US 1775391 A
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vSept. 9, 1930. c. FASSINGER SUPPORT Filed Oct. 5. 192B lNVENTOR M XW Patented Sept. 9, 1930 a UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE a CHARLES FASSINGER, or riTrsnunsn, rnNNsxtvnNmf-nssreNon To emu RON & STEEL CORPORATION, on PENNSYLVANIA sUrroRT I Application filed October 5, 192's. "warm; 316335.
This invention relates broadly tosupports, and more particularly to cable rack assemblies es ecially adapted for supporting electric les. In accordancewith my invention I provide a cable rack assembly including a cable rack and a cable support which may be easily and quickly assembled or disassembled and which,
when assembled, provides a support which is securely connected to the bracket.
In the accompanying drawing which illus trates the present preferred embodiment of my invention Figure 1 is a perspective of an assembled cable rack and support;
Figure 2 is a front elevation of the cable rack Figure 3 is a port; and
Figure 4 is a side elevation of the support.
Referring to the drawing, my cable rack assembly comprises a cable rack formed of a channel iron 2. The channel iron is provided with openings 3 which are adapted to receive means (not shown) for fastening the rack to the wall 4; of the conduit in whichthe cables are to be laid. The rack is provided a with a plurality of stepped openings 5 each of which is formed in a series of downwardly and inwardlyextending steps. I
The width of the openingstherefore deshown in Figure 4, the rib extends along the center line of the body portion and tapers downwardly toward the left hand end of the support. The end of "the rib adjacent the T-shaped head 9 is provided with a notched plan view of the cable suprotation even thou PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA,3 a c ncur nt:
out portion forming a portion 12 of the rib above the notched portion and a portion 13 adjacent the notched portion. a
In assembling the device, the support 7 is inserted into an opening5 and the support is then lowered until the portion 12 of the rib 11 is in cooperative relation with the recess 6 providedin the rack 2. In this position the support is prevented from being drawn outwardly from the rack by contact of the T-shaped head 9 with the portions of the rack adjacent the opening 5. The portion 13 of the rib 11 contacts with the rack 2 between the openings 5 and transmits the load of the cables on the support to the rack.
Because of the ing recess 6 in the rack and the rib portion 12 on the support, the support is revented from h the ca les resting on the supports sag t ierebetween, tending to cause rotation of thesupportsrelative to the rack. V I i I have illustrated and described the pres-- ent preferred embodiment of my invention. It is to be understood, however, that the invention may be otherwise embodied without departing. from the spirit the scope of the followingclaims.
I clann 1. cable rack assembly comprising a cable rack provided with a downwardly and inwardly stepped opening having at least two steps and including a relatively narrow downwardly therewith, a cable support having a substanprovision of the cooperat extending recess communicating I of the invention or tially T-shaped head of less width than the body ofthe support formed at one end thereof, and adownwardly extending rib secured to said support and'adapted to fit into the downwardly extending recessed portion of the cable rack to preventrotation of said support. I I
2. A cable rack assembly comprising acable rack provided with a downwardly and inwardly stepped opening having at least two steps and including a relatively narrow downwardly extending recess tion having one ofits ends turned upwardly,
communicating therewith, a cable support including asubstantially horizontally extending body pora substantially T-shaped head formed on the opposite end of said support, and a downwardly extending rib secured to said support, said rib having a notched portion at the end 5 adjacent the T-shaped head, the rib above the notched portion being adapted :to fit in the downwardly extending recessed lportion of said rack to prevent rotation of said sup-V port, the rib adjacent the notched portion contacting with andtr'ansmitting theload on the supportto-said rack.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.