US 1833295 A
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NOV. 24, 1931. MCCUTCHEN 1,833,295
PORTABLE DI STRIBUTION BLOCK Filed April 29. 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet l "MIMI-i NOV. 24, 1931. MOCUTCHEN 1,833,295
PORTABLE DI STRIBUTION BLOCK Filed April 29. 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Nov. 24, 1931 EDWAR RUssEL MamcHmb-e canvns'roiv, Taxis Q ZEORTABLE nIsTRInUTIoN, BLidQK Application filed A ril'es,
The presentinvention' relates to improve ments in portable distribution block, and has for an object to provide an improved block capableof being carried about in thegfac-o tory, or other place, by a workman, and hav-' ing a number of electric sockets all coupled to a source of current, and adapted to receive anumber of lamps, tools, and the like.
Another object of the invention is to provide a compact, light and readilytransport- "able distribution block, in which the sockets vide an improved distribution block, in which a great amount of wire may be saved.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention will belmore fullydescribed hereinafter, and will bemore particularly pointed out in the claim appended hereto. r V
In the drawings, wherein like symbols refer to like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, i r
Figure-1 is an edge viewof an improved portable distribution block constructed ac-v cord ing to the present invention, I Figure 2 is a top plan view of thesame, Figure 3 is an enlarged plan viewof the interior block section,
Figure 4 is ajsimilar' view of the block upper section, l a m Figure 5 is a cross section taken on the line 5+5 in Figure 3, and v V i I Figure 6' is a fragmentary'cross section, taken on the line 6-6 also in Figure 3.
Referring more particularly to the draw ings, the device' consists preferably of two block sections 10 and 11 of any desired form, for-instance, of the cylindrical form shown.
The block sections are divided circumfer entially on the line 12' and have numerous sockets 13 arranged radiallyof the block and being open through the periphery of "the block for the purpose of receiving lamps or plugs to various tools and instruments. The two sections of the block are secured'together by appropriate fastening means such,
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for instance, as the bolts 14, the nuts 15,; and
thewashers 16 located beneath the nuts. The
the purpose may also serve to secure the handle 17 in place. Current from an out- :bolts or other fastening meansfprovided for sidesource is brought into theblockthrough a lead 18 which is permanently connected with the block and which carries a screw or other plugl9 for tapping into an'outlet "socket'in thebuilding 1 i i As shown in-Figure' 4, thec able 18 enters the top section througha central perforation and the contact plates are placed upon a mat 7 20, and the leads 21'and 22 of the cable are divided on the inside of the block and extend to contact plates 23- and24." Thejleads 'of insulating material 25; This insulating.
materialj25 is placed against the bottom of Y a recess 26 made in the upper block section 10, while the contacts 23. and 24 are placed upon'partsof the block that are raised above the base of the recess.
, As shown more particularly in Figure 3,
the lower section of the block carries the sockets 13 partially embodiedin cylindrical recesses" 27 "provided with 'coinplemental grooves 28 and "sockets 29 disposed annularly 7 channels 31 betweenthe beads forthepur appropriate material; One contact of each sojcketis connectedby a lead 32 with" a contact ring 33', which has a split separated end.
contact plate 37 having connected therewith 'of-"the sockets and adapt'edto'cooperatewith spaced annular beads on'the socketsland pose 'of; holding the sockets against axial i'movement. The sockets 1 3 aresecured in the recesses 27 as by the use of adhesive or other the other leads, 38 from the sockets 13. The 7 plate 37 is, secured to the bottom of the section 11', and preferably a mat 39 of finsu- 'lating material'i's placed on the bottomof the recess 40 in which theplate 37is-vpla ce d.
Although it is not necessa ry, cut. away portions'tl maybe provided in the baseseca,
tion 11 to receive projections 42 on the upper section 10. These projections :4.2 impinge