US 1814901 A
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July 14, 1931. o. J. DICKSON v RAIL AND TIE HOLDING JACK Inventor Filed Oct. 10, 1929 7 9 By A I A tiorney Patented July 14, 1931 OLIVER JOHN DICKSON, OF EAST PEOBIA, ILLINOIS BAIL AND TIE HOLDING JACK Application filed October 10, 1929. Serial No. 398,705.
This invention relates to an improved railway appliance which is especially constructed to provide a simple and dependable means for holding a railway rail in steady and proper position on a tie while the rail spikes are driven into the tie, the same being susceptible of use and operation by a single hand and thereby obviating the necessity of a plurality of employees for this particular ob.
My invention is characterized principally by a well-balanced and sturdy jack of a portable variety including an especially designed standard and a lifting bar having tie engaging hooks.
Other features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and drawings.
In the drawings Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a railway appliance constructed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 is an edge view of the same observing the structure in a direction from right to left of Figure 1.
p In the drawings, the reference character T designates the tie and R the rail. The purpose of the invention is to provide an appliance 3 which cooperates with these parts for facilitating spiking or fastening of the rail to the tie.
The appliance comprises principally a jack which includes a standard 4 having a vertical casing formed in its opposite sides with vertically elongated slots 5. Then at the bottom is a base 6 which is formed in cross sec tion to seat firmly on the ball or head of the rail as seen clearly in Figure 2. The base is merely grooved, the groove being of a proportion to receive the head of the rail as shown.
Slidable in the standard is a toothed lifting bar 7 having a rest 8 on its upper end, and suitable ratchet mechanism (not shown) is provided to be operated by the handle or lever 9 in actuating the lifting bar up and down. The lifting bar is provided with a pair of companion hooks 10 and 11 pivoted as at 12 on opposite sides of the lifting bar. This, therefore provides a novel tongue carried by the lifting bar and so constructed as to permit the hooks to be securely engaged with the tie on opposite sides of the rails.
The jack is manipulated in a well known manner thereby pressing the rail firmly down on the tie so that a single man may provide the desired clamping action to secure the rail to the tie by spikes in a dependable manner and without the aid of other employees.
The structure when not used in connection with a rail and tie may be employed as an ordinary ack for general utilitarian lifting purposes.
It is thought however, by considering the description in connection with the drawings, a clear understanding of the construction, operation, and features and advantages will be quite clear.
Minor changes in shape, size, materials and rearrangement of details coming within the field of invention claimed may be resorted to in actual practice if desired.
I claim: V
1. In a railway appliance of the class described, a lifting jack comprising a hollow standard having a grooved base adapted to register on the head of the rail, and a back portion rising from the said base in a perpendicular line, a toothed lifting bar slidable in said standard, operating means for said bar mounted on said standard, and tie engaging hooks pivotally connected to the lifting bar, the pivotal ends thereof being movable in the side openings of said standards.
2. In a railway rail clamping and holding appliance of the class described, a jack comprising a hollow standard having its opposite side walls formed with vertically elongated openings, and provided at its bottom with an integral base having a longitudinal groove adapted to receive the head of a complemental rail, a toothed equipped lifting bar slidable in said standard, a lever mounted on said standard, operating means between V the lever and the teeth of said bar, and a pair of tie engaging hooks having the upper ends of their shanks pivotally connected adj acent the lower end of said lifting bar and on the opposite sides thereof through the 5 with the tie.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
OLIVER JOHN DICKSON.