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Aug. 16, 1938.
Filed Aug. 51. 1935
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Patented Aug. 16, 1938
Roy F. Truscott, Newton, Kans.
Application August 31, 1935, Serial No. 38,696
3 Claims.
My invention relates to an adjustable, portable
and detachable partition for stock cars and the
The object of my invention is to provide a par
5 tition which may be readily installed in stock cars
to provide small compartments therein so that
less than carload shipments of live stock may be
shipped in a car with safety.
Another object is to provide a partition, several
10 of which may be installed in a stock car to pro
vide a series of compartments therein so that
several small shipments may be conveyed in the
same car and the shipments kept separate.
A still further object is to provide a partition
15 for stock cars which may be lengthened or short
ened to accommodate varying widths of said
stock cars.
A still further object is to provide a detachable
partition of the kind mentioned, which, when not
(Cl. 119—11)
sponding parts throughout the several ?gures of
the drawings.
In the drawings, Fig. 1 shows a side View of a
portion of a stock car in which the element l5
represents the sill of the car carrying the floor
'56. Attached to the sill iii of the car is shown
posts or studs IT; and at H! are seen diagonal
brace members. The studs ll carry the roof
framing and roof 2!} of the car.
To the studs H and brace elements I8 is at- 10
tached a series of boards l9, properly spaced
apart for ventilation and the like. This con
struction is common in all stock cars, excepting
that in some cases the studs and bracing are
made of wood, while in other cases they are 15
made of structural shapes, such as Z-bars, chan
nels and the like.
At 2! is an eye bolt on which is threaded a
clamp plate 22 and a look nut 23 which is prefer
20 in use, may be collapsed or folded up so that it
ably provided with handles 24. The clamp plate 20
may be easily handled, stored or shipped.
Another object is to provide a partition of the
kind mentioned, which, when installed in a car,
will present no protruding elements upon which
25 stock may be injured, during transportation.
A still further object is to provide a partition
of the kind mentioned, which may be attached to
cars of varying types of construction.
These and other objects will be more fully ex
30 plained as this description progresses.
In the drawings, Fig. 1 represents a side View
22 is provided with a series of projections 25
that are spaced apart so that a bar may be placed
against the element 2! and rest on the projecting
of a portion of a stock car, to which my invention
has been applied. Fig. 2 is a plan view of Fig. 1,
parts being broken away for convenience of il
,35 lustration. Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken along
the line III-III in Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a perspective
detail View of one of the hook elements employed
in the attachment device of the partition. Fig.
5 is a detail side View of one end of the partition
40 and attachment mechanism, the opposite end
being substantially the same as shown in Fig. 5.
Fig. 6 is a plan view of Fig. 5. Fig. 7 is a. plan
view of Fig. 5, except that the attached mecha»
nism is extended to accommodate a car that is
45 wider than that anticipated in Figs. 5 and 6.
Fig. 8 is a detail of one half of the major frame
in its folded position for storage or transporta
tion, the other half of the frame being a duplicate
of that shown in Fig. 8. Fig. 9 is a face view
50 of the clamping device and support for the ex
tension wings of the partition. Fig. 10 is a plan
view of a modi?ed form of the supporting and
adjusting device that carries the major frame
of the partition. Fig. 11 is a side View of Fig. 10.
Similar numerals of reference indicate corre
elements 25 so that the bar may be used as a
pry or wrench with which the plate may be 25
loosened or tightened on the threaded element 2i.
At 26 is a hook like element having an eye
through which the bolt 2| passes. The outer
end of the element 26 is provided with an eye 21,
the object of which will be later explained.
At 28 is a bar having a hole therein, through
which loosely passes the eye bolt 2|. (At 29 is a
hook clamp element having a hole 30 therein that
is threaded to receive the threaded portion of the
eye bolt 2 l.
