper tension upon exerting strain upon the knot 9. After the line is stretched to the proper degree the terminal is forced under the adjacent part of the line and is held in the groove by the longitudinal stretch of the line. Obviously when the line is being stretched the pulley will eliminate friction in order that the line can be easily and quickly stretched even when clothes are supported thereon.

While I prefer to form the block from wood it will be of course understood that other materials suitable for the purpose may be substituted therefor, if desired.

lVhile the device is particularly designed for use in connection with clothes lines it can be used with equal success on ships and sail boats for fastening the ropes thereof, so that they may be secured firmly or released for adjustment without the necessity of tying or untying knots.

From the foregoing, it is thought that the construction, operation and many advantages of the herein described invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art, without further description, and it will be understood that various changes in the size, shape and proportion and minor details of construction, may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

Vvfhat is claimed is A clothes line fastener comprising a block having a slot formed therein, a pin supported by the block and bridging the slot, a pulley rotatably mounted on the pin, said through the slot for engagement with the block having a transverse groove formed therein and disposed at right angles to the slot, said groove being spaced therefrom and a line terminal passable through the slot for engagement with the pulley and in the groove, as and for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.

FRANKLIN H. NEUBERGER. [11.5.]

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/129.00R, 43/87
International ClassificationD06F53/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06F53/00
European ClassificationD06F53/00