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Publication numberUS1814893 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 14, 1931
Filing dateNov 29, 1930
Priority dateNov 29, 1930
Publication numberUS 1814893 A, US 1814893A, US-A-1814893, US1814893 A, US1814893A
InventorsBurkhardt Conrad C C
Original AssigneeBurkhardt Conrad C C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tender frame
US 1814893 A
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July 14, 1931.

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CONRADU. C'.' BURKI-IARDT, 0E PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA l .LE'NDERFRAME Applcationiled November 29, 1930. SeriaINo.`4-99,`100.

My; inventionrrelateslzto certain improve- Tlieframe l, as rstatedaboveyis `II1ade'-as-` ments in tenderframes inizvvliioh the. frame.. a single casting, and consists of end memis made:iniaisinglecasting. bersk 7 having transverse endl sills'8,- and- @ne-object of-my invention `'s tozso designa suitable ydraft rigging pockets 9 at the 'outer' thewframetliat-the Water-carrying capacity` endl'` The draft: riggingfpockets may-be4` of'tlieitenderfwilllbegconsiderably increased IDOflGClO-@CCOIIIHIOClG different OlIlS 0f? Y Thisrfobject 1I; attain-by depressing, the: cendraft? rigging Without departing4 from thev` ter portion of the'frame between thel trucks. essential:y features of-y the inventions The A 'imi-hier#Object/oflthefnvention;,isA to s0 casting of eacliend member /ofthei frame 10 yconsti-netttlresffranieof.thertender thatlthe iS macllnediat 1l' to receive the# center'l 60 Water vcapacityf:ofthe@tender will ybe inplates l2 for the trucks' 13. In soine'in#1 creased` Without increasing' the over-all. Stancesetliecenter-platemaybe cast integralf'f Width offthe,tenderi` Withz the'frame. The trucks shown iii-thegv Aistll further object'ot` the invention s drawingxare-wheel trucksybutiit Willibe'f to :soeconstruottheitendcr :thattthreheight@ understood that these trucks'maybetwheel? 65 f oftlieacenterfi ofigravity'ofztlie combinedy .01" 8-1Wheel trucks,` and maybe-of any suit'- m3390115 Watersytunkg and unfdepfmme will@ able design Without departing fromy thel belowered. f f essential features o'fftlieinvention;l

ALstillzfurtlrer objectz ofth'e invention is The Center portion 145 of 'the4 yframe is' ide; 'togsinereasertliei'deptlfiofithei central longi;l pressed between r`the trucksgmaterially in-ffl tudinal sills, adding i strengthtfthesills creasing therwater space of the tende'rguand and `to provide 'integral-i cross: transoms shapino.. the 'frame inl'. this inannerl de'- Wliich lnateriallyincrease the" strengtliof creases tlie'tlieightofth'e center ofgrav'ityf the. structure yand:pro-videbailles :ton the of the tender. Theside sills 15'aremuelr`- Watera-vvitliinetlfestenderi'. deeperfat the lcenter than' at the end-sg* as^75 Inzfthe accompanying:drawings: shownI in Fig.V 1,Yand\forn1=a girder-lifke Figsil is a1 diagrammatic side View of'a/ Sflucture. ln the.Presentinstancethesefside tender,y nia-def invv accordance lvvitlii nfiyrinveny sillslliave upwardly projectingianges 15a; Y

- tieni; j i to which theside plates 83 of the tendenare@ Figi2xisfaidiagrainmaticzplan'vievvgsecured.. The twocentral-longitudinal-sills 80 Figi/:Bis vlanf'vieizvfot `l` he'vframe offthe` 17 :are of considerable fdeptlr` Theyffexte'ndf tender; v f s s K below tliesidesills and above theside sills* Fig, 4 ignflongitudinal- Sectional vewron at kthe center'of thetruclg! as shovvnfinFigsL- theilineii-l; 4 andf, forming truss members^betvveenthe'A Eig.5.isra"scctional vi'ewonthe'line 5--5,=r twoftrucks.- `Theseflongitudinalsills 17lliav'e1'85 Figayandv OpeningsilS atintefvals, which?allowortlie Figs-.Gaisaisectionalviewfonrtlie'dine 6-6,.=:. ciroulationf-1oswater and co'nsiderablyl'light Figi; 14k) en the structure'Jvvithoutiinateriallyfdecreas-A Referring to Figsfl andf 2, l .is'the framef ing the strength, and the longitudinal een@ 4.0: of thentender7 which is made in a single'cast-ltral si-lls l7+17 are joined 'together' at inter; 90 ing.;` 2;.isrztheebody-of the tender; which is Vals-byvcrossvtransoins 19',r andiareconnected mounted ionftlieffranie. Tliisbodryfoanzbeiot to the side 'sill'sfby crosstransoins v20'. The the-ordinary construction." Sfis thefwa'teri upperportionsfofthel cross transoins Q0 are section ofthektender and lis-:the fuel seca inclined and extendifrom?Ytliefupperl edgeL tion; havinglfinclined-sides 545,' and aninr" 4of thev side 'sillsto the top of tl'ielcentral sills.l 95 clined baoln. i Tlie'fnel sectionemay besipro@ Therrcross transonis 19 haveI openings 21, vided Writhw a latxbottolnor; may beiicon! and the transoms QOliaveopenings-QQ there#` strueteditoereceivera -conveyorvotanoautol in, respectively, which also tend 'to-*lighten* matic Stoker Witliontifdepa'rting ronr the the` structure. i, The transonisl aie'initheA eressentialfeaturesiottheyinventionj 1 form` ofv deepy 11ang 1esy which `form baiiie-m plates which tend to prevent the water in the depressed portion troni surging fore and aft while the tender is in motion. The cross transoms 23 are substantially solid and extend the full width of the frame, and also act to prevent the water surging fore and aft. The upper surface of the cross transoms are flanged as at Qdi, forming with the Hanges 25 of the central sills and the flanges 26 o the side sills, an open top section, The upper surfaces of the cross transoms are provided witii pads 27, which can be finished for applying other battle plates extending upwardly into the tender proper.

