US 552986 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
A. B. CARLI..
PIPE HANGER. No. 552,986. l Patented Ja.11.-14, 1896.
UNITED STATES PATENT DDISON B. CARLL, OF JERSEY CITY, NEV JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 552,986, dated January 14, 1896.
l Application filed March 18,1895. Serial No. 542,203. (No model.)
To @ZZ wton t may concern.-
Be it known that I, ADDISON B. CARLI., a citizen of the United States, residing at Jersey City, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and useful Pipe-Hanger, of which the following is a specication.
The invention relates to improvements in pipe-han gers.
The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of pipe-h angers, and to provide a simple and inexpensive one which will permit a pipe to be readilyremoved from or replaced in it without disconnecting the hanger from its supporting fastening device.
The invention consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims hereto appended.
In the drawings, Figure l. is an elevation of a hanger constructed in accordance with this invention. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same; Fig. 3, a detail view of the hinge. Fig. et is a detail sectional view of the stirrup of the hanger. Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of the top of the hanger, the sides being slightly separated.
Like numerals of reference .indicate corresponding parts in all the iigures of the drawings.
l designates a stirrup composed of sides 2 and 3 and having a circular or rounded lower portion for the reception of a pipe and provided with a converging upper portion. The stirrup is constructed of flanged metal and is provided with an exterior rib 4, and the side 2 is continued to form the bottom 5 of the stirrup, and the side 3, which is the shorter one, is hinged to the lower extremity of the side 2 by a pintle G, which passes through registering perforations of the adjacent terminals of the rib i. The terminals 7 of the exterior rib -i are enlarged and laterally offset, as clearly shown in Fig. 3 of the accompanying drawings, and overlap slightly to form the hinge connection.
The side. 3 is adapted to be swung downward to open the stirrup for the reception or removal of a pipe, and the bottom extension 5 of the side 2 forms a support for the pipe when the side 3 is lowered or opened. The
upper end of the side 2 is provided with a horizontal cross-piece 8, which is perforated for the reception of a supporting-screw 9. The side 3 closes or abuts against the cross-piece 8 and is provided with a bifurcated extension 10, which straddles the fastening device 9, and the cross-bar 8 and extension l0 are interlocked when the stirrup is closed.
The cross-bar 8 is recessed at its upper face and is provided at opposite sides of the screwopening with shouldered projections or teeth ll, beveled at their outer faces and adapted to lit in corresponding notches l2 of the ex tension l0, and the parts are sprung into and ont of engagement.
yThe lower face of the cross-bar 8 is preferably recessed or concaved adjacent to the opening for the screw 9, and the latter has its lower portion threaded at 13 and receiving a nut ll, the upper face l5 of which is convex. The upper portion of the screw is provided with threads 1G and is adapted to be screwed into a beam or the like, and the opening in the cross-bar 8 is slightly larger than the fastening device to permit the stirrup to be adjusted on the convex face of the nut. A flatfaced nut may be employed, if desired, and it will be apparent that the stirrup may be ad j usted verticallyto set the pipe at the desired elevation by means of the nut.
It will be seen that the hanger is simple and comparatively inexpensive in construe tion, that it is strong and durable, and that it may be readily opened and closed to permit a pipe to be placed in or removed from it.'
Changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacricing any of the advantages of this invention.
That I claim isl. A pipe hanger, comprising a fastening device, and a stirrup supported by the same and composed of two Vhingedly connected sides, one of the sides being provided at its top with a cross-piece having an opening to receive the fastening device and provided with shouldered projections or teeth at opposite sides of the opening, and the other side being provided with an extension overlapping the cross-piece and bifurcated and straddling the fastening device and provided with IOO notches receiving the projections or teeth,y whereby the sides are detachably locked together and are adapted to be separated Without removing the fastening devee, substantially as described.
2. A pipe hanger comprising a stirrup eo1nposed of two sides hngedly connected at the bottom and provided it the top with two trans Verse overiapping portions, one of the portions being provided with t notch and the other having a projection detztohtbly engaging the notch and looking the two sections togother, and a fastening device supporting the stirrup and passing through only one of the ADDlSON B. CARLI.. .Vitnesses:
D. VAN WINKLE. STEPHEN H. OLIN.