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US799165A
US799165A US24412205A US1905244122A US799165A US 799165 A US799165 A US 799165A US 24412205 A US24412205 A US 24412205A US 1905244122 A US1905244122 A US 1905244122A US 799165 A US799165 A US 799165A
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  • This invention relates to new and useful improvements in fenders for street-cars and the like; and it consists in certain features of novelty in the detail construction and arrangement thereof, all as hereinafter more fully described, and specifically pointed out in the claims.
  • the object of the invention is to provide a fender which may be supported near the front end of a car in a position slightly elevated above the tracks in such manner that contact with an obstacle upon the track will release the means adapted to support the fender in an elevated position and permit it to drop by gravity to an elevation just above the track or, if desired, in contact with the track.
  • Figure 1 is a front elevational view of the improved fender.
  • Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same.
  • Fig. 3 is a side elevational view.
  • Fig. 4c is a view similar to Fig. 1, except that the outer gratingis removed.
  • Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 5 5 of Fig. 4.
  • Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 5, except that in Fig. 5 the fender is in an elevated position and in Fig. 6 the fender is in a lowered position.
  • Fig. 7 is a fragmentary sectional view showing details of construction, and
  • Fig. 8 is a sectional view taken on line 8 8 of Fig. 2.
  • 1 indicates an end sill of a street-car, and 2 a side sill thereof, with which sills are connected the brackets 3, which serve as supporting means for the fender structure.
  • brackets 3 Connected with each of these brackets 3 is a supporting-bracket 1, which supporting-brackets are provided with the forwardly and upwardly extending arms 5 and 6, within which are adapted to slide the crossrods 7 and 8, which cross-rods may be tubular or not, as may be desired.
  • the supporting-arms 9 are provided with horizontal extensions 11, which comprise side and end supports for the fender structure, the said tubular extension being substantially U shaped, as shown in Fig. 2, the cross-bar 11" being integral therewith.
  • side arms of the tubular portions 11 are perforated, as shown in the sectional view Fig. 7, and projecting into the forward perforation at 12 are rods 13, which are connected with the cross-rod ii to support said cross-rod or buffer in position.
  • This cross-rod is provided with rollers 15, preferably of resilient material, whereby a substantial buffer is provided in advance of the general fender structure.
  • the rods 1;) pass longitudinally through the tubular members 11, as shown by dotted lines in Fig. 2, and pass inwardly therefrom at 16 to elongated perforations in said members 11, so that the arms 13 may converge at 13, as shown in the plan view Fig. 2, where the inner ends of the rods 13 are connected to the longitudinally-extending rod 17, which is connected, by means of the spring 18, with the forward cross-bar of the fender, so that when the buffer isthrown rearwardly or toward the car it may move for some distance toward the fender.
  • the rod 17 rises upwardly, as shown in Fig. 5, and is connected to the transverselyextending rod 19*, and the rod 19 passes through and is carried by the depending pivotal supports 19, which members 19 terminate in a squared portion adapted to rise upon the shoulders 20, as best shown in Fig. 4, when the fender is in an elevated position.
  • These members 19 serve as supporting means for the fender to hold it in an elevated position, and it will be evident that when the buffer strikes an obstacle the said buffer will be carried rearwardly against the stress of the spring 18, thereby causing the arm 17 to move the transversely-extending rod 19 rearwardly, thereby carrying the members 19 off from their seats 20, in consequence of which the entire weight of the fender struetu re will be removed from said supporting members or shoulders 20 and may fall by gravity to its lowermost position.
  • springs 22 are The 9 provided, which springs are carried by the cross-bar 7, and when the fender is lowered by gravity said springs 22 impinge the lower portion 23 of the bracket 4:, thereby relieving the force of the fall to some extent.
  • the structure may be placed in position and supported by the brackets at during the ordinary operation of the car, but as soon as the obstacle is struck by the fender said fender will drop automatically to a position in close proximity to the track, where it is in position to perform the required function, and it will be evident that all that is required to replace the fender is to lift it to a position where the blocks 19 upon the rod 17 a may rest upon the seats 20.
  • supporting-brackets having upwardly-extending arms, cross-rods slidable vertically between said brackets and said arms, tubular supporting members at the sides of said fender, a buffer, and buffer-supporting rods extending rearwardly from said buffer into said supporting-rods.
