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Publication numberUS2847172 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 12, 1958
Filing dateJun 5, 1956
Priority dateJun 5, 1956
Publication numberUS 2847172 A, US 2847172A, US-A-2847172, US2847172 A, US2847172A
InventorsSalkield Joseph L
Original AssigneeSalkield Joseph L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coiled material dispenser
US 2847172 A
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1958 J. L. SALKIELD 2,847,172

COILED MATERIAL DISPENSER Filed June 5, 195a Joseph L .Salkie/d IN VEN TOR.

United States Patent invention-relates to devices for dispensing coiled material.

The object -of the present inventionis to provide a dispenser for-coiled material, as -wire,:rope, cable ;and

any other material that is ordinarily coiled and adapted to be unrolled, ,the reel accommodating various diametered coils with equal 'facility.

.A further object of the .inventionis to provide such a dispenser wherein the reel is of special construction, including one and preferably three flexible elements which extend from the bearing that mounts the reel for rotation on a base to a frame, these flexible elements each supporting a tube that has curved upper and lower ends, the upper ends being so arranged that the reel can support smaller diametered coils of wire or the like, while the lower curvature of the tubes are for accommodating larger diameter coils of wire or like material. The range of adjustment of the reel is very large inasmuch as the tubes may he slid from the extreme upper ends to the extreme lower ends of the flexible elements.

A further object of the invention is to provide a dispensing device for coiled material wherein there is an automatically operative brake to prevent over-riding when dispensing a length of the coiled wire.

Another and very important object of the invention is to provide a practical device of this nature which is usable by various professions or trades and which, due to its practicality is acceptable as a tool that materially facilitates the work of technicians, journeymen, skilled workers and helpers alike.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a pairt hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a sub-combination of the composite device shown in Figure 4;

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the device of Figure 1 taken on the line of 2-2 in Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a top plan view of the device of Figure 1;

Figure 4 is an elevational view of a dispenser for coiled rope, wire or other like material, which made in accordance with the priniciples of the invention; and

Figure 5 is a fragmentary perspective view showing a modified form of the invention.

The dispenser comprises a base 12 made of a weighted base plate 14 from which vertical post 16 rises. This post has an open upper end in which to accommodate the bearing 18, the latter being mounted for rotation.

The bearing 18 is a part of reel 20, the bearing supporting the latter so that it is capable of reasonably free rotation. Although various bearing constructions may be adapted, it is preferred that the bearing be made of a short pice of bar stock or another cylindrical body having a flange 2.2 that seats on the upper extremity of the Patented Aug. 12 1958 ,2 'post 1'6. Eats '24 are attached 'to'the "flange '22 oryform .a part thereof. Each of these cars accommodates a flexible'e'lement, for example, chains'26, 28 and 301eepectively. The lower extremities of these chains are secured, 'asby brackets '32, 84 and 36, to the frame 3,8 which is of considerably larger diameter than the bearing 18. Chains '26,-28 =and30 support the frame 38 {in :space approximately equidistant from post "16. Adjustable .means for accommodating coil 40 and other coils of var'iousdiameters, are mounted adjustably on chains '26, 28 and 30. These means comprise tubes 44, -46 and "'48 respectively, one tube being =slidably mounted ,on ;each of the chains. The upper ;extremity'of each tubeis'ibent inwardly (-Figure 2-) in order" to 'accornmodatethe smaller diameter coils "of =wire,.r ope, :cable or other coiled material, while the lower extremities of 'the'three tubes are bent outwardly in 'order tosupport the larger coils. In either case whether the head -is j inwardly *or outwardly, the bent parts of the tubes 'formseats 'oniwhich' the coils are mounted --and'h'el'd.

Brake -52 is operatively connected ;to ;a reel 20 to pre- 'VentoVer-Tiding when -the "worker pays out a length of tion of Figure 4 the liner 56 is in the form of a sleeve.

The length of arm 54 is slightly less than a radius of frame 38 so that the rest position of the reel 20 is with a part of the frame 38 lightly touching the brake.

