US 1834159 A
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v De- 1, 1931- 11.1. KING, JR., ETAL- 1,834,159
WIRE HOLDER Filed 0611.12, 1928 Patented Dec. l, 1931 'UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE THOMAS JTKING, JR., OF CHICAGO, AND IVAN E. SPOOR, OF BERWYN, ILLINOIS, AS-
SIGNORS TO THE GERRARD COMPANY, INC., OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE WIRE HOLDER Application led October 12, 1928.
The principal object of the invention is to provide a novel holder for a coil of wire which will uncoil the wire as fast as needed, will not allow the wire to kink, knot or'tangle while being uncoiled, and will direct the end of the wire into a position wherein it may be conveniently grasped.
Another important object of the invention is to provide a wire holder of the type described which is inexpensive to manufacture and may be easily moved from one place to another.
Other objects and advantages of the'invention will be evident upon a full under- .15 standingof the construction, arrangement and operation of a wire holder embodying the invention.
One form of the invention is presented herein for the purpose of exemplification,
but it will of course be appreciated that the invention is susceptible of embodiment in other structurally modified forms coming equally within the scope of the claims.
In the accompanying drawings:
Fig. 1 is a side view of a wire holder constructed in accordance with the invention;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same; and
Fig. 3 is a vertical section, taken on the line 3 3 of Fig. 1.
yThe wire holder of the invention is characterized by a stationary frame and a mov- Y able rider. .The Jframe supports the coil of wire in a horizontal position, and the rider directs one end ot the wire upwardly from the center of the frame into a position wherein it. may be conveniently grasped. When the upwardly directed end of the wire is pulled, the rider revolves on the trame and uncoils the wire.
The frame includes a horizontally disposed ring-shaped member 10 which is made up of aV central spider 11, a plurality ot Aradiating spokes 12, a. rim 13 and a plurality ot eet 1-1 on the bottoms of the spokes near the A post 15 is secured to and projects upwardly from the spider 11, and a number or coil-positioning brackets 16 are secured to and project upwardly from the spokes 12.
5G y on the member 1G and 1s centered thereon by the same.
The coil of wire 1'? to be unwound is placed.
Serial No. 312,181.
the brackets 16, which brackets are adjust-- able toward and away from the post 15,'to accommodate coils of dierent sizes. The frame also includes a horizontally disposed ring-shaped member 18 which is ot smaller diameter than the member 10 and is arranged in concentric vertically spaced relation to The member 18 is made up of a cent-ral spider 19 which is secured to the post 15, a plurality of radiating spokes 20 and a rim 21.
The rider consists of a hub 22,'which is journaled on the upper end of the post 15 above the member 18, an upwardly flared bell-shaped`wire guide 23 which is supported above the hub 22 on side rods 24 in axial alignment with the post V15, and a horizontally disposed ring-shaped wire guide 25 which is supported from the hub 22 outwardly of the member 18 on radially extending and downwardly curved side rods 26.
One end of the wire 27 from the coil 17 isthreaded upwardly through the ring-shaped guide 25 and then upwardly through the bellshaped guide 23, which latter guide serves to direct the end of the wire upwardly into a position wherein it may be conveniently grasped. When the upwardly directed end of the wire is pulled to remove some of the wire from the coil, the hub 22 of the rider will automatically rotate on the post 15 of the trame and the ring-shaped guide 25 of the rider will travel about the periphery of the frame and uncoil the wire as fast as it is pulled through the bell-shaped guide 23 of The upper frame memberf18 serves to prevent any of the loops in the coil rom working 1v W upwardly on the brackets 1S beyond salu member, while the feet 14 on the bottom of the frame member 10 serves to prevent any of the loo s in the coil from workin under that mem r. In order to move t e `wire holder from one place to another, it is merely ,necessary to tilt it up onto the large rim 13 and roll it along on that rim. We claim: Y
1. In a wire holder, a stationary frame for supporting a coil of wire in a horizontal position, and a guide which is revolvable about the center of the frame and is provided with upwardly directed openings adjacent both the center and the periphery of the frame through which the wire passes in being uncoiled, said peripheral opening being a substantial distance below the level of said center yopening whereby to permit the wire to curve gradually from the coil first through the peripheral opening and\then through the center opening.
2. In a wire holder, means for supporting and confining a coil o f wire, and means for automatically uncoiling the-wire when one end of the wire is pulled, said last mentioned means consisting of a rider journaled on the upper portion of said supporting means and extending laterally to a point adjacent the periphery of the same, an upwardly directed wire guide on the rider above the upper portion of said supporting means, and another upwardlv directed wire guide on the rider a4 substantial distance beneath and to one side of the first mentioned guide adjacent the periphery of said supporting means.
3. In a wire holder, a stationary frame for supporting a coil of wire in a horizontal poindependently of said second ring-shaped frame member.
5. In a wire holder, a horizontally disposed ring-shaped frame member, a post secured to and extending upwardly from the center of said frame member, another horizontally disposed ring-shaped frame member of smaller diameter secured at its center to said post in vertically spaced relation to the first mentioned frame member, means for centering a coil of wire positioned between said frame members, and a rider journaled on the upper end of the post above the upper frame member and extending laterally to a point beyond the periphery of the same, said rider having an upwardly flared bell-shaped wire guide above the upper end of the post in axial alignment therewith and a rin -shaped wire guide outwardly of the perip ery of the upper frame member in substantially the plane of the latter.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names.
THOMAS J. KING, JR. IVAN H. SPOOR.
sition, and means for automatically uncoill ing the wire when one end of the wire is pulled, said last mentioned means consisting of al rider rotatably mounted on the frame at the center of the same and extending laterally to a-point adjacent the periphery of the frame, an upwardly lared bell-shaped wire guide on the rider above the center of the frame, and another horizontally disposed ring-shaped wire'guide on the rider adjacent the periphery of the frame a substantial distance below the level of the lower end of the center guide 4. In a wire holder, a stationary frame for supporting a coil of wire, and means for automatically uncoiling the wire when one end of the wire is pulled, said frame consisting of a horizontally disposed ring-shaped frame member, a post secured to and extending upwardly from the center of said frame mem- ,f
ber, another horizontally disposed ringshaped frame member of smaller diameter detachably secured at its center to said post in vertically spaced relation to the first mentioned frame member, and radially adjustable brackets carried by the lower frame member for centering a coil of wire positioned` therebetween, said brackets being adjustable miA