  • supporting-brackets having upwardly-extending arms, cross-rods slidable vertically between said brackets and said arms, tubular supporting members at the sides of said fender, a buffer, and bufier-supporting rods extending rearwardly from said buffer into and converging thence rearwardly after passing through said tubular supporting-rods.
  • a fender supporting-brackets, arms extending approximately parallel therewith, transversely extending supporting-rods slidable between said arms and said brackets, a fender-frame connected with said transverselyextending rods, a bufier supported forwardly of said fender structure, supporting-rods extending rearwardly from said buffer through said fender structure, a rearwardly-extending rod connected with the fender-supporting rods, a transversely-extending rod connected with said rearwardly-extending rod, rockable supports connected with said last-mentioned transversely-extending rod, and seats on said brackets adapted to support said rockable supports.
  • supporting-brackets having upwardly-extending rods approximately parallel therewith, cross-rods slidable vertically between said brackets and said. arms, tubular supporting-arms, a buffer, supportingrods extending rearwardly from said buffer into and through said supporting-arms, a rearwardly-extending rod, rockable supports connected with said rearwardly-extending rod, and seats on said brackets adapted to support said rockable supports.
  • brackets In a gravity-operated fender, brackets, arms integral therewith and extending upwardly parallel with portions of said brackets, transversely-extending supporting-rods mounted between said brackets and said arms, a fender-frame supported by said transverselyextending rods, rockable hangers mounted on one of said transversely extending rods, a buffer, a rearward extension of said buffer, a transversely-extending rod connected therewith and with said rockable supports, and supporting-shoulders on said brackets.

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PATENTED SEPT. 12, 1905.
A. JOBIN.
GAR FENDER.
APPLIGATION FILED 213.4, 1905.
2 ISHEETS-SHEET 1.
Witnesses: 2 I 1/ PATENTED SEPT. 12, 1905.
A. JOBIN.
UAR FENDER.
APPLICATION nun mum, 1905.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 Inventor, fllfred J56 2 la;
Witnesses:
a H Attorney UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CAR-FENDER.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 12, 1905.
Application filed February 4. 1905. Serial No. 244:,122.
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALFRED JOBIN, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at the city of \Vinnipeg, county of Selkirk, in the Province of Manitoba, Canada. have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Car-Fenders; and I do hereby declare that the following is a 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.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in fenders for street-cars and the like; and it consists in certain features of novelty in the detail construction and arrangement thereof, all as hereinafter more fully described, and specifically pointed out in the claims.
The object of the invention is to provide a fender which may be supported near the front end of a car in a position slightly elevated above the tracks in such manner that contact with an obstacle upon the track will release the means adapted to support the fender in an elevated position and permit it to drop by gravity to an elevation just above the track or, if desired, in contact with the track.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, in which similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views, Figure 1 is a front elevational view of the improved fender. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same. Fig. 3 is a side elevational view. Fig. 4c is a view similar to Fig. 1, except that the outer gratingis removed. Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 5 5 of Fig. 4. Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 5, except that in Fig. 5 the fender is in an elevated position and in Fig. 6 the fender is in a lowered position. Fig. 7 is a fragmentary sectional view showing details of construction, and Fig. 8 is a sectional view taken on line 8 8 of Fig. 2.
Referring to the parts, 1 indicates an end sill of a street-car, and 2 a side sill thereof, with which sills are connected the brackets 3, which serve as supporting means for the fender structure. Connected with each of these brackets 3 is a supporting-bracket 1, which supporting-brackets are provided with the forwardly and upwardly extending arms 5 and 6, within which are adapted to slide the crossrods 7 and 8, which cross-rods may be tubular or not, as may be desired. Extending forwardly and downwardly from the cross-rods 8 are supportmg-arms 9, which are connected with said cross-rods by means of the extensions 10, which extensions are connected with said cross-rods at one end and pass into the tubular members 9 at the opposite ends, within which tubular members 9 the members 10 are secured by bolts or otherwise.
The supporting-arms 9 are provided with horizontal extensions 11, which comprise side and end supports for the fender structure, the said tubular extension being substantially U shaped, as shown in Fig. 2, the cross-bar 11" being integral therewith. side arms of the tubular portions 11 are perforated, as shown in the sectional view Fig. 7, and projecting into the forward perforation at 12 are rods 13, which are connected with the cross-rod ii to support said cross-rod or buffer in position. This cross-rod is provided with rollers 15, preferably of resilient material, whereby a substantial buffer is provided in advance of the general fender structure.
