US1222341A - Wheel-flange lubricator. - Google Patents

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US1222341A
US1222341A US10264416A US1222341A US 1222341 A US1222341 A US 1222341A US 10264416 A US10264416 A US 10264416A US 1222341 A US1222341 A US 1222341A
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T. J. WHOLEY. WHEEL FLANGE LUBRICATOR. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 9. m6.

Patented Apr. 10, 1917.

ATTORNEYS WITNESSES TIMOTHY J'. WHOLEY, F PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

WHEEL-FLANGE LUBRICATOR.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 11 0 1211 "X.

Application filed June 9, 1916. Serial No. 102,644.

flange lubricator and a novel construction of stick employed in conjunction with the lubricator.

It further consists of a novel lubricator which comprises a novel construction of a casing adapted to receive a stick of lubricant, a novel construction for supporting said casing, whereby it may be readily adjusted in accordance with the conditions and requirements met with in practice,

sure on the end of the stick, and a novel construction and arrangement of closures whereby a fresh stick of lubricant maybe inserted without dismantling the device.

It further consists of a novel construc tion of a slide or shoe which is adapted to be connected with the stick of lubricant.

Other novel features of construction and advantage will hereinafter more clearly appear in the detailed description of my invention.

For the purpose of illustrating my invention, I have shown in the accompanying drawin s one form thereof which is at pres- 5 cut preferred by me, since the same will give in practice satisfactory and reliable results, although it is to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which my invention consists can be variously arranged and organized and that my invention is not limited to the precise arrangement and organization of these instrumentalities as herein shown and described.

Figure 1 represents a top plan view of a wheel flange lubricator and lubricating stick therefor embodying my invention, the lubricator being shown in assembled position with respect to a support and a car wheel.

viewed from the rear, of a casing closure in detached position.

Fig. 3 represents a plan view of a rotatable supporting stem.

Fig. 4 represents a section on line 44 tended and provided with an open slot 24, 110 Fig.

Fig. 5 represents a side elevation, partly in section, of my invention, the parts being shown 1n a different relation from that seen in Fig. 1.

Fig. 6 represents a perspective view of the slide or shoe and a portion of the lubricant stick.

Fig. 7 represents in perspective the parts SEQ/H.111 Fig. (3 in detached position.

Fig. 8 represents a section on line 8-8 of Fig. 5.

Fig. 9 represents a perspective view of the roller seen in Fig. 5.

Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in the figures.

Referring to the drawings l designates a supporting frame-work of any desired character, to which the bracket 2 is connected by means of fastening devices rupted tooth portions 4., with which the serrated face 5 of a stem 6 is adapted to adjustably engage and be maintained in position by means of a bolt 7 which is guided by the flange 8 on the lower face of the bracket.

The bolt 7 is provided with the sleeve nut 9, which latter is guided by the walls of the aperture 10 in the laterally extending portion of a flange 11 projecting outwardly from the bracket 2. The sleeve nut 9 is in threaded engagement with the bolt 7 and serves to maintain the stem 6 in its adjusted position, it being understood that the stem 6 is rotatably adjusted with respect to the bracket 2.

12 designates an arm provided with an apertured sleeve 13, thereby adapting the same to be received on the stem 6. Cap screws 14; are provided which look the sleeve 13 in its adjusted position on the stem 6. 15 designates a casing, which is provided on one of its sides with a sleeve or collar 16, which is adapted to receive the arm 12, which latter is locked in position by means of fastening devices 17, such as for example, cap screws, the inner ends of which engage the arm 12. The rear end of the casing 15 is provided on opposite sides with the outwardly extending ribs 18, with which are flanges 19 of an end-cap or closure 20, which a 3. The bracket 2 is provided with the inter- 20 novel means for exertlng a constant pres- Fig. 2 represents a perspective view, adapted to interlock the inwardly extending is provided with a top 21, adapted to seat on r the top face 22 at the end of the casing 15. The rear wall 23 of the closure 20 1s exin threaded engagement with the outwardly extending boss or lug 26 at the end of the casing 15. In the present instance, this boss or lug extends downwardly from the bottom of the casing and is provided with a slot 27, which communicates with a slot 28 in the bottom of the casing 15, said slot 28 forming a shoulder 29 at its forward end, the purpose of which will hereinafter appear.

30 designates a stick of hard lubricant which in the present instance is of rectangular contour in order to conform to the opening in the casing 15. This stick of lubricant is manufactured in the following manner: Proper proportions o graphite, mineral grease, gum and alum, are mixed together and heated to a desired degree and then pressed into a stick conforming to the shape which it is desired to make. The graphite and the mineral grease serve as a lubricant. The gum acts as a binder, and in some cases, I also employ a proper amount of rosin, which also acts as a.binder. The purpose of the alum is to effect the hardening of the compound. I may also use clay as an ingredient.

The forward end of the stick of lubricant is preferably shaped to conform to the wheel flange 31 with which it is used. The rear end of the stick of lubricant has its sides cut away, as at 32, in order that it may be received in the shoe or slide 33 which is apertured for such purpose. The sides of the shoe or slide 33 are preferably recessed as at 34 in order to reduce the friction.

35 designates a lug. extending from the bottom of the shoe 30 and adapted to pass through the slot 28 in the bottom of the casing 15. This lug engages the shoulder 29 to prevent the lubricant stick 30 from passing from the casing, and it also serves to move the shoe and stick from the casing, it being seen that the lug 35 is adapted to pass through the groove 27 at the rear end of the casing, so that a new stick of lubricant may be inserted Without dismantling the lubricating device or .varying its adjustment. In practice, I preferably extend the top face of the shoe 33, as indicated at 36, in order to form a grasping portion.

