Self-Binding Wood Cleat

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Western Electrician

Chicago, IL, United States
vol. 6, no. 20, p. 271, col. 1-2

Self-Binding Cleat


With the growing demand for improvement in electrical construction, new devices are constantly being placed on the market. One of the latest wrinkles is a self-binding wood cleat, which is illustrated in the cuts. Fig. 1 shows the cleat before it is placed upon the wires, the strap is turned aside and the lugs moved out of the way so as to receive the wires. When these latter are placed in position, the strap is moved back, so that its screw holes are directly over those in the lower portion. The cleats are then screwed in place, and when the wires are drawn taut, the lugs are pressed against them, holding the wires firmly. Fig. 2 shows the cleat with the wire in place.   A number of these cleats can be put up and the wires tightened afterward with great facility, each cleat being, in fact, an anchor. They will take any size of wire from No. 14 to No. 10. These cleats are handled by the Central Electric company of Chicago.


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Keywords:Wooden Cleat : Cleat
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:May 17, 2014 by: Elton Gish;