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INVENTOR’S CORNER
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         the first opening 16 with the second opening 48 so that an
         internal passageway 20 is provided through the body 14. Ac-
         cordingly, the internal passageway 20 provides a somewhat
         central bore through the elongated cylindrical body 14.
           As best seen in figures 10, 13 and 15, at least one circular
         channel  extends  from  the  cylindrical  body  14.  In  the  pre-
         ferred embodiment  shown,  a pair of adjacent and aligned
         circular channels 22 and 24 are in communication with the















                                                              Figure 15: Rear view of the rope termination device.






         Figure 12: Side  view of the rope termination device  shown before
         installation of the rope.














                                                              Figure 16: Top view of the tope termination device.









         Figure 13: Front view of the rope termination device.











                                                              Figure 17: Bottom view of the rope termination device.
                                                              second opening 48 of the second end 18 of the body 14. The
                                                              circular channels have a dimension slightly larger than the
                                                              diameter of the rope. The termination device 10 also includes
                                                              a rope self-tightening or self-retaining mechanism. A contin-
                                                              uous helical groove 26 extends around a circumference of the
                                                              cylindrical body 14 to form a corkscrew pattern in order to
                                                              receive the rope, cable or cord 12 forming windings around
                                                              the cylindrical body 14. The helical groove has a dimension
         Figure 14: Opposed side view of the rope termination device.  slightly larger than the diameter of the rope.
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