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Publication numberUS795853 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 1, 1905
Filing dateJan 3, 1905
Priority dateJan 3, 1905
Publication numberUS 795853 A, US 795853A, US-A-795853, US795853 A, US795853A
InventorsPaul J Norfleet, James C Squire
Original AssigneePaul J Norfleet, James C Squire
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stake-pocket for railway-cars.
US 795853 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug; 1, 1905.

Application filed January 3, 1905. Serial No. 239,478.

To (LZZ 1071 0771, if; many concern:

Be it known that we, PAUL J. NORFLEET, residing at Franklin, in the county of Southampton and State of Virginia, and J AMES C. S UIRE, residing at Roanoke Rapids, in the county of Halifax and State of North Carolina, citizens of the United States, have invented new and useful Improvements in Stake- Iockets for Railway-Cars, of which the following is a specification.

Our invention relates to stake-pockets for railway-cars, more particularly fiat-cars used for transporting lumber and the like, which requires stakes to hold the load together and prevent its falling from the car.

Our invention has for its object to provide a stake-pocket capable of disengaging the stake quickly without the time lost in cutting off the stake close to the pocket and the subsequent removal of the short piece therefrom.

The invention enables any staketo be disengaged individually or together on both sides of the car by a suitable shaft.

Ourinvention will be fully understood from the drawings forming a part of this specification, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved stake-pocket in its locked position with the latest holding ratchet-wheel removed. Fig. 2 is a plan of the pocket, showing the ratchet-- wheel and a continuation of the operating or releasing shaft which isconnected to another or several pockets. Fig. 3 is a front elevation of a modified form of hinge connection. Fig. 4 is a plan of the same. Fig. 5 is a front view of the pocket with hasp or strap disengaged. Fig. 6 is a part side elevation of a flat-oar with two pockets connected together by the operating or releasing shaft.

There are usually from six to eight pockets to each side sill of cars, in which case they are connected together in the same manner as that indicated in Fig. 6.

In the drawings, in which like referencenumerals indicate similar parts in all the views, 1, Figs. 1 and 6, represents the usual side sill of the car.

2 is thestake-pocket base-plate, which is fastened to the sill 1 of the car by the bolts 2,

Fig. 1, passing through suitable apertures or.

perforations 2 Fig. 5. The base-plate 2 is provided with two projecting side pieces 3 and 4:, cast with the base, and therefore forming cated as shown in integral parts thereof. The base-plate 2 has a notched or slotted portion 5, Fig. 5, at one end, having tapering or beveled sides 6, in order to allow space for the movement of the latch and throw-01f arm, as will be more fully described hereinafter.

7 is a shaft passing through the base-plate 2, which extends to and operates an adjacent pocket and is also turned down at one of its ends, so as to form a handle 8 for operating the pocket, the handle being preferably lo- 0 Fig. 6 or some suitable point.

9 is the trip or disengaging latch, having an angular or hook end 10, which rests upon the top and part of the front surface of the latch-block 11, Fig. 1, when the pocket is supporting the stake or in its locked position.

12 is the throw-off arm, having a diagonal bevel end 12", its object being to throw off the link 13 when the latch is lifted, and thus disengage the stake from the pocket, which will be further described hereinafter. The arm 12 is usually a part of the latch 9, but to one side of the same, as shown in Fig- 2.

14: is the stake-holding hasp or strap, having a bevel end 15 for convenience in attaching the hasp link or ring thereto, the hasp also being provided with an angular portion 16, having a perforation 17, so as to form a hingejoint upon the base 2 by means of the bent end or hook 18 of the bolt 18 passing through the base-plate 2 and the side sill 1 and secured by the nut 19. The bolt 18 is prevented from pulling through when the nut 19 is screwed up by means of the collar 20, Fig. 2.

21 is a ratchet-wheel upon the shaft 7, preferably near the handle 8, which, in conjunction with the pawl 22, located at some convenient position, holds the strap or hasp against the stake or in a locked position of the pocket, as indicated by the full lines in Fig. 1.

In Figs. 3 and 1 we show a modified form of hinge-joint. The lugs 23 and 24. are at right angles to'the angle portion 16 of the hasp or strap 14., the two being joined for pivotal connection by the bolt or pin 25.

The ring or loop 13 is loosely mounted in the strap or hasp end 15, and therefore prevents the disengagement of the strap until released by the raising of the latch 9 and the throwing ofi the ring or loop by the bevel portion 12 of the arm 12, as indicated by the dotted lines in Fig. 1. The beveled portion 6, Fig. 1, allows for the movement of the latch and throw-off arms, as shown in Fig. 1.

