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Publication numberUS983514 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1911
Filing dateSep 3, 1910
Priority dateSep 3, 1910
Publication numberUS 983514 A, US 983514A, US-A-983514, US983514 A, US983514A
InventorsWalter G Palmer
Original AssigneeWalter G Palmer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Railway mail-bag-delivering device.
US 983514 A
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jiinrrnio STATES PATENT OFFECE.

VJALTER G. PALMER, OF MOUNT HOOD, OREGON.

i all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, Walnut G. PALMER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Mount Hood, county of llood River, b'tate of Oregon, have invented a new and useful Improvement: in Railway Mail-.Bag-Delivering Devices, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to until-bag delivering and receiving devices of railway systents, and has for its object the improve-- ment of such devices in certain particulars as hereinafter forth.

In my present application I will describe and claim the improvements invented by me in the mail-bag delivering do. 'ices, and in my co-pending application for: Lettersv Patent, tiled September 3, i910, tierial X0. 580,451., I have described and claimed the improvements invented by me in the mailbag receiving device, and to such application 1 hereby refer. My improved mail-bag delivering devices may be used on a railway car as well as on the station. I

The object of such improvements is to ob tain etlicient devices, which are inexpensive to manufacture and maintain in good order; .which are convtnient to use, and embody certain autonmtic features, hereinafter set forth. facilitating their use and preventing accidental dmuage, in this that there are no parts left projectingoutward of the cal,

after the mail-hag has been removed by the receiver of the station, and thus in the use of devices of this character on a railway car, there is no danger of any projecting parts striking against posts or other objects alongside of the track, and likewise, in the use 01' my devices at the station it is desirable to reduce the whole to small compass when notin use.

In the accompanying drawings constituting a part hereof, Figure l is a partial horizontal section (taken approximately on the line .'\A of Fig. l) of the door-portion of a mail-car, showing a top view of my mailbag delivering and receiving devices, the latter being shown when suspending a mailbag in position to be caught by the receiver at the station; Fig. 2 is a top view, in outline, of the receiver device provided at the station; Fig.3 is a top view of my mailbag delivering device as arranged at a station; Fig. 4 is a partial side elevation of the door section of the body of a mail-car, showing a front view of my mail-bag delivering Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed September 3, 1910.

RAILW'AY IV[AIL-BAG-DELIVERING DEVICE.

Patented Feb. *7, 1911.

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device in its inactive, out-of-the-way position; Fig. 5 is a partial front elevation of my mail-bag delivering device as arranged at the station, the device being shown in its inactive position; Fig. (3 shows a portion of one side of the door-jamb of a mail-car, and a side elevation of my mail-bag delivering device arranged to suspend the mail-bag in in position to be caught bythe receiver at the station, such receiver being shown in outline at the left in this figure so as to illustrate the delivering operation; and fig. 7 illustrates the same features, and action as shown in the preceding tigure, exceptthat the parts are. re ersed; the mail-bag being shown it: suspended from the delivering device provided at the station, and the receiving device shown in connection therewith being that pro ided on the car.

Figs. 1. 2 and 3,-considered together, illustrate the relation of the delivering and receiving devices provided on the mail car.

and at the station, respectively. The door- ]anibs, a, u, oi the car are provided with slotted boxes, (1., a, in which are secured the ends of a round rod, Z; such ends being A 1 flattened and the parts arranged to hold the rod against rotation. The rod. 1:, is provided with oppositely pro ecting ribs, 1. c, at one end, and on such end of the rod. 0, there is slidabiy mount d a carrier, 1/. the hub, 1/", of

which l provided with cavities corresponding with said ribs, c, of the rod, 1'), so that when the carrier, (1, is moved over the ribbed portion of the rod, 7*, the carrier may be supported projected outward of the car, as shown in Fig.6. In order toinclosethe parts I have made the carrier, (1, with p ckets 0, e, in which are hinged the inner ends of the arms, f, having bifurcated extremities, f. Said arms, 7', f when released are held in perpendicular position (indi-ated by the broken outline, f, in Fig. (3) by the action of the springs 5 y The shoulders, (F, (F, provided on the receiver limited the outward movement 01 the arms, to the position required for suspending the mail-ba The object of this construction is to cause the arms to be automatically moved out of the way, the instant that the mail-hag, Ir, suspended from the extremities ot-said arms, is caught and removed by the receiver at the station.

