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  • This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in fenders and track clearers for railway-cars, the same being adapted to be applied to cars propelled by steam, electric power, or horses; and it consists in providing the front portion of the car with a cradle made 'up of a series of curved arms, which are attached to each other and at their upper ends to a cross-bar, said crossbar being adjustably connectedto the carbody in front of the wheels, so that it can be raised and lowered, as hereinafter described and .claimed.
  • Our invention further consists in the construction and combination of the parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and partic ularly pointed out in the claims.
  • Figure l is a perspective view of a street-car, showing our improvement applied thereto.
  • Fig. 2 is a front view, partly in section; and
  • Fig. 3 is a detail sectional view, showing the device for vertically adjusting the fender.
  • A refers to the body of the car, to the under side of the platform of which, in front of the wheels, it is provided with hangers or loops at a, which are rigidly attached thereto.
  • hangers or loops at a which are rigidly attached thereto.
  • vertically through the under side of these hang ers and attached to the car-body or platform pass vertical rods or bolts b, which are encircled beneath the platform by spiral springs c.
  • D refers to the fender, which is made up preferably of a series of depending bars, the ends of which are curved outwardly. These bars or rods cl are connected to each other by one or more transverse braces, and the inner Serial No. 342,520. (No model.)
  • Each of these bars or fenders is rigidly secured at its upper end to a transverse beam F, which is supported within the hangers or loops at, and is provided with openings through which the verticalbolts pass, so that the springs which encircle said bolts will bear upon the upper edge of the beam F and against the under side of the platform, so as to normally exert a pressure which will force the beam F downwardly.
  • the beam F is provided with a bolt which is also encircled by a spring, said bolt extending through the platform and being pivotally connected to a lever G, one end of which is curved, as shown, while the other end is adapted to engage with a catch H, which consists of a pin and springcatch therefor, which spring-catch is provided with a projection h, so that when this projection is depressed the pivoted pin will be released and allow the lever to assume a vertical position, thereby lowering the fender D, so that the bar e on the end thereof will lie between the track, while the outside bars are without the same.
  • a catch H which consists of a pin and springcatch therefor
  • a block 00 is located on the platform to serve as a fulcrum for the bent portion of the lever, as will be apparent.
  • the fender hereinbefore described is adapted to be applied to the front end of the car, while the rear end may be provided with parallel curved rods which can be rigidly attached to the rear platform, so as to be normally at a slight distanceabove the'track in rear of the wheels, and thus guard against persons being thrown or falling in contact with said rear wheels.
  • This device is especially adapted to be applied to street-cars and the utility of the same instead of permitting the same to be forced beneath the car.
  • a fender for cars consisting of a series of curved bars secured at their upper ends to a transverse beam, said beam being vertically movable and spring-actuated in one direction and provided with a lever for lifting the fender, substantially as shown, and for the purpose set forth.
  • a series of bent bars connected to each other and to a main supporting-beam, the inner bars of said fender being connected to each other at their lower ends by a transverse strip which is adapted to lie above and within the rails, the outer bars being correspondingly curved and having free ends located above the outer edges of the rails, the main supporting-beam being vertically adjustable to raise and lower the fender, substantially as set forth.
  • a fender for railway-cars the combination of a series of curved bars rigidly connected to each other and to a main supporting-beam F, hangers or loops having vertical bolts or rods which pass through the beam F, springs encircling said bolts so as to exert normally a downward pressure upon the beam, and a central bolt extending through the carbody and provided with a lever G, the end of said lever being curved, as shown, a pivoted catch for engaging with the end of the lever, and means for releasing said catch, so that the fender will be automatically depressed when the lever is released, substantially as shown, and for the purpose set forth.

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- J. B. OASADAY & M. PEAK.
FENDER ATTACHMENT FOR CARS.
No. 429,501. PatentedJuneB, 1890.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JAMES B. OASADAY AND MORRIS PEAK, OF COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO.
FENDER ATTACHMENT FOR CARS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 429,501, dated June 3, 1890.
