June 1954 A. E. BRICKMAN TERMINAL FITTING Filed Nov. 12, 1948 ZR 1 Ill/1111i!!! a A w 3 mm om w 2 INVENTOR. ALAN E. BRICKMAN BY xmflaafizk q ATTORNEY Patented June 8, 1954 2,680,273 TERMINAL FITTING Alan E. Brickman, Worcester, Mass., assignor to United States Steel Corporation, a corporation of New Jersey Application November 12, 1948, Serial No. 59,436
2 Claims. 1
This invention relates to a terminal fitting and more particularly to such a fitting for use on stranded wire structures in harness cords. Harness cords are constructed of stranded wire structure covered with a rubber jacket and provided with two terminal fittings, one at each end thereof. Those in use are relatively expensive and it is therefore an object of my invention to provide a harness cord which is relatively inexpensive.
Another object is to provide a particular type of terminal fitting which is adapted for use in harness cords.
These and other objects will be more apparent after referring to the following specification and attached drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a view of the harness cord of my invention; and
Figure 2 is a sectional view of the harness cord of Figure 1.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, the reference numeral 2 indicates a stranded wire structure having a jacket thereon made of rubber or other thermoplastic. A hooked terminal fitting 6 is provided at one end and a threaded terminal fitting 8 is provided at the other end. In making the fitting 5 the rubber is removed from the end of the stranded wire structure at it and a return bend it is formed therein. In preparing the end the rubber is stripped from a longer length of wire than necessary and after the band has been provided therein, about one-half inch is out off the end thereof. This permits better control of the bend since the elements of the stranded wire structure tend to separate in making the bend and the additional material permits the badly separated strands to be cut off. The hook fitting 6 is then die cast directly on the bared wire structure it. A portion I extending beyond the Wire structure is also provided in the fitting, the side thereof removed from the hook portion [2 being beveled as shown. The fitting 6 is attached to a wheel having a series of holes in its periphery extending inwardly at an angle to the radius. The hook portion fits into one of these holes with the portion I l resting on the periphery of the wheel.
A fitting 8 is provided on the opposite end of the wire structure 2 in the following manner: The end It of the wire structure is stripped of rubber and a threaded rod 18 is placed in abutted around the portion 22 is to prevent seepage of moisture into the stranded wire structure.
While one embodiment of my invention has been shown and described it will be apparent that other adaptations and modifications may be made without departing from the scope of the following claims.
1. A harness cord comprising a stranded wire structure, a thermoplastic jacket thereon, said jacket terminating short of the ends of the stranded wire structure, one end of said stranded wire structure having a rearwardly extending bend therein, a cast fitting surrounding said bend, a portion of said fitting extending in line with the main portion of said stranded Wire structure, a threaded rod abutting the other end of said stranded wire structure, and a cast fitting surrounding part of said rod, the bare portion of said stranded wire structure and the end of said jacket.
2. A harness cord comprising a stranded wire structure, a thermoplastic jacket thereon, said jacket terminating short of the ends of the stranded wire structure, one end of said stranded wire structure having a rearwardly extending bend therein, a cast fitting surrounding said bend, a portion of said fitting extending in line with the main portion of said stranded wire structure, the side of the extension removed from said bend being beveled, a threaded rod abutting the other end of said stranded wire structure, and a cast fitting surrounding part of said rod, the bare portion of said stranded wire structure and the end of said jacket.
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