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Publication numberUS2072579 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 2, 1937
Filing dateApr 22, 1936
Priority dateApr 22, 1936
Publication numberUS 2072579 A, US 2072579A, US-A-2072579, US2072579 A, US2072579A
InventorsBrown Arthur C
Original AssigneeBrown Arthur C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cord wire anchor
US 2072579 A
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March 2, 1937. A. c. BROWN 2,072,579

com) WIRE ANCHOR Filed April 22, 1936 '0 @252 1 Z. Q O

INVENTOR ARTHUR C.BROWN SWRAM ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 2, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

This invention relates to clips and has among its objects a simple clip for attaching cords such as light or telephone cords, to the edge of a trim,

such as baseboards, window casings, mouldings,

without injuring the trim or the wall holding the trim.-

The invention will be best understood from the following description of exemplifications thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which Fig. 1 illustrates a cord attached by clips to the baseboard; and

Figs. 2 and 3 are views of two different forms of the clip.

In most houses having walls provided with wood or metal trim, such as baseboards, picture mouldings, door and window casings, the trim is used for attaching electric light cords or telephone wires so as to lead the wires or cords as inconspicuously as possible along the wall to the desired place. Heretofore, special staples or screws had to be used for attaching such cords to the edge of the trim, damaging the trim and the wall and destroying the appearance of the wall. The simple wire clips of the present invention overcomes these ditficulties by firmly anchoring the cord to the edge of the trim, without injuring the trim or the wall and without making the anchorage clips conspicuous.

As shown in Fig. 1 the electric light cord I0 is anchored by clips l2 to the edge of the moulding II on the upper edge of the baseboard attached to the wall of a room.

As shown in Fig. 2 the clip I! comprises a U- shaped wire loop having an intermediate arcuate portion l5 formed of the two loop wires for embracing the cord and a projecting anchor member formed of the two prong-like wire ends l1 and a tongue-like center iii of the loop. The clip is made of an elastic material such as steel, and the ends of the prongs H are pointed like nails to facilitate the forcing of prongs l1 and the shorter tongue l6 into the narrow space between the moulding and the wall. The tongue member I6 is ofl'set against the arcuate portion l5 and is slightly spaced against the plane of the prongs to exert a spring action on the trim when it is forced with the prongs into the anchorage place back of the moulding.

The clip shown in Fig. 3 is similar to that of Fig. 2 except that its prongs l8 are provided on the front portion of the clip, while the clip of Fig. 2 has its projecting prongs on the rear portion of the clip.

In both types of clips, the tongue l6 and the two prongs ll are hidden between the trim and the wall and only the two thin arcuate wire portions which embrace the front side of the cord are visible, being practically undistinguishable from the cord. These simple and cheap clips make it possible to string electric light cords, telephone cords, and the like neatly along the trim of a wall without marring the appearance of the trim or the wall.

I claim:

1. A clip for attaching a cord-like member to a trim comprising a U-shaped wire loop having an intermediate arcuate portion for embracing the cord-like member, the end portions of said wire loop constituting two prongs extending from one end of said arcuate portion, and the center portion of said wire loop constituting a tongue extending from the other end of said arcuate portion, said prongs constituting with said tongue a projection offset against said arcuate portion for anchoring said clip adjacent to said trim.

2. A clip for attaching a cord-like member to a trim-like structure comprising a U-shaped wire loop having an intermediate arcuate portion for embracing the cord-like member, the end portions of said wire loop constituting two prongs extending from one end of said arcuate portion, and the center portion of said wire loop constituting a tongue extending from the other end of said arcuate portion, said prongs constituting with said tongue a projection extending from said arcuate portion for anchoring the arcuate portion of said clip adjacent the edge of the trim-like structure.

ARTHUR C. BROWN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4244085 *Dec 18, 1978Jan 13, 1981Tsao Tsung WeiPin for documents
EP0773396A1 *Jul 2, 1996May 14, 1997Victorio Alberto NagelImprovements in clamps, for the attachment of tubings and other uses
Classifications
U.S. Classification24/131.00R, 174/503, 24/711
International ClassificationF16L3/12
Cooperative ClassificationF16L3/12
European ClassificationF16L3/12