Improvement in reversible street-cars
US 139063 A
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W. T. JENKS.
NO. 139,063. Patented May 20.1873.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM T. JENKS, OF TOLEDO, OHIO.
IMPROVEMENT IN REVERSIBLE STREET-CARS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 139,063, dated May 20, 1873; application filed April 19, 1873.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM T. J Films, of Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Reversible StreetOars, of which the following is a specification:
Figure 1 is an under-side view of my improvement, shown as applied to the truck and body of a car. Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the same, taken through the line a: m, Fig. 1.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
My invention has for its object to improve the construction of my improved street-car, for which Letters Patent No. 135,277 were issued to me January 28, 187 3, so as to make it more convenient in use and more effective in operation. The invention consists in the circle, constructed as described, the flanged segments, the rollers, and the guard, in combination with the car-body, the truck-frame, and the king-bolt, as hereinafter fully described.
A represents the car-body, and B represents the truck-frame. O represents the kingbolt, by means of which the car-body A is cle, the parts of which, toward the sides of the car-body are horizontal, and are attached to the said car-body A. The parts of the circle E, toward the ends of the car-body A, are also horizontal, and are at a lower level, so as D is a guard-brace attached to when the car-body is parallel with the truckframe, to rest upon the central bar of said frame. The parts of the circle E between the upper and lower horizontal parts are inclined raising the ear-body above the wheels so that the said body can be conveniently turned, and as it comes into line in the reversed position, it again descends to its former level.
The connection between the car-body A and the circle E may be strengthened by braces, the lower ends of which are attached to the lower horizontal parts of said circle and their upper ends to the said car-body, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2.
Having thus described m y invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat- 6llt-- The circle E, the flanged segment F, the rollers G, and the guard D, in combination with the car-body A, truck-frame B, and kingbolt 0, substantially as herein shown and described.
WILLIAM T. JENKS.
ALBERT KIRK, EDWARD R. SKINNER.