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Sept. 20, 1938. w. J. ALEXANDER 2,130,477 WIRE STRETCHER AND SPLICER Filed June 7, 1937 ATTORNEYS 2,130,477 Patented Sept. 20, 1938 UNlTED STATE? PATENT OFFI€E 2,130,477 WIRE VSTBETCHER. AND‘ SPLICERQ William J. Alexander, Cora, Wyo. Application June 7, 1937, Serial No. 146,930 4 Claims. (Cl. 140-—123.5) This invention relates to wire stretchers and splicers, and has for an object to provide a wire stretcher and splicer capable of use with all kinds of wire including barbed wire, in stretch 5 ing and holding the wire taut and splicing the adjacent ends in an easy and expeditious man ner, and with very little effort. A further object of this invention is to pro vide a wire stretcher and splicer that is light 10 in weight, yet is strong and sturdy, is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, and extremely efficient in use and service. Still a further object of this invention is to tends and which may be temporarily held after it has been stretched and bent, in order to form the second loop. After the loop 20 has been put in position, the second wire 23 is threaded through the loop 20 5 and beneath a wire guide 24 having a V-shaped rear end receiving the wire 23 which is then ex tended through a diametrical opening 25 in a shaft 26 journalled between the side walls II and I2, the shaft 26 having a ratchet wheel 27 10 and a crank handle 28 secured to one side there of. A pawl 29 is pivoted to the wall l2 as at 3!, to engage the teeth of the ratchet wheel 21 and provide a wire stretcher which is operated by is held accordingly by a spring 30 to prevent ‘15 both hands, one hand holding the body of the stretcher, by means of a handle and the other hand operating a crank to tighten the wire so there is no danger of the wire stripping off the leased position to permit the crank handle 28 stretcher and injuring either hand, particularly 20 in the case of barbed wire. With the foregoing and other objects in view, this invention comprises the combination, con struction and arrangement of parts set forth, disclosed, and claimed in the following speci 25 ?cation, taken in connection with the accom panying drawing, wherein like reference numer als denote corresponding parts. In this drawing: Figure 1 is a side elevation of the wire 30 stretcher and splicer in operative position. Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a partly sectional view of the stretcher and splicer after the stretching operation has been completed and the splice is in the process of 35 completion, and Fig. 4 is a view showing the completed splice. The wire stretcher and splicer I0 of this in vention includes a pair of side walls H and I2 shaped substantially as shown and bent toward 40 ‘each other as at I3 Where they are joined to one end of the opposite side walls of an inverted channel member 14 having a hook I5 secured ‘adjacent to its opposite end and opening laterally as at I6. 45 The outer end of the parallel side walls H and I2 are joined together by a plate ll from which extends a pair of prongs l8 bent upwardly to form a loop receiving hook I9. A loop 20 formed on one of the ends of the wire 2| is to 50 be placed over the hook l9 and then the wire is extended rearwardly therefrom, for disposal be tween the side walls II and I2 and through the inverted channel M, to be held removably in po sition by the hook I5. The prongs 18 provide a 55 recess 22, through which the other wire 23 ex reverse rotation of the shaft 26. 15 A pawl releasing member 32 may be secured in the side wall I2 for holding the pawl 29 in re to be rotated in a reverse direction to release the wire from the shaft 26. A handle 33 is secured 20 to the side wall II so that the wire stretcher and splicer Ill may be conveniently held in the left hand while the right hand rotates the crank handle 28 to tighten the wire 23, When the wires 2! and 23 have been drawn 25 suf?ciently taut, the stretcher and splicer I0 is raised to a 90° angle with respect to the wires, as shown in Figure 3. As this happens, the wire 21 is released from the hook 15 through the open ing “5. The stretcher and splicer Ill is then 30 turned to a position parallel to the wire 23, thereby releasing the loop 20 from the hook Hi. The stretcher and splicer I0 is then rotated at a 90° angle about the wire 23 so as to coil the same about itself to complete the loop 34 and the splice as shown in Fig. 4. The ratchet wheel 2'! meantime has been released to permit the shaft to reverse and thereby release the end of the wire 23 from the shaft. The novel features and the operation of this device will be apparent from the foregoing de scription. While the device has been shown and the structure described in detail, it is obvious that this invention is not to be considered lim ited to the exact form disclosed, and that changes may be made therein within the scope of What is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention. Having thus set forth and disclosed the nature of this invention, what is claimed is: 35 40 45 50 1. A combination wire stretcher and splicer comprising a frame, formed from a pair of spaced parallel side walls, an inverted channel member ?xed to and securing said side walls together at one end, a hook member secured to the outer 55 2 2,130,477 end of said channel member, a plate bridging and secured to the outer ends of said side walls, a pair of prongs extending forwardly from said plate rotating said shaft, a ratchet member secured to said shaft, a releasable pawl cooperating with and inclined upwardly to provide a hook for re ceiving a splicing loop on one wire, said prongs forming a recess therebetween to provide a rotation in one direction, said shaft having a notch to receive the other wire therein, in form ing a splicing loop thereon, and a shaft journaled between said side walls and having means to re 10 ceive and secure the last mentioned wire thereto, means to rotate said shaft to tighten said wires, and means to releasably hold the shaft against rotation. . 2. A combination wire stretcher and splicer 15 comprising a frame, formed from a pair of spaced parallel side walls, an inverted channel mem ber ?xed to and securing said side walls to gether at one end, a hook member secured to the outer end of said channel member, a plate 20 bridging and secured to'the outer ends of said side walls, a pair of prongs extending forwardly from said plate and inclined upwardly to provide a hook for receiving a splicing loop on one wire, said prongs forming a recess therebetween to 25 provide a notch to receive the other wire therein in forming a splicing loop thereon, a shaft journaled between said side walls and having an end extending through one of said walls, a crank handle and a ratchet wheel secured to the extend~ ing end of said shaft, and a releasable pawl en gaged with said ratchet wheel for holding the shaft against rotation in one direction. 3. A combination wire stretcher and splicer comprising a pair of parallel side walls secured together at their ends, a rotatable shaft journaled between said side walls, a crank handle for said ratchet member to hold said shaft against wire receiving and securing opening extending therethrough, an inverted wire guiding channel member secured to one end of said parallel side walls, a hook member secured to the other end of said side walls to receive a loop in one wire, a V-shaped wire guide secured beneath said hook 1O member to receive and guide a second wire to be threaded through the loop and through the open ing of the shaft, so as to be tightened upon rota tion of said shaft. 4. A combination wire stretcher and splicer 15 comprising a pair of parallel side walls secured together at their ends, a rotatable shaft jour naled between said side walls, a crank handle for rotating said shaft, a ratchet member secured to said shaft, a releasable pawl cooperating with 20 said ratchet member to hold said shaft against rotation in one direction, said shaft having a wire receiving and securing opening extending therethrough, an inverted wire guiding channel member secured _to one end of said parallel side 25 walls, a hook member secured to the other end of said side Walls to receive a loop in one wire, a wire guide secured beneath said hook member and having a V-shape rear end to receive and guide a second wire to be threaded through the loop and through the opening of the shaft to be tightened by the rotation of said shaft, means to hold the pawl in released position, and a handle member secured to one of said side walls. WILLIAM J. ALEXANDER.