Improvement in carriages
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@einen tetes @attent @Hirn SMITH TITGOMB, OF AMESBURY, MASSACHUSETTS.
Letters Patent No. 81,227, dated August 18, 1868.
IMPROVEMENT YIN GARRIAG] TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONOERN:
Be it known that I, SMITH TITCOMB, of Amesbury, in the county of Essex, and rState of h'lassmvhusetts,l
have invented a new and useful Improvement in Carriag'es; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the construction and operation of the same, reference being 'had to vthe' accompanying drawings, making a part of this specification, in which'- Figure 1 is a longitudinal-section, showing the movable 'rails or seat-sldes with top and seatfas attachedO to the body of the carriage.
Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view of the same.
Like letters in both figures of the drawings indicate like parts.
The nature of my invention consists in th'c' construction of a carriage-body with fixed and movable seatsldes, the movable slides having a top attached thereto, so that the carriage and the same seat may be used with or without the top.
To enable others skilled in the art to make and use my invention, I will proceed to describe its construction and operation". i
I constrnet a. carriage-body with rails and seat-slides A A, having rabbets to receive the seat B,also moval ble rails and seat slides C C, having rabbets the same size as slides A A, so that seat B will-fit in either, and provided with flanges a a, so made as to fit in the rabbets in slides A A'. To these rails and slides C C, I properly attach the carriage-top D.
The movable' slides C C, being, placed on the carriage-body, with the anges a a fittingin the rabbets of slides AA, are secured, thereto by means of the -plates E, which are screwed to rails C C, and fit over plates c c on rails A. A, as seen in ig. 2; the'thnmh-screws F F, and the end plates Gr Gr, with flanges d d, attaehed'to cross-har H, the ilang'es el d catching under the front cross-rail ofthe body, as shown in fig.` 1.
When it isdesired to use the carriage without the top, the movable slides, with the. top, are detached by removing thethnmb-screws, lifting the hind end of the slides, and sliding them backso as to disconnect the anges d d from the front rail, and the'top is then readily lifted off, and the seat or seats may be' placed onthe xed slides-A A, I
Having thus fully described my invention, what I elaim -thereinas new, and desire 'cto secure by Letters Patent, is
1. The construction of-a carriage-body with fixed and movable seat-slides, the movable slides havinga cariiage-toLattaehed thereto, and combined as described, so that4 the carriage and the same seat or seats may be used with or without the top. 1 i
2. The combination of the plates E E, e c, and G G, withflanges cZ d and thumb-screws F F, with the iixed vandn'xovable seat-slides of a carriage, substantially in the manner and for the lpurpose as herein described.
As evidence that I claim the foregoing, I'have hereunto set-my hand, in the presence of two witnesses.
i SMITH TITCOMB.
Gso.W. GATE, Guns. W. BAILEY.