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US1145738A
US1145738A US78868113A US1913788681A US1145738A US 1145738 A US1145738 A US 1145738A US 78868113 A US78868113 A US 78868113A US 1913788681 A US1913788681 A US 1913788681A US 1145738 A US1145738 A US 1145738A
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    • E01CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES
    • E01BPERMANENT WAY; PERMANENT-WAY TOOLS; MACHINES FOR MAKING RAILWAYS OF ALL KINDS
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v. ANGERER.

GUARD RAIL.

APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 8, [91-3.

Patented July 6, 1915.

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V. ANGERER.

GUARD RAIL.

APPLICATION FILED SEPT.8. l9l3. 1 14mm Patented 6, 1915.

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VICTOR ANGERER, 0F RIDLEY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR TO WILLIAM WHARTON, JR, 8; COMPANY, INCORPORATED, 015 PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYL- VANIA, A CORPORATION OF PENNSYLVANIA.

GUARD-RAIL.

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Application filed September 8, 1913.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, VIc'roR ANGERER, a citizen of the United States, residing in Ridley Park, county of Delaware, State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain Improvements in Guard-Rails, of which the following is a specification.

One object of my invention is to make a guard rail arranged to be secured to the running rail of a track and to provide said guard rail with brackets formed integral therewith and projecting inwardly, with a clamp adjustably securing the guard rail to the running rail. I

A further object of the invention is to construct the guard rail so that it will have its ends flared to widen the opening between the guard and the running rail, and to arrange the lower part of the ends of the guard rail so as to form a foot guard at each end thereof.

In the accompanying drawings :Figure l, is a plan view of my improved guard rail, showing the running rail in dotted lines; Fig. 2, is a side view of the guard rail; Fig. 3, is an end View; Fig. 4:, is a transverse sectional View on the line aa, Fig. 1; and Fig. 5, is a sectional View on the line 5-5, Fig. 1.

Referring to the drawings, 1 is the guard rail of any length desired and arranged to be located on the inner side of the running rail, as indicated by dotted lines, Fig. 8. The guard rail, in the present instance, is made preferably of manganese steel, cast in the proper shape, and so designed that it will require very little, if any, finish before the rail is located in position adjacent the running rail. The rail, however, may be made of other steel compounds, or may be forged, pressed, or cast of any metal without departing from the essential features of the invention.

The guard rail, in the present instance, is hollow, as indicated in Figs. 4: and 5, and has a series of brackets 3, which extend from the rail toward the center of the track and these brackets are located a given distance apart so that the extended feet 4 of the brackets rest upon the ties 5 illustrated by dotted lines in Figs. 1 and 2. These feet have any number of spike holes, through which retaining spikes can be driven into the ties.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 6, 1915.

Serial No. 788,681.

The wall 6 adjacent to the running rail 2 is slightly inclined, as illustrated in Fig. 5, and I preferably form lips 7 which project under the base of the running rail, as illustrated in F 5. In the present instance, I have shown two of these lips, one on each side of the clamp 8, but the number may be increased, as desired. The rear of the wall 6 is recessed, as shown in Fig. L, to receive the projection 9 of the clamp 8, which extends under the running rail 2, as illustrated in Fig; 4, and has a projecting portion 10 above the line of the ties. I

11 is a wedgeshaped to fit between the head and the base flange of the rail 2, and there is a web 12 which extends into a recess in the projection 10. This web is preferably perforated for the reception of cotter, or other, pins to hold the wedge against longitudinal movement after once being adjusted.

Preferably arranged in line with the clamp 8 is an inclined way 13 made integral with the guard rail, and on which slides a filler 1 L shaped to fit between the head and base flange of the running rail 2, as illustrated in Fig. 4. The filler has a longitudinal recess 15 to receive the rib 16 of the way 13. The rib, in the present instance, is provided with projections, fitting into corresponding recesses in the filler. Both the projections and recesses are spaced equally so that they will engage in difierent positions of the filler and thus prevent longitudinal displacement of the filler. By this construction the guard railcan be located at any distance from the running rail, as desired. After the filler has been adjusted, the Wedge can be driven so as to secure the guard rail rigidly to the running rail. The spikes can then be driven through the feet of the brackets, securing the guard rail in the proper position and in alinement with the running rail. Each end 17 of the guard rail is flared so as to widen the opening between the guard and the running rail for the entrance of the wheel flanges.

In order to provide a foot guard at each end of the guard rail, I form a projection 18, which extends under the head of the running rail, and this projection has a flange 19 which fills the space directly under the rail, preventing a foot being caught between the guard rail and the underside of the head of the running rail. The Wall. 6 is cut away directly above the ties, as at 20, so that it will 'clear the spikes and the tie plates which yond the end of the rail, as sh0Wn;and are perforated for the reception of spikes.

By the above construction, I am enabled to make a substantial and easily adjusted guard rail, which can be applied to the track Without disturbing the running rail, and which can be accurately and securely held in position with respect to the running rail.

I claim:

1. The combination of 'a running rail of a railway track; a guard rail located at one side of the running rail having integral brackets forming braces extending toward the inside of the track and'having a Wall extending adjacent to the running rail, the

rear of the wall being recessed; a clamp for securing the guard to the running rail and extending under both rails and having a projection on one arm entering the recess at the back of the guard rail; and a filler between the guard rail and the running rail.

' 2. The combination of a running rail; a guard rail located at one side of the running rail and having integral brackets forming braces extending inwardly over the ties; short lugs on the guard rail extending only part way under the base flange of the running rail at points between the ties; and a clamp extending under both rails and se curing the two rails together.

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

VICTOR ANGERER.

Witnesses:

Jos. H. KLEIN, WM. A. BARR.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

' Washington, 1!. (1.

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