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F. E. COBB TUBING HANGER Feb. 11, 1941.
Filed Dec. 50, 1938 illll FRANK E CO 3 B HIS ATTORNEYS.
Patented Feb. 11, 1941 2,231,462
UNITEE STATES PATENT QFFECE TUBING HANGER Frank E. Cobb, St. Louis, Mo.
Application December 30, 1938, Serial No. 248,411
4 Claims. (Cl. 248-58) This invention pertains to a support or hanger notches 4 of one of the elements I as shown at for tubes, bars or other similar articles. the left hand side of Figure 2. The second ele- One of the objects of this invention is to proment I is then assembled in inverted relation vide a hanger of simple construction adapted to with respect to the first element and is moved 5 support a plurality of members such as tubes, into assembled position bya combined downward 6 bars or the like, and which may be easily assemand lateral movement as indicated by the arrows bled with the members to be supported and sein Figure 2, so that each of the notches 4 emcured in assembled relation. braces one of the members 5. Thus the second Another object is to provide such a hanger element operates to close the notches l of the 10 which may be constructed of light material and first element to secure the members 5 therein 10 yet be strong and rigid in use. as shown in Figure 1.
Another object is to provide a simple hanger Both elements may be provided with perforaof separable parts which may be assembled by tions 6 which, when the two elements are in asa combined lateral and longitudinal movement, sembled relation as shown in Figure 1, are posiand which when locked against one of said movetioned to receive a locking element such as a 1 ments will be secure against the other. cotter pin 1. One or two securing elements I Further objects will appear from the followusually may be employed. It will be noted that ing description taken in connection with the acwhen only one is used the hanger is still securely companying drawing in which looked in assembled relation, since the overhang- Figure 1 is a side view of a hanger embodying ing ends 8 of the flanges are so positioned that 20 this invention shown in assembled relation. when the elements I are secured against end Figure 2 is a similar view showing the separate wise movement relatively to each other, sidewise parts disassembled. movement is prevented by engagement of the Figure 3 is a plan View of Figure 2. parts 8 with the members 5. Figure 4 is a plan View of Figure 1 and When the hanger is assembled as shown in 25 Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken Figure 1, it provides not only a locked holder about on line 5-5 of Figure 4 illustrating an adapted to secure the members 5 in their esarrangement of the hanger for suspending the tablished positions, but also to provide a stand same from a support. upon which the coil of tubing of which saidmem- The hanger of this invention is intended pribers may be a part may rest as on feet. The 30 marily for use in supporting the coils of tubing hanger may also be arranged to suspend the coil such as are used in refrigerating apparatus. It from an overhead support, as shown in Figure 5, may, however, be applied to other uses whereby in which the locking element 1 may take the members of the nature of tubes or bars are to be form of a bolt passing through an eye bolt 9 or supported or secured in assembled relation, other suitable suspending device by means of 3 Referring to the drawing, the hanger is made which the hanger may be attached to an overin a pair of complementary parts as shown in head support.
Figure 2, which parts may be of identical con- It will be seen that this invention provides a struction. In the embodiment illustrated the two holder or hanger for such members as tubes or parts are identical and each comprises a channel bars which may be very cheaply constructed of 40 shaped member indicated generally at I and havsheet material, as the form illustrated lends itself ing a web 2 and flanges 3. The flanges 3 are readily to manufacture by stamping operations. provided with a series of aligned openings or While constructed of light material, the comnotches 4 extending angularly with respect to plementary elements I, when in assembled relathe longitudinal axis of the channel. These tion, support each other in such fashion that a 45 notches are spaced apart along the elements I strong and rigid support is provided. It will be according to the spacing desired for the members understood, of course, that while in the illustrasupported which in the illustration are pipes 5. tion the two elements I are identical in form, this The holding elements I may be constructed of is not essential but one may be of different form sheet material. It has been found that these elethan the other as, for instance, to provide for 50 ments when constructed of comparatively light attachment to a support, so long as the arrangesheet aluminum provide a strong and rigid supment of the notches is such as to provide for port for refrigerator coils. assembly as described.
In applying the hanger to the members to be It is obvious that various changes may be made supported said members are assembled in the in the details of construction within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of this invention, and that the invention is not limited tothe specific details shown and described.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
1. A hanger of the character described, comprising, a pair of channel-formed holding elements having substantially identically arranged angularly extending sockets in their flanges, and means for securing said elements together in relatively inverted position with their flanges interplaced.
2. A hanger of the character described, comprising, a pair of holding elements of sheet material formed to channel form, sockets in the flanges of said elements extending angularly thereof, said sockets having the same spacing and the same angularity in both said elements, and means for securing said elements together in inverted relation.
3. A hanger of the character described, comprising, a pair of complementary holding elements provided with oppositely-facing elongated sockets having obliquely extending entrance passages into which the members to be supported are insertable by lateral and longitudinal movement relative to said elements so that each member occupies sockets in both said elements, and means for securing said elements against one of said movements relative to each other.
4. A hanger of the character described, comprising, a pair of complementary holding elements provided with oppositely-facing, elongated, open-ended sockets extending obliquely with respect to said elements, said sockets being so positioned that each pair thereof may be closed about a member to be supported by lateral and longitudinal movement with respect to each other so as to embrace and hold the member.
FRANK E. COBB.