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Publication numberUS1531118 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 24, 1925
Filing dateDec 9, 1924
Priority dateDec 9, 1924
Publication numberUS 1531118 A, US 1531118A, US-A-1531118, US1531118 A, US1531118A
InventorsMcmanus Henry E
Original AssigneeMcmanus Henry E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Guard rail for station platforms
US 1531118 A
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March 24, 1925.

H. E. MCMANUS GUARD RAIL FOR STATION PLATFORMS Filed Dec. 9, 1924 una MIG 4 'Y ff INVNTOR Jvlrjy Edwardfa WITN SES ,auf

ATTORNEYS Patented Mar. 24,v 1925.

mvnimmnnua or notion, Newv JERSEY;

. i .fr eunnn asin/Fon STATION rLArromrsgma Jcamera:

`Befaimovmanni, y y o arcitizen of the 4vUnited States of America, and a resident'of Bogota,` inthecounty'of Bergen yand State of New Jersey,have 1nventeda new andr Improved Guard Rail vfor Station Platforms, of which the following4 isa full,l clear, andexactdescription. f i, This invention has relation to safety. Ide,- vices for L station platforms and 'a1msfor i one of its principal objectsl to Iprovide means i adjacent the edge of subway,elevated yor other railway' platforms for preventingacci# dental. forcing of waitingv passengers over theedgefand Ainithepath of moving trams.

At the present time due to congested traino conditions .in the lar er citiesvelevated and subway platforms `w ihare disposed. in

the, sameplanewwiththe i train floors and platforms, presenta dangerous situation to the traveling public when the platormsbe-j unobstructed ingress and. egress adjacent come over-crowdedandlthe possibilit v of forcing passengers ad'acentf the edge oy the platform into the pat of inoving ,trains It is therefore ari/object ofthe present 1nedge of af'stati'on. platform which extends throughout the length ythereof and to4` provide movable sections in said -railing 4connected with means the trains pulling into` a station for movingsaid movable sections lto an iout-of-the-way position so v`thatthe lpassengers lwillhave freefand the doorwaysoftheftrain. yi. f.

hends a able sections coinciding with ythefcar ydoors of a train wlhichare movable @through e av means actuatedby the train ,to an elevated position to afford'. agfree' and unobstructed `passa-ge-` way-throughthe railing for thepassengers enteringand leaving the doorways. g

The inventionvv furthermore comprehends an Lapparatus offthefv` character lset forth which is comparatively simple" in its conhhighlyyyeilicient4 in `its purpose and. which struction 't and imodepf; operation, which is may bereadilyinstalled at a minimum expanying drawings, itfbeing understood4 that HENRYy McMANuaf [Animationraiedrneniber e.y y19124. semina. 754,819.

they ri ht .is reserved to embodiments other thant o se actually illustratedherein, to the full extentindicated b the general meaning of the..termsy in which the claims are ex- Pressed.' ,7

Int/he drawin e V ,-Figurefl is a lfragmentary View partly in section and partly in elevation .illustrating the safetyguard means installed on a station platform and showing respectivelyin full and l dotted lines the closed and open conditionof the'vv same. e

A Fig. 2 is a fragmentary vplan view thereof illustrating thetrain actuating means in its active `and inactive positions in full and` dotted lines.

Referring .to the drawings ,by characters of.l reference 10k designates a station platform of the type which is disposed in the same planefwith the'car floorsand platforms and in; whichthe road-bed is in a lower or sunkenfplane,y In'accordance with the pres,- entinvention the platform' is provided with a railing 1 1` approximately waisthigh which islsupported adjacent` the edge of the platform kby standards or uprights 12.` The or piston 15 movable in acylinder 16 which More specifically Lthe- :invention fjcoinprefk ard railing having vertically movf,

cylinder v,is mounted vertically of thel plat-` form and adjacent the edge thereof and.: approximately vmidway. between the vspaced.

y endsof .the stationary guard rail sections l1.

rlrhe movablel guard rail sections 18 are vertically apertured adjacent their opposite ends as at' 1'( to receive the vertical guide rods 18 which areconnected to the platform and if desiredfto an,4 overhead support or ceiling 19. The lower end of the ,cylinder 16 has communicating therewith a fluid conduit 20 whichlleadsto a suitable source of fluid supply such as compressed air or the like. i

The conduit 20 has arranged therein a valve 21; of any, approved type the core-of which is connectediwith an actuating arm 22 whereby when the armi is swung 1n onei direction communication is established through the conduit;y from the fluid supplyv to the cylinder 1.6 andgyvhen moved to another position said communication l is cut olf. Alongside the platform laterally movotleba'r 23ers mounted for movement toward" aridi away from the side of the platform andeuitable` means such as springs;24;' areemployedgfor normally forcing the bar 23 outwardly away from the platform a limited-1 ilisira'ie` T-hl'e` opposite ends 25 of the bar 23 are curved oil-d of the foreold'foof of@ wereleegelgoe-olY tooovot foiloovlilg tljloloaiffz lato grilli-- ward 'to the' dotted/lille position 1illustratedlil more o, freeaedlnobefeofeepage;

