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Publication numberUS1039638 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 24, 1912
Filing dateMar 5, 1910
Publication numberUS 1039638 A, US 1039638A, US-A-1039638, US1039638 A, US1039638A
InventorsWilliam P. Bettxwdobf
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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W. P. BETTENDORF, DEGD.

J. W, BETTBNDORP, ADMINISTRATOR.

UNDBRFRAME FOR DUMPING CARS. APPLIIOATION FILED MAR. 5, 1910.

Patenfed Sept 24, 1912.

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' W. P. BETTENDORF, DEGD. J w BETTEIDORI, ADMINISTRATOR UNDERFRAME FOR DUMPING CARS.

APPLICATION-FILED 16113.5, 1910.

Patented Sept. 24, 1912. 7?? s SHEETSSHEETVZ.

"UNIT D STATES P ENT o inoE.

'-.'-:"lLLIAM P. BETTENDORF, or BE'rTENDoREIowmJ. w. BETTENDQRF- ADMINIS- TRATOR or SAID WILLIAM P. BETTENDOREI, DECEASED.

UNDERFBAME r03 DUMPING-CARS.

1 Ali-9,638.

' Specification 5: Letters Patent.

Patented'ept. 24,1912.

Application filed March 5,1910. Serial m5. 547,569.

lb all whom. it may concern."

3e it known that I, WILLIAM l. Barrannonr, a citizen of the United States, residing .at Bettendorf, in thecounty of Scott and of dumping cars, and particularly -to'that.

type of dumping cars, whose bodies are .adaptedto be lifted from their trucks.

The objects of my invention are to provide such a construction of the body-bolsters that the tilting of thecar-body can be ac-' com lished without afiecting the relation of the ody-bolster to the truck-bolster, and so.

that when tilted the body will main- .tainedin its tilted position by the automatic actionoia gointed strut or brace, and so that when thisrace is broken and the car resumes itsnor'mal vertical position, it fiwlll be mamtalned and locked in said position byhooks that automatically engage the ends ofs'tfhel cradlespart of the bodybolster.

This I accomplishgtiy the means hereinafter described and "as particularly pointed out in the claims; v v

In the drawings :-.-'Figure 1 iso planview of the underside. of one half of a dump car embodying my invention. Fig 2 ice transverse vertical section taken on dotted line-2, 2, Fig. 1.

innerside extends, in the horizontal plane of the floor of the car, inward toward the body-bolster, to a point about midway be tween the transverse plane of the pivotof the truck and the end of the car, and its rear edge portion is provided with a depressed seat in which the lower flanges of the ceniersills are seated and suitably secured so'that Fig. 8. is a View similar to Fig 2 showing the-ear in its tilted position. Fig 4 The end-sills are, preferably, made their. upper surfaces are in the same plane as the upper surface of said extension 0.

The body-bolster comprises two parts, which may be the bolster proper and the cradle..: Thebolster consists, preferably, of a transverse cast metal beam extending from side-sill to side-sill of the car, the central'part of which is rectangular in cross section and tubular and the portions between this central part and its ends are channeled and thetlower edges of the side-walls of said channeled portions are flanged inward. The top of this bolster proper consists of a flat upper plate, D, the upper surface of which is in the same horizontal plane as the upper surface of-the upper flanges of the center-sills and'side-sills, and the lower portionthereof has its parallel sidewalls d separated a distance less than the width of said top-plate, D, and'is bellied downward so that the depth thereof is greatest at its center of length and so that the lower side thereof is curved to enable it to rock from one side to the other on its lower edges. The lower side edges of said bolster are provided with recesses E, which are, preferably, arranged in pairs'in the same transverse plane, and so that the pairs will be equal distances apart. The center of length of the upper portion of this bolster is provided "with a suitable transverse depressed seat f of suiiicient dimensions to permit the passage of the center-sills, that is of such depth that the upper surfaces of the upper flanges of'said sills-will be-in the same horizontal plane as the upper surface of the bolster.

The ends of the bolster are seated upon the inturned lower flanges of the Zbar side-sills, and are suitably secured thereto by rivets or otherwise. and the floor. G of the car, which consists, preferably. of a. single sheet metal plate, extending from end to end and'sidc to side of the ear, is riveted to the center-sills. the side-sills and lwlsters of the underfranw.

