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July 16, 1946. r 1 w. L. TRAFTON ‘CABLE HARNESS cLAM1f_ 2,404,110 ’ ‘ Fivled June 23, 19%; F219, 1. . ’ ' game '7 \ Wren L. Try/£503». Patented July 16,’ 1946 ‘2,404,110 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,404,110 CABLE HARNESS CLAMP Warren LQTrafton, Cambridge, Mass}, assignor to United-Carr Fastener Corporation, Cambridge, Mass, a corporation of Massachusetts Application June 23, 1944, Serial No. 541,733 1 Claim. (Cl. 248-74) 1 2 The present invention relates to cable harness Referring to the drawing, a typical installation clamps and the like and aims generally to im comprises a clamp for securing a group of elec prove existing clamps for this purpose. trical cables and means for swivelly mounting the The invention has for its primary object the clamp within the aperture of an apertured sup provision of an improved simpli?ed harness port. The framework or supporting part I may clamp, particularly one adapted to be mounted comprise a metal or other structural part having in an apertured support, of a type permitting an enlarged aperture 2 which in the case of air the cables secured by the harness clamp to be craft may be one of the lightening holes in the passed through the aperture of the support. supports. ' A further object of the invention is the pro In many installations it is desirable to run a vision of an improved swivel mounting for such plurality of electrical conductors through the ap clamps. ertures 2 of successive supports I and it is de The construction of certain types of vehicles, sirable to clamp the plurality of conductors in for example, large aircraft, ships, railway cars grouped relation. This advantageously may be and the like, frequently includes a plurality of 15 accomplished by providing a cable clamp com spaced transverse arch beams or girders to rein posed of a band-like member 5, the ends of force and strengthen the structure. Frequently which may be formed with reversely disposed these are provided with a plurality of relatively hooked ends 6 and ‘I to be readily connected to large openings for the primary purpose of light gether to form a loop to receive and hold a plu ing the structure and it has been proposed to pass 20 rality of conductors 8 in grouped relation, The a plurality of electrical conductors through these band may have an inner lining of highly ?exible openings. Due to the ?exibility of the electrical insulating material 9 or a strip of sponge rubber cables and the vibration imposed upon the ve connected to the band by suitable means, as for hicle in use, it is desirable to provide a clamp for example, by rivets I0. the cables and a mounting therefor that will 25 My invention provides improved and simpli?ed permit some freedom of movement of the group means for mounting and/or swivelly supporting of cables relative to the arch support while sup the clamp and grouped conductors, preferably porting them to prevent wear of the cable insu Within the aperture 2. Such mounting advan lation against the apertured support. tageously comprises a base or bridge I5 and con The present invention provides a protective v verging legs I6 having terminal fastener ends I‘! clamp for a plurality of cables or the like and a for fastener engagement with opposed sides of mounting therefor swivelly connected thereto and the support I. The mounting may be attached adapted to be readily attached to a portion of a to the support by means of a pin I8, such as a support surrounding an aperture therein so as to bolt or the like, passed through an aperture I8 movably mount the clamp in the aperture of the 35 in the support and apertures IS in the fastener support. ends IT. Other objects and advantages of the invention The band 5 of the clamp is swivelly connected will be apparent from an inspection of the accom to the base I5 of the mounting by any suitable panying drawing and annexed description illus means, as for example, by a rivet 2|] having its trating and describing a preferred embodiment 40 head engaging an upper surface of the band 5, of the invention. and its shank extending through an aperture 2| In the drawing: of the band and an aperture 22 in the base I5 and Fig. 1 is a vertical sectional view through an upset, as at 23, over the inner surface of the base apertured support illustrating in side elevation surrounding the aperture 22, as best shown in my improved clamp and mounting in operative 45 Fig. 4. position; The construction above described permits of Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the mounting of the clamp v5 swivelly within the the line 2—2 of Fig. 1 and illustrating in plan lightening opening 2 of the support or above any the improved clamp and mounting and further il web-like support disposed transversely to the lustrating in dotted lines various angular posi 50 longitudinal direction of the conductors and tions that the clamp may assume; clamp. As illustrated in Fig. 1, the mounting may Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the clamp in its be attached to the support I by means of a bolt open or unclamped position; and or the like passed through the fastener ends I‘! Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view taken on the of the mounting and an aperture in the support, 55 permitting pivotal movement or adjustment of line 4—4 of Fig. 3. 2,404,110 3 ' 4 the clamp about the axis of the bolt l8. The band 5 forming part of the clamp is capable of pivotal movement about an axis normal to the Although I have illustrated and described a preferred form of my invention, I do not wish to be limited thereby, because the scope of my axis of the bolt l8 because of the swivel connec tion around the rivet 2D permitting angular ad justment of the band 5 and clamp within the invention is best de?ned by the following claim. opening 2 and relative to the support I, as is il lustrated in Fig. 2, The improved clamp and mounting thus en ables the clamp to be adjusted angularly within the opening in at least two directions at right angles to each other permitting the clamp to enclose and grip a plurality of strands, such as electric conductors, which may not be accurately I claim: A cable harness clamp comprising a resilient band having an intermediate base portion, a mounting member for said band having a sup porting surface and spaced opposed leg portions extending therefrom, a swivel connection between said supporting surface of said mounting mem ber and the base portion of said band, said leg portions adapted to be engaged with the support for positioning the band relative thereto. positioned exactly at right angles to theopening 15 2 or support I. WARREN L. TRAFTON.