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Publication numberUS1782625 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 25, 1930
Filing dateJun 18, 1929
Priority dateJun 18, 1929
Publication numberUS 1782625 A, US 1782625A, US-A-1782625, US1782625 A, US1782625A
InventorsNeuberger Franklin H
Original AssigneeEdwin James Brand
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clothesline fastener
US 1782625 A
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Nov. 25, 1930. F. H. NEUBRGER 1,782,625

CLOTHESLINE FASTENER Filed June 18, 1929 lifatented NovsZS, 193

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` Application lfiled June 18,

` QThe present inventionpis directed to imn provements mfclothesline fasteners.

Therprimaryobject of nthe invention is tof y to take up slack.V

Another object ofthe invention'is to pro` vide a device of this character to effectively hold the line stretched andv withoutthe use of complicated clamps, the construction be ing such that the terminals of ai-line can be firmly secured and the lineninaintained under considerable tension. 'Y

Anotherobject of the inventionis to provide a .device of this kind so constructed' that the Aline canbe easily and quickly released to permit adjustment without the necessity of y y tying or untying `knots. y AStill another obfectof theinvention is to provide anai'ticle of this 'type which is ext-remely `simple in construction, durable` eficient in operation and one-which `can `be A manufactured at a minimum cost.

With these-and other objects in view, this invention resides in the novel features of cony struction, formation, combination and ar-` rangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described, claimed `and illustrated in to the accompanying' drawing7 inl which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view ofthe device. y

Figure 2 is a'longitudinal sectional view A through the same.

` Figure 3 is a top-planview. y 1 Referring to the drawing, 1 designates `a `bloclrwhich may be formed from wood or anyotl'ier material suitable for the purpose,V

said bloclt having a 4transverse groove 2 im formed adjacent one end thereof Aand inter- `sected by a longitudinal groove 8, the `former being somewhat deeper'than the latter.v

Alined with the groove is a slot t bridged' bya-bolt `5 upon which is rotatably mounted i a 'grooved pulley 6A The blockis further provided with avr lon`` gitudinal groove 7 which is alined with the groove 3, the inner end of the groove 7 open` ing into a slot S formeddiagonally-iin `the 13G block 1.' Leading from the slot 4 is ap'diag- By providingthewslots and I minal'slll andfl `oftheyline can be easily 1929i serial nl,v 3715021 i disposed slot :lt i will be observed that the slots Sand 9 define a substantially i triangular@shapedfsection10 and that the` out-erends of the slots Sgand 9 open atone side of the block, wherebythe section 10 `constitutes a guide for the line. Theterminal 11 ofthe line isengaged in the groove 7 and has a knot 12 thereon to prevent withdrawal of the terminal"throughthe inner end of the vslot 8*." The "other terminal 13` ofu the line is engaged around.thefpulleyju(` and is provided-with a knotil-/lzoprevent frayingl` i of the line.` i

As illustratedfin stretch of the terminal .13 Ais engaged in the `Figure 1,` a transverse' i Y y groove i 2 i while i al longitudinal stretch therey of isengaged in the groove `3andrests firmly upon thetransversestretch to hold :thesame `firmly vinthe groove 2 to lpi'event slipping :thereof when the line` is. under tension.

block 1 is preferably formed from wood and in order to strengthen the same, bolts V15 and 16 `are passed therethrough i The i and* quicklydetached fromthe lfilockV fori en- `gaged therewith,` aszoccasion may requii'ef, L I have illustratedinFigure 3, a turn buty ton 17 pivotally mounted upon a screw 1S secured in the apex of the section 105. said buttonbeing of such length as .toclosc the out'erends-of theslotsS and QtQpreventac-` auV 'cidental disengagement of the terminalslll and 13, v Y i Y The presence of the button will obviously' 5 permit the block to behandled when the line- Vis not under tension without danger of the terminals becoming accidentally disengaged.

I The pulley will permit easy Lad] ustnient` of the line, since it will reduce friction when adjustment is lbeing made.

It lwill ofcourse be understoodthat a fas-i4 tener constructed inaccordance with my in- 'vention can be usedsuccessfully on ships and Vsail boats for fastening the lines thereof in nos."

order that adjustmentcan be made without the necessity of tying or untying knots. The fastener can also be used with equally good results in connection Withthe guy ropes of tents. y

F rom the foregoing it is thought that the operation and many advantages of the herein described invention Will be apparent to those skilled in the art Without further description and it is to be understood that various changes in the size, shape, proportion, materials, and minor details of construction may be resorted to Without departingfrom the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

What is claimed is:

l. A line fastener comprisinga block having;` a slot formed therein, a pulley rotatably mounted in the slot, said block having' a longitudinal groove alined With the slot and a transverse grooveintersectinp; the slot and longitudinal groove. and a line terminal passable through the slot for engagement with the pulley and having;` stretches thereof engaged in the respective grooves and in con tact with each other.

2. A line fastener comprising a block having diagonally disposed slots formed therein, both opening` at one side of the block for the passage of the line terminals, said block havingl angularly disposed grooves formed therein and in which stretches of one terminal of the line are engaged.

3. A line fastener comprising a block havingdiagonally disposed slots formed therein and having their ends opening;- atone side of the block, said block having a pulley rotatably supported adjacent one end of one slot, the line terminals being passable through the slots, one terminal being engaged With `the pulley and having stretches disposed angularly upon one face of the block.

Ll. A. line fastener' comprising' a block havingl diagonally disposed slots formed therein for the passage of the line terminals, said slots having their outer ends opening at one side of the block, means for securing the line Aterminals in the slots7 and a button pivotally secured to the block for closing adjacent ends of the slots.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification24/129.00R
International ClassificationD06F53/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06F53/00
European ClassificationD06F53/00