History Of The Wire Tie
Wire ties were invented in the late 1950’s for use in the securing of aircraft cable harnesses. The original manufacturer and inventor, Thomas & Betts, first created a nylon tie that used a metal ratchet, then later improved it to make us of a nylon or plastic closure system using the same material as the rest of the tie.
Thomas & Betts named the original wire tie the Ty-Rap and still uses this brand name for the line of wire ties they manufacture today. The original Ty-Rap application for a patent was filed in 1958
Robert Thomas and Hobart Betts were Princeton University engineers active in the early 20th century. They began manufacturing products under this name in 1911 after acquiring the Standard Electrical Fitting Company.
Maurus C. Logan, a long time Thomas & Betts employee, is generally credited with the invention of the Ty-Rap. Mr Logan passed away in 2007 at the age of 86. He was inspired by the need to better manage cabling in the aircraft manufacturing process
Today, Thomas & Betts are only one of many manufacturers of the product known as the wire tie. Buywiretie.com wire ties are manufactured by Cable Tie Express.