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Publication numberUS769375 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 6, 1904
Filing dateSep 27, 1902
Priority dateSep 27, 1902
Publication numberUS 769375 A, US 769375A, US-A-769375, US769375 A, US769375A
InventorsVirgil H Cain
Original AssigneeVirgil H Cain
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card or label holder for the home routing of cars.
US 769375 A
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li'zyeizgor 1527 ljiaz/ia UNITED: STATES- Patented September 6, 1904..



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N0. 769,375, dated September 6, 1904.

Application filed September 2'7, 1902. Serial No. 125,084. g (No model.)' I

To all whom, it may concern/.

Be it known that I, 'VIRGIL H. GAIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Atlanta, in the county of Fulton and State of Georgia, have invented new and useful Improvements in Card or Label Holders for the Home Routing of Cars, of which the following is a speciflcation. V

The invention aims to provide a new and novel holding device hereinafter more specifically referred to and which is adapted for holding labels or cards which are adapted to be employed forindicating the lines of railways over which a car travels and also to indicate the names or the junction-points at which the car may be transferred, as well as the dates of the transfer.

The invention further, aims to provide a card or label holder for the home routing of cars which shall be simple in its construction, strong, durable, eflicient in its use, and com: paratively inexpensive to manufacture.

In describing the invention in detail reference is had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout the following views, in which 7 v Figure 1 is an elevation of the card-holder. Fig. 2 is .a vertical sectional View thereof, showing several cards in position. Fig. 3 is a sectional view on line 6 6 of Fig. 1, and Fig. 4 is a section on line? 7 of Fig. 1.

The card or label holder consists of a rectangular flat plate of suitable material 20, having'its top bent to form a gutter 21, constructed of any suitable shape. The plate is bent upon itself at its lower end to form a.

flange '22. -The flange 22 extends approximately across half of the lower portion of the plate. Secured to the outer face of the plate 20 is a pair of vertically-extending strips of material 23, substantially L-shaped in contour and suitably spaced apart. The plate at its lower end is bent upon itself to form a flange 24, between the strips of material 23. The strips 23 and flange 24; form a pocket the function of which will be here tending flange 28.


with the flange 22 is a strip of material 25, which is bent parallel with the plate. The strip 25 and flange 22 form a pocket the function of which will be hereinafter referred to.

Secured to the front of the plate 20 is a pair of laterally-extending strips of suitable material 26, having their lower ends beveled, as at 27 The strips 26 are suitably spaced apart and preferably have their lower ends engage the strip 25, although this is not necessary, as the ends of the strips 26 may be above the strip 25. The strips 26 have connected to their beveled ends an inwardly-ex- The tops of the strips 26 are connected together by the wire rod 29,

the ends of this rod 29 being suitably connected to the strips 26. The reference character 3O denotes a stay-rod which is connected at its upper end to the rod 29 and at its lower end suitably connected to the plate 20. The lower end of therod 30 is bent at an inclination, so it will be substantially of the as guiding each card to the front as it is placed into the pocket. so that the card will appear in full view. The cards are retained in the pocket by the guide, owing to the weighted 'end of the card-guide, which retains the inclined portion of the guide always against the The flanges 28 and rod 30 are also adapted to assist in retaining the cards within the pocket. Owing to the sloping bottom of the pocket the cards are retained therein in such mannerthat one will project above the other, so that when it is necessary to remove the front card it can be easily grasped by an employeeof the railroad.

The pocket formed by the strips 23 and flange 24 is adapted to receive the defect and repair cards for the car, and the pocket formed by the strip 25 and flange 22 is adapted to receive the penalty-card, trackage-slip, or other special cards.

Having thus fully described my invention, What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. Means for home routing railway-cars comprising a holder for cards, said holder provided With a pocket to receive the card and a combined guide and retainer for the cards having its inner end extending in the mouth of the pocket and engaging the front face of the outer card.

2. Means for home routing railway-cars comprising a holder for the cards, said holder prov1ded with a card-pocket havlng an open front Wall and a combined guide and retainer for the cards having its inner end extending in the mouth of the pocket and engaging the front face of the outer card.

In testimony whereof l have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/18