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No. 825,722. PATENTED JULY 10, 1906.
E. 0. HASKINS. HINGE AND CATCH PLATE FOR BOILERS AND FURNACES.
APPLICATION FILED AUG. 21, 1905.
/ F va/2952222) UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ELBERT O. HASKINS, OF RUTHERFORD, NENV JERSEY,
ASSIG-N OR TO ABENDROTH BROS, OF PORT CHESTER, N EIV YORK, A CORPORA- TION OF NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 10, 1906.
Application filed August 21. 1905. Serial No. 275,059.
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Be it known that I, ELBERT O. HAsKINs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Rutherford, in the county of Bergen and State of New Jersey, have invented an Improvement in Hinge and Catch Plates for Boilers and Furnaces, of which the following is a specification.
Heretofore the tions of steam and air fL cast-metal bodies or sechot-water boilers and hotwith integral plane of the they were very liable to be broken off in trans portation. WVhere these parts were broken surface; remove the possibility of such inconvenience. In carrying out my invention the cast frame or section of the boiler or furnace at the opening'to receive a door is thickened at predetermined places, which are provided with dovetail slots from the edges inward, forming recesses in the surface of the metal open to the edges of the dooraperture.
'nge or catch plates agree in dimensions with the longitudinal and cross-sectional configurations of such slots, and they are adapted to be received therein and driven or forced to place. Each of these plates carries a lug formed therewith, either with a hole for the 'nge pin or as a catch for the latch or nosing of the door.
In the drawings, Figure l is an elevation of a section at one end of a steam or hot-water boiler for the purpose of illustrating the application of my invention. Fig. 2 is a perspective view at the left-hand side of a dooropening, showing a perspective view of the hinge-plates. Fig. 3 is a perspective view at the right-hand side of a door-opening. Fig. 4'is a perspective view of the catch-plate. Fig. 5 is a sectional plan longitudinally of a hingeplate, while Fig. 6 is an elevation of a hinge-plate alone.
a represents a part of or the whole of one section of a boiler or furnace provided with door-apertures 5. These door-apertures may be at the ends of fines which pass through the upper parts of the several secapplicable tions going to make up the boiler or furnace, and they may represent the entrance for coal to the combustion-chamber or the opening for the removal of ashes from the boiler or furnace, it being a fact that my invention is to a steam or hot-water boiler or to a hot-air furnace wherein a section or shell is made of cast metal.
In forming these parts of cast metal I provide thickened portions a or, in other words, parts at either one or both sides of a dooraperture that are thickened, both longitudinally and vertically, at a, and these parts are provided with dovetail slots from the edges inward opening in the surface of the metal, wherein the same form recesses open to the edges of the door-aperture. This is plainly shown in F g. 3.
provide hinge and catch plates 0 c of a shape to fit the dovetail slots, the outer surface ofsaid plates being narrower than the rear or back surface and the top and bottom edges diverging or spreading from the width of the surface or face to the width of the back. Each of these plates is formed with a lug, the lug d of the hinge-plate 0 being provided with a hole for the hinge-pin of the door and the catch-plate 0 provided with a lug (Z in the form of acatch for the latch or nosing of the door.
WVhile the hinge and catch plates are respectively in the said dovetail slots, it is the purpose of my invention to ship from the place of manufacture to the place of sale and destination the sections or shell of a steam or hot-water boiler or hot-air furnace with said hinge and catch plates separate, and after the furnace or boiler is set up then to place the hinge or catch plates in position for use. In this way risk of breakage is reduced to a minimum, and as the parts are interchange able there is no necessity of fitting these plates to place in the factory. After the boiler or furnace is set up and the hinge or catch plates placed in the grooves and drivenhome to position for use the said parts quickly rust together, so that it is substan tially impossible to remove them and they become to all intents and purposes for use an integral structure.
In one part of the drawings I have shown a upon the outer surface thereof for the hinge ing With said slots and having lugs formed and catch of the door.
2. The combination With the cast-metal body or section of a steam or hot-Water boiler or hot-air furnace having thickened Walls at predetermined places and at said places provided With dovetail slots from the edges inward forming recesses in the surface of the metal opening to the edges of the door-aperture, of hinge and catch plates Which agree in dimensions With the longitudinal and crosssectional configurations of such slots and adapted to be received therein, and lugs formed upon the outer surface of said hinge and catch plates provided with holes for the i face of the metal opening to hinge-pin or as a catch for the latch or nosing of the door.
3. The combination With the cast-metal body or section of a steam or hot-Water boiler or hot-air furnace having Walls thickened both vertically and horizontally on the inner surface and at predetermined said places provided With. dovetail slots from the edges inward forming recesses in the surthe edges of the door-aperture, of hinge and catch plates which agree in dimensions With the longitudinal and cross-sectional configurations of such slots so that they are Wider across their rear surface than across their outer surface and adapted to be received therein, and lugs formed With and upon the outer surface of said hinge and catch plates provided With holes for the hinge-pin or as a catch for the latch or nosing of the door.
Signed by me this th day of August, 1905.
ELBERT O. HASKINS.
WVitnesses 2 GEO. T. PINOKNEY, S. T. HAVILAND.
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