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Publication numberUS1753400 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 8, 1930
Filing dateNov 6, 1928
Priority dateNov 6, 1928
Publication numberUS 1753400 A, US 1753400A, US-A-1753400, US1753400 A, US1753400A
InventorsHolmes Bryson
Original AssigneeHolmes Bryson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pressing installation for freight cars
US 1753400 A
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April 8, 1930. H. BRYSON PRESSING INSTALLATION FOR FREIGHT CARS 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Nov. 6, 1928 Inventor April 8, 1930, H. BRY'SON 1,753,400

PRESSING INSTALLATION FOR FREIGHT CARS Filed Nov 1928 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 L Inventor .JZiZiia (fir 60m Attornqy Aprii 8, 1936. H. BRYSON 1,753,490

PRES SING INSTALLATION FOR FREIGHT CARS I Filed Nov. 1928 5 Sheetslheet 5 Inventor Attorney Patented Apr. 8, 1930 V iim'ran STATES PBESSING INSTALLATION FOR FREIGHT GABS Application filed November Thisinvention relates generally to improvements in freight cars, and has more particular reference to a press structure con- I structed for installation within one end of a freight car and adapted to be operated externally of the car whereby to tightly press crates, boxes, barrels or other containers or articles together withinthe car to prevent movement of the same while the car is in la transit.

An important object of thisinvention is to provide a novel, simple, and inexpensive means constructed for ready installation within the end of any conventional freight car, and this without requiring unusual expenditure.

With the foregoing andother objects in view as the nature of the invention will be m better understood, the same comprises the novel form, combination and arrangement 0 parts hereinafter more fully described, shown inthe accompanying drawings and claimed.

In the drawings wherein like reference W characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views:

Figure 1 is a detail longitudinal section of v a freight car body fitted with my improved pressing means.

Figures 2 and 3 are detail vertical sections 33 taken substantially upon the lines 2-2 and 3-3 of Figure 1 and looking in the direction of the arrows for more clearly disclosing the construction of the improved press mechanism. Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical section taken substantially upon the line 4-4 of Figure Qfor more clearly disclosing certain detail features of the press mechanism. .t

f to the end wall and to the rear wall ofthe Figure 5 is a fragmentaryoutside elevation of the end wall of the car body adj acento my structure, showing the means whereby 6,1328, seriaino; 317,528, V v i the present invention Larranged within one end ofthis body and in spaced relation" with the adjacent end wall and at the' center of the o car a i' erti c'al beam. B" suitably braced?" and A secured to theflcar at itsupper and lower ends 213s? IlldlCfltGd by the reference characters Rigidly' secured" to the outer side" of this beam B and at its center is a substantially square shape and shallow gear frame 5 of skeleton formation consisting of' closely spaced walls as clearly illustrate'diin Figures 1" and 4. Arranged longitudinally between these walls within" the four" corners thereof are bearing units 6 while extended horizon tally between these-"hearings and the adjacent endwalls ofthe'body A ar'eguide sleeves 7, the opposite ends thereof beingifanged' as at-8 -8to permit the securing ofth'esesiee'ves gear-frame 5*. Journaled for rotation. within these bearings '6 are: thehollow internally threaded hubs 9 of large spur gears 10, all of which have mesh with each" other 331 illustrated i-nFigureQZ a v 1 Arranged upon a bearing'within the center of the frame-5 isa'gear l l li-avi ng mesh at opposed points with idle-r gears-12 12 also journaled within the frame in any suitable manner. 3

The gear 11 is operatively associatedlwith' an outwardly extendedshaft 13 guided.witli-- in a sleeve T -simi lar to thesaid sleeves 7,

I previously described; This shaftl3 proj'ects through the adjacent end wall of the car 8' bodyand is-equipped at this end vwith aacrank handle 14'; Suitable me'ansis 'providedup'on the outer side'of this end wall of the car to facilitate the locking of the crank against rotation, the lockingmeansibei'n'g designated 9 generally by the reference character 15.

' The press further includes a substantially square shaped press board lobetween the frame and the remote end of the car'body. This pressboard being equipped. at itsrrear' side with four horizontally extended? threaded shafts" 17, each of which is threaded through the adjacent threaded hub of the meshing: gears; 10, while; after extending. throughthe-hubsthey are supported within I said sleeves7, see Figure 4. This press board 16 may be of any desired structure, preferably that as illustrated in the drawing. Obviously, after the car has been packed with .crates, boxes, barrels, or other containers, a

turning of the shaft crank 14 in one direction will cause the rotation of the gears 10 and the forward movement of the shaft 17 cansing the engagement of the press board with the adjacent containers or the like within the car for maintaining them against movement while the car is in transit.

It will of course be obvious that the threads of certain of the gear hubs and the complemental threaded shafts must be right'handed, while others must be left handed to cause the simultaneous'movement of the shaft in reverse direction.

In view of the foregoing description when considered in conjunction with the accompanying drawings it will be apparent that I have provided a novel, simple, and useful press structure for freight cars that is well adapted for all the purposes heretofore designated, even though I have herein shown and described the invention as consisting of certain detail structural elements, it is nevertheless to be understood that minor changes may be made therein without affecting the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: V

p 1. In a press for box cars, a support within one end of the car, a gear frame anchored to saidsupport, a plurality of gears within the frame, means extending through one end of the car for rotating the gears, a press board between the remote end of the car and said gear frame, and cooperating means between the press board and said gears to cause the reciprocatory movement of the board in reverse direction, during the reverse rotation of said gears 2. In a press for box cars, a support within one end of the, car, a plurality of intermeshing gears mounted for rotation upon said support, said gears having central internally threaded hubs, threaded shafts arranged within the hubs, means adjacent the hubs for wall of the car for maintaining the contents of the car in a closely packed condition, and means operable exteriorly of the car for actuating said shaft.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.


supporting said shafts means arranged eX- teriorly of the car for rotating said gears, and a press board mounted upon the inner ends of said threaded shafts adapted to be moved into or out of engagement with the material within the car when said shafts are moved in reverse direction.

7 3. In a press for box cars, a support within one end of the car, a sleeve secured at opposite'ends to said support and the adjacent end wall of the car, a shaft slidable and rotatable in the sleeve, a press board secured to said shaft at one end of the shaft and adapted for reciprocatory' movement within the car for cooperation with the opposite end

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U.S. Classification410/128
International ClassificationB60P7/06, B60P7/14
Cooperative ClassificationB60P7/14
European ClassificationB60P7/14