In order to render the suspension of the mail-bag convenient, the extremities, f, f,

of. the arms, f, f, are provided with latch bars, h, (more cleariy shown in Fig. 4), including a member, i,'free at one end, the outer end of which is locked by a bail, In fastening the bag in place, the members, 2', i, of the latch bars, ll, it, are inserted through thestraps, Z, l, at the ends of the mailbag, as illustrated in Figs. (3 and 7.

It is to be observed by comparing Figs. l

and 6 that the arrangement of the latch-bars,

h, ii, at the extremities of the arms, 7', f, is such as to especially facilitate the removal or the mail-bag suspended therefrom. The carrier, (1, is provided with arms in, in, (more clearly shown in Fig. (5), so as to enable the turning of the carrier on the rod, 6. This rotatabie feature of my device is or great convenience, since it permits the fasreceiver is moved baclc on the ribs, c, of the rod, 5, so asto be secured in position.

A rubber bumper, n, or equivalent device, is prov ded on the rod, 1:, for the carrier to strike against when. the mail-bag has impact 1 with the receiver at the station, in the act of the receiver pulling the mail-ba from the latch-bars on the extremities of the arms, f.

The arrangement and operation of m v delivering devices at the station aresnbstantially the same as described with respect to the mail-car. There is provided at the station a suitable post. 0, towhich 'lastencd a bracket, 2), provided with pockets, 7)", as shown in Fig. 7, or otherwise adapted to have hinged in said bracket arms, Q, g; the bracket also being provided with stops or shoulders, 77-, causing the arms, to be positioned as shown in Fig. 7 when suspending the mail-bag. The extremities, 1 q, of the arms, 9', q, are bifurcated, andon such extremities are hinged latch bars, a, ofthe same construction as the latch bars, 11, above referred to, and adapted to suspend the mail bag by its end straps, l, l, as shown in Fig. 7. The upper arm, 9, as will be observed from Fig. 7, is controlled by a spring. a, and when the mail-bag has been removed from the arms, 9, q, the lower thereot' vvill drop down and the upper be lifted to perpendicular ont-of-thc-Way position. Adapted to coiiperate with said suspending means of the described delivering devices, there is mounted on the rod, 7), of the mail-car a receiver, t, having a hub, ll, handle, r, and latch, u,- said receiver is provided with arms, 25', arranged in the forms shown in Figs. 1

and 2; and the latch mechanism of the receiver as well as that part of the rod, 4), on which it is mounted, are so arranged as to cause the impactv o.- the receiver with the mail-bag suspended at a station, to disengage the latch oi' the receiver and cause it to swing inside of the car, throwing the mail bag on the 11001 of the car.

1 The receiver part of the devices provided by me on the mail-car, are omitted from Fig. 4. Iliave only briefly referred to the con struction and ope ation of such receiver, since the details thereof are fully set forth in my said co-pending application for Letters Patent relating thereto. In the devices outlined in Fig. 2, 2 represents a post to which atlixcd a bracket, to which are. hinged arms, 4, 5, to the extremities of which arms are hinged the ends of a round rod, 6, on which is slidably and rotatably mounted a receiver, 7, constructed and operating like. the receiver, If, provided on the car. At one end of the rod, (3, is provided a bumper, s, for the receiver to strike against. A. ribbed quadrant, 9, sulliciently locks the arm. 5. ten'iporaril v in place so as to hold the devices in projected position as shown in Fig.

