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Publication numberUS2109213 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 22, 1938
Filing dateOct 24, 1936
Priority dateOct 24, 1936
Publication numberUS 2109213 A, US 2109213A, US-A-2109213, US2109213 A, US2109213A
InventorsFearing Allen C
Original AssigneeUnited Carr Fastener Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2109213 A
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Feb. 22, 1938. A. c. FEARING 2,109,213


Filed Oct. 24, 1936 Fig.1

Myk fiffiy Patented Feb. 22, 1938 UNITED STATES CLIP Allen 0. Fearing, South Weymouth, Mass., as-

signor to United-Carr Fastener Corporation, Cambridge, Mass., a corporation of Massachusetts Application October 24, 1936, Serial No. 107,412

1 Claim.

My invention aims to provide an improved clip for use in holding one or more wires, conduits, pipes and like members in position on a support.

In the drawing which illustrates preferred embodiments of my invention:

Figure 1 is a plan view of a portion of an installation including one of my improved clip members;

Fig. 2 is a section taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1;

Fig. 3 is a section taken on the line 33 of Figure 1;

Fig. 4 is an edge view of the installation shown in Figure 1 from the right-hand side thereof;

Fig. 5 is a bottom plan view of the installation shown in Figure 1;

Fig. 6 is a section taken on the line 6-6 of Fi 3;

Fig. '7 is a perspective view of the clip per se; and

Fig. 8 is a side elevation of a second form of improved clip.

At the outset I wish to have it understood that I am aware of the fact that clips appearing to be like mine are old. However, I have made certain improvements which may appear slight but which in practice have proved to increase the commercial use and value of such clips.

My improved clip shown in Figs. 1 through 'I is preferably formed from a spring material such as brass or high carbon steel and has a generally U-shaped body provided with legs I and 2. The leg I has an outwardly bowed portion 3 to fit over and hold in place a wire, pipe or the like as shown in Fig. 3. The leg 2 has its free end bent outwardly to provide a guide portion 4. Adjacent to the point where the guide portion 4 joins the leg 2, I have provided a pair of prongs 55 which are preferably formed from the mate-.

rial of the device. These prongs 5-5 may be located at any suitable place where they will engage a support, but I have found that they can best be located adjacent to the opposite edges of the leg2, as shown in Figs. 2 and 6. Furthermore, I have found that the best prongs are triangular in shape and are formed by simply shearing or slitting the metal and then bending up the sharp pointed portions, as shown in Figs. 3 and 7.

My improved clip is shown in connection with holding a wire 6 (Fig. 1) to a relatively thin support I by slipping the bowed portion 3 over the wire and then pushing the clip over the edge of the support as shown in Fig. 3. The guide portion 4 helps to guide the clip over the support by providing a cam surface and the ends of the prongs 55 dig into the support to prevent the clip from jarring loose from the support as friction alone will not work satisfactorily when a clip is used on a moving support.

My other form of clip, shown in Fig. 8, is the same as that shown in Figs. 1 through 7, except that the legs I and 2 converge toward their free ends, thus increasing the grip of the prongs against the support.

My improved clips are simple in construction, efficient in operation, easy to apply and they are being sold in large quantities having taken the place of other clips which do not have my improved guide means, gripping formation and prongs.

While I have illustrated and described preferred embodiments of my invention 1 do not wish to be limited thereby, because the scope of my invention is best defined claim.

I claim:

A clip of the class described comprising a strip of metal bent into a generally U-shaped body, wire, tube, rod and the like positioning means by the following provided as a part of said clip, the end of one the leg.


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U.S. Classification403/283, 403/397, 248/217.3, 248/73
International ClassificationF16B5/12, F16B2/20, F16B2/24, F16B5/06, F16L3/24
Cooperative ClassificationF16B2/245, F16L3/24, F16B5/0685, F16B5/121
European ClassificationF16B5/06C, F16L3/24, F16B5/12B, F16B2/24B3