Grommet Having Metal Insert
Patent Application, Filed 28 Sep 98
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The invention is directed to a grommet including a cylindrical body fabricated from rubber or synthetic rubber material. The body has a centrally located aperture extending therethrough and at least one radially located aperture with a slit for easily receiving a cable or the like. The grommet further includes a rigid insert secured to the body in the centrally located aperture. The insert has female threads formed therein for releasably securing a tool thereto to remove the grommet from the ballast tank without destroying the body of the grommet. The insert has a tubular member and an outwardly projecting circumferential flange formed on the tubular member. The body is formed on the tubular member wherein the flange secures the insert axially with respect to the body. Preferably, the body is fabricated from neoprene and is vulcanized to its final form.
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