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US650538A
US650538A US594400A US1900005944A US650538A US 650538 A US650538 A US 650538A US 594400 A US594400 A US 594400A US 1900005944 A US1900005944 A US 1900005944A US 650538 A US650538 A US 650538A
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    • B61RAILWAYS
    • B61DBODY DETAILS OR KINDS OF RAILWAY VEHICLES
    • B61D7/00Hopper cars
    • B61D7/14Adaptations of hopper elements to railways
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No. 650,538. Patented May 29. I900. S. D. KING.

COAL 0R GRAIN CAR.

. (Application filed Feb. 20, 1900.)

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No. 650,538. Patented May 29, I900. S. D. KING.

GOAL OB GRAIN CAR.

(Application 111921 Feb. 20, 1900.;

2 Sheets-Sheet 2,

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WITNESSES v [NVENTOR I i Allorny UNITED STATES 3 ATENT Face. 6 i

SIDNEY D'KING, or D'UNMORE, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR TO 'rnn KING CAR COMPANY, or SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA.

COAL ORGRA IN CAR.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 650,538, dated May 29, 1900.

Application filed February 20, 19QO. Serial No. 5,944. (No model.)

To all whom, it may concern: which when the braces are in their lower or Be it known that I, SIDNEY D. KING, :1 resilocked position are disposed against each dent of Dunmore, in the county of Lackaother and prevent any possibility of pivotal wanna and State of Pennsylvania, have inmovement of the braces, and hence maintain vented certain new and usefulImprovements the doors in their closed position, regardless in Goal or Grain Cars; and Ido herebydeclare of the weight thereon. the following to be a full, clear, and exact de- The pintle 4 is provided on its upper, and scription of the invention,such as will enable lower face with an eye 11, and a sprocketothers skilled in the art to which it appertains chain 12 is secured at one end to the upper [O to make and use the same. eye 11, is passed over a pulley 13, thence My invention relates to an improvement in against one side of a sprocket-wheel14,where coal or grain cars, the object of the same beit is engaged by several teeth on said wheel in g to provide a car of this character with dou- 14, and then-passes down and around another ble hoppers and improved means for operatpulley 15 and up in a vertical line to and se- 15 ing the doors for said hoppers. cured to the lower eye 11 on the pintle 4.

With these objects in view the invention The sprocket-wheel 14 is mounted on ashaft consists in certain novel features of construc- 16, projecting to the outside of the car, and tion and combinations and arrangements of provided with suitable means for turning the parts, as will be more fully hereinafter desame to operate the chain 12 and raise and 20 scribed, and pointed out in the claims. lower the pintle 4 and the inner end of the In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is braces O C to open and close the doors 1 l.

a view in longitudinal section, illustrating my It will be seen that the section of the chain improvements. Fig. 2 is a plan View. Fig. 12 which exerts a direct pull on the pintle is 3 is a side view, and Fig. 4 shows detail views in a straight or vertical line. Thus When the 25 of the braces. sprocket-wheel 14 is turned a direct pull is Arepresents the base of a dumping-car, pro applied on either the top or bottom of the pinvided with aninclined bottom having two hop tle to operate the doors positively in opening pers B B formed therein and closed by doors and closing. It will also be seen that the 1 1, hinged at their upper edge, as clearly braces 0 when in position to hold'the doors 30 shown in Fig. 1. in a closed position are so disposed that their Between the hoppers l3 and secured to the inner ends, which are attached to the'pintle bottom of the car is a casing 2, provided in 4, will be in a lower plane than their outer each side with a longitudinal slot 3,in which ends, thus preventing any possibility of the is mounted a pintle 4. doors being forced open by the Weight of the 5 The doors 1 1 are provided at a short discontents of the car. tance above their lower extremity upon their Various slight changes might be resorted to exterior face with a series of hingeplates 5, in the general form and arrangement of the (preferably four,) provided each with two perseveral parts described without departing forated lugs orbifurcationsd6,between which from the spirit and scope of my invention,

40 is received an extremity 7 of braces C, spaced and hence I would have it understood that I 0 a suitable distance apart and having their do not wish to limit myself to the precise deouter ends made in the form of circular beartails set forth, but consider myself at liberty ings 8 for the reception of a single rod 7, to make such slight changes and alterations passed through all of said bearings Sand lugs as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of 5 6 and held in place by suitable locking-nuts my invention. 9. At their opposite ends the braces are them- Having fully described my invention, what selves bifurcated or formed with hinge-open- I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters ings to receive the pintle 4, heretofore re- Patent, isferred to. Each brace is provided on its up- 1. The combination withacar-body and two 50 per edge with an enlargement or shoulder 10, doors for controlling the discharge of mate" Ioo lower the same to open and close the doors.

3. The combination with a car-body having two outlets and a door for each outlet, of a casing disposed between said doors and having vertical slots therein, a pintle in said slots, braces connected at their respective ends to the doors and pintle, a sprocket-chain connected at its ends to the pintle at diametrically-opposite points, pulleys disposed above and below said pintle and over which the chain passes, a sprocket-wheel adapted to engage said chain and means for turning said sprocket-wheel.

4. The combination with a car-body having two outlets, of a door for each outlet, braces connected at one end to the doors and connected together at their other ends, shoulders on the upper inner ends of the braces adapted to lock the inner ends of said braces against downward movement when said inner ends of the braces are slightly below the plane of their outer ends, a chain attached at its ends to the inner pivoted ends of the braces and a sprocket-wheel for moving said chain for raising and lowering the inner ends of said braces to open and close the doors.

In testimony whereof I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.

SIDNEY D. KING.

Witn esses A. B. BAKER, CHARLES W. BOGART.

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US3364876A (en) * 1965-05-18 1968-01-23 Eduardo M. Damy Hopper car door actuating mechanism
US3469539A (en) * 1967-10-30 1969-09-30 Eduardo M Damy Railway hopper car door actuating and locking mechanism

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US3364876A (en) * 1965-05-18 1968-01-23 Eduardo M. Damy Hopper car door actuating mechanism
US3469539A (en) * 1967-10-30 1969-09-30 Eduardo M Damy Railway hopper car door actuating and locking mechanism

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