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May 19, 1936' v L. J. HE‘NDRICKSON ‘2,041,247 APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING TRAIN ORDERS ‘ Filed Sept. 18, 1935 1.. 3.1545 2 Sheets-Sheet l May 19, 1936; L. J. HENDRICKSON 2,041,247 APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING TRAIN ORDERS Filed Sept. 18, 1935 >_ 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ' LJHehdri?awn ‘2,041,247 Patented May 19, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ‘2,041,247 APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING TRAIN ORDERS ' Leonard John Hendrickson, Mans?eld, Ill. Application September 18, 1935, Serial No. 41,147 4 Claims. (cl. 258-2) My invention relates to improvements in ap hoops Ill connected together at spaced intervals paratus for delivering train-orders and the like. by clamps I l and in turn the hoops are rigidly se It is an object of the invention to provide a cured to the staff ‘members by clamps l2. A tu train-order delivering device for successively de bular arm I3 is pivotally attached to a collar I 4, ‘ 5 livering a plurality of orders to the engineers’ by the pivot pin IS, the collar being clamped to 5 and conductor of a moving train. A further object of the invention is to provide a plurality of train-order holders arranged‘ to successively swing into position along the path of '10 a moving train and having tripping mechanism for releasing the holder operable upon removal of the train-order. Another object of the invention is to provide apparatus of the above-mentioned character 15 which is simple and durable in construction, re liable and ei?cient in operation and inexpensive to manufacture. . Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the follow 20 ing description. ' In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this speci?cation and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same, the member of the staff in the center of the hoops, so that the arm 13 extends diametrically across and between the hoops, projecting at both ends beyond the periphery thereof. The center of the arm I 3 is provided with a Y coupling I 6 from 10‘ which extends an auxiliary arm I1 extending in diverging relation to the main arm between and beyond the peripheries of the hoops. The train order holders consist of a tube l8 adapted to telescopically ?t within the ends of 15 the’ arms I3 and I1 and removably secured there in by means of the spring pressed latch bolt l8’ attached to the outside'of the arm. The bolt I8’ is slidably mounted in the casing l9 and ex tends through an opening 20 in the arm. . A 20 spring 2| mounted on the bolt and having one end engaged with the transverse pin 22 extending through the bolt, normally forces the bolt in . wardly, so that when the tube is ?tted within the Fig. 1 is a side elevation view of the apparatus, 'arms, the latch bolt automatically engages the Fig. 2 is a rear view of the same, opening 23 in the tube removablysecuring it in 25 Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of one place. A hollow head 24 is attached to the outer of the holders, I end of the tube [8 which extends therefrom in a Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail sectional view of downwardly diverging relation. A bell crank le 30 the connection between the holder and its sup ver 25 is pivotally mounted within the head, as at 2B‘, and attached to one arm of the lever is a 0 Fig. 5is a top plan view of ‘the construction movable supporting bar 21 which extends beyond shown in Fig. 4, the end of the head. A ?xed supporting bar 28 Fig. 6 is a fragmentary side view of the holder, is attached to the ?ange 29 formed integral with 35 Fig. ,7 is a vertical section taken on line 1--1 the head and extends therefrom in diverging re of Fig. 3, and, . . lation to the movable bar 21. The train order Fig. 8 is an enlarged ‘detail view of the latch holding loop 30, which is formed of string or mechanism for securing the holders in operative other suitable material engages around the ends position. , of the bars 21 and .28 and is held taut by the 40 In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of spring clip 3| attached to the side of the head 24, 40 illustration, I have shown a preferred embodiment thus holding the movable bar 21 in a raised posi of my invention, the numeral 5 denotes a verti tion. The opposite arm of the, lever‘ 25 is piv cal sta? consisting of telescoping members 6 and otally connected to one end of the rod 32, as at 1, which is adapted to be positioned along the 33, which extends longitudinally and axially of 45 train track, being supported in an upright posi the tube IS. The opposite end of the rod 32 is 45 . tion by the base plate 8 attached to a suitable connected to the cross bar 34 ‘which extends base mounted in the ground. The member 1 is through the opposed longitudinal slots .35 formed _ adjustable vertically and is ‘secured in its adjusted in the sides of the tube and corresponding slots position by the clamping collar 9 mounted on 36 in the sides of the arms 13 and I1. The cross 50 the upper end of the member 6. bar is positioned for movement into and out of 50 Each member of the staff is provided with a engagement‘ and is controlled with the in its peripheries movementofby thethe hoops movel0 train, order holder support which are identical in construction, and therefore, it is thought the ment of the bar 21. The hoops Ill are of tubu- description of one support will su?ice. The sup 55 port consists of a pair of spaced parallel guide lar construction, and are provided with openings in their outer peripheries in which catches 31 are 55 - 25 port, . ‘ , 2 . 