US 934578 A
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J., G. STOLLEK REIGHT RAILWAY CAR.
APPLICATION FILED TUNE 4, 1909.
5. G. STOLLER.
FREGHT RLWY CAR.
APPLICATION HLBD JUNE 4, 1909.
Patented Sept. 2, 15509 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
UNITED )PATENT @FFIQM FREIGHT nauwer-can.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Sept. 2li, igili).
Application filed Si' une 4, 1909. Serial No. 500,211
'which are especially designed for the car riage of grain; and the objects of my improvement are, first, to provide greater storage capacity in substantially the same area now occupied by similar cars ;fsecond,to guard againstleakage'of grain from the car in course of transportation; third, provide a car that is susceptible of being changed within itself from a Greater bulk carrying grain car, to substantially that of an ordinary freight box car; and, fourth, provide means for sustaining the car-load below the periphery of the wheels. I attain these objects by the mode of construction illustrated in the accompanying` drawings, in which,- I
ignitev I is a perspective side elevation of my improved car, Fig. II a similar view showing the side of the car broken away and disclosing its internal construction, and Fig. III an end view in cross 'section thereof on line 3. 3. Fig. II. y
Similar letters and figures are used to des ignate'similar parts throughout the several Views.
In the drawings represents' the body of' my improved-cau 1, the depending part occupying the space below the point commonly occupied by the platform; 2, the trucks; 3, the truck bolster; 4, the body bolster with king-bolt connections of the car body to the trucks; the depending; part l of this car consists in a steel girder frame 5, the base pieces G. 6. whereof are extended horizontally from both ends toward the middle of the car, until, clearing the wheels, they are deflected at an angle to a point below the wheel center, thence horizontally to constitute the sunports of the lower main bottom of the ear; 7. 7. are stittcning angles to web of girder frame, which retain the sides, take up shear, and prevent the buckling of the girder frame under compression and stress; the sides and ends of the car rest on the base parts thus provided and extend upwardly, and may be composed of sheet metal throughout includ l ing the top, which is the preferred means, or
with the usual skeleton' frame of wood =or metal; it may also consist of wood sides and ends from the line of the upper floor part upward; 5. are supports to the girder frame and running transversely to the 'car length from the fioor supports when the car is used for ordinary freight; to avoid lodging of grain longitudinal wooden strips 5".
5. are set on the step of the I bars 5 similar pieces 9.9. rest likewise on the frame girder 5, and lengthwise thereof, to which are hinged the secondary fioor sections 10. 10. whereby the latter are raised and thus the grain is allowedto go to the lower bottom and,when used as an ordinary freight car by closing down the said fioor' sections an even fioor above' the lower bottom is afforded, thus giving facilities for a specific grain carrying car, tight and of'large capacity, 'and an ordinary car for return freight; 11, is. a chute for emptying the grain.
Having thus described my invention, that which I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent is# 1. In combination with the trucks and wheels of a freiglitand grain car a series of inwardly and downwardly inclined supports connected to the girder frame;-angle connections joining the bracing of the deflected ear bottom on each side of the car girder, with longitudinally extending I bars on top of the girder carryingr fioor sections; floor sections hinged thereto and lsusceptible of being raised so as to allow of free egress of grain through the saine to the lower bottom of the car, all substantially as shown and susceptible of being opened so as to allow of the use of a lower bottone to the car all substantially as shown and described, and for the purposes specified.
JOHN Gr. S'IOLLER.
Witnesses LUKE J. REILLY, HENRY W. VORDENFELD.