It will be understood that the hook 29 and the
bar 28 are narrow enough to pass through the
openings 3! between the boards I S and the sides
of the car. ‘The assembly just described forms
the supports for the partition, and is applied to
the car by passing the hook 29 and the bar 28
through the crack 3| and hooking the hook 29
over the stud ll or brace l8, after which the
clamp 22 is screwed against the side slats IQ of
the car to clamp the assembly in a rigid position,
after which the lock nut 23 is screwed tightly
against the clamp plate 22.
If the partition is to be placed at a point where
the stud IT or the braces I8 cannot be engaged
by the hook 29, the bar 28 will span the gap 3i '50
and the butt of the hook 29 will engage the bar
28 so that the boards l9 will be clamped between
the hook element 29, bar 28 and the clamp
block 22.
It is obvious that the assembly just described 55
will not only function as a support for the parti
tion, but it will also function to adjust the sup
porting eye 2 la: toward or away from the boards
l9 to allow for variations in the width of various
cars, as will be later described.
The major frame of the partition is a combina
tion of pipe ?ttings and is divided into two- dupli
cate sections, each of which comprises a verti
cal pipe element 32 and a horizontal pipe element
10 33.
On each end'of the vertical element 32 is an
L pipe ?tting 34 and 35. At 36 is a short length
ment are provided with holes that are adapted
to receive the pin or hook-like element 26, which
supports the wing frame element 59.
To assemble the partition, the two halves of
the major frame element are assembled by abut
ting the ends of the pipe element 33 against the
end of the short pipe element 36, and then sliding
the sleeve 43 over the joint and passing the'legs
of the pin element 48‘through holes inthe sleeve
element 43 and the two pipe elements 33 and 36. 10
This assembly occurs at the diagonal corners of
the major frame.
of pipe screwed into the ?tting 34 and at 31 is a
After the frame has been thus assembled, the
short ?tting screwed into the ?tting 35. At 38
wire mesh 54 is placed within the major frame,
is a hinge connecting the elements 31 and 33 so
15 that the element 33 may be placed either in a » and the eye bolts 51 and 58, on either of the pipes 15
55 and 53 are passed through holes in the op
vertical or horizontal position. At 39 is a short
length of pipe, slidably positioned on the pipe 33
posite frame members 32, after which nuts 65
so that when the elements 33 and 3'! are in align
are threaded on eye-bolts 51 and 58, whereby
the wire mesh 54 may be stretched between the
ment, the pipe 39 may be slipped over the hinge
joint 38 and abut the L ?tting 35, so as to form
a rigid L shape structure of the pipes 32 and 33.
At 40 is a U shaped pin element, the legs of
which pass through registering holes in the sleeve
element 39 and the elements 31 and 33, and
25 function to hold the sleeve 39 in its position over
the hinge joint 38.
The lower ends of the legs
of the element 40 are provided with an eye
through which a split ring 4| may be passed, as
a retainer for the U-shaped pins. The pin ele
ment 46 is provided with an eye like element in
which a chain 42 may be attached, and the op
posite end of the chain 42 may be attached to
any suitable place on the framing so that the
pin element 49 will not become separated or lost
35 from the frame. The ring 4| may also be at
tached to the chain 42 to prevent it from becom
ing lost.
Upon the outer end of the pipe element 33 is a
second short length of pipe 43 which is also
40 slidably mounted on the pipe 33. This short
length of pipe 43 is provided with a slot 44
through which passes an eye bolt 45, which func
tions as a retaining element for the sleeve 43,
and attached to the eye-bolt 45 is one end of a
45 chain 46, which carries a split ring retaining ele
ment 41 and also a U-shaped pin element 48
which is made the same as that described for the
element 49. On the pipe 32 is a series of outward
ly projecting pins 49, the object of which will be
by placing the hook elements 53 in the eyes 2190
on either side of the car.
Due to the fact that stock cars vary in width,
the eyes- 2|:1: may be adjusted in or out as pre 25
viously described so that the hook elements 53
on either end of the major frame elements will
enter the eyes 21x.
Should the car be so wide that too much space
is left between the boards I9 and the frame ele- 30
ment 32, the wing element 59 is provided to ?ll
in the extra space.
