‘ Oct.15,1946. ‘F, LFURGAL . ' '- LUG STRAP AND POWER STIG‘K FOR LOOMS 2,409,482 . Filed Jan. » 9, 1945 / ‘ 42 41M IN VEN TOR.“ A). _' ' - ' ' ' HM/wr LFuRaAL BY Patented Oct. 15, 1946 2,40%,432 , UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,409,482 LUG STRAP AND POWER STICK FOR LOOMS Frank L. Furgal, Dover, N. H. Application January 9, 1945, Serial No. 572,025 4 Claims. (01. 139-152) 1 This invention relates to improvements in power sticks and sweep stick connections and avoids the use of the conventional lug strap, pro viding for longer wear, ease of adjustment, and 2 and the plates are adju'stably secured to the sweep stick 42 at their ends, and mount leather wear plates 44 at this point. The sweepstick is adjust able relative to the plates 28, 34 by means of a bolt and slot connection 46. The head 48 of bolt 32 keeps the picker stick Objects of the invention reside in the pro generally out of engagement with plate 28, there vision of an adjustable power stick and holder being a tendency for the picker stick to rub on therefor mounted on the picker stick stud shaft and pivoted to a sweepstick connection having . this plate. rigid parts for longer use, the connection being 10 It will be clear that by removing the power stick, the holder plate, and plates 28 and 34 as reversible and useful at either side of the loom a unit, the plates 28, 34 may be rotated on sleeve without change. 26 in a clockwise direction in Fig. 1 to extend in Other objects and advantages of the invention the opposite direction, so that the power stick may will appear hereinafter. Reference is to be had to the accompanying 15 be used at either side of the picker stick and either . side of the loom. The arrangement shown and drawing, in which described outlasts the usual lug strap many times Fig. 1 is a view in the ‘side elevation of a form and keeps the loom in operation far longer. of the invention; Having thus described my invention and the Fig. 2 is a section on line 2--2 of Fig. 1; 20 advantages thereof, I do not wish to be limited Fig. 3 is a top plan view of Fig. 1; and to the details herein disclosed, otherwise than as Fig. 4 is a detail of a bumper. set forth in the claims, but what I claim is: In the drawing there is shown a conventional 1.- In a loom, a power stick comprising an elon picker stick l0 mounted on the stud shaft l2 in gated element, a pair of spaced plates for con the usual manner. A holder comprising a metal plate I4 having side flanges l6 and a central slot 25 nection to a sweep stick, a pivot'connection be“ tween one plate and the element, so that the 7 IIB is also mounted on the picker stick stud shaft, plates are completely reversible relative to the and contains and supports between the flanges IS other advantages. The latter is longitudinally element, and an oifset holder secured to said power stick from a metal plate 28 and from an offset strap 30 to allow for play between these parts. The offset strap and the plate 28 carry a bolt 32 passing through the sleeve to connect extending through the offset element, the power stick, and the plate and pivoting the latter to the a power stick 2B. one strap and embracing the power stick element, adjustable in the holder by means of bolts 22 tak 30 and a bumper spacing the plates, a fastener thru ing in slot I8. the bumper, said fastener securing the holder to At its upper end the power stick is provided said one plate. with a pair of apertures 24 for adjustably receiv 2. In a loom, a picker stick, a stud shaft, a ing a sleeve 26, the latter being longer than the power stick holder on the stud shaft, a power stick thickness of the power stick and extending out from each side thereof. The sleeve spaces the 35 longitudinally adjustable in the holder, a plate, the parts. an offset element secured to the plate, a fastener power stick, a second plate, the two plates con taining the picker stick, a bumper between the plates, said bumper being rotatable to present a plurality of bumping faces to the picker stick, and A second parallel metal plate 34 is secured in spaced relation to the plate 28 by a bolt 36 carry a sweep stick secured to the plates. ing between the plates a series of octagonal 3. A 100m as recited in claim 2 including a de leather washers 38 acting as a bumper for the picker stick, although the invention contem 45 tachable bumper plate for the bumper, and means on the bumper plate detachably securing th plates the use of bumper plate 4!] also. The same to the aforementioned plates. washers 38 may be rotated to present a plurality 4. A loom as recited in claim 2 including means of different bumping faces to the picker stick. ‘ on the ?rst plate projecting into the space be The bumper plate M1 is provided with recesses 4| receiving plates 28 and 34 to detachably secure 50 tween the plates to insure the picker stick strik the bumper plate. The picker stick is located between the plates as indicated in Figs. 2 and 3, ing the bumper centrally thereof. ‘ I FRANK L. FURGAL.