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Publication numberUS2032394 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1936
Filing dateJan 28, 1935
Priority dateJan 28, 1935
Publication numberUS 2032394 A, US 2032394A, US-A-2032394, US2032394 A, US2032394A
InventorsBecker Robert A, Becker Stephen P
Original AssigneeBecker Robert A, Becker Stephen P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Solderless wire connecter
US 2032394 A
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Nijrch 3 R. A. BECKER, SR, ET AL SOLDERLESS WIRE CONNECTER Filed Jan. 28, 1955 3nventor5 Robert R. Becker, Sr. STaphen Ff ecker.

. from the body of the device.

and'which may be Patented Mar. 3, 1936' UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE" SOLDERLESS wrnn'comcrm 1 Robert A. Becker, s:., and Stephen l o x k mi Application January 28, 1935 Serial No. 3,700

3 Claims. (01. 173-283) T invention relates to a solderlesswire con This necter of that class which is ground in making electrical connections and tapping feed wires or the like inelectrical installations of all ds With these and other objects vention consists in. certain novel In the drawing: Figure 1 is a front view of the clamp, the same asapplied to'two wires.

Figure 2 is 'a side view of the same. I Figure 3 is a vertical sectional "view or the body member, or yoke. Figure F1811 showing Figure 7 shows a modified form Figure 8 is a side view of the same.

1 Figure 9 is a vertical sectional view or the body member used in the form shown in Figure 7.

Figure 10 lead end view of this form 01' clamp.

, ings for all or for a member and which is designed oi the clamp.

Fi ure 11 member is iFixure 12 shows a side view of member used inthisconstruction. Referring to the drawing:

While we have herein illustrated and described the clamp as being made from sheet metal stampshows the made g I the clamping struction, as it may portion 01' the pieces.

In Figures 1 to 6 inclusive, we have shown our clamp as comprising a body or yoke member formed with a head and the depending integral arms Ii of which are formed with the slots or openings -i l for the wires ing thickened and having a transverse hole It which is threaded, for the locking screw 20.

The edges of the openings H. in the arms II are formed with the flanges I 2 i'orthe purpose of increasing the width 01 may be V-shape' d i1 desired.

The clamping member I3 is designed to ably mounted between the parallel arms i is also formed with an opening size and shape as the openings be slidaudit toresister with when the clamping member I! the wires For the purpose of-guiding the movement 01' the clamping member within the arms II 01' the body member and to limit its outward movement ving member Ware formed with the cut-out 'portions or notches l8, and the body member arms l5 which after the insertion of the clamping member I 3 within the 1 member are bent inward or at right angles blank i'rom which the body 16. The head Ill bebe desirable to employ cast- I9 01 the same a H in the b0dyboth of the iormed the sides of the clamping member 13, or]?! a said clamping grooves-formed on the sides for a portion-oi its her or block 13 may pin in one member entering a slot within the other member.

Also the opening is within the clamping membe open on the lower end, as this has no clampingaction upon the wires I6, and it may be desirable to have this end open.

Further it may also be in somecases desirable by providing both the'body member the clamping member II with a cut out portion in one side through which the wires maybe inserted.

The edges of the openings H of the bodymemher arms may be flanged on the -enti as shown or upon the inner o posi'ns faces; in. latter case, they may be" employed guides for the ciamp s member II,

Having thus described our invention. claim and desire to secure by Let rs Patient, is: 1. In: a solderless wire-connecterpt the class described, the combination with a U-shsped openside body member comprisinga head having two with oblons th rei a clamping member slidably mounted; between said parallel arms and formed with a 'tramver opening therein, limiting and guiding means 101' member comprising parallel and a. clamp screw threaded through in and .the movement of said respect to the v threaded through said head and contacting with 4 20' thewiresli fromtheside u-shaped me I action upon the wires.

contact with each other,

which depending parallel and {armed with aligned oblong openings therein,

ears formed 'on'said arms at. right anglesthereapart "from each and the clamping aosasei I o length and ears formed on the adjacent sides of said arms and projecting into said grooves. said head and adapted to force the clamping member outward to grip wires passed through both the openings in the arms and in the clamping member.

2. In a device for clamping wires in contact with each other, the combination with an open sided U-shaped member having a head and a pair of parallel wire receiving member slidably mounted wire receiving opening there:

openings therein, a clamping jecting into said grooves to provide a stop for U-shaped member, and a screwsaid clamping member to force the same away from. the head and bring the openings in both the mber and the clamping member out'oi axial alignment to producea clamping clamping wires in surface the combination with 3. .In a device for a U-shaped body member arms integral with-the head to, a.- clampinp member slidablyv mounted be tween the arms and formed with a transverse on ni s a d limiting guide grooves ,in the sides" thereof open at one end to form a stop tor the reception of said and a clamping screw threaded members apart passed throughthe o enings in boththe member.--


STEPHEN P. nncrrnn,

having-a head and two integral arms iormed with'ali gned 10 I between. said arms clamping member with] endand enclosed at the other 35

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U.S. Classification439/793, 403/396, 24/525
International ClassificationH01R4/28, H01R4/36
Cooperative ClassificationH01R4/363
European ClassificationH01R4/36B