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Publication numberUS1343682 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 15, 1920
Filing dateMay 31, 1919
Priority dateMay 31, 1919
Publication numberUS 1343682 A, US 1343682A, US-A-1343682, US1343682 A, US1343682A
InventorsWilliam U Richmond
Original AssigneeWilliam U Richmond
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1343682 A
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1,343,682. Patmm15,1920.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 15, 1920.

Application filed May 31, 1919. Serial No. 300.92%.

To all whom it may com-cm:

Be it known that 1, WILLIA U. RIGH- MOXI), a citizen of the United States, residing at Madison, in the county of Dane and State of \Visconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Vehicle- Frames, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to tubular side rail frames, for trucks, tractors, automobiles, in which the side rails are of double utility, first, as storage tanks for liquid fuel or a cooling element for the engine, and second as a portion of the frame of the machine; and the objects of my invention are, first. to so construct the rails that in case of damage they can be replaced without disarranging the machinery mounted thereon; and, second, to have the interior accessible for thorough cleaning.

l attain these objects by the mechanism shown in the accompanying drawing in which- Figure l, is a horizontal longitudinal section through one of the rails on line 1-1,

Fig. at. as shown in the inclosed tracing.

Fig. 2, is a rear elevation of the frame; Fig. 3 is a plan; Fig. at, is a side elevation of the frame mounted on wheels.

Similar numerals refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

The tubular rails 1, and the lateral beams 2, with the clamp plates 3, form the frame, the. beams space the rails apart and are semicircular at each end adapted to fit over the tul.ular members and extend a distance beyond: the clamp plates 3, are semicircular in form and complete the band around the rails, both ends of said plates are secured to the beams by bolts l. The tubular rails should be made of extra heavy steam pipe threaded on the outside at both ends to receive cap bars 5, said bars are drilled and threaded centrally and a screw 6, is disposed through the bars and extends a distance into the tube adapted to press a head 7, firmly to the seat 8, formed in the said tube, which is bored at both ends to a diameter greater than the inside of the same suflicient to form the seat 8, aforementioned.

The cardinal advantage of my system of storage rests on the fact that. when the cap bars 5, are unscrewed from the ends of the tubes and the heads 7, are removed; scraping or any other means may be resorted to for cleaning the tubes.

It well known that most storage tanks on tractors and the like are hard to thoroughly clean. and also that small particles ot sca'le will put a carbureter out of use.

In using my device supplemental tanks 9, may be added if desired, the bottom of said tanks disposed a distance belowthe tubular rails.

Having thus described my invention I claim-- In a device of the kind described. a metal frame composed of tubular side rails and suitable cross beams. heads adapted to close the ends of the tubes arid, means for holding the heads in contact with seats formed in the ends of the tubes.

In testimony whereof I atliX my signature in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.


\Vitnesses F. \V. Stine, GEURGI". l. Essen.

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U.S. Classification280/782, 180/68.1, 220/DIG.240, 280/785, 280/798, 180/311
International ClassificationB62D21/16
Cooperative ClassificationB62D21/16, Y10S220/24
European ClassificationB62D21/16