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W. RILEY, Jr. Dumping Car.
No. 108,632. Patented 001;. 25. 1870.
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QEUUIBU filtllklb QPJUUU Qfimllll it Letters Patent No. 108,632, dated October 25, 187.0.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters P'atent and making part of the same To all whom it may concern;
Be it known that I, WILLIAM RILEY, Jr, of Terre l-Iautc, in the county of "igo and State of Indiana, have invented a new and, useful. Improvement in Dumping-Oar; and I do hereby declare that the following is a 11111, clear, and exact description thereof,- which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being bad to the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification.
This inventionrelates to a new and useful improvement in ,cars for. dumping coal, wood, or other substances or material, whereby much time and labor is saved; and
'It consists .in the construction rand arrangementhereinafter described.
In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 represents a vertical longitudinal section of the car, and the mechanism connected therewith, taken on thc'line of fig. 2.
Figure 2 is a sectionalii'ont-end view.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
The frame A shown in the drawing represents a section of a coal or wood-shed at a railroad-station, and my improvement is more especially designed to facilitate the operation of supplying the tender of a locomotive with coal and wood but it is applicable to other purposes.
By my mode 'of constructing and arranging the car, and by 'the mechanism connected therewith, the dumping and movement of the car is. made automatic.
13 is the body of the car.
0 is the bottom, to the rearcnd of which there is attached an vaxle, with flanged wheels D, which run upon the track I).
The forward end of the car is supported on the dumping-wheel l", the bottom of the car being guided by flanges on those wheels. 7
The wheels 1 are attached to an axle, G, which is supported in hearings in the short ends of two levers,
I], (one on each side,) which lovers have their fnlcrums on the parallel bar I.
The long ends of these levers extend back beneath the car, and are provided with weights J, as seen in the drawing. 7
The forward portion of the track E is inclined upward. 1
As represented in the drawing, the dumping-car is in a position for reocivingjts load in the coalshed. The load in the car will depress the forward or dumping-wheels 1* until their axle strikes the stops k 70 on the timber L. This throws the loaded car into an inclined position, with a'tendency to run forward, but it is held back by the hook-lever M, as seen in fig. 2.
N is an arm on each end of a shaft, which passes beneath the timbers O O.
On this shaft, beneath the car, is abell-crank, I, to which the hook-lever M is attached by the rod g.-
It 15 another hook-lever, which engages with the cross-iron S on the under side of the car, for holding the car inposition after it has been dumped.
Its long end is connected with the'bell-c'rank by the rod It.
To each of the arms N (seen partlyin dotted lines on the shaft before mentioned; the shaft is seen also in dotted lines in fig. 2,) a rod, T, is attached, (see fig. 1,) with a handle at the end.
The car being loadedand ready for being dumped into the tender, the fireman on the tender pnllsithe rods T, which releascsthe hook M from the axle at the back end of the car, and the car, being in an inclined position, moves forward by its own gravity till the wheels D strike the inclined portion of the track E, when the center of gravity of the car will bein advance of a vertical line drawn from the center of the wheels F, in which position the car will tip and discharge its contents;
- In tipping, the end-board Uof the car (\vhichis pivotcdor hinged at its upper edge to the sides of the car) is released from the hooks V, which allows the contents to slide out of the car.
One of the hooks Y is seen in dotted lines on the side of the car. This book is drawn down by the small rod W, which receives a slight longitudinal movement as the end of the car descends.
\Vhen this movementtakes place a hook on its end strikes a stop 'on the frame, which draws down the hook V by means of the arm X, to which the rod is attached. A
When the car'is dumped, it is held in that position by the book It, as before stated,-as long as the fireman may desire, for entirely clearing the car of its contents. He' releases it from this position by. again pulling the rods T.
\Vhen thus released, the center of gravity of the car will be back of the vertical line before mentioned,
and the rear wheels D, being onthe inclined track E,
the car will move back by its own gravity to the position seen in. fig. 1, ready for another load.
'It will thus be seen that the car moves automatically bothback and forward, and that its center of gravity, when loaded, is forward of the center of the dumpingwheels I, and back of such center-when empty.
The advantages of this arrangement for supplying locomotive-tenders with fuel, and for other purposes,
are many, and'must be obvious to all who are acquainted with the subject.
Having thus described my invention,
I claim 'as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- The dumping-wheels F and axle, combined as described with stops K,'hook-levers M R, rod q, bellcrank I, arms N, rod R, and levers T, for the purpose set forth.
WILLIAM RILEY, JR. \Vit-nesses:
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