Application filed March 3, 1890.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that we, JAMES B. OASADAY and MORRIS PEAK, citizens of the United States of America, residing at Colorado Springs, in the full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in fenders and track clearers for railway-cars, the same being adapted to be applied to cars propelled by steam, electric power, or horses; and it consists in providing the front portion of the car with a cradle made 'up of a series of curved arms, which are attached to each other and at their upper ends to a cross-bar, said crossbar being adjustably connectedto the carbody in front of the wheels, so that it can be raised and lowered, as hereinafter described and .claimed.
Our invention further consists in the construction and combination of the parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and partic ularly pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a perspective view of a street-car, showing our improvement applied thereto. Fig. 2 is a front view, partly in section; and Fig. 3 is a detail sectional view, showing the device for vertically adjusting the fender.
A refers to the body of the car, to the under side of the platform of which, in front of the wheels, it is provided with hangers or loops at a, which are rigidly attached thereto. Vertically through the under side of these hang ers and attached to the car-body or platform pass vertical rods or bolts b, which are encircled beneath the platform by spiral springs c.
D refers to the fender, which is made up preferably of a series of depending bars, the ends of which are curved outwardly. These bars or rods cl are connected to each other by one or more transverse braces, and the inner Serial No. 342,520. (No model.)
bars at their lower ends, which project forwardly, carry a transverse strip 6. Each of these bars or fenders is rigidly secured at its upper end to a transverse beam F, which is supported within the hangers or loops at, and is provided with openings through which the verticalbolts pass, so that the springs which encircle said bolts will bear upon the upper edge of the beam F and against the under side of the platform, so as to normally exert a pressure which will force the beam F downwardly. Centrally the beam F is provided with a bolt which is also encircled by a spring, said bolt extending through the platform and being pivotally connected to a lever G, one end of which is curved, as shown, while the other end is adapted to engage with a catch H, which consists of a pin and springcatch therefor, which spring-catch is provided with a projection h, so that when this projection is depressed the pivoted pin will be released and allow the lever to assume a vertical position, thereby lowering the fender D, so that the bar e on the end thereof will lie between the track, while the outside bars are without the same.
To increase the lifting action of the lever G, a block 00 is located on the platform to serve as a fulcrum for the bent portion of the lever, as will be apparent. When the lever is in a horizontal position, the bar e of the fender D will be slightly above the track, which is its normal position, and only in case of an obstruction being upon the track is the fender lowered.
The fender hereinbefore described is adapted to be applied to the front end of the car, while the rear end may be provided with parallel curved rods which can be rigidly attached to the rear platform, so as to be normally at a slight distanceabove the'track in rear of the wheels, and thus guard against persons being thrown or falling in contact with said rear wheels.
This device is especially adapted to be applied to street-cars and the utility of the same instead of permitting the same to be forced beneath the car.
Having thus described our invention, We
claim- 1. A fender for cars, consisting of a series of curved bars secured at their upper ends to a transverse beam, said beam being vertically movable and spring-actuated in one direction and provided with a lever for lifting the fender, substantially as shown, and for the purpose set forth.
2. In a fender for cars, a series of bent bars connected to each other and to a main supporting-beam, the inner bars of said fender being connected to each other at their lower ends by a transverse strip which is adapted to lie above and within the rails, the outer bars being correspondingly curved and having free ends located above the outer edges of the rails, the main supporting-beam being vertically adjustable to raise and lower the fender, substantially as set forth.
In a fender for railway-cars, the combination of a series of curved bars rigidly connected to each other and to a main supporting-beam F, hangers or loops having vertical bolts or rods which pass through the beam F, springs encircling said bolts so as to exert normally a downward pressure upon the beam, and a central bolt extending through the carbody and provided with a lever G, the end of said lever being curved, as shown, a pivoted catch for engaging with the end of the lever, and means for releasing said catch, so that the fender will be automatically depressed when the lever is released, substantially as shown, and for the purpose set forth.
4. The combination, with a car, of a fender therefor having the parallel bars rigidly sccured to a main supporting-beam located immediately below the platform of the car, said bars depending and being curved, as shown, the outer bars being located beyond the track or rails, while the inner bars are within the same, the lower ends of said bars being bent slightly upwardly, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof we affix my signatures in presence of two witnesses.
JAMES B. OASADAY. MORRIS PEAK.
Witnesses:
FRANK F. DENNIS, J. H. THEDINGA.
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