The impactof the receiver, 7, with the mailbag suspended from the car causes the receiver to be impelled against the bumper S. and then it will drop down, out of the way. Simultaneously the entire suspending devices vvill be moved in the direction pointed by the arrow in Fig. '2, and thus positioned out of the way. It is to be noted that the action of the springs, 7, g, of my carrier as applied to a car, and of the spring, r, of my carrier as arranged at the station. contributcs to the holding of the arms of the carrier properly spead apart so as to propcrl v hold the mail bag. See l igs. t3 and T. Of course my delivering devices will also operate with other types of receivers or catcln. ing devices, but I prefer my o\vn intention.

I claim: 7

1. iii?! railway until-bag dtdiycring device the combination of, a horizontally supported rod; a carrier rotatably and slidabl) mounted thereon; means on one end of the rod. and' the carrier. adapted to support the latter in projected position. and said supporting means adapted to be interrupted by the sliding of the carrier from said end of the rod; arms hinged to the carrier, said carrier being provided with stops limiting the outward movement of said arms; and latchbars on the cxtremit of said arms.

'2. In a railway mail-bar delivering device the combination of. a horizontally supported rod: a carrier rotatably and slidablv mounted thereon; means on one end of the rod, and the ca rricr, adapted to support. the lattcr in projected position, and said supporting means adapted to be interrupted by the sliding of the carrier from said end of the its - vertical position; said carrier heing provided with stops limitiu the outward movement of said arms; andlatch-liars on the extreue ities of said arms. I

3. In a railway mail-hag delivering device the combination ofia horizontally supported rod carrier rotatahly and slidahlv mounted thereon; means on one end of the rod and the carrier. adapted to supp rt the latter in projected position. and. said supporting means adapted to he interrupted hy the sliding of the. carrier from said end of the rc'l; aims hinged to the carrier: springs arranged to move said arms into vertical positit u: said carrier heing provided with stops limiting the outward movement of said arms; and latch-liars on the extremities of said arzns.

4-. in a railwz f mail-hag delivering device the combination of. a horizontally supported rod: a carrier rotatahly and slidahly mounted tlureon; means on one Out. of the rod. and the carrier. adapted to support the latter in projected position. and said supporting means adapted to he interrupted by the sliding of the carrier from said end of the rod; arms hinged to the carrier; said car ier provided with stops limiting the outward movement at said arms; latch-liars on the extremities of aid arms; :nd a humper element arranged for the carrier to strike against. in the impact of the mailbag suspeudedtroia the carrier with the receiving device.- 1

V In a railway mail-hag delivering device the eomhination ot; a horizontally supported rod: a carrier rotatahly and slidahly mounted there n: mean on one end of the rod. and the carrier. adapted to support the latter in projected position. and said supporting: means adapted to he interrupted hy the sliding ot thecarrier from said end of the rod: arms hinged to the carrier; :1 spring arranged to lift the upper of said arms into vertical position: said carrier provided with Stops limiting the outward movement of said arms: latch-liars on the extremities of said :1 axis; said latch-liars respectively provided with a memher having a free end adapted to he inserted in the st 'ap therefor provided at the ends of a mailbag. and a hail locking said free end, said hail adapted to he released from said free end by the act of pulling the mail-hag otl' said memher ot' the latch-h: In a railway mail-hag delivering: device the comhination of, a horizontally supported rod; :1 carrier retatahly and slidahly mounted thereon; means on one end of the rod, and the -arrier. adapted to supportthe latter in projected position. and said supporting means adapted to he interrupted by the sliding of the -arrier from said end of the rod; arms hinged to the. carrier; a spring arranged to lift the upper ofsaid arms into vertical position: said carrier provided with stops limitin; the outward movement of said arms: latch-liarsv on the extremities of said armsrsaid latelehars resptwtively provided with a memher having a free end adapted to he inserted in the strap therefor provided at the end of a tlltllldmfjj. and a hail loelting said l'iee end. said hail adapted to he relea ed from said free end by the act of pulling the mail-hagotl' said memherottholatchhars; aml a humper element. arranged for the carrier .0 strike against. in the impactof the mail-hag suspended from the carrier with the receiving .evice.

