Hanger for supporting small metallic pipes
US 624484 A
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Patented May 9, I899.
J. U. HASKELL. HANGER FOR SUPPORTING SMALL METALLIC PIPES.
(Application filed Feb. '24, 1899.)
By his UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN O. HASKELL, OF CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS.
HANGER FOR SUPPORTING SMAL L METALLIC PIPES.
SPECIFlZGATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 624,484, dated May 9, 1899. Application filed February 24, 1899. Serial No. 'l06,680. (No model.)
To in whom, it may concern: I
Be it known that I, JOHN O. HASKELL, a citizen of the United States, residingin Concord, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Hangers for Supporting Small Metallic Pipes, of which the following is a specification. r
This hanger is adapted particularly for supporting small brass pipes for plumbers use from or against ceilings or walls. The device commonly in use by plumbers for supporting such pipes,which are usually twelve feet long, consists of a rigid hanger provided with a screw for attaching it to a ceiling or wall. The pipe is threaded into this hanger+ that is, inserted in the hanger by thrusting it in endwiseand the only possible adj ustment of the pipe as to direction or distance from the ceiling is by means of said screw, unless, as is frequently the case, the adjustment as to height is made by applying strips or cleats of different thicknesses to the ceiling.
It is the object of my improvement to produce a convenient and economical hanger which, first, provides for the springing of the pipe into place therein without threading it through, and, second, which provides three adj ustments entirelyindependentof the screw for attaching the device to the wall or ceiling, such adjustments being as follows: an adjustment perpendicular to the surface to which the hanger is to be secured, a rotative adjustment on a plane parallel with said surface, and a swinging adjustment on a plane at right angles therewith.
The invention or improvement consists in the novel construction and arrangement of parts whereby the above results are attained, all as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the parts of my improved hanger separated. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the hanger secured to a ceiling and supporting a pipe, dotted lines illustrating a swinging adjustment of the pipe on a vertical plane. Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the hanger supporting a pipe shown in cross-section,broken lines indicating a horizontal rotative adjustment thereof. Fig. at is a central cross-vertical section of the hanger and pipe.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
A represents an escutcheon adapted to be placed next a ceiling or wall and provided with the central perforation a. B represents the parallel sides, and B the connecting top, of an integral channel-shaped member of the hanger, said parts B being provided with the holes I), and said portion B being provided with the hole b. This member is secured next the under surface of the escutcheon A by means of the screw O, which extends through said openings b and a into the ceil-' ing or wall without binding the member B B sufficiently to prevent it from being rotated. In the drawings the hanger is shown as secured to a ceiling. D represents two fiat portions, and D the curved connecting portion of the other member of the hanger. This member consists of a spring-plate of the shape illustrated, the portion D corresponding in shape with andadapted to surround, support, and clamp the pipe E. The portions D of this member are provided with the elongated slots d, and said portions are adapted to spring into and between the portions B of the comparatively rigid member, the slots 01 coinciding with the slots 1). The two members are connected by means of the screw F,which extends through said openings 1) and slots d, said screw being surrounded between the parts D by a short tube H and being provided at its end with the nut h.
When an ordinary brass twelve-foot pipe is to be hung, say, from a ceiling, the member B B and escutcheon A are secured to the ceiling by the screw 0 in the manner above described. The spring member or clamp D D is then snapped over the pipe by pressing said pipe sidewise between the parts D and into the part D and the members placed in the position indicated in Figs. 2, 3, and it-that by means of the screw F and openings 17. After the pipe has been suitably adjusted the nut h is turned up against the portion B next it, and said nut and the head of the screw force the portions B against the portionsD and the portions D against the opposite ends of the tube I-I, thus setting the two members together.
Having thus fully described my invention, What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- The herein-described improved hanger for supporting small metallic pipes, comprising the spring member or clamp consisting of the curved central portion D and slotted jaws D; the relatively rigid member consisting of the flat parallel portions B and connecting portion B said portions being providedrespectively with the holes I) and b; a screw extending up through said hole 17'; a screw extending through the holes I) and the slots in the portions D and constituting a pivotal connection between the said members; and
means for binding or tightening said connection, substantially as described.
2. The herein-described improved hanger for supporting small metallic pipes, comprising the spring member or clamp consisting of the curved central portion D and the flat portions or jaws D provided with the elongated slots (1; the relatively rigid member consisting of the fiat parallel portions or jaws B provided with the holes-b, and the connect ing portion B provided with the hole I); a screw extending up through said hole I); the screw F extending through the holes I) and slots d; the tube H on said screw between the-parts D; and a nut on the end of the screw F, the jaws D of the spring member being between the tube H and the jaws B of the rigid member, substantially as set forth.
J'oI-IN o. HASKELL.
HENRY W. WILLIAMS, A. G. BONNEY.