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No. 892,191. y PATBNTED JUNE ao, 190s.
' s. SHULLER.
RAIL JOINT. APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 27, 1907.
N oo 'QM- gwwnfo z SIMON SHULLER, OF PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 30, 1908.
Application led September 27, 1907. Serial No. 394,820.
To all whom 'it may concern.'
Be it known that I, SIMON SHULLER, a subect of the King of Hungary, residing at Pittsurg, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Rail-Joints, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.
This invention relates to rail joints, and its obj ect is to provide novel and effective means for connecting the meeting ends of railway rails without the employment of bolts and nuts.
The invention consists of a splice-bar formed with rejecting tongues adapted to extend throug openings in the webcportio'ns of the rails, and a sh plate forme with a groove to receive the tongues of the splicebar.
The construction of the improvement will be fully described hereinafter in connection with the accompanying drawing which forms a part of this specification, and its novel features will be defined in the appended claims.
` In the drawing Figure 1 is a perspective view of one of the rails to be connected, Fig. 2 is a similar view of the other rail, Fig. 3 is a erspective view of the im roved sphce-bar, Fig. 4 is a top lan view o the splice bar on an enlarged sca e, Fig. 5 is a view in perspective of the grooved fish late, Fig. 6 is an end elevation of the fish p ate, and, Fig. vf7 is a transverse vertical section of the improvement applied to a rail.
The reference numerals 1 and 2 designate the rails to be joined together, each formed inits web portion with an elongated slot 3 havingi a tapering inner end and a squared outer en The splice bar consists of a vertical portion 4 having tongues 5 projecting from its inner side, and a flange 6 adapted to rest upon the bases of the meeting rails. The tongues 5 correspond in shape to the elongated slots 3 in the rails, and are grooved throughout their length on their upper and lower sides as Shown at 7, the tongues are so disposed with respect to the s lice bar that the tapered end of a tongue wi be arranged in proximity to a vertical edge of the splice bar. After the splice bar has been applied to the rails it is locked in place by a fish-plate consisting of a vertical portion 8 formed on its inner side with a groove 9 and a base flange 10 resting on the bases ofthe rails. The groove 9 of the fish-plate corresponds in cross section to the cross-sectioned contour of the grooved tongues 5, adapting the fish-plate to readily slide into locking engagement with said tongues, after which the splice-bar and fishplate are firmly secured by spikes 11 driven into the tie 12.
It will be apparent that the improvement affords a secure connection of the rails without employing either bolts or nuts, and that the parts may be quickly connected and disconnected.
. The ends 13 of the tongues 5 are preferably tapered to adapt them to readily enter the groove in the fish plate.
Having fully described my invention what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
The combination with the meeting ends of railway rails, each formed with a slot inits web portion, said slot having a tapering inner end and a squared outer end, of a splice bar provided with projecting tongues extending through said slots, said tongues having a tapering outer end and a squared inner end and further provided with longitudinally extendin grooves, said tongues adapted to extend t ough said slots, and a fish plate formed with a longitudinal groove having the wall thereof provlded with tongues adapted to en age in the grooves of said tongues where y the splice bar and fish plate and rail sections are connected together.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
Witnesses A. H. RABSIEG, Max H. SRoLovITz,