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Spring Clip Applicator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097391D
Original Publication Date: 1962-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Negler, JT: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This tool removes and applies spring clips to cylindrical members such as lamps, shafts, etc. The clips can be loaded, tensioned and applied with one hand.

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Spring Clip Applicator

This tool removes and applies spring clips to cylindrical members such as lamps, shafts, etc. The clips can be loaded, tensioned and applied with one hand.

A barrel 10 has a grip 11 and a trigger 12. A second barrel 14 is force fitted into barrel 10 and is held in place by a dowel 15 extending through both barrels. Rotatably mounted within barrel 14 and held in place by dowel 15 is cylindrical member 16, the outer end of which is formed with recess 17. Both barrel 14 and member 16 are slotted at 18 to receive the ears of clip 20, inserted in member
16. Torsion spring 21 is wrapped about the inner end of the member 16, one end being held in slot 22 in barrel 10, the other in hole 23 in member 16. Cocking lever 24 is secured in member 16 and acts in slot 25 to rotate the member until the head of the trigger engages hole 26.

A clip is inserted in member 16 with ears 20a and 20b engaging the sides of slot 18. When member 16 is rotated, ears 20a are held by barrel 14 and a shoulder 27 on member 16 engages ear 20b and moves it into slot 28 cut in barrel 14.

This enlarges the diameter of the clip permitting it to be slipped over a lamp. By pressing trigger 12 against the action of spring 30, the head is removed from hole 26 permitting spring 21 to rotate member 16 and so permit clip 20 to close about the lamp.

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