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Sept. 10, 1946.
c. H. JUDD ETAL
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2,407,608
FASTENING DEVICE
Original Filed Nov. 28, 1942
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UNITED sTATEs‘ PATENT OFFICE
FASTENING DEVICE
Charles H. Judd and Charles Giammatteo, Cleve
land, Ohio, assignors to Tinnerman Products,
Inc., Cleveland,- Ohio, a corporation of Ohio
Original application November 28, 1942, ‘Serial No. I
467,224, now Patent No. 2,345,053, dated March`
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28, 1944. Divided and this application July 22,
1943, Serial No. 495,714
2 Claims. (Cl. {i5-32)
This application is a division of our applica
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tion No. 467,224, ñled November 28, 1942, which
hare outwardly when driven into a piece of wood.
The thread carrying portion of the fastener is
issued as U. S. Patent No. 2,345,053 on March
28, 1944. Like that parent case, the object of
this invention is to provide a nut of sheet mate
rial with eiîective means for holding it in definite
a sheet metal member 2l] doubled on itself to
produce a lower arm having a bolt opening ZI and
an upper arm carrying a diverted thread-engag
ing portion shown as a pair of tongues 22, on op
position on a support of wood or similar mate
posite sides of an opening 23, the tongues being
rial, so that the nut may be readily attached to
notched at their edges at 24, and warped as in
the support and immediately upon mounting be
Fig. 1. The lower arm of the clip may have a
available for the reception of a threaded bolt or 10 projection 25 (Fig. 5) about the opening 2l to
screw without requiring the application of a
occupy the hole I2 of the body and lock the clip
wrench to hold the nut.
thereto.
In accomplishing the result we provide a body
The upper arm of the thread engaging member
of sheet material with the bolt opening and em
is preferably curved upwardly slightly at its free
braced by a clip having bolt openings regis 15 end as shown at 26. Just back of this free end
tering with the opening of the body and having a
the distance between the two arms is normally
diverted edge about one of the clip openings to
less than the thickness of the intermediate re
engage the thread of a bolt. The sheet metal
gion of the leg-carrying member, so that the clip
body has bifurcated portions bent at right angles
may snugly bind on the elevated intermediate
to the body to provide two pairs of attaching 20 region of the base.
legs. The legs are comparatively narrow and for
In using the fastener of this invention, the
the most part parallel with each other and lie
thread carrying member is shoved laterally across
in the same plane in edge-to-edge alignment be
the leg-carrying member. The open mouth of
ing spaced apart by an intermediate notch. The
the doubled member readily receiving the edge of
legs are long enough and of narrow enough width 25 the raised intermediate region II, which cams
so that they may be bent outwardly in their own
the arms apart slightly and allows the thread car
plane. Furthermore, these legs are beveled on ` rying member to be readily slipped across the leg
their inner edges adjacent their free ends so that
carrying member. In final position, the fold of
as they enter the wood or other support they will
the thread-carrying member abuts one edge of
be caused to ñare or bend outwardly and thus 30 the leg-carrying member, while on the other side
obtain a ñrm hold on the support.
of the latter member the free edges of the two
In the drawing, Fig. 1 is a side elevation of
arms grip it so that the doubled member is held
our fastening device mounted in place in a wooden
in place. In this position the lower arm of the
board and associated with a plate to be attached
doubled member lies between the two offset por
and a clamping screw; Fig. 2~ is a longitudinal
tions of the securing member and hence may not
sectiöh through the fastening device applied to a
shift longitudinally.
wooden board; Fig. 3 is an end View of the parts
Figs. 1 and 2< show the device of Fig. 4 in posi
shown in Fig. 2, sectioned through the board, as
tion on a wooden board A and a bolt opening a.
indicated by the line 3-3 in Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a
The two legs I5 ñare apart in the manner shown
perspective of the two parts of the fastening de 40 in Fig. 3. The securing member is thus ,effec
vice separated; Fig. 5 is a sectional perspective of
tively held in position on the wooden board and
the lower arm of the fastening clip.
holds the thread carrying member in registra
The body portion of our fastener is made of a
tion with the bolt opening a. to receive the bolt
single piece of spring sheet metal and has an
without the necessity of any wrench applied to
intermediate region I9 of considerable width nar 45 the nut.
rowing toward each end. A bolt opening I2 is
Our fastener may be made economically from
made in the wider part of this base in a region
spring sheet steel by dies and bending tools. By
which is offset upwardly from the end portions.
forming the attaching legs from a narrow por
At the ends of the base portion II, the metal
tion of the fastener body so that they stand com
is turned down at right angles and is interme 50 paratively close together, the two legs may be
diately notched to present at each end a pair
readily driven into the wood by the blow of a
of thin, narrow legs I5 parallel with each other
hammer against the body portion at the end of
and spaced apart and lying in the same plane.
the legs without danger of distorting the body.
These legs are beveled inwardly at their lower
When in place the spread legs firmly attach the
ends as shown at I6, which causes the legs to 55 fastener.
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We claim:
1. A combined nut and mit holder comprising
a nut holder provided from a strip of sheet metal
deñning a -body portion having a bolt opening, an
offset portion on either side of the body portion
deñning spaced shoulders, attaching prongs de
fined by end portions of said strip projecting in
the same general direction as said offset portions,
and a nut carried by said body portion compris
ing bolt engaging means overlying the bolt4 open.
ing in said body portion and a nut retaining ele
ment underlying said body portion and engaging
the spaced shoulders deñned by said offset por
tions.
defining a body portion having a bolt opening, an
offset portion on either side of the body portion
defining spaced shoulders, and pairs of attach
Aing prongs defined by end portions of said strip
projecting in the same general direction as said
offset portions, said prongs being bevelled on their
inner edges adjacent their free ends to spread
when driven into work, and a nut carried by said
body portion comprising bolt engaging means
overlying the bolt opening in said body portion
and a nut retaining element underlying said body
portion >and engaging the spaced shoulders de
`Íinedrloy said offset portions.
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2. A combined nut and nut. holder comprising 15'
a nut holder provided from a stri-p .of sheet metal~
CHARLES H. JUDD.
CHARLES GIAMMA'I‘I'EO.
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