US 2175835 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 10, 1939. R. FRASER 2,175,835
HOLDING DEVICE FOR CORD, WIRE, ETC
Filed Nov. 4, 1938 INVENTUR.
I2 FE E as i 5.15.
Patented Oct. 10, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
My invention relates to supports and refers more particularly to a device for supporting cord and wire, etc., and a severing means therefore and contemplates new and useful improvements thereupon.
One object of my invention is to provide a cord holding device with a tubular cord holder rotatably and frictionally engageable with spring lugs.
Another object of my invention is to provide a cord holding and cutting device with means for rotatably and frictionally holding a cord holding device.
A further object of my invention is to provide a wire holding device utilizing wire holding spools with a central bore and rotatably and frictionally holding the spools by means of spring lugs with portions upset into the central bore of the spools.
A still further object of my invention is to provide a wire holding device, wherein the wire is wound on spools provided with extended, shouldered ends that rotatably and. frictionally engage with openings in spring lugs, to provide a manually operable wire cutting means integral with the device and means for detachably holding the device positioned as desired in any suitable place.
I attain these results preferably by the means illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein like numerals refer to similar parts throughout the several views, in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device illustrating the relative positions of the tube holding the cord.
Figure 2 is a plan of Figure 1 illustrating in further details, the spring clip and one of the supporting means.
Figure 3 is a plan of a wire holding device, illustrating the detachable means for holding the device positioned, the spring clip positioned over the shouldered ends of the wire spool and the wire cutting means.
Figure 4 is a side elevation of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is an enlarged section, taken on lines 55, of Figure 2.
Figure 6 is an enlarged section, taken on lines 6-6, of Figure 3.
Figure 7 is an enlarged end elevation of Figure 2, taken on lines 'l'!, of Figure 2.
Figure 8 is an enlarged elevation of Figure 3, taken on lines 88, of Figure 3.
Figure 9 is a partial enlargement, partly in section, illustrating one of the means for rotatably holding the wire spool.
Figure 10 is a partial plan of a modification of the hole 20 shown in Figure 2.
In Figures 1, 2, 5, and '7, the base or plate I is provided with four spring lugs 2, 3, 4, and 5, each having openings like 6, 1, see Figure 1, which 5 engage with the tubular portions 8, 9 that carry cord H], II in frictional engagement with the spring lugs.
The plate l, is also provided with an upstanding portion I2, see Figures 1, 2 and 7, which carries 10 integral with it a cutting means [3.
The plate I is suitably formed at the upper end M with a bayonet slot l5 having a large portion Hi to pass the head of a screw or nail and a smaller portion I! that is smaller than the nail or screw head, not shown.
The opposite or bottom end 18 has a portion l9 provided with a hole 20 for a nail or screw, and it is obvious that this hole 20 could be like l5 if desired, so that when using the holes 15 and 23 the device would be fixed to an object or place and if both holes were like [5 the device would be detachable from the nails or screws and it is noted that this portion I9 is upset from the plate l2, as shown by 2| in Figures 7 and 8.
Figures 3, 4, 6 and 8 illustrate a modification of the device shown in Figures 1, 2, 5 and 7 wherein the base I has the holes IS on both ends, showing the device detachable and the wire spools 22 and 23 that are provided with shouldered extensions 24 and 25 that rotatably and frictionally engage with the openings 26, 21, 28 and 29.
The upstanding end 30 of Figures 3, 4 and 8 is modified to provide a cutting edge 3|, for the wire, that engages with the manually operable knife 32, pivoted at 33.
Figure 9 is a modification of Figure 3 wherein the spring lug 4 is upset inwardly at 34 to provide a portion frictionally engaging within the bore 35 of the spool to hold the spool for retarded rotation.
In Figure 10 the hole indicated by numeral 20 in Figure 2 is made into a slot 35 which may be utilized in either of the devices shown in Figures 2 and 3.
These supports as illustrated and described are simple in construction and efiicient in operation, providing a quick and easy means of attachment to places desired.
Having thus illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, I do not wish to limit myself to the exact construction or arrangement of parts shown, since it is self evident that modifications may be made therein, without departing from the spirit of the invention or scope of the claims.
1. A cord holding device comprised of a plate, a plurality of upwardly turned spring lugs on the sides thereof, a tubular means carrying a ball of cord intermediate its ends, openings in said lugs in which the ends of said tubular means are engaged, one end of said plate provided with an upwardly turned portion having a cord cutting means integral thereof and extensions integral with said plate on opposite ends thereof, providing means holding the device in any suitable position.
plate, on opposite ends thereof, providing means 10 holding the device in any suitable position.