37 designates a weight, for example, a roller located in the casing 15 in rear of the shoe 33, and this roller serves as a weight to maintain a constant and uniform pressure against the rear end of the stick of lubricant, so that its forward or free end will be maintained in proper relationship with respect to the article which is being lubricated. The casing 15 may be rotatably adjusted on the arm or stem 12. The arm or stem 12 may be rotatably adjusted on the stem 6, and the preferred stem 6 may be rotatably adjusted on the supporting bracket 2. By such construction, the bracket may be secured at any convenient location, and due to the inclination of the casing 15, the stick of lubricant 30 will be moved forwardly, due to the pressure of the roller 37. 4

It will now be apparent that I have devised a novel and useful wheel flange lubricator and lubricating stick therefor, which embodies the features of advantage enumerated as desirable in the statement of the invention and the above description, and

.While I have, in the present instance, shown and described a preferred embodiment thereof which will give in'practice satisfactory and reliable results, it is to be understood that the same is susceptible of modification in various particulars Without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention or sacrificing any of its advantages.

Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. A lubricator, comprising a casing having a sleeve presented at an angle to the longitudinal axis of said casing, a shoe having limited longitudinal movement in the casing, a stick of lubricant carried by said shoe, a roller in rear of said shoe, and means engaging said sleeve to support said casing.

2. A lubricator, comprising a casing having a lug at one end and a slot extending through a wall of the casing and said lug, a closure to interlock with the casing, a shoe within the casing havin a lug to enter said slot, and a stick of lubricant carried by said shoe whereby said shoe and stick of lubricant may be removed as a unit from said casing. v

3. A lubricator, comprising a casing having a lug at one end and a slot extending through a wall of the casing and said lug, a closure to interlock with the casing, a shoe within the casinghaving a lug to enter said slot, and a stick of lubricant carried by said shoe whereby said shoe and stick of lubricant may be removed as a unit from said casin upon the removal of said closure.

4. Z lubricator, comprising a casin having its forward end open and side auges at its rear end, a closure to interlock with said side flanges, a fastening device for said closure, a shoe having limited longitudinal movement in the casing, a stick of lubricant secured to said shoe, and means to support said casing.

TIMOTHY J. WHOLEY. Witnesses:

H. S. FAIRBANKS, O. D. MOVAY.

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US2727589A (en) * 1953-04-13 1955-12-20 Edward A Campney Wheel flange wear retarder
US2866521A (en) * 1955-12-01 1958-12-30 Transall Inc Locomotive flange lubricator
US2903090A (en) * 1955-05-25 1959-09-08 Nat Aluminate Corp Wheel flange lubricator
US3027974A (en) * 1958-10-23 1962-04-03 Allen Tool & Engineering Ltd Carrier devices
US4811818A (en) * 1987-08-19 1989-03-14 Durafilm Corporation Transit rail lubricant applicator
US4915195A (en) * 1988-03-11 1990-04-10 Dial Darrell D Apparatus for lubricating railroad vehicle wheel flanges
US5251724A (en) * 1992-03-16 1993-10-12 General Motors Corporation Rail lubrication application system
US5305853A (en) * 1992-09-18 1994-04-26 Century Lubricants Co. Lubricant stick applicator
US5358072A (en) * 1993-03-05 1994-10-25 General Motors Corporation Wheel flange lubrication with enclosed strand drive
US20030101897A1 (en) * 2001-12-05 2003-06-05 Mitrovich Michael J. Lubricant applicator
US20040238282A1 (en) * 2003-05-30 2004-12-02 Mitrovich Michael J. Stick lubricant and applicator
US20070012515A1 (en) * 2005-07-18 2007-01-18 Pennsy Corporation Wheel flange lubricating device
US20110203875A1 (en) * 2010-02-22 2011-08-25 Mitrovich Michael J Method and Apparatus for Applying Variable Rates of Solid Stick Lubricant

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2727589A (en) * 1953-04-13 1955-12-20 Edward A Campney Wheel flange wear retarder
US2903090A (en) * 1955-05-25 1959-09-08 Nat Aluminate Corp Wheel flange lubricator
US2866521A (en) * 1955-12-01 1958-12-30 Transall Inc Locomotive flange lubricator
US3027974A (en) * 1958-10-23 1962-04-03 Allen Tool & Engineering Ltd Carrier devices
US4811818A (en) * 1987-08-19 1989-03-14 Durafilm Corporation Transit rail lubricant applicator
US4915195A (en) * 1988-03-11 1990-04-10 Dial Darrell D Apparatus for lubricating railroad vehicle wheel flanges
US5251724A (en) * 1992-03-16 1993-10-12 General Motors Corporation Rail lubrication application system
US5305853A (en) * 1992-09-18 1994-04-26 Century Lubricants Co. Lubricant stick applicator
US5358072A (en) * 1993-03-05 1994-10-25 General Motors Corporation Wheel flange lubrication with enclosed strand drive
US20030101897A1 (en) * 2001-12-05 2003-06-05 Mitrovich Michael J. Lubricant applicator
US7108104B2 (en) * 2001-12-05 2006-09-19 Michael J Mitrovich Lubricant applicator
US20040238282A1 (en) * 2003-05-30 2004-12-02 Mitrovich Michael J. Stick lubricant and applicator
US20070012515A1 (en) * 2005-07-18 2007-01-18 Pennsy Corporation Wheel flange lubricating device
US7886874B2 (en) 2005-07-18 2011-02-15 Pennsy Corporation Wheel flange lubricating device
US20110203875A1 (en) * 2010-02-22 2011-08-25 Mitrovich Michael J Method and Apparatus for Applying Variable Rates of Solid Stick Lubricant

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