In using the device the tubes 44, 46 and 48 are adjusted to the position considered most expedient in accordance with the desires of the user. Where electrical work is done on a building, the tubes will be located approximately as shown in Figure 2. For heavier work, for example, handling cables, and where the coil is of a larger diameter, the tubes will be slid downwardly to a position close to frame 38. For lighter work, for example in a laboratory, and where wire is in smaller coils, the tubes may be moved upwardly to a position very close to or even touching the ears that support the chains.

After simply throwing the coil 40 over the reel, it will nest to a position shown-in Figure 2. Then,'when the worker desires to dispense a part of the coil 40, he merely pulls on the end of the wire thereby automatically swinging frame 38 away from brake 52 and paying out a part of the coil by rotating reel 20. When the pulling force is relaxed, the reel swings automatically to a stop position, either on its accord (Figure 1), or by having frame 38 contact brake 52.

Although preferred forms of the invention are illustrated and described, it is apparent that various modifications may be made and still remain within the purview of the invention. For example, there are three chains and three tubes described as being in the construction of reel 20. It is obvious that four or five or more of such chains may be adapted. In addition a lesser number of pairs of chains and tubes may be used. In fact, some of the chains may omit the tubes or other constructions where only a single chain and single tube links or braces may be substituted. Moreover, the shape of the sleeve may be altered somewhat as shown in Figure 5 where tube 48 on chain 28' demonstrates such a departure. The lower end of the tube 48 is shaped approximately the same as tube 48, but the upper end is bent in a direction opposite to the upper end of tube 48 and there is a chain entrance 49' intermediate the ends of tube 48.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A portable dispensing device for a coil of wire, rope or the like, said portable device comprising a base, a post rising from said base and carried thereby, a reel mounted for rotation on said post, said reel including a frame concentrically arranged with said post, a plurality of flexible elements secured at their lower ends to said frame, a bearing mounted for rotation on the upper end of said post, means securing the opposite ends of said flexible elements to said bearing in order to thereby support said frame for rotation on said post, a tube slidably adjustably mounted on each flexible element, said tubes having outwardly bent lower ends in order to form a seat on which to support the coil, the effective diameter of said seat being adjustable by adjusting said tubes along the lengths of said flexible elements.

2. A portable dispensing device for a coil of wire, rope or the like, said portable device comprising a base, a post rising from said base and carried thereby, a reel mounted for rotation on said post, said reel including a frame concentrically arranged with said post, a plurality of flexible elements secured at their lower ends to said frame, a bearing mounted for rotation on the upper end of said post, means securing the opposite end of said flexible elements to said bearing in order to thereby support said frame for rotation on said post, a tube slidably adjustably mounted on each flexible element, said tubes having outwardly bent lower ends in order to form a seat on which to support the coil, the efiective diameter of said seat being adjustable by adjusting said tubes along the lengths of said flexible elements, a brake carried by said base and adapted to be contacted by said frame, said frame being circular and having a radius slightly in excess of the distance between said brake and said post so that said frame touches said brake in a normal rest position of said reel.

3. The combination of claim 2 wherein said brake includes an arm secured to said base and protruding outwardly of said post, and a brake liner secured to said arm and arranged in a position which is lateral of said arm.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,122,812 Somerville Dec. 29, 1914 1,135,846 Rickon Apr. 13, 1915 1,238,281 Frazee Aug. 28, 1917 1,954,129 Hicks et al. Apr. 10, 1934 2,005,334 Casper June 18, 1935 FOREIGN PATENTS 866,774 Germany Feb. 12, 1953

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US4471921 *Sep 27, 1982Sep 18, 1984Corbin N JReel wire dispenser
US4856729 *Feb 4, 1988Aug 15, 1989Patents Unlimited, Inc.Hold and unwind reel for coiled material
US4944472 *Sep 21, 1988Jul 31, 1990Ira R. StahlApparatus for dispensing coiled electrical wire or cable
US6305637 *Apr 17, 2000Oct 23, 2001Diana BackYarn dispensing apparatus
WO2006064305A1 *Dec 15, 2004Jun 22, 2006Eyll Robert VanUnwinding roll for long objects stored by coreless winding
Classifications
U.S. Classification242/129
International ClassificationB65H49/22, B65H49/00, B65H49/30
Cooperative ClassificationB65H49/22, B65H49/30
European ClassificationB65H49/30, B65H49/22