US 1982183 A
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Nov. 27, 1934. G. R. TARBOX 1,982,183
CABLE CONNECTER Filed July 25, 1932 'llIIIlIIlIIIII/ INVENTCJH Gear e 2 72/1602:
Hi5 ATTORNEYS Patented Nov. 27, 1934 1,982,183 CABLE CONNECTER George R. Tar-box, Troy, N. Y. Application July 25, 1932, Serial No. 624,633
desirable, particularly in cable guide rails for highways, to secure together the adjacent ends of severed cables.
The principal object of my invention is the provision of a device of the foregoing character which can be cheaply manufactured, which can readily be assembled, and which eflectively holds the adjacent ends of the cable in assembled relation.
Another object is to provide a cable splice or connecter which will have a substantially smooth exterior surface tapering or merging more or less gradually with the surface of the cable itself.
My invention will best be understood by reference to the accompanying drawing in which I have illustrated a preferred embodiment thereof and in which Fig. 1 is adisassembled view of two sections of the cable connecter embodying my'invention:
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but illustrating the relative position of the parts at one stage of the assembly;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view illustrating the cable connecter in assembled position;
Fig. 4 is a longitudinal section through Fig. 3; and
Fig. 5 is a transverse section taken along the line 55 of Fig. 4.
Like reference characters indicate like parts 30 throughout the drawing. 7
Referring to the drawing, 10 indicates generally a cable connecter embodying my invention and comprising two hollow sections, 10a. and 10b, which may conveniently be formed of malleable iron or other suitable material. The two sections are preferably identical in construction and are reversible so that the description of one will suffice for both.
The section 10a. is, in the embodiment illustrated, provided with a conical passage 11 in which is received the end of a cable 12 shown as comprising three strands. The end of the cable is shown in Fig. 1 as severed at 13. The ends of two adjacent cables are secured within the respective sections, 10a and 10b, in any desired manner. In the embodiment illustrated, the end 01' one cable is secured in section 10a by a wedge 14 which is provided with longitudinally extend- It is frequently wedged between the strands, secures the end of the cable in position. It is to be understood, however, that the end of the cable may be secured within a section of the cable connecter by molten metal or by any other suitable means.
In accordance with my invention, the end oi. each section is provided with forwardly or ax ially extending lugs 16 here shown as three in number, each lug being provided ception of the complementary lugs 01' the other section, it being understood that the openings of the given section conform in size and shape to the lugs of the other section.
One of the lugs as 16a. is preferably narrower than the remaining lugs and is received in an opening 20a. of the other section which is correspondingly narrower than the other openings of the complementary section." The lug 16a is beveled on its outer portion and at the end as at 21. Preferably the lug 16b on the other section and which is diametrically opposite to the lug 16a is likewise beveled at 21 to form a recess,
22, when the unit is in the assembled position indicated in Fig. 4.
The two sections may readily be assembled by inserting one of the lugs as 16b of one section in the opening formed within the lugs oi the other section 10a, the other lugs of section 1011 being located outside of the lugs of the other section in the manner indicated in Fig. 2, it being understood that the one section is laterwhen ing enlarged other section, the lugs of the two sections thus forming an interloc a cylinder as indicated at 23.
The two sections are conveniently held in interlocking engagement by a sleeve 24 which forms tions in interlocking engagement.
The sleeve 24 may conveniently be secured in position by upsetting or depressing a portion of the metal of the sleeve into the recess 22 by the 11' sleeve 24 is also depressed the true scope and spirit or my use ot a suitable tool. 'lhe opposit e edge of the into the recess 32 the other section thereby securely holding the sleeve in position around the opposite lug on its associated luss,and corres the openings in which they are received, it is necessary in order to' assemble the two sections the given section be that the beveled lug on diametrically opposite to the beveled lug on the other'section, so that'when metal on opposite sides 01 the sleeve is upset into the recesses 22 the sleeve is effectively secured in position over the comprising two sections each provided at its end facing the other section with a plurality of axially extendins lugs having en- 0! larged end portionscircumferentially spaced to receive therebetween the lugs her secinterfltted and interlock relation, relative axial androtative movewhen assembled, is preh section being somewhat whereby both ment of said sectio one in: on 'ea smaller than the other lugs thereon, whereby 1 said sections may be assembled'by a relative lateral movement; 7 engaging said lugs, when interiltted, to prevent lateral displacement 2. A connecter comprising two substantially identical sections each provided with a plurality oi axially extending lugs having enlarged extreme ities and circumlerentially spaced to receive therebetween the lugs oi the other section in closely interfltted and interlocked relation, whereby'both relative axial and rotative movement 01 said sections, when assembled, is prevented; at least one or said lugs on each section being narrower than the other lugs thereon whereby said sections may be assembled by relative lateral movement; and a sleeve about said lugs for preventing relative lateral movement when assembled.
GEORGE R. TAR-BOX.
and a means circumierentially