The bolster rests upon and is seated in a cradle consisting of a transverse channeled beam H, the bottom plate or web of which extends in a straight horizontal plane (min end to end,'and is n-uvidr-d at in inner angles of the lower flanged edges of its sidewalls with protuberanciis that constitute. teeth orxcogs 9 that are adapted to be engaged by the recesses E in the lower edges.

of the bolster, I prefer to arrange these opposite side of the center of the bolster .cogs g and recesses E so that there will be will straightgnout, and its knee-joint will one at the center of length of the bolster -move slightly beyond -the-dead center, at in the longitudinal plane of the king-bolt which point, it will be held by the arm 7r: oitthe truck, and an equal number between, of then per member, J, engaging the lower t-hfifi'llilfi and the ends of the bolster. Thus, limit o the diagonal slot j of'the link I, "when the car is in its normal verticalposi" .and propup the raised side of the car. tion the central cogs and recesses will be in When it is desired to restore the car to its engagement, and when the car is tilted the normal horizontal position, shaft a is rocked o engagement of said cogs and recesses will so thatarm'h pulls'linkl toward the adprevent the car-body from slipping upon jacent side of the car,- and the latter, pulling said cradle H and thus injure their proper Jon the upper member-90f the brace, moves relation. At its center of length the cradle it outward and breaks thev joint, and the has a suitable male center-bearing 6 made a Weight of the car causes it to gravitate to 15 integral with and depending from its under its normal vertical'position. -When rocksurface that is adapted to engage a suitable shaft a is thus moved, the brace'breaks and female bearing'of any oft-he'usual'types of doubles into the position shown in Fig. 2 car-trucks. of the drawings.

' The car-body is tilted in one direction or Should it be desired to maintain'the body the other by means of longitudinal rock; of the car permanently in a vertical position, shafts a, onenear each side of the car, and the lower member J ofthe brace may be their ends are journaled in suitable bearings removed, and the lower end of the upper in the end-sills and bolsters of the car. They member J have its lower end securedto the extend through suitable openings in the f rmer pivotal lug of the lower member,-

25 bolster proper near the top of the same, and the hooks L removed, "substantially as and one has ahandle or lever b on its outer shown-in Fig. 6 of the rawings. H

end t o e nd of th a with whi h t0 When the car-body is in itsnormal posiroek' it d th th h ft h h dl tion, with itsfioor horizontahit'is heldby' on its opposite end. .Each shaft hasmecha- 'means of depending hooks, L, the upper 3 msm adjacent to the bolster located-nearestends of the ght Shallkg' Of which are the end' thereof on whi h th h dl i secured toshaft a, mediate the sidewalls ou t d, by means of hi h th tiltin i of the bolster, and the lower hooked ends pdone, This mechanism is th same f r b th catch under the ends of the bottom .web of sh fts, andthe ifollowing description 'a'pe c ad e Near the shaft a the shank of pl1es to each. Immediately next where said ea f (11 8B hOO S has 9. tr y 'm projecting shaft apasses through the bolster proper, therefrom toward the adjacent end of the it is provided with a sho t. r A, th dfbolster, 'anda coil-spring M is interposed of. which-hasa' link, I,- iv tg11 connected between each tray and the respective bolster thereto, which latter extends along the-side thus k p ng the h S 'i l engagement With 40 of the adjacent side-wall of the bolster tothe ends of the r d e:

ward the center of the car, and has its op 0- What I claim as new is site end suitably enlarged and rovided with An H l BI m -n for? r comprising a slot j therein extending o lique to the side-sills, center-sill, end-sills, integral bollength of the-plate. On the inside of the, ster s egrtending from side-sill to side-sill bolster, that is,between theside-walls therehaving i1- depression'in their upper Centra of, I mount the upper end of the upper portions, and their undersides curved like a Ill(.n1l)l ofe togglcor jointed brace, J on rocker, and a horizontally disposed chain a longitudinal pivotal shaft :0 that extends nled ad illwhich' Said bqlstl is Seam-CL from holster to bolster and has its ends. '2. An, underframe' for cars comprising 5O ournaled .thercin. -Tl1c lower end of "the side-sills, center-sill,end-sills, integral bol lower member, J, of'said toggle is pivotally sters supported by said side sills having secured to the bottom. of the cradle at a their nndersides curved like a rocker, and pomt slightly farther from the center of transverse horizontally disposed channeled width of the car than is the point of concra-dles in which said bolsters are seated,

