US 1470877 A
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G. W. RINK STRIKING PLATE AND COUPLER CARRIER FOR RAILWAY CARS Get. 15 1923. 1,470,877
Filed Aug. 8, 1922 l fll zg J Inventor fzmv: W B/Yk.
Patented 0a. 16, 1923.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
GEORGE W. RINK, OF CRANFORD, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO FLORY CARRY IRON COMPANY, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE.
STRIKING PLATE AN'D COUPLER CARRIER FOR RAILWAY, CARS.
Application filed August a, 1922. Serial no. 580,534.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE W. RINK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cranford, county of Union, and State of New Jersey, have" invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Striking Plates and Coupler Carriers for Railway Cars, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, 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, forming part of this application, in which- Figure l is a top plan view of my improved striking plate and coupler carrier.
Figure 2 is a front elevational view of the same.
Figure 3 is a sectional view on line 33 of Figure 2 with the wear plate removed.
Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view showing the wear plate in position.
Figures 5 and 6 are cross-sectional views through the lower cross-member of the carrier showing modified forms of wear plates.
This invention relates to a new and useful improvement in striking plates and coupler carriers for railway cars, the object being to provide a device of the character described which is formed of a single casting, the lower or coupler supporting member of which is provided with a wear plate which may be renewed or changed to maintain the desired height of the coupler from the rails. The striking plate is preferably made of cast steel, which is relatively soft .and tough, while the wearand coupler-adjusting plate is preferably made of harder material for purposes of resisting wear. This plate is preferably made renewable for purposes of adjusting the height of the coupler from the rails to maintain such height according to the M. C. B. requirements.
In the drawings, the striking plate is composed of a single casting having a longitudinal securing flange 1 and a front wall 2. This front wall above the coupler opening 3 is reinforced by vertically disposed webs 4, while at the sides of the coupler opening the front wall is in the form of outwardly extending flanges 2 projecting'from the side walls 3 forming the coupler opening,
- held against wear resisting purposes and should the plate become worn, the plate may be removed and liners or shims placed thereunder, or a thicker plate may be employed for the purpose of maintaining the coupler at its re uired height from the rails.
In igure 5, I have shown a hard steel plate 8 as being inserted in the groove in the carrier member, while in Figure 6 I have shown a hard steel plate 9 as being cast in the upper face of the coupler supporting member, in which event it is unnecessar to use fastening means for the plate. owever, in the construction shown in Figure 6 the plate is not readily renewable as it is in effect a permanent part ofthe structure.
What I .claim is:
1. A coupler carry iron comprisinga wear plate and a bodyof different metal east about said wear plate to retain the latter in position. i
2. In a striking plate, an integral coupler carry iron having a recess in its upper face,
, the sides of which recess converge upwardly,
and a wear plate fitting in said recess and removal by the converging sides thereof. I
' 3. The combination with a striking plate and coupler carrier integral therewith, of a relatively hard steel wearing surface arranged upon the upper face of the coupler carrier member and having horizontal and vertical interlocking engagement therewith.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature this twenty-ninth .day of July, 1922.
GEO. W. RINK,