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Publication numberUS1394742 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 25, 1921
Filing dateApr 14, 1920
Priority dateApr 14, 1920
Publication numberUS 1394742 A, US 1394742A, US-A-1394742, US1394742 A, US1394742A
InventorsAndrew A Kramer
Original AssigneeAndrew A Kramer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vehicle-tank structure
US 1394742 A
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Patented Oct. 25, 1921.

l/VVENTOR A- TTORNE Y mm a. Emma, or Kansas CITY, mssouar.

venom-rank smuc'ruzen.


I Application filed April-14, 1920. Serial No.

To all whom it may concem: 4

Be it known that I, ANDREW A. KRAMER, a'citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Vehicle- Tank Structures; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in ,the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates to a vehicle tank structure, the primary object being to provide a strong, durable tank WhlCh w1ll not break down under the shocks and vibrations to which the tank is subjected during its normal travel over road beds.

It is also the purpose of my invention to generally improve tank structures of this general class and to this end the invention consists in certain novel parts and arrangements of parts which will be referred to' hereinafter, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure I is a perspective view in section of a tank constructed in accordance wlth my invention.

Fig. II is a detail perspective view of one of the cross-tie members, and

Fig. III is an end view of a slightly modified form of tank construction.

Referring now to the drawings by numera-ls of reference: I

l and 2 designate the longitudinal side sills of a substantially the side sills having inwardly bent lower flanges 3 and 4 respectively. The upper portions of the side sills are shown as extending a considerabledistance into the tank proper, as indicated at 5 and 6, and have openings 7 and 8 respectively to provide surge sheets lon itudinally of the tank. The tank proper is s own as supported bythe longitudinal side sills of the frame and in the construction shown in Fig. I, the tank is formed by bending a sheet or sheets 9 cylindrical form, the ends of which are pro vided with depending projections 10 and 'll' ll which are secured to the outer faces" of the longitudinal side sills 1 and 2. The space between the side sills is bridged by afloor plate 12, having depending flanges 13 and i Specification of Letters Patent.

14, which are. also fastened to arrange cross tie members also be utilized rectangular frame,

in substantially" Patented @ct. 25.19211.

the side sills but secured to the inner faces thereof so that the tank is formed as a substantially integral structure consisting of the longitudinal side sills, the surge plates, the floor plate and the curvedbody portion. that the flanges 10 and 11, as well as the flanges 13 and 1 1 may be autogenously sol-' dered or welded tothe side sills 1 and 2.

' Beneath the tank body proper I prefer to consisting of plates 15, havm'g end flanges 16 and 17 adapted to be fastened to the webs of the longitudinal side sills. 1 and 2 by bolts or other fastening devices 18 and 19. The intermediate portions of the tie members are provided with pipe openings 20 to receive and support the longitudinal pipes 21, which ,lead from the several compartments of the tank. The fastening devices 18 and 19 may for securing the can rack It is understood brackets or supports 22 and 23 to the longitudinal side sills, as clearly shown in Fig. I. The brackets may consist of web portions provided with lateral flanges 24 and vertical flanges 25, the vertical flanges receiving the fastening devices 18 and 19 and the lateral flanges sup orting the can rack.

In Fig. I I I haveshown a slightly modified form of support inwhich the longitudinal side sills 26 and 27 are of substantially Z-beam form with the tank resting upon the outwardly flared flanges 28 and 29, to. which it may be autogenously soldered or welded. The construction of tank in Fig. III will conform to the usual construction, it being obvious that the tank may be set upon the flanges 28 and 29 and welded thereto so that a substantially integral construction will be provided.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letwalls of the sill members and cooperating Wll'illffthfi body sheet and sill members to form a*'tank body.

2.In a vehicle tank structure, longitudinal sill members, a body sheet having de- .pendinglongitudinal edge flanges attached to th be s,

6120111161 walls of the sill 'mema bottom sheet having depending,

operating with the bod longitudinal edge flan es attached to the inner walls of the sil members and cosheet and sill members to form a tan body, and can rack brackets attached to the outer walls of the sill members. v

3. In a vehicle tank structure, longitudinal sill members a body sheet having depending, longitudinal edge flanges attached to the outer walls of the sill members, a bottom sheet having depending, longitudinal edge flanges attached to the inner walls of the sill members and cooperating with the body sheet and sill members to form a tank body and cross tie members secured to the inner walls of the sill members and supporting the bottom late.

4. In a vehic e tank structure, long1tud1-' nal sill members, a body sheet having de flanges attached to the outer walls of t e sill members, a bottom sheet havin depending, longitudinal edge flanges attacfied to the inner walls of the sill members and coiiperatin with the body sheet and sill members to gorma tank body, the upper portions of the sill members projecting into the tank body and constituting surge plates.

5. A tank structure comprising side sills having upwardly extending integral surge sheets, and a tank secured to the side sills below the surge sheets.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

pending, longitudinal edge ANDREW A. KRAMER.

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U.S. Classification280/838, 220/DIG.240, 220/563
International ClassificationB60P3/24, B60P3/22
Cooperative ClassificationB60P3/2215, Y10S220/24, B60P3/24
European ClassificationB60P3/22A3, B60P3/24