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Publication numberUS2919089 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 29, 1959
Filing dateMay 27, 1957
Priority dateMay 27, 1957
Publication numberUS 2919089 A, US 2919089A, US-A-2919089, US2919089 A, US2919089A
InventorsDurham Henry B
Original AssigneeDurham Henry B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pointed metal type supporting device
US 2919089 A
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H. B. DURHAM 2,919,089

POINTED METAL TYPE SUPPORTING DEVICE Dec. 29, 1959 Filed May 27, 1957 United States Patent POINTED METAL TYPE SUPPORTING DEVICE Henry B. Durham, Birmingham, Ala. Application May 27, 1957, Serial No. 661,944

3 Claims. (Cl. 248-71) This is an improvement upon a device for the same purpose shown in my pending application for patent under Serial Number 589,992 filed June 7, 1956.

This invention relates to a pointed metal type support ing device intended for holding conduits and similar articles adjacent a ceiling or wall or the like. It has for its main objects to provide such a supporting device that Will be highly satisfactory for the purpose intended, simple in structure, cheap to manufacture, easy to install for use, and extremely durable.

Other objects and advantages will appear from the drawing and description.

By referring generally to the drawing it will be observed that Fig. 1 is a general view showing part of a ceiling, the supporting device in position for being driven through the ceiling by an ordinary screw driver with its sharp end in the notch in the device and ready to be struck by a hammer; Fig. 2 shows the device partly through the ceiling as the result of being driven by a hammer without the use of a screw driver; Fig. 3 shows the device above the ceiling with a piece of wire therein for use; Fig. 4 shows the device in position for supporting a conduit as shown directly adjacent the under face of the ceiling; Fig. 5 is an enlarged edge view of the device with piece of wire therethrough; Fig. 6 is a plan view of the device with piece of wire therethrough; Figs. 7 and 8 are enlarged views showing the device in full lines and parts of screw drivers in broken lines.

Similar reference numerals refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

Referring to the drawing in detail it will be seen that the device comprises a piece of narrow flat metal 1 with a pointed end 2 and having a hole 3 through its body portion, and a pointed notch 4 positioned near its pointed end. A piece of wire 5 is inserted through the hole in the device and positioned for part of the wire to remain on each side of the body of the device. An ordinary screw driver 6 with a hammer 7 may be used to drive the device through a ceiling 8 as indicated in Fig. 1, or it may be driven through without the use of a screw driver as shown in Fig. 2. If desired a suitable hole may be made in the ceiling for inserting the device body therethrough as indicated in Figs. 3 and 4 rather than driving through with a hammer. In use it supports a conduit 9.

From the foregoing it will appear that the supporting device complete with a piece of wire therein may be driven by a hammer through a ceiling or wall or inserted through a hole made in the ceiling or wall for the purpose.

The device may be made of any material suitablefor the purpose, but I prefer to use a good grade of metal; also it may be made in different sizes and capacities depending on how and where to be used and the sizes of articles to be supported.

While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, I do not wish to limit same to the exact and precise details of structure, and reserve the right to make all modifications and changes so long as they remain within the scope of the invention and the following claims.

Having described my invention I claim:

1. A pointed metal type supporting device of the character described comprising, a piece of narrow flat metal approximately half as thick as its width, said piece having one end formed as a pointed wedge and having a pointed notch in its edge positioned near the inner end of said pointed wedge, said piece having a hole through its wide portion and positioned in its other end portion, said other end being formed blunt; a piece of wire, said wire being inserted through the said hole in the metal piece with approximately half of the wire on each side of the hole.

2. A pointed metal type supporting device adapted for use with a screwdriver and hammer of the character described comprising, a piece of narrow flat metal approximately half as thick as its width, said piece having one end formed as a pointed wedge and having a pointed notch in its edge positioned near the inner end of said pointed Wedge, said piece having a hole through its wide portion and positioned in its other end portion, said other end being formed blunt; a piece of wire, said wire being inserted through the said hole in the metal piece with approximately half of the wire on each side of the hole.

3. A pointed metal type supporting device adapted for use in a hole in a ceiling of the character described comprising, a piece of narrow flat metal approximately half as thick as its width, said piece having one end formed as a pointed wedge and having a pointed notch in its edge positioned near the inner end of said pointed wedge, said piece having a hole through its wide portion and positioned in its other end portion, said other end being formed blunt; a piece of wire, said wire being inserted through the said hole in the metal piece with approximately half of the wire on each side of the hole.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/71, 411/340, 411/29
International ClassificationF16B13/08, F16B13/00, F16B13/04
Cooperative ClassificationF16B13/002, F16B13/0808
European ClassificationF16B13/08B, F16B13/00B