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US4020277: Spacer for aerial cables
11 Claims, No Drawings
This disclosure is directed to a spacer for aerial cables for supporting one or more electrical conductor cables above the ground. It includes a body member having at least one concave seat adapted to receive a conductor cable and at least one generally arcuate cable retaining means adapted to engage a surface of the conductor cable and hold it in its seat. One end of the cable retaining means is pivotally supported on the body member. Generally arcuate ratchet tooth means are provided adjacent to the other end of the cable retaining means. Generally arcuate ratchet tooth means are also provided on the body member outwardly of the concave seat. The teeth of the retainer ratchet tooth means are engageable with the teeth of the body member ratchet tooth means when the retaining means is rotated about its pivotal support thereby to firmly hold the conductor cable in the concave seat.
- 1. In a spacer for aerial cables comprising,a body and at least one generally concave seat on said body, said seat being adapted to receive a conductor cable,the improvement comprising,first generally arcuate ratchet tooth means on said body located outwardly from said concave seat,generally arcuate retaining means adapted to engage a surface of a conductor cable positioned in said seat, and pivot means operative independently of the relative position of said retaining means to said body for maintaining a pivotal connection therebetween, said pivot means being located adjacent to the side of said seat which is located opposite to said first ratchet tooth means,said retaining means comprising second generally arcuate ratchet tooth means spaced from said pivot means for engaging said first ratchet tooth means,whereby upon rotation of said retaining means to cable engaging position, the teeth of said second ratchet tooth means engage a teeth of said first ratchet tooth means and thereby are adapted to hold a conductor cable in said seat.
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Foreign Patent Documents
|Advertisement entitled "Insuloid Cradleclip," Electronic Engineering, Oct. 1957, p. 110.|
|Publication cited by applicants entitled "Hendrix Aerial Cable-Hendri-Clamps," one page, date stamped 1974.|
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