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W. C. HANSON & L. O. FERRELL. TRANSFBRRING APPARATUS.
No. 427.314. Patented May 6, 1890.
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No. 427,314. Patented May 6, 1890.
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By M E ATTORNEYS UN TED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
VILLIAM C. HANSON AND LEONIDAS C. FERRELL, OF NEW ORLEANS,
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 427,314, dated May 6, 1890.
Application filed February 19, 1890. Serial No. 341,082, (No model) To all whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that we, WILLIAM C. HANsoN and LEONIDAS O. FERRELL, of New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans and State of Louisiana, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Transferring Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.
The invention consists in a new and improved transferring apparatus, which will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View of myimproved transferring apparatus as in use. Fig. 2 is a detail longitudinal section of the same as shown applied on a wagon-truck. Fig. 3 is a detail view of the locking device; and Fig. 4 is a section on line 4 4, Fig. 2.
The same numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
Referring to the several parts by their designating numerals, 1 indicates our new and improved wagon-body, which is adapted to be loaded or filled when in position on our Wagon running-gear, transported to the railroad, and transferred bodily, without being unloaded, to the railway-truck, or can in like manner be loaded when on the railway-truck, and when it reaches its destination be lifted and placed bodily on the wagon runninggear. This wagon-body 1 is provided at its bottom with the vertical dowel or retaining pins 2, and our wagon-frame or running-gear 3 is formed at each end with the vertical retaining-apertures 4:, in which the retainingpins 2 fit when the body 1 is placed on the wagon-gear 3. the wagon-gear 3, it is held removably in position thereon by its bottom pins 2 fitting in the apertures 4 of the wagon-frame, and also by a fastening 5 at its front end, as shown, the weight of the body and the load contained in it assisting in holding it safely in position on the wagon-gear.
Above and over the track is erected at a convenient point a derrick 6, having the four short lifting-chains 7 depending from its tackle and provided at their lower free ends with the usual grappling-hooks 8. The body 1 is formed at its top with the outwardly-projecting flanges 9, beneath which the hooks 8 WVhen the body 1 is placed on are caught or engaged when the body is to be raised from the wagon or from the railwaytruck.
10 indicates the railroad-truck, which is adapted to receive the body 1, and which is formed at each end with the two parallel vertical standards 11 11,'which project up above the ends of the truck. as shown. Each end of the body 1 has on its outer side two vertical parallel retaining-pieces 12 12.
When the Wagon with the loaded body 1 upon it is driven beneath the derrick, the loaded body is lifted up entire by the tackle clear of the wagon-gear, which is then driven to one side, and the truck 10 is moved under the suspended body. The body is then loW- ered on the truck, when the standards 11 11 fit up between the end pieces 12 12 of the body, and will thus hold it securely to the truck. It will thus be seen that the body 1 can be filled when on the wagon, driven to the railroad, and lifted entire, without rehandling or disturbing its load, and placed upon the railroad-truck, where it is held se-, curely by the construction described. By our invention thelabor and expense necessary in handling freight are greatly reduced and a large saving effected. The sides 1 of the body 1 are hinged at their lower ends to the bottom of the body, and are held firmly in their closed position by means of the clasps 13, each of which is hinged in the center and bolted at one end to the end piece 1 of the body, and has a slot 14: formed in its other end. WVhen the sides are closed up, the clasps fit around the corners of the ends and sides, and a locking-bar 15 passes through the slotted end of each clasp 13 and is turned down to hold the clasp firmly in position. Each locking-bar 15 is bent at right angles near one end and pivoted at said end to the sides of the body 1 at the upper end thereof. Itwill be seen that by raising the long heavier end of each locking-bar into a horizontal position the slotted end of each clasp will fly out over its bar, allowing the sides of the body 1 to open out.
Having thus described our invention, What we claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
- vices, a railroad-truck formed With verticallydisposed guides or standards, a derrick arranged over said railroad-truck provided With suitable lifting mechanism, and a Wagon-body adapted to be detachably held on the wagontruck by the restraining devices mounted thereon and to be bodily lifted by the said lifting devices onto the railroad-truck, said body provided with vertical grooves adapted to fit over the standards or guides on the railroad-truck, whereby said body Will be held from displacement on the said truck, all arranged substantially as and for the purpose described.
3. The combination of the removable body having the bottom retaining-pins, and the Wagon-gear having the apertures 4, adapted to receive said pins, and the end fastening 5, substantially as set forth.
4. The combination, with the body having the hinged sides, of the hinged clasps 13, having each the slotted end, and the pivoted loclcing-bars 15, substantially as set forth.
WILLIAM C. HANSON. LEONIDAS O. FERRELL. Witnesses:
Jos. GoNDRoN, JAs. TooLE.