5 nectmu of the upper member, J, with the each having a center-bearing plate on its bolster. The upper member, J, ofthis brace underside. is provided with a laterally projecting arin 3. The combinationwith a suitable truck v in tln-it-extends out through a sginental slot; bolster. of an underframe for cars compris- K in the side-Wall of the bolster alongside ingside-sills, center-sil1, end-sills, 'inte re] 60 of which lml: I is placed, and extends bolsters having-their undersides curved dike througl'i the diagonal slot, j, in the adjacent a rocker, and transversely disposed integral end of said link I and has its extremity proflat cradles in which said bolsters are seated, yldecl Wll'll suitable means for maintaining having integral center bearing plates on its connection with said link. Wh011 the their undersides. i

65 car is tilted to one side he brace on the 4. An underfrarne for cars comprising l '.to permit the passage of the center-sill, and

side-sills, center-sill, end-sills, integral bol- 5. An underframe for cars comprising s de-sills, center-sill, end-s1lls,- lntegral bolsters extending from side-sill toside-sill and having their upper central portions recessed having their undersldes curved like a rocker, and integral cradles-each having a flat longitudinal surface and center-bearing depending from the underside thereof, lIliCOITlblDfltion with'a' cart ruck and bolsters thereof having bearings with which 'said centerbearings engage.

6. An underfra-me side-sills center-sill,- end-sills, integral bolsters having their undersides curved like a -roeker and having recesses-in their underedges, transversely disposed flat channeled cradles in which said bolsters are seated, each having a center bearing plate .on' its underside, and having, proiuberances in its channel that are adapted to ngage said iec'esses.

7. An underframefor cars comprising side-sills, center-sill, end-sills, integral bolstcrs secured to and extendingfroni side- 'sill to side-sill and each having its underside curved longitudinally like a. rocker, .cha.nneled cradles arranged under, extending in the same plane as, and supporting said bolsters. and each having'a center bearing de pending from tllB1l. uI1(leIS1dBS, and braces connecting said bolsters and cradles at points length of the holsters and cradles at points on either side of the center of length of the same, in combination with a car-truck and bolsters thereof having bearings with which said center-bearings engage.

9. An underframe for cars comprising side-sills, center-sill, eDLhSlllS, integral bolsters secured to and extending from sidesill to side-sill and having their undersides curved longitudinally like a. rocker, chanfor cars comprising ing from their undersides, and jointed bracesconnecting said bolsters and cradles at points on either side of the center of length of the same.

10. An underframe for cars comprising side-sills,'center-sill, end sills, integral bol sters secured to and extending from sidesill to side-sill and havingtheir undersides curved longitudinally like a rockerand their under edges flanged inward and provided withv recesses, cradles arranged under, extending in the sameplane as and supporting said bolster; having protuberances adapted to engage said recesses, and having center-bearing depending from their undersides and jointedbracesconnecting said bolsters andcradles at points on either side of the center of length of the same, in combination with a car-truck the bolsters of which have bearings-that areengaged by said center-bearings.

I 11. Anunderframe 'for cars comprising side-sills, center-sill, end-sills, integral bolsters secured'to and extending from sidesill to side-sill and having their under-sides curved longitudinally like a rocker, channeled cradles arranged under, extending in the same plane as, and supporting saidb'olster, and having a center;,bearing depend-' ingfrom its underside, 'braces connecting. said bolsters and cradles at points on either side of the center of length of the same, and

hooks depending from said 'underframe that engage said cradles when the car-body is in an upright position.

12. An underframe for dump-cars comprising side-sills, center-sill, end-sills, -integ'ral'bodybolsters'secured to and extending froniside-sill toside-sill, cradles ior said bolsters that are always inthe same vertical. plane with said bolsters, and hooks depending from said body-bolsters that en-' gage said cradles when said underframe is H]. normal position.

