US 1772391 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
5, 1930- w. A. EVERS 1,772,391
gummy RAIL JOINT Fil ed June 11, 1929 III] I lkqiwl mlil hends the overlapping of the ends of the webs 2, and are secured in place by bolts 121 65 der sides of the heads 3 are provided with 'ilbuttingsurfaces.
of the other rail by cutting away a portion may contract in cold weather, passage of 10 Patented Aug. 5, 1930 i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIC E' WILLIAM A. EVERS, OF MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINLA nAILwAY-nAInJoIN'r ra nc n njfiiedaune 11, 192a Serial no. 370,660.
This invention relates to railway rail of its web. The tongue 6 contacts with the joints, and has for one of its objects to proupper side of the base land the lower side vide a novel device of this character which of the head 3, which sides constitute the upshall be adapted to hold the ends of the rails peran'd lower walls of the recess 7 and the against any relative vertical or horizontal vertical wall of the recess-andthe vertical 55 movements, and which shall ei'lect such a conedge of'the' tongue 6 are beveled, asfat 8f nection between the heads of the rails as to and 9; r i l 1 reduce to the minimum the jars incident to Jointplates 10 and 11 are provided-with the passage of the wheels of a car over the horizontal upper and lower sides which con- 10 joint and to prevent the wheels from bruising tact with the'seats't and 5 of the rails.]' The so the ends of the heads of the rails. joint plates 10 and 11 extend in opposite di To attain the foregoing and other objects, rections beyond the meeting edges of the the nature of which will appear as the debases 1 and heads 3 and extend in opposite scription proceeds, the invention compredirections beyond the meeting edges of the rail heads, the provision of one rail web The jointplates 10 and llsnugly contact'-' with a terminal recess adapted to receive a With the seats 4 and 5,'='and are of solid formaterminal extension on the otherrail web, and tion and they are thicker than the width of the provision of joint plateshaving horizonthe'seats 4 and ,5. The beveled ends of the 2e tal upper and lower edges contacting with bases 1 and heads 3' arestraight and ofuni-"ftosimilar surfaces or seats at the upper sides form thickness throughout their entire length of the rail bases and at the lower sidesot the and arearranged in a common plane. The mil h d j l beveled ,wall of the recess 7 and the beveled The invention is hereinafter more fully edge ofthe tongue 6 are also straight through described.and'claiined, and illustrated in the outtheir entirelength and width and jarsaccompanying drawings, wherein arranged in a plane parallel to the'planeot Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a the beveled edges of the bases 1 and heads13; rail joint constructed in accordance with my In ELCldItIOITiQO contacting throughout their invention; l entire length \Vltll theseats 4 and 5, the
to Figure 2 is a top plan view of the rail jolnt plates 10 and 11 contact tliroughont so joint; a their entire length with thewebs e o Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the 7 It will be understood from the foregoing horizontal plane indicated by the line 33 of descrlptlon, taken connection withtheac- Fi e 1; a co npanying' drawings, that in all forms of Fi 4 i a sgctional i tak n on th .the IZtll'J'OlIlt the web ofone rail isprovided vertical. plane indicated by the line 4- -4: of Wlth an extenslon which fits-1n a recessin Fi 1; a the end of the other rail and contacts with Referring in detail to the drawings, 1 he upper andlower walls of the recess, that designates the bases, 2 the webs, and 3 the the pl tesextend in opposite directionssbe 9, heads of a pair of railwayrails. In accord yOnd the meeting ends of the ra1lbasesand'f f v j i ance with my invention, the inner and outer heads and the meet ng ends of the webs, and base flanges of therails are provided with i that the joint plates and the rail bases and horizontal upper surfaces or seats 4, the unh S r P IdBd W h atandhorlzont'alj 4 horizontal surfaces or seats 5, and the ends It will be further understood that rail fi of the rails are beveled, as ate. The web joints embodying-these features "are strong of one of the rails extends beyondthe base and durable, hold the rails against any relai and head of the rail,'and this extension or tive' vertical or horizontal=1n0vements, and a tongue 6 fits in a recess 7 formed 'inthe end insure, no matter to What extent the-ralls- I thewheels thereover with the minimum of noise and injury to the ends of the rail heads. While I have described the principle of the invention together with the structure which Inow consider the preferred embodiment therof, it is to be understood that the structure shown is merely illustrative and that such changes may be made, when desired, as fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
I claim 1 r 1. In combination, rails having the ends of their bases and heads beveled, the beveled ends of the bases and heads being straight throughout their entire length and arranged in a common plane and the ends of the heads being of uniform thickness throughout their entire width, the web of one rail being cut away to provide a recess extending from the base to thehead of the rail, an extension on the end of the web of the other rail and fit ting in said recess and contacting with the upper and lower walls thereof, the vertical wall of the recess and the corresponding edge of 'the web extension being beveled and straight throughout their entire length and arranged in a plane parallel to that of the beveled ends of the bases and heads, and thick joint plates secured to the webs and, extending beyond the adjacent ends of the bases, heads and webs and contacting throughout their entire length with the bases, heads and webs.
2. In combination, rails having the ends of their. bases and heads beveled, the beveled ends of the bases and heads being straight throughout their entire length and arranged in a common plane and the ends of the heads being of uniform thickness throughout their entire width, the web of one rail being-cut away to rovide a recess extending from the base to tiehead of the rail, an extension on the end of the web of the other rail and fit-' ting in said recess and contacting with the upper andlowerwalls thereof,- the vertical wall of the recess and the corresponding edge of the web extension being beveled, and straight throughout their entire length and arrangedin a plane parallel to that of the beveled ends of the bases and heads, the rails being provided at the upper sides oftheir base flanges and at the lower sides of their heads with. straight horizontal". seats, and thick joint platessecured to the webs and extending beyond the adjacent ends of the bases, webs andheads and contacting throughout their 'entirelength with the webs, the joint 7 plates beingprovided with'flat horizontal upper and lower sides contacting throughout their entire-length with saidseats.
' In testimony whereotI hereunto afiix my WILLIAM A. Evans.