US790828A - Grip for cable-railroads. - Google Patents

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US790828A
US790828A US22803704A US1904228037A US790828A US 790828 A US790828 A US 790828A US 22803704 A US22803704 A US 22803704A US 1904228037 A US1904228037 A US 1904228037A US 790828 A US790828 A US 790828A
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  • Figure l is a side view of the grip, partly in section.
  • Fig. 2 is a plan View of the grip.
  • Fig. 3 is an end View of the grip.
  • A is a frame provided with a longitudinal i slot or opening B at its middle part.
  • C represents two grip-fingers pivoted in the slot of the frame upon pins c and provided with curved and pointed ends c.
  • D is a spring arranged between lugs d on the lower parts of the grip-fingers and normally holding them in their raised positions and resting against stops d on the frame.
  • the grip-lingers are arranged in inclined positions with their curved and pointed ends facing toward each other.
  • E is a portion of the bottom of a car which runs upon car-rails in the ordinary manner, and e is a portion of one of the car-axles.
  • F is a bracket which straddles the car-axle and which is provided with two projecting catchesf at its lower end for engaging with the curved and pointed ends of the grip-iingers.
  • Bolts f are provided for securing the bracket to the bottom of the car.
  • the bracket is arranged to straddle the car-axle, because the car-axle is always ata fixed distance above the car-rails, and the catches are therefore secured in the proper position for engaging with the grip-fingers to the best advantage.
  • Gr represents lugs which project laterally from the middle part of the frame A
  • g represents guide-sheaves which are journaled on pins g, carried by the said lugs and arranged vertically.
  • the guide-sheaves engage with a central guide-rail H, which is secured between the ordinarycar-rails and which keeps the grip mechanism in the most desirable position.
  • ⁇ I represents lugs at the ⁇ ends of the frame A
  • J represents clevises pivoted to the said lugs by vertical pins z'.
  • K represents bars which are journaled in the said clevises in a horizontal position and provided with sockets at their ends.
  • N represents the cables by means of which the cars are drawn along. These cables are arranged in pairs and are connected to the sockets k in any approved manner. Wire cables are preferably used; but the cables may be of any other flexible material, such as rope, or chains may be used.
  • the pins z' permit the grip mechanism to pass around curves and bends, and the pivotal connection of the bars permits the grip mechanism to adapt itself to changes in the grade.
  • the car is engaged automatically by pressing down one of the grip-fingers.
  • the rear grip-finger in the direction of motion draws the car along level rails and up inclines, and the front grip-finger regulates the descent of the car upon down grades.

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UNITED STATES Patented May 23, 1905.
PATENT Grrrcn.
GRIP FOR CABLE-RAILROADS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. '790,828 dated May 23, 1905.
Application iled October 11, 1904. Seria] No. 228.037.
other places; and it consists in the novel con-` struction and combination of the parts hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure l is a side view of the grip, partly in section. Fig. 2 is a plan View of the grip. Fig. 3 is an end View of the grip.
A is a frame provided with a longitudinal i slot or opening B at its middle part.
C represents two grip-fingers pivoted in the slot of the frame upon pins c and provided with curved and pointed ends c. V
D is a spring arranged between lugs d on the lower parts of the grip-fingers and normally holding them in their raised positions and resting against stops d on the frame.
The grip-lingers are arranged in inclined positions with their curved and pointed ends facing toward each other.
E is a portion of the bottom of a car which runs upon car-rails in the ordinary manner, and e is a portion of one of the car-axles.
F is a bracket which straddles the car-axle and which is provided with two projecting catchesf at its lower end for engaging with the curved and pointed ends of the grip-iingers. Bolts f are provided for securing the bracket to the bottom of the car. The bracket is arranged to straddle the car-axle, because the car-axle is always ata fixed distance above the car-rails, and the catches are therefore secured in the proper position for engaging with the grip-fingers to the best advantage.
Gr represents lugs which project laterally from the middle part of the frame A, and g represents guide-sheaves which are journaled on pins g, carried by the said lugs and arranged vertically. The guide-sheaves engage with a central guide-rail H, which is secured between the ordinarycar-rails and which keeps the grip mechanism in the most desirable position.
`I represents lugs at the `ends of the frame A, and J represents clevises pivoted to the said lugs by vertical pins z'. K represents bars which are journaled in the said clevises in a horizontal position and provided with sockets at their ends.
N represents the cables by means of which the cars are drawn along. These cables are arranged in pairs and are connected to the sockets k in any approved manner. Wire cables are preferably used; but the cables may be of any other flexible material, such as rope, or chains may be used. The pins z' permit the grip mechanism to pass around curves and bends, and the pivotal connection of the bars permits the grip mechanism to adapt itself to changes in the grade.
The car is engaged automatically by pressing down one of the grip-fingers. The rear grip-finger in the direction of motion draws the car along level rails and up inclines, and the front grip-finger regulates the descent of the car upon down grades.
What I claim isw l. The combination, with a cable grip frame, and a pair of grip-iingers pivoted to the frame and provided with curved and pointed ends; of a car provided with an axle, and a bracket which straddles the said axle and which is provided with catches for engaging with the said grip-iingers.
2. The combination, with a cable grip frame, and a grip-finger pivoted to the frame and provided with a curved and pointed end, said grip-finger being normally held in an inclined position; of a car provided with an axle, and a bracket which straddles the said axle and which is provided with a catch for engaging with the said grip-finger.
3. The combination, with a cable-grip frame provided with a longitudinal slot, of a pair of grip-'fingers arranged in the said slot and pivoted to the said frame, asingle spring arranged between the lower parts of the said grip-fingers, and a car provided with a bracket hav- IOO guide arranged under the said frame and engaging with the said sheaves, elevises pivoted by vertical pins to the end portions of the said frame, pairs of sockets provided With coupling-hars Which are journaled horizon-A tally in the said clevises, and pairs of cables connected to the said Sockets.
In testimony whereof 1 have aiixed my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.
WINFIELD O. GUNGKEL. Witnesses:
LEoNIDAs BROWN, E. M. BROWN.
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US3081712A (en) * 1959-07-07 1963-03-19 Columbus Mckinnon Corp Conveyor trolley interlocking pusher and cam system
US3103896A (en) * 1961-04-07 1963-09-17 Zebley Conveyor

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3081712A (en) * 1959-07-07 1963-03-19 Columbus Mckinnon Corp Conveyor trolley interlocking pusher and cam system
US3103896A (en) * 1961-04-07 1963-09-17 Zebley Conveyor

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