T. ln a railway mail-ha a' delivering: device the eomhination of. a horizontally supported rod: :1 carrier rot atahly and slidahly mounted thereon: a longitudinal rih on the rod. and the huh of the carrier provided with a corresponding slot. the parts arranged to support the carrier in projected position when slid over said rihhed part of the rod: arms hinged to the carrier: said carrier provided with stops limiting" the outward movement of said arms; latch-liars on the extremities of said rms': and a humper element arranged for the carrier to strike against. in the impactof the mailha sus pended from the carrier with the receivi 1g device.

8. ln a railway mail-bag delivering deice. the comhii ation of. a horizontally supported rod: :1 carrier rotatahly and slidahly mounted thereon: a longitudinal rih on the rod and the hub of the carrier provided with a correspondin; slot. the parts arranged to support the carrier in projected position when slid-over said rihhed part of the rod: said -arricr provided with pockets: arms hinged to the arrier in said pockets: a spring arranged to lift the upper of said arms into vertical position; said carrier provided with stops limiting the. outward movement of said arms; latch-bars on the extremities of said arms; and a lnnnpe;, element ar'anged for the carrier to strilte against, in the impact of the mail-hag suspended from the carrier with the receiving.

device.

9. In a 'ailway mailbag delivering device the combination of, a horizontally supported rod: a carrier rotatahly and slidably mounted thereon; a longitudinal rib on the rod, and the hub of the carrier provided with a corresponding slot. the parts arranged to support the carrier in projected position when slid over said ribbed part of the rod; said carrier provided with pockets; arms hinged to the carrier in said pockets: :1 spring arranged to lift the upper of said arms into vertical position; said carrier provided with stops limiting the outward movement of said arms; latch-liars on the (.X- tremities of said arms; said latch-bars respeetively providedwith a member having a free end adapted to be inserted in the strap therefor provided at the ends of a mail-bag. and a bail locking said free end, said bail adapted to be released from said free end by the act of pulling the mail-bag 01? said member of the latch-bars; and a bumper element arranged for the carrier to strike against, in the impact of the mail-bag suspended from the carrier with the receiving device.

10. In a ailway mail-bag delivering device the combination of, a horizontally supported rod; a carrier rotatably and slidably mounted thereon: a longitudinal rib on the rod, and the hub of the carrier provided with a corresponding slot, the parts arranged to support the carrier in projected position when slid over said ribbed part of the rod; arms l nged to the carrier; and a spring arranged to lift the upper of said arms into vertical position; said carrier be ing provided with stops limiting the outward movement of said arms.

11. In a railway mail-ba e delivering device the combination of, a horizontally supported rod; a carrier rotatably and slidabi mounted thereon; a longitudinal rib on. the rod, and the hub of the carrier provided with a corresponding slot, the parts arranged to support the carrier in projected position when slid over said ribbed part of the rod; said carrier provided with pockets;

arms hinged to the carrier in said pockets and a spring arranged to lift the upper of said arms into vertical position; said carrier being provided with stops limiting the outward movement of said arms.

12. In a railway mail-bag delivering device, the combination with a suspending device provided with arms, of latch bars hinged to the extremities of such arms; said latch -bars respectively provided with a member having a free end adapted to be inserted in the strap therefor provided at the ends of a mail-bag, and a bail locking said free end. said hail adapted to be released from said free end by the aet of pulling the mail-bag otl' said member of the latch-bars. \VALTER G. PALMER.

\Vitnesses:

\V. HARDINGER, O. O. MARTIX.

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Cooperative ClassificationB61K1/02