US 3156055 A
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Nov. 10, 1964 J. J. HENNESSY, JR 3,
RAILWAY CAR CARD HOLDER Filed June 17, 1963 United States Patent 3,156,055 RAILWAY CAR CARD HOLDER James J. Hennessy, Jr., Hennessy Lubricator Co., Inc., 605 Guilford Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Filed June 17, 1963, Ser. No. 288,415 4 Claims. (Cl. 4019) The invention relates to a holding device for defect cards, waybills, or like paper notices such as are in general use on railway cars.
The invention consists in a plastic tube with an integral tangential flange applicable to a flat surface and provided with metal grommets for bolting or riveting the device to a car wall or for securing it to a mounting member, preferably of metal, which in turn may be secured to a car side wall or the like independently of the plastic structure.
Preferably the body includes a hinged cap which may be swung readily from a position in which it closes and surrounds the open end of the tube to a position where it exposes an open end of the tube for the reception and removal of a card.
In the accompanying drawings illustrating a selected embodiment of the invention:
FIG. 1 is a side view of the holder.
FIG. 2 is a longitudinal section on line 22 of FIG. 1, showing the holder secured to a car side wall sheet.
FIG. 3 is a transverse section on line 3-3 of FIG. 1, showing a portion of the car side wall sheet.
FIG. 4 is a similar section on line 44 of FIG. 1.
FIG. 5 is a similar section showing the holder secured direct to the car side and the separable mounting member omitted.
The card holder comprises essentially an elongated hollow cylindrical tubular body 11 having a flat rear face 12 including a flange 13 extending tangentially of body 11. This body is of plastic such as polyvinyl chloride.
Flange 13 has spaced apertures 15 each provided with a metal grommet 16 with washer-like end portions. Preferably the rear end washer portion of ecah grommet is countersunk in flange 13 flush with the rear face of the latter, as indicated at 17 in FIGS. 2 and 4.
The tube may be attached to the car side sheet S by means of a separate flat plate 19, preferably of ferrous or other adequate heat-resisting metal, with its rear side spot-welded directly to the car side, as indicated at W, independently of the holder body. Struck out from plate 19 are ears 20, spaced similarly to apertures 15, projecting from the front face of the plate and receivable in grommets 16 and bent over the latter to secure the holder to the car wall.
A closure cap, also of plastic, is applicable to the open end of body 11 and comprises a short arcuate rim 21, extending partially around the front of the tubular body, and a disk 22 normally covering the open end of the tube. A flat extension 23 extends radially from one end of rim 21 and overlies flange 13. A pin 25 through the flange and extension and a washer 32 freely pivots the cap on the body. Lug 27 on flange 13 is'engaged by the end edge of extension 23 when the cap is moved to open position (as shown in broken lines in FIG. 1) and limits the cap movement so that when released it drops by gravity to close the open end of the tube. A drainage hole 28 in the closed end of the tube avoids thecollection of moisture in the tube. Preferably the device should be mount- 3,156,055 Patented Nov. 10, 1964 "ice ed with the cap end slightly higher than the closed end, to facilitate drainage.
FIG. 5 shows the card holder body applied direct to the face of the car side sheet and secured by rivets 30 passed through the grommets and the side sheet. With this arrangement plate 19 is eliminated. The grommets are strong enough to withstand the driving of the rivets, or the tightening up of bolts, which may be used in place of rivets.
It may be desired to retain the plate and ear attachment thereto of the tubular body, even if welding is not used such as when the holder is applied to a defect card board or other wooden surface and this arrangement may be eflected by riveting, or bolting, the mounting plate to the car side with countersunk rivets, or bolts, passed through holes 31 in the plate.
The plastic holder flange is applied to the mounting plate by slipping the grommets over the ears and bending the latter as shown in full lines in FIGS. 1 and 2, thus securing the holder in place without subjecting the plastic body to the heat of welding, which would soften and damage the plastic material and render the fastening insecure.
The details of the structure may be varied substantially without departing from the spirit of the invention and the exclusive use of those modifications coming within the scope of the claims is contemplated.
What is claimed is:
1. A holder for a railway defect card or the like, comprising an elongated tubular body having a fiat flange projecting tangentially from one side thereof, said body and flange being of plastic material, an aperture in said flange, an annular metal grommet inserted through said aperture and headed over on opposite sides of said flange, and a metal mounting strip for application to a car Wall, said strip lying against said flange and including a projecting ear received in said grommet and bent over the latter to hold the tube and strip assembled.
2. In combination, an elongated tube of plastic material forming a receptacle for a defect card or the like and including a simliarly elongated integral flange extending tangentially from one side of the tube, said flange having apertures spaced apart lengthwise of the tube and fitted with metal grommets, and a metal mounting plate separately applicable to a car wall or the like and having a flat rear side and ears struck out from its opposite side and spaced similarly to said apertures and projecting through said grommets and bent over the latter to retain the tube assembled with the mounting plate.
3. A holder for a railway defect card or the like, comprising an elongated hollow cylindrical body closed at one end an open at the other end and having a flattened rear face, there being a similarly elongated flange integral with and providing a lateral extension of said face and provided with spaced apertures, metal grommets extending through said apertures and clamped to opposite faces of said flange, a cap comprising a short arcuate band fitting over the forward part of the tube near its open end and provided with a disk extending across and closing the open end of the tube, said cap having a flat radial extension overlying said body. flange and freely pivoted thereto to swing the cap to and from its end closing position, said body being of heat-softening plastic material, and a separable mounting plate of heat-resisting metal having a flat side adapted to be welded to a car side wall a 4 "or the like and having ears projecting from the other side whereby the cap when released swings by gravity to tubeand received in and bent over the fronts of said grommets closing position. and holding the body and mounting plate assembled.
4. A holder according to claim 1 in which the cap References Cited in the file of thls patent member normally swings freely on its pivot to a vertical 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS position depending therefrom to close the tube end, there being a stop lug on the body flange engageable with an 1 gggg if: edge of sand cap extension and 11m1t1ng movement of the 2,072,225 Slater Mar. 1937 .zont'ally from its pivot to uncover the open end of the tube, 10
cap when raised manually to a position extending horl- 2,235,870 Dedmon Mar. 1941 gggg-g UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION Patent No. 3 a 1 56 7 055 Dated ember 10 1964 Inventor(s) James J. Hennessy, Jr.
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