| CS JOHNSON Architectural Hardware
C. S. Johnson's complete line of cable fittings has served boaters all over the world. Today, Nance & Underwood is here to help architects utilize the benefits of Johnson's Stainless Hardware by offering assembly service and discount sales. Nance & Underwood has many years experience in assembling wires and rod on sail boats which require the dependability to withstand the harsh saltwater environment. We can assist you with your project on location or via the internet.
There is a wide variety of fittings to choose from, you can choose from
Machine Swage, Hand Crimp or Mechanical Terminals.
Machine Swage Terminals are attached to the cable by means of a cold forming
press. The completed fitting has a smooth uniform appearance and will
develop full cable strength. Swaging services can be performed by Nance &
Underwood in house or we can supply you with proper swage machines for the
do-it-yourselfers. A machine swage fitting is attached to the cable by a
swage machine which cold forms the fitting directly to the cable. A swage
fitting should not be confused with Hand Crimp fittings or other hand tool
applied fittings. A specialized swaging machine is the only way to attach
swage fittings to cable. Swage fittings can not be Hand Crimped, welded,
glued, hammered or attached to a cable by any other means other than a swage
Hand Crimp Terminals are available in 1/8" & 3/16" cable only. These
fittings are attached to the cable using a simple hand tool which is
available through Nance & Underwood, this allows field installation. The
completed fitting will provide approximately 65-70% of the 7x7 cable
strength. Hand Crimp fittings were first designed and manufactured by C.
Sherman Johnson Co., Inc. in 1969. Hand Crimp fittings are attached to the
cable with a Johnson-made Hand Crimp Tool. The only other tool that can be
used is the National Telephone Supply Co. which we can also supply. Hand
Crimp fittings should not be confused with NICO press fittings. NICO press
fittings have sleeves that are made from soft copper alloy and compress very
easily. All Johnson Hand Crimp fittings are made from stainless steel and
can not be swaged, welded, glued, pressed in a vise or with vise grips.
Mechanical Terminals are available for all cable sizes and are attached with
simple hand tools. Mechanical fittings are more expensive than other means
of attachment but develop full cable strength. A mechanical fitting is
attached to the cable by the fitting compressing the cable with a cone
inside the fitting and or the cable. Mechanical fittings are assembled to
the cable with simple hand tools. Mechanical fittings are larger in diameter
than Swage and Hand Crimp fittings and can be reused with a new cone but
carry a hefty price tag.
From the Houston Astrodome, to the AAA Corporate Center, to the U.S.
Military and private homes, Johnson Architectural Hardware is the choice of
discerning professionals. We look forward to assisting you on your next cable project;
please know that Nance & Underwood is here to make your job easier.