The bar 23 is connected by a connectiiijgrod 26 with thefree end of` tli of'tlhe Valvooolfoaadsal'dealvooorojisso arm-need l ly form andA means bplll' iV G'H the* Ul that" ivlieiithe 23 depresediilvv alle tll'o mit Q2 leSwllllg-eo-tllo1pooiti lns'tra'tedfindottedlines in Fig; ,2;eoniin cation tvill be'established'tliioughjtle chill duit 20 between the source o'f'iliiiii siplply ilithat when a train pulls into statblifand alongside of the platform 10 the'hlitje al 1liinto the cylinder 16. 'The huid* adlnittebl info fthe; wunder. 1mm; we pl'iger'br pisti 15V and 4onseolu'elitlyfeller* venom@ movable roll-realisation la-to and tho 'Weight of l elle fai-lsootioli 13,@ elio ,pllmg'orc todo la and plunge-'ro or pitons 1'5 will a'ot 'eo olloot the lowering-- of elle, golfe frail' sooolos 1ero homel- '155er tion l le alleen-lent with elle @canoa-ny Leere roll Sectio-11's 11: n loof oooo-fo loo andere Stood that the pistons or plaag-efe" 1'5 are Stllnolontly lloose el tno toros lofwolofoyli;

dors le to 'penna a grofdlal gravitational lowering of the movable giifrdrail'see'tion I'n ord'erfto arrest 'the dovifnv'ardm'ovemnt ofthe guard rail se'ctions the plu'ligfirods lili arepiovide'd With V',s'to'p enlargements 27 I @alla l. safe ty 'apparatus -fr station platforms comprising guard means provided adjaent;the-outerwedgegof the platform and extending throughout the length of the salire; sifdguirdalelrns having longitudinallyspaeed passagewa s 4therethrough with tvliielithdoottyblf the cars of the train train is stopped at chek hept- 'and di'selal'fg'e yof .Y ie-barriers bially' losnig *sal passafevvysfiitlfineil's pe'r'ableby the traili'pizillng iiito' the platfor'i fol'1 ele; ithe*lo''il'le 'to dljiiaint iiilgtlle i t'edo"out-ol` r"way po# saine ey et the plat.

intorno platform for "elevati-ligneo barriers to rid mai'ntainingthfsame in saidelvated olazofithe-woy 'positifonwhlle lthe tlairlfs stopped tthofpl'atl-oirnlan meonsfoperablo When t tire train'. plls from i the sitatoii-A to-realefltseA-tll'ey barriersvvvlereby they gravit'ationa'l'ly move to normal position for 'obstructing'. the. passageways,` said lne'ans o'l'pis'iilg a oylifnd'er'- l1loi`1ilted'Ivertoallyv andffoontrally of aoh passageway, a y 'pieton axially movable in th'e'oylinderf'ardf/conneotodzwithftllobarriers a {inidoonldut 'coinmn'tctinfg with ftheve'ylirder and 5a source of1 =si11`3'1tlyf, a "valve` in the 'Conduit between me. oyllncloif one ooroo. oliI supply, volvo ope'x'ng` eineA closing .nle'an'svand means,foon'e lrellt'eiel'vitlfnthe?valvek qtfe'ni-l'rg4v and closing malfls epei'abife'by 'Contact wif'tlnatrain for' opening the valve; operatngrleans., y l

e. afeoy apparatus for. railway .'stotinf 'platforms 'oomprsin'g guard moons provided zadjeeelltf the "enter edge-l 'ofk the plattform and-- extending throughout@ 'the length ofthe Lsa'mej` said guardffl'me'ans' liaving longitudinally. optreedt passageways therethrough with which the doorwaysfof the "ears of-the train ieoiled'e when tlretr'ain is stepped fatrtlle-platforn for the reception' discharge of -paseil'gjera movable barriers normally-bloem@ isaid .passagevvays one moarffoperable loy the from polling naoeliov-plsfteomn, for l elevating 'elle barriers toand maintaining the same in said elevated out-ofethe-way,position while the train is stopped at. the platform, and means operable when the train pulls away from the station to release the barriers'whereby they gravitationally move to a normal' position for obstructing the passageways, said means comprising a cylinder mounted `vertically and centrally of each passageway, a piston axially movable in the cylinder and connected with the barrier, a fluid conduit com municating (with the cylinder and a source of supply, a valve in the conduit between the cylinder and source of supply, valve opening and closing means and means connected with the valve opening and closing means operable by contact withka train for opening the valve operating means, said latter extending throu hout the length of the same, said guar means having longitudi-r nally spaced passageways therethrough with which the doorways of the cars of the train coincide when the train is stopped at the 1 platform for the reception and discharge of passengers, movable barriers normally closing said passageways and means operable by the train pulling vinto the platform for elevating the barriers to and maintaining the same in said elevated out-ofthe-way position while the train is stopped at the platform and means operable when the train pulls awa-y from the station to release the barriers whereby they gravitationally move to a normal position for bstructing the passageways, said means comprising a cylinder mounted vertically and centrally of each passageway, a piston axially movable in. the cylinder and connected with the barrier, a fluid conduit communicating with the cylinder and a source of supply, a valve in the conduit between the cylinder and source of supply, valve opening and closing means and means connected with the valve opening and closing means operable by contact with a train for opening the valve operating means and means in the conduit between the valve and the cylinder for regulating the flow of fluid therethrough.


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U.S. Classification104/30, 293/137
International ClassificationB61B1/02, B61B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB61B1/02
European ClassificationB61B1/02