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Publication numberUS2965327 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 20, 1960
Filing dateJun 27, 1958
Priority dateJun 27, 1958
Publication numberUS 2965327 A, US 2965327A, US-A-2965327, US2965327 A, US2965327A
InventorsLouis W Blary
Original AssigneeLouis W Blary
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wire reel
US 2965327 A
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Dec. 20, 1960 2,965,327

L. W. BLARY WIRE REEL Filed June 27, 1958 {244910-02 v [00/5 14 Bz mey Arr-0421a United States Patent C WIRE REEL Louis W. Blary, 726 Harmon Ave., Danville, Ill.

Filed June 27, 1958, Ser. No. 744,999

4 Claims. (Cl. 24277.2)

This invention relates to means for supporting reels of wire in both stationary locations and in transportation from one place to another. The invention contemplates the winding of wire on the reel at the factory making the wire, and therefore the invention relates per se to the carrying device providing means for mounting the reels in a detachable manner.

The invention also contemplates the mounting of the reels on the carrier in such manner that wires may be pulled from several reels at a time, the reels being revoluble whereby plurality of wires, if desired, may be pulled from the carrier for pulling through conduits and the like such as in wiring houses or buildings, or running a plurality of wires to various positions such as for machines.

Further objects and advantages of the invention reside in the unique manner of mounting the reels on the carrier; the ease of transporting the reels; the immediate availability of one or more wires from like numbers of reels; and in the compactness of the device. The invention in the form as now best known to me is illustrated in the accompanying drawing wherein- Fig. 1 is a view in side elevation of a structure embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a view in top plan and partial section; and

Fig. 3 is a view in perspective and partial section of an empty reel.

A frame, designated generally by the numeral 10, has a transverse member 11 serving as an axle, on each end of which is a supporting wheel 12. An elongated member has one end 13 fixed centrally of the length of the axle 11 and extends therefrom by a length 14 upwardly to merge through a bend 15 into a length 16 extending downwardly as best shown in Fig. 1. The lengths 14 and 16 and the bend 15 are in a common vertical plane. This structure forms a tripod wherein the bend 15 is supported above the three points defined by the undersides of the wheels 12 and the end of the length 16, here shown as being provided with a cap 17.

A transverse post 18 is fixed to the length 14 intermediate the end 13 and the bend 15, Fig. 2, to extend at right angles therefrom and by an equal length on each side thereof. Each length of the post 18 which extends from the member 14 revolubly carries a hub 19.

Each hub 19 has an outer end frusto-conical face 20, from the larger diameter end of which as defined by the line 21 there slopes inwardly of the hub to a lesser diameter line 22 a frusto-conical face 23. From the line 22, the hub enlarges through a frusto-conical portion to form the face 24. In this manner, the line 22 is at the smallest diameter portion of the hub as between the lines 21 and the inner-most end 25 of the hub, defining a shallow V substantially centrally of the axial length of the hub. The hub 19 in each instance may be made out of any suitable material, such as plastic as is herein indicated. The material, whatever may be employed, is substantially nondeformable.

In like manner, a pair of hubs 26, one on each side of the length 16, is revolubly carried on a second post 18 intermediate to bend 15 and the end cap 17. The hubs 26 are identical with the hubs 19 and all of the hubs are held on their respective posts or arms by means of end retainers 27 secured to the arms.

These hubs each receive a reel initially having wire 28 carried thereby. The reel in each instance is designated by the numeral 29 and is best shown in Fig. 3. The reel 29 comprises a pair of circular wires 30 and 31 of equal diameters, and these wires are interconnected by a plurality of U-shaped members 32, herein shown as four in number and radially disposed in spaced apart relation around the wires 30 and 31, the open ends of the members 32 being fixed to the wires 30 and 31 in each instance, and the intervening web 33 slopes from the sides 34 and 35 of the member 32 in straight lines to a central apex 36.

Two of these reels, 29a and 29b, are shown mounted on their respective hubs, Fig. 2, wherein the reels have been shifted from the dash-line position over the frustoconical surface 20 by springing the members 32 to permit the web apexes 36 to spring back into the central position between the faces 23 and 24 immediately over the circumferential line 22.

As above indicated, these reels 29 are preferably originally wound with the wire 28 at the wire factory. In order to permit the webs 33 to be sprung over the line 21 of the hubs 19, it is preferred that there be a circumferential band 37 wrapped around the webs 33 without coming into contact with the central portions of those webs so that the wire, Fig. 2, has its original inner-turns bearing on this band 37 and not directly against the webs 33. Thus the loaded reels 29 may be pressed over the respective hubs 19 and 26 and thus held in place, to be carried by the arms or posts 18 to permit the reels to turn when the wire ends 38 are pulled from the reels. A convenient way of guiding the ends 318 is through the elliptical loop 39, Figs. 1 and 2, where the ends 33 are pulled up through the loop 39, this loop 39 being centered and fixed across the underside of the bend 15.

The device as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 in solid lines is in the stationary position at the place where the wire is to be pulled from the reels for use in the wiring operations. When the device is to be transported, the length 16 is lifted such as by gripping the cap 17 to the dash line position, Fig. 1, when the entire structure may be wheeled to any other desired position.

Therefore, it is to be seen that I have provided a simple, yet most effective structure for supporting de' mountably a plurality of reels each attached to the carrying structure and removable therefrom independently of any other reel. The reels are in such form and construction that they may be disposed of if so desired after all the wire is used therefrom. The overall cost of the device is exceedingly low, but a considerable saving in time as well as in prevention of having to untangle wires where the reels are not so carried is had.

Therefore, while the device has been described in the one particular form, it is obvious that structural changes may be employed without departing from the spirit of the invention, and I therefore do not desire to be limited to that form beyond the limitations which may be imposed by the following claims.

I claim:

I. The combination of a hub and a reel, said reel being detachably mounted on said hub, said hub having a circumferential recess between ends thereof; said reel comprising a pair of side members; a plurality of tie members interconnecting said side members in spaced apart relation, extending radially and inwardly from the peripheries thereof; said tie members having central V-shaped webs circumferentially spaced around and yieldingly entering said hub recess.

2. The structure of claim 1 in which said hub recess is V-shaped and is provided centrally of the axial length of the hub, centering and yieldingly retaining the reel mounted thereon.

3. The combination of a hub and a reel, said reel being detachably mounted on said hub, said hub and reel carried revolubly by a supporting means; said reel comprising a pair of spaced apart side members; a plurality of tie members interconnecting said side members, radially spaced apart and extending inwardly from the pe ripheries thereof and having central V-shaped web portions adapted to yieldingly enter a circumferential recess provided between ends of said hub.

4. The structure of claim 3 in which a circumferential band extends between said side members and around said web portions a spaced distance outwardly from apexes thereof, defining open, triangular shaped areas A therebetween; said web portions circumferentially spaced around said hub recess presenting said open areas therewithin.

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U.S. Classification242/604, 242/594.3, 242/594.6, 242/403.1
International ClassificationB65H75/20, B65H49/32, B65H75/40, B21C47/24
Cooperative ClassificationB65H75/403, B65H75/20, B21C47/245, B65H49/32
European ClassificationB65H75/40A, B65H49/32, B65H75/20, B21C47/24B