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US832333A US30251006A US1906302510A US832333A US 832333 A US832333 A US 832333A US 30251006 A US30251006 A US 30251006A US 1906302510 A US1906302510 A US 1906302510A US 832333 A US832333 A US 832333A
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PA-TENTED OCT. 2, 1906.
APPARATUS FOR APPLYING TIE PLATE S T0 TIES.
APPLICATION nun rmma, 190s.
WILLIAM (1;. MGOONNELL, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
APPARATUS FOR APPLYING TIE-PLATES TO TIES.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 2, 1906.
Application filed February 23, 1906. Serial No. 302,510.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM C. McCoN- NELL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, county of Cook, State of Illinois, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Apparatus for Applying Tie- Plates to Ties; and I declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification.
My invention relates in general to the construction of railroadtracks, and more particularly to an apparatus for forming seats in the ties for the tie-plates.
It is customary to interpose metallic plates between railroad-rails and the supportingties in order to prevent the wearing away of the ties by the rails and in order to more firmly secure the rails to the ties, and thereby prevent both longitudinal creeping and lateral spreading of the rails with respect to the ties.
It is desirable that the plates should have ribs or projections on their under surfaces to prevent movement of the plates upon the ties. Such projections, however, render it diflicult to seat the plates in the desired positions upon the ties, owing to knots and other irregularities in the grain of the wood. It has been found in practice that ties frequently rot beneath the tie-plates, owing to water accumulating and soaking into the grain of the wood around the projections on the under surface of the plates.
The primary object of my invention is to provide an apparatus for forming seats in railroad-ties for the tie-plates by means of which the plates may be located in the exact positions desired and a perfect gage thereby efiected.
A further object of my invention is to provide an apparatus for forming seats in ties for tie-plates which will char the portionsof the ties over which the plates are secured, thereby preventing the ties rotting beneath the ates.
A still further object of my invention is to provide an apparatus of the character described which will be simple in construction, comparatively inexpensive in operation, and efficient in use. 1
My invention generally described comprises a supporting-frame, a pair of heatingthe tie.
blocks secured to said frame at a distance apart conforming to the gage of the track, a tank for containing liquid fuel supported upon said frame intermediate of the blocks, gaseous-fuel burners supported adjacent each of said blocks, conduits for supplying liquid fuel from the tank to the burners, dies secured beneath the blocks conforming to the under surface of the tie-plates which are to be secured to the tie, handles projecting from the ends of the supporting-frame for facilitating the apparatus being carried from one tie to another, and means for locating the apparatus at the desired distance from either end of a tie.
My invention will be more fully described hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which I have illustrated the same as embodied in a convenient and practical form, and in which- Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view; Fig. 2, a plan view, and Fig. 3 a perspective view of a die corresponding to a tie-plate.
Similar reference characters are used to designate similar parts in the several figures of the drawing.
Reference character A indicates a Wooden tie upon which it is desired to'secur'e tieplates.
Reference characters E and E indicate heating-blocks formed of suitable size and shape and of a material capable of being heated and of communicating heat to dies F and F secured beneath the respective blocks. The dies conform to the shape of the tie-plates which it is desired to secure to The dies may, in fact, consist of tieplates secured beneath the heating-blocks by any suitable means.
The blocks are supported a distance apart conforming to the gage of the track by means of a supporting-frame comprising parallel bars D and D between which the blocks are secured. The ends of the bars D and D are preferably extended to form handles by means of which the apparatus may be carried from point to point and successively located above the ties. Supported upon the bars D and D intermediate of the heatingblocks is a tank C for containing gasolene or other liquid fuel. The tank may be constructed of sheet metal and is provided with a bottom Wall which rests upon the upper edges of the bars. Brackets d (1 may be provided, rigidly securing the tank to the supporting-bars.
. of. combustion are discharged. Preheating-a cups 9.9 are providedbeneath. the burners to.
.-..1ni t1ally .vaporizeythe fuels; The supply of 15 fuel throughthe, burners. may. be regulated.
byvalvesh h.
The. heatingsblock E is constructed in a.
.gsimilar mannerto E. and is rovided with gaseous-fuel burners; H: H?- on the opposite 2o sidesthereofiand with a flue e communicat-, ..,ing.with.the passage e, forthe discharge of 3.13116 products of. combustion. .The liquid ;..fuel issuppliedtothe burners of the heatingblocks E by means of the branches 9' of the.
5. conduit G Lindicates apump of any desired .con-' struction, for creating the. liquid-pressure M" designates a gage .for
.. within the tank.
indicating the pressure in the tank. i In .0,, orderthatthe heating-blocks maybe, located -;,the. desired distance from either .end of the tie, extensible arms '13. and Bare provided,
. each of which may. convenientlyconsist of.
,.two, portions .adjustably connected by means 3 of screws 1), extending through a slotin one portion. andinto engagement withthe other v The portions of the arms which are pivotally. con-1 portion, asclearly shown in Fig. 1.
.,,nec.ted to the barv D. and Diareprovided 4o .wi thsleeves d." 01?, respectively, whichare in- .terposedbetween the bars and through .-.which bolts extend which serve asfulcrums y ,forthe. arms. 3 The adjustable portion ofthe arm -B is provided with an angularbracket 45. 12 while a, similar angular bracket b is -pro: .yided. onthe vendgof the extensible portion of the'arm. B.
