US 1943261 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 9, 1934. c. 1.. KNUTSON CONDUIT HOLDING DEVICE F-iled Dec. 10, 1931 25 It should be understood that the device may be portion 1, a yieldable socket-engaging means 80 Patented Jan. 9, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CONDUIT-HOLDING DEVICE Carl L. Knutson, Maywood, 111., assignor to United-Carr Fastener Corporation, Cambridge, Mass., a corporation of Massachusetts Application December 10, 1931 Serial No. 580,087
3 Claims. (CI. 2473) My invention aims to provide improvements The device which I have illustrated and dein snap fastener secured conduit-holding described is simple in construction, relatively inexvices. pensive to manufacture and decidedly advanta- In the drawing which illustrates a preferred 8 0115 to u act Contractors a repair 5 embodiment of my invention:- e at Figure 1 is a section through an installation While I have illustrated and described a preshowing one embodiment of my invention and e ed e bodim o y invention, I do not the use thereof, the device being shown in side wish to be limited thereby, b caus the scope of elevation; and my invention is best defined by the following Fig. 2 is a perspective view of my improved declaims.
vice selected for illustration. I claim:
Referring now to the particular embodiment 1. A snap fastener device of the class described of my invention illustrated by the drawing, I formed from a single narrow strip of sheet metal have shown a device preferably formed from a of u o W Conduit-engaging means P single narrow strip of yieldable sheet metal and V d d y b ds in d S p, Substantially when considered as a unit has two arms of difap d s tn a m ans p vid d y th r ferent lengths joined together at one end of the bends in Sa Strip a a hOOk portion o m d device and adapted to be quickly and easily inadjacent to the end of one of the sides of said stalled to hold in place various types of conduits k t-en in m n f r n ement with a 30 such as gasoline pipes, air i es, electric ir supporting structure to hold the fastener device 7 etc. One use of my improved device is as shown in sn p fasten d n a n w h h upp r in in Figure 1. In that figure the device is shown structure. attached to an apertured structure and the con- 2. A one-piece snap fastener device for holdduit is shown in dotted lines. ing conduits comprising a conduit-engaging formed from any suitable material coming withsubstantially V-shaped in cross-section and in the scope of the annexed claims. having arms 3 and 4, a tab-like portion 8 at the The particular device shown is preferably free end of the arm 4 of the socket-engaging made by bending and forming the narrow strip means and a hook portion 5 formed by the tab- 30 to provide a loop 1 which is curved in side elevalike portion 8 and a bend in the arm 4 for ention to provide substantially U-shaped means gagement with a supporting structure adjacent for receiving one or more conduits 2 (shown in to an aperture therethrough to hold the snap clotted lines) as best shown in Figure 1. The fastener device in engagement with the supportstrip is also bent to provide a substantially V- ing structure. 35 shaped socket-engaging means having one side 3. A sp i fastener Comprising two a ms of 3 connected at the open end of the v to on leg different length connected together at one end of the loop portion 1. The other side 4 of the thereof, t e Sho arm having oul s for env has a hook-like portion 5 formed adjacent to gagi a supp t. a d t longer a m ei nt its free end to provide means for cooperative o engage a a e- 40 engagement with the supporting structure 6 (Fig- CARL L. KNUTSON.
ure 1) to hold the device in a desired position. This hook-like portion 5 provides a resistance against accidental withdrawal of the v-shaped portion from the aperture 7 in the structure 6. 45 It also has the tab-like end 8 bearing against the structure 6 to prevent tipping of the device relative to the structure when attached. The tab 8 is also useful in connection with pulling the device free from the supporting structure 6. 60 The conduit-holding portion 1 is shaped to permit. entrance and withdrawal of the conduit 2 (shown in dotted lines in Figure 1) before or after the device is attached and, therefore, permits removal of the conduit without unnecesu sarily removing this fastening devi