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May 11, 1937. G. G. GILPIN' WALL PANEL FOR RAILWAY CARS Filed June s, 1`935 afshe'etssheet 1 May 11, 1,937. G. G. GILPIN WALL PANEL FOR RAILWAY CARS Filed June 551955 3 sheets-sheet 2 May 11, 1.937-V G. G. GILPIN 2,080,005
WALL PANEL FOR RILV-JAY CARS Filed June 5, 1955 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Patented May 11, 193'?v T Y i WALL PANEL FOR RAILWAY CARS Garth G. Gilpin, Riverside, Ill., assignor to Union Metal Products Company, Chicago, Ill., a corporation of Delaware Application June 3,
The invention relates to open top railway freight cars having Vertical walls which comprise a plurality of vertical stakes with wall sheets positioned therebetween and secured thereto and more particularly to such wall sheets provided with panels which have substantially their entire central parts positioned in a plane near the outer faces of the stakes so as to obtain a greater cubical capacity of the car and inwardly inclined flanges for attachment to the posts and chords respectively. Such a construction is shown, for example, in Hart Patent No. 1,623,591 of April 5, 1927.
Open top railway cars are frequently unloaded 15 by clamping them to a movable track and then tipping the track and car to a diagonal position or turning it nearly upside down so that the load runs out, usually into a chute. These clamps scratch oi the paint on the panel, particularly the numbering and lettering, as the car slides against the clamps.
An object of the invention is to form such panels with small outwardly projecting corrugations which engage the clamp and even though the main portion of the panel moves slightly inwardly it still protects the panel from abrasion.
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F'ig. 1 shows a part of a railway car Wall incorporating my preferred construction.
Fig. 2 shows a detail of the plate of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a section on line 4-4 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a part of a side wall of the car incorporating a modied construction.
Fig. 6 shows the wall plate of Fig. 5.
Fig. 7 is a section on line 7 1 of Fig. 6.
Fig. 8 is a section on line 8 8 of Fig. 6.
Fig. 9 shows part of the side wall of a railway car incorporating another modified construction.
Fig. 10 shows the wall plate of Fig. 9.
Fig. 11 is a section on line lI-ll of Fig. 10.
Fig. l2 is a section on line l2-I2 of Fig. 10.
In the form of the invention illustrated I have simply shown an upper chord 2, a lower chord 3, spaced apart posts 4 and wall sheets or panels 5.
Each wall sheet or panel 5 has substantially its entire central part 1 in a plane near the outer faces 8 of the stakes and inwardly inclined flanges ID-Il-IZ at the upper, lower and side margins of the central part which are attached to the adjacent chords or posts respectively.
The panel is provided with an outwardly projecting preferably vertical corrugation (Figs. 1-4 inclusive) traversing the central part 5 thereof and preferably extending into the upper 1935, Serial N0. 24,727
and lower side flanges (IU--I I) of the panel and merging into the panel adjacent the chords (2 3). The vertical corrugations do not interfere with the discharge of the lading as they extend in the direction of the movement of the lading when discharging. The outer portions of the corrugations (2B, 22, 26, and 28) are preferably substantially iiush with the outer faces 8 of the stakes.
The corrugations 22 are preferably positioned adjacent the Vertical flanges I2 of the central part 5 of the panel and in wide panels it is desirable to also provide the corrugation 2l] between the side corrugations 22.
Figs. 5, 6, 7, and 8 show a modified construction wherein the corrugation 26 extends continuously around the central part 5 of the plate adjacent the perimeter thereof; l. e., adjacent the flanges lll, Il, and l2.
Figs. 9, 10, 11, and 12 show a modification wherein the corrugations 28 are horizontally disposed and preferably positioned adjacent the upper and lower flanges Ill- I I.
The accompanying drawings illustrate the preferred form of the invention, though it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the exact details of construction shown and described, as it is obvious that various modifications thereof, within the scope of the claims, will occur to persons skilled in the art.
1. A wall for an open top railway car of the dumping type comprising an upper chord, a lower chord, spaced apart stakes connecting said chords and a wall sheet having its entire central part positioned in a plane near the outer faces of the stakes connected by flanges to the stakes and. chords, said sheet formed with outwardly projecting substantially vertical corrugations with their opposite ends merging into the wall sheet adjacent said upper and lower chords whereby the corrugations stiffen and protect the wall sheet but do not interfere with the discharge of lading from the car.
2. A wall for an open top railway car of the dumping type comprising an upper chord, a lower chord, spaced apart stakes connecting said chords and a wall sheet having its entire central part positioned in a plane near the outer faces of the stakes with inwardly inclined side flanges for attachment to said stakes and inwardly inclined end flanges for attachment to said chords, said sheet formed with outwardly projecting substantially vertical corrugations positioned adjacent said side flanges respectively with their op- 10 part positioned in a plane near the outer faces of the stakes and inwardly inclined flanges for attachment to said chords, said Sheet formed with outwardly projecting substantially Vertical corrugations with their opposite ends merging into said flanges adjacent said upper and lower chords whereby the corrugations stien and protect the wall sheet but do not interfere with the discharge of lading from the car.
GARTH G. GILPIN.