When the tie-plates aretobe. located a fixed distance fromthe. left end of the tie, the 5o arm-B, is swung into. theposition' shown in Fig. 1, so that the bracket 6 engages the. end .sof. thetie, therebylocating the apparatus in thepropen-position upon the tie. 'When it is desired to.locate the tie-plates with r.efer-. 5 5, ence to the right. end of the tie, the arm '13 is swung upwardlyin a position corresponding to the positionof the-arm in .Fig. 1, and the arm, -.B v swung; downwardly, so that ;the
: bracket-b thereon will. rest .upon the end of Q.the.tie, thereby locating theheating-blocks in the desired position upon the ,tie.
It is customary in laying tracks running north and south to have the west ends of the vties aline, while tracks running east and 5 west the north ends of theties, aline.
.blocks E E providing the arms B and B the apparatus may beeonvenientlylocated upon the ties with the heating-blocks the desired distance from the end of the tie which alines with the other. ties.
The manner of using and operation of my improved apparatus are as follows: The desired pressure is created in the tank by means of the pump L and the liquid fuel supplied through the. conduits G. and G? .to the burners H H locatedadjacent the heating- A small quantity of the liquid fuel isplaced inithe=preheatingecups g and ignited to initially .vaporize-thefuel. The vaporpasses from the .burners to. thepassageways 616 within the blocks. and is ignited, so as to impart heat to the .blOOkSySllGh heat beingcommunicated tothe dies F" F The .openingsthroughthe centers of the: blocks sandthe. communicating .flues e 6 serve as passages .for the discharge of the products of combustion.
The .apparatus .may becarriedto a. position above .the tie by means? of thehandles on the bars D D? and the diesilocated at the desired distance .fromeither end; ofthe tie.
= The.weight: ofthe apparatus-causes the hot .diesto burn into the wood ofthe tie,thereby forming. seats to receive the tie plates. After the seats have. beensformed the apparatus is moved to. another. tie, and the tievplateslnay-thenbe readily secureddn. the .seats burned, in the vtie.
From the foregoing description it will be observed that I haveiinvented. an improved apparatus for forming seats in. ties for the. tielates bymeansof which thetie+plates may be accurately ,located in the desired positions upon the .ties and .by nneans of. .which: the wood of which theities areformed is charred beneath the plates, thereby vprotecting; the samefrom rotting.
. Having. now fully. described. myinvention, what I claim as new, and desire tosecure by Letters Patent, is
1. I11 an apparatus for forming tie-plate seatsv in.railroadties, the combination with a pair of. dies, of meansiforisupportingsaid dies at a-distance. apart .conforming-to-the gage of the track, and. means for. heating said; dies.
- 2. In an apparatus for forming .tieeplate seats in railroad-ties, the combination with a pair:ofhheatingeblockspf dies secured be- .neath said. heating blocks, meansfonsupporting said blocks. at a distance apart. .con-
forming to. the, gage. of the track,,and means for, heating: said blocks.
3. In an apparatus for formingtie-plate seatsinirailroad-ties,.the combination with a pair of. heating-blocks, f diesasecured bewneathesaid heating-blocks, .meansl-for supportingsaidiblocksmt a distance apart .con-
forming to the gage of the track, and gaseousfuel. burners, supported. adj aoent said blocks for heating the same.
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4. In an apparatus for forming tie-plate seats in railroad-ties, the combination with a pair of heating-blocks, of dies secured beneath said heating-blocks, means for supporting said blocks at a distance apart conforming to the gage of the track, gaseous-fuel burners supported adjacent said blocks for heating the same, and a tank for liquid fuel supported intermediate of said blocks for supplying fuel to said burners.
5. In an apparatus for forming tie-plate seats in railroad-ties, the combination with a pair of dies, of means for supporting said dies at a distance apart conforming to the gage of thetrack, means for heating said dies, and means for locating said dies upon a tie at predetermined distances from one end of the tie.
6. In an apparatus for forming tie-plate seats in railroad-ties, the combination with a portable supporting-frame, of a pair of dies secured to said frame at a distance apart conforming to the gage of the track, and means for heating said dies.
7. In an apparatus for forming tie-plate seats in railroad-ties, the combination with a pair of parallel bars, heating-blocks supported between said bars at a distance apart conforming to the gage of the track, dies secured to the under surfaces of said blocks, means for heating said blocks, and handles formed at the ends of said bars to facilitate locating the apparatus in the desired position above a tie.
8. In an apparatus for forming tie-plate seats in railroad-ties, the combination with a pair of parallel bars, of a pair of dies secured to said bars at a distance apart conforming to the gage of the track, means for heating said dies, and extensible arms pivoted between said bars adapted to engage the ends of a tie to locate the apparatus in the desired position above the tie.
9. In an apparatus for forming tie-plate seats in railroad-ties, the combination with a pair of parallel bars, a pair of heating-blocks supported between said bars at a distance apart conforming to the gage of the track, dies secured beneath said blocks, means for heating said blocks, handles formed at the ends of said bars to facilitate the location of the apparatus above a tie, and arms pivoted between said bars adapted to engage the ends of the tie to locate the apparatus in the desired position thereon. I
10. In an apparatus for forming tie-plate seats in railroad-ties, the combination with a pair of bars, of heating-blocks supported between said bars at a distance apart conforming to the gage of the track, dies secured beneath said block, gaseous-fuel burners located adjacent said blocks for heating the same, a tank supported upon said bars intermediate of said blocks, and conduits extending from said tank to said burners for supplying fuel.
In testimony whereof I sign this specification in the presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM C. MCCONNELL. Witnesses:
GEO. L. WILKINSON, O. A. MULLEN.
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