US 2205039 A
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June 18, 1940. H w JO NS 2,2o5,o39
LINEMAN S PROTECT IVE DEVICE 'Filed Jan. 3, 1959 In ventor jf/RAM W JOHNS :4 ttorneys Patented June 18, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 claim.
My invention reiates to the improvements or protective insulating sleeves for encasing electrica] conductors and insulators. designed 'and v -adapted to protect linemen and others from coming into contact with live wires.
The object of the invention is to provide a means by which'the sleeves may be handled, spliced, or removed easily end with the least danger to the workers. This is obtained by the use of eyes on insulating sleeves as shown by a in Figures 1, 2 and 3 and on insulator hoods as shown by 12 in Figures 4- and 5.
To eflect the'foregoing objects, the eyes are made oi' suitable resilient insulating material and strong enough to withstand the pressure and usage when removing and handling. These eyes may be molded as the sleeves or hoods are made, vulcanized or attached by other methods.
An important object of the invention is to provide a. means by which the sleeves and hoods may be attached to the lineman's hoisting rope to raise or lower without danger ot the sleeve or hood dropping. The eyes also make it possible to drag the sleeve from the pole to any desired position in a, span or wire.
Another object is to provide a, means by which the sleeves and hoods-may be removed !rom their position by hot sticks or ropes instead ot climbing up through the structure.
In the accompanying drawing the eyes are fully fllustrated. wherein like numerals reier to like perts throughout and in which- (CL I'M-5) Figure i is a side elevational View of a sleeve.
Figure 2 is an end elevational view of a sleeve.
Figur-e 3 is a. transverse sectinal view taken substantially on a line 3-3 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a side elevational view' oi' an insu- "lation hood.
Figure 5 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially on a line 5-5 of Figure 4.
Reierring now to the drawing in detail, the invention covers the use of the eyes on the sleeve and hood.- The shape of the sleeve or ho'od may be made to any style as desired, to fit the wire or insulator. The eyes may be placed on the side diametrically opposite the split portions 8 and Il or they-may be placed on any other side.
It is believed the details of construction and manner of use of the device will be readily understood from the foregoing without further detailed explanaticn.
' Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:
A conductor sleeve comprisinga longitudinally split tubular member of insuiation material adapted for positioning on a, conductor and an eye integrally formed with the member and prou jecting outwardly therefrom !or attaching a hoist line thereto, said eye being adjacent an end of the sleeve and having its opening positioned transversely with respect to the member.
HIRAM W. JOHN&