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Publication numberUS1210199 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 26, 1916
Filing dateSep 21, 1915
Priority dateSep 21, 1915
Publication numberUS 1210199 A, US 1210199A, US-A-1210199, US1210199 A, US1210199A
InventorsCarl F Passeck
Original AssigneeCarl F Passeck
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stringer-support for freight-cars.
US 1210199 A
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' Patented m. 26,1916.

S E N W W n. strains Visernianr nrc cant r. Passnoir, or stamens, Cammarata.

To all 'whom t may concern.'

Be it known that l, CARL l?. Passnoinof Alameda, in the county7 of Alameda and State of California, have invented 'a certain new and' useful improvement in Stringer- Supports forl `1'eight-Cars, of which improvement the following is a specification. ln the use of box and other housei'reight cars it frequently becomes necessary, to apply transverse stringers, at intervals, for the support of additional tiers of lading above the car floor, as when automobiles orv similar articles are loaded, or for the support of additional decks, as in stock cars.

errnanent stationary supports for such stringers fail to be satisfactory,`as it 6ecomes necessary tok locate'them', from time to time, at diljerent heights. lt is the present practice to nail cleats and other supports'to the sides of the car, involving damage to the car and trouble and expense to the shipper, and, in the clase of cars having steelsheathing, this expedient is notavail-v able, and various othe'rcomplicated and eX- pensive methds for supporting the stringers are resorted to. c i

The Aobject off my invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive Stringer support,

which will constitute a permanent part oi the car, hav-ing no ,loose parts to be lost orv stolen, which will be adjustable for diierent desired heights ot stringers; andv which, when not in use: will notk interfere with loading'the' car.

'llhe improvement claimed is hereinafter fully set forth. 'j 1 ll'n the accompanying` drawing: Figure i is a vertical longitudinal. central section through a Stringer support illustrating an vapplication of my invention; Fig. 2,y a rear View, lin elevation, of the same; Fig. 3, a front view; and Fig. 4, a horizontal section, on the linew-w of Fig. l. u

Referring to the drawing, in the practice of my invention, l provide a rectangular case or pocket, l, having a flange, la, extending around it, which case is litted in a correspondingopening in the side, A,jo"a freight car, and is secured thereto by bolts, 2, and nuts, 2, preferably with'its inner tace esnearly as practicable, iiushwith that oi' ,the side of the car.- En the cai-:enit wooden STtbl'GER-SUPPGRT FREIGHT-CARS.

specification of Letters Patent. Pgagmtq'yd Bgm, 26, 916, Application sied september ai, 191e) Serial No. 51,331,

siding, a flanged plate, 3, is, assliown, tted around the case, the nuts of the connectm a bolts bearing on the outer tace thereo as" a. seat for one end of a'stringer, B, and

a lower connecting bar, 4.

lVhen in the position shown in the drawing, it will be seen that the Stringer seat is supported by the engagement of the tongues,

4,"with the adjacent pairs of recesses, l",

and any desired adjustment maybe made by turning the seat suiciently to release the tongues, land rengaging them when the seat is lowered to the position desired. When not in use, the seat may be dropped to the bottom of the case,lwhere it will remain inclosed andy out of the way, so as to be protected from injury, and not to interfere with the loading of the Car.

lt will be obvious that the means of adj ustably supporting the Stringer seat in the case may be varied within the discretion of the constructor, without departure from the Ispirit and operative principle of my invention, as for example by locating 'the tongues on the case and the A recesses onvthe seat. I do not therefore limit my invention-to the specic construction of adjustable supporting means which is herein exemplified.

l claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

i. A vdevice 'tor'.adjustably supporting Stringer bai-sor' shelves, comprising a case or pocket adapted to be mounted on a wall,

the vertical sides ot said case havingformedA therein tworows oi' oppositely facing, inclined recesses, and a bracket, adapted to support the end oi a bar or shelf, and havin two llugs projecting-laterally from each side to sin'lultaneously engage one recess in each of said rows. i y

2. A device for adjustably supporting the end ot a bar or shelf, coi-uprising a-\case or pocket adapted to be secured to a vertical .surface andA having two rows 'of oppositelyv tacingrecesses formed in its sidewalls, and

u bracket o1` sent member comprising two being adapted to' be tilted back and entirely pm'nlel plates, n hel'mmtnl sont plate beconzlmed wlthm the Case or pocket when tween the Same, and two lugs projecting lntnot. 1n use.

erzxlly' flmnthe outer side e1' enel] )mlnlvl CARL -PASSECIQ plate7 seid lugs adapted te engage recesses WtnesSes: in Saud opposite rows te Support the bnr-0r H. STILLMAN,

shelf at any desired height-,end Suid bracket HARRY TUCK.

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U.S. Classification248/244, 5/11
Cooperative ClassificationA47B57/567