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Publication numberUS1231428 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 26, 1917
Filing dateJul 31, 1916
Priority dateJul 31, 1916
Publication numberUS 1231428 A, US 1231428A, US-A-1231428, US1231428 A, US1231428A
InventorsAlbert Revert
Original AssigneeAlbert Revert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sectional tie.
US 1231428 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

A. REVERT.

SECTIONAL TIE.

APPLICATION FILED juLY 31,1916.

1 3 1 A2 Patented June 26, 1917.

Hal, 16 51 16 12291416, M

WITNESSES: IN VENTOR ALBERT REVEET, OF VERDI, NEVADA.

SECTIONAL TIE.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 26, M917,

' Application filed July 31,1916. Serial No. 112,427.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALBERT Rnvnn'r, a citizen of the United States, residing at Verdi, in the county of lVashoe and State of Nevada, have invented new and useful Improvements in Sectional Ties, of which the following is a specification.

The object of the present invention is to utilize small pieces of waste lumber in the construction of railway ties or the like, and to provide a tie of improved wearing qualities.

In carrying out this object, I construct a tie of a series of longitudinal strips, laid edge to edge and side to side to form a tie of the desired dimensions and connect these strips together, near their ends, by upright supporting strips and transversely extending fasteners, and then secure the strips centrally with upright bolts or plugs to prevent buckling, said strips being first inclividually treated with pitch to prevent early deterioration, and employ tie plates for the ends of the ties provided with prongs or projections to enter the sections of the tie, and aid in retaining them together.

In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 shows a vertical transverse sectional view of a tie embodying my invention.

Fig. 2 shows a plan view of the same.

Fig. 3 shows a sectional view of a modified form of my invention.

Fig. 4 shows a side elevation of a form of tie plate employed. The individual pieces 10 are of any desired width and thickness and these are first soaked in pitch before being laid in the form of a tie. They are laid edge to edge in two or more tiers until the desired depth of the tie is obtained and side by side until the tie has reached the desired width. The separate pieces are connected together near their ends by upright supporting strips 11 and transverse bolts or plugs 12, l Vhere bolts are used they are preferably of copper construction to prevent rusting, while the plugs are of wood.

Intermediate their ends, the strips are secured with. upright plugs or bolts 14, these being employed to prevent the strips from buckling apart. I also provide each tie at its ends with a tie plate 15 of metal, having struck up prongs 16, or projections otherwise formed thereon, to enter the sections of the tie and aid in retaining the parts together.

Treating the individual strips, before laying them, allows the pitch to permeate evenly throughout and thereby to prevent early rotting of the tie. The supporting strips 11 alsoincrease the width of the tie beneath the rails and thus serve as hearing members and allow the tie to be made narrower intermediately. The bolts or plugs 1 1- and 1a, in conjunction with the tie plates, overcome separation or buckling of the individual strips. By this manner of construction, I am enabled to form ties from the waste material of sawed lumber and also to provide a tie of greater longevity than solid ties.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A sectional tie comprising a series of longitudinal strips laid edge to edge and side to side to form a tie of the desired dimensions, upright supporting strips near the ends of the tie acting to increase the width of the bearing surface for the rails, and tie plates for the ends of said tie, having prongs to enter the sections and end strips and retain them together. 7

2. A sectional tie comprising a series of longitudinal strips laid edge to edge and side to side to form a tie of the desired dimensions, upright supporting strips near the ends of the tie and transverse fasteners extending through said upright and longitudinal strips, said upright strips also acting to increase the width of the bearing surface for the rails.

3. A, sectional tie comprising a series of longitudinal strips laid edge to edge and side to side to form a tie of the desired dimensions, upright supporting strips near the ends of the tie and transverse fasteners extending through said upright and longitudinal strips, said upright strips also acting to increase the width of the bearing surface for the rails, and tie plates for the ends of said tie having prongs to enter the strips and retain them together.

4. A sectional tie comprising a series of longitudinal strips laid edge to edge and side to side to form a tie of the desired dimensions, upright supporting strips near the ends of the tie and transverse fasteners eX- tending through said upright and longitudinal strips, said upright strips also acting to increase the width of the bearing surface for the rails, and said longitudinal strips being first individually treated to prevent early deterioration.

5. A sectional tie comprising a series of mediate the ends of said longitudinal strips, 19 longitudinal strips laid edge to edge and side extending therethrough. to side to form a tie of the desired dimen- In testimony whereof I have hereunto set sions, upright supporting strips near the my hand in the presence of two subscribing ends of the tie and transverse fasteners ex- Witnesses.

tending through said upright and longitu- 'ALBERT REVERT. dinal strips, said upright strips also acting Witnesses:

to increase the Width of the bearing surface P. W. BRYAN,

for the rails and upright fasteners inter- A. T. EVELETH.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. O.

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US5553777 *Sep 12, 1994Sep 10, 1996Lampe; David A.Railroad tie product and method therefor
Classifications
U.S. Classification238/36, 238/37
Cooperative ClassificationE01B3/10