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W. P. HEALEY.
E WIEE ROPE ATTACHMENT. l
No. 249.177. Patented Nov.8, 1881.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM P. HEALEY, OF SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 249,177, dated November 8, 1881.
' Application filed September 19, 1881. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM PICKERING HEALEY, of Somerville, of the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvementin Wire- Rope Attachments; and I do hereby declare the same to be described in the following specification and represented in the accornpa` nyingdrawings, of which- Figure l is a front View, Figs. 2 and 3 opposite side views, and Fig. 4 a transverse section, of one of my improved wire-rope connections and its lsister hooks. Figs.` 5 and 6 are perspective views of the two sister hooks. Fig. 7 is a side view of the connection.
The said connection, formed as represented at A, has an eye,a,atits lower end, and above such eye there is in the connection a socket, b, to receive theend of a wire rope. This socket is provided with nicks or indentures c, one side of each of which has a face perpendicular, or thereabout, tothe axis of the rope. After the rope may have had at its end to be intro duced into the socket a portion of its hempen core removed, such rope is to be inserted in the socket to, or nearly to, the bottom thereof',
and melted metal is to be poured into the mouth ofthe socket 4and around the rope, so as to fill the spaces between the rope and socket and the part of the rope from which the core may have been extracted. The nicks will, on the metal becoming set, prevent it and the rope from being drawn out of the socket.
The sister hooks are represented at B andl hooks to the connection-pivot and admit Vof 45 their being turned outwardly away from or inwardly, so as to lap on each other.
While the metal is being poured into the socket of the connection `it is better to have such connection in a heated statethat is, at or near the temperature at which the said metai will become iiuid.
The inner surface of the socket should be tinned, to enable the holding metall to adhere to the socket to the best advantage.
I claim as my invention as follows, viz: The combination of the nicked and socketed connection with the wire rope, and with the' holding metal cast into the mouth of the socket and within and aboutthe rope, all substantially asset forth.
WILLIAM P. HEALEY.
E. H, EDDY, E. B. PRATT.