The rods 1;) pass longitudinally through the tubular members 11, as shown by dotted lines in Fig. 2, and pass inwardly therefrom at 16 to elongated perforations in said members 11, so that the arms 13 may converge at 13, as shown in the plan view Fig. 2, where the inner ends of the rods 13 are connected to the longitudinally-extending rod 17, which is connected, by means of the spring 18, with the forward cross-bar of the fender, so that when the buffer isthrown rearwardly or toward the car it may move for some distance toward the fender.
Extending rearwardly, as shown in the drawings, the rod 17 rises upwardly, as shown in Fig. 5, and is connected to the transverselyextending rod 19*, and the rod 19 passes through and is carried by the depending pivotal supports 19, which members 19 terminate in a squared portion adapted to rise upon the shoulders 20, as best shown in Fig. 4, when the fender is in an elevated position. These members 19 serve as supporting means for the fender to hold it in an elevated position, and it will be evident that when the buffer strikes an obstacle the said buffer will be carried rearwardly against the stress of the spring 18, thereby causing the arm 17 to move the transversely-extending rod 19 rearwardly, thereby carrying the members 19 off from their seats 20, in consequence of which the entire weight of the fender struetu re will be removed from said supporting members or shoulders 20 and may fall by gravity to its lowermost position.
T 0 case the fall of the fender, springs 22 are The 9 provided, which springs are carried by the cross-bar 7, and when the fender is lowered by gravity said springs 22 impinge the lower portion 23 of the bracket 4:, thereby relieving the force of the fall to some extent.
It will be obvious that with a fender constructed as shown the structure may be placed in position and supported by the brackets at during the ordinary operation of the car, but as soon as the obstacle is struck by the fender said fender will drop automatically to a position in close proximity to the track, where it is in position to perform the required function, and it will be evident that all that is required to replace the fender is to lift it to a position where the blocks 19 upon the rod 17 a may rest upon the seats 20.
Having described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent,
1. In acar-fender, supporting-brackets having upwardly-extending arms, cross-rods slidable vertically between said brackets and said arms, shoulders projecting from said brackets, pivoted supports, a transversely-extending rod connecting said supporting members, and a bufier connected with said transversely-extending rod.
2. In a fender, supporting-brackets having upwardly-extending arms, cross-rods slidable vertically between said brackets and said arms, tubular supporting members at the sides of said fender, a buffer, and buffer-supporting rods extending rearwardly from said buffer into said supporting-rods.
3. In a fender, supporting-brackets having upwardly-extending arms, cross-rods slidable vertically between said brackets and said arms, tubular supporting members at the sides of said fender, a buffer, and bufier-supporting rods extending rearwardly from said buffer into and converging thence rearwardly after passing through said tubular supporting-rods.
4. In a fender, supporting-brackets, arms extending approximately parallel therewith, transversely extending supporting-rods slidable between said arms and said brackets, a fender-frame connected with said transverselyextending rods, a bufier supported forwardly of said fender structure, supporting-rods extending rearwardly from said buffer through said fender structure, a rearwardly-extending rod connected with the fender-supporting rods, a transversely-extending rod connected with said rearwardly-extending rod, rockable supports connected with said last-mentioned transversely-extending rod, and seats on said brackets adapted to support said rockable supports.
5. In afender, supporting-brackets having upwardly-extending rods approximately parallel therewith, cross-rods slidable vertically between said brackets and said. arms, tubular supporting-arms, a buffer, supportingrods extending rearwardly from said buffer into and through said supporting-arms, a rearwardly-extending rod, rockable supports connected with said rearwardly-extending rod, and seats on said brackets adapted to support said rockable supports.
6. In a gravity-operated fender, brackets, arms integral therewith and extending upwardly parallel with portions of said brackets, transversely-extending supporting-rods mounted between said brackets and said arms, a fender-frame supported by said transverselyextending rods, rockable hangers mounted on one of said transversely extending rods, a buffer, a rearward extension of said buffer, a transversely-extending rod connected therewith and with said rockable supports, and supporting-shoulders on said brackets.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two witnesses.
ALFRED JOBIN.
Witnesses:
R. C. OLLERENSHAW, P. T. FRASER.
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