US 2357233 A
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2 Sheng-sheet 1 Sabagzy J. J. SOHANEY ETAL Aug. 29, 1944.
Allg- 29, 1944- J. J. soHANEY ETAL 2,357,233
wAsTE RETAINER Filed Sept. 17, 1942 l 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 .Jam .fsomy Y' ,10km/n swamps n ZMZMS y Patented Aug. 29, 1944 v UNITED vSTATES PATENT OFFICE WASTE RETAINER John J. Sohaney and! John M. Sammons, Williamson, W. Va.
Application September 17, 1942, Serial No. 458,656 5 Claims. (Cl. 308-89) The .present invention relates generally to Afriction journal bearings of railway rolling stock,
t provide a retainer of theaforementioned character which embodies means for preventing unauthorized removal of the packing from the journal box without use of a suitable tool capable of releasing the retainer.
Still another very important object of the invention is to provide a retainer of the character described comprising means for lubricating the journal, prevent lint from the packing from working up under the journal bearing and prevent waste from gettingunder said bearing.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a waste retainer for journal boxes which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, highly eiiicient and reliable in use, compact, and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and stillfurther objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein like characters ofv reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a view in vertical longitudinal section through a railway journal box showing, in side elevation, a retainer constructed in accordance with the present invention inv position therein.
Figures 2 and 3 are cross sectional views, taken substantially on the lines 2--2 and 3-3, respec- Atively, of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a view in horizontal section, taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure l.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the device, showing one of the brushes separated therefrom.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a substantially U-shaped metallic frame I, said frame including a depending bight portion 2. It may be well to here state that the frame I is adapted t0 be inserted horizontally in a conventional journal box 3 above and outwardly of the waste 4. The legs 5 of the frame I terminate in upturned inner or free end portions constituting braces 6 which are engageable with the top of the box 3 in a manner to retain the inner end of s aid frame in its proper position in said box. The frame I straddles the journal 1 longitudinally in the box 3.
Mounted in the bight portion 2 of the frame I is a rod 8 having its ends welded to the frame I. A brace 9 is journaled for swinging movement on the rod 8. The brace 9 includes a pair of joined rods I0 comprising diverging end portions II which terminate in eyes I2 -journaled on the rod 8. The other end portions of the rods I0 are bent to provide angularly projecting fingers I3 which are engageable beneath the wedge I4 of the bearing for maintaining the outer end of the frame I in its proper position.
Mounted horizontally on the portions I I of the brace 9 is a metallic bar I5 of, substantially U- shaped cross section. The bar I5 has mounted therein and depending therefrom a felt apron I6 constituting a guard for the waste 4 at the front of the Vjournal b ox 3.
Removable brushes I'l for the journal 'l are mounted on the legs 5 ofthe frame I. The brushes I'l comprise metallic bars I8 of angular cross section which rest longitudinally on the legs 5. Enclosing the inner longitudinal edges of the bars I8 are felt wipers I9 which contact the journal 1.
The bars I8 are slidably engageable beneath keepers 20 and 2| which are provided therefor on the legs 5 and the upturned braces 6 of the frame I. The keepers 20 are in the form of hooks. The bars I8 have formed therein longitudinal slots 22 which accommodate the keepers 2l). The inner end,portions of the bars I8 are slipped beneath the keepers 2l. Spring latches 23 on the legs 5 prevent disengagement of the bars I8 from the kepers 20 and 2l, said latches being engageable in openings 24 which are provided therefor in said bars.
It is thought that the manner in which the device functions will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Briey, the brushes I'l lubricate and wipe the journal l, preventing lint and waste from getting under the brass Ibearing 25. The bars I8 on the legs 5 of the frame I hold the `packing and waste in place throughout the length of the journal. As hereinbefore stated, the apron I6 retains the waste in position at the front of the journal box and, in addition, functions as a guard for preventing the unauthorized removalor theft of said waste except through the use of a suitable tool capable of releasing the fingers I3 so as to permit the brace 9 to be swung downwardly.`
To install the device, the frame l is inserted longitudinally in the box 3, the legs 5 straddling the journal 1, and the inner braces 6 extending upwardly behind the bearing 25 to engage the topV of said box. The brushes l1 are then mounted on the legs 5, said brushes being manipulated to engage the bars I8 beneath the keepers and 2| when they are secured by the latches 23. The brace 9 is then swung upwardly on the rod d and the iingers I3' of said brace are forced between the Wedge I4 Yand the outer end of the journal, the angle of the ngers I3 preventing accidental disengagement of the brace 9.
It is believed that the many advantages of a waste retainer constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood, and although a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
' What is claimed is:
l. A waste retainer comprising a substantially U-shaped frame insertible horizontally in a journal box and adapted to longitudinally straddle a journal therein, said frame including'a downturned bight portion, upstanding braces on the free ends of the legs of the frame and adapted for engagement with a part of the box, a rod mounted in said bight portion of the frame, and a brace journaled for swinging movement on said rod and having a free end engageable beneath a wedge in the box, the first and second-named braces comprising means for securing the frame in position in the box.
2. A waste retainer comprisinga substantially U-shaped frame insertible horizontally in a journal box and adapted to longitudinally straddle a journal therein, said frame including a downturned bight portion, a rod mounted in said bight portion, a brace journaled for swinging movement on the rod and having a free end engageable beneath a wedge in the box, and an apron mounted lon the brace and depending therefrom adjacent the bight portion of the frame.
3. A waste retainer comprising a substantially U-shaped frame insertible horizontally in a journal box and adapted to straddle a journal therein, a rear brace on the frame, a front brace pivoted on the frame. said braces cooperating to secure the frame in position in the box, and brushes mounted on the legs of the frame for wiping the journal and for retaining waste in position in the lower portion of the box.
4. A waste retainer comprising a substantially U-shaped frame insertible horizontally in a journal box and adapted .to straddle a journal therein, braces for securing the frame in` position in the box, and brushes mounted on the legs of the frame for wiping the journal and for retaining waste in position in the lower portion of the box, said brushes including metallic bars of angular cross section mounted longitudinally on the legs of the frame, and absorbent elements enclosing one of the longitudinal edges of said bars and engageable with the journal.
5. A waste retainer comprising a substantially U-shaped frame insertible horizontally in a journal box and adapted to longitudinally straddle a journal therein, means for securing the frame in position in the box, keepers on the legs of the frame, and brushes removably mounted on said legs of said frame for wiping the journal and for retaining waste in position in the lower portion of the box, said brushes comprising metallic bars of angular cross section mounted longitudinally on the frame legs and engaged beneath certain of the-keepers, said bars having slots therein for the reception of the remaining keepers, and latches on the frame engageable with the bars for releasably securing said bars against disengagement from the keepers, said brushes further including absorbent elements enclosing certain of the longitudinal edges of the bars and engageable with the journal.
JOHN J. SOHANEY. JOHN M. SAMMONS.