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Publication numberUS873872 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 17, 1907
Filing dateJan 26, 1907
Priority dateJan 26, 1907
Publication numberUS 873872 A, US 873872A, US-A-873872, US873872 A, US873872A
InventorsHubert Krantz
Original AssigneeHubert Krantz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 873872 A
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PATENTED DEC. 1'7, 1907..

.the base blocks, of bus-bars,



Specification oi' Letters Patent.

retained nee. iv, rec?.

pplication filed January 26, 1907.- Serial No. 354.187:

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HUBERT KRANTZ, .a citizen of. the United States, residing at Brooklyn, New York, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Housings, of which the following is a clear, full, and eX act description.

This invention relates to housings for the terminals of electric conductors, particularly where connections are to be made to knife edge switchesand like devices, although it is also ap licable to other general uses.

ille object of the invention is to provide a cheap satisfactory readily attachable and detachable housing which will adord good connection in use between the binding post' or other binding means, and further to provide one which will be incapable of rotation in fastening the .housing in lace without marring the surface to which it is attached, a still further object being to properly guide the conductor at right angles to the edge of the block or like b ody, vso that, a,

board having Vrnany connections on a parallel line will present a neat appearance, all

- wires leaving the respective binding post on housing ready for use;


v'lietween the legs.

,around part of '45.


substantially parallel lines.

My invention will be pointed out in the claims.

ln the drawings, Figure 1 is a blank from which my. improved housing may be made; Fig. 2 is a perspective inverted view of a Fig. 3 is a perspective` view s owing the binding post, conductor housing and thumb screw 4as they may be placed in position; and Fig. 4 is aperspective view lof a connection as made by my irnproved devicef Y The blank B and housing H are of horse; shoe or U shape and provided with a central opening O communicating with the space .Av rim R is 'provided Jne two straight sides of the blank B andit extends around the curved The blank B is forced up into thesha e of Fig.' 2 to form the housing with a .roo portion 1, making a ledge around a central opening 2 terior by a passage 3 between 'the legs of the horseshoe or U. The rin'i R of t e blank forms -a low wall 4 around the two straight sides 5 and 6 and-around the curved side 7, preferably of less height than the conductor 20 when barred of its insulation. The ends of the horseshoe or U are turned up to form an end wall of two projecting ings 8, 9 on communicating with the eireach side of the passage 3 and they are pret erably of greater height than the wall e, ,for a reason to be now described.

In Figs. 3 and i l have shown a block 'i0 and a longer" strip 11, respectively. Each are may be inserted if previously formed into a loop, as shown, or around. which it may be coiled. The housing H is then slipped over the loop with the lugs 8 and 9 overlapping the edge of the block 10 ory strip ll, so that the binding thumb` nut i3 may be threaded into place as shown in F ig. 4l

Although l have shown a stationary threaded shank and a detachable thumb nut, it will be obvious that other well known binding posts may be used.

' Wha+4 .l claim is:

jl. A housing for electric conductors corn. prising a roof portion and side walls, provided with an opening through the roof p0rtion and between the side walls adapted to permit the housing to 'be transversely removed frorn a binding post. f

2. A housing for electric conductors cornprising a roof portion and side walls, provided with an opening through the roof portion and between the side walls adapted to permit the housing to he transversely removed from a binding post, and turned-over lugs at the end of said walls depending below the edge thereof.

Signed 'at Brooklyn, N. Y., this A24th day of January, 1907.

HUBERT KRNTZ. Witnesses f GEO. W. Eorrnasom, JL A. NEWTON.

rovided with a stationary threaded bindingJ stud 12 over which the conductor 20v

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Cooperative ClassificationH01R4/34