US 1433924 A
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R. G. AVE'RILL. ANTICOUPLING MECHANISM. APPLICATION FILED REE-1. 1922.
1,433,924. Patented 00a 31,1922.
Patented Got. 31, 1922.
UNTE STATES ATENT rams.
REX G. AVERILL, OF MANSFIELD, OHIO, ASSIGNOB TO OHIO BRASS COMPANY, OF MANSFIELD, OHIO, A CORPORATION 013 NEW JERSEY.
Application filed February 7,1922.
1 0 all 7.0700777. 2'25 may coaccm Be it known that I, Rnx G. JQVERILL, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Mansfield, in the county of Richland and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Anticoupling Mechanism of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to car couplers, and more particularly to means for preventing, at will, the coupling of cars provided with an automatic coupler when bumped together.
I have shown my invention as applied to a particular style of automatic coupler, but I do not wish it understood that the invention is applicable to this style of coupler only.
In the accompanying drawing Fig. 1, shows a top plan view of my invention, combined with a pair of coupler heads in coupled relation.
Fig. 2, shows a top plan view of my invention, combined with a pair of coupler heads and operating to prevent the coupling of the heads.
Fig, is a top plan view of a single coupler head provided with my anti-coupling invention shown in inoperative position in full line and in operative or anti-coupling position in dotted line.
Fig. 4, is a front view of a coupler head with my anti-coupling invention applied thereto, as in Fig. 3.
Fig. 5. is a side view of my anti-coupling invention applied to a coupler head. and shown in two positions-operative position in dotted line, and inoperative position in full line.
As shown, I employ a coupler head having a body 1, a hook 2 to interlock with ahook on a co-operatiiig coupler head when their faces 3 are brought into engagement as shown in Fig. 1. The hook is pivotally mounted within the body by the pin 4.
Secured to the top face of the body, 1 are two lugs 55, and hinged to the lugs by means'of a pin 6, is an angular shaped antiscoupling member 7 which can be rotated about the pin 6 and engage the face 3 of the couplen as shown in dotted line in Figs. 8, 4L and 5, to prevent two counter part heads from coupling.
The thickness of the anti-coupling member 7 is considerably greater than the dis- Serial No. 534,669.
tance between the face 8 of the hook and the face 3 of the coupler head and therefore, the couplers are prevented from coupling when one or both of the members 7 are in operative position.
It often happens in handling cars about coal mines and excavation work, that it is desirable to bump two or more cars together without inter-coupling, and when such is the case, the anti-coupling member 7 can be thrown into operative position as shown on head No. 1 of Fig. 2, and the coupler hooks will not interlock. The same result will also happen if the member 7 on head No. l is thrown into operative position or if both members on the heads are operated,
Having shown and described my invention, and set forth the objects, and how used, I claim 1. A coupler comprising a body member a projecting member to interlock with a corresponding member on a counterpart coupler to connect the couplers and a hinged member mounted on the body member to be moved into position to be engaged by the counter-part coupler to prevent interlocking of the projecting means.
2. The combination with a car coupler provided with a body member and means to inter-lock with means on a counter-part coupler for the purpose of connecting the couplers, of hinged means mounted on the body member to be moved into position to be engaged by the counter part coupler to prevent inter-locking of projecting members.
3. The combination with a pair of cooperating car couplers of hinged means on one coupler to be moved, at will into position to engage means on the other couplers to prevent connecting the couplers.
4;. The combination with a pair of cooperating car coupler heads of hinged means on each and movable into position to prevent the connecting of the couplers.
5. The combination with a pair of cooperating car couplers of hinged means on each coupler to co-operate with each other to prevent the connecting of the couplers.
6. A coupling mechanism comprising a body member and means to inter-lock with each co operating coupler for the purpose of connecting the couplers, an l... shaped member hinged to the body member to be rotated into one position to prevent the cou pler connecting with the co-operating from pler and to be rotated into another position to permit the coupler to connect with the 00* operating coupler.
7. The coupling mechanism comprising a body member and means to inter-lock with ace-operating coupler for the purpose of connecting the couplers, a member hinged to the body member to be rotated into one position to prevent the coupler connecting with the co-operating coupler and to be rotated into another position in which the coupler connects with the co-operating couplers.
A coupling mechanism comprising a body member and means to inter-lock with a co-operating coupler for the purpose of connecting the couplers a hinged member to prevent at will, the connecting of the couplers, comprising a member movable into one position to prevent the connecting of the couplers and movable into another position to permit the connecting of the couplers, means mounted on the coupler and means connecting the last means and the movable member in rotatable relation for the purpose described.
9, A couplingmechanism comprising a body member, connecting means to interlock with a co-operating coupler, a face on the body member to engage a face on the cooperating coupler when in coupled relation, with means on the body to be moved at will, into position, to engage the face on the body member and face of the co-operating coupler to prevent the interlocking of the connectmg means.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
REX Gr. AVERILL.