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Publication numberUS970010 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1910
Filing dateApr 13, 1909
Priority dateApr 13, 1909
Publication numberUS 970010 A, US 970010A, US-A-970010, US970010 A, US970010A
InventorsSamuel T Bole
Original AssigneeJ G Brill Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 970010 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed April 13, 1909.

Patented Sept. 13, 1910.

Serial No. 489,691.

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, SAMUEL T. Bone, a citizen of the United States, residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented Improvements in Passenger-Cars, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to certain improvements in passenger cars in which the steps at one side of the platform are moved into and out of position and the passageway leading to the step closed by a door.

The object of my invention is to so combine the means for locking the door, when in the closed position, with the step, that when the locking device is in position the step will be moved out of position and when the locking device is clear of the doors, so that they can be opened, the step will be moved into position.

My invention relates further to an arrangement of a seat which can be lllOX'Gd into and out of position, as fully described hereafter, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1, is a longitudinal sectional view of the platform of a passenger car illustrating my invention; Fig. 2, is a sectional plan view on the line 22, Fig. 1; Fig. 3, is a sectional elevation on the line 33, Fig. 2; Fig. 4, is a view similar to Fig. 3, with the step lowered into position; Fig. 5, is a view showing the locking bar raised, the step lowered and the seat moved out of position; the parts being in the position similar to Fig. 4; Fig. 6, is a detail perspective view of the step and a portion of the locking bar; and Fig. 7, is a modification of the arrangement of the seat.

A is the platform of the car.

B is the body portion separated from the platform.

A is the fixed vestibule casing having a sash and constructed in the ordinary manner.

CC are two doors, the door C being hinged to the stile c and the door C hinged to the door C at c, and when the doors are opened, they rest against the forward vestibule casing A. WVhile I have shown the doors in two sections to close the side of the platform, they may be made in any number of sections, depending considerably upon the width of the platform and the space into which the doors can be shifted when opened.

D is a step, hinged at d to depending hangers D, and projecting rearwardly from the step is an arm d, to which is connected a link (P, which in turn is attached to a rod E, mounted in hearings in the floor structure of the platform.

F is a locking bar pivoted at f to the vestibule casing, as shown in Fig. 1, and when lowered is adapted to a socket f.

The rod F1 is connected to the locking bar F by a connecting rod 0 pivoted to the upper end of the rod 1G and to the bar F at the point 0. lVhen the locking bar is raised to the vertical position shown in Figs. 4 and 5, its upper end is adapted to a spring socket f on the door frame and is retained in this position by the spring socket, and the movement of the rod from the position illustrated in Fig. 1 to that illustrated in Fig. 5, causes the rod E to be raised, as indicated in Fig. 5, and this raising of the rod turns the step I) on its pivot to a position so that it can be utilized in boarding or leaving the ear, but when the parts are in the positions illustrated in Figs. 1 and 3, then the step is turned on its pivot and is out of position. After the rod F is in the position illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5, the doors CC can be readily opened, so that a passageway closed by these doors can be utilized for the ingress and egress of passengers.

The invention is particularly adapted for use on what are known as pay as you enter cars, for closing the main ingress and egress passageway when the platform is at the forward end of the car, as it is desirable not only to close that side of the platform at the forward end of the car, but also to move the step out of position. It is also essential that when the doors are opened the step will be in position to be utilized by persons entering or leaving the car. By my improved arrangement the doors cannot be locked or unlocked without actuating the step.

In order to utilize the space directly in front of the doors, I provide a seat section N, which has an extension n pivoted at m to a sleeve M on a vertical rod I situated at one side of the doorway close to the vestibule casing, and this seat section is provided with legs n of any suitable form pivoted as shown, so that when the seat is in the position illustrated in Fig. 1, it will extend in front of the doors and will accommodate a number of passengers. When the doors are to be opened,ho'wever, the seat is shifted to the vertical position illustrated in Fig. 5 by simply allowing the sleeve M to slide upon the bar I. On the under side of the seat is a clip 10 which engages a rim n on the vestibule casing. This connection will hold the seat section rigidly when in a vertical position. In some instances the legs 11/ may be dispensed With and the seat may have a lip p which engages a bar 79 on the frame of the car at the opposite side of the doorway, as illustrated in Fig. 7, and in this instance the sleeve NI rests upon a fixed collar i on the rod I, the collar acting as one support for the seat.

I claim 1. The combination in a passenger car, having a doorway, a door closing the doorway, a movable step in front of the doorway, a movable bar for locking the door, means connecting the bar with the step, so that when the bar is moved to the locking position, it will shift the step out of position and when moved to position to allow the door to be opened, the step will be moved into position.

2. The combination in a passenger car of a platform, a doorway at one side of the platform, a door closing the said doorway, a bar pivoted to the side of the doorway'and' adapted to be moved either into a vertical or a horizontal position, a step pivoted to the platform in front of the doorway, and a rod connecting the step with the bar some distance from its pivot, so that when the bar is raised or lowered, the step will be moved into or out of position.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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