We prefer to make the latch-block 11 of a tapering form, as in Fig. 1; but we are not confined to such, as we may use a square or rectangular block and also make changes and modifications in the other details of our invention without departing from the subjectmatter herein claimed.

In Fig. 6 we show the stakes 26 in their pockets in approximately the position they will assume when in place on the car.

In Fig. 1 the latch 9 and the arm 12 are shown in one piece; but we may make them separately; but we prefer the form shown in Fig. 1, so that the releasing of the latch from the block 11 and the lateral throwing off the ring 13 will occur positively at short intervals apart.

The beveled portion 12 of the arm 12 forms a knife-edge, so as to pass between the side piece 4; and the ringor loop 13 for more readily throwing the latter off the block 11. The arm 12 therefore is in contact with the side piece or very close to it, as shown in Figs. 2 and 5. The dotted lines at the right-hand end of the ring 13 shows its proper position with respect to the latch-block 11 when the pocket is locked.

Having described our invention, what we claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent,

1. In combination with a stake-pocket for cars of a stake-binding strap or hasp, latchlocking means for the said strap, and means for throwing off the strap when the locking means is released; as described.

2. The combination with a stake-supporting pocket for railway-cars, of a shaft-controlled latch-locked strap for holding the stake in the pocket, means for throwing off the strap when unlocked by the latch, and means for connecting a series of pockets for simultaneously locking and unlocking a plurality of stakes; as described.

3. In a stake-pocket for railway-cars, the combination of a base-plate having side pieces thereon forming an open-ended square or rectangular pocket for the stake, an angle or L shaped strap normally closing the open end of the side pieces a latch for holding the strap thereto, a bevel-ended arm adapted to throw the strap from contact with the side pieces when the latch is released and rod means for operating the said latch and arm from a point on the car; as described.

4:. In a stake-pocket for railway-cars, the combination comprising a base-plate, side pieces thereon, a hinged L-shaped strap or hasp, a beveled end on one end thereof, a ring or loop on the bevel portion of the strap, a latch-block on one of the side pieces for holding the strap by the ring, a hook-ended latch adapted to confine the ring or loop between latch and the side piece when resting on the latch-block, a bevel-ended arm adapted to throw the said ring or loop from the latchblock when thelatch is raised. rod means for actuating the said latch and the bevel-ended arm, and ratchet-and-pawl means for securing the latch in a locked position; as described.

5. A stake-pocket for railway-cars comprising a base-plate, a series of projecting side pieces thereon at right angles to the baseplate, a tapering latch-block on one of the side pieces, an L-shaped hinged hasp or strap, a latch-ring on one end of the said L -shaped h asp and adapted to inclose and engage the latchblock, a hook-ended latch-arm for holding the ring in place on the latch-block, a bevel-ended arm adapted to throw off the ring and unfasten the strap when the latch is raised, rod means for operating the said latch and the bevel-end arm, and aratchet and pawl for securing the latch in a locked position and for actuating the bevel-ended arm for disengaging the ring and strap; as described.

6. A stake-holding pocket for railway-cars comprising a base-plate having a bevel-sided notch on one end thereof, a series of side pieces projecting from the base-plate and forming an open-end rectangular or square pocket, an L- shaped strap normally closing the said open end and across the side pieces, the said strap having an aperture at one of its ends and a link or ring at the other end thereof, hook or eyebolt means for engaging in the aperture for providing a pivoted or hinged connection for the strap, a latch-block on one of the said side pieces, a bifurcated or V-shaped lever having a hook or angle end on one of its members and a diagonally bevel-ended arm comprising the other member thereof, means for oscillating the bifurcated lever to lock the said ring and the strap upon the latch-block by its latch member, means for causing the bevel end of the arm member of the bifurcated lever to throw ofif the said ring laterally from engagement with the latch-block by the bevel end of the arm, a ratchet and pawl for holding the bifurcated lever in and out of contact with the latch-block and ring, an operating-rod passing through the said base-plate for operating the bifurcated lever, and an angle or bent end on the ends of the said rod for a handle to actuate the same and the connected mechanism; as described.

In testimony whereof we have hereunto affixed our signatures in the presence of two witnesses.


JAMES (J. SQUIRE. Witnesses:


Cooperative ClassificationB61D3/08