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Pneumatic Wire Fish Gun

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046257D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cox, WE: AUTHOR

Abstract

This gun-like device 10 is used to blow an aluminum or plastic projectile 16 attached to a nylon or similar cord through a length of flexible tubing.

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Pneumatic Wire Fish Gun

This gun-like device 10 is used to blow an aluminum or plastic projectile 16 attached to a nylon or similar cord through a length of flexible tubing.

A pressurized air line 12 is attached to an air-line fitting in the handle of the gun 10. A collet 14, selected for the size tubing being used, is then screwed into the front of the gun. Next, nylon cord 20 is fed through the gun and collet. The projectile is snapped onto the cord. After this, the flexible tubing is slid over the projectile and onto the collet. Then, an adjustable clamp 22 is placed over the tubing 18 and tightened onto the collet to form an airtight seal between the collet and tubing.

The trigger 24 on the gun is then pressed, causing air to flow through the handle into the gun and force the projectile 16 and cord 20 through the tubing 18 and out the other end of the tubing, where the projectile 16 is removed and the cord 20 is attached to wire(s) that are pulled back into the protective tubing.

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