2,041,247 pivotally mounted for swinging movement into and out of the openings. These catches are positioned for engagement by the cross bar 34, to support the arms l3 and I‘! in an operative posi 5 tion. The free end of arm I3 is equipped with a pull chain 38 for swinging the arm into operative _position. A platform 39 is attached to the mem ber 6 of the staff 5 and has a ladder 40 leading therefrom to the ground, so that the holders may 10 be readily placed in and removed from the sup porting arms. In operation, the order holding loop 30 is at tached to the holder which holds the movable bar 21 of the holder in a raised position and upon in 15 sertion of the tube I8 of the holder in the arm l3 or [1, the cross bar 34 will be in frictional contact with the peripheries of the guide hoops l0 and upon swinging of the arm l3 to an operative position, the cross bar will engage the catches 31 20 which will support the arm IS in position for de livering the train order to the crew of the train. ‘Upon removal of the holding loop 30, the movable bar 21 will drop downwardly and through the bell crank lever 25 and rod 32 will move the cross 25 bar 34 forwardly, out of engagement with the catches 31, so that the arm I3 is free to swing downwardly. When each of the arms l3 and II are supporting holders, it will be seen that as the arm l3 swings downwardly, the arm II. will be 30 moved to an operative position, in which position it will be supported by the catches 31 engaging the cross bar 34 of the holder. Thus, it is seen that when it is desired to deliver a plurality of orders to different members of the train crew, the appa 35 ratus will successively deliver the orders to the train crew as the train passes by. It is to be understood that the form of my in vention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and 40 that certain changes in the shape, size and ar rangement of the parts may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims. Having thus described my invention, I claim: 1. Apparatus of the character described in 45 cluding a staif, a pair’ of spaced parallel guide hoops mounted on said staff, a supporting arm disposed between ' said hoops and pivotally mounted on said staff, a train order holder de 50 tachably connected with said arm, catches mounted in the peripheries of said hoops, and releasable latching means carried by said holder adapted to engage with said catches to hold said , holder in operative position. 2. Apparatus of the character described in cluding a staif, a pair of spaced parallel guide members mounted on said staff, a pair of diverg ing supporting arms pivotally mounted between said members, a train order holder adapted to be connected with said supporting arms including a ?xed and movable rod arranged in diverging rela tion, a latching mechanism connected with said movable rod and operated thereby, catches mounted on said members for engagement with said latching mechanism, and an order holding loop for attachment to said rods adapted to hold said movable rod raised, whereby said latching mechanism is held in position for engagement with said catches. 3. Apparatus of the character described in cluding a staff, a pair of spaced parallel guide 20 members mounted on said staff, a pair of diverg ing supporting arms pivotally mounted between said members, a train order holder including a tube for detachable connection with said sup porting arms, a ?xed and movable bar extending from the outer end of said tube in diverging re lation, a latching mechanism slidably mounted in said tube and operably connected with said movable bar, catches mounted on said members adapted to be engaged by said latching mecha nism when said movable bar is raised, and an order holding loop supported by the bars of said holder adapted to hold said movable bar raised. 4. Apparatus of the character described includ ing a staff, a pair of spaced parallel guide mem 35 ‘bers mounted on said staff, a pair of diverging supporting arms pivotally mounted between said members, a train order holder including a tube for detachable connection with said supporting arms, a ?xed and movable bar extending from the outer end of said tube in diverging relation, catches mounted on said members, a cross bar slidably mounted in said tube for engagement with said catches, mechanism connecting said cross bar with said movable bar for moving said cross bar out of engagement with said catches when the movable bar swings downwardly, and an order holding loop detachably supported by the bars of said holder adapted to hold said mov 50 able bar raised. LEONARD JOHN HENDRICKSON.