It has been found that some cars are so much
wider than others that the eyes 2|a: cannot be
adjusted or set out far enough so that the hook 35
elements 53 can be placed in the eyes 2!:1: at each
side of the car. Therefore I have provided the
device shown in Figs. 10 and 11 in which the
bracket element 50 is provided with a threaded
sleeve 66 in which is threaded a rod 61, one end of 40
which is formed into the hook 53 and by screw
ing the rod 61 backward or forward, additional
adjustment may be acquired so that the partition
may be placed in cars that are extremely wide,
as well as those that are narrow.
When the partition is not in use, the wire mesh
54 may obviously be removed from the major
frame, and the major frame dissembled into its
two duplicate elements, which may be folded up
as illustrated in Fig. 8 and the wire mesh 54 may 50
be rolled into a roll, and the supporting devices,
such as the hooks 29 and their assembled parts,
vided with a vertical groove 51 and a series of
may be all rolled into a single bundle which is ’
tegrally formed on the bracket 56 is a hook like
element 53, the object of which will be later ex
compact and therefore may be easily handled or
stored or transported without occupying much 55
Such modi?cations may be employed as lie
within the scope of the appended claims without
departing from the spirit or intention of the in
vention. Now having fully described my inven 60
tion, what I claim as new and desire to secure by
Letters Patent is:
1. In combination with a stock car, a portable
and adjustable partition, said partition compris
At 54‘ is a wire mesh, the ends of which are at
tached to a pair of vertical pipe elements 55
and 56, which are carried in eye bolts 51 and 53
that are attached to the vertical frame members
ing a collapsible frame carrying a detachable wire. 65
mesh, hangers on said frame, said hangers being
' 32 as will later be described.
After this has 20
On the pipe 32 is slidably mounted a pair of
sleeve-like hanger brackets 56, which are pro
later explained.
horizontal slots 52, which open into the vertical
55 groove 5|, so that the hanger bracket may be
turned on the pipe 32, so that the pins 49 are in
alignment with the groove 5| so that the bracket
59 may be slipped up and down the pipe 32 to
any desired point whereupon the pins 49 will
60 enter the slots 52 and prevent further sliding of
the bracket 50, up or down the pipe 32. In
major frame of the partition.
been done, the partition may be set in the car
At 59 and 66 is a pair of rectangular pipe
frame elements on which is carried a wire mesh
6| and 62. At 63 and 64 is a pair of scissor-like
clamp elements, one end of which is adapted to
clamp around the vertical member of the frame
75 ‘element 59, the opposite ends of the clamp ele
adjustable in spaced relationship to each other,
supports for said hangers and frame, said sup
ports being attachable to the side elements of the
stock car, and means for adjusting said hangers 70
and supports so that the partition may be used
in varying widths of cars and still be supported
on the hangers and supports.
2. In a portable and adjustable partition for,
‘stock cars, a major frame for said partition, said
frame comprising two duplicate sections, each
section comprising one end and one side of said
frame, said end and side elements being hingedly
joined together, the free ends of one end and
side element abutting the free ends of the other
end and side element; a pair of sleeve elements,
one for and slidably mounted on each end of the
side elements, part of said sleeve elements being
adapted to slide over the hinge joints of the frame
and. the rest of the sleeve elements being adapted
to slide over the abutting joints of the frame;
and means for rigidly holding said sleeve in said
position for the purpose of rigidly holding the
frame in a rectangular form; and means for
15 holding said frame between the walls of a stock
3. In a portable and adjustable partition for
stock cars as described in claim 2, a wire mesh,
said wire mesh being suspended between supports
attached to the ends thereof, said supports be
ing detachably attached to the opposite members
of said frame, and means for tensioning said Wire
‘mesh within said frame, a pair of wing elements,
one for each end of said frame, said wing ele—
ments comprising a frame which is covered with
a wire mesh, said Wing frames being carried on 10
the supports that carry the major partition
frame, said wing frame elements being so posi
tioned and carried that they cover the space in
termediate the ends of the major frame and the
"sides of the stock car.
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