At the forward end of the tender are two upright ribs 28, which are lianged as at 29 in the present instance, and these ribs may form a portion of a stoker trough when the saine is used. lt will be noticed that the lower portion of the frame is solid throughout the entire frame. rlhis forms the bottom of the tank and increases the capacity of the tank. In the present instance there are cross transoms 30 at each end section, which form a compartment above the center plates l2. lThe space 3l beyond these conipartments and the sills is open to the water chamber of the tender. the pipes leading to the locomotive feed water apparatus, and also providing for the draining of the tank. Any suitable means for drawing the water from the depressed water space may be applied, such as a siphon, pump or injector. These parts form no part of the present invention.

I claim:

l. An integral frame for a locomotive tender, having a depressed section at thev center thereot; longitudinal side sills; and` two central sills extending the full length of the tender, the central sills extending the full depth of the depressed section or' the frame and forming truss members for the frame.

2. An integral frame for a locomotive tender, having a depressed section at the center thereof; longitudinal side sills; two central sills extending the full length of the tender, the central sills extending the full depth of the depressed section of the frame and forming truss members for the frame; and cross transoms in the depressed space, tying the central sills together and to the side sills.

3. An integral JJrame for a locomotive tender, having shallow end sections; a depressed central section forming an additional water space for the water section of the tender; longitudinal side sills and longitudinal central sills, the central sills being higher than the side sills about the depressed portion, 'and forming truss members ior the frame..

4. An integral frame for a locomotive tender, having shallow end sections; a de- 32 are outlets for pressed central section forming an addition-v al water space for the water section of the' tender; longitudinal side sills and longitudinal central sills, the central sills being higher than the side sills about the depressed portion, and ormingtruss members for the frame; and cross transoms at the depressed portion connecting the side sills with the central sills, the upper portions of the side cross transoms being inclined and connecting the upper ends of the side sills with the upper ends of the central sills, said transoms forming baille plates.

5. An integral frame for a tender of a locomotive, having shallow end sections and a depressed central section forming an additional space for the water section of the tender; and having longitudinal side sills and longitudinal central sills; and transverse cross transoms, said central sills and transoms having openings therein to allow for the free circulation of water in the depressed portion ot the frame.

6. An integral frame for a tender of a locomotive, having shallow end sections and a depressed central section forming an additional space for the water section of the tender; and having longitudinal side sills and longitudinal central sills; and trans verse crossy transoms, said central sills and transoms having openings therein to allow for the free circulation of water in the depressed portion of the frame; and two transoms at each end of the depressed water space, forming batlie plates extending the full width of the frame.

7. An integral frame for a tender of a locomotive, having shallow end sections and a depressed central section; and having side sills and longitudinal central sills spaced apart; and cross transoms forming lateral braces for the structure and also acting as battles for the water, the upper portions of the cross transoms having pads thereon, to which additional battles may be secured.

S. An integral frame for a locomotive tender, said frame being shallow at each end and having a depressed cent-ral section, the bottom of the frame being solid throughout and forming an additional water space for the water section of the tender, said frame having longitudinal side sills and spaced longitudinal central sills, and also having cross transoms at intervals.

9. An integral frame for the tender of a locomotive, having shallow end sections and a depressed central section forming addi tional water space for the water section ot the tender; longitudinal side sills and longitudinal central sills, the side sills having upwardly projecting flanges to which theV side plates of the tender can be secured.

l0. An integral frame for the tender of a locomotive,- having shallow end sect-ions and a depressed central section forming adllO ditional Water-space for the Water section of the tender; longitudinal side sills and longitudinal central sills, one end of the frame having two upright ribs spaced apart, said ribs having flanges at their upper ends and forming a portion of a Stoker trough.

11. A frame for a locomotive tender, made as an integral casting Vand having end members and a depressed central portion forming a lower truss member, and an upper member forming an upper truss member at the longitudinal center of the frame, these two members stiffening the frame between the two center plates for the trucks.

CONRAD C. C. BURKHARDT.

Classifications
U.S. Classification105/231, 105/398, 105/415
International ClassificationB61C17/02, B61C17/00
Cooperative ClassificationB61C17/02
European ClassificationB61C17/02