|Publication number||US1004067 A|
|Publication date||Sep 26, 1911|
|Filing date||Apr 11, 1911|
|Priority date||Apr 11, 1911|
|Publication number||US 1004067 A, US 1004067A, US-A-1004067, US1004067 A, US1004067A|
|Inventors||Joseph N Papendry|
|Original Assignee||Joseph N Papendry|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (2), Classifications (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
J. N. PAPENDRY.
RAIL JOINT APPLICATION FILED 'APB.11,1911.
. Patented Sept. 26, 1911.
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Application filed April 11, 1911. Serial No. 620,292.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 26, 1911.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOSEPH N. PAPENDRY, a citizen of the United States, residing at East Liverpool, in the county of Columbiana and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Rail- Joints, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to rail joints and one of the principal objects of the same is to provide a rail jointwhich will secure the meeting ends of the rails together in a firm and reliable manner and will prevent the pounding of the wheels as they pass over the joint.
Another object of the invention is to provide a rail joint comprising a plate upon the inner side of the rail which will prevent the flange of the wheel from running off and which will also prevent the spreading or sinking of the rails at the joint.
These and other objects may be attained by means of the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which,
Figure 1 is a plan view of a rail joint made in accordance with my invention, Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken on the line 2-2 of Fi 1.
Ref erring to the drawing, the numerals 1 designate the meeting ends of the railway rails, and 2 are the rail ties. Secured to the outer ends of the rails at the joint is the member 3, said member having a base flange 4 secured to the ties 2 by means of suitable spikes or bolts 5. A shoulder 6 is formed on the member 3 to abut against the outer edge of the base flange 7 of the rails. The mem ber 3 is made to fit snugly againstthe web 8 of the rails and to extend out beyond the plane of the head 9 of the rails, as shown more clearly in Fig. 2. A projecting portion 10 on the member 3 extends up at the sides of the head 9 of the rails.
The cooperating member 11 is secured to the inner sides of the rails, said member being also provided with a base flange 12 secured to the ties by means of spikes or bolts 13; said member being also provided with a shoulder 14 to bear against the edge of the base flange 7 of the rails. The member 11 fits snugly against the top of the base flange 7 and against the side of the web 8 of the rails, said member having an extended portion 15 provided with a groove 16 and a projecting flange 17.
The wheel 18 bears upon the upper surface of the rails and is provided with a flange 19 which runs in the groove 16 at the joint. This groove is of such a depth that when the flange 19 of the wheel passes over the joint, the body portion 18 of the wheel is raised slightly above the meeting ends of the rails, thus avoiding the pounding of the wheels as they pass over the joint. The projecting flange 17 serves to prevent the side thrust of the wheels and in this way also prevents spreading of the rails at the joint. The two members 3 and 11 are secured together by means of bolts 20 and nuts 21.
From the foregoing it will be obvious that a rail joint made in accordance with my invention will hold the meeting ends of the rails firmly together, will assist in preventing spreading or sinking of the rails, and will also aid in lifting the bearing portions of the wheels over the meeting ends of the rails to avoid the jarring and pounding at this point.
I claim 1. A rail joint comprising a member secured to the outer sides of the rails at their meeting ends, said member having a portion projecting around the sides of the heads of the rails, and a cooperating member secured to the inner sides of the rails, said cooperating member having a groove for the flange of the wheel and a projecting flange to prevent the side thrust of the wheels.
2. A rail joint comprising a member secured to the upper sides of the meeting ends of the rails, said member having a base flange, a shoulder to bear against the edge of the base flange of the rail, a thickened portion to bear against the webs of the rails, and a projecting flange to bear against the sides of the heads of the rails, and a cooperating member secured to the inner sides of the rails, said cooperating member having a base flange, a shoulder, a thickened portion to bear against the webs of the rails, a groove for the flange of the wheel, and an upwardly projecting flange to prevent side thrust of the wheel at the joint.
3. A rail joint comprising members seof the Wheel above the joint as it passes 10 cured to the opposite sides of the rails at over the tread surface of the rails.
the joints, one of said members being pro- In testimony whereof I aflix my signature vided With a projecting flange to bear against in presence of tWo Witnesses. the side of the heads of the ralls, and the JOSEPH N. PAPENDRY.
other member having an upwardly projecting flange and a groove inside the flange for WVitnesses:
the flange of the Wheel, said groove being of JAMES E. DAVIS, such depth as to raise the bearing portion LEONARD A. SCHEPP.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.
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