13. An vunderframe for dump-cars comprising side-sills, center-sill,- end-sills, in-

tegral body-bolsters secured to and extending from side-sill to side-sill, cradles for said bolsters that are always in the same vertical plane with said bolsters, truck-bolsters on which said cradles are swiveled, and hooks dependin from saidbody-bolsters that automatically engage said cradles when said underframe is in normal position.

14 1311 underfra'me for cars comprising side-sills, center-sill, end-sills, integral bol- 15. An underframe for car spomprising side-sills, center-sill, end-sills, integral b ol;"'-

sters secured to and extending from sidesill to side-sill and having their undersides curved longitudinally like a rocker, cradles for slipportingthe same, jointed braces connesting said bolsters and cradles on each side-of the centers of length thereof, longitudinal rock-shafts journaled in, said underframe, and means actuated by said shaft for upsetting said braces.

16: An underframe-for cars comprising sidd sills, center-sill, end-sills; integral bolsters secured to and extending from side sill to side-sill. and having their undersides adap curved longitudinally like a rocker, cradles for supporting the same, jointed braces con sters segui'ed to and extending from sidesill tolside silland having their under-sides curvedzdongitudinalljr like a rocker, cradles for supporting the same, jointed'loraces connecting'sa'id holsters and cradles, longitudi;

. nal 'rOck shafts -jOurnaIed in said under:

,fran1e,; and links pivotally secured at one end-to arms projecting from said. shafts for upsetting-said braces.

18. An underframe' for cars comprising side-sills, centensill, end-sills, integral bolsters secured to and extendin ing the central portions of their 11PP face recessed to permit. the 'passage center-sill cradles arranged? under, in in the same plane as, and supportin said bolsters and, havingv center-bearings de z pending, from" theirnnder'sides andfbra-e'es eonnectlng said bolsters and cradles at points on either side-bf thecenters of length'of the;

same. 19. An underframe fol-cars comprising side sills, center-silk end-sills, integralbolsters secured to and extending from side-sill to i-side-sill and having their undersides curved longitudinally like a rocker, and-having their under edges flanged inward and provided With' IECGSSBS, the central portions of their upper surfaces recessed to pert-nit I the passage of said center-sill, cradles arranged under, extending in the same plane a from side sillto side-sill, and having. their undersides curved longitudinally like a'rocker, and hai as, and supporting said bolsters having protuberances adapted to" engagesaid recesses, and having center-bearings depending from their undersides and braces connecting said bolsters and cradles at points on either side of the center of length of the same.

' 20. An underf'rame. for cars comprising side-sills, center-sill, end sills, integral bol- 'sters secured to and extending from sidesill to :sidesill-a'nd having their undersides curved longitudinally like a rocker; and the central portionsof their upper surfaces recessed to permit the passage of said centersill, cradles arranged under, extending in the same plane as and supporting said bolfrom their undersides, braces connecting said bolsters and cradles atpoints on either side of the centers of length of the same, and

hooks depending from said underframe that 'br'aces connecting said bolsters and cradles, longitudinal rock-shafts journaled in said unde'rframe, and; means actuated by said shafts for upsetting saidibraces,

22. An underframe for cars: comprising side-sills; center-sill, end-sills, integral bolsters secured to and entendingyifrom side- 'sill to s'ide-silliand havifigtheir rundef'sides curved longitudinally likea rocker,and the central portions of their upper surfaces recessfed topermit the passage of said center- ?s ill', cradles for supporting the same,jointed hi-aces connectin jsaidbolsters and eradlcs,

underframe, 'hool is mountged .on' said shafts and'adapted to engage said -cradles when the car-body isinits upright -position, and means actuatedby said shaftsiQr-upsetting said braces. 4 l 5 In .vvitness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of March WILLIAM P. BETTENDORF. Witnesses:

A. B. Firemen, I 0.; C. STABY.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing'the Gommissioner of Patents, Washington. D 0.

sill, cradlesjior supporting the same, jointed v longitudinal roef-shafts journaled in said sters, and having center bearings depending

Classifications
U.S. Classification105/264, 298/17.8
Cooperative ClassificationB61D9/02