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Publication numberUS2249618 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 15, 1941
Filing dateSep 30, 1939
Priority dateSep 30, 1939
Publication numberUS 2249618 A, US 2249618A, US-A-2249618, US2249618 A, US2249618A
InventorsKenneth Perkins
Original AssigneeSinger Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electrical connector
US 2249618 A
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Ju'ly15, 1941. PERKINS 2,249,618

' ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR Filed Sept. 30, 1939 Patented July 15, 1941 ELECTRICAL CONNEQTOR Kenneth Perkins, Scotch Plains, N. J assignor to The Singer Manufacturing Company, Elizabeth, N. J.., a corporation of New Jersey Application September 3%, 1939, Serial No. 297,268

1 Claim.

This invention relates to electrical plug receiving connectors adapted, more particularly, for use with motor-driven family sewing machines.

An object of the invention is to provide a plugreceiving connector having improved casing and contact elements which are readily manufactured and assembled.

A further object of the invention is the incorporation in the connector of an improved ground connection for establishing metallic contact between a grounded conductor and machine-frame without increase in the overall dimensions of the connector.

With the above and other objects in view, as will hereinafter appear, the invention comprises the devices, combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter set forth and illustrated in the accompanying drawing of a preferred embodiment of the invention, from which the several features of the invention and the advantages a tained thereby will be readily understood by those skilled in the art.

In the accompanying drawing, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the motor-bracket of an electric sewing machine carrying a plug'receiving connector embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a similar view with the plug-member removed from the socket-member shown. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a suitable plug-member complete.

Figs. 4 and 5 are perspective views of the two halves of the plug-memben Fig. 6 is a central transverse section through the socket-member. Fig. '7 is a central transverse section through the plug-member.

I represents the cast iron motor-supporting bracket of a sewing machine, such as represented in U. S. Patent No. 1,488,234, dated Mar. 25, 1924. .As shown in said patent this bracket has a slotted foot portion 2 which is bolted to the bracket-arm standard of a sewing machine and an inclined end-portion 3 which carries the sewing machine driving motor. The bracket I is also formed with a seat 4 to which is secured by the screw 5 the socket-member 6. The socket-member 6 comprises a casing of molded insulation material, preferably Bakelite, having a plug-receiving cavity 1 in the bottom end wall 8 of which are formed three parallel grooves 9 for reception and fixation of the feet H) of the flat connector-blades I I standing in edge-to-edge spaced relation. The feet I!) of the blades II are held in place by the headed-over ends 12 of the metal screw-inserts I3, Fig. 6, On which the binding post nuts I4 are threaded for connection of the blades I I with the lead wires of a sewing machine light. motor and motor-controller. There may be fastened under the head of the screw 5 a ground contact blade I5 which is in metallic connection with the iron bracket I and hence with the frame of the sewing machine to which the bracket I is bolted. This blade I5, when used, is preferably set substantially flush with the top side wall of the cavity "I, as shown in Fig. 6.

A suitable plug-member to be inserted in the cavity 1 of the socket-member 6 may comprise a hollow casing I5, Fig. 3, having a projecting portion ll which enters the socket-member cavity 1 and is formed with three openings I8 to receive the contact-blades II. The plug-member I6 is also formed at two opposite edges with the roughened finger-grip flanges I9. There may also be an external groove 20 in which may be disposed the reversely bent end of the spring contact blade 2| the shank 22 of which is held by the headedover end of the metal insert 23, Fig. 7, in which the binding screw 24 for a ground-conductor 25 is threaded.

The plug-casing I6 is made of two molded separable sections 26 and 2'! of Bakelite held together by screws 28 and snap-rings 29 which embrace the conductor-receiving coaxial tubular extensions 30, BI formed internally with the strainrelieving ribs 32 which grip the conductor-cord insulation when the parts are assembled. The longitudinal axes of the tubular projections 30, 3I lie substantially in the parting plane of the separable sections 26, 21.

The plug-section 21 is preferably formed internally with three square posts 33 which are spaced apart and from the side walls of the section 21. Into the grooved top ends of these posts are rive-ted, by metal inserts, the shanks of the return-bent spring-contacts 34 which all face in the same direction and are within the openings I8 so as to be engaged by the contact blades II when the plug I6 is inserted in the socket-cavity I. Binding screws 35 for the lead-in wires are threaded into the metal inserts by which the contacts 34 are riveted in position. One of the side walls 34', Fig. 7, is formed with contact-spring rest grooves 34".

The plug-section 25 is formed with the internal tubular portions 36 which surround the fastening screws 28. It is also formed with a cavity 36 for the lead-in wires.

The device is structurally well adapted for convenient use with the various known types of electrically ilghted and motor-driven sewing machine outfits.

Having thus set forth the nature of th invention What I claim herein is:

An electrical connector comprising a body of insulating material formed With a plug-receiving cavity having side and bottom end walls, a portion of said side wall having a lateral recess therein, a fastening screw having a head in said side Wall recess, a. plurality of prong contacts mounted on said bottom end wall and spaced from the side wall portions of said cavity, and a ground contact blade set in said side Wall recess and having a foot bent to lie at an angle to said blade and extend into said recess and under the head of said fastening screw.


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U.S. Classification439/692, 174/135
International ClassificationH01R13/648
Cooperative ClassificationH01R13/648
European ClassificationH01R13/648