In the April 1939 issue of the Archives, Stryker1 described a novel inexpensive apparatus to hold shockproof x-ray cables out of the way. Owing to my inability to find readily a spring of the proper tension such as he described, I adopted the following modification:
For each cable two screen door springs are used. A loop, through which the cable passes, is formed by one spring, and the ends of this loop, together with the lower end of the second spring, are fastened by a bolt and nut. The upper end of the second spring is attached to a cross bar suspended from the ceiling. These springs provide ideal mobility and support for the cables, have the right degree of tension and are inexpensive and readily obtainable.
Taylor GB. APPARATUS TO HOLD SHOCKPROOF X-RAY CABLE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;40(6):1000. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01490060138013